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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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | May 6, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( - 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, 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 ^ | 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...