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  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise

    03/06/2015 9:40:04 AM PST · by garjog · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2015 | By STEPHEN F. HAYES And THOMAS JOSCELYN
    At precisely the time Mr. Obama was campaigning on the imminent death of al Qaeda, those with access to the bin Laden documents were seeing, in bin Laden’s own words, that the opposite was true. Says Lt. Gen. Flynn: “By that time, they probably had grown by about—I’d say close to doubling by that time. And we knew that.” This wasn’t what the Obama White House wanted to hear. So the administration cut off DIA access to the documents and instructed DIA officials to stop producing analyses based on them. Even this limited glimpse into the broader set of documents...
  • Dems Spin Furiously for Hillary

    03/05/2015 9:02:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    If Hillary Clinton succeeds Obama as president, expect four to eight more years of nonstop lying and deceit. Hillary, like Obama, is constitutionally incapable of telling the truth. Democrats are circling the wagons to shield their likely 2016 presidential nominee after it was revealed that Hillary Clinton transacted sensitive government business using her personal email during her time as America’s top diplomat. The Benghazi bungler, the nation has learned, set up an email system worthy of a James Bond movie villain when she became U.S. secretary of state in 2009. Mrs. Clinton used private instead of government email and even...
  • “We Hide the Word ‘Catholic’ From Prospective Students”

    02/17/2015 4:07:07 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 2/16/15 | Jim Infantine
    A New Jesuit Approach to Higher Education?Gonzaga University graduate Autumn Jones asks a provocative question in a December 30 piece for The Atlantic, “The New Brand of Jesuit Universities.” Jones chronicles a rebranding effort by Jesuit universities across the country, and considers “whether this rebranding attenuates the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.” In search of an answer, Jones solicits comments from Jesuit faculty members, students, and administrators. Running throughout the piece is a straw man argument, expressed by some interviewees, namely: Catholic universities can either “fall in line” with the Church, or they can be “places where young adults...
  • NBC Anchor Admits to Lying about Iraq War Experience [satire]

    02/08/2015 10:37:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    NBC’S Brian Williams finally admitted that after 12 years of bragging about how he faced death while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 that he had lied. Real soldiers flying in the helicopter transporting Williams to the war zone unanimously attested that, contrary to Williams’ heroic story, the aircraft was not hit and landed safely. Williams characterized his lie as “a mistake made in good faith. It was my way of bonding with the men and women who risked their lives in the battle against Saddam Hussein. It was also an attempt to make the war seem more real...
  • Brian Williams Still Has a Lot of Questions To Answer About His Iraq Helicopter Story

    02/05/2015 1:48:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Update, 11 p.m.: Brian Williams apologized on-air tonight for claiming that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq, but the version of events he gives in his apology is vague in a way that avoids addressing the main accusation of the soldiers quoted in Stars and Stripes questioning his accounts of events. Those soldiers, in Stars and Stripes' telling, say that not only was Williams not in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG, but that he was nowhere near the helicopters that were actually fired upon. Said Williams tonight: "I made a mistake in...
  • ‘Fears Of Man-Made Global Warming Exaggerated’ (Indian Science Congress)

    01/09/2015 10:45:36 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    India Times ^ | 1-9-2015 | Anahita Mukherji
    Anahita Mukherji, TNN January 9, 2015 MUMBAI: Two of three scientists at a session on climate change and society at the Indian Science Congress on Tuesday felt fears of man-made global warming were greatly exaggerated. Their presence at the conference was particularly significant in light of the current 'development-versus-envir- onment' debates. "While I agree that glaciers are melting because of global warming, if this is because of man, then what was the reason for the melting of the glaciers in the Gondwana period long before man arrived on the planet?" asked Dhruv Sen Singh, Centre of Advanced Study in Geology,...
  • Poster girl representing hard-working, low-paid 'American' in President Obama's minimum wage ad

    12/30/2014 10:07:05 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Poster girl representing hard-working, low-paid 'American' in President Obama's minimum wage ad is actually a British woman on a LONDON Tube
  • Republicans And Democrats…A Choice Between Two Evils!

