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  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/17/2015 8:51:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO:
  • White House mocks Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/08/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 08, 2015, 04:11 pm | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Wednesday took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by using a cartoon bomb to defend its nuclear deal with Iran. The bomb diagram attached to a White House tweet looked a lot like a chart used by Netanyahu during a 2012 speech to the United Nations General Assembly urging the U.S. and other world powers to set an ultimatum to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Using a marker, Netanyahu drew a red line near the top of the bomb. “At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran...
  • New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu after election victory

    03/18/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 18, 2015
    After staying mum on Israeli issues in the run-up to the election, the White House on Wednesday broke its silence -- answering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory with fresh criticism and making clear that a new rift has opened between U.S. and Israeli leaders, this time over Palestinian statehood. In its first public response to Netanyahu's election triumph, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama still believes in a two-state solution. This was after Netanyahu, shortly before the vote, reversed his stance and stated he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian state. Earnest acknowledged Wednesday that...
  • Obama: Iran Won’t Pursue Nuclear Weapons Because It’s ‘Contrary to Their Faith’

    02/11/2015 12:23:19 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 119 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 10, 2015 | Brad Thomas
    In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he believed a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons was possible because Supreme Leader Khamenei said it would be “contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
  • Eric Holder: Inability to Pass Gun Control My ‘Single Failure’

    02/09/2015 5:21:32 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Sunday, MSNBC aired Melissa Harris-Perry’s interview of Attorney General Eric Holder and he said the “single failure” of his tenure as AG was the failure to secure gun control. In the interview, Harris-Perry looked at Holder and said, “You once said the worst day in office was the day that you had to walk through the bloodied aftermath” following the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. She said, “Children were slaughtered in their classrooms and we have not made any meaningful progress on changing the access to guns in this country. Are we a nation of cowards when it...
  • Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle’s hero label: ‘Nazis have heroes,’ too

    02/04/2015 9:15:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura ratcheted up his rhetoric against Chris Kyle, the subject of the widely cheered “American Sniper” movie, suggesting that the now-deceased U.S. Navy SEAL was hardly the hero that he’s painted — that if you think about it, even the Nazis had heroes. “A hero should have honor,” Mr. Ventura said during an interview on Fox News Radio with Alan Colmes. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly. Alan, let me fire this one at you:...
  • The American Sniper Was No Hero

    02/02/2015 4:46:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 29, 2015 | Sheldon Richman
    Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer.If Clint Eastwood's record-breaking movie, American Sniper, launches a frank public conversation about war and heroism, the great director will have performed a badly needed service for the country and the world. This is neither a movie review nor a review of the late Chris Kyle's autobiographical book on which the movie is based. My interest is in the popular evaluation of Kyle, America's most prolific sniper, a title he earned through four tours in Iraq. Let's recall some facts, which perhaps Eastwood thought were too obvious...
  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    01/28/2015 3:46:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 133 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-28-15 | AaaPee story
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.</p> <p>Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.</p>
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/26/2014 11:48:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    IÂ’ve watched the film depiction of the life of the late Chris Kyle, AmericaÂ’s deadliest sniper, Navy SEAL, and veterans advocate, twice. It is a gripping portrayal, but it is a portrayal nonetheless. While the screenplay perhaps lacks nuance, it is also a product of Hollywood and should be considered a truncated and dramatized version of one manÂ’s life story. The complexities of biography often elude filmmakers who are charged with creating dense and intricate portraits of a human being in 120 minutes. Nevertheless, the movie is quite enjoyable. The performances are stirring and the wartime themes, difficult as...
  • Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'American Sniper'

    12/16/2014 2:08:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    startribune ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | RANDY FURST
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura filed suit Monday against HarperCollins, the New York publisher of the book that a federal jury in St. Paul said had defamed him. In July Ventura won $1.8 million from the estate of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL who wrote the bestselling memoir “American Sniper,” which included a subchapter about an alleged California bar fight between him and a man he called “Scruff Face” and later identified as Ventura. Ventura, who is also a former member of a SEAL unit, successfully argued that the bar fight and disparaging remarks he made against Navy SEALs attributed...
  • Convicted Terrorist Bill Ayers to Iran Media: U.S. a 'Terrorist Nation'

    12/13/2014 6:56:23 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Convicted terrorist and retired professor Bill Ayers sat down with Fars News, a state-controlled media outlet that serves the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he proclaimed that the United States is a “terrorist nation” that is the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth… and the foremost threat to world peace.”
  • Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

