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  • Students stage silent demonstration against fracking

    04/21/2014 9:58:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 4.21.14 | Bo Kovitz
    A human oil spill spread across Dwinelle Plaza on Monday — a silent demonstration against fracking that is the first in a series of events to kick-start Earth Week 2014. The day after the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, about 20 students, clad entirely in black, circled and sprawled around a miniature wooden oil rig covered with protest signs. Protesters wanted to illustrate the environmental effects of fracking by using human bodies as symbols of the devastation. “An oil spill is a very visible and recognizable example of the corruption and destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry,”...
  • Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege?

    04/18/2014 3:33:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/16/14
    It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring. No more. These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years. But this...
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • The Obama Administration Trolls

    04/17/2014 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Someone in the lefty press is catching on. Slate's John Dickerson points out that the Obama administration routinely "trolls" the GOP -- that is, deliberately misstates information about matters of public concern in order to keep what they consider favorable topics foremost in the public mind. Dickerson uses the topic of the "wage gap" as one example; I would use the topic of voting rights as another. In other words, the president and his administration are giving the press and the people purportedly factual information that they actually know is untrue as part of a deliberate strategy. As Dickerson points...
  • Racism at the root of Detroit's issues, Michigan Roundtable attendees say

    04/02/2014 2:46:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    MLive ^ | 3/31/2014
    Inequity is a problem minorities in Detroit face on several fronts, attendees of the Michigan Roundtable Equity Action Summit Saturday at Detroit's Cobo Center said. The all-day event involved the sharing of stories from people who said they are victims of the unfair systems that punish blacks and other minorities related to public transportation, housing and the criminal justice system. Groups talked about the issues and developed strategies to resolve them. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Baack Obama's Chicago pastor whose known for controversial sermons damning America and saying the government brought 9/11 upon itself, was the keynote speaker. Monica Lewis...
  • Humanity in ecological deficit for rest of 2013, group says

    08/20/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | By ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE
    As of Tuesday, the Earth's ecological budget for the year has maxed out. For the rest of the year the planet will operate on an ecological deficit. And it's only August. So claims the Global Footprint Network, which calls today "Earth Overshoot Day," its annual estimate of when human consumption exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate its resources for the year. "It's a bit of a gimmick, I admit," said the group's president Mathis Wankernagel,in a phone interview from Switzerland. "It's not that tomorrow I won't be able to eat potatoes anymore." But, he said, it's meant to make a...
  • Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a bold prediction on Wednesday's Hardball. "The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul" (video follows with transcript and commentary):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this. I’ve been offering a prediction of late. Let me nail it down now. I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard-right in 2016. It’s going to run someone from the growing hard-right wing of the Party, something it hasn't done since 1980. And here's the thinking which works equally...
  • Chris Matthews: Take my word for it — Rand Paul will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Money line: “This is what I do for a living.” Didn’t he predict a Bush/Clinton race in 2016 just nine months ago? If he believes what he says here about the parties swinging like “pendulums” from moderate nominees to ideologues and then back again, why would he have named Jeb as a strong contender last November? In fact, the roots of the counterargument are in Matthews’s own shpiel here: Most of the time, they head to the center. This is what Republicans did most successfully in 1952 – when, after twenty years of Roosevelt and Harry Truman – they wanted...
  • Fox Contributor: John Boehner ‘Purposely Suppressing Anything About Benghazi’

    08/05/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/5/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor, Pat Caddell, appeared on Fox News Channel over the weekend where he alleged that there is a White House-led cover-up of the details surrounding the Benghazi attacks. Furthermore, he added, that cover-up of information regarding the White House’s response to that attack is being aided by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “We have John Boehner, who has been purposely suppressing anything about Benghazi because he knew what we found out this week,” Caddell alleged. “And he approved it.”
  • Petulant MSNBC Crew Sneers at 'Shameless,' Mindless,' 'Stunning' Sean Hannity

    06/20/2013 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 20, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    A sneering group of MSNBC hosts and analysts on Thursday berated Sean Hannity for his "mindless" anti-government attitude, mocking him as "pathetic." The Fox News host gave an interview to Playboy magazine in which he dismissed much of the federal government as "dysfunctional." Ex-Newsweek editor Howard Fineman, who has bragged about "steering clear of partisanship," slammed Hannity for having a "deliberate lack of self-awareness [that] is just stunning." Speaking of the federal government, Fineman continued, "One of the reasons why the system is so dysfunctional is because of the mindlessly accusatory nature of what he...what they [conservatives] do." The journalist,...
  • Celebs slam GOP on abortion rights, birth control access [Pro-Infanticide Kermit Gosnell Lovers]

