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  • Tim Kaine Commends Hillary with a Communist Poet

    11/11/2016 5:48:46 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2016 | PAUL KENGOR
    Hillary Clinton’s concession speech the day after her stunning loss to Donald Trump was a historic moment. She was gracious and remarkably strong and poised given the political and emotional enormity of what had happened to her. But surely the weirdest part of the moment was her introduction by her running mate and comrade, Tim Kaine, the left-wing Catholic and “social justice” warrior.In a brief preamble to Hillary’s big moment, Kaine tried to set the stage by invoking an unlikely pair of sources: the New Testament and Langston Hughes, a celebrated early-twentieth century communist poet, a fact that 99...
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

    04/24/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-15 | DrJohn
      In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the "Next Space Superpower."“The Chinese have said repeatedly that they are not going to go into space, land on the moon, look around, say, Been there, done that,’ and consider themselves done,” says Johnson-Freese. “They’re going to do stepping-stone infrastructure, and in those terms their space station makes sense.” Where else might Chinese astronauts go? Their...
  • Hughes Drops Jews

    01/29/2013 8:40:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | staff
    The New Republic has quietly dropped at least five prominent Jewish writers from its masthead in a move that may signal the publication’s continued drift away from a staunchly pro-Israel standpoint. The magazine has launched an aggressive new editorial direction under the ownership of wealthy socialite Chris Hughes, who is best known for sharing a room with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. The names of several prominent Jewish writers from both the left and right of the political spectrum were dropped from TNR’s masthead in the latest issue. They include: Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, longtime TNR columnist...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Rare Howard Hughes Hell’s Angels Luger Pistol to be Auctioned

    06/25/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 24 June, 2011 | Pete R Suciu
    Michigan --( A rare German Luger pistol once owned by aviation pioneer Howard Hughes could reach new heights when it goes up for auction in Solana Beach, Calif. on September 1, 2011 from Craig Gottlieb Militaria Auctions. The iconic handgun was used in the 1930 epic World War I film Hell’s Angels, which Hughes directed. The gun was used in the final scene of the Hollywood blockbuster that introduced actress Jean Harlow to the silver screen. It was one of the most expensive “talkies” ever produced. It was also notable for introducing the phrase “excuse me while I put on...
  • EchoStar buy Hughes Communications for $1.34B

    02/14/2011 11:01:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/14/11 | AP
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- EchoStar Corp. will buy satellite Internet services company Hughes Communications Inc. for about $1.34 billion so it can boost its ability to transport data and video via broadband, the company said Monday. The value is based on Hughes' 22 million outstanding shares. EchoStar, which makes equipment for cable, telecom and satellite TV providers, said the deal is worth $2 billion including debt, which the company said it will refinance.
  • Machine Guns WEREN'T Banned? (Hughes Amendment fraud by Charlie Rangel)

    01/27/2011 10:17:25 AM PST · by The Comedian · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2011-01-27 12:27 | Karl Denninger
    Background: In 1986 an amendment called "The Hughes Amendment" was allegedly attached to wider firearms legislation in The House and passed. This amendment made unlawful the private ownership of machine guns manufactured after 1986. Today, you can own a machine gun, but the Hughes Amendment, H.A.#777, effectively created a "sinking stock" of such weapons that will eventually dwindle to zero as they wear out. Hundreds of people have been convicted of violating this law since, some when their weapons have malfunctioned rather than being intentionally modified. There's a problem with this law, however. It appears that the amendment was never...
  • Was Hughes Amendment lawfully passed?(1986 ban on automatic firearms)

    01/26/2011 3:46:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | David Codrea
    “For the last 24 years, rumors have persisted and variations based on memory have persisted concerning the passage of the Hughes Amendment (Machine gun ban) to the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act,” a Free Republic entry posted today begins. “Hughes Amendment”? Rep. William J. Hughes (D-N.J.) proposed several amendments including House Amendment 777 to H.R. 4332 [4] that would ban a civilian from ownership or transfer rights of any fully automatic weapon which was not registered as of May 19, 1986. The amendment also held that any such weapon manufactured and registered before the May 19 cutoff date could still...
  • Hughes Amendment 1986

    01/25/2011 7:51:38 AM PST · by Dead Corpse · 45 replies
    Hughes Amendment vote on YouTube. This is archival footage of the proceedings from when the Hughes Amendment was illegally added to the FOPA of 1986. Ajax22 over at got his hands on one of the recently released DVD's of Congressional proceedings. In the above video, we hear a voice vote (that to my ears goes to the Nays) that Rangel calls for the Ayes, a call for a recorded vote that is ignored violating the Congressional Rules at the time, and an absolute cluster-fudge over the rest of the FOPA bill including exactly which Amendments made it on and...
  • Hughes Remembers Santo

    12/05/2010 8:36:59 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/15/2010 | Pat Hughes
    Broadcast partner recalls unpredictable events, warm greeting when he started in Chicago
  • Giannoulias and Kirk both pretty weak

    02/03/2010 11:26:14 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 664+ views
    I think one of the most striking things about last night's Illinois primary results for Senate is how poorly both Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk closed. In the December Chicago Tribune poll Giannoulias was at 31%, followed by Cheryle Jackson at 17%, and David Hoffman with 9%. There were 35% undecided. Giannoulias ended up with 39% to 34% for Hoffman and 20% for Jackson. That suggests that over the final seven weeks of the campaign Hoffman picked up more than 70% of those who had been undecided to 23% for Giannoulias and less than 10% for Jackson. Not too impressive...
  • Voter turnout is low in Illinois Primary

