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  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • 'Pink Tax': Why Are Women's Products More Expensive than Mens?

    02/25/2015 12:27:57 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    abc 22 ^ | 2-24-2015
    DAYTON-- Identical women's and men's products are being sold at different price points in Ohio. The phenomenon is known as "pink tax," and we put some products to the test. One-a-day "Pro Edge" vitamins, 50 count, are packed in the same sized box just different colors; the women's vitamins cost $9.49, while the men's cost $7.99. Up&Up women's shave gel for dry skin relief costs $2.39, while the identical product for men, packaged in a blue cartridge rather than pink, costs $1.87. The Gillette Fusion men's razor with five blades and packaged with two extra cartridges costs $10.79, while the...
  • The Indecent Exposure of Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 8:50:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Shepherd Express ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s fascinating to watch the national media slowly come to realize just how fundamentally dishonest Gov. Scott Walker can be. Walker’s likable, low-key personality makes a good first impression. But it didn’t take many in Wisconsin long to recognize the double-talking radical extremist behind that bland persona. That’s why Wisconsin may now be the angriest, most politically polarized state in the nation. Now the rest of the country is beginning to see why. Walker may seem like a wide-eyed, Midwestern innocent next to crude political thugs like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but that’s...
  • One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL? (Barf Alert)

    02/09/2015 11:42:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 8, 2015 | Cyd Zeigler
    It was a year ago - the Sunday after Super Bowl XLVIII at 8pmET - that Michael Sam turned speculation into reality: One of college football's best players, and a top NFL prospect, was gay. In the coming months he was showered with praise. Eric Dickerson would offer him congratulations. Michael Irvin would call him his friend. Robert Quinn welcomed him to the Rams. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama himself, would laud him.
  • Clint Eastwood Turns American Sniper Into a Republican Platform Movie (barf)

    01/15/2015 9:05:34 AM PST · by walford · 44 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | David Edelstein
    Spouting off to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood looked as if he were slipping into doddering dementia, but he’s shrewder and more focused than ever in his Iraq War picture American Sniper. It’s a cracker­jack piece of filmmaking, a declaration that he’s not yet ready to be classified as an Old Master, that he can out-Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow. Morally, though, he has regressed from the heights of Letters From Iwo Jima (2006). In more ways than one, the Iraq occupation is seen through the sight of a high-powered rifle. The movie is scandalously blinkered....
  • Michelle Obama: I Was Asked to Take Something Off a Shelf at Target

    12/17/2014 6:40:04 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 184 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    The Obamas talked with People magazine about dealing with their "own racist experiences," as the magazine described. Michelle Obama told one story that recently took place, even as she was first lady of the United States. "I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone...
  • Urban Outfitters' Hillary Clinton Nutcracker Is Horribly Sexist

    11/13/2014 12:59:38 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/12 | Laia Garcia
    Urban Outfitters is back in the spotlight again for their questionable product choices. This time it’s for the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker, an actual nutcracker in the shape of, you-guessed-it, Hillary Clinton. These days it seems as if Urban Outfitters’ marketing plan is largely based around generating press on derogatory items such as a “one of a kind sweatshirt featuring the Kent State University logo” with a suspicious blood-like spatter, and an array of T-shirts that perpetuate stereotypes against Native Americans, Mexicans, Jews, and Irish among others (at least the fact that no one is safe is slightly comforting?).
  • Conservatives Turn on McConnell And Anoint Ted Cruz The Leader Of Congress (Laff riot)

    11/07/2014 11:13:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 7, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is a fairly safe bet that next to the Koch brothers, Heritage Foundation, Senate Conservative Fund, and the Club for Growth, no-one in Washington was as excited with the results of the midterm elections as corrupt Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. It is also likely that McConnell has yearned to be Majority Leader throughout his political career, and although he may end up winning that coveted title, he will be Majority Leader in name only because pure conservatives at Heritage Action, Club for Growth, and the Senate Conservative Fund already have anointed Texas Ted Cruz as de facto leader of...
  • Ted Cruz Reveals What he’d do if Elected President – And it’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    10/22/2014 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Burnt Orange Report ^ | October 22, 2014 | Katie Singh
    With the midterm elections approaching, Texas senator Ted Cruz penned an editorial in USA Today this week detailing what he’d like a potential Republican-controlled Congress to prioritize in 2015. As you might expect, the list is full of Tea Party staples: repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing funding for federal programs. What makes Cruz’s list of Congressional priorities interesting is that it essentially previews what a Cruz 2016 presidential campaign agenda might look like–and it’s not pretty. As Ted Cruz’s multiple trips to Iowa have suggested, Texas’ junior senator is all-but-confirmed to be running for president in 2016. Though his...
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • 10 kinds of trolls

