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  • S.D. gay activists join call for nationwide boycott (Day without A Gay)

    12/09/2008 11:22:35 AM PST · by radar101 · 85 replies · 1,597+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | December 9, 2008 | John Wilkens
    Gay rights activists in San Diego and elsewhere, hoping to sustain a grass-roots protest movement launched after the Nov. 4 passage of Proposition 8, have planned a nationwide boycott tomorrow. The event, called Day Without a Gay, encourages gays, lesbians and their supporters to take off work, refrain from shopping and spend the day volunteering somewhere. “We're hoping to provide a visual representation of who we are,” said Sara Beth Brooks, an El Cajon bookkeeper who recently formed a group called the San Diego Equality Campaign. “We're your neighbors, your family, your friends. We're everybody. We hope this kind of...
  • The New Hollywood Blacklist

    12/05/2008 7:29:22 AM PST · by dbz77 · 27 replies · 1,173+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 5, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    Hollywood can still mount a soapbox and recall the dark days when people lost their jobs in show business for daring to take an unpopular political position that was outside the mainstream. Whenever they're criticized, they proclaim, "McCarthyism," accuse their critics of "blacklisting," and condemn the deplorable "intolerance." Hollywood has yet to accept, perhaps even to understand, that it is the entertainment industry that excels at this slanderous behavior. After California voters narrowly approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, it was revealed that Scott Eckern, the artistic director...
  • Anti-Prop 8 Forces Push Tolerance-->Except For Pro-Prop 8 People

    12/04/2008 9:42:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/5/08 | Yidwithlid
    Then Prop 8 argument, was settled by the voters almost three weeks ago and in that time the argument has shifted from "should there be gay marriage" to "should people/institutions be punished for their political views? Two weeks ago a theater director was forced to resign because he gave money to the pro-Prop 8 forces, then the head of the LA Film Festival has been forced to resign for the same reason. There are regular and sometimes vicious protests in front of the Mormon Church in California. The Argument has shifted. This no longer has to do with the definition...
  • Michelle Malkin: Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: A new blacklist published

    11/30/2008 11:21:52 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 33 replies · 1,539+ views ^ | 11/29/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: A new blacklist published By Michelle Malkin • November 29, 2008 10:40 AM Angry gay activists in Austin, Texas, have published their own blacklist to punish supporters of California’s Proposition 8. The anti-Prop. 8 mob in Texas is targeting entire businesses over private individual donations. The insane rage rages on: Gay marriage activists who lost at the ballot box in California are now lashing out at businesses that supported the ban — and their anger reaches way beyond the borders of Golden State. In Austin, a gay community Web site has published an “Austin Anti-Gay Blacklist”...

    11/26/2008 2:52:16 PM PST · by Amityschild · 27 replies · 996+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    How does Atlas grow? Google search is one critically important way. People find Atlas when they do a word search in google ie "Obama birth certificate", "Obama odinga", "honor killings", "Obama campaign finance fraud" - stories that I broke or did groundbreaking work on and Atlas is usually in the top five of the search results. That's how folks find my work and generally I keep 15-20% of them as return readers. Regular Atlas readers know the media refuses to cover these stories - building readership is the only way to boost awareness in this increasingly dangerous world. A couple...
  • L.A. Film Festival Director Richard Raddon Resigns (Over Prop. 8 Donation)

    11/25/2008 5:32:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 634+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz
    Richard Raddon, the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival who has been at the center of controversy ever since it was revealed almost two weeks ago that he had contributed $1,500 to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California, resigned from his post over the weekend. The nonprofit arts organization Film Independent sponsors both the Los Angeles Film Festival, held in May, and the popular Independent Spirit awards. Raddon is a member of the Mormon Church, which actively called on its congregants to work for the passage of Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between...
  • L.A. Film Festival's Raddon resigns (Gaystapo's Prop. 8 Blacklist is Growing)

    11/25/2008 4:03:39 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 632+ views
    Under mounting pressure, LA Film Festival director Richard Raddon has ankled his post. Raddon and Film Independent (FIND), the festival's parent org, have faced a barrage of protests over Raddon's contribution to the successful Yes on Prop 8 campaign that banned same-sex marriage in California. After bloggers published his name, culled from public records of donors, Raddon tendered his first resignation on Nov. 13 to Film Independent’s board of directors, which was not accepted. Film Independent then released a statement saying, in part, "Our organization does not police the personal, religious, or political choices of any employee, member, or filmmaker."...
  • Mormon aid to Prop. 8 investigated (Gestapo)

    11/24/2008 6:48:48 PM PST · by Drango · 156 replies · 2,603+ views
    SFGate ^ | 11/24/08 | na
    California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state. The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ago by a gay rights activist. Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, accuses the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of failing to report the value of the work it did to support Proposition 8. Roman Porter, the agency's executive director, said Monday that the decision to open...

