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  • The Fairness Doctrine is Dead, But Here Comes the Chief Diversity Officer

    08/12/2009 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,293+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | Jillian Bandes
    Mark Lloyd has recently been appointed “Chief Diversity Officer” at the Federal Communications Commission. Conservative groups believe his installation is merely another way to impose the dangerous principles contained in the Fairness Doctrine. Lloyd is a longtime Democrat activist who has strategized about ways to censor conservative media under the guise of “local accountability.” In 2007, he co-wrote a report that called for, among other things, the restoration of local and national caps on the ownership of commercial radio stations and fines for commercial radio station owners if their stations didn’t air enough “progressive” content. Those fines would go directly...
  • Orwell's time-tested warnings

    06/21/2009 3:26:45 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 30 replies · 1,444+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR’’ opens with one of the most famous first lines in modern English literature - the vaguely unnerving “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’’ The line it ends with is even more famous, and considerably more sinister: “He loved Big Brother.’’ George Orwell’s brilliant, bitter novel turns 60 this month, but after all these years it has lost none of its nightmarish chill. Its hero is the decidedly unheroic Winston Smith, a weak and wistful man who lives in the totalitarian police state of Oceania, which is ruled by the Party...
  • The Accelerating Push to Criminalize the Right

    06/21/2009 5:16:26 AM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 1,422+ views
    The New American recently warned that Americans who oppose policies emanating from Washington are being tarred as right-wing extremists and even potential terrorists by the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security as well as by the New York Times and other liberal media organs. This push to demonize and even criminalize political dissent appears to be accelerating. Earlier this month, New York Times columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman wrote pieces laying the blame for the murder of an abortionist and a U.S. Holocaust Museum security guard at the foot of President Barack Obama's critics. Both have received figurative high-fives...
  • BREITBART: Know thy enemy: This is not your mother's Democratic Party

    06/09/2009 2:08:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    The Democratic Party's attitude to elections is admirable: Win. And recent history has shown it will do anything to do so. When, if not now, will Republicans develop such a fighting spirit? Democrats invest - with taxpayer money, mind you - in groups like ACORN that, among other sordid tactics, seek out Skid Row bodies and wheel them to polling places. All the Democratic National Committee needs are vans and smelling salts. Pop culture and the "education system" have done the rest, making "D" the default choice on Election Day. Democrats brazenly take policy positions - think government services and...
  • Time Tries to Turn Obama Into Cute, Cuddly Muppet

    06/08/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 14 replies · 946+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6/08/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    You want a blatant example of the Old Media's over-the-top, gobsmacked love affair with Obama? Well, one would be hard pressed not to see Time Magazine's latest piece by Nancy Gibbs as a perfect example of the media ignoring all ills and of projecting only what is wonderful onto the dearly beloved as this piece represents. The lionization of Obama is bad enough, but the selective memory of the writer is even more appalling. Writer Gibbs begins her column trying to "place" Barack Obama in a "cultural map." Most famous people are remembered for a certain place that formed their...
  • Times Puts Pot Pies on Front Page, Pelosi On A20

    05/15/2009 6:10:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 2,725+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives has accused the CIA of lying to Congress. She is ensnared in a web of conflicting accounts. Her very hold on power could be under a cloud. Meh. Guess we can find some room on A20. But pot pies need to be heated to 165 degrees to be safe? Hold the presses: put it on the front page! Such is the news judgment of the New York Times. The Morning Joe crowd had a field day with Gray Lady and Pelosi’s travails during the show’s opening half-hour today, Joe Scarborough having great...
  • Obama energy options may be long wait: Technology costly, scarce

    05/13/2009 4:33:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,731+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Amanda DeBard
    President Obama's plan to move quickly to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources relies on technology that analysts agree is neither affordable nor available on a commercial scale and won't be for many years to come. Expensive, small-scale pilot projects are under way that convert vegetation into fuel for cars and capture carbon dioxide before it is released into the air from coal-burning power plants. But these prototypes have not been proved at levels that would make even a dent in the U.S. appetite for fossil fuels, casting doubt on the viability of the president's plans. Still, the administration...
  • An Evolutionless Earth? (Movie Review: Disney’s Earth)

