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  • Obama to Americans:Achieve Ye This Goal:Issues and issues in the SOTU By Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 12:02:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | February 17, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

    01/09/2013 10:24:53 AM PST · by rarestia · 81 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great deal over the past few years...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • Barack is not impressed: The president’s reluctance to kowtow to the very rich [LOL Alert!]

    08/22/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/12 | Walter Shapiro
    ...Two major journalistic efforts, published this week, emphasize the political consequences of Obama’s diffident attitude towards the billionaire class of campaign donors. Both a meaty New Yorker article by Jane Mayer and the best e-book in Politico’s series of campaign chronicles analyze why Obama, with all the powers of presidential incumbency, is so hobbled in the Super PAC spending race. The New Yorker succinctly summarizes the Democratic problem in its headline: “SCHMOOSE OR LOSE–Obama doesn’t like cozying up to billionaires. Will it cost him the election?” The Politico e-book, “Obama’s Last Stand,” by Glenn Thrush makes the identical point about...
  • Why Soccer Is Better Than Football

    05/18/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 142 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | BRUCE ORWALL
    LONDON—Words can barely describe the jaw-dropping season finale staged by England's Premier League last weekend, but that didn't stop every pundit, Twitter wag and pub crawler in Britain from searching many beers into Sunday night for new ways to say "best season ever." The day started at 3 p.m. with seven of the league's 20 teams still playing for something important: not just the championship, but also to secure berths in a prestigious Europe-wide competition and the right to stay in the Premier League at all, under rules that annually demote the weakest teams. It wasn't settled until minutes before...
  • UK bans Kotel from Israeli tourism ad

    04/14/2010 10:49:37 PM PDT · by sofaman · 21 replies · 605+ views
    JPost ^ | RON FRIEDMAN, JONNY PAUL IN LONDON AND ABE SELI
    Officials deem image misleading, as it is in "occupied territories." Images of the Western Wall are no longer allowed in Israeli tourism ads in the UK, after regulators deemed it misleading, as it is in the “occupied territories of the West Bank.” The Advertising Standard Agency ruled on Wednesday following a complaint that a tourism ad containing a picture of the Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock in the background misleadingly implied that east Jerusalem was part of the State of Israel, resulting in false advertising. “We noted the ad stated, ‘You can travel the entire length of...
  • President Obama to repeal-minded Republicans: 'Go for it'

    03/25/2010 11:25:36 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 1,637+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | Sam Youngman
    President Barack Obama on Thursday flipped into campaign mode and dared Republicans to repeal the healthcare law. With his signature agenda item signed into law, Obama switched from selling the bill to aggressively promoting it during a speech in Iowa City, Iowa, the town where Obama announced his healthcare reform agenda as a candidate in 2007. “This is the reform that some folks in Washington are still hollering about. And now that it’s passed, they’re already promising to repeal it,” Obama said. “They’re actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November. Well I say go for it.”
  • How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

    12/24/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 450 replies · 5,976+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-24 | James Bovard
    George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt's, Bush's changes were perversions of the clear vision the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. What did freedom mean in the era of George Bush? In Iraq in September 2004, the U.S. military constructed Camp Liberty, a tent compound to house Iraqi detainees next to the Abu Ghraib prison. (The torture scandal and photos had been revealed in late April.) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller declared that Camp Liberty...
  • (Video) Obama Freaks Singing at Ohio State

    10/24/2008 4:30:53 PM PDT · by RealTeen · 11 replies · 666+ views
    Shots on the House ^ | 10-23-08 | Justin Higgins
    It’s a seperate world, and it includes a microcausm of the ultra-leftist bubbles some Americans find themselves in. I’ve been to Washington D.C. a couple times to participate in some counter-demonstrations, supporting the war and standing up to the brainwashed forces of ultra-liberalism. Still, I wasn’t quite ready for some of the freaks here. These aren’t Ohio State students, but they’re campus visitors that the Obama supporters embraced..
  • Half of All US Women Having Abortions Had at Least One Previous Abortion

    11/23/2006 12:58:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 160 replies · 2,305+ views
    Life Site ^ | 11.23.06 | Gudrun Schultz
    NEW YORK, United States, November 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Almost half of all  women who have abortions in the U.S. have already aborted at least one previous pregnancy, according to a recent report by the research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, the Alan Guttmacher Institute.  In the study entitled Repeat Abortion in the United States, released this month, researchers found that 48.2 percent of women who had abortions between 2001-2001 were obtaining repeat abortions. That included 29 percent who had one previous abortion, 12 percent who had two previous abortions, and 7 percent who were aborting their fourth or more pregnancy....
  • The 'gay agenda' doesn't mention you

