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  • The News Media Now Reports All Weather as "Extreme"

    08/04/2014 10:07:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called “climate change”, the meteorologically challenged print and broadcast media is now declaring all weather “extreme” these days.
  • 8 extreme ways to avoid college debt (CNBC chimes in)

    05/11/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/11/14 | Roy Luo
    Make an emancipation declaration Get hitched (and marry down) Join the military Welcome the welfare state Crowd-fund your tuition Sell your genetic material Become homeless Reimagine the semester abroad
  • 5 Virtues That Liberals Take To The Extreme

    02/11/2014 4:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | /february 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please." -- Epictetus "The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match." -- Shaun Hick There are few things on the planet more necessary than water. In fact, roughly 60% of the human body is water. Yet, water isn't ALWAYS a good thing as Noah could tell you. Virtues can be like this as well. In moderation, they're good for you, but taken to extremes, they become destructive. 1) Tolerance: A little tolerance is a good thing,...
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder urges caution as state monitors extreme weather

    01/05/2014 6:28:06 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    mlive ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging residents to exercise great caution as dangerous winter weather sweeps across the state. "The heavy snowfall and expected 20-year low subzero temperatures and high winds are creating – or have the potential to create – hazardous conditions across most of the state," Snyder said in a release Sunday afternoon. "We want everyone to be safe. Let's all pull together by taking care of ourselves and each other, which includes checking in on friends and neighbors who may need our help. It’s times like this when Michiganders are at their best." The...
  • Terry McAuliffe’s Extreme Agenda

    10/17/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Career crony turned perennial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s staked his entire bid for the Virginia Governor’s Mansion on demagoguing Ken Cuccinelli’s stances on social issues. A recent Washington Times editorial summed up the central strategy of the Democrat’s all-too predictable campaign: retread Obama’s scorched earth tactics to cast Cuccinelli as anti-woman, all to cover up his glaring lack of substance. Independent fact checkers have repeatedly debunked mudslinging by the McAuliffe camp, including a recent ad accusing Cuccinelli of trying to ban forms of contraception. The ad opens with an image of a package of birth control pills, as a voiceover says,...
  • Too late to stop extreme heat waves (hoax deniers still out there)

    08/18/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    B Recorder ^ | 8/19/13
    Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide we emit, a study said on August 15. But targets adopted today for curbing greenhouse gas emissions will determine whether the pattern stabilises thereafter, or grows even worse. High temperatures and heat waves in the last decade are widely blamed on climate change that occurred over the last 50 years - amounting to global warming of about 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 deg Fahrenheit), said the study in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
  • Government Scientist Gets Fired for Telling the Truth

    01/19/2013 5:17:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | David Spady
    Something’s amiss at the Department of Interior. Eight government scientists were recently fired or reassigned after voicing concerns to their superiors about faulty environmental science used for policy decisions. Which begs the question, “Are some government agencies manipulating science to advance political agendas?” Fictional book authors operate in a convenient world, unconstrained by facts and experiences of the real world. The antithesis of works of fiction are scientific findings solely based on provable facts and experience. For agenda-driven environmental science, facts can sometime prove inconvenient. It’s far easier to advance an agenda with agreeable science, even if that means creating...
  • Extreme Global Warming May Have Caused Largest Extinction Ever (Hottest Earth era ever detected?)

    10/18/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/12 | Charles Q. Choi - LiveScience.com
    Feverishly hot ocean surface waters potentially reaching more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) may have helped cause the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history, researchers say. "We may have found the hottest time the world has ever had," researcher Paul Wignall, a geologist at the University of Leeds in England, told LiveScience. The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Era about 250 million years ago was the greatest die-off in Earth's history. The cataclysm killed as much as 95 percent of the planet's species. One key factor behind this disaster was probably catastrophic volcanic activity in...
  • Clinton: Republican party controlled by most extreme members

