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  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    08/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/14/2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the British author known for the novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" had urged publishers in the 1930s to join together and stop the rise of paperbacks. "I'm both appalled and wryly amused that Amazon's tactics should come straight out of Orwell's own nightmare dystopia, '1984,'" Hamilton wrote.
  • OB-GYN group changes its 'facts' when needed to protect abortion

    07/09/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) ^ | July 2, 2014 | Richard Doerflinger
    OB-GYN group changes its ‘facts’ when needed to protect abortion Richard M. Doerflinger, Associate Director, Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB (LifeSiteNews) "I May Never Go Home Any More", Marlene Dietrich, Witeness for the Prosecution “Were you lying then, or are you lying now?” So asks an outraged defense lawyer in the great courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution, when his star murder witness reverses her testimony. In light of recent events, some may want to ask the same question of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).ACOG presents itself as a defender of scientific truth about human reproduction. “ACOG...
  • Ann Coulter on 2016: Second look at Mitt Romney?

    04/03/2014 1:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via MofoPolitics, which is responsible for the clip, and Free Republic, where the Romney 3.0 movement is, shall we say, off to a bad start in the comments. Im 90 percent sure shes joking but theres no way to be sure: Any conservative willing to offer three cheers for RomneyCare qualifies, indisputably, as a true blue Mitt fan. I didnt think they existed, but they do. Even among people who knew all along that, if nominated, he would lose. Why Romney instead of someone else, though? One big reason, she says, is immigration. He was the guy who hammered Rick...
  • Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words

    02/18/2014 7:56:16 PM PST · by RC one · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2014, 3:45 PM PDT | Wynton Hall
    In a speech marking the five-year anniversary of his $831 billion economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his plan, passed one month into his presidency, succeeded and that his critics were proven wrong and "have had to eat those words."
  • An Orwellian Nation of Obamathink

    02/13/2014 4:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But didn't Obama radically curtail leases for just such new energy production on federal lands? Have the edicts on...
  • How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say

    09/25/2013 1:15:06 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | July 31 2013 | Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman
    How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say 1.9k 703 A lexicon for understanding the words U.S. intelligence officials use to mislead the public. By Jameel Jaffer and Brett Max Kaufman US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, has been harshly criticized for having misled Congress earlier this...
  • House Republicans Advocate Path, Not Pathway, To Citizenship

    09/02/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | Septiembre 01, 2013
    A central question Congress is wrestling with over the current proposed immigration legislation is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. And surprisingly, the answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is yes, just as long as its not the special path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate. Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 Forbidden Words Banned From Standardized Tests

    08/05/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 45 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012 | CBS New York
    George Carlin is rolling over in his grave. The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests. The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. “Halloween” is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated by...
  • Obama: There Will Never Be a Substitute For Fathers; Obamas DOJ: Children Dont Need Fathers

    06/15/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2013 - 10:05 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama, who favors legalized same-sex marriage and whose Justice Department is arguing in the Supreme Court that children need neither a father nor a mother, said today in a weekly address celebrating the Fathers Day weekend that there will never be a substitute for a father and that he still wishes he had had a father around when he was a child. Obama also said in the address that he wanted to use his presidency to encourage marriage and that he would work with faith groups to encourage fatherhood. Obama then made clear he was directing his...
  • Chief White House Calligrapher Gets Paid $96,725 Per Year

    03/06/2013 6:24:55 AM PST · by reegs · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    With the White House closing its doors to public tour groups in order to save money for the sequester, it's worth remembering some of the other costs the White House incurs annually.Like the "Chief Calligrapher," Patricia A. Blair, who has an annual salary of $96,725, and her two deputies, Debra S. Brown, who gets paid $85,953 per year, and Richard T. Muffler, who gets paid $94,372 every year.In all, the White House appears to employ 3 calligraphers for a yearly total of $277,050.Despite sequestration, there's been no announcement of the White House scaling back on calligraphers.
  • Shoebat Exclusive: Tunisian Political leader caught in Doublespeak about wanting Caliphate

