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  • Difficult Births: Laboring And Delivering In Shackles

    07/19/2010 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/16/10 | Andrea Hsu
    It's a practice so hidden, many don't realize it exists: the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. Across the U.S., there are stories of women going from jails or prisons to hospitals, where they labor and sometimes even deliver while restrained with handcuffs, leg shackles or both. In recent years, a growing number of states have moved to ban the practice. Ten states now have anti-shackling legislation: California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia — and as of two weeks ago, Pennsylvania. There have also been lawsuits in a number of states. On Thursday, a...
  • National Public Radio: Choosing Sides and Controlling the Terms Of the Debate With Our Money

    07/06/2010 6:23:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Pro-lifers have long understood the issue of media bias. Years ago, the late, pro-choice David Shaw wrote a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times showing how biased his own newspaper was when reporting on abortion. Shaw showed that bias came through not just on stories about abortion. Shaw showed how even stories that related to surgery on unborn children were skewed or spiked to avoid anything that might have a pro-life message.Now, we have National Public Radio (NPR) lining up to support the pro-abortion side in the ongoing struggle over this issue. Managing Editor David Sweeney recently issued...
  • Oliver Stone’s New Documentary: Bromance with Chavez and Castro

    06/24/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 15 replies
    Did you know that deep down inside (when he’s not silencing his opposition, supporting the FARC, sponsoring drug trafficking, and courting Hezbollah and almost every other enemy of the West) Hugo Chavez is a good, admirable man? Yup, he is—according to Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone. The filmmaker, along with the upcoming release of his “Wall Street” sequel, has a new documentary called “South of the Border” that praises Chavez, Castro, their allies, and highlights other South American leaders. But, apparently the Venezuelan people aren’t as hot on the near-dictator as Stone is: The documentary is bombing in the country. Personally,...
  • Canadian game developer puts "George W Bush wanted for Mass Murder" poster in video game.

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  • Despite Content Purge, Pornographic Images Remain on Wikimedia (George Soros funds Wikipedia)

    06/08/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 58+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jana Winter
    Despite efforts by Wikipedia's parent company to rapidly purge porn from its servers over the weekend, the original images that the online encyclopedia's co-founder reported to the FBI are still up on the site — along with an entire category called “nude children” and other photos of naked children. Last week, FoxNews.com asked dozens of Wikimedia Foundation’s corporate donors — including Microsoft, Google, Best Buy, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, USA Networks and Yahoo! — for comment about the vast pornographic content on the company's educational servers. (The Wikimedia Foundation is the tax-exempt nonprofit behind Wikimedia Commons and its Wiki...
  • F-bombs and Women Kissing at the MTV Movie Awards

    06/07/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 155+ views
    F-bombs and Women Kissing at the MTV Movie Awards By Noel Sheppard Created 06/07/2010 - 12:30 As I walked into the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Sunday evening, I had no idea the level of vulgarity I was in store for. Attending my first MTV Movie Awards, I was immediately stunned by the number of F-words in the opening video clip of Tom Cruise recreating his movie executive roll in the film "Tropic Thunder." Little did I know that the evening would be filled with F-bombs from a number of Hollywoodans, so much so that the man that accepted the...
  • NPR Tries to Cast Rand Paul as KKK Sympathizer

    05/20/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 37 replies · 920+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the day after his historic primary win, National Public Radio rabidly went after Rand Paul, newly minted GOP nominee for Kentucky Senator, trying to make him out to be a KKK sympathizer or perhaps a racist that would have agreed to keep Jim Crow alive and well in 1964. This rabid, left-wing attack is uncalled for and, further, is meant only to stir anti-Republican hatred and not to help voters discover anything relevant about nominee Rand Paul. Nearly at the top of the interview the host of NPR's All Things Considered tried to paint Mr. Paul as some sort...
  • CBS axes 7 shows to make room for fall newcomers

    05/19/2010 10:15:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 163 replies · 3,087+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2010 | Frazier Moore
    CBS is giving seven of its old shows the heave-ho to make room for new fall fare with a shake-'em-up schedule for the 2010-11 season.
  • Law & Order Canceled. They Had it Coming!

    05/14/2010 12:57:17 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 41 replies · 1,500+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 14th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Then politics took Law & Order over and the result was horrendous. Christians, right wingers, anti-abortion, pro-gun and open immigration were just a few of the story lines that rubbed more than this writer wrong.
  • Ex-gay makes speech at PepsiCo shareholders meeting:"Stop funding hateful gay activist group!"

