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  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. “For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up,” Kerry said, without condemning the effort. “People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things.” In response, Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerry’s failure to speak out against the...
  • Critics hold the line on pro-Obama lobbying group: 'Shut it down' (secret 'dark money')

    03/10/2013 1:49:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    Organizing for Action has given up corporate cash, but watchdog groups won’t be satisfied until the pro-Obama nonprofit is shut down for good. The lobbying group, which was built from the remnants of President Obama’s reelection machine, has come under intense pressure from good-government advocates who say it’s ripe for corruption. “We continue to call on President Obama to shut it down,” said Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21. “President Obama should have never gotten into this in the first place, but it's not too late for him to correct this by having this entity shut down promptly.” When Organizing...
  • 400: Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church [Lds FAIR group critiqued]

    02/17/2013 1:19:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    MormonStories.org ^ | Feb. 10, 2013 | John Dehlin
    ...problems with FAIR 1. They legitimize the problems (unavoidable) 2. They introduce additional problems (unavoidable) 3. Many find their answers to be ultimately unsatisfying (unsure if this is unavoidable) 4. Many also find their tone and tactics to be unChristlike (definitely avoidable) From respondent 2844: "As I studied Church history and uncovered many controversial historical evidence, I would frequent LDS apologetic sites for answers (e.g. FARMS (now the Maxwell Institute), Shields, FAIR. I soon discovered those sites rarely dealt with the controversial evidences but rather often skirted or obfuscated the issue and frequently resorted to personal attacks on the individuals...
  • Piers Morgan: Wants to Use Machine guns on Critics.

    01/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by Greystoke · 29 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Mr_Persuk
    Video at - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=759_1358872842
  • Cuomo’s adult-home order is crazy: critics

    01/22/2013 7:38:22 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/2013 | Chuck Bennett
    <p>The city’s population of mentally deranged street people may explode because of new regulations signed by Gov. Cuomo last week that forbid privately run adult homes from accepting new residents, advocates warned.</p> <p>“Hospitals can’t discharge to us,” said Jeffrey Edelman, who runs adult homes in Queens and The Bronx. “Within a week, the hospitals will be starting to get backed up, and they are going to have big problems.”</p>
  • North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

    12/11/2012 5:24:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics 8:07pm EST SEOUL (Reuters) - Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday in what it said was a bid to put a satellite into space. The North launched the rocket close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan. The launch, reported by South Korean media, was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry. Pyongyang says it is entitled to launch a satellite into space but critics say the rocket development is...
  • Pelosi defends $1M tax-cut threshold proposal from liberal critics

    06/01/2012 1:50:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/31/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi defends $1M tax-cut threshold proposal from liberal criticsBy Mike Lillis - 05/31/12 01:32 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing back against liberal critics of her proposal to extend the Bush-era tax rates only for those earning less than $1 million per year. President Obama has supported a tax-cut extension only on family incomes up to $250,000. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) — a left-leaning group often cited by Democrats — reported Wednesday that hiking the threshold to $1 million would sacrifice hundreds of billions of dollars in federal revenues, perhaps leading to...
  • Flashback: Critics Not Invited to White House ‘Jobs Summit’. December 2009

    05/22/2012 3:24:58 AM PDT · by Son House
    Washinton Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Kara Rowland
    Representatives from NFIB and the Chamber of Commerce said their organizations were not asked to attend, but representatives from some of the country’s largest unions, Change to Win and the United Steelworkers, will participate. The nation’s unemployment rate has climbed steadily throughout Mr. Obama’s presidency - from 7.6 percent in January to 10.2 percent in October - leading critics to question the effectiveness of unprecedented levels of government spending in his first 10 months in office. The administration may have snubbed business trade associations but invited more than a dozen chief executive officers of large and small businesses, including Rose...
  • High-speed rail plan slashes costs to calm critics

    04/01/2012 2:14:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/1/12 | Michael Cabanatuan
    State transportation officials have slashed the price tag for California's controversial high-speed rail project by $30 billion and expanded the first stretch of track to run from Merced in the Central Valley south to the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The California High Speed Rail Authority's revised business plan, which will be released Monday in Fresno, calls for those dramatic changes as the agency prepares to ask the Legislature to use $2.7 billion in state high-speed rail bonds to start construction by early next year. The drastic revision, which puts the proposed cost of the system at $68.4 billion...
  • An Ex-Muslim's Letter to the Critics of Pamela Geller

