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  • Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry

    05/21/2015 9:57:08 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 20 May 2015 | not given
    Adopted 'Father' and 'Son' to Marry Pennsylvania couple Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur are legally adopted father and son, but soon they will marry. The couple of more than 50 years registered as domestic partners in 1994, but were told after moving from New York City to Pennsylvania that “hell would freeze over before Pennsylvania approves same sex marriage.” Since they needed to do estate planning, a lawyer advised them that the only way to become legally related was through adoption. This year, however, a federal district court declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, so the couple petitioned to...
  • Tom Cotton returns, with guns blazing: How the hawkish senator’s latest Iran stunt backfired(puke)

    05/01/2015 6:12:43 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 01:45 PM CDT | JIM NEWELL
    In the ongoing battle between squishy Senate RINOs who actually understand how to achieve gains and the Real Conservatives whose every maneuver backfires, the Real Conservatives have taken the momentary advantage. Sen. Tom Cotton, the freshman statesman from Arkansas, last seen on Twitter challenging the Iranian foreign minister to a debate over the Constitution, has defied Sen. Bob Corker’s well-managed plan to get the Iranian review bill through the Senate. He and Sen. Marco Rubio — whom you may have heard is running for president, and is firmly in the business of looking after Marco Rubio’s interests — used an...
  • Leftists: So What ISIS Burned Man Alive, White People Did The Same To Blacks

    02/08/2015 1:11:46 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 7, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Chauncey DeVega, black writer, podcaster, and self-proclaimed "ghetto nerd," shared an essay on Daily Kos in which he reminds those that are horrified by the brutality of ISIS burning Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh alive to remember that white Americans did the same thing to blacks in the past. "American Exceptionalism blinds those who share its gaze to uncomfortable facts and truths about their own country," wrote DeVega. Adding that just like their Islamic cohorts, "white lynchers" practiced their own "unique cultural ritual" that was just as "gruesome" and "medieval" as ISIS "for almost a century." And instead of making a video...
  • Boehner: I'm most 'anti-establishment' Speaker in history

    01/08/2015 1:43:33 PM PST · by maggief · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2015 | Scott Wong
    After defeating a rebellion by 25 conservative Republicans this week, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday declared himself “the most anti-establishment Speaker” in history. “During my years here when I voted, I had the eighth-most conservative voting record in the Congress, and it does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish,” Boehner told reporters. “But what pains me the most is when they describe me as the establishment. “I’m the most anti-establishment Speaker we’ve ever had. "Who was the guy who got rid of earmarks? Me. Who's the guy who believes in regular order? Me," Boehner continued....
  • RFK, Jr.: We have so much to learn from Cuba (Ike's fault!)

    01/05/2015 1:56:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. The move has raised hopes in many quarters – not only in the United States but around the world – that the embargo itself is now destined to disappear. This does not detract from the fact that Cuba is still a dictatorship. The...
  • Matt Lauer In Boxer Shorts Tells ‘Today’ Women To ‘Drink It In, Ladies’

    12/30/2014 1:44:36 PM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    mrc News Buusters ^ | 12/30/14 | Jeffey Meyer
    It appears as though NBC has gone all in by creating yet another musical for the network. Following primetime productions of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, NBC decided to create a Today musical featuring the cast and crew of the network's morning show. The 30-minute special aired on Monday, December 29 and while it included numerous scenes, one featuring Matt Lauer and his female colleagues was the most bizarre. During a scene in which Lauer was having his pants ironed by an NBC staffer, the NBC anchor turned to Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Jenna Bush Hager and Tamron...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Send Christmas Greetings

    12/25/2014 1:44:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 25, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Americans received a special Christmas present from the White House: a two-for-one package. Barack Obama’s weekly message also featured a message from his wife and even took the time to mention Jesus, despite the fact that the Obamas have traditionally eschewed going to church on Christmas. By way of contrast, as Mark Knoller of CBS News noted at the end of 2013, George W. Bush attended church 120 times during his eight-year tenure; Obama had attended church a grand total of 18 times in his first five years. Ronald Reagan did not visit church on Christmas, but he offered a...
  • Our View | Jeb Bush: true conservative

