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  • CNN issues apology for 'Stupid Girls' song before Palin story (Apology NOT accepted!)

    07/30/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/30/2012 | fox news
    CNN has issued an apology for playing a song titled “Stupid Girls” before a segment about Sarah Palin. “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together,” a CNN spokesperson told the blog site Mediate. The song by Pink was the lead-in to a story about the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate supporting Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, who is facing public backlash for opposing same-sex marriage.
  • If a Republican said this, the media would rightfully brand it anti-Semitism

    07/29/2012 10:59:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/29/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    If a Republican accused Jews of voting for a Democrat because they're rich people and want a tax cut, what do you think the reaction would be? I think that Republican would rightfully be branded an anti-Semite. But when a Democrat makes a comment like that, it slips right under the media's radar range. Especially when the Democrat is none other than Queen Nancy Pelosi. Let's go to the videotape. The part I want you to see is between 6:00 and 7:50. More below the fold.
  • Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage

    07/23/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/2012
    The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A in a show of support for gay marriage, the creators of the puppet troupe said on Monday. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page. The Henson company, named after the creator of lovable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for...
  • Judge Seals 'Batman' Shooting Case

    07/22/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 187 replies
    The Daily ^ | July 20, 2012 | Sergio Hernandez
    An Arapahoe County Court judge has granted a request to seal the case against James Holmes, the 24-year-old shooter who killed 12 and wounded 50 during a screening last night of "The Dark Knight Rises." The motion, filed in Arapahoe County court, asks for the records in the case to be sealed, including search warrants, affidavits, orders and the "case file." ... disclosure of the court records would be "contrary to public interest" and "could jeopardize the ongoing investigation."
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire

    07/14/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2012 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    Tultitlan, Mexico (CNN) -- Neighbors on this tiny, sun-soaked street know each other's names. They pray together at a church with stained-glass windows that they can see from their front steps. But for years, they say, immigrants have been pushing their community apart. Residents here say they stopped feeling safe when strangers started lingering on street corners and leering at locals. They created neighborhood watch patrols to keep crime in check. "It's not that we're against immigrants," Osvaldo Espinosa says. "We just want them to get rid of that house." 'Train of death' drives migrant American dreamers It's the kind...
  • Prominent Missouri Democrat Wants To Know: How Come No Jews Died On 9/11?…

    A Democratic Party caucus chairman vying to become Missouri’s next secretary of state is a 9/11 Truther who has associated with a radical Muslim cleric and trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. MD Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (NDPAAC), a Democratic National Committee-sponsored organization that liaises with Asian minorities.
  • Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)

    07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
      Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.   That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.   Westfall gave...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-09-12 ("The GOP is one of the most dire threats this country has ever faced")

    07/09/2012 12:19:46 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 32 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 9, 2012 | DUmmie Hugabear, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    One thing about our DUmmie Ant Farm: It is entertaining! The DUmmie Ants, with their cute little antics as they scurry about, are highly amusing! And from time to time--like, every day--something causes them to kick it into high gear. They start swirling about madly, taking their overwrought histrionics to another level. SOMEBODY SHOOK UP THE ANTS! Shook-up Ants are FUnnie Ants! That's what we find today in this THREAD by DUmmie Hugabear, "The GOP is one of the most dire threats this country has ever faced." The paranoia is palpable. The drama-queen posing, as the DUmmies seek to...
  • U.S. Air Force considers training changes after sex scandal

    07/07/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jul 7, 2012 9:37am EDT | Jim Forsyth
    The U.S. Air Force is considering whether to revamp basic training for recruits, including separate training for women and men, following the worst U.S. military sex scandal in 16 years involving a dozen male drill sergeants accused of abusing women. Twelve male military training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the home of all Air Force basic training, are under investigation for seeking sexual favors from female Air Force trainees. Six instructors have been referred to court martial on charges ranging from attempting to have a sexual relationship with a recruit to adultery and aggravated sexual...
  • What is Mitt Romney Hiding? (It's Starting To Look Like Romney Has A Dirty Tax Secret)

    07/07/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Middle Class Economist ^ | 07/07/2012 | Kenneth Thomas
    Mitt Romney has so far released only one year of tax returns (2010), plus an estimate for 2011. This stands in stark contrast to his father, Michigan Governor George Romney, who released 12 years of tax returns when he began running for President in 1967. As his father said at the time, "One year could be a fluke." So the questions remain about what is in Romney's older returns. Two stories this week and last have ratcheted up the pressure. One is a recent web exclusive for "The Last Word with Laurence O'Donnell" where David Cay Johnston has five...
  • California Senate passes "anti-Arizona" immigration bill

