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  • Ebola: ‘shut the F- up’?

    08/04/2014 9:26:06 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 55 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 04, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    Worried about the spread of Ebola in the United States? A Boston Globe-owned website has some advice for you: shut the f— up! Unlike here, the tweet embedded in the middle of a Boston.com story about increasing fear of the virus doesn’t use the dashes. And its inclusion is no accident: the flow chart graphic is central to their coverage. It’s just one of several stories underscoring the relatively bizarre approach our media is taking to Ebola’s spread. Number one: anyone worried about it is a paranoid, delusional freak and two, let’s use this as a new way to bash...
  • 'Abortion Comedy' Director Hates Fox News: 'Those People’s Heads Talking That I Want to Punch'

    06/16/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 16 2014 | Tim Graham
    Gillian Robespierre, the feminist director of the abortion comedy Obvious Child, is not a fan of Fox News, as she revealed in an interview with Matt Juul Wednesday in the Boston Globe. Asked about sexism and feminist hashtags on Twitter, she said "like, I’m watching a lot of CNBC and Fox News in these [expletive] hotel rooms and it’s just making my head spin. It just makes me really sad. It doesn’t feel like we’ve come too far, but then it feels like we have come far because we’re talking about it right now." It makes her have violent thoughts...
  • Obama Vigorously Defends Foreign Policy Record

    04/28/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE
    President Barack Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a ‘‘disastrous’’ decade of war for the United States. Summing up his foreign policy philosophy, Obama said it was one that ‘‘avoids errors.’’
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention. Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...
  • Hey John Henry

    02/25/2014 1:45:51 PM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 02/25/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Bring back Barnicle. That's what The Boston Globe should do: It should rehire Mike Barnicle. It should get off its high moral horse, forgive and forget, and bring back the controversial columnist. It would put some life back into the troubled newspaper. The fact of the matter is, the paper hasn't had a popular, highly readable, entertaining general-assignment columnist since Barnicle was drummed out of the Globe City Room on plagiarism charges. While many Globies have tried to be the new Barnicle, nobody has succeeded.
  • Mourn Not the Post, but the Press

    08/07/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | August 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the past week, The New York Times Co. announced it was selling the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry, and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham announced Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was buying the paper that Graham's family has run for decades. Both papers went cheap. The Times bought the Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion and is now selling it for $70 million. The price tag on the Post was just $250 million. The combined $320 million market value of these two big-city dailies is about as much as the federal government now spends in...
  • What the hex: OUI suspect charged in wild crash threatened cop with voodoo curse

    08/07/2013 11:47:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/7/13 | Jack Encarnaco
    A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop “for paying for food when she gets it for free” and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report. “I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she 
began screaming that I was a ‘dumb (expletive)’ for paying for food when she gets it for free,” trooper William Koko­cinski wrote of Vivencia 
Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had...
  • Hanky panky in sale of Boston Globe? (Took price cut to deny sale to conservatives, perhaps)

    08/05/2013 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The New York Times Company may be facing some serious scrutiny over its planned sale of the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million, after having paid $1.1 billion in 1993. The owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Douglas Manchester, is alleging that his higher bid was rejected by the company. John Lynch of the Boston Herald writes: A losing Boston Globe contender is claiming his San Diego media company outbid Red Sox owner John Henry - and would have gone even higher - a bombshell allegation that he says could delay the...
  • New York Times Set to Lose 90 Percent on Sale of Boston Globe

    06/29/2013 6:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Money News ^ | 06/28/2013
    New York Times Co., which is accepting bids for the Boston Globe Thursday, is likely to fetch a price that’s about a 10th of what it paid in 1993, a sign of the industry’s deterioration over the past two decades. The bids are set to be in the range of $100 million, according to three people who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The potential buyers include Rick Daniels, a former president of the Globe, and former Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin, in partnership with cousins Steven and Ben Taylor, whose family once owned the newspaper,...
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • Reports: Kraft Group is interested in Boston Globe

    05/17/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 24 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | Posted: May 15, 2013 | (MyFoxBoston.com)
    <p>MyFoxBoston.com) – The Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe are both reporting that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants to buy The Boston Globe.</p> <p>The reports say members of the Kraft Group have received a presentation from the company hired by the New York Times to sell the Globe. The sale also includes Boston.com and the Worcester Telegram.</p>
  • Enemedia Rushes to Obscure and Whitewash the Jihad Motive for the Boston Bombings

