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  • Via Every MSM outlet everywhere... and Fox

    08/28/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 13 replies
    me
    Obama just said on live TV it's his job to "protect every embassy and consolute in the world". Puke. Except one, right? And then lie about it and keep secrets, don't allow witnesses to speak up and have a Sec of State that says "What difference does it make?" Now he's telegraphing all of our strategic moves for the rest of his term... Taking no questions... oops, yes taking a question on his "Executive Powers"... Says he can basically do what he wants.
  • Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: ‘You Go to a Republican Event and It’s All White People’

    04/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 26, 2014
    Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a bit of a problem. “You go to a Republican event and it’s all white people—not because we’re excluding anybody, but because we just haven’t done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.”
  • How Sarah Palin Exploits Right-Wing Racism (They're fuming over her MLK-day message to Barry)

    01/22/2014 2:02:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jamie Chandler
    Once again, the curmudgeonly Sarah Palin didn't let a holiday pass without reminding us that she has Facebook page. On Martin Luther King Day, she posted a response to President Obama's New Yorker interview where she called on him to honor MLK by not playing the race card. The president had said that his approval rating suffers because some people don't like the idea of having a black president. Now her post doesn't rival some of her other holiday harangues, such as her book "Good Tidings and Great Joys," a how-to-guide to fighting back against the War on Christmas, or...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Speak on State of the Sham Wow NSA Surveillance 11 A.M. EST 1/17/14

    01/17/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 80 replies
    Friday, January 17, 2014 | Kristinn
    Obama to speak on the NSA surveillance scandal from the Justice Department around 11 a.m. EST today.C-SPAN's description:The President delivers remarks at the Department of Justice presenting the outcomes of the Administration's review of U.S. signals intelligence programs. He is expected to focus on steps that increase oversight and transparency while leaving the framework of the surveillance programs in place. In addition, according to officials, the President will turn to Congress for guidance regarding the future of NSA data collection. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies recommended more than 40 suggested changes at the NSA in a...
  • GOP’s “Duck Dynasty” problem: Why Phil Robertson was a hugely important political story (Unreal)

    01/04/2014 3:10:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | January 3, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    I was on vacation for the last two weeks of December, and off the grid for most of that time. Upon my return, I found IÂ’d missed a bunch of dumb stories, along with some real news that will ultimately prove fairly unimportant in the grand scheme of things. The final Obamacare delays of 2013, along with the December enrollment figures, are at home in the latter category. The revelation that my friend Matt Yglesias invented a fake baby to get AmazonÂ’s Mom discount was more typical of the former. ThereÂ’s actually wide agreement among my peers who cover national...
  • Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act

    10/21/2013 11:45:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The White House ^ | Monday, October 21, 2013 | Barack Hussein Obama II
    Rose Garden 11:33 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Everybody, have a seat. MS. BAKER: Hello. My name is Janice Baker. I have the privilege to say that I'm the first person in the state of Delaware to enroll for health insurance through the new marketplace. (Applause.) Like many consumers out there, it took me a number of frustrating attempts before I could apply for and select my plan. I kept trying because I needed access to the new health care options. I had applied to three private insurance companies only to be rejected due to preexisting health conditions. I am too...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Why the Affordable Care Act is good for Kansas

    10/20/2013 5:40:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 20, 2013 | by Kathleen Sebelius
    For the past 3 1/2 years, opponents of the Affordable Care Act have made misstatements about what would happen to families, to seniors, to employers and to health care costs as a result of the historic law. In spite of their predictions being so wrong, the attacks continue. So it’s important to give a snapshot of what health benefits the law has already produced for Kansans. The ACA has already produced benefits for Kansans. In football terms, we’re early in the first quarter, and while our opponents want to declare “game over,” I’m confident that by the end of open...
  • Tweet of Clay (revisited) [Mark Steyn]

    07/25/2013 11:25:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Further to Charlotte’s post, in the age-old tradition, the nation’s “feminists” are singing “Stand By Your Dem.” Tamara Holder: Public service has nothing to do with bedroom service. 98.4367% of men cheat. I do know a few good men who don’t. Leave #Weiner alone. — Tamara Holder (@tamaraholder) July 23, 2013 Maybe Tamara’s angling for a spot on the ticket: Weiner-Holder ’16!...
  • Carter: World Religions Perpetuate Women's Plight [Compares Catholicism To Islam's Genital Mayhem]

