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  • Rep. Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers (2010)

    12/19/2014 12:32:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King's opening statement, wherein he takes great offense to the lie that illegals do jobs that "Americans won't do", and lays out important support facts regarding this issue.
  • 2010: Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers

    04/10/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 25, 2010 | Stand With Arizona
    Steve King: "Maybe we should be spending less time watching Comedy Central and more time considering all the real jobs that are out there, ones that require real hard labor and don't involve sitting behind a desk. If we did, we'd realize that every day, American workers perform the dirtiest, most difficult, most dangerous jobs that can be thrown at them. From crab fishermen who venture out into some of the roughest and most dangerous waters in the world, to the Joe the Plumbers of the world who many days would prefer the aroma of fresh dirt to that of...
  • Sweet Lorraine: A Love Song from the American Heartland

    09/22/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 9-22-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    In a world that is increasingly shaped and formed by Hollywood’s version of love, i.e., sex; and where celebrities have redefined “forever” to mean until something better comes along, behold Fred Stobaugh. At 96 he’s of an era where “till death do us part” meant till death do us part. His story embodies everything good and decent in America’s heartland, where people face life with stoic determination and heartfelt emotion need not be overwrought.  Here is Fred’s life story, summarized in one simple song that he wrote for his deceased wife commemorating their 75 years together. In a world where...
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat (Lone wolf attacks in the heartland)

    01/30/2013 6:56:03 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.” The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring. “The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • The Best and Funniest Country (esp. the South and Mid-West) Expressions [Vanity]

    09/21/2012 1:58:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 248 replies
    Pharmboy | 9-21-12 | Everyone
    I have always enjoyed hearing those funny and clever expressions handed down from grandmas and grandpas in the heartland. I grew up in the east, but went to school in the mid-west, and some of the guys I went to school with had some great ones. I would love to hear some of yours.I will start with a few that I heard years ago, and ask you folks to add your own favorites that you heard from friends and family.My dad (NYC): "Busier than a one-armed paper hanger."From a buddy from Indiana:"Well, he stands out like two turds in a...
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • (RAT) Markey wants Heartland climate documents

    02/26/2012 7:46:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Markey wants Heartland climate documentsBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/24/12 12:36 PM ET Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) pressed the Heartland Institute Friday for original copies of internal strategy and budget documents that were obtained and released by a well-known climate researcher earlier this month. The documents include plans for developing a K-12 curriculum that raises questions about climate science, as well as plans for funding high-profile climate skeptics. The Heartland Institute, a free-market group that rejects mainstream climate science, has called one of the documents a fake, though the group has confirmed the K-12 curriculum plan. In a letter to Heartland...
  • Global warming and earthly lies

    02/23/2012 7:37:15 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Peter Gleick, president of Oakland's Pacific Institute and a prominent climate-change expert, admitted Monday that he lied. Gleick pretended to be someone else in order to obtain documents from the Heartland Institute, which has challenged mainstream scientific consensus on the role of man in global warming. Last week Gleick was the chair of the American Geophysical Union's Task Force on Scientific Ethics. Now he isn't. As New York Times blogger Andrew C. Revkin weighed in, "Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing." Bravo...
  • Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files (More Globo-Warmin' Fraud!)

    02/21/2012 8:56:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 2-20-12 | Andrew Revkin
    Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst who has been studying aspects of global warming for more than two decades, in recent years became an aggressive critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change. He used blogs, congressional testimony, group letters and other means to make his case. Now, Gleick has admitted to an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing. His summary, just published on his blog at Huffington Post, speaks for itself. SNIP---- The Heartland Institute had already signaled...
  • Eco-fraud: Global warming crusader admits lying, stealing, smearing (Peter Gleick gets busted)

    02/21/2012 9:11:46 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 21, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    It was all For The Planet, of course. Global warming zealot Peter Gleick, in the name of defending “rational debate,” committed flabbergasting fraud to try and bring down the free-market Heartland Institute. He’s finally ‘fessed up. But the Heartland Institute is going to fight for its reputation and for justice — in court. From the confession: The Origin of the Heartland Documents Peter Gleick Since the release in mid-February of a series of documents related to the internal strategy of the Heartland Institute to cast doubt on climate science, there has been extensive speculation about the origin of the documents...
  • Leaked documents detail 'Operation Angry Badger'

