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  • Saudis Confirm Detention of Blogger

    01/01/2008 9:27:52 PM PST · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 204+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/2/2007 | KATHERINE ZOEPF
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — An outspoken Saudi blogger is being held for “purposes of interrogation,” the Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed Tuesday. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, an Interior Ministry spokesman reached by telephone, said the blogger, Fouah al-Farhan, was “being questioned about specific violations of nonsecurity laws.” Mr. Farhan’s blog, which discusses social issues, had become one of the most widely read in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Farhan, 32, of Jidda, was arrested Dec. 10 at his office, local news sources reported. Two weeks before his arrest, he wrote a letter to friends warning them that it was imminent. “I was told that...
  • Middle East censors seek to limit Web access

    12/26/2007 8:20:29 PM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 139+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 26 Dec 2007 | Hannah Allam
    CAIRO, Egypt — In Iran, a large red icon pops up on computer screens. In Syria, there's a discreet note from the filter. Other Arab nations display "blocked" in bold lettering or issue crafty "page not found" replies. However the censors put it, the message is clear: You're not permitted to see this Web site. Governments in the Middle East are stepping up a campaign of censorship and surveillance in an effort to prevent an estimated 33.5 million Internet users from viewing a variety of Web sites whose topics range from human rights to pornography. As a result, millions of...
  • The Second Amendment is an Anachronism in Need of Repeal

    11/30/2007 6:31:14 AM PST · by rface · 357 replies · 327+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | November 30, 2007 | Crimson Staff
    Written in an age in which minutemen rose to dress and fight at a moment’s notice, the Second Amendment was no doubt motivated by a young nation’s concern for its own safety and stability. But now, when the United States is protected by the most powerful security forces on the globe, the Second Amendment is neither relevant nor useful. Rather, it has become an impediment to vital public policy, and it should be repealed and replaced with nuanced federal legislation. Despite the controversy surrounding the Second Amendment, arguments about its relevancy have not surfaced in the Supreme Court since 1939,...
  • Taliban Execute Teen for Teaching English in School

    11/16/2007 9:32:32 AM PST · by RDTF · 16 replies · 292+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | Nov 16, 2007 | Fox News, AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A teenage boy who was teaching English at a local school was dragged into the street and executed by Taliban militants, the provincial police chief reported. The brutal killing sparked a clash that left two suspected Islamist fighters and two policemen dead, an official said. "The boy, who was teaching English to other students after school hours, had been warned by the militants to stop teaching," provincial police chief Esmatuallh Alizai said. Taliban militants have killed several teachers and students in the past for attending the government-run schools, which they regard as un-Islamic. -snip-
  • (John) Edwards tussles with journalism school

    10/26/2007 9:43:56 AM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 206+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | October 26, 2007 | Ryan Beckwith
    A UNC-Chapel Hill professor says John Edwards' presidential campaign tried to kill a student's video story about the campaign's headquarters. In an interview with State Government Radio, Associate Professor C.A. Tuggle said that he received phone calls from two top staffers for the former North Carolina senator. The journalism professor said the staffers threatened to cut off access to Edwards to all UNC student groups if the student-run television program aired a segment critical of the location of the Chapel Hill headquarters. "I'm dumbfounded by it," Tuggle told the radio station. "I can't imagine that a national campaign would spend...
  • The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy

    10/23/2007 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 2006 | Zvi. S. Rosen
    Abstract: "The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy" analyzes the shift in the role of the Supreme Court following the movement towards a democratic Senate which culminated in the Seventeenth Amendment. The Supreme Court's shift is presented as the inevitable result of the system of mixed government that underlies the constitutional order, which orders American Government into democratic, aristocratic, and monarchical parts. While in the original conception of the constitution the Senate was the aristocratic part, the Senate would become part of the democratic part with the Seventeenth Amendment and prior procedural changes. Into...
  • Rush Limbaugh to auction off Harry Reid's letter to CLEAR CHANNEL on EBAY

    10/11/2007 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 102 replies · 4,239+ views
    <p>FLASH: Rush Limbaugh to auction off Harry Reid's letter to CLEAR CHANNEL on EBAY; Money goes to Marine Charity.... Developing...</p>
  • Dump Rush [Mad Bomber of Bosnia Alert]