    06/28/2013 12:08:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2013 | BILL BARROW
    Carter: World Religions Perpetuate Women's Plight BILL BARROW ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male superiority, from the Catholic Church forbidding women from becoming priests to some African cultures mutilating the genitals of young girls. Carter said the doctrines, which he described as theologically indefensible, contribute to a political, social and economic structure where political leaders passively accept violence against women, a worldwide sex slave trade and inequality...
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • President Obama addresses United Nations General Assembly -Live video

    09/25/2012 7:32:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/12
    President Obama addresses United Nations General Assembly Video at link
  • WORLD BANK BOSS: We're Headed For "Impending Catastrophe" -- "A Rerun Of Great Panic Of 2008"

    06/02/2012 4:30:14 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-202012 | Henry Blodget
    WORLD BANK BOSS: We're Headed For "Impending Catastrophe" -- "A Rerun Of Great Panic Of 2008" Henry Blodget Jun. 2, 2012, 9:51 AM The head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, is about to step down after a 5-year term. That means he can say what he really thinks. Here, via the Daily Mail, is what he really thinks about what's going on in Europe and the global financial markets: Financial markets face a rerun of the Great Panic of 2008. * It's ‘far from clear that eurozone leaders have steeled themselves’ for the looming catastrophe amid fears of a...
  • The Commies And Anarchists In Ron Paul's Life

    11/21/2011 9:58:38 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 64 replies · 1+ views
    My Undying Opposition To A Ron Paul Presidency | 11/22/11 | Alan Levy
    During the '08 Popularity Contest, many Conservatives tried to warn the country about the future Chairman Obama's collection of mutants that were his followers. There was Frank Marshall Davis, the commie who was his father figure. There was Jeremiah Wright, the Black Liberation theologian who couldn't decide who he hated more, "them Jews" or "Amerikkka". Calypso Louie Farrakhan, the afro-fascist extrodinaire who heads the New Black Panther Party, gave Obama two thumbs up, as did the freaks at the $oros-funded Moveon.Dork and the Con Artists Formerly Known As ACORN. Unfortunately, America didn't listen to the Conservative Movement. The Republican candidate,...
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama's Spread the wealth around Marxist address

    09/08/2011 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Hotdog · 975 replies · 2+ views
    myself | 9/8/2011 | Myself
    Someone has do do this...looking forward to comments from those that watch
  • Palin Postings--The Phony "Per Capita" Argument and ANWR

    09/05/2011 9:32:08 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 169 replies
    09/05/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    As Rick Perry's record is beginning to be scrutinized, the budget mess in Texas has started to receive national attention. Apparently, there is a $31 billion deficit in the current fiscal year that will necessitate drastic cuts. It has also come to light that Perry, rather than making the necessary cuts in 2009, took Obama stimulus funds and used over $6 billion of the stimulus to plug his deficit. The deficit has now exploded, as they tend to do when not addressed early, and the stimulus money has dried up and blown away like a tumbleweed, leaving the state awash...
  • Mormonism and Mitt Romney’s “Weirdness”

    08/11/2011 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 235 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Ross Douthat
    ...we pretty much know what kind of re-election campaign Barack Obama is going to wage: A relentlessly negative one, which...will focus almost exclusively on making the challenger seem unacceptable rather than defending the sitting president’s accomplishments. Thanks to Ben Smith at Politico, we also know roughly how the White House plans to “destroy Mitt Romney,”...By “attacking him as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, ‘weird.’” Weird how, you ask? Here’s Smith: The character attacks on Romney will focus on what critics view as a makeover, both personal (skinny jeans) and...
  • The Strategic Blunder Crown On Newt Gingriches Head

    06/23/2011 6:22:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, made a "strategic blunder" by making a joke of Barack Obama's work as a community organizer, Newt Gingrich says in a new book about the radical ACORN group.It was "not helpful" for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing in their speeches at the 2008 Republican National Convention More at The American Spectator Gingrich is right. I don't KNOW that he's right, but I'm taking his word for it. If anyone knows STRATEGIC BLUNDERS it's this guy.... It was a STRATEGIC BLUNDER to go on a cruise while his campaign was still...
  • Mormon Women, Twilight, and Internalized Sexism

    06/09/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    Beliefnet.com ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jana Riess
    A couple of years ago, I published a BYU Studies article about Mormon themes in Twilight that was picked up by Meridian, an LDS website. I received some feedback on the piece, mostly positive, though several readers took issue with one criticism I made about Stephenie Meyer’s series: “I find myself concerned about the retrogressive gender stereotypes in all of her novels, particularly the ineptitude of Bella. Although the novels repeatedly tell the reader that Bella is smart and strong, they repeatedly show her powerlessness. She passes out; she trips repeatedly; she is victimized three times in the first novel...
  • Naive assumptions about New World Christians (Mormon)

