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  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • ‘Islamic extremism’ off limits at White House terrorism summit

    02/17/2015 5:49:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 17, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won’t focus on Islamic extremism and won’t even mention the term. “You can call them what you want; we’re calling them terrorists,” a senior Obama administration official said Monday. The determination not mention to Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
  • Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews ‘Random’ Shooting

    02/09/2015 1:02:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/15 | Joel B. Pollack
    President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. Obama’s remark appears in an interview with Matt Yglesias of Vox.com. The president calls the attackers “violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” He elides past the religion of the attackers or the victims in an attack that claimed four innocent lives. Obama was responding to a sympathetic question by Yglesias about whether “the media sometimes overstates...
  • Ft. Hood Murderer's Attorney: "I Don't Know Where They Come Up With Workplace Violence"

    10/14/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ft. Hood murderer Nidal Hasan recently sent a six page letter to Pope Francis about waging Jihad, further clarifying Hasan's murder of 13 people and the shooting of 30 others in 2009 was Islamic terrorism, not work place violence as the politically correct Obama administration has said and argued. Last night on The Kelly File Hassan's current attorney, John Galligan, said he doesn't understand where the classification of "workplace violence" comes from in this case. "I don't know where they come up with the term 'work place violence.' I've been in the Army 30 years, I've been in the practice...
  • John Kerry: ISIL A "Hateful Ideology That Has Nothing To Do With Islam"

    09/10/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: ISIL claims to be fighting on behalf of Islam but the fact is that its hateful ideology has nothing do with Islam. ISIL a manifestation of evil, a vicious terrorist organization and it is an organization that achieves its goals only through violence, repression and destruction. Fed by illicit funding and a stream of foreign fighters, it has seized territory and terrorized the people who live there regardless of their sect or ethnicity. There is literally no place for their barbarity in the modern world. This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win...
  • Saudi official: Western politicians and media linked Islam to 9/11 (Short Title)

    09/08/2014 6:21:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 8,2014 | Robert Spencer
    Of course, in the real world it wasn’t Western politicians and media who linked Islam to the 9/11 attacks. It was the hijackers and plotters themselves. In March 2009, the masterminds of the 9/11 plot, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi bin As-Shibh, Walid bin ‘Attash, Mustafa Ahmed AI-Hawsawi, and ‘Ali ‘abd Al-’Aziz ‘Ali – styling themselves as the “9/11 Shura Council” –wrote a lengthy communiqué titled “The Islamic Response to the Government’s Nine Accusations.”
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Mike Brown Surveillance Photos are Photoshopped? (It's started)

    08/15/2014 2:39:40 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/15/2014 | Youtube
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  • American paranoia and Bowe Bergdahl (Here it comes)

    06/03/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 3, 2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal.Richard Hofstadter opened his 1968 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," with this line: "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." He continues, "Behind this I believe there is a style of mind that is far from new and that is not necessarily right-wing. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind." One wonders...
  • 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

    05/08/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 05/08/2014 | By Donovan Longo
    A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God. According to a report for The...
  • Supposed ‘Christian’ Dad Claims Gay Son is No Sinner

    03/16/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 45 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2013 | JP
    Chris has a gay son. He neglected to mention that when I met him at a business event the week before last, when we talked a little politics, when he invited me to join him and his buds for their weekly golf game. All was amicable on the golf course. As it turned out, two of the guys were fellow conservatives. And two others happened to be members of my church. But things got twisted when our two foursomes sat down for post-round libations and conversation. That’s because Chris, a social liberal, an Obama-loving Democrat, insisted on talking politics. And...
  • Cambridge police: Mass Ave sucker puncher not.....

    02/18/2014 7:14:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    www.bostoncbslocal.com ^ | 2/17/14 | unknown
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the ‘knockout game.’ The series of unprovoked attacks happened in broad daylight Saturday afternoon between Massachusetts Avenue and Trowbridge Street. In this first incident, according to a Cambridge police report, a man told officers he was walking towards Central Square when the suspect walked “directly towards him.”
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • White man charged with 'knockout game' hate crime. Racial hypocrisy?

