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  • Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry

    03/28/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 23 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | ZACHARY M. SEWARD
    “I’m an internationalist,” Kerry told The Crimson in 1970. “I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.”
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • The Washington Post Sugarcoats Obama's Communist Mentor

    03/26/2015 3:47:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-26-15 | Paul Kengor
    Someone in the mainstream press has finally bothered to look into Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member who influenced a young Obama from 1970-79, the long period of our current president’s adolescence. It took Rudy Giuliani to call out Davis for the media to at long last hazard a look. As soon as Rudy dared do so, he naturally became the story rather than Obama or Davis. The story became Rudy’s outlandish claims rather than Davis’s outlandish politics or the outlandish reality that the current leader of the free world had a formative influence who was a devout communist...
  • Chairman Preibus Gave Me Your Name

    03/26/2015 7:37:35 AM PDT · by Vendome · 19 replies
    Vanity, Sort of... (Email from Newt and RNC)(I respond ) | 3/26/2015 | Vendome
    Friend, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus just authorized the formation of RNC Victory 2016. This is a special group of our Party's top supporters who will provide the resources our Party needs to win back the White House and elect more Republicans in 2016. I am honored the Chairman has tasked me to lead and assemble this important team of Republican grassroots leaders from across our great country.
  • Pro-Amnesty Democrat Shouted Off Stage by American Patriots at USC

    03/25/2015 11:01:31 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 13 replies
    GP ^ | 3/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    The far left Democrat was speaking at USC at an event that was held in Spanish – headphones were offered to English speaking attendees. But the patriotic crowd took over the theater and started chanting U-S-A until Gutierrez was forced to leave the stage.
  • Krauthhammer--Obama’s Betraying Our Allies – to Partner With Iran

    03/24/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sara Noble
    “He thinks he is going to do a Nixon to China. He is the man who is going to develop the entente, the understanding, the condominium with Iran to run the Middle East. We will join with them. We are going to recognize their presence, their dominance in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen as that will be the reward for having cut a deal with us on nuclear weapons.” “That’s impossible, O’Reilly said, “because if that ever were to come true, we would alienate all of the Sunni nations. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates…” “But that’s exactly...
  • Is The Obama Administration Losing The War On Terror?

    03/23/2015 11:32:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    Fox News Talking Points Memo ^ | Bill O'Reilly and Charles Krauthhammer
    File this under "If they had been doing their damn jobs" Go to about the 6 minute mark...the experts and the talking heads are only just beginning to figure out what they should have known Obama would do all along.
  • Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist mentor’? (3 Pinocchios to Giuliani)

    03/23/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Giuliani: Well, his — his grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, who was a Communist. Readers of The Fact Checker wanted to know if Giuliani’s comments were accurate. So we reached out to Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, a group that seeks to expose Communist and Marxist influences. The Pinocchio Test We carefully considered the facts underlying this assertion, and the evidence is slim. We may never definitively know one way or another, but it is time to put it to rest. Three Pinocchios
  • Crazed Penn State Prof Busted for Flying While Liberal

    03/17/2015 7:59:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 17, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Many of you probably saw the network news reports about the United Airlines flight yesterday that returned to Dulles International airport when a crazed passenger yelling something about Jihad was restrained by other passengers. What you might have seen only on local but not on national broadcasts was a crazed Pennsylvania State University professor who began ranting loony left slogans on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami last weekend.  The Washington Post published a story about professor Karen Halnon whose rantings sounded too embarrassingly close to an MSNBC host for NBC Nightly News or the other national broadcasts to cover. Even the...
  • Valerie Jarrett: I'll stay at White House 'until the lights go off'

    03/13/2015 6:19:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | March 13, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Valerie Jarrett says she plans on staying in the White House until the end of President Barack Obama’s term. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine published Friday, the president’s senior adviser discussed politics and policy and made clear that she wants to stick around until Jan. 20, 2017. “Oh, my goodness, I intend to stay until the lights go off,” Jarrett said. “Why would I miss a single second of this?” Asked whether she ever gets surprised at people describing her influence over Obama in terms similar to those used to describe Vice President Dick Cheney’s in...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PDT · by gr8eman · 18 replies
    Forbes online ^ | 8/28/2009 @ 12:01AM | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Who is Mark Lippert - The man so close to Obama? (now ambassador, slashed in Korea)

    03/05/2015 1:31:49 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Truth On Target ^ | October 17, 2008 | Kerry Picket
    Who really is Mark W. Lippert? OBAMA used Senate Office to influence Kenyan Presidential Elections...
  • U.S. Envoy to Seoul Lippert Injured in Attack by Armed Assailant

