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  • Poor receive substandard abortion care, says clinic worker

    01/03/2015 8:29:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 31, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Clinic worker Jenny Higgins says that wealthy women get better abortion care than poor women do. She says: “… We almost never service wealthier women at the clinics where I worked. In the southeastern clinic, which was in an urban area, the majority of the clients were African-American….. [Wealthy women] are more likely to have access to higher quality, private abortion care, either due to their insurance plans or because they can afford to pay out-of-pocket for such services.” …. “Even though I prided myself on providing attentive and empathic care to the patients with whom I worked, the clinic...
  • Church Nativity Scene Depicts Homeless Virgin Mary At Bus Stop

    12/23/2014 8:30:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | December 22, 2014 | CBS
    CLAREMONT ( — A local church nativity scene depicts a homeless Virgin Mary at a bus stop with a newborn Baby Jesus swaddled in burlap. The theme for this year’s display at Claremont United Methodist Church on Foothill Boulevard is “Commercialism and the Oppressed.” Church leaders say the eyes of God are always watching and people should reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. “We want to draw attention to those people who are on the margins who Jesus would be standing with today,” said Pamela Bunce of Claremont United Methodist Church. The Southland church is known for its design...
  • The backtracking begins: Hillary hustles to halt fallout from ‘dead broke’ controversy

    06/10/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House. The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts. “Yes I can, but everything in life has to be put into context,” she said, The Hill reported. “As I...
  • Illinois Democrats go all-in on class warfare theme

    03/23/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2014 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Maura Zurick
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats went all-in Thursday with their election-year class warfare theme as Speaker Michael Madigan pitched the idea of asking voters to raise taxes on millionaires, Senate President John Cullerton advanced a minimum-wage increase and Gov. Pat Quinn compared wealthy opponent Bruce Rauner to TV villain Mr. Burns. The moves continued a Democratic push to highlight income inequity that started Tuesday night before Rauner had even claimed his narrow victory in the Republican primary for governor. Rauner and Republican legislative leaders have countered by accusing Democrats of being tax happy and trying to drive a wedge between the...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
  • Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty

    01/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty 'In many cases...' Jeryl Bier January 15, 2014 7:12 AM Secretary of State John Kerry covered a broad range of topics with his counterpart Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in Rome on Monday. Besides Syria, the Middle East peace process, Sudan, and Cuba, the subject of poverty came up during their discussions. In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions" [emphasis added]: We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global...
  • President Obama Attacks Private Citizens

    01/10/2013 1:08:40 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 6 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | Thomas Clough
    Armed with the intimidating powers of the SEC, the IRS and the Justice Department, which can fine, audit and indict citizens into oblivion, President Obama has taken to singling out the private-citizen donors of his opponents for special abuse. For example: One of Obama’s campaign websites posted a blurb titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” which named eight private citizens, describing all of them as having “less-than-reputable records” and accusing them of being “on the wrong side of the law” and of profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.” The “crimes” that Team Obama refers...
  • Chicago Reporter Refuses to Report Teachers Union Links to Socialist Groups

    12/20/2012 10:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union and Action Now (formerly known as ACORN) staged yet another protest Tuesday, this time targeting so-called Chicago “fat cats.” Video from the event reveals that the local Chicago media – particularly Christian Farr of NBC 5 – is disinterested in reporting the radical nature of the union and its allies. Farr said that he’s too “objective” to report such news, even though it occurred right before his eyes. SEE THE VIDEO HERE. Only a single Chicago talk radio program - Wade and Roma on WLS-AM - has demonstrated the nerve to question the CTU leadership about...
  • Somewhere, someone has to pay for charitable giving [Let Government Do It!]

    12/04/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by SES1066 · 18 replies
    Washington Post-Bloomberg ^ | 12/04/12 | Fredd Hiatt
    With tax-deductible donations in danger, the nonprofit world is mobilizing. Its lobbyists and supporters will be blanketing Capitol Hill this week. "Take action," urges the website of Independent Sector, an organization of philanthropies and philanthropists. "Tell Congress not to limit the charitable deduction." ... At first blush, it seems to make policy sense, too. The rich fabric of America's civic life, from Boy Scouts to community orchestras to soup kitchens, is the envy of the world. Its diversity reflects in part how much it depends on private givers with diverse interests and motives, and not just on the government. Their...
  • Springsteen Picks Up Obama's Class Warfare Baton in Pittsburgh

    10/28/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/28/12
    Bruce Springsteen is a fabulously wealthy man who sings about the poor, the downtrodden and the lower middle class. You know, the people hit hard by the last four years of the Obama presidency.This weekend, Springsteen visited the Steel City to talk up a second Obama term, promising the crowd in classic class warfare terms what we can expect from Hope and Change, the sequel.
  • Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence... They’ve got what they want.”

