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  • Mark Steyn: Trial, and Error

    01/23/2014 4:06:01 PM PST · by feralcat · 22 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | January 22, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Tuesday morning, January 21st, I filed a motion with respect to Dr Michael Mann's defamation suit against me, National Review, Rand Simberg, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. I did so because I felt the procedural fiasco the case has been reduced to since last July 10th thanks to the incompetence of the previous judge, Natalia Combs Greene, required what I called "an act of jurisprudential hygiene" from the new judge, Frederick Weisberg. Unfortunately, the DC Superior Court seems disinclined to clean up its act. I appreciate that, to those who followed the fun and frolics of my free speech...
  • Transgendered 'woman' lies about therapy 'torture'

    03/29/2013 5:25:24 PM PDT · by feralcat · 4 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2013 | Christopher Doyle
    On Monday, March 18, the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee held a three-hour hearing on a bill that would take away the rights of minors who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) to receive therapy from licensed mental health professionals. Representatives from gay-rights organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, Equality New Jersey and the Trevor Project, as well as several mental health associations, testified at length about the so-called dangers of “conversion therapy” (this is a pejorative term coined by activists to demean therapies that assist individuals who experience unwanted SSA). When Brielle Goldani, a transgendered...
  • End Republican Party Obstructionism: Follow the California Model [Barf Alert]

    03/10/2013 6:13:03 PM PDT · by feralcat · 17 replies
    Verdict ^ | March 8, 2013 | John Dean
    Republican obstructionism is once again controlling Washington. The GOP refuses to negotiate—other than on their own terms—regarding the “sequester crisis” with its thoughtless spending cuts, which have been imposed on the nation notwithstanding what will likely be a disastrous impact on our economy, if not a danger to our national security. At least the GOP is consistent. During the first four years of the Obama presidency, Republicans opposed everything, and after the 2010 mid-term election, when they regained control of the House of Representatives, this opposition turned into blanket obstructionism. Still, President Obama was overwhelmingly reelected and campaigned on adopting...
  • I’m a White Republican Raising a Black Child: Deal With It

    04/28/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT · by feralcat · 124 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 26, 2012 | Nancy French
    ...This Presidential campaign cycle is very different for our family than the one in 2008. This time around, we have a four-year-old daughter we adopted from Ethiopia two years ago... Because we’ve had the audacity to appear in public with our family, we’ve been getting hate mail from liberals who are deeply offended that a white family would raise a black child (the Huffington Post posted a video of Naomi and me at CPAC and it generated more than 1,000 comments, many of them utterly vile). Usually, I laugh at baseless criticism and it inspires me to work even harder...
  • Theology up for debate at SCOTUS?

    10/25/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT · by feralcat · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2011 | William P. Mumma
    From homeland security to healthcare, the federal government now has the power to reach further than ever into American society. But so far, the feds have sensibly stayed out of the business of appointing religious leaders. Now, in a stunning about-face, the Obama Administration has urged the Supreme Court to allow courts to decide virtually any dispute between a church and its ministers. In the administration’s view, juries and judges, not congregations and bishops, should have the final say on who is fit for religious ministry. Fundamental questions of theology would be resolved in the same way as slip-and-fall cases....
  • The Myth of Voter Fraud [BARF Alert]

    10/10/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT · by feralcat · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2011 | The New York Times
    It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote — 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans, according to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice. As a result, more than five million eligible voters will have a harder time participating in the 2012 election. Of course the Republicans passing these laws never acknowledge their real purpose, which is to turn away from the polls people who are more likely to vote Democratic, particularly the young, the poor, the elderly and minorities. They insist...
  • Republicans for Tax Hikes

    08/26/2011 4:01:23 PM PDT · by feralcat · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | David Weigel
    It's not news when Jon Huntsman criticizes fellow Republicans. It's news when he agrees with them. On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Huntsman found himself in a virtual love-in with Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann over, of all things, taxes. The paper asked Huntsman if "the half of American households no longer paying income tax—mainly working poor families and seniors—should be brought onto the income tax rolls." He agreed, crediting the GOP's current front-runner for vice president, Sen. Marco Rubio, with the insight that "we don't have enough people paying taxes in this country." The Journal...
  • Yesterday’s Taboos - Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture

    08/23/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT · by feralcat · 40 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | August 23, 2011 | Chuck Colson
    Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood. Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be “dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy.” Doctor Who for adults” is what they called it. As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is “nihilistic” — it’s a judgment that’s reinforced by the show’s newest character. [...] For the fourth season, entitled “Miracle Day,” the writers ratcheted up the...
  • Jeb Bush, Jr. Endorses Huntsman

    08/10/2011 9:49:54 AM PDT · by feralcat · 40 replies
    Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has snagged an endorsement in a key battleground state - Jeb Bush Jr, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Rumors of a "major" announcement from the Huntsman campaign have been circulating through Florida for days, leading many to speculate that the former governor himself would throw his weight behind Huntsman. It was his 28-year-old son, however, who accepted a position with the campaign and detailed his support in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Gay couple asked to reverse shirt at Dollywood