    03/04/2015 3:18:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 71 replies
    Yonhap ^ | (Thursday), March 5, 2015
    U.S. envoy to Seoul Mark Lippert was seriously injured Thursday morning after being attacked by an armed assailant, official sources said. The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place. Lippert, bleeding heavily, was rushed to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the suspect was immediately arrested although his or her identity is still not known.Image source
  • PROOF OBAMA BACKED RUTHLESS FOREIGN THUG (Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea involved)

    03/05/2015 11:03:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/10/2008 | BOB UNRUH
    Sen. Barack Obama designated a personal aide (who is now the Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea, Mark Lippert) as his direct contact for the 2007 Kenyan presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who later was appointed prime minister after his election loss was followed by widespread, deadly violence that destroyed or damaged 800 Christian churches, according to e-mails obtained by WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi during a trip to Kenya...
  • Democrats Aren’t Rushing To Defend Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/4/2015 | RACHEL ROUBEIN AND LAUREN FOX
    Everyone in Washington is talking about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail account during her four years as secretary of State and her homebrew computer server. Everyone, that is, except for many Senate Democrats. As operatives, strategists and opposition research groups rush to her defense, some Washington Senate Democrats are remaining silent for the moment, saying they've been too busy with the week's packed schedule to be fully briefed on the crisis du jour. Democrats have a difficult line to walk. They don't want to be seen hitting their strongest contender to keep the White House, but that does...
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for 'emancipation' of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 6:30:02 AM PST · by 9thLife · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2015 | 8:10 AM | BY PAUL BEDARD
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order. “A lot of wealthy white and black people aren't bad but they control 1 percent of the economy and this cannot stand,” Biden told about 100 guests, including past civil rights activists and NBC weatherman Al Roker. “It's not fair because the business experts are saying that concentration of wealth is stunting growth. So let's do something that's worthy of emancipation,” said Biden, according to...
  • The Left’s Outrage over Giuliani Rings False

    02/24/2015 11:57:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Does anybody really buy the Left’s faux outrage over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opinion, offered at a private event for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last Wednesday, that President Obama does not love America? After all, it’s a matter of orthodoxy on the right that Barack Obama’s opinion of America ranges from mild disapproval to outright hatred. In my own estimation, it is somewhere between. A thought experiment for you: How do you think a spouse, a friend, or a colleague would react if you suggested — in your nicest voice — “I think you’re wonderful, but I...
  • Was it fair for Giuliani to say Obama was influenced by Communists since his youth

    02/22/2015 2:24:25 AM PST · by Beckwith · 37 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 2010 | Beckwith
    Let's say a man was elected to the highest office in the land who had been mentored, during his childhood, by an avowed communist who was identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (card number 47544) by the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii, accused by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) as being active in several communist-front organizations, and had a thick FBI file. Let us further say that this man's guardian, his grandfather, had chosen this mentor for him, indicating that he was likely sympathetic to the mentor's beliefs. Now,...
  • Rudy Is Right

    02/21/2015 12:40:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | February 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Rudy Giuliani is in the stocks for saying that he does not believe that President Barack Obama “loves America.” He said this at a small, private dinner for Scott Walker, who probably will not be inviting Giuliani to very many events in the near future. Giuliani went on to say that he wasn’t questioning the president’s patriotism — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — only noting that the president’s rhetoric is decidedly low-cal on the American exceptionalism but full-fat when it comes to criticism. It may be the case that the president is a practitioner of the Smokey...
  • Rudy Giuliani clarifies Obama comments by claiming the President influenced by communism, socialism

    02/21/2015 11:38:10 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 20 Feb 15 | February 20, 2015
    Trying to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesn’t love America, Rudy Giuliani said Friday he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism. “Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn’t learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism” than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News. “I don’t (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn’t,” the former mayor added. “Logically, think about his background. . . The ideas that are troubling...
  • Bill O'Reilly responds to 'Mother Jones' charges with CBS memos, more invective

    02/21/2015 7:57:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/20/2015 | David Zurawik
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded again Friday to allegations made by "Mother Jones" that he lied about his coverage of the Falklands conflict in 1982. Thursday night, shortly after the allegations were published, O'Reilly came out blasting, calling David Corn, one of the authors of the piece, a "pig" in an interview with The Sun. Friday in his "Talking Points" memo, which was to be broadcast at 8 p.m. during his show, O'Reilly quoted from internal CBS memos that he says he found last night, which back his version of the coverage he provided for the network 33 years...
  • Rudy Giuliani clarifies Obama comments by claiming the President has been influenced by...

