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  • Pagan author, activist talks in Ithaca on possibilities for a more peaceful world

    10/11/2003 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 315+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2003 | By KELLI B. GRANT
    <p>ITHACA -- With the right attitude and a bit of magic, another world is possible, according to a Pagan author and activist.</p> <p>Starhawk spoke to more than 200 people Wednesday, encouraging them to take an active role in changing the world for the better. Citing Dion Fortune's definition of magic -- "the art of changing consciousness at will," Starhawk asked people to be aware of "broken things" in today's society, such as increased corporate control and global effects of American policies.</p>
  • Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward to John McCain after Brexit: ‘You’re Next’

    06/26/2016 6:45:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Jen Lawrence
    Former State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward issued a statement targeting establishment Senator and “remain” supporter John McCain after the United Kingdom voted to “Brexit” the European Union on Thursday. Dr. Ward said in the statement: The fearmongering has failed, and the will of the British people has prevailed against elite opinion, causing heartburn for America’s ultimate establishment insider, John McCain. Just this week, John has voted to allow the federal government to prowl through our internet browsing histories without a court warrant and to deny self-defense rights based on secret lists without any judicial approval or oversight as required by...
  • A Scholar Recants on His 'Shakespeare' Discovery

    06/25/2002 11:53:32 AM PDT · by a-whole-nother-box-of-pandoras · 18 replies · 398+ views
    NY Times | June 20, 2002 | William S. Niederkorn
    June 20, 2002 A Scholar Recants on His 'Shakespeare' Discovery By WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN n 1995 Donald Foster, a professor of English at Vassar College, made a startling case for Shakespeare's being the author of an obscure 578-line poem called "A Funeral Elegy." After a front-page article about his methods of computer analysis in The New York Times — and after his reputation was further burnished by unmasking Joe Klein as the author of "Primary Colors" — the poem was added to three major editions of Shakespeare's works. Now, in a stunning development that has set the world of Shakespeare...
  • Jeb, the Unluckiest Bush

    02/21/2016 8:03:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/16 | MATT LATIMER
    I'm feeling bad for Jeb Bush. I've never been a supporter of a third Bush presidency-having endured the highs and lows of the second up close-but I can't help but think about this coming Easter or Thanksgiving, or the next event when the whole Bush family is gathered around in one place. The Bushes may come across as kindly, low-key aristocrats. But have no doubt: They are ruthless competitors. When I worked for President George W. Bush, he was racing Karl Rove to see who could read the most books in a calendar year. His father used to challenge people...
  • Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan

    11/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
    Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie,...
  • Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump

    02/16/2016 5:09:01 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/15/16 | Marlow Stern
    This is in some respects a political show, and we are in the throes of hands-down the most insane presidential race in history. What do you make of it, and more specifically, of the rise of Donald Trump? It seems to me that, given the relentless 24-hour news cycle, it was only a matter of time before we had a media-savvy reality star ascend to this perch. Man, I don't know! Trump leaves me speechless. When he came down that escalator to announce that he was going to run for president, I thought to myself that it was a smart...
  • Beyonce's 'Black Power' salute during Super Bowl 50 halftime show slammed by Rudy Giuliani

    02/08/2016 9:44:48 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Jacqueline Cutler
    "This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive," he said. "And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay. We'll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe."
  • Here's What's So Jarring About Hillary Clinton's Thoughts On Reconstruction

    01/28/2016 12:45:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    And why she should listen to Killer Mike. At the the Iowa Democratic forum on Monday night, Hillary Clinton took one of the easiest questions lobbed her way -- Who is your favorite president? -- and blasted it right into the back of her own goal. She did fine with the first part, naming Abraham Lincoln, but then dipped into the history of Reconstruction, bemoaning the vengeful way in which the North targeted the South after Lincoln's assassination. You know, he was willing to reconcile and forgive. And I don't know what our country might have been like had he...
  • VIDEO: Paris Attacks - Western Politicians Are Accessories to Murder

    12/13/2015 4:03:44 PM PST · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Liberty GB ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Paul Weston
    If a liberal farmer deliberately puts a fox in his hen house in order to enforce farmyard diversity and bring about a multinatural utopia, who is guilty of killing the hens, the farmer or the fox? In the wake of the Islamic murders in Paris should we not be asking the question of just who are the murderers here, the Muslims for carrying out the commands of their prophet or the Western politicians who invited these medieval barbarians into our liberal democracies?
  • ‘White Friends, Pay For My Therapy’: Asian Woman Wants Whites..

