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  • Princeton University Orchestra Debuts ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

    12/05/2013 7:16:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The College Fix | 12/5/13
    Trayvon Martin continues to be a subject of intense interest for the academic elite. The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble is set to debut “The Ballad for Trayvon Martin” today, NJ.com reports. The goal of the music, according to its composer, noted jazz artist Anthony D.J. Branker, is to pay homage to victims of racial violence.
  • Obama to speak on Thursday about path ahead on fiscal issues [Live Thread for Clown, 10:35]

    10/17/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/13
    ... Obama will deliver a statement on Thursday at 10:35 a.m. about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll have more to say about this tomorrow...
  • Report: Obama’s DOD Slaps Gag Order on Fort Hood Survivors & Family Members

    08/07/2013 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8//7/13 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. Dana Loesch at RedState reported tonight that the Obama Department of Defense has reportedly slapped a gag order on Fort Hood survivors and family members. Autumn Manning @WWWife #FtHood family members of wounded being told they can't talk 2 press. I am not in military & still have my 1st amendment rights TY very much 10:14 AM - 7 Aug 2013
  • Prosecution Attempts Gag Order for Teen in NRA shirt controversy

    06/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    State Jounal ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County teen suspended from school, arrested and charged with obstructing an officer after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt at school, has taken another turn. Marcum was back at the Logan County Courthouse June 24, two weeks before he was scheduled to appear. The reason? An emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins. "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," said Ben White, Marcum's attorney. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of...
  • Anyone Watching the "Today" show? Rachel Maddow gets long interview??

    03/05/2013 4:22:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    I tune in to the Today show (don't ask me why), and I see Madcow getting to tell America what was wrong with Washington.... Is this a normal part of the Today show? I didn't catch if Madcow was asked about the fake twitter accounts promoting her lame show.
  • Wis. paid $150K in prison sex case (Projectile vomit warning)

    10/28/2010 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10-27-10 | Ryan Foley
    A Wisconsin prison guard allegedly coerced male inmates into letting him give them oral sex in exchange for bringing them contraband, and his superiors initially failed to stop the assaults despite warning signs, according to previously confidential records obtained by The Associated Press. Now the Wisconsin Department of Corrections' handling of the three-year-old case involving Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution guard James Trentin is costing taxpayers money. The state this year paid $150,000 to avoid a lawsuit by a former inmate who says Trentin gave him oral sex four times, according to documents obtained by the AP under Wisconsin's open...
  • Transgender Teen amid Royal Dilemma (gag vomit)

    10/06/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT · by GeronL · 83 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | October 6, 2010 | Sophi Reza
    DALLAS - A transgender senior at North Dallas High School wants to run for homecoming queen. But school administrators won't allow it. Andy Moreno was born a male but has identified herself as female for the past year. She looks and acts like a girl. She said that has never caused any problems for her at school. However, her nomination for homecoming queen has caused some controversy.
  • J.D. Hayworth – A Fool’s Errand (Spoon gagging chunks)

    01/24/2010 10:25:48 PM PST · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,263+ views
    Race 4 2012 ^ | 1/24/10 | Adam Prickless
    Anyone who reads this site should know that I am anti-establishment to the hilt – to the point where I am often harangued as a “purgist”. Toomey over Specter – sign me up. Rubio over Crist – in a minute. Hoffman over Scozzafava – easy decision for Hoffman. Furthermore – I was one of the first out of the gate supporting Les Phillip over Parker Griffith, I’m pulling hard for uber-anti-establishmentarian Adam Andrzejewski in Illinois, and I’m already in the tank for Sarah Palin’s impending presidential run. Heck, I’ve even drawn fire for suggesting a Joseph Cao primary challenge to...
  • Civil Liberties Activists Embrace 'Law & Order' Season Premiere (Gag & Ack)

    09/26/2009 1:19:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 1,217+ views
    ABCNews.com/Political Punch ^ | 09/26/09 | Jake Tapper
    As we all know, in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Last night's episode of television's longest running drama -- NBC's "Law & Order" -- featured District Attorney Jack McCoy prosecuting a John Yoo-esque Bush administration Justice Department attorney for writing a legal memo authorizing the torture of detainees. "Jack, you want to prosecute a member of the Bush administration for assaulting suspected terrorists?" McCoy is asked in the season premiere episode, titled "Memo from the Dark Side."...
  • Medicare and Gag Orders , Humana gets whacked for telling the truth, AARP gets a pass ..