    09/12/2012 10:09:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | Andrew Rafferty
    Clinton: Republican party controlled by most extreme membersBy NBC's Andrew Rafferty 4 hours ago ORLANDO, Fla. – Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday painted Republicans as a party controlled by its most extreme members, unwilling to compromise and too conservative for former GOP leaders like Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower – Richard Nixon’s too liberal for these people. It’s amazing," Clinton told the 2,000 people packed into a hotel ballroom here. He said the most right-wing members of the GOP control the party's nominations and "political operations." **SNIP** "The American people have to believe me...
  • Dem platform backs taxpayers subsidies for abortion through birth

    09/04/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats released their approved platform last night, a curious Labor Day exercise considering the results. With unemployment the chief concern of voters in this election, how often does the word "unemployment" appear in the DNC document? BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski counted, and found only three mentions abortion got four. What other terms outplay the biggest issue in this election? Andrew finds a few interesting comparisons in his pictorial: Joe Biden -- 1 timeOsama bin Laden -- 4 timesRomney -- 22 timesAuto -- 15 timesJobs -- 77 timesObama -- 111 times Here are a couple that Andrew missed: Fair share – 9...
  • AP Interview: Obama on Romney's 'extreme' views

    08/25/2012 11:11:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Mitt Romney has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his Republican rival at the biggest political moment of his life. In an interview with The Associated Press, Obama said Romney lacks serious ideas, refuses to "own up" to the responsibilities of what it takes to be president, and deals in factually dishonest arguments that could soon haunt him in face-to-face debates.
  • First Obama Response to Paul Ryan Pick: ‘Radical’ & ‘Extreme’ — Quotes the New York Times

    08/11/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August. 11, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    The first message to supporters from President Barack Obama‘s campaign following Mitt Romney’s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate was tepid at best. Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, framed Ryan as a purveyor of “failed policies“ who would ”slash the investments we need” in the economy. The Obama team attacked the Wisconsin congressman and House Budget Committee chairman as “radical” and “extreme” by quoting the New York Times. The campaign then asked supporters to stand with the president “at another major moment” and solicited donations:
  • Obama Is Shame And Extreme

    04/04/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by a terrific analysis by Guy Benson at Townhall of the worst speech Obama has given of his presidency
  • Climate change issue slows analysis of extreme weather (scientists don't have a clue)

    01/07/2012 6:59:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 12/25/11 | Justin Gillis
    Climate change issue slows analysis of extreme weatherBy Justin Gillis New York Times Updated: 12/25/2011 09:43:18 PM CST At the end of one of the most bizarre weather years in U.S. history, climate research stands at a crossroads. Scientists say they could, in theory, do a better job of answering the question "Did global warming have anything to do with it?" after extreme weather events like the drought in Texas and the floods in New England. But efforts to put out prompt reports on the causes of extreme weather are languishing. Chief among the difficulties scientists face: the hostile political...
  • New 'extreme cold' warning will replace wind chill warning

    12/05/2011 5:32:56 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-4-11 | andy rathbun
    You won't be hearing wind chill warnings in the Twin Cities this winter - but not because it won't get cold. Several National Weather Service offices, including the office in Chanhassen, are replacing wind chill warnings with what they're calling "extreme cold" warnings. "In large part, it's just a name change," said Todd Krause, warning coordination meteorologist for the weather service's Chanhassen office. Krause said warnings used to be issued if the wind chill factor dropped to minus 35. But if the temperature was minus 35 with no wind, no warning was issued. The new extreme cold warning will be...
  • Daphni Leef: 'Protests to get more extreme'

    11/24/2011 10:54:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 11/24/11 | staff
    Leef declares that that she is against violence but that people are becoming increasingly angry, hopeless. Demonstrations will soon resume and could become more "extreme" than past protests, social protest organizer Daphni Leef said Thursday morning in an interview with Army Radio. "I will always be against violence, but if this government does not pull itself together and work for its citizens, people will understand that they have nothing to lose," explained Leef. "The government is not even trying to show results or real changes... During the last two weeks we have begun feeling angry and insulted because we are...
  • Libya interim leader: No place for extremist Islam ('our Shariah law is moderate')

    11/14/2011 11:12:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    11/12/11
    Link only - Libya interim leader: No place for extremist Islam
  • Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: "Take These Son Of Bitches Out"

    09/05/2011 12:54:37 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | Real Clear Politics Video
    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.
  • New White House plan to fight violent extremism

    08/02/2011 7:38:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Local communities, not Washington, are best suited to counter violent extremism, according to a new national strategy the Obama administration took more than a year to produce. The strategy pointedly does not focus on threats from Muslim extremism.
  • LAT Op/Ed: Are extreme ideologies to blame for violent acts?