    12/09/2014 4:00:37 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 97 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/9/14 | Hilary Sargent
    <p>Ben Edelman is an associate professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets unit.</p> <p>Ran Duan manages The Baldwin Bar, located inside the Woburn location of Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant founded by his parents. Last week, Edelman ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food from Sichuan Garden’s Brookline Village location.</p>
  • Raising gas tax overdue: Barney Frank

    12/04/2014 2:00:18 PM PST · by shove_it · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 Dec 2014
    Former Rep. Barney Frank, and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate raising the gasoline tax.
  • ObamaCare author: Health law is 'really complicated'

    12/03/2014 6:32:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Tom Harkin, one of the coauthors of the Affordable Care Act, now thinks Democrats may have been better off not passing it at all and holding out for a better bill. The Iowa Democrat who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laments the complexity of legislation the Senate passed five years ago.
  • MSNBC COLUMN: Why I can’t believe Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Adam Howard
    [SNIP] Wilson also testified that even after being shot and wounded several times, Brown continued to “charge” at him, with an intent to kill. “When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. When he looked at me, he then did like the hop … you know, like people do to start running,” Wilson testified. It’s hard to fathom what is more absurd, the idea that a multiple gunshot wound victim would keep coming for more, or that a grand jury would believe...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Reid Won’t Say If Americans Should Be Forcibly Barred From Asking Him Questions

    10/17/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Lauretta Brown
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not respond to repeated questions from CNSNews.com about whether American citizens who try to ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police--as happened recently when reporter Jason Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid’s hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary.
  • Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama

    06/17/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/16/2014 | Brent Baker
    William Devane (IMDb page), who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in his acting, “I say to myself, ‘what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy’s brain’ – the pressure, the racism that is thrown out — and he handles it with such dignity.’”
  • Crist memoir: Rick Scott is a 'terrible governor,' Sarah Palin 'different,' Karl Rove a 'jerk'

    01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Aaron Sharockman, PunditFact Editor
    "....Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day,".......Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew...
  • Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds

    12/17/2013 5:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care...
  • Maher: Palin at 16 Was ‘Probably Pregnant But Still in Third Grade’

    11/23/2013 11:49:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 165 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/23/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You would think given all the heat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is taking for his vile comments about Sarah Palin earlier this month, comedians might want to lay low for a while in attacking the former Alaska governor. Not HBO’s Bill Maher who on Real Time Friday said, “When Reagan was elected, Sarah Palin was barely 16, probably pregnant, but still in third grade” (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video at link) BILL MAHER: Just last week, Sarah Palin said, "There is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he was, that's who I would put my faith in."...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Despicable: MSNBC's Bashir Wishes Sarah Palin Would Be Defecated, Urinated On

    11/15/2013 5:09:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 176 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard. Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning): MARTIN BASHIR: It's time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began - with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an...
  • Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured

    11/05/2013 8:46:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 115 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 November 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Mitt Romney told NBC News that if he'd been elected president, he would have replaced ObamaCare with a mandate that states guarantee that all their residents are insured. Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured The New American 05 November 2013 It’s official: If former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had been elected president in 2012, ObamaCare would still be with us, albeit in slightly modified form. Last year’s Republican presidential nominee told NBC’s David Gregory that as president, he too would have demanded that all Americans have health insurance; but unlike President Barack Obama,...
  • Palin Taunts Piers Morgan Interview Request

    10/25/2013 5:27:14 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 October 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy. The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his 'shambolic show' but added she was 'kind of busy right now'. The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin's supporters within two hours of it being posted,..
  • Obama on ‘Coolest’ Job Perk: Anybody in the World Will Answer My Call

    10/16/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    WNEW - (CBS-DC) ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Amid a government shutdown, looming U.S. default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Barack Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job. In a round of interviews with local television stations addressing the threat of a Thursday deadline for raising the U.S. debt limit, President Obama told WABC-TV’s Diana Williams that their respective daughters both share the view that celebrity friends are one of the “coolest” perks to the job. “My daughter asked me to ask you, what is the coolest thing about being president?” asked Williams. “She...
  • Wasserman Schultz: All-Women Team ‘Would Get This Done in a Few Hours’

    10/14/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM | Susan Jones
    Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Monday—because “a woman doesn’t want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table.” … Why not put Sarah Palin in the room, joked Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who was interviewed along with Wasserman Schultz. “You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because that’s usually women’s goal,” Wasserman Schultz replied. …
  • Wall St. elites reason it's time for a 'de-Americanized world,' China's news agency says

    10/13/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2013 | Fox News
    China’s official news agency is calling for a “de-Americanized world,” in a blistering editorial characterizing the United States as a “meddling” and “hypocritical” nation that introduces chaos into the world for its own ends. “As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” writes the Xinhua News Agency.
  • Maher Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

