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  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 150 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesnt mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldnt be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumers opposition to the presidents Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obamas been peddling regarding the deal.
  • Tom Petty apologizes for flying the Confederate flag on 1985 tour

    07/16/2015 3:18:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 73 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 16 July 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Florida-born rocker used the flag for song Rebels about southern heritage But he now admits he had not fully thought through the flag's history He implores all Americans to denounce the flag as it offends black people It comes after South Carolina took it down following Charleston attack Fellow rocker Kid Rock, from the Midwest, has defended the Confederacy Tom Petty has apologized for displaying the Confederate flag during his Southern Accents tour of 1985. The Florida-born rocker has spoken out to denounce the controversial banner after South Carolina removed it from their statehouse and conceded that to many it...

    06/25/2015 5:54:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 24, 2015 | Neil Cavuto
    Cavuto took the opportunity to confront Jason Chaffetz over ousting Mark Meadows for his TPA vote. Chaffetz admitted that the TPA vote was part of it, but claimed there were a variety of factors and also said Boehner had nothing to do with it.
  • UK: Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back

    03/03/2015 11:13:44 AM PST · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd March 2015 | BBC NEWS
    'Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex, has recorded the extraordinary image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air. The photograph was taken at Hornchurch Country Park in east London on Monday afternoon. Speaking to BBC News, Mr Le-May said he had managed to capture the moment while he was out walking with his wife Ann.'
  • Photographer captures weasel's woodpecker ride [IUPI Photos]

    LONDON, March 3 A photographer in London captured a rare photo showing a small weasel appearing to ride on a woodpecker, but he said the mammal was actually attacking the bird. Martin Le-May of Essex said he and his wife, Ann, were walking Monday in Hornchurch Country Park when they came across the unusual sight. "I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst," Le-May told the BBC. "I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." Le-May said the woodpecker was in a struggle for its life with the unwanted passenger,...
  • To Die for Charlie Hebdo?

    01/16/2015 10:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 15, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it." That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday's mammoth "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Paris. This week, in the spirit of Voltaire, French authorities arrested and charged Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, and 54 others, with "hate speech." Yes, Monsieur Voltaire, there are limits to free speech in France. Dieudonne's crime? He tweeted, "I am Charlie Coulibaly," the last name of the killer of four innocent Jews in that kosher market. A...
  • Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    09/25/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 238 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/25/2014 | Carrie Johnson
    Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress. Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon...
  • Obama Asks for Donations Before ISIS Speech

    09/10/2014 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/10/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama is scheduled to address the nation this evening to discuss destroying the terrorist army of ISIS. But before hitting the airwaves, hes asking Democratic donors to "chip in $10 or more right now to help elect Democrats." He made the ask in an email to supporters of the Democratic party. "There are just 55 days left in this election, Daniel," writes Obama in the email. "Thats 55 days left for Democrats in tight races across the country to build the organization they need to win -- and if we dont step up right now, its going to be...
  • King Abdullah: Jordan is Jordan, and Palestine is Palestine

    02/23/2014 8:02:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/24/2014, 3:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Jordans King Abdullah II rejected on Sunday the notion that his country was an alternative homeland for Palestinian Arabs, the state news agency Petra reports. Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is Palestine and nothing but that, not the in the past or the future, King Abdullah was quoted as having said in a meeting with the Prime Minister, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Lower House. We know how this issue has been surfacing since 15 years, or even more, where things start in the spring by the same group, who tense the Jordanian society, and...
  • GOP challenger rips crony Cantor on immigration

    02/07/2014 11:55:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 2/6/14 | Kenric Ward
    Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration. Cantor is following the agenda of the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce pursuing policies that are good for big business, but come at the exclusion of the American people, said Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College. Brats upstart bid against the second highest-ranking House Republican may seem quixotic. But its part of a growing national movement to oust GOP leaders who fail conservative litmus tests.
  • Krugman calls senators cancer story garbage