    11/20/2008 10:35:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 858+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    BEFORE Election Day, national media hand wringers forged a wildly popular narrative: The right was, in the words of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, gripped by "insane rage." Outbreaks of incivility (some real, but mostly imagined) were proof positive of the extremist takeover of the Republican Party. The cluck-cluckers and tut-tutters shook with fear. But when the GOP took a beating on Nov. 4, no mass protests ensued; no nationwide boycotts erupted. Conservatives took their lumps and began the peaceful post-defeat process of self-flagellation, self-analysis and self-autopsy. In fact, in the wake of campaign 2008 there's only one angry...
  • Gay rights boycott urged at rally

    11/16/2008 11:04:54 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 48 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | November 16, 2008 | Eddie Jimenez
    Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered at Fresno City Hall on Saturday, vowing not to back down in their fight against Proposition 8 and urging a boycott of businesses that helped fund the initiative. They weren't alone. Coast-to-coast, crowds gathered near public buildings in small communities and major cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to vent their frustrations, celebrate gay relationships and renew calls for change. In Fresno, protesters turned their attention to what comes next. Matthew Payne of Fresno compared the same-sex marriage ban to former laws against biracial marriages and women's right to...
  • Conservative's Suit Over Denial of Tenure Allowed to Proceed

    11/17/2008 11:28:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 1,544+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 30, 2008 | Joel Stashenko
    A former New York college instructor may proceed with a claim that he was denied tenure because school administrators disapproved of his conservative politics and support for President George W. Bush, not for deficiencies as an educator, a federal judge has ruled. Michael Filozof has presented sufficient evidence of a possible First Amendment violation ... on his free speech claim, Western District Court Judge David G. Larimer has determined. Filozof contends the tenure track he was on as a political science instructor at the Rochester, N.Y., community college was suddenly derailed in 2003, during a period of hot debate among...
  • The lavender blacklist? (CA Prop 8 backlash)

    11/14/2008 10:42:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 2,528+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | November 13, 2008 | Rod Dreher
    A prominent theatrical director in California, a Mormon, has resigned under pressure because of his support for Prop 8. Excerpt: Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer ("Hairspray"), called Mr. Eckern last week and said that he would not let his work be performed in the theater. "I was uncomfortable with money made off my work being used to put discrimination in the Constitution," Mr. Shaiman said. He added, however, that the entire episode left him "deeply troubled" because of the potential for backlash against gays who protested Mr. Eckern's donation. "It will not help our cause because we will be...
  • Remarks against Obama probed

    11/14/2008 8:37:49 AM PST · by silverleaf · 124 replies · 4,419+ views
    Durham County News Observer ^ | 13 November 2998 | Stanley B. Chambers Jr
    Remarks against Obama probed Durham police conducting internal investigation; chief says it wasn't a slur Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff Writer DURHAM - Derogatory remarks toward President-elect Barack Obama made on a social networking Web site are now the subject of an internal police investigation. A police department employee claims the statements were made on the MySpace pages of two Durham officers. "There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. "It wasn't a racial...
  • California Musical Theatre director steps down

    11/13/2008 5:00:38 AM PST · by lightinthedarkness · 10 replies · 438+ views
    November | Scott Anderson
    Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre, is resigning his post and leaving the organization. A boycott of the theater was called Tuesday by some in the national arts community when news broke that Eckern contributed $1,000 to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, which supported the ban on gay marriage. The measure passed last week. Scott Eckern said in a prepared release that he chose to express his view through the democratic process, and he was deeply sorry for any harm or injury he caused by doing so. “I am leaving California Musical Theatre after prayerful consideration...

