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  • Tim Wolfe, University of Missouri President, Says He's Resigning Amid Racial Unrest

    11/09/2015 8:23:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/9/15
    ...Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri, announced Monday he will resign amid racial unrest on campus. "It's the right thing to do,"
  • Martin OMalley apologizes for stealing all lives matter [Video]

    07/20/2015 1:57:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    JOY WILLIAMS, THIS WEEK IN BLACKNESS: I want to ask something specifically. Towards the end of your explanation, you said the phrase "all lives matter," said the phrase "white lives matter." I want to ask you, do you understand the difference, in responding to that conservation, in that context with "all lives matter" or "white lives matter," when we are specifically talking about black death. That is not inclusive. MARTIN O'MALLEY: I certainly do, and in fact I believe that I first said was that black lives matter, before those other two phrases. And when I say those other two...
  • Iowa Banned Most Fireworks 76 Years Ago. Now One Lawmaker Is Trying to Change That.

    07/04/2014 8:40:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal ^ | July 04, 2014 | by Paul Brennen
    Jerri Andersen wasn’t impressed by the Fourth of July fireworks display at her local Hy-Vee in Urbandale, Iowa. “Of course, it’s not their fault,” she said. And it isn’t. The supermarket was displaying the only types of fireworks people can buy or possess in Iowa without a special permit: sparklers and snakes. All other consumer fireworks were banned in Iowa 76 years ago, following devastating fires in Spencer and Remen. The ban wouldn’t have prevented either fire. Both are believed to have been started by reckless use of sparklers. Andersen, from Colorado where most fireworks are legal, eventually decided on...
  • EXCLUSIVE BREAKING ANALYSIS: Obama Still Can’t Throw a Baseball Correctly (VANITY)

    05/20/2014 4:48:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Obama’s lack of basic motor skills was on display Monday evening at a Little League game in Washington, D.C. He looked like he was trying to shot put a hacky sack, or something. The Little Leaguers were not impressed, the Associated Press reports: Shocked parents reached for their smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all of their kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, as their parents tried to lure them back onto the infield to join the president. “Daddy, let’s just play,” said one young boy, pulling his father by the hand.
  • (Obama Throws Like a Girl) Batter Up! Obama Pops in on Little League Game

    05/20/2014 7:09:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Batter up! Obama pops in on Little League game WASHINGTON (AP) — Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a tie but no jacket, Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. "What's going on people? How's it going?" the president said, before sidling up to a young girl whose arm was in a sling. "Hey,...
  • Liberal Crime Victim Asks Left-Wing NY Village Voice Columnist ... Should I Buy a Gun?

    04/24/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Buy a Gun? Dear Andrew, I’ve always been a staunch opponent of guns, but my home has been broken into twice in the last six weeks. Now I’m think- ing about purchasing a gun to protect my family and home. My wife is very much against this idea, and we fight about it of- ten. I completely understand where she’s coming from, as her views on the dangers of owning a gun used to be my own. What do you think? Should I get a gun? One Shot Dear One Shot, Guns are intense. They...
  • Rapper protests with a shocking video against force feeding

    07/09/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 13 replies
    Live leak ^ | 7/9/13 | Liveleak
    OK, I know this will be hard, but try not to cry while watching this.
  • Bill Clinton cautions Obama: Beware looking like a 'total wuss' and 'total fool'

    06/13/2013 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 71 replies
    The former president says the current president may regret staying on the sidelines if Syria's war worsens In a rare split over foreign policy, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama risks looking like a "total wuss" if he lets public and political opposition to intervening in Syria dissuade him from taking decisive action to help rebels topple the Assad regime. "If you refuse to act and you cause a calamity, the one thing you cannot say when all the eggs have been broken is, 'Oh my god, two years ago there was a poll that said 80 percent of...
  • President Admits Wife Controls His TV Watching

    03/06/2012 9:57:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Though he may be the “most powerful leader in the world,” President Barack Obama’s access to television is strictly controlled by his wife. “Sports is all I’m allowed to watch on TV,” Obama told reporters. “Even then, I’m limited to an hour or two here and there. Watching a whole game is a rare treat. Michelle doesn’t want me to be distracted from my mission.” The President admitted that he chafes under the restriction and occasionally “sneaks an extra peek when Michelle is not around,” but asked that it be kept secret lest “I lose what privileges she allows me...
  • Chamberlain's Secret Bid to Reach a Deal With Hitler, Revealed in Newly Released Documents