    09/23/2009 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 614+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/23/09 | staff
    Maybe Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus should put a gag order on Douglas Elmendorf too. On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office director told Mr. Baucus's committee that its plan to cut $123 billion from Medicare Advantage—the program that gives almost one-fourth of seniors private health-insurance options—will result in lower benefits and some 2.7 million people losing this coverage.
  • Obama Administration Tramples On First Amendment: Issues Gag Order To Insurance Companies

    09/23/2009 8:47:50 AM PDT · by 84rules · 14 replies · 850+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | September 23, 2009 | 84rules
    Obama Administration Tramples On First Amendment: Issues Gag Order To Insurance Companies 84rules September 23, 2009
  • Gag Order Issued in Army Recruiter Shooting Case

    06/09/2009 9:17:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,681+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/9/09 | ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A judge has issued a gag order in the capital murder case against the man accused of killing one soldier and wounding another at a military recruiting office in Arkansas. Judge Alice Lightle issued the order Monday after prosecutors requested it to block court officials and police from discussing the case
  • Megan Fox on Barack Obama: "He's Very Sexy"

    12/05/2008 1:30:29 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 48 replies · 6,244+ views
    Los Angeles (E! Online) – Megan Fox has a thing for President-elect Barack Obama! "I think he's very sexy," the sultry starlet said at last night's party celebrating GQ's annual Men of the Year list (Obama is among the honorees). "And God help me because I hope I don't get in trouble for saying this, but I think he's so articulate and so intelligent and so charismatic when he delivers speeches, that there is something very sexy about that—very! And he's also very slim and lean." And which other actor surprised us by fawning over Obama's sexiness? Read on to...
  • Python tries to eat wallaby whole at Cairns university

    11/06/2008 9:03:43 PM PST · by Kiss Me Hardy · 17 replies · 10,347+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 11-7-08 | Lee taylor
    A PYTHON has been filmed trying to swallow a wallaby whole at a Cairns university. Posted on break.com and believed to have taken place at James Cook University, students can be heard squealing with fear as the python clamps its huge jaws around the creature and begins to swallow.
  • 'Obama? That Is My Buddy,' Says Sarkozy

    07/25/2008 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 7 replies · 171+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.25.2008 | UPI
    As he prepared to meet US presidential candidate Barack Obama later Friday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told a French newspaper that the Illinois senator was his "buddy." "Obama? That's my buddy," Sarkozy was quoted as saying in Friday's edition of Le Figaro. "Contrary to my diplomatic advisors, I never thought Hillary Clinton had a chance. I always said Obama would be chosen" as the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. "I am the only French person who knows him," Sarkozy said, recounting that he had met Obama during a visit to the United States in 2006, when he was Interior...
  • Man Dies In Minneapolis Police Custody (Well....No....}

    04/02/2008 6:51:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 125+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 04/02/08 | WCCO.com
    A man died while in police custody Tuesday after police said he swallowed a bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine. The man was arrested March 29 in Minneapolis near the intersection of North 12th Street and Currie Avenue after he was pulled over for not signaling. When officers saw he had a baggie in his mouth, they tried to remove it, but the man swallowed it, police said. The man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center were doctors performed surgery to try to remove the baggie. The man died from complications related to the surgery Tuesday. Minneapolis...
  • Clinton Revels in Giant Win