    02/20/2015 8:32:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 78 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 20, 2015q | BY Celeste Katz
    Trying to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesn’t love America, Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism. “Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn’t learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism” than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News. “I don’t (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn’t,” the former mayor added. “Logically, think about his background. . . The ideas that are...
  • Anyone Remember When Communists Were the "Bad Guys"?

    02/16/2015 10:53:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Wow… It’s been 56 years since Fidel Castro was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Cuba. Not unlike Obama Administration officials, the Eisenhower Administration originally felt that an olive branch and a hug might help the Soviet wannabes on the island-nation work with us capitalist pigs.Um… Someone might have miscalculated a touch in 1959. Fidel Castro, the Stalinist rebel who helped overthrow Batista, was a known communist… We didn’t want those kind of people working in Hollywood; but apparently we weren’t initially too opposed to them running an island. In defense of the US officials who fought for recognition...
  • A Glimmer of Light in a Bleak Decade – A Consideration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/19/2015 8:19:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Glimmer of Light in a Very Bleak Decade – A Consideration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By: Msgr. Charles PopeIt is difficult to describe the decade of the 1960s as anything but a near complete disaster for this country, Western culture, and the world. Like a tsunami that sweeps in and out in successive waves destroying and reworking the whole landscape and setting loose subsequent disasters, the 1960s was a disastrous series of revolutions whose destructive aftermath is now breeding disease, broken families, addiction, sexual confusion, and social chaos. The sexual revolution, the revolution...
  • Union strikes at 9 US refineries in bid for new contract

    02/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CNBC .. Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Lucy Nicholson
    Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The walkouts, the first held in support of a nationwide pact since 1980, target plants that together account for more than 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. The discord comes as plunging crude prices force oil companies to slash spending. Royal Dutch Shell, the lead industry negotiator, indicated talks had broken down. ... Shell activated a strike contingency plan at its sprawling joint venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, to keep...
  • America is Being Delivered Directly Into the Hands of It’s Enemies

    01/31/2015 1:39:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Socialist/Communist Democrat Party Under Obama Leadership: America reaching 240 years is now open to the gravest doubts because of one man You have seen my columns stating that Obama is and has been the ruination of our once great and feared conservative nation but it is now becoming irreligious, feckless and subject to the moods and desires of a man who is unquestionably a phony actor pretending to be a Christian all the while damning Christianity and those who practice its teachings, including its most ardent bishops and priests. He coddles all things and persons Islam/Muslim, supplanting our once conservatively...
  • Head of Communist Party USA announces plan to work with Democratic Party

    01/30/2015 12:29:38 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 43 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    John Bachtell, chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA, has penned a 2,000-plus-word essay explaining to his True Believers why the party has chosen to use the Democrats as its vehicle. Eric Owens of the Daily Caller noticed and excerpted some of the gems from the cant-laden prose, but let me offer my own summary.
  • ALERT: “Communist Party USA” Leader Drops Bombshell About the Democrat Party

    01/29/2015 8:18:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 25th, 2015
    Remember those Thanksgiving dinners when your slightly unhinged uncle would have one too many glasses of wine and start loudly declaring that the Democratic Party was the tool of the communists, until even the dyed-in-the-wool Republicans were walking out of the dining room? Well, as it turns out, your uncle wasn’t all that far off. At least not according to the chairman of the Communist Party USA, who claims that the Democratic Party is just another tool for the struggle of the proletariat and their Macbook-clad supporters. Che! In an article titled, “A radical third party? I agree!” CPUSA chairman...
  • When Brit Hume’s Facebook Page Is Disabled, Twitter Users Offer A Variety Of Possible Explanations

    01/23/2015 10:15:49 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 1/23/2015 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Fox News Channel contributor Brit Hume shared the news that Facebook had disabled his account in a Twitter post Thursday, adding only that he was informed the action was due to “using a false identity.” Though he sought a response from the social media site responsible, his post also prompted others to weigh in with possible reasons for the block.
  • Obama's 'Missing Link'

    01/22/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    "I see myself as a missing link between Barack Obama's exposure to communism with Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer in Chicago" Drew told me. Drew was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College and a Marxist himself.
  • Governor Sarah Palin Issues Strong Response to President Obama’s State of the Union

    01/21/2015 8:45:12 PM PST · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 21 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin issued a strong response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech: Sarah Palin Politician · 4,499,372 Likes · 18 hrs ·  Despite all the happy talk and rainbow kisses in his second to last State of the Union address, President Obama has utterly failed middle class Americans who are making less and spending more to survive in his economy. And he has no real plan to help them.I’m no special pleader for the super rich. They can take care of themselves, and Barack Obama has been the friend of every crony capitalist on Wall Street attending his $30,000-a-plate fundraisers....
  • Watch: Ferguson activists bring message of “love and struggle” to Palestine (video)

