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  • MSNBC Host: Why Should People Have Guns When We Have Cops

    11/01/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    As I always say, you can be a victim, or not, the choice is yours. Yesterday, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright of South Carolina told women during a news conference to obtain their concealed weapons permit in order to better protect themselves from rapists and criminals in the area. The sheriff of Spartanburg County, S.C., turned a news conference about an attempted rape in his community into an extended rant Monday in which he slammed a criminal justice system preferred by "liberals" for failing to keep the repeat-offender suspect behind bars -- and implored the women in his community to...
  • Occupy Wall Street is a Misinformed Fraud

    10/11/2011 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    Varying posts of mine have elicited comments from Occupy Wall Street spokespeople. I thought that I might respond to one of them in a blogpost. Remember, I am already pitching a perfect game against them. Now that none other than Obama babysitter and terrorist Bill Ayers has decided to break for Occupy Wall Street, I think I am on even firmer ground. I am assuming the 1%’ers the OWS street crowd wants to send to re-education camps according to Roseanne Barr is the people that make more than $200k per year. Guess what. A lot of those people are doing...
  • Janeane Garofalo: Racist Republicans Support Herman Cain (video)

    09/29/2011 5:56:22 AM PDT · by Rudder · 134 replies
    Real Clear Polotics ^ | Sept. 29, 2001 | Janeane Gara\ofalo
    Janeane Garofalo: "Herman Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican party. Conservative movement and tea party movement, one in the same. "People like Karl Rove liked to keep the racism very covert. And so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity say you can say 'Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look we have a black man.'"
  • Tony Bennett on 9/11 Attacks: ‘They Flew the Plane in, But We Caused It’

    09/20/2011 4:14:05 AM PDT · by iowamark · 72 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Brian Canova
    American icon Tony Bennett took to the airwaves at Sirius Radio to promote his new album, “Duets II,” but it’s what he said about war, peace, terrorism, and who was to blame for the Sept. 11 terror attacks that could get people talking. Sitting down with Howard Stern on Monday, the 85-year-old singer dodged questions about his sex life and prior drug use. He did so with a laugh, but matters about the U.S. military and 9/11 were fair game, and on these topics the Grammy winner held little back... “I’m anti-war,” he said. “It’s the lowest form of human...
  • CBS Presents Former Mayor Nagin as an 'Expert'on Eve of Hurricane

    On Friday's Early Show, CBS somehow thought it was appropriate to bring on former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to offer "lessons learned from other hurricanes," as Hurricane Irene bore down on the East Coast. Anchor Chris Wragge not only failed to ask Nagin about his failures in leadership in the lead-up to Hurricane Katrina, but also twice labeled his guest an "expert in the field".
  • Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing (say Dems politicans gains nothing by going)

    06/30/2011 11:45:59 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 54 replies
    USNews ^ | Thursday June 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend's July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day. "Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party," said the report from Harvard. "The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats....
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Likens Islamic Radicals to 'Christian Militants' in U.S.

    06/16/2011 8:06:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Likens Islamic Radicals to 'Christian Militants' in U.S. Thursday, June 16, 2011 By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Texas) likened "Christian militants" to Islamic radicals in a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, suggesting they posed a comparable threat to the rule of law in the United States. At the same hearing, a witness told the committee that the conversion of U.S. prison inmates to radical Islam is an “evolving threat” to national security. Michael Downing, the head of counter-terrorism and special operations at the Los Angeles Police Department, was...
  • Democrat: We Need 'Analysis of How Christian Militants … Might Bring Down The Country'

    06/17/2011 5:56:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/16/11 | Michael W Chapman
    At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country.” In an exchange with witness Patrick Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector of the criminal intelligence unit, New York Department of Correctional Services, Rep. Jackson Lee mentioned the case of a man who blew up an abortion clinic and proposed that this perhaps was an attempt to undermine U.S. law that allows a woman to procure an abortion. Rep. Lee then said, “As we look to...
  • Trump: Obama a "Terrible Student" Not Good Enough for Harvard

    04/25/2011 6:37:14 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 100 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2011 | Beth Fouhy
    Manhattan real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate. "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm...
  • Hill Dems say Republicans are trying to give them cancer -- with Styrofoam cups...