    10/04/2007 8:45:04 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 56 replies · 1,487+ views
    http://securingamerica.com/node/2734 ^ | October 2, 2007 | Wesley Clark
    DUMP RUSH We can't let Rush Limbaugh call our troops "phony soldiers" - email Congress and urge them to take Rush off Armed Forces Radio! October 2, 2007 We're far from giving up. Last week, Rush Limbaugh labeled any American soldier who supports an end to the war in Iraq as "phony."1. We challenged Limbaugh through an email campaign to invite VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz to his show and repeat these same insults to an Iraq war veteran's face. Over 10,000 of you responded and emailed Rush -- but to our disappointment, he has refused to respond to our request....
  • Online Slime Machine Media Matters Co-Founded by Hillary Clinton

    10/03/2007 1:48:50 PM PDT · by Baladas · 24 replies · 1,553+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 02, 2007 | John Gibson
    I want to talk about an online slime machine known as Media Matters for America. It is a tax-exempt organization which states its purpose as countering conservatives in the media. I have said before that Media Matters was started with help from Hillary Clinton and took George Soros' money. Media Matters has written to me and all my bosses saying my charge is a lie, that it is an independent organization which plays no political favorites and has never received slime machine cash from Soros-funded Democracy Alliance. Here are the facts: Media Matters was started in offices provided by the...
  • Wesley Clark: Nix Limbaugh From Armed Forces Radio

    10/03/2007 9:40:33 AM PDT · by RDTF · 131 replies · 3,138+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 3, 2007 | not specified
    In a blog to the Huffington Post, former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark called for Congress to immediately take steps to remove conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio. Last week, Rush Limbaugh labeled any American soldier who supports an end to the war in Iraq as "phony," noted Clark. "We challenged Limbaugh through an email campaign to invite VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz to his show and repeat these same insults to an Iraq war veteran's face. Over 10,000 people responded and emailed Rush -- but to our disappointment, he has refused to respond to our request. "It's time...
  • SENATE DEMOCRATS CONDEMN LIMBAUGH’S ATTACK ON OUR TROOPS

    10/02/2007 4:20:59 PM PDT · by RDTF · 140 replies · 430+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Oct 2, 2007 | Drudge
    Washington, DC—Senate Democrats today sent the following letter to Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, calling on him to publicly repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of troops who speak out against the Iraq war as “phony soldiers.” Despite recent Republican comments condemning verbal attacks on our troops, when given the opportunity to join us in signing this letter, not a single one did so. The text of the letter is below and attached: October 2, 2007 Mr. Mark P. Mays CEO, Clear Channel Communications Inc. 200 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 Dear Mr. Mays, At the time...
  • Text of the Udall Resolution (Condemning Rush Limbaugh in House of Representatives)

    10/01/2007 10:35:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Colorado Index ^ | 9/29/2007 | Mark Udall
    110TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. CON. RES. Honoring all Americans serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and condemning the attack by broadcaster Rush Limbaugh on the integrity and professionalism of some of those Americans. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. UDALL of Colorado submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Honoring all Americans serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and condemning the attack by broadcaster Rush Limbaugh on the integrity and professionalism of some of those Americans. Whereas on September 26, 2007, the broadcaster Rush Limbaugh told...
  • Failing to Live up to Left-Wing Ideals (Ashley Herzog blasts elitist intellectuals)

    09/17/2007 12:32:54 PM PDT · by blitzgig · 64 replies · 118+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/14/07 | Ashley Herzog
    It looks as if the media will have to find another pretentious intellectual to refer to as “the conscience of the American theater” (according to The Boston Globe), “the moralist of the American theater” (The New York Times), and, most gratuitously, “the moralist of the past American century” (The Denver Post). In fact, given their track record, elitist intellectuals should probably refrain from using the word “moralist” altogether. Those words were written about Arthur Miller, the playwright who became famous by penning dreary plays about America’s alleged failures. Miller’s pompous liberalism has been forced upon high school and college students...
  • Global Swarming (Are babies the new SUVs?)

