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  The Left Coaster: Treasongate (Part VI): Response to GOP/Neocon talking points on the Valerie Plame expose
TALKING POINT: Karl Rove was "not the leaker".
It is quite possible this talking point is just spin or post-facto myth-making to escape prosecution, not to mention it reflects a lack of interest in securing the identity of CIA officers by reporting what he heard back to the CIA for action.
TALKING POINT: Indicting Bush administration officials for perjury or similar crimes represents a "criminalization of politics" and is a dangerous trend.
www.theleftcoaster.com /archives/004870.php   (3264 words)

 The Horse's Mouth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Those GOP talking points detail the Democratic connections of groups including the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and American Family Voices, which are working to turn the scandal into an issue with national implications.
Like this, "you guys rely so heavily on labelling your opponents as "neocons" or dismissing their comments as mere "talking points" to do the intellectual heavy lifting for you." I know it doesn't mean anything, but the bosses seem OK with any sequence of words that I string together, so there you have it.
So-called progressives may not like the idea of talking points, but the GOP is winning the war while we're going 'round and 'round in one big circle down the drain.
www.prospect.org /horsesmouth/2006/10/post_400.html   (1791 words)

 The Anonymous Liberal: Running Out of Talking Points
This was the talking point advanced by the Wall Street Journal, Newt Gingrinch, and a number of religious right leaders.
As I explained the other day, this talking point is as insulting as it is stupid.
This particular talking point is a favorite among the truly paranoid.
www.anonymousliberal.com /2006/10/running-out-of-talking-points.html   (1012 words)

 Talking Points - Our Standard For Talking Props
"Talking Points" is our name for both this interface (used for all of our talking and singing props) and for a distribution system that allows us to hook up several props and have them sing in unison and/or harmony.
Talking props equipped with Talking Points can be used interchangeably with either of these, and they can be anything (Boris is just an example).
Boris the talking skull was the first prop that we retrofitted with a Talking Points interface.
wolfstone.halloweenhost.com /HalloweenTech/audtap_TalkingPoints.html   (1518 words)

 Talking point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Talking points are ideas which may or may not be factual, usually compiled in a short list with summaries of a speaker's agenda for public or private engagements.
A political think tank will strategize the most effective informational attack on a target topic and launch talking points from media personalities to saturate discourse in order to frame a debate in their favor, standardizing the responses of sympathizers to their unique cause while simultaneously co-opting the language used by those discussing the specific subject.
When used politically in this way, the typical purpose of a talking point is to propagandize, specifically using the technique of argumentum ad nauseam, i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talking_point   (290 words)

 Letters from the Bostonian Exile: Talking Points
Talking points are a symptom (or perhaps a cause) of the dumbing down of American politics.
Little points on a checklist of items to get on the record of the Sunday morning talk shows, they are almost never reponsive to the question posed.
Was her point that, as you put it, his position made him "an outcast from the judicial mainstream", or that, his position made him one sympathetic to rules which would make a woman's health care decisions subject to the approval of her husband.
bostonianexile.blogspot.com /2005/11/talking-points.html   (682 words)

 Talking Points
The identity of the 19 individuals who hijacked the four planes is known, but what is not known as we write is who provided the coordination, the planning, and the funding, and who provided the logistical support, both in the United States and elsewhere.
By talking about U.S. crimes abroad, you sound like you are excusing these terrorist acts.
If we are talking about terrorism of the sort exemplified by car and other hand-delivered bombs, kidnappings, plane hijackings, or now plane suicide assaults, we can reasonably guess that most of the countries on the State Department list, along with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and some other poor nations would qualify with varying degrees of culpability.
www.zmag.org /qacalam.htm   (4735 words)

 "War On Terror" Talking Points
The purpose of these talking points is both to provide factual grounding for those feeling very uneasy about the course of the "War On Terror" but not able to readily express these sentiments, and to persuade those currently in support of U.S. policy to at the very least rethink this support.
Those with suggestions for additional links or talking points, or additional text itself, are invited to pass along your ideas.
Rather, to make the point that while a "War On Terrorism" is an admirable undertaking in the abstract (though we could do without the martial verbiage), it's virtually meaningless if only carried out upon those terrorists we don't happen to like at a particular moment in time.
seanacc.org /talkingpoints.htm   (3884 words)

 Marijuana Decriminalization Talking Points - NORML
TALKING POINT #1: Decriminalizing marijuana frees up police resources to deal with more serious crimes.
TALKING POINT #2: Far more harm is caused by the criminal prohibition of marijuana than by the use of marijuana itself.
TALKING POINT #3: Decriminalization does not lead to greater marijuana use.
www.norml.org /index.cfm?Group_ID=3381   (1558 words)

