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  • FCC officially kills Fairness Doctrine, wiping it from rules

    08/22/2011 2:27:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    FCC officially kills Fairness Doctrine, wiping it from rules By Gautham Nagesh - 08/22/11 03:21 PM ET Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the elimination of 83 outdated and obsolete agency rules on Monday, including the controversial Fairness Doctrine. “The elimination of the obsolete Fairness Doctrine regulations will remove an unnecessary distraction. As I have said, striking this from our books ensures there can be no mistake that what has long been a dead letter remains dead," Genachowski said in a statement. "The Fairness Doctrine holds the potential to chill free speech and the free flow of ideas and...
  • John Kerry Says News Media has Responsibility NOT to Cover the Tea Party

    08/05/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 58 replies
    Self | 08/05/11 | Self
    Just reported on article to go with it yet. Yes, we need to save the media's precious air time for the latest Obama demagogue and dishonesty fest. Kerry apparently thinks its his job to direct what the media covers. Apparently he thinks North Korea has it right, where dissent is a treasonable offense and of course never covered in the state run media. It's obvious the Tea Party has won because they've turned these Democrats from looney to absolutely deranged. From their unamerican and unconscienable calling of Tea Partiers "terrorists" to now demanding the media not cover them, as...
  • Democrats' Definition Of 'Fair'

    08/04/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 4, 2011 | Staff
    Class Warfare: The president has spoken incesantly about "shared sacrifice" and the importance of everyone paying his or her "fair share." Yet the people whose taxes he wants to raise already shoulder the biggest burden. Throughout the debt-ceiling debate, President Obama rode his talking points hard. He punctuated his lectures about deficits, the debt and the debt ceiling with demands that the debt he and the irresponsible members of Congress have rung up be paid for through a "shared sacrifice" of Americans who pay their "fair share." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Democrat from Nevada, worked in a variation...
  • EDITORIAL: Unplug the Internet tax

    08/03/2011 9:19:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2011 | Editorial
    Congressional Democrats scheme to prop up state spending with online leviesThe class warriors in Congress won’t rest until everything is taxed multiple times. The idea that online retailers aren’t collecting tribute for states in which they have no physical presence galls Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat. So they dreamed up the Main Street Fairness Act to force Internet shoppers to prop up the big spenders in state government. Crony capitalists are lining up in support. Big players in the online space such as Amazon and others with nationwide physical footprints such as Sears...
  • 7 Examples Of Liberal Unfairness

    08/02/2011 5:44:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 2, 2011 | John Hawkins
    If one child complains that he didn't get as much food as his brother because his frankfurter was cut into four pieces, while his brother's hot dog was cut into five pieces, we laugh. What we often don't realize is that the definitions of "fairness" that adults use are often every bit as arbitrary as those of children. This is why politicians are so in love with the word "fairness." Using that word justifies their attempt to swoop in, ignore merit, overrule the market, and take something from one group of people to give it to another group of people...
  • (It May Not be Constitutional, but) Let's Raise Taxes!!!

    08/01/2011 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 2 replies
    Vanity | August 2, 2011 | Oscar in Batangas
    Democrats want to help balance the budget and lower the debt by raising taxes, right?? Fine.Let's go along with their wishes and amend the tax law:   For Registered Democrats (or other ‘blue’ individuals): (a) Multiply your income from all sources by five (5) percent. (b) If Form 1040 calculations indicate that you have a tax liability, multiply your total tax due by 1.25.   Subtract any voluntary contribution you made to the "US Treasurer to Reduce the Debt" from the larger of (a) or (b).   The difference is your tax due for the year.   If the difference...

    07/24/2011 9:48:10 AM PDT · by chuckl · 18 replies
    Where's candidate Obamba's interview? I heard it on a financial planning program here in S Fla last week. He was questioned and admitted that lower taxes actually brought in more money as Regan and Bush proved. He replied that his higher taxes on the rich were just necessary to be FAIR. The Republicans should be replaying this interview across the Nation.
  • The Global Fairness Madness. The more we have, the more we begrudge others who have more.

    07/19/2011 7:22:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Whether in the fights over the U.S. debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Here in America, the months-long impasse over the national-debt ceiling continues. President Bush borrowed nearly $5 trillion in eight years. But President Obama easily trumped even that staggering figure with his plan to borrow over $6 trillion in his first four years in office. The architects of his economic policy — Austan Goolsbee, Peter Orszag, Christina Romer, and Larry...
  • Texas Execution Broke International Law, Says U.N. Official

    07/09/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT · by lbryce · 86 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | July 8, 2011 | Adam Martin
    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay accused the United States of breaking international law when Texas executed Mexican citizen Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. Thursday night. The execution sparked controversy after the International Court of Justice in the Hague determined in 2004 that the U.S. had violated the Vienna Convention when officials failed to tell foreign inmates about their right to visit their consular officials. But the U.S. Supreme Court voted yesterday that Texas could go ahead with the execution, even over the objection of President Barack Obama. Pillay said today the execution "raises particular legal concerns" about the...
  • Probe finds widespread cheating in Atlanta schools