    07/05/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/12 | Mary Slosson - Reuters
    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill supporters dub the "anti-Arizona" law, which seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in other U.S. states. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 for the California Trust Act, which blocks local police from referring a detainee to immigration officials for deportation unless that person has been convicted of a violent or serious felony. The bill has the backing of about 100 immigrant rights groups, police chiefs and mayors. It has already passed the state Assembly in a 47-26...
  • Romney Led Bain's Investment in Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses

    07/02/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 165 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 2, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    David Corn has a report out this morning that pushes the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital forward not just because of the business it involves — disposing of aborted fetuses — but because it extends the length of time he worked at Bain. According to Securities and Exchange Commission documents, Romney was involved in Bain's investment in a company called Stericycle in late 1999. What did Stericycle do? Well, it was a fast-growing, profitable medical waste company. But it also had some problems, such as getting fined for keeping body parts and dead animals in unmarked...
  • Female Journalist Violated by Egyptian Islamists

    06/30/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 45 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 30, 2012 | JP
    Natasha Smith planned to be in Cairo today to see Mohammed Morsi take his oath as Egypt’s first Islamist president. But the British journalist was forced to leave the capital city prematurely, she reported, “following a horrific sexual and physical attack in Tahrir Square.” It is just the latest, sickening evidence that Islam is not the “religion of peace” its adherents claim. Smith’s attack occurred earlier this week as she was making her way to Tahir Square, where a throng had gathered to celebrate Morsi’s historic election. Though Smith was “accompanied by two male companions for safety,” they could not...
  • Obama falls on Florida stage; Bush's fault, no doubt (with video)

    06/23/2012 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 23, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    An exciting campaign video roused the Tampa crowd for the imminent vision of you-know-who Friday night. "Please welcome," said the arena announcer, "the president of the United States!" Pregnant pause to let the cheers build. Then, out from behind the blue curtain sauntered the perpetually campaigning president, known today as Barack Obama. Big smile. Waving to the crowd. Obama began his familiar jaunty jog up the stage steps, when, suddenly...Oops! Bam! He disappeared. Democrat down. (See video above) Obama stopped the very public fall -- Forward -- with his hands, inches from a painful face-plant. Then, he bounced back up,...
  • Invasive brown kelp worries Calif. researchers

    06/20/2012 8:39:51 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | 2012-06-20 | Peter Fimrite
    A highly invasive form of brown kelp native to Japan has spread throughout the San Francisco waterfront since it was discovered three years ago and could threaten native species and ecosystems if money and resources aren't put into stopping its spread, researchers say.
  • Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)

    06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies
    CNN.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation and the author of the new book, "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad." (CNN) -- On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration. Investigations by special prosecutors can take on a life of their own. Recall that the investigation of the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas -- in...
  • Pro-life school bus firebombed in Rockford, local media ignore the incident

    06/18/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | 6.18.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, June 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)—A school bus covered in pro-life images that used to drive children to a local abortion clinic to pray was firebombed Friday night, report local advocates, who say the media have been negligent in covering the incident. The bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, suffered extensive damage after vandals threw more than one device through the vehicle’s windows. Photos show some of the seats reduced to little more than metal frame and ash. The driver’s area was also bombed, and appears to be unusable. The bus is well known in the...
  • U2 Guitarist May Get 2nd Chance at Malibu Mansions (If You're Rich & Liberal It's OK to Rape Nature)

    06/16/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Michael J. Mishak
    U2 guitarist may get a second chance at Malibu mansions Lobbyists who worked on the Edge's project are urging legislators to approve a measure that could clear the way for his development, which the Coastal Commission rejected. SACRAMENTO — The California Coastal Commission rejected a controversial proposal last year by U2 guitarist the Edge to build five mansions on a scenic bluff above Malibu, saying that it would scar a rugged ridgeline and harm sensitive habitat. Now, some of the same powerful lobbyists and lawyers behind the musician's quashed development are working the halls of the Capitol to push a...
  • BEHEADED BUSH: EVOLVING 'GAME OF THRONES' EXCUSES FAIL SMELL TEST

    06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Eva · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte
    The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:
  • Surveillance Pictures Released In Mob Attack On CTA Red Line

    06/13/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 55 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 6/13/12 | unknown
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police hope surveillance pictures help lead them to one of three weekend mob attacks on people downtown. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was beaten up on the CTA Red Line near the State-Lake stop Saturday by a group of about six teenagers. The teens had just stolen the man’s 24-year-old wife’s iPhone 4S. She had dropped the phone, and a teen had picked it up and taken it for himself. The man told the teen to give his wife her iPhone back. But they instead began punching him...
  • WHAT IF OBAMA WAS WHITE?