    09/12/2007 1:52:30 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,105+ views
    Slate ^ | Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 | Daniel Engber
    Oh, if we all just disappeared. According to The World Without Us, Alan Weisman's strangely comforting vision of human annihilation, the Earth would be a lot better off. In his doomsday scenario, freshwater floods would course through the New York subway system, ailanthus roots would heave up sidewalks, and a parade of coyotes, bears, and deer would eventually trot across the George Washington Bridge and repopulate Manhattan. Nature lovers can take solace in the idea that the planet will thrive once we've finally destroyed ourselves with global warming. But Weisman takes the fantasy one step further: Let's not wait for...
  • Will Riots Greet GOP at Convention?

    09/08/2007 5:42:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 2,264+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 07, 2007 | Katherine Kersten
    Last Friday, I inadvertently found myself in the midst of the opening salvo of a battle to turn the Twin Cities upside down next year. I was driving home at rush hour from downtown Minneapolis, when several hundred bicyclists blocked the street leading to Interstate 394. My fellow motorists and I sat obligingly for several minutes, missing green light after green light. Finally, folks began angrily honking their horns. If two police cars hadn't moved the riders along, people might have leaped from their cars to take on the bicyclists themselves. Later, the protest ride turned ugly. Two officers tried...
  • Death-for-Rushdie Advocate (Yusuf/Cat Stevens) Headlined Live Earth Concert

    07/08/2007 6:48:08 AM PDT · by Orwells Ghost · 12 replies · 1,228+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2007 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, headlined Al Gore's Live Earth concert in Hamburg July 7. This is a man who advocated author Salman Rushdie's death. In 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the execution of Rushdie. Yusuf, who converted to Islam in the 1970s, was asked about the fatwa during a UK TV program on April 15, 1989. Geoffrey Robinson: “You don't think that this man deserves to die?” Yusuf: “Who, Salman Rushdie?... Yes, Yes.” After all of the denials and obfuscations by Yusuf, the smoking gun is now available on YouTube where Yusuf can be seen and...
  • Live And Let Live (John Stossel: A Libertarian Looks At Freedom On July 4th Alert)

    07/03/2007 11:38:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 952+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/04/2007 | John Stossel
    Last week, I bemoaned New York Times columnist David Brooks's eagerness to have government impose force on others. He was promoting programs like "National Service." Why are many conservatives so eager to wield force? Conservatives used to complain when so-called liberals did that. That same week I happened to interview filmmaker Michael Moore for "20/20." Moore wants government to monopolize health care. His new film, "Sicko," argues that Canada and France approach paradise because their governments provide health care and more. This brought him standing ovations in Cannes. "But government is force," I said to him. He was incredulous. Michael...
  • Plan to Re-impose the Fairness Doctrine Still Completely on Track: Tied and Hate Crimes Legislation

    07/02/2007 1:42:41 PM PDT · by rface · 22 replies · 978+ views
    EarthTimes ^ | 02 Jul 2007 | Accuracy in Media
    .....the liberal argument will be: how can anyone object to protecting people from “hate speech?” The liberal success in the Imus case shows the potent political impact of such a charge. It guarantees that the liberal media will not rally to the defense of freedom of speech by conservative broadcasters. The reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine will likely follow the Congress passing¯and a Democratic president signing¯a bill outlawing “hate crimes.” Bush has promised a veto of a “hate crimes” bill if it passes the U.S. Senate (it has already passed the House). ...... USNewswire/ -- In a column and special...
  • ABC's Overnight Anchor Jokes About a ‘Skinny Death Match' Between Paris Hilton and Ann Coulter

    06/28/2007 8:58:23 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 66 replies · 2,570+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/28/2007 | Matthew Balan
    ABC's "World News Now," a news program that airs at 3:30 am Eastern, when most people in the U.S. are fast asleep, replayed Jake Tapper's earlier "World News" report on the war of words between Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards, and Ann Coulter during its broadcast on Thursday.At the conclusion of the report, hosts Taina Hernandez and Ryan Owens had a brief exchange, in which Owens proposed an "Ann Coulter blackout," similar to a "Paris Hilton blackout" that the program apparently has, and Hernandez, as a counterproposal, joked, "Or we can pit them together in...
  • Virginia Introduces $3550 Speeding Ticket