    01/05/2012 2:38:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/5/12 | Pamela Geller
    An Ex-Muslim's Letter to the Critics of Pamela Geller This letter was sent to me from an apostate living in Europe. He has asked me to publish it. Dear Pamela, The more I go through the online videos of your media interventions, the more I am astonished by the way many Americans attack you. Being an ex-muslim — ie: a European who converted to Islam in his youth, who lived in the muslim ummah, travelled and studied in depth Arabic and islamic jurisprudence — your arguments are very clear to me, whilst the arguments of your critics fail to make...
  • Barack Obama speech reopens rift with black critics (mixed-race isn't 'authentically black')

    09/29/2011 4:38:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/11 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    Barack Obama speech reopens rift with black criticsBy JOSEPH WILLIAMS | 9/29/11 5:03 AM EDT It was a speech intended to be a rousing call to arms for his 2012 re-election campaign and his jobs bill. But when President Barack Obama told a gala dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend that it was time to “stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying” and get to work, he instead gave new ammunition to some prominent African American critics who say the nation’s first black president gets tough only when he’s talking to other black people. **SNIP** By the middle...
  • Obama plays through on golf course during earthquake, inspires critics

    08/24/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2011 | David Nakamura
    Is this the “bad optic” that President Obama’s critics have been waiting for: An Associated Press photo of the president taking a call on the golf course within the hour after the East Coast earthquake Tuesday? When Obama left for a 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week, critics and supporters alike warned that the image of him pursuing leisure activities on the tony island might make for an unfortunate contrast with much of the country mired in economic doldrums. Turned out it was a natural disaster, not the economy, which pierced his vacation bubble. But now we have a...
  • Countercult ministries/Tower to Truth Ministries/50 Questions to Ask Mormons

    07/15/2011 12:16:04 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 11 replies
    Anti-Mormon literature tends to recycle the same themes. Some ministries are using a series of fifty questions, which they believe will help "cultists" like the Mormons. One ministry seems to suggest that such questions are a good way to deceive Latter-day Saints, since the questions "give...them hope that you are genuinely interested in learning more about their religion." This ministry tells its readers what their real intent should be with their Mormon friend: "to get them thinking about things they may have never thought about and researching into the false teachings of their church." Thus, the questions are not sincere...
  • So O hates his job?

    04/23/2011 4:35:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    "The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. . . I'm like, 'C'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?' It doesn't happen." -- President Obama The list of people I feel sorry for is long. It includes not just all of the people I know personally who are suffering from one misfortune or another, but the billions around the world who're having a rougher time than they ought: Japanese earthquake victims, targets of ethnic cleansing, etc. Then there's...
  • NPR's Liasson Omits Critics of 'Comprehensive' Immigration Reform

    On Friday's Morning Edition, NPR's Mara Liasson conspicuously excluded conservatives who are opposed to "comprehensive" immigration reform proposals, such as those forwarded by former President George W. Bush, during a report on Utah's new and "milder" immigration law. Liasson emphasized the state's "conservative politics," but couldn't find any conservatives who opposed the law. Host Renee Montagne introduced the correspondent's report by highlighting how "Arizona's tough immigration law has received extensive coverage, and there's been a lot of talk about similar measures in other states. Yet, one of Arizona's neighbors, also known for its conservative politics, has taken a very different...
  • Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment

    11/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Nationa Review Online ^ | November 10, 2010 | Todd Zywicki
    Joe Miller, Alaska’s Republican nominee for the United States Senate, recently expressed support for an idea that is rapidly gaining steam in Tea Party circles: the repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment. Miller subsequently backtracked from his statement, but he shouldn’t have: Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment would go a long way toward restoring federalism and frustrating special-interest influence over Washington. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment replaced the election of U.S. senators by state legislators with the current system of direct election by the people. By securing the Seventeenth Amendment’s ratification, progressives dealt a blow to the Framers’ vision of the...
  • Tea Party Critics Don't Get It