    09/03/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4th September 2011 | ABUL TAHER
    British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain held secret talks with Hitler's henchmen to work out ways of making the Nazis look more sympathetic to ordinary Britons, classified documents released last week reveal. The cloak-and-dagger meetings in London came shortly after Chamberlain signed his disastrous appeasement deal with Hitler in Munich in September 1938, declaring 'peace for our time' on his return to Britain. The meetings were held without the knowledge of the Cabinet and Foreign Office. Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax only learned of them later because of an MI5 mole in the German embassy. Two newly-declassified documents show Chamberlain was ready...
  • Bin Laden used wife as shield

    05/02/2011 12:39:26 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 94 replies ^ | 05/02/2011 | MATT NEGRIN
    Osama bin Laden used women as human shields as American forces fired on him in Pakistan on Sunday, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said. Brennan told reporters at the White House that women were “put in front of him as a shield.” He said that “speaks to, I think, the nature of the individual he was.” One of the women was bin Laden's wife, Brennan said.
  • Obama muddles his mosque message

    08/17/2010 7:02:40 AM PDT · by detritus · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/17/10 | Richard Cohen
    Last Friday, at the start of Ramadan, President Obama presided over the White House's annual iftar dinner and made some rather bland remarks about religious freedom. The context, of course, was the controversy over the proposed mosque in Lower Manhattan, which is not, as Obama insisted, about freedom of religion but about religious tolerance. And then, having once again gotten high praise for so very little, he went to bed a panicked man and reached, trembling, some hours later, for a political morning-after pill to take back some of what he had said. Whew, for a moment there he was...
  • Rep. Weiner lashes out at GOP in fiery floor speech (Total ploy to cover illegals w/Commiecare™)

    08/01/2010 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Weiner lashes out at GOP in fiery floor speechBy Jordan Fabian - 07/30/10 10:37 AM ET Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is known for his theatrics on the House floor, ripped Republicans Thursday night for voting against a healthcare bill for 9/11 respondents. The $4.7 billion aid legislation failed to pass the House Thursday night. Under House rules, it required a two-thirds vote to pass because it was placed on the suspension calendar, meaning that no amendments could be added. The procedure is usually used to pass non-controversial bills. Republicans objected to its placement on the suspension calendar, but...
  • Obama, the Thin-Skinned President (confessions of youthful drug use)

    05/29/2010 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 1,840+ views
    Mark Levin ^ | 5/28/10 | Peter Wehner
    Obama, the Thin-Skinned President1 day ago Peter Wehner Columnist In their book "The Battle for America 2008," Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz wrote this: [Chief political aide David] Axelrod also warned that Obama's confessions of youthful drug use, described in his memoir, Dreams From My Father, would be used against him. "This is more than an unpleasant inconvenience," he wrote. "It goes to your willingness and ability to put up with something you have never experienced on a sustained basis: criticism. At the risk of triggering the very reaction that concerns me, I don't know if you are Muhammad Ali...
  • The Quinn & Rose Morning Radio Show Live Thread - April 5, 2010

    04/05/2010 2:40:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 65 replies · 582+ views
    Join us in the Warroom from 6 to 9 every morning and listen at or go to: Or For a list of affiliates go to:
  • Youngstown congressman cancels meeting when protesters appear (Scared of <b>15</b> Protesters!)

    03/31/2010 1:31:48 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 43 replies · 952+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | NA
    Youngstown congressman cancels meeting when protesters appear Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:02 AM THE (YOUNGSTOWN) VINDICATOR YOUNGSTOWN -- A congressman canceled an informational meeting on the new health care law because of security concerns. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan scheduled the meeting yesterday in Youngstown but called it off because his office was concerned about inadequate security. About 15 demonstrators, including Tea Party members, had showed up to protest the wide-ranging health care overhaul signed into law last week. Ryan's office says the meeting wasn't intended as a political forum and will be rescheduled.
  • Obama snubs Ft. Hood to relax at Camp David (This is the CINC!)

