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  • The reasons why I can't vote for Obama (vanity)

    10/09/2008 6:25:34 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 12 replies · 1,009+ views
    Vanity | 10/09/08 | Spinynorman
    1) his continued and inexplicable associations with terrorists (the Ayers) 2) his 20 year allegiance to black supremacist racist Wright and Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam 3) his plan to gut the Second Amendment 4) his plan for "universal" health care 5) his sleazy ad about McCain's bouts with cancer 6) his sleazy racist ad trying to make McCain and Limbaugh appear anti Mexican 7) David Axelrod, part of the Chicago political machine; the Dem’s Karl Rove 8) 142 days of "experience" 9) his "lipstick" attack on Palin 10) his 138 "present" votes 11) running unopposed in his...
  • Kate Walsh: Abstinence-Only "Not Working" (PP fake doctor)

    03/28/2008 12:54:44 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 46 replies · 983+ views
    Kate Walsh: Abstinence-Only "Not Working" Cites One-In-Four Teen Girl STDs Rate In U.S. As Proof Fed-Sponsored Sex Ed Needs Broadening March 28, 2008 Kate Walsh on The Early Show Friday (CBS/EARLY SHOW) (CBS) Actress Kate Walsh is pushing for federal sex education programs to teach strategies beyond abstinence-only. Walsh, who played a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy" and stars in its spin-off, "Private Practice," is a member of the board of advocates of Planned Parenthood, and went to Capitol Hill Thursday to take part in a congressional briefing on sex education. She's been lobbying for sex ed to include birth control...
  • Kerry: Obama Being Swiftboated

    01/23/2008 9:50:36 AM PST · by SpinyNorman · 55 replies · 248+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 22, 2008 | Newsmax
    Sen. John Kerry is calling on Democrats to help presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama avoid the fate he endured in the 2004 election -- "swiftboating" by political foes. In an e-mail sent out Tuesday to Obama's supporters, Kerry wrote: "I support Barack Obama because he doesn't seek to perfect the politics of Swiftboating -- he seeks to end it. "This is personal for me, and for a whole lot of Americans who lived through the 2004 election. As a veteran, it disgusts me that the Swift Boats we loved while we were in uniform on the Mekong Delta have been...
  • US Senate Moves to Pass Anti-Immigrant Bill (leftist barf alert)

    04/09/2006 6:47:52 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Indolink Internet news service ^ | 4/7/06 | INDOlink News Bureau
    Immigrants and Anti-War Movements Unite April 7, New York -- One day after Senate Republicans toughened an already harsh immigration proposal, leaders from diverse immigrant groups, legal experts, and key anti-war organizers joined their efforts to oppose the wars at home and abroad. Throughout this month, immigrants are spearheading local and national actions to demand an end to the wars at home and abroad. The anti-war movement has joined them. Judith LeBlanc, national co-chair of United for Peace & Justice-NYC said, “The Bush administration’s foreign and domestic policies are closely intertwined, both premised on aggression, fear, intolerance and injustice. Peace...
  • Opinion pages explained: Separate but equal (LOL alert!!)

    09/12/2005 6:57:15 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 3 replies · 270+ views
    The Boston Globe (a New York Times company) ^ | 9/12/05 | Editorial Staff of the Boston Globe
    Some readers get confused about the relationship between the editorial page and the rest of the newspaper, especially since the term "editorial" is often used to describe everything in the Globe that is not advertising. But the news operation, led by editor Marty Baron, is completely separate from the editorial (opinion) pages, led by editorial-page editor Renee Loth. The two do not coordinate coverage or influence the others' professional judgments. Globe endorsements of candidates, for example, are made without consultation with any news reporter or editor, and Globe reporters are expected to cover campaigns without regard to whom the editorial...
  • The latest falsehood: The U.S. is in Iraq to stabilize it (mega domestic enemies alert)

    09/06/2005 8:25:41 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 8 replies · 217+ views
    Aljazeera Online Magazine ^ | 9/6/05 | Kevin Zeese
    The latest falsehood: The U.S. is in Iraq to stabilize it 9/6/2005 6:00:00 PM GMT Ads by alClick - Middle East Advertising The claims of bringing stability to Iraq are just absurd By: Kevin Zeese Just as President Bush claimed in the build-up to war that the U.S. was threatened by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and Saddam's connection to Osama bin Laden and 9/11 plotters– we are now being told a new falsehood – U.S. troops are in Iraq to stabilize the country. Even the slightest scratching of the reality surface shows the absurdity of this wartime propaganda. Even...
  • George Bush never looked into Nick's eyes (Not so eerie similarities here.....)

