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  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • "Where, Oh Where, Is Barry Goldwater?"

    06/30/2014 6:04:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies
    BurtPrelutsky.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    I realize that the late Sen. Goldwater is anathema to liberals, even to those who only know him as the unfortunate victim of a famous TV spot in which a little girl picking a flower appears to be vaporized by a nuclear bomb. The vile message in 1964 was that Goldwater was a nutburger who was anxious to get us involved in a nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union. Because most voters 50 years ago were just as dumb as they are today, 61% of them voted for LBJ, who took that as a signal to sink us even deeper...
  • Unfit to be President: Obama chews gum during D-Day ceremonies, sparks Twitter outrage

    06/06/2014 2:26:35 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 137 replies
    washtimes ^ | 6/6/14 | k howell
    <p>President Obama was caught on camera chewing gum during the D-Day ceremonies in France as Queen Elizabeth II was welcomed, and Twitter feeds worldwide exploded with criticism.</p>
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain (Temper) Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/06/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 05, 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • (Hawaiian) Document Expert Could Topple Obama Administration

    07/20/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2013 | Kris Zane
    There have been many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President—most based on the fact that Obama is not a natural born citizen, his father being a Kenyan. Other lawsuits challenge the validity of Obama’s PDF long-form birth certificate, riddled with strange anomalies like multiple layers and eight different fonts. The lawsuits have all crashed and burned in flames for two reasons: 1. The court hearing the lawsuits have treated the cases as a joke instead of a valid question of Constitutional requirements. And 2. The plaintiffs haven’t had Reed Hayes on their side. Reed Hayes is a forensic...
  • (Obama) Eligibility resurrected: Congress pays attention

    07/14/2013 2:33:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Investigator who has documented White House fraud says interest surging The dispute over Barack Obama’s eligibility was headline material in his first term, as lawsuits reached as high as the U.S. Supreme Court and the president released his purported “original” birth certificate from Hawaii in an attempt to silence the doubters. But there’s been a lot of silence over the past year, with the exception of a couple of diehard, truth-seeking individuals and websites. That might change soon, according to the lead investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse in Arizona, which was assigned to do a thorough investigation...
  • Justin Bieber hit with new speeding complaints

    06/22/2013 2:41:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    WENN.com ^ | JUNE 22 2013
    Cops turned up at Justin Bieber's gated community on Friday in response to calls reporting alleged reckless driving through the streets. Police arrived at The Oaks compound in Calabasas, Calif., to speak to residents who complained about the singer's associates allegedly speeding around the area, reports E! News. According to E!, an emergency meeting of the community's homeowner association has now been set for Monday to address neighbours' concerns about Bieber's behaviour within the exclusive estate in recent weeks. One unidentified local says, "It has been escalating for the past six months, he has begun to flip over to a...
  • Barack Bamboozles Berlin

    06/21/2013 8:25:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Barack Obama showed up again in Berlin. Sadly, 194,000 of the fawning devotees that cheered him like a rock star in 2008 chose to skip the 2013 encore. Nonetheless, directly out of the Brandenburg gate, the president commenced with injecting race and gender into the conversationwhen he said "Angela and I don't exactly look like previous German and American leaders." Obama then informed the audience, consigned by invitation to stand in the blistering heat listening to his blather, that Michelle, Malia, and Sasha, rather than endure his grueling speech, chose instead to experience the "beauty and the history of Berlin"...
  • Rand Paul stumbles but doesn’t fall at Howard University

    04/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/11/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. delivered an effective speech at Howard University, even though he rhetorically stumbled at points. The audience was mostly silent through Paul’s prepared speech, which highlighted traditional Republican policies such as school choice, free markets, and limited government. Paul’s more libertarian ideas, however, appeared to resonate with the audience, as they applauded for his views on reduced jail penalties for non-violent drug users and a more humble foreign policy. “Republicans are often miscast as uncaring or condemning of kids who make bad choices,” Paul said. “I, for one, plan to change that.” Paul admitted that Republicans had...
  • Boom! #AskFLOTUS hashtag hijack: Michelle Obama asks for questions; Happy warriors deliver [GREAT!]