    02/03/2008 9:11:35 PM PST · by kcvl · 62 replies · 1,004+ views
    Clinton Revels in Giant Win Feb 3 11:45 PM US/Eastern ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton became a super fan of the New York Giants Sunday, reveling in their upset of the New England Patriots—and even seeing an omen for her own political future. "Super Bowl, Super Tuesday, we've got one down, let's get the other," said Clinton. Clinton has said she's banking on the "New York team" to carry the day in football's biggest test, and in a mega-round of primaries next Tuesday. With their 17-14 win, the Giants held up their end of the bargain....
  • Caption Hillary at the SOTU Address(Vanity)

    01/28/2008 7:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 28, 2008
  • Time right for Garofalo on '24' (Liberal Talk Show Host Cast on Fox's Action Drama)

    08/21/2007 12:22:50 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies · 643+ views
    The political left and the political right are going to meet on Fox's "24" this coming season. Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo, an outspoken liberal, is set to co-star on the conservative-leaning real-time drama, whose co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow jokingly describes himself as a "right-wing nut job."
  • Give Hamas a chance [12 out of 10 BARFIES!]

    07/06/2007 8:17:01 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 398+ views
    YNut ^ | July 5, 2007 | Dror "Give Retarded People a Chance" Zeevi
    Negotiations on long-term ceasefire with Hamas should be considered Dror Zeevi Published: 07.05.07, 00:15 / Israel Opinion Hamas is evidently in distress and its leaders are signaling that they would be prepared for a compromise in exchange for opening crossings and transferring supplies. Sources close to Hamas insist that there is a willingness among Hamas leaders to advance a long-term ceasefire. Israel is currently enjoying clear tactical superiority and it appears that it is holding the entire deck of cards. The easy solution is to lead the area to almost total collapse, or alternately, as army officers and Knesset members...
  • WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE (2008 CAMPAIGN)SECOND TEAM (BARF AND LAUGH AT THE SAME TIME!)

    06/08/2007 1:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 733+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 7, 2007 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    For the last six years, we have been endlessly bombarded with a dulling, disputative rhetoric not only from this unfortunate administration but also from many of our congressional and other leaders. There has been a cold, authoritarian Spartanism to the language directed at us, as though American citizens were no more than unthinking automatons in some grand imperial plan to rule the world. The question for many of us who opposed the Iraq war and the creation of alternative power systems in America (military courts for "terrorists," torture in foreign prisons, homeland security abuses) was simple and morally tortuous: Is...
  • Grassroots Gag Order [bill would silence organizations like American Family Association]

    04/19/2007 8:04:01 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 842+ views
    capwiz.com ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    Original Sponsor: Henry Waxman (D-CA 30th)The bill would silence organizations like American Family Association in needless paperwork and burdensome reporting requirements any time it communicates to constituents on public policy issues that are before Congress, with the threat of severe fines and criminal penalties.
  • Feds Seek To Gag D.C. Madam

    03/07/2007 4:59:12 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 58 replies · 1,662+ views
    MARCH 7--Federal prosecutors want to gag an indicted former Washington, D.C. madam who has recently threatened to go public with details about her former customers. In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court, investigators are seeking a protective order covering discovery material to be provided to Deborah Palfrey and her lawyers.....
  • Lauer Implores Gore: 'You Could Be In A Position To Save The Planet!' [Video]

    12/06/2006 5:51:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies · 2,040+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In all my years of Today-watching, I'm not sure I've ever seen anything quite like the display Matt Lauer put on this morning. In beseeching Al Gore to run for president, Lauer literally portrayed him as the planet's potential savior. "If you were to run for president, you could take this issue to the next level, even if just during a campaign. And if you were fortunate enough to win the presidency, you would sit in the most powerful office in the free world with a real chance to make . . . " Matt stopped himself at the enormity...
  • Thank You, John Kerry ( Joseph Farah Urges Americans To Vote To Defeat Democrats Alert)

    11/01/2006 1:36:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 1,257+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Joseph Farah
    Thank you, John Kerry, for reminding me and the rest of America what an evil alternative you and your party represent for this country. I take a backseat to no one in my disgust for the failure of this president and the Republican Party in addressing some of the critical issues facing America – border security, controlled immigration, government spending, etc. So disenchanted was I – and I'm sure I speak for millions of other Americans – that I have been less than enthusiastic about next Tuesday's election. I asked myself: Does it really make a difference which party governs?...
  • Dems' Disdain For The Military (Michelle Malkin Hits Home Run Alert)

