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  • Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes'

    05/27/2012 6:17:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2012 | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes: I'm 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes' By Mark Finkelstein | May 27, 2012 | 09:21 ........................... In fairness, Hayes and the other panel members distinguished between their respect for the valor of the individual military members who had given their lives with the worthiness of the various causes in which they fought. Even so, what does it say about the liberal chattering class, which Hayes epitomizes, that it chokes on calling America's fallen what they rightly and surely are: heroes? Watch the hesitant Hayes in what almost seems a parody of the conflicted intellectual. CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today...
  • GOP Convention: Will it be an Ailes/Rove Production?

    05/27/2012 6:15:56 PM PDT · by easyrighter · 40 replies
    If it weren't for Sarah Palin, the last convention would have been the most uninspiring that I can recall going all the way back to Goldwater. Fox News has invested heavily in Obama's defeat. Can Rove and the Republican estblishment deliver or will Romeney insist on calling the shots given what happened in 2008. Any thoughts?
  • 'That's Really Jerky': Giuliani to CNN Crowley's Claim

    05/27/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for weeks, much of the Obama-loving media have been shamelessly carrying water for the White House's claim that Mitt Romney's vast business experience is not a qualification for president. When Candy Crowley tried this on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, her guest Rudy Giuliani replied, "That's really jerky" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Giuliani to Crowley's Claim Biz Experience Isn't Presidential Qualification: 'That's Really Jerky'RUDY GIULIANI: I mean, the simple fact is that Mitt Romney has been far more successful in the things that he's done than Barack Obama. I mean, going way...
  • Obama's Truth Team Being Brainwashed (Hussein's $5 TRILLION spending spree never happened)

    05/27/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12 | L. Vincent Poupard
    Obama's Truth Team Being BrainwashedBy L. Vincent Poupard | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 8 hrs ago.. COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama's campaign staff is attempting to invigorate the Truth Team by giving "proof" the president' s reported spending spree never happened, according to ABC News. The president's Truth Team is being directed to a Market Watch report that attempts to refute the facts about the spending spree and the team is asked to report any political attacks they hear. As a political consultant, the idea of the Truth Team does not sit well with me. President Obama has come under...
  • Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death [Tokyo]

    05/27/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 56 replies
    Hinterland Gazette ^ | May 27, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Full title: Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death of Nicola Furlong After Nicki Minaj Tokyo Concert TOP STORY: Two black Americans, one identified as dancer James Blackstone (James “King Tight” Blackstone or James Blackston), and another unnamed teen, (reported as Larry Perry) have been arrested in connection with the death of an Irish exchange student, Nicola Furlong, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Lessons from Claremont, Part 2: Did racial preferences play a part in the college’s fabrications?

    05/27/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 24 May 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Claremont McKenna College, a private liberal arts college 60 miles east of Los Angeles, drew national attention earlier this year when its dean of admissions, Richard Vos, was caught deliberately misreporting the SAT scores that students had achieved before attending CMC. VosÂ’s goal was to reach the coveted 1400 SAT average for highly selective liberal arts colleges. He resigned soon after the scandal emerged in January, but not before touching off a debate about the lengths to which colleges will go to boost their rankings. Journalists and education-policy experts lectured about the corrupting effect of U.S. News and World ReportÂ’s...
  • ICCC-7

    05/27/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The theme of the 7th International Conference on Climate Change was “Real Science, Real Choices.” We featured approximately 50 scientists and policy experts speaking at plenary sessions and panel discussions exploring what real climate science is telling us about the causes and consequences of climate change, and the real consequences of choices being made based on the current perceptions of the state of climate science.
  • YouTube MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE (reprise)

    05/27/2012 5:52:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 5-2012 | dfu
  • National Memorial Day Concert cut short due to impending weather

    05/27/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 45 replies
    Anyone else watching the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS??? Annual tradition- takes place on the lawn of the Capitol...announced in the middle of the show that dangerous weather was on the way and everyone should leave in an orderly manner- then they cancelled the show in midstream...
  • Ex-ABC News Head Westin Defends Ban on American Flag Pins Even in 9/11 Aftermath