    04/20/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    This is a sickness -- a societal death wish and orgy of self-hatred. The furious rush to sanitize the motive is the sanction of the victim. Boston Globe Frets Over City’s Muslims After Marathon Bombing by Warner Todd Huston at Wizbang, April 19, 2013 Before the dust has settled, before any idea of who perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombing and why is determined, the Boston Globe is fretting for the city’s Muslims claiming that there will surely be a “backlash” if the bombers are found to be Islamic extremists. This despite that even after 9/11 there was never any real...
  • Howie Carr: Clueless fops (at the Boston Globe) wonder why they’re tanking

    02/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 21, 2013 | Howie Carr
    Who in his right mind would ever buy The Boston Globe? Maybe the physical plant of the “newspaper” on Morrissey Boulevard, but the actual product? Let me put it another way: When was the last time you bought an actual copy of The Boston Globe? Why would you, it only encourages them. Has ever a publication fallen so far, so fast? It’s the Carnival Triumph of the newspaper business. It’s the Patriots in the second half against the Ravens. It’s Tim Murray in his jammies, flooring his state Crown Vic as the stone wall looms up ahead. [Snip] Everybody at...
  • NYT Tries Again to Sell Off Struggling Boston Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/21/2013 2:36:23 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    The New York Times Company, owners of the Boston Globe newspaper, is once again trying to find someone to take the struggling Massachusetts newspaper off its hands. The Times previously tried to sell the Globe in 2009 but canceled the sale process after it received concessions from is unions (love the irony there). More from Reuters: The sale is expected to come at a big loss. Ken Doctor, an analyst with Outsell Research, estimated that the Globe could fetch about $150 million. The New York Times paid $1.1 billion for the newspaper in 1993. The New York Times is putting...
  • DENIED! Allred Strikes Out, David Corn Weeps

    10/25/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 72 replies
    The Red Side of Life ^ | 10-25-12 | RedInNewYork
    After a humiliating performance in court, over two days, it looks like Gloria Allred will leave Massachusetts without a bimbo to trot around this time. Allred came to court to get the gag order on her client, the wife of the founder of Staples, lifted. The gag order prevents her client from discussing the details of her divorce in the early 90s, where Mitt Romney offered testimony in support of the husband. Allred left court empty handed. Over Allred's pathetic pleas, the attorney from the Boston Globe agreed to Staple's stipulation settling the matter - and leaving the gag order...
  • The Boston Globe endorses Republican candidate Richard Tisei

    10/24/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2012
    The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that they will be endorsing Republican candidate Richard Tisei for the Massachusetts’s 6th Congressional District race against Democrat John F. Tierney who has become unpopular among members of his own party.
  • Boston Globe Story About Elizabeth Warren Legal Work Fails to Mention Lack of Law License

    09/24/2012 10:52:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Boston Globe has published a story by Michael Levenson about Elizabeth Warren defending her asbestos lawsuit legal work which is most notable by what it does not mention: her lack of a license to practice law in Massachusetts. As revealed by Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, Warren has no license to practice law in that state: Warren is not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Warren’s name does not turn up on a search of the Board of Bar Overseers attorney search website (searches just by last name or using Elizabeth Herring also do not turn up any...
  • Boston Globe unintentionally proves Elizabeth Warren’s ethnic fraud

    09/17/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/16/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The Boston Globe ran a massive 3,000 word lead article this morning trying to excuse away Elizabeth Warren's claim during her professional career to be minority and a woman of color based on supposed Native American ancestry.The story, which had the cooperation of the Warren campaign, comes just days before the first debate in Massachusetts' Senate race. Clearly, the Warren campaign is worried after even Native Americans who are Democrats criticized Warren at the DNC in Charlotte, and is attempting to put its story out there through a friendly source.The article is a masterpiece of distraction, weaving stories from...
  • The Boston Globe Gets its ‘Romney Stayed At Bain’ Story Wrong (FactCheck: Obama's claims "all wet")

    07/12/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    PJM ^ | 7/12/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Today the Boston Globe reports that it has discovered that Mitt Romney stayed at Bain Capital three years longer than he has stated. The Globe bases its report on government documents that bear Romney’s name, but the Globe is apparently confused about what the documents mean. It’s common knowledge that Mitt Romney joined the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee in 1999. The story of Romney’s ultimately successful efforts to turn that Olympics around, avoiding disaster and finishing strong with a gangbusters winter games in 2000, forms the backbone of Romney’s fix-it man resume. Very few could have stepped in as...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Feb. 19, 2012

