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  • 'War on whites'? No way

    08/10/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Clarence 'the Cross-eyed' Page cpage@tribune.com
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claims liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself. That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back with the same charge others have leveled at you — or, put another way, to project your own flaws onto other people. What's sad about Brooks' claim is his feeble attempt to play the white victim card, plucking the strings of white nationalism, just to have his way with the nation's immigration policy.
  • Brooks: Senate Immigration Plan Represents Good First Step

    05/05/2014 8:44:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    WIBC ^ | 1/29/2013 | Eric Berman
    Fifth District Congresswoman Susan Brooks says the immigration reform plan unveiled this week by a bipartisan group of senators represents an encouraging first step toward solving one of the nation's thorniest problems. Brooks praises the so-called Gang of Eight for requiring that the nation's borders be secured first, and for placing illegal immigrants at the back of the line for citizenship, behind those who have entered the country legally.
  • Denham: Amnesty opponents have never served our country

    04/04/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | Mark Krikorian
    Following on my posts and a Breitbart story, the House Republican leadership plan to embed an amnesty (for illegals who join the military) in the defense authorization bill has fallen apart. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, who’d co-sponsored one of the free-standing bills that would likely have been attached to the defense measure, withdrew his name from the bill and wrote that “I will not allow Washington to pull their sneaky tricks on the public.”
  • A Formula for Happiness

    01/31/2014 9:32:32 AM PST · by Baynative · 20 replies
    NYT Sunday Review ^ | December 2013 | Arthur Brooks
    Beneath these averages are some demographic differences. For many years, researchers found that women were happier than men, although recent studies contend that the gap has narrowed or may even have been reversed. Political junkies might be interested to learn that conservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.
  • David Brooks'Paean to Presidential Power Is Year's Worst Op-Ed(Most Times' Editorials Are The Worst)

    12/26/2013 4:57:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | Secember 17, 2013 | Fene Healy
    You'd think it's nearly April Fools' Day, not Christmas. For four years running, I've closed the holiday season with a column saying “bah, humbug” to the year's worst op-eds. Christmas came early this year, thanks to perennial contender David Brooks. In Thursday's New York Times, Brooks offered a bold panacea for the problems of our time: We need to “Strengthen the Presidency.” It might strike you as counterintuitive to imagine that a president with a drone fleet, a “kill list,” dragnet databases of Americans' personal information and increasingly arbitrary authority over health care's one-sixth of the U.S. economy has too...
  • Teacher who admitted to sex with 12-year-old student sentenced to SIX years in prison

    09/30/2013 7:17:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2013 | Rachel Quigley and James Nye
    The 32-year-old Californian elementary school teacher and mother-of-two who admitted performing sex acts on a 12-year-old student was sentenced on Friday to six-years in prison with no option for parole. Malia Brooks, from Southern California, pleaded guilty in June to three counts of committing lewd acts with a child under 14 and faced up to 12-years in prison, but Judge Kevin McGee imposed a sentence half that because of the fact she was experiencing manic episodes at the time.
  • David Brooks' Lame Trashing of Sen. Cruz

    09/16/2013 2:24:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 17, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS' "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation. Note that I didn't use "conservative" to modify "columnist" or "David Brooks," though the Times and other mainstream media outlets routinely bill Brooks as conservative. Featuring a left-leaning moderate and depicting him as a conservative is a clever technique the liberal media employ to discredit conservative ideas. Not to mention any names, but we see this technique in practice daily on NBC's deranged stepchild, MSNBC, where a former...
  • David Brooks warns of ‘the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover of Republican Party [Video]

    09/15/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/13 | Jeff Poor
    On PBS’s “NewsHour” on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators’ rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going...
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called “Nudge,” on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called “Nanny Statecraft.” Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • A box office apocalypse? Brad Pitt's $400m World War Z could become the most expensive flop..

