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  • Social media explodes with more Trump plagiarism allegations

    07/19/2016 10:11:33 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 91 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/19/2016 | Javier Panzar
    Another day, another speech by a member of the Trump family — and another round of plagiarism charges coursing through social media. The Daily Show's Twitter account seemed to pounce first when it pointed out lines from Donald Trump Jr.'s speech that seemed to be identical to words first used in a May article by F.H. Buckley in The American Conservative called "Trump vs. the New Class."
  • Orlando Terrorist Attack Is Threat To Left's Agenda

    06/14/2016 4:27:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The Left is being forced to acknowledge that the Orlando terrorist attack is an existential threat to its agenda, amid an election already focused on America’s inability to control world affairs and its own borders. The Left’s agenda to eradicate the nation state through open borders and disarmament is in real trouble after a known radicalized Islamist, with a connection to a suicide bomber, whose father broadcast a radio show supporting the Taliban, who was given security clearances and weapons licenses to work on DHS contracts, claimed allegiance to ISIS while methodically slaughtering 50 Americans in Orlando.
  • Lt. Gov. Patrick Calls for FWISD Superintendent's Resignation

    05/10/2016 3:42:28 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 10 replies ^ | 5/9/16 | Holley Ford
    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the resignation of Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner, Superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District. Patrick says Scribner placed his own personal agenda ahead of students by adopting transgender student guidelines. In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Patrick said: “After less than a year as superintendent, Dr. Scribner has lost his focus and thereby his ability to lead the Fort Worth ISD. He has placed his own personal political agenda ahead of the more than 86,000 students attending 146 schools in the district by unilaterally adopting ‘Transgender Student Guidelines.’ Without any...
  • (V) Media Turns Shooters Into Jihadi Ken And Barbie

    12/03/2015 10:09:55 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 13 replies
    various media | 12-03-2015 | Orangehoof
    The media spinners are quickly forming a template for the latest act of terrorism to hit out shores - the killing of 14 people at a community center in San Bernadino, CA. Stylish Jihadi Ken and Barbie, the Bonnie and Clyde role models for a new century, left this world in a hail of bullets after performing workplace violence against useless white bureaucrats having a "holiday party" (likely with Christian overtones where something offensive like ham or bacon bits may have been served in the casserole). Ken and Barbie could take no more so they went home and dressed in...
  • ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie

    03/16/2015 12:35:36 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    The late evening of Aug. 9, 2014, I couldn’t sleep. I was due to substitute-anchor MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki” and should have been asleep. But after looking at my Twitter feed and reading the rage under #Ferguson, I felt compelled to type a reaction to the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. Tying the shooting to the inane whine of certain politicians about a “war on whites,” I decried the next morning the death of yet another unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer. In those early hours and early days, there...
  • Obama wants Ferguson to explode

    08/20/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Joseh Curl
    If you had predicted six years ago that America’s first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room. If you had said that, in the face of a sudden racial crisis, the president — portrayed as black throughout the campaign — would be impotent, neutered, unable to speak powerfully about the situation, they would have scoffed incredulously. Who are “they”? Everyone. If you had expressed those fears out loud in the run-up to his historic 2008 election, everyone within earshot would have mocked you mercilessly. More, they...
  • 'Paedophilia is natural and normal for males'

    07/05/2014 9:20:51 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 85 replies ^ | July 5 2014 | By Andrew Gilligan
    The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge. Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”
  • ‘The Boycott Began In Tel Aviv’ (out of leftist Israeli groups)

    01/24/2014 10:52:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Yashar
    Yaakov Berg, CEO of Psagot Winery, revealed to Arutz Sheva that the international boycotts of Israel products began precisely in Tel Aviv. There, the discrimination by Israelis against domestic produce from over the 1949 Armistice line opened the international floodgates. “Today everyone is attacking the countries that boycott us, but I want to say that the true boycott began from among us,” emphasizes Berg. […] Berg noted that he is convinced the Tel Aviv boycotters will in the end be boycotted as well, a prediction borne out by reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry is manipulating the EU...
  • Physical punishment tied to aggression, hyperactivity

