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  • Trump’s Not a Conservative Icon, and I Don’t Care!

    02/12/2016 8:29:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 177 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim O'Neill
    We the people have responded--to the disbelief and chagrin of the elites: "We love America, we think it is great, and you can take your global utopia and shove it where the sun don't shine!" God bless America! Trump’s no conservative an’ I don’t care. Doo-da, doo-da. Trump’s no conservative an’ I don’t care. Oh de doo-dah day. Gonna run all night; gonna run all day. Trump’s no conservative an’ I don’t care. Votin’ Trump anyway. To the tune of “Camptown Races/Ladies,” Stephen Foster (1826-1864) (Note: also works with “Trump’s not a liberal….”) Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist...
  • We Are Sick of Paying the Price for Elitists to Feel Smug

    01/18/2016 4:43:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    A lot of us complain that our elite betters are ignoring our concerns, but nothing could be further from the truth. They have heard us all right. They have gotten together to come up with a solution to the many problems we have brought to their attention. And that solution is for us to shut up and keep sucking up whatever abuse they choose to heap upon us. It's all about empowering the elite to feel smug. And about sticking us normal with the check. Upset about establishment virtue signaling that requires us to take limitless numbers of Third World...
  • Paris Climate Conference really should be held at Versailles(let 'em eat cake)

    11/30/2015 6:27:33 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a distinct “Let them eat cake” aspect to the COP 21 climate conference to which President Obama jets off today. In the name of reducing carbon emissions, Air Force One and various support aircraft have made and will make multiple journeys across the Atlantic. Lifestyle compromises are for the little people, you see, who are expected to pay more for electricity, downsize their vehicles (if they can keep a carat all), shiver in the winter and sweat in the summer. And the agreements the world leaders are expected to reach: they are startlingly and increasingly unpopular with the...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‘uninhabitable’

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • "Some People Just Don't Fit In The Economy" Buffett Explains: "We'll Send Them Off To Afghanistan"

    09/08/2015 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    Not to be outdone by his partner Charlie Munger (who offended many with his comments that "gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939,"), Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett - having already taken on Europe, comparing Greece to a "dog peeing on the carpet" of Europe, suggesting Germany stop "rewarding behavior you want to get rid of" - takes aim at the military. Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the octagenerian oracle of offense just unfriended every American veteran... "You want everybody educated to their potential. You want people to reach their...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this weeks episode of Fox News Sunday. During the shows panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to primal scream psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Wills thesis...
  • Liberals finally get a taste of Obama's arrogance

    05/16/2015 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Link only due to NY Post rules.
  • Dem: Weve Become Party of Liberal Elites, Have Left Our Lunch-Bucket Allies (Kurt Schrader)

    05/14/2015 7:47:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ben Graham
    Its the admission conservatives have been waiting for! Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) just told the world what conservatives have suspected for decades:Our party has gotten to be a party of liberal elites. Thats great if you want to be in the minority for the next 30 years. Thats not where America is. Democrats have left our lunch-bucket allies behind.In an interview regarding his opposition to the EPA, Rep. Schrader makes the admission after after calling the EPA the big problem for economic development in our region.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio the 'eco warrior' flew on a private jet from NY to LA SIX times in SIX weeks

    04/18/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    He's a high profile advocate of environmental causes, believes the world must act now to combat the effects of global climate change and is producing documentaries about endangered species. But accusations of hypocrisy have also dogged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, 40, with detractors accusing him of not practicing what he preaches. Now with RadarOnline reporting Friday that he took six private jet flights in just six weeks last year, it may prove hard for the actor to justify the need to avail himself of more than $200,000 worth of private travel between LA and New York in such a short...
  • Millionaires' choice for president: Hillary

    12/10/2014 12:59:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 10, 2014 | Robert Frank
    Respondents got to choose among nine potential candidates in the survey: Clinton; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Vice President Joe Biden; Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.); Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.) Clinton gets the support of 38 percent of women millionaires and 27 percent of male millionaires. Among male millionaires of both parties, Hillary is the top choice, with 27 percent. Millionaires are sharply divided on their choice for the next President of the U.S., according to the second CNBC Millionaire Survey released today. Yet...
  • Liberal Arrogance at the Core of Obamacare