    05/22/2013 6:52:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Film and television stars hit Republicans on Wednesday for their opposition to abortion rights and free access to birth control. Stanley Tucci, Morena Baccarin, Mehcad Brooks and others appeared in a Web video where they slammed conservative positions on women's health as retrograde... campaign began last year with another star-studded video featuring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Amy Poehler and other notable actors. "We've drawn the line on moving backward on reproductive rights," Tucci said in the video released Wednesday.
  • An armed march on Washington?

    05/05/2013 9:08:58 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 87 replies
    Before we get started on this story, I would like to take a moment to point out that you’d be hard pressed to find any point where I’ve been anything but a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, as I would hope most regular readers know. I’ve taken flack for it from a lot of people this year, ranging from family members to folks in the media. But even approaching it from that sort of position, I’ve got to say that this is a really bad idea. A march on Washington with loaded rifles "Libertarian activist and radio host Adam...
  • Gun Owners Beware - Let's Not Act Like Hot-Headed Fools

    05/05/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 72 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/05/13 | LD Jackson
    I seldom post more than once per day, but I believe this warrants the occasion. I was doing my morning rounds of reading the news and blog posts I read almost every day and came across something that troubles me greatly. It has to do with the push for more gun control, restrictions on the 2nd Amendment and how gun owners are portrayed in the media. If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you should be aware of my stance on gun control. I do not believe it is a good thing, much less constitutional. I...
  • Iran strongly condemns Boston blasts

    04/16/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | 16 April 2013 | AEP
    AFP - Iran's foreign ministry strongly condemned the twin bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people, the country's state television reported on Tuesday. "Iran strongly condemns the killing of American citizens in Boston," said ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, calling the bombings a "source of sorrow". "No one should under any circumstances support terrorism and extremism, whether it be in the Middle East or the United States," he said. Two bomb blasts struck one of America's top sporting events Monday, killing at least three and wounding more than 100 as the Boston Marathon descended into chaos....
  • Liberal Racists Warn of Chaos.Only The Left Has a Problem with an Interracial Political Marriage.

    02/28/2013 5:33:18 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    WSJ:Best of The Web Today ^ | February 27, 2013 | James Taranto
    Senator Mitch McConnell is criticized for having a Chinese wife. "A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife," reports WFPL-FM, an NPR station in Louisville, Ky. For months Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC, has been stalking McConnell, the Bluegrass State's senior senator, holding "demonstrations at his offices and home." But the attack on Mrs. McConnell, who in public goes by her maiden name of Elaine Chao, took place on Twitter. The station quotes a Progress Kentucky tweet dated Feb. 14: "This woman has the ear of (Sen. McConnell)—she's his...
  • Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report

    11/26/2012 10:51:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report Posted By Neil Munro On 6:00 AM 11/26/2012 @ 6:00 AM In DC Exclusives - Original Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s retailers, the White House claimed in a report released Monday morning. “The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent this year … [but] if Congress does not act on the President’s plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class, it will be risking one of the key contributors to growth and jobs in...
  • Jery Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger urge green energy policies

    12/16/2011 11:26:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/16/11 | David Siders
    SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown railed Thursday against politicians who doubt climate change, calling them "political lemmings" and the chief obstacle in the fight against global warming. "The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff," the Democratic governor said at a high-profile conference on climate change at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. At a conference that included Brown's predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Brown said climate change has...
  • Tax Demagogues Are Lying Liars, in One Graph

    09/26/2011 7:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2011 | Randall Hoven
    The rich pay lower tax rates than we do. Bush's tax cuts were only for the rich. Both the Reagan and Bush tax cuts were sops to the rich. Schmucks like you and me pay all the taxes so the rich can ride free. You hear these lies every day. In case you think I make these lies up, here are some examples. "Changes in tax rates have strongly favored the very, very rich." -Paul Krugman "Like Ronald Reagan, President Bush began his term in office with big tax cuts for the rich[.]" -Paul Krugman "We know, for instance, that...
  • Racism in 21st Century Coming From Left

