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  • Pelosi hammers GOP's 'Tea Party policy wish list' (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/03/2015 4:48:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) teed off Thursday on the Republicans' omnibus spending bill, saying the GOP's initial offer for funding the government constitutes a "Tea Party policy wish list" that "literally takes your breath away." "This is not an appropriations bill with a few policy riders," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "This is a Tea Party policy wish list with an appropriations bill as an addendum to it. "This is not the way you - fulfill a budget that fulfills the needs of the American people." Pelosi and the Democrats wasted no time this week rejecting the...
  • Report: Miley Cyrus blew off Make-A-Wish kid

    03/27/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-27-2014 | Taylor Bigler
    Miley Cyrus was too busy creating terrible music to pay attention to a Make-A-Wish kid. Miley Hodge, a seven-year-old girl with a fatal form of osteosarcoma, wanted to meet Justin Bieber more than anything in the world. But Bieber was clearly busy either getting arrested or smoking weed or both, so Hodge had to settle for her second favorite celebrity, Miley Cyrus. According to Radar Online, the Hodge family flew to Los Angeles, Calif. to meet Cyrus and were made to wait a week before finally meeting her at a recording studio. “The family went to Los Angeles and were...
  • Mom Carries Out Dying Son’s Last Wishes, Asks Public To Mail Birthday Cards

    01/20/2014 4:16:51 PM PST · by Freedomsfriend · 5 replies
    Detroit - CBS Local ^ | January 17, 2014 8:10 AM | Staff
    FLINT (WWJ) - A Flint man dying from cystic fibrosis is holding out hope he will live to see his 21st birthday next week, and his mother is making sure he gets a couple of last wishes granted. “The first day, we got like 13 cards in the mail from people we didn’t even know, the second day we got like 54 cards, yesterday we got about 39 cards. It’s just from all over, different states, and they’re all writing personal notes on there, like ‘Oh, I have a son with cystic fibrosis’ or ‘Hang in there and keep fighting.’...
  • Liberals push wish list on Obama (now that the bar has been lowered)

    12/01/2013 11:35:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Labor unions and liberal groups are pressing President Obama to select left-wing nominees for key regulatory and judicial posts in the aftermath of the Senate nuclear option. Groups have been meeting with White House officials throughout the year to influence the president’s selection of nominees and plan to ramp up their efforts in the weeks ahead. “Before we weren’t trying to push people with a labor backgrounds because we knew they would never have been confirmable,” said a senior labor official. “That bar has been removed. You’ll see considerable interest in seeing more progressive people appointed to positions.” Groups are...
  • Live Forever

    12/13/2012 6:23:39 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 4 replies
    email ^ | Dec. 13, 2012 | Unknown
    Live Forever I met a fairy the other day and she said she would grant me one wish. "I want to live forever," I said. "Sorry," said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant that particular wish." "Fine," I said, "then I want to die the day after Congress gets their heads out of their asses!" "You crafty bastard," said the fairy.
  • Carmelo Anthony Gets His Wish Going to the Knicks

    02/21/2011 9:03:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    fox ^ | 2/21/11 | NewsCore
    NEW YORK -- Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks Monday, the Denver Post reported, citing a source. The mega deal, which ends a saga that has lasted months, sees Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Timofey Mozgov go to the Nuggets, while Denver also gets the Knicks' 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors' 2012 and 2013 second-round picks and $3 million.
  • Steve Martin's Holiday Wish (Video)

    12/12/2010 10:37:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Hulu, SNL ^ | 12/12/10 | Steve Martin
    Steve has just one simple holiday wish
  • Child becomes pilot for a day

    04/15/2010 6:34:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Capt. Jared Scott, USAF
    4/15/2010 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- With his dad squarely in his sights, a 9-year-old boy pulls the trigger in the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle simulator. "Don't worry dad, I'm just going to do a practice landing," Isaac Ezell said jokingly as he searched the simulated sky for his father's jet. Isaac participated in the Tyndall Air Force Base Pilot for a Day program April 8 with the 95th Fighter Squadron staff here. Isaac suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. People with Asperger's demonstrate significant difficulties with social interaction and tend to show repetitive...
  • Frazee teen with cancer gets big assist with his prized Fiero (nice Christmas story)