    01/29/2014 3:41:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-29-14 | Chuck Ross
    New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman is questioning Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburns claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. Its a garbage story, it really is, said Krugman in a back-and-forth with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on CNN after the State of the Union on Tuesday. Coburn, who announced earlier this month that hell resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBCs Morning Joe that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: Lousy, Opportunistic Dirtbag Weasel

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as not rational and a false premise by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against the lousy senator from Arizona, who he called either a dirtbag weasel or a weasel dirtbag. Beck relentlessly mocked the mavericky maverick for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, Hes not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he? He...
  • Was Neville Chamberlain really a weak and terrible leader?

    09/30/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th September 2013 | Robert Self
    'Seventy-five years after the Munich Agreement signed with Hitler, the name of Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister at the time, is still synonymous with weakness and appeasement. Is this fair, asks historian Robert Self.'
  • Obama's woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett Leads Secret Negotiations)

    11/05/2012 3:47:24 PM PST · by mojito · 41 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/5/2012 | Alex Fishman
    A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama. Last month, The New York Times reported that the US government is engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the US presidential elections are over. The National...
  • Boehner Dodges Question of Whether He Will Fund or Defund Obamacare

    07/14/2012 4:46:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/2012 | Kendra Alleyne
    ( House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would not say on Thursday whether he intends to permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation the House enacts to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. The federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 and begins on Oct. 1. The continuing resolution under which the federal government is currently being funded expires on Sept. 30. Any money spent after that date by the administration must first be approved in a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president. If the Republican majority House includes language...
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • Carney dodges question about Obama's college transcripts.

    01/17/2012 4:18:46 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 35 replies
    White House press secretary Jay Carney is asked why President Obama hasn't released his college transcripts. Carney dodges the question and tells the reporter, Ed Henry of FOX News, to ask the campaign. Carney then talks about candidates and releasing their tax returns. Ed Henry, FOX News: "I don't know how many years, maybe you do, George Romney released of his college transcripts, but Republicans like to complain that the President has not released his college transcripts. What is the stated reason for that?" Jay Carney, White House: "I would refer you to the campaign. "I think we've answered this...
  • The Crying Shame of John Boehner

    07/27/2011 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Huck · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 5th, 2011 | Matt Tiabbi
    John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican. The Democrats have plenty...
  • Voinovich: Congress must find agreement on key issues (RINO ALERT)

    10/30/2010 11:21:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-10-25 | Peter Hamby
    Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Retiring Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said Monday that the upcoming lame duck session of Congress should work together on a handful of key issues to demonstrate a commitment to problem-solving rather than partisan bickering. (snip) He suggested that in the lame duck session, the 18-member bipartisan debt commission should endorse recommendations to help repair the country's deep budget deficit. He called on lawmakers to listen to the commission and have "the courage to move forward and do the tough things that need to be done for our country." (snip) "Once we are elected we ought to...
  • Shocker! After Winning Primary McRINO Suddenly Open-Minded to Back Door Amnesty Plan

    09/15/2010 2:19:52 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 69 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 15, 2010
    Video at link. McQueeg goes back to his old, nasty, open borders habits.
  • All Day Joe: Scarborough loves Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney

    08/19/2010 7:37:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/2010 | Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams
    The September issue of GQ features a lengthy profile on MSNBCs Joe Scarborough, which reveals a few fresh facts about the Morning Joe host. Most importantly, he has a man crush on Paul McCartney and a politi-crush on Hillary Clinton. When meeting McCartney backstage at a concert years ago, Scarborough was outed as a Republican, creating an awkward moment that got him booted from the room. When it comes to Clinton, he has quite a collection of Hillary memorabilia in his office. If I do have a crush on her, that means Im turned on by competence, Scarborough told GQ...
  • Video: Obama Repeatedly Called a N*gger and Coon by Black Participants in 2009