    03/11/2013 8:51:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/11/13 | Staff
    Hi #AskFLOTUS Was Barack with you on 9/11/12 during #Benghazi...Asking for about 300 million or so people. Thanks.... Boom. Michelle Obama announced via her Twitter feed that she’d be taking questions this morning at 11:05 a.m. EST on her always-absurd “Let’s move” campaign.... #askFLOTUS Is Barack ever jolted awake at night all sweaty thinking about the 4 Americans he left behind to die in Benghazi?
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • "US Fouls Up Again On Prime Minister's Name"

    07/30/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    Pic courtesy another major Japanese national TV network, TBS For those who have been following this, the Japanese press is filled with snippets, chortling and stories and about the keystone-cop-ish US White House (specifically the National Security Council under Tom Donilon) and the White House website, which mistakenly listed the first name of Japan's Prime Minister (the third largest economy in the world you recall) as a common Japanese "female first name", "Yoshiko" (sic), and now the Chunichi Shimbun News off a Kyodo News Agency story (which is the blue ribbon equivalent of AP), has run an article saying...
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • The first FAMILY of fashion:

    Most had been keeping an eye out for green slime and glitzy celebrity guests but it was Michelle Obama’s daring wardrobe choice which had the fashion set glued to last night's Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The First Lady stepped out in leather pants, designed by New York-based designer Wes Gordon, for the star-studded event which she attended with her daughters Malia, 13 and Sasha, 10. Mrs Obama’s two girls also helped shine the light on lesser-known designers, both wearing designs by UK-based shopping website ASOS.
  • Santorum: Republican contest is shrinking to a 'two-man race'

    03/09/2012 2:41:53 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 58 replies
    thehill.com ^ | mar. 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum suggested that the Republican presidential field is shrinking to just two candidates. Santorum's comments come as he and his supporters increasingly suggest that the former Pennsylvania senator would benefit from Newt Gingrich dropping out. "So we feel pretty good that it's now narrowing to a two-person race," Santorum said in an interview with Bloomberg TV set to air Friday. "We've been competitive."
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? I’m beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The Party’

    01/22/2012 9:55:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 118 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/22/12 | Josh Feldman
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on Meet the Press today to do damage control for Mitt Romney and to explain why Newt Gingrich would not be an ideal Republican nominee despite his strong victory in South Carolina last night. He claimed that Gingrich’s past actions have embarrassed the Republican party, and Mitt Romney was more suited to be the nominee because of his record and how he conducted himself in office as opposed to Gingrich. David Gregory asked Christie to explain what about Newt Gingrich’s politics or his character disqualified him from being the Republican nominee against President Obama....
  • Iran To Give US A Model Of Downed American Drone

    01/17/2012 4:37:24 AM PST · by edpc · 31 replies · 1+ views
    KFOX TV ^ | 17 Jan 2012 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state radio says Tehran will give the United States a model of the American surveillance drone captured by the Islamic Republic. The report Tuesday said the toy model of the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone will be sent to the White House in response to a formal request from Washington last month asking Iran to return the aircraft that went down over Iran in December.
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • Obama Hits Back Nine Whilst Japan Burns~

    03/16/2011 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    sadhillnews.com ^ | March 16, 2011
  • Sarah Palin is not worthy to fill my father's boots, says Ron Reagan. No, and neither is he

    02/05/2011 8:11:05 PM PST · by abbyg55 · 129 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-5-11 | Damian Thompson
    In a new book he [Ron Reagan] has speculated (on slender evidence) that Reagan had symptoms of Alzheimer’s as early as 1981. I’m not saying that this isn’t a legitimate topic of discussion for historians. But to do this to mark the centenary of the most kind and gentlemanly president of the 20th century – your own father? His old enemies lapped it up, Ron. Hope you’re proud of yourself.
  • The Facebook Skeletons Come Out

    11/07/2010 6:40:36 AM PST · by Saije · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/5/2010 | Jeremy W. Peters
    AMONG the many firsts in the 2010 elections, it is safe to assume that the following words had never before been uttered about a future member of Congress, “This is a candidate who is probably best known for getting drunk and having sex on television.” The comment, made by the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was lobbed at Sean Duffy, who overcame his bawdy past as a star on MTV’s “Real World: Boston” in 1997 to ride a wave of conservative discontent into office. Some of Mr. Duffy’s youthful indiscretions that were captured on film and dredged up by...
  • American politics are becoming an embarrassment, Jimmy Carter says

    10/28/2010 4:02:36 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Jessica Harrison
    SALT LAKE CITY — The American political atmosphere is becoming an embarrassment, former President Jimmy Carter told reporters at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City Thursday Morning. "Americans don't realize how dramatically our political atmosphere has gone downhill," Carter said.
  • State of Embarrassment

    10/06/2010 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2010 | Michael LaFaive
    Governors often use their official State of the State addresses to do a little bragging, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm's February, 2010 outing was no exception. Unfortunately, what was intended as an "economic development" victory lap - citing companies expected to create jobs thanks to selective tax breaks and subsidies provided by her administration - has become a series of embarrassing blunders including Hangar42 studios (Grand Rapids), GlobalWatt, Inc. (Saginaw), and Unity Studios (Allen Park). In the first of these, the day after the governor's speech, Hangar42 officially announced the opening of its studio, which allegedly involved an investment of at...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment (Perfect ad for public schools!)

