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  • Man to live on melting iceberg for one year to urge climate change action (Video)

    08/23/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    treehugger.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kimberley Mok
    Crazy publicity stunt or stroke of daring genius? We're not sure, but it got our attention. The man pictured above is Alex Bellini, a professional adventurer and motivational speaker who plans to live alone on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland for one year, to emphasize the urgent need for climate change action.
  • Obama:Extremist Ideology That's Taken Over GOP Balkanization of Media Has Blocked My Agenda

    08/10/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbar - Big Government ^ | 8-10-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (snip) “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the...
  • Germany Faces a Growing Threat From Violent Extremists

    06/18/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    DW ^ | June 18, 2014 | Staff
    The German domestic intelligence agency has warned of a sharp rise in violence from right- and left-wing groups. A report also found growing numbers of Islamist extremists returning from terror training camps in Syria. Salafist Demonstration in Germany in 2012 Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned of an increase in violence linked to political and religious extremists in Germany. Presenting the annual domestic intelligence agency report on Wednesday in Berlin, de Maiziere said that though the numbers of right- and left-wing extremists in Germany had not grown, there was a notable increase in the brutality of actions by such groups....
  • The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over ‘Right-Wing Terrorism’

    06/12/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 12,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly “right-wing.” CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers “appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists.” Bergen went on to emphasize that “countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to...
  • Gov. Cuomo’s press shop issues huffy press release about his offensive comments

    01/21/2014 8:47:50 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 29 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/21/14 | David Freddoso
    ...Mind you, I’m sure he didn’t literally mean to banish anyone — he just likes rhetoric that excludes people who are unlike himself. It’s "blue meat" for his base...
  • IRS Excuses Self for Fraudulent Payments

    11/09/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Reports that the Internal Revenue Service pays billions of dollars a year to those who don't deserve them were dismissed by IRS officials as “unimportant” and “a distraction from more important concerns.” An Inspector General's report issued this week revealed that the IRS paid over $4 billion to identity thieves. Examples of the fraudulent payments include 655 tax refunds sent to a single address in Lithuania and 343 to a single address in Shanghai, China. The massive number of refunds sent to single addresses might be expected to set off “red flags” at the Agency. Commissioner, Daniel Werfel said “they...
  • Pentagon Training Troops to Combat Extremists

    08/31/2013 12:50:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Prepping US Armed Forces to cope with extremists doesn't sound bad until you discover that an example of the type of extremists our troops may have to suppress are people who oppose taxes or tyranny. According to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training guide, America's Founding Fathers were “extremists who unjustly opposed legitimate ruling authorities.” The training guide says that “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples. The...
  • Defense Department guide calls Founding Fathers ‘extremist’

    08/24/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Saturday August 24, 2013
    A Department of Defense teaching guide meant to fight extremism advises students that rather than “dressing in sheets” modern-day radicals “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place,” and describes 18th-century American patriots seeking freedom from the British as belonging to “extremist ideologies.” The guide comes from documents obtained by Judicial Watch and is authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a DoD-funded diversity training center. Under a section titled “extremist ideologies,” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought...
  • Muslim group invites FBI, local law enforcement to forum on extremism

    06/29/2013 7:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 6/29/13 | Brenda Gazzar
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council has invited members of the FBI and local law enforcement to attend a special panel discussion of religious leaders and mental health experts on how to handle the prevalence of shooting sprees, terror attacks and urban violence. Rev. Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the nation; Dr. Maher Hathout, a senior adviser of MPAC; and Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena's director of public health, are among those slated to speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pasadena's All Saints Church. "We're just trying to figure out better ways of reaching out to...
  • Kerry Pushes Linkage: Failure of Israel to Make Peace Fuels Extremism Around the World

    06/04/2013 7:00:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/4/13 | Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry claimed Monday that Israel’s failure to foster peace with the Palestinians fuels extremism and terrorism across the world in his address before the American Jewish Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. World leaders “literally” discuss the issue in every meeting Kerry has, he told a largely Jewish audience. “Everywhere I go – literally – China, Japan, foreign ministers, presidents raise this issue,” Kerry said. “Young people ask me about this conflict and what they can do to help end it.” “In the last couple of weeks I had visits here from the foreign minister
  • Violent Extremism in Europe at Highest Level Since WWII