    05/09/2011 7:58:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Michael R. Ash
    In last week’s issue I explained that even if evidence for an early Christian community in Mesoamerica could be found, that still wouldn’t satisfy most critics or prove that the Book of Mormon is true. The task of finding the evidence of a real ancient community of New World Christians becomes difficult once we understand the complexity and nature of what might be found.First, it’s important to remember that the Nephites were “Christian” for, at the most, 400 years. Second, the Nephite-Christians were a small group of persecuted believers among a sea of non-Christian believers in the ancient Americas. Some...
  • Utah's largest child porn bust nets 39 arrests across the state

    04/30/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force arrested 39 suspects on suspicion of dealing in child pornography after a month-long investigation. It is part of Operation FrostyLime Squeeze. The unique name stems from FrostWire and LimeWire.com, two of many file-sharing websites local police, the FBI and the Utah Attorney General cracked down on from February 28 to March 31. The most arrests came out of Utah County with many of the suspects in positions of trust and lived a double lifestyle, according to investigators. “These are your next door neighbors, pastor, scout master, teacher, the coach....
  • Mormon leader faces deportation

    04/30/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSTU (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Arikka Von and staff
    DRAPER, Utah— Federal officers arrested 53 year old Felix Callejas, his wife and two of their children at their home April 19. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a judge ordered Luca Callejas to return to El Salvador in 2008. Callejas' other family members got the same deportation order in 2009. The family appealed and their case was dismissed earlier this month. Callejas is the president of a Spanish speaking LDS Church branch in Draper. Concerned church members called local activist Tony Yapias saying they're now afraid to go to church. “The whole membership was devastated over what happened,” says Latino...
  • Lying for the Lord [Not the typical version / Well worth the read]

    04/05/2011 2:04:14 AM PDT · by delacoert · 10 replies
    Mormon Think ^ | Ken Clark
    "The right to lie in the service of your own interests is highly valued and frequently exercised"-Nero Wolfe I began this list when I was a full time employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). I worked as a Seminary Principal/teacher, Institute teacher/Director, and Stake CES Coordinator from 1975 - 2002. My last assignment was brief. I signed a Letter of Agreement with CES to serve as the Director of the Pullman, Washington LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to Washington State University in July 2002. I resigned from CES a month later. I carry fond memories of the students,...
  • Mormon Profits and Lying

    04/05/2011 1:15:18 AM PDT · by delacoert · 78 replies · 8+ views
    Steve Cuno ^ | 10/26/2010 | Steve Cuno
    I once observed to a Mormon friend that Gordon B. Hinckley, late president of the Mormon Church, publicly lied when it suited him. No, I didn’t simply up and assault my friend’s faith. That would be bad manners. He and I discussed religion often; this happened to come up in the course of one of our conversations. “Lied?” said my Mormon friend. “Name one instance.” Without having to think hard or research, I came up with three: 1. When Hinckley served as an assistant to his predecessor, Ezra Taft Benson, he repeatedly assured church members that Benson was actively engaged...
  • Joseph Smith's successful and unsuccessful proposals to church leaders' wives (Mormon)

    03/31/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Recovery from Mormonism ^ | March 31, 2011 | Various-sourced
    When the family organization was revealed from heaven—the patriarchal order of God, and Joseph began, on the right and the left, to add to his family, what a quaking there was in Israel. Says one brother to another, "Joseph says all covenants [previous marriages] are done away, and none are binding but the new covenants [marriage by priesthood sealing power]; now suppose Joseph should come and say he wanted your wife, what would you say to that?" "I would tell him to go to hell." This was the spirit of many in the early days of this Church. ....
  • The Savior, the Master Teacher (Real LDS/Mormon)

    01/19/2011 4:41:41 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 20 replies
    The Savior, the Master Teacher    By Elder Jay E. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyJay E. Jensen, "The Savior, the Master Teacher", Ensign, Jan. 2011, 42–47   We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.  Under the direction of His Father, Jesus Christ created worlds without number. He was the great Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. He was born of a mortal mother, Mary, and of God the Eternal Father. He was the greatest being to live on earth. He said He came “to do the will of him...
  • BYU devotional, Elder Glenn L. Pace: The divine nature and destiny of women