    01/19/2014 5:30:35 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 60 replies ^ | January 17, 2014 | Kathleen Raven
    Regardless of the culture a child lives in, corporal punishment may do lasting psychological harm, German researchers say. In a new study conducted in Tanzania, where physical punishment is considered normal, primary school students who were beaten by teachers or family members in the name of discipline tended to show more behavior problems, not fewer, the researchers found. "Parents aim to educate children through corporal punishment, but instead of learning good social behaviors, the beatings often have the opposite effect," said Tobias Hecker, a psychologist at the University of Konstanz, who led the study. "Some people still believe, despite an...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT · 100 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    Move would allow Obama administration to institute policies that would better integrate communities The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments...
  • Court: Teacher Who Punished Student for his Catholic Belief Against Sodomy Violated His Rights

    06/20/2013 2:26:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies ^ | June 20, 2013 | Thomas More Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announces a victory in their lawsuit against teacher Johnson McDowell of Howell High School in Howell, Michigan. Federal District Judge Patrick J. Duggan of the Eastern District of Michigan issued his opinion yesterday. The Court declared the teacher’s actions in punishing Daniel Glowacki for expressing his beliefs against homosexuality violated “Daniel’s First Amendment rights.” In its findings of fact—the Court described how the teacher initiated a discussion about homosexuality. The teacher wore a purple t-shirt and was promoting the...
  • Media Will Quickly Revert to Defending Obama, Attacking Republicans Over Scandals

    05/18/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    The liberal media are not really "up in arms" with the Obama administration, but are simply having a "lover's quarrel" over the AP scandal in particular, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told CNBC host Larry Kudlow on his May 16 The Kudlow Report program. What's more, it won't be that long until "[t]he Bill Clinton syndrome is going to be upon us, where it's time to move on, we've covered it [the media will say] and they're going to turn the fire right on Republicans as being obstructionists. Mark my word," the Media Research Center founder predicted. "They would report what...
  • California bill penalizes companies for reducing employee hours under ObamaCare

    05/09/2013 10:10:15 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 122 replies ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jimmy Gomez
    230.9. (a) It shall be unlawful for a large employer, as defined in Section 14199.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to designate an employee as an independent contractor or temporary employee, reduce an employee's hours of work, or terminate an employee if the purpose of the action is to avoid the employer's obligations under Article 7 (commencing with Section 14199) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
  • Woman behind street parties to 'celebrate' death of Margaret Thatcher named

    04/10/2013 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Third Person · 51 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 10th, 2013 | Telegraph reporters
    Romany Blythe, 45, created a group on Facebook called The Witch is Dead followed by more than 5,000 people, calling for “demonstrations of disapproval” across the country. A number of places on the list were locations of riots and demonstrations that took place across the country on Monday, including Bristol city centre and George Square in Glasgow. Blythe is a drama teacher with a workshop company that visits secondary schools. She specialises in “facilitating workshops for young, excluded and potentially criminalised individuals and uses drama techniques she has developed to explore resolution of conflict and oppression,” according to the company's...
  • North Warns of War as US Flies Nuclear Bombers Over Korea

    03/28/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 08:04 AM | Lisa Barron
    The United States sent two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run over South Korea on Thursday, just a day after North Korea’s dictatorship warned that war could break out “at any moment.” The military’s unusual confirmation of the training run—in which munitions were dropped on a South Korean island—was seen as a warning to Pyongyang that the United States will stand behind its ally despite increased saber-rattling from the North’s young leader Kim Jong Un. … Tensions with the North have been rising since Pyongyang’s third nuclear test in February. Kim’s regime has warned of pre-emptive strikes at Washington...
  • Rep. Conyers: ‘There is Really Only One Major Political Party’

    03/25/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. John Conyers (D- Mich.) told the Detroit branch of the NAACP, “the Republican party is fading out of sight almost, so there is really only one major political party of any significance.” Conyers made the comments at the March 12 event while discussing the need to focus on job creation. …
  • Complex EU lawmaking dubbed ‘infernal, undemocratic’

