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  • Ben Carson Does Not Believe a Muslim Should Be President

    09/20/2015 6:30:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 115 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said he would not support a Muslim as President of the United States. Responding to a question on "Meet the Press," the retired neurosurgeon said, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that." He also said that Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution. Carson, who is near the top of several early presidential polls, said a president's faith should matter depending on what that faith is. "If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • The GOP circus is no laughing matter: One of these clowns could actually win it all

    06/08/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | June 8, 2015 | Bob Cesca
    A lot can happen between now and Election Day -- and with no GOP adult in the room, that's a frightening thought.There was a time when the well-worn “clown car” description of the Republican presidential primary field wasn’t so on-the-nose. But as of right now, not even a few months into the process, it’s impossible to avoid daily news items in which one GOP candidate or another is self-immolating with ludicrous remarks or unforced errors. Frankly, it’d be really fun to observe if it weren’t for a nagging sense of danger. We’ll circle back to that. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio,...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal. Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"
  • Denver company's tests on wine triggers lawsuit (Arsenic in CA wines)

    03/19/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff, DBJ
    A lawsuit is expected to be filed in California today over the amount of arsenic in some of the best-selling wines in the country. CBS News reports laboratory testing by Denver's BeverageGrades found some wines have as much as time times the maximum level of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows for drinking water. The EPA doesn't regulate wine as it does water, and there are no federal labeling requirements to disclose what's in wine.
  • Ben Carson’s Gay-Making Prisons, & the Insurgent/Petulant/Crusader Split...

    03/04/2015 8:26:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Matt Welch, editor-in-chief
    Why not all 'outsiders' are built the same, and how that might benefit Ted Cruz.Today the neurosurgeon Ben Carson is coming under political fire, including from conservatives, for giving this answer to a CNN question about whether being gay is a choice: Absolutely. Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question[.] Uh, let's not and say we did? First of all, I think the correct answer to that question, from any presidential candidate, is...
  • Why couldn't Scott Walker agree that President Obama is a Christian?

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias”) offers this exegesis: “Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. It’s like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesn’t know is not a ‘No.’ " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and it’s the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that “Obama is a...
  • A Simple Way to Satisfy the Liberal Outlets Asking Republicans if They Think Obama is a Christian

    02/24/2015 11:30:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 39 replies
    In reading and hearing how the lib media is trying to trip up Governor Walker and other Republicans concerning Obama and his alleged love of country and whether or not he is a Christian, I thought of a simple solution. At least to Obama being a Christian. Just have someone, anyone, ask him if Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. A simple enough question that I can answer - yes, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. How do you think Obama would answer?
  • Vaccine Storyline Is New War on Women

    02/03/2015 2:39:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's unbelievable. It is happening again! It's happening all over again. You remember during the Republican -- it was a primary debate in January, two years ago, Mitt Romney, out of the blue, was asked by George Stephanopoulos, "So what do you think about contraception?" And Romney's going, "What? Contraception? George, what are you talking about?" Stephanopoulos kept pushing and kept pushing, and it wasn't an issue anywhere. So Romney finally answered it, and that gave birth to the War on Women. There was no War on Women, and now this vaccination thing has popped up. It's...
  • The Problem With That Catcalling Video (Race Card)

    10/30/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    <p>On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, it’s a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. The one dude who turns around and says, “Nice,” is white, but the guys who do the most egregious things—like the one who harangues her, “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more,” or the one who follows her down the street too closely for five whole minutes—are not.</p>
  • DREAMers deserve freedom from fear

    08/10/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | August 10, 2014 | STEVEN AND COKIE ROBERTS
    Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. She did her schoolwork after getting home at midnight, and is on track to receive her degree in social work next spring. Karina is a model citizen except for one thing. She’s an illegal immigrant. She crossed the border without papers from her home in Mexico 10 years ago, whresponsibleaying for damages to car,medical bills.etc,etc.en she was 14. Under a program initiated by President Obama in 2012, Karina is one of about 550,000 young people, sometimes called “DREAMers,” who qualify for...
  • U.S. conservative 'Joe the Plumber' a union man? 'You betcha,' he says