    06/27/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 3 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    His name is Rachid Ghannouchi and he is perhaps the most prominent political leader in Tunisia these days. He has been recognized by western media outlets as a moderate voice of Islam, someone who should have been cheered on during the Arab Spring. Just a couple of months ago, in fact, TIME suggested that Ghannouchis brand of Islam shouldnt be cause for concern: In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Ghannouchi has emerged as the most influential voice of political Islam. As Islamist parties have won elections across North Africa and the Middle East, his message that Islam is...
  • Inside the Beltway: Where an Increase Becomes a Cut

    08/01/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | Bill Tatro
    I just love Washington-speak which offers heartfelt phrases such as baseline spending, debt ceiling, drop dead dates, and my ultimate favorites, the cut, to cut, a cut, or just simply cuts. Like the phrase beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a cut means different things to different people. Let me explain by first discussing common-speak, which is very easy to understand. When someone takes a cut in pay, it could mean going from $20 per hour to $15 per hour. Or, theyre paid $30,000 per year for a job that used to pay $35,000 per year. To most...
  • Israel's Human Chameleon Strikes Again ( Benny Morris )

    07/10/2011 9:13:45 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Efraim Karsh
    In the opening scene of Woody Allen's 1983 film Zelig, F. Scott Fitzgerald is seen to observe a curious little man as he chats with socialites at a sumptuous bash, speaking adoringly of President Coolidge and the Republican Party -- all in an upper class Boston accent. Then, an hour later, the renowned novelist is stunned to see the same man speaking to the kitchen help. Only now he claims to be a Democrat, and his accent has become coarse as if he were one of the crowd. This scene comes to mind when observing the incessant, ideological acrobatics of...
  • Essay on how Political Correctness is destroying America

    01/25/2011 11:46:23 AM PST · by FredJake · 39 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/23/2011 | Joe Newby
    Politcal correctness - the idea of subsituting certain words or thoughts with others deemed to be "acceptable" - is destroying America. The phrase came about, according to Bill Lind in an address ten years ago, in a comic strip. We laugh at the idea of political correctness, but as Lind points out, it is deadly serious. He calls it the: ...great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious....
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • Now We Know Which "Holiday" They Meant (Retailers Start "After Holiday Sales" on Dec 26)

    12/26/2010 9:12:42 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Hanukkah may have ended over 2 weeks ago, Kwanzaa week may have just begun, and New Years may still be 6 days away, but major retailers have once again started their "After Holiday" sales on December 26. Retailers that went to great lengths to avoid using the word Christmas, in favor of the more inclusive term "Holidays", now seem to not care that many holidays are still to come while others ended long ago. Companies such as Barnes and Nobel as well as Old navy/Gap went to such extremes to avoid using the term Christmas that they ended up being...
  • No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

    12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee
    Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as liberal and then progressives in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the groups deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace. Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and...
  • Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality (marxists)

    12/17/2010 11:45:32 AM PST · by bronxville · 19 replies · 1+ views
    freepress ^ | December 10, 2010 | marxists
    Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality More than 80 grassroots organizations, consumer groups, civil rights organizations, innovative businesses, technology experts and public interest advocates filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, signaling broad support for strong Network Neutrality rules. The letter highlighted five key areas in which rules proposed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski must be improved to protect the free and open Internet. The Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21. FCC_Letter_Real_Net_Neutrality.pdf freepress = reform media. transform democracy.
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Heres the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • 'MORE CONTROL' OVER HEALTH CARE' (Excerpts from Obama's healthcare speech)

    03/03/2010 9:43:25 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 694+ views
    politico.com ^ | March 3, 2010
    The White House released these excerpts of President Obama's prepared remarks on health care, to be delivered around 1:45 p.m.: I dont believe we should give government bureaucrats or insurance company bureaucrats more control over health care in America. I believe its time to give the American people more control over their own health insurance. I dont believe we can afford to leave life-and-death decisions about health care to the discretion of insurance company executives alone. I believe that doctors and nurses like the ones in this room should be free to decide whats best for their patients. The proposal...
  • Clever phrases wont cut it, Mr. President

