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  • I Served My Country. I got a box of drugs. Then It Kicked Me Out.

    04/13/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | Howard Dean Bailey
    I was deejaying at a restaurant when Judith came to meet me for the first time. We were finally able to put faces to the voices we had been hearing on the radio, and I asked her out on our first date. She met me at the radio station and we drove to IHOP, where we laughed and talked all night. I loved everything about her, but especially her smile. I knew at that point that I didn’t want any other woman; she was it for me. We dated for a while and then I moved in with her. We...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Activist to Host Fundraiser for Democrat Gerry Connolly

    03/10/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/10/14 | Adam Kredo
    A Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated activist whose organization recently came under fire for holding an anti-Semitic rally in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will head a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.). U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood allies Akram Elzend and Sameh Elhennawy will co-host a fundraiser for Connolly later this month at the Fairfax residence of Mohamed Mohamed, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Attendees of the March 22 fundraiser are asked to donate between $150 and $400 in order to attend the event, where supporters will have a chance to “express appreciation...
  • Iran Hangs Well-Loved Human Rights Activist, Poet

    02/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | February 17, 2014 | none stated
    Iran has executed human rights activist Hashem Shaabani, a 32- year-old Arab-Iranian, for “waging war on God.” Other charges included sowing corruption on earth, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and acting against national security, according to a 2012 sentence handed down by the Ahvaz Islamic Revolutionary Court. A well-known and loved poet in Iran, Shabaani was originally arrested in 2011 and “confessed” the crime of terrorism on Iranian state-controlled Press TV after being subjected to months of torture and interrogation. However, in a letter that was published by Ahwaz News Agency in 2013, Shaabani said he had “never participated in...
  • Conservative Activist James O’Keefe Claims Cuomo Is Trying to Run Him Out of NY

    01/23/2014 9:41:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/23/14 | David Freedlander
    The rightwing prankster and documentarian whose videos have drawn blood at ACORN and NPR, says his organization is being harassed by the state of New York. Do extreme conservatives pranksters and videographers have no place in New York State either? Late last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignited a firestorm of criticism in right-wing media when he told a public radio host that “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the State of New York.” Cuomo was referring to the prospects of far-right political candidates in the deeply Democratic Empire State, not the prospects of his...
  • Noted SF activist pleads guilty to child porn

    01/22/2014 6:13:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco gay rights advocate who was arrested after police said they linked him to an email account that had sent and received images of toddlers engaging in sex acts with men has been convicted of possessing child pornography.
  • British student deported...social media posts 'posed a security threat'

    01/10/2014 12:44:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Yaara Shalom
    British student Gary Spedding was deported from Israel on Friday because his social media activity allegedly posed a "security threat." Spedding is an activist against anti-Semitism and in favor of finding a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to Sky News, Spedding arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday on a flight from London's Luton Airport. At immigration, he was taken to an interview room where he was subjected to a full body search and interrogation. Immigration officers took Spedding's phone and went through its contents for four-to-five hours, copying content from it, according to Spedding, who kept his...
  • Activist actress Fonda wears ´Hanoi Jane´ t-shirt to promote Nancy Reagan film, ´The Butler´

    07/26/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/26/13 | Staff
    Jane Fonda´s turn as Nancy Reagan has outraged fans of the former first lady but the actress says "The Gipper´s" wife is happy she landed the role. "I don´t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters you know," says the actress in a new clip promoting the film ´The Butler´ which follows the life of a White House worker who served eight presidents. A vocal liberal, Fonda sparked outraged in the 1970´s when she toured North Vietnam, earning the moniker "Hanoi Jane" and critics blasted her casting as Nancy Reagan when it was announced
  • Abortion Activist Makes Boy Hold “Stay Out of My Mommy’s Vagina” Sign

    07/04/2013 10:07:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/4/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The crazy pro-abortion protests at the Texas state capitol have received plenty of attention this week. The protesters at the Texas capitol have already exploited children by making them hold signs supporting their protest against a ban on late-term abortions. Then the Internet was abuzz with shock and disgust over another sign, along with a video showing abortion activists chanting Hail Satan. Meanwhile, a little girl is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.” Now, another picture has surfaced of a little boy...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Homosexual activist who sent death threats sentenced to five years’ probation

