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  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 66 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Robinson: Obama has good reason to smile

    09/07/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON • Attention has been focused on who becomes our next president, but meanwhile the incumbent is on quite a roll. Throughout his tour of Alaska, President Obama looked full of his old swagger. He took photos of Denali — the former Mt. McKinley — through the windows of Air Force One and shared them via Instagram. He used melting glaciers as a backdrop to talk about climate change, posed with small children and large fish, and became the first sitting president to venture north of the Arctic Circle. He seemed to smile throughout the trip, and why not? The...
  • Meet Bug-Eating, Urine-Drinking TV Outdoorsman Bear Grylls, Obama’s Unlikely Hiking Buddy

    09/03/2015 12:42:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As far as hiking buddies go, Barack Obama and Bear Grylls make for an unlikely pairing. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman with a flair for drama and a propensity for drinking his own urine. Obama is cerebral and stolidly even-keeled, and, you know, the president of the United States. Nevertheless, the strange duo is slated for some bonding Tuesday while hiking the Exit Glacier, a south Alaskan river of ice that has shrunk by 1.25 miles in recent decades. They have no plans to drink urine, Grylls has confirmed, and the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to...
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isn’t the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere… reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart — who loves to play the “I’m...
  • Barack H. Obama is the Greatest President of Modern Times (No, it is no satire)

    01/03/2015 12:30:35 PM PST · by South40 · 85 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | 29 DEC 2014 | Hrafnkell Haraldssonmore
    It is difficult to compare presidents outside of a narrow context of time. It is like trying to compare baseball players, like Ruth and Aaron, or football players, like Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning. For athletes, the games they play were different then; and for presidents, not only the country, but the world is different. There is no way of knowing how a president today would have fared when faced with the prospect of the First or Second World War, or how they would have handled the advent of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. These are answers we...
  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired, (Mega barf!)

    12/29/2014 2:41:10 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies ^ | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired by Jeffrey M. Jones Story Highlights Hillary Clinton is most admired woman for 17th time in 18 years Barack Obama is most admired man for 7th year in a row PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans continue to name Hillary Clinton as the woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire most, and name Barack Obama as the man they admire most. Clinton has held the top women's spot in each of the last 13 years and 17 of the last 18, with that streak interrupted only by first lady Laura Bush...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • Senate intelligence report takes GOP tirades about Benghazi head-on (Dems view, barf alert)

    01/28/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to “stand down,” perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox News at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a coverup. The Senate intelligence report addressed this inflammatory charge head-on. “The committee explored claims that there was a ‘stand down’...
  • Matthews on Obama Interview: ‘He Came Amongst Us’ [Barf-bags at the ready, please]

    12/05/2013 6:04:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews said President Obama “came amongst us” in an awestruck voice during a post-interview analysis on Hardball Thursday.Panelist David Corn said Obama appeared to remain frustrated with the media culture in Washington, but Matthews countered with Obama’s appearance on his program.“David Corn, you skeptic,” Matthews said. “He came to us today. He came amongst us.”Full exchange: DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political media culture that he has to work within, and that he’s really looking to rally people, students here–CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, if that’s the case –CORN: – and supporters, and people within the...
  • The myths of Obamacare's 'failure' (Major BARF alert)

    11/19/2013 8:07:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles TImes ^ | 11/18/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    Attacks on the Affordable Care Act have stepped up over the last week or so. You'd think that the healthcare reform known as Obamacare is leading to the wholesale loss of affordable insurance by huge sectors of the American public, many of whom will be impoverished by being forced into low-quality health plans at exorbitant prices. You'd think the entire reform is on "life support," as the usually judicious National Journal put it today, speculating that Democrats may soon start calling for its repeal. Don't buy the hype. The numbers tell an entirely different story. What they also demonstrate is...
  • Women will decide election for McAuliffe, Cuccinelli

    11/04/2013 10:25:54 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 84 replies
    CBS6 WTVR ^ | November 04, 2013 | VCU iPadJournos
    RICHMOND, Va. – With just one more day to go in the campaign, there is one group of voters that Republican Ken Cuccinelli needs to win over to become the next governor of Virginia: Female voters. He currently trails his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe by 16 points among women. Carol Noggle, legislative coordinator of the League of Women Voters of Virginia, believes that women are likely to have a significant impact this year. “There were more women than men who are registering to vote,” Noggle said in a phone interview. “The higher turnout may be among women than men,” said...
  • Editorials Seethe with Anger over 'Shameful' Gun Control Defeat