    05/11/2009 10:01:46 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 691+ views
    AiG ^ | May 11, 2009 | Stacia McKeever
    It’s rare that a movie produced by Discovery and BBC Films about the natural world doesn’t contain any mention of molecules-to-man evolution or millions of years of history. In fact, it’s almost as if the production companies are joined at the hip with the false view of history, taking every opportunity to promote the idea that the earth is not a product of God’s handiwork. And yet, with the movie Earth (a trimmed-down version of the documentary series Planet Earth), they demonstrate it can be done. As far as I could tell, there was no mention of “evolution” or “millions...
  • Semiautomatic rifles a ‘hazard'; seizures are up

    05/11/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT · by holymoly · 119 replies · 3,943+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    They can kill from more than four football fields away, shred police officers' vests, fire up to 75 bullets at a time - and they're increasingly showing up in criminals' hands. Last year, Fort Wayne Police seized 31 semiautomatic rifles, compared with two in 2003, the last year of the federal assault weapons ban that limited the sale of the rifles. The seizure increase and more reports of criminals using the rifles concerns Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. “The fact that we have these relatively cheap, assault weapon-type firearms out there, it's not only a hazard to the public,...
  • F-22 On Chopping Block, Joint Strike Fighter Not

    05/11/2009 5:05:44 AM PDT · by GBA · 48 replies · 1,447+ views
    AVweb ^ | May 11, 2009 | AVweb Editorial Staff
    The Obama administration has taken a look and after production of 187 aircraft, "the administration proposes to terminate the F-22 Raptor program," and close the Raptor production line. ~snip~ The OMB states that the 187 examples of the F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter, supported by the planned fleet growth of Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to 2,443 aircraft, "will meet DOD's requirements to maintain air superiority." And, according to the OMB, the Department of Defense agrees. But while the F-22 has frequently been attacked for its expense it has rarely (if ever) been attacked for its demonstrated real-world abilities.
  • ‘Like Teenage Girls At A Bay City Rollers Concert’

    05/11/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 4,205+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough nailed the Washington press corps for its sycophantish performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner this past Saturday night: “like a bunch of teenage girls waiting for a Bay City Rollers concert, waiting to scream at the top of their [lungs].” Mika Brzezinski, agreeing with Joe, lifted the veil on the goings-on behind the scenes, describing an enraptured TV production crew scrambling to get the most flattering shots of the prez and First Lady. View video here.
  • Thou Shall Not Mock Obama's Mustard

    05/08/2009 6:56:19 AM PDT · by big black dog · 62 replies · 2,384+ views
    legalinsurrection ^ | William A. Jacobson
    My post the other day, MSNBC Hides Obama's Dijon Mustard (aka Dijongate), has hit a nerve unlike anything else I have written. The post concerned the lunch trip of Obama and Biden to a burger shop to get a "Hell Burger." I accept that this should not have been news, but the White House image makers wanted to portray the two as just regular guys out at the local diner, so the event was hyped. MSNBC just happened to be in the burger place with cameras rolling when Obama and Biden came in and ordered. Again, not sure why MSNBC...
  • Employers Cut 539,000 Jobs in April, Jobless Rate at 8.9%

    05/08/2009 5:36:58 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 139 replies · 6,772+ views
    Unemployment rate hits 8.9%
  • Suckers United For Change

    05/08/2009 5:26:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies · 843+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/8/09 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Now that we're more than 100 days into the Obama presidency, the handwriting is on the wall regarding our new leader's game plan for America. Spend other people's money like a drunken sailor. Let every enemy on the planet know there's a wimp in the White House. Let every ally know the wimp in the White House will do nothing to help them when push comes to shove. Let the 50 states know there's a power coup in play that strips them of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. Let every company know that neither they nor their non-union employees are safe from...
  • What A Concept, Why Don't We Do This???