    03/08/2013 11:36:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 04.03.13 @ 09:24 (March 4) | Honor Mahony
    Brussels is awash with stories about the unhealthy influence of lobbyists on lawmakers, but as big a scandal, say some experts, is the increasing amount of legislation made with little scrutiny at all. The lack of oversight—despite the EU capital’s 754 MEPs and thousands of lobbyists—is down to the rising use of so-called secondary legislation coupled with a greater tendency to fast-track primary laws. The twin effect has been to make much of EU law-making “untransparent” and “unpredictable,” says Daniel Gueguen, himself a lobbyist and long-time expert on so-called comitology. … The second layer system is complicated and, says Gueguen,...
  • Maryland Senate votes to repeal state’s death penalty

    03/06/2013 10:36:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 6, 2013 12:49pm EST | Barbara Goldberg and Ellen Wulfhorst
    Maryland’s Senate voted on Wednesday to repeal the state’s death penalty, putting it on a path to becoming the 18th state to abolish executions. … Maryland’s last execution was in 2005. …
  • Oscars 2013: How Seth MacFarlane's sexist jokes hurt women

    02/26/2013 11:00:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 25, 2013, 2:43 p.m. | Alexandra Le Tellier
    Wait, so the academy fired Brett Ratner from his gig as Oscars producer for making sexist and crude comments, but then, as Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan smartly points out, allowed host Seth MacFarlane to make “that kind of un-PC humor the cornerstone of his whole act.” BuzzFeed has rounded up the nine most sexist moments of Sunday’s Oscars, including MacFarlane’s sophomoric “boob” song. And New York Magazine transcribed the most offensive barbs, in case you want to relive the horror. …
  • Lawmaker: Cyberattacks against US getting worse

    02/10/2013 10:32:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 10, 2013 2:12 PM EST
    The U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattacks that could shut down financial services or destroy information that companies need for daily operations, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday. Rep. Mike Rogers says 95 percent of private sector networks are vulnerable and most have already been hit. … Rogers tells CBS’ Face the Nation that the U.S. government has, essentially “set up lawn chairs, told the burglars where the silver is … and opened the case of beer and watched them do it.” …
  • Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

    02/07/2013 6:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 7:58 PM EST | Kimberly Dozier
    CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after years of reading classified intelligence reports he still does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful information. Despite what he called a public misimpression, Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee that drone strikes are used only against targets planning to carry out attacks against the United States, never as retribution for an earlier one. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he declared. Referring to one American citizen killed by a...
  • CBO: Entitlements, ObamaCare To Make Up 53% of Federal Spending

    02/06/2013 9:47:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2013 | Matt Cover
    According to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), entitlements and ObamaCare spending will comprise 53 percent of all federal spending over the coming decade, totaling $24.9 trillion. In its updated Budget and Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday, the CBO projects that Social Security will account for $11.149 trillion in spending from 2014 to 2023 while federal health care entitlements, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ObamaCare, will spend $13.85 trillion. (That total includes TRICARE, CHIP, and “other” spending listed by the CBO under healthcare.) ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies, exchange costs, and other spending are expected to cost the government $949 billion...
  • Virginia considers dropping ban on unmarried couples cohabitating

    01/30/2013 6:34:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yahoo News – The Sideshow ^ | Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Like its travel slogan says, Virginia is for lovers. But if said lovers are cohabitating outside marriage, they are currently breaking the law. But there’s good news for those lawless lovebirds: State officials in the commonwealth are considering a bill that would legalize cohabitation. Florida, Michigan and Mississippi have similar laws banning cohabitation. …
  • Joe McCarthy was right all along