    04/18/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/18/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    In reaction to the defeat of gun control in the U.S. Senate yesterday, editorial pages across the nation are seething with anger, lashing out at rural America, gun manufacturers and the NRA.
  • US postpones award for Egyptian woman after anti-Semitic tweets surface

    03/07/2013 3:39:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/7/13 | Staff
    The Obama administration is postponing an award for an Egyptian activist who was subjected to a "virginity test" after protesting in Cairo´s Tahrir Square. The State Department had said Samira Ibrahim would be among recipients of an International Women of Courage award presented by Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama on Friday. Now the State Department says she won´t be honored Friday because of anti-American and anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter account. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday officials will first study the tweets, which include support for attacks against U.S. diplomatic
  • After 1,460 Letters, Heart-Broken CNN Reporter to Stop Writing President,Lamenting "He Never Called"

    01/24/2013 6:36:03 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/24/13 | Aurelius
    Tom Foreman is a CNN "reporter" who few have heard of. Maybe no one's noticed him because he's been writing letters to President Barack Obama. Often. Every single day, in fact. For four years. That's 1,460 letters... What precisely was in the letters, on top of the sheer number of them, is particularly disturbing. The joy that this exercise gave Foreman at times is all the more unnerving. Mr. Foreman often ended letters asking the President to "call when you can," because he knows he's busy. He told him about "a guy [who] started giving [him] a hard time" in...
  • New Book Claims Journalists 'Swooned' Over Obama During Off The Record Bar Visit Last Year

    01/19/2013 7:06:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for years, there is no objective press anymore - only sycophants gushing and fawning over the political leaders they agree with and admire. More evidence of this came Friday from the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering who shared with readers some startling observations in Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings' new book including journalists swooning over Barack Obama at an off-the-record event held at a bar in Orlando, Florida, last year: “The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings...
  • Op-Ed: Obama has already won (Unintentional humor alert)

    08/25/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Knickerbocker Ledger ^ | August 23, 2012 | Stephen Pampinella
    Guys, I have to let you in on a little secret: the election is already over. No, I haven’t got crazy (yet) and realize that election day is more than two months away. However, after watching the last six weeks of this trainwreck of a campaign, it is impossible to believe that Romney has any chance to win. He doesn’t, and Obama will be reelected. We can make such bold predictions by reviewing a few pieces of evidence. Romney’s campaign: These guys don’t have a clue, do they? Like most members of the observing public, I assumed that the Romney...
  • White House Petition: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the DNC Convention...

    08/20/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    White House We the People Petitions | Monday, August 20, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    Regarding the controversy about Rep. Akin's rape remarks, I have started a petition at the White House website to urge Pres. Obama to disinvite Bill Clinton from the Democrat's convention. Standards must be maintained by both parties. Please forward the link. After 150 signatures the petition will go live on the White House website. It can be seen here by those who sign up for a White House petition user acount and then can be signed. Dropping the s from https may help view the petition. we petition the obama administration to: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • Thrill Is Gone ? Matthews Turns On Obama; ‘I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe’

    11/20/2011 1:30:00 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 169 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2011 |
    In an explosive interview on MSNBC, Chris Matthews has harsh criticism for President Obama and his team of advisers.
  • Doonesbury creator says Obama is hard to satirize (Barf)

    10/27/2010 11:00:33 AM PDT · by mmanager · 50 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 27, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau says President Barack Obama is difficult to satirize. In an interview marking Doonesbury's 40th anniversary,'s David Plotz asked Trudeau: Who's the hardest politician to satirize, and why? Trudeau answered:
  • Former President Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman says he's gay after years of denial

    08/25/2010 7:35:11 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 25, 2010 | DN Washington Bureau
    Ken Mehlman, who was President George W. Bush's campaign manager in 2004, has come out as gay - and wants to be an advocate for gay marriage. Mehlman, also a former Republican National Committee chairman, told the Atlantic magazine "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life." He said friends, family and colleagues "have been wonderfully supportive." When rumors of Mehlman's sexual orientation circulated years ago, he told several reporters that they were false. Mehlman and his aides went to considerable lengths to conceal his sexual identity, arranging "dates" with women and photos of...
  • Palin's Deft Touch on Race Relations (Barf Alert)

