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  • Liberal Attempts To Silent Dissenters Will Not End Well

    10/06/2016 4:38:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    So, that man in “Freedom of Speech,” the famous Norman Rockwell painting of an America exercising one of the liberals’ least favorite rights, stands up in 2016 to say his peace and … it will not end well. You see, to liberals, what our guy has to say isn’t important – what’s important to liberals is to shut him up. It’s to punch down upon him with cheap mockery so he’s beaten into submission. It’s to use shame to silence him and every other irredeemable deplorable in order to consolidate their progressive death grip upon America’s throat. This will not...
  • Hillary Clinton: Churches are temples of sedition

    09/17/2016 12:35:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 78 replies So much for dissent is patriotic
  • Hillary Vows To Shut Down Dissenting Internet Sites if She Wins Presidency

    08/23/2016 5:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/22/2016 | Michael Depinto
    Whoever coined the phrase, The devil you know is better than the one you dont, OBVIOUSLY never met Hillary Clinton. There is a reason she is called Hitlery not only in private, but often in print as well at times. There is no situation on earth that the Devil we know with Hitlery, is EVER better than ANYONE, let alone Donald Trump. How many people has Trump killed again? Oh yes, zero. First of all, there's her never-ending killing spree of her political opposition. On August 6th, when I wrote, Clinton Adds +5 to Body Count in 6 Weeks, a...
  • On Immigration, Biden Wants Bridges Not Walls, Suggests Trump Un-American

    06/27/2016 5:31:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In my old liberal hometown of Ithaca, NY, back in the days of George W., it seemed you couldnt drive a block without seeing a Dissent Is Patriotic bumper sticker. But the night Barack Obama was elected, one imagined all across town earnest souls in their driveways, scraping those stickers off. And so it is that Joe Biden, the Vice-President of the United States, traveled to Ireland to imply that Donald Trump is un-American. For good measure, when it comes to illegal immigration, Biden proclaimed a preference for bridges over walls. Think about that. View the video here.
  • New Obama Terror Czar Will Target Conservatives, Christians

    10/19/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 32 replies
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration's increasingly controversial Justice Department, in partnership with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, announced the creation of a new czar position to focus on domestic terrorism especially the alleged threat from Christians and Americans with anti-government views. While ostensibly created to serve as a coordination office overseeing domestic terror cases, critics and analysts are sounding the alarm, warning that the administration is plotting to go after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government. The impetus for the Obama DOJ's new focus on conservatives, libertarians, Christians, and others appears to be the Southern...
  • Anti-gun New York Democrat calls for infiltration of NRA

    10/15/2015 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 79 replies ^ | 10/14/15 | Chris Eger
    One of the biggest champions for gun control in the Empire State, State Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, is advocating taking over the National Rifle Association from the inside. After broaching the subject in a round table discussion with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, who is a fan of anti-gun legislation at a national level, Kruger repeated it for clarity to the New York Daily News. Perhaps if we all join, we could take over that group and start a new (gun control) platform, Krueger said. I think we outnumber the people who are members of the NRA and are so...
  • Are Homophobes Mentally Ill? Science Says Maybe

    09/18/2015 7:14:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 18, 2015 | Zachary Siegel
    Just 42 years ago, homosexuality was considered a diagnosable mental illness. In an ironic twist, it is now those who wantonly fear gay people that are being labeled as mentally ill. According to findings recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, if you harbor homophobic views its likely you may also endorse some of the following dysfunctions: misogynism, psychoticism, uber-religiosity, immature coping mechanisms, [discomfort] with close relationships, and above average levels of anger, aggression, hostility, and hyper-masculinity.
  • In Welcoming Sanders, Liberty University Shows the Left How to Handle Dissent

    09/16/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2015 | by Andrew T. Walker
    Most have heard by now that Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty University yesterday. Liberty, of course, is the university masthead for conservative Christianity and the origin of the Jerry Falwell enterprise. Its influence in merging conservative Christianity with Republicans politics is well known. Sanders, of course, is the notoriously liberal nay, socialist United States senator from Vermont now running a long-shot bid for the presidency. Sanders is an avowed progressive whose views earnestly mimic those of European statists. Hes progay rights, progay marriage, and pro-abortion. On issues near and dear to conservative Christians life and marriage...
  • Did The Four Dissenting Justices In Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason?

