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  • 11 of the best captions for this photo of Obama getting a "checkup" from this kid

    03/11/2014 4:50:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 12 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • Can the Governor of New York and 2016 Presidential Hopeful Actually Be this Thick?

    01/15/2013 7:13:03 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    In reading up on Governor Cuomo's new gun legislation in New York, I came across a rather startling statement. Startling in it's pure and utter stupidity. And in what Cuomo termed "the Webster Provision" — a reference to the Dec. 24 killings of two firefighters fatally shot while responding to a call in a suburb of Rochester — the murder of a first responder will become a felony punishable by life in prison without parole. That's right, a future Presidential hopeful for 2016 is actually bragging about a provision in his gun law named specifically for one individual gun man,...
  • College chess champs uproot, move to Missouri (Entire Texas Tech team goes to Webster)

    04/07/2012 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12
    College chess champs uproot, move to MissouriAssociated Press – Fri, Apr 6, 2012 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It was one of the most brazen moves in the chess world since the Najdorf Sicilian Defense, perhaps even the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Fresh off her second straight national championship, the legendary chess coach at Texas Tech is jumping to another school and taking all the top members of the team with her. No one has ever seen anything like it in intercollegiate competition, not even among powerhouse basketball and football teams that are worth many millions of dollars. Similar deals are not uncommon...
  • Man Accused Of Shooting Officer Has Criminal History

    03/22/2012 3:23:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    WMUR ^ | March 22, 2012
    CONCORD, N.H. -- A 22-year-old man accused of shooting a Manchester police officer multiple times Wednesday has an extensive criminal background. According to court paperwork, Myles Webster, of Litchfield, has been charged several times in Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 2008. In court Thursday, prosecutors said Webster has three open charges in Massachusetts, including assault and battery, and he was on federal probation.
  • Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare

    04/28/2011 5:55:59 AM PDT · by inflorida · 22 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2011 | Mike Thomas
    Dan Webster would be hard-pressed to make himself heard in a library. So the soft-spoken congressman didn't have a chance Tuesday when his town-hall meeting turned into a political food fight. It seems liberal activists learned a lesson from the tea party. They came; they shouted; they disrupted. It worked for the tea party in attacking Democrats over ObamaCare. And it is working for liberals in attacking Republicans over RyanCare. The Webster town hall was covered by National Public Radio and reported not only on our front page but also on the front page of The New York Times.We love...
  • Police Nab Firearms Fraudster Paul Webster. Finally.

    04/20/2011 4:58:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 April, 2011 | Robert Farago
    gunsamerica.com reports that police have nabbed Internet fraudster Paul Webster. Not to put too fine a point on it, Webster has been selling guns that don’t exist. Lots of them. “He has claimed victims from nearly every popular internet discussion forum, posting guns for sale several hundred dollars below their value, and he has also surfaced on all of the major gun buying and selling websites, as well as the internet gun auctions.” gunsamerica.com is pissed—at other blogs . . . GunsAmerica is the only website involved in this case that has had active and aggressive contact with law enforcement....
  • Webster: The Christian Religion is the Foundation of Liberty

    04/14/2011 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    themoralliberal.com ^ | April 14, 2011 | Bill Federer
    Noah Webster first published his Dictionary on APRIL 14, 1828. This 26-year project with 30,000 new definitions, standardized spelling and gave American English its identity. Proving unprofitable, the rights were purchased after his death by George and Charles Merriam. In the preface of his original edition, Noah Webster wrote: “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed…No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the...
  • FREE Admission For All Veterans To Sarah Palin - Victory 2010 Rally In Orlando This Saturday!

    10/20/2010 8:28:01 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 9 replies
    MB-26
    All right... all you guys... listen up! I just got off the phone with Sarah Palin. She is coming to Orlando for a big Victory 2010 rally.... and she has invited all vets to attend for free! That's right, she wants all us current and former Grunts, Squids, Blue suiters, Marines, and Coasties to be her special guests this Saturday, October 23d. The event is at the Marriott World Center near Walt Disney World. Admission is normally as much as $90 for this Victory 2010 fundraiser, with all the profits going to ensure a strong Conservative victory this year! If...
  • Latest Alan Grayson email