    05/23/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2013 | Hanna Flint
    World War Z could be the most expensive flop in cinematic history. Brad Pitt's zombie action flick has been mired by negative publicity concerning rewrites, re-shoots and an inexperienced creative team that has caused the film's budget to increase from $170million to a reported $400million. Based upon Max Brooks's science fiction novel, the film now has the biggest budget ever recorded.
  • Teen gets iPad, piggy bank stolen by pepper spray-wielding hooker he hired while parents were out

    05/14/2013 4:26:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 3, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    A Chicago-area teen looking to get lucky hired a hooker while his parents were out, but ended up getting his piggy bank and iPad stolen. Dareka Brooks, 22, pepper sprayed the pantsless 14-year-old as he sat on his bed in his Prospect Heights home on Wednesday, cops told The Chicago Tribune.
  • Ex-Nev. assemblyman arrested hours after expulsion

    03/29/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 21 replies
    Associated Press via Mercury News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS—Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature. Jail records show Barstow police arrested Brooks, 41, at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells. "We had started to discuss possible next steps," Mitchell Posin, Brooks' attorney, told The Associated Press Friday. "Next thing I know, I heard about this." Posin said he had no details about the arrest, or about why Brooks was on the interstate in Barstow. Records show the North...
  • Committee recommends Brooks be expelled from Legislature

    03/27/2013 9:18:38 AM PDT · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon
    A bipartisan committee of lawmakers voted Tuesday to recommend troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, be expelled from the Legislature. After meeting for nearly three hours behind closed doors, the somber committee members voted 6-to-1 to recommend expulsion. Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, voted against the expulsion recommendation, saying she believes Brooks should be suspended, rather than expelled. The committee’s recommendation will go to the full Assembly for a vote as early as Wednesday. A two-thirds majority is needed to expel a member.
  • Nevada Assembly considers first ever expulsion of [Democratic] lawmaker after arrests

    03/26/2013 10:59:35 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | AP
    A lawmaker who has been arrested twice in two months, hospitalized for a mental evaluation and accused of threatening to harm a Democratic Party leader could this week become the first person in Nevada history to be kicked out of the Legislature. A select committee plans to convene Tuesday evening to recommend whether Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-Las Vegas, should be allowed to return to his seat in the Legislature, be expelled, censured or otherwise reprimanded.
  • Barge crashes into Brooks Bridge (Fort Walton Beach, FL)

    03/20/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    http://www.nwfdailynews.com ^ | 03-20-2014 | By STAFF REPORT
    FORTWALTON BEACH-- A barge with a crane on it crashed into the west side of the Brooks Bridge Thursday afternoon. The impact took down several feet of concrete guard rail and cracked pipes that run under the bridge. The crash occurred about 3:15 p.m. Concrete and water immediately started pouring down into the Santa Rosa Sound. No injuries were reported. The bridge is closed to all traffic until Department of Transportation engineers can assess any structural damage. Two tugboats were on either side of the barge to push it under the bridge. It is unknown if there were any injuries....
  • David Brooks: The Real Romney (NYTIMES House "conservative" shows his stripes)

    08/28/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2012 | David Brooks
    The purpose of the Republican convention is to introduce America to the real Mitt Romney. Fortunately, I have spent hours researching this subject. I can provide you with the definitive biography and a unique look into the Byronic soul of the Republican nominee: Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and several other swing states. He emerged, hair first, believing in America, and especially its national parks. He was given the name Mitt, after the Roman god of mutual funds, and launched into the world with the lofty expectation that he would someday become...
  • Car crashes into Connecticut liquor store -- and driver gets a DUI charge

    04/29/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    NBCConnecticut.com ^ | Bob Connors
    A woman charged with DUI after her car slammed through a Connecticut liquor store is blaming it all on Nyquil and Armor All.
  • FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat

    02/24/2012 3:22:45 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | February 23, 2012 | n/a
    "FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat" SNIPPET: "If you're going to target the police, guess what happens next."
  • Shale Gas Revolution

