• Did Obama sound like Bush tonite?

    Are some or most liberals upset with Obama's Afghan policy?
    Are some or most liberals upset with Obama's Afghan policy?
    1 answer · Politics · 8 years ago
  • Congress, beware, 42% reelect, 42% disagree: 2010 ??

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2009/42_say_their_own_congressman_deserves_reelection_42_disagree Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government. Forty-six percent (46%) are very angry. A plurality (46%) of female... show more
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_c... Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government. Forty-six percent (46%) are very angry. A plurality (46%) of female voters says their local representative deserves reelection to Congress, but most male voters (53%) don’t share that view and oppose reelecting the incumbent. Forty-eight percent (48%) of moderates don’t support their current representative. What does this mean for the 2010 elections.
    3 answers · Elections · 8 years ago
  • It's now Obama's War: Will the Strategy Work?

    https://www.stratfor.com/campaign/videoa... VIDEO The generals will likely be pleased, his allies in Britain and Australia remain resolute, but can the strategy work?
    https://www.stratfor.com/campaign/videoa... VIDEO The generals will likely be pleased, his allies in Britain and Australia remain resolute, but can the strategy work?
    9 answers · Politics · 8 years ago
  • Good News? Polanski stuck in jail?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091130/ap_e... must pay FULL $4.5M Must surrender his identity papers. Must be fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet (no GPS). The bail must be wired to a bank account. The bank must then notify us that it has received the full 4.5 mil. So how do you feel about this?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091130/ap_e... must pay FULL $4.5M Must surrender his identity papers. Must be fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet (no GPS). The bail must be wired to a bank account. The bank must then notify us that it has received the full 4.5 mil. So how do you feel about this?
    3 answers · Media & Journalism · 8 years ago
  • Is a candidates religious faith important?

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2009/47_view_a_candidate_s_religious_faith_as_important 47% of U.S. voters consider a political candidate’s religion important in determining how they vote, but, are less enthusiastic about the role of religion in politics and government. Seventy-eight percent... show more
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_c... 47% of U.S. voters consider a political candidate’s religion important in determining how they vote, but, are less enthusiastic about the role of religion in politics and government. Seventy-eight percent (78%) say it is not right for their parish priest, minister, rabbi or imam to make a suggestion as to whom they should vote for. The most common example of religion and politics in the news is the criticism of liberal Catholic politicians by officials of their church. Just recently, the Catholic bishop of Providence, R.I., barred Congressman Patrick Kennedy from receiving communion for his pro-choice position on abortion. Seventy-nine percent (79%) think getting reelected is what most politicians are concerned about, as opposed to following their religious faith. What do you think?
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • Ann Coulter on O'Reilly?

    "We are getting the Truth from the British Press" http://www.popmodal.com/video/3923/Ann-C...
    "We are getting the Truth from the British Press" http://www.popmodal.com/video/3923/Ann-C...
    3 answers · Media & Journalism · 8 years ago
  • What movie was it that started?

    the whole new special effects action films. I mean really blew away the public when it was released. Nothing like it had ever been seen before? I mean like what War of the Worlds did for Science Fiction special effects.
    the whole new special effects action films. I mean really blew away the public when it was released. Nothing like it had ever been seen before? I mean like what War of the Worlds did for Science Fiction special effects.
    2 answers · Movies · 8 years ago
  • Are the Swiss accepting a 4.5 mil ransom?

    for a bail they know will be forfeited? http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/25/switzerland.polanski.bail/index.html The court demanded cash instead, and this time looked favorably on Polanski's offer of a bank guarantee and the threat of sacrificing his family's home if he fled justice. "Cash is king," said Peter... show more
    for a bail they know will be forfeited? http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/1... The court demanded cash instead, and this time looked favorably on Polanski's offer of a bank guarantee and the threat of sacrificing his family's home if he fled justice. "Cash is king," said Peter Cosandey, a former Zurich prosecutor. Still, he said he could "hardly remember a case where bail is granted to someone who isn't even a full-time Swiss resident." So the Swiss Court System is guaranteed 4.5 mil if he AGAIN breaks a court ordered agreement. He skipped bail in 1997. Polanski agreed to pay his sexual assault victim $500,000. Polanski still owed the money -- plus another $100,000 in interest -- 3 years after the 1993 settlement, according to the documents. It's not clear if Polanski ever completed paying the debt to the woman, although the court papers document efforts by her lawyers to garnish residuals and other payments owed to Polanski by the Screen Actors Guild, movie studios and other Hollywood businesses. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/1... "Last month, the Swiss Criminal Court refused Polanski's request to be released on bail and said the director posed a high flight risk, according to court documents. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091125/ap_o... The Swiss Criminal Court said measures such as revoking Polanski's travel documents and requiring him to report daily to the police would not reduce the possibility that the director would flee." But the same court system now says "The 76-year-old appellant is married and the father of two minors," the court said as it considered Polanski's offer of a cash bail secured by his apartment in Paris. "It can be assumed that as a responsible father he will, especially in view of his advanced age, attach greater importance to the financial security of his family than a younger person." The court said Polanski would be subjected to "constant electronic surveillance" at his chalet and an alarm would be activated if he leaves the premises or takes off the bracelet, adding that the filmmaker was still viewed as a high flight risk. Here are some internet posts in response to this story: Now watch this coward do a "Brer Rabbit" act! ..... Any betts the scum bag legs it? This puts Switzerland in the same category as professional kidnappers. Nice ransom though - $4.5 million. Don't imagine it will take Polanski long to get his perverted buns back to France, which doesn't extradite citizens. To he11 with $4.49-million bail when you're looking at 50-years in a So Cal slammer with a cellmate named Bubba. What are your thougnts?
    1 answer · Celebrities · 8 years ago
  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL FUNDING CUTS?