    05/25/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ajernig · 4 replies
    Irish Examiner USA ^ | 5/25/2011 | Alicia Colon
    Perhaps we need a new definition of the word racism because it is now bandied about in a frivolous manner by race baiters who've never undergone its scourge. All we need to do is look at the history of racism in this country particularly in the South to get a real perspective of the pain suffered by blacks during that dark period. Those who underwent that torment are for the most part deceased but their pain has been exploited by modern day race-baiting demagogues who've benefitted by the changes in our civil rights and in the hearts of most Americans....
  • Stop the Fraud -- Freeze the Debt Ceiling

    02/01/2011 2:42:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 01, 2011 | Monty Pelerin
    The upcoming battle over raising the debt limit is a microcosm of the fraud that government has become. This Kabuki act is performed every time Federal debt approaches its legal limit. The stage play is always the same: •Politicians admit that spending is unsustainable and speak about cuts -- only in generalities and never specifics. •The party in power always argues how important it is to increase the debt ceiling. •The party out of power argues how doing so is irresponsible. •The demagogues in power then warn about world-ending damage if the debt limit is not raised. After this drama...
  • Clinton: Obama 'Envious' of Election Day Trip

    11/02/2010 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/2/10 | AP
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she expects President Barack Obama to stay the course on domestic and foreign policy even if Republicans make big gains, as expected, in hotly contested congressional midterm elections. Clinton told students and civic leaders in Malaysia that she had spoken to Obama by phone on the eve of the vote, and joked that she thought he seemed "a little envious" that she was abroad for an election that may see Democrats lose control of Congress."I think he was a little envious that I am here," Clinton said,...
  • Pimps and Parasites

    10/13/2010 3:14:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    When someone connected with Jerry Brown's campaign referred to Meg Whitman as a "whore," it revealed a lot about the way liberals think. The liberal mind, it would seem, always thinks in terms of offering or receiving payment for illicit services. Whether it is the governor of the state of New York caught with a high-priced prostitute or the Brown campaign itself pandering to the union gravy train, for liberals, just about everything is "pay to play." This being three weeks before the election, pandering has reached a fever pitch among Democratic politicians. With the apparent failure of certain mortgage...
  • Arlen Specter Really, Really Doesn't Like Jim DeMint

    09/28/2010 5:37:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | 9/28/10 | Dave Weigel
    Jessica Brady witnesses Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) giving one of his final floor speeches on the subject of, well, how much he resents that he's giving one of his final floor speeches. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning... “Within days of the start of the Obama administration, before the ink was dry on his oath of office, Republicans openly bragged about plans to ‘break him and engineer his Waterloo,” Specter said of...
  • Obama Demagogues Social Security in Radio/Net Address; AP and Erica Werner Take It Further

    08/14/2010 11:02:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/14/10 | Tom Blumer
    Don't they usually wait until after Labor Day to do this? Ten days ago, I asserted that that the administration's cynical use of Andy Griffith for a patently political promo on behalf of Medicare ("This year, as always, we’ll have our guaranteed benefits, and with the new healthcare law, more good things are coming: free check-ups, lower prescription costs") was "the foundation for the biennial Democratic scare-the-seniors campaign."Well, the Social Security portion of that scare campaign kicked in this morning.
  • The Rule of Racial Preferences

    06/24/2010 5:32:07 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Virgil Goode
    Shortly after assuming his position, Attorney General Eric Holder called America a “nation of cowards” because we were too afraid to speak about race. My former colleague Congressman Steve King (R-IA) recently tried to initiate a discussion, and the Democrats and politically correct Republicans are castigating him. Rep. King told a talk show host that “the president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race — on the side that favors the black person.” He stood by his remarks stating that there “appears to me to be an inclination on the...
  • Clinton comment on immigration law riles Ariz. gov [nausea!]

    06/17/2010 8:26:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies · 563+ views
    .... In a June 8 media interview in Ecuador that began circulating Thursday in the U.S., Clinton said President Barack Obama thinks the federal government should determine immigration policy and that the Justice Department "will be bringing a lawsuit against the act." ....It's unclear why Clinton made the comment since it's not her area. She couldn't be reached Thursday for comment.
  • RAHN: Flaccid Brains