    05/13/2010 12:21:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies · 857+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 05/13/2010 | n/a
    The ex-gay movement is gaining momentum. Last week Greg Quinlan, a former homosexual and one of the leaders of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays), gave a powerful speech before the PepsiCo Board of Directors at the at the Pepsi's shareholders meeting. Greg told PepsiCo to stop funding homosexual activists groups that promote hate against people like him and organizations like PFOX. PepsiCo is one of the nation's major funders of the radical homosexual movement. In particular, they fund PFLAG, which is a hardcore group that organizes across the country in liberal churches and also targets children in...
  • Henry Winkler, 'The Fonz' Takes a Shot at Republicans and Sarah Palin (Video)

    05/11/2010 12:27:32 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 50 replies · 1,824+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/11/10 | HAP
    Henry Winkler on CNN starts to talk politics and goes after Republicans for being the party of no and then goes after Palin...(Video from CNN)
  • Comedian Marlon Wayans: ‘Tough’ to Make Jokes About Obama, ‘Sarah Palin Jokes Are Hilarious’

    05/06/2010 1:01:11 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 83 replies · 1,858+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) - Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans said it is “tough” to make jokes about President Barack Obama because he’s “actually trying to do something good” but added that “they had a field day with Bush” and “the Sarah Palin jokes are hilarious.” Film Director Judd Apatow said he agreed with Wayans. At the recent Creative Coalition’s “Art and Soul” gala, CNSNews.com asked Wayans, “As an actor and a comedian, what do you think about the comedy shows and the jokes that have been made about President Obama? Do you think they’ve been fair? Are they too easy on him?”...
  • CBS Drama, "The Good Wife" taking vicious swipes at Sarah Palin all season.

    04/11/2010 2:33:28 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 64 replies · 2,633+ views
    April 11, 2010 | Me
    It's a legal drama with a decent cast. The political jabs against Republicans started early on in the season. Then, a storyline started up with one of the lead characters, played by Christine Baranski, being pursued by a Republican. He sends her Sarah Palin's book. She sends him back that mock Palin book that libs made up. Okay, not bad. <\P> On this week's episode, Baranski sees Palin giving a speech on tv, gets disgusted and turns the tv off. She finally gives in and goes out for dinner with the Republican. She tells him that she can't have a...
  • Apple: We Heart Che--But Beck's a Hate Monger

    03/30/2010 9:55:22 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 5 replies · 675+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 3/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Ignorant No Child Left Behind beneficiaries can now have their beloved Che Guevara on their iPhones to compliment their Che tee shirts and footie pj’s. Humberto Fontova at American Thinker shares some evocative Che quotes that may not appear on junior’s iPhone: “’My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood…Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!’ (From Che’s own diaries, later...
  • An Open Letter to Sean Penn

    03/29/2010 6:00:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 48 replies · 2,198+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2010 | Maria Conchita Alonso
    Editor's Note: The following is an open letter from actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who penned this response to actor Sean Penn's recent remarks on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in which the left-wing actor defended Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Dear Sean, WHY? Even though I have great respect for your artistic talent, I was appalled by a recent television interview where you vigorously showed support for the regime of Hugo Chavez. Therefore, I've decided to set the record straight for you regarding the Chavez regime, supporting my case based not only on my political ideologies, but on proven facts...
  • We need to divest ourselves of these liberal corporations

    03/26/2010 3:41:32 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 638+ views
    Random caller ^ | March 22nd
    CALLER: Rush, we absolutely love you and that includes my family from the People's Republic of Massachusetts. But, Rush, I gotta tell you. I didn't call DC this morning. I called my broker, and I think as the producers of this country, I just told him, "We can drain the swamp. I don't want to be a shareholder in GE if they're going to back Obamacare. I don't want to be a shareholder in Microsoft or Disney or the Teamsters. I'd rather own shares of FedEx." So I'd ask the producers of this country, the people that have the money,...
  • Why We Fight: (James) Cameron, (Tom) Hanks and (Matt) Damon Drew First Blood