    07/05/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT · by Jean S · 94 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5/11 | Dorie Turner, Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by either helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in, according to the results of a yearlong state investigation released Tuesday.The report said that 178 teachers and principals cheated, though only 82 educators actually confessed to misconduct dating as far back as 2001 and affecting thousands of school children, according to a synopsis handed out by Gov. Nathan Deal's office. More than half of the district's 100 schools were examined, and 44 of those had cheating, the synopsis said.The investigators also...
  • America Has Two Choices, And The Time For Choosing Is Now

    07/01/2011 3:59:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-1-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Conservatives have been talking about this particular choice for decades, and the future is now. This isn't hypotheticals wrapped in high-minded rhetoric. California is now forcing online businesses that have any physical presence in the state to collect sales tax from business it does there. Here's why... The legislation was intended to eliminate a perceived business impediment for brick-and-mortar retailers in the state, according to California Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, who helped develop the bill. State and local sales taxes can total 10 percent in some California cities, and big-box retailers like Wal-Mart complained that tax-free sales on Amazon were...
  • President Obama Vows At Midtown LGBT Gala To ‘Keep On Fighting’ For Same-Sex Marriage

    06/23/2011 6:31:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama Vows At Midtown LGBT Gala To ‘Keep On Fighting’ For Same-Sex Marriage June 23, 2011 8:29 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama urged his supporters to recapture their enthusiasm from his 2008 campaign even though he says he’s “old news.” Speaking to high-dollar donors Thursday night, Obama said he may not be the new, fresh candidate anymore, but his vision for the country is still the same as it was in 2008. Obama spoke at a fundraiser at the exclusive restaurant Daniel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The dinner fundraiser — which reportedly cost over $35,000...
  • Abortion Fight Heats up in Defense Budget Debate

    06/19/2011 12:18:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2011 | Huma Khan
    Jessica Kenyon was applying to become an officer in the Army and had just earned her spurs when she found out she was pregnant. Little did the now 30-year-old realize that her military career would be short-lived. Kenyon, who was sexually assaulted by another servicemember, was denied an abortion at the military hospital in North Korea where she was stationed. Instead, she was told her only option would be to find a facility in Seoul or leave the country. "You don't speak the language. You don't necessarily know how clean everything is, so you don't want to get sick,"...
  • California's plan to tax online sales hits a bump

    06/18/2011 9:43:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/18/11 | Dale Kasler
    California lawmakers have taken another run at taxing online shopping, setting up a major confrontation with online retailers like The Legislature this week approved a bill that would force Amazon and many other out-of-state Internet retailers to collect tax on goods sold to Californians. The Board of Equalization estimates the legislation could produce as much as $317 million a year in additional tax revenue. Still, backers insist it's not about the money; it's about being fair. The bill would force e-commerce retailers to charge the same taxes collected by their brick-and-mortar competitors. "We're finally on the way to creating...
  • Critics: Obama’s media snub ‘troubling’

    05/18/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 19, 2011 | Jessica Heslam
    The White House is engaging in a “troubling” pattern of heavy-handed dealings with the press, media critics said after yesterday’s news that the Boston Herald was frozen out of full access to a presidential visit to its home city. “It’s always troubling when you have the administration deciding what’s fair in the media or what is unfair because that clearly does create a situation where they are trying to select the coverage that they’re going to receive,” said Boston University College of Communication dean Tom Fiedler, who covered the White House as a reporter for the Miami Herald.
  • Editorial: Why Won’t Media Stand Up To White House?

    05/18/2011 5:02:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 18, 2011 | Staff
    Media: The Obama administration has picked another fight with a dissident newspaper, kicking the Boston Herald out of the press pool on an unprecedented claim that its coverage is unfair. Who died and elected them judge? If the mainstream media had any gumption at all, they would vigorously protest the strange, new self-appointed arbiter of "fair" press coverage as an implicit threat to their own capacity to cover the news fairly. What the White House has done by telling the Boston Herald it can no longer send a pool reporter to cover local campaign events on behalf of the media...
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • Obama to local/metro papers: How ya like me now, chumps?

    05/18/2011 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies ^ | 5/18/11 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s time for the MSM to put its drool buckets in permanent storage. In the past month, we’ve had: – The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty. – The San Francisco Chronicle punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cell phone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser. And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: The White House Press Office...
  • White House alleged to have punished unfavorable press, again

    05/18/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-18-11 | Steven Nelson
    The White House Press Office received another dose of bad press Wednesday as the Boston Herald lashed out at the office after being denied full access to a third consecutive visit by President Obama to Boston. The Herald, the smaller and right-leaning counterpart to the Boston Globe, lashed out at the press office, printing correspondence that indicated that the paper’s front-page placement of an op-ed by Mitt Romney was the reason for its exclusion. Matt Lehrich of the White House Press Office wrote to the Herald, “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the...
  • White House shuts out Herald scribe (Too hot for der Leader?)

    05/18/2011 8:54:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies ^ | 05/18/11 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.