    11/01/2006 1:52:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,995+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Michelle Malkin
    The Democrats' failed 2004 presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry, may have just sabotaged his party's highest hopes for the 2006 midterm elections. Karl Rove himself couldn't have engineered a better campaign reminder of the Democrats' utter lack of credibility when it comes to supporting, respecting and leading America's military. Here is what Sen. Kerry told an audience of young people at a campaign event on the Pasadena City College campus on Monday held for losing California Democrat gubernatorial challenger Phil Angelides: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework,...
  • Bill Clinton celebrates 60th birthday (Gag, Barf & Spew Alert!)

    10/28/2006 6:18:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,036+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/06 | AP
    NEW YORK - Celebrating your birthday on the day of your birth is common. Celebrating it by getting your wealthy friends to donate to your charitable foundation is presidential. Former President Bill Clinton was celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend, with deep-pocketed donors forking over sizable checks to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation for the chance to dine, play golf and attend a Rolling Stones concert with him. Clinton, who turned 60 in August, has already observed the occasion at parties on Martha's Vineyard and in Toronto. This weekend's bash — a fundraiser — is being co-hosted by Chelsea Clinton...
  • Cheney on Obama: "Attractive Guy"

    10/24/2006 1:11:44 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 100 replies · 2,132+ views
    ABC News' David Chalian reports: In a radio interview with Sean Hannity, Vice President Cheney was asked what he thought of Sen. Hillary Clinton's chances of becoming president. "I think she could win. I hope she doesn't. I disagree with her on nearly all the issues, but nobody should underestimate her. She's a very serious candidate for President," said Cheney. As for that other potential Democratic '08er who has been all the buzz this week, Cheney said, "Barack Obama, attractive guy. Don't know him well, met him a few times. I think at this stage, my initial take on him...
  • Kitty Litter Cake - YUMMY

    10/17/2006 5:40:00 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 71 replies · 1,914+ views
    BadRay- what a man! | October 17, 2006 | Badray & DollyCali
    Kitty Litter Cake -YUM OR.. A MODIFICATION of book How to Lose friends & Horrify people? Thinking of LInda, and Marcia & Karen & Jean & others with Kitty rescue groups.. what a hoot to bring to the next meeting for refreshments. Or Nancy Y..one of your catering gigs? Or JohnW and Bill B how about your next singles meeting? Good way to guarantee you will REMAIN single! Or maybe at our next potluck at Walton Hills Church of Christ.. They already think I am weird there. Might as well close the case. I want to try it!!!! Is...
  • McGreevey 'in love' from the first kiss ("We made passionate, whispering, masculine love”)

    09/15/2006 7:55:45 AM PDT · by dead · 130 replies · 3,828+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Mark Mueller
    In his highly anticipated memoir, former Gov. James E. McGreevey writes of his deep love for the man who ended his political career, the destruction of his second marriage and the events that forced him into his stunning admission on national television that he is gay. In "The Confession," the former governor also touches on New Jersey's sometimes seamy political landscape, where cash, cronyism and a handful of powerful men intersect. But the 384-page book focuses mostly on McGreevey's secret life, from his frequent sexual encounters with men at highway rest stops to his infatuation with Golan Cipel, the Israeli...
  • Nonaligned Want Terrorism Redefined

    09/12/2006 1:05:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 679+ views
    AP ^ | 9/12/6 | ANESSA ARRINGTON
    HAVANA -- Iran, Syria, North Korea and more than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world's definition of "terrorism" to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Converging on Fidel Castro's communist Cuba for a summit this week, members of the Nonaligned Movement complain of a double standard: powerful nations like the United States and Israel decide for the world who the terrorists are, but face no punishment for their own acts of aggression. A draft of the group's joint declaration condemns "terrorism in all its forms," especially violence that targets civilians. Terrorism...
  • Clinton busts out at Museum of Sex ('She usually covers up, but I don't think that's necessary')

    08/10/2006 7:58:12 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 66 replies · 2,074+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 9, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK - A "presidential bust" of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was unveiled Wednesday at New York's Museum of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark discussion about sex, politics and celebrity. [Snip] Clinton's office had no immediate comment. Edwards said his work features a soft "presidential smile" and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as a woman — not a covered-up person, but as a woman." "I didn't want to give her a face lift or change her age," he said of his work. "The...
  • What do Chomsky, Saramago Think of us? [Who Cares What Those Pukes Think?]

