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  • Beating the Racism Card

    09/20/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2011 | J.R. Dunn, Consulting Editor
    Obama is finished. It's not so much the past six weeks, rough as they were, as his own actions and responses that have finished him...........These were not the actions of a leader, a statesman, or even an adult. They will be neither forgiven nor forgotten. It's hard to see how he recovers from any of this. (And this is not even to mention the unfolding Solyndra, LightSquared, and Fast and Furious scandals; add the AttackWatch debacle and my cup runneth over.) He has no shred of reputation left to build on, no reservoir of goodwill to draw from. His approval...
  • Ex-NBA player accuses restaurant of discrimination

    09/13/2011 12:29:35 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2011 | Greg Bluestein
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The retired NBA All-Star and a friend claim they were ousted from the bar of a ritzy Atlanta restaurant because they were black. The restaurant says they weren't the victims of a discriminatory policy, but a long-standing practice rooted in Southern hospitality that allows women a seat at the bar when the place is packed. Those arguments were made Monday at the start of the weeklong federal trial of a lawsuit filed by Joe Barry Carroll and attorney Joseph Shaw. The two say they were humiliated when a security guard escorted them from the Tavern at Phipps...
  • The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters

    09/08/2011 7:51:25 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Eric Eversole and Hans A Von Spakovsky ^ | September 8, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters By Hans A. von Spakovsky and Eric Eversole Published September 07, 2011 | Time and again, Eric Holder’s Justice Department and its Civil Rights Division has shown how highly partisan it is. From its dismissal of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, to its harassment of jurisdictions with voter ID laws, the Division has proven that its far-left liberal ideology determines whether it will enforce (or not enforce) the law. Now it is ignoring the plight of military voters.
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • Democrats Fight Against the Nation's Most Visible Civil Rights Movement (Not a Repeat from 1964)

    09/06/2011 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 3 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 9-6-11 | Duane Lester
    What is the oldest civil rights organization in America? Give up? Established in 1871, it’s the National Rifle Association. Yeah, I know. It surprised me when I found that out too. I never really considered them to be a “civil rights” organization, but they are on the front lines of defending the Second Amendment and constantly under attack by liberals. When you look at what the Tea Party is fighting for, lower taxes, free markets, the reduction of government’s role and impact in our lives, you can see these are civil rights issues also, making the Tea Party a civil...
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • Iowa fires three civil rights investigators for emails

    08/23/2011 11:18:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    globegazette ^ | aug 2011
    <p>Three Iowa civil rights investigators have been fired after sending hundreds of gossipy emails calling co-workers derogatory nicknames like "Psycho," "Monster," and "Roid Rage," and forwarding pictures that made fun of fat people, Wal-Mart customers and others, according to public records and interviews.</p>
  • A Politicized Justice Department Strikes Again

    08/20/2011 6:48:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The Department of Justice is now prosecuting a 79-year-old grandfather. The reason: Richard Retta walks alongside women on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility and offers women hope that they can carry their babies to term. “They go in and they’re kind of sullen in what they’re doing, and I’m sure there’s a lot of sorrow there,” Retta says in a short video by Pro-Life Unity. “But when they change their mind, most of the times they’re smiling, they’re happy. And they’re willing to talk to us,” he says. This is the first time, in over a decade...
  • Movie: The Help -- designed to incite violence

    08/22/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 137 replies · 1+ views
    This movie, "The Help" has been written, filmed and distributed with the sole purpose of inciting violence at a politically fragil time in this country. Yes, some of the events in the movie occurred, but it is nowhere representative of society as a whole. As a matter of fact, the historical background of a lot of leading Democrats would tie directly to this film, but getting the general public to notice that at this time would be futile. Some unbelievably emotional scenes exist in this movie to denigrate white society to the fullest. I can not believe the timing of...
  • THIS WEEK Web Extra: Huntsman on a Mormon Controversy

    08/21/2011 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 8 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2011 6:00 PM | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: Do you think it's fair for reporters or members of the public to ask candidates about their faith? HUNTSMAN: I think it's fair, but it doesn't matter what I think about it, reporters are going to ask regardless.
  • Free cell phones are now a civil right

    08/05/2011 4:50:51 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new ‘civil right’ — free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don’t have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for...
  • Free cell phones are now a civil right

    08/02/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 1, 2011 | Abby W. Schachter
    Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new 'civil right' -- free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don't have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for by...
  • APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