    08/12/2010 6:41:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 12, 2010 | ZIP
    (Yes, But However)- Reverend Gatewood is the 2nd vice president of the North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches. He is currently serving his forth term. Prior to 2005, he was the president of the Durham (NC) chapter. November 2009 Gatewood Co-Organizes an Anti-Semitic Hate Fest Under the Banner of His Position with the NAACP In 2009, Gatewood helped form the Black is Back Coalition, with the intent of holding a massive rally in Washington D.C. on November 7th. Gatewood served as the events official North Carolina organizer. Among Gatewoods partners in this coalition were Abdul Alim Musa, the notorious...
  • (Juan) McCain stakes out a harder line on illegal immigration (FLIP FLOPPIN' RINO BUM ALERT!)

    07/30/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2010-07-30 | Todd J. Gillman
    GLENDALE, Ariz. Sen. John McCain hasn't always talked tough on immigration. That haunted his presidential ambitions, and now his political survival hinges on whether he can show that his conversion is genuine. It hasn't been easy. Boycotts, vigils and a legal fight over the state's attempted crackdown on illegal immigrants have kept voters attuned to each nuance in his run for re-election. "Since 2007, I've said we have to secure the border first. I said it in 2008 and 2009 and 2010," McCain told 120 people at a town hall meeting in suburban Phoenix. Leaning against the back wall...
  • The sweet stench of $uccess

    05/30/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 647+ views
    The NY Post ^ | Sunday, May 30, 2010 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN
    'Rich' bum who sues for a livingHe's filthy, rich. The city's most litigious bum, Richard Kreimer -- infamous for winning a $230,000 suit 20 years ago after being kicked out of a Morristown, NJ, library for his body odor -- is about to file his 18th lawsuit since 1988. The 61-year-old hobo plans to go after Amtrak in Philadelphia because he claims police forcibly removed him from the train station. He already has another lawsuit pending against NJ Transit for the same thing. Kreimer agreed to meet The Post at Penn Station, where he often spends his nights. He is...
  • Stop Iran? You Bet, Says One General (Wesley Clark)

    04/29/2010 5:48:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 586+ views ^ | April 29, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Nuclear Terror: Over and over we've heard the military option against Iran isn't feasible because the country's nuclear sites are buried, spread out and too numerous. But even some left-leaning military figures disagree. 'If I were an Iranian leader I'd be very worried," former NATO commander and Democratic presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark said at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "I'd be paying close attention." There may not have been much to like about the former Supreme Allied Commander of Europe's 2004 run for the White House, notably his lack of commitment to the liberation...
  • J.D. Hayworth's Jack Abramoff Trust Fund Donor List Only Half Complete, John McCain Campaign Claims

    04/16/2010 9:00:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 819+ views
    As we reported earlier, Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth released his much-anticipated list of donors to his Freedom in Truth trust -- something John McCain has been requesting for months -- but the McCain campaign says the list only contains half of the information it requested. "We appreciate the fact that after 45 days and constant pressure, Congressman Hayworth has finally taken one step toward disclosing the activities of his FIT Trust," says McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers. "However, Congressman Hayworth has only revealed half of the pertinent information -- the money coming into the trust, but not the money going...
  • 1972 Playboy Saul Alinsky interview (Know Your Enemy!!)

    04/09/2010 4:10:02 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies · 2,471+ views
    Native Forest Council ^ | Friday, April 9, 2010 | Jim Britell
    <p>ALINSKY: .... I moved over to the table next to the cashier, exchanged a few words with her and then finished my coffee and got up to pay. "Gee, I'm sorry," I said, "I seem to have lost my check." She'd seen that all I had was a cup of coffee, so she just said, "That's OK, that'll be a nickel." So I paid and left with my original nickel check still in my pocket and walked a few blocks to the next cafeteria in the same chain and ordered a big meal for a buck forty-five -- and, believe me, in those days, for a buck forty-five I could have practically bought the fuckin' joint. I ate in a corner far away from the cashier, then switched checks and paid my nickel bill from the other place and left. So my eating troubles were taken care of.</p>
  • Last Democrat Holdouts Surrender on ObamaCare; a new "Corrupt Bargain" is struck

