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  • Venezuelas socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy. As with most of Maduros plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the countrys fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor, Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicols Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order all workers from...
  • Mexican Authorities Want to Speak With Sean Penn About 'El Chapo' Meeting (Penn's phone was tapped)

    01/10/2016 1:09:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/10/16 | GABE GUTIERREZ and ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Mexican authorities want to speak with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Latin television star Kate del Castillo, a Mexican law enforcement official told NBC News Sunday. The revelation came a day after Rolling Stone published a secret interview that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman apparently gave to Penn while on the run. The official also said that investigators were able to learn details about Guzman's whereabouts by intercepting phone conversations between Penn, Del Castillo and the drug lord.
  • Contest to find best pun name for Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 7:36:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 88 replies
    FREEP | 1/10/1 3 | CharlesOconnell
    Sean Penn's "secret interview" inadvertently led authorities to arrest El Chapo despite security precautions. What pun name can you give him based on his role names, movie titles, girlfriend dramas or public statements?
  • Sean Penn's Interview and Rolling Stone Magazine fluff up El Chapo’s reputation [Read Excerpt]

    01/10/2016 7:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    When El Chapo was arrested (again) I didn’t pay all that much attention to the story. That’s not to say that it wasn’t important or that both Mexico and the DEA didn’t have a good reason to hunt him down, but it’s not the sort of thing that’s going to change the world in a substantive, positive way. When you take out a cartel kingpin like that there are plenty more ready and eager to take his place. Even if you could identify, locate and take out his entire army, all you’d manage to do would be to cause...
  • “Hey Bud, Let’s Party With El Chapo!”

    01/10/2016 6:31:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Well I didn’t win the Powerball drawing last night. And apparently you didn’t either. With no winners in Saturday night's record $949.8 million Powerball jackpot, the next jackpot could reach an estimated $1.3 billion, lottery officials said early Sunday. What would you do if you won $1.3 billion? And since we’re playing make believe, let’s pretend that you don’t have to first give half your winnings to the IRS. I’d buy new appliances and spend the rest buying the 2016 American presidential election. At least I think $1.3 billion would be enough to Make America Great Again (MAGA).Alternatively, if it...
  • Sean Penn: I Don't Miss My Gun Collection (1/13/2015)

    01/10/2016 5:09:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Eonline ^ | 1/13/15 | MARC MALKIN
    It sounds like Sean Penn has given up guns for good. It was at his annual pre-Golden Globes gala for J/P HRO that he revealed that girlfriend Charlize Theron convinced him to have his collection of nearly 65 firearms turned into a sculpture by artist Jeff Koons and then auctioned off for the Haiti relief organization. Penn told me at this year's benefit on Saturday night that he's not missing the weapons. "I think guns are not something to be missed," he said.
  • Mexico: Drug lord located thanks to interview with Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 5:04:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/10/16 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    The recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman took a surprise, Hollywood twist when a Mexican official said security forces located the whereabouts of the world's most-wanted trafficker thanks to a secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn. -snip- A Mexican federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to comment on the issue, told the Associated Press it was the Penn interview that led authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. -snip- There was no immediate response from Penn's representatives to the Mexican official's comments.
  • Sean Penn's interview helped us catch El Chapo, say Mexican sources

    01/10/2016 4:54:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/10/16 | CNBC with Reuters
    Actor Sean Penn's interview with drug boss Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman was one factor that led to Mexican security forces capturing the kingpin, a government source told Reuters. Mexico's government was aware of the October interview with the legendary boss of the Sinaloa drugs cartel and was closely monitoring Penn's movements, a second government source told the news agency. -snip- Penn also wrote that he was aware the Mexican government and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration likely knew of his movements.
  • Sean Penn Interview Led Law Enforcement To 'El Chapo': Mexico Official

    01/10/2016 4:31:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/9/16 | Kinsey Lowe
    Sean Penn's secret interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman helped law enforcement authorities to locate El Chapo's whereabouts. A Mexican official insisting on anonymity said Saturday it was the Penn interview as well as the drug lord's contacts with other celebrities that initially led law enforcement to authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. At that time the official said they called off their raid because Guzman was was with two women and a child, according to the Associated Press. Officials in Mexico earlier in the day suggested it was the allure a potential...
  • Mexico Seeks to Extradite ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S.