    01/19/2015 11:30:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    electronicintifada.net ^ | Jan ,2015 | Rania Khalek
    A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month to build on the growing bonds of solidarity between the Black American and Palestinian liberation struggles, which have intensified since last year’s uprising in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • An American Intifada – Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • Pope on Climate Change: Man Has 'Slapped Nature in the Face'

    01/15/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 Jan 2015 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is "mostly" man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make "courageous" decisions to protect God's creation.
  • Hollywood Celebrates Another Stalinist

    01/06/2015 6:44:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Allan Ryskind
    Hollywood relishes making anti-American movies, but, maybe even more, loves to lavish fulsome tributes on full-blown Communists, you know, those fellows who swooned at Joe Stalin’s feet, teamed up with Hitler as he bombed the hell out of London in World War II and worked overtime to inflict deadly harm on America. Tinseltown is at it again, celebrating Dalton Trumbo, a major Hollywood Ten figure and longtime Communist enthusiast, in a brand new picture directed by Jay Roach and featuring Bryan Cranston, the star of the hit television series, Breaking Bad. The publicity for Trumbo says that Dalton bravely took...
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blasts police who turned their backs at cops' funerals

    01/06/2015 4:24:09 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 49 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/6/2015 | Associate Press
    NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. In his first public remarks on the officers' protests, de Blasio said the cops' searing rebuke was hurtful to the families of the two officers killed in an ambush last month and was an offense to the city at large. "Those individuals who took certain actions the last two weeks, they were disrespectful to the...
  • The Vatican and Cuba: Some More Background

    01/01/2015 5:46:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 1, 2015 | Andrew Stuttaford
    With the latest crackdown in Cuba showing just how Havana has ‘read’ Obama’s policy shift towards the Castro dictatorship, this new Foreign Affairs article by Victor Gaetan giving some background to the Vatican’s involvement in the deal that was eventually struck makes timely reading. Here’s an extract (my emphasis added): In Cuba, in other words, the church is still strong. Havana’s Cardinal Archbishop Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino has followed a strategy of reconciliation on the island, avoiding confrontation with the state while winning more independence to carry out the Church’s religious mission. Under Ortega’s 35-year leadership, the Catholic Church,...
  • NYC Mayor Blames Media for Disrupting Unity [satire]

    12/30/2014 8:39:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    New York Major Bill de Blasio lashed out at the media for disrupting the City’s unity. “While I have been working diligently to convey an image of solidarity between myself and those protesting against police brutality, the media have introduced divergent perspectives that now threaten what I’ve sought to achieve.” The “divergent perspective” seems to be the idea that murdering police officers is an illegitimate method of protest against perceived racial inequities in law enforcement. “Police knowingly undertake jobs that are inherently risky,” de Blasio said. “Still, when all the numbers are tabulated, the police suffer fewer casualties than they...
  • The Communist Resurgence

    12/26/2014 3:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Few, if any, would have guessed that as we arrive at the end of 2014, Barack Obama would give a Christmas present to communists around the world. Two communist regimes, Cuba and North Korea, defeated Barack Obama the week before Christmas. The North Koreans were able to hack a Hollywood film company's computers. That company, Sony Pictures, intended to release "The Interview," a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's Dear Leader. They have no plans to do so now. The North Koreans released confidential financial data about the company, released damaging internal emails, and when those efforts did not...
  • "As a Cuban exile, I feel betrayed by President Obama

    12/24/2014 4:58:48 PM PST · by Veto! · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | By Carlos Eire
    I am furious, in pain, and deeply offended by those who laud this betrayal of the Cuban people as a great moment in history. My family and native land were destroyed by the brutal Castro regime. In 1959, as an 8-year-old, I listened to mobs shout “paredon!” (to the firing squad!). I watched televised executions, and was terrified by the incessant pressure to agree with a bearded dictator’s ideals. I am now a professor of history and religion at Yale University….
  • New York Times Insider: Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall Causing Drastic Cuts

    12/23/2014 6:22:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 12/23/2014 | Ken Kurson
    Yesterday, New York Times readers were treated to a beautifully nuanced and balanced and richly detailed feature about a topic very much in the mix. Its author, Ariel Kaminer, came by her story and its scoop—the first interview with the accused (possibly falsely) rapist of the woman at Columbia who is carrying a mattress around campus to make a statement about campus sexual violence—by developing deep roots in a narrow beat, higher education. And now, Ms. Kaminer will join a hundred or so of her colleagues on the unemployment line as the Times once again cuts costs by cutting journalists....
  • 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 (CBSLA.com) — 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...
  • Now Pope Francis looks toward Communist China