    10/04/2010 10:04:30 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/03/10 | reasonmclucus
    Critics of the Tea Party movement suffer from the delusion that the lack of specific complaints means there isn't really anything wrong. Have you ever had a craving for something, but couldn't decide exactly what you wanted to eat? Perhaps you remember the Star Trek episode in which Mr. Spock was temporarily in command and Scotty was complaining that the ship "didn't feel right" even though he couldn't say what specifically was wrong. Do you sometimes feel sick, but have trouble describing exactly what is wrong with your body? Many of the Tea Party participants are in such a situation....
  • 'Family stampede'

    07/24/2010 2:27:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 24, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The surprise box-office boom for the cartoon "Despicable Me" is making it clear again to Hollywood this sum mer that family films are the most likely to be top-grossing films. "Toy Story 3" is No. 1 for 2010, not only among the critics, but among the people as well. "Despicable Me" already has broken into the top 10 box-office hits for the year to date with almost $130 million in ticket sales. It happens over and over again. And still the "executives" are caught off guard. It shouldn't be that hard to figure out. Nobody needs a graphing calculator. Bring...
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • Patrick says Obama critics are 'almost at the level of sedition'

    05/24/2010 12:31:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 116 replies · 2,411+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2010 | Michael Levenson
    Governor Deval Patrick, even as he decried partisanship in Washington, said today that Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda has become so obstinate that it “is almost at the level of sedition.” The Democratic governor, who is close to the president, made the comments at a forum at Suffolk Law School's Rappaport Center, where he was asked by an audience member about partisan battling in Congress.
  • Elitism Killed the Critical Star: Print Critics Whine Their Way to Irrelevance

    04/13/2010 2:21:00 PM PDT · by UltraConservative · 21 replies · 423+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 4-13-10 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, Howard Kurtz wrote a sad-sack column about the death of the legitimate entertainment critic. “It can be revealing to find out what people like you, uncredentialed as they may be, think about the new Meryl Streep movie, Philip Roth novel or noodle joint down the street. But why does that supplant the need for full-time reviewers?” Kurtz’s column follows hot on the heels of a smiley-weepy piece by A.O. Scott in the New York Times, entitled “A Critic’s Place, Thumbs And All.” His conclusion is that arts criticism will always be around, since “The future of criticism is the...
  • Schwarzenegger silences critics of Calif. sell-off

    04/08/2010 5:35:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 515+ views
    AP on Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/8/10 | Judy Lin - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The Schwarzenegger administration has removed appointees from two oversight bodies that must sign off on its plan to sell California state office buildings, replacing potential critics of the move with people who support it. The appointees—to building authorities in San Francisco and Los Angeles—were replaced quietly in recent weeks as the state began taking bids on the properties, and their removal likely quashes any dissent or independent financial studies that might have emerged as the property sales move forward. In both cases, the replaced board members had questioned whether the administration's plan is in the best long-term interests of...
  • A Critic’s Place, Thumb and All (Death of MSM alert)

    04/03/2010 12:57:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies · 237+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2010 | AO Scott
    TWO weeks ago I went to Atlanta to give a talk at a conference devoted, in part, to “The Future of Criticism.” The gist of my remarks was that there is one. This was a contrarian, and perhaps also somewhat self-serving, position to take. After all, the countervailing evidence is hard to avoid.
  • Obama Cowardly Confronts Critics

    04/03/2010 10:36:20 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 12 replies · 593+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/03/10 | CaroleL
    In a recent combination basketball practice/softball interview with CBS's Harry Smith, President Barack Obama sought to blame certain media personalities for the low opinion many Americans have of him and his policies. "Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's pretty apparent, and it's troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out." This moment from the otherwise snoozer of an interview shows not only this president's knee-jerk reaction to blame someone else for any bad news, but also the cowardly way he...
  • How many lumps? Obama takes care in sizing up critics in 'tea party' movement

    04/01/2010 12:29:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 645+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 3/31/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama stepped carefully when talking for the first time about the conservative tea party movement, acknowledging it has legitimate concerns about federal reach and spending, but he contended the core of the loose anti-government network is "on the fringe." The latest political phenomenon, barely a year old, has leaders on both sides of the political spectrum puzzled. Republicans want to co-opt the passion -- and votes -- of tea party disciples to help them oust Democrats from congressional control in the fall midterm elections, without losing other voters in the process. As for Democrats, they have...
  • Waxman’s Vendetta (hitting critics with congressional subpoenas)

