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  • BlueLatinos.org - Web site promotes young Latino (LIBERAL) activism

    08/28/2005 3:26:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 489+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 28, 2005 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - The image on the brown T-shirt is simple, a colorful outline of the Southwest's craggy hills. The message under the picture — "New Mexico, Cleaner than Regular Mexico" — has galvanized thousands of Latinos, who are taking their protests from the streets to cyberspace. "I was born in Mexico, so when people make comments about Mexico I take it personally," said Carime Hernandez, 24, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Hernandez took action. She logged on to BlueLatinos.org and fired off an e-mail message demanding the chairman of Urban Outfitters, the retail chain that sells the tops,...
  • Why are Clintons making nice with Republicans?

    08/28/2005 4:26:42 AM PDT · by guitarnick40 · 31 replies · 882+ views
    Chicago Sun Times Online ^ | August 28, 2005 | BY RON FOURNIER
    One Clinton jets to Alaska and Iraq with Republicans, and enthusiastically sponsors legislation with GOP lawmakers who impeached her husband. The other plays golf with former President George Bush and accepts assignments from the current one. All of this bipartisan snuggling by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton has some Democrats and Republicans questioning their motives. Is this calculated politics designed to get the former first lady ready for a presidential bid in 2008?
  • British Army march with gay pride

    08/27/2005 7:42:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 64 replies · 1,482+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 27, 2006 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - The British army joined in a gay pride march for the first time, an army spokesman said. Troops in uniform joined the annual Gay Pride festival in Manchester, northern England, on the march through the city centre, with thousands of supporters watching from the sidelines. The army was out to attract homosexual recruits and show it can be gay-friendly. Soldiers gave out sweets as their float travelled along the two-mile (three-kilometre) course, following a float of muscular men in pink Lycra shorts dancing to music and blowing whistles. "We don't really care what sexual orientation you are...
  • E-mail just sent to my kid's teacher

    08/25/2005 8:11:34 PM PDT · by PLK · 84 replies · 1,821+ views
    To parents concerned about public education leftist bias: here is the exact content of an email I just sent to my kid's freshman History teacher. I welcome any comments in case I receive a backlash from the principal, to whom I cc'ed in on the message, and possibly the teacher himself:Hello Mr. ____: I am ____ ____'s mom. He shared some things from your class presentation today that concerned his father and me. He said you stated, upon displaying an image on the overhead projector of a person crying, that the man was reacting to the assasination of a Kennedy...
  • Why does our media seem to support our enemies?

    08/25/2005 12:19:41 PM PDT · by rightalien · 50 replies · 1,038+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 24th, 2005 | Noel Sheppard
    A front-page story concerning Iran in Tuesday’s Washington Post was clearly intended to thwart American efforts preventing that country from obtaining nuclear weapons, as well as to embarrass the Bush administration with more implications of faulty intelligence. In an article entitled “No Proof Found of Iran Arms Program”, Dafna Linzer states: Traces of bomb-grade uranium found two years ago in Iran came from contaminated Pakistani equipment and are not evidence of a clandestine nuclear weapons program, a group of U.S. government experts and other international scientists has determined. "The biggest smoking gun that everyone was waving is now eliminated with...
  • VIDEO IS OUT!!! Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital

    08/25/2005 12:23:49 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 125 replies · 3,351+ views
    CNS ^ | 8/25/05
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton." The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are...
  • 'Able Danger' Barred From Informing FBI

    08/16/2005 7:58:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 2,132+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2005 | ap breaking news
    Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said the small intelligence unit, called "Able Danger," had identified Atta and three of the other future Sept. 11 hijackers as al-Qaida members by mid-2000. He said military lawyers stopped the unit from sharing the information with the FBI. The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks left the Able Danger claims out of its official report. In an interview with Fox News Channel and The New York Times, Shaffer said the panel was not given all the information his team had gathered. "I'm told confidently by the person who did move the material over that the...
  • Mom of fallen airman calls cross memorials insulting