    10/28/2008 9:13:20 AM PDT · by thethird · 249+ views
    10/28/2008 | thethird
    Obama Facts The mortgage meltdown, defaults, foreclosures and the subsequent credit freeze were cause by: The CRA under Carter, and the CRA expansion under Clinton. When Obama says he is going to raise your taxes to give money to people to give them 'opportunity', he is talking about giving money to the same people defaulted on about a trillion dollars in risky mortgages over the past 30 years. Obama has close ties to: ACORN, William Ayers, Rev. Wright, Khalidi (the PLO) Obama has openly stated: "Re-distrobute the wealth", the EXACT stance taken my Karl...
  • Some Hollywood Conservatives keep their politics a secret

    10/07/2008 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 19 replies · 1,244+ views
    Yahoo! via The Spartan Truth ^ | Gator_that_eats_dems
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  • Wine Drinkers Balk at a Chilean Wine With Hints of Alaska

    09/24/2008 9:30:46 AM PDT · by cups · 44 replies · 1,131+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jennifer Lawinski
    An organic wine from Chile has oenophiles in San Francisco turning up their noses. But there’s nothing wrong with the wine. It’s the name that bothers them: Palin Syrah. The wine from a boutique vineyard in Chile was once a strong seller, but now it’s an outcast in the City by the Bay because its name comes way too close to a certain governor from the state of Alaska, says Celine Guillou, co-owner of the Yield Wine Bar. Palin Syrah — pronounced Pay-LEEN — takes its name from a ball used in a Chilean-style hockey game, and it has been...
  • Gay Activists Target Businesses

    08/28/2008 8:50:05 AM PDT · by djsherin · 19 replies · 293+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 28, 2008 | TAMARA AUDI
    When William Bolthouse, a California philanthropist, donated $100,000 in March to support a proposition to ban gay marriage in California, calls and emails poured in -- not to Mr. Bolthouse, but to the corporate offices of a company that bears his name -- even though he sold it three years earlier. "It wasn't us, it's not our fault," says Jeffrey Dunn, now the chief executive of Bolthouse Farms, whose juice bottles are sold at upscale markets such as Whole Foods. Bolthouse Farms is the latest target in what has become an increasingly bitter political fight in California. As gay-rights activists...
  • Video: Nice movie career you’ve got there, wingnut; it’d be a shame if something happened to it

    08/09/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 138+ views ^ | August 9, 2008 | Allahpundit
    One ominous comment from an entertainment writer does not a blacklist make, but then it’s more than just one comment that has people like Voight and Breitbart concerned. Consider this a bookend to Ed’s post this morning about Tom Matzzie’s strongarm tactics; given the media attention to that story and to this one, I’d say we’re already well into backfire territory on each. As for Voight’s allusion near the end to hearing more from Hollywood conservatives in the next few months, I assume he means David Zucker’s upcoming movie. The negative reviews are doubtless already being written, but read Stephen...
  • Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood (big lib backlash)

    08/06/2008 11:41:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 921+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-6-08 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Jon Voight intended to turn heads with the “very strong points” in his Washington Times op-ed last week (titled: Voight: My Concerns For America ~ Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people). But he probably didn’t expect so many of them to reside in Hollywood. In a sign of the growing interest in politics this election year, bloggers who normally focus on the entertainment industry are expanding their presence in one of the Internet’s other spheres of influence. Voight’s piece slammed Democratic candidate Barack Obama, praised GOP contender John McCain, and even repudiated his own Vietnam War protests as the...
  • Midnight Conservative

    07/31/2008 9:34:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 155+ views
    Power Line ^ | July 31, 2008 | Scott Johnson
    Early in his career, Jon Voight must have been stationed somewhere on the far left of the Hollywood crowd. When he came up to Dartmouth in the spring of 1970 for a showing of "The Revolutionary," he clearly identified with the film's hero. In the question-and-answer session following the showing of the film, Voight explained in all seriousness that we should know "the revolution" was going to begin in Washington on November 15. Voight's radicalism was obviously no impediment to his livelihood. Indeed, it may well have facilitated a career of great prominence and distinction, including an Academy Award for...
  • BREITBART: Hollywood Blacklist then and now (2nd try)