    06/27/2007 11:35:12 AM PDT · by bad company · 291 replies · 6,884+ views
    Virginia motorists convicted of minor traffic violations will face a new, multi-year tax beginning July 1. Led by state Delegate David B. Albo (R-Springfield), lawmakers slipped a driver responsibility tax into a larger transportation funding bill signed by Governor Tim Kaine (D) in April. Albo, a senior partner in the Albo & Oblon, LLP traffic law firm, can expect to see a significant increase in business as motorists seek to protect their wallet from traffic tickets that come with assessments of up to $3000 in addition to an annual point tax that tops out at $700 a year for as...
  • Send your Underwear to the Undersecretary

    06/18/2007 8:51:40 PM PDT · by Slow Lane · 23 replies · 790+ views
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | 6/18/2007 | CEI Staff
    CEI's 'Send Your Underwear to the Undersecretary' Campaign Goes *Virtual* Faster Relief for People Tired of 'Regulatory Wedgie' by CEI Staff June 18, 2007 Washington, D.C., June 18, 2007— CEI’s campaign against the U.S. Department of Energy’s disastrous washing machine efficiency rules has gone virtual. Rather than physically mailing underwear to the Undersecretary of Energy, the public can now email “virtual underwear” from CEI’s website with a few mouse clicks. This makes it far easier for those fed up with poor-performing washers to register their protests with the agency. This is the latest salvo in CEI’s campaign against the DoE...
  • Kansas Abortion Protester Sues Lawmaker Who Attacked Him at Event

    06/18/2007 7:50:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 549+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-abortion Kansas state lawmaker who received only a slap on the wrist for attacking a pro-life advocate at a campaign rally for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is now the subject of a lawsuit. Rep. Vaughn Flora, a Democrat, was found guilty of battery and fined $100 but the pro-life protester says that was a light punishment. Flora attacked pro-life advocate Troy Newman at the rally while Newman poked fun at Sebelius over the issue of abortion. During the September 9 rally, Newman dressed up in a cockroach outfit and donned a Sebelius mask and pretended to...
  • Promoting Movie About Press Freedom, Jolie Bans Press from Interviews

    06/14/2007 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 1,018+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6/14/2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    How do you spell hypocrite? Apparently it's J-O-L-I-E as the puff-lipped actress proves by banning Fox News from being permitted to interview her to promote her new role as the wife of martyred reporter Daniel Pearl in the upcoming movie "A Mighty Heart." As Jolie touts press freedom, her newest pet cause, she inexplicably put several restrictions on that very freedom of the press -- and not just against Fox News. Fox News' Roger Friedman reports Jolie's hypocrisy.'Mighty' Hypocrite Angelina Jolie Bans FOX and Others From Premiere But Jolie turns out to be a mighty hypocrite when it comes to...
  • Cancel Rush Limbaugh Or Lose Contract

    06/13/2007 12:11:13 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 136 replies · 4,690+ views
    Newsmax ^ | June 13,2007 | newsmax
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:26 p.m. EDT Cancel Rush Limbaugh Or Lose Contract The government in Broward County, Fla., is seeking to cut ties with a local radio station – because it also broadcasts Rush Limbaugh’s show. Station WIOD AM-610 has been the official channel for emergency information from the county government for the past year. But the County Commission, made up of all Democrats, refused to renew the relationship on Tuesday. Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she did not want the county to be linked to a station "that’s out of step with area politics,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports....
  • Protesters protest ordinance limiting counter-protests

    06/08/2007 5:21:36 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 12 replies · 672+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/07/07 | DAVID PENDERED
    About 50 people rallied outside Atlanta City Hall this afternoon to protest a proposed city ordinance that would regulate the location of counter-protesters at gatherings that have a permit from the city to hold an outdoor event. The proposal is designedregulate the location of counter-protesters at gatherings that have a permit from the city to hold an outdoor event. The proposal is designed to protect the organizer of the event from having its message interfered with by counter-demonstrators, according to Robin Shahar, a city attorney. The example cited in the legislation is that the message of vegetarians holding an event...
  • Councilman: Handcuffing cops for DNC an outrage

    06/04/2007 7:01:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,389+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 4, 2007 | Alan Gathright,
    A city councilman expressed outrage today that the council will consider a proclamation initially drafted by a protest group that calls for restricting police tactics during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The one-page proclamation headed for a council vote next Monday is based on a compromise version of the original statement proposed by the Recreate 68 Alliance, which is organizing protests for the 2008 Denver convention. The group's Web site vows to make Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention — notorious for its brutal, bloody clashes between Chicago police and anti-Vietnam War protesters — "look like a small get-together...
  • Taking a Flier on Free Speech - Hate-crime laws threaten the First Amendment.

