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  • My 2014 Person Of The Year: Ben Trovato

    01/01/2015 9:05:19 AM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    As the year winds to a close, it is traditional to pick a “man of the year,” or in our more enlightened age, a “person of the year.” I’ve never done that before, but this year there is one candidate who has left his mark so indelibly on 2014 that I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge his vast influence. Thus, my own personal pick for 2014′s Person of the Year: Ben Trovato. He has been everywhere and had a hand in just about every big story, from Ferguson to the University of Virginia. He has been...
  • Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    01/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | January 11, 2013 | David J. Rusin
    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim...
  • Stolen Valor: Democrats Holocaust Distortions

    07/25/2012 10:57:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 7/25/'12 | Mark Schulte
    While the Supreme Court recently invalidated the Stolen Valor Act, which imposed criminal penalties on Americans who falsely claim medals for combat bravery, prominent Democrats including Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, Robert Morgenthau and Eric Holder have repeatedly distorted World War II and Holocaust history for purposes of ethnic politics. This sordid affair began in 1978 when Jimmy Carter established the Presidents Commission on the Holocaust, chaired by Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor Elie Wiesel, to recommend a suitable national memorial for the 6 million Jewish and 5 million other victims of the worst genocide in history. But as historian...
  • Republican Bigotry Hate Fear Lies and Distortion... Let's have some fun boys+girls!

    03/31/2012 9:06:38 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 19 replies
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    They lie and they think we are too stupid to notice..
  • John Boehner: the second of 12 kids from Ohio who is Barack Obama's elitist target

    09/18/2010 6:10:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 18, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama is doing his best to turn Representative John Boehner, the House minority leader, into Public Enemy Number One. If Republicans win back the House of Representatives in November, as polls indicate, he will replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. In a recent speech, Mr Obama mentioned Mr Boehner by name nine times. A fundraising email sent out from BarackObama.com this week stated that corporate interests and lobbyists have put all their chips on one man: Congressman John Boehner.Democrats have started a BeatBoehner.com website that claims he spent $1 million on "luxury hotels, exclusive golf resorts...
  • Palin's Political Action Committee Shells Out $87G to Candidates

    07/11/2010 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2010 | AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska -- Sarah Palin's political action committee contributed at least $87,500 to candidates she's endorsed in the last few months, according to a report filed Sunday with the Federal Elections Commission. But SarahPAC's financial disclosure also shows Palin spending more than $210,000 on consulting. --snip--
  • Blumenthal campaign: report on Vietnam service an 'outrageous distortion'

    05/18/2010 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 45 replies · 1,507+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 18, 2010 | Register Staff,
    Mindy Myers, Blumenthal for Senate campaign manager, issued the following statement Monday: The New York Times story is an outrageous distortion of Dick Blumenthals record of service. Unlike many of his peers, Dick Blumenthal voluntarily joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1970 and served for six months in Parris Island, S.C., and six years in the Reserves. He received no special treatment from anyone. Blumenthal will conduct a news conference with Connecticut veterans today, with details to be announced this morning. Rob Simmons, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement Monday night in reaction the story on...
  • ABC: 'Mostly Peaceful' Immigration Protests vs. 'Very Ugly' Tea Party Rallies

    04/26/2010 11:08:24 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 21 replies · 1,333+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/26/10 | Scott Whitlock
    On Saturday's Good Morning America, reporter Mike Von Fremd downplayed the violence of protesters against Arizona's new immigration law. He spun, "Riot police were called in to try and control demonstrators protesting outside the capital. Most were peaceful. A handful threw bottles at police and were arrested." Yet, ABC derided March's Tea Party rallies as "very ugly," despite the fact that there were no arrests. In contrast, on March 20, World News host David Muir scolded, "Protesters against the [health care] plan gathered on the streets of the capital where late today we learned words shouted turned very ugly, reports...
  • The Legacy of Progressivism ( BARF - This poison is taught to children )

    02/17/2010 5:14:14 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 255+ views
    There is some histographical debate concerning the legacy of the California progressives. More pessimistic historians are inclined to believe that subsequent conservative administrations wiped out most progressive gains. Corporate domination of state politics, banished under the reign of Johnson, returned. During the 1930s and 1940s, corporate lobbyist Arthur Samish dominated state politics, at one point publicly posing with a ventriloquist's dummy to gleefully demonstrate that he was the puppet master who manipulated the hapless legislature. Governor Earl Warren admitted On matters that effect his clients, Artie unquestionably has more power than the governor. 1 Although Sammish was eventually imprisoned in...
  • Catholic Bishops Lobby for ObamaCare, Amnesty for Illegals

    01/28/2010 10:25:40 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 25 replies · 514+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Calling health care a "right" to be guaranteed by the federal government, America's Catholic Bishops are trying to save ObamaCare at a time when the legislation has been pronounced in limbo, dying or dead by most of the media. The evidence of intensive Catholic Bishop lobbying activity suggests that liberal Congressional leaders are going to give the legislation a temporary respite so that liberal Catholics can be persuaded to pressure Congress to pass both national health care legislation and "comprehensive immigration reform" in the form of H.R. 4321, the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity" Act. As AIM...
  • Don't Like the Numbers? Change 'Em

    01/14/2010 2:42:36 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 4 replies · 561+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2010 | MICHAEL J. BOSKIN
    Politicians and scientists who don't like what their data show lately have simply taken to changing the numbers. They believe that their endsocialism, global climate regulation, health-care legislation, repudiating debt commitments, la gloire franaisejustifies throwing out even minimum standards of accuracy. It appears that no numbers are immune: not GDP, not inflation, not budget, not job or cost estimates, and certainly not temperature. A CEO or CFO issuing such massaged numbers would land in jail...
  • Exaggerated claims undermine drive to cut emissions, scientists warn (slowly backing out?)