    02/19/2012 3:52:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 2/19/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the week starting with his Sunday Bos. Herald column, "Globe biased for Granny, you've been Warren-ed". Howie is off Mon. (Col. Hunt in); death pool (triggered by passing of Gary Carter) Tue. or Wed.
  • A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

    01/20/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    NPR Fresh Air/WHYY ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | WHYY
    In a new biography, two...Boston Globe reporters write about...Mitt Romney... On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life... SNIP He...became a leader in the Mormon lay clergy...and eventually became the leader of more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts. SNIP Peggie HayesHelman: "One of the things the Mormon church does not look kindly upon is single parenthood. There was a woman named Peggie Hayes who had known Romney when she was in his ward. She had come from a family which had had some struggles, had looked to Mormonism to anchor them....
  • Oh my: Boston Globe endorses … Jon Huntsman

    01/06/2012 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2012 | Allahpundit
    Dude, it's time. No more delays, no more excuses.UNLEASH HUNTSMANIA. Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies...
  • Paul’s foreign policy energizes backers: Candidate’s views draw fans, fury

    12/23/2011 10:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 24, 2011 | Tracy Jan
    DOWS, Iowa - He has set himself apart from the rest of the Republican field as the candidate who believes the United States should shed its role as the world’s policeman and focus instead on its internal economic problems. Representative Ron Paul of Texas says he would cut a trillion dollars out of the federal budget his first year as president, in part by ending all foreign wars and foreign aid, including to Israel. Many conservatives characterize Paul’s foreign policy stance as extremist, isolationist, and anti-Israel, calling it a weakness that caps his support. Nearly half of those polled by...
  • Judge Rejects Both Reorganization Plans For Tribune[$13B Debt Chicago Trib,LA Times,23 TV Stations]

    10/31/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | October 31, 2011(Updated 8:08 p.m.) | By: Lynne Marek
    (Crain's) — The federal judge overseeing the Tribune Co. bankruptcy case shot down reorganization plans submitted by the Chicago-based media company and a dissident creditor group, threatening to appoint a trustee to oversee the case if they don't resolve it soon. Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2008 under the weight of $13 billion in debt, a year after the company was taken private in an $8.2-billion leveraged buyout led by real estate mogul Sam Zell, who became its chairman. In a decision that started with the parable of the scorpion that stings the fox carrying him across the...
  • Guns: This isn’t Salt Lake City (States' Rights Good all of a sudden)

    10/29/2011 7:39:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2011 | Boston Globe Editorial
    That would mean that a permit from Utah, a state with notably lax standards for concealed-carry permits, as well as permits from every other gun-toting state, would be valid in Massachusetts. Under the latest version of the bill, people with out-of-state permits would be allowed to carry guns on Massachusetts streets even if state laws would otherwise make it illegal for them even to possess a firearm.
  • Safety of tipster feared; ‘Huge risk’ vs. $2M reward for Whitey

    10/10/2011 2:06:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/10/11 | Joe Dwinell
    The outing of an Icelandic woman as the snitch who dimed out Southie mobster James “Whitey” Bulger could put her in danger and may have a chilling effect on other witnesses who could think twice before coming forward, former prosecutors warn. The FBI — which vowed confidentiality to the tipster — also could take a hit if it comes out that the agency was involved in the leak, experts say. The FBI did not return calls yesterday. The woman’s identity was made public yesterday in a Boston Globe story on Bulger’s life of the lam. Her background, photo, husbands, career...
  • Readers will pay at new Globe site

    09/13/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald (website still free!!) ^ | 9/13/11 | Brenden Lynch
    The Globe’s new paid Web site will be closely watched by other media outlets as newspapers face the economic squeeze caused by more readers getting their news over the Internet, experts said. “The more experiments like this, the better,” said Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. “We’re still all wondering what the business models — and that’s models — will be for the future.” The new site will be free until Oct. 1 and $3.99 per week thereafter. Boston.com will remain free, with breaking news, sports and blogs, which Gillmor said...
  • (Boston Globe) With DUI arrest, Obama’s uncle should be subject to deportation

    09/01/2011 1:42:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/1/11 | Boston Globe
    GETTING BEHIND the wheel after drinking heavily is a dangerously irresponsible act. To do so while in the country illegally shows even worse judgment. Deportation should be the expected result in such a case. ...Obama, who likely arrived here as a Kenyan student in the early 1960s, was the subject of a deportation order in 1992... A national debate is under way regarding the proper role of local law enforcement in relation to illegal immigration. Some local police departments don’t want to jeopardize relationships with urban residents merely to help US Immigration and Customs Enforcement resolve administrative cases. But nearly...
  • Goodbye husband, hello wife