    01/09/2016 2:58:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Mexico Seeks to Extradite ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S. José de Córdoba and Dudley Althaus Updated Jan. 9, 2016 5:24 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Mexico will act on U.S. requests to extradite captured drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, the government said Saturday. Mr. Guzmán, known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty,” was recaptured Friday after escaping from a maximum-security prison in Mexico in July. Mr. Guzmán faces federal indictments in Chicago and in six other U.S. cities for drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes, such as homicide. The U.S. has filed two extradition requests with the Mexican government, which has ruled the...
  • Mexico aims to fulfill U.S. extradition request for 'Chapo' Guzman: sources

    01/09/2016 9:13:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Rooters ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | Dave Graham, Simon Gardner, Mary Milliken
    Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday. The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possible to establish the path to extradition, and Chapo could be extradited by mid-year, one of the sources said. However the timing will likely depend on any injunctions filed by Guzman´s lawyers.
  • 'El Chapo' returned to Mexico Altiplano prison (where he escaped from)

    01/08/2016 10:57:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 9, 2016
    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been recaptured and sent back to the maximum-security prison he escaped from six months ago. He was paraded before cameras before being bundled into a helicopter to Altiplano prison in central Mexico. He escaped from there in July through a tunnel dug in the showers. ...
  • After "Escape" Mexican Authorities Have Re-Captured Drug Kingpin El Chapo

    01/08/2016 12:45:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Six months ago infamous Mexican drug kingpin and billionaire Joaquin El Chapo Guzman "escaped," for the second time, from a prison in Mexico. He escaped the first time by hiding in a laundry basket. The second time, he left the prison through a tunnel in his cell.  Pro-tip: El Chapo isn't "escaping," they're letting him out. That's how things work in Mexico.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 13, 2015 Now, El Chapo has been recaptured and the United States, specifically the Drug Enforcement Agency, is demanding he be extradicted to the United States. The navy said in a statement that marines,...
  • 'El Chapo' captured after six months on the run: Mexico's president

    “Mission accomplished : we have it. I want to inform Mexicans Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested,” President Pena Nieto said in a tweet from his verified Twitter account.
  • 'El Chapo' caught! 'Mission accomplished': Mexican President says 'El Chapo' caught

    01/08/2016 10:37:01 AM PST · by Dacula · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-8-2016 | Greg Botelho
    Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been captured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday via Twitter.
  • Sean Penn Sat for Secret Interview With ‘El Chapo,’ Mexican Drug Lord

    01/09/2016 6:29:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | 1-9-16 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    By 15, he said in an interview conducted in a jungle clearing by the actor and director Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine, he had begun to grow marijuana and poppies because there was no other way for his impoverished family to survive. Now, unapologetically, he said: “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.” Though his fortune, estimated at $1 billion, has come with a trail of blood, he does not consider himself a violent man. “Look, all I do is defend myself,...
  • Actor Sean Penn reveals he met the world's most wanted drug lord El Chapo, but DID NOT turn him in

    01/09/2016 7:35:50 PM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 9 January 2016 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Sean Penn met and interviewed El Chapo while he was on the run in October last year and got him to admit to being the world's biggest drug lord - but did not turn the fugitive kingpin in. The extraordinary meeting took place in the Mexican jungle and was arranged by Penn, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and a fixer, with the permission of the Sinaloa cartel. In an article written by Penn for Rolling Stone, El Chapo says: 'I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes,...
  • Sean Penn Interviews El Chapo for Rolling Stone…

    01/09/2016 8:33:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    breitbart. ^ | jan 9 2016
    Sean Penn interviewed fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” who was captured and returned to prison Friday, for Rolling Stone magazine. Loera was said to have been captured when he reached out to producers and actors about making a biopic of his life. The interview published Saturday evening was conducted in October while the drug lord was on the run from Mexican and U.S. authorities. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, star of soap opera “La Reina del Sur,” conducted the interview with Penn. It was arranged through a producer he calls Espinoza in the article....
  • Syed Farooq is an American: Let's stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves

    12/03/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Salon ^ | December 3, 2015 | Steven Salaita
    Dear Compatriots: I address you in a moment of collective stress, with another mass shooting, this one in San Bernardino, California, dominating the news. Guessing the identity of shooters-black or white, Christian or Muslim, man or woman (though masculinity is almost guaranteed)-has become a vicious social media ritual. Too many people seem to believe we can discern motivation by ethnicity, or that ethnicity alone determines what type of terror can rightly be deemed terrorism. It was with much sadness that I witnessed your gleeful reaction when police named Syed Farooq, a devout Muslim, as one of the suspects. You seem...
  • Cops bloody old man for jaywalking

    01/20/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by kiryandil · 107 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2014 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didnt appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said. The guy didnt seem to speak...
  • Rumsfeld blasts Obama's 'blame America' mind-set

    10/03/2012 10:29:31 AM PDT · by lward99 · 2 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/3/12 | Times247
    This is an administration in which the lawyers, academics and the wordsmiths who populate their ranks characterize acts of terrorism as man-caused disasters and the Fort Hood killings as workplace violence. They use phrases like leading from behind, or transnational governance and pooling our nations sovereignty with other countries. They seem to believe Americas policies should be based on an international consensus of the nations that dominate the U.N. General Assembly, instead of on our Constitution and the decisions of our elected representatives Read more: http://times247.com/#ixzz28Fu2j7jS
  • President Obama: U.S. Gotten a Bit "Lazy" on Attracting Businesses

    11/14/2011 5:20:42 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Nov 2011 | Kimberley Schwandt
    HONOLULU - President Obama said that the United States has gotten a "little bit lazy" when it comes to bringing in new businesses in to the states. He made the comments at a CEO summit as part of the APEC conference Saturday, when asked by Boeing CEO James McNerney about looking at the world from a Chinese perspective and what they might consider as impediments to investing. Obama said it's important to remember that the U.S. is still the largest receiver of foreign investment in the world and things like stability, openness and innovative free market culture are attractive. He...
  • Rick Santorum Tells Rep. Ron Paul To Stop Parroting Osama Bin Laden At CNN Debate

    09/13/2011 5:57:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 12th, 2011 | Frances Martel
    The ideological rivalry between Rick Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul, arguably the most conservative and libertarian members of the 2012 race that are allowed on debate stages, has become a fascinating subplot of the 2012 debates, and tonight sparks flew as Santorum challenged Rep. Pauls foreign policy, comparing his opinions to Osama Bin Laden and putting him on a defensive that earned him boos. We are under threat because we occupy so many countries, Rep. Paul began, explaining that the purpose of al-Qaeda in attacking us was to invite us to invade. Noting the difference between military and defense spending,...
  • Barack Obama and John McCain on 9/11: Statements then and now

    09/10/2011 4:51:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 12th, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    "Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction. "We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The...
  • Obama News Conference (Hussein Worship Today, 11:30am EDT)

    06/29/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 220 replies
    Hotlanta Urinal-Constipation ^ | 6/28/11 | Jamie Dupree
    ...Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning at 11:30am EDT, giving reporters the chance to ask....
  • How Leftism Poisoned a Psychiatrist's Mind

    05/10/2011 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    If your sister were among the nearly 3,000 people murdered in the World Trade Center on 9/11, how would you react to Osama Bin Laden's death? More specifically, if you were to write an opinion piece on the subject for a major newspaper, what would you most want to communicate?One would think that anyone who had lost a loved one on 9/11 would write about bin Laden's guilt, about evil and about experiencing some degree of moral and emotional satisfaction that the loved one's murderer had been killed by American forces.But not Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia...
  • Why Does Uncle Stupid Have to Handle Libya?

