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  • "Fishing" for an Appropriate Repsonse

    08/08/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies · 435+ views
    “Fishing” for an Appropriate Response by Norma Zager “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” Edward R. Murrow Richard Nixon had an enemies list. Joe McCarthy gave a pass to those who turned in their communist neighbors and friends. The Nazis had the Hitler Youth who happily turned their traitorous family into the Gestapo for a new pair of black boots. In 2009 we have the “fishy” Chicago version of turn them in and we’ll take them out. In my last article, many responded they were...
  • Twitter Attack Was Another Political DDoS

    08/07/2009 12:46:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | Aug 7, 2009 | Erik Larkin
    The distributed denial-of-service attack that hampered access to social networking and blogging sites all went after one pro-Georgia blogger, according to security company reports. According to a post from F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen, the attacks focused on Cyxymu's accounts at Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Livejournal, and also included a "Joe Job" spam campaign that was designed to look as if the unwanted messages had been sent by Cyxymu. McAfee offers a similar analysis with a post that ties the spam campaign to the same botnet that launched the DDoS attack, and says that a cyxymu account at was also targeted....
  • Unearthed Video Obama March 2008 Praising Working The Grassroots Level To Bring About Change(Video)

    08/05/2009 11:47:39 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies · 411+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/6/09 | talkradio03
    Obama should love Town Hall Protesters since he was one in Chicago, looks like their efforts to discredit people showing up at town halls are falling flat... (Video)
  • Boxer Objects To Health Care Protesters' "Attire" (video)

    08/05/2009 6:56:39 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 53 replies · 1,764+ views
    YouTube ^ | Unknown
    See Video at link. Barbara Boxer complains that protestors at the Town Hall meetings, etc. aren't well dressed!
  • Democrats: An Affront to Freedom

    08/05/2009 5:36:09 PM PDT · by It hits the fan · 2 replies · 203+ views
    It hits the fan ^ | 08/05/2009 | It hits the fan
    Democrats: An Affront to FreedomLike many of the rest of you, I have watched with glee as thousands of American citizens are giving their elected representatives the what for over this health care debacle being considered in Washington. It actually gives me the much fabled hope that folks are finally starting to wake up and take back OUR government. But in the midst of my glee, I also feel a sudden remorse at the characterization of these protesters coming from the White House and their bought and paid for media mouthpiece. Any student of history would rightfully revel in what...
  • Joker Poster: "Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery"

    08/03/2009 5:16:25 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 177 replies · 4,840+ views
    KTLA-TV ^ | August 3, 2009 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES -- A poster showing President Barack Obama as Heath Ledger's "Joker" character from "The Dark Knight" is creating a stir on the streets of Los Angeles where the image began appearing over the weekend. The Obama-Joker poster shows President Obama with white face paint, dark eye shadow and smudged red lipstick and also has the word "socialism" printed in bold, dark letters under the image of his face. It's unclear who created the image and who is posting it across the city. No one has taken credit so far. Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson...
  • CATHOLIC BY CHOICE: No to Dissent, Yes to Fidelity

    07/14/2009 3:11:38 PM PDT · by tcg · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...There is so much good news which we need to proclaim about the Catholic Church. We need to raise our voices to be heard over the cacophany of dissent. We have the privilege of living in the age of the late Servant of God John Paul II and now receiving the extraordinary tutelage of Benedict the Builder. The “ecclesial movements” are flourishing, a sign of a new missionary age and a seed of springtime. New religious communities are being birthed and old ones are recovering their charisms and missionary impulse. New Catholic Colleges are being founded and older ones are...
  • Clerical discontent challenges Iran leader

    07/08/2009 1:52:21 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 235+ views
    Google hosted news ^ | 7/8/09 "4 hours ago" | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and LEE KEATH
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader has imposed his will on the streets with security forces that crushed mass protests over the country's disputed election. But he faces an unprecedented level of behind-the-scenes political discontent among the Muslim clerics who form the theological bedrock of the Islamic Republic. The bitterness could represent a deeper, long-term challenge to the rule of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The outright rejection by some clerics of election results that Khamenei ruled valid breaks a basic taboo against criticizing the man who in the philosophy of the Islamic Revolution literally represents God's rule on...
  • Revisiting the DC v. Heller ruling - Part III

    06/29/2009 4:55:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 812+ views
    In parts one and two, we looked in detail at the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States. In this third part, we will examine the dissenting opinions. Dissenting opinions hold no rule of law, but are oftentimes cited as persuasive authority by those who wish to change laws or file additional lawsuits. They can even be used by a future court to overturn a previous decision. While we won in this case and SCOTUS affirmed that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is indeed an individual right and that the DC gun ban is unconstitutional, we...
  • Expose and Engage the ‘Fifth Column’ in the Catholic Church

    06/26/2009 3:23:06 PM PDT · by tcg · 12 replies · 1,018+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/26/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    First, let’s begin with some terminology. The term “fifth column” generally refers to a group within a larger community which intentionally and covertly collaborates with an outside enemy so as to weaken that group from within and undermine its leadership and effectiveness. The expression seems to have originated with the Spanish Civil War but has now been expanded to refer to a strategic use of covert activity and dissent within a State, or, as in this instance, even within a Church. I use the phrase “fifth column” in reference to people within our Church, fellow Catholics. These folks have rejected...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • Pentagon pulls description of protesters as 'terrorists'