    11/16/2014 6:02:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
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  • Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism (Gruber article)

    11/13/2014 6:23:34 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine.com ^ | 13NOV2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, who designed the Affordable Care Act, used to be the symbol of the Democrats technocratic bona fides, and an example of how big government with its scientific experts can solve social and economic problems from health care to a warming planet. Yet a recently publicized video of remarks he made at a panel in 2013, along with 2 other videos in the same vein, has now made him the poster child of the elitist progressives contempt for the American people, and their sacrifice of prudence and reason to raw political power. In the video Gruber...
  • Streisand-Backed Measure to Block Whole Foods Wins in Malibu

    11/05/2014 4:45:57 PM PST · by rktman · 106 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | unknown
    The ballot item, Measure R, spearheaded by actor, director and producer Rob Reiner and backed by entertainment-industry figures including Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and David Geffen, passed with 59 percent of the vote, according to election results released today.
  • Gramsci's Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

    10/25/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll's book, a clear exposition of Gramscis ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci's ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I've chosen, it's bias in favor -- rather than against Antonio Gramsci.
  • Rage Against the Maitre D Or, Celebrity Commies Are Full of It, Tom Morello Exhibit

    10/01/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | Stephen Kruiser
    Following his performance Friday night (September 26) at the El Corazon as part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, Morello and his entourage allegedly tried to get a special room at The 5 Point Cafe even though the place was already at capacity and there was a line of people waiting to get in. The restaurants doorman apparently told Morello and his crew that he could not accommodate them, after which the guitarist took to his Twitter to blast the eatery, writing: Five Point restaurant in...
  • High-profile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image

    09/23/2014 9:13:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign. Seen by liberal critics as a close ally of the global elite, she will have to appeal to middle class voters after facing criticism this summer that she is out of touch. Clinton drew the ire of progressives and Republicans alike in June by saying she was "dead broke" after leaving the White House as first lady in 2001. And...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

    09/23/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to punish or to imprison those who disagree with him and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of treasonous figures among them a number of unspecified politicians; those btes noires of the global Left, Kansass own Koch Brothers;...
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allens $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Why Does Cycling Attract So Many Snobs?

    06/30/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Jamie Fewery
    A new breed of cyclist is infecting our roads and destroying the inclusive nature of bike riding. Jamie Fewery introduces 'sportive snobbery'It was inevitable that with the rapid growth in cycling, factions would emerge. Sub groups of cyclists who define themselves by how seriously they take the sport, their kit, their observance of cyclings heritage; gangs and coteries who jostle to adopt the lifestyle to a greatest degree. Reach a critical mass of humans who enjoy a shared interest and lines will inevitably be drawn. The peloton rarely sticks together. For the most part, this is fine. As with...
  • Our Ruling Class

    06/25/2014 12:59:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | June 24, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    There are two sorts of stock human dramas that play out in every age of history. The first concerns people who were once rich but are now discovering they are poor. The second is their opposite; people who were once poor who suddenly realize they are rich. Years ago there were riveting accounts in a Manila newspaper about a man, whose surname was a byword for inherited wealth, pathetically resisting eviction from his ancestral home. The man who gave his occupation as artist sat disconsolate in the driveway of his former home, surrounded by his books, records and...
  • YES THIS IS REALLY A THING, VIP ABORTION SERVICES FEATURED IN NEW YORK

    05/31/2014 4:12:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 30, 2014 | JEANNIE DEANGELIS
    Eastside Gynecology is located in a neighborhood in New York City where very important people live in close proximity. That’s why it seems fitting that the high-end abortion clinic would appeal to nearby potential clientele by offering VIP Abortion Services.For women with discriminating tastes, Eastside Gynecology offers “exclusive and VIP surgical services” for early and late-term abortions, surgical abortions, and manual vacuum aspirations (MVA) “for any patient who requires the utmost in service, comfort, and confidentiality.”According to the Eastside Gynecology website: Our VIP rooms are designed to make you feel at home, with a luxurious mahogany bed, oil paintings,...
  • VIP Abortions: Clinic Offers Mahogany Furniture, Luxurious Bathrobes, Concierge Services

