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  • Schumer: Immigration Reform Stalled by Tea Party Racism

    01/24/2014 7:00:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/23/14
    On Thursday, speaking at the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that if it were not for the Tea Party, immigration reform would have passed long ago. He blamed Tea Party opposition to immigration reform on racism. "In a pre-tea party world, the Senate immigration bill would have been welcomed by House Republicans," Schumer stated. "However, the tea party rank and file know it's a different America. It looks different; it prays different; it works different. This is unsettling and angering to some." Schumer added that discomfort with demographic change – racism – explained “why...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party “Cult” is Suffering from an “Illness”

    01/01/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently expressed his puzzlement over the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In between incoherent ramblings and fragmented sentences, the congressman explained that the tea party is a “cult” group that suffers from an apparent “illness”. “Politics is (sic) changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people,” said the man who recently allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a New York library named in his honor. (Maybe he’s speaking out of jealousy?) “When a handful of people [I assume he is referring to the tea party...
  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' ...

    12/21/2013 9:53:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    FULL TITLE: Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' whose views are 'completely irrelevant' “I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all,” Parker responded. “I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.
  • On Twitter, @GabrielMalor Posts Stunning List Of Lefties Wrong On Right Wing Violence

    12/14/2013 4:32:21 PM PST · by absentee · 48 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/14/2013 | Caleb Howe
    Gabriel Malor of Ace of Spades HQ has had just about enough of the mainstream media making every and any attempt to paint consevatives and tea partiers as a violent, unhinged fringe. In an excellent example of the power of social media, Malor takes down the media's false narrative in a devastating series of tweets. Sept 2009: census-taker Bill Sparkman found hanged in rural Kentucky. Media speculated it was Tea Party. (He killed himself.)— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 14, 2013 Feb 2010: Joe Stack flies small plane into an IRS building. Anti-tax TP rhetoric blamed. (He quoted from the Communist...
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Figure of Pope Francis Burned in Argentina by a Mob of Feminist Abortion Enthusiasts

    11/30/2013 12:21:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Gloria.tv ^ | November 29, 2013 | Gloria.tv
    Video at Gloria.tv in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Obama Allegedly Called Conservatives ‘Tea Baggers’ in Handwritten Letter

    11/27/2013 9:26:03 AM PST · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    According to a report in The New York Post, President Barack Obama allegedly responded to a letter he received from a Texas school teacher who was concerned about the negative impact the Affordable Care Act may have on the president’s political position by referring to conservative Americans as “tea baggers.” “This bill has caused such a divisive, derisive and toxic environment,” wrote Thomas Ritter, a fifth-grade teacher at Sally B. Elliott Elementary in Irving, Texas. “The reality is that any citizen that disagrees with your administration is targeted and ridiculed.” Ritter added that he was afraid to write the president...
  • Cher Attacked by Conservative Media After Calling Sarah Palin the C-Word

    11/18/2013 10:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 18, 2013 | Paul Bond
    <p>"Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C' word, … next 2 the definition … you’ll see a pic of Sarah Palin! No … wait … she’s under dumb C word," the singer tweeted.</p> <p>Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists."</p>
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Tea party’s goal is more insidious than shutdown

    10/08/2013 4:37:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 10/8/2013 | Robert B. Reich
    An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he’s giving up. “I can’t stomach what’s going on in Washington anymore,” he says. “The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life.” My friend is falling into exactly the trap that the extreme right wants all of us to fall into — such disgust and cynicism that we all give up on politics. Then they’re free to take over everything.Republicans blame the shutdown of Washington and possible default on the nation’s debt on the president’s “unwillingness to...
  • Reid Calls for Civility, Labels Boehner a “Coward”

    10/06/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) pleaded with Congressional colleagues “to observe civility in our discourse with one another. Though we may disagree there is no need for us to resort to name calling.” Fresh from this heart-felt plea, Reid labeled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “a coward.” The inspiration for this highly personal attack “is Boehner’s inability to break free of the Tea Partiers who are mounting a fundamental assault on the way our government operates. They are challenging the traditional processes and casting the leadership of both Parties in a bad light.” Reid was especially aggrieved that “Boehner...
  • Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate

    09/27/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9-27-2013 | Noah Rothman
    September 27, 2013 Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate Noah Rothman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) called into MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday after the Senate voted for a cloture motion to move forward with a resolution which would fund the government. She lashed out at the ‘tea baggers’ in Congress who have mounted an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act through the continuing resolution process. Mitchell began by asking Mikulski why the vote to move forward with a CR was happening on Friday rather than Thursday night. “The reason Ted Cruz stood...
  • Choose Civility? We’ll Need to Bring Back Dueling for That

    07/30/2013 4:09:25 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/30/13 | Jason Bradley
    To say that political discourse in our country has reached toxic levels would do disservice to our politicians and pundits. Nothing anymore is sacred inside the arena of politics. Politicians, wishing to observe some degree of decorum, rely on attack dogs to do their heavy lifting. The Left is certainly fond of this tactic using such personalities such as David Letterman, John Stewart, Bill Maher and Chris Mathews. With the powerful influence of the liberal media, Liberals will say anything necessary to discredit or destroy a foe. Consequently, today’s politics is blood sport. Political opinion, even strong political opinion, is...
  • A Call for Convicted Civility

    06/17/2013 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    In the early 1990's an influential Lutheran thinker, Dr. Martin Marty, affirmed the practice of "convicted civility." He observed, "People who have strong convictions these days aren't very civil, and people who are civil often don't have very strong convictions. What we need is 'convicted civility.'" The future of any republic depends upon the active participation of an informed electorate. It's built on a patriotism laced with free disagreement and vital dialogue about our differences. It's not built on just "getting along" or "bipartisanship." It thrives when "convicted" citizens care enough to attempt to influence politicians and their neighbors on...
  • Elderly 'Teabaggers' Not Dying 'Fast Enough' Laments Libtalker Mike Papantonio

    05/19/2013 8:46:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    Looks like yet another left-winger missed the meme on the New Civility. Attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio, guest-hosting on Ed Schultz's radio program yesterday, revealed two things -- he hates old people and wants tea party retirees to hurry up and die. Don't take my word for it, listen to Papantonio's remarks after a caller said he saw "one of these baggers" push a woman during dueling protests over the weekend in Madison, Wisc.
  • Civility: New Democrat Ad in MA Has Gun Firing at Republican's Head

    05/17/2013 7:00:01 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/17/2013 | Matthew
    Sometimes when people on the Left talk about dog whistles, it seems far too forced. However, there are occasional times when you can see a clear subliminal message underlying the overt one. Take the contested Massachusetts Senate race that pits 38 year veteran of Congress Ed Markey against former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. Gomez rejects many of the gun control arguments, including the ban on high capacity magazines.
  • As Expected, Liberals Call for Death of George Bush After Library Opening

    04/26/2013 6:16:20 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/26/13 | Aurelius
    Liberals called for the death of George W. Bush in the wake of the opening of the Bush Library on Thursday. I wish I could say this was unexpected from a group of people who have declared themselves "civil," but alas, who was I kidding? ...A quick internet search produces a bevy of death threats and calls for murder of President Bush. Some are very angry: Some don't really make sense:
  • College Professor Arrested Amid Profanity-Laced Rant Against Pro-Life Students’ Display

    04/17/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 04/17/2013 | Noah Rothman
    <p>A University of Buffalo professor was apparently so incensed by a campus display erected by a group of pro-life students that she engaged in a profanity-laden rant which attracted the attention of the authorities. Being lectured by the police to tone down her tirade apparently incensed the professor even more and she proceeded to rage against the pro-life students’ display with even more vitriol. The event, captured on a student’s cell phone, ends when the authorities detain the professor.</p>
  • ‘Stupid and Racist’: Video captures professor ranting against Republican Party

    04/10/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    http://www.campusreform.org ^ | april 10, 2013 | Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan
    A professor at the University of Southern California (USC) appears to have used a fall semester 2012 political science class to deliver sustained and angered attacks on Republicans, who he characterized as old, white, racist, and “losers.” In a 15 min. video secretly captured by USC student Tyler Talgo, political science Professor Darry Sragow also appears to endorse the illegal suppression of Republican votes. “You lose their information on the election in the mail,” he suggested when a student asked him how to keep Republicans from voting. “I mean there is lots of ways to do it [SIC].” A teaching...
  • Liberals on Marco Rubio's Intelligent SOTU Response: "What an Idiot, He Drank Water!"

