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  • Assignment Asking Students Whether The Holocaust Was Real Results In Disturbing Answers And Grades

    07/16/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Caroline Schaeffer
    Approximately 2,000 eighth graders in the Rialto, CA, school district received a shocking in-class essay assignment in May, which led to an outcry from the community and a public apology from district administrators. The assignment asked students to discuss whether the Holocaust “was an actual event in history,” or whether it was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain,” the San Bernadino Sun reports. After the justified outrage ensued, district administrators insisted that not one single student had argued against the reality of the Holocaust. But the San Bernadino Sun, after sifting through hundreds of student...
  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Senator Pushes “Hate Speech” Surveillance Law

    06/03/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass) is pushing legislation (S-2219) that would empower the federal government to monitor all media to ferret out “hate speech.” “There is a large reservoir of bigotry in our population,” Markey said. “If we are to stamp it out we need to know who is spreading these vile thoughts. While we can’t listen in on everybody at this point we can access all communications passing over the Internet and airwaves.” The Senator denied his Bill is an invasion of privacy. “The Internet and the airwaves are in the public domain,” Markey asserted. “In effect, this means that...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 39 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • The Wife of Jesus Tale (Evidence Points to Forgery of "Jesus' Wife" Fragment)

    04/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | Charlotte Allen
    ....Two weeks ago, on April 10, in a manner reminiscent of King’s carefully controlled original unveiling of the fragment, the Harvard Divinity School issued a press release declaring that a “wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words ‘Jesus said to them my wife’ is an ancient document” and that “its contents may have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.” Harvard had given an advance viewing of the test results and an interview with King to reporters for just three newspapers—the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Harvard student...
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • CNN: Landrieu Ad with Fake Footage Is 'Blowing Up in Her Face'

    04/16/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 105 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14
    On CNN's "Inside Politics" host John King and panel discuss Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) taking heat for reenacting a Senate hearing using actors because Senate rules prohibit using video ...
  • Journalist ‘Astonished’ to Have Fooled Media with Vatican Hoax

    04/15/2014 6:07:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    A British Catholic journalist has said she was astonished when major world news outlets mistook an Vatican April Fool’s report she wrote for a genuine news story. The Guardian, which this week won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, was one of the organisations that reported the hoax story that the Vatican employed a hawk called Sylvia to protect the doves periodically released by the Pope. Other outlets to reproduce the story include Agence France-Presse and the Washington Times.
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus blames nude photo on "drunken stupor"

    04/10/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    CBS ^ | April 9, 2014 | Lauren Moraski
    Blame it on a drunken stupor. That's what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did. If you pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone, you'll get to see in Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the buff. The 53-year-old "Veep" actress unveiled the magazine's cover photo on Twitter: She tweeted that she's about to get more Twitter followers -- and she's right. We just started following her. Her butt-naked appearance coincides with the third season of "Veep," which premiered on Sunday. In the issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, Louis-Dreyfus dishes on the upcoming season (she's thrilled her character gets to curse a lot),...
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT · by MissTed · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks
    Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series. The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie...
  • "FaithVoters4Hillary" Verified Twitter Account Has Thousands of Fake Followers

    04/06/2014 2:07:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    A verified @Faith4Hillary Twitter account purporting to be the "Faith and Value Voters for Hillary Clinton 2016" appears to have purchased a large percentage of its 42.6k followers. The website Twitter Audit determined that more than half of the account's followers were obtained by "inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means," and the similar website StatusPeople calculated that only 18 percent of the account's followers were "good." Per StatusPeople, the rest of the followers were either fake accounts or accounts that are inactive. Additionally, the account has a comparatively small amount of interaction via retweets and favorites compared to the amount of...
  • CBS Fakes Engine Noise on Electric Cars

    04/03/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 44 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 | John Voelcker
    If you watched 60 Minutes on Sunday night--perhaps wondering whether the show would target the Tesla Model S electric car--you may have been relieved.The segment, "Fast Cars and Rocket Ships," was nothing less than a laudatory paean to the vision and accomplishments of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.MORE: Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To KnowBut you may also have noticed something odd.The show used what appeared to be stock footage of the Tesla Model S cruising through scenic byways and along highways, with audio of what sounded suspiciously like engine noises--including one clearly audible downshift. 2012 Tesla Model...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/28/2014 | Glenn Whipp
    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach. Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.) But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge...
  • Eleven Hate-Crime Hoaxes: Bogus baiting, retracted rape, and homophobic hokum.