    05/27/2014 8:43:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    On their Facebook page- New Yorks Eastside Gynecology has posted a meme appearing to support the second amendment. But even more interesting is that this abortion clinic offers, VIP Abortion Services Private ab The child killing center explains their private abortion clinic as offering exclusive and VIP surgical services for any patient who requires the utmost in service, comfort, and confidentiality. vip Their website describes what you get, You are taken directly to a private room, where you will fill out any necessary paperwork, consult with the doctor, and recover. Our VIP rooms are designed to make you feel...
  • Wendy Davis snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks

    01/22/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 22, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis personal and campaign narratives. Im so old, I remember when feminists believed women didnt need a man to be happy or to raise a family, and liberals argued that the American Dream was not restricted to tony subdivisions of McMansions. And then we have the Wendy Davis campaign, which has captured the heart of progressive America by supporting unfettered access to late-term abortions. But along that road to ending viable life, the Wendy Davis campaign picked up on a campaign theme that treats single moms as hopelessly failed. Davis said...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is Existential Threat to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life. [] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million.
  • Barbara Bush reveals close friendship: I love Bill Clinton

    01/20/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Sarah Palin is known to say that America is governed by a permanent political class, and recent comments by former first lady Barbara Bush about how she views former President Bill Clinton lends credence to that point of view. Before Bushs recent health issues, she sat down for an interview with C-SPAN, part of a series of profiles on Americas first ladies, Investors Business Daily reported. In a candid conversation, Mrs. Bush reveals the bond of friendship that has formed between former President George H.W. Bush, herself and Clinton, whom she said visits every summer. While noting that they do...
  • Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyonc, McCartney, etc.)

    01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, Janaury 19, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday. President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said. The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a...
  • Happy Birthday MO! There's NO way to thank you for all youve done!

    01/19/2014 8:32:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday card from AARP: Best wishes and sincere thanks for all youve done for us! Youve probably noticed: the photo embargo, backed by the full faith, credit and retaliatory power of the U.S. government, was in full force for Lady Ms big, historic, Fab Fifty bash last night. So its unlikely that you will see much of the actual party that you paid for. The photo-Gestapo gendarmes were out in full force. As of this morning they had confiscated detained over 350 cameras and smartphones that will be scanned for data by the NSA before and if they are...
  • DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for Cars

    01/13/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | January 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes. DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds...
  • Let's pluck 'Duck Dynasty' and sweep away trailer-trash TV

    12/22/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | Paul Whitefield
    Having grown up living in a trailer -- but having never, ever watched Duck Dynasty -- I feel uniquely qualified to say this: Enough with the trailer-trash TV shows. I dont really care which side of the septic tank you stand on regarding the stuff that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spouted. Like a mountain lion stalking a deer (an example the shows fans might like), he was just doing what came natural when he mouthed off about gays, blacks, God and the little woman. Its not his fault. Its Americas. We -- well, fine, not all wes but enough...
  • NEW YORK'S CULTURAL ELITE BLINDSIDED BY OBAMACARE

    12/17/2013 7:10:39 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    If there is at least one benefit of ObamaCare it is watching those who supported nationalizing the purchase of mandated health insurance get their comeuppance. The New York Times reports that "many in New Yorks professional and cultural elite" who supported Obama and ObamaCare, and carved themselves out a sweet little health insurance pool "to avoid the sky-high rates in New Yorks individual insurance market," are now out in the cold with the rest of us...
  • Terry McAuliffe establishes Democrats as party of the elites

    11/06/2013 4:54:14 AM PST · by don-o · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    McLEAN, Va. -- Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia's governor race, outraising Cuccinelli nearly two-to-one and dominating in the richest part of the state. Whats going on here? First, upper-middle class, white suburbs have marched steadily toward the Democrats for several decades. Montgomery County, Md., and Arlington, Va., switched sides. So did the wealthy New York suburbs in Westchester County, N.Y., and Fairfield County, Conn. Philadelphias collar counties," once Republican bastions, are now Democratic bellwethers. Why are the white-collar suburbs moving to the Dems? I think its the social issues, Bill DuBose tells me at Greenberry's coffee...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • Obama's Golf Course Has Been Spared from the Shutdown