    02/02/2010 12:57:54 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 1,751+ views ^ | 02 February 2010 |
    CHICAGO (CBS) ―Election officials say the crowds of voters just before 9 a.m. could be used as an indicator to determine voter turnout for the rest of the day. Going by that barometer Tuesday morning, turnout will be very light this primary. As CBS 2's Susan Carlson reports, there have been no lines to vote at Old St. Mary's Catholic Church, at 1500 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop. The election judges say it's been quiet all morning. But those who did cast ballots came with a purpose and they were well-informed. "I feel it's not only my right...
  • Republicans, Welcome to Human Resources

    02/01/2010 9:54:46 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 166+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | February 1, 2010 | John F. Di Leo
    Republicans, Welcome to Human Resources by John F. Di Leo, for Illinois Review, February 1, 2010 A.D. Good morning, Republicans. Congratulations; you’ve been hired for a job – one of very short duration, but of critical importance. For 13 hours, you'll be working in HR; you’ll be selecting your government. You have quite a task before you. Evaluate a stack of resumes and applications, and decide which of the newcomers is the best choice… and often too, decide which current employees deserve a promotion. When the contract hiring you was originally written, things were a bit different than they are...
  • Mark Kirk's NRA Grade: F. "A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights"

    01/31/2010 3:19:59 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 491+ views
    Mark Kirk's 2008 NRA Grade: F. "True enemy of gun owners’ r... on Twitpic
  • Mark Kirk's NRA Grade: F. "A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ righ

    01/31/2010 3:19:59 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 45 replies · 1,404+ views
    Mark Kirk's 2008 NRA Grade: F. "True enemy of gun owners’ r... on Twitpic
  • Hughes receives endorsement of Life & Liberty PAC

    01/31/2010 2:10:05 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 247+ views ^ | 31 January 2010 | Chicago Daily Observer
    The Patrick Hughes for U.S. Senate campaign is proud to announce that Patrick has been endorsed by the Life and Liberty PAC who works to support only candidates who are unequivocally committed in word and deed to the protection of all innocent life. This endorsement joins numerous other pro-life endorsements that Patrick has received, including the Illinois Federation for Right to Life, Family PAC, and Eagle Forum. On February 2nd, pro-life voters across the entire state will tell Mark Kirk that his votes supporting partial birth abortion are unacceptable and there is no more room in Washington for politicians who...
  • Hughes best choice for GOP nomination

    01/30/2010 12:09:49 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies · 525+ views ^ | Tuesday January 26, 2010 | NICHOLAS KAMMER, from Monticello
    Patrick Hughes is the right choice for U.S. Senate. Hughes is a true conservative outsider who opposes cap-and-trade, bank bailouts, wasteful spending and earmarks. These positions have gained him the support of many Tea Party groups and 9/12 organizations throughout Illinois and the nation and the endorsements of conservative leaders like national radio hosts Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham. Unlike career politicians, Hughes is a small-businessman who has faced the same economic troubles that we have. By contrast, Mark Kirk is not simply an Illinois congressman in Washington, D.C.; Kirk is Washington, D.C. In Illinois, he claims to hold our...
  • Illinois: Kirk's Primary Foe Says He's the Electable One

    01/29/2010 10:17:55 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies · 378+ views
    CQ Politics Online ^ | | January 29, 2010 2:42 PM | By Bob Benenson
    Patrick Hughes, a conservative businessman, takes issue with the Republican establishment's portrayal of Rep. Mark Steven Kirk as the "electable" candidate in next week's Illinois Senate primary. "If Republicans truly want to win that Senate seat, they should get behind me right now," Hughes said Friday. "I can get the base fired up and ready to go, because I'm a traditional Reagan conservative." Illinois is a Democratic-leaning state... Hughes contends, though, that Republican officials are misjudging a midterm election environment that has been marked by a national uprising of conservative voters, angry over the policies pursued by President Obama and...
  • Illinois GOP Senate Primary: Kirk 53%, Hughes 18%(Just last week he had 9%)

    01/29/2010 10:01:44 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 698+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 |
    Republican Congressman Mark Kirk is well ahead of his closest challenger in the race for the Republican Senate nomination in Illinois. GOP voters will pick their candidate on Tuesday. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters in the state finds Kirk leading attorney Patrick Hughes 53% to 18%. Twelve percent (12%) prefer some other candidate, and 18% are still undecided. Conservatives have been critical of Kirk for some of his positions in the House, and Hughes, chairman of a group called Sensible Taxpayers Opposed to Increased Taxes, is challenging him from the political right. But 51%...
  • GOP conservatives should know Hughes before they vote

    01/29/2010 6:08:09 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Southtown Star (Ill) ^ | January 29, 2010 | Fran Eaton
    This past Tuesday in a Lockport restaurant, 18 county and township GOP chairmen declared their support for conservative U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Hughes. The event, hosted by the Will County Tea Party Alliance, marked a first: local Tea Party activists joining with Republicans to support a U.S. Senate candidate ... Hughes' message of less government control and spending would resonate with area voters who are facing growing job uncertainty and seeing the closing of businesses and waning of economic growth in the area, partly due to failure at the nation's capital. ... "There's no way we could vote for Mark...