    12/10/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Longboat Key Observer ^ | December 10, 2014 | Staff
    Is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush too moderate for the Republican Party? That is all the talk. But here’s a surprise: Adam C. Smith, political editor of the liberal Tampa Bay Times, authored this piece last Friday refuting with evidence that Bush as governor was “arch-conservative” and far from a “moderate squish.” — Ed. Respected Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley told the Washington Examiner recently that Jeb Bush is the latest in a line of Bushes who oppose Reaganism. Radio host Mark Levin has dismissed Florida’s former governor as “a very good moderate Democrat,” while pioneering conservative activist Richard Viguerie...
  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s all about true love – not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. “The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen,” reported Deadline’s Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, “Southside With You,” will detail the Obama couple’s “epic first date” the summer of 1989 – consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. “Get On Up” actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama – but the real question...
  • With Climate Announcement, Obama Gets a Win -- and Maybe A Second-Term Legacy

    11/12/2014 9:23:35 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/12/2014 | Chuck Todd
    Pesident Obama’s second term in office has been lacking in big achievements. Background checks for gun purchases didn’t make it through the Senate. Immigration reform isn’t becoming law this Congress, though the president is expected to take executive action on this front. And just last week, Obama’s party took a major drubbing in the midterm elections. But there is one potential second-term achievement that’s taking more and more shape -- on climate change. The big question, however, is whether Obama can keep it. Late last night, the United States and China announced they had “negotiated a sweeping agreement to cut...
  • Why cats aren't Republican (BARF)

    10/28/2014 2:49:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Messaging Matters in an email I received | October 25, 2014 | Liberal Idiots
    Living with a cat for the first time, you quickly pick up on its behavioral quirks, many of which are common among other cats. What you soon find out is that cats aren't Republican. Here are 12 reasons why not: 1. Cats are curious about what you do in your bedroom, but they don't try to legislate away your freedom to do it. 2. Cats may take away your cushion, but they'll give it back to you with a gentle push. 3. Cats give you attention and sympathy when you're sick. 4. Females are treated with importance in the...
  • Why We’re Talking About Mitt Romney

    09/26/2014 2:02:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    I’ve been mostly ignoring the various “Romney 2016!” trial balloons floated by various parties over the last six months or so (including by some of my dear friends, alas), but now that someone as sober and well-informed as Byron York has weighed in with a “this could happen” column, it’s worth saying something about why the possibility keeps coming up. Part of the answer can be found in Henry Olsen’s helpful analysis, from earlier this year, of how exactly Republican presidential primaries tend to shake out. Olsen offered a four-group typology of G.O.P. primary voters — secular conservatives, religious conservatives,...
  • White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

    08/23/2014 2:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from ignorance to knowledge, from sinfulness to a state of grace. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child,” the epistle runs, in the memorable rhythms of the King James Version. “But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face...
  • The Government In Ferguson Tried Respecting Civil Liberties, Guess What Happened?

    08/15/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT · by bamahead · 88 replies
    Liberty Viral ^ | August 15, 2014
    A stunning change happened overnight in Ferguson, Missouri after the government took a different approach to people’s civil liberties in the area. Gone were the SWAT trucks and snipers. Gone were the riot shields and militaristic outfits. Gone was the hostility. And guess what? Gone was the violence. Yesterday the Missouri Highway Patrol was given responsibility over the area. Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who is a Ferguson native, marched in front of the crowd and set clear priorities for the marchers which respected their civil liberties. Governor Jay Nixon had vowed to take a different approach to the event,...
  • Jamie Foxx Will Reportedly Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

    07/31/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 7/31/14 | Laura Stampler
    Jamie Foxx has been cast to play Mike Tyson, one of the most polarizing modern sports figures, in an untitled biopic, Variety reports. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter is set to write the film.....
  • Eyes On The Prize

    07/24/2014 5:38:56 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ann Coulter
    When a U.S. president is using the IRS to terrify his political enemies, destroying American health care and opening our southern border to millions of future welfare-collecting, Democratic voters from the Third World, why is a dime's worth of money being wasted on trying to replace the Republican senator from Mississippi with a slightly different Republican? Honestly, I think these deck chairs look just fine. Maybe we should check on the Titanic's hull, captain. If Chris McDaniel's supporters want to show what bad-ass studs they are, how about walking across the Mississippi River and getting Tom Cotton elected in Arkansas?...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • Supreme Court: Yes, (some) corporations can pray--and you'll all pay