    12/15/2014 4:53:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Leigh Bravo
    When the depth of corruption, deceit and red tape bureaucracy reach such astronomical levels, it is time for a complete overhaul! Fire them all!! Both the Congress and the Senate passed a 2015 spending bill, in record time, that has been labeled a “Cromnibus.” But where was the fight? Where were our representatives who swore they would not fund amnesty, Obamacare, taxpayer-funded abortion, and more irresponsible spending? No where to be seen! About Obama’s illegal amnesty, “We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern. This...
  • EPA uses Jonathan Gruber tactic to impose harmful regulations

    12/12/2014 5:35:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    “Lack of transparency was really critical to getting it passed,” former Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber explained. The Democrats cleverly exploited the American voters’ “lack of economic understanding.” Now President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is using secretive, duplicitous science, and exploiting people’s lack of scientific understanding, to impose punitive regulations cleverly labeled the “clean power plan.” The agency claims the clean power plan will prevent “dangerous manmade climate change” by reducing carbon dioxide and “encouraging” greater use of renewable energy. Its real goal is forcing coal-fired power plants to reduce operations significantly or shut down entirely. The EPA also claims that...
  • Obama quotes nonexistent Bible verse in immigration speech

    12/10/2014 12:05:29 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/10/14 | Bonnie Kristian
    While there are plenty of Bible verses to mention while discussing immigration, President Obama on Tuesday quoted one which isn't so great, mainly because it's not real. "The good book says don't throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the moat in other folks eyes," Obama said during a speech in Nashville. One problem, though: The Bible never mentions glass houses. In addition to his biblical misquote, Obama also tied his immigration policy to the Christmas story, saying, "If we're serious about the Christmas season, now...
  • Obama in 2006: I've 'liberally' stolen ideas from Gruber

    11/18/2014 2:07:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Elise Viebeck
    President Obama said in 2006 that he had stolen ideas "liberally" from the professor under fire for saying voter “stupidity” aided ObamaCare’s passage. Video unearthed by the conservative Washington Free Beacon Monday showed Obama praising Jonathan Gruber and other liberal policy experts as some of the "brightest minds" in academia. "Many of them I have stolen ideas from liberally, people ranging from [economist] Robert Gordon to [economist] Austan Goolsbee [to] Jon Gruber," Obama said in the clip. Gruber is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose past criticism of voters has gone viral in the last week. He...
  • Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Deception Video Goes Viral (Newsbusters Was First!)

    11/10/2014 5:15:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Saturday, Newsbusters was the first major website to feature a video posted to YouTube by AmericanCommitment of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber boasting in 2013 how he helped deceive the public via a lack of transparency about that bill. Some readers were anxious about that video being made better known to the public since at the time the article was published, there were only a couple of dozen views of the video on YouTube. Well they needn't have worried because since then the video has gone over the top viral to the extent that Rush Limbaugh led his show talking...
  • Jonathan Gruber Remains MIA as Obamacare Returns to Supreme Court

    11/08/2014 12:51:24 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Novermber 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Where in the world is Jonathan Gruber? Human events asked that question towards the end of October and now that the Supreme Court is taking up Obamacare again in the case of of King vs Burwell, Gruber's absence from the public eye has become even more noticeable. Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare along with Ezekiel Emanuel, at first vociferously denied that the Obamacare law as written by Congress intended for the subsidies only go to states who set up their only health exchanges. However, his own words stating that was indeed the case came back to bite him...
  • FEC deadlock keeps Internet free from broadcast campaign ad regulations

    10/26/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/26/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The Federal Election Commission deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced late last week, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now. All three Republican-backed members voted against restrictions, but they were opposed by the three Democrat-backed panel members, including Vice Chairwoman Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to come up with rules for government political speech on the Internet. It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the
  • The FBI’s bogus report on mass shootings

    10/12/2014 3:11:16 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s disheartening to see the FBI used to promote a political agenda, but that’s what we got with the bureau’s release last month of a study claim to show a sharp rise in mass shootings, a la Newtown, Conn. The FBI counted 160 “mass” or “active” shootings in public places from 2000 to 2013. Worse, it said these attacks rose from just one in 2000 to 17 in 2013. Media outlets worldwide gave the “news” extensive coverage. Too bad the study is remarkably shoddy — slicing the evidence to distort the results. In fact, mass public shootings have only risen...
  • Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants

    09/04/2014 5:26:02 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year. That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end. (snip) The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year. That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried...
  • Hillary asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!' (misleads about net worth)

    07/29/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 7/29/14 | PAUL BEDARD
    Hillary regrets saying she was 'dead broke'; now says she feels blessed by success. Democrat presidential candidate wannabe Hillary Clinton stumbled at the opening of her recent disastrous book tour by saying she and her husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House in 2000. She now refuses to put an exact number on her worth and fudged about her wealth that has been pegged at about $80 Million...
  • Mark Levin Sues EPA for Destroying Emails

    07/24/2014 3:37:43 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/24/2007 | CJ Ciaramella
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin’s legal foundation is asking a federal judge to sanction the Environmental Protection Agency for destroying public records. The Landmark Legal Foundation asked federal District Judge Royce Lamberth to sanction the EPA for the destruction of emails and text messages concerning the delay of large new environmental regulations until after the 2012 election.
  • A Dishonest Rewrite of the Duke Lacrosse Case

    05/19/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 39 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the outpouring of praise for William D. Cohan's new book "The Price of Silence"—a work, remarkably enough, being celebrated as a model of evenhandedness, scrupulous objectivity, etc.—one essential has gone overlooked. Namely, the central point of this tale about the Duke lacrosse case and accusations against three players of rape and assault at a house party. It takes no close reading to see that the book is meant to recast the story so as to nullify the outcome Americans thought they knew—
  • Sharpton was ‘eager to get slice of 1980s coke deal’: pal

    04/12/2014 7:46:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2014 | Frank Rosario
    DURHAM, NC — A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video. “It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.
  • Former Pentagon watchdog: Obama administration littered with deceit

    03/10/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 3/10/14 | M.D. Kittle
    Yes, government waste, fraud and abuse are the triplet children of incompetence, greed and unbridled ambition. But these sins of public trust begin and end with dishonesty. And Joseph E. Schmitz has seen a lot of lying by the government to taxpayers in his lengthy legal career. Schmitz, who served as inspector general of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2002-05, in an interview with Watchdog.org said, “no political party has a monopoly on waste, fraud and abuse and corruption.” But he said he has seen some troubling patterns of deceit in the Obama administration. Exhibit A, according to the...
  • Texas gov candidate Wendy Davis under fire for fuzzy details in life story

    01/21/2014 11:05:15 AM PST · by topher · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 21-January-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is under fire for apparently misstating facts about her life story, with a Republican opponent claiming the discrepancies raise questions about her honesty. Davis, a Democratic state senator who rose to prominence last year after delivering a lengthy filibuster against abortion restrictions, was the subject of a Dallas Morning News piece on Sunday that took issue with several details in her personal narrative.
  • Update on Eric Holder and the False Information that Remains on the DOJ Website

    01/16/2014 6:19:21 AM PST · by SAVEOURSOULS · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Mark Perry
    Here’s a recap and update of the nearly three-year quest for truth and justice at the Department of Justice: 1. In a speech on August 3, 2009 in Long Beach, CA at a conference sponsored by The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Attorney General Eric Holder made the following claim: “Intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 15 to 45. These statistics are shocking and completely unacceptable.” 2. In a subsequent speech on October 19, 2009 at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event in Washington, D.C., Holder...
  • Democrats register as Republicans to stop Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries

    01/09/2014 9:24:02 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 72 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | David Phillips
    A new strategy is emerging to halt the advancement of the far right wing "purists" know as the Tea Party, whose politicians run as Republicans but even further to the far right, of the right wing Republican.Democrats are registering as Republicans so they can vote in Republican primaries and lend support to the Republican candidates, in order to stop the advancement of the right wing extremist Tea Party candidates.This morning on the MSNBC show, “NOW with Alex Wagner”, she reports that Democrats in Mississippi are registering with the Republican Party so they can stop Tea Party backed state Sen. Chris...
  • The Many Disguises of Satan