    08/09/2011 6:04:03 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 49 replies
    I will find out for myself soon enough. I am not a transgendered person, but I am happily married to one. Her name is Lina and she is a “male-to-female’’ transsexual. She is 47, and I am 53. We met at Logan Airport on Valentine’s Day in 2003, when we both lived in the area (we have since moved to North Carolina for work). I had left The Boston Globe copy desk the year before to be a freelance writer, and I wrote about a crazy ice-skating trip he took in my column for the Globe Travel section, “Where They...
  • Afghan crash inflicts double blow on US psyche

    08/07/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 16 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 8, 2011 | Juliette Kayyem
    HE DEATH of 30 Americans on a Chinook helicopter Saturday marked the single-deadliest day for this country in its 10-year war in Afghanistan. Among the dead were 22 Navy SEAL commandos, including members of SEAL Team 6, the famous unit that killed Osama bin Laden. That is tragedy enough. But the attack also holds a mirror up to the war itself and exposes the fallacy that we can leave Afghanistan on our own terms. Operationally, Saturday’s events show how little we have progressed in turning Afghanistan over to the Afghans. For a nation whose exit strategy was based on sharing...
  • New York Times Swings To 2Q Loss On Charge, Revenue Decline

    07/21/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Jul 21, 2011 | | Melodie Warner
    New York Times Co. swung to a second-quarter loss on a write-down tied to its news media group, along with the continuing decline of advertising revenue and higher promotion costs related to the launch of digital subscription packages. New York Times, which also owns the Boston Globe, has signaled that its cost-cutting efforts, which have allowed it to remain mostly profitable despite its top-line declines, may be winding down. Most publishers have seen slower advertising-revenue declines, but the newspaper industry continues to battle circulation losses as readers migrate to the Internet. ... Revenue dropped 2.2% to $576.7 million, reflecting a...
  • Mike Barnicle: The best friend a gangster could have... ["Whitey Bulger" "Jimmy"]

    06/23/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 14:39 ET | By Steve Kornacki
    In the summer of 1991, James J. "Whitey" Bulger won the Massachusetts lottery. Well, at least he claimed he did. The $14 million winning ticket was actually held by a South Boston man named Michael Linskey, who had purchased it at the Bulger-owned South Boston Liquor Mart. Linskey then told state lottery officials that he'd actually been partners with Bulger and two others and that they were entitled to half of the jackpot. This was all enormously suspicious. It had long been known that Whitey Bulger, whose brother Billy was then the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, lived on the...
  • COMMENTARY: Boston Globe’s Big Secret

    05/02/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT · by phil_t · 7 replies
    Arizona Independent ^ | 30 April 2011 | Brian Wedemeyer
    COMMENTARY: Boston Globe’s Big Secret Commentary by Brian Wedemeyer Independent Managing Editor (Extracts) I was somewhat hesitant when Heather Smathers, one of our talented staff writers at The Independent, asked me if I was interested in a “big” story. But I listened as she described how she made a Freedom of Information Act request for documents in Barrack Obama Sr.’s immigration file. Regardless if you’re employed with the New York Times or the The Arizona Independent, there is no denying that the content of these documents is newsworthy. But whose job is it to tell this story? It is a...
  • Boston Globe Reporter Hid Information on Obama’s Father From the Public For 2 Years

    05/01/2011 6:46:21 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 30 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 5/1/11 | Jim Hoft
    This was a big catch by Brian Wedemeyer from the Arizona Independent. A Boston Globe reporter hid information on Barack Obama’s father for at least two years as she worked on a novel about the man’s life. I posted the story on our web site and then watched to see what kind of reaction, if any, there would be. A small part of me wondered if The Independent — something we have worked so hard to establish as a credible and reliable community news source — would be written off as a bunch of crackpots. After all, we’re not even...
  • Journalism Fail: Boston Globe Reporter Had Obama Sr. Immigration Records Since 2009

