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  • Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise before election

    11/20/2012 8:51:44 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 106 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/20/12 | Allahpundit
    I keep thinking, “Christie can’t possibly come back from this.” And then I think, “Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?” Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends: But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. Christie’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded...The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • In South Bay, 99 percent of you are online tax cheats -- best in the state

    08/20/2011 7:45:47 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/19/2011 | Mike Rosenberg
    Santa Clara County consumers, take heart: When it comes to reporting your taxes on online and other out-of-state purchases, you're the most honest bunch in the state. But don't pat yourself on the back just yet: 99 percent of you still cheat on your taxes. A new report released Friday from the state's tax collectors found that just 0.42 percent of California residents actually reported their out-of-state purchases on their 2009 tax returns. The South Bay led the state at a whopping rate of 1.03 percent. Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, attributes this partly to the...
  • Inmates at no-smoking prison trade hostage for cigarettes

    02/28/2007 4:18:48 PM PST · by A. Pole · 26 replies · 820+ views ^ | February 28, 2007
    JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (AP) -- Two inmates housed in a smoke-free prison traded a hostage for cigarettes after a six-hour standoff. [...] "As the night progressed they started saying, 'Look, we'll give up if you let us have some tobacco. If you do that, we'll go back to our cell,"' Carlton said. "They got them some cigarettes, they smoked them and went back to their cell and locked themselves back in." [...] Prisons across the state are instituting no-smoking policies after the Legislature passed a law banning smoking in state buildings.
  • Lieberman: Call Me a Democrat (Barf Alert)

    11/10/2006 10:41:25 AM PST · by truthandlife · 85 replies · 2,060+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-11-06 | Newsmax Staff
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, who won re-election as an independent, has a message for his Senate colleagues in the next Congress: Call me a Democrat. The three-term Connecticut lawmaker defied party leaders when he launched his independent bid after losing to Democrat Ned Lamont in the August primary. During the campaign, he vowed to be an "independent-minded Democrat" if he were re-elected. In Tuesday's election, Lieberman won strong GOP support and given the closely divided Senate, Republicans are expected to court him. So will he count as a Democrat or an independent who caucuses with the majority Democrats? In an e-mail...
  • What's Wrong With Blogs (Free Republic mentioned)

    08/04/2006 1:12:45 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 150 replies · 3,621+ views
    Line 56 ^ | August 03, 2006 | Demir Barlas
    The more time I spend in the blogopshere, the more it seems to me that many blogs are merely online cults. It's an easy comparison to make. Notice, for example, that blog audiences simply do not cross over. Most people who read and contribute to Free Republic stay away from DailyKos, and vice-versa. Once in a while, some brave soul wanders over to a rival blog, as it were, and is invariably banned by the owners of that blog; more rarely, there is a full-fledged flame war in which members of rival boards virtually invade each other's territory with the...
  • Arabs urged not to normalize Israel ties

    09/28/2005 7:43:33 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 11 replies · 404+ views
    upi via email no link | 9/28/5
    CAIRO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged Arab countries to refrain from establishing relations with Israel until it pulls out from territory captured in 1967. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday at the seat of the Arab League in Cairo, Abbas said, "Arab countries are sovereign states and act in a sovereign ways, but there are Arab agreements to which all Arab countries are committed." An Arab peace initiative launched at an Arab summit in Beirut in 2002 linked normalizing Arab relations with Israel to the latter's withdrawal from Arab territories captured in the 1967 war and...
  • DU Calling for more terrorist attacks on America!!!!

    11/04/2004 10:16:02 AM PST · by Hyacinthus Forma · 108 replies · 2,727+ views
    I cannot believe this...ho here:
  • Democrats in Congress pay tepid tribute to Reagan

    06/08/2004 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 223+ views
    APFviaYahoo!News ^ | Tue Jun 8, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrats paid tepid homage to Ronald Reagan (news - web sites), the man most political observers credit for the steady rise of the rival Republican party during the past two decades. Since Reagan's death Saturday at age 93, Democrats have been in a quandary, needing to pay at least token tribute to the late president, praised by his admirers as one of their country's greatest leaders ever. But Democrats see in Reagan the figure whose social policies contributed to an epidemic of homelessness and the decline in prowess of labor unions, and whose economic policies led to...
  • ABC News Is a Piece of Crap (Hit piece on Reagan to end its broadcast)

    06/05/2004 4:07:28 PM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 92 replies · 201+ views
    ABC | Self
    Just channel surfing when I caught the end of ABC news and their tribute to Reagan. Here are the highlights. He fired air traffic controlers He promised to keep Marines in Lebanon for two more weeks then 13 months later their barracks were bombed. He bombed Kadafi and ended up killing and injuring his children. I can't remember what other crap they threw out but all of it was negative. The invastion of Grenada and military personell being killed. Nothing about the booming economy under Reagan, the fall of communism under Reagan, the restoring of respect to America. Not a...

    09/08/2003 9:30:36 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 50 replies · 369+ views
    MRC ^ | 10am EDT, Monday September 8, 2003 | BrentBaker
    As CyberAlert predicted, newspaper critics have denounced a Showtime movie for being too favorable to President Bush. The September 5 CyberAlert forecast: "On Sunday night, September 7, Showtime will premiere DC 9-11: Time of Crisis, what I understand will be a 'docudrama' with a sympathetic take on President Bush and his top aides in the days after September 11, 2001. So, expect some derisive reviews in newspapers on Saturday and Sunday."BREAK Reviews in USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times and the Boston Globe all ridiculed the script and acting in it, but the favorable portrait of President Bush...