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  • In Venezuela, the Lights Are Going Out

    04/03/2016 4:27:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1 Apr, 2016 | JUAN CRISTÓBAL NAGEL
    nezuela is, once again, in the throes of a full-blown electricity crisis. Citizens complain of unannounced blackouts are shutting down factories, forcing shopping malls to close early, and otherwise wreaking havoc on an already-sputtering economy. The crisis is so severe that President Nicolás Maduro has curtailed working hours for government workers. Last week he even extended the Holy Week holiday to reduce power usage. And Venezuelans are preparing for even worse news. Many are anxiously monitoring the dwindling water supply of the enormous Guri dam, which supplies roughly half of the country’s electricity. Experts are predicting that, as soon as...
  • The U.S. must have a State Run Media: For the Greater Good!

    08/05/2011 9:23:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/5/2011 | Doug Book
    Lee Bollinger is an attorney turned academic. Past president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger now holds that position at Columbia University, home of the famed Columbia School of Journalism. Bollinger believes that coming J school graduates will provide a more valuable service if the American media becomes the de facto property of the federal government. “…I propose…an American World Service…”, writes Bollinger. “A media institution with sufficient funding to bring the highest quality American journalism to the global forum.” And that “sufficient funding” will be provided by the federal government. From taxpayers. Why is government funding necessary? Because “…the...
  • Democrats Rush to Make Money Off DADT Repeal

    12/23/2010 6:33:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 23, 2010 | Susan Jones
    ( - Wasting no time to raise funds, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is selling a photo of President Obama signing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The legislation eventually will end the military's ban on openly homosexual troops. "Ending this discriminatory policy is truly a monumental achievement," the DSCC wrote just hours after Obama signed the bill before a large and appreciative audience on Wednesday. Supporters of the legislation are urged to "celebrate the repeal" by purchasing an unframed print for $25 or a "beautiful framed version" for $50. The DSCC's fund-raising pitch calls the end of DADT...
  • Man threatens to shoot Rockford pro-lifers outside abortion facility

    12/06/2010 4:11:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/6/10 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    ROCKFORD, Illinois, December 6, 2010 ( - A man accompanying a woman into the notorious Rockford abortion mill on December 3 threatened to shoot pro-life sidewalk counselors, according to witnesses.Rockford pro-life veteran Kevin Rilott told LifeSiteNews that the incident happened on Friday, when a group of five abortion supporters from the Chicago area showed up at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. They stood at the driveway to the abortion facility shouting at mothers not to talk with pro-life sidewalk counselors.Pro-lifers had parked a free mobile ultrasound motor home near the facility. Rilott said it appeared that the abortion supporters...
  • Kathy Griffin calls Bristol Palin fat at USO event, and soldiers boo her

    12/06/2010 8:35:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 207 replies
    Kathy Griffin calls Bristol Palin fat at USO event, and soldiers boo her By Laura Donovan - The Daily Caller 11:06 AM 12/06/2010 ADVERTISEMENT Comedian Kathy Griffin wasn’t so popular with the troops during her USO Diva’s Salute stand-up act on Sunday, when she poked fun at Bristol Palin’s weight. “[Bristol Palin] is the only contestant in the history of ["Dancing with the Stars"] to actually gain weight.” Following a chorus of boos, Griffin went on to say, “No, come on, come on. She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic. She’s like the...
  • The Coming Latino Revolt

    12/02/2010 6:49:03 AM PST · by La Lydia · 125 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 2, 2010 | Bryan Curtis
    It’s zero hour for the DREAM Act...For two years, Barack Obama failed—or, if you prefer, refused—to nudge along a major immigration bill. The last-ditch hope is that departing Democrats, and a few Republicans, somehow band together in the lame-duck session and pass a law allowing illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors to gain citizenship. Harry Reid promised to bring up the bill for a Senate cloture vote this week. Republicans vowed to scuttle it... But as Chicago congressman Luis Gutiérrez prepares for a rally at a church in Brooklyn, the DREAM Act seems like the end...
  • Outrage or Farce: NBC News Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer “Person of the Year”