    11/04/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 3, 2011 | DAVID BROOKS
    The United States is a country that has received many blessings, and once upon a time you could assume that Americans would come together to take advantage of them. But you can no... --snip-- The shale gas revolution challenges the coal industry, renders new nuclear plants uneconomic and changes the economics for the renewable energy companies, which are now much further from viability... --snip-- These problems are real, but not insurmountable. An exhaustive study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded, “With 20,000 shale wells drilled in the last 10 years, the environmental record of shale-gas development is for the...
  • In Defense of Romney [Barf du Jour]

    10/04/2011 8:47:33 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 10/03/11 | David Brooks
    Over the past several months, Mitt Romney has been an excellent presidential candidate. He has performed superbly in debates. He has outorganized his rivals. He has relentlessly stayed on his core theme of putting Americans back to work. He has taken Rick Perry apart with a cold ruthlessness that is a wonder to behold. And throughout this period of excellence, he has done almost nothing to endear himself to Republican activists. They have spent this season of excellence searching for anyone else: Palin, Trump, Bachmann, Perry, Cain and now Christie. On Nov. 4, 2010, Romney earned the support of 23...
  • Is This Man the G.O.P.’s Best Bet for 2012? (NYT's David Brooks pretty sold on Romney at this time)

    09/29/2011 7:48:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2011 | By DAVID BROOKS AND GAIL COLLINS
    Gail Collins: David, are you reconciled to the fact that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee? David Brooks: Oh, I went through that phase a few weeks ago after the debate at the Reagan library. That’s the night I noticed Romney was the best candidate in the field. Since then I’ve noticed that he has given three debate performances that are better than any Barack Obama has given in his life. (Obama’s a better speechmaker, but Romney’s a better debater.) So now I’m settling into the idea that Romney might well be president. This will be...
  • Obama Rejects Obamaism

    09/19/2011 8:45:53 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 35 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/19/11 | David Brooks
    I’m a sap, a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap. When the president said the unemployed couldn’t wait 14 more months for help and we had to do something right away, I believed him. When administration officials called around saying that the possibility of a double-dip recession was horrifyingly real and that it would be irresponsible not to come up with a package that could pass right away, I believed them. I liked Obama’s payroll tax cut ideas and urged Republicans to play along. But of course I’m a sap. When the president unveiled the second half of...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks' "Surefire" Jobs Plan for America: "Evict All Illegal Aliens"

    09/14/2011 8:32:58 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-14-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona"Stimulus". "Deficits". "Taxes". "Green jobs". "Infrustructure". "Revenues". Bah!As Washington twists itself into a pretzel with convoluted plots and plans to "create jobs", as usual they miss the forest for the trees. As we have always pointed out, the most obvious solution to many of our financial woes is a simple one: deal with illegal immigration. And with jobs it is no exception. For every illegal with a job there is an American without one. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) gets it. He has a "surefire" plan to create jobs in America. And unlike Obama, he doesn't...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Rebekah Brooks arrested in connection with hacking inquiries

    07/17/2011 6:07:22 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 07/17/2011 | Tom Chivers
    Breaking news - headline only so far
  • Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police

    07/17/2011 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 153 replies
    BBC ^ | July 17th 2011 | Staff
    Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested in connection with an investigation into phone hacking and bribery. The 43-year-old was arrested by appointment by Operation Weeting police at a London police station. Met Police said she is currently still in custody. This is the 10th arrest made by police investigating hacking allegations by the News of the World newspaper. She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption allegations. The Operation Weeting team is conducting the current investigation into phone hacking.
  • An Establishment in Panic

    07/08/2011 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    By refusing to accept tax increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans are behaving like "fanatics," writes David Brooks of The New York Times. Anti-tax Republicans "have no sense of moral decency," he adds. They are "willing to stain their nation's honor" to "worship their idol." If this "deal of the century" goes down, as he calls the Barack Obama offer, "Republican fanaticism" will be the cause. "The GOP has become a cult" that has replaced reason with "feverish" and "cockamamie beliefs," writes Richard Cohen of The Washington Post. The Republican "presidential field (is) a virtual political...
  • Man Police Shot During Traffic Stop Was Armed With Armor-Piercing Bullets