    03/30/2010 7:40:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 63 replies · 1,982+ views
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2010 12:00 A.M. | Rich Lowry
    Henry Waxman is peeved. He expects corporate America to swallow health-care reform without a peep of protest — and, apparently, without revealing new costs to shareholders or the Securities and Exchange Commission....He has called the CEOs of AT&T, Caterpillar, and Deere to testify before his committee, accompanying his summons with a far-reaching document request lest the corporations miss the point: This is naked political harassment.
  • Chavez thanks Sean Penn for slamming his critics

    03/14/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 16 replies · 483+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:02:11 PM
    <p>Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is grateful that actor Sean Penn has defended him against his critics within the U.S. media.</p> <p>In an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, Penn slammed Chavez critics who refer to the socialist leader as a dictator.</p>
  • Film critic Roger Ebert has lost his ability to speak, but still communicates

    02/16/2010 2:31:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies · 1,847+ views
    AP ^ | February 16, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) — Film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak nearly four years ago, when he underwent a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, after surgery for cancer in his jaw. In an interview in the new issue of Esquire magazine, the 67-year-old film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times uses pen and paper and text-to-speech computer software to communicate. He's developed a kind of rudimentary sign language, and he sometimes draws letters with his finger on the palm of his hand.
  • Obama Fouls His Own Nest

    12/24/2009 3:54:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 856+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 24, 2009 | Jane Jamison
    Hey Obama constituencies! How’s that “HOPE” and “CHANGE” working for ya? Labor: Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12-4-2009: National unemployment has risen from 7.6% in January 2009 to 10% in November 2009. Among the major worker groups, unemployment rates for adult men (10.5 per-cent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (26.7 percent), whites (9.3 per-cent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.7 percent) showed little change in November. The unemployment rate for Asians was 7.3 percent. African Americans: Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Money.CNN.com reports:
  • IL: Critics bash (Democrat Governor) Quinn on early release of inmates

    12/14/2009 7:30:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | John O'Connor - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Critics heaped scorn on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday over a secret prison program that allowed hundreds of inmates — some violent offenders — to be released early, including some who only spent 11 days behind bars. An Associated Press report released Sunday showed that more than 850 inmates — including repeat drunk drivers, drug users and even people convicted of battery and weapons violations — were released early under the program since September. This happened because the Corrections Department abandoned a policy that all prisoners serve at least 61 days and gave inmates months of...
  • Gore defends himself against critics

    11/10/2009 7:20:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,515+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/10/09 | Peter Fimrite
    San Rafael -- Al Gore and his crusade against global warming landed in the Bay Area this week with a call to arms and a message for those who still think the former vice president is tilting at windmills. The solution to climate change includes windmills, along with solar and geothermal energy, Gore told The Chronicle in an interview Monday. He also defended himself against attacks by critics who accuse him of pushing the green agenda so that he can personally benefit from investments he has made in green technology. "I have made some investments in the last few years...
  • Obama Replaces the War on Terror with the War on Critics

    10/24/2009 11:13:32 PM PDT · by bogusname · 24 replies · 981+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    For eight years Democrats pounded at the doors of D.C., throwing their own fecal matter around, and claiming that it was only a matter of time until Bush had them all rounded up for being unpatrotic. And like the frenzied mob at a Black Friday sale waiting for the doors to open, shoving and shoving against the glass, until the doors finally open, and the mob bursts through stomping over any store personnel in the way, Democrats have been completely unable to let go of the attack dog politics of the last 8 years and actually govern. Instead what we’ve...
  • Who will rid me of that troublesome Rush?