    07/29/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/29/11 | Opinion L. A
    The Norwegian terror attacks allegedly carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik present an opportunity for introspection for “Muslim-bashers,” the Times Editorial Board wrote Tuesday. It is unfair to blame ideological extremists for violent actions, just as ‘tea partiers’ were unfairly blamed for allegedly inspiring the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, the board said. What [Robert Spencer, operator of the anti-Muslim website Jihad Watch] failed to address is the fact that his site, and others cited by Breivik such as The Gates of Vienna, make a habit of blaming all Muslims for the actions...
  • White House Compares 'Cut, Cap and Balance Act' to 'Paul Ryan Plan On Steroids'

    07/19/2011 7:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Mary Bruce
    Following the president’s veto threat this morning, senior White House officials launched a full-on assault against the Republican “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” this afternoon, describing it as “extreme, radical, and unprecedented.” On a conference call with reporters this afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the legislation “essentially enshrines into the constitution the Ryan plan on steroids.” “Unless House Republicans are willing to raise revenues, significant revenues, something they have refused to do, it would require much deeper spending cuts than in the Ryan plan. This would result in even more devastating cuts to clean energy, education and...
  • DNC Chair: N.H. Debate Highlighted Republicans' 'Extreme Policies'

    06/14/2011 3:55:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    DNC Chair: N.H. Debate Highlighted Republicans' 'Extreme Policies' Tuesday, June 14, 2011 By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) says the Monday night Republican debate in New Hampshire showcased the "failed policies" of GOP. Her statement follows in its entirety: “Tonight’s Republican debate was a reminder that we’ve been down this road of failed economic policies and proposals before. The economic recession in America wasn’t caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of...
  • Hoyer: Tea Party Republicans Acting Like ‘Dictators’ on Budget Negotiations

    03/30/2011 1:59:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 30, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that conservative Republicans who oppose anything less than the significant budget cuts they promised their constituents were acting like “dictators” and were to blame for stalled budget negotiations. Harkening back to the government shutdown of 1996, Hoyer blamed what he called the “perfectionist caucus” for refusing to compromise, then and now. “The last time government shut down President Clinton was President of the United States,” Hoyer told reporters at his weekly media briefing. “And what happened then was the perfectionist caucus thought they would be the dictators and do it...
  • On Senate Call, a Glimpse of Marching Orders (Schumer: Dems told him use word for week 'extreme')

    03/29/2011 11:39:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    SNIP Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process. After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for...
  • Schumer’s Phone Gaffe Reveals Dem Talking Points

    03/30/2011 5:36:59 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 36 replies
    Red State ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | by Brian O'Connor
    Chuck Schumer’s bad day just got a whole lot worse. After getting called out by John Boehner for his “inaccurate rants,” The New York Senator held a conference call with fellow his Democrats… And the press, Where he inadvertently revealed the Democrat’s talking points for the week. Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious...
  • CNN's 'Expert on Extremism': 'Radical Right' Bigger Threat Than Jihadis (Old news rehashed?)

    03/08/2011 12:49:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/07/11 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's 'Expert on Extremism': 'Radical Right' Bigger Threat Than JihadisBy: Matthew Balan Monday, March 07, 2011 6:17 PM EST Mark Potok of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center claimed on Monday's Newsroom on CNN that radical Islam wasn't "our biggest domestic terror threat," that instead, "that pretty clearly comes from the radical right in this country." Anchor Suzanne Malveaux touted Potok as "expert on extremism" from "one of the most highly regarded non-governmental operations that are monitoring hate groups." Malveaux brought on the SPLC spokesman at the bottom of the 12 noon Eastern hour to discuss the upcoming hearings by...
  • THE HILL POLL: Voters are not worried about ‘extreme’ label on candidates

