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  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Want to Start an Argument (among Catholics)? Just Say “Yoga”

    07/01/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | January 19, 2014 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater can get you into trouble. So can saying “yoga” in a group of Catholics.I just do it for the stretches, I don’t do anything religious.It’s evil…the work of the devil.Oh please! The next thing you’ll be telling me is the number 13 brings bad luck. Practicing yoga breaks the First Commandment; it’s pagan worship.And so it goes. And goes. And goes.Three years ago, I did an article titled “To Yoga or Not to Yoga.” Initially, I wrote it then put it aside for around a year. I was not sure I was up...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    06/22/2014 1:07:49 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    From the beginning of recorded history, humans have made monumental decisions based upon the needs of their children. Some parents would move far away from the land in which they themselves were born and raised, because they wanted their children to have a better chance in the world. The Pilgrims, who left England, and many who followed them, came to America both for religious freedom, and a better future for their children. Many may remember the television series based upon Laura Ingalls Wilders’ novel, Little House on The Prairie. It’s the story of a man who moved west so...
  • Scarcity of Resources Might Make People More Racist, Shows Cool Face-Morphing Study

    06/09/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Both common sense and a bunch of social-psychological literature suggest that when resources are scarce, folks tend to get more territorial and possessive, to stick with people whom they view as members of their in-groups more tightly than they usually would. An interesting new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used face-morphing to show that white people, in one experiment at least, actually perceive black people differently when primed to think about situations in which resources are scarce. The study mostly revolved around getting a group of white respondents to react to a range of faces generated...
  • EDITORIAL: Bad news for bee busybodies

    05/27/2014 7:34:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-14 | The Washington Times
    The hardy honeybees are back, having returned from dark and mysterious places in the imaginations of the environmentalists. The latest numbers from the Agriculture Department are a stinging rebuke to the doomsayers who spread hysterical tales of a mysterious apocalypse of beedom. In the latest annual survey, federal bee counters reported the lowest rate of over-the-winter bee losses in nearly a decade. Beekeepers call a loss of 19 percent to the cold weather an acceptable mortality rate. The latest loss was not much higher at 23 percent, undercutting the dire storyline pushed by environmentalists that our fuzzy friends would be...
  • Reid: Kochs ‘main causes’ of climate change

    05/08/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    politico ^ | may 7, 2014 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Charles and David Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes,” Reid said. Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them “multizillionaires” on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    05/03/2014 5:33:42 PM PDT · by OneVike · 50 replies
    TRC Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    In the mid 1980’s, politicians convinced the citizens in state after state that lotteries would supply the needed cash for their education systems. The voters couldn’t resist the campaigns that promised to improve the education of their children. As of today, 44 states are involved in some sort of lottery where a portion of the earnings are used specifically for the education of their children. Unfortunately, the expected jackpot never materialized for the purpose it was intended. Instead we learned that state after state has been caught using the funds for programs other than education. Even if all the...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...

    12/29/2013 1:43:15 PM PST · by ealgeone · 131 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 12/29/2013 | Alex Greig and Ashley Coleman
    A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Robertson made headlines after issuing homophobic comments in a GQ article, at one point comparing gay sex to bestiality, which got him put on suspension by the A&E network. But the network announced yesterday that they would be reinstating Robertson to the show, who so far has remained unapologetic about the comments. In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone...
  • Obama’s “Society of Fear”

    11/14/2013 4:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 14, 2013 | Bob Barr
    In observational experiments, researchers constantly battle a phenomenon called the “Hawthorne effect,” where subjects of experiments alter their behavior when aware of being studied. For example, in 2011, researchers at Carnegie Mellon mailed postcards to customers of an electric company, informing customers they were the subjects of a company study on electricity usage. Researchers found that customers who received weekly postcards – simple reminders that their electricity usage was being observed -- cut electricity usage by nearly three percent. The Hawthorn effect is not just limited to psychological studies. Behavior modification is the hallmark of any “society of fear,” in...

