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14-Dec-2011, 12:33 AM #1216
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Lowe's is just one of what the Florida Family Association claims are 65 companies, including Home Depot, that have pulled their advertising from All-American Muslim.
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SIXTY FIVE (65) companies that Florida Family Association targeted with emails did NOT advertise again during the only two episodes of All-American Muslim that aired this past week. The following companies did not advertise again during the December 4th and December 5th , 2011 episodes of All-American Muslim: 3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape), Airborne Vitamin, Amway, Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55), Art Instruction Schools, Bamboozles, Bank of America (Cash Rewards), Bare Escentuals, Brother International (Ptouch), Campbell's Soup, Capital One, Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer), City Furniture, Conagra (Hunt's Diced Tomatoes), Corinthian Colleges (Everst411), Cotton, Inc., Cumberland Packing (Sweet'N Low), Dell computers, Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips), Estee Lauder (Clinique), ET Browe (Palmer's Cocoa butter), Gap, General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep), Good Year, Green Mountain Coffee, Guthy Renker (Proactiv), Hershey kisses, Home Depot, Honda North America, HTC Phones, Ikea, JC Penney, JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire), Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K), Koa Brands (John Frieda), Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer), Mars (Dove Chocolate), McDonald's, Nationwide Insurance, News Corp (We bought a zoo movie), Nintendo (Mariokartz.com), Novartis (Theraflu), Old Navy, Pernod Ricard (Kahlua), Petsmart, Pier One, Pfizer (Centrum vitamin), Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide), Progressive Insurance, Prudential Financial, Radio Shack, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles), Sears , Signet (Kay Jewelers), Sonic Drive-ins, Subaru, THQ (uDraw), T-Mobil, Toyota (Camry), Volkswagen, Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader) and Wal-Mart.
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14-Dec-2011, 12:56 AM #1217
And don't forget this from Eggy's link...

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The association is another of those fire-and-brimstone operations preaching backdoor theocracy as Americanism, its stated goal to "defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values."
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14-Dec-2011, 01:07 AM #1218
Littlefield

You don't provide a link? You might be interested in knowing that much of that list has been found to be bogus.
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14-Dec-2011, 01:13 AM #1219
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You don't provide a link? You might be interested in knowing that much of that list has been found to be bogus.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/1...28Daily+Kos%29 is where I got it .
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14-Dec-2011, 01:20 AM #1220
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Lowe's is just one of what the Florida Family Association claims are 65 companies, including Home Depot, that have pulled their advertising from All-American Muslim.
He got it from this statement and the link in "claims"....
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14-Dec-2011, 01:11 PM #1221
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Gingrich campaign aide Bergman quits over Mormon 'cult' comment

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Craig Bergman had been with Gingrich's campaign for only a week and now he's out of a job for speaking disparagingly about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.

Bergman, a tea party supporter, made the remarks before he joined Gingrich's campaign. He made them during a focus group last Wednesday hosted by McClatchy Newspapers and TheIowaRepublican.com, a political Web site, at the Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa.

"There is a national pastor who is very much on the anti-Mitt Romney bandwagon," Bergman said in the focus group. "A lot of the evangelicals believe God would give us four more year of (President Barack) Obama just for the opportunity to expose the cult of Mormon ...There's a thousand pastors ready to do that."
Bye, bye Mr. Bergman.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/12/1...-director.html
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14-Dec-2011, 01:55 PM #1222
Newt Gingrich’s revisionist history

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For a man who likes to tout his expertise as a historian, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has a decidedly revisionist approach when it comes to his own history.

In 1997, Gingrich became the only speaker in history to be reprimanded by the House of Representatives. He agreed to pay $300,000 to settle the matter, which involved using charitable groups to promote his political views and submitting misleading documents to the House ethics committee.

The ethics charges sound like ancient history. They involve dreary matters of tax law. But the episode is worth revisiting because it offers insights into Gingrich’s bombastic, push-the-boundaries style. More troubling, in recent days, Gingrich has been blatantly dishonest in his self-interested rewriting of this history, dismissing the ethics sanction as the action of “a very partisan political committee.”
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14-Dec-2011, 05:31 PM #1223
When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