    02/17/2012 6:48:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-16-12 | Bill Glauber
    A Chicago-based free-market think tank has prepared a strategy to sway the recall debate in Wisconsin, including detailing "the shortcomings of public schools," according to leaked documents that appeared this week on the Internet. "Operation Angry Badger" purportedly describes a Heartland Institute proposal that would cost about $612,000 and focus on promoting Wisconsin Act 10, which curtailed collective bargaining for most public-sector workers. "The recall elections of 2012 amount to a referenda on collective bargaining reform at the state level, making them of national interest," the document says. "Successful recalls would be a major setback to the national effort to...
  • An extensive database of individuals involved in the global warming denial industry. (AGW Cult )

    02/16/2012 10:05:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    desmogblog.com ^ | unk | Staff
    DeSmogBlog thoroughly investigates the academic and industry backgrounds of those involved in the PR spin campaigns that are confusing the public and stalling action on global warming. If there's anyone or any organization, ( i.e. scientist, self-professed "expert," think tank, industry association, company) that you would like to see researched and reported on DeSmogBlog, please contact us here.
  • UPDATE: Heartland Documents Stolen and key one is Fake. No “insider” leak. (AGW Cult attacks)

    02/16/2012 11:07:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 16th, 2012 | Joanne
    Major embarrassment for Joe Romm, and DeSmog and their unthinking fans.In the hours after the ClimateGate emails were released, skeptics asked about their authenticity (as we are want to do). In the hours after the Heartland Documents (including at least one complete fake) were released, the commentators on the other side did not even ask (just as they uncritically accept any weak report in favour of their pet theory).They leapt to their defamatory conclusions in a smear-fest. At least one person out there has probably committed a criminal act. The rest are guilty of small brained unskeptical blind hatred, defamation,...
  • When Farm Kids Get Bored...

    01/19/2011 4:27:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    American ingenuity still alive and well in the heartland... Gracias Roberto~ More at Reaganite Republican
  • U.K. Journalist and ClimateGate Vanguard: Global Warming Debate as 'Important' as Winning World Wars

    05/18/2010 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    If you asked people what the two key events in the 20th century were, most would likely point to World Wars I and II because they transformed civilization. However, can something like the debate over climate change be as equally transformative? James Delingpole, author of "Welcome to Obamaland: I've Seen Your Future And It Doesn't Work," spoke at the Heartland Institute's International Conference on Climate Change on May 17, and insisted he wasn't being hyperbolic when he likened the climate change debate to the two world wars. Delingpole, who coined the term "ClimateGate," alleged the debate of the issue and...
  • Rise in Cold Fatalities, Mass Starvation from Pending Global Cooling Crisis Warns Scientist

    05/17/2010 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 63 replies · 2,180+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | May 17, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Most of us have heard or seen what global warming alarmists say the consequences will be if something isn’t done to limit the man’s impact on the environment. Al Gore, in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” warns global sea levels will rise by a whopping 20 feet, causing coastal flooding and creating a refugee crisis. Others aren’t quite as gloomy, but that’s not the real threat to the planet. At the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change on May 17, Professor Don Easterbrook of Western Washington University warned that the climate is headed for a period of cooling. He...
  • Cattle-based fuel runs Oklahoma-Texas passenger train

    04/20/2010 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 624+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2010 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER — Amtrak and transportation officials from Oklahoma and Texas have started a yearlong test to see whether beef-based biodiesel can efficiently run The Heartland Flyer passenger train between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Texas cattle are supplying 20 percent of the fuel for the 3,200-horsepower engine, the rest is regular No. 2 diesel.
  • Obama hits 2010 campaign trail in US heartland

    04/26/2010 9:09:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 623+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/10 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama heads into the American heartland Tuesday, to launch the Democratic mid-term election campaign in states paying a heavy price for the worst economic crisis in decades. Obama will spend two days hopscotching across to Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, after urging his young, multi-racial supporters to thwart what an aide termed a Republican-induced "nightmare" at mid-term elections in November. Democrats fear heavy losses in the polls, which could put their grip on Congress at risk, as opinion surveys show Obama still has lagging approval ratings nationwide, despite several recent big victories. In a YouTube video,...
  • Swiss heartland voters ban nude hiking

    04/26/2009 10:22:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/09 | Harry Rosenbaum - ap
    APPENZELL, Switzerland – Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region. By a show of hands citizens of the tiny canton (state) of Appenzell Inner Rhodes voted overwhelmingly at their traditional open-air annual assembly to impose a 200 Swiss franc ($176) fine on violators. Only a scattering of people on Sunday opposed the ban on the back-to-nature activity that took off last autumn when naked hikers — primarily Germans — started showing up in eastern Switzerland.
  • Pakistan militants strengthen in heartland (al-Qaida-linked terror network)