    Dems: Congress's Styrofoam cups could cause cancer A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other Republican leaders, the nine Democrats say the Styrofoam cups and other dining materials could hold chemical components that could cause cancer. The Democrats are upset with the switch to Styrofoam from recyclable materials put into place when Democrats ran the House. The letter asks Boehner to reconsider the switch away from recyclable to polystyrene-based foam containers, and warns that the health of visitors to the Capitol could be compromised.
  • Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top

    03/08/2011 7:44:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Caroline May -
    As if the military did not have enough to worry about with two wars, troops around the globe and members of Congress calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya (a de facto act of war), the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) Monday released a report informing those in uniform that there are too many white men in their uppermost ranks. Ordered by Congress in the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the report seeks to increase diversity. “The commission’s recommendations support two overriding and related objectives: (1) that the Armed Forces systematically develop a demographically diverse leadership …...
  • James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’

    03/02/2011 4:56:34 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’ Wednesday, March 02, 2011 By Fred Lucas Washington (CNSNews.com) – James Taylor, recognized at the White House on Wednesday for his musical achievement, told reporters that President Barack Obama has been too modest about his accomplishments. In a White House ceremony, Obama presented Taylor and other artists, authors, poets and entertainers with the 2010 National Medal of Arts. The announcer of the ceremonies said, “His distinctive voice and masterful guitar playing are among the most recognized in popular music and his expansive catalog of songs has had a profound influence on...
  • Ed Rendell: Democrats lost spin war

    10/27/2010 12:54:53 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/10 3:21 PM EDT | ANDY BARR
    Democrats have been plagued on the campaign trail by the White House’s trouble communicating a “clear and concise” message, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell said Wednesday. “The message hasn't been getting out clearly and correctly since almost the beginning of the Obama administration,” Rendell told Fox News. Rendell pointed specifically to the health care law, which Republicans have used to hammer Democrats on the campaign trail. “When I ask people about, for example, the health care bill, they say, ‘well, the health care bill, I like a lot of the provisions, but it's going to add to the deficit,’” Rendell...
  • Attack-Dog Joy Behar Picks Wrong Crusade (her foul-mouthed attacks are helping Sharron Angle)

    10/27/2010 2:03:47 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/27/2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    During the president's recent appearance on the televised female coffee klatch, The View, he suggested that Joy Behar become the "attack dog" she said he needed to fight back against conservatives.  And Ms. Behar seems to have taken the idea to heart. When the producers played a Sharon Angle ad, which made moral mincemeat out of Harry Reid's illegal immigration enabling positions, Ms. Behar responded with attack-dog fury.  Behaving as the uncivil shrew that she has more and more lately become, Ms. Behar responded to the Angle ad by declaring the candidate a "bitch" who was surely "going to hell."...
  • "The Next Timothy McVeigh" Was At Restoring Honor Rally

    08/29/2010 10:58:06 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 62 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 29, 2010 | William A. Jacobson
    According to Dave Neiwert, Eliminationist theorist in chief, when he looked at the crowd at the Restoring Honor rally, he was sure the next Timothy McVeigh was out there: Well, Glenn Beck's eyes certainly weren't dry. He started weeping while telling the crowd that somewhere out there was "the next George Washington". Dunno about you, but when I saw pan shots of the crowd -- which was one of the whitest crowds in D.C. in recent memory -- I mostly thought I saw "the next Timothy McVeigh." I just saw people peacefully exercising their constitutional rights of assembly and free...
  • Obama slams 'corporate takeover of our democracy'

    08/21/2010 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2010
    Washington (CNN) - President Obama used his weekly internet and radio address to once again call for passage of legislation regarding political advertising. "[W]e cannot allow the corporate takeover of our democracy," Obama says in the address. "So we’re going to continue to fight for reform and transparency. And I urge all of you to take up the same fight. Let’s challenge every elected official who benefits from these ads to defend this practice or join us in stopping it."
  • McConnell scolds Franken for making faces from dais during his speech

    08/05/2010 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    McConnell scolds Franken for making faces from dais during his speech By Alexander Bolton - 08/05/10 06:00 PM ET Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) scolded Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on the Senate floor Thursday for allegedly mocking him while he delivered a solemn speech on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The dust-up came seconds after McConnell delivered a speech on Kagan’s nomination shortly before the Senate voted to confirm her to the high court. Franken, who was presiding over the chamber from the dais, gesticulated and made faces while McConnell explained his opposition to Kagan, according to witnesses. The...
  • Al Franken Was Making Faces While Mitch McConnell Was Talking About Kagan Today.

