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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....
  • Breaking: Nelson rejects abortion compromise

    12/17/2009 10:31:21 AM PST · by JRochelle · 124 replies · 5,076+ views
    HotAir ^ | 12/17/2009 | Ed Morrisey
    The path to 60 just got a lot more difficult: In an interview Thursday with a Nebraska radio station, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said new compromise language on abortion funding is unacceptable. “As it is right now, without further modifications, it isn’t sufficient,” Nelson told KLIN radio in Lincoln, NE. This could be a significant blow to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s effort to line up 60 votes in the coming days for the health care bill. Nelson has said he would filibuster the bill unless the abortion language mirrored what was included in the House bill. Even if abortion...
  • Obama Leaves White House Holding GQ Magazine With Himself On The Cover

    11/30/2009 6:56:07 PM PST · by JRochelle · 23 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | 11/25/2009 | Kurt
    Narcissism –noun 1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. 2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
  • Death to conservatism? (faux grave site of former presidents)

    10/31/2009 7:47:34 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 17 replies · 933+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/31/2009 | Anne Schroder Mullins
    The not-so-subtle "RIP" to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on East Capitol Street enraged at least one conservative passerby, who told POLITICO: "This is the liberal tolerance we keep hearing about. Someone went to a lot of effort to show how little class they have."
  • And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!

    10/30/2009 4:53:25 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 41 replies · 4,502+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 10/30/2009 | Emily Geiger
    So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker? Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it. You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser. The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid. In fact, he had just...
  • Tim Pawlenty Endorses Doug Hoffman

    10/26/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 101 replies · 4,204+ views
    RedState ^ | 10/26/2009 | Erick Erickson
    With polling now showing NY-23 has come down to a two man race between Hoffman and Owens, the Democrat, momentum is clearly in Hoffman’s favor. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is now adding to the momentum becoming the first sitting Republican Governor to endorse Hoffman. This comes on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement from last week. What makes this stand out even more than the Palin endorsement is that Pawlenty has not been seen as diverging with the Republican establishment. He’s not seen as the maverick that Palin is. But Pawlenty has a huge amount of stature inside the...
  • NPR analyst compares Obama to Nixon, issues full apology

    10/24/2009 10:00:02 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 56 replies · 2,789+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/24/2009 | Byron York
    It's pretty unremarkable to describe the Obama White House's growing enemies list -- the insurance companies, Chamber of Commerce, Fox News -- as "Nixonian." But there's one place where, if you venture such an opinion, you'd better be prepared to apologize -- quickly and profusely. On National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Wednesday, NPR political editor Ken Rudin said the White House campaign against Fox News is a bad idea. "It's not only aggressive, it's almost Nixonesque," Rudin said. "I mean, you think of what Nixon and Agnew did with their enemies list and their attacks on the media;...
  • Tim Pawlenty’s Values Voter Speech (Great Speech)

    09/19/2009 4:08:31 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 44 replies · 2,111+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 09/19/09 | David Weigel
    Here’s the text of Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R-Minn.) speech from the Values Voter Summit, annotated to note when the audience applauded. Thanks to the VVS organizers for providing it. Well, thank you very much. And no, Brett Favre is not part of the cash for clunkers program so – (laughter) – it’s going to be a Super Bowl quarterback this year. I’m delighted to be with you tonight, and I’m honored to be the governor of the great state of Minnesota. And of course, one of the privileges and perks of being governor of a state is you get to...
  • Obama fudging another health-care horror story? (Yes, Barry Lies Again)

    09/19/2009 8:24:25 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 51 replies · 3,097+ views
    HotAir ^ | 09/19/09 | Ed Morrissey
    Snip: In her speech yesterday, Michelle Obama told a story to which every parent can relate — the moment that a child may have a severe illness that could kill them or damage them for life (via JammieWearingFool): "I will never forget the time eight years ago when Sasha was four months that she would not stop crying. And she was not a crier, so we knew something was wrong. So we fortunately were able to take her to our pediatrician that next morning. He examined her and same something’s wrong. We didn’t know what. But he told us that...
  • John Bolton on Missle Defense (ListenLive)