    05/05/2009 7:31:34 AM PDT · by ignorancerunsrampant · 16 replies · 983+ views
    Michael Savage is banned from the UK. That is not important, the reason why is compelling ... "I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country," Ms Smith told GMTV. "Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now...
  • Full list of UK's 'least wanted' (Michael Savage included)

    05/05/2009 7:34:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 2,447+ views
    Channel 4 News ^ | May 5, 2009 | Lewis Hannam
    Sixteen people banned from entering the UK are "named and shamed" by the Home Office. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October last year so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate. The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host.
  • The GOP: divorced from reality

    04/24/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 2,871+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Bill Maher
    The Republican base is behaving like a guy who just got dumped by his wife.If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea bag" protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who's going to win "American Idol." But it wasn't tax day that made them crazy; it was election day. Because that's...
  • Conservative Reps. Want Napolitano Out

    04/24/2009 4:45:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 777+ views
    politico.com ^ | 4/22/09 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans. “Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela," said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party's elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano's ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed...
  • AP Poll: After Obama's 100 days, US on right track (Ron Fournier Amalgamated Propaganda Barfer)

    04/23/2009 11:55:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,575+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 4/23/09 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Thomson - ap
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Millions of people jobless. Billions of dollars in bailouts. Trillions of dollars in U.S. debt. And yet, for the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is on the right track. In a sign that Barack Obama has inspired hopes for a brighter future in the first 100 days of his presidency, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 48 percent of Americans believe the United States is headed in the right direction — compared with 44 percent who disagree. The "right direction" number is up 8 points since February and a remarkable 31...
  • AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US

    04/23/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 2,905+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | Ron Fourner and Trevor Tompson
    For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future. Intensely worried about their personal finances and medical expenses, Americans nonetheless appear realistic about the time Obama might need to turn things around, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. It shows most Americans consider their new president to be a strong, ethical and empathetic leader who is working to change Washington. Nobody knows how long...
  • Obama claims 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from U.S.

    04/23/2009 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 56 replies · 1,913+ views
    politifact ^ | april 16th
    With growing violence on the U.S.-Mexico border fueled by powerful drug cartels, officials from both countries have been repeating a shocking statistic to suggest this isn't just a Mexican problem. But Obama, Clinton and others have left out important qualifiers when citing the 90 percent statistic, which originates from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency doesn't have statistics for all weapons in Mexico, where gun sales are largely prohibited; it is based on only guns that the Mexican government sent to the ATF for tracing and that the ATF found were traceable.
  • Obama’s EPA Declares CO2 a Poison

    04/22/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 55 replies · 1,488+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | James Lewis
    I am offended, just like an old-fashioned feminist. So, I’m sure, is Mother Gaia herself. Offended, because Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just officially declared carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a poison. (Sigh.) You can’t even expel air anymore without ticking off our PC commissars. Did you know you can die from drinking too much distilled water? Or from breathing too much pure oxygen? Oxidation products actually kill people — they cause a huge variety of fatal diseases. The only solution is to stop breathing. All the molecules of life are also molecules of death. The old medicos used...
  • America's 'November Revolution'

    04/19/2009 4:33:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,126+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2009 | John Griffing
    "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things." - Rahm Emmanuel In our recent election, many Americans voted for a Savior, not a president. Americans were enamored with the idea of making history in this election, and in that sense we have gotten what we wanted. Unfortunately, Barack Obama is the wrong man, and this is definitely the wrong time. In fact, the timing couldn't be worse. We have in recent years vastly expanded the powers and autonomy of the Executive Branch, removing checks and balances along the way. Owing in...
  • Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico

    04/19/2009 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,267+ views
    Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico The White House stands by the president's use of the word "recovered" in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico's drug war. By Major Garrett FOXNews.com Sunday, April 19, 2009 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- What's the difference between "recovered" and "traceable" when it comes to firearms seized in Mexico's bloody war against drug cartels? The White House says none. But that's a distinction with a difference, even if President Obama used the words interchangeably last week to talk about the role firearms smuggled from...
  • President Obama Heralds Tax Cuts While Gibbs Tweaks Tea Party Protestors

    04/16/2009 1:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2,049+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    "I decided not to bring Bo today," President Obama said this morning as he prepared to speak about taxes. And why was he not bringing the family's new six-month-old Portuguese Water Dog? "Because he stepped on my economic speech yesterday," the president joked. With that, the president talked about tax day, making the argument that April 15th will be less painful for most Americans because of his actions. "I know that April 15th isn't exactly everyone's favorite date on the calendar," he said as he stood in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, flanked by nine American taxpayers. "But it is...
  • Obama derangement syndrome

