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  • Philanthropist James Phelan had a deep streak of racism

    08/16/2017 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Vendome · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | MICHAEL SVANEVIK and SHIRLEY BURGETT
    The urge to engage in retroactive political correctness is creating a dangerously slippery slope. Just how far should it go? Take, for example, the story of James Duval Phelan (1861-1930).A multimillionaire of inherited wealth with an uncanny business acumen of his own, Phelan was always acclaimed as a “man of enlightenment” and a patron of the arts and music. Few others were as revered in San Francisco or regarded as a greater friend. There were no secrets about Phelan’s unique political ideas that became frequent themes in campaign oratory. As a senator, he vociferously called for an “all white California,”...
  • Why I Still Think Fiorina Was A Terrible CEO

    09/21/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    As a professor, hearing my name once, let alone twice, before 25 million TV viewers in an historic U.S. presidential debate is a surreal experience. “The head of the Yale business school, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, wrote a paper recently,” Donald Trump proclaimed in his attack on Carly Fiorina’s business record, “one of the worst tenures for a CEO that he has ever seen.” Immediately, the phones started ringing, text messages dinging, emails beeping—notes from thrilled old students, proud colleagues, teasing friends, pleased former teachers, curious clients, and my own immediate family in shared, flushed, utter shock. So used to being identified...
  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld: Why I Still Think Fiorina Was a Terrible CEO

    09/20/2015 5:16:39 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    As Fiorina admits, I have been critical of her for over a decade—long before she announced her political aspirations. I have studied her business record, challenged her leadership abilities and have come to agree with the assessment that she was one of the worst technology CEOs in history. I stand by that evaluation. Fiorina can attack me all she wants, as she did when she called me “a well-known Clintonite” (an absurd allegation I’ll get to later) who “had it out for me from the moment that I arrived at Hewlett Packard.” But no amount of one-liners to Trump, weekend...
  • Why poor whites should rally behind Black Lives Matter (Hurl, you might)

    08/10/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, an unarmed black 18-year-old killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. After a day of calm remembrances, the night turned violent as police shot another black 18-year-old, one Tyrone Harris, this time after he reportedly fired a pistol at a police car at close range. (He is still alive, though in critical condition.) It's yet another sad reminder of the fact that despite some reform inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the issue of police brutality is still very much alive, however justified this particular shooting seems at the...
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 67 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • Who needs laws? Eliminate police departments

    07/27/2015 9:33:24 AM PDT · by donna · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 07/26/15 | Ben Kinchlow
    Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow offers solution to complaints of 'out-of-control cops' What? More stories in the news about “police brutality”? I, for one, am so tired of hearing how cops are out of control. Let me propose a simple solution that will simply and permanently eliminate “police brutality.” This proposal would apply equally to all local, state and federal law enforcement officials. It would immediately and permanently eliminate all traces of racism and allow for all crimes to be reported equally, regardless of perpetrator. This solution would affect almost every American citizen regardless of age, race, creed, financial or religious status....
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Man wants charges filed against officer who kicked him [3 Guesses, First 2 Don't Count]

    06/11/2015 5:35:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Ocala.com ^ | 6/10/15
    .... A South Florida banker who is shown on a video being kicked repeatedly by an Orlando police officer while he is sitting passively on a street curb asked on Wednesday that criminal charges to be filed against the officers involved.... ....the video only shows a portion of what happened. Carter and his ex-girlfriend were arguing outside the nightclub, and the officers intervened when it appeared that Carter was forcibly pulling the woman away..... Carter has been charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement officer. The officers are still working their normal beats. "Based on...
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • No, Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Anti-Semitism

    06/13/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.13.14 | Megan Cairns
    Most of us are still trying to figure out exactly what was behind Eric Cantor’s shocking primary loss on Tuesday. But some on the left were able to jump to conclusions almost immediately after the election. Their hypothesis? Eric Cantor is a victim of Tea Party anti-Semitism. Even ignoring the fact that Dave Brat was not technically a Tea Party candidate, the theory has zero supporting evidence. It is ridiculous to suggest that a district that has been electing Cantor since 2000 recently developed a case of raging anti-Semitism. This is a case of liberals assuming that everyone is as...
  • 86-year-old woman with dementia faces felony voting fraud charge for voting twice

    03/08/2013 3:51:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 42 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/08/13 | FOX
    An 86-year-old Minnesota woman who suffers from dementia is facing a felony voting fraud charge after she says she accidentally voted twice. Margaret Schneider tells MyFoxTwinCities.com she forgot she had already sent in her absentee ballot when she went to her polling place in November. "It's very hard to remember everything," Schneider said. Schneider says the matter is particularly upsetting to her because she considers herself a proud American and has voted in every election.
  • Arizona sues EPA over “absurd” coal emission rules

