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  • 21st Century Minutemen...

    04/05/2014 4:39:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
        Best of news/views/opinion for the 'new media' right...  
  • Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

    03/19/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/19/2014 | David Catron
    Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning constitutional challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate brought by Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties … Neither company objects to birth control, per se. Indeed, both provide coverage to their employees for most types of contraception. Yet civilization as we know it will collapse if the justices rule in their favor, according to the increasingly shrill prognostications of panicky liberals. Such a decision, progressives shriek, would constitute a victory for the dark forces behind the “war on women,” erode employee protections against discrimination, and dramatically reduce access to health care...
  • Obama is Poisonous

    03/17/2014 2:48:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rich Galen
    I promise I will not spend the next 232 days - between now and election day - writing about how the mid-terms are going to turn out. You know my record for prognostication. It's dreadful. Nevertheless, here is what I Tweeted yesterday afternoon: @richgalen Gallup Obama Approval 3-day track = 39-55. One year ago was 50-43. Reason enough for Dems to worry. There is not much statistical difference between an approval rating of 42 and 39 (and it is likely to bounce within that range) but, the psychology of one being in the 40s and the other in the...
  • It Gives Me No Joy, But Yes: I Will Say I Told You So. Seven Damn Years Ago.

    03/04/2014 6:13:58 AM PST · by No One Special · 3 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | March 3, 2014 | The Professor
    In 2007, in my 60th post on SWP, I wrote a post about Putin and the Euros, titled “A Man in a Hurry.” If you look at Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, and the utterly pusillanimous European response to this aggression, that post from more than 7 years ago is quite clearly prophetic, to the last jot and tittle. The closing paragraph: **** I think that most Europeans, and those few Americans who seem to pay much attention to these issues, are nonplussed by Putin’s audacity in large part because they are projecting their attitudes onto him. They cannot envision why...
  • Defamation and Blogging - The 9th Circuit Has Spoken(Long)

    01/25/2014 1:52:37 PM PST · by Wingy · 8 replies
    TF Metals Report ^ | 1/24/2014 | California Lawyer
    I was reading a blog at another site, and came upon this excellent post. With full permission of the author I repost it here. Enjoy! It's long but worth the time IMHO. It's also the most sense out of The Ninth Circuit that I've ever seen. By California Lawyer | Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm What First Amendment protections are afforded a blogger sued for defamation? This was the question presented recently in a case just decided in the most liberal appellate court jurisdiction in the USA, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue was one of...
  • Appeals court rules blogger, press get same protections

    01/18/2014 11:43:06 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/17/14 | TAL KOPAN
    A federal appellate court ruled Friday that the author of a blog post deserves the same treatment in a defamation case as "institutional media." The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held unanimously that there is no difference between a journalist for a media outlet and another speaker when it comes to First Amendment protections. The case stems from a series of blog posts published in 2010 by a woman accusing a financial advice firm of fraud and corruption. One of the firm's principals was appointed as the bankruptcy trustee to a company that had misappropriated client...
  • Time Magazine Swings Both Ways: Can't Decide Whether we have Global Warming or Global Cooling

    01/08/2014 7:51:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/08/2014
    As spotted by Steve Goddard, and linked to by Climate Depot: In 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling. ‘Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.’Another Ice Age? – TIME Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming ‘But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global...
  • Santa is Not Only White – He’s Also Republican!

    12/18/2013 5:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    t seems apropos to mention something controversial about Santa Claus, given the recent furor over his skin pigmentation. (Because, ya know, early Catholic Bishops and German folklore characters are traditionally such a multicultural crowd.) But, my controversial comment about old Saint Nick has little to do with his racial identification. You see, I have given it many hours of thought (no… I have no life), and I am convinced that Kris Kringle is (undoubtedly) a member of the Republican Party. Wait! Hear me out! He may not be a Gadsden-flag-waving member of the tea party, but he definitely belongs to...
  • Man who issued Zimmerman bounty promoted: Offered $10K now takes control of New Black Panther Party

    10/28/2013 2:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 27, 2013
    Hashim Nzinga, the man who issued a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman before he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, now has assumed leadership of the New Black Panther Party. It was in March 2012 when Nzinga issued the bounty even before Zimmerman was charged for the death of Martin. Nzinga never has called off the bounty. Journalist and author Jack Cashill, who covers the Zimmerman controversy in his upcoming book “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” said the fact that Nzinga has risen to lead the radical black nationalist organization...
  • It'll Take More Than Words