    04/16/2009 1:03:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 1,543+ views
    Economist ^ | 4/16/09
    BY MOST people’s standards Barack Obama has had an excellent week. He enjoyed a counter-Carter moment when navy commandos rescued an American hostage, leaving three kidnappers dead. He gave a measured speech on the economy. And, to cap it all, he gave his daughters a Portuguese water dog named “Bo”. What’s not to like? Plenty, according to some people. Mr Obama may be widely admired both at home and abroad. But there are millions of Americans who do not like the cut of his jib—and a few whose dislike boils over into white-hot hatred. The American Spectator, which came of...
  • House Democrat Leaders: Tea Partiers Are Racist, Nazi, Gun Nuts

    04/16/2009 11:58:07 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 102 replies · 4,854+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 16, 2009 12:31 PM | Posted by Brian Faughnan
    If the Obama administration has taken flak for suggesting that conservative groups might be home to domestic terrorists, it looks like some House Democrat leaders are willing to go even further: But in an interview on Fox TV in San Francisco, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chalked up the GOP grass-roots effort as “AstroTurf.” “This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it's not really a grass-roots movement. It's AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class,” Pelosi said....
  • Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

    04/13/2009 10:02:53 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 527 replies · 26,992+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | April 14, 2009 12:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.The “report” was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document...
  • Is Texas A Terror State?

    04/14/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,549+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jim Byrd
    According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment". Islamic extremists' acts of domestic terrorism were recently given the dignity, by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and President Obama, of being classified as man-made disasters, and abroad, the "war on terror" has been reclassified as an "overseas contingency plan". But an entire non-Islamic class, or perhaps by extension entire states, according to the report, are not afforded such considerate and cordial titles if...
  • Barack Obama: President Pantywaist - new surrender monkey on the block

    04/10/2009 7:54:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 36 replies · 1,927+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Apr 10, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    President Obama has recently completed the most successful foreign policy tour since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew it. What was his big deal economic programme that he was determined to drive through the G20 summit? Another massive stimulus package, globally funded and co-ordinated. Did he achieve it? Not so as you'd notice. Barack is not the first New World ingenue to discover that European leaders will load him with praise, struggle sycophantically to be photographed with him and outdo him in Utopian rhetoric. But when it comes to the critical moment of opening their wallets -...
  • The Cold War's Most Dangerous Legacy [Mark Steyn]

    04/09/2009 5:16:48 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies · 675+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 7 April 2009 | Mark Steyn
    The Cold War's Most Dangerous Legacy [Mark Steyn] Jonah, I couldn't agree more on the Soviets' "psychological contamination." I think the Obama response to the North Korean test is a good example of that: The wish for "a world without nuclear weapons" is not merely a pacifist delusion but one that obliquely subscribes to the false equivalence so assiduously promoted during the Cold War. I wouldn't lose a moment's sleep if I read in the paper that New Zealand and Switzerland had decided to become nuclear powers. It's not the technology (which can't be un-invented, any more than the rifle...
  • Obama looks at climate engineering

    04/08/2009 9:55:04 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 103 replies · 3,215+ views
    ap ^ | 4/8/09 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.
  • Fox News: Leftists planning to destroy "tea party demonstrations" from within

    04/07/2009 1:06:57 PM PDT · by pabianice · 438 replies · 22,692+ views
    Fox News Live | 4/7/09
    Cavuto interviewing several tea party organizers. Cavuto says he has info that a well-organized and well-funded effort is underway to place Obamatrons inside tea party groups to then destroy the demonstrations when they occur through instigating violence and confusion. This in concert with the MSM to film only violence at such events so as to discredit anyone who opposes Obama. The guests are down-playing Cavuto's news, responding that the tea party movement is too large to be stopped in this way, estimating crowds of 10-15,000 at each demonstration on April 15.
  • Pentagon to end F-22 production

