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  • California consumers say duped by Blue Shield´s limited Obamacare plans

    05/15/2014 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/14 | Terry Baynes
    Consumers who purchased new health plans from Blue Shield of California have sued the insurer, claiming they were misled into thinking the insurance would cover their desired doctors and hospitals. In their complaint filed in California state court on Wednesday, San Francisco residents John Harrington and Alex Talon accused Blue Shield of misrepresenting that their plans, sold on California´s health exchange, would cover the full provider network advertised on the company´s website. They sued on behalf of a class of people who had purchased so-called "preferred provider organization" plans from the insurer only to realize that the doctor and hospital
  • Conservative Atlanta Pastor to deliver benediction at Obama inauguration

    01/09/2013 1:30:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | 1/8/13 | Jim Galloway
    President Barack Obama’s second inauguration will be book-ended with prayers from the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the conservative pastor of an Atlanta mega-church. The Rev. Louie Giglio, whose Passion City Church just hosted a youth-oriented event that attracted 60,000 to the Georgia Dome, will offer the benediction – a duty assigned four years ago to the Rev. Joe Lowery. The invocation will be offered by Myrlie Evers-Williams, whose husband – a field director for the NAACP – was gunned down in 1963 in the driveway of his Jackson, Miss., home. Myrlie Evers-Williams served as chairman...
  • With Election Over, Americans Find They Were Duped By Democrats And Obama

    12/24/2012 5:08:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/24/12 | editorial
    Politics 2012: It hasn´t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we´re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months. lElections are clarifying events, we´re told. But sometimes what they clarify is merely the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on the ground. Often, the two don´t match. That´s certainly true with Obama. How often in recent weeks have we learned that what we heard on the campaign trail from the Obama camp, and which were echoed by
  • Town duped by her story of service (Fake soldier, MN)

    04/17/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 2+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/17/11 | Mark Brunswick
    The town of Cass Lake embraced Elizabeth McKenzie last month when she arrived at the high school in her Army uniform for a welcome home ceremony. Though she isn't a tribal member, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Honor Guard gave her a blanket and an eagle feather to honor her as a woman warrior for her service in Afghanistan. There was a tribal drum ceremony and a reception line. Accepting the town's gratitude, McKenzie talked about the close calls she'd had and a war injury that brought her home. She led the march in the high school gym, carrying...
  • Respectable Conservatives Still Don't Get Obama

    11/22/2010 1:59:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    If United States Senator Al Franken -- it hurts to say that -- ever had a redeeming moment, it was in the role of Stuart Smalley, a character he created for "Saturday Night Live." In the most memorable of Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," the lisping, wildly insecure psycho-babbler hosts Michael Jordan. After explaining to his audience that Jordan is "a basketball player for a professional basketball team," Smalley says to him, "You should be very proud of yourself." "Well, thank you, Stuart," says Jordan, "I am." Stunned by Jordan's self-assurance, Smalley blunders on: "I can imagine that the night before a...
  • Washington Post blogger duped by fake Twitter congressman, and: Blame Bush!

    09/09/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 9, 2010 | troglopundit
    On a scale of forgetting your pencil at home to forgetting your 50th wedding anniversary, this ranks somewhere around forgetting your lunchbox. But it’s still funny. Last week, a Washington Post columnist started a Twitter hoax. This week, a Washington Post columnist fell for one. Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer and columnist, took "@RepJackKimble (R-Calif.)" to task Monday for tweeting that "Bush fought 2 wars without costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded in a blog post that President Bush advocated for "two giant tax cuts that weren't paid for and two big wars that were largely kept off the main...
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    http://digg.com/d31YzU4 ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Digg.com. Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

    04/01/2010 5:36:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1,420+ views
    museum of hoaxes ^ | 2002 | alex boese
    #4: The Taco Liberty Bell 1996: The Taco Bell Corporation announced it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke.
  • Cooping The Republican's

    01/29/2010 10:21:27 AM PST · by STD · 8 replies · 527+ views
    self | 1/30/10 | self
    Watching the performance of Our Dear Leader has all the allure of watching a pedophile seduce a 12 year old girl on live TV.
  • Was Limbaugh Really Duped? Or Did the Media Fall For it just as Rush Knew They Would?