    08/16/2005 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 34 replies · 1,430+ views
    Santa Barbara News-Press ^ | 08/16t/2005 | Nora K. Wallace
    Mom of fallen airman calls cross memorials insulting The mother of a Lompoc Air Force officer killed in Iraq is demanding that crosses bearing her son's name be removed from Santa Barbara's Arlington West memorial and from an impromptu display outside President Bush's Texas ranch, where the mother of another fallen soldier sits in vigil. Debbie Argel Bastian, who last week watched as Capt. Derek Argel's remains were buried along with four of his comrades at Arlington National Cemetery, says the other memorials are an insult to her son's memory. "They have erected crosses out there, and Derek is out...
  • Democrat Chattanooga TN Lobbyist pleads guilty of Federal Bribery of Democrat Lawmakers

    08/16/2005 4:29:35 PM PDT · by Thanatos · 8 replies · 487+ views
    CBS Wires | 8-16-05 | CBS Newspath
    A Chattanooga lobbyist has pleaded guilty on federal bribery charges saying he delivered kickbacks to two lawmakers. Charles Love is one of two lobbyists accused of delivering bribes from undercover agents to Senator Ward Crutchfield and Rep. Chris Newton in a sting coined "Tennessee Waltz". Both lawmakers are being charged with bribery and extortion. Prosecutors say Love took money to lawmakers on behalf of E-cycle, which was a fake company the F-B-I set up. Love is the second defendant to plead guilty in the case. Barry Myers told a judge he passed FBI bribes to Sen. Kathryn Bowers and Former...
  • Cindy Sheehan Indicates to MSNBC That She Would Rather the President Not Meet With Her.

    08/11/2005 8:00:43 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 127 replies · 3,677+ views
    8/11/05
    On MSNBC'S Countdown, tonight, Cindy Sheehan pretty much confirmed the view that she was only staging her Crawford act for a publicity stunt. It would be of no shock to anyone that the liberal host of Countdown floated the idea to Ms.Sheehan that, if her intention was to protest the war and President Bush, then it would be better if she and the President did not meet. Obviously, what the liberal host had in mind was the idea of keeping the story alive. And it was at that point, that Cindy Sheehan showed her real intentions. She agreed, indicating that...
  • Anti-War Mom: Another Ignorant Cow

    08/11/2005 6:55:57 AM PDT · by WackySam · 142 replies · 14,304+ views
    Phil Hendrie ^ | August 10, 2005 | Phil Hendrie
    Casey Sheehan was a re-enlistee with the Army's 1st Cavalry. He knew he was going to fight. He understood that. He embraced it. He fought like a soldier. And like a soldier he died, killed in April of 2004, in Sadr City, Iraq. Casey's mom, Cindy, doesn't quite get it. She is a mother who has lost her son to a war. Convinced she knows more about the costs of war than other parents who've suffered similar loss, she has parked herself outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Full of judgment and hate, calling him "selected," not elected, blaming...
  • PETA URGES JACKSONVILLE TO ADOPT ORDINANCE TO BAN CHAINING DOGS

    08/11/2005 7:16:59 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 38 replies · 491+ views
    PETA.org ^ | August 10, 2005
    Jacksonville, Fla.--- This morning, PETA sent an urgent letter to Jacksonville City Council President Kevin Hyde and his fellow councilors, urging them to follow the lead of more than 70 other jurisdictions across the country—including Orange County, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, Fla.—and ban or restrict the chaining of dogs. The appeal follows the reported August 3 discovery of two malnourished dogs abandoned in Jacksonville whose chains had become embedded in their flesh. Chained dogs are forced to endure weather extremes and spend their entire lives eating, sleeping, and eliminating in the same few square feet of space. Chained dogs are...
  • Outrage On The Green (PETA protestangers blacks)

    08/11/2005 4:50:20 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 25 replies · 906+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | August 9, 2005 | Maria Garriga
    NEW HAVEN — A two-hour animal rights demonstration on the Green Monday sparked outrage instead of sympathy from the public. "This is the most racist thing I’ve ever seen on the Green. How dare you," roared Philip Goldson, 43, of New Haven at the protest organizers at Church and Chapel streets. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a national animal rights group, posted giant photographs of people, mostly black Americans, being tortured, sold and killed, next to photographs of animals, including cattle and sheep, being tortured, sold and killed.
  • CST: Roberts fight now a battle over future - The Anatomy of a Smear: NARAL's ad a blatant lie