    03/04/2011 3:58:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2011 | James Lewis
    Europe is the world's hostile-dependent Welfare Queen, and it is high time for the United States to stop indulging Europe's childish irresponsibility. The Euromedia are constantly telling us they have the answer to the world's problems, and just to prove it, they never actually do anything but criticize Uncle Sam. They call our indulgence of their hostile dependent rage "American Imperialism." The average lefthead in Europe is convinced that all the world's troubles can be blamed on us, and that Progress and International Love and Peace are bound to come... whenever. Meantime they celebrate their own morally superiority and never...
  • Rep. Ron Paul calls Egypt a "mess" made by U.S. intervention

    01/31/2011 8:50:00 PM PST · by speciallybland · 46 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/31/2011 | Todd J. Gillman
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, is blaming U.S. policy for the upheaval in Egypt. "This is a typical example of what happens when we run on intervention-type foreign policies. We get in the middle of these fights. We've been in the middle of this for 30 years now. We've given Mubarak $60 billion. We're responsible for a lot of the mess that is over there," Paul said this afternoon on FOX News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto. Paul, a potential Senate candidate in Texas next year, is a longstanding critic of foreign entanglements, and probably Congress' leading isolationist. His...
  • Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage

    09/10/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/10/10 | Caren Bohan and Alister Bull
    Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage By Caren Bohan and Alister Bull WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:07pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of holding the middle class hostage and defended his efforts to stimulate the sluggish economy as he tries to reverse grim election prospects for his fellow Democrats in November. With opinion polls showing more Americans questioning his economic leadership, Obama used a rare news conference at the White House to hammer home a campaign-style message painting Republicans as obstructionist and the party for the rich. Obama has been on the...
  • Obama is getting hammered In his Presser

  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/10/2010 5:33:51 AM PDT · by NCjim · 87 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    According to the preview offered by Vanity Fair: [Todd] Purdum spends a day inside the West Wing and talks to Obamas top aides, who tell him about the challenges of playing the Beltway game, ugly as it has become, even as their boss insists they find a way to transcend it. Theres a relentlessness to this thats unlike anything else, especially when you come into office in a time of crisis, says Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. We did not exactly ease into the tub. The world is so much smaller, and events reverberate much more quickly, and one person...
  • Commerce Dept reports 2nd Straight Monthly Drop in Retail Sales

    07/14/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Banner headline at Foxnews. 0.5% drop.
  • Obama's Decision Coin [vanity]

    05/23/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies · 512+ views
    self ^ | 5/23/10 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Greece's woes: The end of the party ('American /dark capitalist forces plot')

    05/05/2010 8:55:30 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 24 replies · 693+ views
    Economist ^ | 5/5/2010 | Economist
    RIOTS, petrol bombs, tear gas and strikes greeted the Greek's government's latest attempt to persuade its citizens of the merits of reducing the country's budget deficit. In Athens demonstrators stormed up to the very steps of the parliament building, where an austerity plan was about to be debated, calling on the parliamentary thieves to come out. Three people were killed when protesters set fire to a bank building on Wednesday May 5th. Hours later, with tear gas drifting through the adjacent square, parliamentary leaders held a brief, sombre exchange on the signficance of the deaths, vowing to protect the principle...
  • Blame Americans First

    02/19/2010 11:18:11 PM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies · 770+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/20/10 | Matthew Continetti
    Whats the clearest sign the Obama agenda is in trouble? Thats easy: the string of jeremiads in the pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and other outlets of fashionable opinion. Unable to tout the administrations successes, and worried about Republican ascendancy, liberals have assigned responsibility for the mess theyre in neither to their program nor to their methods but to larger, structural faults in American politics and society. Beginning with you. You arent too bright, for one thing. After all, opines Jacob Weisberg in Newsweek, the biggest culprit behind our political paralysis is the childishness, ignorance, and growing...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • THE OBAMA DOCTRINE: HUGGING FOES, HURTING FRIENDS

    04/29/2009 3:32:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 652+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    AFTER a mere 100 days, the "Obama Doctrine" for our foreign and security poli cies has emerged. And it's terrifying. The combination of dizzying naivete, dislike of our allies, disdain for our military, distrust of our intelligence services and distaste for our own country promises the worst foreign policy of our lifetimes. That includes President Jimmy Carter's abysmal record of failure. The core tenets of the Obama Doctrine to date would make a charter member of the Weather Underground cheer: We're to blame. If there are problems anywhere, they're America's fault. This central conviction of leftist ideology appears to have...
  • Analysis: Pirates, poverty mark US Somalia failure