    06/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the decision, alludes no fewer than 24 times to the "principal dissent," which Ginsburg wrote for the four-member minority. Plainly, he felt Ginsburg's powerful intellect breathing down his neck as he tried to find a path to upholding the Hobby Lobby parties' attack on women's rights without expanding corporate "personhood" too much....
  • Obama got it right on Iraq

    06/18/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    President Obama’s instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests. Obama’s only mistake was to buy, for a time, the notion that Bush’s troop surge had miraculously healed ancient divisions and made the dream of a pluralist democracy still possible. There are aspects of Obama’s foreign policy that I question. His heavy reliance on drone strikes may create as many terrorists as it eliminates. He should have realized that the National...
  • Michael Steele: 'Lot Of Interest' In Eric Cantor Serving As RNC Chairman

    06/14/2014 4:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 14, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Eric Cantor, next Republican National Committee chairman? Former RNC chair Michael Steele thinks it's a possibility after the House majority leader was defeated Tuesday in a Virginia Republican primary. "With the upcoming presidential election, there's a lot of interest in Eric Cantor serving as national chairman of the RNC," Steele said Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki.""In fact I think he'd be interesting because he started dialogues on poverty and some other issues that were sort of outside of what Republicans have traditionally talked about. So he could bring a very interesting voice into that space," he said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Ignore NRA fantasy world: Good guy with pepper spray stops bad guy with gun

    06/06/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 61 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 06-06-2014 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    The gun lovers who preach that arming American citizens to stop even more violence always ignore the fact that Wayne LaPierre was wrong. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, infamously said after a gunman in 2012 killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn. Yet looked what happened Thursday. According to police, a student building monitor named Jon Meis used pepper spray to subdue a shooter who had already killed one student and wounded a couple others at Seattle...
  • 6 Times Obama Used the Troops for Photo Ops

    05/26/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/14 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan after sneaking out of the White House on Saturday night. There, he spoke with Afghan president Hamid Karzai via phone, because Karzai refused to speak with Obama in person. Obama told the troops, “For many of you, this will be your last tour in Afghanistan… America’s war in Afghanistan will come to a responsible end.” Obama’s visit was marred by the White House’s release of the name of a top CIA officer in Afghanistan. He was in the country for under four hours. The conspicuous timing of Obama’s visit, directly...
  • Jennifer Lawrence opens up

    05/22/2014 10:12:09 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Thursday, May 22nd 2014 | Claudette Davies
    It was previously revealed that Jennifer Lawrence threw up at Madonna's Oscars party and now the 23-year-old actress has gone into more detail on the embarrassing incident. Speaking on Wednesday night's Late Night With Seth Meyers, in an interview which was pre-taped in April, Jennifer said: 'I went to Madonna and Guy Oseary's party and I puked on his porch. I was in such bad condition and I look behind me while I'm puking and Miley Cyrus is there, like, "Get it together."'
  • Caption Barry and Joe's Selfie

    04/17/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    "And there is nothing you can do about it."
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • West Point cadets take journey through Jersey City's cultural melting pot

    04/05/2014 3:21:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    In a sign of respect, cadets from the United State Military Academy at West Point removed their shoes and military caps as they entered the Muslim Federation of New Jersey in Jersey City this afternoon. --The cadets began their three-day cultural field trip Thursday. Before they end their journey tomorrow, the cadets will have visited Egyptian churches, various mosques and Islamic centers, Jewish synagogues, Mormon communities and more.
  • Ann Coulter on 2016: Second look at Mitt Romney?