    03/21/2010 4:17:18 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 11 replies · 430+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 21 March 2010 | Patrick Truax
    t is easy to imagine, a triumphant Nancy Pelosi holding up a newspaper proclaiming the victory for Government Run Health Care. Tomorrows Washington Post or New York Times were certainly be displaying something similar, as news has just reached us that Bart Stupak- (D) MI, and his Pro-Life voting bloc in the Democratic caucus will vote for Obamacare. Stupak was persuaded by an Executive Order from the Obama White House promising not change existing laws banning federal funding of abortion. The Order apparently was able to convince the Michigan Democrat and other pro-life Democrats to thwart a growing number of...
  • Betting The House (brayin)

    03/17/2010 6:14:05 AM PDT · by bray · 19 replies · 482+ views
    self ^ | 3/17/10 | bray
    They promise them FREEDOM, while they themselves are slaves of depravityfor a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 2 peter 2:19 Like an addicted gambler who is down 2 paychecks he goes double or nothing w/pocket deuces. After spending his entire presentsy chasing DeathCare losing election after election he puts off his South Pacific trip for the same old fix. This is all or nothing as he risks making a fool of himself worldwide becoming a complete Failure. He blows off some of our South Pacific allies like he was going next door for a spaghetti feed....
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain explains why we can't get along (he still wants to "get along" with Dems)

    02/18/2010 9:41:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 480+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-18 | E.J. Montini
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • How Can Harry Reid his posture back?

    12/14/2009 10:25:50 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 23 replies · 941+ views
    Vanity | Dec 14, 2009 | NoRedTape
    I'm not a Chiropractor ( but I saw one twice this week). This is Harry Reid in the photo from Looks like this man is dealing with some stress. Any advice on how poor Mr. Reeeeid can get his posture back? PS (great play on words) Person A: I have a week back.Person B: When did you hurt it?Person A: About a week back.
  • Pastor Rick Warren Responds to Proposed Antigay Ugandan Legislation

    12/01/2009 3:37:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/29/2009 | Lisa Miller
    Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of the bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life, drew fire last year when he was invited to give the invocation at President Obama's inauguration. His support for Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman only, and his anti-gay-marriage views concerned many in Obama's base. Now Warren's on the defensive again, this time for his affiliation with Martin Ssempa, a Ugandan pastor who has endorsed proposed legislation in Uganda that makes certain homosexual acts punishable by life in prison or even, in some cases, death. Ssempa...
  • Harry Reid's hometown feud

    11/30/2009 9:19:27 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 8 replies · 766+ views ^ | 11/30/09 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid struggles to pass a health care bill in Washington and his polling numbers in Nevada continue to tank, there’s another aggravation he can’t seem to escape — the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its publisher, Sherman Frederick. Frederick has called Reid a “political corpse,” said a visit by President Barack Obama to Nevada earlier this year “was only to try to stop Nevadans from bouncing their unpopular senior Sen. Harry Reid in 2010” and suggested that “Reid’s power so far has done more for Reid personally than it has for Nevadans as a whole.”...
  • Censorship At FreeRepublic? Aren't Freepers Smart Enough To make Their Own Decsions?

    11/29/2009 7:51:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 4 replies · 1,481+ views
    November 28, 2009 | Man50D
    Earlier this morning I posted An article titled " Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To Prepare For Civil War". My comment was " Speculation or fact? You decide" The article itself had several links with information pertaining to the subject. Within twenty minutes the post had received over one thousand views and 33 posts running the gambit from outright denial to considering such an event possible. The premise of my comment was based on the possibility any or all of this article may or may not be true. I assumed that Freepers, being intelligent people with a vast array...
  • General Casey's Diverse Army: how many innocent Americans have to be murdered ...