    01/28/2013 9:05:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 1/28/13 | staff
    Violent extremism is at its highest level in Europe since World War II and is becoming the continent's top security threat, the European Union's executive body said Monday. In a speech on the eve of talks on how to detect and prevent extremism, the EU's commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstroem urged the EU "to stand up ... and protect our values that are now being challenged in many countries in Europe," AFP reported. "We see a growth of extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred and nationalism," she said. "Not since World War II have extreme and populist forces had so much...
  • Mali: silencing the music

    01/19/2013 4:27:21 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | January 19, 2013 | Lauren O’Hara
    WE ALL have a favourite album. Mine is Talking Timbuktu, the collaboration between the great Malian musician Ali Farka TourÎą and Ry Cooder. Arguably itÂ’s some of the best guitar playing youÂ’ll ever hear. Ali died in 2006 but his son Vieux carries the sound onward, that curious mix of African soul and heart with a blues base. So it was with utter horror that I heard Lucy Duran, who hosts the BBC programme World Routes and teaches the anthropology of world music at SOAS, say in an emotional comment this week that one of the terrible side effects of...
  • Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism [lol! Will he reject it?]

    09/26/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | BEN FELLER and NANCY BENAC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders Tuesday to stand fast against violence and extremism, arguing that protecting religious rights and free speech must be a universal responsibility and not just an American obligation. "The impulse towards intolerance and violence may initially be focused on the West, but over time it cannot be contained," Obama warned the U.N. General Assembly in an urgent call to action underscored by the high stakes for all nations.
  • Obama's UN General Assembly speech condemns extremism

    09/25/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/25/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has urged global leaders to rally against extremism in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York. Mr Obama said it was the obligation of all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism, as he framed his speech with references to the US ambassador murdered in Libya. Unrest across the Middle East is set to dominate discussion at the summit. Mr Obama also again stressed the US would not allow Iran nuclear weapons. He said the US would "do what we must" to stop Tehran acquiring nuclear arms. Six weeks before the...
  • (EU-appointed PM Mario) Monti warns of tears in Italy's social fabric

    05/13/2012 11:24:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 13, 2012 2:56pm EDT | (Reporting By Gavin Jones; Editing by Maria Golovnina)
    Italy's social fabric is being torn by recession and tensions are growing among its citizens, Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday. Speaking to a group of students in the central Italian town of Arezzo, Monti urged Italians to stick together and "not give up" in the face of a shrinking economy and rising unemployment. Monti's technocrat government has imposed painful austerity measures since taking office last year, and in recent days ministers have responded to calls from politicians and the media to show more compassion for the plight of ordinary Italians. "The country is now marked by profound social...
  • Islamic preacher- we will conquer Rome

    04/28/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 5 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 April 2012 | Cathcon
    A 26-year-old regularly preaches in a mosque in Solingen - Cologne City Superintendent: His theses are an "impertinence", Representatives of Muslim organizations distance themselves Anti-Christian expressions of a radical Islamic preacher concern the Protestant Church Association of Cologne City. The 26-year-old Austrian Mohamed Mahmoud was released in September 2011 after a four-year prison sentence in a Vienna prison on charges of forming and promoting a terrorist organization . After a short stay in Berlin, he moved at the end of 2011 to Solingen, near Düsseldorf. Currently he is living in Erbach in Hessen(Odenwald).
  • On the Islamophobia Train: The Rabbi and the Imam

    03/19/2012 10:12:12 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Phylisschesler.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | by Phyllis Chesler and Fern Sidman
    As Islamist terrorists are being arrested in Baku for a plot to attack both the American and Israeli Embassies; as Muslims torture, murder, and exile Christians from their native Arab lands; as Hamas constantly bombards Israeli civilians with rockets launched from Gaza; even as Iran is threatening to send many "caravans of tens of thousands" of hostile Iranians to march on Jerusalem—guess what subject drew 225 eager audience members and the media to an upper west side Jewish Community Center? The subject du jour was:"Combating Islamophobia," which featured panelists Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. The moderator: None other...
  • Rep. Gohmert Questions DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano [on hiring Muslim Brotherhood terrorist]

    02/13/2012 9:42:57 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 October 2011
    Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) questions DHS Secretary Napalitano ... the relevant section starts at about minute 4:00 I hadn't seen this here before.
  • Ron Paul Disowns Extremists’ Views but Doesn’t Disavow the Support

