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  • State Dep’t: We Never Called ISIS ‘Ragtag’

    05/22/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration has never described the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) as a “ragtag” group, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday, after describing the fall of Ramadi to the jihadist group as a “serious setback” but also saying that any conflict will have “ebbs and flows.” During a press briefing days after ISIS seized Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, Harf sparred with an Arab reporter over ISIS’ advances, differing with him over how much territory it now controls, how the administration views the group, and the relative strategies of ISIS and the U.S.
  • Attention white people: Stop committing 'microagressions'!

    05/14/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    Most of us make an effort to be sensitive to other people's feelings regardless of race. But a study produced by the University of Illinois claims we shouldn't even bother. The fact that you are white causes people of color discomfort.
  • The NRA’s Diabolical New Plan for Killing Gun Laws

    02/05/2015 8:27:16 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    slate.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Alec MacGillis
    "..... the National Rifle Association is facing off not against big national gun-control groups, but against many of the state’s towns and cities, in a brazen push to get them to repeal their gun-related laws."
  • Al Gore, Felipe Calderon Want to Spend $90 Trillion to Eliminate Cars

    01/28/2015 6:55:32 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/27/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The $US90 trillion cities proposal came from former vice president Al Gore and former president of Mexico Felipe Calderon, and their colleagues on the The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. That group hopes to persuade the world’s leaders to do something about humanity’s suicidal effort to heat the Earth’s climate. Part of fighting climate change will mean redesigning, or building anew, towns and cities without cars, Calderon says.
  • Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

    01/27/2015 8:24:08 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Dan Calabrese
    President Obama announced Sunday that he’ll use his executive authority to designate 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, walling it off from resource development. This abrogates a 1980 deal in which Congress specifically set aside some of this acreage for future oil and gas exploration. It’s also a slap at the new Republican Congress, where Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been corralling bipartisan support for more Arctic drilling.
  • PBS Airs Anti-NRA Special: ‘Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA’

    01/08/2015 6:40:25 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/7/2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Tuesday night, PBS aired its latest Frontline documentary aimed at attacking the NRA entitled "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA." On multiple occasions, the program did its best to promote the activities of anti-gun activists while discrediting the efforts of the NRA to protect the Second Amendment.
  • Tear Gas, Windows Broken, Clashes With Police As Anarchists Hijack Peaceful

    12/07/2014 7:24:36 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | unknown
    Tear gas and smoke bombs scattered protesters during a march that started peacefully in Berkeley, Saturday night. The skirmish with police began near Addison near Shattuck at about 6:30 p.m. as police and masked protesters faced off. the protesters broke windows along University Ave. near Martin Luther King Blvd., smashed bottles and spray painted graffiti. Others took hammers and smashed ATM machines, and overturned garbage dumpsters.
  • Lawmakers make 'hands up' gesture on House floor

    12/02/2014 7:15:18 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown. Joining Jeffries were Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Al Green (D-Texas), who praised the handful of St. Louis Rams’ players for also making the “hands up” gesture as they entered the field for their game on Sunday
  • Anti-Military Anthem Played at 'Concert for Valor'

    11/12/2014 8:03:09 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 11/11/2014 | ETHAN EPSTEIN
    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater's famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall?
  • The Risky Business of Extreme Heat Hysteria

    06/29/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The Risky Business Project led by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer recently released its report on “The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.” The project’s co-chairs have all been out in the media promoting the project’s report, and—like sheep—the mainstream media have generally been uncritical of the report’s claims.
  • George Clooney Plans Move Into Politics

    06/01/2014 5:25:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | John Nolte
    With his movie career fading into commercial and critical mediocrity and a wedding in sight, 53 year-old left-wing Democrat George Clooney is apparently ready to try politics. The Mirror reports that Clooney's lovely fiancée, British attorney Amal Alamuddin, has convinced Clooney to launch a career in politics after their wedding. Apparently, this career-switch will begin in earnest during the 2016 election.
  • TERRORIST UNIVERSITY: The University of Illinois System Keeps Hiring Terrorists

