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  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday (Hurl)

    04/06/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 5, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of overlooking the country’s blemished moral record. It was a dual challenge, actually—first to the classical understanding of American exceptionalism, but also to America’s persistent critics, who abjure the concept of exceptionalism altogether. “What greater expression of faith in the American experiment than this?” President Barack Obama said. “What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation...
  • The Romance of the Confederacy

    03/28/2015 5:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments re Texas’s refusal to allow Confederate flags to be stamped on license plates as part of a “Sons of Confederate Veterans” design. I wouldn’t ask sons of Confederate veterans to disown their ancestry; in fact, my mother’s mother’s family was Southern, and four of my great-great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate army. And I know that lots of Americans sincerely see the Confederate flag as a symbol of states’ rights — particularly because virtually no Confederate soldiers actually owned slaves. But, personally, I see the Confederate flag as the symbol of men who, as...
  • Ukraine To Halt Currency Trading Again Any Minute

    02/26/2015 8:22:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2-26-2015 | Durden
    With Prime Minister Yatsenyuk putting his foot down and squeezing the central bank to lift capital controls, Ukraine's currency is totally collapsing this morning. Up over 5 handles to a fresh record low of 33.75/USD, we suspect currency trading will be halted any minute. While we discussed the endgame for Ukraine last night, on the street, things are dire with ATM lines, shelves emptied, and local currency exchanges marking up levels dramatically more than the 'official' rates... The 'independent' Central Bank halted currency trading, and then the government screamed... "I learned this morning on the Internet that the National Bank...
  • Need a good civil rights documentary for my young homeschooled kids (Vanity)

    01/18/2015 8:12:08 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 57 replies
    Jan. 18, 2015 | moi
    Our kids are in second grade (homeschooled with me and my husband) and while they probably know more about the Civil War than most seven-year-olds, we haven't gotten into civil rights issues from the 1950's and 60's yet. However, our kids are old enough now to pick up on things from the radio and newspaper, so I think it's time to start to cover that. I'm looking for a relatively short documentary (or recordings of particular speeches, etc.) that presents Jim Crow, civil rights, MLK, etc. fairly factually and without a heapin' helping of white self-hate added in. (I also...
  • The New American Civil War

    12/03/2014 7:01:17 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 23 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 21-2-14 | Chris Shugart
    If our country were a marriage, there’d be a lot of people asking for a divorce right now. And we know how messy those can be. When irreconcilable differences go unresolved between spouses, one or both parties may seek to dissolve the marriage. On a national level, history has shown us that unresolved differences can lead to war. Which is a little bit like divorce. In either case, this doesn’t necessarily imply a military conflict. There can be such a thing as a non-shooting “cold war” just as once existed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To be sure,...
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of NY joins in over $2.2B In civil .. forefeitures

    11/14/2014 7:19:21 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle ^ | January 10, 2014
    U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced Friday that the Eastern District of New York, working collaboratively with other offices as well as on its own, collected over $904 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2013. ... The combined joint collections and asset forfeiture recoveries for the Eastern District total of more than $2.2 billion exceeds the appropriated $1.86 billion operating budget for all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices nationwide. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the Justice Department collected approximately $8.1 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The...
  • A ‘gold mine’ or a civil liberties outrage? Civil forfeiture remarks go viral

    11/14/2014 6:45:04 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | November 13, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. — The city attorney of Las Cruces says increasingly broad interpretations of civil forfeiture laws could be “a gold mine” for authorities across the country to seize things such as expensive cars and even people’s homes. But his remarks during a seminar filled with local government and law enforcement officials — made with an amiable bemusement that bordered on glee — were caught on tape and have turned into a gold mine for critics who say the laws turn the justice system on its head and encourage authorities to see the personal property of private citizens as...
  • Stop and Sieze: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars

    09/07/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/6/14 | Michael Sallah
    The practice has been controversial since its inception at the height of the drug war more than three decades ago, and its abuses have been the subject of journalistic exposés and congressional hearings. But unexplored until now is the role of the federal government and the private police trainers in encouraging officers to target cash on the nation’s highways since 9/11.
  • Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

    08/26/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/26/2014 | Nick Sibilla
    Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home. The Sourouvelis family, along with thousands of others in Philadelphia, is living a Kafkaesque nightmare: Their property is considered guilty; they must prove their innocence and the very prosecutors they’re fighting can profit from their misery. Now the Institute for Justice has filed a major class-action lawsuit to end these abuses of power. Back in March, Chris’s son was caught selling $40 worth of drugs outside of the home. With...
  • Evidence from illegal search can't be used for forfeiture

    08/21/2014 4:34:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 08/20/2014 | Amy Forliti
    In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners' rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone's property through the civil forfeiture process. The ruling comes in the case of a man whose vehicle and money were seized by Plymouth police after they found drugs during a 2012 traffic stop. During the civil forfeiture process in state court, a judge said the stop was illegal. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the man has standing to challenge the civil forfeiture and sent the case back to...
  • Mom Grabs 12-Year-Old By Throat, Says He Bullied Her Daughter: Sheriff

    05/19/2014 2:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Christie Smith
    Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter. Delia Garcia-Bratcher was booked Saturday into Sonoma County Jail on a felony charge of inflicting injury on a child a day after deputies took her into custody at Olivet Elementary Charter School in Santa Rosa. Christie Smith reports Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter....
  • Minnesotans Score Small Victory in Civil Asset Forfeiture War

    05/18/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 17MAY2014 | Bob Adelmann
    On August 1, citizens in Minnesota will rejoice that the police can no longer steal their property without their being convicted — or even charged with — a crime. Until then, Minnesota remains an upside-down world, as do many other states, where police can seize cash and property if they think that somehow that cash or property was involved in a crime. Until August 1, citizens who have had their property seized will still have to prove a negative: that their property was neither the “instrument” nor the “proceeds” of the charged crime. Lee McGrath, executive director of Minnesota’s chapter...
  • White House denies presence of US mercenaries in southeastern Ukraine

    04/09/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Interfax-Ukraine
    U.S. mercenaries are not involved in suppressing riots in southeastern Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday, citing the Greystone private military organization. "I would point you to what the company [Greystone] itself has said in the past, which is that this is not true," White House press secretary Jay Carney said at a press conference.
  • Greensboro council considering seeking refund from Civil Rights Museum

    02/15/2014 1:22:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 2/14/14
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some Greensboro City Council members are having their trust of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum tested again after learning no one representing the museum ever signed loan papers. The loan from the city was for $1.5 million and wouldn’t have had to be paid back if certain conditions were met. The city paid the museum the first half of it — $750,000 — in October, but today the council learned the loan papers were never signed. Some council members are wondering if the city should ask for the money back.
  • Staten Islanders file civil rights complaint against Bayonne Bridge project

    01/28/2014 4:27:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | January 28, 2014
    NEW YORK — A Staten Island community group says a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge violates the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 by exposing minority residents of the island's north shore to toxins without providing any offsetting economic benefits.
  • Virginia city..may ban a law that requires them to name new streets after Confederate soldiers

    01/15/2014 12:47:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Staff
    A city just 15 minutes’ drive away from Washington D.C. is now considering a repeal of an old law that requires a certain number of new streets to be named for long-dead Confederate generals. Alexandria in Northern Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, is steeped in history but some local politicians are hoping to prevent some new reminders of the Civil War.
  • Exclusive–US Civil Rights Commissioner: Amnesty Means Special, Not Equal, Treatment