    06/12/2012 10:10:10 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | June 12, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    If a white man with no business experience of any kind, on any level, were elected president and his economic plan increased government spending, increased government intrusion into private business, and increased taxes on the so-called rich–what would criticism of him be because he is white? If this same white president employed failed Keynesian economic strategies which resulted in his increasing our total national debt more than the first 41 presidents combined, in less than three years of his first term in office–would criticism of him be because he is white? If this hypothetical white president were driving us off...
  • On Johan Santana's no-hitter, comedian Bill Maher, newly-minted NY Mets minority shareholder (WTF?)

    06/04/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Michael O'keeffe AND Justin Tasch
    Funny really is money. Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," announced on Sunday at Citi Field that he had purchased a minority stake in the Mets earlier this year — and the sometimes controversial, always funny comedian wasn't kidding. Maher, a lifelong Mets fan, says he thinks he made a "great investment" by purchasing a share in the team. "I think people sometimes forget there's only one National League franchise in New York City, and they're not making anymore," he said. "I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I've seen some of the ways...
  • Mitt Romney, Natural Born Citizenship, and Media Bias (2x Updated)

    06/03/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Diggity · 19 replies
    "We the People of the United States" ^ | January 16, 2012 | Miri
    © Miri WTPOTUS January 16, 2012 While I researched and wrote this article over the past week, The Post & Email published a story about a citizen who has challenged Mitt Romney’s eligibility for the presidency. The citizen argues that Mitt Romney’s father, George W. Romney, was a Mexican citizen according to Mexican law, by virtue of his birth in that country. The citizen further argues that it is incumbent upon Mitt Romney to prove that his father naturalized in the USA by the time of Mitt’s birth, in 1947.
  • Two books, two standards, for Obama, Bush

    05/29/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2012 | Byron York
    Not all campaign books are treated equally. Just look at Edward Klein and J.H. Hatfield. Klein, of course, is the author of the new book "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House." Hatfield, now dead and forgotten, wrote a book about George W. Bush, "Fortunate Son," during the 2000 presidential contest. Klein's book, which debuted in early May, has been mostly ignored by large media organizations (although not by the book-buying public, which has put it at the top of next week's best-seller list). Hatfield's book, on the other hand, rocked a presidential campaign -- before crashing and burning...
  • Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'

    05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 480 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker
    The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."-SNIP-"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to...
  • The Newest Low in GOP Mockery: Comparing Them to Anal Sex Toys

    05/23/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Wilson
    Liberals keep finding new ways to demonstrate their civility and class. NYU graduate student Matthew Epler fashioned polling data for the Republican candidates during the 2012 primary into sex toys called butt plugs – for a telecommunications class. He decided to market his creations, which met with the winking approval of left-wing outlets. The plugs represent the polling data of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney, rotated around a 3D axis.
  • Court won't reduce student's music download fine

    05/21/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 50 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | May 21st 2012 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., who was successfully sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally sharing music on peer-to-peer networks. In 2009, a jury ordered Tenenbaum to pay $675,000, or $22,500 for each song he illegally downloaded and shared.
  • Will Smith Lectures France About Paying Taxes Until Learning Of Their 75% Rate

    05/14/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 73 replies
    His reaction is priceless.
  • Cher doesn’t want to breathe the same air as Romney ~ tea bagger masters’

    05/08/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 46 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | Twitchy Staff
    If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz says she 'earned Cadillac' healthcare coverage

    05/07/2012 1:52:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 5/7/12 | Jay Schorr
    When asked if average Americans should receive the same quality health insurance as that of their elected officials, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told a group of South Florida healthcare workers that she “earned” her benefits, implying that her constituents had not. “Yes, she really said that,” related Dr. Norman Palgon, a Hallandale Beach-based internist who was in attendance at a forum the Congresswoman conducted last year to garner support for ObamaCare. The good doctor was non-too-pleased with what he clearly felt was the congresswoman’s imperious attitude. Wasserman Schultz, 45, who also is Chair of the Democratic National Committee, is...
  • Obama Campaign Blasts Mitt Romney for Initial Silence After Supporter Says President...'Treason’

    05/07/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    ...After Supporter Says President ‘Should be tried for treason’ The Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney Monday for not confronting a supporter who said during a town hall event in Cleveland that the president “should be tried for treason.” “We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution,” a woman said during a question-and-answer session. “And I want to know — yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason — but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what...
  • FBI says Occupy Cleveland not under investigation though suspects were actively involved in group.