    06/24/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies
    KIRO TV.com ^ | Posted June `5, 2011, Updated June 16, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KEY PENINSULA, Wash. -- A man who was fatally shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning pointed a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets at the officer who stopped him and was carrying a large amount of ammunition in his truck, the Tacoma Police Department said. Wednesday afternoon, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Brooks Papineau of Gig Harbor." SNIPPET: "When police searched Papineau's truck, they found a large amount of ammunition and additional ammunition magazines.They also said they found a Koran and several books on converting to Islam. Police said Papineau went home...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Broadway Flop IN MY LIFE's Oscar-winning Composer Brooks Commits Suicide

    05/22/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    Broadway Flop IN MY LIFE's Oscar-winning Composer Brooks Commits Suicide Sunday, May 22, 2011; Posted: 02:05 PM - by BWW News Desk Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks, famous for writing "You Light Up My Life," who has been awaiting trial on sex assault charges for two rapes, a sodomy case and two sexual assaults has committed suicide, reports the Associated Press. The wire service reports that he was found in his Manhattan apartment and that "Police say Brooks was found Sunday with a plastic dry-cleaning bag around his head and a towel wrapped around his neck. There also was a helium...
  • David Brooks: ‘More people own ferrets than watch Fox News’

    02/27/2011 11:26:15 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/11 | Jeff Poor
    What happens when you get a few “intellectuals” together? You get a few critical shots at things with mass appeal.Over the last two weeks, Bloomberg Television has been airing the “Intelligence Squared” debate held in New York City earlier this month with thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, Zev Chafets, P.J. O’Rourke and New York Times columnist David Brooks.During this debate, at issue was whether the “conflict” in political discourse was creating highly polarized political parties. Brooks linked this “conflict” to Fox News and host Glenn Beck.“I believe in conflict, I’m a columnist, conflict is fine with me,” Brooks said. “And...
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Paul Ryan vs. David Brooks (intellectual mismatch)

    12/02/2010 12:17:43 PM PST · by Competition clutch · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | December 2, 2010 | Competition Clutch
    Paul Ryan vs. David Brooks. Brooks is best known for his admiration for the crease in Obama's trousers. He is also a New York Times columnist.
  • Three Major Endorsements of Health Courts (NYT Columnist David Brooks & Esquire Magazine)

    11/01/2010 2:52:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/01/10
    Three Major Endorsements of Health CourtsNew York Times Columnist David Brooks, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Esquire Magazine Endorse Special Courts NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major endorsements of health courts (also called medical courts) have recently emerged, as the nation grapples with ever-rising health care costs and the reality that better care at a lower cost is needed. In his October 28th column in The New York Times, David Brooks endorsed medical courts, writing: "Companies like Ford cut wasteful spending while doubling down on productive investment. That's exactly what the nation has to...
  • “Conservative” Voice David Brooks – “Those Crazy Democrats”

    10/26/2010 6:50:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-10 | Curt
    David Brooks writes a good article here, with some biting commentary, but it's hard to take the guy seriously. When the Obama lovefest was going full tilt he fell for it hook, line and sinker humping the guys leg. But now that the winds have shifted he wants to be in the good graces of those right of center types. Not gonna happen. Given all that, it's worth a read: Lesson one. Think happy thoughts. Never allow yourself to dwell on downer, depressing ones. Over the past year, many Democrats have resolutely paid attention to those things that make...
  • Brooks: Hey, Obama told me shovel-ready jobs didn’t exist last year

    10/17/2010 5:32:20 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    And of course, this wouldn’t have been news all the time while Barack Obama kept claiming that these “shovel ready jobs” had prosperity just around the corner, right? Brooks says that the admission came in an off-the-record session with the President, which kept him from reporting it. I wonder if Brooks or anyone else would have been that particular had George Bush admitted “off the record” that he knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction in 2003 or 2004, while continuing to make the argument that the war was necessary because of them. What happened to sourcing as “a...
  • Paul Ryan vs. David Brooks