    04/03/2014 1:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via MofoPolitics, which is responsible for the clip, and Free Republic, where the Romney 3.0 movement is, shall we say, off to a bad start in the comments. I’m 90 percent sure she’s joking but there’s no way to be sure: Any conservative willing to offer three cheers for RomneyCare qualifies, indisputably, as a true blue Mitt fan. I didn’t think they existed, but they do. Even among people who knew all along that, if nominated, he would lose. Why Romney instead of someone else, though? One big reason, she says, is immigration. He was the guy who hammered Rick...
  • What Pop Star Lady Gaga Did on Stage Thursday Night Has Some Calling It Downright ‘Sick’ (GRAPHIC)

    03/15/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 93 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/14/14 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    What Pop Star Lady Gaga Did on Stage Thursday Night Has Some Calling It Downright ‘Sick’ (GRAPHIC) Pop star Lady Gaga is known for her shocking outfits and antics. But what she did on stage Thursday night at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, has left even some of the most desensitized critics calling it “ridiculous” and “sick.” While performing her song “Swine,” the singer was joined by someone named Millie Brown. Brown is an artist of sorts who specializes in painting with…vomit. That’s right, she ingests colored liquid and then sticks her fingers down her throat and...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/28/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by Din Maker · 96 replies
    Tea Party Command Center Blog ^ | January 23, 2014 | Linda Hahn
    If you thought you could simply enjoy your Subway sandwich without partisan politics, you thought wrong. Michelle Obama’s face is about to invade every one of their restaurants. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the...
  • Move over Jared: Michelle Obama becomes Subway's newest celeb partner

    01/23/2014 10:02:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/14 | Dave Boyer
    They probably won’t promote their 6-inch big hot pastrami sandwich, but the Subway chain of restaurants is partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to persuade kids to eat healthier meals. Subway and the first lady’s office announced a three-year commitment Thursday in support of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The sandwich shops will promote efforts aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Subway offers a variety of low-fat sandwiches on its menu, along with choices that probably wouldn’t get the first lady’s approval, such as the six-inch chicken and bacon ranch melt with cheese, which contains...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • NBC’s Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of “Overnight Sensation” Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: “Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...
  • 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama's Birthday (barf!)

    01/17/2014 10:15:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2014
    First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 today, and although the big White House celebration planned by President Obama isn’t until Saturday, that doesn’t mean you have to wait to celebrate. If your invite to Saturday’s dance party in Washington went missing, here are 50 other ways to honor the first lady on her big day — by doing some of her favorite things, from wearing stylish dresses to eating your veggies to doing the Dougie, preferably with Jimmy Fallon. 1. Dance to Beyonce 2. Eat your vegetables 3. Move into a massive new house with your family and invite your...
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton, Christie On Top In 2016 Preference Test [End of A Nation?]

    12/26/2013 5:22:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 26, 2013 | Dana Blanton
    Fox News Poll: Clinton, Christie On Top In 2016 Preference Test Dana Blanton December 26, 2013 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- at the moment -- are the top picks among party faithful to receive their respective party’s presidential nomination. That’s according to a Fox News national poll released Thursday. Click here for the poll results. Clinton is miles ahead of the other possible Democratic candidates tested. The new poll finds she leads the pack with 68 percent support among Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden is a distant second with 12 percent. No...
  • 'Black holocaust denier Sarah Palin should eat her own crap'

    12/23/2013 9:16:09 PM PST · by Bratch · 61 replies
    The Voice ^ | 12-23-2013 | Dotun Adebayo
    All I want for Christmas is for black holocaust deniers to eat the crap that comes out of their mouths, Sarah Palin for example. When the acclaimed journalist Martin Bashir was a sports reporter on "The Voice" newspaper 25 years ago, neither I nor any of his colleagues could have tipped him to be one of the most celebrated TV correspondents of his generation. In fact, he was a bit of a tasty geezer in those days with a broad cockney accent that belies his current clipped vowels. All that changed when a certain princess called up the Panorama programme...
  • Rep. Lowey Calls Paul Ryan 'Naughty Boy,' He Calls Her 'Mom'

    12/12/2013 12:16:36 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | December 12, 2013 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) on Wednesday told the New York Times that she and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) are friends and that she calls him "Naughty Boy." "Believe it or not, Paul Ryan is a good friend," Lowey told Times columnist Gail Collins in a conversation about GOP trainings on how to speak to women. "He calls me Mom. I call him Naughty Boy." Lowey told Collins that the GOP trainings will not solve candidates' difficulty appealing to women voters.
  • Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

    10/28/2013 9:08:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 99 replies
    ABC NEWS via AP ^ | Otober 27, 2013 | Staff
    U.S. officials responded Sunday night to a report that the National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders only after an internal Obama administration review started this summer exposed the operation. An unnamed senior official told The Wall Street Journal that the White House "cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking Ms. Merkel and some other world leaders. Other programs have been slated for termination but haven't been phased out completely yet."
  • FEMA Preparing For A Major Event In Region III (No Prob. 386,000 UN Troops to handle.