    02/13/2013 8:47:46 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/13/13 | Aurelius
    Liberals have a difficult time staying on point in an argument. Never was this so obvious in the aftermath of Marco Rubio (R, FL) and his response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. Mr. Rubio made a point-by-point analysis of why President Obama has failed the American people, which offering a myriad of practical, conservative solutions to the problems that face the United States. In response, the Left has responded in unison: "What an Idiot, He Drank Water!" That's right, for a moment during Mr. Rubio's response, he paused to drink from a bottle of water. ...Within hours...
  • The effort to dehumanize gun owners

    02/06/2013 7:26:38 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 26 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The latest tactic being employed against gun owners is to dehumanize them; to portray them as something less than a full-fledged member of society. Some have even called for the deaths of gun owners and advocates. The most recent bigot to jump on the bandwagon is comedian Jim Carrey who tweeted that “Any[one] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.” Let’s look at how many Americans he just insulted. Extrapolating from already released ATF data, the number of new guns purchased...
  • Facebook Group Calling for Assassination of Sarah Palin Surpasses 3,300 Members

    01/28/2013 1:17:45 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/28/13 | Aurelius
    The Facebook group "I hate it when I wake up and Sarah Palin is still alive" has surpassed 3,300 "likes." The founder explicitly says, "This is a page about venting dislike over Sarah Palin. This is no way advocates an assassination of Sarah Palin in any way, shape or form." The fact that the group's name specifically wishes for her death is one thing that dispels that ludicrous statement. The second is its main picture, which clearly shows what the group advocates: ...Oddly, the group has also denounced President Obama, calling him "conservative."
  • The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

    01/14/2013 4:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is the second in a series on unions in America.Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public. We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect massive...
  • Ben Shapiro on Hannity: “We’ve Reached the End of Bipartisanship.We’ve Reached the End of Civility”

    01/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/9/13 | Jim Hoft
    Ben Shapiro was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and to list the top five progressive bullies in America today. As a final question, Hannity asked Ben how do conservatives counter the progressive bullies today. Ben answered, “We can’t be civil with them. We can’t. We’ve reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions. These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing...
  • Professor calls for assassination of NRA CEO

    12/17/2012 11:16:38 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 107 replies
    A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization. “[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

    12/11/2012 3:57:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters. "I don't think they'll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less. The sign of optimism follows weeks of tense negotiations and...
  • Down and Dirty

    11/02/2012 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Mona Charen
    You could, without stretching, make an aesthetic case for voting against Barack Obama. Leaving aside the hobbled economy, the promised second term "flexibility" with Putin, the job-diminishing Dodd/Frank act, the Benghazi debacle, the train wreck called Obamacare, the assault on the free exercise of religion, the pretense that the Lilly Ledbetter Act codified equal pay for equal work, the limp response to Iran's nuclear threat, the many Solyndras, kicking Bowles/Simpson to the curb, the "free" contraceptives, the recommendation that Israel do some "serious self-reflection," the preening over bin Laden's assassination, the Bill Clinton ad saying Romney wouldn't have approved the...
  • Obama and Biden: Rude, Crude, and Lewd!

    10/27/2012 6:30:52 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | October 26, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    I am amazingly tolerant and can discuss, debate, and disagree with anyone about anything and still respect them in their wrong-headed beliefs. Every American has a right to be wrong. However, today I am shamed as an American by our crop of leaders (who can’t lead) who are daily embarrassing this once-great nation. Obama (call him President if you choose, I won’t) blackened and besmirched his office and this nation when he told an interviewer, “Well, that’s a bullsh—er, I can tell,” referring to his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney. I even blush using the word in a disguised form. Not...
  • Ugly: Liberals Turn to Dirty Tricks, Violence as Election Approaches