    10/29/2009 10:16:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 643+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 10/30/09 | Mark Henderson
    Exaggerated claims undermine drive to cut emissions, scientists warn Mark Henderson, Science Editor Exaggerated and inaccurate claims about the threat from global warming risk undermining efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and contain climate change, senior scientists have told The Times. Environmental lobbyists, politicians, researchers and journalists who distort climate science to support an agenda erode public understanding and play into the hands of sceptics, according to experts including a former government chief scientist. Excessive statements about the decline of Arctic sea ice, severe weather events and the probability of extreme warming in the next century detract from the credibility...
  • Pelosi's Pretense

    09/22/2009 2:46:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 758+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2009 | Jan LaRue
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held an "emotional" press conference to caution the rest of us "about the language" we use. "We all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words" and "any incitement they may cause." Some people aren't as "balanced" as we may think, Pelosi pontificated. It's hard to decide which is more repugnant, her acting ability or her double standard. Madam Speaker, perhaps you're the one who isn't "balanced." Consider: Would a balanced person equate the Tea Party rallies and town hall meetings you've maligned with the "violence of the 70s" to which you referred?
  • Rogue Algorithms And Other Mutually Assured Destruction Program Trading Alternatives

    07/11/2009 4:09:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 528+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/10/09 | Sal L. Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi
    Rogue Algorithms And Other Mutually Assured Destruction Program Trading Alternatives Posted by Tyler Durden at 12:54 PM Submitted By Joe Saluzzi Of Themis Trading Why Institutional Investors Should Be Concerned About High Frequency Traders By Sal L. Arnuk and Joseph Saluzzi A Themis Trading LLC Mini White Paper It is now generally understood that high frequency traders (HFTs) are dominating the equity market, generating as much as 70% of the volume. HFTs are computerized trading programs that make money two ways, in general. They offer bids in such a way so as to make tiny amounts of money from per...
  • Gross Associated Press Distortion Of Netanyahu And Supporters

    02/20/2009 1:49:14 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 4 replies · 429+ views
    The Associated Press is at it again. This time engaging in media distortion concerning Benjamin Netanyahu and those supporting him for Prime Minister. Netanyahu is described as "hawkish". And those supporting him as "opposed to peacemaking". That is flat-out media distortion. There is no Israeli leader that does not want peace. By contrast Tzipy Livni and Kadima are described as "centrist" and "moderate". Webster defines moderate as "within reasonable limits." Engaging in appeasement policies with those who seek your destruction is not "reasonable", or "moderate", if that word is prefered. The AP and MSM have it backwards. Netanyahu, Likud, National...
  • Top nations 'water down' IMF reports, says regulator

    02/10/2009 8:18:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 300+ views
    FT ^ | 02/10/09 | Jennifer Hughes and Alan Beattie
    Top nations 'water down' IMF reports, says regulator By Jennifer Hughes in London and Alan Beattie in,Washington Published: February 10 2009 02:00 | Last updated: February 10 2009 02:00 Warnings from the International Monetary Fund about the risks posed by the financial system had often been "watered down", according to the head of the UK's Financial Services Authority. Powerful countries will have to avoid quashing reports they do not like if they are serious about creating a better early warning system for the global economy, said Lord Turner, chairman of the -regulator. "One of the problems the IMF has had...
  • Picking Up Hats- Waiting for Chico

    10/15/2008 3:01:18 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Its from the Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup. This is one of the great classic scenes in entertainment history and I believe that it is so memorable because it says something universal and scathing about mirrors, human behavior and illusion. The pas de deux between Groucho and Harpo starts out looking like an earnest attempt by Chico to imitate Grouchos actions exactly- as if to fool him into thinking that he is really looking into a mirror instead of at a spy who is on a mission against him. Now, this scenario has been imitated by other pairs of actors...
  • Democrats distort oil drilling debate(from a CNN website, WTF?)

    08/14/2008 5:53:54 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies · 143+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 8/14/08 | Jon Birger
    "I think it's important for the American people to understand we're not going to drill our way out of this problem. It's also important to recognize if you start drilling now you won't see a drop of oil for ten years, which means it's not going to have a significant impact on short-term prices." - U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Aug. 8, 2008 If Senator Obama - as well as every other leading Democrat who's uttered some variation of the above - merely wanted to remind the American people that there are no easy answers to the ongoing energy crisis, I'd...
  • American says bag fee will affect few passengers (Just give us your money and shut up!)

    06/05/2008 5:31:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 90+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/5/2008 | AP
    DALLAS - American Airlines says its new $15 fee for a first checked bag will affect fewer than one in four customers this summer and won't lengthen lines at boarding gates. The carrier said Thursday that it's taking steps, from curbside check-in to the aircraft cabins, to avoid disruptions from the new policy. American last month was the first major airline to announce it would charge customers to check a single piece of luggage. The fee takes effect on tickets bought on or after June 15. American said three-quarters of summer travelers had already bought their tickets and wouldn't pay...
  • ABC News Still Reporting Incomplete Ann Coulter Quote

    08/18/2007 8:52:23 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 357+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/18/2007 | NewsBusters
    They just can't get it right. Yesterday on ABC News' Political Radar, senior political reporter Rick Klein wrote of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards calling conservative author Ann Coulter a "she-devil." Part of the background Klein provided: In June, Coulter went on ABC's "Good Morning America" and said she had learned her lesson after being blasted for suggesting in a joke before the Conservative Political Action Conference that Edwards was a "faggot." "If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot," Coulter said. As Noel Sheppard...