    07/11/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It would be easy if Satan came as he is often portrayed, with horns and a pitchfork. We would naturally flee this ugliness.Alas, he often comes cloaked in beauty, in sheep’s clothing: He claims to offer us freedom and autonomy from an unreasonable God and Church, liberation from rules and being “told what to do.” He cloaks himself in the false righteousness of being “tolerant” and “not judging others.” He exalts us by telling us we have finally come of age and can disregard the “hang-ups” and “repression” our ancestors had of sex and pleasure. He flatters us by...
  • Mitt Romney on CBS: ‘The Real Problem the President Has’ Isn’t a Website, ‘It’s Dishonesty’

    11/15/2013 10:32:28 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 15th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    “What starts twisted stays twisted” Mitt Romney said on CBS This Morning on Friday. When asked by CBS host Charlie Rose about the problems associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Romney said that the website was not the president’s problem. “It’s dishonesty,” he said. “The real problem that the president has is a broken promise,” Romney told Rose. “That’s, of course, what’s really striking at the heart of his term.” “When the systems are working, people will still lose, and already have, millions of people losing their insurance they were promised they would not,” he continued. Watch...
  • WOW: Obamacare Navigators Caught On Tape Encouraging Lying On Applications

    11/12/2013 2:39:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Christine Rouselle
    In a shocking video released on November 11, Project Veritas exposed Obamacare navigators in Dallas counseling applicants to lie on their applications in order to get lower premiums and higher subsidies. CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obamacare Navigators Counsel Applicants to "Lie" The video showed Obamacare navigators telling a Project Veritas investigator to avoid reporting portions of his income to the IRS in order to avoid being audited and to remain eligible for HHS grants. Later, Obamacare navigators were shown telling a Project Veritas investigator to lie about being a not being a smoker in order to receive a lower premium, and...
  • Dem Senator Disables Embedding for Health Insurance Pledge Video

    11/12/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    In 2010 Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) took to YouTube and promised the people of Virginia that he was "not going to support a health care reform plan that's going to take away health care that you've got right now or a health plan that you like."
  • Israel accuses US of deceit on nuclear deal with Iran.

    11/09/2013 7:29:13 AM PST · by kindred · 16 replies
    DEBKAfile.com ^ | 11/9/13 | unknown
    Israel accuses US of deceit on nuclear deal with Iran. Geneva signing drags out as Iran ups its price The interim nuclear accord negotiated directly between Washington and Tehran was already secretly in the bag before the two-day talks between Iran and the Six World powers took place in Geneva Thursday and Friday. The plan was for a ceremonial signing to take place Friday, Nov. 8, after US Secretary of State John Kerry flew in from Jerusalem and the Iranian Foreign Minister confirmed “the general outline of an agreement.” Half a dozen foreign ministers from across the globe flew into...
  • New York Times: Obama 'Misspoke' About Keeping Healthcare Plans

    11/03/2013 4:31:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MISSPEAK 1: to speak (as a word) incorrectly 2: to express oneself imperfectly or incorrectly [e.g., claims now that he misspoke himself] In an editorial of today, the New York Times couldn't bring itself to say the simple truth: that President Obama lied when he repeatedly assured Americans that, under Obamacare, if they liked their healthcare insurance policies they would be able to keep them. The most the Times was able to admit was that [emphasis added throughout] "Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that." Misspoke. Yes, of course. As you see from the Merriam Webster definition above, the...
  • Press Secretary Insists President Didn't Break Promise

    11/01/2013 9:48:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    As the first wave of Americans are discovering that they can't keep heath insurance plans they like, the impression that President Obama lied to them is seeping into public awareness. Analysts predict that as many as 90 million will ultimately be forced off their current plans. A desperate Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney strove to deflect the impression that Obama lied about the impact the Affordable Care Act would have on policyholders. “The President didn't lie to anyone in any meaningful sense,” Carney insisted. “While it's true that a few who were satisfied with inferior plans will now be required...
  • Millions losing health plans under Obamacare. Did president mislead?