    01/31/2006 8:23:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 173 replies · 3,587+ views
    illinois Daily Vidette ^ | 2/1/06 | Kellie Powell
    Many of you have heard conservative traditionalists rant about "The Gay Agenda." But no one really knows what that agenda is. Well, I've discovered a copy, and I will summarize it for you: 8am - Protein shake 9am - Work out at the gym 10am - Rape straight men, give pornography to children, bulldoze all churches and destroy the sanctity of marriage (or what's left of it after Fox's "Married By America.") Hey, wait a minute... Some of the most important people in my life are gay men and lesbian women. And I can assure you, being gay does not...
  • Mapesgate (We are now the KKK!)

    11/10/2005 12:42:37 PM PST · by Pikamax · 124 replies · 2,981+ views
    dallasobserver ^ | 11/10/05 | Jim Schutze
    Reviewing Mary Mapes' new book, Truth and Duty, in the November 2 National Review, Byron York opens with a description of the 60 Minutes II story that got her fired from CBS last year. That story said CBS had new documents shedding light on an old story--that George W. Bush had spent the Vietnam War years in a playboy unit of the National Guard and skipped out when he got bored. "CBS aired the documents in a 60 Minutes II report on September 8, 2004, and all hell broke loose," York writes in his review. "Within hours, the papers were...
  • Blair Blames Terror on Arab-Israeli Conflict

    07/10/2005 7:12:56 AM PDT · by bvw · 105 replies · 1,568+ views
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | Jul 10, '05 | Scott Shiloh
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair sees the Arab-Israeli dispute as one of the main reasons behind the London bombings. The group claiming responsibility puts it third on a list of grievances. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has attributed last week’s bombings in London to the Arab-Israeli dispute and lack of democracy in the Middle East. At least 70 people were estimated to have been killed in bombing attacks that gripped London last Thursday, with hundreds more wounded. Blair told the BBC that precluding terrorist attacks was not necessarily a question of taking preventative security measures. “The underlying problems have to...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • Traumatized Kerry supporters in Florida seek therapy: report

    11/09/2004 8:50:18 AM PST · by frog_jerk_2004 · 63 replies · 1,793+ views
    MIAMI (AFP) - Shocked supporters of defeated US presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) are seeking help from psychologists, who refer to their condition as "post-election selection trauma." The Boca Raton News reported Tuesday that Palm Beach, Florida trauma specialist Douglas Schooler alone has already treated 15 clients and friends with intense hypnotherapy since the Democratic candidate conceded on November 3.
  • Ron Kovic: Peace movement will be largest ever (Barf Alert)

    01/17/2003 10:44:45 PM PST · by Interloper · 29 replies · 912+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/17/02 | Wolf Blitzer interview
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) --The U.S. capital is bracing for antiwar protests this weekend when demonstrators are expected to rally against a possible U.S.-led war on Iraq.</p> <p>President Bush has threatened military action against Iraq if it refuses to abide by United Nations resolutions calling for it to disarm itself of what the White House believes are weapons of mass destruction. Baghdad has repeatedly denied possessing such weapons -- chemical, nuclear or biological.</p>
  • U.S. Author Slams Bush s War Says We Are Not The World s Policeman (by Gore Vidal) - BARF ALERT

    07/10/2002 3:21:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 645+ views
    Islam Online ^ | July 10 2002
    LONDON, July 10 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) – A U.S. author has launched a blistering attack on U.S. president George W. Bush’s war on terror, a U.K. newspaper reported Wednesday. In his latest book titled Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated, Gore Vidal raised several question marks, U.K. daily newspaper the Daily Mirror reported. The outspoken 76-year-old said the U.S. provoked the September 11 attacks with its own military intervention in countries around the world, the paper said. Staunch democrat Vidal, a former White House aide to John F. Kennedy, insisted the U.S. should...
  • [Texas] Democrats fired up despite poll showing GOP leads

    06/14/2002 3:39:04 PM PDT · by Illbay · 16 replies · 180+ views
    June 14, 2002, 3:08PM Democrats fired up despite poll showing GOP leads Associated Press AUSTIN -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Sanchez was set to take the stage today at the party's state convention, against the backdrop of new polls that show Republicans ahead in every statewide race. Conventioneers meeting in El Paso showed little worry about the Texas Poll results released Friday, saying they believed Sanchez and other statewide candidates would pick up steam after the three-day gathering. Many believed the poll showing Republican Gov. Rick Perry leading Sanchez by 20 percentage points was inaccurate. "I don't care what that...