    04/30/2011 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 77 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2011 | Bluegrass Pundit
    In what appears to be a shocking journalistic fail, a Boston Globe reporter acquired Barack H. Obama Sr.'s immigration records in 2009 under a FOIA request. (Boston Globe)- The INS documents, released to this reporter through a Freedom Of Information Act request in 2009 in the course of research on a biography of the elder Obama to be released in July, reveal Harvard’s crucial role in the tumultuous course of the president’s father’s life. The documents were made public Wednesday by the weekly newspaper, The Arizona Independent. The records were very uncomplimentary to Obama Sr. He is described as a...
  • A public debate

    01/14/2011 1:29:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Globe-Democrat ^ | 1/14/11 | Alex Beam
    The newly elected members of the 112th Congress are working from a conservative ideological playbook and talking a big game where budget-cutting is concerned. Inevitably they will be tempted by a proverbial piece of low-hanging fruit, the $420 million annual appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “This is the most serious threat to federal funding that public broadcasting has ever faced,’’ says Mike Riksen, National Public Radio vice president for policy and representation. Does he expect the CPB budget to be reduced, or eliminated entirely? “A reasonable person would plan for the latter,’’ he said. “That’s what we are...
  • Boston Globe pushes condoms in schools through phony "teen" initiative

    11/30/2010 8:18:00 PM PST · by massmike · 10 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 11/30/2010 | n/a
    Sunday's Boston Globe featured the article, "Teens seek schools' aid on sexual safety" on the front page of their Metro section. The article is basically another liberal puff piece promoting Planned-Parenthood style sex ed, trumpeting the kids as modern-day heroines, with the subtle message that anyone who might disagree is would be against "student safety." The article also promotes the upcoming showing of a pro-sex ed video supposedly created by the teenagers, promoting the Planned Parenthood sexual agenda, particularly free condom distribution, as the only alternative to ignorance, disease, and destruction. Of course, there is no opposing view included in...
  • Boston Globe poll shows Frank up 13 over Bielat, but enthusiasm breaking for GOP (Bawney at 46%)

    10/25/2010 12:29:17 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this good news/bad news for Barney Frank in his fight to hold onto his job in Massachusetts’ 4th CD. The Boston Globe reports that Frank has a 13-point lead — but only gets 46% of the vote in a two-way race, 46-33. With a week to go before voting, Frank’s inability to get a majority may reveal a serious problem, and the Globe notes that enthusiasm may be that problem (via Jim Geraghty): US Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Newton, leads his Republican challenger, Sean Bielat, by 13 percentage points among likely voters in the Fourth Congressional District. In...
  • A nation of immigrants must include Muslims (2 Star Barf)

    10/05/2010 5:31:03 AM PDT · by AU72 · 27 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2010 | H.D.S Greenway
    EVERYONE’S QUICK to blame the alien,’’ said Aeschylus a couple of millennia ago, and you might lose your citizenship rights in Ancient Greece if you called an Athenean official a Scythian. Nativism and xenophobia had their uses in early societies when it was necessary for survival to keep the cohesion of clan, tribe, or city state. The to-be-feared “other’’ lived just over the next hill, and would be tempted to come in the night to plunder and rape unless the group stuck together. But a couple of millennia on, if there is anything to the concept of American exceptionalism, it...
  • Globe to offer two websites: one free, one pay

    09/30/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 30, 2010 | Robert Gavin
    The Boston Globe next year will split its digital news brands into two distinct websites, keeping Boston.com free while establishing a subscription-only pay site, BostonGlobe.com, which will feature all the content produced by the newspaper's journalists, publisher Christopher M. Mayer said today. The change, scheduled to take place during the second half of 2011, is aimed at building an audience of paid subscribers online, a strategy that newspapers across the country increasingly are moving towards. With this approach, the company also aims to maintain high traffic to Boston.com, one of the nation’s largest regional news sites and a site that...
  • The GOP's dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base (RINO ALERT)

    09/28/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-09-28 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outraged. The group has long urged the GOP to be more accepting of gay rights, and some Republicans worried that the appearance by Cornyn, a party leader in Congress, would further legitimize its views. The senator not only attended the Log Cabin event at the Capitol Hill Club last Wednesday, he also accepted an award from the group, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to do so. After his speech, though, the group's president, R. Clarke Cooper, privately told Cornyn...
  • Schwarzenegger, California AG Can Stay Out of Prop. 8 Fight: State Supreme Court

    09/10/2010 3:05:13 PM PDT · by topher · 29 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 10, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Friday September 10, 2010 Schwarzenegger, California AG Can Stay Out of Prop. 8 Fight: State Supreme Court By Peter J. SmithSAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The California Supreme Court has turned down a request from attorneys to mandate that California’s governor and attorney general represent the state in the federal legal battle over Proposition 8.Late Thursday, the California Supreme Court denied a petition filed by Pacific Justice Institute to require Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to defend Prop. 8. In August, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco decided to overturn Proposition...
  • Steve Schmidt: It’s Hip To Be Queer