    12/26/2011 7:28:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/2011 | By JIM RUTENBERG and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire. The book, it promises, will “Help Dr. Ron Paul Win the G.O.P. Nomination in 2012!” Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, said in an interview that several dozen of his members were volunteering for Mr. Paul’s presidential campaign, and a site forum titled “Why is Ron Paul such a favorite...
  • Moderate Muslims Rally Against Extremism in London

    09/24/2011 1:58:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/11
    Thousands of Muslims gathered in London on Saturday at a rally "to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam." The event's organizers, Minhaj-ul-Quran International, said prior to the event that some 12,000 Muslims are expected at Wembley Arena. The group's founder, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, told journalists that killing innocents is forbidden in Islam and Muslims must integrate into the societies in which they are living.
  • Stop Calling the Tea Party Extreme. It Isn't.

    09/23/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2011 | Mercer Tyson
    The left-leaning mainstream media and liberal Democratic politicians continue to refer to the Tea Party as extreme, wacko, and out of touch with the American public. Clear evidence indicates exactly the opposite. Many of us are getting increasingly annoyed when we hear the Tea Party called extreme, right-wing wackos, or other unbecoming names along that vein. Of course, almost everyone I know decidedly left of center deems him- or herself centrist. My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks he's a centrist. I have gone back through every posting on his blog, and they are all as far left on whatever subject he...
  • Underwear bomber's outbursts disrupt jury selection in Detroit

    09/14/2011 1:04:38 PM PDT · by equaviator · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2011
    DETROIT- The accused Christmas Day underwear bomber's request to be freed was denied Wednesday in court proceedings repeatedly disrupted by his yelling phrases including "Osama is alive.". Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is defending himself in one of the highest profile terror cases in the US since 9/11, made several outbursts during jury selection proceedings in a Detroit federal courthouse and propped his feet on the defense table, prompting courtroom security to intervene. US District Judge Nancy Edmunds later reprimanded him, saying, "If you are asked to stand to address the jurors or address the court, you need to stand. Is...
  • Senator Demands Media Take Harsher Stance toward Tea Party

    08/06/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 35 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 August 2011 | John Semmens
    Arguing that Tea Party conservatives are “an impediment to the proper governance of this country,” Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) demanded the media stop “propping these nuts up.” “It’s one thing for Democrats and Republicans to have respectful disagreements over how much spending or taxes should be increased,” Kerry said. “It’s another thing entirely when outsiders who have no idea how Washington works to interfere with the governing process by trying to impose their twisted vision of an America where government is denied the powers it needs to meet the people’s needs.” Kerry criticized the media for “failing to point out...
  • White House Set to Release National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism

    08/03/2011 10:38:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 51 replies
    security debrief ^ | 8-2-11 | Matthew Levitt
    The new report’s title offers a glimpse into the strategy’s likely focus on countering violent extremism on the domestic front by working with state and local governments, nongovernmental and community organizations, and a wide spectrum of private American citizens. Such efforts should hone in on three key areas of concern: countering extremist ideologies, enhancing social cohesion, and building resiliency within American communities...
  • 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.
  • Anti-tax extremism in Minnesota (NY Times editorial double absorbancy barf bag alert)

    07/07/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-6-11 | Slimes editorial
    Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, campaigned for office last year promising to raise taxes on high earners, so it was no surprise when he proposed a tax increase on families making more than $150,000 a year to help close a $5 billion budget gap. In negotiations with the Republican majority in the Legislature, he compromised and reduced the increase to those making $1 million or more, but Republicans are refusing to consider any income tax increase.
  • Religious Fanatics? What About Secular Fanatics?

    07/06/2011 8:41:06 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 10 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 07-07-11 | stolinsky
      Religious Fanatics? What About Secular Fanatics? David C. Stolinsky July 7, 2011 …no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.– U.S. Constitution, Article VI We frequently hear about religious fanatics, but there are also secular fanatics. Examples include Marxists, radical environmentalists, and health zealots. These people strive to control all human activity until everyone conforms to their ideas. Like all fanatics, they believe that you can’t have too much of their favorite thing. What I am discussing here is a specific type of secular fanatic, one...
  • MHA in St. George: Welcome to an exciting time! [Mormon History]

    05/28/2011 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    After months of planning and preparations, the program for the 2011 meeting of the Mormon History Association, to be held at the well-appointed Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, is now set. Not only will we bask in the sun-splashed beauty of southern Utah, but we look forward to hearing from a terrific lineup of speakers and panels about the latest in Mormon history scholarship. SNIP Sandwiched between these terrific plenary sessions are six concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday. You can find a complete listing of papers and presenters in the preliminary program on the MHA 2011 conference website....
  • Who's Extremist Here???