    06/20/2009 3:31:52 AM PDT · by Man50D · 57 replies · 1,341+ views ^ | June 19, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The Department of Defense has withdrawn a training manual question that linked protesters across the United States to terrorism, but there's evidence coming to light that describing Americans as terror suspects, or "low-level" terror suspects, is routine. reported just days ago that the U.S. Department of Defense had included in a training course a question that defined protesters as terrorists.According to the letter from the Northern California ACLU, the DoD's "Annual Level 1 Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Training for 2009" tells department personnel "that certain First Amendment-protected activity may amount to 'low-level terrorism.'" Specifically the training "Knowledge Check 1" asks, "Which...
  • Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists

    06/18/2009 4:41:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies · 809+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | James Osborne
    A written exam administered by the Pentagon labels "protests" as a form of “low-level terrorism” — enraging civil liberties advocates and activist groups who say it shows blatant disregard of the First Amendment. The written exam, given as part of Department of Defense employees’ routine training, includes a multiple-choice question that asks: “Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?” — Attacking the Pentagon — IEDs — Hate crimes against racial groups — Protests The correct answer, according to the exam, is "Protests."
  • The New Push to Criminalize Dissent

    06/15/2009 7:00:02 PM PDT · by FromLori · 28 replies · 802+ views
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdrew its controversial report on “Right Wing Extremism” (PDF) as a terrorism threat back in May, but now left-wing media pundits say it’s time to bring back the report that tarred all U.S. military veterans and any political conservative as potential terrorist threats. Last Friday, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman launched a full endorsement of government attacks on the political right: “With the murder of Dr. George Tiller by an anti-abortion fanatic, closely followed by a shooting by a white supremacist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the analysis looks prescient…. Politicians...
  • Broader Fed Role Provokes Wide Dissent

    06/18/2009 2:12:40 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 11 replies · 856+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/18/2009 | Patrice Hill
    President Obama's plan to revamp financial regulations triggered immediate criticism Wednesday from both the political left and right over the expanded policing authorities given to the Federal Reserve while business groups grumbled about a powerful new agency charged with protecting consumers against abusive lending.
  • Schultz: Cheneys ‘Not American, Don’t Love The Country’

    05/13/2009 4:43:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 1,219+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I’ve been wondering why all those “Dissent Is Patriotic” bumper stickers that abounded here in the liberal haven of Ithaca, NY during the Bush era disappeared once Barack Obama came to office. Now I think I know why: Ed Schultz must have come to town and ripped them off. On his MSNBC show this evening, reacting to Dick and daughter Liz Cheney’s dissent from PBO’s national security policies, Schultz claimed that they are “not American” and “don’t love the country.” View video here.
  • Suddenly, dissent is no longer quite so patriotic

    05/09/2009 10:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 2,164+ views
    The Andover Eagle-Tribune ^ | May 10, 2009 | Taylor Armerding, Associate Editor
    What a difference an inauguration makes. It was only a few months ago that "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" was still the rage among the elite, liberal, "tolerant" class. But then Barack Obama became president. And now, suddenly, dissenters are paranoid, violent extremists worthy of surveillance by the federal Department of Homeland Security. Returning war veterans, who tend to be conservative and believe that terrorists ought to be called terrorists, need to be watched. Average working Americans who held polite "Tea Party" protests on April 15 against confiscatory taxes and rampant government spending — protests marked by a...
  • Megan Meier law would outlaw cyber-bullying (Attack on free speech)

    05/09/2009 10:02:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | 5/7/2009 | Andy Carvell
    A proposed new law would punish those who bullied, harassed or intimidated others online with jail, a fine, or both. The “Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act”, proposed by Republican senator Linda Sanchez, is designed to deter the kind of behavior which led to the death of Megan Meyers, after a cyber-bullying campaign from the mother of one of her schoolmates. The text of the bill defines in very broad terms the kind of action that could be considered unlawful, as well as the penalties Sanchez and the supporters of the bill would like to see imposed. The text of the...
  • African Americans starting to gripe against Obama

    04/26/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 79 replies · 4,056+ views
    I thought I'd share this, I don't normally post vanities but its something I think you all should hear, a growing number of African Americans are starting to not like the idea of Obama as our first black president. I've been hearing from African Americans in New Hampshire, Maine and Mass and found that they do not like him one bit. One guy at a bar told me that He used to support him but that he might change from Democrat to republican because of what he did in office. A friend of mine in Nebraska was at a church...
  • Enemy of the State?

    04/16/2009 2:42:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 715+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2009 | Pamela Meister
    According to the nororious recent government report, I am a "radical right wing extremist." If you didn't vote for Barack Obama, if you're unhappy with our tanking economy and the government's complicity in said tanking, or perhaps more odiously, you are a war veteran - you are, for all intents and purposes, an enemy of the state, subject to surveillance by law enforcement and security officials, who have been officially advised of the danger you represent. So let's see: I didn't vote for Obama. I am unhappy with the government's complicity in our economic decline and the power grab that...