    12/12/2009 4:47:30 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 771+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 12-12-09 | boyd huppert
    FRAZEE, Minn. -- Some young men like to talk sports. Tyler Shipman's favorite topic is a car model that last rolled down an assembly line three years before he was born. "I got my first one when I was 15," says Tyler about the Pontiac Fiero with which he fell in love after seeing one on the internet. "They were something different ... they drive really sweet." General Motors pulled the plug on the sporty mid-engine two-seater in 1988 after a four year run. Quality issues dogged the car from the start. Tyler didn't care. In August, before starting his...
  • Boy’s Wish Comes True at Fort Sam Houston (BLURRY SCREEN ALERT)

    03/27/2008 5:19:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 804+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 27, 2008 – Gavin Cox could have traveled to any exotic locale or tried any profession in the world, but this 5-year-old with leukemia had just one wish: to be a soldier. Army Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, installation commander, teaches 5-year-old Gavin Cox how to shoot an M-9 pistol at the ES 2000 weapons training facility. Gavin also trained on an M-16 rifle and walked away with a marksmanship badge. Photo by Ed Dixon   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His wish was granted March 18 when he became...
  • America Supports You: Groups Learn Troops’ Wish List

    11/29/2007 4:26:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 129+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Julia W. Burgess
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2007 – Representatives from 23 America Supports You home-front groups received a timely military update today when they had the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with a Marine commander in Iraq. From Iraq, Marine Col. Richard Simcock, commanding officer of Regimental Combat Team 6, talks to troop-support organization representatives during a conference call Nov. 29, 2007. After a brief update on the conditions his troops face, he told the groups what those troops most appreciate receiving when they get care packages. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Col. Richard Simcock, commander...
  • The Question: "If you could lunch with any person from history (living or dead), who would it be?"

    07/15/2007 1:06:44 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 75 replies · 1,560+ views
    The Celebrity Cafe ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Shane Inwood, of Tripod Jimmy Well, I assume that trite answers like "Saddam Hussein so I could slip 10 tabs of bad acid and some rat poison in his dinner" or "David Geffen so I could auction it on-line to the millions of graspers all vying for his time" are against the spirit of the question. And as much as I would love to meet say, Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine or Bob Mould or to have met Kurt Cobain etc, how much can you really accomplish in one dinner? You may love their work but hate them and...
  • Child becomes first missileer for a day at F.E. Warren

    06/27/2007 5:31:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 999+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 2nd Lt. Lisa Meiman
    6/27/2007 - F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyo. (AFPN) -- Two special children got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to "launch" intercontinental ballistic missiles June 11 from F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Ariana Ruskey-Moffett and her family visited F.E. Warren AFB to participate in the base's first Missileer for a Day Program, where sick or disabled children learn about what it's like to be a missileer in the Air Force. "I've learned a little about being a missileer," said Ariana, a 9-year-old cancer survivor. "I've enjoyed myself a lot." Ariana and her 6-year-old brother, Avery, received a personalized tour of the base and learned...

    12/25/2006 9:48:47 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 365+ views
    For many families in the United States, Christmas Day comes with the expected joys, but without a loved one who is stationed overseas. The servicemen and servicewomen’s hearts and minds aren’t far from home. E-mail and telephone technology has brought those on the front lines thousands of miles away closer than ever. Today, I’d like to share with you an e-mail that I received from local resident Bob Elliott. He knows the writer, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dwight Bechel, and dropped it by our Sierra Vista office because he thought we’d be interested in it. I was moved by...
  • Some Muslims Say It's Not OK to Wish Christians a Merry Christmas on Their Soil