    12/20/2008 1:22:59 PM PST · by ricks_place · 17 replies · 924+ views
    YAHOO ^ | Dec 20,2008 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON The Bush administration inherited a mess in strategic Somalia and may be leaving President-elect Barack Obama with a worse one. The explosion of piracy off Somalia's coast is an attention-grabbing product of internal chaos in the Horn of Africa country, and a problem that will outlast the administration's success this past week in winning U.N. backing for possible pirate-hunting raids on Somali territory. "We have a framework in place now to deal with this issue, but it's not going to be a very easy one," State Department spokesman Robert Wood said. Wood meant that there is more to...
  • Latin America deserves better than a border wall (Barf Alert)

    08/19/2008 11:38:38 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 36 replies · 161+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 18, 2008 | OSCAR ARIAS SANCHEZ
    The designation this summer of $465 million in U.S. aid to combat drug trafficking in Mexico and Central America along with the valuable cross-border dialogue that helped bring about this Merida Initiative is a step in the right direction....But given the urgency of the problems we face, this step is disappointingly small...The Merida Initiative is stingy by any standard but especially by U.S. standardsFighting drug traffickers is not only a Latin American responsibility, it is also an American responsibility...Like all developed nations, the U.S. must confront the fact that no country can be safe while poverty, illiteracy, violence,...
  • Quarter of Russians blame U.S. for conflict - poll

    08/13/2008 12:10:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 132+ views
    Quarter of Russians blame U.S. for conflict - poll 13 Aug 2008 18:47:42 GMT Source: Reuters MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Russians blame the United States and Georgia for triggering the conflict in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, with just one percent pointing the finger at Moscow, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. When asked who was guilty for the conflict in South Ossetia, 54 percent of those polled blamed Georgia and another 22 percent blamed the United States, a survey carried out by Russia's largest pollsters VTsIOM showed. A further 12 percent said Russia, South Ossetia and Georgia...
  • Chris Satullo: A not-so-glorious Fourth 'U.S. atrocities are unworthy of our heritage' [BARF ALERT]

    07/02/2008 6:36:40 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 186+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1 Jul 08 | Chris Satullo of the "Be Ashamed of America" crowd
    Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer for another time. This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement. For we have sinned. We have failed to pay attention. We've settled for lame excuses. We've spit on the memory of those who did that brave, brave thing in Philadelphia 232 years ago. The America those men founded should never torture a prisoner. The America they founded should never imprison people for years without charge or hearing. The America they founded...
  • Obama Campaign Plans to Hit At McCain's Age

    04/11/2008 3:40:11 PM PDT · by Captain Pike · 60 replies · 690+ views
    US News ^ | April 11, 2008
    As they map out a strategy against Republican presidential candidate John McCain, Barack Obama and his advisers plan to emphasize big themes and generational contrasts. .... More broadly, Obama will be using the theme of "yesterday versus tomorrow," with McCain billed as the candidate of the past and Obama as the candidate of the future. This would also bring the age issue into the campaign. McCain would be the oldest person ever sworn in as president, at 72, and many Americans have expressed concern to pollsters that the Arizona senator is past his prime.
  • New depths of depravity

    02/06/2008 8:48:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies · 220+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Historians credit left-wingers with coining "politics of fear" to belittle Sen. Joseph McCarthy's campaign against communists in the U.S. government. The phrase went into hibernation in the 1960s, a torpidity even warmonger-in-waiting Lyndon Johnson's daisy-girl ad couldn't disturb, only to reemerge in the 1980s to denigrate Ronald Reagan's Cold War-winning strategy. These days, the phrase has become the lefties' No. 1 rhetorical trump card against the war against Islamic terrorism. To them, Americans have more to fear from the Bush administration than from the terrorists who seek to bring America to heel. Sen. Barack Obama uses it in almost every...
  • Rolling the geopolitical dice: Hillary backers, CNN risked destabilizing nuclear Pakistan

    01/02/2008 8:47:09 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 14 replies · 167+ views
    Worldtibune ^ | December 29, 2007
    In the wake of Benazir Bhuttos assassination, Wolf Blitzer of CNN made much of an e-mail, exclusively provided to him by a close associate of Bhutto and a Hillary Clinton supporter, casting blame on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for her murder. We can now understand why Musharrafs November 3 state-of-emergency decree took foreign news outlets like CNN off the air. Musharraf, who is one of the main targets of the Al Qaida international terrorist organization, recognizes that the so-called CNN effect in global affairs can destabilize foreign governments, including his own. Its no wonder that he recently complained about being...
  • Climate Talks End Amid Row (Beep Throws In A Dose Of America Bashing - BARF ALERT)

