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  • Ben Stein: CNN Has 'Flipped Out in a Leftward Direction'

    08/27/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    CNN has been transformed from a sober and respected news network into a shrill and biased mouthpiece for liberals, according to actor, author and economist Ben Stein. Stein, a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, said the dramatic change is particularly noticeable in CNN's coverage of the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. "They've flipped out. I don't know what happened to CNN because CNN used to really be great and I can remember when it was great," Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show"...
  • The awful truth about Obama beginning to dawn on his allies

    06/05/2014 8:51:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2014 | By Thomas Lifson
    It’s finally happening! Libs are starting to realize that the manufactured image of Barack Obama as a brilliant, capable executive is hooey, and that they have bought into an incompetent who threatens to sink them. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post doesn’t quite put it in those terms, of course, but you don’t have to read between the lines too closely to come up with that interpretation of his piece entitled, “Americans are starting to doubt President Obama is a good boss.”
  • Harry Reid on Bergdahl Deal: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’

    06/05/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/05/2014 | Free Beacon Staff
    Reid calls it 'a big deal over nothing'. The Democratic Party seems to have a go-to line to reflect apathy for controversial issues plaguing the Obama administration. Asked about why he seemed to be the only one notified about the deal to retrieve Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before it was made, Harry Reid bristled at the question. “I’m not sure I’m the only one,” he said. “A big deal over nothing. Is it Friday or is it Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously snapped, “What difference at this point...
  • Cliven Bundy Just Ruined His Cause

    04/24/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 314 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Brian Resnick
    After Bundy's overtly racist remarks, let's see how far politicians run away from him. The New York Times has overheard Cliven Bundy—the Nevada rancher who, instead of paying decades of overdue grazing fees, met the Bureau of Land management with guns and a small militia—saying this: "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, "and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a...
  • Cliven Bundy Makes Ridiculously Racist Comments, Says Blacks 'Better Off' As Slaves

    04/24/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher around whom some Republicans and conservative activists have rallied in a high-profile fight against the federal government, made disparaging comments about African-Americans in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday.  Bundy wondered if African-Americans might have been "better off" as slaves, referring to them as "the Negro."From The Times' Adam Nagourney:“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the...
  • Rick Perry Dismisses Nevada Rancher's Racist Remarks

    04/24/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | Hunter Walker
    In an interview with CBS This Morning Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry discussed the situation at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and racist comments made by the man at the center of the recent standoff there, rancher Cliven Bundy. Perry said Bundy's remarks were a "side issue" and pointed to a land dispute in Texas with the same federal agency Bundy battled in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management. "I don’t know what he said but the fact is Cliven Bundy is a side issue here compared to what we’re looking at in the state of Texas," Perry said. "He...
  • GOP Scrambles To Condemn Rancher's Remarks on Race

    04/24/2014 7:03:12 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 228 replies ^ | 04/24/2014 | Carrie Dann
    Republicans – including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul -- are scrambling to distance themselves from defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after he made startling comments about slavery and African-Americans in a New York Times article published Wednesday night. From the Times’ Adam Nagourney: “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen...
  • Rand Paul: Bundy’s racist remarks are ‘offensive’

    04/24/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Rand Paul distanced himself Thursday from Cliven Bundy’s recent remarks on race, roughly a week after the likely 2016 presidential contender knocked the way the federal government has handled the land dispute with the defiant rancher. “Cliven Bundy’s remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said via Twitter.
  • Glenn Beck: Cliven Bundy ‘unhinged’

    04/24/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 180 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Glenn Beck criticized Cliven Bundy’s comments on race on his radio program Thursday, saying the Nevada rancher is “unhinged from reality” and urging his supporters to “end your relationship” with him. “He’s often wondered if black people would be better of as slaves?” Beck said on his program, after reading from Bundy’s comments on race reported by The New York Times. “End your relationship. End your relationship. If that doesn’t end your relationship with him, you have to go back and question where did you go wrong. You wondered if blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton and having...

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.