    10/20/2010 2:35:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October19,2010 | Shane D’Aprile
    Independents, who are the largest bloc of undecided voters and are vital to Democrats if the party is to retain its House majority, are also unconvinced by warnings about extremism. Only 14 percent of them said they would vote for a Democrat to avoid electing an extreme right-wing candidate; 11 percent said they would vote Republican to avoid electing an extreme left-wing candidate.
  • Amanpour: Tea Party an ‘Extreme’ Departure from Reagan’s Conservatism; Campaign Spending Bad

    10/17/2010 4:47:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/117/10 | Brent Baker
    Christiane Amanpour on Sunday discovered “a long and venerable tradition of conservatism in this country” exemplified by Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley and “all of that sort of intellectual conservatism,” but she only showed respect for that tradition in order to contend “people,” who she failed to name, “are saying that right now, it's really gone to the extreme.” Repeating her “people” generality, she insisted: “People are looking at the Tea Party and saying this is not conservatism as we knew it but it's extreme.” George Will retorted: “Which is exactly what they said about Bill Buckley and Bill...
  • Mitch McConnell: Most Americans Believe the Obama Government has been “Extreme” – Video

    09/26/2010 8:18:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reacting to Christianne Amanpour’s blatantly biased question today with which she painted GOP Senate candidates Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell as “bizarre” and “fringe.” McConnell gave a perfect answer. He said to Amanpour: “You want to know what most Americans think is extreme? . . . . What most Americans think is extreme is the kind of Government we’ve been running for the last year and a half . . . “
  • NRSC: ‘The Next Time Democrats Call You Extreme, Show Them This Video.’

    08/19/2010 7:32:03 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    You see it here first, folks: the new web video from the NRSC about just whose views are “extreme” around here. Their closing sequence, showcasing that the so-called extreme candidates are either leading or in dead heats, feels like a professional athlete responding to a trash-talker by pointing to the scoreboard. http://tinyurl.com/2bgcvge
  • New Ad: Extreme (Are you Extreme?)

    08/18/2010 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | August 18, 20010 | TheNRSC
    YouTube - Extreme
  • A surprising tune on Philadelphia officer Danny Faulkner's murder

    07/22/2010 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/22/2010 | Michael Smerconish
    MAUREEN Faulkner isn't used to having the cult of celebrity on her side. If actors, singers or intellectuals get involved in the case that's dominated her life for three decades, it's usually on the side of the man who murdered her husband, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. That list is extensive, to say the least. It includes Maya Angelou, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, Roger Ebert, Mike Farrell, Henry Louis Gates, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Casey Kasem, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Paul Newman, Peter Norton, Sister Helen Prejean, Rage Against the Machine, Rep. Charles...
  • Extreme Sheep LED Art

    05/15/2010 6:52:17 AM PDT · by svcw · 11 replies · 445+ views
    No particular reason, just fun.
  • The Extreme Left: A Ticking Time Bomb

    05/03/2010 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 895+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/3/10 | Brandon Darby
    The Mainstream media (MSM) is currently peddling the Obama Administration myth that patriotic Americans, many of whom have served in our military or who otherwise have an American flag hanging proudly in their front yards, pose a grave threat to our nation’s security. We have seen calls for Republican leaders to denounce Tea-Partiers and other activist groups opposed to Obama’s agenda. We are currently seeing our nation’s Department of Justice being hijacked to score political points for the Far-Left.
  • President Obama…You Scare Me!

    09/11/2009 8:11:27 AM PDT · by MsLady · 6 replies · 592+ views
    That's Saul, Folks! ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Lou Pritchett
    President Obama…You Scare Me! September 8th, 2009 by Saul Anuzis AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA Dear President Obama: You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support. You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally...
  • The Politics of Size [Meghan McCain] [barf] [attacks Ingraham] [liberals clapping, cheering]