    03/25/2010 1:22:11 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 17 replies · 984+ views
    BigHollywood ^ | March 25 2010 | Kurt Schlicter
    Why do we at Big Hollywood and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere even care about James Cameron and his stupid eco-dreck cartoon? Or about Tom Hanks’ insights into the nature of American-Japanese relations World War II? Or about the conclusions Matt Damon has drawn about the Iraq war that he’s derived as a result of his years of intense work at being a movie star? Well, at one level, we don’t care. James Cameron is another overpaid Hollywood petty tyrant with twin talents for shooting exciting action set pieces and for overtly and covertly serving up sophomoric lefty clichés. Tom...
  • James Cameron Slams ‘Dangerous’ Glenn Beck (audio)

    03/24/2010 2:20:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 943+ views
    THR ^ | March 24, 2010
    Language Warning - THR: [James] Cameron calls [Glenn] Beck a "f***ing asshole" and says that global warming deniers have "got their head so deeply up their ass I'm not sure they could hear me." And that's just Cameron getting started.
  • NPR: ‘Patriots’ Are Dangerous to Our Government

    03/18/2010 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 42 replies · 838+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/18/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Public supported National Public Radio (NPR) posted a report on March 17 during its "All Things Considered" radio show that warns its listeners that "patriot groups" are dangerous and are apparently increasingly prone to attacking government officials and facilities. Oddly the two examples it uses to prove its case have no ties whatsoever to any "patriot groups." Headlined, "Hostility Against Federal Workers Troubles Officials," NPR blames "patriot groups" on these attacks and worries that "anti-government hate groups" are on the "upsurge." And what does NPR use to prove its case? Nothing but the say so the left-wing Southern Poverty Law...
  • James Cameron to raise Titanic again

    03/18/2010 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 44 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 03/15/10 | Xan Brooks
    Just when you thought it had safely sunk below the waters of history, James Cameron's Titanic is due to be salvaged. Flushed with the success of Avatar, the director plans to raise his Oscar-laden 1997 blockbuster and launch it afresh. "We're looking at spring of 2012 for the release, which is the 100th anniversary of the sailing of the ship," Cameron told USA Today. It remains to be seen whether the re-issued Titanic will regain the crown it lost to Avatar. But the odds are not in its favour. Not content with re-releasing Titanic, Cameron is considering re-releasing Avatar as...
  • A Beck inspired 'blackboard' on left wing funding from foundations to public media and more

    03/12/2010 5:37:18 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    After creating a huge post regarding all the different ways that the left shuffles funding around towards NPR, I realized it was probably a bit too long and I thought there might be a better way. So here is a visual which should help make it easier:
  • More Revelations about the Oliver Stone-Peter Kuznick “Documentary” on How America is an Evil Nation

    03/11/2010 11:40:40 AM PST · by KippLanham · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Ron Radosh
    If you wonder how people on the left deal with their critics, look no further than this new lengthy interview with Prof. Peter Kuznick, the co-writer and co-director with Oliver Stone of the forthcoming Showtime ten-part documentary on the 20th century. I first blogged about the projected series last January. Read more: http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2010/03/10/more-revelations-about-the-oliver-stone-documentary/
  • Video: Tom Hanks Mocks Rove's New Book

    03/04/2010 2:17:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 04, 2010
    Video: Tom Hanks Mocks Rove's New Book Discussing Karl Rove's new memoir, "Courage and Consequence," Stephanopoulos asks Hanks, "You ready to read about this?" "I can't wait to buy Karl Rove's book when it's discounted in the discount bin," Hanks says. "He has a right to write a book. It'll be interesting to a degree. I'm sure he's going to just blow the lid off of everything and tell the complete truth about those 8 years."
  • Sarah Palin and Grabby Entourage "Like Locusts" at Oscar Gift Suite (HUGE BARF ALERT)

    03/04/2010 11:38:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,785+ views
    E! Online ^ | 2010-03-04 | Ted Casablanca & Whitney English
    Why wouldn't Sarah Palin be at an Oscar gifting suite? The Fox News contributor and one-time vice presidental hopeful showed up to Silver Spoon's Oscar Suite in West Hollywood yesterday, benefiting the Red Cross. But like all politicians, Sarah and her crew were hardly gems when the cameras weren't rolling... "They were like locusts," says one vendor at the suite, regarding Palin and her large group of hangers-on. "She showed up with like 20 people, and they immediately swarmed the place taking everything!" S.P. was accompanied by daughter Willow, grandson Tripp and a bunch of female handlers. A source at...
  • Einstein's God