    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "southbendon.com" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment

    09/20/2010 8:25:45 PM PDT · by hoosierboy · 62 replies · 1+ views
    wsbt ^ | 09/20/10 | dianne daniels
    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "southbendon.com" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment

    09/21/2010 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 46 replies · 1+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 9.20.10 | DIANE DANIELS WSBT-TV Reporter
    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "southbendon.com" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • 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...
  • And you thought Bush was embarrassing? Obama's policies are leaving Americans red in the face

    06/23/2010 5:28:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 23, 2010 | S. E. Cupp
    Thanks to a slew of gaffes, blunders, miscalculations and alarming personality revelations, Obama has become a surprising liability where our reputation abroad is concerned - surprising not only because he was elected, in part, to restore our supposedly damaged image overseas, but also because he was touted as a smooth and charming diplomat. But whatever generosities we afforded the inexperienced junior senator from Illinois, smooth and charming he is not, it turns out. And these rookie mistakes are getting downright embarrassing. The latest came last week, when the President sent the G-20 a pointed but pleading letter imploring Europe to...
  • Et tu, Barack? America betrays Britain in her hour of need

    02/25/2010 4:27:00 AM PST · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 830+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 25, 2010 | Toby Young
    It was a headline I never expected to read: “US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute.” Washington has declined to back Britain in its dispute with Argentina over drilling rights in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. President Obama’s position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides. According to the State Department: We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality. The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on the...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • ABC Omits Critics of Obama’s ‘Jarring and Inappropriate’ Bow to Emperor;

    11/16/2009 11:31:20 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 44 replies · 2,255+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Rich Noyes
    ABC’s Good Morning America finally picked up on the deep bow President Obama performed for the Emperor of Japan over the weekend. Co-host Diane Sawyer ran through how other U.S. Presidents have greeted either Emperor Akhito or his father, the late Emperor Hirohito over the years — some bowing, some not. Sawyer claimed that Americans are “not trained to greet royalty” and “it’s just too confusing.” Actually, the government employs lots of experts on culture and protocol to make sure that our presidents are fully “trained” on what to do when they represent our government overseas — which is not...
  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue Issue Is Here to Stay (evidence for recent dinos growing!)

    09/02/2009 8:23:21 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 126 replies · 3,005+ views
    ICR ^ | September 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In recent decades, soft, squishy tissues have been discovered inside fossilized dinosaur bones. They seem so fresh that it appears as though the bodies were buried only a few thousand years ago. Since many think of a fossil as having had the original bone material replaced by minerals, the presence of actual bone--let alone pliable blood vessels, red blood cells, and proteins inside the bone--is quite extraordinary. These finds also present a dilemma...
  • Baptist Pastor Prays for Obama's Death (Barf Alert)

    09/03/2009 7:44:37 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 39 replies · 970+ views
    ktla.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | AP
    AP photo from article Church website photo of Steve Anderson YUMA, AZ -- Steven Anderson, who ministers at Faithful Word Baptist Church, said he prays for the death of President Barack Obama in a sermon to his congregation. "I'm not going to pray for his good," Anderson said in the sermon. "I'm going to pray he dies and goes to hell." The sermon, which was titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama," was also featured on CNN last week due to the nature of its content, and has since been shown on other programs such as Fox News, MSNBC, ABC...
  • Will 'Better Science Education' Convince Americans They Came from Fish?

