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  • Huffington Post, GOP Establishment Prop Up ObamaCare with Ted Cruz Hit Piece

    09/19/2013 9:44:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Huffington Post inaccurately accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of “conceding that the [Republican] party's efforts to repeal ObamaCare aren't going anywhere in the Senate” on Thursday. This article is misleading and is meant to drive a wedge between Senate and House conservatives. First off, Cruz is not making an effort to “repeal” ObamaCare. Republicans have voted over 40 times to"repeal" the President's health care overhaul and none of those votes have amounted to any change in law. Cruz is leading a fight to defund ObamaCare. This is a markedly different approach; Congress would use its power of the purse...
  • Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles

    11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,
    Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
  • Paul Ryan visits soup kitchen for photo op, angering its president. (MSM Hit Piece)

    10/16/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT · by apillar · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan stopped by a soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio, over the weekend for what seemed to be your typical campaign photo opportunity. During his 15-minute visit on Saturday morning, the vice presidential candidate donned a white apron and offered to wash some dishes that—as several bloggers and a pool reporter later pointed out—did not appear to be dirty. But according to the president of Mahoning County's St. Vincent De Paul Society, the faith-based charity that runs the soup kitchen, the campaign did not have permission and "ramrodded their way" into the facility.
  • Romney mocked for comment about jet windows

    09/24/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 66 replies
    La Tmes ^ | 9/24/12
    During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his concerns over Ann Romney’s emergency landing on Friday. The candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane windows, in a general sense. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous....” he said.
  • The Nation hit piece on Gov. Walker - This couldn't get uglier

    05/22/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | 5/24/12 | John Nichols
    <p>When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker met with a billionaire campaign donor a month before he launched his attack on the collective-bargaining rights of public-sector workers and public-school teachers, he engaged in a detailed discussion about undermining unions as part of a broader strategy of strengthening the position of his Republican party.</p>
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • What Would Rick Santorum’s America Look Like?

    02/25/2012 10:10:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2012 | Sarah Posner
    What Would Rick Santorum’s America Look Like? By Sarah Posner. February 24 Rick Santorum , the culture warrior who lost his Senate seat in 2006 , is polling within striking distance of Mitt Romney in Michigan and Arizona, where Republican primaries will be held Tuesday. His unabashed use of his traditionalist faith in politicking and policymaking has been gaining popularity. What if he wins the nomination — and then the White House? What would life look like in Santorum’s America? How religious would his presidency be? Here, the author imagines what President Santorum would tell his key constituency — religious...
  • Newt OK with gay marriage referenda

    02/25/2012 5:51:04 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 96 replies · 3+ views
    politico.com ^ | 2/24/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote. Ginger Gibson sends in the key quote: I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I...
  • Gingrich Suggests There’s a ‘Right Way’ to Legalize Gay Marriage [Right Way To Legalize Incest Too?]

    02/24/2012 3:06:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 25, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Gingrich Suggests There’s a ‘Right Way’ to Legalize Gay Marriage By Danny Yadron OLYMPIA, Wash.–In a break with Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich declined to outright attack a new law that allows gay marriage in this state, suggesting he is OK with states legalizing gay marriage through popular vote. Asked at the state Capitol what he thought of states passing laws that allow gay marriage, the former House speaker responded, “I think at least they’re doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges...
  • Gingrich declines to release to watchdog group documents from 1990s ethics investigation

    02/15/2012 5:19:01 PM PST · by writer33 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/15/12 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Wednesday declined to ask the Justice Department to release thousands of records from the House Ethics Committee’s investigation into his conduct as speaker in the 1990s. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond likened the request from the open-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to “wild goose chases.” The organization asked the Justice Department to release documents forwarded from the House in 1997 after it investigated Gingrich’s use of tax-exempt organizations for political gain.
  • More questions raised about Santorum residency (2004 hit piece)

