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  • Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 4:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/15 | Adam Taylor
    **SNIP** As noted by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama did not wear a headscarf or veil Tuesday. In Saudi Arabia, that's unusual: The country is one of the few on Earth where women are expected to cover their heads, and most Saudi women wear niqabs. Exceptions are made for foreigners, however, and Michelle – who did wear loose clothing that fully covered her arms – appears to have been one of them. In photographs from the official events, other foreign female guests are also shown not wearing headscarves. More than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (roughly, #Michelle_Obama_immodesty) were sent...
  • #notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

    01/21/2015 9:41:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21, 2015 01:22 PM | Laura Backes, Markus Deggerich, Jan Friedmann, Maximilian Popp, Barbara Schmid and Steffen Winter
    The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. [] Germany has experienced a fundamental shift, from a republic that sought to keep immigrants at arms length to one that is now the second-most attractive immigrant country after the United States. But societal cohesion is currently being tested. The anti-immigration, Islamophobic protests in Dresden organized by PEGIDA have shown that there is still a significant amount of angst about foreigners in Germany and the Paris attacks have triggered...
  • France on high alert as Muslims fear backlash

    01/07/2015 5:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Local - France ^ | January 8, 2015
    France was on high alert on Thursday the day after a terror attack on a satirical magazine left 12 dead. Muslim leaders have condemned the shootings, but fear there may be a backlash. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The French government has placed the country on the highest state of terror alert after an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left 12 dead, including two police. Extra security forces were drafted in to secure mosques, synagogues, department stores, shopping centres, train stations and airports, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. Paris announced that an extra 650 soldiers and 2,000 more police officers will...
  • Americans push back against CDC recommendation on circumcision

    12/10/2014 12:08:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    In the first week of public comments on a federal proposal to encourage male circumcision in the U.S., most people are telling Uncle Sam to leave the foreskins alone. His body, his choice and Foreskin is not a birth defect are among the hundreds of negative comments in the Federal Register against a proposed policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise that males of all ages be circumcised for health reasons. The strongest objections were for infant circumcision, since it is a human rights violation for a male to permanently lose a piece of his body...
  • As Ferguson Protests Spread, So Does Residents' Backlash Around St. Louis

    10/14/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 14, 2014 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ST. LOUIS -- The locations of demonstrators who descended on the St. Louis area over the weekend to push for national reforms regarding police brutality led to some heated confrontations with area residents. The "weekend of resistance" known as "Ferguson October" was in response to the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson while walking down the middle of a street in the St. Louis suburb in August. Protesters, who are calling for Wilson's arrest, spread out across the region, organizing protests in venues ranging from public buildings and a university...
  • Poll: Support For Gay Marriage May Be Leveling Off

    09/23/2014 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2014 5:31 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The studys authors caution its too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent, in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The percentage of those opposed increased during that same period, from 39 percent in February to 41 percent last month. The poll of 2,002 adults,...
  • Store Ignores Obvious Signs, Goes Overboard With Its Anti-Gun Policy

    07/08/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Chuck
    A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a Weapons Free Environment took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day. Thats when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington. The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Parks chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.
  • More Central American migrants sent to California despite backlash (Feds hide illegals)

    07/05/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/04/14 | Dana Feldman, Marty Graham
    **SNIP** U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, in an interview with MSNBC, said he found television images of that demonstration "very disturbing" to watch. "Because of the recent influx of kids and families crossing the border in the Rio Grande sector, our processing capability (there) is full and we've had to go to other places in the Southwest simply to process these people," Johnson said. "So when someone interrupts the ability of the border patrol to process a migrant, you're preventing us from conducting basic health screening and the basic background checks on who these people are," he said.
  • Bergdahl backlash to lead Sunday shows

    06/07/2014 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/07/14 | Rachel Huggins
    The controversial deal freeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners will likely dominate Sunday news shows. The exchange has come under fire from lawmakers who ripped the Obama administration for not notifying Congress in advance of the swap that freed Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay military facility. President Obama has made no apologies for securing Bergdahls release and said he'd do it again. Here's the lineup: ABC's "This Week" will talk with House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) about the growing criticism surrounding Obama's decision to negotiate Bergdahl's release. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) will...
  • Ridiculous: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/19/2014 7:47:18 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2014 | No Attribution
    he Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.
  • Bird Strike: Backlash Stirs Against Lufthansa Pilots

