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  • I Believe That We Can Win [Court rulings animate dysfunctional Democratic Party]

    06/28/2015 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | June 28, 2015 | D.R. Tucker
    Investigative journalist Brad Friedman has observed that America is moving in a progressive direction, despite the mainstream media’s “center-right nation” shibboleth. Despite the obstacles that have been placed in the pathway of progressives, Friedman is correct beyond dispute. Think back to a decade ago. Same-sex marriage was considered an abomination in large parts of the country. Christian fundamentalists were flexing their muscles as never before. Rush Limbaugh and Fox dominated the American media landscape. The Bush administration had launched a war on climate science. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was gay-bashing his way to national prominence. Today, marriage equality is the...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • We Have Officially Reached Peak Leftism - progressive panic attack begins as Obama era wanes

    06/24/2015 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to — what was that phrase? — fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel...
  • Did the Old Racist Democrats Become Today's Republicans? (Urban Legend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:50 AM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 20 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 06/20/2015 | David L. Gray (יוסף דוד)‎
    There is an Urban Legend afloat among liberals who refuse to own the racist history of the Democratic Party. They always repeat the lie that the racists Democrats somehow - at sometime - transferred their imperialist racism onto the modern Republican party. This video offers succinct historical information to debunk this Urban Legend and lie.
  • Dem Strategist:‘I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Churchgoers Were Armed(Trunc)

    06/19/2015 7:08:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19 JUNE 2015 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Dem Strategist: ‘I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Churchgoers Were Armed During Charleston Massacre Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he “cannot imagine the horror that could’ve unfolded” if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. ((snip)) “I cannot imagine the horror that could’ve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and you had a full-scale gunfight,” Shrum said Friday. “You might not even have three survivors.”
  • Here’s how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillary’s vulnerable, and where the Tea Par

    06/15/2015 2:06:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | June 14, 2015 | Bill Curry
    >>>Here’s how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillary’s vulnerable, and where the Tea Party might be right<<< As for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton may not be the worst person to fly the reform flag, but then again, she might be. Her first problem is her past. If the Clintons didn’t invent pay-to-play politics, with such minions as Rahm Emanuel and Terry McAuliffe in tow, they came close to perfecting it. Her second problem is her present: her special way of handling her email; the alleged conflicts of interest over at the Clinton Foundation; the pricey speeches she...
  • The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton's VP shortlist

    06/04/2015 4:14:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Annie Karni
    The Democratic National Convention isn’t for 13 months, and Hillary Clinton isn’t the party’s nominee, but some Hispanic Democratic leaders are already pushing hard for Julián Castro to be her running mate — or at least a top contender for the job. The former San Antonio mayor and current housing secretary was in Washington while Clinton raised money in his hometown on Wednesday, but his name is on the minds and lips of Democrats close to the Clinton camp as the presidential front-runner crosses Texas for campaign fundraisers and a Houston speech on Thursday. The flashy trial balloon and Castro’s...
  • Conservatives are in denial: America is no longer a superpower (and it hasn’t been for years)

    05/31/2015 1:12:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Salon ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michael T. Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, Blood and Oil
    Take a look around the world and it’s hard not to conclude that the United States is a superpower in decline. Whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East, aspiring powers are flexing their muscles, ignoring Washington’s dictates, or actively combating them. Russia refuses to curtail its support for armed separatists in Ukraine; China refuses to abandon its base-building endeavors in the South China Sea; Saudi Arabia refuses to endorse the U.S.-brokered nuclear deal with Iran; the Islamic State movement (ISIS) refuses to capitulate in the face of U.S. airpower. What is a declining superpower supposed to do in the...
  • House Dem: Left has 'hijacked' party message

    05/30/2015 12:01:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    thehill.com ^ | may 29, 2015 | kevin cirilli
    Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist House Democrat, on Friday warned that voices on the left have "hijacked" his party’s message. "With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the tea party," Delaney wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published online Thursday evening. "But I am worried about where some of the loudest voices in the room could take the Democratic Party." He said Democrats' "party microphone has been hijacked by people more interested in scoring points than in solving problems." Delaney didn't specifically mention any prominent liberals by name, but he delved into specific policy debates that...
  • Howard Dean: Jesus Probably to Left of Democratic Party