    06/28/2015 7:51:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06/28/2015 | Jay Michaelson
    In controversial cases, is the role of jurist to inflame controversy, or quell it? In Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 case which found race-based marriage bans unconstitutional, Chief Justice Earl Warren built a 9-0 consensusjust as hed done years earlier in Brown vs. Board of Education. He knew that a country divided by race ought to be united, if possible, by a Supreme Court mindful of fundamental valueseven if the Court was, as the constitution requires, overturning the will of the majority. The four dissents in the landmark case on same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, one by each of the...
  • Dissent on Gay Marriage: The Justices' Own Words

    06/27/2015 1:21:04 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies ^ | 6/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Five Supreme Court justices agreed that culture reigns over Constitution in Obergefell v. Hodges, as they found another emanation from the 14th Amendment--this one granting "dignity and liberty"--a phrasethat most (American) third year law students would be hard pressed to find in their texts (at least before Friday). Fortunately, Americans pay Supreme Court justices for their careful legal analysis and foresight on issues like this. Four of them saw the cowardice in having the Court decide what is outside their proper role. Four of the justices dissented in the case. Here are their own words. In his dissent, Justice...
  • Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinion in King v Burwell

    06/25/2015 11:19:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06-25-2015 | Antonin Scalia
    No excerpt. It's a PDF. Scalia's dissenting opinion begins on page 27.
  • Here Are The Best (Worst) Lines From Antonin Scalia's Raging SCOTUScare Dissent

    06/25/2015 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ryan Grim and Dana Liebelson
    Backers of the Affordable Care Act were treated to twin delights on Thursday: First, the law was upheld, so nobody will be kicked off their insurance by the Supreme Court. And second, the dissent was written by Justice Antonin Scalia who, when angry (which is always), has a penchant for literary drama. "Words no longer have meaning," Scalia wrote in the dissent he read from the bench. They might not, but that didn't stop Scalia from piling them on top of each other in an angry heap. Here are some of the choicest of his meaningless words. [Snip] "Today's interpretation...

    12/06/2014 8:42:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    ME | Dec 6, 2014 | swampsniper
    Not long ago this post in the dump would mean instant death. They are not happy campers, LOL
  • NOT KIDDING: Obama complains about OTHER countries for trying to silence dissent

    09/23/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/23/14 | The Right Scoop
    But the point is, this started in civil society. Thats what prompted action by President Clinton and by myself. And promoting civil society that can surface issues and push leadership is not just in keeping with our values its not charity. Its in our national interest. Countries that respect human rights, including freedom of association happen to be our closest partners. That is not an accident. Conversely, when these rights are suppressed, it fuels grievances and a sense of injustice that over time can fuel instability or extremism. So, I believe Americas support for civil society is a matter...
  • Iranian Professor Faces Jail for Questioning Nuclear Program

    06/19/2014 7:20:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 6/20/2014, 5:12 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian university professor faces 18 months in jail for questioning the merit of the countrys nuclear program and for asking if a businessman convicted of fraud should have been executed, AFP reported on Thursday. The professor, Sadeq Zibakalam, said on his Facebook page that he was found guilty by a Revolutionary Court of committing propaganda against the system, spreading rumors and insulting the judiciary. Zibakalam, 66, who teaches politics at Tehran University, said he was given a 12-month sentence on account of letters he wrote to critics of the present governments attempts to resolve the nuclear issue.
  • 7th Circuit upholds warrantless entry, seizure of gun rights activist

    05/14/2014 9:55:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/13/2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Milwaukee police who forced their way into a gun rights advocate's home without a warrant, took her for an emergency mental evaluation and seized her gun were justified under the circumstances and protected from her civil rights claims, a federal appeals court has ruled. "The intrusions upon Sutterfield's privacy were profound," Judge Ilana Rovner wrote for three-judge panel. "At the core of the privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment is the right to be let alone in one's home." But the court also found, that on the other hand, "There is no suggestion that (police) acted for any reason other...
  • Dissent No Longer Tolerated In Pro-Sodomite America