    04/11/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 11, 2014 11:07 AM | Dinah Deckstein
    Last weeks three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germanys globalized economy. The flag carrier is losing ground against competitors, but its pilots are remaining firm. [] (Vereinigung Cockpit)s slogan for the strike, Stop the profit greed [] ended up backfiring on the pilots union. In the public and the press, on television and in many Internet forums, discussions of the pilots strike, instead of triggering debates over greedy fund managers, were focused on the pilots themselves. People across Germany were talking about whether the strike was justified or excessive. The...
  • No, "Don't Ban the Bossy" Word

    03/27/2014 4:56:51 AM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    "Ban the Bossy", a campaign overseen by former Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, is the new feminist push. The implication of the Ban the Bossy campaign is that girls and women are getting criticized because they are female, rather than because they are (some of them) occasionally rude, just like men can easily be. It all went wrong in the 1970s when feminist leaders picked male jerks as their role models. Feminists did not copy behavior that men admire in other men or behavior that stimulates cooperation and encourages other men to follow leadership. Instead, feminists used the worst of men...
  • Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

    03/17/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    CBS-5 San Francisco ^ | 17 March 2014
    Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal Californias voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the states higher education system. Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough support to place the constitutional amendment before voters in November. Instead, he said lawmakers will form a task force to study the issue of access in higher education. California voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting. The amendment, SCA5, was initiated to address the drop-off in...
  • Local County Republican Party Annual Fundraiser Problem

    02/18/2014 6:07:52 PM PST · by goodtomato · 34 replies
    2/18/14 | Good Tomato
    Every year my local County Republican Committee does a "Lincoln Day Dinner" as a fundraiser to replenish our coffers. Monies used to maintain our headquarters, (which is rent free)maintain a web site, phone, printed material, etc... The problem we are experiencing is with the "Republican" base anger. In our county, republicans hold every elected office except the Sheriff. Romney won our county. We are delivering the vote, but people are so angry at the national party and I am understanding with their dissatisfaction, which I agree with. I believe we need to grow our elected officials', take them for a...
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson for White Privilege (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&Es reality show Duck Dynasty, claiming that Robertsonscommentsto GQ reflect white privilege. Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained byABC News: These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • Colleges Trim Staffing Bloat - Amid Tuition Backlash, Cuts in Subsidies, Schools Target Efficiencies

    12/26/2013 1:12:53 PM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2013 | Douglas Belkin
    After years of cuts in state subsidies and growing resistance to rising tuition, U.S. colleges and universities are starting to unwind decades of administrative bloat and back-office waste that helped push up costs and tuition. The State University of New York system shaved $48 million in the past two years by cutting unused software licenses and consolidating senior administrators. The University of California, Berkeley, cut $70 million since 2011 by centralizing purchasing and laying off a layer of middle managers, among other things. And the University of Kansas revamped its back-office operations to save about $5 million in 2013. One...
  • Cracker Barrel Backtrack: Duck Back On Menu

    12/23/2013 9:36:34 AM PST · by redgolum · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12-23-2013 | Trey Sanchez
    Nationwide country restaurant Cracker Barrel has reversed its decision of Friday to stop selling some Duck Dynasty merchandise with Papa Phil's face prominently displayed. Thanks to fierce customer backlash and a strong anti-Cracker Barrel Twitter campaign, the restaurant tweeted on Sunday that Duck Dynasty products are back on the shelves.
  • Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu (Has she signed up for Husseincare 24.5 yet?)

    12/24/2013 3:23:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/23/13
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back. Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA.
  • Duck Dynasty fallout: GLAAD reeling from biggest backlash in years, says rep

    12/20/2013 9:07:39 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2013 | Jethro Nededog
    In the fallout over Wednesdays suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash. In the five-and-a-half years Ive worked at GLAAD, Ive never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments, the media watchdog organizations vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap. He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&Es actions limit the reality stars free speech. Also read: Duck Dynasty:...
  • Duck Dynasty Fallout: GLAAD Reeling From Biggest Backlash in Years, Says Rep

    12/20/2013 4:34:52 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 146 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 20 DECEMBER 2013 | Jethro Nededog
    In the fallout over Wednesdays suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash. In the five-and-a-half years Ive worked at GLAAD, Ive never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments, the media watchdog organizations vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap. He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&Es actions limit the reality stars free speech. Also read: Duck Dynasty:...
  • A prediction for activist homosexuals