    10/03/2015 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    To Pay For Years Of ‘Institutional Racism’ An Asian woman believes that she has suffered from “institutional racism” and as such, she feels that she shouldn’t bear the financial burden of therapy, but that white people should pay for it. An Asian woman has asked white people to pay for her therapy because she claims living with them makes her ill. Rinna Rem, from Portland, Oregon, says the stress of being Thai-Cambodian in a predominantly white city means she has to spend $100 a month on treatment. After suffering ‘institutional racism’ for most of her life, she decided to launch...
  • President Trump would be 'the end of the world,' says Jennifer Lawrence

    10/01/2015 8:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 1, 2015 | Nicole Sperling
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 It seems Jennifer Lawrence’s thoughts on Donald Trump echo Katniss Everdeen’s feelings toward President Snow. For the uninitiated, that means she’s not a fan. During a lively conversation with the three leads of the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay — Part 2, the Republican presidential candidate became the topic of conversation. “If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world,” says Lawrence. Her co-star Liam Hemsworth feels the same: “I’ll back you up on that,” he adds. Josh Hutcherson, the third lead in the massive franchise,...
  • Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

    07/31/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/24/2015 | Michael Hanlon
    Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System. Cold, distant Pluto is – who would have thought it? – turning out to be one of the most interesting planets (yes, it is a planet) in the Solar System. Before the New Horizons probe turned up earlier this month, astronomers assumed it would be a dull, grey cratered rock. [SNIP] If we find life of any kind out there – whether it be Martian microbes (we have several...
  • Was Donald Trump correct, inartful or something else in his comments about Mexico, illegals?, etc?

    07/11/2015 8:17:31 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 70 replies
    7/11/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    From the Washington Post, presidential announcement speech, June 16, 2015: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs, They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." One of the first things that I look for when perusing through comments is to look for any hard data or empirical evidence that can either scuttle or bolster the contention that was made and is now being analyzed. While the southern border of the...
  • Harf: We’re totally “perplexed” why anyone’s worried about a 20% increase in Iranian nuclear

    06/03/2015 11:03:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    ".....Harf pronounced herself and her team “perplexed” at the concern. “There are some real issues, serious ones that we have to resolve in these talks,” Harf responded yesterday, “but this just isn’t one of them.”
  • McConnell in Jerusalem: We Will Vote on Legislation to Review Any Iran Deal

    03/30/2015 8:13:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Secretary of State John Kerry and his P5+1 counterparts sought to finalize the political outlines of a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday stood alongside the talks’ most vocal critic, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and reiterated that Congress must approve any deal.
  • Tumblr CEO on net neutrality

    02/24/2015 4:04:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/24/15
    "I think a bright line rule that sort of spells out the principles that we believe in, I think the Bill of Rights is a good thing," said Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp.
  • New York Mag Writer: Reduce Campus Rapes by Raising Beer Tax; Smoking More Dope

    01/16/2015 1:23:31 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is only a couple of weeks into the new year but it looks like we already have a strong contender for the dopiest article of the year, emphasis on "dope" as we shall see. A bizarre solution to reducing campus rapes comes to us by way of Annie Lowery of New York magazine. Her solution is to raise taxes on beer while also encouraging people to smoke more marijuana. After acknowledging that the Rolling Stone story about a drunken fraternity rape case was just a fairy tale, Lowery takes a deep plunge into the world of utterly stupid:
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet

    02/15/2011 5:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST (11:40 p.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 178 kilometers (111 miles). Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It also accumulated 468 kilobytes of data about the dust in its coma, the cloud that is a comet's atmosphere. The craft is on its second mission of exploration called Stardust-NExT,...
  • Brian May named university chancellor

    11/19/2007 10:45:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies · 50+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | 11/19/07
    LONDON - Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge." He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute. "Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find...
  • Astronauts push for strategies, spacecraft to prevent cosmic collision

    11/06/2005 5:53:40 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | 11/06/2005 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Imagine last year's tsunami, last month's earthquake in Pakistan, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma all rolled into one -- and then some. If nations can't handle those calamities, what's going to happen when an asteroid collides with Earth? In 30 years, there is a 1-in-5,500 chance that a smallish asteroid will land a bull's eye on our planet. At 360 yards wide, it could take out New York City and much of the surrounding area. Fortunately, experts believe further observations of the asteroid, 99942 Apophis, will almost certainly rule out an impact in 2036. Nevertheless,...
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Makes Excuses for London Bombing on Official Web Site