    01/26/2013 2:52:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Dispatch International ^ | 01/24/2013 | Diana West
    Most Europeans are unlikely to be familiar with the facts behind the American term “McCarthyism.” They probably know it describes something very bad in American politics—the “Communist witch hunts” of more than half a century ago. They may also know that simply uttering the term, like casting a spell, stops all debate cold by associating someone with the eponymous Joseph McCarthy. As the story goes, he was himself very bad. After all, he conducted those long ago “Communist witch hunts,” ruining his name in perpetuity. This probably exhausts general knowledge. But here’s a secret: Most Americans know little more than...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Will Continue to Pay More Than One-Fifth of U.N. Budget

    12/28/2012 4:00:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula that has U.S. taxpayers contributing more than one-fifth of the world body’s regular budget. No member-state called for a recorded vote, and the resolution confirming the contributions that each country will make for the 2013-2015 period was summarily adopted. The assembly also approved a two-year U.N. budget of $5.4 billion. The U.S. has accounted for 22 percent of the total regular budget every year since 2000, and will now continue to do so for...
  • Black Clergy Challenge NAACP On Same-Sex Marriage

    07/13/2012 11:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KUHF-FM ^ | July 12, 2012 | Laurie Johnson
    A coalition of black pastors and clergy are rallying in protest of the NAACP's recent endorsement of same-sex marriage. The pastors say the organization's stance on gay marriage indicates a drift from its core mission and does not reflect the beliefs of its members. (AUDIO AT LINK) On May 9th, President Barack Obama voiced his support of same-sex marriages in an interview with ABC News. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." Ten days later,...
  • Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault on classmate during playground game of tag

    01/28/2012 9:21:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Katie Silver
    In a move that has attracted outrage from many local parents, an overzealous principal has accused a six-year-old of sexual assault. Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.
  • Perdue suspend Congressional elections for two years...

    09/27/2011 4:10:40 PM PDT · by WellyP · 53 replies
    Under the Dome ^ | 27 Sept. 2011 | J. B. Frank
    "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."
  • New Plan Unveiled to expose Obama’s Militia, Government Unions

    03/17/2011 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Martin_Schmidt · 3 replies
    GOP Trust PAC ^ | 03/17/2011 | Scott Wheeler
    Let Phase II Begin Last week we stirred up a hornet’s nest with the GOPTrust ad in Wisconsin that told those government union protestors “to go back to the jobs they were lucky to have.” But believe it or not, we are still losing the image war with many independent voters. WE MUST NOW GO ON THE OFFENSIVE!!!! Here is how we will do it: A HALF HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING THE GOVERNMENT UNIONS FOR THE CORRUPT LEFT-WING, OBAMA MILITIAS THAT THEY ARE!! We now have tons of footage of union violence, hours of video that show union leaders talking about...
  • Obama Failed To Communicate?

    11/03/2010 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate (Yahoo News) ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Brent Bozell III
    Creators Syndicate – In one of his latest attempts to get his face on every television network in America before the election, President Obama appeared on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart to plead his case to the hip, young, leftist voters who love that show. Obama claimed he had done so much, "We have done things that some folks don't even know about!" In a more serious interview, Obama told the Los Angeles Times the economic mess he "inherited" required him to take so many rapid actions that he could not "communicate effectively to the public in any coherent...
  • EDITORIAL: A referendum on Obama--Leftist agenda is being checked at the state level

    10/19/2010 6:09:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | Editorial
    Voters scared about the country's liberal direction are taking action. Early voting began Monday in states including Arkansas, Colorado and Texas. This gives the public a timely opportunity to do more than just pull the lever in favor of handing control of the House or Senate back to Republicans. A few states have ballot measures designed as a direct repudiation of the administration's policies, including union card check, Obamacare, global warming and out-of-control government spending. President Obama has sought to pay back the union bosses who were critical to his election, and Big Labor's top demand is the enactment of...
  • Dr. Obama and the Hypocrite's Oath

    08/25/2009 2:27:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 812+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2009 | Monte Kuligowski
    President Obama's preferred method of implementing his leftist agenda is to rush emergency, must-sign-yesterday bills through Congress. Forget about reading the legislation. Just trust Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer and Barney Frank with the details. The problem with this method is that when the details finally come out, it's too late for the people to do anything about it. President Obama's preferred method naturally fosters frustration and anger. Due to the economic "crisis," Obama and the far left element of the Democrat Party had to pass an emergency stimulus spending plan before anyone had time to read it. Afterwards, the public...