    11/08/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by oxcart · 100 replies ^ | November 2013
    Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees...
  • Oprah Winfrey Falsely Claims ‘Millions’ of Black Americans Were Lynched

    07/31/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 85 replies
    It seems that when there’s a good liberal narrative to be advanced, facts and actual history don’t matter. That was apparently the case when Oprah Winfrey claimed that the “n-word” was the last thing heard by “millions” who were lynched. The implication is clear — millions of blacks have been lynched because of their race. Worse yet, Parade Magazine let Winfrey get away with her “fact” unchallenged.
  • President Obama: Climate change plan is balanced and achievable (article written by BHO)

    06/29/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The cost of inaction is too high. On Tuesday, I unveiled a new national plan to confront climate change. It's a plan that will reduce carbon pollution to prevent the worst effects of climate change, prepare our country for the effects we can't stop, and lead the world in combating the growing threat of a changing climate. ... This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. ... We will be judged as a people, as a society, and as a country by where we go from here. The plan I put forward to reduce carbon...
  • 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat

    06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 43 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 26 jun 13 | rasmussen
    Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist...
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Some bridge failures can't be avoided

    06/13/2013 12:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Rich Moniak
    “Thousands of U.S. bridges vulnerable to collapse.” That was the headline of print edition of a CBS news story a few days after an interstate highway bridge collapsed over the Skagit River in Washington State. It was the most ominous sounding lead-in to a warning we’ve heard before. But are events like these signs that our nation’s infrastructure is really crumbing? Or is the news media responding to an illusion that America can and should be made immune to human tragedies? Fortunately, even though a few vehicles plunged into the Skagit River, no one was killed. Nor were there any...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Mocked for Claiming Sequester Will Cost 170 Million Jobs

    03/01/2013 2:15:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Rep. Maxine Waters of California was roundly mocked and even became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after a video of her claiming erroneously that the automatic budget sequester, which becomes effective tonight, will cost America 170 million jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America currently has fewer than 135 million working people. Reporting information that allegedly came from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Congresswoman Waters warned ominously of the catastrophic number of job losses that would hit America once the budget sequester becomes law. "We don't need to be having something like sequestration...
  • Debunking The Myth That Sequester Cuts Will Cause Flight Delays

    02/26/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: If you want to know how misleading the Obama administration is being about the effects of the sequester, look no further than Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's dark warnings about flight delays. LaHood showed up at the daily White House press briefing Friday to claim the sequester — automatic spending cuts President Obama insisted on that are now scheduled to take effect in March — will "be very painful for the flying public." Because of those cuts, he said, the department will have to furlough flight controllers, leading to "delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours" at major...
  • Creepy: Children Sing Obama's Negative Messaging in New Ad

    10/27/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    I suppose we all thought the Obama reelection effort had jumped the shark when we had Lena Dunham telling us all about how great our "first time" (voting, that is) would be with Obama. But no. This is worse. So, so much worse. Courtesy of Allahpundit over at Hot Air, here's a creepy video of children singing about the alleged horrors of a Romney presidency:The Future Children Project A sampling of the lyrics: Imagine an America Where strip mines are fun and free Where gays can be fixed And sick people just die And oil fills the sea   We...
  • NC Gov. Perdue warns of ‘coat hangers in the bath tub’ if pro-life movement gets its way [VIDEO]

    09/03/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies ^ | 09-03-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” broadcast live from Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue went out of her to blast Republicans and conservatives for their positions on social issues. “May I make a point?” Perdue said at the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I’ve never seen a bunch like this here so against regulation, Chris. They want less, less, less. And then it comes to a woman in the bedroom and they want to control everything. I don’t get that.” Noted women’s issues expert and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went on to ask Perdue if...
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • U.S. Army fights racists within its own ranks

    08/22/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    Yahoo - Reuters ^ | 8/22/12 | Daniel Trotta
    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - They call it "rahowa" - short for racial holy war - and they are preparing for it by joining the ranks of the world's fiercest fighting machine, the U.S. military. White supremacists, neo-Nazis and skinhead groups encourage followers to enlist in the Army and Marine Corps to acquire the skills to overthrow what some call the ZOG - the Zionist Occupation Government. Get in, get trained and get out to brace for the coming race war. If this scenario seems like fantasy or bluster, civil rights organizations take it as deadly serious, especially given recent...
  • Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair: Every African-American ‘Knew What Buttons’ Biden ‘Was Trying to

    08/17/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    ( – Former 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis said Wednesday that everyone in the audience at Vice President Joe Biden’s rally in Danville, Va., knew “who the y’all was” and “knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains.” “If I can be direct, I’ve spoken to a few African-American audiences in my day. Every African-American in that audience knew who the y’all was, and every African-American in that audience knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains,” Davis said, while campaigning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Arlington, Va.
  • Obama's Medicare Fear Mongering Will Drown in the Facts

    08/17/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won't primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins. Besides, the economy and entitlements are wholly integrated issues: We cannot ultimately fix the economy long term without entitlement reform, and we can't balance the budget or retire the debt without a growing economy. Democrats appear jubilant about the Ryan pick, believing his close association with entitlement reform provides an opening for them...
  • Joe Biden Unchained...The Obama campaign fans the flames of racial hatred

    08/15/2012 5:03:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 15, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Joe Biden UnchainedPosted By Arnold Ahlert On August 15, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In the race for the presidency, the mudslinging by Democrats remains at a hyperbolic level. During a campaign speech in Danville, VA, Vice President Joe Biden told an audience including many black Americans that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains” if the Romney/Ryan ticket wins the election. “Romney wants to let the–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street,” said Biden. “They’re...
  • Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda? (CNN says, 'Yes.')