    12/25/2006 9:38:25 AM PST · by do the dhue · 81 replies · 1,937+ views ^ | Sunday, December 24, 2006 | AP
    KUWAIT CITY — Is it religiously acceptable for Muslims to wish their Christian colleagues or acquaintances a Merry Christmas? In Kuwait, it depends on who you ask. Days before the holiday that is not officially celebrated in this small oil-rich state, fundamentalists like Mohammed al-Kandari began urging fellow Muslims not to extend the greeting to Christians they know. Al-Kandari, who heads the Society of Sharia, or Islamic law, told Al-Watan daily the celebration contradicted with Islam because Christians believe Jesus was the son of God. The decline in tolerance of other faiths comes as political Islam is sharply increasing its...
  • Andersen community makes a wish come true

    12/07/2006 9:40:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Ann Bennett
    12/7/2006 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFPN) -- The overcast, rainy afternoon did not dampen the spirits of Andersen Airmen and civilians as they rallied together to make a little boy's wish come true Dec. 5. Andersen AFB officials teamed up to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam make one of Natsuki Takeda's wishes come true. Five-year-old Natsuki, who was visiting Guam from Sendai, Japan, has a form of leukemia common among children and his original wish was to have an in-flight meal on a commercial aircraft. However, through conversations with Make-A-Wish sponsors after he and his family arrived...
  • Methodist Billboard

    06/11/2006 8:54:40 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 38 replies · 608+ views
    Billboard ^ | Myself
    Billboard I saw on the way home advertising for the UMC: If you can wish, you an believe.
  • The John Kerry New Year's Wish...

    01/06/2006 9:07:07 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 37 replies · 904+ views ^ | January 6, 2006 | Seadog Bytes
    ...That it's not as bad as 2005...!!! Why YES... That *IS* 'Village-Idiot' font... So nice of you to NOTICE...!!!
  • The Fall of the One-Party Empire (Liberals are Funny!)

    11/28/2005 7:13:44 PM PST · by StoneWallJack · 33 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 22, 2005 | Jonathan Schell
    For some time I have been suggesting here that the aim of Republican strategy has been a Republican Party that permanently runs the United States and a United States that permanently runs the world. The two aims have been driven by a common purpose: to steadily and irreversibly increase and consolidate power in GOP hands, leading in the direction of a one-party state at home and a global American empire abroad. The most critical question has been whether American democracy, severely eroded but still breathing, would bring down the Republican machine, or whether the Republican machine--call it the budding one-party...
  • Sergeants fulfill Raider's dying wish (WET EYEs For All that Read this)

    05/20/2005 5:44:29 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 28 replies · 1,195+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 20, 2005 | Cpl. Edward R. Guevara Jr.
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 20, 2005) -- Four depot sergeants in dress blues came to the bedside of a dying Marine Raider Monday afternoon at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Chula Vista, Calif. Color guard members Sgts. Machel M. Messias, Edgar I. Villa, Koami Fedy and Alejandro F. Galvez went to the center to fulfill the dying wish of Wallace Reid. Reid, who now has several life-threatening medical issues, has lived at the Veterans Home of California, near the center since 2001. Known as paratroopers of the sea, the Raiders were an elite World War II...
  • Pro-Abortion Candidate's Father Assaults GOP Reporter

    04/15/2005 11:23:54 AM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 5 replies · 681+ views
    GOP USA ^ | April 14, 2005 | Dennis Durband
    A Contentious and Unforgettable Night at the Old GOP BallparkMonthly Republican district meetings are usually more staid than argumentative and more sedentary than physical. Tonight's GOP District 22 meeting was definitely one of the exceptions. I have heard that the Phoenix police have been called in to other GOP district meetings in the recent past. Normally, there are more laughs than raised voices in D22 meetings. District 22 basically encompasses the City of Gilbert, where we are only a month away from a Town Council run-off election between a classic conservative Republican -- incumbent Dave Peterson -- and a WISH...
  • My Christmas Wish (vanity replay)

    12/25/2004 3:49:08 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 276+ views
    me ^ | 12-25-04 | Rakkasan1
    Now that we've won, my wish list Now that Bush has won re-election with a strong popular mandate and Republicans have strengthened their position in Congress, here is what I'd like to see accomplished over the next four years: 1. Close our borders and deport all illegal aliens. Combine the US Border Patrol and the US Coast Guard into a fifth branch of the US Military for the purpose of homeland defense. Construct a contiguous, militarized, defensive border wall between the US and Mexico. Increase troop patrols on the Canadian border. 2. Prosecute the War in Iraq (and the War...
  • A WISH Before Dying (Pro-Choice Republican Senators)

