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Thu Jul 21, 2005 at 08:11 PM PDT

Want To Have Some Fun?

by Rome890

So I was perusing the latest in what my Republican relatives consider leftwing propaganda.You know, the kind that deceived us into believing that Iraq had no WMDs, there was no evidence that Saddam was involved in 9/11, Bush lied, Rove leaked, Bush lied, lied, lied, and THIS popped up on my screen. I hate pop-up ads, but this one has to be the worst I've seen yet:

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Mon Jun 06, 2005 at 06:00 PM PDT

Closed Bases Could Get Nuclear Waste

by Rome890

Hi everyone. I posted this a few days ago in the middle of the night. Assuming that not many of you caught the story, I'm posting it again. If this has already been discussed, my apologies.
Shut bases could get nuclear waste
A $15.5m funding plan allows for reprocessing

WASHINGTON -- Closed military bases could become repositories for nuclear waste under a little-noticed section of a spending bill that was passed by the House this week, exacerbating the fears of local lawmakers who are fighting the scheduled closure of four of New England's biggest bases.

The energy and water bill from the House Appropriations Committee includes $15.5 million for reprocessing of nuclear waste from power plants and construction of an interim nuclear waste dump. The legislation does not specify where that dump would be. But the Appropriations Committee report, which explains the bill, suggests that mothballed military bases be considered as potential sites for the waste.

It's interesting how it's assumed that it was "a little-noticed section of a spending bill"

when I bet no one even bothered to read it.

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Sun Jun 05, 2005 at 12:01 AM PDT

Give 'Em Nuclear Waste

by Rome890

I guess they had to put it somewhere.

Tens of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars lossed. What's a bit of nuclear waste going to hurt?

Shut bases could get nuclear waste
A $15.5m funding plan allows for reprocessing

WASHINGTON -- Closed military bases could become repositories for nuclear waste under a little-noticed section of a spending bill that was passed by the House this week, exacerbating the fears of local lawmakers who are fighting the scheduled closure of four of New England's biggest bases.

The energy and water bill from the House Appropriations Committee includes $15.5 million for reprocessing of nuclear waste from power plants and construction of an interim nuclear waste dump. The legislation does not specify where that dump would be. But the Appropriations Committee report, which explains the bill, suggests that mothballed military bases be considered as potential sites for the waste.

By the way, "a little-noticed section of a spending bill"?

I doubt they've even READ the bill.

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Fri May 27, 2005 at 12:19 PM PDT

Hope You're Not TOO Busy

by Rome890

Happy Friday everyone!

I just got this email from a cousin who routinely sends pro-Jesus Christ emails. This one particularly made me laugh partly because this was a SERIOUS message.

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They expect to miss their recruiting goals for this month and next month. The video games apparently aren't working, so what's the military to do?
WASHINGTON - The Army expects to miss its recruiting goals this month and next and is working on a revised sales pitch appealing to the patriotism of parents, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey said Wednesday. [more]
So for how much are our most patriotic moms and dads willing to sell their children to this administration? Maybe sweeten the deal a bit with a discount gas card for the whole family?
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Sat Feb 19, 2005 at 11:54 PM PST

According To Hillary, We're Winning!

by Rome890

I like Hillary, but this really irked me:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - As 55 people died in Iraq on Saturday, the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim religious calendar, Sen. Hillary Clinton said that much of Iraq was "functioning quite well" and that the rash of suicide attacks was a sign that the insurgency was failing.
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Tue Jan 11, 2005 at 11:55 AM PST

Ann Talks To A Liberal

by Rome890

And either regrets it OR wishes she had some of that protective armor our troops have been requesting.

For those of you who missed it, Ms. Coulter appeared on CNN and debated none other than the "Lion of the Left," KGO's Bernie Ward. I doubt she's listened to his show. If Ann was a guy, I'd say Bernie castrated her. But then again, who knows what's underneath those skirts she wears (I'm keeeeeeeding!).

Here's the link: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0412/20/nfcnn.01.html

AND a sample of what the cable audiences are exposed to when intelligent articulate "liberal" voices are given the opportunity to discount right wing nonsense:

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About an hour ago, I got the following email from John Kerry (pasted in full below) confirming that he won't be taking part in the formal protest.

Okay, I already knew that he planned to be absent from the process and I respected his decision, but these two paragraphs really rubbed me the wrong way to the point that that "respect" I had prior to my getting his message has dissolved.

"Tomorrow, members of Congress will meet to certify the results of the 2004 presidential election. I will not be taking part in a formal protest of the Ohio Electors.

Despite widespread reports of irregularities, questionable practices by some election officials and instances of lawful voters being denied the right to vote, our legal teams on the ground have found no evidence that would change the outcome of the election."

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 at 12:14 AM PST

CBS Vows To Be Faux-Like

by Rome890

Not only is this story disgusting but it reinforces what we critics of the "liberal" media have been saying all along...

Let the fence-mending begin. According to a Broadcasting & Cable source in Washington, D.C., CBS News president Andrew Heyward, along with Washington bureau chief Janet Leissner, recently met with White House communications director Dan Bartlett, in part to repair chilly relations with the Bush administration.

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Thu Dec 30, 2004 at 11:27 PM PST

Thank God For Acts of God

by Rome890

Apparently someone saw the good in all the tragedy:
the Westboro Baptist Church leaders known for picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard, the young college student brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998, have released the following statement regarding the tsunamis which hit Southeast Asia earlier in the week. The statement, which was posted on their website Wednesday alongside dozens of other archived "press releases," thanks God for the tsunami and for the death of any gay Swedish vacationers who perished at the time.[more]
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Fri Dec 24, 2004 at 08:16 AM PST

Boycotting X-Mas Mass (w/poll)

by Rome890

Anyone else considering it? I'm a Catholic only because my parents baptized me when I was a baby. I'm also one of those Catholics who only goes to mass to make my mother happy. My attendence record has dwindled from nearly every Sunday down to just midnight mass (x-mas eve). I may break that tradition and not join my family for tonight's "celebration." After everything the Church has done including their involvement in the 2004 presidential election in which their candidate of choice was a lying, mass-murdering THUG over a devoted Catholic who happened to disagree with the Church on one major issue, I don't think I can take it! Does anyone think I'm making too big of a deal about this and just endure the hour for my mother's sake?
Poll

Are you BOYCOTTING mass this year?

64%11 votes
23%4 votes
11%2 votes

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Sun Dec 12, 2004 at 12:37 AM PST

Councilman Demands Bush Photo Removed

by Rome890

Sorry if this has already been diaried, but was anyone else as bothered by this story as I was?

City Councilman Nelson Polite asked baker David Stoltzfus last month to remove the pictures. When Stoltzfus refused, Polite threatened to try to enact a city ordinance that would ban all political material from public places.

"I just feel that since it was a close election and the city's so divided, that we should have a healing period," Polite told the New Era of Lancaster on Friday.

As much as I'd LOVE to see the picture removed, what right does Polite have to ask much less demand the Baker remove the photo? This is still America. As a democrat, Polite's supposed to be on our side, defending the Constitution. And banning all political material from public places..what the hell was he thinking?

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