    Weve reached the point where dissent is no longer welcome in America. Its hardly surprising. After nearly six years of President Obama declaring debates over and issues decided, its hardly a surprise that the left has shifted that principle elsewhere. The first open sodomite in NFL history was drafted in the 7th round on Saturday. ESPN just happened to show the announcement from the draft podium, something they hadnt done for other draftees since the 5th round and hadnt done with regularity since the 2nd round. They just happened to know he would be drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
  • Homeland Security Exercise Targets Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny

    03/24/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 31 replies
    Intelligence Minutemen ^ | March 24, 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny, which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska. The document again underscores the federal governments obsession with characterizing libertarians and conservatives as some kind of extremist radical threat. The document (PDF) was leaked by an individual affiliated with Stewart Rhodes Oathkeepers organization and passed on to Infowars. It is entitled...
  • More about the organization of catholic dissidents (hint: Fishwrap)

    03/22/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 22, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In the last few days I electronically printed a couple posts (HERE and HERE) in which I talked about how the highly-organized, spiderweb-like Left, uses networks of small front groups to mask the activity of larger initiatives. I applied that to a splinter group of truly weird sisters in a dissident group called NCAN. They say openly what the LCWR would like to say openly. It doesn’t matter whether or not the arrangement is formal or informal. This is how the Left thinks and works.In those posts I used what seems on the surface to be a far-out analogy to...
  • Philosophy Professor Wants To Criminalize Scientific Dissent

    03/17/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 43 replies ^ | Mar. 17, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    In 2012, in a proceeding straight out of the Inquisition, an Italian court convicted six scientists for providing "inexact, incomplete and contradictory information" in the lead-up to the earthquake. Now, a philosophy professor says that case may provide a worthwhile example for the treatment of scientific dissentersspecifically, "climate deniers who receive funding as part of a sustained campaign to undermine the publics understanding of scientific consensus."
  • Former Obama Official Warns Americans: 'Back Off' Opposition To Obamacare

    10/18/2013 7:45:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was enough to make a conservative yearn for the good old Bush-era days of "Dissent Is Patriotic" . . . For there on Morning Joe today was former Obama official Melody Barnes, warning Americans to "back off" their Reagan-inspired opposition to big government in general and Obamacare in particular. Instead, instructed Barnes, Americans should focus on making Obamacare work. View the video here.

    09/02/2013 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 2, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Since the U.S. has started serious discussions about taking military action against Syria, many have publicly spoken out against a possible military strike. And now it appears that some of our uniformed service personnel have come forward to express their disagreement with an attack, any attack on Syria. More than 2,000 people have liked this image that was posted on Sunday. There were also photos posted from people wearing the uniforms of the Marines, Navy and Air Force. These have also received Facebook likes in the thousands. [snip] Is this kind of behavior allowed? Well, there are rules concerning what...
  • OFA Climate Day protestor Calls for arrest of dissenters for treason

    08/15/2013 4:45:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/13 | Duke Fergus
    OFA volunteer at Climate Day Action in Huntington Beach calls for the arrest of Congressman Rohrabacher and anyone who opposes the government. He says opposing the government is treason.
  • Dissent Festers in States That Obama Forgot

    06/19/2013 12:17:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/19/13 | JOHN HARWOOD
    WASHINGTON You might call North Dakota the antithesis of President Obamas political base. Whites make up 90 percent of its population, which is fewer than one million people and mostly in rural areas. Its proportion of people 65 and over exceeds the national average. There was never a chance that North Dakota would give Mr. Obama its three electoral votes. So Mr. Obama has not given North Dakota his time. It is one of six states he has not visited as president, along with South Dakota, Arkansas, Idaho, South Carolina and Utah. He has gone just once to Kansas,...
  • KMOVs Conners Barred From Facebook, Interviews on IRS Controversy [Silencing Dissent]

    05/18/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 5/17/13
    KMOV anchorman Larry Conners has been advised by KMOVs parent company Belo Corp. to not make statements, post on Facebook, or participate in interviews concerning a recent controversy over Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service. Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order is the only reason for his silence. Conners wrote Monday night that shortly after he interviewed President Obama and his wife in April of 2012, the IRS started hammering him.
  • When Dissent Is And Isn't Patriotic

