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  • Sarah Palin's new site is being blocked by Microsoft

    07/29/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT · by EternalHope · 67 replies
    Me | July 29, 2014 | EternalHope
    Microsoft's "SmartScreen Filter" is blocking Sarah Palin's new website (sarahpalinchannel.com). When I went to the site anyway (it's hard to do), the videos would not play. Whatever is wrong may have been caused by a deliberately orchestrated group of people reporting the site as unsafe to Microsoft, or it may simply be that Microsoft simply does not like Sarah Palin. Regardless of the cause, it may help if people go to the site and click on the "Report this site does not contain threats" choice.
  • Skeptic of Climate Change Finds Himself a Target of Suspicion

    07/15/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | By MICHAEL WINES
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama here, says he remembers the morning he spotted a well-known colleague at a gathering of climate experts. “I walked over and held out my hand to greet him,” Dr. Christy recalled. “He looked me in the eye and he said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Come on, shake hands with me.’ And he said, ‘No.'  ” Dr. Christy is an outlier on what the vast majority of his colleagues consider to be a matter of consensus: that global warming is both settled science and a dire threat. He...
  • We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove America

    07/09/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/09/20q14 | Oliver Darcy
    Wholesale retailer Costco announced Tuesday evening that they have reversed a decision to remove conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouzas bestselling book from stores, following an outcry from thousands of angry customers. Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited, a statement posted on Facebook said. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We cant carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume...
  • Left 'comes out screaming' against D'Souza's Film -- 'America'

    07/01/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/01/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – The political left is coming out “screaming,” with “guns blazing,” in an attempt to dampen the audience for the highly anticipated film “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” its maker told WND just before its Hollywood premiere. Dinesh D’Souza recalled that the left’s strategy with his first political documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” was to ignore it. “You would almost not know ’2016′ existed if you just followed the leftist press and their Internet blogs,” D’Souza told WND in an exclusive phone interview. “It was only when the pied piper Obama came out yelling that everybody else on...
  • Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

    06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are "Guns & Parts." This covers "functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat."
  • Santorum Film: American Believers Could Face Nazi Fate

    06/20/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by yongin · 15 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Dias
    Rick Santorum is bringing the nationwide fight over religious liberty to the big screen, and it is chilling. As the Supreme Court weighs the Hobby Lobby case and activists at the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference denounce the war on Christianity in America, Christian movie company EchoLight Studios, of which Rich Santorum is CEO, is preparing to release One Generation Away: the Erosion of Religious Liberty. The trailer, above, shows just how seriously Santorum and many fellow conservatives are taking the issue: if the United States continues down a path that erodes religious freedom, the country could...
  • CT high school filters conservative websites, allows liberal pages

    06/18/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    A high school student in Connecticut is accusing administrators of political censorship after the school restricted access to conservative news outlets and websites while allowing students to visit liberal sites. Andrew Lampart, a student at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, was assigned an in-class debate on gun-control during his "Law & You" course. While preparing for the debate during study hall Lampart logged onto the school provided Internet and found out that students were forbidden from visiting The National Association for Gun Rights website or the news outlet TheBlaze.com. "I used my study hall to research gun control facts...
  • Supreme Court allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on campaign false statements

    06/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 16- June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    he Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights.
  • The 'Transgender Tipping Point' to Censorship

    06/13/2014 4:27:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Now that our cultural elites feel they have sufficiently educated the public on the virtues of gays and lesbians, it's time to drill down to the next level. Here comes transgenderism. Time magazine placed "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox (born Charles Cox) on the cover as the face of "The Transgender Tipping Point: America's Next Civil Rights Frontier." Cox wrote on Facebook that the Time cover was a wonderful present on her birthday, and "I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation's history where it is no longer acceptable...
  • Islamophobia Thought Crimes at Berkeley

    06/04/2014 2:26:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/4/2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    Whats an Islamophobia-promoting academic to do when there simply arent enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeleys Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this springs Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference: they invented a thought crime called latent Islamophobia. According to the conference description and inspired by [the late Columbia professor] Edward Saids work on Orientalism, Islamophobia can be broken into two categories: latent and manifest: Latent Islamophobia is founded upon an unquestionable certitude...
  • Islamophobia Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Islamophobia Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]Whats an Islamophobia-promoting academic to do when there simply arent enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeleys Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this springs Fifth Annual...
  • MSNBC Cheers 'Feisty Campus Dissent' Forcing Commencement Speakers to 'Drop Like Flies'