    07/24/2006 6:45:24 AM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 948+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 24, 2006 | Merav Yudilovitch
    World-renowned intellectuals publish open letter to make it clear that world is not ignoring what is happening in the Middle East. Surprisingly, it's us they blame When the war began in northern Israel and the Gaza operation was expanded, Palestinian director and actor Juilano Mar Hamis sent out an e-mail asking who would paint the “Guernica” of Lebanon. Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” which shows the results of the Nazi bombing of Guernica in Spain, is still considered a symbol of the destruction and devastation that war leaves in its wake. According to Mar Hamis, his e-mail was intended to awaken the...
  • Operation Peace for the IDF

    07/16/2006 6:26:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 753+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 7/17/6 | Gideon Levy
    Every neighborhood has one, a loudmouth bully who shouldn't be provoked into anger. He's insulted? He'll pull out a knife. Spat in the face? He'll draw a gun. Hit? He'll pull out a machine gun. Not that the bully's not right - someone did harm him. But the reaction, what a reaction! It's not that he's not feared, but nobody really appreciates him. The real appreciation is for the strong who don't immediately use their strength. Regrettably, the Israel Defense Forces once again looks like the neighborhood bully. A soldier was abducted in Gaza? All of Gaza will pay. Eight...
  • Military, civilian leaders are failing the U.S. (Triple GAG Alert)

    07/16/2006 7:01:42 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 19 replies · 515+ views
    The Albany Times Union ^ | July 16, 2006 | TERENCE L. KINDLON
    Military, civilian leaders are failing the U.S. By TERENCE L. KINDLON Forty years ago I quit college to join the Marines. There was a war on and, like so many of my generation, I was inspired to enlist by President Kennedy, who challenged us to ask not what our country could do for us, but to ask what we could do for our country. I loved the Marine Corps and, even now, with my memories of Vietnam receding and my 60th birthday approaching, I am intensely proud that I once had the privilege of wearing its uniform. My 30-year-old son,...
  • 'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened

    07/12/2006 2:17:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 22 replies · 792+ views
    UK Gay News ^ | 12 July 2006
    'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened WARSAW, July 12, 2006 – The Polish commercial television channel Polsat has dropped plans to screen the Danish gay reality TV series Gay Army, amid fears that the company would be hit by a massive fine from the Polish media watchdog National Radio and Television Council. It was two weeks ago that Polsat announced that it would be screening Gay Army, a hit in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The six-part show follows a group of gays who are sent to a “boot camp” for training. By the end of the...
  • Aggression Under False Pretenses [Wash. Post Publishes Hamas Propaganda]

    07/11/2006 8:21:51 AM PDT · by Alouette · 35 replies · 748+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | July 11, 2006 | Ismail Haniyeh
    GAZA, Palestine -- As Americans commemorated their annual celebration of independence from colonial occupation, rejoicing in their democratic institutions, we Palestinians were yet again besieged by our occupiers, who destroy our roads and buildings, our power stations and water plants, and who attack our very means of civil administration. Our homes and government offices are shelled, our parliamentarians taken prisoner and threatened with prosecution. The current Gaza invasion is only the latest effort to destroy the results of fair and free elections held early this year. It is the explosive follow-up to a five-month campaign of economic and diplomatic warfare...
  • King George of America, this letter is for you

    07/03/2006 6:04:52 AM PDT · by MisterI · 96 replies · 2,696+ views
    The Times-Herald Record ^ | 7/3/06 | Beth Quinn
    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that connected them with another, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. The history of the present King George of America is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts about the excesses of King George of America be submitted to a candid world: s He has refused his Assent...
  • World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco (WARNING: LINK NOT WORK-FRIENDLY!)