    08/30/2005 12:47:25 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 49 replies · 1,622+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 5/ 21/ 2004 | Michael Berg
    George Bush never looked into Nick's eyes Even more than the murderers who took my son's life, I condemn those who make policies to end lives Michael Berg Friday May 21, 2004 The Guardian My son, Nick, was my teacher and my hero. He was the kindest, gentlest man I know; no, the kindest, gentlest human being I have ever known. He quit the Boy Scouts of America because they wanted to teach him to fire a handgun. Nick, too, poured into me the strength I needed, and still need, to tell the world about him. People ask me why...
  • American flags taken down in error (yeah, right! More anti flag actions in Berkeley East!)

    08/11/2005 8:59:08 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 8 replies · 874+ views
    SPRINGFIELD - Every morning since she began working at Springfield Gulf, day manager Debra A. Correggio has started her shift by displaying nine American flags on the grassy strip in front of the Congress Street gas station. But Tuesday, an agent from the city's Office of Code Enforcement told her to take the down the flags and several advertising signs and leave them down or face a $100 fine. "He told me to take down the flags. They can't be out there," Correggio said. "I never heard of such a thing." Neither has the Office of Code Enforcement. "We have...
  • Follow the Money Is NARAL's attack on John Roberts about abortion rights or abortion profits?

    08/10/2005 6:05:50 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 13 replies · 499+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/2005 | MANUEL MIRANDA
    From the indignation of his defenders, it seems the Battle of John Roberts might have begun in earnest this week. On Monday, NARAL Pro-Choice America launched a major ad campaign that aims to scare a small portion of America, then raise more money to scare the rest. NARAL will spend $500,000 to frighten cable news watchers and the people of Maine and Rhode Island, home to three liberal Republican senators. The 30-second ad is titled "Speaking Out." Here's the script: "Used with permission from, a web site from Dow Jones & Company, Inc."
  • Report Highlights Problems Asian Americans Face in Voting (whining alert!

    08/08/2005 10:53:38 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 17 replies · 442+ views
    INDOLINK ^ | 8/8/05 | Editorial
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2005 - A new report released today, the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, underscores the importance of providing access to the ballot for Asian Americans with limited English proficiency. The report, "Sound Barriers: Asian Americans and Language Access in Election 2004," details the barriers faced by Asian Americans who voted during last year's elections. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost three million Asian Americans turned out to vote on Nov. 2, 2004. The report, released by NAPALC and its affiliates, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles, the...
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations perpetuates Newsweek "reporting" of Koran flushing.

    05/20/2005 7:58:27 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 7 replies · 269+ views
    CAIR home page ^ | 5/19/05 | CAIR
    At minimum, check out the asterisked stories: Quran Has Changed the Course of History 5/19/2005 CAIR-DC: Free Korans 5/19/2005 CAIR-DC: To Muslims, Not Just A Book 5/19/2005 CAIR-Fl: Muslim Group Will Hand Out Quran 5/19/2005 GOP Aides Say New Patriot Act Obliges Bush 5/19/2005 Ex-Official Denies Blocking Mosque 5/19/2005 2 Officers Punished In 2003 for Abusing Detainees 5/19/2005 **Red Cross Told U.S. Of Disrespect at Guantanamo 5/19/2005 Quran More than A Book for Muslims 5/19/2005 OH: Kids' Books Help Share Muslim Faith 5/19/2005 Koran Ordered Online Contains Hate Slogans 5/19/2005 NY: Doctor Puts Faith in Medications, God 5/19/2005 **Newsweek Got...
  • Early Show perpetuates Newsweak problem

    05/17/2005 5:44:14 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 34 replies · 1,298+ views
    CBS Morning Show | 5/17/05 | Vanity
    <p>The lead story on ABC's Good Morning America around 7:30 this morning: "Under pressure from the White House, Newsweak retracts it's Koran desecration story!!"</p> <p>Even the Newsweak editor that was being interviewed realized the gigantic faux pas that the talking head had uttered, and immediately took issue with the lead line and corrected her. Then went on to repeat the "it's the Pentagon's fault" line that Newsweak is using to try to bail themselves out.</p>
  • Bush Social Security proposal a huge scam (projectile vomiting alert)

    02/13/2005 4:11:07 PM PST · by SpinyNorman · 20 replies · 676+ views
    The Sunday Republican (in name only) ^ | 2/6/2005 | Michael Meeropol
    Bush Social Security proposal a huge scam Sunday, February 06, 2005 By MICHAEL MEEROPOL The Bush administration has thrown down a challenge to those of us who want to defend Social Security from the "privateering privatizers." (I call them that because if Congress guts Social Security to create private accounts, the financial services industry will skim 20 percent right off the top on all investments, whether the markets go up, down or sideways.) The administration wants us to believe that Social Security benefits are doomed to be lowered by some future Congress, whereas with privatized pensions the individual will own...
  • Fleeing America - Post 9/11