    03/12/2010 7:02:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 447 replies · 3,243+ views
    LDS Church News ^ | March 9, 2010 | Marianne Holman
    Women have a sacred role in the sanctification and purification of men, Elder Glenn L. Pace of the Seventy told students and faculty during the campus devotional in the Marriott Center at BYU on Tuesday, March 9. Reflecting on the love he felt from his mother, sister, wife and daughters, Elder Pace spoke of the positive influence women have had on his life. Speaking specifically about a time when his daughter fell asleep in his arms, Elder Pace noted the comfort it must have brought his daughter to be held by her father. He realized afterward that even greater was...
  • Marc Lamont Hill says Tea Partiers are racist

    09/27/2010 8:47:29 PM PDT · by conservativebuckeye · 52 replies · 3+ views
    I've never done a vanity before, but did anybody see Marc Lamont Hill on O'Reilly tonight? He was on for at least 5 minutes claiming he had evidence that the Tea Party was racist. He cited a survey conducted by some commie prof and according to Hill this is conclusive proof that the movement is heavily racist. Fortunately, O'Reilly took the side of the Tea Partiers.
  • Blumenthal calls Vietnam comments misplaced words

    05/18/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 54 replies · 1,373+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2010
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday said he had "misspoken" in claiming more than once that he served in Vietnam, dismissing the furor that threatened to endanger a seemingly safe Democratic seat as a matter of "a few misplaced words." At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general and front-runner to replace the retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd, said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of "in Vietnam." He said the statements were "totally unintentional" errors that occurred only a few times out of hundreds of public appearances.
  • The GOP's Harsh Immigration Stance Will Cost It

    05/14/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,218+ views
    Michael Gerson ^ | May 14th 2010
    The GOP's Harsh Immigration Stance Will Cost It By Michael Gerson May 14, 2010 Has the Republican Party become, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently charged, the "anti-immigrant party"? The accusation is overbroad. Republicans (and others) who are offended by chaos at the southern border, who are concerned about the strains illegal immigration places on public services and who believe enforcement should precede comprehensive reform are not necessarily "anti-immigrant." Reid has an interest in painting with the broadest possible brush to motivate Hispanic supporters in his own, uphill reelection campaign. But it would be absurd to deny that the...
  • Obama says leaving slavery out of Va.'s Confederate History Month 'an unacceptable omission'

    04/09/2010 6:27:16 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 109 replies · 2,207+ views
    <p>President Barack Obama says Virginia's governor made "an unacceptable omission" when he proclaimed it Confederate History Month without mentioning slavery.</p> <p>"I don't think you can understand the Confederacy and the Civil War unless you understand slavery," said Obama, the nation's first black president. First lady Michelle Obama is descended from a South Carolina slave.</p>
  • Obama Seeks Return to Campaign-Style Discipline

    02/16/2010 6:14:20 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 32 replies · 574+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | February 16, 2010
    Facing criticism that President Barack Obama isn't connecting with the American people, the White House is infusing its communications strategy with some of the ironclad discipline and outside-the-box thinking that made the Obama presidential campaign famous — and successful. Sensitive about talk that the president was sometimes overexposed during his first year in office, the administration now is more discriminating about how and when the president deals with media — and about whom he talks to when he does. Aides say there's no formal reevaluation of the administration's communications strategy as the president embarks on his second year in office....
  • The Truth About the Deficit - a work of fiction from the NYT

    02/07/2010 3:21:57 PM PST · by RKV · 11 replies · 600+ views
    NYT ^ | 7 Feb 2010 | Liars and Commies (aka the editors of the NYT)
    When the White House released its new budget last week, including more spending to create desperately needed jobs, Republican leaders in Congress denounced President Obama for driving up the deficit and demanded that the Democrats halt their “reckless” ways. Skip to next paragraph Related Select Editorials on Financial Regulation The deficit numbers — a projected $1.3 trillion in fiscal 2011 alone — are breathtaking. What is even more breathtaking is the Republicans’ cynical refusal to acknowledge that the country would never have gotten into so deep a hole if President George W. Bush and the Republican-led Congress had not spent...
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
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    "bandwidththief; bloggymcblogger; blogpimp; blogselfpromo; blogspam; checkoutmyblog; comeseemyblog; didjareadmyblog; ihaveablog; iminteresting; listentome; lookatme; payattentiontome; pimpmyblog; readme; readmyblog; readmyramblings; trollingforhits" ? NO HARM NO FOUL NO FREEPERHATE. :)
  • Is Obama's rhetorical support of the Iranian people enough? Poll