    12/13/2007 11:42:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 255+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/14/2007 | BBC News
    World climate talks in Bali have gone into their scheduled last day amid fierce disagreement over targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. EU ministers have warned they will boycott a US-led climate summit next month unless the Bush administration backs firm targets for emissions cuts. The US favours allowing governments to set voluntary targets. Indonesia is trying to broker a compromise that would remove firm targets from the final text. Delegates spoke of some progress behind the scenes. My own country, the US, is principally responsible for obstructing progress in Bali Al Gore Q and A: Bali summit "We are...
  • Is Ron Paul really so crazy? (townhall)

    10/24/2007 12:03:08 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 172 replies · 465+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/23/07 | Jason Wharton
    Is Ron Paul crazy for his position on the war and for criticizing our nation's foreign policy? Many believe this to be the case. But, might we be mischaracterizing Ron Paul by over simplifying or clouding the issues? A much closer examination based on facts and sound principles is in order. In the end I will conclude that Ron Paul is indeed crazy. Sorry to spoil it for you. There are many things in his favor. To answer pressing questions of our time, Ron Paul relies on historical facts many American's are ignorant of. He isn't afraid to reveal clandestine...
  • Paul's their all

    09/27/2007 11:13:55 AM PDT · by jmeagan · 330 replies · 243+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2007 | By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
    CHICAGO - Late on a balmy Friday night in Wicker Park, a gentrifying neighborhood just northwest of the Loop, a small tribe of 20-somethings gathers outside a corner bar. Their leader, a petite, energetic 25-year-old named Meghann Walker, hands out leaflets to people heading inside. "Do you guys know Ron Paul is going to be in town tomorrow?" Walker asks a short-haired young woman in jeans and flip-flops. "There'll be a lot of good people there, that's for sure."
  • Congress Denounces Iran's Ahmadinejad [Ron Paul moves to the left of Kucinich; votes nay]

    09/25/2007 11:12:13 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 588 replies · 614+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09-25-07
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress signaled its disapproval of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a vote Tuesday to tighten sanctions against his government and a call to designate his army a terrorist group. The swift rebuke was a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in a Congress bitterly divided on the Iraq war. It reflected lawmakers' long-standing nervousness about Tehran's intentions in the region, particularly toward Israela sentiment fueled by the pro-Israeli lobby whose influence reaches across party lines in Congress. "Iran faces a choice between a very big carrot and a very sharp stick," said Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the...
  • CPT Part 1 - A Corrupt, Un-Christian Legacy ("Christian" Peacemaker Teams)

    03/28/2007 2:36:44 PM PDT · by ikka · 4 replies · 108+ views
    WrongRon.info ^ | 3/28/2007 | WrongRon.info editor
    CPT Part 1 - A Corrupt, Un-Christian Legacy In 1984, Ron Sider's impassioned speech in Strasbourg, France, at the Mennonite World Conference, led to the formation of the "Christian Peacemaker Teams". No matter how sound the original idea, it quickly became corrupted into yet another leftist, blame-America group. The use of Vietnam-era war protester and socialist Gene Stoltzfus as the first director of the group made it clear what direction the group would follow. I will put up more details when I have a chance, but for now, let's look at where CPT is not: CPT's supposed expertise in encouraging...
  • Blame-America Bob Herbert Broods: Justice System 'Succumbing to Tyranny of Fear'

    08/17/2006 4:16:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 757+ views
    NY Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 17, 2006 - 07:00 Here are the facts: On 9/11, the occupants of a hotel right across from the WTC flee their rooms. A hotel security guard informs the FBI that in the room-safe of an Egyptian hotel guest, he found an aviation radio. The radio could be used to communicate with airborne pilots. The Egyptian, Abdallah Higazy, who is attending college in the US, is arrested, and undergoes tough interrogation, including suggestions that his family could be subjected to investigation by Egyptian security. After offering various implausible stories, the Egyptian admits that the radio is...