    05/11/2014 7:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/2014 | Eric Owens
    In Illinois, the two largest taxpayer-funded universities have now boasted bona fide American terrorists on their faculties. The University of Illinois at Chicago, a dismal and endless slab of concrete that is easily one of the ugliest campuses in America, was the well-known professional home of unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers from 1987 until his retirement in 2010. Until just recently, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the semi-prestigious flagship school of the state’s college system, employed James Kilgore, an adjunct instructor of global studies and urban planning, a felon and a former member of the infamous Symbionese Liberation...
  • It's time to Isolate and Target Obama's BFF Al Sharpton

    05/04/2014 5:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5/4/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Here's an outstanding, detailed history of the man Obama keeps at his side as he tries to drum up black turnout for the midterms. It's time to, in Saul Alinsky's words, "isolate and target" him, and here's the ammunition to do so. A sample from Wayne Barrett’s article in Salon:
  • Reid Blasts Kochs Again: '2 Very Wealthy Individuals Who Intend to Buy Their Very Own Congress'

    03/05/2014 6:45:36 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/5/2014 | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he knows his recent comments about the Koch brothers -- wealthy Republican donors -- have stirred controversy. "But I will continue to shine a light on their subversion of democracy," Reid promised in another vituperative speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "This is about two very wealthy individuals who intend to buy their very own Congress -- a Congress beholden to their money and bound to enact their radical philosophy."
  • Schumer Suggests 'Electoral Reform' As Way to 'Lessen the Grip of the Tea Party'

    01/24/2014 9:51:25 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 1/24.2014 | Susan Jones
    Although the tea party's influence is "undeniable," it is not inevitable -- and it must be crushed for the good of the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued in a long political speech on Thursday. "They've won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans," he complained.
  • Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds

    12/16/2013 1:45:17 PM PST · by edwinland · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors. Follow @NBCInvestigates John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, will be sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday. In a newly filed sentencing memo, prosecutors said that his lies were a "crime of...
  • Stand your ground – as long as you're white

    07/19/2013 8:06:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/19/2013 | Bill Press
    Most of us were not surprised by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. But millions of us were nonetheless disappointed and ashamed for the world to see that in this great country, in the 21st century, it’s still possible for a white man to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager who did nothing wrong – and walk. On the night of Feb. 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Yet on the night of July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman learned he would pay no price for it. No second-degree murder conviction. Not even manslaughter. He...
  • Obama Schedules Speech Same Time as GOP Debate, WH Says GOP Can Reschedule

    08/31/2011 3:19:12 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Fred Lucas
    CNSNews.com) – After the White House scheduled a presidential speech to a joint session of Congress to coincide with a GOP presidential debate, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he personally, and he believed President Obama, would be glad to see the candidates reschedule. President Barack Obama at his 7/11/2011 press conference (AP Photo) Carney also jokingly compared the Republican candidates seeking to unseat the president in next year’s election to the "wildlife channel," prompting laughter from the press corps. He further stressed that the Republican debate was not a consideration in planning the president’s speech. "I would personally,...
  • Joe Biden vs. Tea Party “Terrorists”

    08/08/2011 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 6 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-08-11 | Stoutcat
    s most of you know by now, during last week’s debt debates, our Vice President agreed with an elected member of Congress that members of the Tea Party “acted like terrorists”. While the Representative, Mike Doyle (D-PA) should most definitely be ashamed for saying such a thing, for the Vice President of the United States to agree with him is absolutely unconscionable. While the office of the Vice Presidency may not be worth a bucket of warm spit, the current office holder is proving that he is worth even less than that. In reading a variety of commentary around the...
  • It's Not Just Wisconsin