    10/03/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies ^ | 10/3/2012 | Patterico
    In the wake of the Daily Caller’s release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided the time was right to release some little-known Obama video of his own. He authorized me to release the video here first. The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service. The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking...
  • For all you've done, thank you [Another email from nobama]

    09/27/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    email | Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 | Barry
    Friend -- I want to thank you for all you're doing for this campaign. If we get to continue this work, it's going to be because of you. Next week I'm meeting up with President Clinton on the campaign trail, and we both want to thank you in person. Donate $5 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered to fly out to join us. This Sunday is the biggest fundraising deadline of this campaign so far. There's no billionaire donor or lobbyist waiting around to write a $10 million check. How you respond right now determines if we...
  • Joe Biden: Rich Guys Like Mitt Romney Just Don‘t Understand ’Middle Class Folks Like Me’

    07/11/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/11/12 | Jason Howerton
    As Keith Koffler of the White House Dossier points out, Vice President Joe Biden actually thinks he’s part of the middle class. This, despite the fact he made nearly $400,000 in 2011, placing him comfortably in the “rich” category President Obama has created in his bid to raise taxes on the country’s top income earners making over $250,000-per-year. However, addressing the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Biden — without mentioning he and his wife had an adjusted income of $379,000, according to his 2011 tax return — suggested he is just your average middle class...
  • What not to wear during the NATO summit (Obama's SA wins)

    05/08/2012 11:27:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | May 8, 2012 | Ryan Ori
    Downtown workers may experience casual Friday and casual Monday later this month when the NATO summit arrives. Workers at some Chicago office towers are being encouraged to dress down to avoid being targeted by protesters during the meeting of world leaders May 20 and 21. Safety procedures in some high-rises include the recommendation that employees set aside suits, ties and anything with corporate logos.
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Why Were Conservatives So Enamored of Rick Santorum?

    04/13/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/12/2012 | John Tamny
    Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. Almost to a column, editorial and news account, the analysis centered on Santorum’s somewhat successful capture of conservative voters. And there lies the mystery. How could a man seemingly so opposite of conservative have entranced so many voters who label themselves just that? The easy answer is that as someone who made his religion such a prominent part of his campaign strategy... religious types who tend toward conservatism perhaps felt they’d found their man. [...] Indeed, if we ignore for a moment how very anti-conservative it...
  • George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War

    01/23/2012 4:18:20 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 34 replies · 2+ views
    DailyBeast/Newsweek ^ | January 23, 2012 | John Arlidge
    While Soros, whose new book, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, will be published in early February, is currently focused on Europe, he’s quick to claim that economic and social divisions in the U.S. will deepen, too. He sympathizes with the Occupy movement, which articulates a widespread disillusionment with capitalism that he shares. People “have reason to be frustrated and angry” at the cost of rescuing the banking system, a cost largely borne by taxpayers rather than shareholders or bondholders. Occupy Wall Street “is an inchoate, leaderless manifestation of protest,” but it will grow. It has “put on...
  • Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government

    01/09/2012 5:16:57 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government By Jack Coleman Created 01/09/2012 - 7:55pm Think your government has more than enough on its hands? Geraldo Rivera wants it to do so much more. On his new WABC radio show Friday, Rivera cited an incident that day involving a Brooklyn mother suspected of killing her 3-year-old daughter, saying this (audio clips after page break) -- I swear to God, you talk about sickos, you talk about sickos. You should need to have a license to have a child. You should be vetted. I think I can't stand these stories....
  • Members of Congress Cower or Collaborate, As Obama Prepares his Race and Class War

    12/13/2011 6:25:11 AM PST · by Ordinary_American · 19 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | December 12, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    IF OBAMA LOSES, HE INTENDS TO BRING DOWN THE COUNTRY WITH HIM Win or lose, chaos is at the core of Obama’s 2012 campaign strategy. The Constitution and the American way of life are already under intense assault by enemies of the republic. The signs of degeneration are out there in plain sight. The Obama Administration has spent the United States treasury to the brink of national bankruptcy, which has set the stage for the desired social unrest. The Occupy War Street movement was just a test of Obama’s chaos strategy. The weakness demonstrated by politicians nationwide has only encouraged...
  • With weak economy abroad, white S. Africans head home