    03/01/2010 1:31:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 762+ views
    Speaking of Faith/NPR ^ | 25 February 2010 | Krista Tippet
    Albert Einstein's quip that "God does not play dice with the universe," was about quantum physics, not a statement of faith. But he did ponder the relationship between science and religion and his sense of "the order deeply hidden behind everything." Explore Einstein's wisdom on mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.
  • IRS Plane Attacker Part of 'Right Wing,' Christmas Bomber Just a 'Lone Wolf'

    02/22/2010 10:05:02 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 452+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/22/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    No clearer difference can be seen in how the Old Media and its left-wing compatriots treat mass killers, terrorists and nutjobs than the way Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab and Joe Stack have been portrayed by the Old Media and the left. Abdulmutallab, the jihadi Christmas Bomber, was treated as an aberration unconnected with any larger group -- despite that he trained with al Qaeda -- and Joe Stack, who flew a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, has been held up as the epitome of the “teabaggers” and the “anti-government right” despite that not a single tie to those...
  • Hungry in America (quoting the left wing 'feeding america' group)

    02/16/2010 9:02:13 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies · 624+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | February 9th
    More Americans are going hungry in hard times and are increasingly dependent on private charity, according to a new study by Feeding America, a national network of food banks. The study found that 37 million people — roughly one in eight Americans — had sought emergency food assistance from the network last year, a 46 percent increase from 2006. As the recession and high unemployment take their toll, there are hungry families all across the country: in cities and suburbs, poor, middle class and even supposedly wealthy communities. At a recent news conference on Long Island — seen as a...
  • Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist

    02/09/2010 1:56:57 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 51 replies · 1,555+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 2-9-10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too. Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that...
  • Google’s founders to give up control

    01/25/2010 1:44:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies · 459+ views
    FT.com ^ | January 23 2010 | Richard Waters
    Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page disclosed on Friday that they plan to give up their majority control of the internet group over the next five years. Their planned stock sales, revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, will mark a highly symbolic end to their formal control over the company they founded in their Stanford University dorm room 11 years ago
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • '30 Rock' premiere falls sharply; 'Vampire' rises (Tina Fey epic fail)

    10/16/2009 2:09:36 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 9 replies · 763+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | 10/16/09 | James Hibberd
    Where's Sarah Palin when you need her? The fourth-season premiere of NBC's Emmy-winning "30 Rock" was down a steep 27% in the adult demo from last fall, when star Tina Fey was generating national buzz for her "Saturday Night Live" parody of the Republican veep candidate. "30 Rock" returned to 6.3 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49, falling 25% from its "Office" lead-in. Meanwhile, ABC's "FlashForward" (9.1 million, 3.1) stopped its ratings descent, reversing for the first time to climb a tenth of a point. ABC just picked up the drama for a full season, so this...
  • 30 Rock is back; where is the audience it deserves? (ROFL!)

    10/15/2009 9:32:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 900+ views
    Sun Sentinnel ^ | 10/15/09 | Tom Jicha
    0 Rock, a three-for-three Emmy winner as TV's finest comedy, finally returns tonight. It's puzzling that I get scores of questions about the most obscure TV series, some canceled years, ago, but I have not received a single inquiry about where 30 Rock has been. Then again, given the mediocre ratings, this probably shouldn't be that great a surprise. A widespread observation is that the stories are too inside TV to strike a chord with the masses. How then do you explain the enduring popularity of the likes of Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood? Tina Fey has ticked off some...
  • United Way Question (Vanity)

    10/06/2009 10:19:09 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 74 replies · 1,988+ views
    None | Oct. 6, 2009 | Owl_Eagle
    Hi folks, I’m sure some of you can help me out with this problem: My jerk boss has appointed me to help collect donations for the United Way, and there’s really not a way out of it. I was hoping to collect information related to the wonderful things they do, like misuse of charitable funds, black listing the Boy Scouts because they wouldn’t allow homosexual men to take boys on overnight camping trips, etc. Does anyone have more info that might be helpful in me driving my unit’s pledge total to $0 this year?
  • Hollywood Self-Implodes Over Polanski [Link to Signatories of Petition]

    10/01/2009 7:38:37 AM PDT · by d-back · 166 replies · 6,097+ views
    Pajamas Media via Instapundit ^ | Sept. 30, 2009 | Roger L. Simon
    . . . While waiting I have been reading over the growing list of entertainment industry personalities who have risen to the defense of the director. The list is stomach-turning. Many of the names I know. Some were once personal friends. Some of those ex-friends even have children, who I also knew. [Link to Free Polanski Petition with signatories.]
  • Little love this summer for A-list actors