    05/14/2015 5:13:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Jesus a Bernie Sanders fan? Could be, if you believe Howard Dean. On today's Morning Joe, Dean claimed that "if you look at the red-letter version of the Bible, Jesus was probably to the left of the Democratic party." Dean's declaration came in the context of a discussion of yesterday's forum on poverty in which President Obama and AEI President Arthur Brooks participated. Question: is Dean confusing the establishment of faceless government bureaucracies that can entrap people in dependency with the kind of personal caring for the downtrodden that Christ commanded? View the video here.
  • If I Were Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan

    05/04/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In 1965 radio legend Paul Harvey first aired his now-famous piece entitled If I were the Devil which examined the steps the Great Deceiver would likely take in order to win the battle for man's soul. The agenda listed matched (frighteningly) the realities of an American culture  which has gone from a God-fearing and industrious nation into one ripe for misery and plunder.  Like so many Progressives, Earl Ofari Hutchinson used the lead-up to the midterm elections to warn in the "Huffington Post" that A Republican Wave Will Further Sink Black America and throughout the year the Democratic Party has made ceaseless attempts to paint conservatives...
  • Baltimore Gang Member Calling for Jobs is Rebuffed by Democrat Lawmaker

    05/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 62 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In the midst of the turmoil in Baltimore this week, a succinct assessment of the needs of young black men living in liberal inner-city strongholds was delivered by a self-identified gang member, who made it clear that jobs are what these young men need, his call almost immediately rebuffed by a leading Democrat lawmaker. The press conference was arranged by City Councilman President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city "leaders" at the Baltimore City Hall as a call to other local youth to end the rioting plaguing the city all week in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Back...
  • Wisconsin Democrats need to take back narrative from Republicans

    04/30/2015 5:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | April 30, 2015 | Miles Brown, senior maj. polisci and hist w/ Russian, East Euro/Asain studies
    The heartache and bewilderment is still prevalent in Wisconsin following three election victories for Gov.Scott Walker (the presumptive presidential candidate) in the span of about four years. This is also coupled with majorities in both state legislative houses for Republicans, which allows them to impose their agenda with little to no protest. All of these facts underscore a pretty dire situation for Democrats in this state. So what is being done to try to reverse this tide? Within the last few years, a trend has emerged of people mischaracterizing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They make statements...
  • Kerry: Arctic climate change goals more important than containing Russia

    04/26/2015 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them. Washington Examiner: >>>>In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world. But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no. Kerry said the idea...
  • Protest planned near Scott Walker's home over education cuts

    04/17/2015 12:41:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 16, 2015 | Erin Richards, covers education in WI, Milwaukee
    A community group aligned with Democrats is spearheading a rally near Gov. Scott Walker's home in Wauwatosa Monday afternoon to protest the goveror's proposed cuts to education budgets. The rally is planned for 4:30 p.m. at the Juneau Park Play Field, 6500 W. Mount Vernon Ave., with a "possible march to Governor Walker's Wauwatosa home," according to a news release from Wisconsin Jobs Now, which is part of the Schools & Communities United coalition.
  • WikiLeaks Puts More Than 30,000 Hacked Sony Documents Online

    04/16/2015 7:57:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015-04-16 | Kevin Gosztola
    WikiLeaks has made more than 30,000 documents from last year's Sony Pictures hack available to the public. The documents were put online in a searchable database on Thursday, which WikiLeaks says includes more than 173,132 emails from 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses. "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, wrote in a statement. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." A Sony Pictures spokesperson said in a statement that it strongly condemned the actions of...
  • Dangers of a Hillary Clinton campaign: The disastrous centrism she desperately needs to avoid

    04/13/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | April 13, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    With the Big Announcement yesterday, Hillary Clinton officially entered the race that everyone assumes she’s already won. Can you feel the excitement? No? Well, this shouldn’t come as a shock, because despite all the handwringing about a primary being necessary, it’s long been obvious that the Democratic party subconsciously saw 2008 as The Big Primary when decided it would use its current national electoral advantage to bring the U.S. into the modern world and break the white male presidential paradigm with two historic candidacies. It’s important to seize these openings to advance civil rights and establish a new “normal” for...
  • Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats

    04/10/2015 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 10, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    ...It may even be the case that some of these Democrats with rattled nerves are less anxious about Clinton’s prowess against Republicans than about the fact that all of the party’s hopes now rest on her shoulders. Her campaign has become a single point of failure for Democratic politics. If she wins in 2016, she won’t ride into office with big congressional supermajorities poised to pass progressive legislation. But if she loses, it will be absolutely devastating for liberalism.Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that...
  • Unions and Wages [Governor Scott Walker helps top 10%]

    03/19/2015 2:05:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | CRAIG BECKER General Counsel, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Washington
    "......Right-to-work laws make collective bargaining more difficult by requiring that union members pay for the representation of nonmembers. Burdening those who desire union representation does not make economic sense, particularly now when, as researchers at the International Monetary Fund just concluded, the decline in union representation is “a key contributor” to the increasing share of income going to the top 10 percent instead of into workers’ pockets. That is what the juxtaposition of your two articles demonstrates, and that is what Governor Walker appears to want.
  • [Dem] Anthony Weiner's former sexting partner in new scandal with [Dem] Indiana lawmaker

    03/11/2015 2:30:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015
    An Indiana legislator issued an apology Tuesday for what he calls 'poor judgment' after sending nude photographs of himself and gifts to a woman tied to a 2013 sexting scandal involving a former New York congressman.[Dem]Rep. Justin Moed issued a statement to the media Tuesday saying he was 'truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. ... I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down.'This as he is set to be married this September.Moed did not directly address...
  • The Right-to-Work Fight You Aren't Hearing About [in New Mexico]

    03/10/2015 2:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eric Garcia
    ..Tamara Kay, a professor in the sociology department at the University of New Mexico, criticized right-to-work laws as "kindergarten math."Much of the focus on fights over right-to-work laws has been on Rust Belt states like Michigan, Indiana, and now Wisconsin, as its governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker signed a right-to-work bill Monday. But there's also a high stakes showdown underway in New Mexico. Late last month, the state's House of Representatives passed a right-to-work bill, setting up a face-off with the Senate, which could raise the profile of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, positioning her as a Walker-esque rising...
  • 5 Signs Scott Walker Is Using GOP’s Racist ‘Southern Strategy’ to Win in 2016

    03/03/2015 2:30:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Global News ^ | March 3, 2015 | must have been a group effort
    Walker demonizes unions, the poor and voters of color in order to appeal to whites. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s drive for an anti-labor “right to work” law covering private-sector workers is deeply rooted in the racism of the Deep South’s former slaveholding states. They are yet more evidence that he is following a template known as the Republican Party’s “Southern strategy,” which plays to white voters’ racial resentment, even though his budding presidential campaign is based in snow-encrusted Wisconsin. This emerging strategy is reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s original “Southern strategy” of 1968 and Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign kickoff event....
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    01/29/2015 8:28:52 AM PST · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2015 | Eric Owens
    The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.” “[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,” Bachtell promised. “They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle”...
  • Liberal Infighting: Elizabeth Warren-Supporting Group Attacks Rahm Emanuel

    01/27/2015 6:09:46 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Caroline May
    One of the left-wing groups pushing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency is no fan of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democracy for America (DFA) announced this week that it will be supporting seven progressive Chicago Aldermen that the group says Emanuel, President Obama’s former White House chief of staff, has attacked. The DFA’s effort highlights the ever-more apparent rift in the Democratic Party between the progressive so-called Warren-wing of the party and more establishment Democrats.
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson — the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits — was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab

    08/18/2010 11:00:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles: “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we...
  • Financier Linked to Burkle And Clinton Is Charged (Raffaello Follieri)

    06/24/2008 6:12:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 362+ views
    Excerpt - Federal prosecutors charged Raffaello Follieri, an Italian entrepreneur and former business partner of California billionaire Ron Burkle, with funding a lavish lifestyle by using money from a real-estate venture that was supposed to capitalize on his alleged Vatican ties to redevelop surplus Catholic Church properties. ~ snip ~ A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan Tuesday alleged that Mr. Follieri stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of investor money to pay for a $37,000-a-month New York apartment where he lived for a time with Ms. Hathaway; private jet travel; expensive restaurants and clothes; medical expenses,...
  • Pervy Billionaire Agreed To Plea Bargain