    Via the Hill: McConnell grew increasingly angry as Franken made fun of him before a crowded public gallery and Senate aides lining the chamber walls. Senate aides said they were shocked that Franken would flout the decorum of the chamber during such a solemn occasion. After McConnell finished his remarks, he walked up to the dais and rebuked him. “This is not ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al,” McConnell said, making reference to Franken’s career as a writer and actor on NBC’s long-running comedy show, according to a witness who overheard the exchange. A spokeswoman for Franken did not immediately return requests...
  • Washington Post's King: Divorced Conservatives (and Sarah Palin) Can't Criticize Obama on Anything

    06/19/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies · 582+ views
    Newsbuster ^ | June 19th, 2010 | Rich Noyes
    The Washington Post’s Colbert I. King is a regular TV commentator, a Pulitzer prize winner and the deputy editor of the paper’s influential editorial page. But the column he churned out for this morning’s paper is one of the laziest ad hominem attacks on conservatives I’ve ever seen. Dressed up as a Father’s Day column, King argues that Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh should not criticize President Obama on policy matters because Obama is a good family man and they are not — and then churns out paragraph after paragraph reciting the personal laundry of these conservatives and,...
  • Scarborough on U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan: "We're Just Dropping Bombs and Killing Families"

    05/10/2010 4:59:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies · 749+ views
    Monday, May 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    MSNBC host of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, channeled his inner moonbat today with a rant on the use by the United States of drone bombers in Pakistan.Armed drones were first used by the Bush administration, but under Obama their use has skyrocketed as a means to target terrorist havens in Pakistan without having to put U.S. forces on the ground there.Scarborough bemoaned that we are not putting boots on the ground and kicking in doors. He complained, with justification, of the hypocrisy of those who objected to harsh interrogation techniques against our enemies now employing drones to just kill them.Scarborough...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson Gushes She's Drunk the 'Kool-Aid' of 'Amazing' Obama

    05/06/2010 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 2,707+ views
    Actress Scarlett Johansson Gushes She's Drunk the 'Kool-Aid' of 'Amazing' Obama By Brent Baker Created 05/06/2010 - 13:50 Actress Scarlett Johansson, who campaigned for Barack Obama who mentioned getting e-mails from her, remains in the tank for him. She admitted on Wednesday night's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson [1] that she was amongst those who “drank the Kool-aid” at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last Saturday where she found him “amazing” and “hilarious.” Monday's USA Today, as I tweeted [2], quoted Johansson: “I thought (Obama) was hilarious. He has a really dry sense of humor.” When Ferguson's show...
  • Jon Stewart’s Punching Bag, Fox News

    04/23/2010 11:09:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1,489+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 23rd 2010 | Brian Stelter
    Jon Stewart’s Punching Bag, Fox News By BRIAN STELTER April 23, 2010 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are long gone. Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart’s new enemy No. 1. Last week that comedian did something that the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” the morning show on Fox News, did not do: he had his staff members call the White House and ask a question. It may have been in pursuit of farce, not fact, but it gave credence to the people who say “The Daily Show” is journalistic, not just satiric. “Fox & Friends” had repeatedly asked whether...
  • Barney Frank: SEC workers were surfing porn because of the GOP or something

    04/23/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 38 replies · 1,327+ views
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 23, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Because, see, the GOP favors less regulation of Wall Street, which naturally was all the country’s chief securities policemen needed to know to justify spending thousands of work hours surfing sites like “skankwire.” Milton Friedman: The Larry Flynt of American political philosophy? The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others.
  • Over at HuffPo Alec Baldwin Tries Real, Real Hard to Sound Smart But.....

