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Mar 21, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader rebuffed President Barack Obama's latest outreach on Saturday, saying Tehran was still waiting to see concrete changes in U.S. policy. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was responding to a video message Obama released Friday in which he reached out to Iran on the occasion of Nowruz, ...

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Mar 21, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Look, we all might have some misgivings about certain groups and sects within Iraq, but the fact is these groups are not going away ... and "killing them all and letting Allah sort them out" is obviously not a realistic an across the board option. So, the leaders have to ally and come to ...

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Mar 21, 2009 22 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

NY Magazine: By: Jessica Pressler Less than a year ago, the most repellent area bus tour we knew of was the one that induced Sex and the City–crazed tourists to put $40 on their Citi cards for a cupcake and a glimpse at Carrie Bradshaw's brownstone. How times have changed! Now, everyone's clamoring aboard the Populist Rage ...

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Mar 21, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Financial Times: Banker fury over tax ‘witch-hunt’ Bankers on Wall Street and in Europe have struck back against moves by US lawmakers to slap punitive taxes on bonuses paid to high earners at bailed-out institutions. Senior executives on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday warned of an exodus of talent from some of the biggest names in ...

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Mar 21, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: By Glenn Thrush An attorney representing Norm Coleman more or less conceded the (former-current-future) Minnesota Senator will lose his case before a three-member panel determining the final vote tally. Coleman lawyer Joe Friedberg, speaking to KFAN, seemed gloomy about Coleman's chances before the trial court -- and said he'll be stepping aside soon -- even ...

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Mar 21, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: By Josh Kraushaar In its first full month under the chairmanship of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democratic National Committee only raised $3.26 million in February, according to figures released by the committee this afternoon. The total lags behind the February fundraising total at the Republican National Committee, which raised $5.1 million during the month. RNC chairman ...

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Mar 20, 2009 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

My FOX Atlanta: ATLANTA - Two dozen black lawmakers angrily stalked out of the Georgia House on Friday amid claims a decision by white Republican leaders to delay passage of a resolution honoring President Barack Obama had racist overtones. House Speaker Glenn Richardson said the proposal to make Obama an honorary member of the Georgia Legislative Black ...

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Mar 20, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: Imprisoned border guards speak out by Sara A. Carter Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos wakes up in the middle of the night expecting a guard to shine a flashlight in his face. Jose Alonso Compean, his colleague, still has nightmares that he's not really home. It has not been easy readjusting to life ...

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Mar 20, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Rhode Island strip club to host job fair PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Here's a job opportunity you won't need to buy a new wardrobe for. Hoping to take advantage of Rhode Island's floundering economy, owners of the Foxy Lady strip club in Providence plan to hold a job fair on Saturday. They say they're looking to fill around 30 ...

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Mar 20, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Special Olympics Bowler Offers Obama Bowling Tips Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome who has been bowling for 30 years, said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to his average of 165. President Obama joked Thursday that his bowling ability was suitable for ...

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Mar 20, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: U.S. Budget Deficit Forecast to Hit $1.8 Trillion This Year The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit under President Obama's policies would never go below 4 percent of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. President Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according ...

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Mar 20, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

FOX Business: Ugly End Week of Gains on Wall Street by Matt Egan Wall Street suffered another pullback on Friday from its recent hot streak but the Dow still eked out its first back-to-back weekly rally since May. Today's Markets The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 122.42 points, or 1.65%, to 7278.38, the S&P 500 fell 15.50 points, or ...

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Mar 20, 2009 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Exactly when does this drunk-with-power witch finally puke all over herself and pass the hell out? Powerline: Word in Washington is that Nancy Pelosi is hunting around for members to join her on a delegation to the Inter-Parlilamentary Union, and to take the United States into it. Her reason for this is pretty clear: the IPU is ...

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Mar 20, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

If I am reading this right, and I admit to getting lost in the swamp workings and financial lingo, this was during the end of the Bush Administration ... Fox Business: Exclusive: Treasury Officials Proposed Limiting Bonuses for AIG by Peter Barnes, Senior Washington Correspondent Treasury officials proposed limiting annual bonuses for all employees of American International Group in ...

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Mar 20, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

LA Times: [ ... ] Barack Obama was elected commander in chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history. This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year." The president is to receive the award from the federation of black ...

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Mar 20, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: A nuclear submarine was damaged in a collision with another U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of Iran early Friday, leaving 15 U.S. sailors injured and 25,000 gallons of fuel spilling into the Strait of Hormuz. The USS Hartford, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, was fully submerged Friday when it collided with the transport ship the USS ...

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Mar 20, 2009 49 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Berkeley Daily Planet: Vandals Strike Berkeley Marine Recruiting Center By Riya Bhattacharjee The United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Office in downtown Berkeley came under attack once again Wednesday night when a group of vandals broke the building’s windows with sledgehammers and splashed them with red paint. Officers at the recruiting center at 64 Shattuck ...

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Mar 20, 2009 18 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Just a bit interesting how he uses the gentle strokes with our enmies while gripping his fingers around our necks, eh? Seems more comfortable with them than he does with us. FOX: Iranian Leaders Ignore Obama's Outstretched Hand Iran's supreme leader snubs President Obama in response to a warm video issued by the White House seeking a "new beginning" ...

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Mar 19, 2009 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Pamela, Evan Sayet, Robert Spencer That's right, the one, the only, Evan Sayet will be appearing for an expanded two hour run tonight, March 19 at 8 Pacific, 10 Central and 11 Eastern. If you haven't seen the video below, "How Modern Liberals Think", I cannot recommend more strongly that you do. It is ...

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Mar 19, 2009 31 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Special Olympics walkback By Ben Smith That didn't take long. Burton, on the plane: "Good afternoon. The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics. He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people ...

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Mar 19, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Sky News UK: by Julia Alasheyeva, Moscow A picture has emerged apparently showing Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his former days as a KGB officer. The 20-year old photo depicts two world leaders - US President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev - in Moscow. But, according to the man who took the photo, it ...

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Mar 19, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JPost: Over the years, some of my wildest critics seem to have assumed I am Jewish. At the same time, some of my closest friends wish I were. So let me set the record straight: I live in New York. I have a wife who craves Chinese food. And people I trust tell me I practically ...

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Mar 19, 2009 50 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Der Spiegel: INTERVIEW WITH HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO 'Away From the Politics of Fear' Janet Napolitano, 51, is President Obama's new Homeland Security Secretary. She spoke with SPIEGEL about immigration, the continued threat of terrorism and the changing tone in Washington. SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never ...

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Mar 19, 2009 33 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Patriots For America: by Doyle (GySgt-USMC-Ret) & Sue A posting from my Marine web site. The outrage of the morning: the Department of the Navy has given Congressman John Murtha a “Distinguished Service” award. Yes, that’s the same John Murtha who accused the Haditha Marines of being murderers without evidence, before their trial, then refused to apologize when ...

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Mar 19, 2009 38 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Is it time to hit that "re-set" button on the US Constitution yet??? They do THIS to them ... and we allow them to do anything to the rest of us in the future ... perhaps not so far off future. Politico: House approves 90 percent AIG tax In a vote that divided Republicans in half, the House narrowly ...

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