    10/26/2009 4:37:50 AM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 25 replies · 1,881+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 10/26/9 | Peter Andrew
    "...Rush Limbaugh was NOT duped! In fact, I’m going to go out alone on a limb and suggest that Rush Limbaugh created this hoax and the only ones being duped are those who have written that Rush was a fool for falling for a fake college paper from Barack Obama... He frequently, as he puts it, uses the absurd to demonstrate the absurd. That is, he brilliantly creates an elaborate illusion on his radio show. He creates something that is both profoundly absurd and believable at the same time...This supposed hoax that he is reported to have fallen for, is...
  • Obama Again Inflates Number of Uninsured Americans--Falsely Claiming '4 6

    08/12/2009 1:31:38 PM PDT · by FromLori · 9 replies · 667+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/12/09
    In a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday aimed at “setting the record straight” on health care reform, President Obama again falsely stated the number of uninsured Americans, this time saying it was 46 million, down a million from the 47 million uninsured Americans he falsely said there were in a primetime press conference less than a month ago. The president's claim yesterday that there are 46 million uninsured Americans overshoots the Census Bureau’s official estimate by about 10 million people—a mistake that is more than 7 times larger than the 1,315,809 people that the Census Bureau estimates make...
  • Pelosi: I was duped by the most ignorant President in our nations history (VIDEO)

    05/14/2009 10:25:31 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 28 replies · 1,253+ views
    That's basically what Ms. Pelosi had to say today in her denial of knowing anything about the CIA's use of EIT's.
  • John McEnroe duped in art scam (to the tune of $2 million, just one of many taken in $88M art scam)

    03/26/2009 2:58:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 542+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former tennis champion John McEnroe was duped along with investment firms, art owners and collectors and the Bank of America in a sophisticated $88 million art investment scam revealed in New York on Thursday. Art dealer Lawrence Salander, 59, was arrested at his New York home on Thursday, when he and his gallery were charged with 100 counts, including grand larceny and securities fraud, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau told a news conference. Officials said there are 26 victims of Salander's scheme including McEnroe, who invested $2 million for a half share of two paintings, Arshile...
  • McCain-Obama Meeting Set in Motion by Graham

    11/14/2008 10:45:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies · 2,017+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-11-14 | Michael D. Shear
    The upcoming meeting between President-elect Barack Obama and his one-time rival, Sen. John McCain, was set in motion during a phone call over the weekend between Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), McCain's closest friend. In an interview Friday, Graham said that Obama requested the meeting during a 20-minute phone call that the South Carolina senator described as a "pleasant" discussion about how they could work together effectively. "We just talked about the desire to find something meaningful to work on," Graham said. "He was very nice to me, said that he considered me a serious, reform-minded senator that he...
  • Calif prepares for busy week of same-sex marriages

    06/16/2008 8:55:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies · 68+ views
    My Way News ^ | June 14, 2008 | AMANDA FEHD
    (My Way News)(more)”It” got underway with “…don’t be judgmental” IT is both Political Correctness which was necessary before Communism could take over American Values and slay a decent society leaving a befuddled mass of Useful Idiots. From (Communist Goals) #26.
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq Duped Into Following Foreigners, Captured Operative Says

    07/18/2007 6:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 703+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 18, 2007 – A captured al Qaeda in Iraq leader has admitted the network’s followers have been duped into following the direction of foreign leaders, not Iraqis, a military spokesman in Baghdad said today. Coalition forces captured Khalid Abdul Fatah Daud Mahmud al-Mashadani, thought to the most senior Iraqi in the al Qaeda in Iraq network, in Mosul on July 4, Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said. Bergner said Mashadani is in coalition forces custody and providing “significant insights” into the al Qaeda in Iraq network. Mashadani, who rose through the...
  • Where Eagles dare, pacifists doctor and dupe (ANSWER & media exposed)

