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  • Boehner: 'ObamaCare' must be on the table in 'fiscal cliff' negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:04:43 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/12 | By Sam Baker
    President Obama's signature healthcare law has to be on the table for cuts as Congress tried to negotiate a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote in an op-ed. "We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact," Boehner wrote in the Cincinnati Enquirer. "That’s why I’ve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge." Republicans have already made clear that they hope to go after the law's insurance subsidies in upcoming debt talks. The subsidies represent...
  • TUCSON SHOOTINGS: Gun control and the Wild West (Feline nickname alert)

    01/18/2011 1:18:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Rochester City Newspaper ^ | January 18, 2011 | Andrew Dunning
    The massacre in Arizona should make every forward-thinking person in America angry. And this anger should give thoughtful people the backbone to tell the NRA that the Wild West show that they sponsor is over. The NRA and its disciples believe that they deserve to own guns at all costs. The costs are very high; people are literally killing us, their fellow Americans, because of their gun obsession. The massacres that happen on a fairly regular basis in our schools, work places, and now at a public gathering of an elected official are almost all committed by a person who...
  • 'Inhumane' treatment for US soldier(Manning)in WikiLeaks (Waaaambulance Alert)

    12/24/2010 7:07:26 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2010 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Months of "inhumane" solitary confinement are taking a toll on the US Army private suspected of passing secret government files to WikiLeaks, one of his supporters said after paying him a visit. "It has become obvious to me that (Bradley) Manning's physical and mental well-being are deteriorating," David House wrote on the blog Firedoglake, recounting a visit to the military brig where the accused soldier is being held. "It's become increasingly clear that the severe, inhumane conditions of his detention are wearing on Manning," he wrote. Held at a military brig in Virginia at the Quantico...
  • Reid plans town hall meeting over telephone

    08/09/2009 12:05:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies · 1,851+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 7, 2009 | Lisa Mascaro
    A day after holding up a square of Astroturf to denounce the orchestrated attacks on Democratic town hall meetings on health care, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said he would be talking with his Nevada constituents this month over the phone lines. Reid’s office is scheduling a telephone town hall meeting for August, opting to avoid the shouting matches and microphone speeches that have erupted at events across the country. The senator expects to reach thousands of Nevadans, including those in the state’s rural expanse. “It’s a forum that obviously lets us reach more people, but also provides...
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • Edwards Will Fight Islamic Terrorism with a 'Peace Corps'

    06/08/2007 10:49:27 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 61 replies · 1,707+ views
    LGF ^ | 06-08-09 | Charles Johnson
    You can’t make up this kind of stuff. John Edwards is trying to get to the left of Dennis Kucinich (who wants to replace the Department of Defense with a “Department of Peace”) by proposing that we “fight” a nonexistent war on imaginary terrorists by creating a peace corps. 10,000 strong! There will be no stopping them. Senator Edwards is outlining a new national security strategy that hinges on the creation of a 10,000-person civilian peace corps to stem the tide of terrorism in weak and unstable countries. Prediction: the Nutroots are gonna love it. UPDATE at 6/8/07 10:26:50 am:...
  • The disarming of America (mega-barf, fascism is here)

    04/27/2007 3:47:48 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 193 replies · 4,661+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 4-95-07 | Dan Simpson
    Now, how would one disarm the American population? First of all, federal or state laws would need to make it a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison per weapon to possess a firearm...... The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty...... Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be...
  • Army deserter will return to face consequences (canada ain't so grand)

    09/24/2006 7:56:12 PM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 42 replies · 2,475+ views
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2006 | AP
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) -- A soldier who fled to Canada two years ago after serving in Iraq said he would return home to face consequences from the U.S. Army.
  • Richard Gere becomes ill from the smell of cevapcici (Balkan Sausages -- LOL!)

    09/18/2006 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 77 replies · 2,001+ views
    B92 ^ | September 17, 2006 | B92
    (While filming "Bosnian Holiday",a film about the hunt for Karadzic), actor Richard Gere becomes ill from the smell of cevapi Sarajevo - Actor Richard Gere, who is a Buddhist and a vegeterian, became ill from the smell of cevapi [trans. note: small grilled sausages, a traditional dish] in the Sarajevo quarter of Bascarsija. The hospitable restaurant operators were forced to close their shops during filmining in Bascarsija because of Gere, even though they made an effort and brought him the very best cevapi to be had, writes the Sarajevo press. The famous Hollywood star is in Sarajevo filming "Holiday in...
  • Captain Kirk scared of space (Shatner shies from real-life visit to the final frontier)

    09/07/2006 9:16:16 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 84 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 6, 2006 | EMILY SMITH
    STAR Trek legend William Shatner has been offered a real-life space flight — but he won’t go boldly. Shatner — who plays fearless Kirk — says he is terrified of taking up Sir Richard Branson’s offer of joining Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight in 2008. The actor fears he will throw up in space or the craft will crash. Shatner, 75, said yesterday: “I’m interested in man’s march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. “Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me.” Ironically, the original TV series...
  • GI denied request in objector case (Katherine Jashinski)

    03/07/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 819+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/07/2006 | San Antonio Express-News
    A judge in San Antonio has denied the request of a former Fort Sam Houston soldier to force the Army to release her as a conscientious objector. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Friday that Pfc. Katherine Jashinski, 23, did not prove she has a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participating in war. The judge previously refused to block orders that shipped her to Fort Benning, Ga. There, Jashinski has refused to participate in weapons training in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. She has been charged with "missing movement" and faces a court-martial, said J.E. McNeil, executive director of...
  • Can You Believe Shep Smith?