    02/08/2012 5:06:33 PM PST · by red flanker · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Hills PA News ^ | November 17, 2004 | Vera Miller
    Marcie Lucci is one of several Penn Hills residents upset her taxes are paying for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's children to attend a cyber charter school. The Republican senator owns a home in Penn Hills, but lives in Leesburg, Va. Penn Hills School District is paying $38,000 this year for five Santorum children to attend Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School based in Midland, Beaver County. The district has paid an additional $62,000 for his children to attend the school since 2001. "It might not be illegal to bill Penn Hills for their education, but it is deceitful, unethical and immoral," said...
  • Sarah Palin's Newt Gingrich Embrace

    01/27/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | Scott Galupo, former Boehner staffer
    The circling of wagons against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been quite a spectacle. Establishment dinosaurs like former Sen. Bob Dole, the Reaganite grande dame Peggy Noonan, the moderate agoniste David Frum, the reclusive Web guerrilla Matt Drudge, even the flame-throwing Ann Coulter—rarely do you see such a diverse array of establishment and movement conservatives in such united opposition to someone who's at least nominally conservative. Myself, I'd rather see former Gov. Mitt Romney crushed under those wagon wheels. And so, apparently, does former Gov. Sarah Palin. In an interview with Fox News Business Network, Palin opined: "Look at...
  • Can Newtzilla be Stoped?

    01/25/2012 5:48:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Real Celar Politics ^ | January 25, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newtzilla is back. Six weeks ago, during the last Newt Gingrich surge, I wrote here that “conventional weapons are useless against Newtzilla. . . . Everything bad about Gingrich — the flip-flops, the wives, the ego — is known. Once voters have convinced themselves they can overlook that stuff, it’s hard to change their minds simply by repeating it.”
  • Oops! Rick Perry wants to cut $5 trillion -- from $3.7 trillion budget

    12/17/2011 3:34:11 PM PST · by TBBT · 60 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/17/2011 | NINA MANDELL
    Slip is just latest of many in Texas governor's run for the Presidency Rick Perry made another slip on Saturday when he pledged to cut a whopping $5 trillion from President Barack Obama's proposed budget - a number which is $1.3 million higher than Obama's total budget, CBS News reported.
  • Gingrich: Poor kids don't work

    12/02/2011 6:18:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 170 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | staff reporter
    At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working," no one around them works and they get cash illegally.
  • Newt had his chance, but he blew it: Why Gingrich won’t earn the 2012 GOP presidential nomination

    11/23/2011 5:22:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 189 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11-23-11 | SE Cupp
    I was only 15 in 1994, when Newt Gingrich experienced his last great moment. (Well, before this one, where he’s surging in the polls, with his campaign having figured out how to run for President.) So I don’t really remember Newt’s glory days. I have interviewed him on many occasions, however, as far back as 2006 and as recently as last month, and every time we talk, I’m struck by how smart he is. Despite that, I can’t get past the nagging voice in my head telling me that no matter how good he would be at running the country,...
  • The Implosion of Herman Cain

    11/14/2011 8:30:40 PM PST · by TBBT · 126 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/14/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Anyone who saw the debate on Saturday night and observed Herman Cain’s performance clearly saw a man who was terrified of the questions he was being asked and was hoping to be noticed as little as possible. Apparently, there was a good reason for that. Herman Cain apparently sat down with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board to talk foreign policy and, well… this happened. Now, normally I would include a description of what happened in this video but this is one of those videos you really do have to see to believe. You cannot grasp how utterly clueless Cain is...
  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • The Significance of Tithing Settlement (Mormon - open)

    10/28/2011 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    L.D.S. org ^ | Dec. 2000 | Kenneth L. DuVall
    Kenneth L. DuVall, “The Significance of Tithing Settlement,” Liahona, Dec. 2000, 40 Tithing is an important test of our personal righteousness. President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) said: “By this principle it shall be known who is for the kingdom of God and who is against it. … By it it shall be known whether we are faithful or unfaithful” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 276). The question is, to whom is our faithfulness to be known? First, we must be satisfied in our own hearts that we have paid an honest tithe. It is important...
  • Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece

    10/22/2011 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/22/11 | John Nolte
    Thanks to those stubborn things called facts, today it’s the Washington Post under fire not the subject of their Thursday hit-piece, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio. And now the WaPo memory-holing has begun. First, the Miami Herald came out swinging against WaPo’s embellishment of Rubio’s so-called embellishments, then the Senator himself hit back, then we learned the troubling back-story of the WaPo ''reporter'' who wrote the piece,and now the once-legendary newspaper has taken to quietly scrubbing the original story in order to make it look like something closer to the truth.
  • Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

    10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Polybius · 222 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant
    Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now? Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month? The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie). < snip> But Cain seems destined to squander it. And here’s why. As NBC’s thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month. Cain won’t be back in the...
  • Issa Goes to War With New York Times Over ‘False Story’

    08/27/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2011 | By Stephen Clark
    Rep. Darrell Issa, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has declared war on the New York Times after the newspaper published a front-page story last week linking the California Republican’s business activities to his congressional duties. The story, “A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself,” claims that Issa has used his congressional power to further enrich himself. “As his private wealth and public power have grown, so too has the overlap between his private and business lives, with at least some of the congressman’s government actions helping to make a rich man even...
  • Palin's Time Has Come And Gone

    08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 81 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick
    There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race. Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime. But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious. She can't win. It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent,...
  • The Darrell Issa Hit Piece: Most Inaccurate NYT Article … Ever?

    08/16/2011 10:55:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    As Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, begins to close in on Attorney General Eric Holder regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the MSM bringing out their knives for the combative congressman seemed a fait accompli.Sunday, the Times jumped in. And they didn’t just use knives, they sprayed it around with an elephant gun.Eric Lichtblau’s front-page article started by claiming Issa has made billions while investigating corruption with his committee: Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking a golf course in the rugged foothills north of San Diego,...
  • Texas Grows Spending Almost 100% during Perry's Tenure

    08/14/2011 2:07:40 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 204 replies · 2+ views
    During Perry's Tenure in Texas, Spending in Texas grew from about 49 Billion a year, to over 90 Billion a year. Texas budgets every 2 years, to the following show the budgets for both Bi-annums. Divide by two for average yearly spending. Texas 2010-2011 Budget 182 Billion http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget Texas 2000-2001 Budget was ~98 Billion and is available at http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_76/Bill-76-4_Conference_Summary_0599.pdf In other words CLOSE to 100% Growth in spending. (from 49 B to 91 B) During this time, the Census says Texas grew from 20 Million (2000 Census) to 25 Million (2010 Census). That’s a growth of 25 Percent. So much...
  • Does Michele Bachmann 'Walk the Talk?'

    07/10/2011 6:09:52 AM PDT · by curth · 105 replies
    C4P ^ | Posted on July 09 2011 - 11:17 PM | Posted by: Stacy Drake
    It’s common these days to hear media talking heads refer to Michele Bachmann as the “Tea Party favorite” in the upcoming 2012 GOP primary race. Unlike Governor Palin who has always stated that the Tea Party doesn’t need one specific leader, Bachmann has tried to cast herself into such a role. She created a “Tea Party Caucus” in congress and gave the “Tea Party response” following Obama’s State of the Union Address last January. The Tea Party is comprised mainly of independent-minded small government activists who are sick and tired of the way Washington is operating. These are people who...
  • Perry, Palin aren't running, just enjoying the ride

    07/03/2011 7:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 175 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2011 | Thomas Taschinger (I bet is a democrat)
    Rick Perry and Sarah Palin aren't stupid, no matter what you might think of them. They are riding a comet, and they are in no hurry to get off. I'm talking about the possibility of running for president. Neither one will probably take the plunge. Given the realities of modern campaigning and fund-raising, they'd already be in this thing if they were serious about it. Both are content in their real jobs - Perry as governor of a huge state, Palin as a money-making-machine and voice of the hard Right. But why stop the fun? As long as they are...
  • The Thin Political Resume of Michele Bachmann (She has never even run state wide!)