    11/07/2009 10:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 270 replies · 8,880+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Dan Riehl checks the President's schedule and learns that Obama's not going to Fort Hood, but rather to Camp David for the weekend. In an update, Dan notes that his predecessor is more sensitive to the situation. Fox Reports GWB and Laura spent a few hours at Fort Hood, no photo ops. Now that's a CIC. Are you kidding me? Camp frickin' David? What, does he have a tee time close by? For heaven's sakes, he's the CIC. And he's taking the weekend off? This guy simply doesn't care. Unbelievable via Fox. 11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus -...
  • Obama Not Watching the Results Tonight

    11/03/2009 8:12:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1,845+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama is not watching the results tonight. Politico reported: Hours after urging reporters not to draw sweeping conclusions from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results. “He’s not watching returns,” Gibbs said.
  • LATEST:US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan

    10/26/2009 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies · 5,418+ views ^ | October 26, 2009
    BBC LATEST: Headline Only US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan
  • Checketts: Limbaugh out of group looking to buy Rams (Wuss!- NFL: 212-450-2000)

    10/14/2009 8:29:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-14-09
    Amid scrutiny from numerous decision makers in the NFL community, Dave Checketts released a statement on Wednesday announcing Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from the group seeking to purchase the St. Louis Rams. When it was revealed Limbaugh was part of the group to buy the Rams last week, several people, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, stated their ambivalence with the conservative radio personality having stock in the league. Checketts, also the owner of the St. Louis Blues, has decided to move forward on the bid without Limbaugh in the mix, according to the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, seemingly as...
  • Inglis sides with Dems against Wilson (attn Greenville SC)

    09/16/2009 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 42 replies · 928+ views
    Palmetto Scoop ^ | 9/16/09 | Adam Fogle
    TWO GOP CONGRESSMEN FROM SC TURN BACK ON REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUE When Rep. Joe Wilson needed his Republican colleagues from South Carolina the most, one was actively working against him and one was nowhere to be found. Rep. Bob Inglis, who represents the very conservative fourth district, sided with leftist Democrats Tuesday and voted in favor of a resolution that rebuked Wilson for yelling “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress last week. Inglis, one of only seven Republicans to vote against Wilson, defended his action prior to the vote. “Joe Wilson apologized to President,” Inglis...
  • Barack Obama's top pet peeves

    08/25/2009 8:15:14 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 36 replies · 1,137+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/25/2009 | Amie Parnes
    It was one of those nonstop days: President Barack Obama was flying back to Washington from Los Angeles to meet President Mahmoud Abbas, then he was scheduled to tape an interview for "The Colbert Report" and sit down for his regular briefing with advisers. Read more:
  • One bounce Obama didn't want (0 throws like a girl, Fox Sports hides the fact)

    07/16/2009 4:55:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 2,245+ views
    Power Line ^ | 7/15/2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Those of you who watched the beginning of the All Star game last night will have noticed that, when President Obama threw the first pitch, the camera shot was a close-up that made it impossible to see whether his pitch was on target. I found this odd, and so did Andy McCarthy. I'll make an educated guess that this was done at the insistence of the White House to prevent embarrassment in case Obama's pitch was a poor one. To be sure, the White House ultimately could not prevent everyone from seeing a bad pitch (YouTube and all of that),...
  • CNN Makes Fun Of Obama's Mom Jeans At The All-Star Game (Video)

    07/15/2009 10:36:38 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 14 replies · 2,852+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/16/09 | talkradio03
    CNN actually did a hit piece on Obama's jeans, she'll probably get canned...
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/07/2009 12:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 742 replies · 23,641+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president has facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a...
  • Obama 'ready to drop shield plans for Russian help on Iran'

    03/02/2009 3:48:05 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 121 replies · 5,769+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/2/09 | RIA Novosti
    MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) - Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran's nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources. U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials. Iran's controversial nuclear program was cited by the U.S. as one of the reasons behind its plans to deploy a missile base in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic. The missile shield has been strongly opposed by...
  • Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ten Days

    02/02/2009 10:36:28 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies · 2,617+ views
    Power Line ^ | January 31, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    In the realm of foreign affairs, the first ten days of Barack Obama's administration were a disaster. It's hard to believe that even a foreign policy neophyte like Obama could blunder so badly, on so many fronts, in such a short time. We spent the better part of an hour of today's radio show talking about Obama's serial missteps, which I wrote about here, here and here. If I get time, I'll try to podcast that hour. Among other things, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs are beating Obama like a drum. Obama's misguided criticisms of America's policies toward Muslim...
  • Obama Administration Moves to Halt Guantanamo Trials