    08/20/2014 10:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    f you’re paying attention to the events unfolding in Ferguson—and by God, you better be—then you probably already know there is a group of people in this country of ours who are determined to change the focus of the conversation about the murder of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests, attempting to shift the lens away from the Constitutional rights of US citizens and the murder of a black teenager. If you’re reading this, you probably already know the folks I’m talking about. But here they are. #Staywoke.
  • Latino Life: Living in 'Gringolandia'

    08/11/2014 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/10/2014
    “I can count the number of Latinos in this state in one hand, and most work in my restaurant,” he said jokingly of the Hispanic population in Maine. But the real cultural shock for Diaz, who lives with his wife and 12-year old daughter, wasn’t that he couldn’t find an eatery that carried his favorite delicacy when the craving hit. His big culture shock involved soccer, his favorite sport. “In my old neighborhood I could walk to almost any public park on any day of the week and pick up a game of futbol,” he explained. “Since moving here, I’ve...
  • On Fox Disgruntled Obama Stalker Sarah Palin Claims Impeachment Is a Bipartisan Issue (H8rade)

    07/09/2014 9:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    On Hannity, Sarah Palin claimed to have a list of 25 impeachable offenses, and that Democrats also want to impeach President Obama. After six years of attacking President Obama in hopes of being noticed, Ms. Palin is rather disgruntled. So like all relentlessly rejected stalkers, she’s upped the ante in a desperate bid for attention. Now she wants him impeached. That will teach mean old Mr. President to ignore Sarah Palin from Alaska Arizona. On Hannity, Palin claimed that Obama is a lawless and imperial president. She said it was time for a little less talk and a lot more...
  • Hobby Lobby's Unintended Consequences

    07/02/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ezekiel Emanuel
    America's crazy, patchwork health-care system just took another hit. Which would you prefer: to have the ability to decide for yourself and your family the type of coverage you want to purchase on a health insurance exchange—and having your premiums subsidized by a defined contribution or voucher from your employer—or to cede that ability to your employer entirely, having them pick your insurance for you, but empowering them to decide, based on their personal religious beliefs, which services to cover and which to exclude? After Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision, this is exactly the type of choice that more and more...
  • The Conspiracy to Whitewash Hip-Hop

    06/20/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | June 18 2014 | TRAVIS L. GOSA, PH.D
    Why Iggy Azalea’s music is so popular and problematic.hen asked about Forbes’ claim that hip-hop is run by a white, blond, Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea, incumbent queen bee Nicki Minaj laughed hysterically. The financial magazine may be qualified to calculate the $250 million valuation of Nicki’s Myx Fusions Moscato wine coolers, Nicki reasoned, but only the hip-hop community can bequeath the throne to Iggy. One week later, Iggy Azalea became the only artist since the 1964 Beatles to have her first two singles occupy the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the fourth female emcee to hit...
  • Move Over Benghazi; Here Comes Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | Frank James
    Just when it seemed like the outrage on the political right over Benghazi had subsided to the point where only the announcement of House hearings put it back in the headlines, the exchange of captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay came along. Now President Obama finds himself amid another foreign policy and national security controversy with fresh legs that even features Susan Rice — the White House official who played a prominent early role in the Benghazi controversy — making an encore. While it's still too soon to know whether the trade for...
  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Sexism toward Wendy Davis revives war on women

    02/03/2014 1:35:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 61 replies
    Wahington Square News ^ | 2/3/14 | Christina Coleburn
    After leading a high-profile filibuster, skyrocketing to Democratic stardom and raising over $12 million, State Senator Wendy Davis and her gubernatorial campaign now face a major challenge — recovering from discrepancies in her biography. Since The Dallas Morning News released a damaging exposé about her early life, Davis has been subjected to intense criticism from conservatives and some has taken a disgustingly sexist turn. RedState editor Erick Erickson, who often refers to Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” tweeted that she “had a Sugar Daddy Ken” and “is so cute when she is lying
  • Jazz Patriot Kicked off of Free Republic Website (blogger tears are the best tears)