    04/13/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4-12-10 | Rich Trzupek
    No one has ever accused Alec Baldwin of being a rocket scientist, but apparently the actor fancies himself a nuclear physicist. At least that’s the logical conclusion to draw based on his post over at HuffPo entitled “The Human Cost of Nuclear Power.” The actor assumes his new role with gusto, metaphorically donning a lab coat to explain what he believes are the inherent dangers of nuclear power, but his bizarre conclusions and the outdated, discredited research he cites suggests that a straightjacket would be his better fashion choice Let’s start with a question that illustrates just how far the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • Democratic senator : Voting for ObamaCare was “political folly”

    03/30/2010 6:01:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,977+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 30, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You know it and I know it, but it’s always been an open question whether they know it too. I think Obama and Pelosi do. This was their chance to set the country on the path to welfare-state nirvana and they calculated — quite astutely — that it was worth sacrificing their majority to do so. Control of Congress will come and go, but a dependent electorate is forever. Whether the caucus and their idiot base calculated the same way or whether they really convinced themselves that the boondoggle to end all boondoggles was a political winner is more of...
  • Palin Says “Reload” and the Liberals Have a Cow

    03/28/2010 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 1,271+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2010 | Doug Giles
    For all the Ann Curry literalists out there, I do not “literally” mean that liberals had an actual cow after Palin told her conservative compadres to “reload” following their health care loss last week. It was a figure of speech. “Having a cow,” folks, simply means the Left overreacted to Sarah’s slang. It’s called hyperbole, Slingblade … y’know, an extravagant statement or an exaggeration not intended to be taken literally. Did you morons not get that memo in junior high? Maybe you were out that day smoking the devil’s lettuce and watching the Young and the Restless. My cow comment...
  • Earth Hour Alert Reminder: 8:30 PM (your time) Your hour to shine, TURN ALL YOUR LIGHTS ON!

    03/27/2010 4:36:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies · 1,689+ views
    self ^ | 3/28/10 | Blueyon
    Earth Hour Alert: at 8:30 PM (your time) turn on ALL your lights. In honor of Earth Hour, I am asking All willing Freepers to turn on All your lights, turn up your heat and turn on the a/c to cool it down, due a few loads of wash, start up every computer, make a few loaves of bread in the bread machine...if you have one, put a spot light in your yard. It is my understanding that the success or lack of it will be measured by how much electric wattage was used in that hour and satellite pictures...
  • Welcome to Earth Hour

    03/27/2010 5:23:20 PM PDT · by mort56 · 70 replies · 1,103+ views
    Vanity | 3/27/2010 | G. Mortensen
    Sorry for the vanity post, but please join me in turning every light on in your house, your neighborhood, your out houses or whatever. What better way to celebrate EARTH HOUR? The "progressives" would love us to live in their 12th century vision of Utopia, let's show them what we think. Let's vow to make next year one these communist, Marxist, pseudo environmentalist will never forget. Drill, baby, Drill but in the meantime burn a few bucks to annoy them!
  • Forget about 'Earth Hour', turn everything on

    03/27/2010 6:21:21 AM PDT · by paltz · 50 replies · 869+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 3/27/10 | Kerry Picket
    While the World Wildlife Fund is encouraging everyone all over the planet to shut off their lights and anything else running on electricity at 8 P.M. tonight to celebrate "Earth Hour," the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington D.C. based think tank, is telling everyone to turn everything on at that time instead and celebrate "Human Achievement Hour."
  • City to douse lights Saturday for Earth Hour [to fight global warming]

    03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 71 replies · 991+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/10
    Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour. Turning out the lights for Earth Hour is intended to serve as a call for action on climate change and to symbolize a positive impact can be made by working together. The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour, and residents are encouraged to do the same Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This year is the third year of the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and...
  • Virginia Commonwealth University participates in Earth Hour, turns out the lights

    03/26/2010 8:56:15 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies · 590+ views
    VCU Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 26 March 2010 | VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Dining Services Earth Hour Event: On Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. Shafer Court Dining Center and Jonah’s will take part in Earth Hour — the world’s largest climate change event. By simply turning out all nonessential lighting for one hour, Dining Services will join tens of millions of concerned citizens through...out the world in calling for action to save the planet. The locations will remain open, but with limited lighting during this hour. For more information about the VCU event, contact tmhighsmith@vcu.edu.
  • VP Joe Biden broke DC statute when he swore in a public building

    it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to curse, swear, or make use of any indecent or obscene words, or engage in any disorderly conduct in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, public building, church, or assembly room, or in any other public place, or in any place wherefrom the same may be heard in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, or other building, or in any premises other than those where the offense was committed, under a penalty of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more...
  • Democrats file request for Cuccinelli expenses [VA Democrats Play Race Card]