    10/26/2012 3:19:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Cast your mind back to the rise of the Tea Party, when any liberal within shouting distance of a microphone conspicuously opined about the very worrisome violent undertones of the movement.  After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot by an apolitical madman, the Left instantly blamed conservative speech and delivered bad-faith lectures about the importance of "civility."  And as Republicans (and some Democrats) have pushed common-sense voter identification laws to ensure the integrity of our electoral system, so-called progressives have furiously denounced their opponents' alleged "voter suppression" efforts.  With all of that in mind, how are some liberals behaving in the...
  • Liberals Call for Death of Ann Romney; "I Want to Murder Ann Romney Right Now"

    08/29/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/29/12 | Aurelius
    There are just things that are beyond the pale of human decency. Even in a political atmosphere where liberals often act with impunity for their racist, hateful comments, the actions progressives took last night and this morning are disgusting, even for the Left. Ann Romney is a wife, a mother, a cancer survivor, and currently has MS. She also supports and loves her husband. What does she get for voicing her support? Death threats and those calling for her to die. As you might expect, liberals expect her to assume a stereotypical role of either being quiet or being a...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan asks (presidential) candidates to sign civility pledge

    08/28/2012 12:50:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    RNS ^ | August 27, 2012 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sparked controversy by agreeing to deliver the closing blessing at the Republican convention in Tampa this week, on Monday (Aug. 27) drew further attention to his political role by asking both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to sign a “civility pledge” promoted by a leading conservative Catholic activist. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has said talks with the White House over a proposed contraception mandate are "going nowhere." Credit: RNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz The archbishop of New York wrote to Romney and...
  • Obama Hasn't Been Divisive? You Can't Be Serious

    08/21/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I was on Sean Hannity's show the other night, and the question was whether Obama's statement denying his divisiveness is defensible. It's not. Obama said, "I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country. We've always tried to bring the country together." If this weren't such a serious subject, his statement would be laughable. Let's just say it's ludicrous -- and disingenuous. A Gallup poll showed that at the end of Obama's second year in office, 81 percent of Democrats approved, while 13 percent of...
  • Romney Supporter Spat On by Protester in Wisconsin (Liberal Tolerance Alert)

    08/18/2012 3:54:30 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | AUG 17, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Here's video of a supporter of Mitt Romney being spat on by a protester in Appleton, Wisconsin:
  • Paul Ryan speaks in Iowa; protesters grow violent

    08/14/2012 4:07:03 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/13/2012 | John Hayward
    Paul Ryan gave a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, addressing an appreciate crowd of thousands… plus a few protesters who grew violent, and had to be escorted from the venue by state troopers. The Des Moines Register reports: The audience of more than 3,000, many holding up Romney campaign signs, hooted and cheered, but a handful of protesters shouted at him about cutting Medicare and “the war on the poor.” It was an intense 12 minute speech, with much shouting and Iowa State Patrol officer dispatched into the crowd multiple times to quell unruly behavior. One...
  • (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...
  • Our Dishonorable President

    08/12/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    After the massacre in Tucson that saw six murdered and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 12 others wounded, President Obama gave a speech at the memorial where he called for raising the tone in politics. To honor the memory of those killed and wounded the president said: The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives -- to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let's remember...
  • Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit

    08/09/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Clay Waters
    New York Times food writer and reporter Mark Bittman issued an apology on his nytimes.com blog on Tuesday for a venemous post on the recent death of Chick-fil-A's vice-president for public relations Donald Perry. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The TimesÂ’s, and the phrase has been removed from the post. I regret this lapse. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of...
  • A Harsh Anti-Romney Ad Sparks Criticism (New! Soptic Chose Not to Insure Wife at Post-Steel Job)

    08/08/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 112 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Peter Nicholas and Colleen McCain Nelson
    ...played a role in the death of Ilyona Soptic at age 55. The ad features Joe Soptic, 62, of Missouri, who lost his job when GST Steel of Kansas City—owned by Bain and other investors for eight years—was closed. As melancholy music plays, Mr. Soptic says that when the plant closed, he and his family lost their health-care coverage and "a short time after that, my wife became ill." Her illness was diagnosed five years later. "I don't think Mitt Romney understands what he's done to people's lives by closing the plant," Mr. Soptic says in the ad. The steel...
  • Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