    07/29/2008 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 21 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2008 | Andrew Breitbart
    BREITBART: Blacklist then and now Andrew Breitbart Monday, July 28, 2008 IXTAPA, Mexico — "There is no such thing as a blacklist anymore," George Clooney declared in 2005 while promoting his black-and-white hagiography of Edward R. Murrow, "Good Night, And Good Luck." One eternally optimistic showman who has endured the Red Scare as well as the current Hollywood political disorder (let's not call it the "b-word" and upset Rosemary Clooney's nephew) is actor-raconteur - and my father-in-law - Orson Bean, who last week took our entire family to Mexico for his 80th birthday. Orson was the young, hot comic on...
  • Liberal Fascists: Hollywood Blacklist then and now

    07/29/2008 8:40:40 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 156+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2008 | Andrew Breitbart
    Republican U.S. House of Representatives candidate Chris Lien visited several areas of Alaska last week including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). He went with six other House candidates: Luke Puckett of Indiana, Mike Sodrel of Indiana, Greg Goode of Indiana, Jason Chafets of Utah, Paul Stark of Wisconsin, and Craig Williams Pennsylvania. I met with Lien at his campaign office in Rapid City yesterday where he showed me some of the pictures he took on the trip. Several of those pictures are featured below because, as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words." This is even more...
  • Hollywood Blacklist? Intolerant liberals? Hollywood's conservative underground

    07/24/2008 8:41:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 63 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2008 | Amy Fagan
    Hollywood's conservative underground 'Friends of Abe' group meets quietly EXCLUSIVE: A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes, forming a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values.
  • American physicists warned not to debate global warming

    07/21/2008 9:54:26 AM PDT · by BufordP · 74 replies · 344+ views
    The Register ^ | 21 July 2008 | Andrew Orlowski
    Bureaucrats at the American Physical Society (APS) have issued a curious warning to their members about an article in one of their own publications. Don't read this, they say - we don't agree with it. But what is it about the piece that is so terrible, that like Medusa, it could make men go blind? It's an article that examines the calculation central to climate models. As the editor of the APS's newsletter American Physics Jeffrey Marque explains, the global warming debate must be re-opened. "There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not...
  • Is Real Clear Politics Restricting Conservative Reader Input?

    12/21/2007 4:12:33 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | December 21, 2007 | Lew Waters
    For some time, the web site Real Clear Politics has been known as “one of America’s premier independent political web sites.” This has been especially noticed in the section they label Readers Articles, a sub-section featuring “the most popular articles as submitted and voted by RCP users.” Readers, mostly amateur bloggers and writers usually submit stories they write for their blogs and other readers cast votes as to whether they like them or not. That I could ever tell no one wins any prizes or accolades, just the knowledge that other readers appreciate their words. For some unknown reason, around...
  • Boxer Blocks Impeachment Congressman

    11/30/2007 2:05:11 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 87 replies · 80+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 30, 2007 | Newsmax Staff
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is blocking the nomination of former Republican Congressman James Rogan to the federal bench, due largely to Rogan’s leading role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Rogan served in the U.S. House from 1997 to 2001, and due to his background as a prosecutor, was selected as one of 13 House managers for the impeachment trial. “U.S. Rep. Rogan was one of the most enthusiastic backers of impeachment — he thought President Clinton had committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” Boxer’s spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz said.
  • Live Earth vs. The Call in Nashville

    07/09/2007 6:12:12 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 51 replies · 3,159+ views
    vanity | 7-9-07 | ovrtaxt
    On 7-7-07, The Call took place in Nashville, TN. There was an almost total media blackout in the MSM- an AP story ran on some minor news portals, and local TV stations in Nashville covered it. However, Titans stadium was filled to overflow capacity as crowds of fasting worshippers encountered God in a corporate act of devotion to His hereand hereand a TV news report- over 100,000 attended.Meanwhile, the organizers of Live Earth are embarrassed at their low turnout and lack of interest- blaming it on 'climate change'!
  • Murdered gay talk host loved drinking "fascism cola"(drink made by Savage's son)

    07/02/2007 4:58:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies · 1,984+ views
    Blather Watch ^ | 7/1/07 | raccoonradio/Blather Watch
    Interesting: according to lefty blog Blather Watch, murdered gay talk show host Mike Webb (from Seattle) liked to drink RockStar--a beverage labelled as "Fascist Cola" because the founder's dad happens to be...Michael Savage. "A little memorial has begun on the corner near his Queen Anne house at 3rd Avenue West, and Smith Street with cards and flowers, an in-studio picture of him at KIRO with Rep. Jim McDermott, and producer Jeremy Grater. There's a '40' of his favorite drink, RockStar, and a candle." Now read this about RockStar: "I'm not conducting a boycott, or looking for anything from you. This...
  • Why Did C-SPAN Blacklist Savage?