    05/27/2012 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Brad Wilmuth
    Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN to plug his book, Exit Interview, former ABC News president David Westin recounted his decision to continue barring journalists from wearing American flag lapel pins on air even after the 9/11 attacks, and ended up defending his decision. Westin: (Video at bottom) And we'd long had a policy at ABC News that we wouldn't let people wear any lapel pins of any sort, the theory being that when you're reporting the news, you should be reporting the news, not taking a position. And I said quickly, "We're going to stick...
  • Battle Sheaves

    05/27/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 2 replies
    The Battle of Life ^ | 1846 | Charles Dickens
    Memorial Day Reading
  • Gay students graduate openly at military academies (barf)

    05/27/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    seeBS News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Michael Hill
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events. For the first time, gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were able to take a same-sex date to the academy's Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., officially recognized a club for gay students this month....
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • How Patronage Ruined the Democratic Party

    05/27/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jay Cost
    The story told here is not a tale of right and wrong. There are no good guys and bad guys, heroes and villains, in this account. American politics is regularly cast in such moralistic terms, but that has not been our approach here. Instead, our focus has been on the factions within American society, and how the Democratic party has transformed the interests of those factions into public policy. That is the great challenge of a republican system of government such as ours—one in which the people are sovereign and the government operates on their behalf. Such governments are easy...
  • Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments

    05/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday. Having asked the President's senior campaign adviser "Whatever happened to hope and change" early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):MRC TV video playerBOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you--...
  • Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan (Krugman: Japan, now a role model)

    05/27/2012 5:24:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/26/12 | James Fallows
    Krugman, Fingleton, and Japan By James Fallows May 26 2012, 10:22 AM ET /snip This is a case I sympathize with, and have made various times -- for instance, in the Atlantic two years ago. I am sure that Fingleton has noticed that Paul Krugman, long a skeptic of the "Japan is stronger than it looks" view, now agrees. Or so a new interview with Martin Wolf in the FT suggests: The conversation turns to the Japanese crisis of the 1990s. In retrospect, I [Wolf] suggest, the Japanese seem to have managed the aftermath of their crisis quite well. He...
  • Doug McIntyre: L.A.'s Bag Sacks Common Sense

    05/27/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT · by Mark · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/27/12 | Doug McIntyre, Columnist
    If you get home delivery of this newspaper, and I hope you do, it arrives in a plastic bag. There's a reason for that. Despite Southern California's reputation for sunny weather, occasionally rain does fall. And then there's that pesky marine layer - the so-called June Gloom - plus your neighbor's poorly aimed sprinklers, and maybe even some residual tears after another early Lakers exit from the playoffs. So your newspaper needs protection. So do your rights. But the L.A. City Council doesn't believe you should have the right to choose paper or plastic when lugging your oatmeal and bran...
  • World's first live lip dub marriage proposal.

    05/27/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Just for fun on a Sunday night, a very cute video of a marriage proposal...
  • (Lying, Hypocritical) Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

    05/27/2012 5:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 5/27/2012 | By Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker
    After nearly two weeks of heated debate over whether President Obama should attack Republican Mitt Romney’s tenure at a private-equity firm, Democratic leaders across the country say they are largely united behind the strategy, even as some concede an uncertain outcome and new polls show Obama has lost ground nationally. The Democratic leaders, in numerous interviews over the last week, said they are hearing little or no resistance among the party faithful in their states to a strategy that Republicans have characterized as anti-capitalist. And Obama has no plans to back off; his campaign will roll out more stories in...
  • Tracing the political dividing lines over Gov. Scott Walker

    05/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5-27-12 | Craig Gilbert
    After 16 months of unimaginable discord, Wisconsin feels more divided than ever. But the underlying fault lines are not new. Gov. Scott Walker’s job performance is splitting the state along familiar political and demographic lines. Walker’s job rating is positive among men, married people, frequent church-goers, higher-income-earners, whites, non-union households and people without a college degree. Walker’s job rating is negative among women, people who aren’t married, people who don’t go to religious services, non-whites, lower-income-earners, union households, and people with a bachelors degree or higher. These patterns transcend the Wisconsin recall wars; they are basic features of today’s red-blue...