    04/18/2013 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW HAVEN, CT, April 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – An Enfield, CT man who pleaded guilty to sending hundreds of threatening letters to the head of a pro-life, pro-family group in Hartford was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation by a federal judge. Daniel Sarno, 54, who is homosexual, admitted to sending over 300 letters to Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, expressing his anger over the Family Institute’s opposition to same-sex “marriage.” The letters he sent were uniformly abusive. Many contained death threats. “No mercy for homophobes,” one letter read. “I suggest you make your funeral...
  • Activist: Mosque has torture chamber 'Persecution has gotten worse for Christians since fall

    04/12/2013 3:12:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/13/13 | Michael Carl
    An attorney and human rights activist in Egypt says a mosque in Cairo has installed a torture chamber, and it is being used to terrorize Christians and others there. The report comes from Egyptian Coptic Christian attorney and human rights activist Wagih Yacoub, who said the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque in the Cairo suburb of Moqattam serves as a Muslim Brotherhood-approved torture chamber. The Muslim Brotherhood virtually has taken over Egypt since its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was elected president after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Yacoub says his friend, Amir Ayad, was the victim of the torture after...
  • Open the Slaughterhouses

    04/09/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 4-8-2013 | Jedediah Purdy
    IN 1999, as a writer for The American Prospect, I went into a slaughterhouse undercover, with the help of some rebellious employees. The floor was slick with the residue of blood and suet, and the air smelled like iron. A part of my brain spent the whole time trying to remember which of Dante’s circles this scene most resembled. Today, under legislation being pushed by business interests, that bit of journalistic adventure could earn me a criminal conviction and land me on a registry of “animal and ecological terrorists.” So-called ag-gag laws, proposed or enacted in about a dozen states,...
  • Activist groups hold Queer Muslim Gathering in Detroit

    03/04/2013 12:49:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/04/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A two-day gathering aimed at educating and liberating Muslims in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community opened in Detroit on Friday. Muslims for Progressive Values and the Agency for LGBT African Americans, or KICK, teamed up to create the Queer Muslim Gathering, which included a meet-and-greet on Friday and an all-day conference Saturday. The gathering featured Imam Daayiee Abdullah of Washington, a gay Muslim leader who grew up in Detroit and converted from Southern Baptist Convention, the Detroit Free Press reports. “We feel it is important for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) Muslims to be included as equals into...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: ‘College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are “one of the safest places you can be in this country.” “College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • Egyptian democracy activist: 'President Obama needs to stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood'

    01/01/2013 7:16:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    Egyptian democracy activist Michael Meunier says President Barack Obama needs to stand up to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Meunier, a Coptic Christian, is head of the Al Haya Party in Egypt and leader of the U.S. Copts Association. After spending many years studying and working in the United States, Meunier returned to Egypt in 2007 and ultimately participated in the Tahrir Square protests that brought down the regime of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. On Dec. 19, in between round one and two of voting on Egypt’s recently passed constitution, Meunier visited The Daily Caller to discuss what he sees...
  • 11-yr-old pro-life girl brought to tears by pro-abortion activists outside DNC Convention

    09/05/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/04/2012 | Bryan Kemper
    September 4, 2012 (StandTrue.com) - I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just don’t care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 million of Zoe’s generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the Democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation. While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle...
  • 3 more women claim GOP political activist abused them [Brings to at least 7 Utah victims]

    07/30/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    AP/Provo Herald ^ | July 29, 2012
    <p>Three more women have accused a conservative Utah political activist of sexually assaulting them, the Wasatch County Sheriff said.</p> <p>Gregory Peterson, 37, of Orem, already is facing 25 rape and other charges stemming from allegations by four women. No charges have been filed in connection with claims by the three other women so far.</p>
  • Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress

    06/29/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Alissa · 122 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 29, 3:10 PM EDT | JOE MANDAK
    FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • Class warfare: Teachers union boss on losing streak (WI)