    12/10/2011 1:42:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | Thomas Donzel
    The Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa after 10 years in London JOHANNESBURG — After 10 years in London, the Short family packed their bags and moved back to South Africa, part of what experts say is a growing trend of white expatriates returning home. "London was very good to us but it was never home," said Julie Short, who met her husband Wallis in the British capital, where their two young daughters were born. The couple were among the estimated 800,000 white South Africans who moved overseas, mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand,...
  • An Example Of What Should Lead To Handcuffs

    10/23/2011 8:26:02 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 15 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10-23-11 | Karl Denninger
    The SEC alleges that Citigroup Global Markets structured and marketed a CDO called Class V Funding III and exercised significant influence over the selection of $500 million of the assets included in the CDO portfolio. Citigroup then took a proprietary short position against those mortgage-related assets from which it would profit if the assets declined in value. Citigroup did not disclose to investors its role in the asset selection process or that it took a short position against the assets it helped select. Citigroup has agreed to settle the SEC’s charges by paying a total of $285 million, which will...
  • OccupyWorkSpace! Join the Movement

    10/13/2011 5:08:12 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/11 | John Ransom
    It’s a simple concept that’s been around since Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden: Get a job. That’s how all the stuff you have is paid for, even if you live in a socialist country. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return - Genesis 3:19 KJV Of course capitalism produces more bread, more efficiently, and there is more innovation and surplus than in socialist countries. Out of that surplus bread come things...
  • Hawker Beechcraft CEO takes on Obama administration

    10/09/2011 12:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ^ | October 9, 2011 | Alton K. Marsh
    Hawker Beechcraft Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture said targeting of the private aircraft industry both in terms of user fees and fiscal proposals appears to be intentional, and called fiscal policies such as user fees and depreciation schedules “irresponsible.” The perceived attacks have damaged customer confidence, and contributed to some, perhaps the last 25 percent, of all employee layoffs and workforce reductions, Boisture said. “To have singled out our industry is irresponsible,” he said. “It must be intended,” he said in later comments. In other remarks, Boisture said his staff decided long ago to treat the current recession as “the...
  • Obama would hike taxes to pay for his jobs bill

    09/12/2011 2:29:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 5:00 PM EDT | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Republicans have already rejected, and he accused them of political motives if they still refuse to go along. "The only thing that's stopping it is politics," Obama declared. The president's proposal drew criticism from House Speaker John Boehner, who'd previously responded in cautious but somewhat receptive tones to the $447 billion jobs plan made up of tax cuts and new spending that Obama first proposed in an address to Congress last Thursday. "It would...
  • The U.K. Riots And The Coming Global Class War

    08/15/2011 1:03:23 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2011 | Joel Kotkin
    The riots that hit London and other English cities last week have the potential to spread beyond the British Isles. Class rage isn’t unique to England; in fact, it represents part of a growing global class chasm that threatens to undermine capitalism itself. The hardening of class divisions has been building for a generation, first in the West but increasingly in fast-developing countries such as China. The growing chasm between the classes has its roots in globalization, which has taken jobs from blue-collar and now even white-collar employees; technology, which has allowed the fleetest and richest companies and individuals to...
  • A New Battle In Obama’s Class War, Today’s Press Conference

    06/29/2011 1:31:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 | annem040359
    Today the heat in the ongoing class warfare has gotten turned up a bit during the late morning press conference of President Barack Obama. From start to finish of the press conference, President Obama goes full blast into pitting one group against another, rich versus poor, those who support both those who are on social security versus successful businesses, and us versus them. Since President Obama cannot seek a second Presidential term based on his first term’s record, he does the next best thing, play up one group against another. In other words, President Obama is painting a picture of...
  • Nick Clegg orders universities to lower entrance requirements - but only for poorer students

    02/08/2011 10:13:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:17 PM on 8th February 2011 | James Chapman
    Nick Clegg is to make an explosive attack on British universities as ‘instruments of social segregation’ as he orders them to stop taking so many middle-class students. The Deputy Prime Minister will this week insist that top institutions must ‘throw open their doors’ and lower their entrance requirements for the less well-off.
  • Bill Clinton Told to Stay Out of Chicago Politics

