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  • Where, Oh Deceiver, Is Thy Sting? The Tea Party and Racism

    06/05/2011 5:42:46 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 26 replies
    Tea Perty Tribune ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | Anthony James
    Where, Oh Deceiver, Is Thy Sting? The Tea Party and Racism ©2011 By Anthony James As we approach the silliest of all Silly Seasons, it is important to bear a couple things in mind. While the run-up to, and then the engagement of, our quadrennial Presidential Elections are aptly referred to as “the Silly Season” because of the abnormally high level of mischief and demagoguery normally indulged in by both camps, this 2012 Election cycle promises to be an order of magnitude more Daliesque than any we have ever seen. Not only are the usual players already piqued by the...
  • Indivisible Conservatism

    02/15/2011 3:04:58 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2011 | George Scaggs and Sibyl West
    Fiscal doom is confronting us. More Americans are face to face with the fact that their government has grown so large and is amassing so much debt that future prosperity is seriously jeopardized. Consequently, a greater number of politicians are openly acknowledging that reality, jumping on the fiscal conservative bandwagon. Bashing Washington (and all government for that matter) for its lack of fiscal restraint is becoming a popular sport and the opprobrium is certainly well deserved. Going unnoticed, however, are the many social factors that are contributing to our collective financial woes. While many prognosticators contend that our situation is...
  • The Job-Creation Canard (Government never has been and never will be able to “create” jobs)

    10/27/2010 7:13:59 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Songs that are “golden oldies” have much less pleasant counterparts in politics — namely, ideas and policies that have failed disastrously in the past but still keep coming back to be advocated and imposed by government. Some people may think these ideas are as good as gold, but brass has often been mistaken for gold by people who don’t look closely enough. One of these brass oldies is the idea that the government can and must reduce unemployment by “creating jobs.” Some people point to the history of the Great Depression of the 1930s, when unemployment peaked at 25 percent,...
  • VIDEO: CNN Anchor Claims "N-Word" Tape Exists

    04/20/2010 6:00:31 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 109 replies · 4,564+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN anchor Don Lemon claims there is a tape that shows Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) being called the "n-word." However, he is unable to produce it on-air.
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Bashes Tea Party Movement On Radio Show - calls them rascist

    04/03/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 90 replies · 2,738+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 3, 2010 | Kristina Goetz
    Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis teed off on the Tea Party movement in a Thursday night radio interview attracting national attention. The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity. “We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn’t just, you know, a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,” he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.
  • Gore calls Tories' green plan a 'total fraud'

    04/28/2007 1:29:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 837+ views
    Gore calls Tories' green plan a 'total fraud' Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 3:52 PM ET CBC News Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, now one of the world's most famous climate-change activists, has called the federal government's new green plan "a fraud." Gore criticized the plan while in Toronto on Saturday to attend the Green Living Show and screen his documentary on the environment, An Inconvenient Truth. The Conservatives have said their strategy, introduced earlier in the week, will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and improve air quality, but Gore said he's heard it all before, south of the border,...
  • Knowing Islam key to building support

    03/26/2006 9:54:25 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 23 replies · 710+ views
    The Danbury News-Times ^ | March 26, 2006 | Scott O'Reilly
    Knowing one's adversary, according to Sun Tzu, the author of "The Art of War," is a prerequisite for victory. Costly missteps in the war on terror, especially the invasion of Iraq, suggest that the Bush administration doesn't grasp al-Qaida's ideology. As a result, the United States, though scoring short-term tactical victories against the jihadists, all too frequently furthers Osama bin Laden's long-term strategic aims. A deeper understanding of al-Qaida's philosophy would help the United States gain the initiative in the war of ideas. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the Bush administration settled on a simple narrative to explain why...
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro plan to fire smokers

    01/14/2006 8:38:38 AM PST · by 88keys · 327 replies · 4,039+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 1-14-06 | unknown
    Scotts Miracle-Gro plan to fire smokers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Beginning next October, smoking will be significantly more expensive for employees of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Lighting up, even at home, will cost them their jobs. Many other companies also are focusing on smokers, whether by raising their health-insurance premiums or not hiring them. Scotts took dramatic action because it wants to hold down health-insurance costs by "helping people live healthy lifestyles," said James Hagedorn, chairman and chief executive. The Marysville company pays for medical claims using its own funds, "so why would we admit someone into this environment when they're passing...
  • Mel Film 'Not Anti-Semitic' -- [Jewish] Co-Star

    02/04/2004 11:13:29 AM PST · by Antoninus · 17 replies · 179+ views
    The woman who plays Mary in Mel Gibson’s passion-stirring Biblical epic The Passion of the Christ, says her parents were Holocaust survivors but she does not consider the film anti-Semitic. If there is a message, it’s more about how people can be manipulated by their leaders, Maia Morgenstern said. “Mel Gibson is an artist, a director. He never imposed his religious convictions on anyone,” said Morgenstern, rejecting criticism that the film will fuel anti-semitism. The film is to be released on Ash Wednesday, February 25. Gibson who directed funded and co-scripted the film, has denied that his movie maligns Jews....
  • Today's Multiculturalism Myth-Making Industry....

    11/08/2002 5:13:09 AM PST · by Apolitical · 8 replies · 573+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | November 8, 2002 | The Iconoclast (Murray Soupcoff)
    DAILY NOTEBOOK.... The Iconoclast ( Racial and Cultural Intolerance in America: Another Product Of Today's Multiculturalism Myth-Making Industry........ November 8, 2002: Today's multicultural moment is brought to us today by a group of aggrieved Muslim high-school students in Columbus Ohio. The protestors walked out of their classrooms yesterday at Brookhaven High School because they said they were not allowed the time at school to say their Ramadam prayers. In fact, according to Columbus Public Schools spokesman Michael Straughter, the district is not saying the students can't pray at school, but simply not during instructional time. Regardless, as you might guess,...