    09/20/2013 1:44:19 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Sleuth Journal ^ | FEMA Preparing For A Major Event In Region III | Lisa Cerda
    Following the bread crumb trail of FEMA orders, retired State Senator Sheldon R. Songstad of South Dakota State issued an “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” on August 13th. Region three is comprised of; Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Songstad’s research turned up some very interesting facts. Each item on its own could go unnoticed, but the collective facts may be worthy of your attention and scrutiny. The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a major event. It appears that this event is being staged for approximately Oct. 1st. Let’s look at the numbers and dates....
  • Lindsey Graham: Obama was ‘compelling’

    09/16/2013 1:56:51 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/10/2013 | James Arkin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday night that he thought President Obama made a “compelling” case for U.S. military action in Syria in his address to the nation. “I thought the moral case was very persuasive quite frankly and compelling, and that was what I remember most about the speech,” Graham said on CNN shortly after Obama spoke. Graham, who has been outspoken in his support of U.S. action in Syria, said the president may have changed a few minds in Congress with the address from the White House. “I think he probably stopped some Democratic bleeding,” Graham said. Asked if...
  • Sailors at Naval Support Activity Mid-South Mark LGBT Pride Month with Observance

    08/08/2013 3:50:07 PM PDT · by Barry Cratus
    U.S. Navy ^ | 28 June 2013 | U.S. Navy
    So how much more willing suspension of disbelief are folks expected to continue maintaining to go on believing the crap we’re subjected to in this cheap poorly lit theater of the profoundly corrupt & absurd?! Where we have a President who gives nationally televised Press conferences on late night TV talk shows & where former Secretary of State Hillary “I’m ready for my close up Mr. DeMille” Clinton is the proposed subject of both a CNN documentary as well as an NBC miniseries plainly titled, “Hillary”. Each is tentatively slated for a 2014 premiere. It’s grotesque. The surrealism of 2...
  • Zimmerman Found Not Guilty! (What? You’re Surprised? Seriously?)

    07/14/2013 9:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    EURWeb ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ricardo A. Hazell
    A not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case was finally read late Saturday night, much to the shock of many in the African American community. But the verdict was no surprise to this journalist. The death of a young teenager at the hands of a George Zimmerman had captivated the nation and become yet another test of the American judicial system. Major media outlets and the hired talking head lawyers they called upon to analyze the case have long claimed this trial had very little to do with race and everything to do with profiling. I listened to one...
  • Our theocracy nightmare: President Palin’s martial law (Here's their real fear - she's effective)

    06/29/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2013 | Frederic C. Rich
    What if McCain/Palin won, then McCain died -- and a terror attack followed. Apocalyptic fiction from a nightmare It is obvious in retrospect that only an external attack like that on 7/22 could have saved the Palin presidency. Without it, would any of what followed have happened? I doubt it. The Democrats would have recaptured both the White House and Senate that fall. The culture wars would have simmered on, but the evangelical movement’s momentum on the path toward political power would have been lost. I would be installed in my corner office downtown, practicing law. I would probably have...
  • Why Black People Understand Rachel Jeantel

    06/28/2013 5:46:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 168 replies
    Global Grind ^ | 27 JUNE 2012 | by Christina Coleman
    If ever I thought myself objective and unbiased, the George Zimmerman trial is definitely not that moment. So let's cut to the chase. Any attorney, jury member, judge or white person in that courtroom is not going to understand Rachel Jeantel. And I don't expect them to. In fact, I certainly, like my fellow writer Rachel Samara, understand why white people wouldn't like Rachel. She's hard. She's black. And your assumptions about her background and lack of education make you feel like you are better, somehow. That her testimony, no matter how powerful and impactful it may be to this...
  • Behind the Candelabra Proves It: Our Greatest Romances Are Gay