    10/21/2013 6:45:30 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 6 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | October 21, 2013 | The Artful Dilettante
    It'll Take More Than Words
  • Obama hits bloggers, radio 'talking heads' who 'profit from conflict'

    10/19/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Demanding a change to the way business is done in Washington, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged lawmakers to ignore lobbyists, bloggers, "talking heads on radio" and "the professional activists who profit from conflict."
  • Pay No Attention to the Bad Data

    10/08/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | STEVEN F. HAYWARD
    Thought experiment: Imagine you are a national security reporter, covering the release of a massive, 2,000-page report on domestic intelligence gathering activities and future threat assessment from the National Security Agency. But instead of issuing the full report, the NSA issues a 30-page “Summary for Policymakers” (SPM) written by political appointees at the Justice Department, promising that the full 2,000-page report will be released a few days later. Would you print a front-page story based only on the 30-page summary, or would you demand to see the full report? If you’d go with the politically massaged summary, then congratulations​—​you too...
  • Yes, I Think This Means the GOP is Winning

    10/08/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT · by wmfights · 46 replies
    Red State ^ | October 8th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Polling shows more Americans blame the GOP than Barack Obama. I think this means the GOP is winning. You’ll need to let me explain. Republican leaders have lived in abject fear for the last two months that there would be an overwhelming backlash against them. In 1995, public opinion ran against the GOP 2 to 1. Bill Clinton consistently got the better of the GOP. With that history in mind, the GOP leadership in Washington, when no fundraising off Ted Cruz’s hard line, has been soiling itself afraid the GOP might actually go along with him. And the party did....
  • The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land

    10/07/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 10/6/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917, is the law of the land. And it has been so for far longer than Obamacare. Throughout this debate over funding Obamacare in the budget bill, House GOP leaders have...
  • Obama: Shutdown for thee, but not for me

    10/07/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/7/13 | Thomas Lifson
    "It is now quite clear that President Obama is managing the shutdown of 17% of the government to inflict pain, while sparing himself and his family any discomfort. Although his media lickspittles will not publicize the worst abuses, social media offers us the chance to spread the word of his peculiar priorities. Today, we learn that the Amber Alert website, which helps rescue kidnapped children, has been taken down "due to the lapse in federal funding."
  • Sharpton's Crackers

    10/07/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10-8-13 | Ben Shapiro
    The leftist media’s attempts to portray themselves as credible journalists in pursuit of the truth are laughably transparent. But the presence of Al Sharpton on the national news scene represents demonstrable proof not just of the unseriousness of the mainstream media, but of their vile race-baiting for ratings. So why are major advertisers like Ritz Crackers helping pay Sharpton's salary? In any rational world, Sharpton would certainly not have a primetime slot on MSNBC. From his Tawana Brawley hoax to his defense of Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum, from his fanning of racial flames during the Trayvon Martin incident to...
  • Two arrests in Jacksonville airport closure, one “destructive device” found

    10/02/2013 5:23:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    No one is quite sure yet what happened last night at the Jacksonville airport last night, but two arrests have been made, and at least one “destructive device” has been found. Security shut down the airport for several hours and evacuated it while dealing with two suspicious packages, one of which may have been the real thing:
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Reviews in for Obama speech: “Incoherent,” “disingenuous,” “nothing new”

    09/11/2013 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I wrote a review of President Obama’s speech, which was hardly complimentary. Other reviews make it look positively warm in comparison. Take for instance this long and pointed criticism from John Harris at Politico, which frames the speech as coming from two different Obamas and then concludes with by calling the entire effort “disingenuous”:
  • Backfire!WashingtonDC denial of 2Million bikers no-stop drive-thru permit 9-11-13 means all day

    09/09/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    The same idiot politicians who thought creating “Gun Free Zones” would make our schools safe assumed they could stop a few million patriotic bikers from driving non-stop through Washington, D.C. by denying them a permit. As usual, the idea BACKFIRED. The bikers, from some far-away states are already on the road and they all still intend to be there but now, obeying every law, every stop light, every pedestrian, their two hour ride will last all day long. The real patriots in America are the one’s willing to put down their personal business to join in a mutual effort to...
  • Surprise, surprise: Topless feminist group actually run by a bro who loves hot women

    09/06/2013 4:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Radical group Femen is mainly known for staging topless media stunts to protest oppression. And while they’ve been presented as a feminist female empowerment group, a new documentary revealed that the group is actually run by a man who happens to love hot topless women.Victor Svyatski is listed as a consultant for the group, however filmmaker Kitty Green — who just completed the documentary “Ukraine is Not a Brothel” about the group — says that Svyatski is more of the mastermind behind the stunts.Green told The Independent, “It’s his movement and he hand-picked the girls. He hand-picked the prettiest girls because...
  • WATCH: Al Jazeera America Attacks Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Sharpton, Beck, Alex Jones, Piers Morgan