    12/02/2005 12:36:10 PM PST · by lawdude · 212 replies · 7,850+ views
    Fox News | 12/2/05 | Self
    <p>Shep Smith was on his 3PM EST segment and talking with Wayne Simmons about paying for news in Iraq. Somehow the talk changed to Murtha and when Simmons said Murtha had bad-mouthed (or words to that effect) our troops, Shep went ballistic.</p>
  • Bush 41: I Still Like Clinton

    09/19/2005 6:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 267 replies · 6,698+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/19/05 | NewsMax
    Thirty-six hours after ex-president Bill Clinton bashed and trashed his son on everything from his handling of the Hurricane Katrina crisis to the Iraq war, former president George H.W. Bush says he still likes Clinton. Appearing during commercial breaks on ABC's "Monday Night Football," the president's father was asked how he and Clinton managed to get along. "I like him," Bush 41 said, despite the verbal thrashing Clinton administered to his son on ABC's "This Week" the day before. Given two more opportunities to comment on his relationship with Clinton, Bush Sr. declined to say a single negative word about...
  • After London terrorism, Wesley Clark's website disappears

    07/08/2005 7:59:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 3,589+ views
    Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com ^ | July 8, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    From Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com - July 8, 2005 Returning soon.
  • DFU/uncleshag SONG: IF YOU'RE LEAVING, STOP THE DRAMA -- download MP3 mocking the opus writers

    04/03/2005 10:43:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 179 replies · 2,693+ views
    DFU/Uncleshag productions | 4-3-05 | Lyrics DFU, Performance Uncleshag
    Leaving? Stop the Drama Lyrics by doug from upland/performed by uncleshag To the tune of J.Denver's Leavin' on a Jet Plane Well, you've had enough...the pouting won't stop You feel just like your head will pop You write your opus ungramatically You give reasons why you are out of here Too bad your thinking's not very clear You're hoping that some others will agree We'll bend over, drop our pants...we don't care to hear your rants Here's thousands of butt cheeks....do you see? If you're leaving, stop the drama Just go and cry to your sweet mama You'll get...
  • MY OPUS

    04/01/2005 5:33:17 PM PST · by thoughtomator · 47 replies · 1,817+ views
    the fecund recesses of my still-intact brain | now | me
    I'm sick and tired of all the whining and flailing about! I just can't take it anymore! You wanted it, fine - here's MY opus:
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • No Surrender ("Bush Did Not Win...")

    11/05/2004 6:17:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 76 replies · 3,872+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/5/04 | Paul Krugman
    President Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical - the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. Another part wants to break down the barriers between church and state. And thanks to a heavy turnout by evangelical Christians, Mr. Bush has four more years to advance that radical agenda. Democrats are now, understandably, engaged in self-examination. But while it's O.K. to think things over, those who abhor the direction Mr. Bush is taking the country must maintain...
  • ZZZZOT! studflife.com: Waaaa! Pull my articles now!

    10/04/2003 1:48:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 313 replies · 501+ views
    Student Life (Washington University student newspaper) | Shawn Redden
    Subject: Pull my articles now Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 15:07:36 -0500 From: Shawn Redden wsredden@artsci.wustl.edu To: webmaster@freerepublic.com Hello: I don't want my columns posted on this website ever again. If one of you nutjob lunatic members pastes anything I've written, I want it removed from your site immediately. Since you refuse to give me the opportunity to respond to the slanderous lies your members spew about me, you have no business claiming you have the right to post the columns. Your refusal to allow me to answer the charge of anti-semitism with equally harsh language reveals both your...
  • DFU SONG: Bend Me, Shape Me (Lott ready to bend over for them) 12-16-02

    12/16/2002 10:09:06 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 625+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 12-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BEND ME, SHAPE ME I am in big trouble, so says my tarot card reader I will do the things that I must to stay Senate leader I will get down on my knees And then I'll grovel and plead Jesse and Al…oh, pretty please I'll bend over and I'll grab my ankles Tell me what's needed, my good friends I'll bend over and I'll grab my ankles I am prepared to take it in the end I am finally seeing the light…we need reparations Giving people what they deserve will heal our nation I will get...
  • Gore Eyes 2004 Run

    09/18/2002 11:39:53 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 7 replies · 299+ views
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | 9/17/02 | Shawn Macomber
    PORTSMOUTH - With the drama of last week’s midterm primary barely past, the stage is already being set for 2004. Apparently, Al Gore is interested in reprising his role. Sunday night reports began circulating that Gore has confided to his top aides that he will take another shot at the presidency. Almost immediately, people in the Gore camp denied the reports. With scheduled stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and the focal point of the 2000 election, Florida, it’s hard not to see Gore is preparing another presidential bid. The Portsmouth Democratic headquarters is still strewn with the mementos of Gore’s...
  • MARTHA BURK HANGS UP ON JOHN & KEN SHOW

    09/04/2002 6:45:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 253+ views
    KFI LOS ANGELES | 9-3-02 | dfu
    Yesterday on the John and Ken show on KFI in Los Angeles, I was amazed to hear that Martha Burk agreed to come on the air. Right from the get go, Martha did not like John. I guess she can't handle people who challenge her. She warned him not to talk over him or she was gone. While she was blabbering, John sort of whispered, "See, this is why guys sometimes don't want to be around women." I don't think she heard that comment because of her blabbering, and it was not what caused her to run away and hide....