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  • 'Muslims Get Out' Message on Sign in Lonsdale Causes Controversy

    09/20/2016 7:16:43 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 59 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 09/19/2016 | Katherine Johnson
    Monday night, the fears of the Muslim community came true less than two hours south of St. Cloud with a sign outside of an ice cream shop...When asked why he chose the specific words of "Muslims Get Out," he responded, "I guess I could have probably put up 'Terrorists Get Out' but that's what I did, I put up 'Muslim.'"
  • Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID’d

    09/19/2016 9:18:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State. A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife. The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a...
  • White House blames Justice for redacting ‘radical Islam’ from Orlando shooter transcript

    06/20/2016 12:19:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    The White House on Monday blamed the Justice Department for the decision to redact references to radical Islamic terrorists from transcripts of the Orlando shooter’s telephone conversations with police. The White House did not provide guidance to the Justice Department or participate in the censorship of the transcripts, which were released earlier in the day, said press secretary Josh Earnest. “All of the decisions about releasing the transcripts were made by Justice Department officials,” he said at the daily press briefing at the White House.
  • Donald Trump faces backlash for tweets about Orlando shooting

    06/12/2016 12:34:21 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 122 replies
    Time ^ | Sam Frizell
    "Appreciate the congrats", Trump tweeted. Donald Trump faced a backlash on Twitter after tweeting his response to the deadly Orlando shooting Sunday morning, when he acknowledged “congrats” for “being right” on terrorism.
  • Democrats fear that violent anti-Trump protesters are only helping him

    06/04/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    Democrats and Hispanic activists said Friday that they are increasingly alarmed by a spate of violence at Donald Trump rallies instigated by anti-Trump protesters, fearing that the incidents — widely viewed on television and social media — will only help the GOP candidate and undermine their attempts to defeat him. The latest flash point came Thursday in downtown San Jose, where a demonstration outside a Trump campaign rally quickly escalated out of control. Several protesters assaulted Trump supporters, ripped pro-Trump signs away from them and stomped on vehicles in the area. A flurry of video clips circulating Friday morning showed...
  • Bill Clinton takes on protesters in coal country

    05/14/2016 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM | Karen Tumulty
    The booing was nearly as loud as the cheering when Bill Clinton stepped to the microphone in this remote mountain hamlet deep in the depressed heart of coal country. In the audience at the local elementary school Thursday night was a sizable contingent of coal miners and their families, many wearing helmets and T-shirts declaring their support for Donald Trump. […] The event here was Bill Clinton’s fourth in a long day of campaigning across Kentucky, where his wife faces a similar backlash in next week’s primary. …
  • Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

    05/04/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender identity." The move made Target the first major retailer to take such a prominent position on the issue, and won praise from supporters of transgender rights. But Target's position has also sparked criticism on social media. One online petition started by a group called The American Family Association, a conservative Christian...
  • Target's Stock To Get Flushed From The Bathroom Policy

    05/01/2016 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 87 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 1, 2016 | David Zanoni
    Summary Target’s bathroom policy is scaring away many customers. Over 1 million people have signed a pledge not to shop at Target. This is likely to have a negative impact on sales and the stock price. I think Target's (NYSE:TGT) bathroom policy is a serious mistake from a business standpoint. The policy is scaring away customers, which is likely to lead to sales declines and a falling stock price. Target recently went public with its bathroom policy which states:
  • Target just received really bad news

    04/27/2016 12:39:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Charismanews.com reported: Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 500 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community, and also for its Faith-Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target's (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women's bathrooms and changing rooms, FDC is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target's arch-rival Walmart (FEI Score 51/100)...
  • Facing backlash, Clinton says coal still has a future

    03/14/2016 7:46:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 5:51 PM EDT | Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise
    Facing a backlash from Appalachian Democrats, Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday tried to reaffirm her commitment to coal communities one day after declaring on national television she was going to “to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Clinton’s comments came during a Sunday night appearance on CNN, where she was asked a question about how her policies would benefit poor white people in southern states who generally vote Republican. […] Clinton was touting a plan she released last year that would set aside $30 billion to protect the health benefits for coal miners and...
  • Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump

    03/13/2016 3:09:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 149 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Supporters of Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to social media to slam the freshman senators for blaming leftists shutting down a Trump Chicago rally on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. “I think a campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment, when the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence — to punch people in the face. The predictable consequence of that is that it escalates and today is unlikely to be the last such instance. We earlier today in St. Louis over thirty arrested. That’s not how our politics should occur,” Cruz said Friday....
  • Angela Merkel Heading For Humiliation As German State Elections Swing To Anti-Immigrationists

    03/13/2016 3:50:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    "The AfD is a party that is not bringing together society and not offering the appropriate solutions for the problems, but it is stirring up prejudice and polarizing.”That’s from Angela Merkel who spoke last Saturday to Bild am Sonntag about the threat she believes the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party poses to the country.Apparently, voters weren’t listening.In what amounts to a sweeping indictment of the Iron Chancellor’s open-door refugee policies, Merkel’s conservatives lost in two of the three state elections on Sunday with AfD scoring significant wins at the ballot box.“With three states in play on Sunday, support for Merkel’s...
  • Ted Cruz Loses Prominent Support After Siding With Violent Leftists Over Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 3:38:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 640 replies
    GP ^ | March 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Last night the Trump campaign called off their Chicago rally due to security threats.] Leftist protesters cheered, beat Trump supporters, block an ambulance to the local hospital and screamed profanities at families staying at the Trump Hotel. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich sided with the violent protesters. Republican endorsements. American game show host Chuck Woolery lashed out at Senator Ted Cruz after he sided with the violent leftists. And Second Amendment speaker Jan Morgan withdrew her support from Ted Cruz.
  • Florida Attorney General investigating rental car companies for fees added to toll charges

    02/21/2016 5:11:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    WPTV ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jenn Strathman
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Take a drive on Florida's toll road. It's not how far you go that determines what you pay. We found it may be the car you drive. "I was mad going on vacation with my wife," explained Steve Pasek. For Pasek, the memories of his Florida vacation are as fresh as the snow back in Ohio. He declined the rental car company's toll service. With the rental car company's automated billing services, you are billed weeks after you return the car. A third party company is used to send you the bill. While Pasek declined...
  • Mob cheers as fire engulfs refugee center in Germany

    02/21/2016 3:06:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/16 | Shoshana Miskin
    Onlookers applauded as a suspected arson fire destroyed a planned refugee shelter in eastern Germany, police said Sunday. The roof of the former hotel Bautzen, in the eastern state of Saxony, was undergoing renovation when a fire broke out overnight. Police said that no one was injured but reported that bystanders “commented with derogatory remarks” and showed “unashamed joy” as firefighters struggled to subdue the flames. Police forces ordered three people to leave the scene for obstructing emergency services and detained two “intoxicated 20-year-old locals” for ignoring the order. Investigators believe the fire was caused by arson and are not...
  • Hillary faces Twitter backlash after saying in debate that 'no individual' is 'too big to jail'

    01/18/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/16 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton faces Twitter backlash after saying in debate that 'no individual' is 'too big to jail' During last night Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton's team quoted their girl in a tweet saying, 'There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.' With the FBI still investigating whether Clinton handled classified material on her email server appropriately, a flurry of tweets followed the Clinton quote. 'I can't believe she just tweeted that with a straight face,' one Twitter user said. Scroll down for video
  • Angry mobs hit the streets in backlash against migration as teenager is 'raped by refugee' (FINLAND)

    12/13/2015 2:46:42 PM PST · by traumer · 80 replies
    TENSIONS are running high between locals and migrants in a north European country after an asylum seeker was arrested over the rape of a 14-year-old girl. Outraged mobs, some wearing terrifying Ku Klux Klan outfits, filled the streets of a small town in Finland where the shocking allegations have been made. The angry scenes have been replicated across the country. The government has responded to growing concerns by saying it wants to tighten its immigration policy, including requiring asylum seekers to work for free and to learn about the country's culture and society.
  • The left tries, fails to discover any bigoted anti-Muslim backlash