    01/21/2009 5:49:14 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 97 replies · 4,279+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2009 | FoxNews
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Military judges on Wednesday will consider motions by the Obama administration to suspend the Guantanamo war crimes trials for 120 days during a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists. The motions, filed late Tuesday at the direction of President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, will be heard in the cases of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and of Canadian Omar Khadr, who is accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan in 2002.... snip ...Relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, who were...
  • Military Planners, in Nod to Obama, Are Preparing for a Faster Iraq Withdrawal

    01/14/2009 7:47:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 697+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | ELISABETH BUMILLER and THOM SHANKER
    WASHINGTON — Military commanders are drawing up plans for a faster withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in anticipation that President-elect Barack Obama will reject current proposals as too slow, Pentagon and military officials said Wednesday. The new plans would provide alternatives to a timetable drawn up by the top American commanders for Iraq to bring troops home more slowly than Mr. Obama promised during his presidential campaign. Those plans were described to Mr. Obama last month. The officials said that Mr. Obama had not requested the new plans, but that they were being prepared in response to public statements...
  • Obama: On second thought, it’s not that important to capture Bin Laden

    01/14/2009 4:33:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Remember at the debate when he vowed, “We will kill Bin Laden, we will crush al-Qaeda”? He’s stressed the importance of taking out Osama on other occasions, but never quite as forcefully as that. Why, enter the quote in Google and you’ll find it immortalized in the very first hit with an especially fulsome tribute at the Daily Dish. Anyway, change of plans: COURIC: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden? OBAMA: I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so...
  • Obama: "Capture Or Kill" Bin Laden

    01/14/2009 4:47:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,130+ views
    Obama: "Capture Or Kill" Bin Laden WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009(CBS) In just six days, Barack Obama will be sworn-in as President of the United States. Today, Osama bin Laden marked the occasion with a new threat. But in an exclusive interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, the president-elect sent a message of his own for bin Laden and his terror network. What follows is a partial transcript of the interview. President-elect Barack Obama: We took our eye off the ball when we invaded Iraq. And now it's done. My job is to withdraw in a responsible way from Iraq...
  • Barack Obama 'kidnaps' 24 hero Jack Bauer

    01/10/2009 5:27:36 PM PST · by shove_it · 31 replies · 1,878+ views
    telegraph ^ | 10 Jan 2009 | Tim Shipman
    US conservatives say Jack Bauer from 24 has been 'kidnapped' by the new liberal agenda of President-Elect Barack Obama. As the hero of the television action series, Bauer became a modern icon of rugged American values and a fictional flag waver for the Bush administration's determination to defeat terrorists. The intelligence agent, played by Keifer Sutherland, has never been afraid to torture or shoot to kill while tackling villainous foreigners intent on waging war on the American homeland. But now US conservatives are up in arms that the election of President-Elect Barack Obama has led the show's producers to pander...
  • Hawks depart as Clinton ushers in new era of US 'soft power'

    01/10/2009 6:22:06 PM PST · by melt · 47 replies · 1,977+ views ^ | 1/11/09 | Paul Harris
    Barack Obama will mark a radical break in American foreign policy this week by unveiling a team of diplomats tasked with ushering in a new era of dialogue with enemies abroad. As Hillary Clinton prepares for Senate confirmation hearings this week, she will head a group of advisers who are virtual opposites to the appointees made by President George W Bush. While Bush favoured aggressive neoconservative ideologues, Obama has selected people whose doveish credentials seem impeccable. They will be responsible for reversing the political unilateralism of the Bush years and opening direct negotiations with hostile states, potentially ranging from Syria...
  • 6 out of 10 servicemen wary of Obama in charge

    01/03/2009 9:12:03 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 54 replies · 1,463+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 03, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    A recent Military Times survey of active-duty service members found 6 of 10 U.S. soldiers polled said they were "pessimistic" or "uncertain" about Barack Obama serving as commander in chief of America's armed forces. In follow-up interviews reported by the Army Times newspaper, respondents cited Obama's inexperience in leading soldiers, his plans for accelerated removal of troops from Iraq and his pledge to overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexual service members as reasons for their cautious outlook. "Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers," said...
  • 2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama

    01/01/2009 7:47:56 PM PST · by fishhound · 33 replies · 1,970+ views
    ArmyTimes ^ | Thursday Jan 1, 2009 | Brendan McGarry
    Army times article
  • An Obama inaugural ball will be only for military

    01/01/2009 10:39:03 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies · 2,134+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Jan 1 02:18 PM 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests. In announcing this Thursday, officials said that tickets for the Jan. 20 military-only ball will be free to guests. The formal event will be at the National Building Museum in Washington. "It is a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform during our inaugural festivities by continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball. Our troops represent the best America has to offer, and without...
  • What will Obama do about the F-22?