    07/29/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 29/7/11 | Ula Ilnytzky
    ...she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931. The six-page essay, written in her own hand many years after the incident, is among thousands of her personal items currently residing in the Manhattan warehouse and cramped offices of Guernsey's Auctioneers, which has been selected by a Michigan court to find an institution to buy and preserve the complete archive. Civil rights historian Danielle McGuire said she had never before heard of the attempted rape of Parks and called the find among Parks' papers astounding. It...
  • Rick Perry: Abortion is a states’ rights issue ("You either believe in the 10th Amendment or Not")

    07/28/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    A smart middle-ground play for independents, but I thought he was supposed to be the great evangelical hope. Last week he said he was “fine” with New York legalizing gay marriage before clarifying today that he’s not fine with gay marriage itself. (In fact, he supports a Federal Marriage Amendment.) Now this. Why would a social-conservative voter looking for a champion who has traction in the polls prefer him to, say, Bachmann?Maybe Perry’s willing to shed some votes in Iowa in exchange for picking some up in New Hampshire. Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion...
  • Does trial by Jury still work?

    07/12/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/11/11 | Mainestategop
    I've meant to write about this for sometime but the recent verdict with Casey Anthony was what brought me into writing it. This incident is disgusting and shows that the jury trial, which was considered an important right and cornerstone in our nation's founding HAS been undermined. It shows how far we have drifted from our Christian values and the philosophical values of our godly founders who gave us this great nation. My view of why this happened can be summed up by Rush Limbaugh who pointed to the so called pro-choice movement that advocates legal murder for babies... "You...
  • Atheists Should Study Gay Political Playbook

    07/06/2011 7:52:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | Susan Jacoby
    Atheists and agnostics have a lot to learn from gays about the essential role of coming out in any long-term battle for personal respect and political recognition in American society. When New York’s state Senate passed a historic bill legalizing gay marriage last weekend, I happened to be attending a reunion of my eighth-grade class at St. Thomas Aquinas School in East Lansing, MI. A striking fact about this group of men and women, raised on the Catholic and American verities of the 1950s, was that many of my classmates, influenced by gay relatives and friends, long ago discarded the...
  • Sharpton: Pension reform initiative is civil rights violation

    06/28/2011 7:20:31 PM PDT · by magellan · 25 replies
    KUSI Television ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tom Jordan
    Civil rights leader Al Sharpton is in San Diego talking about the pension reform initiative. He had a nine-minute discussion with KUSI's Tom Jordan that became a bit heated. We've edited the conversation down to about five minutes, but the context remains the same. Sharpton says the City's proposed pension reform initiative is a civil rights violation, and that attention should instead be placed on taxing the wealthy.
  • For Many Immigrants, Marriage Vote Resonates (Gays, immigrants the same?? huh?)

    06/27/2011 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27.6.2011 | Sam Dolnick
    Some may have seen Mr. Díaz, a Democrat and a Pentecostal minister, as the Latino representative on the issue, but several same-sex couples in Queens — from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico — would debate that, if they were not so busy planning their weddings. “He pretends to speak for all of us, for Latinos, and I really do not think he does,” said Ana Maria Archila, a Colombian who decided on Friday night to marry her longtime partner after the State Senate voted to make same-sex unions legal.....Advocates for the two groups say that immigrants and gay...
  • ‘Gay Marriage,’ Libertarians, and Civil Rights

    06/27/2011 7:43:28 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/27/2011 | George Weigel
    According to a New York Times story of June 25, an essential part of the coalition that brought “gay marriage” to the Empire State consisted of Republican financial high-rollers who gave Republican legislators cover for voting in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “marriage equality” bill while generously funding the pro–“gay marriage” ground campaign, and who “were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views.” More intellectual and political confusion would be hard to pack into one sentence. “Gay marriage” in fact represents a vast expansion of state power: In this instance, the...
  • Department of Labor employees deface posters equating gay rights with civil rights

    06/21/2011 2:52:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Daily Caller has obtained two photographs from inside the Department of Labor (DOL) elevators where Obama administration employees have again defaced photos equating gay rights with civil rights. A worker or group of workers in the DOL ripped off a portion of these posters that compared gay rights to African American civil rights.Pictured prominently on the poster is Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil rights advocate and labor leader. Next to Rustin’s photo is a quote from him: “To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.” Underneath Rustin’s quote is a description of him:...