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  • No mention of ‘Christians’ anywhere in Obama’s White House statement on beach beheadings

    02/16/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 16, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    The 21 men beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in a video released by Islamist savages Sunday were killed because of their Coptic Christian faith, by men who proclaimed the reason for the murders before the whole world. And the White House won’t say the word. Christian beheading victims are marched to the beach in Libya to be murdered by Islamist militants on Sunday. (Daily Mail photo) “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists,” a statement issued by the White House said.“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by...
  • ISIS releases video claiming beheadings of Egyptian Coptic Christians

    02/15/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 15, 2015 | CNN Staff
    CNN) - In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach. The video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are all are dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them. The five-minute video, released by the terror group's propaganda wing al-Hayat Media, includes a masked English-speaking jihadi who says, "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with...
  • Folks Do the Randomest Things

    02/11/2015 12:34:13 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/11/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I don’t understand why folks are giving President Obama and his spokes-minions such a hard time over his insistence that Ahmedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who just happened to be Muslim committing terrorism that had nothing to do with Islam, was just “randomly” picking out folks in Paris to kill when he randomly came upon a grocery that just happened to be Jewish and, coincidentally, to have Jews in it, whom he randomly killed. Sure, we know Coulibaly called a French TV station during the siege, said he was loyal to the Islamic State that has nothing to do with Islam,...
  • Is Obama done with Washington? - "The Bear is loose"

    06/15/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Amie Parnes and Niall Stanage
    Is President Obama done with Washington? The 44th president has never been the capital’s biggest fan, but his frustration with life in D.C. is bubbling to the surface in ways both casual and substantive. The president twice went for unscheduled walkabouts last week, taking a trip to a Starbucks near the White House with his chief of staff Denis McDonough on Monday and, the next day, turning up at a burger joint in Alexandria, Va. “The bear is loose!” is the president’s favorite phrase at such moments, and he deployed it again last week. Even the metaphor suggests a man...
  • Obama: Americans "better off" under his presidency

    05/20/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington. Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare. The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.” “The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.” Obama told donors that...
  • Obama: My "Biggest Priority" is Bringing the Benghazi "Folks" to Justice

    10/26/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The president appeared on Michael Smerconish's radio program earlier today and addressed the Benghazi attack:   Obama Says His "Biggest Priority" Is Bringing Benghazi Attackers To Justice What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn't happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a...
  • Tired of "folks"

    10/16/2012 9:59:45 PM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 39 replies
    vanity post
    So after watching tonight's debate, my overwhelming take-away is when did it become appropriate and common for a person seeking political office to refer to people as "folks"? It was like the proverbial nails-on-a-chalkboard to me every time I heard Mr. Obama hiss the word and before the first hour was up, I actually yelled at the screen. This was the first time in a very long time I had any sort of "out loud" reaction to something on television and I almost turned it off! Then I reminded myself that since I don't normally watch any TV (I was...
  • That’s All, Folks: Confronting Backwards Populism (Sarah, stop! You're scaring the Lefties!)

    09/10/2011 1:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 10, 2011 | Joseph Grosso
    As the presidential election campaign starts to occupy more and more of the airwaves someone should carry a counter and click every time the word ‘folks’ is uttered by a candidate. Even better would be how that final count would compare to the number of times a candidate would use a word like ‘citizens’ (at least citizens in a positive, civic light, not only in comparison to illegal ‘aliens’). In the opening chapter of her very relevant book The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby laments the ever widening usage of the words like ‘folks’ and ‘troops’ in American social...
  • Eric Holder's Newest Witch Hunt

    07/31/2011 7:17:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 311, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The Department of Justice is executing a "Witch Hunt" against banks. Through the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Attorney General Eric Holder is forcing banks to "relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination," according to a published report by Investor's Business Daily after reviewing court documents. The DOJ has already extorted $20 million for weak and poor credit loans from banks that "settled out of court rather than battle the federal government and risk being branded racist." The DOJ admits another 60 banks are already under...
  • So.Carolina Candidate For Gov. Accused Of Being A Whore For No Other Reason Than She Is Kicking Ass