    09/01/2013 7:46:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, told Breitbart News that Attorney General Eric Holder’s claims that amnesty for illegal immigrants is a civil rights issue “profoundly ahistorical.” “If you take a look at the basis of the civil rights movement, it was to have blacks treated in all respects the same as whites or everybody else,” Kirsanow (pictured) said in a phone interview. “What amnesty is doing is setting aside a special class of individuals who are going to put forward and treated more favorably than others. In other words, they’ve already broken the law...
  • LA Times Claims 'Democrats Led Passage' of 1964 Civil Rights Act

    08/30/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/13 | Wynton Hall
    In a stunning historical error, Los Angeles Times reporters Kathleen Hennessey, Richard Simon, Alexei Koseff reported that "Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963." In fact, Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, filibustered the bill in an attempt to kill the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) saved the landmark civil rights law from defeat by galvanizing Senate Republicans for a cloture vote to stop the Democrat-led filibuster On June 9, 1964, the night before the historic cloture vote, the 68-year-old...

    05/30/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 5/30/13 | ZEINA KARAM
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is "confident in victory" in his country's civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate in kind to any future Israeli airstrike on his territory.
  • Holder Calls Amnesty a 'Civil Right'

    04/26/2013 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/26/13 | Fox
    During a April 24th speech to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Attorney General Eric Holder said that creating a "pathway to earned citizenship" was a "civil right.” "Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential. The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented – by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and move out of the shadows – transcends the issue of immigration status. This is a matter of civil and human rights. It is about who we are as a nation. And...
  • Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor (Dire Words Left's favorite country north)

    04/12/2013 1:05:25 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies ^ | April 9. 2013 | Brian Lilley
    Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor Published on Apr 9, 2013 Brian Lilley gives an important warning to his American friends: registration of firearms will lead to the confiscation of firearms.
  • Civil War And The Litmus Test - "Will you shoot Americans?"

    03/30/2013 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/13 | Dr. Jim Garrow
    Dr. Jim Garrow is a renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work. He is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man's Quest to End Gendercide in China. He has spent over $25 million over the past sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from near-certain death under China's one-child-per-couple policy by facilitating international adoptions. He is the founder and executive director of the Bethune Institute's Pink Pagoda schools, private English-immersion schools for Chinese children. Today he runs 168 schools with nearly 6,300 employees. Dr Garrow was recently...
  • Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms

    11/01/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT · by STD · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 1 2012 | David A. Patten and Jim Meyers
    Newsmax Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms Thursday,, November 1 2012 01:07 PM By: David A. Patten and Jim Meyers With the presidential election expected to hinge on Ohio, the state’s former secretary of state, GOP stalwart Kenneth Blackwell, is warning that a little-known change in the Buckeye State’s absentee-ballot process could lead to a “nightmare scenario.”
  • Paul Ryan’s Black Ex-girlfriend and the Art of Race Baiting

    09/27/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2012 | Walter Hudson
    Congressman Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend Deneeta Pope At the top of our list of “8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism” was a particularly devious trick which black identity activists employ. That is the elevation of civil rights above individual rights.Contrary to its sacrosanct place in our political lexicon, the term “civil rights” does not refer to an inherent good. A civil right is granted by the state, as opposed to individual rights which are derived objectively from the facts of reality. There is nothing preventing civil rights from conflicting with individual rights. When they do, it is immoral. Civil rights are...
  • The DNC's Bold Lies: website caught lying about party's civil rights record

    09/04/2012 4:54:40 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 09/04/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    The lies are big, bold and prominent. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been caught. And the website scandal may also impact the Virginia U.S. Senate race that has former Governor Tim Kaine as the Democrats' nominee against ex-Senator and Governor George was then-DNC Chairman Kaine on whose watch the new DNC website was launched. the fibs are the centerpiece of the Democratic National Committee's revamped Obama-saluting website as the Democrats gather for their Charlotte convention. And Wasserman Schultz, of course, is the DNC chair -- succeeding Kaine --by the grace of the Obama White House. Which...
  • (VANITY) The Civility of Liberals - examples from real life