    05/09/2009 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    GEN. Colin Powell is wrong to say that the Republican Party must move to the center: Now is not the time to try for triangulation. This is a time for the party to stand firm on its principles until this nation again comes around to the GOP's way of thinking. This process will be driven by the consequences of President Obama's program. The challenge brought by Obama is no longer just theoretical: He means to pass the ultimate leftist agenda and has the votes to do so. As a result, our nation will be unrecognizable well before the 2010 elections....
  • HENTOFF: The Castros are Dr. King's disciples? The Congressional Black Caucus flies blind in visit

    04/27/2009 2:40:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 652+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    "This is the beginning of a new day! In my household [Fidel] is known as the ultimate survivor." Fidel himself, in a letter in the state-run Granma newspaper, saluted "this legislative group. The aura of Martin Luther King is accompanying them." To others of us who honor King, there is a barely surviving black Cuban disciple of King (and Mohandas Gandhi) whom the caucus visitors did not meet because he has been in a Castro brothers' cage for many years and was off-limits to them. He is Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, and he is among those designated by Amnesty International...
  • The Torture Controversy

    04/27/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 937+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2009 | Rob Miller
    Amidst the huge controversy surrounding the story on the so-called torture memos, the bedrock issues are being almost entirely ignored in favor of political theater. And the potential for harm is enormous. After promising not to indulge in revenge politics like some downscale banana republic after a change in leadership, President Obama suddenly decided to do exactly that, opening the way for prosecution of Bush Administration officials based on the release of some previously classified memos regarding what are referred to as 'enhanced interrogation techniques' like waterboarding. This is something new in American politics, something we haven't seen before. Even...
  • "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

    04/17/2009 2:24:09 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 2 replies · 359+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 4/27/09 | Roger W. Gardner
    Right-Wind Extremism Report Issued Despite Objections Fox News WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department did not agree with some of the language in a controversial report on right-wing extremists, but the agency issued the report anyway. The intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week said some military veterans could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or commit lone acts of violence. That prompted angry reactions from some lawmakers and veterans' groups.-------------------------------------------- As history has repeatedly proven, once a nascent protest movement begins to succeed and achieve a certain level of public acceptance and validation, it...
  • Persian Culture Catches on; Expands at U.S. Campuses

    09/27/2007 5:22:21 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 21 replies · 268+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 9/27/07 | Ascribe
    COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27 (AScribe Newswire) -- A growing American interest in Iranian language and culture is sparking an expansion on U.S. campuses of full-fledged Persian Studies programs, led by the University of Maryland and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. The new emphasis reaches beyond geopolitical concerns to focus on language acquisition, literature and other aspects of Persian culture. In response to this growing fascination among a diverse pool of students, Maryland's four year-old Center for Persian Studies - the first autonomous, interdisciplinary center in the field in the United States - will significantly expand its faculty, programs, research...
  • Citi Commits $1 Billion in Joining Clinton Climate Initiative

    05/19/2007 2:50:48 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 23 replies · 649+ views
    Business Wire via Yahoo! ^ | May 16, 2007 | citi/reuters
    Wednesday May 16, 3:37 pm ET Institution Will Finance Energy-Saving Retrofits of Buildings in Major Cities NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi today announced that it is committing $1 billion to the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a project of the Clinton Foundation, to implement the new Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program in partnership with large city governments. Citi will provide expertise and financing for the first generation of projects in CCI's landmark program aimed at significantly reducing energy use in public and private buildings, which are responsible for between 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in most cities and over 70 percent in...
  • Weight Grade on Report Cards Angers Parents (Wyoming School District Uses BMI to Grade)