 Ms. Magazine | Talking Points: How to Frame the Debate on Federal Judicial Appointments
If a federal judge takes the bench in her or his 40s — as many Bush appointees have — they could remain there for decades (the average tenure for a federal judge is about 25 years).
Justice Clarence Thomas is a case in point: He was first appointed a federal judge in 1990, in his early 40s, then named a Supreme Court justice in 1991.
Americans do not want these important protections, rights and freedoms to be reversed, but until women have full equality under the Constitution — as Rep. Carolyn Maloney points out in her commentary about the latest push for the ERA on Page 23 — our rights hang perilously on the decisions of the Supreme Court.
www.msmagazine.com /summer2005/talkingpoints.asp   (941 words)

 Talking points - SourceWatch
Similar to a white paper talking points are ideas, usually compiled in a short list with summaries of speaker's agenda for public or private engagements.
Public relations professionals sometimes prepare "talking points" for executives or other corporate clients to help the client better conform public presentations with advice of the PR counselor.
In January 2005 it was reported that troops bound for Iraq were provided with a card for their wallet that contained tips for dealing with journalists and key talking points.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Talking_points   (390 words)

 When Talking Points Become Lies
Republican talking points being promoted by the Bush political spin machine has finally spun out of the realm of reality.
Tax policy, budget deficits and the national debt have been based on Republican talking points that are in essence lies.
It's one thing to be misled on one or two points; it's another matter entirely when an administration consciously decides to use unverified information with a consequence of lives damaged and lost.
opednews.com /articles/opedne_stephen__051121_when_talking_points_.htm   (1216 words)

 ALA | Talking Points   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In a world of information overload, librarians are information navigators — clearing a path, pointing you toward the information you need.
In one typical library, three o'clock on Mondays means children are listening to a storyteller, first-time computer users are learning to navigate the Web, retirees are in a discussion group on the latest bestseller, and students are surfing the Internet in search of information for their term papers.
Point out that libraries offer more than just printed materials — they provide access to computers, the Internet, activities, etc.
www.ala.org /ala/pio/campaign/aboutyourlibrary/talkingpoints1.htm   (431 words)

 Talking Points for Defining and Obtaining Equal Civil Marriage Rights and Defeating the Anti-Gay Anti-Family Federal ...
Talking Points for Defining and Obtaining Equal Civil Marriage Rights and Defeating the Anti-Gay Anti-Family Federal “Marriage” Amendment to the US Constitution
The religious right's "ideal" of a "sacred" marriage is one where heterosexual individuals fall in love, have children, are faithful for life, are never attracted to anyone else, and espouse a belief in God.
Although each religion can define the religious ritual of marriage within its own institution, the government is obligated to treat all people equally under the law.
www.soulforce.org /marriage/talkingpoints.shtml   (964 words)

 NCTE - Talking Points
Talking Points helps promote literacy research and the use of whole language instruction in classrooms.
The WLU Board is seeking a new editor for Talking Points beginning with the Volume 19, Number 1, October 2007 issue.
Talking Points is an online journal published in May and October by WLU, the Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of NCTE.
www.ncte.org /pubs/journals/tp   (229 words)

 Lets Talk
I just can't see how just 7 years ago every Evangelical Christian, Republican and Neocon was talking about how former President Clinton lacked morals and how America needed a person in the White House with those qualities.
Bush told us that he didn't know how bad Hurrcane Katrina would be, then we find out In the 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, the White House received detailed warnings about the storm's likely impact, including eerily prescient predictions of breached levees, massive flooding, and major losses of life and property, documents show.
Any time people oppose this man and his administration, they are destroyed by Fox News, Talk Radio, his Administration and the Republican party, just look at how they destroyed Valerie Plame just because President Bush directed Cheney to counter what former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson had said about the war in Iraq and yellowcake.
blogtalkingpoints.blogspot.com   (1953 words)

 Iraq Talking Points
Since the last months Iraq is now getting some supplies for this purpose, either through the fl market, or through the United Nations funds (nearly all oil sales have the money funded through the UN bureaucracy, subject to 40% reduction for reparations and subject to Washington's veto and foot dragging--often months to make a decision).
But the whole point about chemical and biological weapons is their easy manufacture in small, hidden away facilities.
Talk about the movie, THE PEACEMAKER, which stories a stolen Russian atom bomb being brought to New York by a Serbian, consumed with hatred for America.
iraqwar.org /talking-points.htm   (4021 words)

 The Coffee House | TPMCafe
I was talking to a reporter the other day, arguing that while Bush inherited a lot of problems from Clinton, in each instance he had done everything possible to make things worse.
The reporter told me take a look at the 2000 GOP foreign policy platform, and reread the litany of indictments Bush and Co. had issued with respect to Clinton’s foreign policy.
Amidst all the anachronistic advocacy of "sexual purity", however, I was struck both by important concessions these Christian-culture activists made to modernity and by the dualistic model their pro-abstinence mentality insists on asserting.
www.tpmcafe.com   (2097 words)

 Talking Points - Back to School Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If you think that legislators should agree with each other more often, just try keeping a record of how many times your family members disagree on simple issues – like what to eat for dinner, where to go on vacation, or what movie to rent.
While no one will be perfectly satisfied all the time, our relationships grow stronger when everyone is willing to respect each other’s point of view.
While it is true that money does have an influence on the system, nearly every public official you talk to will tell you that it is individual voters, their constituents, who have the most influence in the decision making process.
legisweb.state.wy.us /2005/legschool/TalkingPoints.htm   (1003 words)