    12/29/2010 7:04:56 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 17 replies · 6+ views
    AP via ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | Karen Hawkins,
    Chicago (AP) - U.S. Rep. Danny Davis has a message for former President Bill Clinton: Don't take sides in the Chicago mayor's race -- or else. Davis, a longtime friend of Clinton, warned the ex-president on Tuesday that he could jeopardize his "long and fruitful relationship" with the black community if he campaigns for former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel instead of one of the two leading black candidates running -- Davis or former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
  • White Trash Party Sparks Ire In Texas Neighborhood

    06/27/2010 1:44:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    CBS) ^ | Jun 26, 2010 1:50 pm US/Pacific
    At first glance Carline Felts didn't think anything about a flyer that was left on her door, but after a closer look she says she's offended. "That's not acceptable!" she said sternly. "I haven't seen White Trash around here." The "White Trash Party" was to be hosted by the Zen Restaurant and Bar in the Austin Ranch apartment community in The Colony, just off of the North Dallas Tollway. On one side of the flyer there's a scantily clad woman and a picture of Britney Spears on the bottom. The other side of the flyer has a shot of a...
  • President Obama singles out Las Vegas, Mayor calls him "slow learner" (Obama apologizes)

    02/02/2010 10:25:34 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 86 replies · 1,857+ views
    KTNV News ^ | February 3, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Once again President Obama has singled out Las Vegas, this time reminding Americans to avoid places like Vegas when they want to save money. He made the comments during a speech in New Hampshire Tuesday. "This isn't how responsible families do their budgets," he said. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college." The comments are similar to remarks he made last year when he said...
  • A Wall Street pay puzzle(Washington Post Alert!)

    01/18/2010 12:10:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies · 465+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 18, 2010 | Robert J. Samuelson
    Why does Wall Street make the big bucks? A nation with 10 percent unemployment is understandably puzzled and outraged when the very people at the center of the financial crisis seem to be the first to recover and are pulling down fabulous pay packages. At Goldman Sachs, the average pay for 2009 has been estimated at nearly $600,000; at J.P. Morgan Chase's investment bank, it's been reckoned at slightly below $400,000. These averages conceal multimillion-dollar bonuses for top traders and investment bankers; underlings get smaller sums. Are Wall Street's leaders that much smarter and more industrious than everyone else?
  • For Top Bonuses on Wall Street, 7 Figures or 8

    01/09/2010 12:04:18 PM PST · by TopQuark · 21 replies · 905+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 9, 2010 | LOUISE STORY and ERIC DASH
    The bank bonus season, that annual rite of big money and bigger egos, begins in earnest this week, and it looks as if it will be one of the largest and most controversial blowouts the industry has ever seen. Bank executives are grappling with a question that exasperates, even infuriates, many recession-weary Americans: Just how big should their paydays be? Despite calls for restraint from Washington and a chafed public, resurgent banks are preparing to pay out bonuses that rival those of the boom years. The haul, in cash and stock, will run into many billions of dollars. .
  • The War Against the Wannabe Rich. Why attack the productive classes [Victor Davis Hanson]

    12/24/2009 4:12:20 AM PST · by Tolik · 19 replies · 1,101+ views
    NRO ^ | December 24, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why attack the productive classes who want to be rich? There is class warfare going on in this country — but it’s not against the established rich. It’s against those who are trying to become wealthy. President Obama has declared that those who make over $200,000 will pay higher income taxes. Caps on payroll taxes are supposed to come off as well for the upper class. Envisioned estate taxes will take 45 percent of individual inheritances valued over $3.5 million. Many states have also hiked their income taxes on the upper brackets. Again, most of those targeted are not...
  • How is Rev. Jack Schuler allowed to preach?

    10/11/2009 8:57:23 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 7 replies · 940+ views
    10-11-2009 | self
    The Sunday after 9-11-2001 I attended Mass at Our Lady of Guadelupe Church in Cool Valley. During the sermon, instead of words to encourage, mourn or unite I heard the priest rail about "the corrupt men who control Alan Greenspan" at which point I got up, turned on my heel and walked out the center aisle of the church, accompanied by the gasps of the elderly parishoners. Fast-forward to today, when I go to Mass at St. Ferdinand's in Florissant. I think there's something familiar about the priest, and then he blames the desire for wealth for all the evils...
  • The War Against the Producers [Victor Davis Hanson]