    12/11/2015 8:13:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2015 | By Jonathan F. Keiler
    If invented crises were stock in trade, the left's inventory would be overflowing – an aisle of spooky climate change here, a stack of bogus campus rape there, and warehouses of racism and white privilege killing black people everywhere.  In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre (which initially the left was determined to pin on anyone but Muslims), the mainstream media and leftist chattering classes have dusted off another tried and true product: the phony anti-Muslim backlash crisis. The anti-Muslim backlash crisis is particularly tough to sell, there being not even a scintilla of evidence for it.  That...
  • Like Warsaw/Paris/Prague in 1944-5, Conservatives Staging Uprising Ahead of Our Own 2016 Liberation

    09/10/2015 3:15:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You can now see it with how we've got Boehner on the run, needing Democrats' votes to just to hold-on his speakership. How on Earth could he possibly retain any effective authority or ability to lead our party after we all just said we want nothing to do with this bozo?  Maybe the Democrats will bail him out just to keep the GOP in a state disarray .. they'd own him more than ever -he'd effectively become a Democratic 'majority' leader in the House- and then they could all ram-through even more Obama lunacy. At least it would be clear once-and-for-all...
  • Boy Scout Backlash? Organization May See Rapid Decline in Church Support Following Gay Leaders Vote

    08/02/2015 6:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Boy Scouts of America may experience a severe backlash from church sponsors following its recent vote to approve openly gay scout leaders. A national organization boasting over 2.6 million members, many of the BSA's more than 37,000 troops come from churches that officially state that homosexuality is a sin. These include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told The Christian Post that Southern Baptist churches have been cutting ties with the BSA since 2013, when the youth organization voted to allow...
  • Trump Responds to Backlash Over His Criticism of John McCain's War Record

    07/19/2015 7:25:22 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-19-2015 | Fox News
    Donald Trump is facing a firestorm of controversy after his comments about Sen. John McCain's war record. "He's not a war hero," the presidential candidate said at the 4th annual Family Leadership Summit in Iowa yesterday. "He's a war hero 'cause he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." Many of Trump's GOP rivals have slammed his comments and called for him to back out of the 2016 race. Trump said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today that those calls are "total nonsense" and pointed out that he's still leading in the polls. "This was picked up by the...
  • Donald Trump: Macy's Takes it In the Shorts...Over Firing

    07/13/2015 3:09:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    Macy's is paying the price for sacking Donald Trump, because we've learned thousands of customers are cutting up their Macy's credit card in protest. Sources connected to the department store tell TMZ, Macy's has received complaints from approximately 30,000 customers since ending its relationship with Trump nearly 2 weeks ago. We're told the store has been "inundated with complaints" from customers who believe the department store is unfairly punishing Trump for his views on immigration. Our sources say thousands of customers have vowed never to shop at Macy's again and many of them say they're cutting up their Macy's credit...
  • Donald Trump: I didn't expect business backlash to be "quite this severe"

    07/04/2015 8:23:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4th, 2015 | By Reena Flores
    On the heels of several major corporations distancing themselves from Donald Trump's various business interests, the Republican presidential candidate admitted Saturday that he didn't think the corporate backlash to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants would be "quite this severe." "I knew it was going to be bad because I was told this. All my life I have been told this: If you are successful, you don't run for office," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, addressing the recent spate of businesses that have severed their relationships with his brand. "I didn't know it was going to be...
  • TV Land bans 'The Dukes of Hazzard' re-runs and the reactions aren't so positive

    07/04/2015 4:23:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    KCRA.com ^ | July 4, 2015
    I posted this for the insightful comment made by Caleb Child. You know, when I talk to most people about the confederate flag, what most people honestly say is the first thing they think about is "The Dukes of Hazzard." Not its historical role, not its implications of racism, but an old TV show. I know it sounds like a stretch, the sort of thing that sits near a conspiracy theory, but honestly, I feel like taking Dukes of Hazzard off the air is more about trying to avoid putting the confederate flag in a positive light more than...
  • 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 arm’s 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 study’s authors caution it’s 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. That’s 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 Park’s 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 Bergdahl’s 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 week’s three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germany’s 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 California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s 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&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to 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 by ABC 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 Wednesday’s 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 I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s 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&E’s actions limit the reality star’s 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 Wednesday’s 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 I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s 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&E’s actions limit the reality star’s 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 men’s 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 gov’t 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 Party’s probable collapse in Australia’s 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 supporters—even people who have helped cut pollution by installing solar panels at home—have 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....