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Dozens Dead in Moscow Train Bombings

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:53 am by HL

Dozens Dead in Moscow Train Bombings
At least 36 people have been killed by two suicide bombings which hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, Russian officials said. The first blast went off in the Lubyanka station at 7:56 a.m., killing 14 inside a train and 11 on the platform. The second explosion occurred 40 minutes later at the Park Kultury station, where 12 people were killed.


What will the liberals make them do next?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:52 am by HL

What will the liberals make them do next?
I’m sure whatever this militia group was up to, it’s the Democrats fault.

April 19th is just around the corner — a big day for militia groups everywhere, it being their Pearl Harbor/9-11/Remember the Maine Day. The day of the Waco Raid and the Murrah Building Bombing. It’s Whack-Job Mardi Gras. SHOW US YOUR CLIPS!

But, sadly, some group of Glenn Beck listeners (and Gold-Line investors) had their Tea Party ruined.

…the target of the raid was a Christian militia group called the Hutaree. The group proclaims on a Web site that it is “preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.”

Because the Pope is certainly not holding up his end.

Ah, the Hutaree Militia…and yes, there’s a videotape of their awesome training…just like that Al Qaeda tape we see all the time, except instead of monkey bars there is an old Buick.

This was naturally, found on MySpace. Rupert Murdoch’s brilliant purchase that continues to exist to serve pornstars, Hannity listeners, and people who cannot be within a 1000 feet of an elementary school. Sorry for being redundant.

Have fun storming the castle people.


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Raw Footage of Moscow Subway Attack

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:50 am by HL

Raw Footage of Moscow Subway Attack
Video is starting to pour in of the aftermath of the two alleged suicide bombings that struck Moscow commuters.

Video is starting to pour in of the aftermath of the two alleged suicide bombings that struck Moscow commuters.

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Caroline Myss: Are Republican Right Wingers Homeland Security Threats?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:49 am by HL

Caroline Myss: Are Republican Right Wingers Homeland Security Threats?
The Republican right-wingers are dangerous. They should be considered homeland and homegrown security threats and we are their targets.

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Andrew Reinbach: The Tie-Dyed Tea Party
As the Tea Party drives the GOP farther to the right, recent outbursts will be seen as the impotent rage of a rump GOP, rejected by the American people — the same impulse that elected so many Democrats in 2008.


RNC chair Steele promotes Hannity’s book after years of Hannity campaigning for Steele

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:48 am by HL

RNC chair Steele promotes Hannity’s book after years of Hannity campaigning for Steele

In a recent email sent out by the Republican National Committee, RNC chairman Michael Steele promoted Sean Hannity’s latest book, Conservative Victory, telling recipients, “I cannot recommend it enough.” Hannity himself has a long history of using his media perch at Fox News to promote Steele’s political career.

Steele uses RNC mailer to promote Hannity’s new book

Steele: “Sean’s words left me energized for November.” In a March 28 entry to Washington Monthly‘s Political Animal blog, Steve Benen wrote:

Former Bush speechwriter David Frum, recently fired from AEI for telling Republicans what they didn’t want to hear, noted the other day, “Republicans originally thought that Fox [News] worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox.”

I thought of this quote when I saw the latest email sent to Republicans this morning by the Republican National Committee. This is the body of the message in its entirety. (thanks to reader C.R.)

Dear XXXX,

I wanted to let you know that I just finished reading Sean Hannity’s new book, Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda. As they so often do, Sean’s words left me energized for November and even more committed to making the gains necessary to bring the Obama agenda to a halt.

In the book, Sean does more than just tell us why we need to defeat the Obama Agenda. He also gives us a blueprint for getting it done. I cannot recommend it enough — and I’m confident that, like me, you will be ready for the upcoming elections with a renewed commitment.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele

Chairman, Republican National Committee

Just to be clear, this wasn’t a personal endorsement from Steele. The email was sent to Republican donors, through the RNC, as part of an official RNC message. The email notes that it was “paid for by the Republican National Committee.”

Isn’t this a little odd? The RNC is using its list to urge Republicans to buy a book from an independent media personality?

I’ve seen appeals that tell donors if they pony up a few bucks, they can get a book as a premium, but that’s not what this is. Indeed, Steele’s message doesn’t even ask for a donation for the party. Rather, the RNC simply wants Republicans to go buy a Fox News host’s book.