    07/13/2009 9:27:43 AM PDT · by Tolik · 46 replies · 2,564+ views ^ | July 11, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Stimulus, stimulus and not a drop…A “stimulus” of nearly a trillion dollars was proposed, without which we were told, unemployment would skyrocket and credit would tighten further. Six months later — unemployment having risen even higher than the administration’s forecast of what would have been the case had their stimulus package not been implemented — now the same proponents of massive borrowing demand a second stimulus to accomplish what the first ’successful’ borrowing apparently did not. If you fail, then try the same thing to fail even bigger the second time — while calling for more success to follow the...
  • Barack Obama's Rich Supporters Fear His Tax Plans Show He's A Class Warrior

    05/09/2009 5:25:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 76 replies · 3,968+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 09th 2009
    Barack Obama's rich supporters fear his tax plans show he's a class warrior Some of Barack Obama's richest supporters fear they have elected a "class warrior" to the White House, who will turn America's freewheeling capitalism into a more regulated European system. By Leonard Doyle in Washington 09 May 2009 Barack Obama: some of his rich supporters fear he is becoming a class warrior Wealthy Wall Street financiers and other business figures provided crucial support for Mr Obama during the election, backing him over the Republican candidate John McCain as the right leader to rescue the collapsing US economy. But...
  • Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan (`Galt's Gulch?')[FReep poll]

    03/02/2009 9:07:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 2,290+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2009 | Emily Friedman
    President Barack Obama's tax proposal – which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more -- has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it's just by a dollar. A 63-year-old attorney based in Lafayette, La., who asked not to be named, told that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the quarter million mark should the Obama tax plan be passed by Congress and become law. So far, Obama's tax plan is being looked at skeptically by both Democrats and Republicans and therefore...
  • OBAMA: "I'm not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me." ....(a “God damn America” church)

    10/27/2008 5:05:16 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 29 replies · 3,006+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | October 27, 2008 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    How the advocate for the poor became the champion of the middle class. Step back in time to April, 1990. Obama is the first “black” President of the Harvard Law Review, and he begins to attack Middle America. This is the Obama thousands of Americans don’t know . . . yet. “I’m not interested in the suburbs,” he authoritatively tells a liberal reporter. “The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself.”1 You see, in Obama’s worldview, the suburbs are full of middleclass types, who lead bo-ring middleclass existences, apparently. They’re the “isolating” folks, like, say, Joe, the...
  • Right Fight, Wrong Word

    04/16/2008 9:39:38 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 12 replies · 122+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Dan Schnur
    The more important issue than Senator Obama’s choice of words, is the world view underneath them. By using voter’s adverse economic circumstances to rationalize his cultural beliefs, Barack Obama has reintroduced what has been a defining question in American politics for more than generation: Why do so many working-class voters cast their ballots on social and values-based issues like gun ownership, abortion and same-sex marriage rather than on economic policy prescriptions?These voters — known as “the silent majority” in the 1970s, “Reagan Democrats” in the ’80s, and as “values voters” during the last two election cycles — have long been...
  • Harvard's endowment surpasses $34 billion

    01/24/2008 9:37:39 AM PST · by Disturbin · 36 replies · 117+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 24, 2008 | Peter Schworm
    Paced by Harvard University's staggering $34 billion stockpile, 76 colleges now boast endowments over $1 billion after robust returns on their investments over the past year, according to an annual study being released today. Harvard's endowment rose by nearly $6 billion over the past year, a nearly 20 percent increase. Yale University's endowment, the nation's second largest, rose to $22.5 billion, a 25 percent increase. Stanford University, Princeton University, and the University of Texas system rounded out the top five. Among colleges with endowments greater than $1 billion, the median one-year return was 21 percent. Nationally, the median return was...
  • Angry migrant underclass might erupt in U.S.

    11/10/2007 5:21:51 AM PST · by stratous · 152 replies · 1,363+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/04/07 | Andres Oppenheimer
    <p>The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.</p>
  • GOP hits Pelosi's 'hypocrisy' on wage bill

    01/12/2007 5:00:04 AM PST · by paltz · 103 replies · 4,850+ views
    WASH TIMES ^ | 1/12/07 | CHARLES HURT
    House Republicans yesterday declared "something fishy" about the major tuna company in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district being exempted from the minimum-wage increase that Democrats approved this week. "I am shocked," said Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican and his party's chief deputy whip, noting that Mrs. Pelosi campaigned heavily on promises of honest government. "Now we find out that she is exempting hometown companies from minimum wage. This is exactly the hypocrisy and double talk that we have come to expect from the Democrats."
  • The Episcopal Church's Anti-Israel Media Campaign