    12/28/2009 5:26:33 PM PST · by DBlake · 25 replies · 954+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 12-28-2009 | Fox News
    President Obama offered rhetorical support Monday to anti-government protesters...
  • The dangers of revolutionary right-wing rhetoric (Tea partiers are racist blah blah)

    11/29/2009 5:14:59 AM PST · by bronzey · 16 replies · 1,045+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11-27-09 | Walter Rodgers
    In 1898, this city was years ahead of the rest of the American South, building an inclusive, interracial political culture. It had a burgeoning black middle class. A new era of hope dawned in North Carolina. But the losers in the 1896 elections, the white Democrats, sulked on the margins, threatened by political irrelevance. Their sense of entitlement to governance had just been rejected by white progressives and black voters. "Take back the state," became their battle cry. And they did just that. On Nov. 9, some Wilmington whites issued a White Declaration of Independence, proclaiming "that we will no...
  • FBI: Hate crimes rising in US

    11/23/2009 2:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 792+ views
    monstersandcritics.com ^ | 11/23/09 | US News
    Washington - The number of hate crimes in the United States climbed slightly in 2008, while anti-gay or religion-motivated attacks surged markedly, according to new government data Monda
  • "Racism" Has Been Made Irrelevant

    09/27/2009 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 3,111+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2009 | Austin Hill
    "...Austin Hill...you just a racist; you just can’t handle the black man bein’ in charge..." Those remarks were left for me in a voicemail message about six weeks ago. The call was placed to my Blackberry one weekday morning while I was on-air hosting talk radio in Phoenix, Arizona. I don’t know who the woman was that made the call (the "caller i.d." was blocked), and I didn’t recognize the voice. But somebody who had access to my personal mobile number left that message for me at a very strategic time – a time when I was obviously not going...
  • The President Risks Getting Stale

    09/23/2009 6:16:12 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 26 replies · 2,388+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-23-09 | Karl Rove
    It sounded to White House advisers like a good idea. Put President Barack Obama on five Sunday morning talk shows. This would focus attention on health care, re-establish momentum, and show off Mr. Obama's passion, intelligence, and persuasive abilities. It didn't work. Mr. Obama made a classic mistake of politicians on a downward-bending arc. He jumps out in front of the cameras without having something fresh to offer.
  • Full Text of Obama Speech at UN.

    09/23/2009 2:51:59 PM PDT · by weps4ret · 49 replies · 2,873+ views
    Politico ^ | 23 September 2009 | Barrack Obama
    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:10 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to address you for the first time as the 44th President of the United States. (Applause.) I come before you humbled by the responsibility that the American people have placed upon me, mindful of the enormous challenges of our moment in history, and determined to act boldly and collectively on behalf of justice and prosperity at home and abroad. I have been...
  • The Scourge Persists

    09/19/2009 3:03:41 PM PDT · by skimbell · 44 replies · 2,907+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 18, 2009 | BOB HERBERT
    "...These are bits and pieces of an increasingly unrestrained manifestation of racism directed toward Mr. Obama that is being fed by hate-mongers on talk radio and is widely tolerated, if not encouraged, by Republican Party leaders. It’s disgusting, and it’s dangerous. But it’s the same old filthy racism that has been there all along and that has been exploited by the G.O.P. since the 1960s. I have no patience with those who want to pretend that racism is not an out-and-out big deal in the United States, as it always has been. We may have made progress, and we may...
  • The Favor Jimmy Carter Did Us All

    09/18/2009 11:39:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 2,576+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 18, 2009 | Eugene Robinson
    What I wrote last year about candidate Barack Obama -- that to win he had to be seen as "the least-aggrieved black man in America" -- may be even more relevant now. To lead this diverse and fractious nation effectively, the president has to negotiate racial issues with delicacy, caution and tact. He has to give even his most vocal critics the benefit of the doubt. But I don't. So I can say in plain language that Jimmy Carter was right in essence, but wrong in degree. It seems clear to me that some -- but not "an overwhelming portion,"...
  • Some animosity against Obama is 'race-based' says Brown

    09/18/2009 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Faith · 36 replies · 1,810+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | September 18, 2009 | Tim Tresslar, Staff Writer
    DAYTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown said Friday, Sept. 18, that he believes President Obama should have a health reform bill — one with a government-run insurance plan and universal coverage — on his desk by late fall. The Ohio Democrat said he would be “hard-pressed” to vote for a bill that does not include a government insurance plan as one of the options available to people. He made his comments following a breakfast speech sponsored by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Also Friday, an audience member asked Brown about comments by Nancy Pelosi, the...
  • Jimmy Carter: Wilson Comments 'Based on Racism'

