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  • No matter how Trump does tonight, the story will be something 'controversial' he says

    09/26/2016 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The lead is already written I am not looking forward to tonight’s debate. (In fact, I’m going to the Tiger game. Trump can take care of Hillary while we take care of the Indians.) And one of the reasons I’m not looking forward to it is that it won’t really be a debate. Presidential debates are not serious discussions of issues, problems, solutions and decisions presidents might have to make. They should be. But they’re not. At their best, they are glorified joint press conferences in which the entire discussion is driven by randomly selected questions chosen by a media...
  • LGBT group wants Dallas to cut ties with pastor after controversial remark

    05/24/2016 6:47:51 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 51 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | May 23, 2016 | fox staff
    A Dallas-based LGBT resource center is calling on Dallas leaders to cut ties with a controversial North Texas pastor who compared gay-friendly business advocates to ISIS. First Baptist Church of Dallas' Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress made the remarks on a radio program last week when he was discussing president Obama's transgender directive to public schools. "I've said often the greatest thread to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the chamber of commerce," the pastor said on the radio. "I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these...
  • Discourse on the Torah: KJV's OT Isn't An Accurate Translation

    01/28/2016 3:14:07 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 65 replies
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • ‘He Is a Progressive Radical Above All Else’

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslan’s newly released book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. NPR billed the work as “Christ in context,” while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. “From naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • CSCOPE: Exposing the Nation’s Most Controversial Public School Curriculum System

    03/08/2013 10:44:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/8/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    In February, Texas announced that the state, along with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum (TESCCC,) would enact major changes to the controversial curriculum management system dubbed CSCOPE. The system received a litany of complaints from faculty members and parents alike concerning its lack of transparency (parents were allegedly not permitted to review lesson-plans), lack of oversight from the State Board of Education, and for allegedly imposing oppressive working conditions for faculty members. CSCOPE was created so that teachers could frame their year around teaching points required by the state. Lessons, which are written by CSCOPE staff and current and...
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctor’s company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch

    12/12/2012 1:37:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jethro Mullen
    Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch By Jethro Mullen, CNN December 12, 2012 -- Updated 0907 GMT (1707 HKT) Hong Kong (CNN) -- North Korea surprised and angered the international community Wednesday by launching a long-range rocket that appeared to put a satellite in orbit, a breakthrough for the reclusive, nuclear-armed state. The North Korean regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its west coast and delivered a satellite into its intended orbit. The launch followed a botched attempt in April and came just days after Pyongyang suggested...
  • Controversial new Santorum ad: “Welcome to Obamaville”

    03/23/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/23/12 | Allahpundit
    Watch the spot first and try to guess which part has been flagged as controversial before you click here to check your answer. I knew he’d get rapped for it the moment I saw the ad this morning, and if a dummy like me saw it coming, it’s hard to see how his ad team didn’t. Or maybe, having consumed online political media voraciously for the past six years (burp), my sense of what gets them to perk up is simply better honed than Team Sweater Vest’s? Either way, here’s their adamant denial that they were equating anyone with anyone...
  • New Herman Cain ad: The smoking man

    10/24/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 215 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/24/11 | Allahpundit
    Lots of buzz about this among political junkies on Twitter tonight, mostly of the so-bad-it’s-good variety. Is the image of this guy taking a soothing drag on camera after 40 seconds of ad-tastic exertion really that strange and transgressive? Cain’s campaign is all about unapologetic populist authenticity, and there’s nothing more unapologetically, authentically populist than defiantly lighting one up when the mood strikes, politesse be damned. As the man says, “We’ve run a campaign like nobody’s ever seen.” If you’ve got a problem with casual smoking during presidential spots, well, that only proves what an uptight establishment RINO you really...
  • The "How To" Show: How To Be Controversial Finished Version (Ep. 5)

    08/21/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    Youtube ^ | 8-7-2011 | The Lutheran Satire
  • Judge (Sumi) voids controversial Wisconsin union law

    05/26/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/26/11 | Jeff Mayers
    MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Thursday voided a controversial Republican-backed law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi said Republican lawmakers violated the state's open meetings law in rushing the legislation through during massive protests at the state Capitol earlier this year. The Wisconsin proposal, championed by Republican Governor Scott Walker, eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and requires them to pay more for pensions and health coverage. The law has been on hold pending the legal challenge. Mike Tate, chairman of the state's Democratic Party which...
  • From Cannibalism To Chicken With Mark Driscoll