    12/27/2013 11:33:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 27, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    The US Department of Justice on Thursday stepped into the cultural fray about the so-called “knockout game” when it brought federal hate crime charges against a white Texas man for assaulting an unsuspecting black man. The decision shines a brighter spotlight on the knockout game, in which an assailant tries to knock out a bystander with a single punch. A spate of incidents have gathered national attention in recent months, though it is unclear whether the game has become more popular or whether the Internet has simply allowed for isolated incidents to be broadcast more widely. The majority of the...
  • Campus Chaplain Defends Muslim Prayer Room At Christian University ( Texas )

    12/05/2013 1:55:05 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 4, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    FORT WORTH – The chaplain at a Christian university in Texas on Tuesday defended the university’s decision to set aside a room on campus for Muslim students to pray, saying it was the Biblical thing do to. The Rev. Dr. Robert Kenji Flowers, chaplain at Texas Wesleyan University and also an adjunct world religion professor there, said in an interview with The College Fix that recent controversy over the room – which is a little over 1-years-old - came as a surprise to him. Debate over the room flared after a campus news report about the room was published last...
  • Arctic ice melt IS a problem because right-wing newspapers smell, explains Guardian climate expert

    09/09/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/9/2013 | James Delingpole
    At the weekend my old mucker David Rose reported in the Mail On Sunday the shocking news that there is 60 per cent more sea ice at the Arctic than there was this time last year. So too did Hayley Dixon in the Telegraph. The implication of both pieces was that perhaps this global warming thing we've been hearing about ad nauseam this last couple of decades isn't quite the deadly threat the 'scientists' have been telling us it was; that indeed, maybe the more pressing worry ought to be global cooling.Luckily the Guardian's token Big Oil employee and environmental...
  • Whose side is Obama on? A pattern of soft-pedaling U.S. response to terrorism prompts questions

    04/30/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the investigation into its perpetrators has been marred by a series of bizarre and even alarming actions by President Obama and his administration. Unfortunately, these increasingly suggest a pattern that is at odds with our national and homeland security. The question must be occurring to many Americans: Whose side is he on? Consider just a few of the recent examples suggesting the ominous answer is “not ours”: Team Obama decided precipitously to charge the surviving alleged bomber, Dzhokhar... --snip-- Still more bizarre is what happened next: The Saudi press reported that first...
  • Media Matters misrepresents Live Action video

    04/29/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Yesterday, April 28, the blog Media Matters published an article entitled “Live Action’s Latest Abortion Clinic Undercover Video A Bust” The article attempts to disparage the footage that Live Action released which showed a 23 week pregnant woman posing as a patient going in for an abortion at Dr. Emily’s Woman’s Clinic The footage, which can be seen here in it’s edited form and here in it’s unedited form, addresses the clinic’s policy of what happens if a baby is born alive. The pregnant woman asks about what would happen if the baby were to come out intact and alive....
  • Did Black People Own Slaves?

    03/07/2013 9:16:14 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    The Root ^ | 3/4/2013
    One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the really fascinating questions about black slave-owning are how many black "masters" were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own slaves? The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been arguing...
  • Public university to offer course on ‘sibling incest’

    01/09/2013 1:39:16 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 49 replies
    A public university plans to offer a course this spring on “sibling incest in theory and literature,” Campus Reform learned on Tuesday. According to the University of Missouri’s official description, the class will “examine the deployment of erotic desire, love, and sympathy as political, economic, and textual strategies, and analyze the gender dynamics involved in such deployment.”
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Catholics Then, Muslims Now [NYT Op-Ed on why Muslims deserve our trust]

    09/18/2012 12:09:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/18/2012 | DOUG SAUNDERS
    During the Republican primaries, Muslims were accused of harboring plans for “stealth Shariah.” A group of five Republican House members, led by Michele Bachmann, groundlessly accused two prominent Muslim federal officials of loyalty to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Another Republican representative, Joe Walsh of Illinois, used a campaign rally to suggest that Muslims in the Chicago suburbs were plotting to commit terrorist attacks. In New York City, the police spied on thousands of Muslims for six years without producing any evidence that could lead to an investigation.... ....From the 19th century on, distrust, violence and, eventually, immigration restrictions were aimed at...
  • The New Obama Typeface: Revolution Gothic

    07/09/2012 11:29:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/7/12 | Zeke Miller BuzzFeed Staff
    A reader points out that President Barack Obama's new typeface is Revolution Gothic, a style inspired by retro Cuban propaganda posters. Who vets the fonts? (Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt emails: “Your GOP operative should have had the courtesy to stay sober before noon, and BuzzFeed should go back to labeling cat slideshows.”)
  • Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? Palestinians ready to exhume body

    07/05/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian president cleared the way Wednesday for a possible autopsy on Yasser Arafat's remains, following a request from his widow after a Swiss lab said it found elevated levels of a lethal radioactive isotope on the longtime Palestinian leader's belongings. The developments have reignited a storm of speculation over what killed Arafat, who died on Nov. 11, 2004 at the age of 75 at a military hospital outside Paris after decades of fighting with Israel. Arafat's widow, Suha, who rejected an autopsy at the time of his death, said she wanted one done now in...
  • RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies (more disgusting factoids on the Girl Scouts)