    03/15/2009 9:46:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies · 2,714+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-03-14 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain responds to Laura Ingraham’s attack on her weight: Why is this topic still a socially accepted prejudice—and why in the world would a woman raise it? BY MEGHAN MCCAINRecently my not-size-0 body has come under fire again by the conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. On her radio show recently, she sarcastically commented that I was “too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World” and needled me about my weight with a comment about Barbie's 50th anniversary. Instead of intellectually debating our ideological differences about the future of the Republican Party, Ingraham resorted to...
  • Netanyahu: I Won't Form an Extreme Right-Wing Gov't

    01/25/2009 10:28:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 591+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-25-09 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Front-running prime ministerial candidate Binyamin Netanyahu told foreign diplomats over the weekend that he does not plan to form an "extremist right-wing" government, if elected in the February 10th elections. Netanyahu’s remarks appear to be a reaction to accusations by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, running at the head of the Kadima Party, that if Netanyahu is elected, he will form “an extremist right-wing government” that will “lead to a split between Israel and the United States.” The Likud has long been leading in polls, and Netanyahu is expected to receive the nod from President Shimon Peres to form Israel’s...
  • A road less traveled: "When the going gets weird, the tough turn pro."

    01/11/2009 3:15:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,823+ views
    Worlds Most Dangerous Pathway Redux
  • TRADITIONAL EXTREMIST - BASED AN AN E-MAIL BY A MAN NAMED LEAR

    11/09/2008 7:53:15 AM PST · by andrew roman · 15 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9 November 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Without realizing it, I have apparently evolved – or been promoted. Instead of being just an average, everyday garden variety Republican, I am suddenly one of “them.” Without application or initiation, I now have a “hard line” membership with the far right – and the astonishing thing is, I didn’t have to do a damn thing to receive it, sort of like a President Obama tax “cut.” No longer am I just a middling conservative, or a meager traditionalist. I am an honest-to-goodness, above-board extremist now. How cool is that? I honestly thought there’d be more work involved in earning...
  • Rahm Emanuel: The House Rahm Built

    11/06/2008 11:20:37 AM PST · by jessduntno · 9 replies · 1,927+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | November 12, 2006
    Rahm Emanuel: The House Rahm Built FROM THE ARCHIVES: Rahm Emanuel was seething. He was hurtling down an asphalt road in upstate New York on the 47th trip of his ferocious campaign to win back the House. A lecture, even from his friend James Carville, was the last thing he needed. Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg telling him he had to make each of his handpicked candidates shift from attack mode and strike a conciliatory note in their final campaign ads. "James. No James, YOU LISTEN," Emanuel barked into a cell phone, about to release a string of profane invectives...
  • What happened to the media? (msm in the bag for Barrack Obama)

    10/11/2008 9:00:47 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 13 replies · 700+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2008 | Karyn Gaidos
    Now in a time of war and financial meltdown, we have a relatively unknown candidate for the highest office in the land, who keeps fluffing off reports of radical associations as if he is swatting a mosquito away, and you just accept his nonsensical answers at face value. Let's recap some of what Barrack Obama seems to have skated passed the American media -- and by default -- much of the American public. First comes the twenty-year association with a very racist, radical and politically-incorrect Reverend Wright, who is on tape ranting and raving about the American government, white people,...
  • Activist Young challenges Reed in Democratic primary (Accuses Reed of "Dummy legislation")

    09/08/2008 11:47:39 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 145+ views
    http://www.projo.com ^ | September 5, 2008 | By Edward Fitzpatrick
    Young — the unpaid director of a group he formed, the National Civil Rights Coalition — ran for both mayor of Providence and U.S. Senate in 2006, losing with 26 percent of the Democratic mayoral primary vote and 11 percent of the Senate primary vote. Young makes his case for replacing Reed, saying, “Mr. Reed has been in Congress over 20 years. That’s not a democracy. That’s a monarchy. We don’t keep someone in 20 years, do we? Do you think Mr. Reed has had time to accomplish all of his goals in 20 years?” Reed has a campaign war...
  • Obama First in More Ways Than Any U.S. Presidential Candidate