    05/06/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 4 replies · 262+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | Richard W. Rahn
    If government spending is growing faster than gross domestic product (GDP), can the resulting deficit problem be solved by: (A) decreasing the rate of growth of government spending, (B) increasing tax rates, (C) decreasing the rate of growth of government spending and increasing tax rates? If you answered A, you have a strong brain and can go to the head of the class. If you answered B, you have a flaccid brain and will need to repeat the class... People with flaccid brains have a hard time understanding the consequences of actions, and they tend to treat variables as constants...
  • Op-Ed: Palin's policies reflect Americans' spirit on Israel

    04/18/2010 4:38:54 PM PDT · by opentalk · 43 replies · 1,451+ views
    JTA ^ | April 18, 2010 | Benyamin Korn
    PHILADELPHIA (JTA) -- The Obama administration's tilt against Israel, its tacit acceptance of a nuclear-armed Iran and its weak approach to combating Islamic terrorism all pose a direct challenge to Jewish Americans. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has described the "Obama doctrine" in U.S. foreign policy as "coddling our enemies while alienating allies." Palin has emerged as the leading public voice in opposition to President Obama's dangerous new direction. For these reasons, my colleagues and I are launching a national organization of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, supported by the new Web site JewsforSarah.com -- Home Page for Jewish Independents....
  • Gore: World To End, Fox News To Blame

    02/27/2010 3:57:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 1,811+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For those who have neither the time nor the Red Bull required to wade through Al Gore's windy "We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change" in the New York Times, permit me to summarize: * Record winter storms and revelations of warmist fraud notwithstanding, we "face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." * To prevent this looming catastrophe, we must impose cap-'n-tax and a host of other oppressive "green" regulation. * Unfortunately, "television" has replaced newspapers as the dominant medium. And "television" serves as the tool of powerful forces favoring "unrestrained markets"...
  • Joe Biden update: Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'

    02/11/2010 5:25:23 AM PST · by kingattax · 32 replies · 1,694+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 11, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Who knew? Thank goodness, Vice President Joe Biden went on CNN to chat with Larry King Wednesday night. So many think things are not going so well for the Democrat administration, as The Ticket chronicled here. Many Americans recall the ex-Sen. Biden's Democratic primary plans to give in to Iraq's fractious factions and carve the country into three territories. And even more probably recall Biden's boss' plan to halt the Iraq war years ago. As long as it got started anyway without the permission of the then state senator.
  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions - while Big Government waits for the facts

    01/26/2010 11:07:50 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 73 replies · 3,866+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 1/26/2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    **snip** MSNBC and other “news organizations” are even billing this developing story as “Watergate”. What do Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow know? And when did they know it? I’m sure they would like to believe O’Keefe is stupid enough to try to “wiretap” a sitting U.S. senator in broad daylight during office hours, while recording the entire sequence of events on his cell phone camera. And they’d like you to believe it, too. But there is absolutely no allegation in the criminal complaint that “wiretapping” or “bugging” is any part of this case, just the charge that O’Keefe and the...
  • WATCH THE REAL MONEY (HINT: IT'S NOT THE AIG PAYOUTS)

    03/21/2009 3:54:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,181+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 21, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    'WE will hunt you down!" thundered Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) during the AIG bonus demagogue-a-thon on the House floor Thursday. "If they're not going to give [the bonuses] back, we're going to take them back," growled Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), who vowed to recover the taxpayers' "ill-gotten gains" from rogue corporate executives. House Republicans pressed the Democrats on who knew what and when regarding the AIG bonus protections included in Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd's now infamous amendment to the stimulus bill. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) shrieked about the Bush administration's culpability. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) smugly patted Democrats on...
  • Baltimore Mayor Dixon is Indicted on 12 Counts [DEMOCRAT Corruption]

    01/09/2009 10:07:12 PM PST · by Enchante · 41 replies · 1,562+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/09/09 | BRAD HAYNES
    A Maryland grand jury on Friday indicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on 12 criminal counts, including theft and perjury, for alleged official misconduct beginning when she was a councilwoman. A number of the charges relate to gifts that prosecutors say Ms. Dixon received from developers, including her former boyfriend, Ronald Lipscomb, and didn't properly disclose. Mr. Lipscomb isn't named in the indictment but was charged with bribery this week in Baltimore. His lawyer has said he is innocent. In addition, the Maryland prosecutor's office charged that for four years Ms. Dixon misused holiday gift cards that were intended to be...
  • More "Babies, Lies" and Sarah Palin...Is Andrew Sullivan writing the headlines at Yahoo now?