    01/25/2010 4:50:44 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2010 | Joe Fitzgerald
    Way down deep inside, Barack Obama has to know the bloom is off the rose. Indeed, as he prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address two nights from now, he must be feeling a bit like Willy Loman, the mythical salesman who lamented how tough it is out there with just a shoeshine and a smile, trying to peddle a product no one wants to buy. Just 14 months ago, adored by multitudes who jammed Grant Park in Chicago to cheer his victory speech, Obama was at the zenith of a mountaintop experience, proclaiming, If there is...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed reformers or modernizers. They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such reformer is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Have to watch both of Obama's hands

    01/15/2010 11:00:19 AM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies · 527+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2010 | Irwin M. Stelzer
    Magicians succeed by waving or otherwise moving one hand, thereby distracting you from watching the hand that is about to perform some trick. President Obama and his economic team are performing a similar act, concentrating attention on their macroeconomic policies -- stimulus, deficits, growth rates, unemployment -- to distract attention from their microeconomic regulatory policies. It comes down to this: Borrow and spend to create jobs, regulate to destroy them. The original $787 billion stimulus package is due for a supplement that will bring the total to around $1 trillion. Spending so far has created or "saved" between 1.7 million...
  • Hugh Nibley's coded language and the minority mind-set

    11/15/2009 6:36:17 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 729+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | Michael DeGroote
    OREM, Utah -- Boyd J. Petersen told the Utah Valley University conference on "outmigration" about how Hugh Nibley -- and other Mormons -- coped with the divided sense of self that minorities often experience in the larger society. Petersen, author of "Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life," spoke on Nov. 6 about how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live with contradictory public images. "They are both revered and reviled, feared and revered," Petersen said. Outmigrants, those Mormons who have left Utah, "have this divided sense of ourselves." Mormons have their own sense of themselves and their...
  • An Indecipherable Embarrassment of Regulatory Incoherence (Byzantine Nanny State Alert)

    10/11/2009 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 1 replies · 445+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 10/11/09 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    To begin know it is said amongst the knowledgeable North Carolina is sprinkled with a number of sweet spots where a fellow can stand in an open field and box the compass in four opposite directions (North,East,South and West) for a few hundred yards and find himself under four conflicting sets of hunting regulations........... The leading (current) contender for complete Alice-In-Wonderland-Mad-Hatter the law is ours to know and yours to find out bureaucracy is DUPLIN COUNTY.......
  • The Day Internet Freedom Died

    09/22/2009 10:59:07 AM PDT · by thouworm · 62 replies · 3,681+ views
    Forbes ^ | 9-22-2009 | Adam Thierer and Berin Szoka
    There was a time, not so long ago, when the term "Internet Freedom" actually meant what it implied: a cyberspace free from over-zealous legislators and bureaucrats.... Those days are now gone; the presumption of online liberty is giving way to a presumption of regulation. A massive assault on real Internet freedom has been gathering steam for years and has finally come to a head. Ironically, victory for those who carry the banner of "Internet Freedom" would mean nothing less than the death of that freedom.... Here is the reality: Because of the steps being taken in Washington right now, real...
  • Double Speak in the War for Freedom in Iran

    07/14/2009 10:17:33 AM PDT · by Psion · 5 replies · 393+ views
    No Compromise Media Group ^ | July 14, 2009 | nocompromise
    Tell us, where is everyone? Where did all the people who demonstrated against Israels brutality in Operation Cast Lead, in the Second Lebanon War, in Operation Defensive Shield, or even in The Hague, when we were dragged there unwillingly after daring to build a separation barrier between us and the suicide bombers, disappear to? We see demonstrations here and there, but these are mainly Iranian exiles. Europe, in principle, is peaceful and calm. So is the United States. Here and there a few dozens, here and there a few hundreds. Have they evaporated because it is Tehran and not here?...
  • Obama's abortion doublespeak

    05/19/2009 7:24:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies · 574+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/19/09 | David Limbaugh
    With due respect to the millions who adore President Barack Obama, I just don't understand what causes people to hear only his lofty rhetoric and appeals for unity while turning a deaf ear to his polarizing language and actions, for example, on the subject of abortion. In his book "The Audacity of Hope," he seemed determined to address every issue from the perspective of achieving some kind of common ground. We'll give a little bit of this to liberals and a little bit of that to conservatives and all live happily ever after. I'm sorry, but I believe Obama calculatingly...
  • Mastering the Democrats' dialect