    11/30/2013 3:06:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | Nov 30, 2013 | vanity
  • Twelve Days To "D-Day"?.Come 12/1/13,America Will Be Laughing At Liberals Via Exchange Failure.

    11/19/2013 6:01:14 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    On December 1,Twelve days from now, you have to wonder, Who Will Be Laughing At Liberals & Democrats Now?, Who will get the last laugh when the "Promised To Be Fixed" Health-Care Exchange will not be ready?,and today we find out it may only be 30% Fixed. Reid,Pelosi,Wasserman and the rest are going to either come up with a laughable excuse,maybe blame it on conservatives, or hide in their homes until the exchange sight actually works. And who can't wait to see liberal commentators try to spin it all over again!
  • Dukakis and the Tank. . .The inside story of the worst campaign photo op ever.

    11/19/2013 12:35:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | November 17, 2013 | By Josh King
    Matt Bennett can still hear the reporters laughing, all 90 of them. He can still picture Sam Donaldson doubled over, guffawing, on a riser that looked out over a dusty field in suburban Detroit. Bennett was a 23-year-old political rookie in 1988 when he was sent to a General Dynamics facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., to organize a campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis: a ride in a 68-ton M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The visit, meant to bolster the candidate’s credibility as a future commander-in-chief, would go down as one of the worst campaign backfires in history....
  • Fouad Ajami: When the Obama Magic Died

    11/15/2013 1:48:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | Fouad Ajami
    The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama's policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. If Barack Obama seems like a man alone, with nervous Democrats up for re-election next year running for cover, and away from him, this was the world he made. No advisers of stature can question his policies; the price of access in the Obama court...
  • The Chronology of the Obamacare Lie

    11/07/2013 4:54:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 11-6-13 | Kevin Jackson
    Americans have heard Obama pedantically touting his signature piece of legislation, his legacy — aka Obamacare — for over 4 years. What began as a firm promise, “If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan” has morphed to a conditional assurance, “if you have, or had one of these plans, before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really liked that plan…what we said was, you could keep it IF it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”
  • Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” (snip)
  • Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms

    10/03/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/2012
    Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms By CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer – 6 minutes ago Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry. Even in the iPod age, the list of nominees up for induction in 2013 is as eclectic as they come. Nominees differ wildly in sound, origin and influence, ranging from the enduring prog rock of Canadian trio...
  • Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment

    09/05/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 80 replies
    Vanity | 9/5/2012
    I think what has happened today with the Obama campaign moving their highly and arrogantly touted downsized Thursday acceptance speech from a football stadium ready for 65,000 people down to an arena able to fit less than 20,000 due to stage size and other platforms on the floor, is easily the DNC's hair rock moment. This is a moment where bands like Def Leppard, Warrant, RATT, Cinderella, Whitesnake,Extreme, Slaughter, Great White,White Lion, Dokken, and others were put on notice that a huge shift had taken place and that shift was called "grunge rock". It's as if Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In...
  • Romney Really Takes It to Obama

    06/14/2012 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush ^ | June 14, 2012 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Romney went out and made a speech right before Obama's. Obama's giving his reset, "I'm the guy that you want for the next four years" speech. Romney went out there literally minutes before Obama, and we got a couple sound bites. He was loaded for bear. He was energetic. He was enthusiastic. Our buddy Jim Pethokoukis tweeted: "I don't think this is the Romney they want to run against at Obama campaign headquarters." Meaning, this is not who they thought Romney was gonna be. I don't think McCain would've done this. (McCain impression) "That's right, that's...
  • Michele Bachmann links Rick Perry on HPV vaccine to Solyndra

    09/17/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 150 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Costa Mesa— Michele Bachmann, struggling to regain her footing in the GOP presidential contest, Friday assailed rival Rick Perry, saying he abused his power as governor of Texas and rewarded political donors in a manner similar to President Obama. (snip) She compared it to the federal controversy unfolding around Solyndra, a solar equipment maker that received a $535-million federal loan guarantee and which went bankrupt last month. Republicans have suggested that the guarantee was pushed by the White House to reward a major campaign donor with ties to Solyndra's biggest shareholder, a charge the Obama administration denies. Bachmann...
  • Michele Bachmann Jumps the Shark by Suggesting HPV Vaccine Can Cause "Mental Retardation"