    08/19/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT · by militanttoby · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 19, 2010 | Alan Mascarenhas
    Two conflicting pieces of evidence on the state of race relations in America. Exhibit A: an African-American elected to the White House amid tears of joy and a 53 percent vote share. Exhibit B: Sarah Palin’s cheeky, defiant—and increasingly incendiary—tweets. On Wednesday, Palin leaped to defend radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who used the N word 11 times when a black woman called her advice hotline last week. After the furor broke, Dr. Laura apologized for a “horrible mistake.” She also announced she would end her radio show so she could “get her First Amendment rights back” away from the...
  • Strange Brew: Why is the Coffee Party Movement an Overnight MSM Sensation?

    03/18/2010 10:01:12 AM PDT · by KippLanham · 8 replies · 384+ views
    PJTV ^ | March 18, 2010 | PJTV
    Ask anyone in the Tea Party movement and they'll tell you how difficult it is to get any media attention at all, not to mention coverage that is actually fair and accurate, yet the Coffee Party movement sprung up overnight and it's already a media favorite. Find out why and comment here:
  • Obama Merchandise a Big Seller at NBC Store

    08/17/2009 5:36:21 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 12 replies · 606+ views
    Politics at Fox News ^ | 17 Aug 2009 | Maxim Lott
    Can you celebrate the Obama presidency at NBC? Yes you can.
  • Bruce Bartlett : The GOP's Misplaced Rage (the person they should be angry with already left)

    08/13/2009 1:15:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1,870+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/13/2009 | Bruce Bartlett
    Leading conservative economist Bruce Bartlett writes that the Obama-hating town-hall mobs have it wrong—the person they should be angry with left the White House seven months ago. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Where is the evidence that everything would be better if Republicans were in charge? Does anyone believe the economy would be growing faster or that unemployment would be lower today if John McCain had won the election? I know of no economist who holds that view. The economy is like an ocean liner that turns only very slowly. The gross domestic product and the level of employment would be pretty much the...
  • NYT: Barack’s Progress Report (Message from Bizzaro World)

    08/06/2009 12:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 660+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | Gail Collins
    Barack Obama had his 48th birthday this week. Since we learned during last year’s campaign that he can be blamed for anything bad that’s happened in this country since he was a toddler, perhaps this is a good time to suggest that it’s his fault the Beatles didn’t perform at Woodstock. The president celebrated by having lunch with the Democratic senators, proving once again that this is truly a guy who knows how to party. He also showed up at a press briefing to sing “Happy Birthday” to Helen Thomas, the legendary reporter and columnist who turned 89 on the...
  • Helen Thomas 'Miffed' at Doonesbury, Wanted to Be Rumored as 'JFK's Lover'

    07/31/2007 9:47:22 PM PDT · by · 54 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | Tim Graham
    Helen Thomas, the Hearst columnist and long-time scourge of Republican presidents as UPI White House correspondent, was "miffed" at Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau because he joked that the rumors were that she was Harry Truman's lover: "I wished he said I was Jack Kennedy's lover." If that makes Thomas sound like a liberated woman, that would be in line with her recent Planned Parenthood luncheon speech in Iowa, where she claimed conservatives would love to deny women even their right to vote: "It seems now, more than ever, the Supreme Court is prepared to put Americans -- especially women --...
  • Obama Fashion Is Soooo 2008 (Frumpy New Look Poses Dire Threat to Democracy)

    07/22/2009 1:30:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,730+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Wed, Jul 22, 2009 | SARA K. SMITH
    Last year, America fell in love with Michelle and Barack Obama. Why? Because they were chic. Iconic photos of a sunglassed Sen. Obama deplaning in a trim suit with a narrow tie blowing in the wind thrilled a nation of Snuggied schlubs. We swooned at Michelle Obama's adorable shift dresses and casual flip. They were like Jack and Jackie Kennedy, minus the pills and the Brahmin accents! But since they moved into the White House, the once impeccably attired couple has encountered a series of troubling missteps. The new First Lady wore a weird toilet paper toga to the Inaugural...
  • Details Magazine: 'Can Obama Make You Better In Bed?'