    08/07/2012 7:46:56 PM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland
    The word "terrorism" in the United States usually brings to mind plots linked in some way to al Qaeda, while the danger posed to the public by white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and other right-wing militants is often overlooked. Militants linked to al Qaeda or inspired by jihadist ideology have carried out four terrorist attacks in the United States since September 11, which have resulted in 17 deaths. Thirteen of them were in a shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009. By contrast, right-wing extremists have committed at least eight lethal terrorist attacks in the United States that have...
  • WORLD BANK BOSS: We're Headed For "Impending Catastrophe" -- "A Rerun Of Great Panic Of 2008"

    06/02/2012 4:30:14 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-202012 | Henry Blodget
    WORLD BANK BOSS: We're Headed For "Impending Catastrophe" -- "A Rerun Of Great Panic Of 2008" Henry Blodget Jun. 2, 2012, 9:51 AM The head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, is about to step down after a 5-year term. That means he can say what he really thinks. Here, via the Daily Mail, is what he really thinks about what's going on in Europe and the global financial markets: Financial markets face a rerun of the Great Panic of 2008. * It's ‘far from clear that eurozone leaders have steeled themselves’ for the looming catastrophe amid fears of a...
  • Holder to Black Leaders: Sacred Right to Vote Under Attack (Talks to CBC and Black Churches)

    05/30/2012 11:17:57 AM PDT · by NE Cons · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Joseph Williams
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could weaken — or block — minority access to the ballot box this fall.
  • Obama: GOP Wants "Dirtier Air, Dirtier Water, Less People With Health Insurance" (video)

    10/17/2011 10:45:33 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 62 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 17, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "My plans says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work," President Obama said at a campaign event today. "Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your workers a raise –- that’s my plan." "The Republicans plan, Obama says, boils down to this: 'Dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.'"
  • Obama says Republicans would 'cripple' America

    09/26/2011 6:07:17 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/26/11 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama will fulfill his vow to sell his jobs plan in the four corners of America Monday, after warning a Republican win in 2012 elections could "cripple" the country. Obama was to appear in a town-hall style meeting sponsored by executive social network LinkedIn in San Jose, before tapping donors in Democratic strongholds in San Diego and Los Angeles. Faced with a recalcitrant Congress and Republicans who accuse him of waging class warfare over his call to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, Obama told supporters Sunday to brace for a "tough" reelection campaign.
  • 1967 and 1979: Debt Ceiling Talking Points Were Same as We Hear Now

    07/20/2011 3:22:48 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 15 replies ^ | 7/20/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The editrix of the most widely read political newsletter in the world -- that would be mine -- the Limbaugh Letter, Diana Allocco... (interruption) No, no. No, no, no. It's Italian. (laughing) Somebody asked, "Is that a nickname for being an idiot?" Not "a loco." No, no, it doesn't mean that. It's not a nickname for being an idiot. Not "a loco." No. A loco is a Democrat; a loco is just crazy. That's her name: Allocco. It's not a description, is her name. We're working on the next issue of the Limbaugh better, and she found...
  • Obama threatens veto of House GOP’s “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill

    07/18/2011 8:01:28 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies ^ | July 18, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    News is breaking out all over Capitol Hill just now: The president is threatening to veto House GOP conservatives’ proposal to cut spending now, cap future spending, and balance the budget. So, to be clear, to use that over-worn Obama phrase, the White House is against Cut, Cap and Balance. Spread the word. Call their bluff. *** WashTimes’ Emily Miller: “Obama just issued a veto threat for a bill that would give him a $2.4 trillion debt ceiling increase. So, who’s risking default now?” Via Jamie Dupree: Read the White House veto threat. The fear-mongering intro: The Administration strongly opposes...
  • McConnell’s Proposal to Cede Debt Authority to President Gaining Traction

    07/16/2011 11:20:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 15 July 2011 | John Semmens
    Fearful that a failure to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling “could lead to the end of government as we know it,” Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) has proposed legislation that would grant President Barack Obama unilateral authority to increase the nation’s debt load. “In an ideal world decisions on how much the government ought to spend should be made by Congress,” McConnell said. “However, the current crisis requires that we think outside of the ‘Constitutional box.’ With the legislative power split between our two Parties there is no chance for an agreement on how to deal with this crisis. Our...
  • Obama and Geithner Threaten Seniors With False Information