    04/09/2011 7:49:23 AM PDT · by jda · 11 replies
    The libs rhetoric seems more and more to be stuck on labeling conservatives (or, for that matter, anyone who doesn't agree with them) as "extremist," and it will only get worse. Let's look at some examples and you decide.
  • Sarah Palin is a Threat to More than Just the Establishment Here at Home

    03/22/2011 2:03:12 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 86 replies
    The Shining City On a Hill ^ | 3/22/2011 | Patrick S. Adams
    Sarah Palin’s trip to India and Israel is a great opportunity for her to boost her foreign policy credentials, solidify future potential alliances, learn more about the issues by engaging directly with the movers and the shakers and develop relationships which will be important to her should she become president. But, it’s also an opportunity for those who are enemies of America to size up a potential opponent; and if you are a Muslim extremist bent on establishing Sharia law worldwide, Sarah Palin represents a serious threat...... .....This may at first seem like not a big deal, but it’s crucial...
  • Germany: Islamism Behind Deadly U.S. Airmen Attack

    03/03/2011 4:22:28 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published March 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Attack on U.S. airmen at German airport appears motivated by Islamic extremism, officials say
  • Arizona Sheriff Defends Actions

    01/15/2011 1:26:00 PM PST · by John Semmens · 45 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 15 Jan 2011 | John Semmens
    Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik rejected the argument that his office might bear more responsibility for the assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az) than Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh. “There are those who say that considering the numerous death threats Jared Loughner has made against various persons over the last year my office should have taken action against him before his Tucson shooting spree,” Dupnik said. “But these threats were against unimportant people and therefore of admittedly narrow scope. The broader threat was, and continues to be, that of right-wing extremism. Palin and Limbaugh are the foremost proponents of...
  • Sharron Angle Defends Herself Against Ties to Arizona Shooting

    01/14/2011 2:48:56 PM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/13/11 | Steve Tetreault - Stephens Washington Bureau
    Sharron Angle on Wednesday rejected criticism that she shares responsibility for creating a charged political atmosphere that might have contributed to the mass shooting in Arizona. "The despicable act in Tucson is a horrifying and senseless tragedy and should be condemned as a single act of violence by a single unstable individual," Angle said in a statement that laid blame solely on the man authorities said attempted to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., on Saturday. Six people were killed; Giffords was among the wounded. Angle said efforts to blame her or other Tea Party figures in the attack were "irresponsible."...
  • Sheriff Dupnik faces re-election bid August 28, 2012

    01/12/2011 5:40:28 PM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    LA County Libertarian Examiner ^ | 1/12/11 | Martin Hill
    n response to a query by the L.A. County Libertarian Examiner, Pima County Arizona election officials have confirmed that Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik will next be up for election in 2012. Mary Martinson, of Pima County Elections prompty replied to our question and said "The Sheriff in Pima County is up every 4 years. The Sheriff’s term is 4 years. The next time he (Dupnik) will be up for election is August 28, 2012." His official webpage states that Sheriff Dupnik, who turned 75 yesterday, was first appointed Sheriff in February 1980 and has been re-elected seven times....
  • Sachs: 'Victor Davis Hanson Has Done More Harm To American People' Than Any Other Commentator

    12/23/2010 6:07:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 8+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeffrey Sachs has attacked distinguished military historian Victor Davis Hanson as an "extremist" who "has done more harm to the American people" than any other commentator. Sachs, a Columbia prof and income redistributionist supreme, launched his surprising verbal assault in commenting on Hanson's National Review Online column, "The Obamites' About-Face." Hanson there makes the case that out of political pragmatism, Obama has flip-flopped on everything from "the environment, radical Islam, taxes, stimulus, the economy, national security" to foreign policy. View video here.
  • The GOP's Sarah Palin problem