    07/01/2009 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Justaham · 47 replies · 1,535+ views ^ | 7-1-09 | Tim Graham
    And they says bloggers are news-lite. The latest issue of Details magazine carries this ludicrous headline on the top of the cover: "Can Obama Make You Better In Bed?" Inside is an article suggesting that "from the way we wear our suits to the way we relate to our wives, somehow American men are acting a little more like 44." This is, as you might suspect, the work of a magazine just making wild generalizations about American manhood with bold assertion and zero research. Men may have favored McCain last November, "But it might not matter all that much, because...
  • SFChron Slobbers: Obama is 'Father of our Country,' has 'Super-Dad Status'

    06/22/2009 7:58:48 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 27 replies · 701+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/22/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The reader might be warned that reading this San Francisco Chronicle Father's Day piece serves as a most perfect emetic. In fact, it's a wonder that writer Jennifer Weiss could type with all those stars in her eyes. Her Father's Day adulation of Obama is so over-the-top that Obama suddenly becomes the "father of our country," and is determined to have "super-dad status." The most offensive part of this piece is, of course, the aforementioned assigning to Obama of the role of "father of our country." There is only one father of our country and that is George Washington, war...
  • Obama Smacks Down Pesky Fly

    06/17/2009 9:12:19 AM PDT · by traumer · 76 replies · 2,032+ views
    - see the video - The president proved yesterday he will not tolerate distractions from his hefty political agenda -- at least not those coming from pesky insects. President Obama addressed issues ranging from health care to financial industry reform in a lengthy interview on CNBC on Tuesday, but he was interrupted by a fly persistently buzzing around his head. "Hey! Get out of here," Mr. Obama said. After a few irritated swats, the president zeroed in on the pest and patiently waited for it to land on his hand. He gave it a quick smack and watched it fall...
  • No shoes thrown at Obama (Salon barf alert)

    06/04/2009 10:18:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 870+ views
    Salon ^ | June 4, 2009 | By Mike Madden
    President Obama was more than halfway through his speech at Cairo University Thursday morning when, suddenly, he was interrupted by a shout from the audience. Security in the Egyptian capital was tight, and security around the hall where he spoke was even tighter, but it seemed -- for a moment -- like somehow something had gone wrong. Until, that is, Obama acknowledged the interruption with a smile and a "thank you." What the person in the audience had yelled, it turned out, was a hearty, "Barack Obama, we love you!" -- in English. The adoration, the campus setting: it was...
  • Obama deftly calms culture war passions ("change we can all believe in")

    05/21/2009 10:11:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 693+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Wednesday, May 20, 2009
    When Notre Dame, the nation's best-known Catholic university, asked resolutely pro-choice President Barack Obama to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address this year, it caused intense controversy in Catholic circles. About 50 U.S. bishops publicly opposed the president's planned appearance, which violated their 2004 directive that Catholic universities "should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles." On Sunday, graduation day came to Notre Dame, and so did Obama - who was overwhelmingly welcomed. In a warm, conciliatory speech, he didn't shy away from abortion, saying that the two sides' views are fundamentally...
  • Make way, ladies: Michelle Obama hits sexy list (Caption This)

    05/14/2009 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 203 replies · 6,210+ views ^ | May 14, 2009 12:01 PM | Agence France-Presse
    WASHINGTON - For the first time the U.S. First Lady has made Maxim magazine's annual top 100 list of "hottest women in the world," with Michelle Obama making the grade at number 93. Billed as the "stimulus package America really needs," the British-based international magazine known for revealing pictorials of models and actresses showcases Obama in her tasteful official White House portrait. In the rare accolade for a political spouse, the magazine notes that her husband President Barack Obama "may be dealing with two wars, an economic meltdown, and a rapidly graying dome. "But at least our Commander in Chief...
  • Video: No, Obama wasn’t cleaning the floor when greeting Abdullah

    While I don’t post a lot on Twitter myself, I do learn a few things by monitoring my feed. For those wondering why the media hasn’t reported at all on Barack Obama’s protocol-smashing deep-waisted bow to King Abdullah — besides the usual Cover Obama’s Behind impulse — a few people are suggesting that media outlets are taking the position that Obama was really picking something off the ground instead of bowing. Where did they get idea? Certainly not from the video. I’ve highlighted the portion, and repeat it a couple of times to be clear: Very clearly, throughout the bow,...
  • Is Obama Too Bright To Be President? (LOL Alert)