    08/11/2005 5:42:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 11, 2005 | ROBERT NOVAK
    This week's vicious attack on Judge John Roberts by the abortion lobby was not really a desperate effort to defeat him against overwhelming odds. Rather, it is part of an intricate game that not only determines the occupant of one seat on the Supreme Court but can set its ideological course for the next generation. The current hard count for Roberts is 60 senators. That would be more than enough to confirm him and barely enough to end a filibuster. But it is not enough to further the grand strategy for a conservative court. At least 70 votes for confirmation...
  • Air Force officer allegedly vandalized cars with pro-Bush bumper stickers

    08/10/2005 4:39:33 AM PDT · by bikepacker67 · 57 replies · 2,026+ views
    Police say he's responsible for thousands of dollars in damage on at least 12 cars. Lt. Colonel Alexis Fecteau, 42, of Colorado Springs, turned himself in to Denver police Friday. He is director of reserve operations at the National Security Space Institute in Colorado Springs, in charge of more than 40 full-time and traditional reservists. In the arrest affidavit, Denver police say Fecteau admitted to damaging several cars after police conducted a sting-operation to catch the anti-Bush vandal. "It was pretty good police work," said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson. He said his department took this case very seriously. "You...
  • Media is Silent on Violent Planned Parenthood Video

    08/09/2005 9:21:58 PM PDT · by infoguy · 30 replies · 2,015+ views
    TheMediaReport.com ^ | 9 Aug 2005 | TheMediaReport.com
    Overwhelmingly, pro-lifers condemn violence against abortionists and their co-workers. However, it doesn't appear that feeling is mutual at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG), who have posted an animated video that displays gross acts of brutality against those who wish to advance the messages of life and abstinence. In addition to its violence, the video also extends its own degree of tastelessness and disrespect. [Note: Due to some unfavorable attention, the video was removed from PPGG's site this afternoon (Tue. Aug. 9, 2005).] In the span of a few minutes, the Planned Parenthood video displays the following: ... A female "superhero...
  • Sexual Her-Assment at Appalachian State

    08/09/2005 6:17:07 AM PDT · by wildbill · 66 replies · 2,122+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08/09/2005 | Mike Adams
    Hello ladies. I am writing to initiate negotiations for a legal settlement that I think will be in the best interests of ASU feminists. When I saw your website, I felt immediately sexually harassed as I read the following quotes: "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." - Gloria Steinem "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." - Charlotte Whitton "Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece." - Anonymous
  • He Acted Like It Was A Party’? (Cindy Sheehan Busted!)

    08/08/2005 4:56:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies · 3,450+ views
    Fox News Political Grapevine ^ | 8/8/2005 | Brit Hume and Michael Levine
    Cindy Sheehan (snip) said yesterday on CNN that a private meeting with President Bush last year was offensive, insisting, "He acted like it was a party ... he came in very jovial, like we should be happy that ... our son died for [the President's] misguided policies."But just after that 2004 meeting, she gave a very different account, (snip) "I now know [the president is] sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith." (snip)
  • Air America: Compare The Scandals

    08/07/2005 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Valin · 21 replies · 1,399+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | 8/7/05 | Capt. Ed
    Today we will hold a contest to see how the Exempt Media coverage of Air America's funding scandals holds up against that of another stoy of financial shenanigans. Let's take a look at how many articles the Exempt Media has written about the Air America-Gloria Wise misappropriation of public funds, as opposed to the Martha Stewart insider-trading case -- in the past 30 days: Media outlet.....AA/GW......Martha NY Times..........0...........16* Wash Post.........0..........10 (14 day search) LA Times..........0..........3 CBS News..........0..........1 ABC News..........0.........4 What does this show? The Exempt Media has plenty of resources to continue coverage of a single celebrity who allegedly engaged...
  • U.S. Presbyterians target five firms with Israel links

    08/07/2005 2:26:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies · 897+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 07AUG05 | Haaretz Staff and News Agencies
    The group named heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, communications giant Motorola, military contractor United Technologies and electronics manufacturer ITT Industries - all of which supply the Israel Defense Forces . . . The Church also listed international banking conglomerate Citigroup, which was cited in April by The Wall Street Journal for "having moved substantial funds from charities later seen to be fronts funneling money to terrorist organizations," including "funds [which] ended up as payments to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers" . . . The 2.5 million-strong church, the ninth largest in the U.S., represents most U.S. Presbyterians.
  • Big Fat Yawn (MSM and Err America scandal)