    09/03/2010 1:28:21 PM PDT · by writer33 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 09/03/10 | Chris Davis
    Not only did Steve Schmidt tell Sam Stein of the Huffington Post that “gay marriage is a conservative cause,” but he went on to up the ante even more. Schmidt, who is famously known as a being a failure for John McCain and being jealous of Sarah Palin’s hair, launched a missile at the Republican Party, declaring that “it’s hip to be queer.” “More and more,” fired Schmidt, I hear conservatives are saying that opposition to gay marriage is good. But that’s a crock of crap! Conservatives need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling! Metro sexual is a...
  • Over Time, a Gay Marriage Groundswell (NYT Uses Its Crystal Ball)

    08/27/2010 8:57:30 AM PDT · by zort · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/21/10 | Andrew Gelman, Jeffrey Lax, & Justin Philips
    Gay marriage is not going away as a highly emotional, contested issue. Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage, has seen to that, as it winds its way through the federal courts. But perhaps the public has reached a turning point. A CNN poll this month found that a narrow majority of Americans supported same-sex marriage--the first poll to find majority support. Other poll results did not go that far, but still, on average, showed that support for gay marriage had risen to 45 percent or more (with the rest either opposed or undecided). That’s a big...
  • Disaster Looms If GOP Changes Course On Gay Marriage

    08/26/2010 6:28:21 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2010 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    Same-sex marriage is back as a front-burner issue in American politics. First, on August 4, a federal judge in San Francisco held that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, striking down part of the California Constitution defining marriage as one man and one woman. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ordered an expedited schedule to consider this case, with arguments to be held in December. Second, former RNC chairman and 2004 Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman came out this week, announcing he’s homosexual, and pushing the Republican Party to support the homosexual-rights agenda. Republicans...
  • Judge doubts gay marriage ban's backers can appeal

    08/13/2010 8:35:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2010 | PAUL ELIAS and LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO – The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers have the right to challenge his ruling. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday rejected a request to delay his decision striking down Proposition 8 from taking effect until high courts can take up an appeal lodged by its supporters. One of the reasons, the judge said, is he's not sure the proponents have the authority to appeal since...
  • Do We Really Want To Redefine Marriage?

    08/11/2010 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-11-10 | Vince
    States across the country are in the midst of debating the idea of changing the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Five states have legalized the practice through legislative or judicial action, but despite thirty-one attempts, not a single time has a majority of citizens of a state approved such a change. Not that this is an argument for majority rule. It’s not. Every state has a republican form of government and should be governed by the rule of law rather than man. Nonetheless, at some point government is accountable to the people and...
  • Readers' Comments: A Welfare Check and a Voting Card

    08/10/2010 4:26:57 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | New York Times Readers
    Well, the new York Times has finally done it! They want to register all welfare recipients to vote, and every single reader comment is against their position. Some samples: "Well this is just wonderful Maybe everyone should quit trying to find employment and just go down to the blasted welfare office so government can give you a check to make sure you vote for corrupt and incompetent Democrats "I don't understand why the federal government doesn't just pay welfare recipients for voting. If you vote Democrat, you get a check. If you vote Republican, you get nothing. Why not just...
  • A Liberal Judge Lights a Fuse

    08/10/2010 3:24:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    Last week, when Judge Walker's decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger came out, I felt a dreadful fear. My fear was not about what gay marriage would do to the institution of traditional marriage. I reckon that marriage is not as fragile as conservatives fear, although one should never underestimate the damage that a liberal wrecking crew can do. Marriage is more than a "cultural construct." To use a liberal argument, the science is in on marriage. It is a profoundly Darwinian, evolutionary adaptation that will long survive the fashionable twists and turns in liberal jurisprudence. No, I fear what this...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Judge Finds That a Child Has Neither a Need Nor a *Right* to a Mom and Dad.

    08/09/2010 2:37:52 PM PDT · by TaraP · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 9th, 2010
    (CNSNews.com) - U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, based that ruling in part on his finding that a child does not need and has no right to a mother. Nor, he found, does a child have a need or a right to a father... To further his case that the well-being of children is no bar to declaring same-sex marriage a right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, Judge Walker...