    08/20/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/20/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from Mediaite: Today’s the day. Al Jazeera America launched in approximately 40 million households at 3pm Eastern with an hour-long promo of sorts telling people what the expect from the network. Within the first five minutes of air time, Al Jazeera America played very brief clips of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton engaged in some of their most contentious onscreen moments followed by a voice saying, “news audiences know what is missing and they know what they want.” Also visible on screen are clips of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, along with Piers Morgan’s epically explosive segment...
  • Obama Regime Demands Egyptian Government Release Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Leaders…

    08/19/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
  • Report: Jailed Muslim Brotherhood Leader Al-Shater Has Info That Will Land Barack Obama in Jail

    08/14/2013 8:57:09 AM PDT · by FactsChecked · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    "In a thinly veiled threat, Saad Al-Shater said a U.S. delegation was sent to Cairo by Obama to press for the release of the imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including his father to prevent the release of explosive information."
  • Sen. Feinstein During 'Shield' Law Debate: 'Real' Journalists Draw Salaries

    08/10/2013 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | August 8, 2013 | Tim Cushing
    Legislators are still trying to put together a national "shield" law for journalists (this is the third such effort at a national level) and, as usual, are bogged down in a semantic debate about who should qualify for these protections. Despite "freedom of the press" being hardwired into the system and the fact that a government effort to protect journalists from its own actions (seeking to identify whistleblowers and sources in order to punish them or shut them up) lies somewhere between "ironic" and "disingenuous," the pursuit of a credible "shield" law continues. The bill's definition of "journalist" seems straightforward...
  • Scarborough On Conservative Bloggers: Cellar Dwellers In PJs Write 'Stupid Things About Me'

    08/07/2013 6:11:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has yet again scaled his soap box to mock those of us in the conservative blogosphere. He described us today as a bunch of "very stupid people" living in their mama's basement who write "really stupid things" about him. The thin-skinned Scarborough has often derided his blogging critics as Cheetos-chewing cellar-dwellers. He was at it again this morning, depicting them as people who if not in mama's basement would otherwise be wandering the streets in their pajamas. View the video here.
  • Rachel Jeantel's Language is English — It's Just Not Your English

    08/06/2013 12:04:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | July 3, 2013 | Marina Bolotnikova
    Last week, Don West, defense attorney in the George Zimmerman murder trial, asked friend of Trayvon Martin and case witness Rachel Jeantel a strange question. “Are you claiming in any way that you don’t understand English?” he inquired, though she had been answering his questions in fluent English throughout much of the previous day. Jeantel, who was born and raised in Miami, insisted that she did, but West wasn’t convinced. He asked her once more whether perhaps, because her first language was Creole (transmitted to her by her Haitian mother), she had any trouble understanding English. West was not...
  • Rand Paul: Chris Christie is the “king of bacon”

    07/30/2013 7:52:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    The way this feud is progressing, I half-expect Christie to reply, “And you’re the queen.”Ostensibly Paul means “bacon” in terms of “pork,” i.e. wasteful federal spending. Which I guess means he’ll be referring to Christie as “Porky” before the week’s out. “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said about Christie. Both are considered potential 2016 contenders for the Republican presidential nomination…“What does he want to do, shut down military bases in Kentucky?” he said.Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both Army bases, are located in Kentucky. New Jersey itself is home to a large joint military base...
  • Russell Simmons: Don Lemon's a 'Slave,' 'Dangerous Talking Head,' 'Disservice to Black Community'

    07/30/2013 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Famous black liberals continued their attacks on CNN's Don Lemon Tuesday. Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons weighed in on Twitter a few hours ago calling Lemon a "slave," "dangerous talking head," and a "disservice to the black community": The nucleus of almost all revolution lies in youth culture. If I was young my pants would be saggin.. #donsalemon.. — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 30, 2013 Don Lemon conservatives love when we blame ourselves for the condition of the community. You do disservice to black community — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 30, 2013 Hip hop language and clothes are expressions of frustration...
  • 10 Stupid Things Conservatives Do Every Day That Democrats LOVE