    07/12/2011 2:06:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    Market Watch/RedWhiteBlue News ^ | 7/12/2011 | Kurt Brouwer
    RWBNews: Hitting the debt ceiling means there will be a 44% cut in spending. The decision as to what would not get paid falls on the Treasury Department. The U.S. Treasury will not default Despite all the rhetoric and posturing we see in the media and in Washington D.C., it is safe to say categorically that the U.S. Treasury will not default on its debt after August 2nd, even if the debt ceiling is not raised. Not only will the Treasury be able to pay interest on U.S. debt obligations, but there is money for other essential programs as well....
  • DeMint not swayed by Geithner's debt-limit case

    06/29/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's latest attempt to convince some Republicans that boosting the debt limit is necessary does not seem to be gaining traction. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) maintained Wednesday that the government has "numerous tools" available to avoid a default, and that one would only occur if Geithner was unwilling to use them. "Secretary Geithner's approach to dealing with the looming debt crisis is to take his hands off the wheel and let the car careen over the cliff," he said. DeMint's statement comes in response to a letter Geithner sent to him and fellow GOP lawmakers, urging them...
  • W.H. warns of debt 'calamity'

    05/18/2011 4:08:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    W.H. warns of debt 'calamity' By ABBY PHILLIP | 05/18/11 4:12 PM Updated: 05/18/11 4:56 PM In an effort to clamp down on “misinformation” about the debt ceiling and to ratchet up the pressure on Congress to act, the Obama administration said Wednesday that there is no “Plan B” for the government if Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit. Unlike the budget standoff in March, where a plan would have gone into place if the government shut down, an administration official warned that there is no “secret plan” that would kick in if the government runs out of borrowing...
  • Glenn Beck: Farewell to a Fearmonger (Barf Alert!)

    04/07/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 30 replies
    TIME via Yahoo! News ^ | 4-7-11 | John Avlon
    NEW YORK – Beck’s departure from Fox News marks the welcome removal of an incendiary talk-show host who reveled in apocalyptic shtick and the politics of incitement, writes John Avlon. Plus, the Fox-Beck divorce. The nightly nervous breakdown will not be televised. Glenn Beck is going off the air on Fox News. It is a remarkable reversal of fortune for a man who one year ago was banking $32 million annually, teaching Americans how to fear-monger for fun and profit. But with his ratings down nearly 50 percent and advertisers abandoning the show, Beck’s apocalyptic shtick has been getting rancid...
  • Time to stop nuke hysteria. Media obsessing over reactors that will probably not kill anyone.

    03/15/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 03/15/2011 | Andrew Bolt
    IT'S not bad enough that thousands of people may be dead from Japan's earthquake and devastating tsunami. No, the media is instead obsessing over a nuclear reactor that has killed no one and probably never will. This scaremongering over the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex is extraordinary. Already anti-nuclear activists, rebadged as nuclear "experts", are out spreading terror. And what's a nuclear holocaust story without Helen Caldicott, actually a paediatrician and anti-nuke hysteric? So there she was, too, on 3AW, warning that if the reactor blew up, "hundreds of thousands of Japanese will be dying within two weeks of acute radiation...
  • Nuclear power plants shut down in Germany [or are they, BBC?]

    03/15/2011 5:41:47 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 3.15.2011 | n/a
    Germany has temporarily shut down seven of its nuclear power plants while it reconsiders its nuclear strategy. Chancellor Angela Merkel said all reactors that went into operation before 1980 would be taken offline, while safety checks would be carried on the country's remaining plants. All safety questions would be answered by 15 June, she said.
  • Some respond to Japan earthquake by pointing to global warming

    03/11/2011 3:04:10 PM PST · by RightGeek · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/11/2011 | Amanda Carey
    Hours after a massive earthquake rattled Japan, environmental advocates connected the natural disaster to global warming. The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, issued a statement calling for solidarity in tackling the global warming problem. “Some islands affected by climate change have been hit,” said Nilsson. “Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming?” “Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do,” he added. Global Warming enthusiasts have also taken to Twitter to...
  • Democrat raises fears about GOP budget cuts forcing kids to become criminals