    10/17/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 10 replies
    Alan Grayson ^ | 10/15/2010 | Alan Grayson
    In 1991, career politician Daniel Webster introduced HB 593, which would have banned happy hours and drinking games in all bars in Florida. Yes, believe it or not, Daniel Webster wants to prohibit happy hour. Congressman Grayson said, “Big-Government Daniel Webster wants to keep government out of your life, unless you are working, eating, drinking, resting or sleeping.” Why does Daniel Webster want to ban happy hours in Florida? You will have to ask him.
  • Orlando Paper Endorses Grayson Foe, Calls Congressman an 'Embarrassment'

    10/15/2010 4:17:20 PM PDT · by I still care · 4 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Oct 15. 2010 | Foxnews
    Central Florida's largest newspaper is endorsing challenger Dan Webster over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in the 8th Congressional District race, calling Grayson's antics -- including misrepresenting Webster's discussion of the Bible -- an "embarrassment" for Floridians. The Orlando Sentinel editors wrote in Friday's edition that Grayson "carries the hyper-partisan fever" and Webster is the "antidote."
  • CAUGHT: Alan Grayson Creates Fake Daniel Webster Group, Fills it with Fake Info

    10/14/2010 4:32:12 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/14/10 | Aurelius
    Freshman Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, who recently warned that people would become cannibals should the government spend less money, is in the race of his life against Republican challenger Daniel Webster in Florida. Last month Grayson released a fraudulent campaign ad against Webster that was almost universally condemned. Well, it looks like Grayson did not learn his lesson and is at it again. It has been revealed that late last month, the Grayson campaign launched a group on Facebook called "Mind of Daniel Webster," which was intentionally made to look real. For example, looking at the "group information" at first...
  • Grayson: My Campaign is like "Ground Zero in Hiroshima"

    10/13/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/10 | Aurelius
    Near the end of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the major Japanese metropolitan city of Hiroshima. A necessary evil, the United States government believed that by showing the Japanese such a weapon of war that they would surrender. After dropping a second bomb on Nagasaki, the Japanese did just that: surrender. 100,000 people died in Hiroshima. However, apparently Democrat Alan Grayson is unaware of that because yesterday he stated that his campaign is "Ground Zero" and that his campaign has seen "destruction that was seen at Ground Zero in Hiroshima." Mr. Grayson is in...
  • NOW Endorses Grayson, Claims Webster will Set Back Women "20 Years"

    10/10/2010 7:44:11 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/10/10 | Aurelius
    The Florida chapter of the National Organization for Women has endorsed incumbent Congressman Democrat Alan Grayson in his reelection race against Republican Daniel Webster. This comes as Grayson has fallen rapidly in the polls since airing a falsified ad in which Grayson stated that his opponent was the equivalent of a terrorist, calling Webster "Taliban Dan." The ad showed video of Mr. Webster saying "submit to me" repeatedly, with the implication that Webster wanted women to be ruled by men. It was quickly revealed that Grayson's campaign heavily edited the video and knew what they were releasing was a lie....
  • Liberals Change Grayson Wikipedia Page to Show that he Was 'Right' about "Taliban Dan"

    10/04/2010 3:04:00 PM PDT · by rightistight · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/4/10 | Aurelius
    Democrat Alan Grayson is in the political race of his life. Running for the House of Representatives, the first-term Congressman is in a close race with Republican Daniel Webster. Recently Grayson released a political advertisement that stated that his opponent was part of an American Taliban and that Webster wished to subjugate women... The ad, and Grayson himself, received a firestorm of condemnation from the right and even a few on the left after it had been discovered that Grayson's campaign had knowingly doctored the video featured in the ad. Instead of showing Daniel Webster, who Grayson calls "Taliban Dan,"...
  • Video, Liberal Bias Alert: "Webster Doesn't Want to Talk About" His Extremist Views

    09/30/2010 8:10:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    WKMG ^ | 9/25/10
    One of Florida's local stations, WKMG, decides to defend Grayson and slam Webster. I guess even some liberals stick by the most disgusting lies.
  • Grayson’s Opponent Responds To “Taliban” Attack Ads