    06/12/2006 8:14:18 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 80 replies · 6,294+ views
    Zombietime.com ^ | 6/12/06 | Zombie
    June 10, 2006 was the date for the World Naked Bike Ride, which -- as its name suggests -- is an international political event at which protesters take off all their clothes and ride bicycles through various cities around the globe. The focus of the protest is theoretically to encourage people to give up their "dependence on fossil fuel" -- but in practice the messages (which the organizers tell participants to paint directly on their bodies) are more scattered, ranging from "free speech" to presidential politics. I attended the San Francisco version of the event, which started at noon in...
  • Palestinians: Economic siege – real Nakba [BARF!]

    05/15/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT · by Alouette · 12 replies · 470+ views
    YNet ^ | May 15, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian Authority marks 'Disaster Day' for State of Israel's establishment. Gaza residents seem worn out, not eager to demonstrate; 'how could people be expected to go out and protest with no salaries?' Fatah activist explains Gaza residents on Monday marked the 58th Nakba Day – the "disaster" that struck the Palestinian people following the establishment of the State of Israel, which caused millions of Palestinians to become refugees all over the Arab world. This year, however, the day was different than before and stood in the shadow of what Gazans refer to as "the current Nakba" – the economic and...
  • American Apparel, an Immigrant Success Story (NPR thinks this is Sweet - GAGGGGG!)

    05/02/2006 4:23:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 424+ views
    NPR ^ | Mandalit del Barco
    Morning Edition, April 28, 2006 · The debate over immigration has been dominated by politicians, pundits, and activists with differing viewpoints -- but rarely from those who hire immigrant workers, particularly in the garment industry. Dov Charney runs American Apparel, the largest single garment factory in the United States. It's not your typical garment factory. There's electronica music playing in the showroom, hip, edgy, sexually suggestive photo ads on every wall, and a thriving team spirit among the workers. And Charney is not your typical garment factory boss. The energetic and wiry 37-year-old regularly stops by each department to greet...
  • Gay America finds its place in Nashville

    02/28/2006 8:29:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 73 replies · 1,919+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | JOHN GEROME
    Never mind that country music is considered bedrock conservative, the unofficial red-state soundtrack. This year, some of country's most famous names are singing in movies with gay and transsexual themes. Dolly Parton received an Oscar nomination for "Travelin' Thru," a song she wrote and sang for "Transamerica," while Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris are heard on the Oscar frontrunner "Brokeback Mountain." Nelson, always an iconoclast in his music and politics, even released a gay cowboy song on Valentine's Day, "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)." But don't expect a wave of gay love songs to sweep across the...
  • (Liberal) Radio Host says he was GAGGED by Pentagon: Gag me with a spoon alert

    10/17/2005 6:53:31 PM PDT · by rface · 10 replies · 767+ views
    UPI ^ | Oct. 17, 2005 | upi
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A talk radio host says his program, slated to debut on a Pentagon radio station Monday, was pulled to punish him for airing audio embarrassing President Bush. Ed Shultz played an audio tape of Pentagon communications official Allison Barber helping troops in Iraq rehearse for their broadcast video teleconference with the president last week. Barber walked them through questions and their answers and warned them the president might ask questions not from the script. The incident was widely considered an embarrassment to the White House, which appeared to be coaching soldiers for its own political...
  • A crowning achievement (Islamic Homecoming Queen)

    10/13/2005 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies · 3,407+ views
    news and record ^ | 10/13/05 | Nancy H. McLaughlin
    Like campus queens before her, 20-year-old Anisah Rasheed has puts lots of work into finding the right evening gown and even staying in step for tonight's coronation, when amid all the glitz and pageantry of the day she is officially announced Miss A&T. The difference this year is that this Miss A&T will wear her jeweled tiara above her hajib, a headcovering worn by Muslim women. "Once I was elected Miss Freshman I knew I was at a university where they acknowledged everyone is different and it's OK to be different," said Rasheed, a marketing major from Roanoke, Va....
  • Code PinkO's Latest Walter Reed Lies (GAG! PUKE! HURL!) Freepers Read This And Get to DC, NOW!