    05/01/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 01May12 | Michael Scott
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were also involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, that organization is not under federal investigation. "Let me be clear, the FBI and Department of Justice are not conducting an investigation of any specific group," said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. "We do not investigate movements or groups, we investigate individuals." The Occupy movement is never identified by name in the affidavit filed by federal officials...
  • Federal Judge Enforces Sharia-Compliance in Ohio Prisons

    04/28/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/12 | Aurelius
    In 2011, death row inmate Abdul Awkal sued an Ohio prison because he was receiving non-halal food while in prison. As a consequence, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction banned all pork products in prison. This year, prisoner James Rivers filed a lawsuit arguing that pork should not be outright banned. He reasoned that, should Muslims not want to eat pork, they had the right to, but that it was discriminatory to ban pork for everyone. Additionally, the prison did offer meals without pork products in them before the ban. To reinforce Rivers's lawsuit, prison authorities argued that the...
  • FlashBack to 2008 Campaign : Obama records requests prove fruitless

    04/15/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT · by KSanders · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/11/07 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) dodged questions Sunday about releasing papers from his eight years as an Illinois state senator, and his campaign has not answered records requests from the state’s two largest newspapers. Obama’s campaign has prodded Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) to make available additional records of her communications during her husband’s presidency. [cut] But two Chicago newspapers have said the Obama campaign has not responded to their requests for comparable papers from his career. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, moderator Tim Russert asked Obama about the papers from his state legislative days, from 1997 to 2004.
  • Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

    04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state. In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label “hate speech” if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their...
  • The Race War on Whites and Why It's Ignored

    04/09/2012 10:43:38 AM PDT · by bmorrett · 12 replies
    Tenacious B ^ | 4/9/2012 | Brittney Morrett
    What if I told you that a white supremacist group held a conference call demanding a day of action to spill the blood of blacks and Latinos in America? Your reaction would be one of absolute horror. You would immediately decry the racist organization as having no place in our society and demand that the organization be shamed and shunned by the media — and rightly so. Yet, the opposite takes place on a regular basis – if not daily. Black supremacist groups like the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) consistently call for blood shed of whites and no one...
  • Hatch: Obama camp will 'throw Mormon church' at Romney [opening Ldsism...not throwing tis enough]

    04/04/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 125 replies
    Politico ^ | April 4, 2012 | David Catanese
    FARMINGTON, Utah -- Sen. Orrin Hatch predicted President Obama's campaign team would use Mitt Romney's Mormon faith against him in the general election. Speaking to a group of GOP delegates at a campaign stop Tuesday, the six-term Republican incumbent warned, "You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe." Asked to elaborate in an interview later, Hatch fingered campaign adviser David Axelrod and White House aide David Plouffe as the masterminds who would insert the issue into the campaign. "Let me tell you something. The Obama people have some of the best political consultants...
  • Major Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood Shooter) vs Sgt Robert Bales

    03/24/2012 5:56:15 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 25 replies · 3+ views
    self | 3/24/12 | self
    After reading about Army Staff Sgt Robert Bales, who, they say, shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing this irony: There is all this clamor to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury. Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah Akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible. So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately....
  • Selective outrage is wrong, right?

    03/19/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/19/12 | George Korda
    It’s wrong when you do it, but it’s OK when I do it. Welcome to the world of political discourse. This was demonstrated after State Sen. Stacey Campfield ignited a firestorm over remarks he made on a radio show about the origin of AIDS and the degree to which it is transmitted, or not transmitted, between heterosexuals. Campfield’s comments led to his being denied service in a Knoxville restaurant, an act for which the restaurant owner received a good deal of acclaim from the political left. A frequently used statement was, “She has the right to refuse service to anyone...
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown denounces ‘niggardly’ colleagues

    03/15/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies · 1+ views
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2012 | Jeff Poor
    niggardly: Not generous; stingy (adjective/adverb) It’s a word that has caused job-ending consequences in the past for politicians and others in the public eye because of its similarities to a racial slur. However, that didn’t deter Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown from using it during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on Thursday, to describe how he thought some of his colleagues were acting toward veterans. “Of course we’re falling short,” he said. “There are people, as you know Matt, in this Congress who will always send a blank check when it comes to spending money on defense...
  • The Left's Greatest Hits of $#!^ They've Said About Conservatives