    09/29/2010 5:10:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | September 29, 2010 | annem040359
    How “low can you go” I ask? USA House of Representatives Rep. Alan Grayson,(D/FL),who is extreme to put it in a nice way, REALLY has gotten as of late, NASTY. Proof in the pudding is the recent attack ads against his conservative opponent, Daniel Webster. This attack ad coming from Rep. Grayson is the WORSE I have seen and believe me, I have seen my share of political attack ads. Here Rep. Grayson compares Mr. Webster to the of all people, “the Taliban”! IMHO, this should come as no surprise. What this video shows in full that it is a...
  • Poll: Obama, Dems Poised to Lose Grayson House Seat

    09/29/2010 2:58:21 AM PDT · by Johnny B. · 129 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/29/2010In one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation, Republican Daniel Webste | Kenrick Ward
    In one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation, Republican Daniel Webster now holds a 7-point lead over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District, according to a new Sunshine State News Poll.
  • Congressman Grayson: You Want Dirty … I’ll Give You Dirty

    09/28/2010 7:16:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This, in one post, will show you why this outlier will not win and how the Democrats today speak out of both sides of their mouths. In Connecticut they continually whack Linda McMahon for running a “dirty campaign”. Negative, they call it. And yet on Sunday the Democrat party tells the NY Times they intend to dial up the mud. It seems whatever they accuse Republicans of, why that’s exactly what they intend to do. Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is exhibit “A”, although this is despicable for even him. Both of these videos are from Hot Air and you’ll get...
  • Video: Grayson taken to the woodshed by … MSNBC?

    09/28/2010 2:22:02 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 | Ed MORRISSEY
    We criticize MSNBC enough for its naked advocacy on behalf of the Democrats and Barack Obama, so in all fairness, we should note that they do have limits … and Alan Grayson apparently found them. Contessa Brewer engages Grayson on his disgraceful, dishonest “Taliban Dan” smear and — to her credit — refuses to let him off the hook for it. At one point, Grayson accuses Brewer of distracting attention from women’s issues, but Brewer fires back and tells Grayson that he approved the ad and its own off-message smears and out-of-context quotes. If Grayson was serious about the issues,...
  • Congress Candidate Fires Back Over Attack Ad

    09/28/2010 1:55:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9-28-2010 | WFTV
    Alan Grayson attacked Dan Webster in a sick and far out ad and Webster just showed him to be a liar by releasing a video showing what he said.
  • Webster video shows deceptive editing in Grayson’s ‘Taliban Dan’ ad (Video at link)

    09/28/2010 1:07:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies · 1+ views
    FloridaIndependent ^ | 9/28/2010 | Luke Johnson
    Rep. Alan Grayson is currently running one of the most over-the-top ads of any serious candidate running for office this cycle — comparing his opponent to an Islamic fundamentalist while showing himself playing with kids. Grayson’s deceptively edited attack ad makes it look like his opponent, Dan Webster, said wives should “submit” to their husbands, according to Factcheck.org. A female narrator in the the ad, dubbing Webster “Taliban Dan,” says, “Religious fanatics try to take away our freedom, in Afghanistan, in Iran and right here in Central Florida. Daniel Webster wants to impose his radical fundamentalism on us.” Then the...
  • GOP: Grayson exhibits 'pathological pattern of instability and deceit'

    09/28/2010 7:48:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 28, 2010 | Byron York
    Republicans are fuming over another attack ad from Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson. The confrontational lawmaker, who falsely accused GOP opponent Daniel Webster of being a draft-dodger, now calls Webster "Taliban Dan" in an ad that FactCheck.org says uses "edited video to make [Webster] appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said."The "Taliban Dan" ad features video snippets from remarks Webster made to a Christian gathering in 2009. Addressing a group of men, Webster discussed the Biblical admonition for wives to submit to husbands, telling them they should not use the passage as a guide for...
  • Meet Daniel Webster, solid conservative Grayson killer (Vanity)

    09/27/2010 6:26:13 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 5 replies
    electwebster.com ^ | 09/27/2010 | Fuzzybutt
    Daniel Webster, a family man and small-business owner, has dedicated himself to serve the citizens of Central Florida with honor and integrity. During his tenure in office, he has proven himself to be a true statesman, standing by his principles and steadily advancing conservative values. As the state House Republican Leader in the 1990s, Webster engineered the successful Republican takeover of 1996, ending 122 years of Democrat control and becoming the first GOP Speaker of the House in over a century.
  • Patriotism Falsely Impugned: Grayson (D) says opponent refused Vietnam service, doesn't love country