 Talking points memorandum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with talking point.
A talking points memo is a memorandum released by a parent or leadership organization for the purposes of creating a coherent unified message within the organization, emphasizing the same subjects for discussion.
It exists primarily in politics but finds use in many areas with media exposure, including broadcast news coverage and corporate public relations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talking_points   (117 words)

 IMAO: Republican Talking-Points FAQ
At least they seemed to be composed on a word processor (or some ridiculously advanced typewriter from the seventies… whoops, that swipe was talking points from a year ago).
I am hopeful there will be talking points for podcasts soon (and more money for being that bigger a shill).
Note, though, that we didn't get those talking points on sounding sincere; ours said that we could be as shrill as we wanted to be.
www.imao.us /archives/003886.html   (1667 words)

 Canine Influenza
The following talking points may be helpful in responding to inquiries from clients regarding canine influenza.
Canine influenza is a new, highly contagious respiratory disease that can mimic symptoms of “kennel cough” but is more serious and generally requires veterinary medical attention.
Researchers are working to develop a vaccine for canine influenza, but at this time there is no vaccine available.
www.aahanet.org /index_adds/canine_flu_talkingpoints.html   (381 words)

 ABA Talking Points: Equality/Equal Protection: How Law Protects Equality
Few would deny, however, that we are closer than ever in our history to a society of equal opportunity—protected by the law.
The talking points above provide quick bullets of information related to the key issues associated with this theme.
You can use them to brief your speakers on the issues prior to their presentations, or you can use them to provide jumping-off points for panels and other discussions.
www.abanet.org /publiced/lawday/talking/equal_law.html   (926 words)

 Findory : Talking Points Memo
Read more recent articles from Talking Points Memo...
A report by the Associated Press today suggests that some members of the Japanese government are, in fact, seriously examining the possibility of developing a nuclear deterrent.
Mark Weisbrot Unless you are following Latin America closely, you may not have noticed that Ecuador's bonds plunged last week on the statements from the new President, Rafael Correa, and finance minister, Ricardo Patino, indicating that they are willing to pursue an "Argentine-style" default on the country's foreign debt.
findory.com /source?source=Talking+Points+Memo&ib=1   (1067 words)

 Becker: Talking Points - TV.com
When a patient loses the ability to speak, John gets him a machine that talks for him, but the man uses it to lash out at people; Bob turns into an environmentalist to impress a girl; Linda accuses Margaret of stealing her bracelet.
Writer, Russ Woody, wrote this episode as a tribute to his father who was diagnosed with ALS in 2001.
Tell the world what you think of Talking Points, write a review for this episode.
www.tv.com /becker/talking-points/episode/124123/summary.html   (249 words)

 Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
Update: TPM Reader MC correctly points out that the date of the government report is September 20, prior to the North Korean's nuclear test, but following this summer's missile test.
At what point do you say we’ve gone across the line where there’s not a hope of stability or at least that it appears to be small?
That brings me to my next point: I need to urgently make contact with a hacker that would be interested in doing a one-time job for me. The pay would be good.
www.talkingpointsmemo.com   (4651 words)

 Africa Action: Talking Points   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"These talking points illustrate the responsibility for U.S. diplomatic engagement to secure a UN peacekeeping deployment to Darfur.
"These talking points illustrate both the need and responsibility for U.S. diplomatic engagement to secure a UN peacekeeping deployment to Darfur.
These talking points include quotes from the President, promising leadership in the war on AIDS.
www.africaaction.org /newsroom/index.php?type=14   (497 words)

 The Raw Story | Exclusive: GOP talking points on Rove seek to discredit Wilson
has obtained an exclusive copy of Republican talking points on Bush adviser Karl Rove's leaking the name of a CIA agent to a reporter, circulated by the Republican National Committee to "D.C. Talkers" in Washington.
The document, emblazoned with the words "Special Edition" and dated Tuesday, seeks to discredit claims put forth by Ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife was 'outed' as a covert operative by a conservative columnist.
The talking points mirror a release by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman earlier Tuesday, in which he declared the attacks on Rove were spawned by the 'MoveOn' wing of the Democratic Party.
rawstory.com /news/2005/Exclusive_GOP_talking_points_on_Rove_seek_to_discre_0712.html   (168 words)

 NSTA - Talking Points, K-12 Science Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Read the short or long version of talking points developed by NSTA that address science literacy; the importance of science education to our nation's workforce, economy, and national security; student achievement in the sciences and teacher quality; and more.
Read quotes from major reports issued by scientists, workforce leaders, education researchers, and others that call attention to the serious need for reforms in K-12 science and mathematics education.
Download the PowerPoint and talking points presented by NSTA Executive Director Dr. Gerald Wheeler during an education breakfast in Rep. Rush Holt's (D-NJ) district in August, 2004.
www.nsta.org /legtalkingpoints   (145 words)

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