    05/10/2009 2:54:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 482+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Doublespeak is alive as Democrats pull the strings in the White House and Congress 25 years after 1984. What do they mean when they engage in Democrat-speak? I know I'm not worthy, but I've got an assignment, so I shall borrow a page from Ambrose Bierce, not with a Devil's Dictionary, but a Democrats' Dictionary. The easy part: There's no dif.Academic freedom: Full license to espouse liberal thought to unformed minds.Bailout: Billions upon billions - trillions really - of government aid doled out to financial institutions to remind voters of the need for strong regulation.Biden, Joe: Running-at-the-mouth politician, but, hey,...
  • The administration has created a lexicon that masks reality through the gauzy world of euphemism.

    04/09/2009 6:40:35 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies · 881+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama had a grand time in Europe. He wowed the press, met the queen, gave some wonderful news conferences and got virtually none of the major policy concessions he wanted. But he did do a lot of talking, for what that's worth. And for Obama, that's worth a lot. During the campaign, then-Sen. Obama made it clear that he thought words meant a great deal. "Don't tell me words don't matter," Obama proclaimed. " 'I have a dream' just words? 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal' just words? 'We have...
  • Bush Did It [Parody]

    03/22/2009 10:05:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 705+ views
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2009
    Bush Did It What a difference an election makes. By Victor Davis Hanson President Bush was ridiculed today by critics of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility when he suggested that his administration no longer was incarcerating unlawful combatants, but was instead in the process of renaming them as mere detainees. The president also promised to close Guantanamo within the year, and added that he had assigned a special task force to look into the matter. Orwellian, the New York Times fumed in an editorial entitled Just Close It!: If the Presidents Ministry of Truth thinks that his metamorphosing words change...
  • Obama: Every voice must be heard on health reform [Unless you don't want it]

    03/05/2009 5:20:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 469+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 15 mins ago | LIZ SIDOTI,
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system Thursday and heard only applause and agreement when he told them there's "a clear consensus that the need for health care reform is here and now." However, he conceded at a White House summit that opinions vary widely on exactly what to do and said that winning quick approval for historic and stunningly expensive legislation won't be easy. "Every voice has to be heard. Every idea must be considered ... The status quo is the one option that...
  • Reid: Don't call it nationalization

    02/23/2009 9:48:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 2,787+ views
    Politico on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/09 | Lisa Lerer
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he supports efforts of the federal government to dramatically expand its stake in Citigroup, but wants people to back off from the dramatic rhetoric. Its not nationalization, its protecting the taxpayers interests, Reid (D-Nev.) told MSNBCs Morning Joe program on Monday. In the bailout, the TARP, that we made sure the American taxpayer had a way of getting paid back for their investments, Reid said. Thats what this is all about and its the right way to go. The federal government is in talks to take as much as a 40 percent stake in...
  • Obamaspeak: Where Every Word means its Opposite

    02/20/2009 8:22:41 AM PST · by Jess Kitting · 39 replies · 1,164+ views
    FreeRepublic.com | February 20, 2009 | All of us
    It has become increasingly evident that Mr. Obama is speaking to us in code. Whatever he says means its exact opposite. A few examples: "Hope" means "Despair" "Transparent" means "Hidden from View" "Clean" means "Corrupt" "Fair" means "Intolerant and Unjust" "Fiscal Responsibility" means "Debt" "Change" means "More of the Same" "Peace" means "There will be War"
  • DOUBLESPEAK, WHAT IS IT?