    01/17/2012 5:50:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse
    ~~snip~~ The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office. Ten years ago, Girl Scouts media relations officer Joshua Ackley was frontman for the “homopunk” band the Dead Betties. In publicity shots, he’s dressed in women’s clothing, and in music videos, he appears to be naked and feigning masturbation. The video for “Hellevator” portrays a woman being strangled in an elevator shaft while Mr. Ackley flashes a menacing grin. Today he issues press releases, posts news and views on the Girl Scouts’ blog, and tries to mollify moms who are concerned about Girl Scout ties with Planned Parenthood. In...
  • Islam is Misunderstood

    05/11/2011 3:06:31 PM PDT · by dcwusmc · 59 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 11, 11 | Amil Imani
    Everybody just relax. Islam is badly misunderstood. The negative stereotype of Islam is the usual evil-doings of Zionists in America and their foolish fellow travelers, fundamentalist Christians. Please don’t listen to what these hatemongers say about Islam and hear us out. So implies the nationally-launched campaign of Muslim organizations in the United States. Ads are popping up in newspapers and magazines proclaiming the magnificence of Islam and aiming to refute the “false allegations” of Islam’s ill-wishers.
  • Answer Man: Luke Scott talks Nugent, hunting and Obama origin (Barf)

    12/08/2010 11:38:47 AM PST · by Teflonic · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | David Brown
    Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott(notes) stopped by baseball's winter meetings Tuesday and, after some harmless chatter about his team's offseason dealings, stated with conviction that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Oh, yes, he did. Scott's opinion about the president's birthplace — while certainly not unique — was a stunning climax to a friendly and frank 20-minute Answer Man session that spanned his enthusiasm for baseball, hunting, firearms, personal responsibility and smaller government. "(Obama) was not born here," Scott asserted to Answer Man in the session's last segment. "That's my belief. I was born here. If...
  • In Climate Denial, Again

    10/18/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT · by jda · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 17 October 2010 | Editorial
    "A few may genuinely believe global warming is a left-wing plot. Others may be singing the tune of corporate benefactors. And many Republicans have seized on the cap-and-trade climate bill as another way to paint Democrats as out-of-control taxers. "In one way or another, though, all are custodians of a strategy whose guiding principle has been to avoid debate about solutions to climate change by denying its existence — or at least by diminishing its importance. The strategy worked, destroying hopes for Congressional action while further confusing ordinary citizens for whom global warming was already a remote and complex matter....
  • AP source: Unlikely that 2 men plotting terror

    08/31/2010 9:29:38 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 8/31/2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the men's luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack, a U.S. official said Tuesday, casting doubt on earlier suggestions even as Dutch authorities held the pair on suspicion of conspiring to commit a terrorist act.
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • 'The truth sets this graduate free' By LEONARD PITTS Jr. (barf alert over Beck U.)

    07/13/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2010, 8:23PM | LEONARD PITTS Jr.
    ...the near future: Augustus Merryweather IV glanced up at the tapping on his office door. Harvey Carbunkle stood there... "You're firing me?" "I have no choice. Your work, ...it hasn't been up to the standard we expect for an editor at Merryweather Publishing. Frankly, I'm surprised. When I saw that you were a graduate of BU, I couldn't wait to hire you..." A proud smile. "Yes, sir. That's Beck University." Augustus was confused. "I've never heard of..." ..."You know, Glenn Beck? ...He founded an online university back in 2010 so people could learn the real truth they don't get in...
  • Recent Left Wing Threats of Violence (Let's Document Them)

    03/25/2010 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 61 replies · 1,247+ views
    03/25/10 | Reaganesque
    Let's document here the numerous death threats the Left has made against us and right-wing politicians. A few that come to my mind immediately: The movie "Death of a President" (2006) by British film makers Gabriel Range and Simon Finch Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush. Alec Baldwin's suggestion on the David Letterman show that Henry Hyde and his family should be dragged into the street and stoned to death. Nicholson Baker's " Checkpoint," a novella conversation between two people about the advisability of assassinating...
  • Majority of Republicans: Obama is a Muslim

    03/23/2010 7:35:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 156 replies · 3,089+ views
    Majority of Republicans: Obama is a Muslim A new national Louis Harris poll finds that a majority of Republicans believe that President Obama is a Muslim, while 45 percent agree with the so-called "Birthers" that the president was "not born in the United States." The poll of 2,230 Americans, taken during last weekend's health care showdown in the House of Representatives, shows how successful Obama's opponents have been in demonizing the 44th president. Full results are expected tomorrow, but preliminary findings were released in The Daily Beast by John Avlon, whose book "Wingnuts" details the hyper-partisanship that has swept America...
  • Religion not a factor in wife beheading, judge rules

    03/05/2010 2:21:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1,189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2010
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife is due in a Buffalo courtroom for proceedings in advance of his murder trial. Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan is tentatively scheduled to stand trial later this month for the death of his wife, Aasiyah Hassan, last year. Pretrial motions are scheduled for Friday.
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • “That’s not a crime to call al Qaeda, is it?”