    07/12/2005 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Revenge of Sith · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    **Fri 08 Jul 05** THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON Q: What is the definition of an idiot ? A: Someone who keeps on doing the same thing, and expects a different result. I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation .... this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this "War on Terrorism"...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... July 3, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    07/03/2005 6:00:13 PM PDT · by lainie · 307 replies · 4,233+ views
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  • Queen's Brian May Comes Out For The Protection of Comets from Vandalism

    06/29/2005 10:14:55 PM PDT · by lainie · 8 replies · 821+ views
    Brian May of Queen's blog ^ | 6/28/2005 | B.M.
    [Body of thread held due to copyright notice: NOT TO BE COPIED OR REPUBLISHED. YOU'RE WELCOME.] Please see http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbjun05.html#29
  • Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

    06/02/2005 9:04:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 3,184+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1 June 2005 | David L Chandler
    On 26 May, JPL's unique orbital calculation software determined that Comet Catalina was on what could possibly be a collision course with Earth, though the odds of such an impact were small: just 1 chance in 300,000 of a strike on June 11, 2085. Based on the 980-metre size estimate, that would produce a 6-gigaton impact - equivalent to 6 billion tonnes of TNT. Astronomers expected the addition of further observations to the calculations to rule out any possibility of a collision, as happens with most newly-seen objects. But that did not quite happen. The comet's predicted pathway actually drew...
  • EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, SO HERE’S BARACK OBAMA AWKWARDLY DANCING WITH SANTA

    12/05/2014 6:53:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 05, 2013 | Emily Zanotti
    EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, SO HERE’S BARACK OBAMA AWKWARDLY DANCING WITH SANTA By Emily Zanotti on 12.5.14 Is it just me, or has this been the longest week in history? Literally, everything is terrible. I don't even know why.
  • Here's a great children's song for Congress...

    10/09/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    CRASHR ^ | 10-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The only logical problem with this is nobody Congress aware enough of themselves for this to be totally true.
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • VIDEO! Glenn Beck: “Mitch McConnell Is As Big Of A Danger To This Country As Barack Obama Is”

    04/06/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/5/14 | Caleb Howe
    In Louisville, Kentucky today, Freedomworks hosted #FreePAC, a gathering of right and center right grassroots activists. The keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who had strong words for Mitch McConnell and other republican party leaders. [video at link] "I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do you and what the progressives on the right, let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to this country as Barack Obama is. The progressive disease is in both parties. Big government is a philosophy in both parties, period. It is antithetical to the American...
  • Jimmy Carter: Obama the Only President So Far Not to Call Me for Advice

    03/21/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT · by gooblah · 73 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9:48 pm, March 21st, 2014 | by Josh Feldman
    Jimmy Carter has been very active in the decades since his presidency, and his successors have occasionally called for his advice. Except, it turns out, the current occupant of the office. A clip from Carter’s upcoming Meet the Press interview reveals that President Obama is the first president since Carter left office not to solicit the Southern Democrat’s advice. Carter explained, “President Clinton did and President George W. Bush and H.W. Bush and even Ronald Reagan used to call on us to go into sensitive areas.” They all asked Carter to deal with “unsavory characters,” but Obama hasn’t reached out...
  • Bill O'Reilly: GOP Should 'Wise Up' and Raise Minimum Wage

    01/30/2014 9:10:32 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 107 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | January 39, 2014 | Greg Richter
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says the "pinheads" in the Republican Party should stop opposing the minimum wage. "The Republican Party should really wise up and stop opposing raising the minimum wage. It should be 10 bucks an hour" to keep employers from exploiting workers, O'Reilly said Wednesday during his opening "Talking Points Memo" segment of his TV show. O'Reilly said his proposed $10 an hour minimum wage would apply only to adults. Teenagers just beginning their careers should be paid on a lower scale, he said.
  • Obama: We've doubled the number of dogs in the White House in 2013 (lists as an accomplishment)

    12/31/2013 11:25:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 31, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama on Tuesday cited the arrival of his second dog Sunny in his latest fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Party. "Over the past few years, a lot has changed -- for instance, we've doubled the number of dogs in the White House," he wrote in a fundraising email on Tuesday. ... Obama also cited economic progress, the end of the war in Iraq, the effects of Obamacare and reforming college loans.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV'