    11/12/2009 12:17:27 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 2 replies · 419+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/09 | Ken Russell
    I am missing something here. After the attack and murder of 13 innocent people by an apparent imbedded radical Jihadist in the US Army, General Casey said on Meet The Press, "Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." I have some questions for any military officer who swore an oath on several occasions to support and defend the Constitution. How many innocent Americans have to be murdered by someone who displayed every single modus operandi of...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy dies at 77

    08/26/2009 3:14:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 324 replies · 11,257+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/26/2009 | NBC News and news services
    BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77. For nearly a half-century in the Senate, Kennedy was a steadfast champion of the working class and the poor, a powerful voice on health care, civil rights, and war and peace. To the American public, though, he was best known as the last surviving son of America's most glamorous political family, the eulogist of a clan...
  • Barney Frank to sponsor town hall meeting on health care

    08/17/2009 11:50:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies · 6,205+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/2009
    Responding to what he called the unusual nature of the health care debate, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank intends to host a town hall meeting on the national effort to overhaul the health care system. The meeting will be in addition to a Tuesday Dartmouth Town Committee meeting at which Frank plans to speak on a variety of Congressional issues, including regulation of financial institutions. In a statement released Friday, Frank said the interest in his attendance at the Dartmouth meeting the town committee moved the event to a larger venue to accommodate the anticipated crowd spurred him to...
  • Poll: Specter's numbers dive since 'conversion'

    06/25/2009 9:29:36 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1,816+ views
    The strong backing of Democratic Party leaders has done little to change slumping public support for the party's newest convert, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Only 28 percent of all those surveyed say that he deserves re-election, according to the latest Keystone Poll, and double that number say it's time for a change. Specter's party switch, announced April 28, has hurt his job-performance ratings among Democrats as well as Republicans, according to a telephone survey of 498 registered voters, conducted last week by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. Back in March, before the switch, roughly half...
  • Tiny baby stoat saved by mouth to mouth from stranger

    06/06/2009 12:24:12 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 71 replies · 2,926+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6th June 2009 | Daily Telegraph
    A tiny baby stoat was given mouth-to-mouth and a heart massage by a member of the public after a passer-by discovered it drowning in a water butt, it has emerged. The lifeless baby stoat, the size of a human thumb, was found in the trough next to its sibling in wasteland near Marham, Norfolk. The pair, since named Blears and Brown after the beleaguered Prime Minister and his former Communities Secretary, were found by an unnamed employee at Anglian Water on May 29.'
  • Arlen Specter Comes Home Democratic Party

    04/30/2009 3:53:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | April 30, 2009 | Louis R. Petolicchio
    Now that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has finally decided to come out of the closet and embrace his liberal side, it should come as no surprise that the Democrats are playing up the party switch as a monumental victory for the DNC, while Republican liberals are denouncing the conservatives of the GOP for chasing out one of our own. From the perspective of rank-and-file Republicans, however, the Specter defection means far more than simple political maneuvering by two national political parties. To begin with, Mr. Specters decision to switch parties has been a long time in coming, and for many...
  • Shut Up and Pay Your Taxes, Traitor, Implies Paul Begala

    04/20/2009 3:32:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 41 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 20, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Clintonista Paul Begala says all you unpatriotic, wimpy, whiney Americans out there should just shut up and pay your taxes. "Why are they out there whining with this Tea Party thing? Just a bunch of wimpy, whiney, weasels who don't love their country and don't want to support - there are guys at Walter Reed who gave their legs for my country, and they're whining because they have to write a check?" the political consultant who worked in Bill Clinton's White House told Don Imus.
  • Henry Waxman Has a Plan . . . for your living room, showerhead, jacuzzi