    10/20/2009 4:34:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,436+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Christopher Chantrill
    Don't be tempted to believe in an organized conspiracy to race-bait Rush Limbaugh. That's not how things work in politics. To understand how DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL players' union and politically connected Obamite, could be the center of an attempt to destroy the reputation of Rush Limbaugh you only need to recall the complaint of English King Henry II about Thomas Becket. "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?" the King is supposed to have said. Immediately four knights set off to Canterbury to deal with Archbishop Becket (See Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral; Anouilh, Becket). Here's...
  • BREAKING... Obama explains to critics how he won the Peace Prize

    10/09/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 306+ views
    youtube ^ | 10/10/09 | Captain Queeg
    In perfect detail the Chief Officer explains his success...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Olympic critics get seats Email Print Link

    10/02/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,058+ views
    Swamp Politics ^ | 10/2/09 | Mark Silva
    Republicans have been ready with criticism for President Barack Obama's overnight journey to Copenhagen, where the president today pressed Chicago's case for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games -- playing booster, as the Republican National Committee put it this morning, for Obama's "Chicago Fat Cat Friends.'' RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri and then House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio all have questioned the president's priorities.
  • Are white critics of Barack Obama racists or the victims of 'Liberal McCarthyism'?

    09/24/2009 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 16 replies · 843+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | September 24, 2009 | Ed West
    Over in the States, a phrase has been coined that sums up the “white-Americans-must-be-racist-because-they-oppose-President-Obama” accusation repeated ad nauseam by the BBC – Liberal McCarthyism. On Pajamas Media, via Fivefeetoffury: What we’re hearing is the liberals’ McCarthyism, which is, when in doubt, blame people for racism. Litigators have an old argument: When the law’s on your side, argue the law. When the facts are on your side, argue the facts. When neither’s on your side, pound the table. This amounts to pounding the table. I have yet to see evidence, is there — does evidence even intrude in this conversation? Is...
  • Moore: Critics who can't challenge facts conspire against me

    09/08/2009 9:46:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 816+ views
    M & C ^ | 9/8/09 | Peter Mayer
    Venice, Italy - At one point during a news conference with Michael Moore at the Venice Film Festival, it was alleged that in some countries, distributors of his latest film were charging journalists hefty fees for the privilege of interviewing him. The US director, whose assault on corporate greed Capitalism: A Love Story, has made waves since its first screening at the festival, offered a poignant
  • Obama to Health Reform Critics: Stop Making 'Phony Claims

    08/22/2009 1:36:09 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 17 replies · 577+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/22/09
    President Obama said illegal immigrants would not be part of the health care overhaul, taxpayers would not be mandated to fund abortions and he does not intend a government takeover of health care -- all claims that critics have made at town hall-style meetings with members of Congress.
  • Notre Dame Critics Tally $8.2 Million in Denied University Donations Over Obama

    04/27/2009 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,619+ views
    US News ^ | Dan Gilgoff
    The effort of some Notre Dame alumni to discourage donors from supporting the university because of its commencement invitation to Barack Obama is bearing some fruit. The alumni leading the effort just sent out this release:
  • Pundits escalate attacks against Obama

    04/09/2009 9:49:44 PM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies · 1,461+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, April 9, 2009 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writers
    Pundits escalate attacks against Obama Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writers Thursday, April 9, 2009 PRINT E-MAIL SHARE COMMENTS (1905) FONT | SIZE: It took fewer than 100 days for conservative critics to start lobbing the F-bomb at President Obama. "F" as in "fascist." Take Glenn Beck, the bombastic Fox News host, who in recent weeks has repeatedly used the term - along with references to Mussolini and pictures of Hitler and Lenin - to describe Obama's efforts to revive struggling banks and automakers. The American Spectator, a conservative publication, earlier this month ran an essay on Obama titled "Il...
  • Border fences make critics fear for the area's wildlife

    03/15/2009 7:31:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 942+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    It could take years to fully comprehend the environmental toll of border fencing, but critics say it is bound to create problems for the land and wildlife. The attempts by environmentalists and public-land managers to address their concerns were brushed aside early on by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who invoked a provision of the 2005 Real ID Act that allowed a waiver of environmental and other federal regulations for border projects. And it wasn't long after that problems began cropping up. In testimony last year, Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. told a House subcommittee that near Douglas...
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • Russian treason bill could hit Kremlin critics

    12/17/2008 8:59:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 669+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/08 | David Nowak - ap
    MOSCOW – A new law drafted by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's Cabinet would allow authorities to label any government critic a traitor — a move that leading rights activists condemned Wednesday as a chilling reminder of the times under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. The draft extends the definition of treason from breaching Russia's external security to damaging the nation's constitutional order, sovereignty or territorial integrity. ...
  • Sarah Palin denounces her critics as cowards (YEAH! Call 'em like ya see 'em!)