    09/26/2010 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 70 replies
    Factcheck ^ | September 22, 2010 | Lara Seligman
    Summary Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida is falsely accusing his opponent of evading the Vietnam War draft, claiming "he doesn’t love this country." Republican candidate Daniel Webster didn’t "refuse the call to service," as claimed in a vicious TV ad featuring pictures of military graves and the sound of "Taps" being played on a bugle. In fact, the former Florida Senate majority leader was given routine student deferments until he completed his undergraduate degree. He then reported for a military physical and was disqualified for medical reasons. Analysis Rep. Grayson’s ad — entitled "Draft Dodger" — appeared in his...
  • Noah Webster and the Bee

    06/04/2010 6:56:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2010 | JOHN A. MURRAY
    ... The first national spelling bee was held in 1925, and this year's competition will feature 273 spellers from the U.S. and around the world. Interestingly, English is not even the first language of 21 of those spellers, and Scripps reports that 102 of the contestants speak other languages, from Hebrew to Hindi. Given this amazing diversity united under one language, the author of America's first dictionary and the originator of uniform spelling in America (which makes the Bee possible!) would be proud. That's Noah Webster, to whom the Bee owes its official dictionary, "Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary." Webster...
  • The American Minute: April 14, 2010 - Noah Webster - Christian Faith / Private Property

    04/14/2010 7:21:18 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies · 283+ views
    The American Minute ^ | 4/14/2010 | William J Federer
    The American Minute for April 14, 2010: Noah Webster first published his Dictionary on APRIL 14, 1828. This 26-year project with 30,000 new definitions, standardized spelling and gave American English its identity. Proving unprofitable, the rights were purchased after his death by George and Charles Merriam. In the preface of his original edition, Noah Webster wrote: "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the...
  • Gay marriage gets recognition _ in the dictionary

    03/20/2009 9:16:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 389+ views
    philly ^ | Mar. 18, 2009 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO - Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in most states, but it is in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster included a secondary definition of marriage to recognize same-sex relationships several years before gay couples were allowed to tie the knot anywhere in the United States, but the change had gone largely unnoticed until the conservative World Net Daily news site reported it Tuesday. "One of the nation's most prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether the term 'marriage' should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the institution that has held families together for millennia: by simply...
  • Gay Marriage Gets Recognition _ in the Dictionary

    03/18/2009 9:45:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 604+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | March 18, 2009 | LISA LEFF
    Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in most states, but it is in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster included a secondary definition of marriage to recognize same-sex relationships several years before gay couples were allowed to tie the knot anywhere in the United States, but the change had gone largely unnoticed until the conservative World Net Daily news site reported it Tuesday. "One of the nation's most prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether the term 'marriage' should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the institution that has held families together for millennia: by simply writing a new...
  • Daniel Webster quote engraved above Nancy Pelosi's head in the House of Representatives

    08/14/2008 5:49:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 148+ views
    Joe Barton ^ | 8/06/08 | Sean Brown
    ’Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests to see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.’
  • Founder's Quotes - Noah Webster

    12/17/2007 6:06:55 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies · 637+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/17/2007 | Noah Webster
    Noah Webster "The freedom of the press is a valuable privilege; but the abuse of it, in this country, … is a frightful evil. The licentiousness of the press is a deep stain upon the character of the country; & in addition to the evil of calumniating good men, & giving a wrong direction to public measures, it corrupts the people by rendering them insensible to the value of truth & of reputation. The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it." Noah Webster Letter to Daniel...
  • The word of the year? You be the decider!

    11/30/2006 3:14:12 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Nov 28, 8:00 AM ET | Anon
    The word of the year? You be the decider!http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061128/od_nm/word_dc Tue Nov 28, 8:00 AM ET Will "landslide" win by a landslide? Will "sectarian," "vendetta" or "decider" be named 2006's word of the year? Merriam-Webster Inc., publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary, is asking visitors to its Web site -- http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/06words.htm -- to pick the "one single word that sums up 2006." The voting began November 20 and concludes on December 4, Arthur Bicknell, a spokesman for the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company, said in a telephone interview. "We've been getting literally thousands of submissions," he said. Bicknell said the company, which is...
  • Sheehan Brings Protest Here (Houston, TX)