    09/13/2011 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 159 replies ^ | 9/13/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Perry goofed up by using an executive order on the Gardasil -- there's no question he goofed up on it -- instead of taking it to the Texas legislature. He's admitted that over and over again. I think one of the reasons that Perry gets tired is that he had all the questions. He had to answer every question three or four times last night, and he did it smiling. I tell you, I would have probably (by the third or fourth time they came at me on this) have said, "What more do you need to hear on...
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'Bachmann may have jumped the shark'

    09/13/2011 12:29:10 PM PDT · by supahstar2005 · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    After scoring points against Texas Gov. Rick Perry in last night’s Republican debate on the issue of Gardasil vaccinations, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann made a statement on the Fox News Channel that she was informed Gardasil caused one child’s mental retardation. On his Tuesday radio show, Rush Limbaugh thought attacking Perry on that issue was ill-advised but admitted Perry had “goofed up” with that executive order. “Alright, Perry goofed up by using an executive order on the Gardasil,” Limbaugh said. “There’s no question he goofed up on it instead of taking it to the Texas legislature. He’s admitted that over...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil; Update: A really, really stupid attack on Palin

    09/13/2011 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 110 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/13/11 | Michelle Malkin
    The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil; Update: A really, really stupid attack on Palin Tweet By Michelle Malkin  •  September 13, 2011 11:42 AM A month ago, I was “fringe” for spotlighting Rick Perry’s Gardasil problem. As I said then, it’s not just a “single-issue,” one-off problem. It’s about his instincts, judgment, non-apology apology, and ethics.For everyone still catching up, here’s my column from a month ago.Now, Gardasil is the search word of the day. And there’s a new development.After successfully highlighting Perry’s troubling abuse of executive power during last night’s debate, Michele Bachmann risks blowing it with some...
  • Art Retail: Aaron Brothers Targeted Over Graffiti Back-to-School Campaign (graffiti kits)

    08/22/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 15 replies ^ | 8/22/2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A back-to-school campaign is drawing criticism for encouraging graffiti among school-aged children. The campaign, dubbed by the art-retailer Aaron Brothers as "Artrageous," is hosting free events and giving out free "graffiti starter kits" to participants. But city council members are calling the move outrageous by promoting an act of vandalism as art. Councilman Dennis Zine introduced a resolution this week trying to stop the company from hosting the event, claiming kids may be tempted use the tools for illegal reasons. Zine is seeking a seek and desist order to legally prevent the store from holding the...
  • Obama gives last-day interview to Ryan Seacrest

    11/01/2010 12:44:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's last-minute efforts to get Democratic voters to the polls include an interview with Ryan Seacrest. Yes, that Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol." The interview will air Tuesday on Seacrest's nationally syndicated radio show. Obama is also taping interviews Monday with local radio hosts in Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Honolulu and Miami. Those interviews will air on Election Day. Though Obama has no public campaign schedule between ahead of Tuesday's elections, White House officials believe he can reach his party's base from the White House. Obama is also holding conference calls Monday night with campaign volunteers...
  • Helen Thomas Defends Comments on Israelis in Radio Interview ['Distorted','Baloney'.....]