    08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    ......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.” This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.” One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in...
  • Pro-Obamacare man attacks American flag, assaults peaceful demonstrators

    07/24/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 10 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 07-24-12 | TFP
    http://youtu.be/CKpckraQ2W0 Free speech is less free in Arkansas.  In fact, volunteers with Tradition Family and Property (TFP—Louisiana) were recently attacked in Little Rock during a peaceful rally against Obamacare and its HHS mandate.  The incident occurred on July 17. Man Targets American flag At the McCain Mall in North Little Rock, a middle-aged man came up from behind the group as they calmly prayed the rosary. First he said, “Praise be Mary,” giving the impression he was friendly.  Next he shouted, “Get the hell out of here!” and rushed our American flag bearer Elias Bartel, knocking him off his feet...
  • Cancer on the body politic; can negative attack ads be eliminated or at least curtailed?

    07/16/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 25 replies
    Civil Discourse Now ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Small
    Why do negative ads work? Some people say the negative ads give them information upon which to base their decision at the voting table (those little four-legged stands we use in Marion County). A study from Stanford University says the information from negative ads generally is not accurate. Perhaps negative ads work in the same way as Big-Time Championship Wrestling (as it was called when I was young; whatever it is called now). No one doubts the efforts of the participants, and the world is made a much simpler place when painted in black-and-white (with slightly better resolution vis-a-vis the...
  • Obama Spending on Attack Ads Soars

    07/14/2012 10:02:14 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 45 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | July 14, 2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall. In a reflection of campaign strategy, more than one-fifth of the president’s ad spending has been in Ohio, a state that looms as a must-win for Romney more so than for Obama. Florida ranks second and Virginia third, according to organizations that track media spending and other sources. About three-quarters of the president’s advertising has...
  • The Five’s Bob Beckel Goes Ballistic On Allen West: ‘Shut Up, You Blowhard!

    07/11/2012 7:49:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 10, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    On Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ The Five, the panel debated whether Americans have become too dependent on government assistance today — with liberal co-host Bob Beckel being the lone dissenter on the notion. When the rest of the hosts played a clip from Rep. Allen West (R-FL) reinforcing their point, calling Social Security “modern 21st-century slavery,” Beckel went on a tirade, telling the congressman to “shut up” while calling him a “blowhard.” Republican nominee Mitt Romney needs to make clear the difference between himself and President Barack Obama, emphasizing the question: “Do you see the average American as an...
  • Washington's Finest Moment

    07/06/2012 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    For all the talk of incivility in the Nation's capital, the last week has restored my faith in the basic decency of the people who live there. Although the storm that hit Washington and the surrounding area June 29 has not received as much national attention as hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters usually do, the human toll has been high. In the Washington metro area alone, five people died in the storm and more than 20 have died subsequently from the heat, as hundreds of thousands suffered days without electrical power. But through it all, most people have behaved...
  • The Mormon Ethic of Civility

    07/03/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    Newsroom ^ | October, 2009
    The political world is astir. Economies are faltering. Public trust is waning. Individuals feel vulnerable. And social cohesion wears thin. Meanwhile, stories of rage and agitation fill our airwaves, streets and town halls. Where are the voices of balance and moderation in these extreme times? During a recent address given in an interfaith setting, Church President Thomas S. Monson declared: "When a spirit of goodwill prompts our thinking and when united effort goes to work on a common problem, the results can be most gratifying." Further, former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley once said that living “together in communities with...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing “God Bless the USA” (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • Civility and the Legacy of George W. Bush

    06/18/2012 5:41:20 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 31 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/18/12 | Steve McCann
    Excessive civility in the face of a national crisis is tantamount to indifference. The Bush family dynasty exemplifies the patrician attitude of holding oneself above the fray after fulfilling one's pre-ordained obligation to society. This may have been fine in the halcyon days of the past, when America's future seemed limitless and those answering to the call of duty were for the most part honorable people. With Barack Obama at the helm, that is no longer the case. Never in American history has the nation been saddled with such an unethical and ideologically rigid administration, whose ultimate goal is to...