    03/18/2013 9:01:33 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Democrats are always so smarmy with throwing around the "dissent is patriotic" meme when Republicans are in power and complaining about a lack of respect for their leaders.Dissent is patriotic, but they've got it all wrong.From Super Conservative
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous biographies were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in socialism. Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Harvey Mansfield: The Crisis of American Self-Government

    12/02/2012 3:20:54 PM PST · by docbnj · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 Nov 2012 | Sohrab Amari
    "We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter, because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency."
  • Des Moines store near Obama rally has a message for the Secret Service

    11/05/2012 3:50:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/12 | Chris Moody
    President Barack Obama is planning an outdoor rally here on Monday, but one store within the event's security zone is taking a stand against Secret Service searches inside the shop. A sign on the window of Raygun, a clothing store that sells quirky T-shirts, tells Secret Service agents who intend to "sweep" the premises before Obama's speech that it does "not consent" to any searches. …
  • The White Rose: A Lesson in Dissent

    10/30/2012 10:29:39 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 7 replies
    Jewish Virtual Library ^ | Copyright 2012 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    The date was February 22, 1943. Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie, along with their best friend, Christoph Probst, were scheduled to be executed by Nazi officials that afternoon. The prison guards were so impressed with the calm and bravery of the prisoners in the face of impending death that they violated regulations by permitting them to meet together one last time. Hans, a medical student at the University of Munich, was 24. Sophie, a student, was 21. Christoph, a medical student, was 22. This is the story of The White Rose. It is a lesson in dissent. It is...
  • NPR Offers Air to Catholic Sister to Diss Pope, Bishops: 'Women Get It First Then Explain to Guys'

    04/23/2012 2:16:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 22, 2012 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday’s All Things Considered, National Public Radio offered leftist Sister Simone Campbell a megaphone to  disagree with (and lecture) the Pope and the Catholic bishops for being clueless. “It was like a sock in the stomach,” she said about the Vatican’s attempt to hold women’s Catholic religious orders to Catholic orthodoxy. Just on human terms, this is odd – not just to suggest the bishops are bullying, but that a process that’s been going on for four years is suddenly shocking. Campbell told anchor Melissa Block that the religious sisters had the superiority of “experience” of faith all over...
  • Marine Faces 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment

    04/16/2012 5:09:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 73 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/15/2012 | MARISA TAYLOR
    A federal judge on Friday rejected Sgt. Gary Stein's injunction to halt a military tribunal's recommendation that he receive the discharge following anti-Obama comments he made on a private Facebook page in March, according to court documents. Stein, 26, has maintained a webpage for the last two years about the armed forces tea party group he founded, including a disclaimer that the views were his own and didn't reflect those of his employer. But according to his attorney, Stein never ran into any trouble until last month, when he wrote: "Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him."
  • Has Cardinal Christoph Schnborn lost his faith and the ability to reason?

    04/10/2012 11:03:39 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 10, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    LifeSiteNews is reporting that the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schnborn , received a letter from the Vatican demanding action, after ten months of "discussion" between the Cardinal and the dissent group calling itself the "Austrian Priests' Initiative." The dissent group issued a manifesto last year demanding that the Church change her teachings on the ordination of women and married clergy and the reception of Communion by non-Catholics and divorced and remarried persons, and calling on their fellow clergy to disobey the Vatican. LifeSiteNews is reporting that, "the Cardinal himself has also publicly called for the Church to acquiesce to...
  • Father Joseph Bachand: Will you now accuse Pope Benedict XVI of "evil"?

    04/05/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Nicole Winfield is reporting that, "Pope Benedict XVI issued a blistering denunciation Thursday of priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying they were being selfish in disobeying his authority. Benedict made the rare and explicit criticism from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica in his homily on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises they made when ordained...In his homily, Benedict said the dissidents claim to be motivated by concern for the church. But he suggested that in reality they were just making 'a desperate push to do something to...
  • 'If y'all come to get me, bring body bags,' [that's how it appeared in the print edition][link only]

    03/30/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 69 replies
    the media ^ | 033012 | me
  • Archbishop Vincent Nichols continues to tolerate dissent from Terence Weldon