    10/12/2010 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Helen Thomas Defends Comments on Israelis in Radio Interview Thomas Says Remarks on Israelis 'Distorted,' Calls Charge of Anti-Semitism 'Baloney' By DEVIN DWYER WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2010 Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas, who resigned in June over comments many viewed as anti- Semitic, has taken to the airwaves to defend the remarks, saying they were "exactly what I thought." "I hit the third rail," Thomas told Ohio radio station WMRN-AM in an interview that aired today. "You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive." Thomas, 90, caused an uproar May 27 when she said Israelis should "get the...
  • Merle Haggard on America: ‘We Peaked Somewhere Around 1975′ (PBS Special Airs Tonight)

    07/21/2010 10:29:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/21/2010 | Speakeasy
    A few years ago, Merle Haggard was diagnosed with lung cancer and nearly became the latest country music legend to be felled by the unforgiving combination of hard living and age. Haggard beat the disease, returned to touring and now, at 73, he’s the subject of a PBS “American Masters” special airing tonight. The documentary, “Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself,” portrays a man trying to come to terms with a life that took him from a train-hopping delinquent to an ex-con to a country music superstar, thanks to hits like “Mama Tried” and “Okie from Muskogee.” Haggard has...
  • NAACP state president supports marijuana initiative

    07/15/2010 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Mojave · 40 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | July 14, 2010 | Black Voice News
    Special to the NNPA from Black Voice News (NNPA)—The California State Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is endorsing a ballot initiative for this November to legalize and tax recreational marijuana use. In addition, a recent poll suggests that Californians support the measure as well. NAACP State President Alice Huffman said the organization is backing the initiative, to counter marijuana arrest rates. She contends that it unfairly targets African Americans and other minorities. From a recently published article, Huffman states: “There is a strong racial component that must be considered when we investigate how...
  • Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Rogers: Why Elton John Played Their Wedding

    06/08/2010 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 111 replies · 251+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 08, 2010 | Zev Chafets
    JUNE 8, 2010 Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Rogers: Why Elton John Played Their Wedding By Zev Chafets A lot of people were unpleasantly surprised to learn that Elton John, one of the world’s most proudly prominent gay entertainers, played at Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach wedding to Kathryn Rogers last Saturday night. Evangelicals voiced dismay that a pious fellow like Rush would give legitimacy to the libertine Sir Elton. Limbaugh-haters jeered at what they considered el Rushbo’s hypocracy. This demonstrates that even after more than twenty years on the radio, not everyone understands who Limbaugh actually is. For starters he is...
  • Caption Helen Thomas

    06/07/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 42 replies · 124+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/7/10 | humor

    06/07/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 136 replies · 133+ views ^ | June 7, 2010
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately. Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet. Thomas later issued a statement: ``I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.’’ Thomas will mark her 90th birthday on Aug. 4.
  • BREAKING: Helen Thomas Announces Retirement; Robert Gibbs Calls Remarks “Reprehensible” – Video

    06/07/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 43+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 7, 2010 | Brian
    BREAKING: Fox News is reporting that Helen Thomas has announced her retirement effective immediately from the Hearst Corporation, and as a member of the White House Press Corps. In the video above, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today called anti-Jewish remarks by Helen Thomas “reprehensible”: “I think those remarks were offensive and reprehensible. I think she should and has apologized. Obviously those remarks do not reflect the opinion, certainly, I assume, of most of the people in here, and certainly not of the administration.”
  • Elon John Sings At Limbaugh’s Fourth Wedding [MSM Takes Swipe At Limbaugh Singer Choice!]

    06/06/2010 11:18:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 74 replies · 177+ views
    NBCTodayShow ^ | June 06, 2010
    Elon John Sings At Limbaugh’s Fourth Wedding Openly gay singer was reportedly paid $1 million to perform at event Singer Elton John received a $1 million fee to perform in front of 400 guests celebrating radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh's fourth wedding Saturday night, People Magazine reports. Limbaugh, 59, wed Kathryn Rogers, 33, at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Limbaugh is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage while John is openly gay and in a civil partnership with male partner David Furnish. Celebrity guests at the wedding reportedly included former Bush adviser Karl Rove, baseball slugger George Brett,...
  • Jack Bauer Died Monday Night and Bush Derangement Syndrome Killed Him