    01/01/2009 4:14:24 AM PST · by pobeda1945 · 110 replies · 2,895+ views
    star-telegram ^ | Dec. 29, 2008 | BOB COX
    Sometime during his first couple of months in office, President-elect Barack Obama will have to confront one of his first big decisions about U.S. defense policy and budgets. And it’s a thorny one. Specifically, Obama and his as-yet-unnamed circle of top defense advisers will have to determine whether to continue spending roughly $4 billion a year to buy F-22 Raptor fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin. They might decide, as the Bush administration has, that the F-22 is superfluous and that the money is needed for other priorities. On the other hand, the Air Force, according to defense analysts and...
  • Tough Guy John ‘François’ Kerry Wants ‘Hot Pursuit’ of Pirates

    12/31/2008 6:55:57 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/31/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    It's like handing a sheriff's badge to Don Knotts. Like entering Gary Coleman in a Mr. Universe contest. Like expecting Michael Moore not to lie. In today's laugher, the Associated Press is presenting John 'François' Kerry as a tough guy out to bring the law to the new Barbary pirates. Seriously. Stop laughing. The AP sternly informs us that, "As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat." I am SURE them thar pi-rates is a shakin' in their boots. The tough guy is after...
  • Obama dismisses Bush Pentagon appointees

    12/30/2008 6:33:51 PM PST · by BGHater · 93 replies · 3,517+ views
    The Hill ^ | 30 Dec 2008 | Sam Youngman
    Despite keeping Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the Pentagon, President-elect Obama’s transition team informed 90 Bush appointees their services will not be needed after Inauguration Day. Scott Gration, a senior official on Obama’s transition team, called and emailed several of President Bush’s Pentagon appointees about 10 days ago to inform them they were being dismissed. Those calls and emails were followed up by an email from Jim O'Beirne, the special assistant to the secretary of defense for White House liaisons, who expressed exasperation that Gration informed the employees directly instead of letting O'Beirne's office know first. "With regard to the...
  • Kerry suggests hot pursuit of pirates (Mega Hurl)

    12/30/2008 5:08:27 AM PST · by PasorBob · 51 replies · 1,408+ views ^ | December 30, 2008
    As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat. He was awarded a Silver Star for beaching his boat after a rocket attack and racing ashore to chase down and kill a Viet Cong fighter armed with a rocket launcher. Nearly 40 years later, as incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry favors using hot pursuit against pirates in the waters off Somalia, but urges a cautious approach before US officials consider sending American forces to chase them ashore. Kerry plans committee hearings...
  • Kerry to Hold Hearings on Chasing Pirates

    12/29/2008 6:27:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 64 replies · 2,514+ views
    Ap via FOX News ^ | December 29, 2008
    WASHINGTON -- As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Sen. John Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat. He was awarded a Silver Star for beaching his boat after a rocket attack and racing ashore to chase down and kill a Viet Cong fighter armed with a rocket launcher. Nearly 40 years later, as incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry favors using hot pursuit against pirates in the waters off Somalia, but urges a cautious approach before U.S officials consider sending American forces to chase them ashore. Kerry plans committee...
  • What will "The Most Brilliant Admin ever" do now?