    10/05/2013 8:59:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies
    Just when you thought Bill Maher couldn’t say anything more offensive than he already has, he outdoes himself.
  • Lyons: Justice for Trayvon Martin [Let's ban guns, and then worship Obama Barf Alert]

    04/01/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 28 MAR 12 | by Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this, Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
  • Jon Huntsman refuses to rule out possibility of independent candidacy for president

    11/29/2011 2:04:13 PM PST · by Raebie · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/29/2100 | Glen Johnson
    Republican Jon Huntsman today refused to rule out running as an independent candidate for president should he fail in his quest for his party’s 2012 nomination. Jon HuntsmanAsked, “Is there any situation in which you would run for president as an independent?” Huntsman told The Boston Globe, “I don’t think so.” Told that anything but a flat denial could perpetuate speculation about the possibility, Huntsman replied: “I’m a lifelong Republican. I’m running as a Republican, and I fully anticipate that that’s where we’re going to be.” The former Utah governor has faced persistent speculation about an independent candidacy. He worked...
  • Bill O’Reilly Celebrates Fox News Channel’s 15th Anniversary

    10/11/2011 3:45:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Tonight, Bill O’Reilly is celebrating Fox News Channel’s 15th anniversary LIVE from Faneuil Hall in Boston. He’s taking a look back at 15 years on FNC with some of his favorite moments. From big interviews with celebrities to fiery exchanges, here are some classic clips showing why ‘The Factor’ is the number one news program in primetime.
  • OBAMA THE TEA PARTY ACTIVIST

    09/01/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/1/2011 | Judi McLeod
    -snip- President Barack Obama is the Town Crier of the Internet. His message, like the one sent to millions last night, subject line “Frustrated” arrives on your PC in the middle of the night. With shades of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Obama is going to Congress. And if plebes didn’t know any better, they would think that Obama had been spending all of his time trying to put Americans back to work instead of frittering away the lion’s share of his time vacationing and golfing between working at the fundamental Transformation of America. It’s Congress and not We the...
  • The Madness of King Gore the Second

    08/31/2011 2:59:12 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    They say that everyone talks about the weather, and no one ever does anything about it-- but since the mid-1980's we've been expected to do things about it. Two generations of children have grown up with the mantra that putting the empty soda in the right trash can is all that stands between them and the destruction of the planet, not to mention all the dead dolphins, paddling polar bears and crying indians. There are just too many people, we're told, and too many of them are buying things and eating things and living too long. And all that...
  • Obama takes charge at hurricane command center

    08/28/2011 5:00:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 67 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/27/2001 | AFP Staff
    (AFP)US President Barack Obama warned the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene at a disaster command center in Washington. Obama on Saturday chaired a meeting at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, which is marshaling federal and local hurricane-relief efforts. "This is going to be a tough slog getting through this thing," Obama said during a video teleconference including senior federal officials and local government agencies in the east coast path of Irene. "It's...
  • Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York
    At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months...
  • Obama Mocks Border Enforcement: "They'll Need A Moat" With Alligators

    05/10/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT · by GVnana · 165 replies
    President Obama says Republicans will "never be satisfied" by the amount of border protection he has ordered. "Even though we've answered these concerns, I've got to say i suspect there's still some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time. You know, they said 'we needed to triple the border patrol.' Well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol, or they'll want a higher fence. Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied.
  • Last Haditha Defendant Denied Travel 0rders For Appeals Court Hearing (SSGT Frank Wuterich)

    03/18/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    Puckett and Faraj , PC ^ | 3-15-2011 | Puckett and Faraj
    March 15, 2011Last Haditha Defendant Denied Travel 0rders For Appeals Court Hearing SSgt Frank Wuterich remains the last Marine pending charges of manslaughter for the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi citizens in Haditha. His military appellate defense attorneys are presenting oral arguments before the highest military court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). The pre-trial motions and appeals that have reached the highest court, involve the fact that his assigned active duty military attorneys retired from the Marine Corps without first properly being relived from representing SSgt Wuterich under proper courtroom procedures, including asking Wuterich whether he...
  • Obama, Daniels Crack Wise At Gridiron Dinner

    03/13/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 88 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 3/13/11 | Kathy Kiely
    President Obama got the Marine Band to give him a special musical introduction at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner on Saturday night. After the traditional “Hail to the Chief,” Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Bennear sprang to the stage and as the band struck up the familiar chords of Bruce Springsteen’s anthem, belted out: “Born in the U-S-A! Born in the U-S-A!” “Some things just bear repeating,” said Obama, as an audience of more than 600 government officials and media executives broke up at the allusion to the long-running rumors over the president’s birth certificate. Obama’s speech, a series of jokes about...
  • We Need to Have Empathy for Tea Partiers