    05/11/2010 6:14:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies · 2,742+ views
    big hollywood ^ | 5/11/10 | Orson Bean
    **If you TiVo there are Spoilers** Who are you and what have you done with Jack Bauer? That’s what I wanted to scream at the pod person who starred on “24” last Monday. When the conservative creators of the show left and liberals took over, I was apprehensive. But by and large, the quality of the program kept up. I snorted, of course, when a bad character was threatened with torture by other bad guys. She was hauled into a medieval chamber filled with pincers, hot pokers and iron maidens. Then she was strapped down, a washcloth was draped over...
  • Tron Legacy sequel already in the works

    04/07/2010 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 405+ views
    Den of Geeks ^ | 04.07.10
    As the buzz surrounding Tron Legacy continues to grow - an impressive feat, considering the film itself isn't even due out until December - Disney is reportedly putting the pieces in place for a sequel already. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has given Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz the job of coming up with a script for what'd be a third Tron movie. This isn't dissimilar to the tactics that Warner Bros employed with Sherlock Holmes last year, when work on a second movie had begun even before the first had been seen. The upside of the gamble,...
  • Leftist Politics Destroyed ‘24’

    03/31/2010 7:57:24 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 72 replies · 2,336+ views
    News Real Blog ^ | 31 MARCH 2010 | Chris Yogerst
    Leftist Politics Destroyed ‘24’ 2010 March 31 by Chris Yogerst tags: 24, Jack Bauer Since 2001, there haven’t been any shows that have excited me more than 24. In fact, I can’t think of the last show that kept me on the edge of my seat like 24 did during its first few seasons. Its ability to attack terrorism in a way that takes no prisoners was not only timed perfectly after 9/11 it also provided a captivating story. Each commercial break felt like an eternity and the weeks in-between episodes were true tests of patience.The 24 we see...
  • FOX: "24" Canceled

    03/26/2010 7:29:51 PM PDT · by shove_it · 72 replies · 2,077+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 26 Mar 2010
    Jack Bauer's latest rough day will be his last on TV. FOX drama "24" will conclude with its current eighth season, star Mary Lynn Rajskub Tweeted on Friday, breaking the news. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Kiefer Sutherland "Just found out we got the word officially," she Tweeted. "This is 24's last season." FOX later confirmed the news, calling it a joint decision between "24" star and executive producer, Kiefer Sutherland, and showrunner Howard Gordon. [...]
  • TLC's 'American Chopper' reaches end of the road

    02/10/2010 12:48:20 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 138 replies · 2,757+ views
    TLC's 'American Chopper' reaches end of the road 54 minutes ago (AP:NEW YORK) "American Chopper" is riding off into the sunset. The popular TLC series based on the feuding Teutul family and their custom-built motorcycle business is going off the air after six seasons. TLC said Wednesday that the final episode will air Thursday. The end isn't a surprise. Paul Teutul and his son, Paul Jr., have frequently fought on the air. The son recently left the New York-based Orange County Choppers to start his own business, and the two are in a court dispute over money. The network said...
  • Analysis: Cool Obama takes the heat (Can't connect the dots but "he's so cool")

    01/08/2010 7:38:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 837+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/8/2010 | David Rogers/Politico
    For the sixth time in 11 days, President Barack Obama was back before the cameras Thursday, talking about airline safety and anti-terrorism. He then left quickly for a second White House room to meet with Senate chairmen and press them to have a health care bill on his desk no later than next month. Two very different issues with one common thread: Obama engaging, shedding his famous detachment after watching the intensity of his support drop dramatically since last spring. To get health care, he must be both a broker and a buffer, absorbing the heat for difficult decisions at...
  • Leaders, Activists Throwing in the Towel in Copenhagen

    12/18/2009 12:05:11 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 131 replies · 4,032+ views
    COPENHAGEN — Has Copenhagen collapsed? That seems to be the growing sentiment inside the city's Bella Conference Center, where officials, environmentalists and even delegates to the international climate conference began streaming out Friday evening. What began with excitement and anticipation two weeks ago ended Friday night with disappointment and anger for thousands. "This is a sad day for my country," said Mama Konate, chief delegate from the West African nation of Mali. "We have worked very hard to reach this agreement. And now it seems over. Without a deadline, I don't know if we will ever finish." The conference, the...
  • Bite Me! Comics Takes on Charles Johnson of LGF