    01/08/2014 11:43:17 AM PST · by I Am Not A Mod · 385 replies
    Here's a link to something. ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | someone of no consequence
    Yesterday after complaining that one of the hoodlums called Freepers at Free Republic had copied my article without my permission, I was publicly chastised and escorted off by his excellency Jim Robinson, the psychotic founder of Free Republic himself. I was upset at first until I read other accounts online of Robinson’s war on Conservative Bloggers and how I am now in pretty good company with the likes of Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity, who belonged to Free Republic at one time and were both banished by Mr Robinson. “Everyone I knew basically left because of so many childish, immature...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Are Sending Me Ridiculous Hate Mail

    12/24/2013 12:44:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | December 22, 2013 | Josh Barro
    Some people did not like my recent article about Phil Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty."In the article, I noted problems with Robertson's comments that go far beyond the idea that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson said blacks didn't seem unhappy about oppression in the Jim Crow-era South; he blamed Pearl Harbor on the failure of the Japanese to accept Jesus; and contrary to his protestations, he hates gay people. I don't think any of that is O.K. I got dozens of letters taking issue with my claims. Some of the letters are hilarious and some are sad, like the father...
  • Dear ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fans: You Do Know It’s All Fake, Right?

    12/23/2013 6:05:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Variety ^ | December 20, 2013 | Brian Lowry
    Amid the turmoil caused by the suspension of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson in relation to an interview he gave with GQ, an outpouring of support has emerged from those defending the bearded A&E star. Which only prompts one to wonder whether these people really know whom exactly it is they’re defending. However real and natural it might appear, “Duck Dynasty” is a sitcom. Not all the dialogue is written, but as even the Robertsons freely admitted on the “Today” show, “They come up with ideas and we just get to be ourselves in the situation.” So while Robertson can be...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • Palin Success Triggered FCC Complaints (Bristol)

    12/07/2010 10:21:05 AM PST · by Baladas · 63 replies
    The Smoking Gub ^ | Dec. 6, 2010 | staff
    DECEMBER 6--In the days after Bristol Palin was voted into the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” viewers from across the country wrote to the Federal Communications Commission accusing the ABC show of everything from running a “payola type program” to “encouraging and promoting teen pregnancy.” Many of the complainants, whose letters were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, were upset that, as one Oregonian put it, “the top scores were voted off yet Sarah Palin’s daughter remained on.” One viewer from Pittsburgh alleged that the show’s voting system had been “fixed by extreme supporters of the Tea...
  • Dancing With the Stars: Shock and Awe in the Ballroom (Free Republic blamed)

    11/17/2010 7:19:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 199 replies · 1+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | Debra Yeo
    The Internet's been buzzing with talk about how members of the U.S. Tea Party movement have been getting out the vote for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars. The blog Jezebel had a post about it today, complete with quotes from conservative message boards about how Bristol's supporters were exploiting ABC's email voting system to cast multiple ballots for Sarah Palin's daughter. Jezebel quoted one site, FreeRepublic.com, that urged its members to "make liberal heads explode" by voting for Bristol, "even though she is not the best dancer." Well, my liberal head is kind of exploding right now because...
  • 7 Lame Liberal Excuses For The 2010 Election Shellacking

    11/09/2010 8:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2010 | John Hawkins
    "Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!" -- Cartman, South Park Admittedly, it has been a lot of fun to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Left after the savage beating they received on election day. However, it's more than a little disturbing that almost no one on the Left seems to think they lost because they actually did a bad job. In other words, according to liberals: Obamacare, the failure of the stimulus, Obama bowing to foreign leaders, the way they handled the BP oil spill, trying to...
  • And now for the next battle (Delusional Liberal Spin on the Election)

    11/03/2010 9:48:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/3/2010 | E.J. "Mr. Delusion" Dionne
    President Obama allowed Republicans to define the terms of the nation's political argument for the past two years and permitted them to draw battle lines the way they wanted. Neither he nor his party can let that happen again. Democrats would be foolish to turn in on themselves in a fruitless battle over whether their troubles owe to a failure to mobilize and excite their base or to win support from the political center. In fact, Democrats held onto moderate voters while losing independents. What hurt them most was this brute fact: Voters younger than 30 made up 18 percent...
  • The real scandal of Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation (It's the "Right-Wing's" fault, of course!)