    04/10/2009 4:27:41 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 33 replies · 1,135+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 4/10/2009
    Cap-and-trade theologians love to invoke markets: Merely put a price on carbon, they say, and the invisible hand will shoo us toward an eco-friendly future. Of course Congress has its own ideas. Take the climate bill just offered by House powers Henry Waxman of California and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The 648-page "discussion draft" ducks the most important policy questions about what Democrat Ben Cardin calls "the most significant revenue-generating proposal of our time" -- namely, how the tax will be levied and the proceeds spent. But it does find space to impose thousands of new environmental regulations on the...
  • Arlen Specter Won't Support Card Check

    03/24/2009 9:27:57 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Senator Arlen Specter has announced that he will not vote for the mis-named Employee Free Choice Act which would eliminate the private ballot for workers: "Senator Arlen Specter, who was the lone Republican to side with Democrats on the Senate's last vote on union-organizing legislation, announced Tuesday that he would not vote for this session's bill. * * * With some Democrats expressing ambivalence on the bill, the Democratic sponsors indicated before Mr. Specter's announcement that they did not have the 60 votes to move it forward." The bill would let workers chose to form a union when a majority...
  • Senator Specters payoff for betraying his party: betrayal of his state

    03/11/2009 7:37:46 PM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 9 replies · 931+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | Alec Rawls
    We now know one of the payoffs that Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter received for being one of three Republican Senators who allowed President Obamas trillion-dollar Spendulus bill to become law. WPXI in Pittsburgh reports that Specter has a 5.5 million dollar earmark for the crescent-shaped Flight 93 memorial in the omnibus spending bill just passed by the Senate. Much as the people of Pennsylvania want to see a fitting memorial built, they yanked support for the crescent design in August 2007 after Tom Burnett Sr., father of Flight 93 hero Tom Jr., started warning the country that the memorial design...
  • McCain pledges to work with Obama on tough issues

    12/14/2008 7:35:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies · 1,847+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. John McCain says he's ready to work President-elect Barack Obama on economic and national security issues. McCain, who lost the presidential election to Obama, says there will be some areas of disagreement. But he says the nation's problems are too big for political divisiveness. The Arizona senator says people want the government to unite and work together.
  • Franken may seek Senates help to win race

    12/02/2008 5:27:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | 12/01/2008 | By Michael O'Brien
    Al Frankens (D) campaign may ask the Democratic-led Senate to intervene on his behalf to allow some disqualified absentee ballots to be counted in his quest to unseat Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). Franken attorney Marc Elias made the case to reporters Monday that as many as 1,000 absentee ballots were improperly disqualified and that the Senate or the courts may need to step in to resolve the issue. No recount can be considered accurate or complete until all the ballots cast by lawful voters are counted, Elias said of the recount that became necessary when only about 200 votes separated...
  • Former GOP Sen. Chafee relishes Obamas victory [sick]

    11/14/2008 12:27:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Providence Journal, Providence, RI ^ | 2008-11-16 | Edward Fitzpatrick
    The cameras focused on a tearful Jesse Jackson, and the reporters seemed more interested in talking to Spike Lee, Brad Pitt and Oprah. But at Chicagos Grant Park, when President-elect Barack Obama declared Change has come to America, there was another face in the crowd that Rhode Islanders would have recognized. Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, the Republican-turned-independent who campaigned for Obama, was about 20 feet from the side of the stage. Chafee and his wife, Stephanie, waved to Obamas brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, and his wife and two children. The Robinsons, who were on stage with Obama, used to...
  • Gun firm head resigns over Obama support (Montana)

    11/02/2008 6:45:13 AM PST · by dynachrome · 132 replies · 2,619+ views
    UPI ^ | 10-31-08 | uanattributed
    STEVENSVILLE, Mont., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The namesake of Montana-based Cooper Firearms has been asked to resign as president of the company after he expressed support for Barack Obama. The company said it asked Dan Cooper, founder and part owner of Cooper Firearms, to resign as president after he voiced support for the Democratic Illinois senator's bid for president in a USA Today interview published Tuesday, USA Today reported Friday. "Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper,"...