    05/18/2012 6:27:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-17-12 | Scott Reeder
    MADISON — Mary Bell calls herself an “unlikely advocate” — just a Wisconsin Rapids school teacher who heard the call. She speaks with an earnest edge to her voice, hoping to persuade Wisconsinites to the rightness of her cause. The image, of course, is contrived. She is a handsomely paid activist, who is years removed from the classroom. And she heads the state’s most powerful lobbying organization — the Wisconsin Education Association Council. But most Wisconsinites simply call it “the teacher’s union.” Long before Scott Walker came to the statehouse, Bell was a union firebrand. “This is a highly emotional,...
  • (Activist) Obama Calls for 'Common-Sense Policies' to Move Economy

    05/12/2012 7:56:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/12 | Devin Dwyer
    Obama Calls for 'Common-Sense Policies' to Move EconomyBy Devin Dwyer | ABC News – 16 hrs ago Continuing to cast himself as an activist president defying slim odds for election-year legislative compromises, President Obama in his weekly address pushes "a few common-sense policies that would make a difference" with the economy. "There are things we can do - right now - to help create jobs and restore some of the financial security that so many families have lost," Obama says. The list of initiatives - which the White House has billed as Congress' "To-Do list" - includes elimination of tax...
  • In Search of Americanism [Republicanism has proved insufficient as a guidepost for Am values]

    05/07/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May | Ned Ryun
    ..............IT'S TIME TO FIGHT for the survival of Americanism,............................ Americanism is freedom founded on the power of the individual, and his ability to achieve without undue government interference. It’s the idea that the state exists to serve man, to protect God-given rights, and to allow the greatest amount of political freedom within the bounds of ordered liberty. It’s the idea that people truly own their property and are not merely renting it, and that they are free to use their talents, initiative, and “can do” spirit to make the lives they dream for themselves a reality. It is indisputable that...
  • Obama adviser says US will find ‘right way forward’ on Chinese activist who fled house arrest

    04/29/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/29/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an “appropriate balance” between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on its potential involvement in harboring a Chinese activist on the eve of diplomatic talks between the two world powers. John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, declined to provide details on the incident or say whether the activist, Chen Guangcheng, might be hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing as reported.
  • Obama adviser says US will find ‘right way forward’on Chinese activist who fled house arrest

    04/29/2012 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/29/12 | Staff
    Washington - A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an “appropriate balance” between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on its potential involvement in harboring a Chinese activist on the eve of diplomatic talks between the two world powers. John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, declined to provide details on the incident or say whether the activist, Chen Guangcheng, might be hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing as reported. Chen, who has exposed forced abortions and
  • Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the right (Vetting Hussein? Link to his 1988 essay)

    02/08/2012 4:40:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/07/12 | Thomas J Sugrue
    Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the rightNewt and other conservatives are obsessed with tying Obama to Saul Alinsky. Here's where their hatred comes from By Thomas J Sugrue Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 8:00 AM 18:51:25 EST **SNIP** By his own admission, Obama had a rough time being a community organizer. “Sometimes I called a meeting, and nobody showed up,” he recalled. **SNIP** For his part, Alinsky, who died in 1972, never had much patience for elected officials: Change would not come from top-down leadership, but rather from pressure from below. In his view, politicians took the path of least...
  • Gaza human rights activist stabbed for exposing Hamas use of human shields

    01/18/2012 5:21:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/18/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    You have to love Hamas. They're just so subtle. Hamas has sent some of its goons to attack Mahmoud Abu Rahma after Abu Rahma exposed Hamas' use of Gaza citizens as human shields. The stabbing in Gaza of a Palestinian rights activist after he exposed Hamas' contempt for its own people by using them as human shields, and after he criticized the radical Islamic group for torture, abuse and trampling free speech, should be strongly condemned by the United Nations—both as an attack on the victim’s human rights, and on the idea of freedom of expression. Masked attackers on Friday...
  • No Confidence in Our Judiciary

    11/18/2011 3:28:29 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    11/18/11 | originalbuckeye
    1. There is no confidence in our judiciary when a Supreme Court Justice does not bother to recuse herself when she had direct involvement in the issue before the court.
  • Oklahoma 'Occupy' groups have rough week following death, arrests