    07/02/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 232 replies
    07/02/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Much has been written about Michele Bachmann's lack of any executive experience and the crippling disability it poses for her campaign for the GOP nomination and for the Presidency. But candidates with no executive experience have won the Presidency before. Both JFK and Obama come to mind. It is true that no GOP nominee in well over 100 years has lacked executive experience. (Even Senator Warren Harding had served as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and William Howard Taft had been the Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba). It is a major obstacle for her, especially in this cycle and...
  • Newt: NBC News Owes My Wife an Apology

    06/16/2011 5:27:00 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 35 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | June 15 | Staff
    "I thought NBC this morning, in a program that had nobody on camera, nobody quoted by name, that quoted reporters talking anonymously about cowardly people, who, frankly, lied about my wife..."
  • "Blind Allegiance" ad on Drudge (Click several times to cost the publisher money!)

    05/24/2011 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Simon and Schuster are advertising their latest hit piece on Sarah today on the Drudge report...I have been hitting it over and over to cost them some ad money. :-)
  • Chameleon: The long-buried liberal history of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 10:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    After many feints in this direction dating back to 1996, Newt Gingrich seems to be finally preparing a run for president. Generally, he is not being taken as seriously as potential candidates like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—or even D.C. insider heartthrobs such as Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. I agree with this assessment of Gingrich’s potential, to an extent; he’s the opposite of a fresh new face, and the guy’s baggage rivals Charlie Sheen’s. Yet having carefully watched Gingrich up close since he was a Rockefeller Republican in the 1970s, I also know that he...
  • Sexualized (News) Anchors, Uninformed Male Viewers.

    02/04/2011 10:31:28 AM PST · by llevrok · 66 replies · 5+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/3/2011 | Christopher Shea
    Could it be that news producers who showcase attractive female anchors have goals beyond simply relating information? Let’s hope so, for their sake, because a new study finds that men remember less of the news when it’s read by an “anchorette”* wearing tight clothes and red lipstick than when its presented by the same woman in a shapeless jacket, without lip color. Three hundred ninety men and women watched a real-life, attractive 24-year old news anchor present items about such subjects as the United Way, interest rates, and bird watching. She was made up in either a purposely “sexualized” or...
  • McCain Snubbed Me, 9/11 First Responder Says ("If his eyes were daggers, I'd be dead")

    12/05/2010 11:37:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 2010-12-04 | Katie Honan
    Tow truck driver T. J Gilmartin hauled away destroyed FDNY vehicles from Ground Zero after 9/11, and now suffers diminished lung capacity and multiple breathing problems. He told the Daily News about his recent trip to Capitol Hill, where he hoped to sway Senators to vote in favor of the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, which will provide money and health care to sick first responders. While he noted many positive experiences with most of the Senators--he called Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama "gentlemen"--he says his interaction with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) did not go as well. "I...
  • No Security Pat-Downs for Boehner

    11/19/2010 7:57:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 164 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    Representative John A. Boehner, soon to be the Speaker of the House, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district in Ohio. But that does not mean that he will be subjected to the hassles of ordinary passengers, including the controversial security pat-downs. As he left Washington on Friday, Mr. Boehner headed across the Potomac River to Reagan National Airport, which was bustling with afternoon travelers. But there was no waiting in line for Mr. Boehner, who was escorted around the metal detectors and body scanners, and taken directly to the gate. (snip) And so on Friday,...
  • I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell (Barf Alert! How low the left will stoop)

    10/28/2010 12:51:17 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 239 replies · 3+ views
    Gawker ^ | 10/28/2010 | Anonymous
    I barely knew Christine when she turned up at my door at around eight o'clock on the night of Halloween. We'd met for the first and only time three months earlier when my two roommates and I signed the lease on our apartment: Christine's aunt owned the place we were moving into, and she happened to be up from Delaware visiting at the time. But we'd only spent about five minutes together that day and we hadn't spoken much, and I hadn't thought of her since. Yet here she was standing outside my door with a friend. And both of...
  • Don't fall under her spell: Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell once 'dabbled into witchcraft'