    03/05/2010 12:05:55 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 104 replies · 1,911+ views
    http://www.psychologytoday.com ^ | by Michael Bader, D.M.H.
    <p>These tea-party folks seem to most liberals-well, to most of us who live in the "reality community," or, as I like to call it, "reality"-like crazy fuckers.</p> <p>As a recent NY Times article reports, this hodgepodge of people and groups spout frankly paranoid beliefs as received wisdom, e.g. the Federal Reserve is our enemy and should be abolished, citizens should stock up on ammo, gold, and survival food in anticipation of an impending Civil War, states should "nullify" federal laws and even secede, medical records are being shipped to federal bureaucrats, the Army is seeking "Internment/Resettlement" specialists, Obama is trying to create crises in order to destroy the economy, convert Interpol into his personal police force, and create a New World Order. Conspiracy theories involving shadowy elites like the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations have resurfaced. Self-defense and armed resistance are frequently called for. Racist stereotypes, innuendo, and hostility run rampant. The Constitution is its sacred text and Glenn Beck its most beloved prophet. They don't usually wear aluminum hats but perhaps they should.</p>
  • Geraldo- Hasan might have had a toothache

    11/10/2009 7:52:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 972+ views
    youtube ^ | 11-9-09 | http://www.youtube.com/user/pesank
    Geraldo resists labeling Hasan a terrorists. Speculates it could have been a toothache that set him off. VIDEO
  • Video - Rep. Massa: What Grassley said the other day was an act of treason

    08/18/2009 8:58:53 PM PDT · by paltz · 15 replies · 826+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 8/18/09 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.)addressed other issues during his talk with progressive online activists at Netroots Nation 2009. He commented that a statement made by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) last week was an “act of treason.” Mr. Grassley recently made waves after saying that there should not be a government healthcare plan that would “pull the plug on granny.” In the video, above (:38 seconds in) Mr. Massa says: MASSA: I mean, what Grassley said the other day was an act of treason. I'm sorry. It's not being called on.
  • VIDEO: Carter Has To "Hold Back Tears" Watching Israeli Destruction In Gaza

    06/16/2009 5:14:08 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 59 replies · 1,659+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 16, 2009 | CNN
    CNN: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on a visit to Gaza that he had to "hold back tears" when he saw the destruction caused by the deadly campaign Israel waged against Gaza militants in January. Carter was wrapping up a visit to the region during which he met representatives of all sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • Axelrod: Anti-Americanism Now 'Not Cool' *Snort,Chuckle,Barf*

    04/21/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Kowdawg · 23 replies · 798+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Jon Ward
    Top White House adviser David Axelrod on Monday said that President Obama's trips to Europe, Turkey and Latin America in the last three weeks have made anti-American sentiment uncool and "created a new receptivity" to U.S. interests. "What's happened is anti-Americanism isn't cool anymore," Mr. Axelrod said, speaking to an audience of a few hundred at a conference in Washington sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. "This president has not only engaged the leaders of the world, he's engaged the people of the world," Mr. Axelrod said, arguing that Mr. Obama's approach to foreign policy has restored...
  • Pelosi on Tea Parties: This Is Astroturf, Not Grassroots Protest (video report)

    04/15/2009 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies · 4,023+ views
    KTVU ^ | April 15, 2009
    "This initiative is funded by the high end - we call call it astroturf, it's not really a grassroots movement. It's astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class."
  • Southern California mayor to resign after e-mailing picture of watermelons on White House lawn

    02/27/2009 12:32:35 PM PST · by Justaham · 65 replies · 3,012+ views
    LOS ALAMITOS, — The mayor of a small Orange County city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."
  • Man accused of writing on Alamo wall

    02/19/2009 6:32:37 AM PST · by laotzu · 83 replies · 2,660+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/18/09 | Robert Crowe
    The alleged perpetrator might call it art. But others consider it defacing the Shrine of Texas Liberty. An Illinois man suspected of defacing the Alamo was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal mischief after authorities witnessed him writing on the historic site’s northeast wall, police said. Stephen Henry Wise of Evanston, Ill., remained jailed on a $2,000 bond. “Defacing the Alamo is like desecrating a grave,” said Alamo Director David Stewart. According to a police report, the 44-year-old suspect wrote the letters “LCC” on a patch of limestone at a corner near Avenue E and Houston Street. The wall is...
  • Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 'Un-American'

    01/16/2009 6:46:04 AM PST · by Mind Freed · 85 replies · 2,975+ views
    Tom Hanks, Executive Producer for HBO’s controversial polygamist series “Big Love,” made his feelings toward the Mormon Church’s involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very clear at the show’s premiere party on Wednesday night.