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    The most galling of the lies for me, a black person, is the equally ridiculous notion that homosexuality is comparable to being genetically black. Activists envision that their push to force their behavior upon society is no different from the civil rights movement for American blacks. I cannot begin to describe the disgust that this position engenders in me, and many other blacks, because being black is not a behavior. Blacks who oppose this lie know that it is simply one of the Left's many political agendas aimed at the destruction of civil society. So, this is my prediction. As...
  • Utah Scout leaders face backlash after incident in Goblin Valley State Park (Updated)

    11/07/2013 4:33:58 AM PST · by Colofornian · 63 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Oct. 29, 2013 | Dylan Ellsworth
    Two Utah Boy Scout leaders are facing significant backlash after posting a video online of the men tipping over a nearly 200-million-year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park. Glenn Taylor and David Hall, from Highland, Utah, have now been removed from the Boy Scouts of America. An investigation is underway to determine whether the men will face felony charges. SNIP ...leadership of the Utah National Parks Council, the Boy Scouts local chapter, consulted with leadership of the chartering organization for the mens unit The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including ward and stake leaders, according...
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • Australian govt faces carbon tax backlash at poll

    09/06/2013 8:21:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2013 9:57 AM EDT | Kristen Gelineau and Rod McGuirk
    The ruling Labor Partys probable collapse in Australias next election is largely the consequence of its qualified success in the last one three years ago. To form the coalition she needed to stay in power, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard reneged on a promise and agreed to place a carbon tax on major polluters. On Saturday, the bill for that bargain comes due. Voters have never stopped hating the tax and its effect on their electric bills. Longtime Labor Party supporterseven people who have helped cut pollution by installing solar panels at homehave flocked to the opposition. Opposition leader Tony...
  • Rush: Dems Tell Me Privately They Fear 'At Some Point the American People Are Going to Wake-Up'

    08/27/2013 2:35:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More select tidbits... A lot of Democrats that tell me (privately) that they are just -distressed- over what Obama has done to the healthcare industry- and to jobs. They're afraid to say anything about it because of recriminations- because this regime fights back. This regime does not take internal criticism at all... (but) they would love to repeal it. They know they don't have the votes in the Senate I have Democrats tell me they're worried long-term, what's happening to (their) party... what they fear is that at some point the American people are going to wake up... there's...
  • Obama faces Dem backlash over latest NSA revelations

    08/16/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | staff
    The Obama administration faced a backlash from congressional Democrats on Friday following revelations that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules and overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008. The details were reported late Thursday in The Washington Post, based on an audit and other secret documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The report challenged claims by President Obama just last week that the NSA was not abusing its authority, and complicated his effort to reassure Americans and Congress that -- with a little more oversight and transparency -- the surveillance programs are nothing to be worried about....
  • Extremists attack Montenegros first gay pride

    07/24/2013 6:23:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 9:08 AM EDT | Predrag Milic
    Several hundred extremists shouting Kill the gays attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt the first ever pride event in staunchly conservative Montenegro, which is seeking to improve its human rights record as it bids to join the European Union. Angry assailants threw rocks, bottles, glasses and various other objectsincluding chairs from local cafsat several dozen flag-waving gay activists who shouted back Kiss the gays. A shower of stones and bottles also landed on special police securing the gathering in the coastal town of Budva. Police then intervened to push the attackers away...
  • Qaeda Chief Warns Attacks On US In "Everyone's Reach"

    06/03/2013 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 3, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion.
  • Muslims see little backlash after Boston bombing

    04/26/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2013 3:57 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    It looked like the backlash was starting even before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as Muslim. Hours after the explosions, a Bangladeshi man told police he was dubbed an Arab and beaten in New York. A veiled Muslim woman in a city near Boston said she was struck in the shoulder and called a terrorist. When the public learned days later that the FBI was pursuing two Muslim men of Chechen descent, American Muslims feared the worst. But the worst didnt happen. Muslim civil rights leaders say the anti-Islam reaction has been more muted this time...
  • Andrea Mitchell: American Muslims 'Understandably' Very Worried About Backlash

    04/22/2013 12:51:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Everyone knows about the terrible backlash against America Muslims after 9-11, so it's understandable for Muslims to be worried about a post-Boston bombing backlash, right? What? There was no major backlash against Muslims in 2001 or thereafter? American Jews suffer far more religion-based attacks than Muslims every year? Then why did Andrea Mitchell today exclaim that Muslims were "understandably" very worried about a backlash? View the video here.
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obamas announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The presidents decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue along with Reids inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • Socialized Medicine Doing BLOODY GREAT in the UK: 'Hospitals... Bursting'- 'Danger Level'- 'Deaths'