    02/22/2011 5:27:00 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 10 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-22-11 | Stoutcat
    Wisconsin has nothing on my home state of Massachusetts, especially when it comes to screwing good ol’ Joe Taxpayer with sick days. Last week, Thomas Kinton, head of Massport (the Massachusetts Port Authority) announced that he would be retiring in June. An advanced announcement of this kind is excellent, as it allows Massport officials to start searching for a replacement for Mr. Kinton. It also allows them to start saving up to pay for his pension, which is 67% of his salary in his highest earning year. Kinton’s base salary for 2009 was $295,000, so if that was, in fact,...
  • Village atheist: I'm afraid of babies in mangers [Open]

    12/06/2008 4:06:46 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,004+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | December 6, 2008 | Carl Olson
    This past week, Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington State allowed—in the spirit of multiculturalism and intellectual-immolation for which the Northwest is (in)famous—a large sign to be placed next to a Nativity scene and a Christmas holiday tree (and a menorah) in the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington: "At this season of THE WINTER SOLSTICE may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds." Yes, I am truly shocked: I cannot believe that a Nativity scene and...
  • Dems Debate Censuring Lieberman: Lieberman Compares Resolution To Soviet Union

    09/25/2008 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 30 replies · 578+ views
    wfsb.com ^ | UPDATED: 11:32 am EDT September 25, 2008
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Local Democrats debated a resolution Wednesday to censure Sen. Joe Lieberman. One of the creators of the resolution called Lieberman's speech at the Republican National Convention the final straw. Audrey Blondin introduced a resolution to the Democratic State Central Committee that would censure Lieberman and ask him to resign. "It upsets me, it angers me," Blondin said. "I feel that Democrats have one set of positions, Republicans have another, and that if you are a Democrat, you should be supporting the Democratic ideals and positions." While some in attendance cheered Blondin on, others called the resolution a...
  • Sept. 15 arrestees win at trial

    01/04/2008 5:12:45 PM PST · by concretebob · 39 replies · 138+ views
    Government case collapses during trial -- judge dismisses all charges An important victory was won today in the case of 11 defendants who were arrested at the Sept. 15 March on the Capitol, which drew 100,000 anti-war protestors to Washington, DC. Judge Henry Greene of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia dismissed all charges against the defendants, who were accused of crossing a police line. The government's case collapsed in the early stages of the trial during the the testimony of a witness from the Capitol Police. The protestors asserted that the government and the Capitol Police had...
  • Satirical Monsters More Competition for Darwin

    12/13/2007 12:45:57 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 120 replies · 324+ views
    The Ledger ^ | December 11, 2007 | John Chambliss
    E-mails offer Polk school officials a view of the origin of life they say is just as valid as intelligent design. LAKELAND | The Flying Spaghetti Monster has stretched its noodles to Polk County. The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or FSM, is a satirical group that pokes fun at intelligent design. It first emerged in 2005 during the debate in Kansas over whether the belief should be taught in science classes. The group has sent dozens of e-mails to Polk County School Board members demanding that the idea of a Flying Spaghetti Monster creating the world receive classroom equal time with...
  • Harry Reid, Traitor

    04/20/2007 1:56:37 PM PDT · by stan_25 · 22 replies · 1,302+ views
    April 20, 2007 | Stan Brewer
    Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv), has finally shown how he really feels about the War in Iraq. No more pussyfooting around the issue anymore from the Senate Majority Leader. He has moved from the shadows and into the light of day and has exposed the mentality of the extreme left that supports a total surrender of our position in Iraq. In speaking to the press, after he, Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) and the rest of the top Democrat leaders in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, emerged from the White House; he said the following: “This war is...
  • Anarchists plan to spraypaint the Vietnam wall (GOE alert)