    10/06/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    One of Obama's preferred golf courses, the course on Andrews Airforce Base remains open during the government shutdown. The grocery stores on the base, where troops get discounted groceries for their families are, however, closed. They will shop "at local stores that cost about 30 percent more, Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, the services deputy chief of staff for logistics, said yesterday at a House hearing."
  • World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

    10/02/2013 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 64 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | September 30th, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning. According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. The goal is...
  • Stop Picking on the D.C. Elite! This Town is No Worse Than Your Town (Must read)

    09/15/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 14, 2013 | Nicholas Lemann
    've been having an argument with a friend of mine, a veteran Washington journalist, about whether it can really be true that where I live (an apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York, all of whose residents are Columbia faculty members), people aren’t talking about This Town. My friend thinks I’m playing the country bumpkin, but I swear it! This Town has a powerful infinity-of-mirrors quality: it’s proudly, defiantly obsessed with a particular Washington subculture, which it persuasively portrays as being self-obsessed, and the subculture obsesses over This Town right back, because the book plays into the...
  • The Ruling Elite Settles In

    09/06/2013 1:13:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    It has been said a number of times in recent years that the U.S. is undergoing a period of flux, a state of rapid churning on the political-social level with any number contradictory trends appearing and vanishing while few permanent changes are evident. After 2013, this may no longer be the case. Events of this past summer indicate that a new political paradigm is settling in -- one in no way friendly toward American life as we now understand it. This new system was outlined by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his 2010 book, The Ruling Class. Codevilla saw clear signs...
  • Bill Clinton foundation reportedly racks up $50M in travel costs

    08/20/2013 7:58:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 20, 2013
    Bill Clinton's foundation reportedly has racked up more than $50 million in travel costs over the past decade, in the latest detail to emerge about the high-flying former president's operation. The New York Post reports that, based on internal tax documents covering the period since 2003, the foundation logged a $4.2 million travel bill in 2011 alone (together, all the foundations Clinton runs spent $12.1 million on travel that year).
  • The Labour elite's secret problem -- they can't stand the working class (Liberals same everywhere)

    08/17/2013 8:13:18 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    How long does it take for the penny to drop? It is amazing how slow voters have been to see that the two major parties have been stolen from them, and are now their enemies. I spend a lot of time here pointing out that the Tory Party is a now a nest of anti-British, anti-family liberals. But Labour is just as bad. The Labour Party of 1945 was pretty Left-wing. But it was patriotic, Christian and genuinely working-class. It hated cheats and it loathed crime. Several members of the Labour Cabinet of 1948 voted to keep the death penalty....
  • Science Confirms That BMW And Prius Drivers Are The Worst

    08/14/2013 12:27:43 PM PDT · by posterchild · 89 replies
    jalopnik ^ | Wed Aug 13, 2013 | Patrick George
    We have long ragged on BMW drivers for their terrible parking skills and general assholery, and Toyota Prius drivers for their holier-than-thou smugness. Now, it has been confirmed through the miraculous power of science that their owners are, in fact, terrible and inconsiderate motorists. Our old pal Benjamin Preston reports in the New York Times on a study done by the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California Berkeley which links poor driving habits and wealth. Basically, rich people are more likely to be jerks behind the wheel. The researchers examined how motorists in...
  • Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement

    08/08/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Jackson Lee Tweets Praise That Staffers Free From Health Care Exchange Requirement August 8, 2013 - 1:15 PM By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administrations decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers. Its official: Members of Congress and congressional staff will keep their health subsidies under Obamacare! Jackson Lee tweeted on her official Twitter account. Jackson tweeted next: And some staffers will not have to join the health exchanges at all. The...
  • Two Sets of Rules For Obamacare The Ruling Class vs. the Serfs