    03/23/2009 4:08:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 255+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/09 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan – The compound bore no sign. Residents referred to it simply as the school for "jihadi fighters," speaking in awe of the expensive horses stabled within its high walls — and the extremists who rode them bareback in the dusty fields around it. In classrooms nearby, teachers drilled boys as young as 8 in an uncompromising brand of Islam that called for holy war against enemies of the faith. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of the Dar-ul-uloom Madina school, they rocked back and forth as they recited sections of the Quran, Islam's holy book. Both facilities are run...
  • Climate Realists Meet on Climate Change

    03/14/2009 1:34:24 PM PDT · by Delacon · 8 replies · 477+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 14, 2009 | Joseph D'Aleo
    Heartland Meeting of Climate "Realists" a Huge Success Over 800 scientists and economists from 24 countries were in attendance this week at the Second Annual ICCC in New York City organized by the Heartland and with 60 co-sponsoring organizations including Icecap. They heard talks by 80 scientists from 14 countries. The opening remarks were made by the Heartland's Joe Bast. The presentations of the keynote speakers which included Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic and the European Union, Dr. Richard Lindzen, Astronaut Harrison Schmidt, former Hansen boss Dr. John Theon, Former Governor Dr. John Sununu, Dr. Arthur Robinson, Dr....
  • 2009 Data Breach Season Begins Strong

    01/25/2009 5:52:02 AM PST · by APRPEH · 3 replies · 321+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 29 Teves 5769/25 January 2009 | aprpeh
    2009 is not even a full month old and already we have learned of two significant data breaches. Both breaches 5 Million Checkfree Consumers Warned involve account information, not personal identifying information (PII). Both, however could leave actual bank accounts of millions of consumers vulnerable to unauthorized access. The latter breach, if it proves to be as big as the initial indicators reveal, may result in the selling or closing of the business. Too extreme? The Heartland breach is being compared in scope to TJX (TJ Max) who was unable to handle the attorney general investigation, publicity and fines changed...
  • Obama wins -- Heartland Republic secedes

    10/10/2008 8:50:06 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 52 replies · 2,689+ views
    This was posted by someone on Free Dominion, it is too good not to share. http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=105542 Obama wins -- Heartland Republic secedes ____________________________________________________ What could happen following November 4th November 5th, 2008. Democrats are still partying across America after their decisive electoral college win. John McCain, disoriented and trying to fight back tears, tells Wolf Blitzer in an interview, "I hope for calm in our great country, but the future is very unpredictable now." Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin returns to Alaska saying "the American way of life depends on freedom and not on big government." During late November and December,...
  • Winning the west ... Obama plots route to victory in Republican heartland

    08/19/2008 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Hadean · 26 replies · 222+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 8-19-2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    When Montana's governor, Brian Schweitzer, launched his campaign for re-election this summer he chose to be pictured on a horse lassooing a calf, and in silhouette against a barn door, presumably after a long hard day on the ranch. What was not mentioned was the word Democrat - a party affiliation that in some parts of the west still conjures up associations with gay marriage, gun control and abortion. Those sensibilities could be in for a shake-up as Barack Obama launches the Democrats' most aggressive drive for years for votes from the Rocky Mountain west. The strategy unrolling now across...
  • Heartland Politics

    06/04/2008 12:44:29 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/08 | Ari Kaufman
    Pulaski County, Indiana, is typical only if you consider a “typical” American county to be 170 years old, have just over 13,000 folks and its largest town’s population to be 2,500. There’s not even a Wal-Mart in the entire county. Named for a Polish hero of the American Revolution, who died at the famous Siege of Savannah in 1779, the two main towns (Pulaski, and the county seat of Winamac) sit along the Tippecanoe River, named for the famous 1811 Indiana battle that preceded the War of 1812. On Memorial Day Weekend, while driving a circuitous route from Indianapolis to...
  • Why US is the great democracy

    03/17/2008 1:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 17, 2008 | David Burchell
    A FEW years ago I joined some colleagues on an academic conference jaunt to a large private university in the American northeast. The approved conference itinerary was to take us directly from our swish Chicago hotel to the campus gates, in the hygienic manner of the modern business traveller. For reasons too complicated to retell, on the return trip we found ourselves becalmed in a village in the backwaters of rural Indiana, in the old American heartland. The streets we strolled down were lined with wooden bungalows, and there was a flagstaff with the Stars and Stripes in every other...
  • Truckers Voice Support for Thompson Candidacy