    11/02/2011 6:45:01 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 10 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 2, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s already been a rough week for the two main “Occupy” groups in Oklahoma, with a death at Occupy OKC and a heavy-handed response to Occupy Tulsa by the Tulsa Police Department early this morning. First, at Occupy OKC in Kerr Park on Oct. 31, police responded to the discovery of a body in a tent at the encampment. Identified only by his street name “Street Poet,” the young man had delivered a poem the day before his death, and “how the system had failed him,” according to The Oklahoman. Our sources informed us that Street Poet...
  • Another New York Times Activist

    10/26/2011 11:34:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | Editorial
    Journalism: Is the New York Times a news organization or a front for left-wing activists? Reporter Natasha Lennard was filmed leading an Occupy Wall Street panel, offering radicals tips on keeping their identities secret. Openly. In a video that appeared on BigGovernment.com, Lennard, a Times freelance reporter who was arrested with 700 other leftists for shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge this month, revealed herself to be within the actual leadership of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. Along with four other "comrades," she addressed a roomful of people at a bookstore in Manhattan, officiously advising the fractious movement on how...
  • Homeschoolers emerge as Republican foot soldiers

    10/04/2011 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10.3.11 | Andy Sullivan
    As the girls dig in to their math problems, Farrier contemplates the Republican presidential candidates who are vying for the support of homeschoolers like her. "They're wooing us. It feels really good," she says.
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • Billionaire Conservative Activist Charles Koch on 2012 Election: ‘We Have Saddam Hussein

    09/06/2011 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    abc ^ | 9/6/11 | Jake Tapper
    Not the White House, nor the Obama 2012 campaign, nor Democratic National Committee had any immediate comment Tuesday when contacted by ABC News and asked about comments made by Koch referring to the 2012 campaign as a repeat of the Iraq War. “We have Saddam Hussein, this is the Mother of All Wars we’ve got in the next 18 months,” Koch said in comments at a private gathering in Colorado in June, first reported by the progressive Brad Blog and Mother Jones Magazine. ”For the life or death of this country.” ADD Philip Ellender, President and COO, Government and Public...
  • Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House

    08/30/2011 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 93 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | August 30, 2011 | NBC News
    Much-arrested Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah was taken away from the White House in restraints Tuesday afternoon. Hannah was taking part in an ongoing protest against the unbuilt Keystone XL oil pipeline. "Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom," Hannah said in Lafayette Park before her arrest. "And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future." Together with dozens of others, Hannah sat on the sidewalk in front of the White House and refused three requests from the Park Police to move. The group...
  • RealCatholicTV's Voris had 'no idea' about internal problems

    08/18/2011 3:37:03 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 3 replies
    CNA Catholic News Agency ^ | August 17, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Denver, Colo., Aug 17, 2011 / 06:12 pm (CNA).- Michael Voris, the founder and host of RealCatholicTV, says he was completely unaware of recently discovered troubles within his organization, involving a staff apologist's sexually explicit writings, and his nonprofit corporation's loss of legal status two years ago. “I don't know what the issue is on any of this stuff,” said Voris, who is currently in Spain promoting his unofficial “No Bull in Madrid” meetings during World Youth Day.
  • Activist shouts 'stop Israeli war crimes' during Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    05/24/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday was disrupted by a left-wing protester calling to stop the Israeli occupation in Palestine. The heckler was identified as Rae Abileah, a 28-year-old Jewish-American activist, of Israeli decent, who works with human rights organization CODEPINK. Abileah stood up from the gallery as Netanyahu was congratulating the United States for the killing of Osama bin Laden and shouted “stop Israeli war crimes.”
  • Change Durango To Cesar Chavez Boulevard? (San Antonio, TX)

    05/20/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSAT 12 ^ | 5/19/11 11:20 pm | Steve Linscomb
    SAN ANTONIO-It's been tried before over the years, but it never happened. Changing the name of Durango Boulevard to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The change to honor the late civil rights leader would affect Durango from Interstate 37 here in downtown to 36th street to the west. It would cost the city roughly 100-thousand dollars to make the changes. The issue was put on the fast track by councilman Philip Cortez of district 4--one of four districts that would be affected. But the cost goes beyond just changing street signs. It's been called Durango since the 1880s. But this street...
  • Congress keeps Liu’s radical views off US bench