    03/31/2009 1:55:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 1,292+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2009 | By John Tantillo
    More Roosevelt… Less Jimmy Carter… that’s what this brand needs! Folks, there’s been a lot of scrutiny of President Obama in these first 100 days. It goes with the territory. The attention is brutal no matter who’s in the Oval Office and it always will be. Exposure is something most marketers covet . . .but over-exposure especially of the wrong features can be deadly for a personal brand. That is why, Barack Obama –whom I’ve called a first-rate poli-marketer (see the past few weeks FOX Forum posts here)– had better stop behaving like Jimmy Carter and start emulating Roosevelt. In...
  • Stars Turn Out for Clinton Swearing-In

    02/04/2009 6:10:52 AM PST · by jessduntno · 18 replies · 695+ views
    AP ^ | Today | ROBERT BURNS
    Stars Turn Out for Clinton Swearing-In By ROBERT BURNS, AP Yes, that was Chevy Chase, the former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman, in the crowd at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's ceremonial swearing-in Monday at the State Department. Chase brought a touch of Hollywood star power to a gathering of Washington's power elite, including Henry Kissinger and three other former secretaries of state, as Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office. In her remarks, Clinton thanked Biden and President Barack Obama for choosing her as the nation's top diplomat, saying she had assumed her new responsibilities "at a...
  • Celebrities crave access with Barack Obama

    01/09/2009 9:44:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 770+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 9, 2009 | Tina Daunt
    Celebrities crave access with Barack Obama By TINA DAUNT January 9, 2009 One of the things that makes Hollywood so attractive to politicians is not just the depth of its pockets, but the fact that its hand isn't out. Collecting contributions from any other industry usually comes with an implicit understanding that it wants something in return, usually something that has an economic benefit. Yes, the entertainment industry cares about copyright and distribution, but these days nearly everybody is on the same page when it comes to those issues. What celebrities care most about are causes and the access that...
  • Men's Health responds to readers mail about Obama Wow!

    10/28/2008 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies · 3,670+ views
    10.28.08 | perdogg
    To our readers: In the weeks since the November issue of Men’s Health hit mailboxes and newsstands, there has been an extraordinary outpouring of mail concerning our choice for the cover: Barack Obama. Some of you were excited to see a man you admired, some were grateful to learn about the presidential candidate from an MH perspective, and some of you felt betrayed by what you saw as a politically charged choice for the cover of your generally a-political magazine. Our selection of Senator Obama for the cover was based on two things: 1) he’s a man in the public...
  • Palin: wrong woman, wrong message

    09/04/2008 6:48:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 113 replies · 484+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 4, 2008 | Gloria Steinem
    Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger. Here's the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing -- the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party -- are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to women -- and to many men too -- who have picketed, gone on hunger strikes or confronted violence at the polls so women can vote. We owe it to Shirley Chisholm, who first took the "white-male-only" sign off the White...
  • Media's grade-school crush on Obama flunks smell test for most objective Americans

    08/27/2008 1:39:56 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 26, 2008 | Peter Schweizer
    Anyone who thinks the media have been balanced and unbiased during the current election simply hasn't been paying attention. Barack Obama has benefitted from adoring coverage, a lack of journalistic rigor, and a sizeable advantage in media coverage. In short, everything in the media seems to break his direction. Large parts of the American public already recognize this. According to a recent study by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of independent voters and even 27 percent of Democrats believe that the media are trying to help Obama win. Just 12 percent of independents said the media were helping John McCain. This...
  • Gods Deciding Obama Is Man For Oval Office (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2008 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 683+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 23, 2008 | David S. Broder
    It made no sense when Barack Obama left the country on his nine-day overseas tour for some of my fellow columnists to describe it as a high-risk venture. Foreign leaders, who can read the polls as well as anyone, would go out of their way not to embarrass a man who may, six months from now, be president of the United States. Obama prepares thoroughly for the big occasions. He is almost always well-briefed, and he was traveling in sharp company — with Sens. Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel — so you knew he would be thoroughly ready for these...
  • Why Bob Barr favors Clinton (Bill) over Bush (Dubya)

    06/20/2008 1:21:26 PM PDT · by mnehring · 51 replies · 55+ views
    You read that right. The leader of the Bill Clinton Impeachment Team in the House says Bush is SO much worse than Clinton ever was. Check it out in this fascinating video. Barr also talks about the history of his mustache, civil liberties, privacy and other important topics. (video link-
  • The Race Perplex: Obama, the white vote and a venerable American argument (Kneepad alert)