    03/09/2012 5:14:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Editor's Note: This column was authored by Dr. Stephen Smoot, of Young America's Foundation. Newsweek rhetorically asked America recently, “Why are Obama’s critics (read conservatives) so dumb?” We have to admit that we do fall short of our erudite betters on the Left in the field of expression. Why can’t conservatives rise to their enlightened level of discourse? What is most galling to me is the fact that we cannot even come up with our own witty attacks. Our most visible conservative has to stoop to copying our intellectual betters! Such as when David Letterman referred to Sarah Palin...
  • "Slutgate" - the compilation thread

    03/05/2012 6:12:21 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 65 replies
    March 5, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    This thread is for keeping track of every new breaking story and betrayal in the ongoing "slutgate" scandal. The scandal revoles around Rush Limbaugh showing his age by calling the 30-year-old Democrat political activist and erstwhile Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a "slut" just because she tesified before Congress that she wants other people to pay for the $3,000 per year in contraception that she needs in order to stay worry-free as she hops from bed to bed, from one sexcapade to the next. There have been so many new stories of Democrat slime and Republican betrayal breaking every hour that...
  • Talker Mike Malloy Under Fire For Comments About Tornado Victims

    03/05/2012 5:47:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 48 replies
    http://www.allaccess.com/ ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    Syndicated liberal talker MIKE MALLOY may have his own controversy, as LIMBAUGH supporters point out that MALLOY made comments FRIDAY that painted victims of that day's deadly tornadoes as "little grease spots on the pavement" put there by "their God." MALLOY's comments, reported by BRIAN MALONEY's RADIO EQUALIZER site, included, "They keep being killed, you know, their God, if this is where they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in -- uh -- uh -- in -- in, you know, in ALABAMA and MISSISSIPPI and ARKANSAS and, uh, GEORGIA and, uh,...
  • Liberal radio host says God is smashing Bible-thumping tornado victims into little grease spots

    03/05/2012 12:50:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | John Hayward
    Hey there, liberal outrage brigadiers! It sure was fun going after Rush Limbaugh for using the word “slut” in reference to the arguments of a professional leftist agitator, even though he never actually called her one. Here’s your new boycott target: liberal radio host Mike Malloy. Courtesy of the SooperMexican blog, here are Malloy’s absolutely disgusting comments about Midwestern tornado victims: Their God, if this is the way they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement, in Alabama, in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma, you know the bible belt.. where they ain’t...
  • Benjamin Boles on walking with the sluts (Liberal Double Standards)

    03/02/2012 6:20:14 AM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies
    I did a lot of waffling about whether to comment on Sunday’s SlutWalk march (April 3, 1:30 pm, at Queen’s Park), but not because I have any doubts about the worthiness of the cause. The provocatively named rally, initially organized after a Toronto police officer told a York University campus safety seminar that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts, has since gathered steam in reaction to a steady stream of victim-blaming and slut-shaming by judges, other police officers and various media outlets. SlutWalk aims to reclaim the term and rob it of its pejorative connotations, but...
  • Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah'

    02/15/2012 3:37:42 PM PST · by beaversmom · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Fox News
    A Colorado high school student quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no other truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire. James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper quit. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a...
  • Teens in cab attack will not be charged with hate crimes

    02/02/2012 12:27:51 PM PST · by Robwin · 44 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/02/2012 | Stephanie Farr
    Three juveniles who allegedly assaulted a cab driver and his passenger in Center City Saturday night while shouting racial slurs will not be charged with a hate crime, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. The teens, who are black, were not charged with hate crimes because there was no evidence that the assault was motivated by the victims' race, said Tasha Jamerson, district attorney spokeswoman. Just shouting racial epitaphs during the commission of a crime doesn't rise to the level of ethnic intimidation, she said. "They just didn't have that in this case," she said. "If they had somebody...
  • Was the Gators' use of 'cracker' actually reverse racism?

    01/05/2012 8:05:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    (South Florida) Sun Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2012 | (South Florida) Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
    Call University of Florida football players a bunch of classless trash talkers if you want. Call them dirty if you want. But racist? For using the term "cracker"? That seems a stretch.
  • Let's Kill Cain's Campaign

    11/30/2011 5:07:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 140 replies · 3+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    From the breaking news, one might think that with a woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain, someone is being seriously exposed as a hypocrite. That would be the press. The media can't deny they continue to display a lousy double standard. For Republican candidates, scandalous news is instant. For Democrats, it's eventual, if at all! Ginger White's charges sound a lot like Gennifer Flowers in 1992, when she said she had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton. So many in the press pounce on Flowers as unequivocal evidence of the media's sense of...