    11/15/2004 6:31:25 PM PST · by NeoCaveman · 16 replies · 707+ views
    Route 82 blog ^ | 11/15/04 | Mark McNallt
    What is WISH? Wish is “Women in the Senate and the House”. Sounds like a nice enough organization, promoting Republican women. If you check out their website, they reveal their true identity. From their website: “The WISH List -- which stands for Women In the Senate and House® -- raises money to identify, train, support and elect more Republican women leaders to public office at all levels of government. WISH is America's largest fundraising network for pro-choice Republican women candidates!”So with the mask off, we see that WISH is nothing more than EMILY’s List for Republicans. How bad is the...
  • Urgent! Fight the Far Right.... Voice Support for Senator Specter Today! (Who is WISH?)

    11/15/2004 3:17:28 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 80 replies · 2,991+ views
    Urgent! Fight the Far Right.... Voice Support for Senator Specter Today! Dear WISH Friend, (no way are they my friend!) We hope you'll join The WISH List this week in voicing strong support for U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's impending appointment as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the upcoming Congress. This is important. Senator Specter, R-PA, an outstanding pro-choice advocate in the U.S. Senate, is next in line to Chair the Judiciary Committee, which considers all presidential appointments to fill federal judgeships and U.S. Supreme Court vacancies. Recently, Senator Specter has come under fire from the far right, which...
  • I wish I had waited

    04/04/2004 9:04:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 151 replies · 352+ views
    L.A. youth ^ | jan. 2004 | anonymous
    I am a 15-year-old girl who’s had sex since the age of 13. There are two main reasons I got into having sex at such an early age. One, I didn’t know much about sex so I wanted to see what it was like. I saw it everywhere from Victoria’s Secret shops to television shows. Two, I was influenced into having sex because "everybody" in high school was doing it. I was in eighth grade and I hung around people who were older than me. The guys were not virgins. They would say things like, "It is not a big...
  • Money Pours in as Girl Falls Ill (Pray for Hope)

    12/24/2003 9:00:25 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 25 replies · 309+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Dec. 24, 2003 Christmas Eve | MELISSA MANWARE
    Man gives $100,000; family skips trip, donates $5,000. As a 12-year-old with bone cancer fell gravely ill this week, people in the Carolinas rushed to help make her wish come true. One man brought a certified check for $100,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday. He asked to remain anonymous. Instead of asking for something for herself, Hope Stout asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina to grant the wishes of the other 155 children on the agency's list. The organization hopes to raise $1 million by mid-January to grant wishes for the children, who suffer from...
  • Feinstein to Demos: Time to get tough

    11/25/2002 6:38:12 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 367+ views
    SF Gate via Drudge Report ^ | Sunday, November 24, 2002 | Editorial Staff - Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Feinstein to Demos: Time to get tough Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross Sunday, November 24, 2002 In the wake of the Democrats' Nov. 5 election defeats, Dianne Feinstein has some advice for her fellow party members: Take off the gloves. "We haven't done near enough of a job tagging the Republicans," the senior senator from California said this past week while back home in San Francisco. As a result, President Bush "was very much able to obfuscate on the whole issue of the economy with his pre-election push for national security issues," Feinstein said. Now, she said, the time has come...
  • American Cars We Wish They Still Made

    07/01/2002 2:52:14 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 255 replies · 973+ views
    Let's get something straight from the outset. This is not a story about great, historic American cars. For that we would have needed a list of dozens, totaling 100 cars or more. It is about the great American cars that right now, today, should be made again. Who hasn't watched an old film, flipped through the pages of automotive enthusiast magazine or been struck by the beauty of an old car passing slowly in front of you on a Sunday afternoon and thought: Why can't they make cars like that anymore? .pollbutton { background: #efefef; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;...