    06/12/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT · by TBP · 348 replies · 5,278+ views
    TBP | Now | Moi
    Michael Savage, the #3 most listened to talk-show host in America, was honored by Talkers Magazine, the "Bible" of talk radio, with this year's Freedom of peech Award. Recently, Talkers held a bash at which they presented the award. C-SPAN, which claims to be nonpartisan and nonideological, was there and carried most of the speeches. But for some reason, it blacklisted Savage's speech accepting the award. Why would a nonideological network do this? More liberal media bias, obviously. C-SPAN has now willingly made itself part of the liberal effort to suppress freedom of speech in this country.
  • Joe McCarthy: Gone But Certainly Not Forgotten by Michael M. Bates

    05/25/2007 8:07:16 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 38 replies · 1,114+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | May 25, 2007 | Michael M. Bates
    Joe McCarthy: Gone But Certainly Not Forgotten by Michael M. Bates May 25, 2007 It would be remiss of me not to note that this month marks 50 years since the death of Senator Joe McCarthy. What would Commies, pinkos, socialists, leftists, liberals, and their lackeys and handmaidens have done for the past half century if they didn’t have old Joe to kick around? Even after all this time, the Wisconsin Republican is in the news. Recently, the Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for Bernard Gordon, described by the newspaper as “one of the younger screenwriters blacklisted during the...
  • The Nonsense That Liberals Believe

    05/14/2007 7:43:14 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 23 replies · 1,727+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 5/14/07 | Burt Prelutsky
    Many years ago, I read Eric Hoffers’s book, “The True Believer.” In the course of which, Mr. Hoffer suggested that although you might think that Communists and Fascists were polar opposites, their similarities were far greater than their differences. He was referring to the psychological makeup of their respective followers. At the time, being a very young man, I’m not sure I grasped how wise he was. It was a truth that I discovered for myself between the years of 1987 and 1991, when I served two terms on the board of directors of the Writer’s Guild of America. All...
  • "Us girls gotta stick together"... CARTOON, featuring John Edwards boycotting FoxNews debate

    03/10/2007 11:48:34 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 58 replies · 2,089+ views ^ | 3/10/2007 | IPWGOP
      This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • Kremlin gave order to kill dissident and former spy, claims top defector

    11/20/2006 4:03:57 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 35 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20th, 2006 | Michael Binyon
    Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned on the direct orders of the Kremlin because of his biting mockery of President Putin, according to a former Soviet spy now living in Britain. Oleg Gordievsky, the most senior KGB agent to defect to Britain, said that the attempt to kill Mr Litvinenko had been state-sponsored. It was carried out by a Russian friend and former colleague who had been recruited secretly in prison by the FSB, the successor to the KGB. The Italian who allegedly put poison in Mr Litvinenko’s sushi “had nothing to do with it”. “Of course it is state-sponsored. He...
  • Iran issues blacklist of 'Zionist firms'

    10/05/2006 12:41:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/5/6 | MICHAEL FREUND
    In an effort to increase economic pressure on Israel, the Iranian government has published a blacklist barring trade with international companies that are said to be "affiliated to the Zionist regime and Israeli stockholders." Speaking to the Iranian parliament on Sunday, Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki told deputies that Teheran was committed to bolstering an international Islamic embargo against the Jewish state. "Imposing sanctions on Israeli companies or firms in association with the illegal Zionist regime's interests is a legal responsibility and duty," Mottaki said, according to a report by the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA. According to the report, which...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-18-06 (DUmmies Outraged Over Celebs Who Condemn Terrorism)

    08/18/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 164 replies · 2,569+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 18, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Since most celebs tend to the liberal side of the political spectrum, it is a pleasant surprise when 84 Hollywood actors, directors, and producers joined Nicole Kidman in taking out a Los Angeles Times ad (above) condemning the terrorist activities by Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon and Israel. Particularly painful for the DUmmies must have been the tail end of the ad which said, "We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorsism at all costs." As you can guess this ad was like waving a red cape in front of an angry DUmmie bull as you can see...
  • Disney Cancels Mel Gibson Holocaust Series