    08/11/2010 11:13:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | August 10, 2010 | Dan Kennedy
    If you think you can't stand reading about how the media are covering Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation, then you deserve credit for good taste. But bear with me. Because, given the absence of any substance whatsoever, it serves as a perfect laboratory exercise in how rightwing activists bully the nominally liberal mainstream press into validating the most ludicrous of partisan talking points. As you may know, late last week the first lady and her daughter Sasha arrived in Spain for a few days. With the exception of a government-provided security detail, the trip is costing the taxpayers nothing. Yet it...
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    http://digg.com/d31YzU4 ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Digg.com. Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • SC Democratic Party Considers Overturning Alvin Greene Election Results

    06/17/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT · by Domandred · 55 replies · 1,419+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | 6/17/2010 | Fox News
    South Carolina's Democrats are poised to decide whether to overturn the results of the primary election that saw Alvin Greene, an unemployed military veteran, win the nomination for U.S. Senate. The state party's executive committee is meeting Thursday in Columbia to hear a protest by former state lawmaker Vic Rawl, whom Greene defeated in the June 8 primary. Rawl has said malfunctions in voting machines or software may have caused him to lose race. He said voters have told him they meant to vote for him but saw Greene's name on their screens instead. The executive committee could uphold the...
  • James Clyburn Claims 'Hacking' Behind Alvin Greene's Surprise Win in S.C. Senate Race

    06/15/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 1,232+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06/15/2010
    Hackers must be behind Senate candidate Alvin Greene's victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary last week, Rep. James Clyburn claimed in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. Trying to account for how a candidate who had no money and no campaign infrastructure was able to pull out a victory over a well-funded local lawmaker in a statewide race, the powerful South Carolina Democrat said the touch-screen voting machines used by the state are notoriously unreliable. Without citing evidence, Clyburn said the voting machines could have been compromised. "I believe there was some hacking done into that computer," Clyburn...
  • The Right is Rewriting History (Giant Barf Alert!!)

    04/04/2010 7:12:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 13 replies · 531+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sunday, April 4, 2010 | Steven Thomas
    The most ballyhooed effort is under way in Texas, where conservatives have pushed the state school board to rewrite guidelines...challenging the idea that the Founding Fathers wanted to separate church and state. In articles and speeches, on radio and TV, conservatives are working to redefine major turning points and influential figures in American history, often to slam liberals... Joe McCarthy? Liberals lied about him. He was a hero. "We are adding balance," Texas school board member Don McLeroy said. "History has already been skewed. Academia is skewed too far to the left."
  • Palin's appearance at CSU Stanislaus draws assemblyman's challenge

    03/30/2010 8:05:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,201+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/30/10 | Steven Harmon
    SACRAMENTO — Sarah Palin typically generates controversy with what she says. Now the former vice presidential candidate is creating a buzz over how much she'll make at a black-tie gala she plans to headline at Cal State Stanislaus. How much she is commanding for her June 25 appearance at the $500-per-ticket affair won't be known because her contract with the CSU Stanislaus Foundation stipulates secrecy. It's the secrecy that rankles state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, who is calling for full disclosure. "The CSU should immediately disclose how much money is being diverted from students to pay Sarah Palin's exorbitant...
  • Disney attacked over lack of disabled princesses

    01/31/2010 2:31:50 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 131 replies · 2,744+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 30, 2010 | Richard Eden
    Its new film The Princess and The Frog features a black princess, but Disney has still been criticised for its alleged lack of diversity. Disney has been praised for breaking down barriers by featuring its first black princess in the film The Princess and The Frog. Oona King, who was Gordon Brown's senior policy adviser on equalities and diversity, is not satisfied, however. "You never see disabled people," the former Labour MP complained to Mandrake at a screening at the Mayfair Hotel in London. "When are you going to see a Disney film with a disabled character in the lead...
  • 'Mexican Man' costume offends Latino shoppers, community groups