    11/24/2010 8:05:21 AM PST · by WebFocus · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2010 | Bryan Preston
    Of all the people in all the world, NBC chooses to honor the provocateur behind one of the most controversial projects in America. On Thanksgiving. This morning I spent a few minutes on the Pat Campbell Show in Tulsa, discussing the outrageous decision by the Park51 group — the group that’s developing the Ground Zero Mosque — to apply for $5 million in taxpayer funds to continue development of that monument. That has certainly reignited the debate over the mosque project itself, which is a $100 million effort that so far has a whopping $20,000 banked. Well, guess what? Park51...
  • Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves

    SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."
  • Bush: Ideology got in way of immigration reform

    11/12/2010 9:24:08 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 59 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/11/2010 | Gary Martin
    WASHINGTON — A failure to reform the nation's immigration laws is the result of an electoral process that forces the parties to seek ideologically pure candidates, former President George W. Bush said in his new memoir. Bush proposed comprehensive immigration reform, one that would have granted citizenship to illegal immigrants who paid fines and learned English, during his second term in office, but he was rebuffed by congressional leaders in his own Republican Party. “The failure of immigration reform points out larger concerns about the direction of our politics,” Bush said in “Decision Points,” a 477-page autobiography out this week....
  • email from NARAL pro-abortion on election (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 4:12:12 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Dear Pro-Choice Supporter, Thank you. You were with us every step of the way helping to protect our pro-choice allies in Congress, and your partnership means so much. Our focus and passion makes losing the U.S. House of Representatives to anti-choice politicians all the more difficult. We came so far in recent elections, and you probably feel a lot like I do about yesterday’s outcome: frustrated and disappointed – but determined. We now face a Congress stacked with extreme anti-choice politicians, but we cannot give our opponents an inch! Starting today, we must send a message to John Boehner, who...

    10/23/2010 5:18:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 97 replies · 2+ views
    GET READY FOR NEW MUSLIM INVASION “JUSTIFIED BY HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS” By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – - mostly from Islamic countries – - to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.” The following “goals” for new immigrants has been set as follows: Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • New hope for prospective parents as Florida ends gay adoption ban

    10/23/2010 12:44:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2010 | Georgia East,
    For 33 years, Florida forced them to hide behind a veil of secrecy. But now, prospective parents who are gay can legally adopt a child in Florida. Already, some are stepping forward, putting the process in motion. For others, it means a quicker end to their legal limbo. "We've had a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of tears,'' said Melanie Leon Alenier, who with partner Vanessa Alenier has been fighting the state over the right to adopt 21-month-old Ethan, a biological relative who has been with them since he was nine days old.
  • DC Students Receive Dinner at School

    10/21/2010 10:40:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    fox ^ | Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010, 10:53 PM EDT | AUDREY BARNES
    D.C. joins 13 states which serve three meals a day at school – and to the tune of $5.7 million. Officials here have embraced the program because they realize healthy, well-fed kids learn better. “We're reaching 10,000 kids a day at 99 of our 120 schools," said Anthony Tata, Chief Operating Officer of D.C. Public Schools. That's about 25 percent of the student population. And another big benefit of the after school dinners are that more kids are enrolling in after school programs where they can get some academic help as well. So the dinners are really serving three purposes...
  • U.S. Hides Probe of Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Nun

    10/17/2010 9:48:45 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Oct. 13, 2010
    A Homeland Security investigation to determine why a criminally convicted illegal immigrant was released before killing a nun in Virginia is complete but the administration that promised a new level of transparency and accountability WON'T RELEASE THE FINDINGS. The case ignited fury because the intoxicated illegal alien from Bolivia already had two drunk-driving convictions and an expired license when he crashed head-on into the car of three Catholic nuns. One died and two were critically injured. Media reports subsequently revealed that federal authorities released Montano on his own regognizance while he awaited a removal hearing for nearly TWO YEARS, despite...
  • Obama on Homosexuality: ‘I Don’t Think It’s a Choice’.