    06/07/2008 7:29:43 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 70 replies · 88+ views
    Bloomberg.com / Yahoo News ^ | 06/07/2008 | EagleUSA
    Barack Obama's political career boasts a long list of firsts. He is the first presumptive presidential nominee to be a native of Hawaii and the president of the Harvard Law Review. He's also the first candidate with more than 1 million contributors. ADVERTISEMENT Obama, an Illinois senator, is the first presumptive presidential nominee in modern times to have a father who wasn't a U.S. citizen, the first to earn an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York and the first to have attended Occidental College in Los Angeles. ``Obama's nomination would be historic in almost every respect that you...
  • America Supports You: Virginia Guard Family Gets Extreme Dream Home

    12/18/2007 4:01:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 237+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Staff Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2007 – Army National Guard Spc. Michael Lucas received an extra-special homecoming during his mid-tour leave from Iraq recently when he and his family discovered they had been selected for a total home renovation, courtesy of the ABC reality television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington joins the family of Virginia National Guardsman Spc. Michael Lucas in cheering "Move that bus!" allowing the family their first glimpse of their totally renovated home in Rice, Va., Dec. 10, 2007. Lucas is currently deployed to Iraq with Company C, 3rd Battalion,...
  • Subliminal Flag-Waving Discourages Extreme Ideas

    12/05/2007 3:33:49 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 118+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-5-2007
    Subliminal flag-waving discourages extreme ideas 05 December 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition. As if emotional campaign messages weren't enough, politicians now have another way to try to win over the electorate. A study in Israel shows that voters can be manipulated into changing their attitudes by being shown subliminal images of their national flag. A team led by psychologist Ran Hassin at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem divided volunteers into two groups: those who strongly identified with Israeli nationalism and those who identified with it only weakly. They then quizzed them about their attitude to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after...
  • High Dive (Sky Diving from 60 MILES UP!)

    07/01/2007 9:12:20 AM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 51 replies · 1,882+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 7/1/07 | "Speed Weed"
    Sixty miles up, you sit in a chair on the open deck of a small rocket, admiring the stars above, the Earth far, far below. The vacuum beyond your visor is cold, but it would boil your blood if your pressure suit failed. You give your parachute straps a reassuring pat. It’s utterly silent. Just you and your fragile body, hovering alone above the Earth. “Space Diver One, you are go,” crackles a voice in your ear, and you undo your harness and stand up. There’s nothing for it now: You paid a lot of money for this. You breathe...
  • 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' military style

    07/20/2006 4:53:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,109+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Tommie Baker
    7/20/2006 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- Used to dealing with extremes in the Alaskan environment, nearly two dozen Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base and three Soldiers from Fort Richardson drove to North Pole, Alaska, to lend their assistance in building a home for a family in need. They were joined by more than 150 Airmen and Soldiers from Eielson AFB and Fort Wainwright. North Pole residents Betsy Rogers, her nine children, her brother and his children all lived in a two-bedroom home. More than 300 friends and neighbors nominated the Rogers family for the ABC reality...
  • At Six Flags, the Don'ts of Dos

    06/19/2006 6:22:48 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 30 replies · 1,669+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2006 | Avis Thomas-Lester
    At Six Flags, the Don'ts of Dos Employees Say Their Ethnic Hairstyles Are Challenged as 'Extreme,' and They've Complained to ACLU By Avis Thomas-Lester Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 17, 2006; B01 It's right there, under "Extreme Hairstyles," in the 2006 seasonal handbook for Six Flags America employees: no dreadlocks, tails, partially shaved heads "or any hairstyle that detracts or takes away from Six Flags theming." Braids "must be in neat, even rows and without beads or other ornaments," the amusement park handbook advises.
  • New York State Draws Nearer to Collecting DNA in All Crimes

    05/04/2006 8:44:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies · 1,056+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | DIANE CARDWELL
    A push to require all convicted criminals in New York to submit their DNA to a central database is gaining crucial support in Albany, where officials say it could create the most comprehensive DNA collection system in the nation. If the proposal becomes law, it would make New York the only state to require collecting DNA from everyone convicted of felonies and misdemeanors, including youthful offenders convicted in criminal court, officials said. Currently, 43 states require that people convicted of all felonies submit DNA, but none require samples from those convicted of all misdemeanors, and New York has required those...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...