    08/01/2006 6:14:52 AM PDT · by kddid · 27 replies · 674+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Reuters
    The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson 's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network. Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early on Friday and was reported to have launched into a tirade against Jews, asking the arresting officer if he was a Jew and blaming the Jews for starting all wars. The actor, who holds strong conservative Catholic religious and political views and whose father is a Holocaust denier, apologized on Saturday. The incident has raised questions about the...
  • EU too slow to blacklist terrorists: US official

    06/21/2006 1:16:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 134+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 21 2006 | Phil Stewart
    ROME (Reuters) - The European Union is too slow at identifying and blacklisting terrorist organizations, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that the EU's failure to brand Hizbollah a terrorist group was "regrettable". Stuart Levey, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the EU's Clearing House unit which reviews terrorism matters was "cumbersome". European states must unanimously agree to list a terrorist organization, which then allows its assets to be frozen. "That is a process that I continue to think could stand significant improvement," Levey told reporters in Rome after meeting with Italian officials. "That Clearing House...
  • Vote No To The Blacklist (of Israeli Universities and Professors)

    05/16/2006 11:29:00 PM PDT · by anotherview · 8 replies · 319+ views
    Engage Online ^ | 15 May 2006 | David Hirsh
    David Hirsh replies to Steven Rose - Vote No to the Blacklist Jacqueline Rose, at a conference last September became exasperated by patient logical arguments against boycotting Israeli academics. In the end she fell back on the desperate exclamation, "We have to do something!" Never mind that a blacklist of Israeli academics will do nothing to help Palestinians or Palestinian universities. Never mind that a blacklist will do nothing to help unite all those who oppose the Israeli occupation in a campaign for a free and democratic Palestine. Never mind that the proposal to draw up a blacklist of Israeli...
  • The Hollywood Left and the Real Blacklist

    04/10/2006 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 994+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 23, 2006 | Wes Vernon
    Communism, of course, was not a "political belief," but was in fact a conspiracy aimed at bringing down the United States. Studio moguls did not deny Communists jobs merely because of "political beliefs." They simply realized many Americans did not want to feed America's enemies at the box office. It was a business decision. The real blacklist—totally mean-spirited—has been directed against those in Hollywood who cooperated with the Un-American Activities Committee's efforts to root out Communists. Take producer Elia Kazan, for example. He told the House committee on April 10, 1952 that he had joined the Communist Party in the...
  • A New Hollywood: It is Possible

    02/14/2006 6:24:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 1,113+ views
    Steve Frank's California Political News and Views ^ | February 14, 2006 | Steve Finefrock (intro by Steve Frank)
    "Right Turn on Sunset":Prequel to a Documentary... ...[Conservatives] don't need to be a majority in Hollywood to make a Big Difference in the entertainment influence that gets to the TV and silver screen. A healthy third of this towne will do nicely; it's just that most conservatives don't even know how many of their own red-state kind are all around, for they are all silent as lambs, for fear of losing their job, income, health insurance, children's college fund...
  • Student-Athlete's Mouth Gets Him In Trouble

    02/03/2006 8:54:45 PM PST · by Krankor · 11 replies · 572+ views
    WSFA ^ | 2/3/06 | Bryan Henry
    Just yesterday the WSFA 12 Sports team publicly recognized Demond Washington for a job well done, a plaque honoring Washington's 'Athlete of the Week' honors last fall. Today, Washington is getting a different kind of notice, one the Tallassee city school superintendent believes the football player regrets. "I'm sure he wished he had not done that, wished he could take his words back," said James Jeffers. We're told Washington spoke into the P-A system in the school and allegedly said, 'I hate white people and I'm going to kill them all!' "There were some words expressed to that affect," said...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-28-05 ("Famous People you use to love and respect but now YOU HATE")

    11/28/2005 8:53:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 184 replies · 3,036+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 28, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Most celebs are hard core liberals so it is interesting to view the HATE that the DUmmies extend to the FEW celebs that support Bush as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Famous People you use to love and respect but now YOU HATE." Yes, there are only a FEW celebs who support Bush but even those few are INTOLERABLE in the eyes of the DUmmies. They MUST be removed from the face of the earth. So let us now view the intolerant hate of the DUmmies directed to a few select celebs in Bolshevik Red while the...
  • Commander in Chief: The Left Wing Redux