    12/27/2013 5:50:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 17, 2013, 2:44 p.m | Nardine Saad
    "I think when it comes to media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool," the "American Hustle" star added. "So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on...
  • Somebody Please Tell Me What Does Republican Party Stand For? It Stands For Mush!” (Video)

    08/20/2013 3:15:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    “The issue is ‘are you going to have a civil war that’s going to hurt the Republican Party.’ The issue is ‘What’s right for America?’…I want a 1980 a 1984 those were the administrations I served under where I saw a conservative Republican president who knew what he was doing, who took on the establishment. And the Republican Party after he left lurched back to its neo-statist roots…. So what the hell are the Republicans going to run on? We didn’t defund Obamacare. Reelect us. We supported the Dream Act and Amnesty. Reelect us. We’re not going to stop profligate...
  • Ron Paul: Police manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect scarier than attack

    04/29/2013 5:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack. “The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” he said on the Lew Rockwell website, Politico reported. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.” The terror attacks on April 15 in Boston killed three and injured 264. Mr. Paul, a former libertarian political candidate who served in Congress as...
  • Ashley Judd suggests puzzling location for campaign headquarters

    03/26/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-25-2013 | Alex Pappas
    March 25, 2013 Ashley Judd suggests puzzling location for campaign headquarters Alex Pappas Liberal actress Ashley Judd has a puzzling location in mind for where she’d like to establish a campaign headquarters should she run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. During a keynote speech at the American Counseling Association’s 2013 conference in Cincinnati on Friday, Judd said that she’d use her famous mother’s garage as a campaign headquarters, according to local media reports. The problem? Her mother, country singer Naomi Judd, lives in Tennessee. Naomi Judd’s Leipers Fork, Tenn. home was featured on HGTV’s “Celebrities At Home” in June....
  • Obama Campaign Features Romney In Dunce Cap

    10/26/2012 7:17:11 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    This week, the Obama campaign Tumblr site, which features photos and graphics from the campaign, posted a piece of “art” from one Oliver Munday. It’s a picture of Mitt Romney photoshopped into a dunce cap, sitting on a stool in the corner.
  • Obama for America puts Romney in a Dunce Cap

    10/26/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Obama for America ^ | 10/26/12 | Staff
    Image at link. Not sure how long they will have it up. I think that we are dealing with 3rd graders.
  • Obama: All countries are close allies!

    03/20/2012 3:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Obama is an unoriginal, disingenuous ass and other countries have picked up on this! (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • After Florida win, Romney stumbles in comments on poor

    02/01/2012 9:33:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Public Broadcasting ^ | February 1, 2012 | Steve Holland
    TAMPA, Florida - Mitt Romney regained the lead in the Republican presidential nomination race with a big win in Florida, but drew criticism on Wednesday in what should have been his victory lap with remarks suggesting he was indifferent to America's poor. Romney rolled to an impressive triumph in Florida, capturing 46 percent of the vote to Newt Gingrich's 32 percent after pounding his nearest rival with negative advertisements. The victory restored him to front-runner status in the state-by-state battle for the Republican nomination to run against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 general election. But the wealthy...
  • Why Herman Cain Could Become America's First Black President

    05/30/2011 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 30, 2011 | Sevastian Winters
    After Barack Obama, America's first African American president, is America now prepared to vote its first black president into office? This week, the Republicans' best shot for a presidential win, staunch conservative Herman Cain, takes to the campaign trail. After an impressive showing in the first debate amongst GOP hopefuls, Cain, rather than Romney or Gingrich, could be the one to beat in 2012 -- a true black man. To clarify, being black in America is not about the color of one's skin or the curl of one's natural hair, though part of it. It is about a shared history...
  • Math Says You Should Take Herman Cain Seriously

    05/27/2011 9:51:17 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 10 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 5-27-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain once led a pizza empire but has never held office, making him the subject of a lot of snack food jokes but no serious coverage. But The New York Times' Nate Silver argues that poll numbers suggest Cain could be a legitimate candidate: he got 8 percent of GOP voters' support in Gallup's latest poll, putting him in fifth place behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, and New Gingrich. But all of those contenders are a lot more famous than Cain. And Silver argues that makes Cain's showing even more impressive because a lot...
  • Cain Breaks From GOP Script, Praises Ryan Plan