    11/26/2008 3:26:59 PM PST · by mapmaker77 · 30 replies · 1,054+ views
    Just a Question. | 26NOV08 | mapmaker77
    With all of the supposed brainpower in the incoming administration, I'll be curious to see what this superhuman I.Q. collection has to say about the newest manifestation of the peaceful religion of Islam in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. I'm sure they will dazzle us with their insight of the criminal mind and draw some startling conclusions for our uneducated edification....
  • Morris: Obama Ominously Backburners Terrorism

    11/26/2008 3:59:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | November 26, 2008 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Lost in the dramatic disaster unfolding on Wall Street and the brazen hypocrisy of the Hillary Clinton nomination is President-elect Obama's double signal that the war on terror is now over. His appointment of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of Homeland Security signals that the Department will once again focus on southern border immigration issues rather than on fighting terrorism. He could have selected a Rudy Giuliani or a Louis Free or a Ray Kelly — anyone with real life experience in battling terrorists. Instead he chose a governor with no knowledge of the subject whose obvious credential is...
  • 11 Year Old Girl Outshoots President-elect

    11/27/2008 1:02:02 PM PST · by nateriver · 37 replies · 2,098+ views
    “Barack Obama has never fired a gun. He has never so much as held a gun as far as anyone knows. Now he is Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces.”
  • Obama Cabinet could include Republicans like Hagel (codepink: "Hagel would be a good choice")

    11/15/2008 4:27:56 PM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies · 962+ views ^ | ANNA JO BRATTON
    Obama Cabinet could include Republicans like Hagel By ANNA JO BRATTON Saturday, Nov 15, 2008 - 01:46:13 pm CST OMAHA, Neb. - Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel's political career may keep going after he leaves the Senate in January, if predictions that he'll be chosen as a member of Barack Obama's Cabinet prove true. The Democratic president-elect has said he'll put Republicans in his administration, and Hagel's name continues to be on the short list of candidates that political blogs and news stories suggest for jobs in the Obama administration. Others believed to be under consideration for secretary of state include...
  • INSIDE STORY: Senator McCain Punts on Acorn !

    10/10/2008 7:52:27 PM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 77 replies · 1,834+ views
    Gretawire ^ | October 10th, 2008 | Greta Van Susteren
    FNC Embed Producer Mosheh just sent me this info…..scroll down to the bottom and you will see what Senator McCain says about ACORN (but he discusses other matters here as well): From: Oinounou, Mosheh To: Sent: Fri Oct 10 21:17:18 2008 Subject: URGENT: MCCAIN TRIES TO TAMP DOWN SUPPORTERS SAYING TAKE DOWN OBAMA FNC LIVE Lakeville, MN Town Hall Meeting McCain is trying to tone down the over-the-top, extremist and bigoted rhetoric coming from his supporters with a simple message “it’s got to be respectful.” It did not go over that well among some of his hardcore Republican base who...
  • Keith Olbermann, Limousine Leftist Tax Cheat

    05/30/2008 11:19:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 484+ views
    RWN ^ | 5/30/08 | John Hawkins
    Al Franken isn't the only shrill leftist who doesn't like to pay his taxes. New York State has issued a tax warrant against MSNBC moonbat Keith Olbermann. A judgment was issued against Olbie just weeks before he closed on a $4.2 million luxury condo at Trump Palace. No wonder Olbermann recently made a lame attempt to defend his fellow tax cheat Franken. As Leona Helmsley, another supporter of Democrats, famously said, "Only the little people pay taxes."
  • U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice. Military apologizes.

    05/17/2008 5:09:19 PM PDT · by Prole · 170 replies · 1,512+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2008 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond apologizes after a soldier admitted using the Quran for target practice. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, apologized to leaders in Radhwaniya, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter. It was the first...
  • Mondale Endorses (Hillary) Clinton for President

    11/04/2007 1:53:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies · 192+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11-02-07 | Google News
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale is endorsing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, the Clinton campaign announced Sunday. "America is ready for change, and Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver it," Mondale said in a statement released by the campaign. "Hillary is uniquely qualified to rebuild America's standing in the world and lead this nation from her first day in the White House." Mondale, a former U.S. senator from Minnesota, was vice president from 1977 to 1981 under President Carter. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan...
  • Hillary Unhappy with Russert

    11/01/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 119 replies · 274+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 1, 2007 | Newsmax staff
    Hillary Clinton’s top advisers charge that the presidential candidate was unfairly targeted by moderator Tim Russert during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Philadelphia. Russert asked Clinton a number of tough questions during the MSNBC-sponsored debate, including one on Social Security and another on the release of documents from the Bill Clinton administration, as she sought to fend off attacks from her Democratic rivals. Mark Penn, Clinton’s senior strategist, said: “Russert made it appear that President Clinton had done something new or unusual” in regard to the release of documents. “I think there will be further clarification.” Penn and Jonathan Mantz,...