    10/29/2009 9:44:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies · 3,097+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/28/2009 | Sean Maher
    'Mexican Man' costume offends Latino shoppers, community groups By Sean Maher EMERYVILLE — A costume dubbed "Mexican Man" has offended Latino shoppers and community groups after being discovered at a Halloween chain store. The photo on the costume packaging shows a man with a thick mustache wearing a poncho and a sombrero. Oakland resident Monica Plazola said she discovered the costume last week at the Spirit Halloween store in Emeryville, which she was visiting with her two children, ages 7 and 9. "We were there at the store, with all kinds of costumes, and that was the only one identified...
  • VIDEO: Obama: I'm Busy With A Mop "Cleaning Up Somebody Else's Mess"

    10/16/2009 10:27:43 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 2,121+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 16, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    OBAMA: What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place. (Applause.) Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess --- we don't want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. (Applause.) Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up. (Applause.) You're not mopping fast enough. (Laughter.) That's a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause.)...
  • Obama makes Olympic announcement. Chicago lost Bid Due To Bush Failed Policies.

    10/02/2009 12:28:59 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 40 replies · 3,246+ views
    Vanity
    Couldn't resist. He blames Bush for everything else. I guess Obama has inherited his low poll numbers from Bush too....
  • The Phony, Corporate Sponsored Disruptions & Outbursts of Kanye West & Joe Wilson (Barf Alert)

    09/14/2009 10:58:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 1,105+ views
    hip hop and politics blog ^ | September 14, 2009 | Davey D
    Lemme cut to the chase, Kanye West is phony as was his contrived outburst when he rushed the stage to disrupt an acceptance speech from country singer Taylor Swift, during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. It was a perfectly executed stunt which was designed to make national headlines (which it did). It was designed to become among the top trending topics in twitter and one of the hot key words in google (which it is). It was obviously designed to take away attention from issues at hand as Kanye’s outburst overshadowed many of the performances and presenters including the...
  • ACORN: Victim of Beck's racist smear campaign

    09/10/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 157 replies · 4,500+ views
    Examiner ^ | 9/10/09 | Michael Stone
    ACORN is the latest victim of Fox news personality Glenn Beck's racist smear campaigns. Beck aired a staged video on his program entrapping a couple of low level members of ACORN. ACORN is a non-profit organisation that works to serve low income and working Americans. ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. These are good Americans working for the benefit of those less fortunate. ACORN has over 400,000 members and more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100...
  • Specter wants Wilson censured

    Specter wants Wilson censured Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), who's looked at POTUS from both sides now, was just on the Bill Press radio show suggesting the South Carolina firebrand Joe Wilson be censured for his heckle heard round the world. Said the Republican-turned-Dem: "He apologized immediately afterward but I don't think that’s adequate... If an apology is the consequence of an outburst I think we can expect more – that’s not a sufficient penalty that’s not a sufficient price to pay.. I'm not saying the guy should be kicked out of the House… But there ought to be some rebuke,...
  • Bill Moyers: Republicans Are Trying to Slit Obama's Throat (video barf)

    09/09/2009 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 880+ views
    PBS ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Mike Hoft
    Your tax dollars at work... funding this America-hating gasbag on PBS. Bill Moyers goes on a tirade against Republicans and angry town hall protesters for not allowing Obama to nationalize health care.
  • Palin is a sociopath, shouldn’t have authority in public policy (University Barf Alert)

    08/26/2009 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies · 3,219+ views
    NEW MEXICO DAILY LOBO ^ | 26 AUGUST 2009 | UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
    Editor, At the risk of sounding sexist, how did the health care debate get hijacked by an overgrown teenage girl on Facebook? Sarah Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska to become an unpaid right-wing blogger, yet still has the power to disrupt any rational discourse. Possibly related: How did someone like Palin even rise to the spotlight in the first place? Her rise was born in the waning days of the contentious Democratic primaries between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. After the controversial Democratic National Convention Rules Committee decision to split in half the delegates from Michigan and...
  • Freepers, Birthers, Morons of ALL stripe [ PUKE ]

    08/13/2009 1:55:08 PM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 1,503+ views
    DU via email ^ | 8.13.09 | friend
    Accusations and responses from Liberal Kook to Rational Conservative:. You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.[ Damn straight! - The US Supreme Court said, "No Cherry Picking Vote Recounts from Democrat Counties....It's UnConstitutional ] You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.[ That's Right - Its like NOT having Politicians pretending to be Health Care Providers ] You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.[ Plame was not "covert" -- she was a political HACK that needed to be outed.....her and her...
  • What will we name this decade? Let's just never speak of it again (MOANIN' LIBERAL ALERT)