    08/03/2005 7:03:38 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 11 replies · 1,014+ views
    Investor's News Daily ^ | 08/03/05 | Investor's News Daily
    Big Fat Yawn Media: Rush Limbaugh's prescription drug troubles were splashed all over the media. Yet a financial scandal rocking a leftist radio network rates no coverage. The mainstream media, fixated on bringing down Karl Rove, have so far deemed apparent funding irregularities at Air America unworthy of note. But that doesn't make them any less of story. Here's the gist, according to The New York Sun -- which is giving the scandal the coverage it deserves -- and a few others, mostly bloggers and columnists, who are providing a public service: New York City's Department of Investigation is looking...
  • Is The Boy Scouts of America Public or Private?

    08/03/2005 7:19:45 AM PDT · by Millee · 42 replies · 1,287+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Wendy McElroy
    On Sunday, President Bush addressed a Jamboree of more than 30,000 Boy Scouts in Virginia. He stated, "through the generations, scouts have made America a stronger and better nation." Those critical of the Boy Scouts of America argue that the Boy Scouts' exclusion of gays, atheists and females makes America more divided and divisive. One side wishes to strengthen the Boy Scouts; the other wishes to destroy the Boy Scouts by forcing politically correct changes upon it. Over the past two decades, the Boy Scouts has been both a flash point and the ground of sustained struggle between traditional and...
  • Democrat Operatives Far More Involved In Voter Intimidation And Suppression In 2004

    08/03/2005 6:46:02 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 900+ views
    The American Center For Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) today released the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election. The ACVR Legislative Fund report, “Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election,” finds that while Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, neither party has a clean record on the issue. The report finds that paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression activities than were their Republican counterparts during the 2004 presidential election. Examples...
  • Family Advocate Angry Over Legislature's Pro-Homosexual Move (Homosexuality in Public Schools)

    07/28/2005 5:54:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 682+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/28/05 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - A Masschusetts pro-family group is blasting the state legislature for overriding the governor's veto of a 70 percent increase in state funding for homosexual programs in public schools. Last month, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a $175,000 funding increase for Gay Straight Alliance clubs and school assemblies promoting same-sex "marriage." However, the state legislature, led by House Ways and Means chairman Robert DeLeo, voted to override Romney. Brian Camenker, who heads the Waltham-based group Article 8 Alliance, recalls DeLeo's influence in the matter. "The chief of staff of this guy [DeLeo] had a phone conversation with me [during...
  • Texas Democrat welcomes militant Chicano group that promises "physical confrontation"

    07/27/2005 8:04:42 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 32 replies · 2,303+ views
    KRGV-TV ^ | 7/27/05 | Tony Castelan
    WESLACO – Minutemen may face more opposition in South Texas. Members of the Brown Berets were in town Wednesday to spread a message. The group of militant Chicanos popular back in the 1960s said their group is still active in the Rio Grande Valley, addressing perceived threats to the Mexican-American community... Members of Hidalgo County’s Democratic Party who also oppose the Minuteman Project welcomed the Brown Berets with open arms. "They communicated to me there sincere intent in organized confrontation a physical confrontation against the minutemen,' said the county's Democratic party chairman Juan Maldonado. [important note: from the video, here's...
  • UNFPA demands abortion for girls as young as 10

    07/27/2005 5:34:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | 28 July 2005
    Two recent publications circulating at the United Nations demonstrate a growing focus on young people as a way of advancing the abortion agenda. The reports, one by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and another by a radical lobby group, both call for a greater focus on the "sexual and reproductive" rights of youth, a term that UN agencies frequently misinterpret as including abortion. Youth are defined in the UNFPA report as "aged 10 to 24 years." UNFPA's report, entitled "The Case for Investing in Young People as part of a National Poverty Reduction Strategy," states that "UNFPA's mandate [is]...
  • Left-leaning hypocrisy