    09/02/2005 12:40:08 AM PDT · by anymouse · 51 replies · 1,488+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | KRISTEN MACK
    She makes a symbolic visit to DeLay's office, attends anti-war rally at a church Cindy Sheehan, now internationally known for her crusade to get President Bush to explain her son's death in Iraq, swung through the Houston area Thursday with a busload of anti-war protesters. She went to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's office in Stafford and an evening anti-war rally at a local church. At DeLay's office, she asked to meet with the Republican power broker and supporter of the Iraq war. But DeLay wasn't there to hear her plea. "We didn't get an appointment. We were told...
  • CIA terminates Dr. K with extreme iciness (Kissinger)

    01/10/2005 2:13:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 171 replies · 5,751+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/10/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The CIA has told Henry Kissinger to kiss off, saying his services as an informal adviser to Director Porter Goss are no longer needed. The pink slip came in the form of a terse communiqué from Goss to Kissinger - the vaunted diplomat and counselor to Presidents - and other members of an intelligence advisory board that meets several times a year, Newsweek magazine reported yesterday. The council of wise men recently sacked by the new CIA honcho includes 9/11 Commissioner and ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), who heads New School University in New York; former Sen. Sam Nunn...
  • The Plot to Hijack the CIA

    10/21/2004 7:43:59 PM PDT · by TapTheSource · 104 replies · 3,328+ views
    Anti-communist analyst note: [As the presidential candidate John Kerry already twice stated in his "honest" responses during the presidential debates he wants our nuclear research stopped and he wants to send money to Russia to "protect the 'former' Soviet era nuclear weapons" from being 'lost' or 'stolen' by Russian Mafia. Please consider the following article in that light of the fact even though it has been written 10 years ago - it was as important then as it is today.Published with permission given by Inside Story Communications. HM note]. The Plot To Hijack the CIA Is nuclear terrorism about to...
  • The Vile Draft II: Daniel Webster on the Unconstitutional Evil of Conscription

    05/27/2004 5:32:36 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 104 replies · 442+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | May 26, 2004 | G. Stolyarov II
    "Is this, sir, consistent with the character of a free government? Is this civil liberty? Is this the real character of our Constitution? No sire, indeed it is not. The Constitution is libeled. The people of this country have not established for themselves such a fabric of despotism. They have not purchased at a vast expense of their own treasure and their own blood a Magna Carta to be slaves." A political giant of the 19th century and a firm proponent of American principles, Daniel Webster spoke in the House of Representatives on December 9, 1814, concerning a proposed draft...
  • MCCOLLUM UP IN FLORIDA

    04/16/2004 1:05:37 PM PDT · by Amish · 7 replies · 201+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12 Apr 04 | John Gizzi
    As in South Carolina, Republican voters in Florida, where venerable Democratic incumbent Bob Graham is retiring and three much lesser-known, liberal Democrats are vying for nomination, seem poised to give their valuable nomination for the Senate seat to the most familiar of their candidates, who also met defeat in his last trip to the polls. According to a just-completed survey conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, former Rep. (1980-2000) Bill McCollum is the strong favorite for nomination to the open Senate seat in the primary this August. Among likely primary voters in the Sunshine State, McCollum--best known nationally as...
  • China's secret bird flu 'puts world at risk'

    01/17/2004 3:52:06 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 31 replies · 829+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 1-18-2004 | Adam Luck
    China's secret bird flu 'puts world at risk' By Adam Luck in Hong Kong (Filed: 18/01/2004) China is refusing to disclose the origins of a "bird flu" virus lethal to humans which could make Sars look like "a puff of smoke", say angry scientists and World Health Organisation officials. They fear that the country's notorious Guangdong province, from where the Sars virus began to spread last winter, could be the source of the flu, which has killed at least 13 people, most of them children, in Vietnam, South Korea and Japan in recent weeks. The Chinese authorities deny that the...
  • Rep. Deutsch has $4 million in war chest for Senate run [Florida]