    03/23/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Terence Weldon, the radical homosexual activist who authors the "Queering the Church" Blog and who serves as an Extraordinary Minister at the infamous Soho Masses in England - the same disturbed individual who has blasphemously suggested that Our Lord Jesus had a homosexual inclination - is once again challenging the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church regarding the homosexual inclination. He writes, "In the CDF Halloween Letter [here he is sarcastically and irreverently refering to the October 1, 1986 document entitled "Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons" published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith], possibly...
  • The Visitation Report into Church in Ireland: Rebuking Culture of Dissent

    03/22/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 22, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Visitation Report into the Church in Ireland, ordered by Pope Benedict XVI, the full text of which may be found here, says "It must be stressed that dissent from the fundamental teachings of the Church is not the authentic path towards renewal." The sexual abuse crisis which exploded throughout the Catholic Church in Ireland [and elsewhere] has its origin in a Culture of Dissent. For, as Father Vincent Miceli has reminded us, "falsity is the heart of immorality." Betrayal arises in man's heart and is soon manifested in his actions which often culminate in criminal violence. But, as Fr....
  • Archbishop Vincent Nichols: We need Shepherds not Keystone Cops

    02/29/2012 8:33:24 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 29, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing from the UK, my good friend Deacon Nick Donnelly of Protect the Pope reports that: Archbishop Nichols has re-affirmed the Archdiocese of Westminsters provision of pastoral care to homosexuals through the so called Soho Masses, while at the same time announcing that he is undertaking a review of the current provision to ensure these Masses are not occasions for opposition to the Churchs teaching on sexuality: At the present time consideration is being given to the circumstances in which these Masses are celebrated to ensure that their purpose is respected and that they are not occasions for confusion or...
  • Barking moonbat theater: Liberal screams and calls free speech treason

    10/10/2011 3:46:47 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    Here we see again! The nature of an Obama supporter. DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC!Unless your a gun owner or patriot.
  • White House works to quell Dem dissent (RATS met for an hour and a half on Thursday)

    09/16/2011 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/15/11 | Alexander Bolton
    White House works to quell Dem dissentBy Alexander Bolton - 09/15/11 05:03 PM ET Senior administration officials met with Senate Democrats for an hour and a half on Thursday to answer their complaints about President Obamas jobs bill. Democratic lawmakers voiced objections to several of the presidents proposals to pay for the $447 billion stimulus package, including an elimination of tax breaks for the oil-and-gas industry. David Plouffe, a senior adviser to the president, acknowledged after a marathon meeting in the Senate's Mansfield Room that not all Democrats are sold on the plan. Plouffe said officials hope to convince the...
  • Universal healthcare & gun control cause the holocaust 5:The gulag

    09/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 5 of how socialized medicine and weapons bans will lead to the end of our liberty and freedom. This features footage of soviet gulags and mental hospitals used to isolate and torture dissidents and opponents of liberal policy as well as a special guest appearence by Actor and Former president Ronald Reagan, warning us on the dangers of Universal healthcare.
  • Unorthodox links to the internet Signalling dissent

    03/25/2011 11:22:57 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 48 replies
    Economist ^ | March 25 2011
    WITH a tin can, some copper wire and a few dollars worth of nuts, bolts and other hardware, a do-it-yourselfer can build a makeshift directional antenna. A mobile phone, souped-up with such an antenna, can talk to a network tower that is dozens of kilometres beyond its normal range (about 5km, or 3 miles). As Gregory Rehm, the author of an online assembly guide for such things, puts it, homemade antennae are as cool as the other side of the pillow on a hot night. Of late, however, such antennae have proved much more than simply cool. According to Jeff...
  • Cenk & Dem Congressman: Dissent Is Unpatriotic

    03/24/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. When did liberals rip those 'Dissent Is Patriotic' bumper stickers off their Priuses? A. January 20, 2009 Latest evidence: on his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk Uygur suggested that opposition to President Obama's Libya policy is "unpatriotic." For good measure, Dem congressman Gary Ackerman stated that opposing the president is "cheering for the wrong team." View video here.
  • GoProud Dissent Among the Ranks

    02/11/2011 2:42:58 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Ben Howe
    There appears to be more fallout as a result of the recent remarks made by GoProud Chairman Chris Barron in which he referred to ACU Foundation Chairman Cleta Mitchell as a nasty bigot. Barron later apologized for the remark after raising the ire of newly selected ACU chair Al Cardenas who indicated the possibility that the organization may distance themselves from GoProud. Said Cardenas: I have been disappointed with their website and their quotes in the media, taunting organizations that are respected in our movement and part of our movement, and thats not acceptable. And that puts them in a...
  • Whatever happened to Dissent is the highest form of patriotism'?