    06/02/2010 10:59:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 1,447+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-10 | Curt
    Lots of strands in this web of deceit but I'll do my best to sort it out for everyone with the help of Palmetto State Politics and Redstate. First the players in this South Carolinian drama: There is Nikkie Haley who is looking to become the first female Governor of South Carolina. She has most definitely messed up the good ole' boy network going on in that state, which then has us come to the second player. Will Folks. Former speechwriter for Mark Sanford and the man behind this quote: “The problem is that any time you have a largely...
  • RCP: South Carolina Governor - Republican Primary (new polls have Haley up +21 and +10)

    06/01/2010 2:32:56 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 18 replies · 871+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6-1-10 | RCP
    RCP Averages: Statehouse/Insider Advantage: Haley +10 PPP (D): Haley +21
  • "They Asked Me To Deny It" -- Blogger In Nikki Haley Scandal Talks To 7 (Video)

    05/26/2010 9:03:56 PM PDT · by FTJM · 9 replies · 994+ views
    News Channel 7 ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jonathan Carlson
    Text messages have been posted--that a political blogger says proves he was forced to reveal a relationship with Nikki Haley. He also says, the Haley campaign told him to "Deny" the story if it broke. In the end, he broke it first. Will Folks says one of the texts he released on his site--is from him to Haley--a week before this broke. Contradicting her claim she didn't know about it. Also part of the texting ring--Haley's campaign manager Tim Pearson--and political consultant Wes Donehue. Wednesday, Folks posted on his website--not the evidence to prove a physical relationship with Gubernatorial candidate...
  • The nocturnal excretions of toenail clipping stalker (Folks tried SELLING Haley affair tale last yr)

    05/26/2010 4:56:52 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 11 replies · 784+ views
    Red State ^ | 5-26-10 | Erick Erickson
    Ben Smith of the Politico called Will Folks “credible” when the “inappropriate physical relationship” story broke. Michael Brendan Doughtery called him “revered” and said “His reputation since leaving the governor’s office has only increased. He has become South Carolina’s essential political blogger.” Like the only two movie critics quoted on a movie scoring 5% at Rotten Tomatoes, those quotes may come back to . . . . hahahahahaha . . . . who am I kidding — there’s no accountability for the circle of young beltway journalist-pundits who hang together and consider diversity of thought ordering two different things at...
  • Nikki Haley's Affair? Or Ugly Guy's Dream?

    05/25/2010 3:58:53 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 19 replies · 1,291+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/25/2010 | Scott Factor
    The latest news….or is that the latest rumor…is that a blogger from South Carloina named Will Folks had an affair with gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley. Will Folks decided to write about this affair on his blog, claiming that bits and pieces of information were being leaked to the press, so he decided to come out and tell the story. Well I have learned not to put anything past politicians nowadays, whether they be man or woman. But there is something to this story that makes me pause. First, the guy has a criminal record for beating women…a woman he claims...
  • Taliban Rape Tapes: A ‘Muslim Abu Ghraib’

    02/12/2010 12:47:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 2,229+ views
    big journalism ^ | 2/12/2010 | Brad Thor
    With breaking news out of Palestine today that a top aide to President Mahmoud Abbas has been literally caught with his pants down, rape tapes seem to be popping up all over the pious Muslim world. And some are horrifically worse than others. Last month on the FOX Business Network, Colonel Oliver North revealed a startling piece of information. Conservative mullahs and elements within the Haqqani terror network – known as the backbone of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the Af/Pak theater – are working to take the Haqqanis down from the inside. Their key weapon is a disturbing...
  • New McCain Ad: Folks

    10/08/2008 7:21:52 AM PDT · by paudio · 745+ views
    Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest television ad, entitled "Folks." The ad highlights Barack Obama's defense of his extreme liberal voting record by accusing others of lying. Despite Barack Obama's protests, the truth is very clear that Barack Obama is the most liberal member of the United States Senate. The ad will be televised nationally.
  • The Economics Of Nice Folks

    06/19/2008 4:02:45 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 2,366+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-19-2008 | Santa Fe Institute
    The economics of nice folks A basic tenet of economics is that people always behave selfishly, or as the 18th century philosopher economist David Hume put it, "every man ought to be supposed to be a knave." But what if some people aren't always knaves? Sam Bowles argues in Science June 20 that economics will get it wrong then, sometimes badly so. He points to new experimental evidence that people do often act against their own personal self-interest in favor of the common good, and they do so in predictable, understandable ways. Poorly-designed economic institutions fail to take advantage...
  • NORAD Invaded N. Korean Privacy !!

