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  • David Duke: Voting against Trump is 'treason to your heritage'

    02/29/2016 3:53:25 PM PST · by JRochelle · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.” “Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments. Read more:
  • Video: Rubio mocks Trump’s stupid tweets, wonders if he wet his pants last night

    02/26/2016 10:51:13 AM PST · by JRochelle · 121 replies ^ | 02/26/2016 | Allahpundit
    So here’s Rubio ditching Cruz’s approach and trying a new one-two punch: Trump is a con artist who exploits the little guy, whatever he may say on the stump, and also he’s a giant douche. Anti-Trumpers are in raptures on Twitter over this clip, watching Rubio take it to the bully with pure gleeful scorn, and I’m not immune to it. It’s pure catharsis after a month of setbacks, a surprise rout by an army that’s been in what feels like perpetual retreat. (It’s surprisingly funny in parts too. “How do you bankrupt a casino?” made me laugh.) And Rubio’s...
  • Don Wade, longtime radio host, dies at 72

    09/09/2013 3:43:44 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/08/2013 | Rosalind Rossi
    For nearly 30 years, the husband-and-wife team of “Don Wade and Roma” entertained and informed WLS-AM (890) listeners with a longevity unique in Chicago radio history. But on Sunday night, the station’s website shared the sad news from Roma Wade that “my hero, my best friend, my soulmate” had passed away “in my loving arms.’’ By 10 p.m., 10,000 well-wishers had sent emails to Roma Wade via the email address on the WLS-AM (890) website, said the station’s program manager, Tracy Slutzkin. Mr. Wade, 72, died Friday morning in Florida following a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer. His...
  • Video: Making the bus monitor cry

    06/21/2012 6:51:35 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 62 replies
    HotAir ^ | 06/20/2012 | Allahpundit
    Rarely will I post something for you that I haven’t watched myself, but I’ll cop straight up to not having watched this one. I can’t take it; the descriptions are bad enough. The cruelty’s so gratuitous and the target so sympathetic that it’s a bit like reading a story about someone torturing a small animal. A taste from the Blaze: Among the comment that hurt the most, Klein told WHAM-TV that one child’s statement that she is so ugly that her “kids should kill themselves” was particularly hurtful. Her son committed suicide 10 years ago. She’s a widow, hearing-impaired, and...
  • Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat

    04/17/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 125 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/17/2012 | Jake Tappert
    Much has been made about Mitt Romney, in 1983, putting his family dog Seamus in a kennel on top of his roof and driving from Boston to Canada, with said canine Seamus making his displeasure known in a rather scatological way. Democrats have signaled they have every intention of making sure the American people — especially dog-lovers — know the tale. In January, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted a photo of the president and Bo in a car, with the snide observation: “@davidaxelrod: How loving owners transport their dogs.” The Romney campaign signaled tonight that they are not...
  • Duck, It’s the Donald!

    04/20/2011 8:38:39 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 56 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/20/2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    At this point, there’s at least one thing you can’t blame Donald Trump for: being Donald Trump. Like the scorpion in Aesop’s fables that must sting the frog because that’s simply what scorpions do, the world-renowned, self-promoting billionaire clown must tout himself with passion and narcissistic self-regard. It was only a matter of time, for instance, before he came out with his own fragrance: Donald Trump Cologne by Donald Trump Eau De Toilettes (You can find it on The first of the two customer reviews is from a woman who discovered the scent as it wafted up from the...
  • R U Lovin’ Sarah’s Alaska?

    11/22/2010 7:32:39 AM PST · by JRochelle · 126 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/20/2010 | Matt Labash
    Just how Sarah is Sarah Palin’s Alaska, her new hit reality show on the TLC network? It’s soooo flippin’ Sarah, as Sarah would say. And it’s soooo Alaska, which Palin pronounces “A-LASK-ahhhh.” She repeats this on the show over and over again, as though we might forget where she’s from otherwise. She says it in that chirpy honk that, to her legions of fans, represents the music of Mom, apple pie, and flyover country. To her legions of enemies, it is the sound of gum smacking and syntax breaking. As Palin intones in the show’s opening, “A-LASK-ahhhh—I love this state...
  • Honor for killer haunts Ayers (RFK's son gets some revenge)

    09/24/2010 8:35:43 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 72 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/24/2010 | Art Golob
    When retiring University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Bill Ayers co-wrote a book in 1973, it was dedicated in part to Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy's assassin. That came back to haunt Ayers on Thursday when the U. of I. board, now chaired by Kennedy's son, considered his request for emeritus status. It was denied in a unanimous vote. Before the vote, an emotional Chris Kennedy spoke out against granting the status to Ayers. "I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to...
  • Drunk Russians drowning due to heat wave

    08/01/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 0715/2010 | Staff
    Vodka-drinking groups - some with small children - can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian capital where the current three-week heatwave may set a record of 98.6F (37C) this weekend. "Russia's Emergencies Ministry is very worried by the current situation. In the last day alone, 49 people drowned (in Russia), including two children, Vadim Seryogin, a department head at the ministry, told a news conference. More than 1,200 people drowned across Russia in June this year, he said, including 233 between July 5 and July 12. "The majority of those drowned were drunk," he said....
  • John Thune starts prepping for 2012