    07/27/2006 3:48:29 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 264+ views
    TheSmokingGun.com ^ | 27 July 2006 | TheSmokingGun
    Police report says Epstein had okayed deal in underage sex probe JULY 27--Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, now ensnared in a sleazy Palm Beach teenage sex/massage scandal, agreed earlier this year to plead guilty to an aggravated assault charge, serve five years probation, undergo "psychiatric/sexual evaluation," and have no unsupervised visits with minors, according to a police report. The details of the Epstein plea agreement--which was never finalized--are contained in an 87-page Palm Beach Police Department incident report, an excerpt of which you'll find below. According to an account by Detective Joseph Recarey, prosecutor Lana Belohlavek related to him the terms of...
  • After long probe, Palm Beach billionaire faces solicitation charge [Clinton donor, coverup]

    07/29/2006 10:54:43 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 20 replies · 946+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | July 26, 2006 | Larry Keller
    After long probe, Palm Beach billionaire faces solicitation charge By Larry Keller Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein paid to have underage girls and young women brought to his home, where he received massages and sometimes sex, according to an investigation by the Palm Beach Police Department. Palm Beach police spent months sifting through Epstein's trash and watching his waterfront home and Palm Beach International Airport to keep tabs on his private jet. An indictment charging Epstein, 53, was unsealed Monday, charging him with one count of felony solicitation of prostitution. ******...
  • The Left's Base Motive: Vengeance

    01/01/2015 11:35:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    American leftism has gotten an awful lot of mileage by monopolizing the moral high ground. It is the sole force in American that favors the poor. The sole enemy of racism. The sole comforter of rape victims. The sole protector of defenseless Muslims. The sole guardian of the environment, and so on ad nauseum.It all falls apart eventually--with friends like the left, nobody needs enemies. But often overlooked is that fact that it’s bogus from the start. Any prolonged glance at the left reveals it to be an ideology of power, its major tool violence, its goal revenge.Leftism has always...
  • Latinos View GOP More Favorably than Democratic Party in New Poll

    12/17/2014 10:34:33 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new Washington Post poll released today, American Latinos have a more favorable view of the GOP, besting the Democratic Party among the nations fastest growing demographic group. In a survey conducted between December 11-14, 52 percent of Hispanic Americans view the Republican Party favorably, while 37 percent have an unfavorable view of the Party of Lincoln. In contrast, 40 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, while 48 percent rate them favorable. The poll suggests that large numbers of Americans, of all demographic groups, are moving toward the right, as the GOP holds a...
  • Anti-Walker forces in Wisconsin may have broken the law and altered documents in cover-up

    12/10/2014 1:49:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A major scandal involving a Democrat witch-hunt aimed at crippling the campaign of Governor Scott Walker may be breaking in Wisconsin. Laws may have been broken by prosecutors seeking to discredit Walker, and it appears that documents may have been altered to hide evidence of misconduct. It is too early to know with certainty, but this drama is playing out with zero mainstream media attention, but has the potential to generate headlines. Some background: Readers may recall the outrageous political prosecution attempted by Democrats in Wisconsin, using that state’s so-called “John Doe prosecution” system under the Badger State’s Government Accountability...
  • Texas professor: 'The tea party are like the Nazi's'

    12/10/2014 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joshua Fechter
    <p>A YouTube video of a Texas professor comparing the rise of the tea party in the United States to the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany has drawn criticism from conservatives online.</p> <p>In the video, filmed during a Nov. 17 lecture, Blake Armstrong — psychology professor at South Texas College in McAllen — said, "In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people are kind of tired of them. They've been around since 1920, 11 years now, they've won seats — they're like the tea party. Look, that's such a good example. Don't tell anybody I said that, though. 'The tea party are like the Nazis.'"</p>
  • American exceptionalism is dead: Why the nation rediscovered its protest roots