    05/13/2011 8:25:48 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 14, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I don’t always see eye-to-eye with Mark Driscoll but - confession time! – I admire the Seattle-based pastor’s ability to take on sacred cows. “Should Christians stay away from yoga because of its demonic roots? Totally. Yoga is demonic,” asserts the Irish-American Protestant. “If you just sign up for a little yoga class, you're signing up for a little demon class.” Certainly, the obscene profits New Age instructors are making from yoga appear Satanic. Another welcome gem: “See, after church tonight you will go home and you will eat chicken, not human, because of the spread of Christianity. You think...
  • Mayoral rivals' funding legal but controversial (Leland Yee skirts tougher campaign finance laws)

    03/29/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies ^ | 3/29/11 | John Coté,Carla Marinucci
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee wasn't officially running to be the next mayor of San Francisco when he spent an eye-popping $1.1 million in one year on his 2010 re-election bid - a race where he faced no primary battle and no serious general election competition. A Chronicle analysis of Yee's financial disclosure forms shows that he paid more than $471,000 in the 2010 election cycle to his San Francisco-based political consultant, Jim Stearns, now his strategist in the mayor's race. .. Yee also paid almost $121,000 to San Francisco pollster Ben Tulchin in 2010. That's nearly as much as...
  • Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Published Despite Court Order Blocking It

    03/25/2011 3:37:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/25/11 | Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis -- The Wisconsin law taking away collective bargaining rights that a court had ordered not to be published by the secretary of state has been published instead by the Legislative Reference Bureau. The action was noted on the Legislature's home page Friday. It's not immediately clear whether the publication has the force of law. But if legally published, the law takes effect Saturday. A judge last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing the law.
  • ABC Knocks the 'Most Controversial,' 'as Conservative as They Come' Michele Bachmann

    03/24/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Scott Whitlock |
    Covering a possible 2012 presidential run by Michele Bachmann, Good Morning America's Juju Chang on Thursday spun the Congresswoman as "one of the most controversial freshmen [sic] members of Congress." Aside from the obvious error, Bachmann has been a representative for four years, GMA never identified hard-left former Congressman Alan Grayson that way. Reporter Jonathan Karl singled out Bachmann as "uncompromising" and "as conservative as they come." This type of labeling isn't uncommon for the journalist. On August 24, 2010, Karl hit Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller as a "hard-line, Tea Party conservative." On September 22, 2010, he deemed Christine...
  • (Corpus Christi) Flour Bluff ISD to allow Gay-Straight Alliance to meet for now

    03/09/2011 2:33:21 PM PST · by Dominic01 · 5 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | March 8, 2011 at 11:23 p.m., updated March 9, 2011 at 6:40 a.m. | Sara Foley
    CORPUS CHRISTI — A Gay-Straight Alliance club can meet on Flour Bluff High School’s campus for now, while a committee evaluates how the school treats non-curriculum clubs. The Flour Bluff Independent School District board of trustees voted 4-2, with members Wade Chapman and Steve Ellis opposed, to direct the superintendent to temporarily allow all non-curriculum clubs to meet on campus, including a proposed Gay-Straight Alliance that had been prohibited. “We’re committed to supporting all students in our community and I think this is the right way to do it,” board member Wally Graham said. “This is what we think is...
  • Newark airport controversial scanners are barely used on busiest travel day

    11/25/2010 8:59:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ] ^ | 11/25/10 | Steve Strunsky and Alexi Friedman
    NEWARK — The choice between a "virtual strip search" and a "grope" was strictly academic Wednesday for most holiday travelers flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport. The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to. All in all, Thanksgiving eve was a non-event at Newark Liberty, reflecting the relative calm reported at airports around the country. "Things have gone very, very smoothly,"
  • What Does CBS’s Controversial Obama Picture Mean?

    11/05/2010 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On Wednesday, CBS published a doctored picture (dually attributed to itself and the Associated Press) showing Barack Obama as half black and half white, with a line clearly visible down the center of his face. And just in case that wasn’t controversial enough, the photo also pictures Democrats leaning over his “black” side while Republicans look over his “white” side. Via NewsBusters: The picture, naturally, is causing quite the stir. Creative Minority Report asks, “Are they saying that Obama will have to act white with Republicans?” and adds, “The idiocy of this is only heightened by the fact that Obama’s...
  • Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

    08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on...