    07/23/2005 3:10:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 567+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2005-07-23 | Michael Coren
    Miss Universe is one of many victims of liberal narrow- mindedness, which is in reality a rigid intolerance masquerading as tolerance, Michael Coren arguesBy Michael CorenWe should remember the last few days as The Week of Hypocrisy. A revealing glimpse into the world of contemporary North America and its ways and wants. As so often, it started with the CBC. Taking its lead from the BBC and Reuters, the network refuses to employ the word "terrorist" when describing people who purposefully murder harmless men, women and children. Quite clearly, we need to distinguish between armed resistance to oppression and the...
  • Teacher:Principal Forced Bush portrait to be yanked

    07/22/2005 5:06:49 PM PDT · by Man50D · 51 replies · 1,324+ views
    A portrait of President Bush has led to the filing of a federal lawsuit, after a New York schoolteacher says she was ordered to remove the image from a display of U.S. presidents and ultimately was forced to resign her position. Jillian Caruso, 26, of Suffolk, N.Y., is suing the Massapequa Union Free School District in Long Island for unspecified damages along with reinstatement to her position at Birch Lane Elementary School. Caruso claims she was forced to quit by principal Joyce Becker-Seddio, who happens to be the wife of state Assemblyman Frank Seddio, a Brooklyn Democrat. In her complaint...
  • Political Artwork in State Office is Raising Some Hackles

    07/20/2005 8:47:31 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 32 replies · 754+ views
    news10.net ^ | 7/20/2005
    A painting depicting a red-white-and-blue map of the U.S. in the toilet that's on display at the state Attorney General's headquarters is creating quite a stir. It was painted by the same Sacramento man who displayed a couple of anti-war effigies on his Land Park home last winter. "T'anks to Mr. Bush" part of an exhibit sponsored by "California Laywers for the Arts" The painting is titled "T'anks to Mr. Bush" and was painted in 2003 by Stephen Pearcy. Last February, Pearcy displayed a soldier mannequin hanging from a noose with anti-war, anti-Bush sentiments. The display provoked both ire and...
  • Major Journalism Scandal at Sacramento Paper - (Bee didn't learn from NYT Jason Blair fictions)

    07/19/2005 2:35:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 822+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    As more comes to light about Diane Griego Erwin, the former Sacramento Bee columnist, the more revealing and instructive the story becomes. It is a story we mentioned in a recent Media Monitor, but much more has come to light. In one sense, it is another validation for the New Media, specifically the blogs; and for another, it shines a light on problems related to diversity in the newsrooms, when diversity strictly refers to skin color. It also spells potential big trouble for the Sacramento Bee editor, Rick Rodriguez, the new president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)....
  • Monster--Fidel Castro: International Criminal.

    07/15/2005 5:32:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 1,026+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-15-05 | Humberto Fontova
    This is the first in a series of articles we are preparing called "Left-wing Monsters." The series will be permanently posted on DiscoverTheNetworks.org -- The Editors. Fidel Castro entered Havana on January 8, 1959, to wild acclaim from all quarters. Most Cubans were jubilant; Castro was promising an end to the corrupt governments that had plagued Cuba since independence. Far from any Communism, Castro was promising a revolution "as green as Cuba's palm trees!" with national elections in three months. Private property would be secure, a free press guaranteed, friendly relations with the U.S. were essential. "Fidel esta es tu...
  • The Anti-Romeos: Feminism’s Assault on Masculinity

    07/15/2005 4:35:49 AM PDT · by bad company · 59 replies · 1,283+ views
    amberpawlik.com ^ | Amber pawlik
    American women should be outraged. Not because of their supposed oppression over the years, but because American women have been starved of one of the greatest values available to them while living life on earth: masculine men. Before the malicious feminist revolution, women could enjoy not just men but masculine men. Popular actors included the masculine Paul Newman, the gentlemanly Clark Gable, the cool and confident Sean Connery. Women could line up military bases to watch their favorite men in uniform. Up until just before the women's liberation movement, women used to faint after seeing their favorite men in concert....
  • Santorum resolute on Boston rebuke

    07/13/2005 3:45:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies · 1,932+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 13, 2005 | Susan Milligan,
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, refused yesterday to back off on his earlier statements connecting Boston's ''liberalism" with the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal, saying that the city's ''sexual license" and ''sexual freedom" nurtured an environment where sexual abuse would occur. ''The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol. ''If you have a world view that I'm describing [about Boston] . . . that affirms alternative views of sexuality, that can lead to a lot...
  • Animal activists PETA raise corporate America's ire