    12/04/2009 12:12:09 PM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 33 replies · 1,523+ views
    Race Detective ^ | Bite Me! Comics
    A hilarious edit of an old comic book hammers Charles Johnson's decent into madness.
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Quietly, the President Finds That Golf Is No Slam Dunk (sucks at golf, sucks at being POTUS)

    11/24/2009 6:34:27 AM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies · 1,138+ views
    wsj ^ | 11/24/2009 | ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON
    One day last summer, Gene Mulak, observing carnage in the sand trap, decided it was time to rescue the Leader of the Free World. "Open the clubface more!" the golf pro yelled to President Barack Obama. A rank of bodyguards stiffened when they heard the shouting, but the commander-in-chief continued to hack away, sand flying, recalls Mr. Mulak, a resident professional at the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Mr. Obama waved off the guards and welcomed Mr. Mulak into the pit. The pro says he gave the president tips on his golf stance and his swing, both of...
  • Obama has a 'Pet Goat' Moment

    11/06/2009 8:51:45 PM PST · by Abakumov · 46 replies · 2,144+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2009 | Editorial
    Hours after the Fort Hood massacre, a grieving nation looked to the president for consolation and leadership. Instead, it got light banter and a "shout-out" before President Obama read a perfunctory statement. The president has always had a reputation for coolness, but in this case, he was utterly detached. He can't blame the scriptwriter for his astonishing lack of empathy.
  • Finding a new model for news reporting

    10/19/2009 6:21:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 903+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2009 | Leonard Downie Jr. and Michael Schudson
    News reporting that holds accountable those with power and influence has been a vital part of American democratic life, especially in places with daily newspapers profitable maintain substantial reporting staffs. That journalism is now at risk...American society must now take some collective responsibility for supporting news reportings....In a comprehensive report commissioned by the Columbia University Journalism School, we suggest a number of public sources of support for this news reporting: - The Internal Revenue Service or Congress should clarify tax regulations to explicitly allow new or existing local news organizations to operate as nonprofit or low-profit entities, allowing them...
  • Think yellow: 'Simpsons' anniversary contest lets winner create character for 2010 episode

    10/16/2009 11:44:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 785+ views
    AP ^ | October 16, 2009 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" is giving one lucky contest winner the chance to make others yellow with envy by creating a character for the animated TV series. The new Springfield resident will appear in an early 2010 episode featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay as guest star. The contest, part of the Fox show's 20th-anniversary celebration, is for those 18 and older. It opens Friday and runs until 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 24.
  • Please Quit Saying That Barack Obama Is Like Adolph Hitler!

    10/09/2009 9:04:43 AM PDT · by ignorancerunsrampant · 26 replies · 800+ views
    Hitler was able to get the Olympics to Munich!
  • Payback: Obama Was Told Trip Would Win Olympics

    10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 57 replies · 2,066+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/05/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago, The Chicago Tribune reports. "The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser. "The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference." President Obama first tried lobbying quietly through phone calls, and had not decided until a few days before...
  • Is Obama Becoming a Joke?

    10/08/2009 5:00:26 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 76 replies · 3,091+ views ^ | 10/8/2009 | David Paul Kuhn
    Most presidents become a joke at some point. It's a matter of when and how. Both points should concern this president. In Winston Churchill's words, "a joke is a very serious thing." Or it can be, when the joke is about a very serious thing. "Saturday Night Live" has long been a comedic benchmark. Last weekend, SNL took its first hard hit at President Obama. Fred Armisen, who plays the president, gave an Oval Office address: "When you look at my record it's very clear what I've done so far and that is nothing. Nada. Almost one year and nothing...
  • Obama makes Olympic announcement. Chicago lost Bid Due To Bush Failed Policies.

    10/02/2009 12:28:59 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 40 replies · 3,246+ views
    Couldn't resist. He blames Bush for everything else. I guess Obama has inherited his low poll numbers from Bush too....