    01/04/2009 7:08:56 AM PST · by BreeLee · 27 replies · 1,723+ views
    Yahoo and US Weekly ^ | Jan 04, 2009 | Yahoo and Us Weekly
    Yahoo has done Andrew Sullivan proud with their headlines.....and doesn't this have a "deja vue" ring to it? And, didn't we just see this same media trick in September? Of course the article has to go on to mention that the babies Father-Levi Johnston mothers was recently arrested on Drug Charges. Johnston's mother, Sherry, was arrested on drug charges earlier this month after an undercover narcotics investigation.
  • Week of babies and lies [Mediascum Attack Sarah Palin Again]

    01/04/2009 2:14:25 PM PST · by Enchante · 10 replies · 1,156+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | 01/02/09 | Vera H-C Chan
    Week of babies and lies Sarah Palin talks about her daughter's baby, and a hoax that fooled Oprah Winfrey falls apart. Buzz Week in Review A collective exhale ushered the volatile 2008 out the door this week, although one baby who caused a political storm managed to quietly slip himself out before the end. Meanwhile, a long-time Oprah hoax and high-seas piracy stirred up the Buzz—and the searches—during this transition period. Mom, Do We Have to Do a Combo Celebration? Bristol Palin's boy emerged not as the grandson of the first female vice president, but as another December baby who...
  • Ill. governor names Burris to replace Obama

    12/30/2008 9:25:49 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 202 replies · 8,939+ views
    WLS - 890 AM ^ | Dec. 30, 2008 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    <p>WLS just broke in to say Roland Burris, a former Illinois Comptroller, has been named to the Senate by Rod.</p>
  • Rod Blagojevich expected to name Roland Burris to Obama senate seat

    12/30/2008 10:23:27 AM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/30/08 | Ray Long and Rick Pearson
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected today to name former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell the post, sources familiar with the decision said.
  • Caroline Kennedy no whiz with words [ROFL!!]

    12/29/2008 9:39:43 PM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies · 2,076+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 29th 2008 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Caroline Kennedy, you know, might need, you know, a speech coach, um, if she, you know, wants, um, to be a senator. Um, you know? Kennedy, who gave a flurry of media interviews on Friday and Saturday, revealed some cringing verbal tics that showed her inexperience as a speaker, experts told the Daily News. In a 30-minute session with The News on Saturday, Kennedy punctuated her answers with "you know" more than 200 times. "Um" was fairly constant, too.
  • ATF: Accelerant poured around Palin's church

    12/17/2008 4:00:54 PM PST · by Enchante · 40 replies · 1,747+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Mon Dec 15, 2008
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An accelerant was poured around the exterior of Gov. Sarah Palin's church before fire heavily damaged the building, federal investigators said Monday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the accelerant was poured at several locations around the church, including entrances.
  • President-elect Obama News Conference--Live Thread

    12/11/2008 7:48:04 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 399 replies · 17,413+ views
    12/11/08
    Fox news, other news channel, presser coming up.
  • Blagojevic's wife supported his pay-to-play Senate scheme, complaint alleges

    12/11/2008 8:38:00 AM PST · by Bokababe · 40 replies · 3,299+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 10, 2007 | By Stacy St. Clair
    An unflattering portrait depicting Illinois First Lady Patricia Blagojevich as a modern-day Lady Macbeth who plotted against her husband's perceived enemies and backed his corrupt schemes emerged in court documents connected to the governor's arrest Tuesday. Her alleged ambitions and brashness are outlined in a 76-page federal criminal complaint: She helped her husband hatch a plan to sell President-elect Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. She angled to trade her husband's power for lucrative spots on corporate boards. And she unleashed an obscenity-filled tirade suggesting Tribune Co. ownership should "just fire" Chicago Tribune editorial writers if the company wanted the...
  • Scholar: Congressional exhibits too liberal

    12/02/2008 4:30:10 PM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 579+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 1, 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    Matthew Spalding, Director of the Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation, says the visitor center selectively cuts passages from the Constitution, weighing in on a long-running debate about the scope and limits of federal power by taking the liberal side of that debate, envisioning broad congressional powers that the founding fathers never intended. "I started looking at this stuff and it's just patently absurd," he said. "The dominant message when you walk though the doors in this exhibit you're hit with is the role of Congress is to fulfill our greatest aspirations. So the message you're teaching these...
  • Opposed to Holder without Apology - The shameful pardons are disqualifying.