    09/07/2006 2:20:21 PM PDT · by abu afak · 20 replies · 583+ views ^ | Sep 6, 2006 | Dexter Van Zile
    The Episcopal Church has approximately 2 million members and 7,200 churches in the U.S. and is part of the 77-million member Anglican Communion. Because of its presence in the U.S., the relative wealth of its members, and its connections to Anglicans throughout the world, the Episcopal Church is in a strategic position to influence attitudes toward Israel on both a national and global scale. - Sadly, the Episcopal Church is Not a trustworthy observer of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The church's leaders and constitutive bodies routinely issue one-sided statements about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and its publications portray Israel as exclusively responsible...
  • Boyington Shot Down

    02/20/2006 8:22:58 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 34 replies · 1,133+ views
    American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    It sounds like the University of Washington student Senate is struggling to make some progress. After turning down a memorial to a notorious World War II Congressional Medal of Honor awardee, alum "Pappy" Boyington, they are now considering a more general memorial. At least this time they are getting it all wrong in a different way. The real problem seems to be the students' "carefully taught" inclination to "massification" -- the tendency of liberal institutions, in the nocturnal twilight of Marxist collectivism, to insist on memorials to classes of people, not individuals. The kiddie Senate is now trying to figure...
  • The Left's New Class Warfare Push - (how much longer can liberals milk this tired old cow?)

    05/17/2005 4:26:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 828+ views
    I don’t believe in coincidences in politics. When I see the Wall Street Journal and New York Times both running big front-page stories within two days of each other on a subject that isn’t remotely time sensitive, I know that something is going on. More than likely, it signals the beginning of an organized campaign by the liberal media to gin up an issue for the Democrats. When a team is on a losing streak, the best thing the coach can do is line up a game with a cream-puff opponent. Even if the victory doesn’t mean much substantively, it...
  • The unteachable ignorance of the red states.

    11/04/2004 8:09:34 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 171 replies · 5,717+ views
    Slate ^ | November 4, 2004 | Jane Smiley
    I say forget introspection. It's time to be honest about our antagonists. My predecessors in this conversation are thoughtful men, and I honor their ideas, but let's try something else. I grew up in Missouri and most of my family voted for Bush, so I am going to be the one to say it: The election results reflect the decision of the right wing to cultivate and exploit ignorance in the citizenry. I suppose the good news is that 55 million Americans have evaded the ignorance-inducing machine. But 58 million have not. (Well, almost 58 million—my relatives are not ignorant,...
  • Small towns shoulder war's burden (class warfare alert)

    05/30/2004 4:09:47 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 8 replies · 198+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 30, 2004 | Ron Harris and data analysis and computer-assisted reporting by Charles Arms
    It was a late Monday night last month in Husaybah, Iraq, and the usual handful of Marines had settled down in their brick and tin building around an Army green cot for what had become a near nightly diversion - a game of cards, spades, to be specific. --snip-- So far, 46 percent of the 798 Americans killed in the war as of May 26 have come from small towns outside of metropolitan areas, according to an analysis by the Post-Dispatch of military and U.S. Census statistics. For the analysis, "small towns" were defined as those of less than 40,000...
  • "We Support Our Troops...When They Shoot Their Officers"

    07/04/2003 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies · 820+ views ^ | July 4, 2003 | Ken Hechtman
    If there’s one slogan that’s come to represent the anti-war movement in its current incarnation, it’s one that appeared on a banner in a March 15 demonstration in San Francisco. It bore the message,“We Support Our Troops, When They Shoot Their Officers.” This banner has been seen around the world and cited in more than 400 publications. You can see the creator of the banner in the photograph; he’s the one on the right wearing the black ski-mask (being assisted by activist Kevin Keating). He recently spoke with me about the mythology that’s grown up around it. As much...

    12/16/2002 11:06:17 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 140 replies · 707+ views
    Neil ^ | 12/16/02 | Neil Boortz
    FUN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND Many Boortz listeners are now frequent visitors to the Internet's premiere comment board for Democrats. It's called Over the weekend my ever-alert listeners brought two different conversation threads to my attention. The first thread began with a suggestion by one Democrat that the Congress be equally divided between men and women. Why? Because "Congress is Unjust" That's why. This person didn't bother to explain why it would be "just" to deny to a voter the right to vote for a candidate of their choice. Here's your link to that thread. The second thread...