    11/10/2009 9:57:00 AM PST · by Starman417 · 37 replies · 1,679+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-10-09 | Wordsmith
    Clueless Chris Matthews: "See - we have a problem," Matthews said. "How do we know when someone like Hasan is going to make his move and do we know he's an Islamist until he's made his move? He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now. Apparently he tried to contact al Qaeda. Is that the point at which you say, ‘This guy is dangerous?' That's not a crime to call up al Qaeda, is it? Is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?" [VIDEO AT SITE]I love it how Dr. Jasser is trying to...
  • The Fort Hood shooting suspect's religion is not the point (Who saw this coming?)

    11/06/2009 8:37:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies · 3,530+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2009 | Susan Campbell
    <p>Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in yesterday's Fort Hood shootings that killed 13 and wounded 30, identifies as a Muslim.</p> <p>Much has and will be made of his religion from people too ignorant to read a Qur'an, or too isolated to talk to a Muslim, or too stubborn to educate themselves. Even the Washington Post calls him a "devout Muslim." But can a "devout Muslim" commit such acts? No more than a "devout Christian" can, no.</p>
  • Barackobama.com 'Hack' Is a Hoax

    10/29/2009 12:32:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2009 | Brian Krebs
    A hacker's claim that he compromised the successor to President Obama's campaign Web site appears to be a hoax, according to information that surfaced since the matter came to light early Monday. The kerfuffle started when a hacker and blogger with a history of posting evidence of security vulnerabilities in popular and high-traffic Web sites published evidence indicating that poor security at barackobama.com had exposed internal databases at the site. The hacker, identified only as "Unu," claimed that a security flaw in barackobama.com allows anyone to view the user names and passwords needed to administer the site. With that access,...
  • W.H. on offense on health care rumors

    08/04/2009 5:12:17 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 28 replies · 1,194+ views
    Politico ^ | August 4th, 2009 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    The White House launched a coordinated effort Tuesday to combat what it calls a “viral whisper campaign” to torpedo health care reform. Its playbook: the same one Barack Obama’s campaign used in 2008 to shoot down rumors and questions about his citizenship, faith and patriotism. The new offensive started early Tuesday morning when the White House posted a video response to a hodgepodge of clips on the Drudge Report that portrayed President Obama as favoring the elimination of private insurance. On the White House blog, Obama’s director of new media, Macon Phillips, asked supporters to send in leads for debunking...
  • If they keep this up, the party will be over (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES THREATENS THE GOP)

    08/04/2009 10:10:56 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies · 2,711+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | John Barron, Tom McNamee, Don Hayner, Andrew Herrman
    In case you haven't heard, President Obama is a member of a secret Kenyan terrorist cell who is scheming to dispatch waves of government bureaucrats to tell grandmas and grandpas how to off themselves. Such is the intellectual weight of a segment of the Republican Party these days. Or as one commentator recently put it, the GOP has decided "to double down on crazy." We're talking about two controversies here, one involving the so-called birther movement, which questions the citizenship of the president; the other involving mandatory "end-of-life" counseling that's supposedly part of the president's health care plan. The controversies...
  • FR under attack again by leftist punk trolls

    08/01/2009 12:31:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 226 replies · 9,264+ views
    forums.somethingawful.com | 7/31/2009 | evilweasel
    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3179840 As some of you may have noticed, recently the Republican Party has begun cracking down on the "birthers", realizing that openly supporting the most crazy members of your party is, well, problematic for appealing to non-crazy people. This, of course, leads to even more crazy, as they turn on their leaders for hiding the "truth". It's a drat shame to let all this crazy go to waste, when properly cultivated and raised it could be so much more. So welcome to the first FreeRepublic Infiltration Contest! We're going to infiltrate freerepublic as agents provocateur. This can take several forms;...
  • McClatchy investigation: Birthers are just plain nuts