    09/18/2009 6:10:18 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 3 replies · 526+ views
    WLSAM ^ | 9/18/09 | staff
    John Bolton was on WLSAM this morning discussing the disastrous plan by Obama to end the missile defense shield in Poland. WLS will replay it again just after 9:00 EST this morning. Bolton was brilliant as usual... Click on the link and the listen live button is in the upper right hand corner.
  • Jackie Jackson gets special treatment (Mrs. Jesse Jackson)

    08/18/2009 5:45:39 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 18 replies · 1,968+ views ^ | 8/17/2009 | Chuck Gowdie
    August 17, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- On a day that city workers are on forced-furloughs to save money, the Chicago Fire Department confirms that it afforded special treatment this weekend to the wife of Rev. Jesse Jackson by assigning a city ambulance to drive her from O'Hare Airport to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Fire Department rules and regulations explicitly state that requests for non-emergency transports by city ambulances must be denied without the approval of the fire commissioner or his designee. That is just what happened over the weekend, when special treatment was afforded to Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of...
  • Tea Party accepts parade apology

    07/17/2009 8:20:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 31 replies · 2,216+ views
    EastBayRI ^ | 7/16/2009 | Scott Pickering
    The Bristol Fourth of July Committee and the Rhode Island Tea Party put down their sabers Wednesday, a week after a phone call between two Bristol residents unleashed a torrent of nationwide anger upon this town and the state of Rhode Island. The Tea Party accepted an apology from Fourth of July committee chairman Dave Burns, and assurance that the citizens activist group has not been banned from future July 4 parades. The Fourth of July Committee also made it clear that their Float Committee chairman, Jim Tavares, had no authority to “ban” the Tea Party when he called float...
  • John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save planet

    07/10/2009 9:48:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 232 replies · 7,486+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • White House Press Corps Happy to Attend Barack Obama's Off-the-Record BBQ

    07/09/2009 7:19:02 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    Gawker ^ | 7/9/09 | John Cook
    Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We reported yesterday that Politico's Mike Allen was spotted milling about as a guest at the White House's "backyard bash" by the pool reporter, who was allowed into the event for 40 minutes and kept in a pen before being ushered out. When Allen quoted from the pool report in his Playbook column the next day, he deleted a reference to his own name...
  • Robbers strip 300 graves at historic black Chicago cemetery

    07/09/2009 5:47:44 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 36 replies · 1,668+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/09/09 | Mira Oberman
    CHICAGO (AFP) — Grave robbers stripped at least 300 plots at a historic black cemetery outside Chicago, dumped many of the bodies and then resold the plots for a profit, officials said Thursday. The years-long scheme was carried out by the cemetery's manager and three gravediggers who sold the "used" graves so they could pocket the fees rather than pass them along to the Arizona-based owners. "This was not done in a very delicate way," Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said at a press conference. "They would excavate a grave, excavate the entire site and then they would proceed to...
  • Sarah Palin Explains Her Decision to Resign

    07/03/2009 1:25:20 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 200 replies · 7,868+ views
    CampaignSpot ^ | 7/3/09 | Jim Gerahgty
    "I know when it's time to pass the ball for victory," soon-to-be-former Governor Sarah Palin says at a press conference with her family, standing before a picturesque river and seaplane. She says she's looking forward to the swearing in of Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. "All I can ask is that you trust me with this decision," she says. "I cannot millions of dollars and time go to waste just so I can remain as governor of Alaska. "This decision has been in the works for a while. It comes after a great deal of prayer and deliberation." She said when...
  • Durbin cashed out during big stock collapse (Crooked Dem Alert)

    06/13/2009 6:15:13 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 66 replies · 3,454+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6/13/2009 | Staff
    <p>As U.S. stock markets plummeted last September, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, sold more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual-fund shares and used much of the money to invest in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.</p> <p>The Illinois senator's 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks. The same day, he bought $43,562 worth of Berkshire Hathaway's Class B stock, the disclosure shows.</p>
  • Going Alinsky on Letterman

    06/13/2009 5:58:18 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 127 replies · 3,254+ views
    AceOfSpades ^ | 6/13/2009 | Chad
    We all know that David Letterman stepped in it this week. Besides being an unfunny has been his jokes about the Palin family have lit up the dextrosphere and as near as I can tell people are still angry as hell about them. That's good because it gives the conservative right a chance to steal from the Obama playbook and go Alinsky on Letterman. This seems perfect for a little Rule 1, 3, and 12 combined action: Cynthia Yockey - A newly conservative lesbian - has some suggestions: 1. Be tenacious The campaign must last at least 30 days anything...
  • Video: Obama auto team called shareholder lawyer a “terrorist”