    11/07/2008 7:15:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 2,967+ views
    ABC Local ^ | 11/07/08
    Palin denounces her critics as cowardsFriday, November 07, 2008 | 8:14 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign. "I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while," Palin said... **SNIP** "Those are the RNC's clothes. They're not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything," she said. Republican Party lawyers are still trying to determine exactly what clothing was purchased for Palin at such...
  • Palin Aide Offers Strong Rebuke to Criticisms

    11/06/2008 7:25:29 PM PST · by bigbob · 61 replies · 5,062+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11-6-2008 | ABC News - Kate Snow
    ABC’s Kate Snow reports: A longtime aide to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is lashing back at anonymous critics within the McCain-Palin presidential campaign, telling ABCNews they are attacking the former vice presidential candidate with distortions. Meg Stapleton offers an explanation of some of the more stinging criticisms that have come out in recent days since the McCain-Palin defeat.
  • Deconstructing the Liberal Media's Funny Bone

    10/22/2008 9:49:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 340+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/08 | Oleg Atbashian
    A unanimously negative media response to the political slapstick movie American Carol reinforces my theory that humor -- and satire in particular -- is an accurate litmus test of one's political and ideological convictions, even if one insists on having no convictions at all. If you want to check your friends' politics, take them to see this conservative comedy and watch the reaction. Committed liberals won't laugh at conservative humor and vice versa. If they don't agree on the joke's basic philosophical premise, the sting will miss the spot and the joker will be shrugged off as a pathetic fool...
  • Critics: Schwarzenegger joins Brown in 'war on suburbs' (SB 375, AB 32.. what next?)

    10/15/2008 9:32:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 457+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/15/08 | Scott Sabatini
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-A Wall Street Journal opinion article that claimed California Attorney General Jerry Brown had waged "war on the suburbs" continues to reverberate around rural and suburban towns in California. Critics of Brown's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow urban sprawl have another target, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rekindled the debate when he signed pro-environmental bills earlier this month. Editors at the Sun-Herald in rural Colusa, Calif., which lies 90 minutes north of Sacramento, became the latest to rebuke the Republican governor for acting too much like the Democratic attorney general. "In his zeal to battle...
  • Roger Ebert weighs in: The American Idol candidate

    09/10/2008 8:55:55 PM PDT · by xDGx · 54 replies · 560+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | 9/10/08 | Roger Ebert
    The American Idol candidate September 10, 2008 By Roger Ebert I think I might be able to explain some of Sara Palin's appeal. She's the "American Idol" candidate. Consider. What defines an "American Idol" finalist? They're good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they're darned near the real thing. There's a reason "American Idol" gets such high ratings. People identify with the contestants. They think, Hey, that could almost be me up there on that show! My feeling is, I don't want to be up there. I want a vice president...
  • Biden says Palin family is off limits to critics

    09/04/2008 7:12:10 AM PDT · by library user · 85 replies · 187+ views
    AP/WashTimes ^ | September 04, 2008 | by GLEN JOHNSON
    ** EXCERPT ** ST. PAUL, MINN. (AP) - Republican presidential nominee John McCain began his final drive for the White House on Thursday with a boost from running mate Sarah Palin while Democratic opponent Joe Biden declared her family "off limits" and suggested that some news media coverage of her had been sexist. Palin and her husband, Todd, announced this week that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter was pregnant and would be marrying her boyfriend, saying they were making a private matter public because of Internet rumors. Biden said the Democratic campaign was not attacking Palin over her family. "It is...
  • Ancient Tablet Ignites Debate on Christianity (feed your faith not your doubts)

    07/05/2008 2:19:29 PM PDT · by theoldmarine · 116 replies · 557+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5 July 2008 | Ethan Bronner
    Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection By ETHAN BRONNER JERUSALEM — A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. If such a messianic description really is there, it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus...“This is the sign of the son of Joseph. This is the conscious view of Jesus himself. This...