    06/29/2009 8:27:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 953+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 29, 2009 | Claudia Eller
    The stars are not twinkling bright this summer. Hollywood's movie studios, hopeful that marquee-name actors would push their summer box-office receipts to record levels, are finding that the heavyweights aren't winning over audiences like they used to. With all but a couple of big-budget films already opened, the summer of 2009 is shaping up to be one of the worst on record for Hollywood's A-list talent.
  • ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

    06/22/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 77 replies · 2,507+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 22, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also seriously touted the objectivity of the network, cheering, "I know that our network has worked very, very hard to be completely-completely responsible and fair and serious about big issues."
  • Obama Hits Hollywood On Fundraising Trip [The Start Of Another $800m Campaign War Chest!]

    05/27/2009 9:11:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 514+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 27th 2009
    Obama hits Hollywood on fundraising trip U.S. president to tap movie, music executives at Beverly Hills hotel LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama looked not for votes in California on Wednesday but for millions of dollars to aid Democratic campaigns, including at a fundraiser hosted by such Hollywood names as Steven Spielberg. Like Bill Clinton and other top Democrats before him, Obama visits the Golden State now and then to tap wealthy, liberal-leaning activists, especially in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Wednesday night's two-tiered event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel offered tickets ranging from $1,000 to $15,200. The lower prices bought...
  • Arlen Specter Snags Hollywood Bucks

    05/18/2009 8:45:17 AM PDT · by holy joe · 10 replies · 472+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5-18-09 | James Hirsen
    Republican Party turncoat Arlen Specter is being rewarded by Hollywood. The buzz on the L.A. streets is that the Senate will be filibuster proof when the Democrats add Al Franken and Specter. A recent Tina Daunt article in the Los Angeles Times trumpets the following headline: “Arlen Specter is welcome on the Left Coast.”
  • Ax can't resist...(MAJOR BARF ALERT)

    05/15/2009 8:23:08 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    ... a Miss California joke, on NPR: When Axelrod was asked if he had weighed in on the Obama family’s dog choice, "the Rasputin in this kingdom" (as Sagal jokingly refered to him) sassed back, “I was only called in for the final three, and one was Miss California.”
  • Director Ron Howard defends "Angels & Demons"

    04/22/2009 12:56:02 PM PDT · by steve-b · 100 replies · 2,101+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/22/09
    Director Ron Howard on Tuesday defended his film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown 's "Angels & Demons" from criticism that it smears the Roman Catholic Church, heightening an ongoing battle over fictional depictions of the Vatican. Howard, who also directed the 2006 movie adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," posted a blog at The Huffington Post website saying that neither he nor his new movie "Angels & Demons," which debuts in May and stars Tom Hanks, are anti-Catholic. "And let me be a little controversial: I believe Catholics, including most in the hierarchy of the Church...
  • South Bend[IN] Obama HQ -- Planned Parenthood Clinic -- violation of law?

    04/08/2009 7:47:08 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    Post from Fellow Freeper | April 8, 2009 | Vanity
    Planned Parenthood receives Title X funds from the Federal Government. Planned Parenthood also receives money from other Federal/State and Local Governments. It is reported that Obama's Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana was the Planned Parenthood Clinic. According to the report, the clinic boasted Obama signs as well as a PHONE BANK for making calls for Obama. Yet our Department of Justice went after Senator Ted Stevens during the election. Why is this not considered a serious violation of law and why is there no criminal prosecutions? South Bend, Indiana, is also the home to Notre Dame University... Finally, I would...
  • OMG !!! Non-Profit Status For NEWSPAPERS?!?!?

    03/24/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 786+ views
    Brietbart/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/24/09 | Yidwithlid
    Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it does not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on the Senate floor today that would allow newspapers to elect to receive tax-exempt status all they have to do is promise not to endorse any political candidates (but they can report on the campaign):
  • A Resolution Declaring Independence of National Television News

    01/21/2009 8:13:49 AM PST · by Raquel · 8 replies · 697+ views
    Mitchell Langbert's Blog ^ | January 21, 2009 | Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
    WHEREAS: National television news has failed to tell the truth or perform the function of providing truthful and valid information to the American public; WHEREAS: National television news has failed to inform the American public about vital facts concerning the presidential election and the candidacy of President Barack Hussein Obama; WHEREAS: National television has failed to inform the American public about vital public policy and political questions, specifically, the activities of the Federal Reserve Bank; monetary inflation; national economic policy; and subsidies to corporations and banks; WHEREAS: National television has lied to the American public about the Iraqi War: I...
  • Stars Join Kutcher To Pledge Service