    ACORN Sues Congress: The suit charges Congress with violating the Constitution when it passed legislation in September that specifically targeted ACORN to lose federal funding. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/... Is this unconstitutional or does Congress have the right to exercise its own prerogative of its legislative power?
    ACORN Sues Congress: The suit charges Congress with violating the Constitution when it passed legislation in September that specifically targeted ACORN to lose federal funding. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/... Is this unconstitutional or does Congress have the right to exercise its own prerogative of its legislative power?
    6 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • CHINESE JUSTICE: TOO EXTREME OR JUSTIFIED?

    China has executed two people for their role in a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, and more than 300,000 other infants were made ill from milk powder contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/… Nineteen other people... show more
    China has executed two people for their role in a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, and more than 300,000 other infants were made ill from milk powder contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/... Nineteen other people were sentenced to prison terms. Melamine is used in the making of plastics and fertilizers. When added to food products it indicates a higher apparent protein content but can cause kidney stones and kidney failure. It emerged that Sanlu had known it was selling toxic milk - and allowed around 900 tonnes of it to leave its dairies before it stopped production. The case provoked widespread public outrage in China and came after a series of similar food safety incidents, including another one of contaminated milk powder four years previously which left 13 babies dead. It led to product recalls across the globe, and further damaged China's reputation for producing safe and reliable products, correspondents say. Is this a too extreme form of justice? Or, does 13 dead babies the 4 years previous, and 6 dead babies and 300,000 sick in this case justify this kind of justice? Or maybe, it’s the World Wide Recall and further damage to the Chinese reputation while striving to develop as a trusted economic partner?
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SAYS ACORN?

    DUMPED SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS AS PROBE BEGAN http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576466,00.html Derrick Roach, a licensed San Diego investigator paid an impromptu visit to the city's ACORN branch on Oct. 9 and watched as a man tossed bags of files into a Dumpster outside the building. After ACORN staff left, he discovered more than 20,000... show more
    DUMPED SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS AS PROBE BEGAN http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,5764... Derrick Roach, a licensed San Diego investigator paid an impromptu visit to the city's ACORN branch on Oct. 9 and watched as a man tossed bags of files into a Dumpster outside the building. After ACORN staff left, he discovered more than 20,000 documents he believes point to illicit relationships between ACORN and a bank and a labor union. Also tossed in public view in the Dumpster, were people's driver's license numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, tax returns, credit reports, a crime in California. When our San Diego staff was doing an office clean-up some documents containing private information may have been thrown out, according to Amy Schur, state head organizer for California ACORN, in an e-mailed statement. The documents suggest connections to the California Teachers Association and to Citibank. " ‘ACORN was acting as an agent’ for Citibank, Roach charged.” Citibank ran an outreach program through ACORN that utilized the group's local staff. That relationship has been severed, Citigroup told FoxNews.com in an e-mail. The California Teachers Association was "funneling information to ACORN for political activity, not illegal, but requires full disclosure by both ACORN and the CTA, and so far he hasn’t found any disclosure.. The group is now under investigation by a number of city, state and federal agencies, and Congress has cut off funding for the group. On Oct. 1, California Attorney General Jerry Brown launched a state investigation of ACORN. It was just eight days later that Roach says he retrieved the sensitive files Are you surprised by these latest actions by ACORN and what are you’re comments?
    6 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • Was Biden right..."Mark my words"?