    05/24/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 23 May 2013 | Tom Shone
    As Soderbergh's Liberace biopic hits our screens, why is it that homosexual love stories now work so much better than hetero?I know where I'll be Sunday night. The reviews coming out of Cannes for Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, which airs on HBO on Sunday night, have turned it into must-see TV. We might have been able to guess that Soderbergh's take on the kitsch-addicted superstar would turn out to be "mesmeric, riskily incorrect, outrageously watchable and simply outrageous" (The Guardian). Or that Michael Douglas would be "shrewd, rude, wickedly funny" (Indiewire) in the central role. What is...
  • “Big Sis” for president? EMILY’s List, Washington Post promote Janet Napolitano in 2016

    05/21/2013 9:49:12 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Would the woman most closely associated with the TSA airport stripsearches make a good presidential candidate? The abortion lobbying group EMILY's List and The Washington Post think so. This month, EMILY's List launched an initiative entitled "Madam President" dedicated to electing the first female president. The group's president, Stephanie Schriock, said she was not placing all her bets on a Hilary Clinton candidacy. "If she chooses not to, our options are far from exhausted," she said. "We have a deep bench of women leaders committed to fighting for progressive change who are up...
  • Michelle Obama Makes Light of President’s Failures in Graduation Speech

    05/18/2013 9:55:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 18, 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Michelle Obama Makes Light of President’s Failures in Graduation Speech Email23Smaller FontTextLarger Text|Print By Arlette Saenz May 18, 2013 Delivering her only speech at a high school graduation this year, first lady Michelle Obama joked about the failures her husband, President Obama, has encountered in life as she told a graduating class of high school seniors in Nashville, Tenn. today that in order to achieve success in life, they must first experience failure. “When something doesn’t go your way, you’ve just got to adjust. You’ve got to dig deep and work like crazy, and that’s when you’ll find out what...
  • Mass vomiting breaks out at baby shop

    04/15/2013 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/13/2013
    FORT WORTH - Authorities don't know what has caused 15 people to suffer headaches and vomiting at a store that sells items for babies. Nine employees at Buy Buy Baby and six customers fell ill on Saturday afternoon.
  • NRA tactics erode post-Newtown support for gun-control measures

    04/06/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Apr. 5, 2013 | Tom Hamburger
    Sen Mark Begich declared a “sea change” in the politics of gun control immediately after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., telling his local newspaper that he would not hesitate to buck the powerful National Rifle Association. Over the past two weeks, while Congress has been in recess, Begich said he was approached repeatedly by constituents who echoed NRA views, telling him not to, in his words, “mess with our gun rights” or “ban anything.” The NRA’s recent successes on Capitol Hill — as well as a string of victories in state legislatures across the country — demonstrate the effectiveness...
  • Guns aren’t going away (Barf)

    03/09/2013 10:24:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The University of Dayton's Flyer News ^ | March 9, 2013 | Matthew Worsham
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a series of columns about some of the myths perpetuated by the gun lobby. One on the claims made about the “cosmetic features” of assault rifles, another about the idea of the Second Amendment as a “self-destruct” mechanism. This time, I’m focusing on the biggest myth of them all: that the government is coming for our guns. This is simply not true. At this time, no serious person is suggesting confiscation as a viable solution to the gun violence problem. I mean it. Anyone who honestly believes, or even suggests, that it would...
  • Moderate Muslims are not an oxymoron (barf alert)

    03/09/2013 11:50:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 7, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    Lars Hedegaard is a Danish journalist who has made his name denouncing Islam, which he describes as “a totalitarian system of thought” whose adherents “rape their own children.” Last month someone showed up at his door with a gun and fired a shot that missed him. It’s just what you would expect of those crazy Muslims, isn’t it? Except that in the aftermath, Hedegaard found Muslims across Denmark were conspicuously un-crazy. They did not applaud the assailant or excuse his motives. Instead they condemned the attack and upheld Hedegaard’s freedom to preach unhinged bigotry. … If you hear someone in...