    06/04/2007 6:31:02 PM PDT · by gpapa · 20 replies · 873+ views
    City Journal ^ | June 4, 2007 | John Leo
    Handing out anti-gay fliers is apparently a risky act in Crystal Lake, Illinois. A 16-year-old girl who did so was charged with a felony hate crime and held without bail at a juvenile detention center for more than two weeks. Then the judge relented and let her go home. But the girl is being treated like a dangerous mafia chieftain: she was brought to court in leg shackles, she wears an electronic ankle device, and her phone calls and Internet use are being monitored. Her trial starts on Tuesday, June 5. One of her friends, also 16, will be tried...
  • CNN REPORTING AND POLLING BIAS EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE - Vinod Gupta's Opinion Research Corporation

    05/24/2007 7:51:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 1,504+ views
    FR, NY Sun, documents, other sources ^ | 5-23-07 | Doug from Upland
    WATCH THE VIDEO AND PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS There is a reason that CNN has been known as CLINTON NEWS NETWORK. Rick Kaplan made it so. And now, it gets even better. The man in charge of the polling for CNN is a personal friend and big donor of the Clintons. Learn all about Vinod Gupta. He is in the perfect position to skew poll questions to benefit Hillary. BILL'S UGLY BUDDY (PAYMENTS FROM SCANDAL-TIED FIRM) CNN Pollster Vinod Gupta donates $1000 to Hillary Clinton - "She'll be our next President" CLINTON PAL EYEBALLED (InfoUSA CEO Vinod...
  • Frightening Eco-Freak Quotes

    05/23/2007 8:56:56 PM PDT · by Schatze · 38 replies · 1,260+ views
    These were gathered by one of our local (Bay Area) talk-show hosts. These people are certifiable. "We already have too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure." Paul Elrich, Stanford University biologist and Advisor to Albert Gore "I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecological society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." Judi Barri of Earth First! "Capitalism is a cancer in the biosphere." Dave Foreman,...
  • DNC letter to FreeRepublic: Stop Lying about Howard Dean, and Gov Sebelius...OR ELSE!

    05/11/2007 7:32:14 AM PDT · by rface · 1,063 replies · 50,759+ views
    Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C. ^ | May 11, 2007 | Sandler, Reif & Young, P.C. for the DNC
    SANDLE, REIFF and YOUNG, P.C. 50 E Street, S.E., Suite 300 Washington DC 20003 Telephone: 202.479.XXXX FAX: 202.479.XXXX May 10, 2007 VIA E-Mail Mr. James C Robinson FreeRepublic.com PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794 Re: Statement re Democratic National Committee Dear Mr Robinson: We are writing on behalf of our client, the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A post by “coffee260” on FreeRepublic.com today states that this morning, on the Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated that the DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean had called Gov Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans) “around 5:00am on morning after a tornado destroyed the...
  • What is Plantation Liberalism?

    05/06/2007 10:27:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/5/07 | Ellis Washington
    In January, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before a Senate subcommittee regarding President Bush's new Middle East foreign policy and to answer questions regarding the funding of 21,500 additional troops and ancillary personnel to send to the war in Iraq – a subcommittee now controlled by the Democrats and the mercurial Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Normally, in a time of war when you have one party that controls the executive branch and another party controlling the legislative branch, the debate at these hearings can become exceedingly combative. Why? As President George W. Bush descends into the oblivion of lame-duck...
  • The Left-Wing Echo Chamber