    07/31/2009 11:32:06 AM PDT · by ItsMeOK · 44 replies · 1,280+ views
    KC Star ^ | July 31, 2009 | Bill Dalton
    <p>WASHINGTON — The false allegation that President Barack Obama was born in another country is more than a fact-free hit job.</p> <p>Marked by accusations and backstabbing, it's the story of how a small but intense movement called "birthers" rose from a handful of people prone to seeing conspiracies, aided by the Internet, magnified without evidence by eager radio and cable TV hosts, and eventually ratified by a small group of Republican politicians working to keep the story alive on the floors of Congress and the campaign trails of the Midwest.</p>
  • Warning: Click at risk of your blood pressure

    07/23/2009 1:32:11 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 35 replies · 1,168+ views
    Government is Good ^ | Governmentisgood.com
    Why a website defending government? Because for decades, conservatives have been attacking government and not enough has been done to defend it. Ever since Ronald Reagan declared in 1981 that "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem," Republicans have been waging a political war against this institution. Their core message: the free market is good and government is bad.
  • Obama Doesn't Make Notre Dame Less Catholic

    05/06/2009 11:29:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 1,361+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 05/6/09 | Kaitlynn Reily
    In the seven weeks since Notre Dame announced President Barack Obama as its 2009 Commencement speaker, the campus has seen prayer gatherings, academic debates, banner-flying planes and bloodied baby dolls in strollers. Now, with a week and a half to go until Obama lands in South Bend to address the graduating class, another group has arrived in town to demand Notre Dame be stripped of its Catholic identity.It's really been quite the month and a half. I spent the entire day stuck in the library studying for exams, but luckily the South Bend Tribune was on the scene Tuesday to...
  • Cutting off your news to spite your face

    02/26/2009 7:58:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 153 replies · 2,718+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    A couple of years ago, when speaking to a local group, I mentioned that The Chronicle was losing money. A couple in the back of the room rudely applauded. How thrilled those two must have felt when - if - they learned of Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega's announcement Tuesday that the Hearst Corp. will implement "significant" workforce cuts. If the cuts don't pay off, then the Hearst Corp. will "offer the newspaper for sale or close it altogether." Bloggers and e-mailers are crowing. If The Chronicle is shuttered, they'll be dancing a jig. Many conservatives feel a warm glow at...
  • MSNBC’s O’Donnell Denies Anti-Palin Media Bias

    02/24/2009 6:53:25 AM PST · by curth · 51 replies · 1,887+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    During the Monday 12PM EST hour of MSNBC news coverage, anchor Norah O’Donnell interviewed conservative film maker John Ziegler, creator of ‘Media Malpractice,’ a documentary on media bias against Sarah Palin, and denied any such bias: "Well, let me ask you, you called the treatment of Sarah Palin and her family a, quote, 'media assassination, one of the greatest public injustices of our time.' Is that a little strong? Are you and her a little thin-skinned?" Ziegler responded by pointing out O’Donnell’s own anti-Palin bias: "The evidence is overwhelming. It's continuing today. I mean, just a few weeks ago, Norah,...
  • 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.
  • Obama ridicules McCain charge he's socialist

    10/29/2008 11:59:33 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 89 replies · 1,368+ views
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Barack Obama accused Republican rival John McCain on Wednesday of stooping to low tactics by labeling the Democrat a socialist. "I don't know what's next," Obama, the presidential candidate, said at an outdoor rally in North Carolina. "By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich." Obama turned to ridicule to rebut McCain's daily references to Obama's encounter with "Joe the Plumber." McCain has capitalized on a moment when Obama told an Ohio plumber that he...
  • Why McCain's Iraq Attacks May Hurt More Than They Help

    07/28/2008 12:19:51 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 21 replies · 65+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Posted Monday, July 28, 2008 12:57 PM | Andrew Romano (Ray's brother)
    ...For months, the Democratic nominee has advocated a rough 16-month timetable for withdrawal, and for months, his Republican rival has said such a schedule would amount to "surrender." That was a fertile ground for debate. But last week ...Bush and Maliki agreed on the idea of a "time horizon" for withdrawing American troops, and Maliki said that U.S. troops should leave "as soon as possible, as far as we're concerned." "U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about sixteen months," he said. "That, we think, would be the right time frame for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes." All...
  • Are photographers really a threat?

    06/04/2008 10:43:48 AM PDT · by billorites · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | June 4, 2008 | Bruce Schneier
    What is it with photographers these days? Are they really all terrorists, or does everyone just think they are? Since 9/11, there has been an increasing war on photography. Photographers have been harrassed, questioned, detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome. We've been repeatedly told to watch out for photographers, especially suspicious ones. Clearly any terrorist is going to first photograph his target, so vigilance is required. Except that it's nonsense. The 9/11 terrorists didn't photograph anything. Nor did the London transport bombers, the Madrid subway bombers, or the liquid bombers arrested in 2006. Timothy McVeigh didn't photograph...