    10/14/2010 5:38:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 136 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/14/10 | Jonathan Weisman
    President Barack Obama declared today that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military “will end and it will end on my watch,” even as his Justice Department was appealing a judge’s ruling that would have allowed homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Speaking at a town hall meeting put on jointly by BET, MTV and Country Music Television, Obama also said a person’s sexuality is not a choice. “I don’t profess to be an expert – this is a lay person’s opinion – but I don’t think it’s a choice,” he said. “People are born...
  • Uncle slam! Gay nephew blasts Carl (Paladino)

    10/13/2010 3:38:16 PM PDT · by Lauren BaRecall · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2010 | REBECCA ROSENBERG in Buffalo and JENNIFER FERMINO in New York
    Carl Paladino's openly gay nephew -- whom the candidate points to as proof he's no homophobe -- said yesterday he was "very offended" by his uncle's anti-gay rants. Jeff Hannon, 23, a staffer for the Paladino campaign, also hasn't shown up at work since the bomb-throwing GOP gubernatorial hopeful made his caustic comments about homosexuality, one of Hannon's co-workers told The Post. In a brief phone interview yesterday, Hannon, in his first public remarks on the incident, told The Post, "Obviously, I'm very offended by his comments." Hannon said he had no further comments "right now," before hanging up. The...
  • Spanish 'Equality Minister': Unborn Babies Aren't Human

    10/12/2010 4:02:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/12/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    MADRID, October 12, 2010 ( - According to Spanish Equality Minister Bibiana Aído, unborn human children are not human beings. In response to a formal inquiry made on the subject of abortion by a Spanish parliamentarian, Aído said last week that "the Government cannot share in the affirmation that the interruption of a pregnancy is the elimination of the life of a human being." "Having an abortion does not suppose that a human life is terminated, because there does not exist a unanimous opinion regarding the concept of a human being ... because 'human life' refers to a complex concept...
  • Board of Elections gaffe may nullify New York soldiers' overseas absentee ballots.

    10/11/2010 3:46:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer blasted Board of Elections officials Monday for blowing a deadline for sending ballots to troops overseas - putting their chance to vote at risk. "Our troops sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms. They should never, ever be denied the right to vote," Schumer said. There are approximately 50,000 New York City residents serving overseas - and 320,000 statewide. Elections officials were originally supposed to ship the ballots to troops by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were held Sept. 14, the federal government granted local officials an extension until Oct. 1.
  • (300,000) NY service members don't have ballots (Just another SNAFU?)

    10/11/2010 7:27:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WIVB ^ | 10/11/10 | Shannon Ross
    NY service members don't have ballotsShannon Ross Posted by: Emily Lenihan Updated: Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 8:55 AM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Only 22 days remain until Election Day, and more than 300,000 New York service members and overseas voters still don't have their absentee ballots. Fox News reports that Albany has failed to send the ballots to military voters more than one week after the deadline, a violation of the "Move" Act.
  • Colbert Before Ethics!!

    10/06/2010 11:36:37 AM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/6/10 | Quin Hillyer
    At the Washington Times, we note an aspect of last week's Colbert brouhaha that has not gotten anywhere near the attention it deserves. The same congresswoman who invited Colbert is the one who, as chairman of the Ethics Committee, refuses to hold an ethics trial for Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters. Oh, yes, ethics..... Where is the establishment media in demanding that these trials go forward?...... Original Washington Times editorial:
  • The New Dichotomy

    08/31/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 7 replies
    An insight into how liberals and conservatives differ not just in politics but also ways of thinking.
  • Students Forced To Wear Radio Frequency IDs At Multiple Schools

    10/02/2010 6:18:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 84 replies
    Before It's News ^ | October 2, 2010
    Big brother has taken it to a new level, outfitting student Ids with tracking devices at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School. Minus a few high profile shootings, schools are generally known as a safe environment for our children. Why then are these schools outfitted school ids with tracking devices that must be worn at all times? Are our students going to school or prison? What is the threat that requires such drastic measures? How many more schools plan on implementing these Orwellian “security” measures? Patrick Mann is a senior and said he feels like he’s in...
  • Spanglish is becoming the language of money in Houston

    10/02/2010 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies
    CultureMap ^ | Saturday, October 2, 2010 | Carolina Astrain
    NO COUNTRY FOR BITTER WHITE MEN They’ve made your lawns, beds and meals for several years, but now they might be signing your paychecks. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Texas increased about 40 percent. If money in Texas could talk, it’d speak Spanglish. While Hispanics (namely Mexicans) in New York are largely seen are the mops and rags of the workforce, in Houston they are the face of new leaders emerging in the business world. Maybe it’s because they know their audience, which happens to have a projected $3 trillion purchasing power this year. This...
  • Huh? Obama Invokes Slavery to Rally Democratic Base