    12/07/2008 12:18:28 PM PST · by patriotunderground · 98+ views
    THE PATRIOT UNDERGROUND ^ | 12-07-08 | PATRICK HENRY
    Citizenhip issue was reported today on Baynews9. Can anyone post a copy of the report? The news channel is in the Tampa area and has wide coverage.
  • Investigative Project Releases Gov't Memos Curtailing Speech in War on Terror

    05/03/2008 8:21:39 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 56+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | May 2, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    Investigative Project Releases Gov't Memos Curtailing Speech in War on Terror The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to identify the "influential Muslim Americans" and "leading U.S.-based scholars and commentators on Islam" who met with Secretary Michael Chertoff in helping shape a softer approach to government lexicon about terrorists and their ideological motivations. "Our policy is we don't comment on the Secretary's private schedule," spokeswoman Amy Kudwa told the IPT. Nor would she identify any of the participants' organizational affiliation. DHS and the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center each issued reports urging government employees to avoid words like "jihad,"...
  • Carvilles Disgusting Act Almost Makes Us Forget How Badly Hillary Lies

    03/25/2008 6:48:06 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 47 replies · 1,927+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 25 March 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Hillary, with bayonet tightly between her teeth, advanced with Chelsea beside her towards the grim genocidiers in Tuzla. Her heart beat with sanguine bravery, as she prepared to cut down the screaming, pseudo-sapient madmen standing between Yugoslavians and free health care. It was a pivotal moment for the future of dumbocracy, and it was total, unmitigated male bovine scatology. There are those who think she misspoke, others who believe she exaggerated a tad, and still others, such as myself, who thinks she could open her mouth and fertilize an entire ethanol farm without substantially raising her pulse. Well, thats why...
  • "McCain Tries To Avoid Questions About Immigration" - El Universal (Translated from Spanish)

    01/30/2008 9:35:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 33 replies · 458+ views
    El Universal Online (TRANSLATION) ^ | 31 January 2008 | El Universal (Translated to English)
    Intenta McCain evadir preguntas sobre inmigracin Expresa el aspirante a la candidatura republicana que respalda los esfuerzos para impedir el cruce de indocumentados; afirma que la gente pide que primero sean aseguradas las fronteras ...
  • Government renames Islamic terrorism as 'anti-Islamic activity' to woo Muslims

    01/17/2008 1:39:29 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 40 replies · 418+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | JAMES SLACK
    Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism. In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing "anti-Islamic activity". Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam. Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.
  • Are Romney's comments of who hears from God at odds with LDS faith?

    12/23/2007 3:11:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies · 106+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 22, 2007 | Thomas Burr
    Pre-eminent Mormon scholar argues Romney's answer is not at all a contradictionPresidential candidate Mitt Romney says in a videotaped interview that he doesn't know that God has spoken to anyone since the time of Moses. The comment appears to conflict with his Mormon faith that believes God spoke to founder Joseph Smith and other church prophets subsequently. In the interview with Boston's WCVB, a reporter asks Romney several questions about his faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including how his faith would impact him if he is elected. "Should God speak to you, and ask you...
  • Chertoff visits state to endorse security-enhanced driver's IDs

    03/26/2007 10:46:28 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007 | By David Bowermaster
    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited Seattle on Friday to help Gov. Christine Gregoire kick off a pilot program that will allow Washington state residents to use a security-enhanced driver's license, rather than a passport, to travel to and from Canada. Chertoff predicted the new licenses will help meet the department's dual goals of enhancing security and reducing wait-times at the border. In a wide-ranging discussion with The Seattle Times editorial board after the event, Chertoff spoke repeatedly of his agency's efforts to balance competing demands. On issues ranging from port security to air travel to home-grown terrorism, Chertoff described...
  • In the language of Washington, things are not as they seem, or sound

    11/26/2006 12:43:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 452+ views
    McCleans ^ | November 26, 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's annual accounting of hunger in the United States reported no hunger in its last outing. Instead, it found "food insecurity." Likewise, no one is even considering retreating from Iraq. "Redeploying" the heck out of there is, however, an option. In Washington, words are a moving target that conceal at least as much as they reveal. Doublespeak runs through the discourse on Iraq, terrorism and domestic matters to a point where it's hard to tell what is going on. The libertarian Cato Institute recently took on the rising tide of fuzzy words in the fight against...
  • Doublespeak: Official language of D.C.

