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  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' ...

    12/21/2013 9:53:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    FULL TITLE: Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' whose views are 'completely irrelevant' “I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all,” Parker responded. “I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Boreing, Huston, Giles

    08/04/2010 8:27:05 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-03-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview movie producer Jeremy Boreing from Declaration Entertainment. Next we have a moment of truth from Doug Giles from Clash Radio. I also talk to writer Warner Todd Huston about the Andrew Breitbart case. It is an exciting show and we invite you to listen and comment.
  • The AP: Using Emotional Descriptives to Demean the GOP

    06/22/2010 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/22/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    One of the best ways to cajole a reader into accepting a point of view is to use emotional descriptives in writing. It is the difference between opinion style editorials -- like what I write -- and straight news -- like what a wire service like the Associated Press is supposed to be writing. Unfortunately, the AP has been adding ever larger amounts of emotional language to its news and, not surprisingly, that emotion is used to give support to the American left and to denigrate the right. A recent AP story about the rise of the new conservative movement...
  • Greenpeace activist 'harpooned' while freeing tuna in the Mediterranean

    06/04/2010 2:14:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 2,137+ views
    Greenpeace activist 'harpooned' while freeing tuna in the Mediterranean A GREENPEACE activist trying to free tuna from a commercial fishing net in the Mediterranean was harpooned through the leg by fishermen on a French boat, the environmental group said. "In a non-violent action, Greenpeace activists in zodiac boats attempted to lower the side of a purse seine net with sand bags to free the fish," said Isabelle Philippe of Greenpeace France. "At that moment, fishermen violently attacked the activists, harpooning one of them through the leg," she said. The injured man, a British national identified by the group as Frank...
  • The Conscience of Kansas- Kansans for Liberty, Warner Todd Huston-Marvel Comics

    02/16/2010 12:26:22 PM PST · by 1pitech · 2 replies · 163+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 02-16-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas I interview Lynda Tyler from Kansans for Liberty. We discuss the upcoming TEA Party in Wichita Kansas. Next we hear from Doug Giles of clashradio.com talking about man made global warming. In the second half of the program we talk with Warner Todd Huston about the national story of Marvel Comics and Captain America and TEA Party goers being depicted as a white racist hate group. Get the details here!
  • Murder for Hire: Teen Allegedly Gets Classmate to Kill Mom

    01/07/2010 5:22:25 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies · 1,083+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/7/2010 | Staff
    On the surface, they seemed like an odd match. Classmates knew Nur Mohamed as the guy who brought drugs to school. And they knew Danish Minhas as the guy who made the morning announcements over the campus intercom. Now, Houston police are saying Minhas hired Lee High School classmate Mohamed to kill his mother and the two are due in court Thursday morning for the murder of 43-year-old Tabassum Khan. "Nur Mohamed confessed to stabbing Khan several dozen times," said Sgt. Brian Harris of the Houston Police Department.
  • SFChronicle: We Must Negotiate with Iraqi Terrorists and Insurgents

    01/08/2007 6:10:56 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 447+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 01/08/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Chronicle staff writer, Robert Collier, wants the US to "negotiate" with the radical, Islamist, terrorists and the old guard Saddamists that are vexing Iraq's attempts to move into the 21st century preventing them in their laudable attempt to build a nation answerable to Iraqis of every stripe. "U.S. must negotiate with insurgents and militias, experts say", Collier breathlessly informs us. His "experts", though, leave much to be desired for reliability. Collier seems to think the insurgents and terror outfits should be treated as if they are merely interested parties, as if they were the same kind of political party...
  • Should We Honor Kwanzaa Creator, A Rapist and Torturer?