    09/20/2005 6:03:11 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 140 replies · 2,614+ views
    Save the Walter Reed Vigil Appeal to Our Vets and Active Duty Soldiers Inside Walter Reed The Walter Reed Vigil is a very discreet, dignified project taking place for two hours each Friday evening between 7 and 9 pm. We want those who have paid a terrific price for their country to be kept close to our hearts and minds. We don't call for you to be honored with parades and flags; others will do that. We are calling on the country to honor its veterans, active duty, reserves, and National Guard, with full benefits, commitment to long-term health...
  • Ang Lee's gay cowboy film wins Venice Golden Lion.

    09/10/2005 11:54:43 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 46 replies · 1,931+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2005 | Reuters
    VENICE (Reuters) - Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a tale of homosexual love in the wilds of Wyoming, won Venice's Golden Lion on Saturday, beating film festival favorite George Clooney in the race to take the top prize. The latest film by the director of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is adapted from a short story by Annie Proulx and stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as love-struck cowboys whose forbidden affair begins in 1963 and ends 20 years later. Lee describes "Brokeback Mountain" as a story of love against adversity. Independent and low-budget, like several U.S. entries at the festival, it...
  • IKEA Launches Own-brand Hijab for Muslim Staff

    08/23/2005 4:23:29 PM PDT · by aculeus · 25 replies · 1,232+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 22, 2005 | PRWEB
    PRWEB) August 22, 2005 -- IKEA's new Edmonton branch contacted TheHijabShop.com to design and produce a 'hijab' – a Muslim headscarf - that would fit in with their current uniform. When IKEA first approached TheHijabShop.com, their excited team was impressed that an internationally-acclaimed company like IKEA was making so much effort to accommodate Muslims in its workforce. The challenge for the team was to create a hijab that had the IKEA branding; that was easy to put on without the need for pins - so avoiding any health and safety hazards; and that was something employees would feel comfortable wearing...
  • California Supreme Court Rules That Children Can Have Two Lesbian Moms

    08/22/2005 4:30:20 PM PDT · by teaser · 66 replies · 1,378+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | 8/22/2005 | Mat Staver
    SAN FRANCISCO – Today the California Supreme Court ruled that children can have two moms. Liberty Counsel filed amicus briefs in all three of today’s cases on behalf of Kristina Sica. Liberty Counsel urged the court to protect the right of a biological mother to direct the upbringing of her children without interference from a nonparent, former same-sex partner.
  • Holy madness: Settlers get rich at the expense of the poor [Wicked Witch of the Mideast]

    07/03/2005 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 22 replies · 575+ views
    Ynet ^ | July 3, 2005 | Shulamit Aloni
    It’s no secret the settlements were born in sin, outside the jurisdiction of the State of Israel, where the occupier has no right to establish colonies. With the passage of time, the settlements built up strength and courage and collected capital and assets - illegally. Through lies and deceit, even before the courts, they said they were there for security needs, and that way robbed land from the local poor and enslaved them in their farms. In pre-revolution Russia this class was referred to as Kulaks. Something similar was present in the southern United States before the civil war. The...
  • 'Today' OKs Gay Weddings

    06/27/2005 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 120 replies · 4,138+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 06/27/05 | Broadcasting and Cable
    'Today' OKs Gay Weddings Gay marriage may still be a subject of hot debate elsewhere in the country, but NBC's Today show has decided, with some outside prodding, where it stands: Same-sex vows are fine with them. For six years, the show has been running a series that offers an on-air wedding to couples willing to let viewers help select details down to the honeymoon location. One stipulation: “This opportunity is open only to currently engaged couples consisting of a male and a female.” After inquiries from gay-rights activists and an article last week in The Advocate, the policy was...