    08/06/2009 8:19:06 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 107 replies · 2,019+ views
    ICR ^ | Brian Thomas and Frank Sherwin
    Will 'Better Science Education' Convince Americans They Came from Fish? A recent poll revealed that many Americans believe public school students should be taught all sides of Darwin’s theory of evolution, its weaknesses as well as its strengths.[1] Evolutionists, in the face of this data, reason that if only the American public had more “education” on evolution, the poll numbers would reflect in their favor...
  • The Frailty of the Darwinian Hypothesis (Part 1 and 2)

    07/15/2009 9:01:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 72 replies · 2,753+ views
    Evolution News and Views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Ann Gauger, Ph.D.
    The Frailty of the Darwinian Hypothesis, Part 1 Editor's Note: Ann Gauger is a senior research scientist at Biologic Institute. Her work uses molecular genetics and genomic engineering to study the origin, organization and operation of metabolic pathways. She received a BS in biology from MIT, and a PhD in developmental biology from the University of Washington, where she studied cell adhesion molecules involved in Drosophila embryogenesis. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard, she cloned and characterized the Drosophila kinesin light chain. Her research has been published in Nature, Development, and the...
  • Mark Whittington: Obama Bows to the Saudi King

    04/03/2009 4:47:23 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 3,152+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4/3/2009 | Mark Whittington
    President Barack Obama has stirred yet another controversy when he appeared to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia during the recent G20 Economic Summit. The appropriateness of an elected President bowing before an absolute monarch has been questioned. The writer Mark Steyn suggested, rather caustically, "So let me see if I understand American protocol in the age of Obama: The First Lady hugs Queen Elizabeth as if she's some granny at a seniors' center photo-op, but the President of this republic prostrates himself before King Abdullah as if he's a subject of the Saudi pseudo-Crown." While the behavior of...
  • Presidential Double-talk... Newsweek finally realizes that Obama is a typical politician

    03/08/2009 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Painesright · 52 replies · 2,271+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 03/07/09 | Robert J. Samuelson
    Barack Obama is a great pretender. He constantly says he's doing things that he isn't, and he relies on his powerful rhetoric to obscure the difference. He has made "responsibility" a personal theme, and the budget's cover line is "A New Era of Responsibility." He claims that the budget begins "making the tough choices necessary to restore fiscal discipline." It doesn't. If Obama were "responsible," he would be leading a candid conversation about government's size and role. Who deserves support and why? How big can government grow before higher taxes and deficits harm long-term economic growth? Although Obama claims to...
  • Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals

    01/24/2009 10:24:29 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 41 replies · 1,768+ views
    Libertarian Party website ^ | January 23, 2009 | Andy MacPherson
    Press Release For Immediate Release Friday, January 23, 2009 Barr hails Obama orders on Guantanamo, torture, tribunals Says steps start process to restore rule of law in America Former Republican Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Bob Barr, today issued a statement praising executive orders signed yesterday by President Obama ordering the closure of the military detention center at Guantanamo, restoring the practice of treating detainees according to legal norms, firmly stopping the practice of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," and doing away with the military tribunals that denied fundamental due process to detainees since their creation shortly after...
  • Hamas's march to victory

    01/02/2009 10:09:23 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 23 replies · 942+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 January, 2009 | Caroline Glick
    George Orwell once quipped, "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." Since Tuesday it has become clear that the Olmert-Livni-Barak government has decided to end the war with Iran's Hamas proxy army in Gaza as quickly as possible. That is, the government has decided to lose the war. Most Israelis are unaware of this state of affairs. In an obvious attempt to bolster the popularity of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ahead of the February 10 general elections, the local media have spent the six days since the government launched Operation Cast...
  • Obama: "Now That I've Been Elected, One's Associations Really ARE Important"

    11/13/2008 10:50:06 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 20 replies · 805+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2008 | Michael Eden
    The exciting thing about an Obama presidency - aside from the very real possibility that an inexperienced radical will fail spectacularly and send the whole country plunging to its ruin - is the never ending stream of hypocrisy that flows from the man. I mean, the guy who said he would practice "new politics" of "hope" and "change" appointed a man who said "Republicans can go f@ck themselves" and mailed a rotting fish to an opponent as his chief-of-staff. The guy who said "No" to lobbyists is now saying "Yes" to them during his transition. And the guy who said...
  • Shepard Smith, A Giant Embarrassment For Fox News

    11/12/2008 4:32:11 AM PST · by AJAY · 111 replies · 3,994+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/12/08 | AJAY
    Shepard Smith has long been an embarrassment for those of us who look to Fox News for reliability and intelligence. He always has been very unsophisticated and shows no sign that he does any homework to keep himself minimally informed. Study after study, including from liberal sources like the Washington Post and the Pew Foundation, have demonstrated the Obama bias of the MSM. He screams “preposterous” at his guest who points this out. Aggressiveness like his combined with a lack of intelligence is a witch’s brew. For Shepard to know nothing about the MSM Obama bias is truly bewildering. What...
  • PUBLIC EMBARRASSMENT FOR TEAM FRANKEN CONTINUES