    07/12/2005 8:23:20 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 49 replies · 1,513+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/12/05 | Carey Gillam
    NORFOLK, Va.,, July 12 (Reuters) - With a cat snoozing on her desk and clad in a rumpled "Love Animals" T-shirt, Ingrid Newkirk hardly looks like a woman who could make corporate titans tremble. As the founder and the passionate force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Newkirk says her organization is made up simply of "kind people" who want only to end animal abuse and exploitation. But try telling that to the corporate retail and food giants who have seen -- and felt -- PETA's claws. Using tactics that sometime make even avid animal lovers squirm, and...
  • San Francisco Mulls Military Recruiting Ban

    07/12/2005 5:48:48 AM PDT · by frankiep · 20 replies · 1,173+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO — Anti-war activists submitted a ballot measure Monday that would put the city on record as opposing the presence of military recruiters in public high schools and colleges. The nonbinding "College Not Combat" resolution acknowledges that a ban would put schools at risk of losing federal funding. If the measure qualifies for the November ballot and is approved by voters, it would encourage city officials and university administrators to exclude recruiters — even if it means forsaking government dollars — and to create scholarships and training to reduce the military's appeal to youth.
  • Red, white and blues (Ithaca paper admits City of Evil not patriotic)

    07/10/2005 9:19:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 1,169+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2005 ^ | 07/07/2005 | staff
    Ithaca may be home to almost daily protests and cries of patriotism, but the community remained sadly silent over the past (July 4) holiday weekend - a time when celebrations of patriotism should ring loud. Aside from a fireworks display at Ithaca College on July 1 and the City Federation of Women's Organizations selling flares to light up Cayuga Lake, there were no parades, no community-wide celebrations and no calls for recognition of this country's freedom. Even a war protest would have been welcome, at least then we would have known that the community remembered its country. The Ithaca Journal...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Anarchists protest G-8 -- officer badly hurt

    07/10/2005 9:23:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 739+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/10/5 | Cicero A. Estrella
    A San Francisco police officer was in serious condition with a head injury and three suspects were in custody Saturday following a demonstration by anarchists who broke windows in the Mission District to protest the gathering of the Group of 8 leaders in Scotland. Police did not release the name of the officer who was hurt in Friday night's melee. Deputy Police Chief Greg Suhr said Saturday that the officer was in serious but stable condition with brain swelling at San Francisco General Hospital. He has developed a blood clot, which doctors hope to dissolve before he is released, Suhr...
  • REVEALED: INSIDE A MOVEON SUPREME COURT HOUSE PARTY; TAKE 'BUSH LIAR' T-SHIRTS OFF

    07/10/2005 7:37:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,757+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    REVEALED: INSIDE A MOVEON SUPREME COURT HOUSE PARTY; TAKE 'BUSH LIAR' T-SHIRTS OFF Sun Jul 10 2005 20:29:27 ET **Exclusive** Over the weekend, the liberal activist group MOVEON.ORG hosted over a 1,000 house parties across the nation to stop President Bush from nominating a “radical right judge” -- and the DRUDGE REPORT obtained an exclusive invite to one of their hottest parties. Charles Fazio of Alexandria, VA was the host of one of the most widely attended MOVEON parties in the Washington, DC area. The DRUDGE REPORT has learned because of Fazio’s registration success, his party was chosen to be...
  • Judge: Pentagon Can't Fund Scout Jamboree

    07/10/2005 4:07:06 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 66 replies · 1,706+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, July 07, 2005 | AP
    CHICAGO — A federal judge has ruled the Pentagon can no longer spend millions in government money to ready a Virginia military base for a national Boy Scout event typically held every four years, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday. U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning's June 22 order stems from a 1999 lawsuit by the ACLU of Illinois that claimed the Defense Department sponsorship violates the First Amendment because the Scouts require members to swear an oath of duty to God. Justice Department spokesman Charles Miller said Thursday the government was still considering its options. The order doesn't cover...
  • Non-lethal weapons not liberal enough