    12/22/2014 12:23:37 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 22, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Now that Pope Francis has done his part to ensure that U.S. sanctions against the murderous regime in Cuba have been removed, the Holy See is already looking toward thawing relations with another brutal Communist regime: China. See here. Back in October, Matt Hadro, writing for the Catholic News Agency, explained that: "The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. 'There’s a huge gulf now' between China and the Catholic Church, Smith stated during an Oct. 9 conference...
  • U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring

    12/18/2014 9:38:59 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Frances Robles
    MIAMI — They were known as the Cuban Five, members of a spy ring that descended on South Florida in the 1990s and infiltrated exile groups and military installations. They, along with other members of the ring, tried to make themselves indispensable to the exile groups whose secrets they stole. One of the operatives worked at the Naval Air Station in Key West, while another worked undercover in Tampa. “They were very good,” said Ramón Saúl Sánchez, the founder of the Movimiento Democracia, one of the exile organizations that was infiltrated. “When you trust somebody who you honestly believe is...
  • RUBIO: OBAMA ATTEMPTS TO 'APPEASE ROGUE REGIMES AT ALL COSTS'

    12/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Caroline May
    Sen. Marco Rubio is expressing concern and frustration with the Obama administration’s plans to restore relations with Cuba. “Today’s announcement initiating a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is just the latest in a long line of failed attempts by President Obama to appease rogue regimes at all costs,” Rubio said in a statement Wednesday morning. The Florida lawmaker, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in the 1950s, said he was pleased that American Alan Gross have been freed from captivity in Cuba. But Rubio sounded a negative tone about what the U.S. gave up in order...
  • Convicted Terrorist Ayers Appears on Iranian Media to Give a Rebuke of the United States

    12/16/2014 6:37:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12/13/2014 | JOSEPH PERTICONE
    Activist turned terrorist Bill Ayers spoke with Iranian news agency Fars News last week, and called the United States a terrorist nation. Ayers is probably best known for his own terrorist activities with the Weather Underground during the 1960s and 1970s. When speaking about what constitutes terrorism and a terrorist state, Ayers said: “U.S. is indeed a terrorist nation.” Then he added: “It’s also the greatest purveyor of violence on earth over the past half century, and the foremost threat to world peace today.”
  • France Goes After Actor Salaries; Sunday Shopping "Reform" French Style

    12/14/2014 6:37:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Preposterous Film Setup The entire process is preposterous from start to finish. France should get out of the movie-making business altogether. Instead it pays subsidies to films that the free market would never create, then to pay for that boondoggle it charges a tax on every ticket, every DVD, and every TV station. With all that graft, it's no wonder some actors are overpaid. Yet, it's highly likely that some are actually underpaid. The problem is government would have absolutely no way of knowing. With all the subsidies and taxes, it's impossible to know who is overpaid and who isn't....
  • Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government

    12/12/2014 4:11:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government December 11, 2014 by Rush Limbaugh BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. We have a vote on the rule on the budget resolution in the House called the cromnibus omnibus and it's a little bit in the weeds to explain this,therefore nobody better than me to do it.What just happened isthat THE RULE setting the stage for the vote later BARELY PASSED.They had to vote on the rule, the procedure, in order to set the stage for the vote on the final passage of the omnibus bill in the House of Representatives. The vote was...
  • American exceptionalism is dead: Why the nation rediscovered its protest roots

    12/10/2014 5:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | December 9, 2014 | David Dayen
    I have been out of the country twice this year. The first time, I was in Mexico when protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown; more recently, my two weeks in Argentina coincided with nationwide demonstrations against the lack of grand jury indictments in the cases of Brown and Eric Garner, the Staten Island police chokehold victim. Witnessing a nascent anti-police brutality movement from a distance has given me a different perspective on it, because the novelty of getting out in the streets in America and demanding justice stands in stark contrast to the...
  • Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor joining Sinn Féin

    12/09/2014 10:03:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2014 10:26 AM EST
    Sinéad O’Connor, long a critic of church and state in Ireland, says she’s joining the Irish nationalist Sinn Féin party—and wants its leaders to step aside for younger voices free of IRA connections. The 48-year-old singer, who recently released her 10th album “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss,” says Sinn Féin is the only left-wing party able to steer Ireland toward social equality. …