    11/05/2010 9:40:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 138 replies · 2+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 11/5/10 | Michael Gerson
    At their new political high-water mark, Republicans have plenty of reasons to celebrate - and at least one large cause for worry. On Election Day, voters shattered the Obama agenda of expanded public benefits and increased income tax progressivity, leaving the president to reassemble his goals with glue and tape. During this midterm cycle, Republicans became reacquainted with estranged friends: independents, seniors, college-educated voters, working-class voters, rural voters and suburban voters. The Republican Party will benefit from the infusion of diverse, attractive new leaders, including some, such as Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio, with Tea Party pedigrees.
  • Church and State spit-wad lobbed at Ken Buck in Colorado

    10/31/2010 8:22:45 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 1 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | October 31, 2010 | Ellen Makkai
    Ah yes, Michael Bennet’s senate campaign is banking, politically, on the fact that most Coloradans don’t know their own history. Bennet pounced on a separation-of-church-and-state speech given in 2009 by Ken Buck...Buck, like Delaware campaign cutie and senate hopeful, Christine O’Donnell, knows that the phrase “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in any of our founding documents. They both note that the “separation” ruse has been used, to our detriment, to expunge religious ethics from American culture.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: Islam's Global Challenge to the West

    10/17/2010 3:50:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2010 | Moshe Dann
    The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is one of the most dangerous Islamic groups in the world today, not only because it supports terrorism -- providing political and financial support for its Palestinian branch, Hamas, for example -- but because it is part of a global Islamist network and promotes an ideology that encourages extremism and terrorism. With branches in seventy countries and linked to major Islamic organizations, the MB has an extensive and well-financed network of educational, social, and cultural institutions which promote a strategic MB plan for Islamic dominance -- not through violence, but integration, becoming part of the national...
  • Ex-Word Not The Insult Dems Intended

    10/01/2010 6:18:19 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/01/10 | CaroleL
    For most of the past two years, President Barack Obama and his congressional cronies have called the GOP the party of no. They of course meant it as an insult and hoped saying it over and over (and over) would gain them political traction. But they weren't listening to the majority of the American people who wanted Republicans to put up as strong an opposition to the Obama agenda as their minority status allowed. The voters didn't just want Republicans to be the party of no; they wanted them to be the party of absolutely not.
  • Pope speech compares atheist 'extremism' with Nazism

    09/16/2010 10:59:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 9/16/10 | staff
    The Pope has compared ''atheist extremism'' to the Nazi tyranny of WWII in a speech given in Edinburgh as he begins a four-day visit to the UK. The pontiff praised Britain's fight against the Nazis - who ''wished to eradicate God'' - before relating it to modern day ''atheist extremism''. (snip) ''As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the 20th century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society,'' he added.
  • Moving NY mosque would boost Islamic extremism, imam warns

    09/12/2010 1:17:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/10 | Maxim Kniazkov
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Islamic cleric behind plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York warned Sunday that retreating on the project would only strengthen the hand of the Muslim extremists. But imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did not commit to keeping the Islamic cultural center at its current site, two blocks from where Al-Qaeda hijackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center. "The decisions that I will make -- that we will make -- will be predicated on what is best for everybody," he told ABC's "This Week" program. Thousands marched through New York on Saturday's ninth...
  • Radical Environmentalists Strike Again At Cape Hatteras

    09/07/2010 4:44:01 PM PDT · by nolib1776 · 8 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 9/7/10 | Chris Horner
    The Largest Selection of Liberal-baiting Merchandise on the Net! ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Print Email AmSpecBlog "My tax dollars are being used to crush me" By Chris Horner on 9.7.10 @ 2:15PM No, the Gulf Coast does not have a monopoly on green policies being used to steal your freedom and bankrupt you -- to coin a phrase -- but is only (for now) the latest example. Watch this. As gut-wrenching as this is it is actually a very common tale, or at least the elements are present in every hare-brained consequence I have encountered in two decades of the vague, sweeping...
  • For critics of Islam, "sharia" becomes shorthand for extremism

    08/25/2010 7:18:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/25/10 | Michelle Boorstein
    Protesters of the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero waved signs there this past Sunday with a single word: Sharia. Their reference to Islam's guiding principles has become a rallying cry for those critical of Islam, who use it to conjure images of public stonings and other extreme forms of punishment in countries such as Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan and argue that those tenets are somehow gaining a foothold in the United States. Blogs are proliferating with names like Creeping Sharia and Stop Sharia Now. A pamphlet for a "tea party" rally last weekend in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. asked:...
  • DHS/DOJ Creating Extremism Identification Training

