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GOP Debate Liveblogging and Instant Commentary (6/5/2007)

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Tonight, the Republican candidates, minus Fred Thompson, are debating in New Hampshire. Basically tonight, the fireworks will be between Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul over foreign policy and everybody vs McCain on immigration. 6:01 PM CDT: First hour, questions will be asked by reporters. No time limits, on honor system with questions limited to one [...]

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Rudy Won’t Sign “No Tax” Pledge

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Since its been awhile since we checked on Rudy Giuliani, I figured I would update everyone on what he’s been up to. Americans for Tax Reform has a Taxpayer Protection Pledge that they ask all candidates for national and state office to sign. It asks simply: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the [...]

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Religious Zealot Fails To Remove Harry Potter From Schools

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

In Georgia, a holier than thou Christian by the name of Laura Malloy has tried, and failed, for the 5th time to remove Harry Potter from Gwinnett County government school library shelves. Malloy says the books cause children to embrace witchcraft: A judge gave Laura Mallory 64 minutes Tuesday to argue why the Harry Potter [...]

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Chavez The Totalitarian

Monday, May 28th, 2007

In Friday’s Miami Herald, U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos (D-California) had a column about Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez’s closing of RTCV, the last private and opposition TV station in Venezuela. I bring up Congressman Lantos’s thoughts for several reasons. First, he’s the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and his column gives an insight into [...]

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Where’s The Ron Paul Surge?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

For all of Ron Paul’s supposed online support, he’s not gaining support where it matters; among Republican voters: This morning we have a new national poll, though it’s a small one: the Diageo/Hotline Poll, conducted by Financial Dynamics, May 16-20, 2007, 196 Republican primary voters nationwide. The results? After the jump… Rudy Giuliani shows up [...]

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Ah, The Successful Surge In Iraq

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The surge of US troops into Iraq is showing some benefits. Apparently, it is now safe for anti-American gang leader and Iranian agent Muqtada Sadr to return to Iraq and preach an anti-American sermon Influential cleric Muqtada Sadr resurfaced today after months in hiding and delivered a fiery sermon in this Shiite Muslim holy city [...]

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Iraq War Funding (and Pork) Passes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The bill to continue funding the Iraq War until September with no timelines has passed Congress. Congress voted tonight to meet President Bush’s demand for almost $100 billion to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September, providing a momentary truce in a bitter struggle over war policy. Even before the House and [...]

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Culture of Corruption Update

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Remember last year when the Democrats took over Congress, they campaigned on, among other things, reducing the number of earmarks in Congress. Let’s check into see how they’ve done: A bill the Senate approved last week to authorize water projects contains 446 earmarks, and the House version has 692. The Senate bill was the first [...]

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Quote of the Day

Monday, May 21st, 2007

“Maybe I should wait a couple weeks and see if it changes. Maybe he can get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his yard.” Sen. John McCain on Mitt Romney’s latest immigration flip-flop in the NY Sun’s Latest Politics blog, 5/31/2007

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Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani, Who’s Right?

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

The slapping match between Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani at Tuesday night’s Republican debate has ignited a debate on foreign policy. Ron Paul made his controversial remarks ,which I have to disagree with my fellow contributor Doug about, that can be interpreted by a reasonable person as showing moral equivalence between the enforcement of the [...]

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GOP Debate Liveblogging and Instant Commentary (5/15/2007)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

7:57 PM Central, the candidates have taken the stage. Carl Cameron of Fox News says that the candidates might be allowed to be take on each other directly. This debate maybe better than the last one. 8:01 PM: Debate is being simulcast on Foxnews.com. South Carolina GOP chairman is giving an introduction. Nobody cares. 8:02 [...]

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What Tonight’s Republican Candidates Need To Do

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Tonight, the Republicans presidential candidates will gather in Columbia, South Carolina for their latest debate. They’ll be fresh off their performance at the Reagan library. The candidates have different goals they need to accomplish tonight: Rudy Giuliani: -He needs to address abortion questions without flip-flopping. -He needs to come off as less authoritarian. -He needs [...]

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Democrats Will “Aggressively Persue” Fairness Doctrine

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The Democrats, according to the American Spectator, are going to aggressively persue the Fairness Doctrine. The decision to press for re-establishment of the Fairness Doctrine now seems to have developed for two reasons. “First, [Democrats] failed on the radio airwaves with Air America, no one wanted to listen,” says a senior adviser to Pelosi. “Conservative [...]

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The Latest UN Funnies

Monday, May 14th, 2007

The United Nations, in a show of solidarity with the free and prosperous nations of the world, and showing a commitment to reform has elected Zimbabwe to head the agency’s Commission on Sustainable Development. The 53-member Commission on Sustainable Development voted 26-21 with three abstentions on the new chair, said Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, vice [...]

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Rudy Laughs At Habeas Corpus

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Rudy Giuliani lets us all know what he thinks about Habeas Corpus. (Note, I am not endorsing Alex Jones, Infowars.com, or any of the kooky conspiracy theories Alex Jones espouses.) UPDATE: The comments below say that Giuliani was laughing at the moron Chris Matthews. After rewatching the video, I have to agree with them.

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Guiliani: For AND Against Roe v Wade

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

During Thursday night’s Republican debate, the great libertarian hero Rudy Giuliani had well…. a confused position on Roe v Wade to say the least. Maybe be if Giuliani was concerned about something else than lusting for power, his position on Roe v Wade would be much more clear.

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GOP Debate Liveblogging

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The first Republican party debate of the 2008 is set to begin in about 15 minutes. Right now on MSNBC, which the debate will be shown on, the most vicious partisan hack on television, Keith Olbermann, is doing a pre-debate show. Quickly, all the candidates have a to do list for tonight. The differences in [...]

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Another Reason Why John McCain Should Not Be President

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

I’ll let the video speak for itself.

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Guiliani, Kerik, and Corruption

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

The man who commenter and self-proclaimed neo-libertarian leader Eric Dondero holds up as a strong leader of our time has fallen into yet another scandal. This one concerns his good friend, Bernard Kerik: Federal prosecutors have told Bernard B. Kerik, whose nomination as homeland security secretary in 2004 ended in scandal, that he is likely [...]

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John Murtha Calls For A Draft

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Not this shit again. Another liberal Democrat calls for slavery.

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