    07/27/2011 6:44:22 PM PDT · by feralcat · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2011 | Kristin M. Hall
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lesbian couple is asking for changes at Dollywood after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others on a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex. Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton said Tuesday they want the park to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families after Odom was asked to reverse her shirt when they visited Dollywood Splash Country next to the Pigeon Forge amusement park. The story was first reported by WBIR-TV in Knoxville. Dollywood spokesman Pete...
  • Mark Steyn: Why liberals fell for 'Muslim lesbian blogger' hoax

    06/18/2011 10:44:57 AM PDT · by feralcat · 24 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 17, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Last week was a great week for lesbians coming out of the closet – coming out, that is, as middle-aged heterosexual men. On Sunday, Amina Arraf, the young vivacious Syrian lesbian activist whose inspiring blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus" had captured hearts around the world, was revealed to be, in humdrum reality, one Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old college student from Georgia. The following day, Paula Brooks, the lesbian activist and founder of the website LezGetReal, was revealed to be one Bill Graber, a 58-year-old construction worker from Ohio. In their capacity as leading lesbians in the Sapphic blogosphere, "Miss...
  • Postal worker who defecated in yard gets to keep his job

    05/26/2011 7:37:39 PM PDT · by feralcat · 70 replies
    KATU ^ | KATU.com Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. - A mail carrier who was caught using a yard as his personal toilet will not be fired. The incident happened last month at a home in southeast Portland and a neighbor, Don Derfler, captured the man in the act with his camera. Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor's house across the street. The postal worker then pulled down his pants and that's when Derfler began snapping pictures. "We trust people like the postal service and meter readers and people of that nature," Derfler told us when...
  • Cindy Sheehan: I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you're stupid.

    05/02/2011 10:36:15 PM PDT · by feralcat · 150 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 2, 2011 | Cindy Sheehan
    I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you're stupid. Just think to yourself--they paraded Saddam's dead sons around to prove they were dead--why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent--just put your flags away and THINK!
  • Nicky Díaz Santillán, Meg Whitman's Undocumented Ex-Housekeeper, Honored in Los Angeles Gala

    04/14/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT · by feralcat · 14 replies
    Fox News Lation ^ | April 08, 2011 | Bryan Llenas
    The former housekeeper of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was honored at an immigrant rights gala in Los Angeles Thursday. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, which organized the event, says Nicky Díaz Santillán's situation is similar to many undocumented immigrant household workers. The Mexican-born Díaz Santillán made headlines during California's gubernatorial election after her lawyer, Gloria Allred, claimed the housekeeper was "exploited, disrespected, himiliated and emotionally and financially abused" by Whitman. Díaz Santillán, who is an undocumented immigrant, claimed Whitman knew about her status during the nine years she was employed, which the republican gubernatorial candidate denied.
  • Exclusive Song: Fred Grandy Sings Obama is a Muslim

    08/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PDT · by feralcat · 7 replies
    WMAL ^ | August 25, 2010 | Fred Grandy
    Listen The popular morning drive radio talk show The Grandy Group aired today a special song entitled "Obama is a Muslim." The satirical song was performed by The Grandy Group host Fred Grandy. The song was inspired by a new poll finding an increasing number of Americans convinced that President Obama is a Muslim. Share the song with your friends!
  • Why did Bob Dole contribute to Charlie Crist’s campaign last week?

    08/18/2010 5:06:14 PM PDT · by feralcat · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/18/10 | Timothy P. Carney
    Charlie Crist left the Republican Party in April. In August, however, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole — now a health-care lobbyist — cut Crist a $1,000 check to finance his Senate race against Republican nominee Marco Rubio. See the FEC image below.
  • GOP leaders let demagogues set tone, lawmaker says [Barf Alert]

    07/09/2010 11:45:46 AM PDT · by feralcat · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | BEN EVANS
    WASHINGTON -- Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina's primary last month. While not naming names, 12-year incumbent Rep. Bob Inglis suggested in interviews with The Associated Press that tea party favorites such as former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and right-wing talk show hosts like Glenn Beck are the culprits. He cited a claim made famous by Palin that the Democratic health care bill would create "death panels" to decide whether elderly or sick people should get care....
  • California Mindset vs. Arizona Mindset

    05/27/2010 10:01:41 AM PDT · by feralcat · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog ^ | May 27, 2010 | James White
    HT: PB "The Governor is jogging with his/her dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks dog. California : #1. Governor starts to intervene, reflects upon the movie 'Bambi' and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural. #2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 upon relocating it. #3. He calls veterinarian. Vet collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases. #4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting...
  • Ranking Those 99 House Races by Degree of Difficulty for GOP Challengers

    05/06/2010 3:34:20 PM PDT · by feralcat · 11 replies · 756+ views
    The Campaign Spot - NationalReview.com ^ | May 06, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Here are my 99 races, grouped into five levels of difficulty. I’ve used three different measurements – the Department of Homeland Security’s old color-code alert system, a comparable degree of difficulty to beating NFL teams, and a quick assessment.
  • Fake Craigslist Ad Invites Strangers for 'Soccer Mom' Orgy