    10/29/2013 2:32:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Peter Grier - CSM
    Despite President Obama’s assurances to the contrary, millions of Americans are discovering that they will not be able to keep their current health insurance when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect next year. Reports Tuesday from CBS and NBC News document this development. According to CBS, US insurance firms have sent health policy cancellation notices to more than 2 million people, with 800,000 in New Jersey alone. NBC estimates that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million Americans .. can expect a cancellation letter, .. Mr. Obama has long insisted .. Americans who like their current health plan...
  • Pentagon faked repatriation ceremonies of US war dead

    10/14/2013 5:09:54 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 14 replies
    The Pentagon acknowledges that patriotic "arrival ceremonies" for US war dead recovered from Vietnam, Korea and Second World War battlefields do not involve newly returned remains of the missing By Philip Sherwell, New York4:38PM BST 12 Oct 2013 The Pentagon has for years staged emotional but phony "arrivals ceremonies" for missing American war dead when tearful families and veterans were led to believe flag-draped cases on cargo planes contained the remains of service personnel returned home that day. The defence department has now acknowledged that the ceremonies did not involve newly-repatriated victims from foreign battlefields and that the planes involved...
  • Crew members: ‘Captain Phillips’ is one big lie

    10/13/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/13 | Maureen Callahan
    It’s made for Hollywood: the story of an average American family man, captain of a cargo ship in dangerous waters, his vessel overtaken by armed Somali pirates demanding ransom, saving his crew by allowing himself to be removed from the boat and taken hostage. All of this is the basis for “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks as the titular, real-life hero. The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Phillips’ crew, is none of it is true. Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie. “Phillips wasn’t the big leader like...
  • About that NBC/WSJ Poll that Killed Republicans on the Shutdown… (Gov. workers, Dems oversampled)

    10/11/2013 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Qbert · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown: Tampa @S1CT @texasbryanp In today's NBC/WSJ poll, 1 in 5 respondents work for govt.  Only 8% of pop works for govt.  See last page. 8:12 - 10 Oct 2013 It’s true. Here is the complete poll with the sample, the questions, etc. On the very last page we get the breakdown of where the 800 respondents work. The wording of the question is broad enough to sweep in spouses of government workers and other situations in which the respondent...
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • "American Rifle and Pistol Association" -- the new name for Handgun Control, Inc.

    10/03/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    NRA - ARPA ^ | 10/3/13
    Now comes the latest gun-grabbing set of liars. Check-out their ridiculous website, which claims that ARPA is a "common sense set of hunters and target-shooters" who want to be "a third voice" in the gun debate. The web page asks you to sign-up. There is no article or link that actually tells you who they are or why they want your name and email. The site offers absolutely nothing. Noted in this month's "First Freedom."
  • Not ONE word of official account of raid that killed Bin Laden is true. Seymour Hersh

    09/28/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 September 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist says that raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is ‘one big lie'. He says the US media is too 'afraid' to pick on Obama. Hersh, 76, says the solution is to shut down news networks like NBC and ABC. He also suggested the firing of 90 per cent of mainstream editors.
  • Mayoral Hopeful Bill de Blasio Has Had Three Different Legal Names, Court Records Show

    09/23/2013 3:20:08 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 48 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | Greg B. Smith
    The mayoral candidate who often calls New York a “tale of two cities” has a personal tale of three names. Most New Yorkers have come to know Bill de Blasio as the Democratic candidate with the affable family, including a teenage son who has been featured in campaign ads. Left unsaid in the candidate’s official biography is that Bill de Blasio is his third legal name. The man who could become the city’s 109th mayor was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, his birth certificate shows. In 1983, fresh out of New York University, he petitioned...
  • 55 percent of Obama’s Twitter followers are fake