    04/14/2009 10:29:01 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 757+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2009 | Steve Johnson | Tribune Internet critic
    Think about it. Has there been a lousier 10 years in American history? OK, the Civil War, granted. And the Great Depression wasn't so hot, either, the pictures suggest. But this one has been close enough to an all-time bad to merit the kind of willful amnesia that I'm proposing. sajohnson@tribune.com
  • ‘I Won,’ He Explained: Obama's out of better arguments

    02/06/2009 6:59:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 1,882+ views
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Barack Obama, a reputed master of the persuasive art, has settled on his central argument for the stimulus bill: I won. That Obama is reduced to this crude appeal is a symptom of the intellectual collapse of the case for his stimulus bill, a congressional spendfest untethered from its stated goal of providing a rapid “jolt” to the economy. As far as political arguments go, “I won” has its power—provided it’s made on behalf of an agenda ratified by the American electorate. But Obama didn’t campaign on a sprawling, nearly $1 trillion new spending plan. If he had pledged in...
  • Spain ex-leader ripped for Barack Obama comment

    01/08/2009 7:53:03 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1,480+ views
    AFP ^ | January 7, 2009
    MADRID - Spain’s former prime minister Jose Maria Aznar drew criticism Wednesday by reportedly referring to what he called the "historic exoticism" of Barack Obama’s election as US president. Aznar was asked by a journalist from the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair magazine about the election in November of the first black president of the United States. "A historic exoticism and predictable economic disaster," replied the conservative former leader. "Obama is a person of black race who managed to become president of the United States, which is an extraordinary change for them", he said, without indicating whether he was referring...
  • I'll be thrilled to see you go, Dick Cheney [Massive hurling chunks alert]

    12/22/2008 5:54:58 AM PST · by upchuck · 26 replies · 1,083+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Mike Lupica
    At least Dick Cheney, as wrong a guy as we've ever had this close to the presidency, goes out in character, thinking that he and George W. Bush were right about everything. The problem is that Cheney's character now sounds as weird and unhinged as Jack Nicholson's in "A Few Good Men." There was Cheney on the Fox television network Sunday, always more a home to him than Yankee Stadium is to Derek Jeter, defending the last days of a dying administration and a dying Republican empire, defending Bush and Iraq and Donald Rumsfeld, defending Guantanamo and torture and surveillance...
  • I would weep if Sarah Palin was veep

    10/28/2008 11:00:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 58 replies · 2,205+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 28th 2008
    Tina Fey appeared right when I needed her, just when all seemed bleak. The NYPD was reporting another murdered child and the latest casualty reports from Afghanistan included a New Yorker who was a particularly nice guy. That made me think of two other fine men I know in Afghanistan, as well as two buddies in Iraq. Then my lawyer friend Eddie Hayes called to say that the economy seemed to be headed for the Greater Depression. "The guys who are supposed to be getting us out of this are the same guys who got us into it in the...
  • PDS Alert: Wearing white is RAAAAACIST!

    10/08/2008 7:49:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 1,586+ views
    michellemalkin ^ | 10/7/08 | michellemalkin
    You cannot parody these people. You just can’t: “Palin is wearing white again, inciting the racist crowds. She should just drop all pretense and put on her white hood and light up a cross. She is a despicable human being.” A sample of comments in the PDS-infected thread at the Democratic Underground: Coming next: The Associated Press publishes an “analysis” of Sarah Palin’s “racially-tinged” wardrobe.
  • Kathleen Parker: Speak correctly, or build a big bunker ("Help! I'm getting angry emails!!!)

    10/01/2008 11:59:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 91 replies · 2,816+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 1, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a Dumpster, but since she didn't, I should "off" myself. Those are just a few nuggets randomly selected from thousands of e-mails written in response to my column suggesting that Sarah Palin is out of her league and should step down. Who says public discourse hasn't deteriorated? The fierce reaction to my column has been both bracing and enlightening. After 20 years of column writing, I'm familiar with angry mail. But the past few days have produced...