    05/20/2011 12:46:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 5/19/11 | Editor
    Unions spent an estimated $200 million electing President Barack Obama and re-electing Democratic majorities in Congress in 2008. Union officials ought to be ecstatic with Obama’s performance since then because he has delivered everything he promised the unions, and more. Obama’s largesse is all the more amazing when it is remembered that unions represent fewer than 7 percent of all private-sector workers. Fortunately for the country, Democrats in Congress don’t always share Obama’s loyalty to the union label. Consider Thursday’s cloture vote in the Senate on Obama’s nomination of 39-year-old UC Berkeley School of Law professor Goodwin Liu to the...
  • Gay rights protester dumps glitter on Newt Gingrich (Where's the arrest?)

    05/18/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/18/2011 | by Holly Bailey
    Could Newt Gingrich's week get any worse? Just days into his 2012 presidential bid, the former House speaker has been under fire this week from fellow Republicans for trashing Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal on Medicare during his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday--criticism that forced Gingrich to apologize. On Monday, an Iowa voter was caught on camera griping him out. And Tuesday, it was revealed that Gingrich at one point owed at least $250,000 to Tiffany's—an embarrassing detail that could potentially come back to haunt the self-described fiscal conservative's 2012 bid.
  • Black Activist Confronts Bill Ayers

    03/28/2011 11:07:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/28/11 | Black Activist
    When white liberals are against options that help poor minorities (charter schools and vouchers)...it makes me wonder.
  • More on County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi & Son (Wisconsin leftist rules against the people)

    03/21/2011 6:05:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Cudahy Now ^ | 3/21/11 | Jason Stein
    More on County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi & SonBloggers use son to attack judge in union bargaining case By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel March 21, 2011 11:31 a.m. Madison -- In a sign of how contentious the struggle over Gov. Scott Walker’s union bargaining law remains, conservative bloggers are using a Dane County judge’s son to criticize her ruling against the measure. **SNIP** But conservative blogs have been noting that Sumi’s son, Jacob Sinderbrand, worked in the past for labor unions and questioning whether that could in some way influence Sumi’s judgment. In a brief statement, Sumi dismissed...
  • Why Is NASA Hiding James Hansen’s Ethics Records?

    03/16/2011 4:42:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 16, 2011 | Christopher Horner
    The climate change fanatic has plenty of outside income. Did he obtain the proper waivers from NASA as he must according to the law? In this “Sunshine Week” — amid revelations that the vow of transparency was not, as George Stephanopoulos famously said about Bill Clinton’s truthiness, one of the campaign promises Barack Obama intended to keep — I have just filed an administrative appeal with NASA challenging its thoroughly puzzling refusal to release ethics-related records for its high-profile global warming activist/advocate, the astronomer Dr. James Hansen. This request and appeal are on behalf of the American Tradition Institute’s Environmental...
  • Video: Tea Party Activist Confronts Wisconsin Dems as They Flee Illinois Resort:

    02/17/2011 4:53:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    big government ^ | 2/17/11 | Publius
    Hopefully, Big Government readers can help us identify these Democrat senators from Wisconsin. In the video, they claim they are heading back to the state to fulfill their constitutional obligation. They’re Democrats though, so we’re skeptical they worry about things like that. We’ll see.
  • Freeper Budge has Passed - RIP

    02/03/2011 5:11:05 PM PST · by TheBattman · 52 replies
    Ralph Robinson & Sons Funeral Home ^ | February 3, 2011 | Me
    In loving memory of Anthony Eugene "Budge" Rahe, Jr. December 3, 1934 - February 1, 2011 Anthony "Budge" Rahe, Jr., 76, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, February 1, 2011. He was born December 3, 1934 in Houston, Texas, son of the late Anthony Rahe, Sr. and Margaret Insirillo Rahe. Mr. Rahe was reared and received his early education in Houston, graduating from Beaumont High School. After moving to Pine Bluff, Budge worked as a radio disk jockey for KOTN for many years and recently as a Wal-Mart greeter. Survivors include two nephews, Kyle Ponder and Brad Ponder. Memorial services will...
  • Gay activist conference in Minn. has faith focus