    08/13/2012 10:45:06 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 37 replies
    me | 8/13/12 | me
    So, today I go to the bank drive-through, with my 4yo son in tow. Not busy at all, I wait at the teller who is a bit delayed. No cars in the ATM lane next to me. I hear suddenly what sounds like a woman cat-calling very loudly from behind - I'd think it was "stupid bitch" and other cat-calling, but not sure. Then this bright red little car comes up to the ATM with a light-complected black woman driving. I'm not sure but she keeps mouthing off, albeit unintelligible now, and I'm not sure if she's talking on a...
  • An Open Letter to Bill Press: Regarding your proposal for a bloody civil war, just how many

    07/28/2012 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/28/12 | Dutchman6
    Bill Press: He may have been drunk when he wrote the column below, but I don't think he can plead diminished capacity when he is convicted for violating the Law of Unintended Consequences. "Bill Press: Praise the Lord -- and stockpile the ammunition." My email reply: -----Original Message----- From: georgemason1776 To: Sent: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:36 am Subject: RE: Your proposal for a bloody civil war over firearms. How many millions of us do you want dead? "Don't get me wrong. I believe in the Second Amendment. And, as a Scalia originalist, I believe we should take it...
  • One Nation, Under Judgement?

    07/18/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    "Justice" John Roberts has secured his place in American infamy – on par with General Benedict Arnold. Arnold ended up being just as despised by the Britts after the war because he was a traitor nevertheless and history doesn't shine on traitors. I wonder if he is enjoying his 30 pieces of silver? Some do not understand the degree of historical significance his betrayal of our constitution represents because they still resist embracing the broader context in which it occured. This is one integral piece of a large puzzle. The piece has a visible picture of its own but it...
  • Condoleezza Rice: 'Perhaps We Will Decide There Needs to Be' Same-Sex Civil Unions

    07/13/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/12 | Patrick Burke
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who reportedly is on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list for a running mate, said in a December 2010 interview with Christianity Today that while she believes marriage is designed for a man and a woman "perhaps we will decide that there needs to be some way for people to express their desire to live together through civil union." While discussing how faith has guided her positions on different issues, Rice was prompted by Christianity Today’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey to discuss same-sex marriage. “Same-sex marriage is another issue that has captured the country's attention...
  • VANITY - Could the Obamacare decision start the ball rolling for CWII?

    06/28/2012 2:19:42 PM PDT · by lado · 15 replies
    Here's my thinking. I understand that states can refuse to accept the funding for Obamacare, thus not paying for the parasites in their state. Some ultra-lefty states, like California, Illinois, Massachusetts, are going to go all out for the money, so all their bangers, illegals and other assorted welfare cases can get theirs. Other states like Texas may refuse the money. What I can see happening over time is the parasites in red states moving to blue states to get the 'free' healthcare, while the producers in blue states who are paying for this BS will move to red states...
  • Three Views on Same Sex "Marriage"

    05/22/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5-21-12 | Mike Adams
    A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. To call it a religious debate is to miss the point entirely. Your stance on same sex marriage should vary depending on whether you consider yourself to be a conservative, a...
  • Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free

    03/30/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 146 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/30/12 | Arelis R. Hernández,
    If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, the Rev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of Sanford specifically, but he has been critical of the police department's handling of the case. (SNIP) "I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested," Sharpton said, who founded the organization. He added that it was the Martin family and lawyers who first asked him to get...
  • State leaders put public employees ahead of highways

    02/29/2012 5:41:30 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2012 | Don Surber
    Over the weekend came the exciting news that West Virginia officials have been so diligent in their work that the state now has saved $1 billion — at least on paper. “West Virginia is already reaping benefits from recent efforts to rein in public retiree health benefit costs, officials say: They expect to shrink the projected funding shortfall further, by more than $1 billion, and a Wall Street credit rating agency appears ready to praise the state’s handling of its last major liability,” reported Lawrence Messina of the Associated Press. Now $1 billion might not seem like much in other...
  • Newt Gingrich and the press: Secret pals (compare with Romney)