    06/13/2009 7:25:33 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 148 replies · 3,941+ views ^ | 6/13/2009 | Ed Morrisey
    When we last left the negotiations between Chrysler’s senior bondholders and Barack Obama’s auto task force, Thomas Lauria and his clients alleged that the government used intimidation tactics and threatened to sic the White House press corps on individuals if they didn’t give up their rights to allow the unions to win in the bankruptcy. Congress took an interest in this”madman” theory of the Presidency and got access to some e-mails floating between the task force and an analyst. Rep, Steven LaTourette (R-OH) reads from the e-mails, in which the auto task force calls Lauria — their attorney — a...
  • Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

    05/30/2009 3:03:38 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 45 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
    Not many schools in California recruit teachers with language like this: "We are looking for hard working people who believe in free market capitalism. . . . Multi-cultural specialists, ultra liberal zealots, and college-tainted oppression liberators need not apply." That, it turns out, is just the beginning of the ways in which American Indian Public Charter and its two sibling schools spit in the eye of mainstream education. These small, no-frills, independent public schools in the hard-scrabble flats of Oakland sometimes seem like creations of television's "Colbert Report." They mock liberal orthodoxy with such zeal that it can seem like...
  • Jay Mohr Goes There: Michelle Obama's a Man, Baby

    05/20/2009 5:29:01 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 44 replies · 2,235+ views
    AceOfSpades ^ | 5/20/09 | Ace
    The sniping starts at around 1:54. Michelle Obama that is a big dude. When Barack plays pick up games at the White House, you know he picks Michelle as his forward, maybe his (center) depending on who’s in Congress that day. “That has to be like being married to Elton Brand. She is a big dude. That's NBA forward Elton Brand. Supermodel Iman, by the way, said of Michelle Obama, she's "no great beauty. From gossip site The Frisky, which finds all of this horrible and grossly disrespectful and all that. The problem is this: When the MSM and tabloids...
  • Statement from Governor Sarah Palin

    05/20/2009 2:26:09 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 9 replies · 788+ views
    SarahPac ^ | 5/19/2009 | SarahPalin
    The transition from Candidate Obama to President Obama has been as predictable as Alaska's winter snow. We are now witnessing actions that will lead to a monumental shift away from free market capitalism and the strong work ethic that built this great country. 'Change' in this administration has meant rapid movement toward massive government growth, huge tax burdens on future generations, and an unprecedented reliance upon foreign countries. Today, we learned that Obama’s decisions continue to impact Alaskans; while we as taxpayers now own General Motors, Obama closes another dealership – this time in Soldotna as more of Alaskans’ hard-earned...
  • Outspoken beauty pageant winner denies implants

    05/05/2009 4:32:00 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 30 replies · 1,731+ views
    IowaHawk ^ | 5/5/09 | Iowahawk
    Outspoken beauty pageant winner denies implants.
  • Bios of prosecutors facing criminal investigation (Sen. Stevens)

    04/07/2009 6:01:51 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 49 replies · 2,566+ views
    Brief biographical sketches of six federal prosecutors under investigation for mishandling the trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens. BRENDA MORRIS: A longtime prosecutor with the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, Morris now serves as its principal deputy. She helped supervise the investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and has prosecuted corruption cases around the country. She teaches corruption investigations within the Justice Department and is a professor at Georgetown Law School. A graduate of Howard University law school, she served as the lead attorney in the Stevens trial, giving the government's opening statement and cross-examining Stevens. NICHOLAS MARSH: One of...
  • Frugal Feast: We've come a long way, baby (Frugal Tips)

    04/03/2009 6:12:57 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 55 replies · 2,270+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 3/25/2009 | Robin Broadbent
    ...Plan out a week's worth of dinners before going to the store. Check the supermarket fliers and base your menu on what is on sale. By doing a week's worth of shopping in one trip, you really will save money and time. Raise your hand if you have ever gone into the store for "a few items" and come out with $79.43 in stuff you didn't think you needed. Uh huh, we thought so. Store Brands are just as good as name brands (most of the time). Our pantries are full of delicacies like Juicy Magic, Woven Wheats and Magic...
  • Minimizing Mitt