    08/04/2010 9:55:13 AM PDT · by petca-tim · 21 replies
    HS Today ^ | Wednesday, 04 August 2010 | Mickey McCarter
    Department of Homeland Security is planning to take several steps to assist local law enforcement agencies in identifying terrorists and uncovering terrorist plots. For example, DHS is working with the Justice Department, the Major City Chiefs Association, and other federal agencies and local law enforcement organizations to develop a curriculum that will train police officers to identify signs of extremism. The courses will be offered online as well as at DHS' Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and regional police training centers. Meanwhile, DHS is also planning to develop case studies of terrorist plots that will help law enforcement officers learn...
  • A Democrat Goes into a Psychiatrist’s Office (Don't run on record but accuse the GOP of extremism)

    07/30/2010 7:04:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2010 | Mona Charen
    Come in. Make yourself comfortable. What’s that? You’re a congressional Democrat? You voted to triple the national debt; destroy a health-care system that an overwhelming majority of Americans were happy with in a way that creates a massive and infinitely complex new entitlement; bail out the banks and auto companies; and “stimulate” the economy with an $862 billion boondoggle that hasn’t created a single private-sector job? Your president is suing the state of Arizona for having the effrontery to enforce a law he wishes not to enforce (though he does have the constitutional responsibility to “take care that the laws...
  • EDITORIAL: Kagan's partial-birth extremism

    07/01/2010 10:04:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/1/10 | staff
    Elena Kagan has failed the ethical standards necessary for service on the Supreme Court. She also has shown herself to be an apologist not just for legalized abortion, but for legalized partial-birth abortion - a gruesome form of infanticide opposed by up to 75 percent of the American public. In yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Ms. Kagan utterly failed in her attempts to explain away her unethical actions on behalf of an immoral policy. After these revelations, no senator claiming to be a moderate should be able to support Ms. Kagan. Documents from Ms. Kagan's service in Bill Clinton's administration...
  • On Turkey's Behavior - Is There Any Difference Between Moderate Muslims And Extremist Muslims?

    06/10/2010 9:32:32 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies · 149+ views
    There is a joke circulating on the internet, on how to distinguish between a moderate Muslim and an extremist Muslim. An extremist Muslim is one who is firing an AK-47 at you. A moderate Muslim is one who accidentally drops his AK-47, and you end up pointing your gun at him. When a radical Muslim has a gun pointed at his face, he talks like a moderate. With Turkey's recent extremist behavior, and its vocal support for Hamas, is it possible to distinguish between radical and extremist Muslims?
  • The New Term for the War on Terror

    05/20/2010 4:35:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 479+ views
    theatlantic.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    If you blinked, you might have missed it. The Obama administration has unofficially rebranded "war on terror" phrase that dominated public discourse throughout the Bush administration. The replacement phrase, carefully chosen, is "CVE" -- Countering Violent Extremism. Early in the administration, the Office of Management and Budget changed the wording of the line item under which the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were funded. They called it "Overseas Contingency Operations." That phrase was never intended to be for public consumption (and public ridicule), but burrowed bureaucrats leaked it to the press, a field day was had. Countering Violent Extremism is...
  • Why I Am Enlarging My Carbon Footprint

    04/22/2010 3:22:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 709+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    As a psychotherapist, I try my best to calm down my anxious clients. But in this case, I inadvertently triggered a panic attack. My twenty-something client Emma, a survivor of the Berkeley public schools, had a coughing fit during our session. I helpfully got up to get her some water. When I handed her a cup, she looked at it, incredulous. Her voice quivering, she asked, "Is this Styrofoam?" I said yes. She stared at the cup, mesmerized by this forbidden fruit. When she finally found her words, she said, "I've never seen Styrofoam before. We learned in school that...
  • Crying Hate, Suppressing Debate

    04/19/2010 3:47:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 809+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2010 | W. James Antle, III
    Furrowing his brow at the protesters rudely demonstrating their ingratitude to benevolent old Uncle Sam, Bill Clinton decided to take a trip down memory lane. While others indulge their 1990s nostalgia by watching Seinfeld reruns and listening to Hootie and the Blowfish CDs, Clinton prefers to repeat his favorite smears of anyone uncouth enough to criticize the government from the right. Then as now, our leaders had to deal with a fearsome tide of antigovernment extremism. Today we have Michelle Bachmann, the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota. Back then, it was Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and a Democratic president who stood...