    11/25/2008 7:51:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,889+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 25, 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    November 25, 2008, 9:45 a.m. Opposed to Holder without ApologyThe shameful pardons are disqualifying. By Andrew C. McCarthy I’ll concede this much to Lanny Davis: Last Friday night, during our Hannity & Colmes debate over President-Elect Barack Obama’s selection of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General, Davis said (or I should say, screeched) that I’d soon be apologizing, and he’s right. I am sorry that our discussion degenerated into a screaming match. That’s wince-making television that doesn’t edify anyone. So I do apologize to anyone who had to endure that segment. But Davis’s hysterical suggestion that I...
  • Eisenstadt the source for Sarah Palin Africa leak&#8230; and proud of it.

    11/10/2008 1:42:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 27 replies · 767+ views
    The Eisenstadt Group ^ | 11/10/08 | Martin Eisenstadt
    By now you’ve all heard the Fox News report last week that “unnamed” former McCain advisers leaked that Sarah Palin was confused about whether Africa was a continent, and which countries were in NAFTA. I was perfectly happy staying under the radar as an anonymous source for Fox News‘ Carl Cameron, but now that Palin has accused her accusers of being “unprofessional…jerks…cowards… taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on national news” and begun to cast doubt on the Fox News report, maybe she’s right to a certain extent. For those of us on the McCain...
  • Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

    11/08/2008 11:25:39 PM PST · by Enchante · 68 replies · 574+ views
    The Guardian ^ | John Vidal and Nick Rosen
    Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb. The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground. The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based company which said last week that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five...
  • Osawatomie: the Weather Underground newspaper [prelude to Obama!!]

    11/01/2008 11:37:33 PM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies · 1,352+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11/01/08 | Staff
    Zomblog has obtained an extremely rare copy of the first issue of Osawatomie, a newspaper published by the Weather Underground in 1975. Noteworthy passages are reproduced below, along with exact transcriptions. The full pages, with each passage in context in high resolution, are found at the bottom of this post. Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to “working from the inside” for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage “organizers” who will work in “communities” and use “audacity” to bring about “socialism” in America....
  • Palin To LAT: Release The Tape

    10/29/2008 11:24:46 AM PDT · by pissant · 105 replies · 3,588+ views
    National Journal ^ | 10/29/08 | staff
    BOWLING GREEN, OH - Sarah Palin joined her running mate's attacks against Barack Obama and the media Wednesday, suggesting the Los Angeles Times is withholding a videotape that shows Obama watching as a former Palestinian Liberation Organization spokesman bashed Israel. Palin departed from her stump speech to talk about Obama's "assortment of friends from Chicago." She described Rashid Khalidi, the former PLO spokesman, as "another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years." She said Obama was at a party for Khalidi in 2003, when he described Israel as the...
  • 2001 OBAMA: 'REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH'; WARREN COURT NOT LIBERAL ENOUGH

    10/26/2008 10:22:39 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 178 replies · 4,801+ views
    It's moving now folks. Drudge just a few minutes ago posted a red headline on the top of his page with the link to the audio posted earlier here on FR of Obama's 2001 comments where he talks about breaking free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.”
  • Obama selling election spots to media (Pay-for-play)

    10/23/2008 6:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,074+ views
    One News Now ^ | October 23, 2008 | Jim Brown
    Media analyst Bob Knight is questioning the Obama campaign's decision to sell Chicago election night coverage packages to news outlets. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet notes the Obama campaign is planning to charge reporters $935 for a package that includes access to a heated file tent, power, cable TV, Internet, and food. The cheapest place a reporter could stand on a riser with a view is $880. Members of the media will also be charged $300 for an unlimited long distance phone line and $275 for high-speed wired Internet. According to Sweet, "This is an outrageous pay-to-play plan that caters...
  • ACORN Admits Project Vote is Part of ACORN

    10/16/2008 8:19:25 PM PDT · by vadum · 5 replies · 865+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 16, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    ACORN doesn't seem to have learned that if you're going to lie, at least lie consistently. The radical left-wing group, which has been arguing strenuously that Project Vote is a separate entity, posted a job listing at idealist.org for Project Vote. This demonstrates that the two organizations are virtually one and the same. In case the ad magically disappears, here is a screen grab of the top of it: The job requirements section (not shown in above screen grab) reads (SKIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST IF YOU'RE IN A HURRY): Description: Project Vote is seeking a Finance Director...