    07/05/2006 6:38:36 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Morning Paper | 07/05/06 | vanity
    The Daily Tattletale NORAD INVADED N. KOREAN PRIVACY !! Washington, July 5,2006 : Unidentified sources in NORAD have advised us their super-secret electronic network monitored the launching and flight trajectories of North Korean missiles yesterday-without seeking the consent of North Korea’s Democratically- Elected and- Awfully Nice - People’s Government. Outraged privacy advocates in and out of Congress have promised a full-scale investigation . “We’re going to get to the bottom of this ,” an angry Congressional hopeful (quoted on the basis of anonymity ) declared. Meanwhile , one source in NORAD expressed relief the North Korean’s had not chosen a...
  • Pot scent stalls gun permit bid (WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT "DOPE"?)

    02/26/2005 5:09:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 711+ views
    © 2005 The Post-Standard. ^ | Saturday, February 26, 2005 | Staff reports
    SYRACUSE NY--Something didn't smell quite right to North Syracuse police when a village resident came in Friday looking for a little help. What stunk was Brian D. Courbat, 21, of 130 Lynhurst Ave. He wreaked of marijuana, police said. Officers Jeff Tripp and Rocco DePerno said when they asked him about the odor, Courbat told them he had just used marijuana, something he routinely does three or four times a day. In fact, Courbat had several packets of pot on him, police said. Courbat wanted the police to help him with the background check necessary for a pistol permit. Instead,...
  • Kerry's all ears

    09/28/2004 10:36:58 AM PDT · by Chummy · 8 replies · 523+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | September 27, 2004 | David Callender
    Kerry's all earsHe meets with area folks at Spring Green school By David Callender September 28, 2004 SPRING GREEN -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry tested his debate skills during an appearance this morning before more than 200 area residents at River Valley Middle School here. While the Massachusetts senator had been closeted with his advisers preparing for his first debate with President Bush following his arrival in Spring Green Sunday, he said today that "the best way to prepare for this debate is to listen to you folks."Appearing relaxed and confident, Kerry took questions and spoke for more than...
  • MoveOn Ads Okay; Swift Boat Ads Not Okay, Kerry Campaign Says

    08/20/2004 8:01:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 92 replies · 3,304+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/290/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Bush campaign has suggested that Sen. John Kerry join President Bush in calling off the dogs -- those "shadowy" 527 groups that run ads for and against Bush and Kerry. The liberal group MoveOn.org and the anti-Kerry group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are both 527s, named after a section of the tax code. But on Friday, a spokeswoman for the Kerry campaign backed away from the suggestion. She said what MoveOn.org is doing is perfectly fine, while what the Swift Boat Veterans are doing is "dishonest" and "dishonorable." Debra Deshong of the Kerry campaign told Fox...
  • Suitcases Full of Cash On Plane (New Mexico)

    12/05/2003 8:16:14 PM PST · by knak · 60 replies · 1,861+ views
    ABQ journal ^ | 12/5/03
    A tip from an Albuquerque aircraft charter company led Moriarty Police to an airplane with an unusual cargo— suitcases full of more than $1 million in cash. Moriarty Police Chief Bobby Garcia said the two currency-filled suitcases seized from an airplane at the city's airport on Nov. 27 weighed more than 300 pounds. They contained $1,169,896, Garcia said Wednesday. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. The events that led to the cash seizure began when a private plane requested an emergency landing at the Moriarty Municipal Airport due to engine problems around noon on Thanksgiving. Garcia said...
  • Zot

    12/13/2002 6:30:56 AM PST · by Dreaming of FreeRepublic Xmas · 43 replies · 306+ views
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