    04/26/2010 4:06:09 PM PDT · by feralcat · 43 replies · 1,723+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2010 | KI MAE HEUSSNER
    A Connecticut man, apparently in a spat with his neighbor, placed a Craigslist ad inviting strangers to her house to fulfill her "group sex" fantasies, police said. A Connecticut man's alleged Craigslist posting included his neighbor's address.Philip James Conran, 42, of West Hartford, Conn., was arrested in early April for allegedly creating a fraudulent Craigslist ad from a soccer mom "looking for fantasy to be filled." He entered no plea to charges of harassment, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, accessory to burglary, accessory to sexual assault, accessory to disorderly conduct, accessory to criminal trespass and risk of injury to child.
  • "Blaspheming the Prophet"

    04/19/2010 1:31:54 PM PDT · by feralcat · 20 replies · 652+ views
    Alpha & Omega Ministries ^ | April 19, 2010 | James White
    I just ran across this video, and I thought I'd post it while it is still available (it is as I post this, it might not be five minutes from now, you never know). Given how many times I have argued that Muhammad was not a prophet due to contradictions between the truth and the Qur'an, it would be very easy for some zealous jihadi to add me to the list included here.
  • Memo to Paul Krugman and Rep. Van Hollen: My Search Was Not in Vain (Maps show Dems "targeting" GOP)

    03/31/2010 4:05:35 PM PDT · by feralcat · 13 replies · 1,022+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | March 31, 2010 | John Sextom
    In last Thursday’s column, Paul Krugman admitted to having fun watching “right-wingers go wild.” One of the things that apparently delighted him was this map which Sarah Palin posted on her Facebook page:
  • Mark Steyn: America's future could be all Greek to us

    02/28/2010 11:29:45 AM PST · by feralcat · 7 replies · 877+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Feb 26, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    While Barack Obama was making his latest pitch for a brand new, even more unsustainable entitlement at the health care "summit," thousands of Greeks took to the streets to riot. An enterprising cable network might have shown the two scenes on a continuous split-screen - because they're part of the same story. It's just that Greece is a little further along in the plot: They're at the point where the canoe is about to plunge over the falls. America is further upstream and can still pull for shore, but has decided, instead, that what it needs to do is catch...
  • Five Reasons Why Libertarians Shouldn't Hate Government

    01/13/2010 4:29:59 PM PST · by feralcat · 7 replies · 283+ views
    reason.com ^ | January 13, 2010 | William D. Eggers and John O'Leary
    When we tell our limited-government friends that we have written a book titled If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government, about how government can better accomplish what it sets out to do, the reaction is often horror. "I don't want to make government work better, I want it to go away" is the typical response. Government, in their view, is the enemy. This way of thinking is deeply misguided, a troubling blind spot that keeps libertarians on the fringe of many policy debates. If you reflect only scorn for government, it’s hard...
  • Gore Vidal Describes Polanski's Victim as 'Young Hooker'

    10/29/2009 4:02:44 PM PDT · by feralcat · 51 replies · 2,266+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 28, 2009 | John Nolte
    In an interview published today, The Atlantic describes Gore Vidal as “a sharp provocateur, as irascible and irreverent as ever.” I’m assuming that’s some kind of internal Atlantic-code for "twisted old has-been degenerate desperate for attention": ATLANTIC: In September, director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland for leaving the U.S. in 1978 before being sentenced to prison for raping a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood. During the time of the original incident, you were working in the industry, and you and Polanski had a common friend in theater critic and producer Kenneth Tynan. So what’s your take...
  • FEC: Club for Growth Permitted to Contact Specter Donors

    08/27/2009 3:00:49 PM PDT · by feralcat · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | August 27, 2009 | Club for Growth
    Washington - The Federal Election Commission voted today to allow the Club for Growth to contact thousands of contributors to Senator Arlen Specter's campaign about his policy of providing refunds to those who supported his reelection before he switched parties from Republican to Democrat in April. "The Commission's decision is good news for thousands of Americans who contributed to Specter's campaign to elect a Republican, not to strengthen Harry Reid's Democratic majority," said Club Executive Director David Keating. "We look forward to helping Senator Specter make good on his commitment."
  • Voting for Obama anyway

    10/15/2008 11:57:04 AM PDT · by feralcat · 63 replies · 2,361+ views
    Politico ^ | October 15, 2008 | Ben Smith
    I just got an astounding e-mail from a Republican consultant I know well. He's a guy who's always thought Obama had a "glass jaw," and was always among those agitating for hitting Obama harder. Recently, he conducted a focus group in an upper-Midwestern state, showing them the kind of ad he thought would work: A no-holds-barred attack, cut for an independent group, which hasn't aired. I'm just going to reprint his amazed e-mail about the focus group: Reagan Dems and Independents. Call them blue-collar plus. Slightly more Target than Walmart. Yes, the spot worked. Yes, they believed the charges against...
  • Fight Rich Fat Cats

    08/30/2004 3:43:23 PM PDT · by feralcat · 15 replies · 403+ views
    Fight Rich Fat Cats! http://tinypic.com/3d6ib