    09/20/2013 5:51:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/20/2013 | Josh Peterson
    An incredibly high percentage of President Obama’s Twitter followers are fake, while the opposite is true for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.According to the Twitter analytics application, Status People, 55 percent of President Obama’s 36,802,378 Twitter followers — or approximately 20,240,107 followers — are fake.A ‘fake follower,’ according to Status People, is a spam account following the user. During the presidential election season, candidates’ Twitter accounts came under public scrutiny for possibly purchasing followers to try to bolster their social media credibility. Twenty-four percent of Obama’s Twitter followers are inactive, and only 21 percent — or approximately 7,728,499 followers — are real.Obama’s...
  • CNN Reports Aaron Alexis Had An “AR15 Shotgun”

    09/18/2013 11:15:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Dana Show ^ | September 16, 2013
    Yes, we must ban those “AR15 shotguns.” I heard about this from a few folks on Twitter tonight. h/t Sharky *Edited to add: We all know that the same network forgot Ft. Hood, whose contributor Charles Blow once used “assault handgun” in a debate with yours truly on 2A, and whose 9 pm eastern host thinks AR stands for “assault rifle” wasn’t talking about the MKA 1919. Just because the sheer style is similar, the platform is not. **I’m told by a handful of folks that there exists audio of this being said. ***Twitter reminds me how their 9pm...
  • BBC News uses 'Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre'

    09/02/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 2, 2013 | Hannah Furness
    Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources. The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad. It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”.
  • LA Times claims Democrats led passage of Civil Rights Act; Larry Elder rebuts

    08/30/2013 9:21:42 AM PDT · by shove_it · 20 replies
    Twitchy/Drudge ^ | 30 Aug 2013
    As Newsbusters reported, the Los Angeles Times is claiming that Democrats led the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Talk show host Larry Elder sets the record straight: `snip~ According to the article linked by Elder above, Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act. Wikipedia, which has been known on occasion...
  • UN Official, Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army (May 2013 story)

    Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday. Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent. But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added...
  • Lindsey Graham Spoiled My Dinner

    08/16/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 18 replies
    Telephone Town Hall Meeting | August 16, 2013 | self
    Last night at 6:00 pm the phone rang and it was my Senator, Lindsey Graham hosting a "townhall" telephone meeting sponsored by Townhall (I think this was Townhall.com, but I am not sure). The purpose of this meeting was for Lindsey to answer questions from his constituents in a live format.
  • NPR, Ombudsman Differ On S. Dakota Indian Foster Care Series

    08/12/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | August 12, 2013 | David Folkenflik
    After an extensive investigation lasting well over a year, NPR's ombudsman has concluded the network's series on South Dakota's efforts to put Native American in foster care was fundamentally flawed. The network and the ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, who is paid to critique NPR's news coverage, have split sharply over his findings. The series, which appeared in October 2011 on All Things Considered, alleged that the state of South Dakota took Native American children and separated them from their families and tribes at an alarming rate. The series won national awards and helped inspire federal and state reviews of such policies....
  • WaPo Misleads on Online Gun Sales (Update: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia)

    08/06/2013 8:31:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5 August, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Philip Rucker leads the Post today with a story about a study that claims there is a “vast” gun market thriving online that allows gun buyers to evade the background check system. Rucker’s story is full of misleading statements. The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun show loophole. Misleading statement #1: Buyers are only not required to undergo background checks if they’re not buying from a licensed firearms dealer. If you buy...
  • Get Ready for the Intentional Misconstruing of the Pope's Words About Gays

    07/29/2013 11:47:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 28, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Oh boy. There's nothing wrong with what Pope Francis said here but the words are vague enough that those who want to misconstrue them will have plenty of opportunities to do so. Yahoo News has the part in question: The National Catholic Reporter says Francis participated in a wide-ranging interview with reporters on the plane for close to 90 minutes. While he spoke openly about many church topics, Francis' most newsworthy soundbite came when he said he would not judge gay priests and seemingly opened the door for gay acceptance within the church. "When I meet a gay person, I...
  • Confirmed: (Racist) Left Wing Plant at Houston Pro-Zimmerman Rally is Far Left Activist

    07/23/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    LEFTIST PLANT INFILTRATES HOUSTON PRO-ZIMMERMAN RALLY– Liberal Media runs with it A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, “Racist & Proud.” That looked incongruent with the other reports from the pro-Zimmerman side. The Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan: One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, “We’re racist & proud.” Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed,...