    01/20/2012 4:51:44 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | January 20, 2012 | GINGER GIBSON
    It’s a regular feature of the 2012 GOP presidential debates — that moment when Newt Gingrich takes a deep breath, then proceeds to rip the insipid moderator and the conflict-and scandal-mongering press. Both Thursday and in numerous debates before, the former House Speaker’s stance suggested a candidate harboring deep bitterness toward the media ... The reality is very different. The same candidate who on Thursday decried “the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media” shows another face to the cadre of reporters who follow his campaign day-to-day. It’s not unusual for Gingrich to chat with reporters, off-the-record,...
  • Liberal Columnist Calls Tea Party ‘Terrorists’, Heads Civil Discourse Initiative (video)

    01/14/2012 10:32:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 1/14/12 | The Daily Show
    The Daily Show's John Oliver does a fantastic segment on liberal hypocrisy featuring Froma Harrop, the president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
  • Parents of 'Adolf Hitler' Lose Custody of Newborn

    11/20/2011 9:22:53 AM PST · by rjsclassics · 17 replies
    ABC News | 11/19/2011 | Alyssa Newcomb
    ..... Heath and Deborah Campbell, the New Jersey parents of three children with Nazi-inspired names, lost custody of their fourth child 17 hours after he was born, the Express-Times of Lehigh Valley, Pa., reported. Hons Campbell was taken into custody by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services late Thursday night after the doctor who delivered the baby called the agency, the paper reported. “There’s no legal binding court order. It’s basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms,” Heath Campbell told the Express-Times. The Campbell family stepped into the spotlight in December 2008 when a ShopRite grovery...
  • Republicans in Wisconsin Assembly pass self-defense bill in final legislative push

    11/01/2011 8:24:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | scott bauer
    Under one proposal the Assembly passed Tuesday, homeowners acting in self-defense would be immune from criminal or civil liability of they kill someone who is unlawfully in their residence, vehicle or workplace. The bill requires a court to presume that the use of deadly force was necessary to prevent harm to the person being attacked or another person when the attack happens at the defender's home. "The citizens of this state, they just want to feel secure in their homes," said the bill's sponsor Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah. "They just want the ability to protect themselves without the fear of...
  • In fifth debate, Perry Finally shows up

    10/19/2011 6:39:17 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 118 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/11 | Byron York
    In previous debates, the adviser explained, Perry had tried to abide by time limits, leading some observers to say he seemed passive and withdrawn. Perry intended to make sure that didn't happen in Las Vegas. It didn't. The Las Vegas debate was Perry's fifth, but the first one in which Perry really showed up to play. That doesn't mean he won, doesn't mean he was particularly likable, doesn't mean he always had cogent answers. But it does mean that Perry, on the verge of being completely written off as a candidate, gave himself a chance to get back in the...
  • Bachmann's Response to Obama's Speech

    09/08/2011 8:00:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Full text of Michele Bachmann’s remarks, as provided by her office, in response to President Obama’s speech tonight: Unfortunately, it seems, every time the President speaks, his policies have cost the American people jobs and future prosperity. Tonight the President under the veil of one of the most sacred deliberative forums, a joint session of Congress, delivered another political speech where he doubled down on more of the same policies that are killing the economy. Mr. President, what among your proposals was new? What here hasn’t already been tried and failed before? While the President’s speech comes on the heels...
  • Activist Timothy DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in Prison

    07/27/2011 12:15:58 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 9 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 07/27/2011 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — Despite being heralded by his defense team as a poster child for civil disobedience in the same vein of historical figures like Gandhi or Rosa Parks, a judge on Tuesday rejected any such comparison for Tim DeChristopher and said the rule of law must prevail. "I am at a loss to see how we are going to govern ourselves if it is (going to be) by personal point of view," Judge Dee Benson said in delivering DeChristopher's sentence of two years in prison.
  • Obama one step closer to his goal of forcing state secession