    03/25/2007 2:13:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies · 1,616+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-25-07 | Judi McLeod
    A fawning mainstream media Where Eagles dare, pacifists doctor and dupe By Judi McLeod Sunday, March 25, 2007 My friend Jackie Gordon, who exposes anti-war ANSWER for their lies on the Internet, wants to know about pictures posted on their website that appear to be doctored.As we all know by now, the ragtag, loose knit and lovable vets called The Gathering of Eagles changed history in Washington D.C. on March 17. Traveling in great numbers from far distances, they outnumbered ANSWER three to one--but a fawning mainstream media failed to report the facts, as usual taking the side of ANSWER....
  • Can we say doctored photo?

    03/24/2007 4:46:25 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 223 replies · 10,469+ views
    Does this photo appear to be doctored to you?
  • Illegal Migrants 'Dumped On City Streets' In Spain

    08/27/2006 7:03:18 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 520+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-28-2006 | Fiona Govan
    Illegal migrants 'dumped on city streets' in Spain By Fiona Govan, Spain Correspondent (Filed: 28/08/2006) A political row is raging in Spain over the fate of the hundreds of illegal immigrants allegedly being "dumped" across the mainland after arriving by boat in the Canary Islands. With more than 18,000 immigrants arriving from west Africa this year, immigrant holding centres on the holiday islands are at bursting point. Many of the exhausted Africans deliberately ''lose" their identity papers during their journey, making it impossible for Spain to deport them or easily assess asylum requests. Under Spanish law, after an initial 40...
  • The Daily Mississippian staff to print retraction, apology for inflammatory ad

    04/16/2005 7:02:58 AM PDT · by bourbon · 77 replies · 2,134+ views
    The Daily Mississippian ^ | 04/15/05 | Joy Douglas
    An advertisement that ran in today’s print edition of The Daily Mississippian contained a racist message. The ad (pictured at left) was paid for by the New Century Group and promotes American Renaissance, a monthly magazine launched in 1991 that espouses incendiary views about immigration and race relations. The Daily Mississippian advertising staff will include a retraction and apology for the advertisement in Monday’s edition of the paper. Melanie Wadkins, advertising manager for the S. Gale Denley Student Media Center, said American Renaissance will be refunded the $220.50 paid for the three-column, 10 inch ad. Wadkins, who is the staff...
  • Dupes and Dopes Of Campaign '04 (Even Richard Cohen gets it!)

    11/09/2004 2:58:58 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 5 replies · 703+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2004 | Richard Cohen
    A phrase from a press release struck me: "In voting for George Bush, religious Americans were duped into voting against their best interests." The operative word is "duped," and it explains, almost by itself, why the Democratic Party is in the pits and John Kerry is not the next president of the United States. Only a dope thinks these voters were duped. The press release comes from an organization called "Retro vs. Metro America," which -- par for the course nowadays -- is also a book and a Web site and soon, probably, a breakfast cereal. It is Democratic, and...
  • Peete and Clinton have strong ties

    10/25/2004 5:55:35 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 3 replies · 314+ views
    The Herald ^ | 10/24/04 | Darin Gantt
    Peete and Clinton have strong ties By Darin Gantt The Herald (Published October 24‚ 2004) By Darin Gantt CHARLOTTE -- While a few Carolina Panthers players are involved in politics, few have the high-level contacts of backup quarterback Rodney Peete. After all, when Peete was preparing to start for the Panthers in 2002, a call came in to wish him luck against the Baltimore Ravens. On the other end of the line? Former President Bill Clinton. "I consider him a good friend," Peete said. The two met through mutual "Hollywood liberal" friends, and speak regularly. Peete was recently invited to...
  • UNITED NATIONS: BLOOD MONEY

