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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Mon Dec 14th 2009, 01:07 PM

He hasn't left my side since.

Abbott! I hope I have at least 6 more years and then some!
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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Sat Oct 10th 2009, 11:14 AM

Seriously, it's like the Mecca of food products

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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jul 15th 2009, 03:37 PM ;_ylt=AtmjMdmYMNQqvNleF4.5M9zQbbUC;_ylu=X3oDMTJybTNqZmQ4BGFzc2V0Ay95bmV3cy8yMDA5MDcxNS9wbF95bmV3cy95bmV3c19wbDY5NwRjcG9zAzQEcG9zAzQEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yaWVzBHNsawNzZW5jb2J1cm5hcG8-

Coburn: Sorry about the protesters

It's rare to see a senator apologize for the actions of people on their own side. But we saw Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a strong anti-abortion advocate do just that this morning.

An obstetrician and a conservative, Coburn grilled Sonia Sotomayor on abortion law. But before he got into that, he first issued an apology to her and rebuked the anti-abortion protesters that interrupted the first two days of the confirmation hearing.

"I apologize to you for the outburst that occurred in this committee. Anybody who values life like I do and is pro-life recognizes that the way you change minds is not yell at people, is you love them," Coburn said. "And you care about their concerns and you create a level of understanding, not condemnation. And so, for that, I apologize."

Five anti-abortion protesters interrupted the hearing shouting slogans in the first two days.

-Jesse J. Holland, AP reporter, Supreme Court


He didn't change what Coburn said but he reported the protestors for what they are - they are anti-abortion. Technically in my book they are anti-choice but at least this reporter didn't call them 'pro-life'. When these people start protesting the war, opposing the death penalty and supporting health care & education for our children - then I might give them some slack.
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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Wed Jun 03rd 2009, 11:15 AM

just saw a recent picture of comedienne Joan Rivers that made me want to throw up. Her face is now stretched tighter than a piano string; her mouth and snout bear more than a passing resemblance to that grotesque "cat-woman," Jocelyn Wildenstein.

"I've had so much plastic surgery," Rivers told The New York Times earlier this year, "when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware."

Ironically, she's become the industry's worst poster child. I'd rather have my jawline sag to the floor than end up looking like Rivers.

Recent reports say that the number of pricey cosmetic surgeries is declining, thanks to the recession. Yet Americans are hardly shying away from the knife. According to new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2008 billions were spent on over 12 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Women account for a staggering 91% of these procedures.


BTW the 6 women they picked were:
#1 Helen Mirren
#2 Iman
#3 Carmen Dell'Orefice
#4 Anjelica Huston
#5 Sophia Loren
#6 Gloria Steinem
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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Fri May 29th 2009, 12:41 PM

Republicans are said to be experiencing their winter of discontent, aimlessly adrift and trying to get their bearings after a couple of tough campaign cycles. So why not join like-minded folks and be literally adrift, on a luxury cruise ship meandering for 10 days in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic?

You'll be able to commiserate with and enjoy the grand company of luminaries from the conservative National Review -- Rich Lowry, Jonah Goldberg, Kathryn Lopez, Kate O'Beirne and others.

The luxurious Holland America Noordam sets out from Rome to Dubrovnik to the Greek Isles, then to Sicily and back to Rome. The 2009 Mediterranean Cruise has a "sunny itinerary" perfect to brighten an otherwise gloomy time, the magazine's ad says. There are "exclusive cocktail receptions and smokers (featuring H. Upmann cigars), scintillating seminars and intimate dining with guest speakers."

Some of the guest speakers include Karl ("Permanent Majority") Rove, author Michael Novak, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and ace political analyst Dick Morris, who appears fully recovered from that toe-sucking incident. Also on board will be columnists Tony Blankley, Cal Thomas and George Gilder.

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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue May 26th 2009, 01:17 PM

apartheid - 4 dictionary results
a⋅part⋅heid  /əˈpɑrtheɪt, -haɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation Show IPA
1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population.
2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.

Is this what our country has come to? Sure, we're not forcing the gay community to live in a separate community but it seems our country has no problem forcing them to live different standards then what us straight people live.
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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Fri May 08th 2009, 09:37 AM /

WHEN will this be released on DVD??!!
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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Mon May 04th 2009, 01:28 PM
I'm trying to figure out why Fox is reporting that the Souter Nomination needs one Judicary committee member from the 'opposing' party to support him/her in order to move the nomination out of committee and into a floor vote.

Last time I checked - Samual Alito moved to a floor vote without a single democrat in the judiciary committee voting for him

Alito's confirmation hearing was held from January 9 to January 13, 2006. On January 24, his nomination was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 10-8 party line vote. Democratic Senators characterized Alito as a hard right conservative in the mold of a Clarence Thomas or Robert Bork. Alito professed reluctance to commit to any type of ideology, stating he would act as an impartial referee. On the abortion issue, he stated that he would look at that with an open mind but would not state how he would rule on Roe v. Wade if that issue were to come up before the court. Some pro-life activists, however, claim Alito's confirmation as a victory for their cause.

SO someone please tell me why Fox News is reporting this? Was there some change in the Judiciary nomination process since Alito that would basically fuck things up for whichever party was in charge? /

At first glance, with Democrats a hair away from a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, one would expect President Obama to have no trouble hand-picking a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

But in an ironic twist, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party this week could give Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee the upper hand in rejecting a nominee they find unacceptable.

That's because the Judiciary Committee, where Specter was the ranking minority member, requires the consent of at least one Republican to end debate and move a nominee to the full Senate for a vote.