    07/30/2013 7:19:16 PM PDT · by curth · 71 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | June 23, 2013 | Kevin DuJan
    We live in an apartheid state, where the institutional Left controls the government of our country…despite Leftists themselves being a small minority (around 22% or so) of the population. People who consider themselves “conservative” account for almost 70% of the population, regardless of what party they affiliate with. But, the Left wins the Culture Wars because Leftists are disciplined, committed to victory, and count on conservatives doing incredibly stupid things every day that Democrats just LOVE. Here are ten things you need to permanently stop doing — starting today — because each of these simple things is just like mailing...
  • MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    07/30/2013 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | John Nolte
    This year's bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The "Lean Forward" network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network's glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn't. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo. "Morning Joe" lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes...
  • Too good to check – Obamacare call center workers not getting healthcare benefits

    07/27/2013 7:05:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    The good news for Contra Costa County in California was that they were getting a brand spanking new call center, which would provide more than 200 good paying jobs. It was part of the support network for Obamacare… a place where people could call at any time with questions. The call center in Concord is gearing up for full operation in October, but recent revelations in the news have put a fly in the ointment. Now, with two months to go before the Concord operation opens to serve the public, information has surfaced that about half the jobs are part-time,...
  • Chris Christie sounds like Obama

    07/26/2013 9:02:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is sounding more and more like President Barack Obama, the Big Government Democrat he palled around with shortly after last year’s Hurricane looking for federal aid. Today Christie outright slammed pro-liberty legislators, calling them “dangerous.” Speaking with the Washington Post, Christie warned against what he calls a “strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines.” When asked by The Post if Senator Rand Paul is one of the “dangerous” libertarians, Governor Christie said, “You can name any one of them that’s engaged in this.” With Christie’s answer in the...
  • Shutdown looms over ObamaCare

    07/23/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by 80sReaganite · 85 replies ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obama’s first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders. This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administration’s ObamaCare implementation.
  • Christine O’Donnell a victim of IRS abuse?

    07/18/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    State officials can access IRS computer systems through a “back door” intended to allow for better communication in investigations, but with so little accountability that the process can easily be abused for political purposes. That appears to have happened already — and the target was a Tea Party candidate for Senate. According to the Washington Times, an official in state government illegally accessed Christine O’Donnell’s tax records on the day she announced her candidacy — and the same day the IRS slapped an erroneous tax lien on a property O’Donnell no longer owned: On March 9, 2010, the day she...
  • Obama on 4th of July [Satire]

    07/10/2013 1:02:48 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 14 replies
    Duh Progressive ^ | Thursday, July 4th, 2013 | Michael Madshack
    “You’d think we’d stop celebrating the birth of the worst imperial power in history –but nooooo…we have to do this flag-waving bullshit every year,” Obama muttered more as he made his way from the podium. “I can’t believe I have to miss a good day of golf for this crap!” Although Obama’s presumably inaudible words were not heard nearly as loudly as his official Independence Day speech, a few reporters and attendees close to the speakers beneath the White House balcony heard him distinctly. Obama tacked on a couple more self-pitying quips before removing his clip-on mic, “...Could have been...
  • Confirmed: New York City election to be even bigger joke than first thought

    07/08/2013 7:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Move over, Anthony Weiner! The New York City ballot this fall will have to make room for not just one disgraced ex-pol running for redemption on the taxpayers’ dime. Joining the King of the Selfies on the ballot will be former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who was forced to resign after his patronage of high-priced prostitutes became public knowledge. Spitzer wants taxpayers in the Big Apple to trust him with their money: That Spitzer is running for office again isn’t terribly surprising. He clearly regretted his decision to resign as Empire State governor in March 2008 amid revelations that he had...

    07/03/2013 5:51:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Ann ^ | 7/3/13 | Ann Coulter
    We keep hearing insistent claims that if Republicans don't pass amnesty yesterday it will be the end of the party. Can I see the math on that? I can see why bringing in 30 million new Democratic voters would be good for the Democrats, but how does it help Republicans? Maybe conservatives shouldn't blindly trust the calculations of the guy who graduated fifth from the bottom of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy. If I were a Democrat, I would have tried to sneak this bill past Republicans by proposing amnesty only after reaching some easily rigged benchmarks. But,...
  • Liberal State Bar Spends Three Years Going After Lawyer For Being Conservative Blogger

    06/17/2013 8:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | June 17, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Everyone has now heard stories about conservatives who’ve been punished by “non-political” agencies like the IRS for their beliefs, but it happens at the state level, too. Back in 2011, I wrote about Rachel Alexander, who was targeted by the liberal State Bar of Arizona for having the audacity to work with other conservative lawyers to fight corruption in the state. Rachel Alexander was collateral damage in a liberal fight to ruin her former boss, then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Thomas attempted in 2009 and 2010, with the help of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to stop corruption by some judges and...
  • Boehner Calls NSA Leaker Snowden A “Traitor”