    12/27/2006 6:33:30 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 1,004+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 12/26/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    It amazes me that this Kwanza business has been washed of the real life criminal activity of its creator. The man was a race monger, a violent thug, a rapist, a torturer... just a horrible human being. Yet never a word of this man's evil is ever uttered when his pseudo holiday is discussed in the MSM. And the Cox News Service did it again on Christmas in theirs titled Kwanzaa glows even brighter after 40 years. Kwanzaa turns 40 today. The colorful holiday, invented by California professor Maulana Ron Karenga in 1966, is like a jazz musician who fuses...
  • We Do Not Fear Our Soldiers - Memorial Day 2006

    05/27/2006 10:50:55 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 370+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/27/06 | warner todd huston
    On March 15th, 1784 at twelve in the afternoon, after eight long, exhausting years of war, General George Washington unexpectedly entered a room filled with his highest officers gathered together to consider how to address the Continental Army's predicament. A shocked gathering listened to their commanding General address them. A letter had recently been passed around the officer corps of the Revolutionary army calling for them to consider leading their army in a march upon the Congress, to lead a coup and take hold of the recalcitrant government forcing them to subservience to the military. The officers and men had...
  • James Reston's Spanish Imposition (Another Bush hating "intellectual")

    05/06/2006 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/6/06 | warner todd huston
    Once in a while an Op Ed will cross the wires that is so egregious, so absurd, that it deserves special attention. The honors this time goes to James Reston, Jr. (I am sure his Father would want us to distinguish the secondary status) for his surreal garbling of history in The American Inquisition, that he penned for USA Today. (Published on 4/17/06, go here for article) Reston is obviously one of those anti-religious types who sees an evil "Right-wing Christian" around every corner. He takes his place as the newest member of the Chicken Little Club (maybe a Chicken...
  • Big Spending Republicans - They Need a Whackin'

    05/04/2006 6:08:25 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 105+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/4/06 | Wanrner Todd Huston
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and been trying to shed light on the murky world of "earmarking" and from N.Z.Bear's www.porkbusters.org we have the latest report card on Sen. Coburn's efforts. It's sort of hard to get the public's interest on this issue because it is so technical and not an issue easily sloganed or 10 second sound-bited. "Earmarks" don't sound very ominous, for sure. But these earmarks are rotten to the core and usage of this spending convention is one of the things that is bleeding us dry and is responsible for some of the worst waste in government. When...
  • Media Whines "No Fair" to Leak Investigations

    04/27/2006 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies · 711+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/27/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    According to an entry in Media Bistro's DC Fishbowl, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller has sent out an email whining that the Media are so put upon as to imagine they might be forced to martyrdom at the hands of the nefarious Bush administration, cheered on by Bush's henchmen. I don't know about you, but I hear the strains of the world's tiniest violin wafting through the air. Or, as my sainted Mother always said when we kids were complaining, "Let's throw a pity party" for him. Galileo-like, Keller seems to imagine he is headed for persecution by...
  • Illinois Law Stops Protests at Soldier's Funerals

    04/11/2006 12:58:08 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 163+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/11/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Let Them Rest In Peace Act now winding its way through the Illinois state government is an important piece of legislation, not only because of what it is targeted at today, but also because of its larger consequences. Many may have heard of a sick-minded organization that has been picketing the funerals of US soldiers. Their position is that US soldiers are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of the punishment visited upon us by God because of our society's acceptance of homosexuals. Tortured logic, or shall we say no logic at all, to say the least....
  • Ill. GOP Gov. Candidate--NOT a Team Player?

    04/06/2006 12:33:54 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 148+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/6/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    George Will has an interesting article about our Illinois Gubernatorial candidate, Judy Barr Topinka. (A 'Straight Talk" Test For 2006) It's mostly just straight forward discussion of the GOP's tenuous possibility to get back in political power in Illinois, with a mention of same in California and New York state. But, the article is mostly about Illinois' situation with our brash "straight talking" candidate, Judy Barr. Most of it isn't too revealing until you get to the last two paragraphs and then you hit paydirt... Topinka says Karl Rove urged her to run, hoping to offset in Illinois a probable...
  • Internet "Funeral" Ambushed-On-Line Characters Killed