    10/01/2010 1:51:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10-1-10 | Guy Benson
    This seems a little...inappropriate, doesn't it? At another point, he told Democrats upset at a perceived lack of progress to think of the patience of onetime slaves. "You know, the slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs, they weren't sure when slavery would end, but they understood it was going to end," he said. Confirmed: The president has himself a new talking point. CBS' Mark Knoller tweets that he said it again: Obama says people are impatient but "now's not the time to took time to free the slaves...ultimately we'll make progress." I sincerely would like to know...
  • Sheriff Larry Dever Does Not Believe The President Wants To Secure The Border

    10/01/2010 1:23:38 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies ^ | October 01, 2010 |
    Cochise County Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever says the president does not want border security unless he gets immigration reform.
  • Obama Says Fox News Is Hurting The Growth Of The United States

    09/28/2010 11:24:11 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-28-2010 | Gregory White
    Obama Says Fox News Is Hurting The Growth Of The United States Gregory White Sep. 28, 2010, 1:29 PM President Obama has attacked Fox News in an interview with Rolling Stone, questioning the impact of the channel on the long term health of the U.S. economy. From the Rolling Stone Interview (via MSNBC, emphasis ours): I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It's a point of view that I disagree with. It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for...
  • Democrats to stuff 20 bills into post-election lame-duck session

    09/28/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/10 | Alexander Bolton
    <p>Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.</p> <p>The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.</p>
  • Disney OKs Muslim intern to wear scarf

    09/27/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 27th, 2010 | Eric Carpenter
    ANAHEIM — Disneyland officials have reached an agreement with a Muslim college intern allowing her to wear a head covering while on the job, Muslim community leaders and Disney officials said Monday. Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the scarf acts as an Islamic head covering, called a hijab, in accordance with her Muslim religion. Disney officials don’t call it a hijab — just a head scarf to accommodate an employees needs. The woman, who was not identified by name, is the second Disney employee in recent weeks to complain that Disney did not allow her to wear...
  • Cuomo throws tea party gauntlet

    09/27/2010 11:21:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 27, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Andrew Cuomo, betting that he's still running in a very blue state, offers a bit of a challenge to the Republican base: "There are no places in New York today for Tea Party politics," he said today, per NY1's Josh Robin.
  • U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children 'Good Environmental Citizens'

    09/24/2010 3:58:33 PM PDT · by goldendays · 41 replies ^ | September 23, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children 'Good Environmental Citizens' "Today, I promise you that under my leadership, the Department of Education will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Thursday, September 23, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy Education Secretary Arne Duncan looks on as President Barack Obama talks to students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ( - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed on Tuesday that his department would work to make American children into...
  • Senate Democrats Approve Pro-Abortion Obama Judges on Party-Line Votes

    09/23/2010 4:02:14 PM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | September 23, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats Approve Pro-Abortion Obama Judges on Party-Line Votes Washington, DC -- Senate Democrats, on largely party-line votes today, approved three pro-abortion judges President Barack Obama put forward for key judicial positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee approve the nominations of Goodwin Liu, Edward Chen and Louis Butler, for appeals court and district court positions.
  • Senate to Reconsider Obama's Pro-Abortion Judicial Picks

    09/20/2010 3:55:19 PM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies ^ | September 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate to Reconsider Obama's Pro-Abortion Judicial Picks Washington, DC -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider sixteen of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees during a hearing Thursday, including several who have been panned for advocating abortion. Some of the more controversial nominees include Goodwin Liu, Edward Chen and Louis Butler, nominated to appeals court and district court positions.
  • Obama: I'm not walking away from immigration reform

    09/15/2010 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-15-10 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama assured Hispanics on Wednesday he was not walking away from immigration reform while expressing disappointment that he had not delivered on a 2008 promise to overhaul U.S. policy. Obama, a Democrat who is ramping up his rhetoric against Republicans ahead of November 2 congressional elections, said only cooperation from both parties would allow reforms to advance. He blamed Republicans for backing away from reform and urged Hispanics -- an important and growing voting bloc -- to continue giving him the support they gave during his presidential campaign. "Now, I know that many of you campaigned hard for...
  • NYC to try banning smoking in parks and beaches