    02/01/2011 3:29:35 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 13 replies
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 2-1-11 | AP
    Gay activists gathering in Minneapolis for a national convention will be seeing a new focus on faith issues.
  • Sotomayor protests court's refusal of appeals

    12/28/2010 10:39:09 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 9+ views
    Patriot Action ^ | December 27, 2010 | Joan Biskupic,
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has set herself apart from colleagues with her fervent statements protesting the majority's refusal to take some appeals, particularly involving prisoners. Each month, the justices spurn hundreds of petitions from people who have lost in lower courts, and rarely does an individual justice go public with concern about the denial. In the seven times it has happened since the annual term opened in October, Justice Sotomayor has signed four of the opinions, more than any other justice. She was the lead author on three, again more than any other justice. She forcefully dissented when the...
  • Activist Hollywood Wrong Again: No Cancer Increases in ‘Erin Brockovich’ Town

    12/14/2010 8:45:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 12/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Proving once again that Hollywood always gravitates to the wrong causes, Tim Cavanaugh of Reason.com reported on Dec. 14 that the California town made famous by Erin Brockovich — an activism that Hollywood embraced with a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts — has proven not to have lived up to all the anti-corporate fearmongering that brought the town to the country’s attention. For those of you that are hazy on the story, local activist Erin Brockovich successfully took Pacific Gas and Electric to court forcing it to pay a record $33 million class-action settlement
  • ABC Disguises Democratic Activist as Victim of Mean-Spirited GOP

    12/02/2010 3:19:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Good Morning America's Claire Shipman on Thursday tried to disguise a Democratic activist as just a jobless American who would be hurt by Republican failure to extend unemployment benefits. Shipman sympathetically recounted that Edrie Irvine, who she didn't explain spoke at a Nancy Pelosi press conference on Wednesday, "never thought her very livelihood would depend on a political debate in Congress." A graphic reading "unemployed" appeared onscreen as Irvine complained, "They are talking about tax cuts for the rich and are holding people like me hostage." Who is Ms. Irvine? According to her bio on the leftist Democracy For America...
  • Vegan activist pleads guilty to Sheepskin Factory arson

    11/18/2010 3:47:40 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/18/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    Vegan activist Walter Edmund Bond, of Utah, today pleaded guilty to felony counts related to an April fire that burned down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale. Bond, 34, was arrested on July 22, accused of using fire or explosives to damage property involved in interstate commerce and of using force, violence or threats involving animal enterprises. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Sheepskin Factory in the early hours of April 30. On July 28, Bond pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. By changing his plea today, he may be eligible for a shorter prison sentence....
  • Activist admits setting fire to Colorado sheepskin store ("Activist" = Eco-Terrorist)

    11/18/2010 8:12:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 18, 2010 | Keith Coffman
    (Reuters) - A self-described animal-rights activist known on the Internet as "Lone Wolf" pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to arson in a fire that destroyed a local sheepskin business.
  • Obama Nominees: Funny Math, a Disinterested Left, and the Task Ahead for Post-Election Republicans

    10/13/2010 11:35:00 AM PDT · by T Christopher · 3 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    With Congress on recess until after the November elections, much of news in the political world has focused on campaigning, margin of error polling, controversial stump statements, off-the-record / now on-the-record statements, and run-of-the-mill election run-up commentary.  Noticeably absent from the chatter of election season with Congress on adjournment is talk of "recess appointments" - those made when the Senate is adjourned for more than three days - that usually rule the news-day during times such as these. In a last-minute deal brokered by Senate Leaders before adjournment, Majority Leader Reid agreed to convene the Senate in pro forma session Tuesdays and Fridays...
  • SEIU Activist: Local Networks 'Willing Partners'

    09/20/2010 2:20:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Lachlan Markay
    Are the three news networks actively working to defeat the Republican candidate for Governor in Wisconsin? According to the far-left Service Employees International Union, yes, they most certainly are. SEIU spokesman John-david Morgan - also, incidentally, a former journalist - told a staffer (audio embedded below the fold) for GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker that local media affiliates for all three major networks were "willing partners" in the union's efforts to defeat Walker. The staffer gave a fake name and recorded the conversation without Morgan's knowledge."They've really been willing partners in it,"