    01/20/2009 6:46:40 AM PST · by LottieDah · 77 replies · 1,763+ views
    A host of celebrities joined Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to air their 2009 New Year's resolutions and pledges to the new U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday. Stars like Eva Mendes, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Courteney Cox, Eva Longoria Parker all agreed to make pledges on camera for a new MySpace.com campaign backed by Kutcher. Inspired by the new President, in the video Simpson pledged to be "a great mother," Mendes offered to "volunteer more of my time to help children battling serious illnesses," and Longoria Parker promised to "plant 500 trees this year to help our planet." Kutcher,...
  • Nonprofit Bailout included in Stimulus Package

    01/16/2009 11:39:42 AM PST · by vadum · 81 replies · 2,946+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | January 16, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Left-of-center nonprofits are getting the bailout they wanted from the U.S. government, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. The news comes a month after Independent Sector president Diana Aviv demanded it. Our lawmakers are intent on pissing away billions of dollars on utterly useless giveaways to their supporters in the liberal nonprofit establishment. The money will have virtually no positive impact on the economy, except perhaps that it might bolster employment at nonprofit groups. One of the more egregious line items is the $1 billion allocation for community development block grants (CDBG). These are slush funds that liberal groups like La...
  • Abortion Foes Open a New Front

    12/10/2008 10:34:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 699+ views
    WSJ.COM ^ | Dec 9, 2008 | By STEPHANIE SIMON
    Abortion opponents are pressing state and local governments to stop sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, arguing that the nonprofit group has plenty of cash and shouldn't be granted scarce public funds at a time of economic crisis.
  • Obama Should Apologize for the Hollywood Hate

    10/13/2008 10:48:07 AM PDT · by holy joe · 11 replies · 1,105+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 13, 2008 | James Hirsen
    Requests have been pouring in from the mainstream media and liberal politicians for John McCain and Sarah Palin to apologize and distance themselves from so-called divisive and intolerant comments made by rally attendees. Referring to the words as “alarms,” the New York Times via Frank Rich cited the following: “The raucous and insistent cries of ‘Treason!’ and ‘Terrorist!’ and ‘Kill him!’ and ‘Off with his head!’ as well as the uninhibited slinging of racial epithets… .” “Doing nothing is not an option,” Rich wrote.
  • NPR Interviews Ahmadinejad

    09/22/2008 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9/22/2008 | Aaron Wiener
    It may be political poison for U.S. government officials to talk to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the taboo does not extend to NPR. NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviewed the controversial leader this afternoon in New York and pulled no punches. Ahmadinejad is in the United States to address the United Nation’s General Assembly, which is meeting this week. In an often heated conversation, according to the transcript, Inskeep confronts Ahmadinejad on Israel, “wiping countries off the map and chopping off hands” — and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Ahmadinejad, for his part, denies that Iran has provoked the United States,...
  • THE DISGUSTING ['APPEASEMENT'] SONG BY NPR

    08/15/2008 11:32:34 AM PDT · by Righting · 129+ views
    Obama The Danger! ^ | August, 2008
    THE DISGUSTING ['APPEASEMENT'] SONG BY NPRAugust 11, 2008 What is it about the bad guys that provoke "compassion" from NPR type of journalists? Regarding the case against Bin Laden's driver: Salim Hamdan, though only having a short time to serve under the current verdict, he still might be held indefinitely according the Bush's administration as an 'enemy combatant', John Mcchesni of NPR 'lamented' that the jury will be very disappointed if that happens. Juror Questions U.S. Pursuit Of Salim Hamdan : NPR's John McChesney has this exclusive interview ... http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93483533 Rhetorical question, Does Mr. Michesni think that these type of...
  • Justice Dept.'s Hiring Tactics Illegal, Report Says (And guess who NPR runs to for a quote)

    07/28/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 4 replies · 175+ views
    NPR ^ | 7/28/08 | Ari Shapiro
    An internal Justice Department investigation released Monday has concluded that senior officials broke the law by hiring immigration and other officials based on partisan considerations. The report — issued by the inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility — culminates an investigation that lasted more than a year, stemming from the firing of seven U.S. attorneys in one day in 2006. The report focuses on some of the senior officials in the circle of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Specifically, the report names senior counselor and White House liaison Monica Goodling and Gonzales' chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Both...