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NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy

Stanley Fish, author of The New York Times‘ “Opinionator” column, must have a soft spot for George W. Bush. In a recent piece, he employs just about every argument one could make to varnish the Bush legacy, fishing for proof in what one writer called “post-modern illusions” and citing a…

GOP Rep. implies blacks were better off as slaves’

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is well known as a diehard opponent of abortion. He formerly served as the executive director of the Arizona branch of the Family Research Institute and has called President Obama an “enemy of humanity” because of his pro-choice stance. Franks may have gotten himself in more…

Fischbacher upsets Vonn as Ammann makes history

VANCOUVER — Austria’s Andrea Fischbacher upset American speed queen Lindsay Vonn to win the women’s Olympic super-G final on Saturday as Simon Ammann become the first ski jumper in history to win four individual golds. After claiming the downhill title, Vonn crashed out in the super-combined and wanted to bounce…

Biden: Cheney ‘not entitled to re-write history’

The Sunday morning talk shows heated up this morning with Vice President Joe Biden firing back at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticisms. Earlier, Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that Biden was “dead wrong” in his recent assertion that a 9/11-style attack wasn’t likely in the near future. Biden responded…

Conservatives’ plan for Texas history classes: Fewer civil, more God

A battle is being fought in Texas this week over the future of the state’s social studies curriculum, with Christian conservatives pushing the state’s educators to reduce the prominence of civil rights leaders such as Cesar Chavez and “support measures to strengthen teaching of Texas’ and America’s Christian heritage.” Some…

Pizza shop heckler: Bush Sr. a ‘murderous, Zionist piece of shit’

For a man whose son became one of the most polarizing, controversial and even hated figures in U.S. history, a mouthful of pizza may not be worth a mouthful of profanity. At an unidentified pizza shop visited by George H.W. Bush recently, one of the customers decided to give the…

Official Army history finds Bush admin. ‘hamstrung’ troops in Afghanistan

Now outside of government, members of the George W. Bush administration are desperate to polish their turbulent legacy. However, a history of “Operation Enduring Freedom” being prepared by the Army would seem to contradict their version of the war on Afghanistan. Contrary to repeated claims that the Iraq war did…

28-year-old guilty of largest credit card theft in US history

A 28-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking into corporate computer networks and carrying out what US officials have described as the largest credit card theft in US history. Albert Gonzalez, of Miami, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston to two counts of conspiracy to gain…

GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

California county GOP launches campaign to out ‘liberals posing as Republicans’ In a sign that the 2010 primary season is beginning to heat up, and is likely to get ugly, a Republican candidate for the Senate has “accused” a rival Republican of being a closeted homosexual. Andy Martin, a journalist…

US woman charged over threat to kill Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — A US woman with a history of making threatening phone calls to the United States Secret Service has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill First Lady Michelle Obama. According to a criminal complaint obtained by AFP, Kristy Lee Roshia has been charged before a court in…

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