    07/27/2010 4:42:19 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 101 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/27/2010 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    With speculation growing that he’ll join the wide-open 2012 Republican presidential field, South Dakota Sen. John Thune plans to roll out a sweeping proposal Tuesday to remake the congressional budget process. Thune’s budget plan would create a joint House-Senate panel on cutting government spending, call for a line-item veto and mandate that 10 percent of the deficit be cut each year until it is eliminated. As he tries to build up his policy credentials, Thune is also stepping up his political travel, headlining a Republican Party of Virginia event on Wednesday, to be followed by trips to Arkansas, California and...
  • Buck regrets disparaging Tea Partiers (CO Senate)

    07/25/2010 7:01:52 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 127 replies · 6+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/25/10 | David Cantanese
    Insurgent Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck is apologizing for a degrading remark he made about the Tea Party movement last month that was caught on tape by a Democratic tracker. The Denver Post and 9News is expected to report Sunday night that Buck referred to the members of the Tea Party as "dumbasses" after a campaign event in Crowley, Colo. last month. "Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking about birth certificates? Woah, I'm on camera. God, what am I supposed to do?," Buck says on the tape, according to his campaign. Buck campaign spokesman...
  • J. D. Hayworth, Coming to an Infomercial Near You Soon

    06/21/2010 4:10:43 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/21/10 | Jim Geraghty
    It appears the Senate campaign of J. D. Hayworth has hit a bump in the road. A big one: Republican Senate challenger J. D. Hayworth appeared in a 2007 television infomercial in which he helped convince viewers that they could rake in big bucks by attending seminars that would teach them how to apply for federal grants that they wouldn’t have to pay back. National Grants Conferences, the Florida-based company that hosted the classes and produced the informercial, has faced criticism from multiple state attorneys general and Better Business Bureaus. Hayworth, a former Arizona congressman who is running against incumbent...
  • Rachel caught redhanded; The perils of amateur journalism(Maddow lies about Paul)

    05/26/2010 3:16:31 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | 5/23/10 | Paul Mulshine
    Over at the Daily Paul blog, we learn that Rachel Maddow has been circulating an inaccurate transcript of her conversation with Rand Paul. As you can see in the above clip (starting about the 8:00 mark), the candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky gave an answer to Maddow's question on civil rights that included various interjections and interruptions. Someone in Maddow-land edited this down to the following exchange: Maddow: Do you think that a private business has the right to say, "We don't serve black people"? Paul: Yes. I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form. As you...
  • Who's the gas bag? Rahm or Charlie?

    04/21/2010 8:29:03 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 8 replies · 398+ views ^ | 4/20/10 | Staff
    A curious note was struck during Rahm Emanuel's interview with Charlie Rose on April 19th... Who do you think was the gasbag? Listen here and then vote in our poll!
  • Max Baucus on Obamacare's hidden agenda - redistribution of wealth (Drunk Again?)

    03/25/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 17 replies · 2,215+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2010 | Various
    Max Baucus said this today, "The last couple three years the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind. Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America."
  • Duncan's office kept list of politicians' school requests (The Chicago Way)

    03/23/2010 5:25:06 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 4 replies · 497+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/22/2010 | Rosalind Rossi
    For several years during U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's tenure running Chicago's public schools, his office kept a list of elected officials and others trying to get children into the city's elite selective enrollment schools, top CPS official David Pickens told the Chicago Sun-Times today. “Sometimes it was parents. Sometimes it was somebody from central office, sometimes it was an elected official, [a local school council] member. It didn’t matter,” said Pickens, who was a top aide to Duncan and is still with CPS. “Sometimes they would call Arne. Sometimes they would call me directly.” The Chicago Public Schools inspector...
  • Jeremiah Wright: Honoring Living Legends Educating 365(honoring himself)

    03/04/2010 7:33:54 AM PST · by JRochelle · 17 replies · 580+ views ^ | 3/2/10 | Jeremiah Wright
    When it comes to issues of social justice and empowerment in the African American community, three names may readily come to mind, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina and the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Each has made a tremendous impact on the Black community and in the Black church, locally, nationally and internationally, and each has been dedicated to education as the most effective way of changing the plight of those who live on life’s margins. Because of their legacy of educating, they are being honored as Living Legends for their...
  • Charlie Rangel News Conference Live Thread 9:00AM

    03/03/2010 5:52:33 AM PST · by JRochelle · 73 replies · 4,079+ views ^ | 3/3/2010 | Staff
    Rangle is holding a news conference in 15 minutes. Will he throw in the towel? No link yet.
  • Beck on Brown: 'Could end with a dead intern'

    01/20/2010 12:50:39 PM PST · by JRochelle · 186 replies · 5,827+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/20/2010 | Ben Smith
    Glenn Beck took serious exception to Scott Brown's cringe-inducing announcement that his daughters were "available" in the middle of an otherwise well-received victory speech. “Bad enough,” said Beck on his radio show after playing Brown's initial comment. “Hey. my two daughters on the meat market!” If Beck had said that, his daughters would “never have spoken to me again,” he said, and his wife would have left a "collection of my parts in drawers scattered throughout my house.” “I want a chastity belt on this man,” he said, after mentioning Brown's Cosmo spread. “I want his every move watched in...
  • Ben Nelson tries to repair damage at home

    01/14/2010 2:48:07 PM PST · by JRochelle · 25 replies · 2,070+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/14/2010 | Manu Raju
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill. Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat. “It was definitely a scene in there,” said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO. It’s a new experience for Nelson....