    09/15/2010 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/15/10 | Staff
    New York City officials want to take their smoking ban outdoors. City officials announced new legislation on Wednesday that would outlaw smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks That means no smoking in Central Park or on the Coney Island boardwalk. Violators could be issued quality-of-life summonses by the parks department and pedestrian plazas throughout the city.
  • Congress registers its support for human embryonic stem-cell research

    09/13/2010 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Baladas · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Karen Kaplan
    As the National Institutes of Health fights in court for permission to resume long-term funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells, some members of Congress are coming to the agency’s defense with a proposal to make President Obama’s stem-cell funding policy the law of the land. Monday in Washington, D.C., Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) spoke in favor of the Stem Cell Research Advancement Act. This bill would make clear Congress' intent to allow federal funds to be used on the promising research, which is controversial because the cells themselves are derived from days-old human embryos, which are destroyed in...
  • First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

    09/13/2010 10:37:36 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 129 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9-13-10 | MARY CLARE JALONICK/AP
    WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama is prodding the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious foods to kids. Speaking to the National Restaurant Association on Monday, Mrs. Obama pleaded with restaurants small and large to take a little butter or cream out of their dishes, use low fat milk and provide apple slices or carrots as a default side dish on the kids' menu. Mrs. Obama said that Americans are spending half their food dollars outside the home and eating a third of meals in restaurants. She asked the...
  • First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods [Eva Peron would be jealous]

    09/13/2010 9:46:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2010 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    First lady Michelle Obama is challenging the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious foods to kids. Speaking at the National Restaurant Association Monday, Mrs. Obama pleaded with restaurants small and large to take a little butter or cream out of their dishes, use low fat milk and provide apple slices or carrots as a default side dish on the kids' menu.
  • Catholic Church defends support of DREAM Act [ would help young illegal immigrants illegalls ]

    09/12/2010 4:59:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    contracostatimes ^ | Sept 10 2010 | Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA - The Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino is defending its decision to hold an event in the city that rallied support around legislation that would aid undocumented young people. The gathering at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church aimed to raise awareness and promote advocacy for the DREAM Act, said John Andrews, spokesman for the Diocese of San Bernardino. The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act would help young illegal immigrants who are illegally in the United States enlist in the military, attend college or acquire citizenship. The youth would have to meet certain requirements, such as...
  • Will Obama Enforce Shariah Blasphemy Laws?

    09/12/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Sep. 12, 2010 | Frank Gaffney
    At his White House press conference Friday, President Obama once again endorsed the placement of a triumphalist mosque in immediate proximity to Ground Zero, declaring it the “inalienable right” of the increasingly transparently immoderate imam determined to build it there. Troubling as this evidence is of Mr. Obama’s submission to shariah – the supremacist political-military-legal code of places like Saudi Arabia and Iran that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he wants to bring to America, even more worrisome is something else he at least implied: He was prepared as “Commander-in-Chief” to prevent the burning of Qurans by a pastor in...
  • Orszag: Obama “not a socialist”

    09/12/2010 7:47:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Orszag: Obama “not a socialist” Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag told Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” that President Barack Obama’s critics are wrong to say that he has a socialist economic philosophy. “President Obama is not a socialist,” Orszag said. The label reflects a “yearning for pragmatic solutions to the problems that we face. And socialist just -- I mean, again, it just does not fit.” Orszag said that given the actions that the Obama administration has taken to deal with the economic crisis, labeling Obama as a socialist is misguided. “One...
  • Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

    09/11/2010 3:03:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2010 | Robert Mendick
    The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed: "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."
  • Obama Will Be No Show 9/11 At Ground Zero : For Second Year Obama Disses 9/11 Ceremony.