    05/01/2007 10:16:47 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 10 replies · 963+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Sunday, March 18, 2007 | By Robert Bluey
    Death threats. Harassing phone calls. Threatening e-mails. Such was a day in the life of Drew Johnson a few weeks ago. His crime? Johnson is president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a free-market think tank that broke one of the juiciest stories of 2007. A day after the Academy Awards, on Feb. 26, Johnson’s organization reported details of Al Gore’s enormous utility bill. The former vice president had consumed nearly 221,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in a single year -- more than 20 times the national average. The story skyrocketed to the top headline on the Drudge Report,...
  • The Thought Police

    05/01/2007 11:24:42 PM PDT · by epow · 13 replies · 1,131+ views
    AFA site ^ | 5/1/07 | Chuck Colson
    The Thought Police By Chuck Colson 5/1/2007 What the Hate Crimes Law Would Do In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, the government Thought Police constantly spies on citizens to make sure they are not thinking rebellious thoughts. Thought crimes are severely punished by Big Brother. 1984 was intended as a warning against totalitarian governments that enslave and control their citizens. Never have we needed this warning more urgently than now, because America’s Thought Police are knocking on your door. Last week the House Judiciary Committee, egged on by radical homosexual groups, passed what can only be called a Thought Crimes...
  • DNC&#8217;s Media Matters Wants Censorship Of Airwaves

    04/13/2007 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 37 replies · 1,660+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 13, 2007 | N/A
    Have no fear fellow citizens, Media Matters For America is going to protect you from hearing "hate speech" on your radio.As many here know, Media Matters is run by the professional propaganda hack David Brock. Mr. Brock jumps on any chance to try to control free speech in this country. And the "nappy-headed" Imus incident is proving to be no exception. From Media Matters: DNC propagandist David Brock.It's not just Imus Thu, Apr 12, 2007 6:55pm EST On April 11, NBC News announced that it was dropping MSNBC's simulcast of Imus in the Morning in the wake of the controversy that...
  • Sharpton: Fire Everyone Who Repeated Imus Remarks

    04/12/2007 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 22 replies · 614+ views
    www.scrappleface.com ^ | April 12, 2007 | by Scott Ott
    (2007-04-12) — Just a day after MSNBC dropped its televised simulcast of WFAN’s Imus in the Morning radio program, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for the termination of every member of the news media who repeated, reprinted or replayed Don Imus’ derogatory remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. “It’s a civil rights issue,” said Mr. Sharpton, a professional former presidential candidate. “Everybody needs to be fired immediately, with no exceptions. The reporters who repeated the insult are worse than Imus, because people actually pay attention to some of them.” Mr. Sharpton said that he should not be fired, however,...
  • Leftist hate: Gore fans abuse, threaten Gore foes

    04/05/2007 2:30:59 PM PDT · by Screamname · 70 replies · 2,338+ views
    shns.com ^ | 4/05/07 | By DEROY MURDOCK
    Leftist hate: Gore fans abuse, threaten Gore foes By DEROY MURDOCK Scripps Howard News Service 2007-04-05 00:00:00 NEW YORK -- The Tennessee Center for Policy Research recently generated headlines when it announced that former Vice President Al Gore's Nashville estate "devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours" of electricity in 2006, "more than 20 times the national average." This free-market think tank's phones lit up when it analyzed Nashville Electric Service's public records and identified an inconvenient gap between Gore's conservationism and his energy consumption. The research center's one-page press release was greeted with enough megawatts of hatred to power the South. "I...
  • Protesters pelt Rove’s car after D.C. speech (Of course no arrest made)

    04/04/2007 2:24:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 704+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/4/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - White House adviser Karl Rove was confronted by more than a dozen protesters who blocked his car and threw things as he tried to leave a speaking engagement at American University, officials said. Rove was attending a guests-only discussion of electoral politics Tuesday night sponsored by the American University College Republicans. “It was their last meeting of the year, and Mr. Rove spent about an hour with the students,” said Maralee Csellar, a university spokeswoman
  • Left spews deadly venom over Tony Snow's cancer (Moonbat HUffie Ueber-Barf Alert)