    05/15/2014 10:06:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 15 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    "Feisty campus dissent is back. And its winning," exulted msnbc.com's Aliyah Frumin in her May 15 story, teased on the main page with the header, "Commencement speakers drop like flies." [see screen capture below page break] "In the last few weeks alone, campaigns at three schools forced commencement speakers to pass up significant speaker fees rather than face angry campuses," Frumin noted, adding that "[t]he last-minute cancellations have proved embarrassing to school leaders" and conceding that in turn they "have raised concerns about free speech and exposure to opposing views in settings designed to foster free thought." Although Frumin did...
  • Meet The Liberal Network (of groups) That Orchestrated The Hit On The Benham Brothers

    05/13/2014 11:19:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 5/12/14 | Alex Pappas
    Meet the well-funded advocacy network of liberal groups that orchestrated the successful ouster of the Benham Brothers from HGTV. Until last week, David and Jason Benham were set to host a new home-renovation show on the Home and Garden Television network, called Flip It Forward. But all that changed after an obscure website called Right Wing Watch drew negative attention to the Benhams conservative views on abortion and gay marriage. The website vilified the hosts with the headline, HGTV Picks Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Extremist For New Reality TV Show. The story shed light on how the hosts father, Flip Benham, is...
  • Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike

    05/09/2014 8:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because Well Its kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website because of apparent violations to their terms of use. According to Google, the conservative news site has failed to produce an adequate amount of original content to continue utilizing the internet advertising tool provided by Google. Of course, the claim seems mildly curious given the fact...
  • Is Beverly Hills Hotel protest a dry run for bashing Christian businesses....

    05/09/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    5/9/14
    Would like your opinions...but consider this: Saudi Arabia has treated women and homosexuals like sub-human beings for DECADES....and the Hollywood elite has said virtually NOTHING. BUT now, suddenly they are concerned about Islamic views in these issues? I am not certain they are REALLY interested in this particular hotel....rather, I suspect they are using this as a "test case" in order to attack Christian-owned businesses that do not celebrate infanticide, abortion, or homosexuality. Am I wrong, wearing a tin foil hat?
  • HGTV Pulls Flip It Forward After Benham Brothers Anti-Gay Controversy

    05/07/2014 5:48:45 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 38 replies
    E-Online ^ | 05/07/2014 | Tierney Bricker
    Flip it Forward, a real estate series set to debut in October, has been pulled by the network after Right Wing Watch reported that the twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, at the center of the house flipping show were anti-gay activists. ... Right Wing Watch reported on Tuesday that in 2012, David had led a prayer rally outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte N.C., where he told a conservative radio show that it was necessary to "stop homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation" and "demonic ideologies tak[ing] our universities and our public school systems."...
  • Only sodomite "marriage" may be advanced at Notre Dame?

    05/01/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 27 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for TFP, Peter Miller reports: Officials at the University of Notre Dame revoke permission for pro-marriage table, tell young Catholics to cease and desist promoting natural marriage on campus. Sound Bend, Indiana: April 29, 2014 -- Young volunteers with Tradition Family Property Student Action were ordered to cease and desist promoting traditional marriage at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, April 25. Permission to have a table had been granted through an officially recognized on-campus student group, said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. But that permission was revoked for some odd reason. Police officers arrived soon after...
  • A Gay CEO with Balls Needs to Hire Eich and Halt this Crap

    04/04/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Patheos ^ | 04/04/2014 | Elizabeth Scalia
    If the headline strikes some as offensive, it will nevertheless remain, because that’s the case I’m making, and I’m sticking with it: a gay CEO with a pair of brass ones needs to step up and speak truth to a growing, and most illiberal new power. He or she needs to hire Brendan Eich in some sort of corporate leadership capacity for the sake of the most fundamental of freedoms — the freedom to think what you want to think, even if your thinking is unpopular or deemed “mistaken” — and in so doing boldly declare that our society has...
  • A New Breed of Breeder (Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America)