    03/24/2010 2:58:48 PM PDT · by EagleClaw · 58 replies · 2,301+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 24, 2010 | Olympia Meola
    "Asked by a reporter about any parallels between Virginia’s opposition to desegregation decades ago and its current fight against health care reform, Del. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, said “absolutely.“....
  • (Dem) Granholm's 'Meatout Day' angers Michigan farm groups; governor seeks to soothe tensions

    03/20/2010 5:38:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 65 replies · 1,174+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/17/2010 | TIM MARTIN , Associated Press
    Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm over her proclamation encouraging residents to not eat meat for a day. Granholm declared this coming Saturday "Meatout Day" in Michigan earlier this month. Her proclamation encourages residents to choose not to eat meat in observance of the day and to try different recipes rich with vegetables, fruit and whole grains. The Michigan Farm Bureau blasted the proclamation as "unconscionable and an insensitive slap in the face" to livestock farmers and meat-eating residents. The Republican-led Michigan Senate passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Democratic governor to rescind the...
  • What Activities Can I Do When I Turn Off the Lights for Earth Hour? (It's Baaa-ck!)

    03/19/2010 6:33:37 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 115 replies · 2,103+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | March 19, 2010 | Chanie Kirschener
    (There are many candlelit activities to do with family or friends when you turn off the lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change.) Q: Earth Hour is coming up on March 27 and I, for one, am excited to get in on the action and turn off my lights. One question though – what the heck am I supposed to do in the dark for a whole hour?A: You’ve come to the right place, my friend. For those of you who don’t know, the World Wildlife Fund started Earth Hour three years ago, asking people to turn...
  • Anderson Cooper's I.Q. in 'Jeopardy'? -- Ends with $0

    03/19/2010 7:47:38 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 74 replies · 2,492+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3,19,10
    Anderson Cooper may be a respected newsperson, but the CNN anchor didn't display his extensive knowledge of trivia on Thursday night's "Celebrity Jeopardy!" In a competition with actress Aisha Tyler and comedian Cheech Marin, Cooper tied for second (or, depending on how you look at it, last) place with Tyler, after Marin beat them both. With a final score that totaled $0, Cooper missed questions about world leaders, geography, and literature (among other topics). By the time "Final Jeopardy" came around, he was so stumped by a question about the author of "The Wizard of Oz" that his screen displayed...
  • Vanity Fair: Letterman Affair was Just Dave Being Dave

    03/03/2010 2:22:15 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/03/10 | Anthony Kang
    In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Mark Seal took an inside look at David Letterman's sexual scandal and the love-triangle that rocked CBS's "Late Show" last October with Letterman's live confession on-air. Interested in juicy details and pop psychology, Seal effectively vindicated Letterman for the numerous affairs he had with various employees, assistants, and interns. As the article notes, the scandal came to a head when Joe Halderman, a veteran but financially-troubled producer of "48 Hours Mystery," discovered his live-in girlfriend and "Late Show" intern Stephanie Birkett was having an affair with the host.Halderman attempted to blackmail Letterman with...
  • Video: Donny Deutsch calls Marco Rubio a “coconut”;

    Such is my ignorance of this particular slur that I didn’t grasp the outrage when I first watched the clip. I took “coconut” to be some sort of archaic Three-Stooges-esque putdown, like “dimbulb” or “numbskull.” Turns out that the boss emeritus has been dealing with it for decades, just as black conservatives have had to deal with the “Oreo” nonsense. A review of the transcript at Newsbusters makes me think, yeah, that’s exactly how Deutsch intended it:
  • 2006: Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Winter Olympics 'Look Like GOP Convention' (Video)

    02/14/2010 1:22:34 PM PST · by profyana · 56 replies · 1,646+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 2-13-10
    This is a video of Bryant Gumbel lamenting the fact that we even have a winter olympics.
  • Time for Obama to go 'gangsta' on GOP

    02/11/2010 9:25:05 PM PST · by RedMDer · 53 replies · 1,365+ views
    cnn ^ | February 11, 2010 10:32 a.m. EST | Roland S. Martin, CNN Political Analyst
    For me, I'm sick and tired of Democrats having power and being unwilling to use it. I've always respected Republicans when they had power because they were willing to use it and maybe apologize later. He has watched Republicans block many of his appointments, and now he says he made it clear to them that he will "consider" making some when the U.S. Senate goes into recess.
  • Howard Dean: Republicans 'Don't Believe in Science'