    03/28/2007 10:03:14 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 27 replies · 177+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 28, 2007 | Joe Kovacs
    Moments after White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's new personal battle against cancer became public yesterday, a vicious assault was launched at left-leaning websites, with some message posters hoping for a swift death for the presidential spokesman. "Under the heading of 'What goes around comes around', the cancer in Tony Snow is removing the cancer of Tony Snow from the national scene," wrote TDoff on the D.C. gossip site Wonkette.com. Omnilation wrote, "Dear Tony, I hate you. -God." A contributor called homofascist stated, "It is a bitch that I wouldn't wish upon even a smarmy, evil f---face liar like Snow....
  • The Debate Is Over

    03/26/2007 9:08:10 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies · 1,928+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 26, 2007 | Doug Patton
    Former Vice President Al Gore, testifying on his pet issue last week, told Congress: "there is no longer any serious debate over the basic points that make up the consensus on global warming." As Rush Limbaugh observed a few hours after Gore's testimony, when liberals declare the debate over, you can bet the debate is not over; they just want it stifled. Perhaps conservatives should adopt this tactic of declaring the debate over on some of our issues. What do we have to lose? It would be a fun exercise, and it might usher in a whole new era of...
  • 'Sinister' speech plan to track Americans

    03/16/2007 2:09:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 913+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 16, 2007
    A new plan proposed in Congress would establish that every American is a "citizen-lobbyist" and force executive branch officials to record and publish all contacts with them, virtually eliminating the free exchange of ideas needed for democracy, according to critics. The "Executive Branch Reform Act," or H.R. 984, filed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has been endorsed by the Committee of Government Oversight and Reform 20-0 and continues to advance in the U.S. House. Records show it would impose vast new requirements on executive branch officials to keep track of the names of citizens who contact them, and the subjects...
  • Does Communism Work After All? (Pros and Cons About China)

    03/01/2007 4:05:45 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 57 replies · 8,792+ views
    Der Spiegel (online English Edition) ^ | 27 February 2007 | Andreas Lorenz and Wieland Wagner
    This is a lengthy, comprehensive and well written account of the pros and cons of the Chinese economy. One must read the whole article to grasp its balance and fairness but it begins thusly: China is securing an ever-bigger share of the world market with the methods of a planned economy. Competitors and economists alike are astounded by the country's seemingly unstoppable march to becoming a global economic superpower. The development has left many wondering: Does communism work after all?
  • Do We Have a Right to Hate?

    02/22/2007 3:23:04 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 68 replies · 1,167+ views
    MND ^ | February 22, 2007 | By Selwyn Duke
    Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made waves on the airwaves recently by remarking that he hated homosexuals. It became the story du jour the next day, prompting the obligatory posturing and feigned outrage. Pundit Bill O’Reilly said (I’m paraphrasing), “We can’t have this in America,” although at least he was sincere. Now, I know we should hate the sin but not the sinner, so far be it from me to advocate hatred for anyone (his actions and beliefs are a different matter). But given the West’s increasing embrace of hate crime/hate speech laws, we need to ask ourselves a question....
  • Diss a 'gay'? Go to jail!

    02/15/2007 7:56:38 AM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 23 replies · 953+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 15, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    Two Christians in Australia have been indicted for criticizing Islam, and another for criticizing Zionism. A filmmaker has been threatened with arrest for using the word "homosexual" rather than "gay." Now a German priest faces jail time for publicly criticizing abortionists, and in Holland, "fornicators" and "adulterers" are protected classes and cannot be criticized. All courtesy of the concept of federal "hate crimes" legislation, which unless defeated soon could be mandatory in the United States, warns a rising chorus of critics.... The language is in a new proposal pending in Congress, H.R. 254, or the David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention...
  • WA State Democrat Legislators bent on destroying the Initiative Process

    02/10/2007 2:49:40 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 27 replies · 745+ views
    email | Tim Eyman
    Results of three legislative hearings on various anti-initiative bills: *Legislators ignorant about the contents of bills that they themselves are co-sponsoring; *Repeated, purposeful misrepresentation of the facts by the Secretary of State, misleading legislators, the press, and the public; *Committee hearings where microphones are cut off when citizens are speaking; *Legislators snickering and rolling their eyes during citizen testimony; *Far-reaching bills with an "analysis" that is a single paragraph; *Without discussion or debate, votes on bills with only two legislators present (we asked staffers "How can you vote without a quorum?" - they refused to answer); *Long lists of citizens...
  • Hackers score points for defacing websites with political propaganda