    03/28/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/28/14 | Christopher Hart
    W. C. Harris is a radical gay activist and Professor of Queer Studies and Early American Literature. He says that homosexuals are still cruelly oppressed in America, even though some of them may end up with very comfortable jobs as university professors.... He is particularly angry with the Christian right for oppressing him.... So he would like to abolish Christianity altogether....and replace it with that he wittily calls Gaytheism, i.e., homosexual atheism. Unlike beastly old Christianity, this new religion will meet our spiritual needs with new forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or...
  • Their viewpoint kills people: Stanford revokes funding for pro-marriage conference after backlash

    03/24/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PALO ALTO, CA, March 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) A group of about 100 homosexual activists at Stanford University have successfully intimidated the Graduate Student Council (GSC) into withdrawing $600 in previously-approved funding for a pro-marriage conference to be held on campus in April. The university administration also tried to charge the organizers $5,000 for security costs, but backed down amidst public pressure after the organizers accused them of impos[ing] a tax on free speech. The Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) is sponsoring the event, called Communicating Values: Marriage, Family and the Media. Featuring prominent pro-family speakers, the events goal is to...
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface: The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments. In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didnt agree with the accepted consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • Texas Town Pays Ted Nugent $16K to Stay Away From 4th of July Concert

    03/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 70 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The town of Longview, Texas has reportedly paid conservative rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 to make sure he does not play at their annual 4th of July concert this summer. That figure represents half of the amount Nugent would have been guaranteed if the performance happened as scheduled. -snip- Im sad the City of Longview has done this. I think it was done by a great deal of political correctness, political pressure, Gregg County Republican Party Chair Keith Rothra told KLTV. We have various performers who have made all kinds of statements that rattled peoples conscience and yet they are still...
  • 'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'

    01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"?...
  • Cuomo: Extreme conservatives have no place in the state of New York

    01/17/2014 12:16:10 PM PST · by VermiciousKnid · 163 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | January 17, 2014 | Casey Seiler
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the current schism in the state Republican party is a smaller version of the split causing so much damage in Washington, D.C., and that conservative Republicans have no place in the state of New York, because thats not who New Yorkers are.
  • Facebook Censors The People's Cube for 12 Hours (posted Lesbian Joke)

    01/05/2014 9:00:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1-4-14 | Red Square
    Our Dyke Dynasty picture was becoming viral on Facebook when some caring and sensitive citizen reported it to management. As a result, the picture was removed from the People's Cube page and the People's Album because it violated FB Community Standards. In addition, The People's Cube was blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. What standard did the image violate? At first we thought it triggered their "Graphic Content" standard with the shockingly disturbing, graphic depiction of Rosie O'Donnell with a beard. Or was it the sinister and painful visual of Rachel Maddow blowing her Dyke Call?...
  • MSNBC: How do we combat 'Duck Dynasty' clan from doing what's legal?

    Because MSNBC long ago stopped being a news channel in favor of becoming visual left-wing talk radio, the "Lean Forward" network continues to make a fool of itself in ways both big (mocking a black infant) and small. On a slow news Friday, MSNBC rising star Thomas Roberts and a guest spit-balled on the air over how to "combat" the Duck Dynasty clan from doing something legal -- like releasing their own line of firearms:
  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    12/26/2013 8:38:09 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 140 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2013 10:34 AM (ET) | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether.
  • 'Duck Dynasty': Twitter Blocks 'iStandWithPhil.com' Content

    12/23/2013 2:50:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Links to the pro-Phil Robertson online petition drive have been flagged for content on the social media platform.In the latest development in the ongoing culture war surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertsons controversial remarks on homosexuality, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com has been flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page. ***** Twitter generally does not act to block content until receiving a report from another user or group of users. That complaint is then reviewed by Twitter, who decides whether to take action or not.
  • Reddits science forum banned climate deniers. Why dont all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.coms science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, thats roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • Obama Takes Swipe at the Media on MSNBC: Actively Trying to 'Divide and Splinter' Us

    12/05/2013 5:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/5/13 | Josh Feldman
    As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier, and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes
  • Obamacare reboot survives heavy traffic