    08/05/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Its official, the United States has a Ruling Class and it is no longer being hidden or denied. Obama and the Congress have just decided that they dont want to play by the same rules as the rest of us. Big surprise that the Office of Personnel Management, under pressure from Capitol Hill and Obama, has said that they will issue a ruling that states government can keep making contributions to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides. In other words, we the serfs will be paying for Congress and their staff to keep their Cadillac...
  • Congress Exempt from Obamacare in Last-Minute Deal

    08/05/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5 Aug 13 | CBN
    Senators, representatives, and their top aides will be able to stay under the current subsidized health care system. That means they will continue to get a taxpayer-funded contribution to help pay for their health care premiums. A last-minute deal worked out before Congress went on their five-week summer vacation gets lawmakers out of the original language of Obamacare, which said members and their aides had to use its health care plans. Republicans like Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed the move, calling it a "behind-closed-doors deal, announced right after Congress is safely away from the crime scene." "This is exactly...
  • Public School Advocate Matt Damon Enrolls Kids in Private School

    08/05/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/13 | John Nolte
    In an interview with the Guardian published Saturday, Damon revealed that he had just moved to Los Angeles from New York, but that he didn't "have a choice" when it came to putting his four daughters into private schools. The multi-millionaire did say that it was "a major moral dilemma" and then made the bizarre excuse that the public schools aren't "progressive" enough. This would probably mark the first time anyone has ever complained that America's public schools, especially in Los Angeles, aren't left-wing enough.
  • McCain: 'Foolish' to write off Rubio as 2016 contender

    07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it would be "foolish" to write of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential chances, despite the hit absorbed by the Florida lawmaker from conservatives upset with his championing of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rubio and McCain served as two of the primary GOP negotiators in the Senate's "Gang of Eight," which crafted the upper chamber's bipartisan reform bill. I think its just foolish, McCain told The Arizona Republic in an interview Friday. Im not endorsing anyone, but I can tell you Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle. And...
  • Gabby Giffords Fires Gun for First Time Since Being Shot

    07/03/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/2/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) fired a gun Monday for the first time since she was shot in January 2011. As odd as it might seem, she did this as she and her husband Mark Kelly set off on their "Rights and Responsibilities" bus tour pushing for stricter gun control laws.
  • The End of the Ivy League As We Know It?

    06/07/2013 5:50:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Simone Baribeau
    Want to invest in your education like financial guru John Thiel, head of wealth management at Merrill Lynch? Then go to a public university. "I'm a state school guy," the Florida State University graduate told his alumni newsletter. "I didn't go to the Ivy League; I didn't go to Stanford or UCLA. I'm a CPA who went to a state school, and I run the largest wealth management firm in the world." Thiel gambled that he'd get back more bang for his buck at a public school than at a private one. By any measure, his bet paid off. And...
  • Sarah Palin: Small towns is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly

    05/30/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 17 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Thursday May 30, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Small town America is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weeklys Ellis Conklin and the lamestream media. Todd and I are on our way to congratulate the graduating class in Republic, Washington, this Saturday and Im honored and touched by their ingenuity, tenacity, and invitation to speak to these young Americans about to begin their futures. Small town America is our heart; it may not be the Ivy Leagues or what Ellis and the media deem acceptable, but these students and this town represent what is good and right about America and the small towns...
  • Beyond Royalty Even the Queen Holds Her Own Umbrella

    05/17/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
  • Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 2:23:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.According to the Politico, in super secret high-level, confidential talks, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some other legislation that no one cares about, and get it all done before anyone can say anything about it.If the Republican Party leadership in Congress goes along with this ride, there will need to be a new...
  • Hillary Was Right: Obamas Inexperience Sank Gun Deal

    04/20/2013 5:24:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2013 | Stuart Stevens
    She told us so? The debacle on background checks fully exposed the presidents flawed leadership, which his Democratic rival warned voters about back in 2008. If you ever need a refresher course in just how disconnected Barack Obama is from Americas mainstream culture of guns, consider this scathing indictment: You know, Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe its a matter of constitutional right ... I disagree with Senator Obamas assertion that people in this country cling to guns ... People of all walks of life huntand they enjoy doing so because its an important part of their life,...