    02/20/2014 2:31:30 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/19/14 | Brendan O'Brian
    (Reuters) - An Ohio man who rose to fame as "Joe the Plumber" by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job with one of the U.S. Big Three automakers, he said on his website. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a conservative, announced on Sunday that he recently had the "fortune of being hired by a great company", Chrysler Corporation, where all workers must be United Automobile Workers union members.
  • CNN Host Grills Wasserman Schultz About Thinking Christie’s Hiding Something While Obama Always

    01/09/2014 12:42:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-9-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    CNN Host Grills Wasserman Schultz About Thinking Christie’s Hiding Something While Obama Always Claims to Be in the Dark Bridget Johnson CNN host Don Lemon grilled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on how it’s OK to assume Chris Christie is hiding something while assuming that President Obama is always forthcoming. Wasserman Schultz was eager to spread the message that the New Jersey governor had committed wrongdoing, a news drop that conveniently steered attention away from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ revelations a day earlier about Hillary Clinton. “I think the investigation that is ongoing is going to —...
  • The Phil Robertson mess. Why isn't gq catching hell?

    12/20/2013 2:50:28 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 49 replies
    gq published the story. No one put a gun to their head. Why isn't the interviewer having to answer questions? Weren't they the ones holding the weapon?
  • A&E declares war on 'Duck Dynasty's' Christian values

    12/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PST · by rhema · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nothing says tolerance and diversity by silencing the Christians and shoving them in a closet. Between you and me, I think Duck Dynasty ought to indefinitely suspend A&E. Phil ran afoul of intolerant leftwing bullies after making comments about homosexuality to GQ magazine. When the writer asked Phil what he considered to be sinful behavior, he replied: “Start with homosexual behavior and just...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • SurveyUSA: Only 35% of Missourians Say Akin Should Stay in Race (someone took the poll)

    08/20/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/20/2012 | John McCormack
    A SurveyUSA poll conducted Monday finds that only 35 percent of Missouri adults think Akin should stay in the Senate race, while 54 percent of Missourians think he should drop out. Akin has until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to drop out of the race. SurveyUSA also asked respondents: "The candidate who made the comments, Todd Akin, now says that he mis-spoke. Do you think he mis-spoke?" Only 32 percent say that Akin misspoke, while 52 percent say he did not.
  • Major GOP Candidates Boycott Univision Debate Over Rubio Flap [follow Perry, Huntsman lead]

    10/04/2011 1:24:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2011
    The Univision-Marco Rubio flap over whether the network tried to strong-arm the Florida Senator is widening. On Tuesday, presidential candidates Rick Perry and John Huntsman said they were boycotting an upcoming televised debate on Univision, scheduled for January 29th, because they say the network treated Rubio unethically, according to The Miami Herald. A short while later, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney joined the boycott, Fox News Latino confirmed.
  • Elon John Sings At Limbaugh’s Fourth Wedding [MSM Takes Swipe At Limbaugh Singer Choice!]

    06/06/2010 11:18:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 74 replies · 177+ views
    NBCTodayShow ^ | June 06, 2010
    Elon John Sings At Limbaugh’s Fourth Wedding Openly gay singer was reportedly paid $1 million to perform at event Singer Elton John received a $1 million fee to perform in front of 400 guests celebrating radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh's fourth wedding Saturday night, People Magazine reports. Limbaugh, 59, wed Kathryn Rogers, 33, at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Limbaugh is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage while John is openly gay and in a civil partnership with male partner David Furnish. Celebrity guests at the wedding reportedly included former Bush adviser Karl Rove, baseball slugger George Brett,...
  • McCollum hires lobbyist pal to sue over ObamaCare

    03/26/2010 10:35:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 396+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 23rd | Drive Bys
    Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum said yesterday that his lawsuit to block Congressional health reform has been handled in house. But now it looks like he has hired an old friend to help out, David Rivkin. A former Reagan-era Department of Justice lawyer, Rivkin's not just a co-author of an early anti-health reform article (more here). He's a lawyer at the firm of Baker & Hostetler, which hired McCollum for the few years in between his politician jobs as Congressman and state Attorney General. McCollum and Rivkin appeared to have lobbied together before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the...