    12/21/2010 9:33:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/10 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Democrats opposed to the war in Iraq became furious when it was pointed out that they were encouraging the enemy? Remember when Harry Reid said "This war is lost"? "How dare you challenge my patriotism?" was the cry of outrage heard throughout the land. "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" went the axiom. With Barack Obama in the Oval Office, suddenly things are different. In today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and former editorial page editor Cynthia Ticker blatant calls Republican opponents of the START Treaty unpatriotic:
  • Diocese of Vienna: Director of Caritas Challenges Rome

    10/18/2010 12:30:52 PM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/18/2010 | Tancred
    he high ranking Church functionary of the Archdiocese of Vienna ignores Church teachings regarding the priesthood for women -- a few weeks ago, Landau was still on call as the Austrian Bishops conference's new Secretary. Vienna, ( The Viennese head of Caritas Michael Landau had set himself against Rome in an interview with Austrian Television regarding celibacy and the ordination of women. Landau said regarding celibacy: "That was introduced at some point in the history of the Church, and can also at the same time be abolished in the same manner." The high ranking Church functionary of the Archdiocese of...
  • Loyalist or Patriot?

    08/17/2010 10:54:04 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 13 replies
    Paratus Familia ^ | August 07, 2010 | Enola Gay
    Miss Calamity (our eleven year old daughter) stunned me the other day with an incredibly astute observation. She informed me that ours is a family of Patriots. Now that statement, in and of itself, may not seem earth shattering, but it got me thinking. If we were patriots, what were the people who staunchly support the entrenched establishment? After thinking long and hard, I came to the conclusion that the supporters of the status quo must be called "Loyalists". Looking up the definitions of both Loyalist and Patriot, I made a startling discovery. The definition of a loyalist is: One...
  • Sr. Gramick claims disconnect between laity and bishops, says half of priests are homos (Cath Cauc)

    08/15/2010 1:36:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    cna ^ | August 14, 2010
    Sr. Jeannine Gramick Dallas, Texas, Aug 14, 2010 / 07:21 am (CNA).- Sr. Jeannine Gramick, founder of a dissenting outreach effort to homosexual persons, in an interview with a Dallas-area homosexual paper has claimed to see a disconnect between laity and the Catholic bishops. She also asserted that as many as 50 percent of Catholic priests are homosexual.Sr. Gramick co-founded New Ways Ministry in 1977. The organization describes itself as a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice, but the U.S. bishops have criticized its approach to Catholic moral teaching. She was has also faced disciplinary action from the Vatican.The...
  • The First Amendment is DEAD

    06/24/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 16 replies
    I'll Take LIBERTY blog ^ | June 22, 2010 | Jennifer III
    The First Amendment is Dead I’m dead serious about this. No hyperbole. The First Amendment is truly dead. It has been on its last leg for many decades now, but it’s officially dead today. RIP 1A, 1791-2010.[Update: And if you think I'm being ridiculous and dramatic, read about today's ruling.] [Update: More bayonetting.]I’m not talking about what was discussed here on The Cliffs. The regulation of broadband is a big deal, but not the final blow. I’m not talking about the DISCLOSE Act, which is going to be up for vote again in the next 1-3 days. I’m not talking...
  • Olbermann's Absurd Defense Of Banning Dissenting Voices From Show

    05/06/2010 5:08:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 872+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Keith Olbermann is getting defensive about his policy of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him. An MSNBC Countdown promo features Olbermann making an absurd non sequitur of an argument in defending his echo-chamber approach. Keith claims he asks questions "to find out if I'm wildly incorrect about something," ignoring the obvious: that he's unlikely to find out if he's wrong if he hand picks guests who think he's right! View video here.