    09/11/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Speak Now America ^ | 9/10/2010 | JTD
    Socialist Barack Hussein Obama will again not go to 9/11 ceremonies at Ground Zero. Obama was too busy to attend last year also. Obama can play golf, have parties, and campaign across America. What Obama won’t do is be an American. What beliefs does he have that he refuses to accept the Muslims destroyed buildings and killed approximately 3,000 Americans? For the first time in America’s history we have a president who cares nothing about America.
  • Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial

    09/11/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Drudge Report....Yahoo ^ | Sept 11, 2010 | VERENA DOBNIK and BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writers Verena Dobnik And Beth Fouhy, Associated Pres
    ISLAM CASTS SHADOW OVER 9/11 ****************************************************** NEW YORK – Hundreds of family members of Sept. 11 victims recited loved ones' names through tears on the ninth anniversary of the attacks Saturday, avoiding direct mention of the political furor over plans for a mosque that later drew thousands of protesters on both sides.After the ceremony, around 1,000 activists rallied about five blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks to support the proposed Islamic community center. Several hundred others rallied nearby, chanting "USA, USA" and "No mosque here."Speaking at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama alluded to the controversy over the mosque...
  • American Traitor Uses 9/11 Speech To Push Ground Zero Mosque!

    09/11/2010 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 11, 2010 | Gargantua
    I just watched our "president" give his 9/11 address, and I was amazed. I have seen this man twist and distort and outright lie for five years now. I am still stunned at what I just heard. As tone-deaf and arrogant as we have come to know this empty-suit to be, he just set a new low for even himself. The thrust of his entire 9/11 address was a very thinly-veiled scolding for those who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. The man is a shameless pig who routinely defiles the office he feigns to hold. I am going to be...
  • Senator Judd Gregg tells Larry Kudlow, "This spending is being done intentionally."

    09/10/2010 12:33:06 PM PDT · by rosettasister · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 9, 2010 | Larry Kudlow
    Link is to video of Kudlow interviewing Gregg. Gregg says Obama and Dems spending is intentional, so that we'll have no choice but to institute a value-added tax (VAT) so our tax policy mimics the European model. A few examples: “This spending is being done intentionally.” “VAT is the plan.” “Down the European road.”
  • (Imam) Obama asks for end to anti-Muslim sentiment (When the Muslims quit blowing people up!)

    09/10/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Michael Muskal
    The president calls for a renewal of religious tolerance and a cooling of tempers as he attempts to defuse the furor over plans to build an Islamic prayer center and mosque in New York and threats to burn copies of the Koran. As a candidate, Barack Obama passionately defended the importance of religion in his life and in the nation's politics. As president, Obama on Friday called for a renewal of religious tolerance and a cooling of tempers against Muslims as he tried to defuse the furor over plans to build an Islamic prayer center and mosque in New York...
  • Truce Is Reached in Quran Drama

    09/09/2010 5:54:29 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 46 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-09-10 | JONATHAN WEISMAN, SHIRA OVIDE And TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    A Florida pastor backed away from plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 after U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates phoned him, capping several surreal days of drama in which his plans ricocheted around the world, sowing anger among Muslims and concern at the Pentagon. Mr. Gates's phone call, in which he warned Rev. Terry Jones that the planned event could imperil U.S. troops, came hours after President Barack Obama slammed Mr. Jones's plan as a "stunt" and "a recruitment bonanza for al Qaeda." "Secretary Gates reached out to Pastor Jones this afternoon," a Pentagon official said....
  • What have we come to when middle-class girls like this see whoring as a career choice?

    09/09/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th September 2010 | Ben Mooney
    When it comes to human failings, I always try to be understanding. In fact, readers of my Saturday advice column in the Mail will know that it’s my stock-in-trade. But there are times, I’m afraid, when sympathy fails me and I am left nursing a deep anger which needs putting into words. Sometimes, even those words fail me. How else to respond to this week’s story of well-educated girls — brought up in decent homes with every privilege — choosing to sell their bodies for a fast buck, not caring how many footballers use them in one week?
  • Fox News says it will not cover burning of Quran

    09/09/2010 12:48:50 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 115 replies
    In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Quran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred book. The proposed book burning by the Florida minister and his congregation has become a topic of heated conversation and coverage with everyone from President Barack Obama to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two generals weighing in.
  • More Class Warfare Rhetoric From Obama During Labor Day Speech

    09/09/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | September 9, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Let’s think back and compare speeches from all previous presidents and national leaders and compare them to President Obama. I agree with Daniel Henniger from the Wall Street Journal, this president is the “most embittered American president” evah. Can you refer us to audio of video from previous leadership – let’s limit the scope to the Executive Branch and majority and minority leaders in Congress for now – who seems so ticket off. I can not think of any previous president after and including President Reagan who would stand up in front of a crowd and complain “they talk about...