    09/04/2007 10:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 558+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 4, 2007 | Robert Fauls
    When Fred Thompson announces his entry into the 2008 Presidential campaign, he'll have at least one group of hardworking Americans to help carry the message -- Truckers with Fred. The group, a movement of volunteers has been organizing quickly with two goals in mind: first, to convince Fred Thompson to enter the race and second, to help him win. Volunteers have posted a website and the group's named its first National Directors, with promises of more names to come. "This thing has really started to move," says Bob Fauls, who along with his wife Chris Fauls, have been named the...
  • Shot in the heartland - Has Arnold opened the door for urbanization of California farms?

    05/23/2007 9:04:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 678+ views
    newsreview.com ^ | 5/23/07 | Nicholas Miller
    The real Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, and now he’s taking on rural California. Landowners are up in arms over a mostly overlooked provision in last week’s budget revise to terminate a 40-year-old environmental- and agricultural-preservation act, which critics say will negatively affect California’s heartland. The governor has eliminated state funding for the Williamson Act, which leaves California’s farmland and open spaces vulnerable to urbanization. “In my own county, for example, about 65 percent of the land is protected under the Williamson Act,” Assemblywoman Lois Wolk of Davis said. “So unless we want to see more houses instead of crops,...
  • Muslims face hatred in US heartland (and just what do non-Muslims face in Muslim world?)

    02/12/2007 6:40:00 PM PST · by PRePublic · 62 replies · 1,580+ views
    thenews.com.pk ^ | 02, 12, 07
    Muslims face hatred in US heartland http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=42559 CINCINNATI: Tala Ali, 25, has seen the good and the bad of being a Muslim in heartland America. People have leaned out car windows to scream at her: “Terrorist go home.” But strangers curious about her headscarf have also approached her apologetically to ask about Islam. “I love it, actually, when people ask me questions,” said the pink-scarved Ali, who came to the United States with her Jordanian father and Palestinian mother when she was five. “Out here, I’m the only Muslim some people may meet,” said Ali, waiting for friends after Friday...
  • 'Yellow-Dog' Democrats a Dwindling Breed (MSM newsflash: South is no longer solidly liberal)

    05/09/2006 6:59:04 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 55 replies · 1,745+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 9, 2006 | JIM DAVENPORT
    GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. - Many species are rare, even threatened, in the swampy marshes along the southeastern coast, and perhaps none is closer to extinction than the "yellow-dog" Democrat of the Old South. For decades, straight-ticket, conservative white voters who displayed unyielding loyalty to the Democratic Party — they said they'd vote for a yellow dog if the Democrats ran one — transformed the South into a party stronghold. The tide began to turn in the 1960s, when the Civil Rights Act alienated some lifelong conservative Democrats and Republican President Nixon courted yellow dogs with his "Southern Strategy." Since the...
  • (Vanity) Heartland "Too Young To Hunt" Segment

    04/23/2006 1:36:23 AM PDT · by okiecon · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Fox News
    Did anyone see the segment where the Hearland host had some gun grabbing moron on (from Commiefornia), along with a Repub Congressman to talk about a new hunting law. This woman had the nerve to say: "I have worked with 8 year-olds and they shouldn't have guns." "This is just another way for the gun companies to sell more guns" . . . blah, blah, pink guns for women, blah, blah. The host never challenged her. He just blabbered about "I just can't imagine an 8 year-old hunting." These people are Nazi's. I was hunting, with adult supervision, at that...
  • Change of heartland

    03/19/2006 8:44:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 582+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 19, 2006 | Charlie Savage
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The third anniversary of the Iraq invasion unleashed a surge of pessimism at a local farmers' market here, where stalwart Republicans, standing amid aisles of produce and miracle cures, said President Bush has messed up a war that looks more like Vietnam every day. ''It's chaos," said Roger Madaras, who voted twice for Bush. ''How many more people are going to be killed? We were going in to free the people of Iraq, but as far as I'm concerned, a lot of them are worse off today than they were under the dictatorship." Madaras, the owner...
  • It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea

    03/16/2006 11:57:00 AM PST · by WatchingInAmazement · 320 replies · 3,788+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 3/13/06 | Mac Johnson
    For a political junkie, the Dubai ports debacle has been a bit like the movie “Pulp Fiction”—just one freaky story inside another, unfolding at a rapid pace and leading to an unexpected ending that made no darn sense and yet was really quite satisfying emotionally. I give it two thumbs way up. Unfortunately for the President, he played the part of “Marcellus Wallace” in “Port Fiction.” He talked tough at the start of the whole thing, but really took it hard in the end. (Bada bing!) And along the way we got to see Chuck Schumer support racial profiling, Hillary...
  • Meir Shitreet says Israel will have to leave most of its Biblical heartland

    12/02/2005 2:58:14 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 19 replies · 621+ views
    web.israelinsider.com ^ | December 2, 2005 | Israel Insider staff and partners
    Meir Shitreet says Israel will have to leave most of its Biblical heartland By Israel Insider staff and partners December 2, 2005 Israel will have to pull out of most of the West Bank and allow the Palestinians to establish a state, a Cabinet minister close to Ariel Sharon said in an interview published Friday. In the meantime, "not a single additional house" should be built in the communities of Judea and Samaria ("the West Bank"), Cabinet minister Meir Sheetrit, who recently joined Sharon's new centrist Kadima party, told The Jerusalem Post. Israelis should instead settle in the outlying Negev...
  • The Matter with Kansas Can Be Understood at Woolworth's

    09/23/2005 7:37:16 AM PDT · by Valin · 27 replies · 1,456+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 9/23/05 | Lee Harris
    Not long ago, while waiting to meet some friends for dinner, I dropped into a bookstore where I happened to glance through the political bestseller, What's the Matter With Kansas? -- a title borrowed from a once famous article by a once famous editor, William Allen White. I didn't buy the book, nor did I have enough time to read very much of it. But, then, who needs to read very much of any bestseller nowadays? Thanks to the thoughtful tendency of modern publishing houses to restrict themselves to publishing books that can be summed up in a single sentence,...
  • Michele Malkin Hosting Heartland!

    04/09/2005 5:31:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 25 replies · 819+ views
    If this turns out really good, she might get her own show!! Michele is doing a great job!
  • The Left Inherits the Wind

    01/23/2005 5:11:26 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 11 replies · 790+ views
    Conservative Battle Line ^ | 01/03/05 (I think) | Timothy P. Carney
    PARIS, FRANCE--Notre Dame sits proudly in the middle of the River Seine, which winds its way through this ancient city. It is an impressive Cathedral, with its towering gothic arches and vaults, its captivating chapels, and its rich history. Although the French still celebrate July 14, when a rowdy mob of radicals freed some non-political prisoners from the Bastille, they are still sober about the excesses of the French Revolution. For one, they seem to realize that it was silly for those Revolutionaries to expel the Church from France and turn Notre Dame into the "Temple of Reason." Still, they...
  • Suggestion that CBS News moves out of NYC

    01/11/2005 5:39:23 AM PST · by CORedneck · 14 replies · 336+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Jan 10, 2005
    I read this morning on Worldnet Daily a commentary that CBS News should move from NYC to one of the heartland states to where their people would be more "in touch" with the average "joe" instead of the Manhattan Liberals.
  • Free land in the heartland

    12/23/2004 8:53:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 1,380+ views
    CNN/Money Magazine ^ | December 23, 2004 | Sarah Max
    Small towns in Kansas, North Dakota and other states are rolling out the red carpet for newcomers.
  • They've Learned Nothing: Article on the Evils of the Heartland

    11/14/2004 10:26:04 PM PST · by Libertarian Jim · 105 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Stranger ^ | The Stranger
    It's time to state something that we've felt for a long time but have been too polite to say out loud: Liberals, progressives, and Democrats do not live in a country that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. We live on a chain of islands. We are citizens of the Urban Archipelago, the United Cities of America. We live on islands of sanity, liberalism, and compassion--New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and on and on. And we live on islands in red states too--a fact obscured by that state-by-state map....
  • Democrats Map Out A Different Strategy (Heartland Becoming Ever Redder Alert)

    11/06/2004 12:10:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 55 replies · 1,548+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/06/04 | Peter Wallsten And Nick Anderson
    The electoral map featuring red and blue states, illustrating Republican and Democratic victories, became even more red this year as Republicans claimed two formerly Democratic states — New Mexico and Iowa — while nearly scoring victories in other Democratic strongholds, such as Wisconsin. Democrats, by contrast, this year claimed only one state that the GOP had won in 2000: New Hampshire.
  • Scarborough Country - Joe Scarborough's Predictions Were Right