    09/15/2010 6:50:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2010 | Daniel Foster
    Paul Ryan has responded to a David Brooks column that had in turn took issue with an op-ed co-written by Ryan and AEI president Arthur Brooks on the decision facing America “between an opportunity society, where the government promotes a vibrant free enterprise system and sturdy safety net v. an expanding social welfare state – one where the government assumes greater control of more sectors of the economy and more aspects of our lives.” -snip- Ryan’s response — a concise defense of his Roadmap for America’s Future — is excellent, as you’d expect. Here’s a taste: The challenge goes beyond...
  • NYT's Brooks enjoys White House audience

    07/06/2010 4:49:30 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/2010 | Michael Calderone
    Columnist David Brooks has a reputation for being every liberal's favorite conservative. It's a debatable moniker, but it does seem to fit so far as the White House is concerned. The Obama administration has courted centrist to left-leaning pundits since coming to Washington. White House officials regularly make advisers and experts available to liberal columnists on deadline. They've also held several off-the-record lunches with the president during major policy rollouts. Brooks is one conservative among the White House favorites. (SNIP!) Brooks' favorite soundtrack these days also seems entirely apt for the even-tempered columnist: "Sense and Sensibility."
  • A Rejoinder to David Brooks, or, Some Very Light Loafers to Fill

    05/29/2010 6:33:53 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 411+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | May 29, 2010 | grey_whiskers
    The New York Times token resident conservative, occupying the Larry Craig distinguished columnist chair, recently wrote a fascinating article (Two Theories of Change) on the differences between the French Revolution and the American revolution, based upon the differences between their respective philosophical bases. As usual, it is concise, contains a wealth of material, and draws from a wide variety of sources. Also, as usual, it is completely wrong: this piece virtually cries out for a Fisking. Let's start with the first two paragraphs, to get off on the wrong foot(*)."When I was in college I took a course in the...
  • Brooks and Dunn

    05/01/2010 9:15:53 PM PDT · by cherry · 13 replies · 611+ views
    vanity | 5/1/10 | cherry
    We went to the Brooks and Dunn concert last night....what an experience..
  • Brooks: Democrats “Arrogant, Elitist, & Contemptuous” If They Pass ObamaCare After MA Election

    01/19/2010 3:55:13 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 928+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-19-10 | Curt
    Most of this opinion article from David Brooks is the usual "Obama is so great, so wonderful, so thoughtful" baloney but then you get to the bolded paragraph below and you will have to re-read it a few times just to make sure you reading it right. Yes, he is calling out the left if they fail to learn from Massachusetts: The country is now split on Obama, because he is temperate, thoughtful and pragmatic, but his policies are almost all unpopular. If you aggregate the last seven polls on health care reform, 41 percent support it and 51 percent...
  • Can 'We the People' be Intellectuals?

    01/07/2010 6:44:48 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 01/07/2010 | Michael Nichols
    How many times have I as a libertarian-minded advocate for individual liberty and free markets been in an argument with liberals, progressives, statists, whatever you choose to name them, and heard that my ideology is too simplistic, too impractical, etc.? Of course, these are the nice versions of what usually comes out of their collective mouths: idiot, fascist, racist, hick, redneck, and the glorious list of intellectual vocabulary marches on and on into pure brilliance. Oftentimes the liberal progressive breaks out into über-intellectual speak as illustrated in the following clip:
  • (VIDEO) David Brooks Rips Sarah Palin: 'She's A Joke, I Just Can't Take Her Seriously'

    11/16/2009 8:26:22 PM PST · by thisisthetime · 54 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 16, 2009
    New York Times's columnist David Brooks -- never a huge fan of Sarah Palin -- laced into the former vice presidential candidate on Sunday, calling her a "joke" and a "potential talk show host." Below Link Takes you to video
  • NYT Columnist David Brooks calls Sarah Palin a “joke”