    12/02/2013 6:57:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/13 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    The new and improved Obamacare website struggled under heavy traffic loads on Monday, but still appeared to operate pretty much as the Obama administration has promised: Okay, but not perfect. After a weekend of final, intensive fixes, officials unveiled a somewhat repaired HealthCare.gov on Sunday and promised that it will work well enough to serve the Americans who want insurance exchange coverage by New Years.
  • US seeks to fine websites if disabled are unable to use

    11/27/2013 3:44:27 AM PST · by AstralisLux · 53 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/27/13 | Spero News
    The US Justice Department is intervening in a private lawsuit against H&R Block for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. H&R Block is a large provider of American tax services and informational services for tax payers.
  • Survey: 1 in 6 writers have self-censored because of NSA surveillance

    11/24/2013 10:00:50 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 60 replies
    http://america.aljazeera.com/ ^ | November 21, 2013 | Claire Gordon
    Many groups have claimed that the NSAs surveillance program is an unconstitutional violation of privacy. But a different type of challenge is growing teeth. Led by civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, more than 20 organizations, with interests ranging from marijuana to guns, are currently suing the federal government. They believe the NSA surveillance program has a chilling effect on speech, thus violating the First Amendment. Its difficult to prove this, though. Theres no way to quantify the students who dont join their colleges legalize marijuana club, or the number of Arab-Americans who avoid political topics via email. Absences...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/22/2013 10:14:53 AM PST · by gooblah · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 november 2013 | Ben shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence ODonnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obamas signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative:
  • Senate Adopts New Rules on Filibusters

    11/21/2013 9:52:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 330 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/13 | By Janet Hook And Kristina Peterson
  • Hate Speech Is Code For Speech I Dont Agree With

    11/18/2013 4:43:31 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    kirkcameron.com ^ | 11-18-13 | Bill Smith
    Hate speech is code word for speech I do not agree with; speech I want stopped. In the United States of America and any previous English colony, the term hate speech should be considered with grave skepticism. What brought me to write about this topic today are several items that came up via electronic media. First, was an Ann Curry accusation of hate speech leveled at Kirk Cameron. I will not address this directly because it is too predictable, but I will argue Camerons point of view shortly. Second, there were numerous articles citing Dan Savage making statements that tended...
  • Obama Blames the Balkanization of the Media

    11/16/2013 8:20:55 AM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - At a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event in Philadelphia on Thursday night, President Barack Obama ended his speech by bemoaning what he called a level of polarization that seems uniqueciting as one cause to blame for this phenomenon the Balkanization of the media. Obviously, this year and over the last three years, weve seen a level of polarization that seems unique, said Obama. But the truth is, is that as you travel around the country, the country--ordinary folks--arent as polarized as Washington would make us think.
  • Common Core Teaches Kids Government Must Be Obeyed

    11/15/2013 4:07:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Schools: Opposition is rising to new national education standards pushed on public schools. They have turned schools into re-education camps for liberalism, with political statements masquerading as English lessons. If one had to include one speech by President Ronald Reagan as recommended reading in a national standardized curriculum it might be the one in which he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" One might pick Reagan's first inaugural address when he said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Or even his 1964 "A...
  • Van Jones: Obama Detractors Have Obama Derangement Syndrome (nice try, Van)

    11/04/2013 11:41:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:00 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Former green jobs czar Van Jones, during a roundtable discussion over the rollout of Obamacare on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopolous, said President Barack Obamas detractors have Obama Derangement Syndrome. Its silly season. Literally, they have this sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome where Obama is this absent, weak, ineffectual dictator and tyrant whos destroying America, Jones said.
  • Air Force servers rejecting FR login

    11/04/2013 10:12:33 AM PST · by jagusafr · 31 replies
    Vanity | Today | Jagusafr
    ALCON - FYI, the Air Force servers are back to not letting me log in to FR due to its "political and activist" nature. I thought we were through with this crap...
  • [PopSci] Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments [Debate is bad for science] (barf)

    09/24/2013 6:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 9/24/2013 | Suzanne LaBarre
    Comments can be bad for science. That's why, here at PopularScience.com, we're shutting them off.It wasn't a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science and technology magazine, we are as committed to fostering lively, intellectual debate as we are to spreading the word of science far and wide. The problem is when trolls and spambots overwhelm the former, diminishing our ability to do the latter.That is not to suggest that we are the only website in the world that attracts vexing commenters. Far from it. Nor is it to suggest that all, or even close...
  • Engineering Bigotry?