    05/10/2007 3:00:54 PM PDT · by Baladas · 208 replies · 2,700+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2007 | JOHN DONVAN and KATIE HINMAN
    Four times during the school year in Campbell County, Wyo., the school sends report cards home. Anxious parents and worried students are provided with the typical grading categories -- academic performance, attendance and a work ethic score. But here in Gillette, there's an additional grade that has some families up in arms. It's called the body mass index, or BMI, a calculation based on height and weight that indicates whether your kid is too fat. The school chooses the word "overweight." If your child scores too high, it's the fitness equivalent of a bad grade. When Taylor Barbour came home...
  • 'Disrobed': How Conservatives Can Take Back the Courts

    07/03/2006 12:43:31 PM PDT · by DBeers · 37 replies · 1,494+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jun 22, 2006 | Lisa De Pasquale
    'Disrobed': How Conservatives Can Take Back the Courts In Mark W. Smith's new book, Disrobed: The New Battle Plan to Break the Left's Stranglehold on the Courts, he advocates a radical new plan for conservatives to take back the courts. After working with Mark on the research for Disrobed, I spoke with him about the reaction the book has received from conservatives and whether they will embrace lawsuits as lawmaking and conservative judicial activism. You begin Disrobed with your reaction to the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. How did conservatives’ reaction to the nomination shape the premise...
  • NYT: "Country Has Never Needed Us More Than Today"

    06/28/2006 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 66 replies · 1,378+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | June 28, 2006 | N/A
    From the New York Times' stockholders meeting:   2006 Annual Meeting of StockholdersApril 18, 2006New York, New YorkArthur Sulzberger, Jr.Chairman, The New York Times CompanyPublisher, The New York TimesJanet L. RobinsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer,The New York Times CompanyArthur "Pinch" Sulzberger:Good morning. I am Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman of The New York Times Company. Welcome to our annual meeting and thank you for your interest in our Company...<Much self-congratulatory back-patting snipped.>As Bill Keller told our newsroom yesterday as our Pulitzers were awarded: Prizes don't always say anything terribly important about the state of our business, but [t]his year's Pulitzers do,...
  • Welcome to the matriarchy

    06/14/2006 10:19:04 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 15 replies · 818+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Barbara Kay
    Welcome to the matriarchy Barbara Kay National Post Wednesday, June 14, 2006 TORONTO - If you live in Toronto, you may have noticed the Bathurst Street billboards sponsored by Jewish Women International Canada (JWIC). They all display the same emotive ad, featuring a shame-suffused, Jewish-looking woman, submissively tilting her face to offer a brutalized eye to the public gaze. The caption reads: "There is a Jewish woman you know being abused." Community response has so far been equivocal, but muted. Now imagine public reaction to an alternative billboard message: an anguished man staring down from a 12-story ledge, captioned...
  • Headliner: Representative John Murtha (This Week-ABC News-transcript)

    05/29/2006 5:33:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies · 4,155+ views
    Lexis Nexis News ^ | 5-29-06 | transcript
              Copyright 2006 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ABC News Transcripts SHOW: This Week 10:31 AM EST ABC May 28, 2006 Sunday HEADLINER; REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (WASHINGTON, DC USA) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS) (Off-camera) Good morning, everyone. We begin with that investigation into possible war crimes by US Marines in Iraq. Two separate military panels are poised to conclude that on November 19th, 2005, after a roadside bomb hit a convoy of Marines in the town of Haditha, killing Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas, several Marines went on a rampage, killing 24 Iraqis, all but one unarmed...
  • The Marquis de Sade: The Left’s Man of Diverse ‘Sexual Orientations’

    03/05/2006 1:16:28 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 69 replies · 2,161+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Macch 5 2002 | Linda Kimball
    The Marquis de Sade: The Left’s Man of Diverse ‘Sexual Orientations’ Sunday, March 05, 2006 America is undergoing an extreme makeover and the wrecking crews are Leftists. They believe that everything about our civilization is an illusion—including our created condition as either man or woman. In other words, because they do not believe that God exists or the Bible is true, our civilization and condition are merely social constructs. To the wreckers we are but plastic figures that can be melted down and remolded. The wrecking crews conceal their insane ambitions behind deceptive code words such as diversity, multiculturalism, sensitivity,...
  • Brent Bozell: (Hollywood) Poisoning children, too? (Great Read!)