    06/11/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 80 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 11, 2013 | Tim Brown
    With a headline like this, I find myself thinking “From one traitor to another.” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), another one of those Republicans that should probably be labeled a Democrat, referred to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as a “traitor” and called his actions a “giant violation of the law.” I actually chuckled a bit because this man has not even referred to the current occupant of the White House as a traitor. Boehner appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday declaring, “He’s a traitor. The president outlined last week that these are important national security programs to...
  • Lindsey Graham Isn't Sure If Bloggers Deserve 'First Amendment Protection'

    06/06/2013 3:52:45 AM PDT · by kimtom · 45 replies ^ | June 5, 2013 | Brian Fung
    Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took on the issue—and stumbled. "Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves," he said. "Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times." The verbal...
  • Lindsey Graham Isn't Sure If Bloggers Deserve 'First Amendment Protection'

    06/05/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 5, 2013 | Brian Fung
    Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took on the issue—and stumbled. "Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves," he said. "Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times." The verbal...
  • MAYBE IT'S NOT AN ACCIDENT (good read)

    05/29/2013 5:48:27 AM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies ^ | 05/29/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    If you're playing basketball and the guy elbows you under the net, it's an accident. The first time. After that, you've got to figure he's doing it on purpose. That's how life is. Once is a fluke, twice is a pattern. When somebody does something over and over, it's pretty hard to believe that it's not on purpose. It's pretty hard to believe that he's not gunning for you. Like the federal government. At this stage, it's pretty hard to believe that its incompetence isn't on purpose. It's pretty hard to avoid the conclusion that somebody has decided to put...
  • YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding...and a Host of Other “Illnesses”

    05/23/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 98 replies ^ | 21 MAY 2013 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level. You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today,...
  • Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board

    05/22/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Make no mistake: by criminalizing James Rosen of Fox News for asking government employees to give him information, the Obama administration is suppressing the ability of the press to do its job. It is so egregious that even the New York Times, normally sycophants for Obama, is alarmed. The editorial board today writes: With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible "co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news. And the Times, a member/owner of Associated...
  • R.I.P., Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist for the Doors

    05/22/2013 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    Grantland ^ | 22 May 2013 | steven Hyden
    Do teenagers still go through a Doors phase? I mean, is that still possible? Jesus, I think it is. It’s not as if the Doors’ music is any more dated now than it was in the early ’90s, back when I went through my Doors phase and a lot of other kids at my middle school when through their Doors phases. Deciding at a certain age that the Doors are the coolest band that ever existed seems like a rite of passage on par with getting drunk in a park on a bottle of blackberry brandy — it might be...
  • Reporter Sharyl Attkisson: Something fishy’s been going on with my computers since early 2011

    05/21/2013 8:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Chris Stigall Show and WPHT in Philadelphia. Two weeks ago, this wouldn’t have been worth posting; Attkisson herself, I suspect, wouldn’t have mentioned it publicly. Even if she’s right about something fishy going on, there are other plausible culprits besides the U.S. government when it comes to reporters’ computers being infiltrated. Two weeks later, though, knowing now that the DOJ was willing to order a dragnet of AP reporters’ phone records and actually read James Rosen’s e-mails, there’s no way around the obvious suspicion. If the feds were willing to monitor Rosen and the AP in the name...
  • Is Holder on the way out?

    05/16/2013 12:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Given that Eric Holder has served the longest on Barack Obama's Cabinet, it's not exactly unusual that rumors would arise in a second term that the Attorney General might head out to pasture sometime soon. In fact, even Eric Holder wondered about it last November, when he questioned whether he still had “gas in the tank” for a second term. Later, he announced that he’d stick around for a year to get Obama through the transition to another term, but probably hit the road after that.Is the year up? After listening to Holder’s litany of “I don’t knows” in yesterday’s...
  • High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary

    04/24/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 24, 2013 | Sarah Karlan
    Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
  • An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?

    04/16/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    pj media ^ | 4/16/13 | Bridget Johnson
    A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing. No person or group has yet directly taken responsibility for the attack that killed three and wounded 176, 17 of those critically. The FBI issued a be-on-the-lookout for a dark-skinned or black man in dark clothes, perhaps with a foreign accent, who tried to enter a restricted area moments before the first blast. Authorities were also questioning a Saudi national here on a student visa and searched an apartment in Revere, Mass., last night. Terror groups have shown...