    04/06/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 505 replies · 16,115+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2009 | Roxana Tiron
    In a blow to Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon has decided to purchase to end funding of the F-22 fighter jet. The decision by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will rouse widespread opposition in Congress and is likely to bog down the 2010 budget approval process, with F-22 supporters maneuvering to secure more money. The Pentagon will fund four of the radar-evading stealth fighters in the upcoming 2009 emergency war-spending request, but those additional aircraft will do little to keep the production line in Marietta, Ga., open beyond 2011. Lockheed Martin is the main contractor for the F-22, each of which costs...
  • America Has a Naive President

    04/07/2009 4:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,663+ views
    Townhall.net ^ | April 7, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    The basic bargain is sound: countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, countries without nuclear weapons will not acquire them.” -- President Barack Obama, Prague, April 6, 2009 As far as nuclear weapons are concerned, the President of the United States wants America to disarm: “Countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament.” It is hard to imagine a more destructive goal. A nuclear disarmed America would lead to massive and widespread killing, more genocide, and very possibly the nuclear holocaust worldwide nuclear disarmament is meant to prevent. There is nothing moral, let alone realistic, about this goal. Here...
  • A simple analogy that answers the question, "What's so bad about socialism?"

    04/05/2009 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Painesright · 55 replies · 4,502+ views
    Email/unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who...
  • Obama Spokesman Mocks Ally Who Supported US Anti-Missile Policy

    04/02/2009 5:31:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 1,648+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is this Pres. Obama’s new approach to diplomacy: sending his spokesman out to mock foreign leaders who dare to question his profligate spending, even when those leaders have sacrificed to support US national security policy? Apparently so . . . Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs made the rounds of the morning shows today, and interestingly it was GMA’s Diane Sawyer who asked the toughest questions. She displayed the chart shown in the screencap which demonstrates that PBO is spending, as a percentage of GDP, about 5x as much on his stimulus package as our European allies. When Sawyer quoted Czech Prime...
  • Obama is right: It's time for change

    04/01/2009 5:29:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1,565+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | April 1, 2009 | Editorial
    For months, this newspaper has opposed President Obama's bold, forward-thinking agenda. What a colossal mistake. We realize now that we were merely clinging to the discredited ideas of the past. Holding on to disposable relics like tradition, religion and the Constitution only delays the glorious new world that awaits us all. President Obama has shown America a bright, glimmering future full of widely shared prosperity and national nice-to-each-otherness. Only by universally embracing the President's vision can this nation succeed and prosper. Resistance will bring nothing but social distortion, widespread panic and madness. President Obama has shown us all that to...
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill http://www.infowars.com/house-passes-mandatory-national-service-bill/ The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • Welcome to 1984 and our new Master of Doublespeak

    02/24/2009 3:30:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 712+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2009 | Rick Moran
    When is "nationalizing a bank" not "nationalizing a bank?" When Harry Reid says so: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he supports efforts of the federal government to dramatically expand its stake in Citigroup, but wants people to back off from the dramatic rhetoric. “It’s not nationalization, it’s protecting the taxpayers’ interests,” Reid (D-Nev.) told MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Monday. “In the bailout, the TARP, that we made sure the American taxpayer had a way of getting paid back for their investments,” Reid said. “That’s what this is all about and it’s the right way to go.” The federal...
  • The world has never seen such freezing heat

    11/16/2008 4:49:18 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies · 3,916+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | By Christopher Booker
    A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
  • President Bush plans to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis (LIVE THREAD)

    09/24/2008 10:34:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 395 replies · 11,710+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt) (subscription required) | September 24, 2008
    Breaking News - Republican officials say the Bush administration will accept executive-pay curbs as part of the bailout. President Bush plans to address the nation Wednesday at 9:01 p.m. EDT on the financial crisis.
  • Man-to-Monkey Billboards Used to Challenge Evolution

    05/17/2007 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies · 1,799+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 17, 2007 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - Billboards that show a man turning into a monkey and an online game entitled "Let's See How Evolution Works" are two elements of a new national campaign launched by a Christian group to call attention to the "lack of proof" for the theory of evolution. Billboards at six locations in Oregon and Georgia ask "Are They Making a Monkey Out of You?" and additional signs are planned for Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, according to Julie Haberle, founder of the Who Is Your Creator non-profit organization. The billboards direct viewers to the group's website, which presents a...
  • Research questions evolution theories