    02/11/2010 5:25:17 PM PST · by Justaham · 54 replies · 936+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 2-11-10
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: With some climate-change skeptics using the record snowfall totals to argue that global warming doesn’t exist -- the family of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., built an igloo near the Capitol and labeled it “Al Gore’s New Home” -- former DNC Chairman Howard Dean today blasted back. In an interview with ABC News, Dean said this attitude reflects a GOP rejection of science. “One of the most disturbing things about the Republican Party over the last couple of decades is that just they don’t believe in science any more. And that is not an approach that...
  • Gibbs Takes Swipe At Palin With Hand Note

    02/10/2010 12:23:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 35 replies · 985+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | 9 Feb 2010 | Dan Riehl
    CBS has an image up, saying the video is coming, soon. Tell me again who the childish ones are, here? About all this administration seems good for right now are the jokes, frankly. Maybe Gibbs should have written, "Get a job!" Gibbs' move was a jab at Sarah Palin, who was shown to have written notes on her hand at a speech at the Tea Party convention Saturday after making an implicit criticism of the president for using a TelePrompTer. Gibbs quipped that he had made the notes in case he and the press corps are snowed in. He said...
  • Gibbs mocks Palin

    02/10/2010 2:48:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 781+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/10/10 | By CAROL E. LEE
    After President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the White House briefing room Tuesday, press secretary Robert Gibbs took back the mic with a show-stealing joke at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's expense.
  • Robert Gibbs Writes Down Notes on Hand At Press Conference Mocking Palin (Video)

    02/09/2010 12:01:36 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 52 replies · 1,482+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/9/10 | HAP
    Gibbs: "I wrote eggs, milk and bread, I crossed out bread...Then I wrote down hope and change just in case I forgot".... Imagine Ari Fleischer doing this...
  • White House Mocks Sarah Palin from Podium

    02/09/2010 11:44:54 AM PST · by GVnana · 172 replies · 5,267+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/9/2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the White House's top spokesman is getting in on the act of mocking former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for looking to talking points written on her palm during a speech to "tea party" activists. Robert Gibbs showed the words "hope" and "change" on his hand as he started his daily briefing with reporters on Tuesday.
  • Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence

    02/09/2010 10:49:29 AM PST · by julieee · 33 replies · 1,205+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence Washington, DC -- Just as they defended the pro-life Tim Tebow commercial before it aired during the Super Bowl, newspaper columnists are defending the commercial from the latest attack by the pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) claiming it promoted domestic violence. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5983.html
  • Hugh Hewitt: Memo to Arianna: Stop being silly

    02/08/2010 4:03:49 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 896+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 8, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Yesterday's joint appearance with Arianna Huffington on CNN's "Reliable Sources," hosted by the estimable Howard Kurtz, gave me a chance to tell Arianna in person what most people think about her crusade against the Fox News Channel: It is silly. Her focus on a word here and a phrase there is silly. The warning that Glenn Beck or others are "inciting" the public and that this is dangerous is silly. The program also gave me the opportunity to say on television what I often say on radio: If I had it in my power, I'd give Keith Olbermann a 24/7...
  • Pro-Abortion Group: Tebow Super Bowl Ad Promotes Domestic Violence

    02/08/2010 8:37:06 AM PST · by julieee · 43 replies · 1,608+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Group: Tebow Super Bowl Ad Promotes Domestic Violence Washington, DC -- Unable to gain any tradition by calling the Focus on the Family Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad extremist or over the top, pro-abortion groups today are offering a new dig on the commercial. The president of NOW and other abortion advocates claim the ad promotes domestic violence. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5975.html
  • Brown hits back at Kennedy for ‘joke’ candidacy dig

    02/05/2010 11:03:03 AM PST · by onyx · 383 replies · 10,272+ views
    boston herald ^ | Friday, February 5, 2010 | By Jessica Van Sack
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A stung U.S. Sen. Scott Brown lashed out at U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy today for insulting his landmark win by calling his candidacy “a joke.” Brown said Kennedy’s remarks are “mean spirited,” especially coming on the day he was celebrating being sworn into office. “I was elected and the votes are certified and I’m here to do my job. It’s unfortunate that he would use mean-spirited comments like that at a time when we’re just trying to solve the problems of the Commonwealth,” Brown said today on his first full day on the job.