    10/02/2005 2:25:29 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 351+ views
    IMDb ^ | October 2, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    *** This comment may contain spoilers *** Full disclosure requires me to reveal my prejudice: I am no fan of Rod Lurie. Back when Lurie was a KABC Radio film critic I crossed swords with him when he was on air attacking the Academy for honoring director and HUAC friendly witness Elia Kazan, and once again spinning the Hollywood left's unending revisionist history about the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, which started out investigating Nazis in Hollywood with full Communist Party support, but apparently went awry when, post WW2, HUAC attempted to root out communists in the creative guilds who...
  • Silence isn't golden for Silver (Support Actor Ron Silver)

    09/23/2005 3:41:09 PM PDT · by FreedomSurge · 45 replies · 2,101+ views ^ | September 20, 2005 | Maggie Farley,
    NEW YORK — Actor Ron Silver says he has had fewer movie offers and dinner invitations since he parted political company with his Hollywood colleagues and spoke at the Republican National Convention last year. But he is sinking his teeth into his new role: conservative activist. Today, Silver will release a documentary on DVD called "Broken Promises," a scathing criticism of what Silver considers the failures of the United Nations on its 60th anniversary. It follows on the heels of a DVD retort last year by Silver to Michael Moore called "Fahren-hype 911," carefully named so it would be placed...
  • Attacking Democracy In Venezuela

    07/06/2005 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 6, 2005 | Editorial
    Latin America: Since 9-11, the U.S. has tried to spread democracy not by buying candidates, but by encouraging civic institutions. It's in everyone's interest. One country, however, wants to throw someone in jail for it. Today an outrageous court hearing will take place in Caracas, Venezuela. Organizers of last year's recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez are facing potential charges of treason. Their crime? Taking a U.S. National Endowment for Democracy grant to advance democracy. It's not just political revenge from a victorious Chavez. It's also an attack on civic institutions and, if successful, opens the door to dictatorship and...
  • The whitewashing of red Hollywood

    06/15/2005 5:13:22 PM PDT · by ambrose · 8 replies · 1,206+ views
    The whitewashing of red Hollywood By Scott Galupo Lucky is the institution that can mythologize its own past. Like Hollywood, for instance. Hollywood produces movies about everything -- war, sports, medieval history, space aliens, you name it. Crucially, it also makes movies about itself, which, in the case of the movie industry's infiltration by Soviet-sympathizing communists in the 1930s and '40s, has come in very handy over the years. Quick: What's your impression of Hollywood at the outset of the Cold War -- the days of the "blacklist" and the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)? Do words such as...
  • Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance With The Left (book)

    05/31/2005 10:40:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies · 1,584+ views
    Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance With The Left by Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh ----- Until now, Hollywood's political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the "nightmare" of the Red Scare and how it victimized political innocents. But in RED STAR OVER HOLLYWOOD, Ronald and Allis Radosh tell for the first time the "backstory" behind this myth.
  • Black-listing conservatives, then and now

    04/26/2005 6:11:26 AM PDT · by Catholic and Conservative · 152+ views
    Among his most vocal opponents was none other than Chief Justice Earl Warren. According to RFK, Warren responded to the Hastie proposal with marked rejection: "He's not a liberal, and he'll be opposed to all the measures that we are interested in, and he just would be completely unsatisfactory." Warren's "liberal" peer, Justice William Douglas, told Kennedy that Hastie would be "just one more vote for Frankfurter." Thus, two Supreme Court "liberals" (and an array of Kennedy Administration officials suspicious of Judge Hastie's political leanings) spiked the ascent of the would-be first black Justice.
  • Ex-GOP aide [Miranda, who exposed Dem strategy to block W's judicial picks]: Dems derailed hiring

    03/13/2005 1:54:00 PM PST · by cloud8 · 19 replies · 957+ views
    March 9, 2005 | Charlie Savage
    Staffer in spying case says political threats hurt prospects at firm WASHINGTON--A former top Republican Senate staff member who resigned under pressure last year for spying on his Democratic staff colleagues is now accusing them of threatening partners at a law firm that was considering hiring him--including the firm's chairman, a prominent Boston attorney--in order to scuttle his job offer. In an affidavit he submitted to federal prosecutors this week, Manuel Miranda, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, said that Democratic staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee telephoned partners at the firm of McDermott Will & Emory...