    05/14/2008 8:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 144+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2008 | Howard Fineman
    I'll never forget a frigid morning in Springfield: Sen. Barack Obama, elegantly Lincolnesque in a long wool coat, launching his presidential candidacy in the shadow of the old Illinois State Capitol. The echoes of history were almost deafening—not just of Abraham Lincoln, who, like Obama, had been a legislator there, but of the argument over slavery and race that Lincoln had joined there. On that sunny February day in 2007, Obama seemed to radiate uplift and glorious possibility. He was making a statement: that his candidacy would be the exclamation point at the end of our four-century-long argument over the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Has The Ass Of Life

    04/21/2008 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 166 replies · 1,097+ views
    Chelsea Clinton was in town Friday night, and boy did she have a fabulous time! And why not: She hit all the gay bars in Center City, along with Ed Rendell and Rob Reiner. She even went to Tavern on Camac and Sisters! (Her pub crawl also included Woody's and Bump. What, no Uncle's?) When Chelsea was little, Rush Limbaugh called her ugly and everybody got mad at him. But nobody's calling Chelsea unattractive now. "Chelsea, the gays love you," shouted one gay person. "We love your highlights -- you're gorgeous baby!" said another, which prompted bisexual hottie Anne Dicker...
  • HILLARY! publishes DFU response to "Crooked Claims About Clinton" hit piece

    02/08/2008 1:32:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies · 245+ views ^ | 2-8-08 | DFU
    When you do battle with the mainstream media that is wearing a phony mask as "non-partisan," it can be somewhat interesting. Viveca Novak, who "mutually agreed" to have her job with TIME MAG terminated, did an unapologetic hit piece. When they got caught, of course, they would not back down. I will at least give them credit for publishing my response. I was informed by NEWSWEEK that it would also be published on its site. I expect to see more of this nonsense, as those wearing the kneepads and drinking the Kool-Aide do all they can to protect the criminal...
  • Scarborough's Sop to Hillary: 'You've Opened Your Heart Even More'

    09/18/2007 5:51:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 109 replies · 183+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even as the words were leaving his mouth, Joe Scarborough acknowledged that he was going to get "killed by conservative bloggers." And being the obliging sorts we are here at NewsBusters . . . Joe's interview of Hillary Clinton on today's "Morning Joe" was one long paean to her greatness coupled with a mea culpa for the wrongs that he and other Republicans visited on her during the '90s. View video here. Excerpts: When you talk about "two Americas," and John Edwards has been talking about two Americas, two Americas, and my Republican friends say, "oh, it's class warfare," I...
  • NBC Gals Gaga for Gunga Dan Rather

    07/10/2007 7:01:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 767+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dan Rather might have left CBS under a cloud, but his star still shines brightly -- at least among some on the distaff side of the NBC networks.Rather was a scheduled guest on today's "Morning Joe," and neither Erin Burnett, reporting in from CNBC, nor MSNBC newsreader Mika Brzezinski, could curb her enthusiasm.Burnett was first to confess. CNBC'S ERIN BURNETT: You know who I had a crush on? . . . Don't you have Dan Rather coming on in a couple of minutes? Alright, so, when I was little, I thought I was going to marry Dan Rather. I watched...
  • Al Gore to Jon Stewart: ‘Facts Play Less of a Role in the Way we Make Decisions’

    05/26/2007 4:22:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 811+ views ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore to Jon Stewart: ‘Facts Play Less of a Role in the Way we Make Decisions’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 26, 2007 - 17:42. The Global Warmingist-in-Chief was Jon Stewart’s guest on “The Daily Show” Thursday evening. And, right out of the starting blocks, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore made a statement that marvelously epitomized his career: Yeah, logic, reason, facts play less of a role now in the way we make decisions in America. Granted, in his typically smug manner, Gore was pointing fingers at others. However, as veracity has never been his strong suit, this was clearly an inconvenient truth...
  • Carter critics stifle Middle East debate

    01/11/2007 6:12:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies · 1,050+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 1-11-07 | John Nichols
    There is an ugly cynicism to the attack on Jimmy Carter that has been launched by Americans who well recognize that the former president's new book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," says nothing that has not already been said about the Middle East conflict by Israeli politicians and commentators. So why is Carter, a longtime friend of Israel and the Jewish people, being smeared as an anti-Semite for suggesting that the occupation by Israeli forces of Palestinian territory inspires troubling comparisons with the apartheid system that white South Africans once imposed on their country's black majority? One of Israel's most prominent...