When it comes to the network and the party, it appears one is an adjunct of the other, though the roles are less than clear.

Hannity uses media perch to promote Steele

Hannity endorsed Steele’s run for RNC chairman: “I think you’re the person for the job.” During an interview with Steele on the November 13, 2008, edition of Hannity & Colmes [accessed via Nexis], Hannity said that he was “supporting” Steele’s candidacy for RNC chairman, adding, “I think you have the vision.” Hannity went on to say: “Michael, whatever I can do to help you, I think you’re the person for the job.” After Steele was elected RNC chairman on January 30, 2009, he appeared on Hannity’s Fox News program in what Hannity touted as Steele’s “first interview since becoming the head of the Republican Party.”

In 2006 run for Senate, Hannity praised Steele’s “incredible” campaign and “positive” message. In 2006, Steele ran for U.S. Senate in Maryland against Democrat Ben Cardin. During an interview with Steele on the November 3, 2006, edition of Hannity & Colmes [accessed via Nexis], prior to the election, Hannity said to Steele: “I’ve watched this race really closely. And you have run a really incredible campaign. Very positive, on message, more than anybody else that I’ve heard of.” Hannity also said he was “bothered” by how Steele had been “treated” during the campaign.

Hannity hosted Steele to promote his book. The January 4 edition of Hannity featured an interview with Steele and “an exclusive first look at” Steele’s book, Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, and its “12 crucial steps that he thinks can defeat the Obama agenda.” Steele said that Republican “candidates that are looking to run have to be — have to be anchored in these principles,” to which Hannity replied, “I’m agreeing with what you’re saying.”

Hannity provided platform for Steele to defend himself during feud with Rush Limbaugh. On the February 28, 2009, edition of CNN’s D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, Steele responded to Limbaugh’s comment that he wanted Obama to “fail” by saying: “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh, his whole thing is entertainment. Yes, he has this incendiary — yes, it’s ugly.” On the March 3, 2009, edition of Hannity, Hannity noted Steele’s apology to Limbaugh: “[Steele] said he misspoke; that was not what he meant, that Rush has been a force for great conservative values over the years. And apparently they spoke, and they’re good.” On the March 4, 2009, broadcast of his Fox News show, Hannity interviewed Steele, who said of his Limbaugh comments, “If you go back and listen to that exchange, there was no attack on Rush.”

Steele has guest-hosted for Hannity. According a search of the Nexis database, Steele was a guest host on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes on July 2, 2008, October 10, 2008, and November 21, 2008.


NV Gov To AG: C’Mon, Get Us In On That Health-Care Lawsuit

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:47 am by HL

NV Gov To AG: C’Mon, Get Us In On That Health-Care Lawsuit
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Angry Perriello: Boehner’s Statement On Threats Was ‘Outrageous’ (VIDEO)
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MAP: A Guide To Recent Vandal Attacks On Democrats
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The Dying of the Right: Frum Fired For Telling the Truth

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:43 am by HL

The Dying of the Right: Frum Fired For Telling the Truth
“Republicans originally thought that Fox [News] worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox.” – David Frum on Nightline, March 22, 2010, blowing Fox’s whole ‘fair and balanced’ mumbo-jumbo, as quoted by Media Matters. “Waterloo” – David Frum, Frum Forum, March 21, 2010 “David Frum: “What the Hell is Going On at Fox News?” – […]


Steele Considered Buying Private Plane

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:42 am by HL

Steele Considered Buying Private Plane
Two knowledgeable sources tell the Daily Caller that RNC chairman Michael Steele “once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel.”

“While Steele has not purchased a plane, he continues to charter them. According to federal disclosure records, the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period). There are no readily identifiable private plane expenses for Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine in the DNC’s last three months of filings.”

Democrats Stable After Health Care Push
“After steering the landmark health-care reform bill through Congress, the Democratic Party’s leaders have emerged mostly unscathed,” according to a new Washington Post poll, “but they have not received a notable boost in approval ratings.”

“Shifts among core constituencies suggest that President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may have reaped some benefit from the legislation’s passage, but the public’s take on the Democratic Party has not budged, and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV)) appears to be losing popularity. None of the central players in passing health-care reform appears to be winning favor with the bill’s opponents.”

Raise Someone Else’s Taxes
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Did Iraq Just Elect a Mass-Murderer?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:41 am by HL

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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 29th, 2010 4:40 am by HL

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