    08/09/2008 2:25:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 44 replies · 1,222+ views
    Minnesota Democrats Exposed ^ | 08-09-2008 | By Michael B. Brodkorb
    This St. Cloud Times story about only one person attended a public event for Al Franken yesterday hit the Drudge Report. “ONE Person Shows Up At Franken Event..” This story is turning into a national embarrassment for Team Franken.
  • Trio of naked men ripped off after being lured to Calimesa motel by women

    07/25/2008 9:54:05 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 21 replies · 198+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | July 25, 2008 | Jose Arballo Jr.
    Three men looking to party with three females in a Calimesa motel instead found themselves ripped off by the trio after the victims removed their clothing, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
  • The Democrats' Embarrassment of Riches (Will they EVER be called on it?)

    02/22/2008 8:50:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 168+ views
    Spiegal.com ^ | 2/22/08 | Peter Ross Range
    The Democrats' Embarrassment of RichesBy Peter Ross Range With two of the strongest personalities in Democratic politics vying for the party's presidential nomination, the party is facing a tough choice. But either way the primaries in Ohio and Texas go next week, America stands to gain. **SPIP** While Hillary strains to sound inspiring with a voice and style better suited to running policy meetings, Obama, the natural, croons like a political Sinatra. I'm seduced by the idea that we as Americans can rise above some of our differences, and, yes, that just having Barack and Michelle in the White House,...
  • JOE BIDEN: ANOTHER SENATE EMBARRASSMENT

    10/07/2007 9:13:24 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 31 replies · 2,012+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 5 October 2007 | By: Cliff Kincaid
    Senate Republicans have suffered a lot of embarrassment over the antics of Sen. Larry Craig, a pro-family politician who played footsy with another man in a bathroom. But the Democrats have their own embarrassments, and one of them is presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden, their leading foreign policy "expert." Double Talker His logic was on display on NBC's Meet the Press program, where the long-time Delaware senator, who now chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was asked by host Tim Russert about changing his position on setting a deadline for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. Two years ago...
  • Creation Museum Marries Adam, Eve and Dinosaurs

    05/26/2007 9:24:34 AM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 358 replies · 5,268+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2007 | Staff
    Some Scientists Worry That Sophisticated Center Will Distort Children's Views of Science According to an ABC News poll, 60 percent of Americans believe God created the world in six days. In Petersburg, Ky., this weekend, a creation museum is opening that depicts a story far from what you may have learned in science class. Exhibits at almost every natural history museum teach that dinosaurs are millions of years old, and that they died out long before human beings existed. But at the Creation Museum, they say God created dinosaurs and humans at the same time. The Creation Museum, designed by...
  • Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum

    05/26/2007 4:48:47 PM PDT · by celmak · 464 replies · 7,713+ views
    afp ^ | may 20, 2007 | Mira Oberman
    PETERSBURG, United States (AFP) - Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and an animatronic Noah directs work on his Ark in a multimillion dollar creationism museum set to open next week in Kentucky. Designed by the creator of the King Kong and Jaws exhibits at the Universal Studios theme park, the stunning 60,000 square foot (5,400 square-metre) facility is built for a specific purpose: refuting evolution and expanding the flock of believers in a literal interpretation of the Bible. "You'll get people into a place like this that you can't get into a church with...
  • G.O.P. Candidates Criticize Slur by Conservative Author [Ann Coulter]

    03/04/2007 1:18:25 AM PST · by XR7 · 163 replies · 3,631+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/4/07 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, March 3 — Three of the leading Republican presidential candidates on Saturday denounced one of their party’s best-known conservative commentators for using an antigay epithet when discussing a Democratic presidential contender at a gathering of conservatives here. The remarks by Ann Coulter, an author who regularly speaks at conservative events, were sharply denounced by the candidates, Senator John McCain of Arizona, Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. Their statements came after Democrats, gay rights groups and bloggers raised a storm of protest over the remarks. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference before an...
  • Ann Coulter calls John Edwards "Faggot"

    03/03/2007 5:23:31 AM PST · by Billy Jacks blog · 223 replies · 6,981+ views
    Best-selling right-wing author Ann Coulter, speaking to a conservative audience in Washington Friday, called former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., a "faggot." Coulter was a featured speaker at the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Following her prepared remarks, televised on C-Span, Coulter was asked to talk about Edwards. "It turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm kind of at an impasse -- I can't really talk about Edwards," she said.