    03/06/2007 6:55:28 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 35 replies · 1,555+ views
    Just a heads up. Anarchist and communist groups plan to spray paint the Vietnam wall and the Pentagon. From a far left website: "Anti-authoritarian bloc on the 17th? Author: A Date Created: 06 Mar 2007 About the demo on March 17th: People who are planning a black bloc, youth bloc, SDS bloc or something like that should announce it so more than 10 people can join in and make it worthwhile. Comments Re: Anti-authoritarian bloc on the 17th? 06 Mar 2007 by DAAWN Come to NCOR there should be folks getting together there to plan stuff! It will be announced...
  • Google: Veterans Day 'too solemn' for logo (Bologna Alert)

    11/14/2006 7:26:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 862+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 14, 2006
    In response to e-mail generated by a WND story noting Google didn't mark Veterans Day for an eighth straight year, the search engine giant created a form letter explaining the non-commemoration of the holiday was deliberate and out of reverence. "Thank you for your note," read the form response. "We understand your concern and interest in seeing a Veteran's (sic) Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we'd want to express reverence; however, as Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design. We wouldn't want to create a graphic...
  • Dixie Chicks Just Now Blamed Free Republic For Their Downfall On "Hardball"

    10/26/2006 2:54:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 1,010 replies · 29,040+ views
    Self | October 26, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    FLASH!!! Dixie Chicks Natalie Manes just now blamed the Free Republic for their downfall on "Hardball." She claims the FR had an organized effort to bring them down.
  • Future Democrat Chairmen Voting Against Gerry Studds' Censure

    10/04/2006 12:21:41 PM PDT · by GOPFlack · 55 replies · 3,218+ views
    Congressional Record | Self
    July 20, 1983, roll call vote 259, House of Representatives, Motion to Censure Congressman Gerry Studds (D-MA) - Following future Dem House Committee Chairs voting "no" - Conyers, Frank, Lantos, Miller, Obey, Rahall, and Waxman. Leadership voting "no" Hoyer Chair of DSCC, then House member, Schumer "no" Voted instead for a watered down reprimand.
  • NYS Adopts New "Clean Car" Air Pollution Standards

    11/09/2005 1:07:18 PM PST · by PissAndVinegar · 5 replies · 492+ views
    WXXI ^ | 2005-11-09 | Deanna Garcia
    ROCHESTER, NY (2005-11-09) New Clean Car standards are being adopted in New York today. That's in an effort to reduce the amount of Global Warming pollutants that come from cars sold in the state. The Natural Resource Defense Council in New York is commending the Pataki administration for implementing the standards that were first adopted by California in 2004. Theo Spencer is the Senior Project Manager at the NRDC's Climate Center. He says the new standards require better pollution control on new vehicles. They target emmissions of pollutants that are said to contribute greatly to global warming: carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Capital Girds For Weekend Of War Protests (UNSHAVEN ARM PIT ALERT)

    09/23/2005 2:54:12 PM PDT · by GianniV · 110 replies · 2,058+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 9-23-05 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of anti-war protesters will descend on the nation's capital this weekend, demanding that Congress and President Bush withdraw American soldiers from Iraq. Yet as Washington girded for three days of demonstrations, President Bush promised yesterday to remain firm in his support of the war effort. In remarks delivered at the Pentagon, the president said Americans who want to withdraw troops from Iraq to escape violence have "good intentions, but their position is wrong." "To leave Iraq now," Mr. Bush said, "would be to repeat the costly mistakes of the past that led to the terrorist...
  • Quiet rejection: anti-Bush demonstrators to turn their backs during parade

    12/14/2004 4:32:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,148+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/4 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON -- No buttons, signs or unusual dress will distinguish the protesters from the thousands who will line the inaugural parade route next month, but at a set time, they say they will demonstrate against President Bush -- by turning their backs on the chief executive. Coupled with the widely expected pomp and pageantry of a presidential inauguration are demonstrations by protesters angered by Bush's policies, in particular the war in Iraq. Getting ready for Jan. 20, 2005, various groups are using Web sites, e-mails, fliers and word of mouth to urge thousands of demonstrators to gather in the nation's...