    03/05/2011 3:23:08 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 5, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Democrat raises fears about GOP budget cuts forcing kids to become criminals. As the fight about cutting federal spending in the budget gets nastier and the GOP and the Democrats dig in their heels, some politicians are getting more extreme in their rhetoric. One of them, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in particular is using fear mongering tactics to make an emotional appeal to whomever is out there in the public and will lend her his ear. According to the Florida congresswoman, if cuts to childcare are made, then moms everywhere all of a sudden won’t be able to send their kids...
  • Snowpocalypse shuts down New York (Graphic language video included)

    12/28/2010 9:05:10 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 65 replies · 5+ views ^ | 12/27/2010 |
    Washington: The US National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of New York, New Jersey and other states along the east coast of the United States as a major winter storm bears down on the area on Sunday. A band of frigid weather was snaking up the East Coast on Sunday, promising blizzards and a foot of snow for New York City and New England, while several states made emergency declarations as the storm caused crashes on slick roads. Heavy snow and blizzards in parts of North Carolina were making driving conditions difficult, and there were dozens...
  • Paul Krugman Says GOP 'Zombies' Are Going to Eat Obama's Brain

    12/20/2010 12:38:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Paul Krugman Says GOP 'Zombies' Are Going to Eat Obama's Brain By Tim Graham Created 12/20/2010 - 3:10pm By Tim Graham | December 20, 2010 | 15:10 Tim Graham's picture Let's hope the editorial page editors at the New York Times aren't too fond of the "No Labels" movement to soften the tone of our national debates. Because columnist Paul Krugman is comparing his conservative opponents to...brain-eating zombies. The column's title is "When Zombies Win." It concludes: Yes, politics is the art of the possible. We all understand the need to deal with one’s political enemies. But it’s one thing...
  • How Is It 'News' for Time to Hype 'Extreme Militias' In the Last Weeks of a Campaign?

    10/11/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 66 replies ^ | October 11, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine's news judgment is truly puzzling. With just weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, their cover story package is ten pages stuffed with “The Secret World of Extreme Militias.” Voters are poised to sweep a pile of Democrats out of office from coast to coast, and they're camped in Zanesville, Ohio with a right-wing militia that claims 300 members as the nation's number one news story? (Katie Couric tweeted on Wednesday that she was eagerly reading it.) Time editor Richard Stengel announced they gave new hire Barton Gellman six months in the field chasing the whisper of...
  • Ed Rendell to left on MSNBC: ‘Get over it’

    10/05/2010 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Ed Rendell to left on MSNBC: ‘Get over it’ By: Andy Barr October 5, 2010 12:44 PM EDT Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says discouraged liberals need to “get over it” and support the Democratic Party, before they regret it. “This isn't about President [Barack] Obama,” Rendell said on MSNBC’s “Last Word” Monday night. “It's about whether the Democratic Party, not perfect, but certainly bent on trying to preserve theories in government and progressive practices, is going to be in charge of the Congress or the Republican Party. And it's not the Republican Party of old. This is a scary Republican...
  • Latino businesses feel pinch of new immigration law (Here comes the sob stories from the MSM)

    04/28/2010 12:29:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 889+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/28/2010 | cnn
    Hector Manrique takes a look around his taqueria and sighs. It's 3:30 in the afternoon, and usually around this time at least five or six tables are occupied by day laborers fresh off work, or schoolchildren and families in search of a torta or taco after school. But today, Taqueria Guadalajara's plastic lawn chairs and tables are empty, and so is the tip jar on the counter. Street traffic in this predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, is also lighter than usual, says Manrique, who opened the casual Mexican eatery in 2003. Not even a week has passed since Gov....
  • Chomsky Warns of Rise of the Far Right in the U.S.

    04/25/2010 3:41:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 113 replies · 3,049+ views
    Pravda ^ | 23 Apr 10 | Staff
    Recent research from the New York Times / CBS News poll revealed that 18% of Americans identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, classify themselves "very conservative" and are very pessimistic about the direction of the country and severely critical of Washington and, of course, Obama. Over 90% of them believe that the country moves to a wrong path and the same percentage disapproves of the president and his administration policy. Already 92% of respondents estimated that Obama leads the country "toward socialism" (an opinion shared by more than half the population in general). Moreover, the expressions of popular...
  • Bill Clinton Links Talk Radio, Tea Parties to Non-Existent Terrorism

    04/16/2010 4:34:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies · 842+ views
    RUSH: Let's go back, April 24th, 1995, Mississippi, Minnesota. CLINTON 1995: We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today whose sole goal seems to be to try to keep some people as paranoid as possible and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. They spread hate. They leave the impression that -- by their very words, that -- violence is a acceptable. You ought to see -- I'm sure you are now seeing the reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America today. It is time we...