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It was not so long ago that Texas governor Bush denounced attempts to cut the earned-income tax credit as “balancing the budget on the backs of the poor.” By 2011, Republican commentators were noisily complaining that the poorer half of society are “lucky duckies” because the EITC offsets their federal tax obligations—or because the recession had left them with such meager incomes that they had no tax to pay in the first place. In 2000, candidate Bush routinely invoked “churches, synagogues, and mosques.” By 2010, prominent Republicans were denouncing the construction of a mosque in lower Manhattan as an outrageous insult. In 2003, President Bush and a Republican majority in Congress enacted a new *prescription-drug program in Medicare. By 2011, all but four Republicans in the House and five in the Senate were voting to withdraw the Medicare guarantee from everybody under age 55. Today, the Fed’s pushing down interest rates in hopes of igniting economic growth is close to treason, according to Governor Rick Perry, coyly seconded by TheWall Street Journal. In 2000, the same policy qualified Alan Greenspan as the “greatest central banker in the history of the world,” according to Perry’s mentor, Senator Phil Gramm. Today, health reform that combines regulation of private insurance, individual mandates, and subsidies for those who need them is considered unconstitutional and an open invitation to “death panels.” A dozen years ago, a very similar reform was the Senate Republican alternative to Hillarycare. Today, stimulative fiscal policy that includes tax cuts for almost every American is “socialism.” In 2001, stimulative fiscal policy that included tax cuts for rather fewer Americans was an economic*-recovery program.
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14-Dec-2011, 08:20 PM #1224
the re-election of nixon in 1972. "peace with honor" and watergate
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15-Dec-2011, 12:29 AM #1225
December 14th, 2011
08:57 PM ET
Perry changes subject after manufacturing question
Changed subject twice.
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At this point the governor was told by aides he had to leave. And even though Perry didn't really answer his question, Tyrrel graciously thanked him for coming, and then stood patiently by the door collecting safety goggles as the governor and his media entourage filed out.
Time to escape.

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15-Dec-2011, 12:37 AM #1226
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Conservative National Review singles out Gingrich for 'anti-endorsement'
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– CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston contributed to this report.

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The editors also discouraged voters from choosing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who they say seems “persistently unable to bring gravity to the national stage.” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Rep. Ron Paul also made the list of unwanted candidates.
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“At the moment we think it important to urge Republicans to have the good sense to reject a hasty marriage to Gingrich, which would risk dissolving in acrimony,” the editors wrote
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15-Dec-2011, 02:02 PM #1227
Rick Perry Gets Texas Monthly's 'Bum Steer Of The Year' Award For Biggest Gaffe (PHOTO)
First Posted: 12/15/11 09:59 AM ET Updated: 12/15/11 11:22 AM ET

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In the January edition of Texas Monthly magazine, it gives out the "Bum Steer of the Year" award to the person guilty of the "biggest screw-up, gaffe, fumble, stumble, train wreck, or humiliation." This year, the publication has decided that there is no person more deserving than the Lone Star state's governor, Rick Perry.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n_1149740.html
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15-Dec-2011, 02:07 PM #1228
Newt Gingrich's Website Contains Headline Mentioning 'Three Wives'
By CHARLES BABINGTON 12/14/11 07:47 PM ET Associated Press

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It's a short, feel-good piece about Gingrich's wife, Callista, and the wives of Perry and Jon Huntsman. It might, however, remind viewers that Callista is Gingrich's third wife. His divorces from the first two – he has acknowledged marital infidelity in both marriages – are a subject of campaign conversation and perhaps some difficulty with religiously conservative voters.
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15-Dec-2011, 07:18 PM #1229
Gingrich: Romney attacks violate the 'spirit of Christmas'
By Justin Sink - 12/15/11 12:40 PM ET

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Newt Gingrich blasted former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for Scrooge-like behavior Thursday, saying that Romney's recent round of attacks were "discordant with the spirit of Christmas."

"I think it's counterintuitive," Gingrich said during an interview on Iowa Public Television. "We have an ad that will come up next week where Callista and I are wishing people a Merry Christmas, and we're talking in a totally positive way. I just think if these guys keep up this negative junk, it's discordant with the spirit of Christmas."
What a bunch of hot air!

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...t-of-christmas
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15-Dec-2011, 09:38 PM #1230
A blast from the past.

Every Word Matters: Using 'Keywords' as a Political Tactic
By Tom Ball
05/16/04

In 1990, Newt Gingrich published a booklet he called "Language: A Key Mechanism of Control". He mailed his little manifesto to Republican leaders throughout the land and encouraged them to "paint a vivid, brilliant word picture." Gingrich, showing a distrust for his fellow Republicans' judgement, saw fit to supply the leaders with two lists of keywords, a positive word list to use in describing themselves and a negative keyword list to describe those evil Democrats.

VIEW THE LANGUAGE HERE: http://www.politicalstrategy.org/archives/000013.php

And today.

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011
Modified Thursday, December 15, 2011

Newt Gingrich's mouth is famous as a verbal blowtorch
William Douglas McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — During his rhetorical bomb-throwing days in the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich once dissected the seemingly innocent movie "Forrest Gump" and turned it into a scathing critique of President Bill Clinton, Democrats and liberals.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/12/1...is-famous.html

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