    05/27/2011 9:45:24 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 62 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 5/26/11 | Eric Kleefield
    Herman Cain appeared Thursday on Fox & Friends, and spoke strongly in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) controversial proposal to privatize Medicare. And Cain quite proudly called the proposal a "voucher" program -- a word that Republicans are trying to avoid. Fox host Gretchen Carlson asked Cain what he thought of the fact that none of the various budgets in Congress can pass. "Well what's going on is, they're not being honest with the American people," said Cain. "The fact of the matter is, Ryan's plan represents giving people a choice -- but if you're 55 years of age...
  • Biden's Cone of Silence

    04/02/2011 12:11:41 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Unlike Don Adams this guy can't "get smart." :-P
  • Schools Giving Tickets, Not Detention Slips, Report Says

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Court has become a deterrent instead of detention for some North Texas students. The social and economic group Texas Appleseed collected five years worth of data from 22 districts across the state and found young students, including a six year old in Dallas, who received class C misdemeanor tickets for things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons. “Dallas ISD was one of the districts that had a very large number of elementary school students that were issued class C misdemeanors,” said Deborah Fowler, of Texas Appleseed. Over the course...
  • Party Cannibal (A peanut brain is an awesome thing)

    09/20/2010 5:20:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2010 | Daniel J. Flynn
    "The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy's deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed," former President Jimmy Carter told 60 Minutes last night. "It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill." Carter's observation, fleshed out in his newly published diaries from his presidency, may seem shocking to Democrats who posthumously credit Kennedy with the health-care bill passed earlier this year. But for anyone who has followed the last brother's forty-seven years in the Senate, Carter's complaint rings true. Ted Kennedy was a party cannibal who built his...
  • Danny Glover arrested at demo against France's Sodexo (SEIU's Stern too)

    04/16/2010 7:29:27 PM PDT · by csvset · 30 replies · 778+ views
    France24 ^ | 17 April 2010 | Wire
    US actor Danny Glover and 11 others were arrested Friday at a protest outside the US headquarters of French company Sodexo, which workers accuse of union-bashing and poor working conditions. Glover was taken away in handcuffs along with the outgoing head of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Andy Stern, former Sodexo canteen cashier Terry Shelley and several others, after crossing a police line outside the US offices of the food services firm. The action brought together hourly-paid workers, students, and even union representatives from Britain and France who sought to show support for US workers like Shelley, who said...
  • Obama does it again

    12/20/2009 3:10:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1,165+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama reportedly was re luctant to attend the final day of the UN's Copenhagen climate-change summit unless it was front-end wired to be a major political success. But he went anyway, was twice humiliated in public by the Chinese premier and then finally settled for what the White House hailed as a "meaningful agreement." Really? A top aide admitted that the deal was basically just "an important first step" that was "not sufficient to combat the threat of climate change." Then Obama himself dropped the other shoe: The agreement contains no specific commitments on carbon emissions, only pledges that...
  • McCain Sorry For Twitter Cleavage Snap

    10/15/2009 3:34:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies · 3,676+ views
    WA Today Australia ^ | October 16, 2009
    Meghan McCain, one of the daughters of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, has apologised for using Twitter to post a picture in which she displayed an ample amount of cleavage. McCain, 24, who helped her father campaign for president last year and is a columnist for the website The Daily Beast, posted the photo she took of herself on Twitpic late on Wednesday. "My 'spontaneous' night in is my Andy Warhol biography and takeout," she said in a "tweet" accompanying the picture. "I'm getting old." After a string of comments were posted about the picture - mostly from apparently...
  • OBAMA IS A DUNCE- MAKES OUR KIDS' EDUCATION SYSTEM WORSE

    08/18/2009 10:36:53 PM PDT · by thedmasterr · 4 replies · 469+ views
    My Uncommon Sense ^ | Tuesday August 18th, 2009 | Brandon Scott
    Free world, let us embrace Barack Obama’s views on education. We notice valuable things in his statements. Early childhood education goes up, middle education goes down. Teacher pay goes up, which causes more to be laid off. It’s all a cheap attempt to make us feel at home with his words. Further breathe the power of the internet, and realize his incompetence. He tells us: “We’ll keep our promise to every young American–if you commit to serving your community and your country, we will make sure you can afford a college education.” So does this mean if a child is...