    02/05/2013 11:05:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/5/13 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase Herman’s Hermits: Second term, same as the first? The latest front in the war on coal has shifted far from the mines which produce the raw materials for energy production, and to a state known for its contentious relationship with the Obama administration. Arizona has filed suit against the EPA over new rules that it calls “absurd,” and which will drive up energy costs for little practical purpose (via The Right Scoop): Arizona challenged in federal court U.S. environmental regulators efforts to force Arizona power companies to spend up to $1 billion to install pollution control equipment at...
  • Obama's Euro-Crisis Lecture 'Pitiful and Sad'

    09/28/2011 8:17:09 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 12 replies
    Spiegel on Line ^ | 0/28/2011 | Kristen Allen and David Gordon Smith
    US President Obama has given the Europeans a harsh lecture on the dangers of their ongoing debt crisis. Offended by the unsolicited advice, Europeans have suggested the US get its own house in order first. Obama's remarks were "arrogant" and "absurd," German commentators say on Wednesday. Europeans are well aware of the seriousness of their ongoing debt crisis. But they don't, it seems, like to receive lectures from other countries -- especially the United States, which is struggling to deal with its own mountain of debt.
  • Obama's Absurd Press Conference

    07/02/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama delays this sorry excuse for a press conference in order to overlap the start of the big show today as much as possible, just as he always does, but we will not be deterred. This guy is hellbent on raising taxes. You do not want to miss the first hour of this program. Well, you don't want to miss any hour of this program, but you don't want to miss the first hour of this program particularly because I am gonna lay out for you exactly what's going on. Not only are they trying to carry through...
  • Controversy Over Suspension Of 2 Easton High Lacrosse Players

    05/11/2011 7:45:52 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 10, 2011 | CBS
    EASTON, Md. (WJZ)— Outrage is growing after two high school students are suspended– one taken away in handcuffs– over items found in their lacrosse equipment bags. Those items are banned from school property.snip“A police officer came and took him away in handcuffs and they said ‘Give us 40 minutes, we have to process him,’ Laura Dennis said. “So they did mug shots and they fingerprinted. I was able to pick him up from the police department 45 minutes later.”
  • Ky. man who admitted writing poem threatening Obama's life is sentenced to 33 months in prison

    12/07/2010 4:28:10 AM PST · by Gomer1066 · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2010 | DYLAN LOVAN
    <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man who acknowledged writing a poem threatening the life of President Barack Obama was sentenced Monday by a federal judge to 33 months in prison.</p> <p>Johnny Logan Spencer apologized for writing the poem, which depicts a fatal sniper shooting of the president. Spencer, 28, said he was upset at the time over the death of his mother and had fallen in with a white supremacist group.</p>
  • Optoutday.com site banned from Wachovia/Wells Fargo Corporation as "Political Activism"

    11/17/2010 12:28:47 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    17 NOV 10 | dcbryan1
    ACCESS DENIED The URL address you attempted to access is blocked by Wachovia Category(ies): Political/Activist Groups;Nudity URL Address: http://www.optoutday.com/ All Internet Access Attempts Are Logged If you feel that you have received this page in error, you may complete the Internet Content Filtering (ICF) Request Form. Reason for category(ies) being blocked: Nudity Sites containing nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals. Exceptions...
  • Theater of the absurd.

    06/27/2010 3:34:42 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/27/10 | Mike Allen & Glenn Thrush
    On Wednesday, the same day President Barack Obama ousted his humiliated Afghanistan commander, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs walked into the Oval Office with more grim news: The cap on the gushing oil in the Gulf had been dislodged. “What?” Obama replied incredulously. “Well, why did it do that?” A remotely operated vehicle had knocked the cap right off, he was told, leaving oil rushing out as furiously as ever. “Let me get this straight Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/39055.html#ixzz0s5tyasyA
  • 3 Cheers for Obama’s defeat-no cheer from the RINO victory - ALAN KEYES

    01/20/2010 9:50:36 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 506 replies · 5,593+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | January 20, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Loyal to Liberty Wednesday, January 20, 2010Alan Keyes  I can't help but look at Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts in the context of the larger strategy clearly being implemented by the RINO (Republican-In-Name-Only) clique that currently controls the GOP. Sean Hannity is the clique's bellwether media tool. It was no coincidence that he featured Mitt Romney on his program last night to revel in the Scott Brown victory. Scott Brown in Massachusetts is the advance guard for Mitt Romney in the White House (or vice-versa). He becomes the poster child for the RINO clique's archetypal GOP candidate who: Has no...
  • Navy SEALS May Go to Prison for Giving a Fat Lip to Islamic Terrorist

    11/25/2009 9:07:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 139 replies · 3,459+ views
    CFP ^ | November 26, 2009 | Jim O'Neill
    “I hope they Mirandized this Ahmed Hashim Abed guy before they punched him.”—Rush Limbaugh On March 31, 2004, a small convoy guarded by four American civilian contractors was ambushed at Fallujah, Iraq, and the guards were killed. The bodies of the four Blackwater security guards were burnt, hacked, and two of the mutilated bodies were hung for display on a bridge over the Euphrates river. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that in ” a macabre and murderous town fete, locals cheered as one corpse was attached to a car tow rope and pulled triumphantly up and down the main road….”...