    11/15/2009 4:34:32 PM PST · by Publius772000 · 41 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 11/15/09 | Michael Naragon
    McCain standard bearer and “conservative” columnist David Brooks launched his own salvo at actual conservative Sarah Palin on ABC’s This Week, joining other bitter RINOs who have attacked the former Alaska governor in recent days. If I may channel Chandler Bing for a moment: “Can he be any more elitist?” Perhaps Brooks hasn’t seen the Amazon sales lists, the thousands attending her book signings, or, for that matter, the book sales list published by his own worthless rag. Remember, folks, this is the same guy who talked about how great John McCain was as a candidate and the very same...
  • The Rush To Therapy

    11/10/2009 2:04:37 PM PST · by keepitreal · 10 replies · 444+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Brooks
    [Excerpt discussing the media's initial reaction to Ft. Hood] A shroud of political correctness settled over the conversation. Hasan was portrayed as a victim of society, a poor soul who was pushed over the edge by prejudice and unhappiness. There was a national rush to therapy. Hasan was a loner who had trouble finding a wife and socializing with his neighbors. This response was understandable. It’s important to tamp down vengeful hatreds in moments of passion. But it was also patronizing. Public commentators assumed the air of kindergarten teachers who had to protect their children from thinking certain impermissible and...
  • What Independents Want(From a NYT happy "Conservative" Columnist)

    11/07/2009 2:51:49 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 18 replies · 622+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/6/09 | David Brooks
    Liberals and conservatives each have their own intellectual food chains. They have their own think tanks to provide arguments, politicians and pundits to amplify them, and news media outlets to deliver streams of prejudice-affirming stories. David Brooks Go to Columnist Page » The Conversation David Brooks and Gail Collins talk between columns. All Conversations » Readers' Comments Readers shared their thoughts on this article. Read All Comments (316) » Independents, who are the largest group in the electorate, don’t have any of this. They don’t have institutional affiliations. They don’t look to certain activist lobbies for guidance. There aren’t many...
  • David Brooks tells Jim Lehrer on NewsHour “Obama’s Nobel is a Joke…a Travesty&#822

    10/10/2009 5:08:47 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 18 replies · 1,254+ views
    DarkSkiesBlog.com ^ | 10/10/2009
    David Brooks, the NY Times’ left of center conservative (what?), tells Jim Lehrer (to Jim’s apparent dismay) that Obama’s Nobel is a joke and he should have declined the award. Wow! Even the left is coming clean on this bizarre event. Video Link
  • CNBC'S JOE KERNEN QUESTIONS NYT'S DAVID BROOKS' CONSERVATISM, DEFENDS RUSH

    10/03/2009 1:21:51 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 707+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 3, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    On CNBC's "Squawk Box," yesterday, Joe Kernen questioned New York Times' "token conservative," David Brooks true conservatism, and took aim at the liberal mainstream media's diminishment of the tea party movement, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh.
  • How 4-year-old boy mastered 'Miracle' speech in YouTube hit

    10/03/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Saije · 11 replies · 1,607+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/3/2009 | Greg Wyshynski
    Jim Sacco estimates that his son Josh has watched "Miracle," the film about the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's legendary upset of Russia, nearly 150 times. Apparently, the movie has made quite an impression... Nicknamed "Rizzo" after the gold medal-winning team's captain Mike Eruzione, Josh sparked an Internet sensation this week when his hilarious, inspirational and eerily impeccable interpretation of actor Kurt Russell's locker room speech as Coach Herb Brooks went viral -- spreading everywhere from blogs to USA Today to the "Ellen" show. No professional coaching. No fancy editing. No script, because Rizzo hasn't learned to read yet...
  • The People Are Revolting! (How Obama and the Dems Really See Us.)

    08/06/2009 7:02:22 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 13 replies · 1,218+ views
    YouTube ^ | Reaganesque/Mel Brooks
    From Mel Brooks' movie "History of the World, Part 1": The People are Revolting.