    06/29/2011 9:03:02 PM PDT · by publius321 · 11 replies
    "...This man who was raised by leftists in a disfunctional family, despising every principle upon which this great nation was founded is like a culmination of all our national sins, embodied in one very real individual. He has a plan for America and it makes fictional stories like The Manchurian read like Disney..." (continued)
  • Obama one step closer to his goal of forcing state secession

    06/29/2011 9:02:50 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies
    "...This man who was raised by leftists in a disfunctional family, despising every principle upon which this great nation was founded is like a culmination of all our national sins, embodied in one very real individual. He has a plan for America and it makes fictional stories like The Manchurian read like Disney..." (continued)
  • At fundraiser, Obama introduced by civil rights hero who pleaded guilty in campaign finance probe

    05/16/2011 9:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 5/16/11 | Josh Gerstein
    The civil rights hero who introduced President Barack Obama at a political fund-raiser in Washington Monday night, Ernie Green, pleaded guilty in 2001 to a federal misdemeanor tax violation after becoming enmeshed in an investigation into illegal foreign money given to Democrats in the 1996 election. Green gained prominence as one of the Little Rock nine--nine black students who desgregated that city's Central High School in 1957. He later served as an assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Jimmy Carter and won a Congressional Gold Medal from President Bill Clinton, who was a longtime friend of Green....
  • Poll: 4 in 10 Southerners Still Side With Confederacy

    05/03/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 436 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews ^ | Apr 13, 2011 – 7:10 AM | lauren frayer
    A century and a half after the opening shots of the U.S. Civil War, nearly four in 10 Southerners say they still sympathize with the Confederacy.
  • A Joke For Today That Has Nothing To Do With Taxes

    04/15/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 32 replies
  • Scots and the American Civil War

    04/13/2011 3:25:29 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 64 replies · 1+ views IN May, 1864 a young Glaswegian by the name of Bennet Graham Burley stared at the dark, dirty water rising up through a grille and flooding over the floor of his cell and considered his alternatives, neither of which were good. He could remain in this dank, filthy cell in the Union prison on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware
  • Unions Use Civil Rights for Own Ends

    04/07/2011 8:29:06 AM PDT · by blazers86
    Work Place Choice ^ | 4/5/11 | Trey Kovacs
    Union officials have a long history of propagating tragedy to enforce their pro-union agenda. Big Labor is able to accomplish this effect as efficiently and discretely as any other special interest group. Currently, these union tactics are being used excessively in California. The deaths of two workers have given union officials the opportunity to exploit misfortune to progress their deceitful agenda. Union officials’ reaction to these deaths would be acceptable if the legislation and comments made about the tragedies coincided with their recommended policy. The first incident of union deception is the proposal of “The Fair Treatment for Farm Workers...
  • Jordan teetering on civil war, local analysts say

    03/28/2011 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies ^ | 3/28/11 | David E. Miller
    Jordan's social cohesion is quickly unraveling, local experts warn, following violent demonstrations in the kingdom and an obtuse government response to public demands for change. One protester was killed and 120 wounded in the bloodiest demonstrations yet to take place in the kingdom since popular protests began sweeping through the Middle East in January. (Snip) A demonstration organized last Friday in Amman by "March 24 Youth", a grassroots group demanding dissolution of the lower house of parliament and constitutional reform, turned violent as supporters of King Abdullah II pelted the reformists with stones, leaving 30 injured.
  • New Civil War erupts, led by super rich, GOP

    03/22/2011 9:56:36 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 22, 2011 | Paul B. Farrell
    Not just the 16 new GOP governors in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and across America fighting for new powers. Others include: Chamber of Commerce billionaires, Koch brothers, Forbes 400, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform — which now has 97% of House Republicans and 85% of the GOP Senators signed on his “no new taxes” pledge — the Tea Party and Reaganomics ideologues.