    04/25/2007 6:47:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 206 replies · 2,998+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | April 26, 2007 | Staff
    Scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies believe discoveries about the genetic complexity of coral could rewrite theories about evolution. After identifying about 10,000 genes, they believe coral could contain more genes than humans who posses about 20,000. Coral is considered to be a simple animal. However, Professor David Miller says its genetic complexity challenges the notion that life started out simple then evolved to become more sophisticated. "There's this intrinsic tendency to think about a slow accumulation of complexity and a slow accumulation of genes which have allowed an increased morphological complexity in higher animals...
  • Israeli researchers: 'Lucy' is not direct ancestor of humans

    04/16/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 47 replies · 1,775+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4-16-2007 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that "Lucy" - the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago - is the last ancestor common to humans and another branch of the great apes family known as the "Robust hominids." The jaw bone of Lucy and the jaw bone of Australopithecus afarensis.
  • Sisters teacher's evolution lessons cost him his job

    03/23/2007 1:22:25 AM PDT · by balch3 · 14 replies · 1,138+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | Mar 21, 2007 | MATTHEW PREUSCH
    It was Kris Helphinstine's first week teaching at Sisters High School, and he was hoping to encourage some critical thinking in his biology class. So while discussing evolution, he handed out an essay written by a prominent creationist and put together a PowerPoint presentation linking evolution to eugenics experiments practiced in Nazi Germany. That decision cost Helphinstine his job this week. The Sisters School District Board voted to fire Helphinstine after only eight days, making the Central Oregon community the latest flashpoint in the multidecade debate over the teaching of evolution in American schools.
  • 'Freedom Is About Authority': Excerpts From Giuliani Speech on Crime

    03/22/2007 11:28:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 566 replies · 3,881+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2007
    ...We constantly present the false impression that government can solve problems that government in America was designed not to solve. Families are significantly less important in the development of children today than they were 30 or 40 years ago. Religion has less influence than it did 30 or 40 years ago. Communities don't mean what they meant 30 or 40 years ago. As Americans, we're not sure we share values. We're sometimes even afraid to use the word values. We talk about teaching ethics in schools -- people say, "What ethics? Whose ethics? Maybe we can't." And they confuse that...
  • Creationist Kurt Wise critiques secular science on program

    03/10/2007 11:07:03 AM PST · by balch3 · 112 replies · 2,168+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | march 7, 2008 | David Roach
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Secular scientists who fear allowing the conclusions of creationism into secular universities have good reason to be afraid because they are accountable to the creator, Kurt Wise, professor of theology and science at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said on the Albert Mohler Radio Program in February. “If it’s true that there was a creation, then you realize that means there’s someone in control,” Wise said on the broadcast hosted daily by Southern Seminary’s president. “And if there was a flood -- in other words, a creator who actually judged this creation -- that means we’re in big trouble....
  • Ancient boy's skeleton sparks evolution debate (In Kenya)

    02/06/2007 5:54:32 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 607 replies · 6,894+ views
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2007 | Staff
    Deep in the dusty, unlit corridors of Kenya's national museum, locked away in a plain-looking cabinet, is one of mankind's oldest relics: Turkana Boy, as he is known, the most complete skeleton of a prehistoric human ever found. But his first public display later this year is at the heart of a growing storm -- one pitting scientists against Kenya's powerful and popular evangelical Christian movement. The debate over evolution vs. creationism -- once largely confined to the United States -- has arrived in a country known as the cradle of mankind. "I did not evolve from Turkana Boy or...
  • Dinosaurs, humans coexist in U.S. creation museum

    01/14/2007 5:31:07 PM PST · by Tim Long · 715 replies · 15,890+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | Andrea Hopkins
    PETERSBURG, Kentucky - Ken Ham's sprawling creation museum isn't even open yet, but an expansion is already underway in the state-of-the art lobby, where grunting dinosaurs and animatronic humans coexist in a Biblical paradise. A crush of media attention and packed preview sessions have convinced Ham that nearly half a million people a year will come to Kentucky to see his Biblically correct version of history. "I think we'll be surprised at how many people come," Ham said as he dodged dozens of designers working to finish exhibits in time for the May 28 opening. The $27 million project, which...