    12/10/2014 5:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | December 9, 2014 | David Dayen
    I have been out of the country twice this year. The first time, I was in Mexico when protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown; more recently, my two weeks in Argentina coincided with nationwide demonstrations against the lack of grand jury indictments in the cases of Brown and Eric Garner, the Staten Island police chokehold victim. Witnessing a nascent anti-police brutality movement from a distance has given me a different perspective on it, because the novelty of getting out in the streets in America and demanding justice stands in stark contrast to the...
  • South's Shift To Conservatism Now Complete With Defeat Of Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 5:30:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/07/2014 | Gregory Roberts
    The values that are pre-eminent for Republican Party voters are probably freedom, independence, autonomy, limited government and self-reliance, and a strong belief in the powers of capitalism and a free market,” Cross said. “We see them in the South: the calls or less government, the call for people to take personal responsibility, the inveighing against the dependent class.” And in Louisiana and other energy-producing states, he said, the perceived antipathy of national Democrats for the oil and gas industry helps swell Republican ranks. “We’re looking at something more than just a bad year,” said Charlie Cook, the Shreveport native who...
  • The Cautionary Tale of Elizabeth Lauten - What young conservatives should learn

    12/04/2014 2:59:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    Elizabeth Lauten did something dopey. Say again, dopey. Criticizing President Obama’s children — daughters sixteen and thirteen — was dopey. Presidential children, particularly minor children, are generally considered to be off limits. Ms. Lauten, the communications director for Tennessee Congressman Stephen Lee Fincher, took a social media poke at the two and is today jobless as a result. There is a lesson in this for young conservatives. This is how the Left operates. What Lauten did, as mentioned, was dopey. Silly. But a front-page piece in the Washington Post? Breathless firestorm coverage from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, USA Today, Politico,...
  • Will the Obama coalition survive?

    11/17/2014 4:02:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2014 | Justin Sink and Amie Parnes
    The coalition of voters that twice elected President Obama to the White House might not be there for the Democratic nominee in 2016, party strategists are warning. Following their disastrous showing at the polls this month, many Democrats have consoled themselves with talk of how the groups that fueled Obama’s resounding victories — namely minorities and young people — will make up a bigger slice of the electorate in two years’ time. But some fear the party is placing far too much trust in demographics, while ignoring the unique circumstances that led to Obama’s rise. “I don’t think the Democratic...
  • Behind the Don't Shoot Coalition in Ferguson

    11/11/2014 12:15:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A core of community organizers is behind the 45 organizations placing demands on the policing agencies in St. Louis County. As the Grand Jury’s decision concerning Officer Darren Wilson is awaited, Don’t Shoot Coalition (DSC) is preparing its role in street demonstrations likely to come in the wake of an anticipated No True Bill. The sub-culture of progressive social activism is organic. Its alliances evolve and dissolve, only to reconstitute under changed names, but with unchanged ideologies. The internet facilitates the proliferation of evolving variations of front groups. Many of their websites have on-line donation solicitation capability. The larger, more...
  • Obamacare Architect: Lack of Transparency Was Key ..‘Stupidity Of Voter’ Would Have Killed Obamacare

    11/10/2014 1:55:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 9, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it. Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax. “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not...
  • Two Midterm Elections Have Hollowed Out The Democratic Party

    11/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2014 | Dan Balz
    The more serious problem for Democrats is the drubbing they’ve taken in the states, the breeding ground for future national talent and for policy experimentation. Republicans have unified control — the governorship and the legislature — in 23 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats control just seven. Democrats hold 18 governorships, but only a handful are in the most populous states. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown won again at age 76, his fourth, non-consecutive term in the governor’s office. His victory means that younger Democrats will have to wait until 2018 to compete for one of...
  • Democratic Party Dégringolade and Denial

    11/07/2014 8:25:54 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Election night 2014 found Republicans celebrating deep into the night, with Democrats understandably in more dour spirits, with liberals in Manhattan drowning their spirits in Cosmopolitans, beers in Boston's Beantown and defeated lefties in Colorado passing 'pon the left hand side to ease the pain. What was unexpected, however, was the response from the left-wing in the two days since. For a Democratic Party in the depths of political dégringolade (a rapid decline or deterioration in strength), liberal-Progressives throughout DC and the media are expressing a level of bravado that reeks of either an embarrassing  feign or a deep level of denial of the message...
  • 28 senators who voted for Obamacare and won't be part of new Senate

    11/05/2014 2:46:01 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Philip Klein
    On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into Tuesday’s elections, 24 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going be part of the new Senate being sworn in on January. To be sure, it isn’t fair to attribute all of the turnover in the chamber to Obamacare. Many senators voted for Obamacare and lost re-election battles in which they were hit hard for their support for the...
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque — Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center — "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement — and even the media — as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...