    01/26/2005 7:12:04 AM PST · by SpinyNorman · 16 replies · 613+ views
    The Village Voice vis ^ | 1/6/2005 | Alisa Solomon
    Donald Rumsfeld will lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery. Michael Bloomberg and George Pataki will join a ceremony at ground zero. Families for Peaceful Tomorrows—an anti-war group of relatives of victims of the 9-11 attacks—will lead a candlelight procession and silent vigil. In the Pakistani enclave of Midwood, Brooklyn, New Yorkers will also remember the gruesome day when three of their community members lost their lives at the World Trade Center. But for "Little Pakistan," where a hefty portion of the U.S.´s 500,000 immigrants from that country make their homes, the date also marks another, related tragedy: the beginning of...
  • UMass students react to election result

    11/04/2004 6:42:34 AM PST · by SpinyNorman · 31 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Daily Collegian ^ | 11/4/04 | Various
    UMass students react to election result By Matt Elder Collegian Staff November 04, 2004 The aftermath of the most highly anticipated election night began yesterday at the University of Massachusetts as students and faculty weighed in on the results. "I'm a little dizzy and tired this morning," said journalism professor Ralph Whitehead to his Election Coverage class yesterday. Whitehead said that this election went very similar to the way the 2000 election went. However, he said that he thought the difference in the number of votes that Bush got was the fact that Karl Rove, Bush's chief strategist, went out...
  • Westin Blasts Opinion in Media

    10/27/2004 10:54:31 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 3 replies · 264+ views
    The Harvard Crimson Online ^ | October 26, 2004 | Michael Chion
    Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Westin Blasts Opinion in Media By MICHAEL CHION Contributing Writer ABC News President David Westin discusses the current state of network news at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum last night. Westin criticized the frequency of opinion commentary in the media. ABC News President David Westin warned against the proliferation of opinion commentary in the news media at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum yesterday night. “The more time we express our opinions, the less time we have to talk about the facts,” Westin said. “Unfortunately, opinion is...
  • Demagoguery emboldened: Attacks on dissent since 9/11 (Spinsanity)

    10/01/2004 12:01:39 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Spinsanity ^ | 9/30/04 | Brendan Nyhan
    Demagoguery emboldened: Attacks on dissent since 9/11 By Brendan Nyhan September 30, 2004 In recent weeks, President Bush, conservative commentators, and Republican officials have tried to shut down debate over Bush's military leadership by claiming that Kerry and other Democrats are encouraging terrorists and that America's enemies are on their side. Regrettably, these anti-democratic smears have been used widely in the three years since Sept. 11. The tactic of attacking dissenters has been revived with a vengeance in the current presidential campaign. Senator Zell Miller, D-Ga., said at the Republican convention that "while young Americans are dying in the sands...
  • Kerry falls very short (by a UMASS student!!!!)

    09/23/2004 6:06:20 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 22 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Daily Collegian ^ | 9/23/04 | Matthew M. Burke
    Kerry falls very short by Matthew M. Burke, Collegian columnist September 23, 2004 I love John Kerry. I can't explain it but it's dizzying. I am the biggest John Kerry fan in the universe at this juncture in the election because he makes it so easy to discredit his ideas and his potential leadership. This isn't even challenging anymore. Bush's foul ups are a mere footnote to Kerry's shoddy record. In an age where unprovoked butchers crash airliners into our buildings killing thousands, Kerry wants to be more sensitive in the war on terror. This comes as the terrorists savagely...
  • Columnist Says Barack Obama 'Lied To The American People;' Asks Publisher to Withdraw Obama's Book

    08/15/2004 4:21:34 PM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 86 replies · 6,344+ views
    Yahoo Finance News page ^ | 8/10/04 | Andy Martin
    NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ --'s independent contrarian columnist, Andy Martin, will publish a column and hold simultaneous news conferences in New York and London on Wednesday, August 11th to disclose he believes Barack Obama is a political fraud who "lied to the American people." Martin has asked Crown Books to stop sales of Obama's book because of its fraudulent content. Martin says Obama may be a threat to the Jewish community. NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS: New York: Time/date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:00 A.M. Location: Northeast Corner of Fifth Avenue and 65th Street (Temple Emanu-El) London: Time/date: Wednesday, August...
  • The Bush Bash (projectile vomiting alert)

    08/13/2004 7:13:44 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 17 replies · 627+ views ^ | 8/2/04 | Charley Reese
    Books keep pouring off the presses on the subject of why George W. Bush should not be re-elected. I got four in my mailbox recently. Bush might be the biggest boon to book publishing since Harry Potter. The most serious of the four books is The Bubble of American Supremacy, by George Soros. The most superficial is Bush Must Go, by TV personality Bill Press. The most left-wing is The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America, by Eric Alterman and Mark Green. It is also the most tedious. My God, but progressive writers do need a sense of...