    09/15/2009 7:42:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 72 replies · 3,266+ views
    NYTimes ^ | September 15, 2009
    Jimmy Carter: Wilson Comments 'Based on Racism' ASSOCIATED PRESS September 15, 2009 ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act ''based on racism'' and rooted in fears of a black president. ''I think it's based on racism,'' Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. ''There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.'' The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing...
  • Maryland ACORN Official: It’s Racism

    09/13/2009 1:46:18 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 90 replies · 3,799+ views
    Big Government ^ | September 11th | Publius
    It is clear and not coincidence that FOX continues to attack and divide our nation along racial lines. We believe our country is beyond this type of attack and call on all Americans to demand that FOX stop its racist coverage.
  • Pelosi agrees to plan to scold Rep. Wilson for 'You lie' outburst

    09/11/2009 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Scanian · 76 replies · 3,639+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2009 | Mike Soraghan
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed the House should vote next week on scolding Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his outburst during President Barack Obama's speech unless he apologies on the floor of the House. "There was a violation of the rules of the House," said Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly. "It needs to be resolved by an apology or a resolution." A Democrat will introduce a "resolution of disapproval" Monday or Tuesday unless Wilson formally apologizes on the House floor. The House returns Monday. Wilson shouted "You lie!" Wednesday night during Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress, after Obama...
  • Van Jones Targeted Because He's Black Says Huffington Post Columnist

    09/07/2009 6:04:08 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 115 replies · 3,448+ views
    Newsbusters/The Lid ^ | 9/7/09 | The Lid
    If you believe Huffington Post contributor David Sirota there are only two types of people in the world, those who agree with everything President Obama says and does, and those who are racist. Sirota is a "racer" someone who uses race as the political excuse for just about everything, and takes it to an extent which goes beyond any sense of reality. Other famous racers are Janine Garafolo, who said that the people participating in the April Tea Parties were doing so because they objected to a African American President, and embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel who blames protests against Obamacare...
  • Palin is a sociopath, shouldn’t have authority in public policy (University Barf Alert)

    08/26/2009 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies · 3,219+ views
    NEW MEXICO DAILY LOBO ^ | 26 AUGUST 2009 | UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
    Editor, At the risk of sounding sexist, how did the health care debate get hijacked by an overgrown teenage girl on Facebook? Sarah Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska to become an unpaid right-wing blogger, yet still has the power to disrupt any rational discourse. Possibly related: How did someone like Palin even rise to the spotlight in the first place? Her rise was born in the waning days of the contentious Democratic primaries between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. After the controversial Democratic National Convention Rules Committee decision to split in half the delegates from Michigan and...
  • Alaska Democrats Blast Sarah Palin For Travel

    04/15/2009 1:52:22 PM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 1,421+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/13/09
    Alaska Democrats on Monday accused Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of abdicating her duties with her decision to travel outside the state this week as the state Legislature’s session winds down. "She is putting her national political ambitions ahead of the needs of Alaska," Alaska Democrat Party Chairwoman Patti Higgins said at a news conference. The Legislature must conclude its work by Sunday, with the federal stimulus package and the capital budget yet to be approved. Palin is scheduled to leave the state later this week to attend a right-to-life fundraiser Thursday in Indiana....
  • Obama urges cooperation on global threats

    04/11/2009 7:41:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies · 1,756+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 11, 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Taken as a package, Obama said, his agenda in Europe should be the common goals among people of faith during holy days of Easter and Passover. "These are two very different holidays with their own very different traditions. But it seems fitting that we mark them both during the same week," Obama said. "For in a larger sense, they are both moments of reflection and renewal. They are both occasions to think more deeply about the obligations we have to ourselves and the obligations we have to one another, no matter who we are, where we come from, or what...
  • Obama on 60 Minutes: Geithner good, Cheney bad

    03/22/2009 12:11:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 19 replies · 2,244+ views
    Just like movie studios release excerpts of upcoming films to generate excitement and hopefully a big audience, that’s what 60 minutes is doing to preview President Obama’s appearance on the news show tonight. And as disgruntled moviegoers know, half the time the trailers are better than the actual movies. Here’s hoping that tonight’s show fares better than this dog, this flop, or this disaster. It should do well. To make sure it was interesting, they interviewed him for over 90 minutes (and the teleprompter wasn’t invited). Based on the excerpts they released, if it were a movie, it could be...