    12/03/2012 8:55:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Much like the Greek debt crisis offered a glimpse of thatfiscal day-of-reckoning'Obama bucks' America is soon to face, the UK's ever-ailing National Health Service -a 60-year-old system of socialized medicine known as the NHS- provides Americans a useful preview of all the expensive, unnecessary disasters our own Obamacare will soon be bringing on this side of the pond. And the prognosis? Hope you're sitting down... The Guardian (UK): Senior doctors warned that the findings reflected their increasingly frantic efforts to find beds for the growing number of emergency admissions and that repeated breaches of the 85% (capacity) limit meant...
  • Obama Hit By Storm Backlash

    11/03/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 80 replies ^ | November 3, 2012 | Dick Morris
    Natural disasters usually follow the same political trajectory: First the incumbent experiences a bounce as he tours the impacted area, shows his concern, and pledges help to his beleaguered constituents. But then reality sets in and the shortages, delays, mishaps, deaths, and devastation becomes apparent and people turn against the incumbent. George W. Bush had his Katrina. And now Barack Obama has his Sandy. Last week, Obama asserted a kind of ownership of the storm by touring New Jersey in the now infamous embrace of Republican stalwart Governor Chris Christie. Now that we are all appalled by the lack of...
  • Flashback: More States Move to GOP in 2011 (Take Note Corrupt Pollsters)

    08/01/2012 6:44:39 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Democrats have lost their solid political party affiliation advantage in 18 states since 2008, while Republicans have gained a solid advantage in 6 states. A total of 17 states were either solidly Republican or leaning Republican in their residents' party affiliation in 2011, up from 10 in 2010 and 5 in 2008. Meanwhile, 19 states including the District of Columbia showed a solid or leaning Democratic orientation, down from 23 in 2010 and 36 in 2008. The remaining 15 states were relatively balanced politically, with neither party having a clear advantage.
  • GM may suffer future sales backlash from thousands of retirees

    06/22/2012 11:19:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Torque News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Sherosky
    Many of the 118,000 salaried retirees are bitterly stating they will never buy another GM vehicle; and anyone who discounts the effects their numbers can have on sales should reconsider. GM retirees have been loyal GM fans, often purchasing more than one car, not to mention convincing others in their family and friend networks to buy as well. Like the GM reitrement plan, though, those days may be over. Call it what you will, but in recent emails both the General Motors Retiree Association (GMRA) and the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) consider the ending of the GM retirement fund...
  • Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

    04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 199 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen I apologize to Ann Romney. The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN. The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the...
  • (Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash

    02/08/2012 6:32:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/08/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlashBy JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 2/8/12 1:01 PM EST Two top advisers to President Barack Obama both Catholics warned him of the potential for controversy over his decision to require religious organizations to cover contraceptives in their health insurance plans. Vice President Joe Biden and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley both told the president that the decision would be cast as a government intrusion on religious freedom and that it could alienate Catholic voters in swing states, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The decision has whipped up a frenzy of criticism...
  • Best Buy Cancels Christmas (and Hanukkah) Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst Backlash

    12/23/2011 5:53:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1+ views
    IB Times ^ | 12/22/11
    Best Buy Cancels Christmas Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst BacklashDecember 22, 2011 7:02 PM EST With three days to go until Christmas and Hanukkah already underway, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) assured it won't be on many customers' "nice" lists this season. On Thursday, the national consumer electronics retailer notified a fraction of its online customers that it would not be able to complete their online orders -- some of which were placed in November -- and could not guarantee they would be able to get their purchased items by the holiday. The move is a considerable blow to an as-yet-undetermined percentage...
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, ACLU Scum!(Now It's Backlash Time)

    12/17/2011 4:48:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 17, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Putting Christ back into Christmas... or else! _______________________________________________________________________ What a great idea... and beautifully produced and performed by vocalist Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United (ACLU!) Choir... Video/more at Reaganite Republican_______________________________________________________________________ ~Say 'Merry Christmas'~ If you don see merry Christmas in the window, no you dont go in that store If you dont see merry Christmas in the window, yes you walk right by that door Oh its all about the little baby Jesus and my Saviors birthIts the one and only reason that we celebrate the season wishing love to all and; peace upon the earth...
  • Cain Holds Big Lead Over GOP Rivals in Iowa