    03/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Alec Torres
    While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks. This incident at Grand Valley State is just the latest of many instances over the past few years in which people claim to be the victims of hate crimes they inflicted on themselves or completely fabricated. Perhaps...
  • Flight 370 ‘flew directly to heaven’: Dupes fall for Daily Currant’s Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? — DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Being Held For Ransom (Theory Du Jour)

    03/19/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 19, 2014
    Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark. Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that “there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight.” Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells...
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • Obama's controversial pick for surgeon general adopted his anti-gun stance by watching violen

    03/12/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | David Martosko
    Vivek Murthy, 36, complained as a teen that violent Saturday morning cartoons were feeding 'society's preoccupation with firearms' Murthy is attracting criticism for using his status as a physician to promote strong anti-Second Amendment views He founded Doctors for Obama before the 2008 presidential election Senators complain that he's agenda-driven and too inexperienced to be 'America's Doctor'
  • Carney Explains President’s “God’s Will” Comment

    03/09/2014 11:15:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Speaking to a group of “pro-choice” advocates for government-funded abortions, President Obama praised them as “doing God’s work.” In a bid to stem criticism from “pro life” opponents of abortion, Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested that “since God is supposed to be all-powerful, how can the President’s assertion be wrong?” “When a person dies the devoutly religious often say God has called him back to heaven,” Carney recalled. “So, if a doctor sends a fetus back to heaven who’s to say he isn’t doing God’s work? Look at all the suffering that is averted. An unwanted child is spared a...
  • Hercules High transgender student reports sexual assault in bathroom

    03/04/2014 4:18:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/03/2014 | David DeBolt
    On a campus already beset by claims of bullying and sexual harassment, a Hercules High School transgender student told police he was assaulted by three boys Monday while exercising his right under a controversial new law to use a bathroom that matched his gender identity.
  • TRANSGENDER STUDENT RECANTS SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • Young Girl Draws Interesting Portrait of Mom at Work

    03/03/2014 3:57:30 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 24 replies
    nj101.5 ^ | March 3, 2014 5:30 AM | Jim Gearhart Show
    After a long winter like we’ve had, everything starts to look funny and this photo by a grammar school student is no different. Check out this drawing below, it will definitely give you something to laugh at, even with all the snow this season. Pole Dancing Gotta love this one….makes you chuckle… First Grade Drawing – PRICELESS! A first grade girl handed in the drawing below for her homework assignment.
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • Texas gov candidate Wendy Davis under fire for fuzzy details in life story

    01/21/2014 11:05:15 AM PST · by topher · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 21-January-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is under fire for apparently misstating facts about her life story, with a Republican opponent claiming the discrepancies raise questions about her honesty. Davis, a Democratic state senator who rose to prominence last year after delivering a lengthy filibuster against abortion restrictions, was the subject of a Dallas Morning News piece on Sunday that took issue with several details in her personal narrative.
  • Devil Baby Attack (video)

    01/17/2014 11:20:51 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2014
    The video may make you think twice before peeking into the next stroller you see... What's being called a "devil baby" is terrorizing the streets of New York City...and it's all caught in a video that's gone viral. Residents are lured to a remote-controlled stroller with a robot “baby” crying inside, according to Daily Mail. Then, the animatronic “baby” jumps up, screams, vomits and even makes rude hand gestures. Their horrified reactions are all caught on video. It’s all a prank by the makers of a new horror film, “Devil’s Due,” to promote their movie.
  • Devil baby terrorizes New York City for viral marketing campaign for 'Devil's Due'

    01/15/2014 8:39:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/15/13 | IRVING DEJOHN
    The terrible 2s came early for this bogus baby. An animatronic infant wreaked havoc on the streets New York City for a viral marketing campaign that scared the hell out of some bystanders. The “devil baby” — cruising around the streets in a remote control stroller — would lie in wait for an unsuspecting person to check on the child before pouncing, growling and sometimes even flipping the bird.
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies
    DuffelBlog.com ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • Guess who Ted Cruz blames for the shutdown [Houston paper reports a 16-week shutdown]

    12/29/2013 12:21:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 29, 2013 | Compiled by Andy Warren
    Texas tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz tells ABC's Jonathan Karl on "This Week" that he has no regrets about the 16-week federal government shutdown. In fact, he blames President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders, ABC News reports in a story on its website.
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Hawaii plays underdog in quest for Obama library

    12/28/2013 10:47:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 12-28-13 | AP Story
    <p>HONOLULU (AP) - On these sun-bathed shores, Barack Obama was born and spent his formative years, soaking in an island sensibility that his wife and friends say is indispensable to understanding who he is as president. Yet in the search for a home for his future presidential library, Hawaii has become the underdog, stuck in Chicago's perpetual shadow.</p>
  • RNC issue a statement honoring Kwanzaa

    12/26/2013 10:00:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | December 26, 2013
    Yes, the Republican National Committee WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating Kwanzaa: “I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa,” said Chairman Priebus. “For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration with loved ones–and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year.” “From December 26 through January 1, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the...
  • Obama Couldn’t Use Website To Sign Up For Obamacare

    12/24/2013 8:25:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | December 24, 2013
    HONOLULU — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama’s support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be. Obama, like so many other Americans, couldn’t use the website. “The complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up,” the White...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    BET.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Obama's Obamacare enrollment is fake like everything else about him...