    09/24/2013 6:29:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Inside Higher Education | September 24, 2013 | Scott Jaschik
    No excerpt from IHE allowed, story here. To summarize, an engineering education magazine publishes a letter by a professor critical of homosexuality, and many are appalled.
  • Bikers denied no-stop permit for 9/11 rally through D.C. but will ride anyway

    09/09/2013 4:58:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The nations capital has denied a no stop permit for the 2 Million Bikers to DC rally on Wednesday, meant to remember those who were killed on 9/11 and honor our armed forces. The group said in a statement Sunday that D.C. officials denied their request for a special nonstop ride through town with a waiver for red lights, stop signs and other traffic signals.</p>
  • Rodeo fans and conservatives defend skit mocking Obama

    08/14/2013 7:42:32 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 91 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 13, 2013 | DAVE HELLING
    Rodeo fans and conservatives by the thousands rode to the defense of a rodeo clown Tuesday, less than 72 hours after he took part in a controversial weekend skit involving a masked figure of President Barack Obama. But the passionate support did not overcome the lingering anger over the Saturday skit at the Missouri State Fair. The president of the group that organized the rodeo Mark Ficken resigned Tuesday, blaming the groups failure to sanction the clown for his behavior. It marked a third straight day of heated disagreement over the implications of the rodeo stunt. I think...
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.
  • CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebooks Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'

    04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebooks Restrictions on Word 'Islamist' April 5, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word Islamist, if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists. In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction, and that they helped influence the APs decision. Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential...
  • Johns Hopkins denies recognition to pro-lifers, equates them with white supremacists

    04/01/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2013 | Robby Soave
    The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has denied official recognition to a group of pro-life students, and one SGA leader privately equated them with white supremacists. Voice for Life, a JHU student group that engages in pro-life activism, including counseling women outside of the front doors of abortion clinics, was twice denied official recognition last month. The SGA voted 10-8 to reject the group cutting it off from student activities funding and building access for meetings due to concerns that its activism constituted harassment. Some members of SGA also thought that a link on the Voices...
  • Dee Snider lashes out at politician for using Twisted Sister song

    08/23/2012 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 90 replies
    New republic ^ | August 21, 2012 | WENN
    Rocker DEE SNIDER has lashed out at U.S. vice presidential hopeful PAUL RYAN for allegedly using his popular tune WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. Ryan, who is currently touring America to support Mitt Romney's bid for the White House, reportedly tried to boost morale during a political rally on Tuesday (21Aug12) by blaring the classic Twisted Sister hit to pump up the crowd. However, Snider has taken issue with the politician's use of the song and has lodged a formal complaint with Ryan's camp. A statement from the 57 year old reads, "I emphatically...
  • Huckabee backs Chick-fil-A in same-sex marriage controversy

    07/24/2012 10:34:42 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | July 24 2012 | Lucy Madison
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has jumped into the fray of an ongoing controversy over a fast food chain's outspoken stance against same-sex marriage, standing behind the company, Chick-fil-A, for supporting "the Biblical view of marriage." Huckabee, in a statement on his Facebook page, said he has been "incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld." In a recent interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy said he was "guilty as charged" when asked about his...
  • ABC's The View Hosts Decry Threats Against Brad Pitt's Conservative Mom

    07/14/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 14, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    n Tuesday's The View on ABC, the group criticized death threats made against actor Brad Pitt's conservative mother after she wrote a letter to the editor of the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri defending Mitt Romney and asking people not to vote for President Obama, citing her religious objections to abortion and same-sex marriage. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic: (Video can be found here.) Brad Pitt's mom, Jane, wrote a letter to the editor claiming Christians shouldn't vote for President Obama because he supports gay marriage and abortion rights. And apparently now she is in fear over the outraged,...