    11/06/2011 7:47:36 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 49 replies ^ | 11-06-2011 | By Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Despite being embroiled in controversy last week, Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential field by 15 percentage points in Iowa, according to a new poll taken four days after news broke that the Atlanta businessman had been accused of sexually harassing women while head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. Cain attracts 30 percent support from Iowa GOP caucus-goers, according to the Insider Advantage poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a distant second with 15 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rounds out the top three with 12 percent. The remaining candidates poll in the single...
  • Herman Cains Top Iowa Organizers: The Story Has Made Some People Angry

    11/05/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.4.2011 | staff
    URBANDALE, Iowa Herman Cains Iowa state director thumbed through a stack of supporter sign-up forms at the campaigns headquarters here, telling ABC News that the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the Cain campaign this week have actually been a catalyst in this state. Larry Tuel, who runs Cains campaign in Iowa, said that the endless stream of news stories on Cains alleged misbehavior toward women have attracted new supporters and emboldened existing ones. The story has made some people angry, Tuel said in an interview on Thursday. We think that people want to show their support for Mr....
  • Herman Cain Iowa Fund tops $500K in under 2 days!

    11/04/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies ^ | 11-04-2011 | Herman Cain Iowa Fund
    Herman Cain - Iowa Fund
  • Controversy Punishes Cain All the Way to Frontrunner Status

    11/02/2011 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Fred · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | 110211 | Jim Geraghty
    Herman Cain leads nationally . . . Former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential primary field with 30 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 10 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 8 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds. No other candidate tops 7 percent.
  • Cain surges despite scandal (Cain 32% Romney 15%)

    11/02/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 129 replies
    Poll Position ^ | 11/2/11 | Eason Jordan
    Our new national poll finds Herman Cain is the breakaway frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination despite the fresh disclosure that he faced sexual harassment in the 1990s. More Republicans and independents than ever say they want Herman Cain to win the Republican nomination. Our national scientific poll was conducted last night, two days after the Cain controversy erupted and one day after Cain emphatically denied ever committing sexual harassment. Among Republicans, Cain tops his next closest challenger, Mitt Romney, 33%-18%. They were followed by Newt Gingrich at 17% and Rick Perry at 12%. Independents favored Cain over Romney 30%-11%,...
  • Poll - Rasmussen South Carolina (post scandal Cain 33% Romney 23%)

    11/02/2011 8:05:32 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 81 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 11/2/11 | staff
    Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary South Carolina: Cain 33% Romney 23% Gingrich 15%
  • Poll: Cain Pulls Ahead Of Romney (Cain 30% Romney 23%)

    11/02/2011 5:19:08 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 100 replies
    CNN/KVIA ^ | 11/2/11 | Ashley Killough
    <p>A poll released Wednesday puts Herman Cain ahead of Mitt Romney by seven percentage points in the presidential race, reflecting a margin wider than the sampling error.</p>
  • Cain raises more than $400k in one day

    11/02/2011 1:21:14 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/11 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) Herman Cain's campaign says it raised more than $400,000 on Monday, a "clear vote of confidence from his supporters," after the story broke alleging he had been accused of sexual harassment while head of the National Restaurant Association. "In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night. Block said Monday's donations, both online and by phone, doubled the normal daily average in Cain's campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.
  • The Rising Backlash Against the Rich (Woe to the rich today. You are now considered "undeserving")

    10/10/2011 7:58:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 10/10/2011 | Robert Samuelson
    The context for Occupy Wall Street and proposals to tax the rich - "rich" being constantly redefined - is the broader issue of economic inequality. For years, liberal politicians, academics and pundits have complained about growing inequality, but their protests barely resonated with the public. When most people are doing okay, the fact that some people are doing better does not arouse much anger. No more. When many people do worse, or fear they might, the rich inspire resentment and envy. Glaring inequalities that once seemed tolerable become offensive. By and large, Americans regard the rich the way they do...
  • Obamas Vineyard Break Teeing Off Many Critics (Obama Backlash Gaining Speed)

    08/18/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 18, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Hey, President Obama: The stock markets in the toilet, the nations credit rating tanked and unemployments still over 9 percent, what are you gonna do now? Hes going to the Vineyard! The prez and his family are scheduled to arrive on The Rock late this afternoon to begin a 10-day vacation on the celebrity-choked summer home to the rich, famous and well connected. And as the first family got set to check into Blue Heron Farm, their $50,000-a-week summer rental in West Tisbury, the chorus of catcalls continued over the commander-in-chiefs ill-timed retreat. Former Mass. governor Mitt Romney said Obama...