"I think, in narrow terms, it could present a procedural problem at the committee level, unless the Democrats are going to change the rules of the committee midstream," William Jacobson, a professor of law at Cornell University, told

Mind you, perhaps since Alito's nomination someone made changes and I'm out of date on it; however, it's odd that only Faux News seems to be reporting this and nobody else.

Can someone tell me if I'm going crazy or Faux News is just full of crap?

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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Apr 29th 2009, 12:58 PM /

Toomey can't win statewide. It'll be interesting to see if Republicans stick with him or try to run a clone of Arlen Specter on the ticket (aka Tom Ridge - another moderate republican).
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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Apr 23rd 2009, 02:30 PM
The man actually got the pros to waterboard him so he could write the article.

Believe Me, It’s Torture
What more can be added to the debate over U.S. interrogation methods, and whether waterboarding is torture? Try firsthand experience. The author undergoes the controversial drowning technique, at the hands of men who once trained American soldiers to resist—not inflict—it.
by Christopher Hitchens August 2008 Here is the most chilling way I can find of stating the matter. Until recently, “waterboarding” was something that Americans did to other Americans. It was inflicted, and endured, by those members of the Special Forces who underwent the advanced form of training known as sere (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape). In these harsh exercises, brave men and women were introduced to the sorts of barbarism that they might expect to meet at the hands of a lawless foe who disregarded the Geneva Conventions. But it was something that Americans were being trained to resist, not to inflict.

Exploring this narrow but deep distinction, on a gorgeous day last May I found myself deep in the hill country of western North Carolina, preparing to be surprised by a team of extremely hardened veterans who had confronted their country’s enemies in highly arduous terrain all over the world. They knew about everything from unarmed combat to enhanced interrogation and, in exchange for anonymity, were going to show me as nearly as possible what real waterboarding might be like.

View a video of Hitchens’s waterboarding experience.
It goes without saying that I knew I could stop the process at any time, and that when it was all over I would be released into happy daylight rather than returned to a darkened cell. But it’s been well said that cowards die many times before their deaths, and it was difficult for me to completely forget the clause in the contract of indemnification that I had signed. This document (written by one who knew) stated revealingly:

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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Mar 20th 2009, 03:56 PM
So Sarah Palin came out and said this about what Obama said about the Special Olympics:

“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.


Personally, I was disappointed to but I know that Barack made it a point to apologize even BEFORE the clip was aired. And I also know that under an Obama administration, Special Olympians along with other children and adults with special needs will not be left behind.

Let's see what Sarah Palin has DONE for special Olympians - oh that's right, SHE CUT FUNDING FOR THEM /

Campaigning in Colorado today, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) promised renewed attention to kids with special needs. She declared, “Ever since I took the chief executive’s job up North I pushed for more funding for students with special needs,” and cited her own family’s experience with the issue. Watch it:

It’s a stretch to say she “pushed” for any policy improvements. Though Palin did sign a law increasing special education funding in Alaska, “she had no role whatsoever” in its development, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Hawker (R). Moreover, as governor, Palin vetoed $275,000 in Special Olympics Alaska funds (Page 100, SB 221 with vetoes), slashing the organization’s operating budget in half.

Oh, and that stimulus package that includes spending for social services and education - some of that which will help benefit Special Olympians, surely Ms. Palin can't wait to get that money and help benefit these children she wants to do so much for....

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has announced she'll turn down almost a third of the federal stimulus money designated for her state, saying she won't accept money that would just expand government operations.

The state is due about $930.7 million from the $787 billion stimulus package passed in February, the Anchorage Daily News reports. But Palin is rejecting about $288 million of that amount, which includes money for schools, energy programs and social services.

The biggest hit is education, which was set to gain $172 million before Palin's announcement. Various education officials in Alaska aren't too happy with the move and have started lobbying state lawmakers to reinstate the money, the Daily News rep

The words that Obama said did hurt people but I know that Obama is the type of president who will apologize when he's wrong, unlike what we had the last 8 years. And I know that Obama will spend the money needed to benefit Special Olympians - Ms. Palin, either you do the same or STFU!

Just because I own a car and can drive doesn't make me qualified to race in the Daytona 500 and the same could be said of Sarah Palin and the Special Olympics. Just because her youngest child has Down Syndrome doesn't make you an advocate for the cause. You have the power to fund these programs but make cuts or deny funds everytime you have the chance. Just like I'm no race-car driver, you are no friend of Special Olympians.

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Posted by LynneSin in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Mar 09th 2009, 11:06 AM

Rush Limbaugh isn't the only media personality with strong words for his peers.

Matt Taibbi, a left-wing political columnist for Rolling Stone magazine, was a guest on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews last night. Famous for his harsh invective against the Bush administration and other Republicans, it isn't surprising that when asked about Rush Limbaugh, he didn't hold his punches.

“Why don't people like Rush Limbaugh?” Chris Matthews asked Taibbi expectantly.

“Because he's abrasive, he's divisive, he's...a fat, pill-popping idiot,” Taibbi responded. Matthews shook his head and guffawed loudly. “Well, I'm glad I asked,” Matthews added.
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Posted by LynneSin in The DU Lounge
Mon Mar 09th 2009, 10:10 AM
So some of you may be receiving an invite from me - the rest of you have to join on your own. We have a private group created already - just join by clicking on that link and joining a private group. You do need to have a Yahoo account. Also when naming your bracket PLEASE USE YOUR DU SCREEN NAME IN IT - that way we know who to congratulate (or mock)

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