    04/04/2006 8:59:34 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/4/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Now THIS is a crazy story. (Funeral Ambush Story) I am sure many of you are aware of the computer game Warcraft and the large community of on-line players who have created characters and have gotten to "know" other players through this outlet. Many of these people have been playing this game for years and their characters have gained a certain level of notoriety amongst other players. They then form clubs (called "Guilds" in the game language) and fight other clubs for status. Whole communities of these characters have been formed and real people spend thousands of hours in this...
  • Bordes Bans Sale of Magazine

    04/03/2006 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 163+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/3/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    There is some irony in this report from the SFChronicle about Borders book sellers chain. They have decided not to carry the April-May issue of Free Inquiry because it contains the controversial drawings of the Prophet Muhammad that sent Muslims into such a tizzy a few months ago. Here is Borders Bookseller's reason for this ban: "For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority," Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday. I guess we have one more western corporation/media outlet running...
  • Ending Earmarks--Changing The Way Congress Spends YOUR Money

    03/28/2006 12:59:07 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 147+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/28/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Americans For Prosperity begins a new effort to highlight the ills of earmarking Huge news on the earmarks front from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation: Tomorrow we’re going to announce the kickoff of a nationwide bus tour that will turn up the grassroots heat in support of true earmark reform and spending restraint. And we want you to help us plan our tour! Dubbed the “Ending Earmarks Express,” we’re going to roll out of Washington, DC, onApril 7 and visit the sites of some of the nation’s most egregious and wasteful earmarks. Our inaugural swing in early April is largely...
  • The House Of Representatives In D.C., Hopelessly Corrupt

    03/20/2006 5:16:35 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 169+ views
    Publis' Forum ^ | 3/17/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Now here is the problem John Campbell (R., Calif) has said that he has gotten 63 requests for him to add earmarks into bills in the House so far this legislative session. (Earmarks are spending appropriations added to bills that are unconnected with the spending requests being added. Earmarks are not reviewable by Congress and when added to a bill, it is not necessarily obvious that it is there, nor can Congressmen who has added an earmark be revealed or debated.) In an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt radio show (March 16th), Mr. Campbell said that the totals of these...
  • The Left Begins their Attack on Blog Convention

    01/19/2006 2:23:47 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/19/06 | Wanrner Todd Huston
    Confessions of a Blogger… I have to confess that I have been chosen to deliver an address at the upcoming convention for center-right Bloggers, Blogging Man 2007. The news of this gathering has come out too early. The Internet holds no secret for long, obviously. Within a week or so of the organizer's efforts to begin to line up speakers for their convention, the news began to spread like wildfire and the organizers were deluged with emails asking about the event and Blogs began rumor-mongering about it. So, the event advertising on the Net was launched months too early. And,...
  • Jack Abramoff: the BIG Story For 2006?

    01/03/2006 6:20:04 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 29 replies · 1,759+ views
    Conservatown News ^ | 1/3/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Everyone is saying so. From The Daily Kos, to Juan Williams of Fox News, to Rush Limbaugh, the buzz is all about how badly the revelations of Jack Abramoff’s lobbying corruption will hurt the GOP in 2006. With his double dealing, his supplying large sums of money, trips and other gifts to members of Congress, and his apparent bilking of millions from various American Indian tribes who wished Congress to favorably review their gambling interests the Abramoff scandal seems like a political powder keg just waiting to go off. Rabid Republican haters, like the Daily Kos, are gleefully rubbing their...
  • Howard Hughes’s Last Hurrah (ridding commies from his RKO Studios)

    02/26/2005 4:22:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 2,628+ views
    NRO ^ | February 25, 2005 | John Meroney
    The Aviator on National Review Online E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version February 25, 2005, 3:14 p.m. Howard Hughes's Last HurrahWhat The Aviator misses. by John Meroney Fifty-three years ago this week, Howard Hughes found himself locked in a battle against powerful political forces he believed were bent on undermining the free-market system. The billionaire industrialist, airplane manufacturer, and filmmaker became so passionate about the fight that he summoned all his emotional and physical strength to overcome a crippling fear of the public so he could make his case for what he saw as...