    10/18/2004 2:59:06 PM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 34 replies · 758+ views
    The Fox News Channel ^ | 10/18/04 | GeorgeW23225
    Did anyone else see the Fox News special called: UNITED NATIONS/BLOOD MONEY??? I did, and I'm still in a state of shock over the scandal. If you wondered why China, Russia and France were blocking us every step of the way in the United Nations with respect to Iraq, this will tell you the entire story. Even Charles Duelfer admitted that "John Kerry misses the point". Kerry just doesn't "get it". If you thought that "STOLEN HONOR: Wounds that never heal" is the October surprise, you might be wrong. This Fox News special is bad, bad, news for the sKerry...
  • WAS SAD MAX THE PART OF THE PHONY DOCUMENTS SCAM?

    09/20/2004 7:41:52 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 61 replies · 2,027+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 9/20/04 | Neal Boortz
    WAS SAD MAX THE PART OF THE PHONY DOCUMENTS SCAM? How long has it been now? Two weeks? Two weeks ---- and Dan Rather is still stonewalling. Even though CBS seems to be ready to admit that it was duped, Rather is holding fast. He still has not admitted that those documents he so proudly flourished on 60 Minutes II the week before last were fakes. Forgeries. Phonies. This past weekend CBS came up with a rather unusual twist. It was yet another glorious explanation of just why Dan Rather used those documents ... and how he was so terribly,...
  • CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos, Network Officials Say

    09/19/2004 9:40:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 529 replies · 16,711+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/20/04 | Jim Rutenberg
    After days of expressing confidence about the documents used in a "60 Minutes'' report that raised new questions about President Bush's National Guard service, CBS News officials have grave doubts about the authenticity of the material, network officials said last night. Those officials, who asked not to be identified, said CBS News would most likely make an announcement as early as today that it had been deceived about the documents' origins, and that it was mounting an intensive news investigation of where they came from. But these people cautioned that CBS News could still pull back from an announcement. Officials...
  • CBSNEWS LAUNCHES INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AFTER SUSPICIOUS BUSH DOCS AIRED (drudge Siren)

    09/09/2004 8:14:01 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 816 replies · 24,890+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/9/2004 | drudge
    <p>Nothig more yet...</p> <p>CBS NEWS executives have launched an internal investigation into whether its premiere news program 60 MINUTES aired fabricated documents relating to Bush National Guard service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.</p> <p>"The reputation and integrity of the entire news division is at stake, if we are in error, it will be corrected," a top CBS source explained late Thursday.</p>
  • Bitter Political Tone Fueled By Entitlement Mentality

    07/29/2004 4:58:58 AM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 12 replies · 684+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2004 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — When John Kerry speaks tonight he may promise, again, to cut corporate taxes and increase the size of the military by 40,000 persons. Both ideas are sensible — and tactical. They are supposed to blunt Republican charges that he stands on one side of a vast ideological chasm separating the parties. Democrats make similar, and similarly silly, charges about this election as the hinge on which American and world history will turn. What is strange about politics today is not just that it is so passionate — particularly on the part of Democrats unhinged by their loathing of...
  • Shriver returns to Democratic roots as first lady to GOP governor

    07/26/2004 6:44:46 PM PDT · by MindFire · 3 replies · 533+ views
    SFGATE ^ | 7-26-04 | beth fouhy
    Some snippets: Shriver returns to Democratic roots as first lady to GOP governorBETH FOUHY, AP Political Writer Monday, July 26, 2004 (07-26) 17:52 PDT BOSTON (AP) -- As first lady of California, Maria Shriver spends most days traveling the state as an advocate for her husband, GOP governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. But this week, Shriver has returned to her roots as a Kennedy, attending the Democratic National Convention in the city where her family's storied political rise began. Against a backdrop of music, laughter and prayer Monday, the 48-year-old Shriver joined more than 100 other family members at the dedication of...
  • U.S. vigilantes duped NATO, may face jail / Bogus Afghan Jailers May Face Prison Time