    03/17/2009 2:49:37 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 172 replies · 2,652+ views
    National Review/Corner ^ | 3/17/09 | Jerry Taylor
    Cesar, if Mitt Romney is the political answer for conservatives, the question must be, "How might the conservative movement commit intellectual suicide in the quickest manner possible?" His ideas about health care are virtually indistinguishable from those offered by President Obama, save for the fact that Romney is more disingenuous than Obama regarding the reforms he has in mind. Regarding the auto industry, he is indecipherable, having taken both pro-bailout and anti-bailout positions (the former as a candidate, the latter as an ex-candidate in the New York Times, and yes, it's just another of the usual set of politically opportunistic...
  • Home from the war... and our troops are greeted by abuse from Muslim protesters (Britian)

    03/10/2009 6:43:12 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 15 replies · 1,420+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 3/11/2009 | Michael Seamark
    Twice in two years they have fought in Iraq. Twelve of their regimental comrades paid the ultimate price there and in Afghanistan. Over the past two years they have spent day after day patrolling hostile territory, where every passer-by could have a gun or a bomb. So the 200 men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment perhaps had a right to expect a heroes’ welcome yesterday on a homecoming parade through Luton. Instead, they were faced with the hate-filled jeers of anti-war protesters waving placards saying: ‘Anglian soldiers: Butchers of Basra,’ and ‘Anglian soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists.’ There was...
  • AIG Warned of 'Crisis' if Government Didn't Help (AIG Threatens, Obama Caves)

    03/09/2009 4:44:57 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 33 replies · 1,052+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 3/9/2009 | Matt Jaffe
    An AIG report to the Treasury Department last month warned that if the government didn't come to its rescue again, its collapse would trigger a "chain reaction of enormous proportion" that would "potentially bankrupt or bring down the entire system" and make it impossible for AIG to repay the billions it already owed the U.S. government. A draft report, obtained by ABC News, and marked "strictly confidential," said, "the failure of AIG would cause turmoil in the US economy and global markets, and have multiple and potentially catastrophic unforeseen consequences." Four days later, AIG was given $30 billion in federal...
  • Did Married CNN Analyst Get Competitor's Daughter Pregnant?

    03/03/2009 2:40:37 PM PST · by JRochelle · 19 replies · 2,163+ views ^ | 3/2/09 | Ryan Tate
    CNN's Jeffrey Toobin reportedly "crossed the line" with Casey Greenfield, daughter of a CBS reporter. Columnists Rush & Molloy don't give details, but one can speculate from what they omit: Greenfield is pregnant. Toobin, 13 years Greenfield's senior, is still married (with children) to Amy McIntosh. Toobin declined to talk to the Daily News about his relationship with Greenfield, as did Greenfield herself. Their refusal to speak is sure to arch eyebrows. Given Greenfield's advanced pregnancy, which she tracks on her Facebook profile, Rush & Molloy surely knew what their item was implying: Toobin is the father of Greenfield's child....
  • Selling the Stimulus in Elkhart, Ind.

    02/09/2009 1:22:28 PM PST · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 1,505+ views
    AbcNews ^ | 2/09/09 | Sunlen Miller
    President Barack Obama took his economic stimulus pitch on the road today, with a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Ind., where he warned that the recession could... <> The president took eight questions in a back and forth that lasted just under 40 minutes. One of them drew boos from the crowd when a young woman who identified herself as Tara said, "You've come to our county and asked us to trust you, but those that you have appointed to your Cabinet are not trustworthy and can't handle their own budget and taxes." The crowd booed, but the president proceeded...
  • Report: Palin to speak, Limbaugh to keynote at CPAC

    02/05/2009 2:28:15 PM PST · by JRochelle · 34 replies · 2,302+ views
    HotAir ^ | 2/05/2009 | AllahPundit
    Good lord. It’s grassroots Woodstock. "The annual CPAC convention of conservatives is expected to be a sellout because two huge names are coming to deliver red-meat speeches: Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. We’ve got the whole list for you below. Limbaugh will play clean-up, speaking last on Saturday February, and organizers expect him to expand on fight with Obamacans over his recent comment: “I want him to fail.” The schedule at the link says only that they’ve been invited, not that they’ve confirmed, but the fact that each has been given a specific time slot — Palin speaks in the...