    “YOU CAN EXPECT A TERRORIST ATTACK IF OBAMA IS ELECTED AND YOU CAN ALSO EXPECT OBAMA TO SCREW IT UP” http://rightvoices.com/2008/10/20/biden-... Obama was elected and we’ve had our first terrorist attack in America since 9/11, and Obama won’t call it what it is: terrorism.
    “YOU CAN EXPECT A TERRORIST ATTACK IF OBAMA IS ELECTED AND YOU CAN ALSO EXPECT OBAMA TO SCREW IT UP” http://rightvoices.com/2008/10/20/biden-... Obama was elected and we’ve had our first terrorist attack in America since 9/11, and Obama won’t call it what it is: terrorism.
    4 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 8 years ago
  • Obama: "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater."?

    Does this mean that when Obama turned the Gates event into ‘political theater’, that he was acting ‘stupidly’?
    Does this mean that when Obama turned the Gates event into ‘political theater’, that he was acting ‘stupidly’?
    9 answers · Politics · 8 years ago
  • Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off?

    "...on any investigation, pleading for lawmakers to 'resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater'." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_fort_hood_shooting There were Senate Hearings on the 1993 WTC attack, the African Embassies Bombings, the U.S.S. Cole attack, and the 9/11... show more
    "...on any investigation, pleading for lawmakers to 'resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater'." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091117/ap_o... There were Senate Hearings on the 1993 WTC attack, the African Embassies Bombings, the U.S.S. Cole attack, and the 9/11 attack. Why shouldn't there be Senate Hearings on the Hasan attack. Obama has authorized DoD Investigations and possibly a separate Army Investigation, but these will be internal investigations not subject to transparency. Why is Obama afraid of a public discussion of the Hasan "attack'? What issue/s is he afraid of?
    15 answers · Politics · 8 years ago
  • ‘Pork barreling’ Is it time for reform?

    Pig examples of pork which, unlike earmarks, go to a specific destination/project Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/17/MNGF5FPI7N1.DTL The money -- championed by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, the powerful head of the Senate Appropriations Committee -- was earmarked to help construct a bridge between... show more
    Pig examples of pork which, unlike earmarks, go to a specific destination/project Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg... The money -- championed by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, the powerful head of the Senate Appropriations Committee -- was earmarked to help construct a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island in the Alaskan Inland Passage in the southeastern corner of the state. A ferry boat now provides transportation between the two points. Lawmakers in the House and Senate decided to drop the project after it was derided by critics as "pork-barrel spending" on "the bridge to nowhere." Boston’s Big Dig Cost and interest 22 billion http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Ar... 20, 2003 The Big Dig was originally estimated to cost $2.6 billion, but it has already soaked up more than $8.5 billion in federal money.” http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?page... Since 1991, the annual Congressional Pig Book has provided the authoritative list of pork in the federal budget. A "pork" project is a line-item in an appropriations or authorization bill that designates funds for a specific purpose in circumvention of established budgetary procedures. To qualify as pork, a project must meet one of seven criteria http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=reports_pigbook2006#criteria • Requested by only one chamber of Congress; • Not specifically authorized; • Not competitively awarded; • Not requested by the President; • Greatly exceeds the President’s budget request or the previous year’s funding; • Not the subject of congressional hearings; or • Serves only a local or special interest . that were developed in 1991 by CAGW and the Congresional Porkbusters Coalition. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/30/report-dozens-congress-ethics-scrutiny/ Investigations by two separate ethics offices include an examination of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.,chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, and six other lawmakers and their relationships with an influential lobbying firm”: Reps. Peter Visclosky, D-Ind., James Moran, D-Va, Reps. Norm *****, D-Wash., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., and Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan. In view of the current John Murtha et al investigations, the ‘Cool Cash Jefferson’ conviction and sentencing, and the Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham corruption scandal, he actually wrote a bribe menu, do you think it’s time for reform for pork barreling by our politicians in Washington?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • After the Congressional investigations, and since Congress is the only body that?

    can try Hasan on charges of treason, should or will they?
    can try Hasan on charges of treason, should or will they?
    3 answers · Current Events · 8 years ago
  • How will Hasan be portrayed: As a mentally disturbed criminal or an ideologically driven lone wolf?

    http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20091111_... Must read Hasan Case article that discusses: Overt Clues and Tactical Challenges; The Nature of Intelligence Investigations; Criminal Acts vs. Terrorism Very interesting article! How do you think he will be portrayed or how do you think he should be portrayed?
    http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20091111_... Must read Hasan Case article that discusses: Overt Clues and Tactical Challenges; The Nature of Intelligence Investigations; Criminal Acts vs. Terrorism Very interesting article! How do you think he will be portrayed or how do you think he should be portrayed?
    9 answers · Mental Health · 8 years ago