    07/14/2004 5:52:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 353+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/04 | Amir Shah - AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Three American vigilantes tricked NATO (news - web sites) peacekeepers into helping with illegal raids, the security force said Wednesday, getting them to send explosives experts and bomb-sniffing dogs to check buildings in Kabul where they had detained suspects. A spokesman said the men, led by former U.S. soldier Jonathan K. Idema, seemed authentic — fluent in military speak, decked out in faux U.S. Army fatigues and claiming to belong to a nonexistent task force. "Their credibility was such that with their uniforms, their approach, our people believed they were what they said they were," said Cdr....
  • Chalabi Duped Us On WMD, Says New York Times

    05/26/2004 7:58:35 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 141+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-27-2004 | Alec Russell
    Chalabi duped us on WMD, says New York Times By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 27/05/2004) The New York Times, one of America's most influential newspapers, published a sweeping apology yesterday for being too credulous in its coverage of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, blaming its reliance on leading exiles including Ahmad Chalabi. The apology came as Washington seethed with a bitter row over the role of Mr Chalabi, the Pentagon's former favourite to lead Iraq, whose supporters provided faulty intelligence that primed the case for the war. Ahmad Chalabi: bent on 'regime change' Washington's power brokers are scrambling to...
  • Couple duped with bogus check can't have truck back, judge rules

    08/08/2003 10:08:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 58 replies · 609+ views
    Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/07/03 | Susan Weich
    <p>When Ken and Donna Hampe sold their black 1999 Chevy Silverado truck they thought they had made a deal for $20,900.</p> <p>But the cashier's check they accepted in September turned out to be counterfeit and the man who bought the truck was long gone.</p>
  • Howard Dean got FREEPED by a Green!

    06/23/2003 12:09:12 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 80 replies · 223+ views
    cspan.org ^ | 6/23/03
    Dean got FREEPED by a Green! http://www.cspan.org/ Click on LATEST VIDEO >> Dean For America 2004 Campaign (06/23/2003) Watch the cspan.org video. During the coverage of howard Dean announcing his Presidential Candidacy he got FREEPED big time by a Green. About 7:35 into the speech someone holds up a HUGE Green and black sign on what must be a 10 foot pole. On one side it says "NADER 7% IN VERMONT" and the other "VOTE FOR GREEN PARTY". The sign is RIGH BEHIND Dean's head and the graphics appear larger than the DEAN sign on his podium. At about 14:00...
  • A LEFT WING "RUSH" NETWORK?

    02/18/2003 7:48:52 AM PST · by logic101.net · 56 replies · 330+ views
    THE LOGICAL VIEW ^ | 2/18/03 | MARK A SITY
    A LEFT WING "RUSH" NETWORK? 2/18/03 MARK A SITY The Democrat/Socialists have been obsessed recently with finding a left-wing "Rush" to counter the Conservative slant on AM radio. And yes, I will agree with them that talk radio does have a Conservative slant, a huge one. However, the rest of the "news" media has just as large of a left wing slant, and has more power as a result of inertia. AM news/talk is a relatively new development for our side. The left is upset that they don't have control over it (just as they are upset that they don't...
  • SLATE SCAM UPDATE: 'pretender' appears to have scammed before

    03/15/2002 3:35:36 AM PST · by Liz · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 3/14/02 | Seattle Times correspondent Miyoko Wolf contributed to this article.
    <p>SEATTLE - The man who used a phony name and e-mail address to trick Microsoft's online magazine, Slate, into publishing his bogus stories appears to be the same man who used e-mail and a fabricated persona to trick the University of Washington into thinking he was giving it millions of dollars.</p>