    12/23/2013 2:49:37 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 12 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 12/23/13 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Obama's identity could not be verified in government database when they tried to sign him up for Obamacare. Via TIME: . . . The aide added that Obama only signed himself up, and not the rest of the First Family. Obama also did not enroll through the troubled Healthcare.gov or the D.C. exchange’s website. Aides signed him up in person over the weekend, due to the “complicated nature of the President’s case,” the White House aide said. Some of Obama’s personal information is not readily accessible on the government databases used by the website for identity verification.  Obama's personal info is...
  • Politico: While Obama vacationed, staff signed him up for OCare by visiting D.C. exchange in person

    12/23/2013 2:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    The obligatory follow-up to Ed’s post earlier. When they said O was planning to enroll today, I thought they meant he’d take a break from the links for half an hour to punch in his info on the D.C. exchange website. Upon reflection, though, that was silly. Of course the president’s not going to entrust his vital info to one of these tinpot online exchanges. He knows better than anyone how vulnerable they are; the one he built himself was so grotesquely flawed, his own security team wouldn’t sign off on it. Special procedures would be needed. I think it’s...
  • President Enrolls In Obamacare Exchange (Not really - read the fine print!)

    12/23/2013 3:44:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Time (once a magazine, now a whatever) ^ | December 23, 2013 | Zeke J. Miller
    President Barack Obama symbolically enrolled in a new health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act over the weekend, a White House aide said Monday. [Snip] But Obama’s move is only symbolic, because as president he receives coverage from military physicians of the White House Medical Unit. [Snip] The President selected a bronze plan.” The aide added that Obama only signed himself up, and not the rest of the First Family. Obama also did not enroll through the troubled Healthcare.gov or the D.C. exchange’s website. Aides signed him up in person over the weekend, due to the “complicated nature...
  • Susan Rice: No Successful Attacks on U.S. Homeland Since 9/11

    12/23/2013 4:11:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    From 60 Minutes last night: Susan Rice: Lesley, it’s been worth what we’ve done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we’re doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future.
  • Sign Language Interpreter at Mandela's Funeral Made It All Up

    12/11/2013 6:31:44 PM PST · by ransomnote · 62 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger cites AP via MY Way News
    ou can't make things like this up, but this unnamed man apparently did. From AP via My Way News (12/11/2013): Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake' JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages....
  • If the Obama/Castro handshake wasn't bad enough it was photobombed by another liberal celebrity...

    12/10/2013 1:25:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm sure Christiane Amanpour thought these words during the CNN broadcast of Mandela's memorial were about as brilliant as they come.It says this is a moment of re reconciliation for Mandela. And President Obama is doing the diplomatic thing. He's not just going to walk by and ignore these people who are there....This is a man (Mandela), it is so true, who brought people together in life and he continues to bring people together today. He continues to bring people together in death. Really though, one has to wonder which...man...is bringing all these leftist/communist kindred spirits together...
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Lesbian waitress in ‘anti-gay’ receipt flap fired

    12/09/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | 4:22pm | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater—nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. … Acquaintances say Morales—who was dishonorably discharged from the military—has a history of fibbing and at one point pretended she had terminal cancer. …
  • New Jersey Waitress in Anti-Gay Note Case Let Go From Job

    12/08/2013 11:31:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 12/8/13 | Brynn Gingras
    The New Jersey waitress whose story was questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip is now out of a job. The Gallop Asian Bistro said Saturday that Dayna Morales will no longer be working there. On its Facebook page, the restaurant said it was a "joint decision" with Morales that she move on. "This has been an unfortunate incident for Gallop Asian Bistro, our employees, and our customers," the post said.
  • Terrorist Ayers (Hussein's best friend) Confesses Sharing Obama's 'Dreams'

    11/27/2013 12:16:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/26/13
    Trust: We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself? Rumors that Obama's violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true. Obama has always claimed authorship of his bestselling "Dreams From My Father." But Ayers is telling a different story. In promoting his new book, "Public Enemy," Ayers' publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on Amazon.com that says Ayers "finally 'confesses' that he did write 'Dreams From My Father.'"
  • I Was a Victim of the Fake "Knockout Game" Trend

    11/27/2013 7:00:02 AM PST · by 70times7 · 56 replies
    Slate ^ | Nov. 25 2013 | Matthew Yglesias
    True story. A couple of years back, I was walking home at night on North Capitol Street here in Washington, D.C., when two dudes randomly assaulted me before running away without stealing anything. At the time, I didn't think it was all that strange—I've lived in urban areas all my life, and plenty of people I know have been victims of anonymous street crime.
  • The Gay Waitress Vs. Bigots Hoax

    11/26/2013 4:43:05 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | Nov 26 2013 | Rod Dreher
    When I saw the story the other day about the lesbian waitress who was stiffed for a tip by a couple of customers who disapproved of her homosexuality, I thought it was awful, but I held off on commenting because something didn’t seem quite right about it. Good thing that I did, because it was almost certainly a despicable hoax: [see link]
  • Chemist who falsified drug tests in criminal cases goes to jail herself

    11/24/2013 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/23/2013 | Fabien Tepper
    Annie Dookhan, who was a state chemist for Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Friday and will serve three to five years in prison. As many as 350 people have already been released from jail as a result of her wrongdoing. The Boston Globe suggested that a humble background left Dookhan with a big need to prove herself. "A petite 4 feet 11 inches and a native of Trinidad, Dookhan appeared determined even as a young immigrant girl to outrun expectations and the perceived anonymity of her circumstances," the Globe wrote in February. "Notably intelligent, 'Little Annie' Dookhan was going to make sure...