    09/20/2010 12:10:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 124 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, September 20th 2010 | Mike Lupica
    One of the new stars of the Tea Party movement, an entertainer recently mistaken in Delaware for an actual politician, is Christine O'Donnell. Start here with O'Donnell, just because you have to: Even Karl Rove thinks she is too far off the grid. This from a guy who thought Dick Cheney was fine. Delaware is a state that has about one-third the population of Brooklyn. O'Donnell, running for the U.S. Senate, won her primary race with just over 30,000 votes. Even the Mets occasionally draw more people than that. No matter, she was suddenly a new drum majorette for the...
  • TSG: "KORAN BURNER: CREEPIER THAN YOU THINK

    09/08/2010 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Binstence · 315 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/8/10 | LiveFreePordie
    SEPTEMBER 8--The Florida pastor who is planning to burn a pile of Korans this weekend runs a church that has established a variety of cult-like rules for individuals studying to become ministers, according to the group’s “rulebook.” The Dove World Outreach Center (DWOC), headed by Islam-hating Rev. Terry Jones, has been widely denounced for its September 11 bonfire plans. The tiny Gainesville church is headed by Jones and his wife Sylvia, a co-pastor. The DWOC’s “Academy Rulebook,” a copy of which you’ll find here, was created in November 2007 by Sylvia Jones. The document, which details the standards to which...
  • Even CNN's Peter Hamby is Effectively Calling the Vanity Fair Hit Piece against Palin a Lie

    09/01/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2010
    It's not looking good for Vanity Fair when CNN's Peter Hamby has joined liberals such as Ben Smith, Dave Weigel, race-baiter Charles Blow, and Kirsten Powers in denouncing the Vanity Fair hit piece. Hamby tweets: @benpolitico is right re: VF article. I was w/ Palin for entire VP bid. never got a hint that she "lashed out at the slightest provocation" Meaning
  • Mosque debate strains tea party, GOP ( No it doesn't )

    08/22/2010 6:41:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    PoliticObama ^ | August 10th | Kenneth P Vogel
    I loved this line from page 3: Despite the absence of most tea party groups from the debate, allegations have swirled that the movement is somehow driving the increasing GOP opposition
  • AZ Gov. Jan Brewer signs immigration law 124 years after great-grandmother's journey

    04/27/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 1,644+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 27, 2010 | Michael Daly [Wanker]
    One hundred and eighteen years after her great-grandmother arrived in America, Brewer stood in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, next in line for governor. And it must have meant nothing at all. For now that she is governor, Brewer has signed an immigration bill that spits in Lady Liberty's face. The new law seeks to slam shut that golden door. It goes so far as to make it a crime not to carry papers proving you are not just some tempest-tossed soul who arrived in this country unbidden. Or maybe Brewer does not know her family's history. Most...
  • Republican Candidate Defends 'Buckwheat' Comment (Unmentioned in story, he's black too)

    03/25/2010 6:35:55 AM PDT · by tlb · 34 replies · 1,150+ views
    cbs 4 ^ | Mar 24, 2010 | Jorge Estevez
    MIAMI (CBS4) ; A local Republican running for office in November is already involved in controversy. Corey Poitier, who is running for a congressional seat, is taking heat for comments he made that have been interpreted as racist against President Barack Obama. "They are portraying me in the media as I should have a white hood on," said Poitier, to CBS4's Jorge Estevez at a coffee shop in Miami-Dade. Poitier is accused of racism for comments made surrounding President Obama's new health care plan. "Since it started in the Senate, to me, it is unconstitutional," said Poitier, referring to the...
  • Early newspaper accounts portrayed Mormons poorly