    11/26/2006 11:23:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Doublespeak: Official language of D.C. By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 7 minutes ago The government's annual accounting of hunger in America reported no hunger in its last outing. Instead, it found "food insecurity." Likewise, no one is even considering retreating from Iraq. "Redeploying" the heck out of there is, however, an option. In Washington, words are a moving target that conceal at least as much as they reveal. Doublespeak runs through the discourse on Iraq, terrorism and domestic matters to a point where it's hard to tell what is going on. The libertarian Cato Institute recently took on...
  • Fred Barnes: How to Speak Liberal... (Start by obfuscating)

    08/06/2006 12:59:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 1,661+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2006 | Fred Barnes
    DURING A GET-TO-KNOW-YOU meeting with the new Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, last week, a veteran Washington journalist asked about possible bipartisan talks to deal with the growing cost of entitlements. "Would revenues be on the table?" he inquired. Paulson looked puzzled. Another journalist explained that the question was about tax increases. Would they be considered?The questioner had used a word--"revenues"--drawn from the growing lexicon of liberalism. It is a language quite common now in Washington and in liberal political circles, and it's designed to substitute softer or neutral words for harsher ones with political implications. It is a language of...
  • Manifesto for a new WE (Major It's Not Islams Fault Alert!)

    07/07/2006 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Tariquamadan ^ | 7/7/2006 | Tariq Ramadan
    We have ample reason to be concerned. The situation of Muslims in Western societies has, for the last twenty years, been fraught with difficulty. If anything, this situation has worsened over the last five years. The war against terror launched after the events of September 11, 2001, along with repeated terrorist attacks throughout the world, increased tensions arising from social problems or from immigration have combined to portray Islam-and Muslims in general-as a threat to the societies of the West. Fear, and its accompanying emotional and often irrational reactions, has become a part of the public mindset. Such reactions, while...
  • Decoding Immigration Doublespeak (A Guide To Immigration Debate Orwellianism Alert)

    04/14/2006 5:27:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 773+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 04/14/06 | Ben Johnson
    The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names Old Chinese proverb. The elite media have always been out of touch with American values, and their reporting has often been at odds with reality. (See Offensive, Tet.) However, their coverage of the last weeks massive pro-illegal immigration rallies bordered (no pun intended) on the Orwellian, virtually requiring one to believe the inverse of everything they reported. Among their many distortions, sanitizations, euphemisms, and lies were: Pro-Immigration Rallies. The elite media consisted presented the protests as rallies in favor of immigration or immigrants rights. The Washington Post...
  • FBI: No Credible Threat, But Stay Vigilant (Sports)

    03/10/2006 7:34:47 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 424+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-11-2006 | Mark Sherman
    FBI: No Credible Threat, but Be Vigilant Saturday March 11, 2006 3:01 AM By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI said Friday there is no specific, credible threat of a terror attack aimed at college basketball arenas or other sports stadiums, but acknowledged alerting law enforcement to a recent Internet posting discussing such attacks. The FBI and Homeland Security Department distributed an intelligence bulletin Friday to state and local law enforcement nationwide describing the online threat against sporting venues, said Special Agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington. ``We have absolutely no credible intelligence or...
  • Liberal Doublespeak on the Minimum Wage

    01/05/2006 3:41:04 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 524+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | January 5, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    According to a Dec. 25 report in the Boston Globe, the Democratic Party is joining forces with the activist group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to place initiatives on state ballots this fall to raise the minimum wage. The idea is to energize the poor to vote for Democratic candidates, as well as the initiative.ACORN's involvement in this campaign is amusing because a few years ago the group sued the state of California in order to be exempted from its minimum wage requirement, which was higher than the federal government's. In its appellate brief, ACORN acknowledged that...
  • There Will Be No Civil Liberties If We Lose This War

    01/01/2006 2:55:51 PM PST · by SunSetSam · 418 replies · 4,616+ views
    The New Media Journal.us ^ | December 30, 2005 | Frank Salvato
    December 30, 2005 - The argument over whether President Bush has the authority to direct the National Security Agency to listen in on the conversations of suspected terrorists on US soil is split primarily into two camps; those who believe we are engaged in a war for our very survival against radical Islam and those who believe and always have that terrorism operates under a set of rules that govern its actions and therefore should be treated as a law enforcement issue. This is just another example of why there should have been a formal declaration of war...