    03/04/2006 3:02:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,340+ views ^ | 3/4/06 | Brent Bozell
    It was some six years ago, and my youngest boy, Reid, along with his best friend Mitchy, both 3, had browbeaten me into taking them to the matinee of the "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" movie. We had settled into our seats, they with their popcorn and soda, and I with the mission of an afternoon nap -- a goal I was well on my way to achieving when I was jolted awake by the dialogue in the preview of the upcoming "Rugrats" movie. Scene after scene concluded with a comedic punchline revolving around soiled diapers, flatulence, mucus and...
  • Judicial Legislation: The Destructive Power of Injunctions

    01/26/2006 3:53:33 PM PST · by jbamb · 166+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 1/26/06 | John Bambenek
    The judiciary has been characterized as what should be the weakest branch of government and for good cause. When a judge pronounces broad and sweeping judgments about what is or is not a "right" it bypasses democracy and establishes juristocracy. Such governments cannot be considered free. An enormous amount of trust is placed in judges. This can be seen in the Alito confirmation that is feared to "tilt the country to the right". This language largely means that the Democrats are afraid that Alito is not going to vote the Democrat party line in court cases. But that's not the...
  • Police tell Christian couple view on gays 'close to hate crime' (UK)

    12/24/2005 5:22:12 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 60 replies · 2,238+ views
    Times (UK) ^ | 12/22/05 | David Sanderson
    POLICE questioned a retired couple for 80 minutes about their “homophobic” views after they asked their local council if they could display their Christian literature next to gay rights leaflets, it was reported last night. Joe and Helen Roberts said that police officers warned them that their actions “were close to a hate crime” after they complained to Wyre Borough Council about its gay rights policies. The couple claimed that the police told them they were “walking on eggshells”. Mr Roberts, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, said he had been offended because of the council’s distribution of the gay rights leaflets and...
  • UN Honors Suicide Bombers and Terrorists

    12/21/2005 6:54:28 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies · 599+ views
    Fox News | 12/21/05
    Fox News is reporting that at the recent Palestinian Solidarity Day held by the United Nations and hosted by Kofi Annan, , a resolution was adopted honoring suicide bombers and terrorist who kill Israelis in their attempt to "regain possession of Palestine." This is the ceremony that displayed a map of Israel labeled "Palestine." Not a word in Fox reports that calls to the UN and to Annan's office have remained unanswered.
  • Bill Clinton Revises History in Montreal

    12/10/2005 6:16:16 AM PST · by ncountylee · 37 replies · 1,332+ views
    postchronicle ^ | Dec 10, 2005 | Jim Kouri
    The US economy does not have to suffer if there is an effort to use existing clean energy and energy conservation technologies in America, former US president Bill Clinton told the United Nations climate change conference in Montreal. Bill Clinton was invited to the final day of the Nov. 28 - Dec. 9 UN summit at the invitation of the Sierra Club of Canada. While a summit usually lasts a few days, the UN officials needed almost two weeks in the colorful Canadian city. And what better person than Bill Clinton to end a summit attended by a bunch of...
  • Tally of War Deaths Shows Up Next Door to Recruiting Station [ pic }

    12/09/2005 6:04:22 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 117 replies · 2,079+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12.09.05 | Larry Oakes
    DULUTH - A large sign went up Monday in the storefront next to the U.S. Army recruiting station in downtown Duluth. What it says and how its message was received by the "Be-All-You-Can-Be" folks next door may well make it a sign of the times. "Iraq," it says. "Remember the Fallen Heroes." Below, in black numbers changed daily, is a tally of the dead and wounded U.S. soldiers and the number of days the conflict has gone on. It took only one day for Staff Sgt. Gary Capan from the recruiting office to walk over and politely ask Scott Cameron...