    02/05/2007 9:05:59 AM PST · by RantEng · 18 replies · 872+ views
    RantEng
    Hackers score points for defacing websites with political propaganda There are groups of hackers that deface websites for fun or politics. My company’s website was recently hacked and it’s site replaced with a site with links to anti-Bush, anti US sentiments and propaganda. The attacker was self identified as nEt^DeViL. A website zone-h.org is the home for an underground league of hackers that get "points" for hacking websites (extra points for political hacks). If you have been hacked, a link on their page showing a little magnifying glass at the end of your row will show you a screenshot of...
  • The Un-Fairness Doctrine: Unevening the Playing Field, by Law

    01/18/2007 4:44:16 PM PST · by lancer256 · 20 replies · 828+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 01/18/07 | david limbaugh
    Beware of liberals using such words as "fairness." In resurrecting the "Fairness Doctrine," liberals are trying to kill conservative talk radio and restore their media monopoly. Period. The doctrine would selectively stifle free political discourse, which is essential for our representative government. The Fairness Doctrine, an FCC regulation in force from 1949 to 1987, required broadcasters to present "both sides" of controversial issues. During that time, liberals had a virtual monopoly on the media. Since the rule was repealed, conservative talk radio has exploded -- Rush Limbaugh launched his syndicated radio show in 1988 -- and other media outlets multiplied:...
  • Allende: the untold story

    12/14/2006 8:02:01 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 19 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Humberto Fontova
    Allende: The Untold Story By Humberto Fontova FrontPageMagazine.com | December 14, 2006 To read the mainstream media lately you'd think Augusto Pinochet's villainous henchmen, while twirling their pointy black moustaches and snickering maliciously, overthrew a Chilean "President" (Salvador Allende) somewhere on the order of Jimmy Carter. Then they lined up 3000 harmless sociology professors and innocent leftist parliamentarians and shot them, for the sheer heck of it. The real story, as you might imagine, is a tad more complicated—despite the media/academia Black Legend regarding Chile. Upon Stalin's death in 1953, Chilean Communists held a "Homage to Stalin" in Santiago's Baquedano...
  • The Jihad: We All In This Together (Don Feder Calls For Non-Muslim Unity In Face Of Jihad Alert)

    12/08/2006 7:27:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,133+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/08/2006 | Don Feder
    You have a problem. It’s a problem shared by Jews in Hebron, Serbs in Kosovo, Hindus in the Kashmir, Catholics in Lebanon, and Americans walking the streets of New York. Consider the inter-connectedness of the following incidents, all of which took place in the past few months: In Indonesia, three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded. In Iraq, a Syrian Orthodox priest was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. In Somalia, a nun was shot to death as she left the hospital where she worked, tending the sick and dying. In Lebanon, just days ago, a cabinet minister was assassinated. In Britain, authorities uncovered...
  • Smokeless And Cluess In Omaha (Omaha's City Fathers Want You To Call 911 To Roust Smokers Alert)

    10/25/2006 1:09:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 923+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/25/06 | Joseph Farah
    Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that Washington has cornered the market on government madness. It is hardly the case, as the city leaders of Omaha, Neb., showed us earlier this month. Not only did the city council cave into the pressure of the anti-smoking Nazis – banning cigarettes in 97 percent of public places – but this group of tyrants went further than any in America thus far. City officials in Omaha, with the support of the police department, called on citizens who witness violations of the new prohibition to call 911 to report them. 911. (Column continues below)...
  • Globe's Kuttner: United States On 'Precipice of Despotism'

    10/14/2006 9:54:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies · 928+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 14, 2006 - 12:42 I was dutifully working my way through Robert Kuttner's Boston Globe column of this morning, Cleaning Up the Mess, on the lookout for some outrageous MSM morsel with which to arouse NewsBusters readers. But all I was getting were Kuttner's "on the one hand, but on the other hand" arguments as to whether it is in Democratic interests to retake one or both houses of Congress come November. His thesis is that America is such a mess thanks to years of Republican misrule that fixing it could be a thankless task for...