    01/03/2004 7:39:03 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 18 replies · 195+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune (AP) ^ | January 3, 2004 | Associated Press
    MIAMI -- U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch has topped the $4 million mark in his campaign for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat, extending his fund-raising lead heading into the election year. Deutsch, a Fort Lauderdale-area Democrat, raised about $800,000 during the year's final fund-raising quarter that ended Dec. 31, spokesman Ryan Hampton said Friday. Democrat Alex Penelas, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, raised nearly $400,000 during the quarter, increasing his war chest to about $2 million. Former Education Commissioner Betty Castor, meanwhile, did not disclose preliminary numbers but campaign officials said they expected to show increases from previous quarters. The three...
  • Martinez’s entry fuels Senate race speculation

    11/16/2003 10:15:46 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 7 replies · 716+ views
    The News-Press ^ | November 15, 2003 | Betty Parker
    The likely entrance of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez into Florida’s U.S. Senate race has unleashed a flood of speculation about relations among the White House, Gov. Jeb Bush and the current field of GOP Senate contenders. Martinez is reportedly being urged to run by Washington activists and top-level staff worried that the current crop of GOP candidates is too conservative to win a general election. Fueling the speculation, President Bush spoke warmly of Martinez, who was with him in Orlando on Thursday. But many people are reading signals that Jeb Bush, who is not endorsing anybody, has...
  • In Florida, Martinez Considers Senate Bid

    11/12/2003 6:52:54 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 46 replies · 135+ views
    HUD Secretary Mel Martinez "is taking yet another look at a possible Florida Senate run, and the White House seems to be encouraging him to run," according to the Rothenberg Political Report. "Word of Martinez’s interest comes on the heels of apparently inaccurate reports" that Rep. Katherine Harris (R) is likely to announce soon for the Senate. "The freshman Republican told the Report... that that is not the case."
  • Byrd Starts Campaign For Seat in U.S. Senate [Florida]

    10/22/2003 9:36:39 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 12 replies · 219+ views
    The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) ^ | October 20, 2003 | The Associated Press
    PLANT CITY -- Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate before a hometown crowd, promising to fight for "common sense, conservative values" before he strapped on an electric guitar and strummed the chords to Johnnie B. Goode. Although the Plant City Republican has been raising money for his Senate race for about three months and lining up supporters even longer, it's been mostly behind the scenes. Saturday's rally at Grandpa Johnson's BBQ Restaurant marked the public campaign kickoff. Byrd told the crowd he "took Plant City values to Tallahassee, and we're going to take...
  • The New Deal: Time for a New Look

    10/20/2003 6:01:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 17 replies · 305+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2003 | Robert L. Bartley
    <p>Peace, in setting presidential reputations, far outranks its brother prosperity. I didn't realize how completely war and peace define our presidents until I was asked to think about their economic leadership.</p> <p>Our OpinionJournal.com1 and the Federalist Society sponsored a new rating of the presidents, and in June an expanded print version will be published in collaboration with Simon & Schuster. I was asked to join William Bennett, Richard Brookhiser, Robert Dallek and others in contributing. Asked about leadership on economic policy, I couldn't find much.</p>
  • GOP field shifts further to right in U.S. Senate race

    08/21/2003 9:55:12 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 17 replies · 257+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2003 | John Kennedy
    GOP field shifts further to right in U.S. Senate race By John Kennedy Tallahassee Bureau Chief Posted August 20 2003 TALLAHASSEE · State Sen. Daniel Webster's entry into the U.S. Senate race may push the Republican field looking to replace Democrat Bob Graham even further to the right and into some risky political territory. Some analysts say the rhetoric likely to emerge in the GOP primary could leave the party's eventual nominee badly bloodied and unable to court middle-of-the-road Floridians needed to win next year's general election.
  • HUD's Martinez says he won't run for Senate

    06/18/2003 1:07:04 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 8 replies · 247+ views
    AP (cnn.com) ^ | June 18, 2003 | AP
    <p>MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez said he has ruled out running for a U.S. Senate seat next year.</p> <p>Instead, the Cuban-born former chief executive of Orange County said he plans to remain in President Bush's Cabinet through the 2004 presidential election, then assess his chances to succeed the president's brother as Florida governor in 2006.</p>
  • Corn in Genesis 42:25

    03/27/2003 7:25:56 PM PST · by Commander8 · 32 replies · 498+ views
    QUESTION: Why does Gen. 42:25 refer to corn, when corn is a new world crop? Europeans did not know of its existence until the 16th Century. Surely that must be a mistranslation by the KJV translators, because the Jews would have not known about corn.