    11/03/2004 8:05:29 PM PST · by gab1279 · 8 replies · 900+ views
    Scarborough Country ^ | 11/3/04 | Scarborough Country
    Had an neat montage of Joe's top election predictions of the year and then a clip right after each of how they came true, with rock song singing "I Told You So" playing in the background! LOL Pat joked that if we had been watching Scarborough Country this past year we could have gone to bed early. "We people in Flyover Space watch the liberal mainstream media scramble frantically every election trying to explain why we conservatives won't win, and last night they fell flat on their face." "Pat, after the third debate, when the mainstream media went on and...
  • Why isn't Kerry way ahead? Most liberals think those stupid heartland voters just don't get it

    10/24/2004 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 2,046+ views
    Review Journal .com ^ | 10/24/04 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    Why isn't Kerry way ahead? Most liberals think those stupid heartland voters just don't get it By VIN SUPRYNOWICZ REVIEW-JOURNAL Sunday, October 24, 2004 I was reminded why I usually don't bother with the canned PBS "Washington Week" program when I accidentally tuned it in last Sunday. (OK, I found it shamefully riveting -- like slowing down to inspect the carnage of a traffic accident.) In an attempt to assemble an even-handed panel to discuss how George Bush and John Kerry did in the debates, host Gwen Ifill and her tax-funded PBS producers assembled four folks, one each from The...
  • Kids say the DARNDEST Things...

    10/11/2004 11:33:00 AM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 72 replies · 3,306+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | October 11, 2004 | Seadog Bytes
  • Statement by UAW Member and Autoworker Sam Burwell

    09/07/2004 11:09:03 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,003+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 7, 2004
    CORUNNA, MI – Sam Burwell, third generation UAW member and autoworker, Local 362, today issued the following statement: "President Bush has presented a clear agenda for a more hopeful America and a more prosperous economy, but John Kerry has responded with nothing but cynicism and false attacks. John Kerry's plans for higher taxes, increased regulation and more government spending would devastate Michigan's economy. “Kerry's proposal for higher CAFE standards would kill 450,000 jobs and has been criticized by the UAW for its harmful impact on the American auto industry. Michiganders aren't going to trust a candidate who cares more about...
  • Bush Rolls Out Big Gun To Keep Heartland Happy

    03/28/2004 4:35:59 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 285+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-29-2004 | Alec Russell
    Bush rolls out big gun to keep heartland happy By Alec Russell in Sioux Falls (Filed: 29/03/2004) Outside America, Vice-President Dick Cheney is widely seen as a shadowy front man for corporate interests and an arch, even sinister, hawk. This view was reinforced last week when he led a full-frontal assault on Richard Clarke, President George W Bush's former counter-terrorism adviser, who had challenged the administration's record against al-Qa'eda. Dick Cheney is being used by Bush to batter opponents With controversies brewing over Mr Cheney's old company, Halliburton, which the Pentagon has accused of overcharging for supplies in Iraq, Democrats...
  • Ingraham’s Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC’s The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABC’s daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingraham’s contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with “the heartland.” When Ingraham argued “that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Last Two 'Portland Seven' Defendants Plead Guilty

    10/16/2003 12:52:24 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 24 replies · 372+ views
    koin.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2003
    PORTLAND -- The final two defendants in the alleged terrorist cell known as the "Portland Seven" have pleaded guilty and agreed to serve 18 years in federal prison. Patrice Ford and Jeffrey Battle were among seven Portland area residents who had been charged with plotting to wage war against the United States. The charge carried a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $250,000 fine. They had initially also been charged with money laundering, supporting terrorism and other offenses. Four others had earlier pleaded guilty. The pleas came during a hearing when defense attorneys had intended to challenge evidence gathered...
  • Big Terrorist Bust in Cincinnati

    10/03/2003 6:26:22 PM PDT · by chuck allen · 42 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Cincinnati Post, WCPO TV, The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | !0/03/03 | Kimball Perry , Shawn Ley
    More than $100 million was generated in a money laundering scheme that used a dozen convenience stores in Cincinnati's poorest neighborhoods to sell stolen goods, say police and prosecutors, who believe the money then might have been used to fund terrorism around the globe. In the scheme, police say, organizers paid pennies on the dollar for stolen goods -- such as cigarettes and teeth-whitening strips -- and then re-sold them at a profit in Over-the-Rhine, Northside, Westwood, the West End, Fairmount, Winton Place and South Cumminsville. Police say they can already prove that $37 million went through the bank accounts...