    02/22/2010 11:51:49 AM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies · 460+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Feb. 20, 2010 | Sharon Haddock
    PROVO, Utah -- Stories printed in early 19th century newspapers did little to allay fears about the new Mormon church and the efforts of its members to lead peaceful, productive lives. In fact, judging by the headlines and story direction, Mormons were thought to be lawbreaking fanatics who could only bring trouble. So said one of the presenters at the Twelfth Annual Religious Education Student Symposium at BYU Feb. 19. Sara D. Smith outlined her findings in a paper entitled "More Sinned Against Than Sinning." Smith researched newspaper stories about the Mormons in the special collections library in the Harold...
  • EVANGELIST PREACHER WHO WORSHIPED MONEY

    01/12/2010 5:40:21 AM PST · by urroner · 113 replies · 2,049+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | December 19, 2009
    Oral Roberts: MANY OF America’s televangelists have had more than their fair share of scandals involving sex, fraud and extremist politics. But Oral Roberts, who has died aged 91 of complications from pneumonia, always devoted himself to money – and, occasionally, God. He even justified his love of wealth with a biblical source. At the age of 29, he was a struggling part-time preacher with church pastorates in Oklahoma, and his college studies had not brought him a degree. He told the story of how he picked up his Bible and it fell open at the Third Epistle of John....
  • "60 Minutes" Hit Job On Palin Was Truly A Joke

    01/11/2010 3:45:27 AM PST · by militanttoby · 80 replies · 4,194+ views
    JohnZiegler.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | John Ziegler
    As cynical as I have become about the news media, even I never thought I would see the day where "60 Minutes" provided far more comedy than "Saturday Night Live," but Sunday’s edition of the formerly respected news magazine gave the educated viewer infinitely more laughs than SNL delivered (although Charles Barkley’s pathetic performance may have still somehow been even worse than that of Anderson Cooper). Specifically I am referring to the segment that was allegedly devoted to the new book “Game Change” about the 2008 Presidential election. Quite simply, (partly because it dealt with subjects about which I have...
  • PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' (*yawn*)

    12/21/2009 9:19:28 AM PST · by pillut48 · 14 replies · 664+ views
    St. Petersburg Times/Politifacts ^ | December 18th, 2009 | Angie Drobnic Holan
    Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page. Her assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care —...
  • Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck

    11/30/2009 3:16:01 AM PST · by euram · 19 replies · 1,248+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-30-09 | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    Sarah Palin may or may not run for president in 2012, but she is already the overwhelming favorite in the Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck primaries. In a new Washington Post poll, Palin beats other GOP leaders on two questions: who best represents the party's core values, and who Republicans would vote for if the presidential nomination battle were held today. But she has particular appeal to the loyal followers of Limbaugh and Beck, two of the most popular conservative talk show hosts in the country.
  • Wal-Mart attacks new markets with big price cuts ( Journos declare war )

    10/19/2009 2:40:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 2,390+ views
    Al Reuters ^ | October 17th | Nicole Maestri
    (HITPIECE ALERT) http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59F5GX20091017SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking its ferocious price cutting into new markets as the economy shows hints of recovery.
  • Anti-Tax Tea Party Co-Founder: Owed IRS Half A Million Dollars

    10/12/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies · 2,896+ views
    Chattahbox ^ | October 9, 2009
    In another blow to the false narrative advanced by Tea Party operatives and Fox News that the movement is a “grassroots” uprising of ordinary Americans. A co-founder of the national anti-tax Tea Party Patriots movement, failed to disclose during her numerous media interviews and TV appearances that she and her husband filed for bankruptcy and owed the IRS half a million dollars.
  • The Truth About Two Racists—Beck and Limbaugh (Joe Conason Barf Alert)

    09/24/2009 11:13:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,976+ views
    TruthDig ^ | Sep 24, 2009 | Joe Conason
    With admirable calm, President Obama has sought to deflect the supercharged politics of race by expressing his optimism about American attitudes and ignoring the most extreme statements by his critics. For his own sake, as well as the nation’s, he is wise to give a pass to the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. That is not, however, what they deserve. The behavior of those media provocateurs over the past few months is almost beyond parody. They call the president a racist, even though there is no evidence of prejudice on his part and much evidence to the contrary....