    07/07/2005 7:57:11 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 3 replies · 585+ views
    American Thnker ^ | 7/6/05 | Jack Kemp
    For many years, the military has been doing research into non-lethal weapons, mostly for crowd control and hostage situations. Liberals have often encouraged this research, as a means of restraining the use of firearms or other deadly force. Two private citizens in the 1990s started a company called Taser, which produces a gun-shaped device that shoots out two wires and a projectile that cause a strong stun sensation in a person, incapacitating him momentarily as an alternative to using a gun. In police training, the police officers themselves get shot by a Taser. After years of sincere effort - by...
  • The Disturbing Link Between PETA and Domestic Terrorism By William John Hagan

    06/28/2005 8:05:20 PM PDT · by WJHII · 14 replies · 1,070+ views
    Houston Home Journal (Perry GA) ^ | July 29, 2005 | William John Hagan
    The Disturbing Link Between PETA and Domestic Terrorism By William John Hagan Houston Home Journal 06/29/2005 This week the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) came up on the national radar screen. Two PETA employees, one named Adria Joy Hinkle, were arrested for disposing of dead animals in a shopping center's dumpster. The animals had been killed by PETA, which was astonishing given their incessant rhetoric about being the guardians of America’s pets. Police discovered 18 dead animals in the dumpster and 13 more in a PETA-owned van. It turns out that, unbeknownst to most Americans and...
  • Liberals and terrorism

    06/28/2005 11:15:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | Peter Huessy
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Liberals and terrorismBy Peter HuessyPublished June 28, 2005 The liberal press and its political allies are upset with Karl Rove. The president's key adviser said recently that liberals responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11 with calls for two things: Better understanding of why these enemies attacked us, and calling the police with indictments in hand to apprehend the terrorists and their terror masters.     Was Mr. Rove out of line? Remarkably, he probably understated the case. On Nov. 10, 1998, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked what we should do about the declaration...
  • The war formally ended

    06/28/2005 5:15:05 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 7 replies · 470+ views
    The Guardian (England) ^ | June 30, 1919 | staff
    "A solemn undertaking" by the Allies Monday June 30, 1919The Guardian The formal end of the world-war was reached at twelve minutes pat three on Saturday afternoon, when the German delegates signed the Peace Treaty in the splendid Hall of Mirrors, where the German Empire was proclaimed. The German delegates, led by Herr Hermann Muller, the Foreign Minister, signed first on the invitation of M. Clemenceau, and were followed by the representatives of 26 Allied and Associated nations in alphabetical order. The Chinese alone among the belligerent Powers withheld their signature from the treaty. Their request that the question of...
  • Army Recruits Quickly Abused in Training

    06/28/2005 6:03:43 AM PDT · by cll · 140 replies · 3,106+ views
    AP ^ | 6/27/2005 | Dylan T. Lovan
    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - The recruits of Echo Company stumbled off the bus for basic training at Fort Knox to the screams of red-faced drill instructors. That much was expected. But it got worse from there. Echo Company's top drill instructor seized a recruit by the back of the neck and threw him to the ground. Other soldiers were poked, grabbed or cursed. Once inside the barracks, Pvt. Jason Steenberger says, he was struck in the chest by the top D.I. and kicked ``like a football.'' Andrew Soper, who has since left the Army, says he was slapped and...
  • California: Democrats’ anti-gun mania

    06/28/2005 6:08:24 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 58 replies · 980+ views
    California Public Policy Foundation ^ | June 28, 2005 | Ray Haynes
    Liberals in Sacramento are missing the target again. At a time people are upset and fearful of serious sex offenders being placed in group homes in their neighborhoods with little or no oversight, legislative Democrats have once again rallied around their favorite “tough on crime” issue, declaring war on ... bullets! Despite the lack of evidence that any of their goofy gun control laws have ever stopped a single murder, and despite their already having banned scary “assault weapons,” allegedly unsafe “Saturday night specials,” and the imaginary menace of “50 caliber sniper rifles,” they have dug deeper this year to...
  • Environmentalist fights U.S. extradition

    06/27/2005 7:56:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 712+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/27/05 | Jeremy Hainsworth - AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A radical environmentalist who is one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives told an extradition hearing Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada. Tre Arrow, born Michael Scarpitti, is accused of taking part in the 2001 firebombings of logging and cement trucks in Oregon. The FBI also claims he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front, a group that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction over the past few years. "I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the FBI,...
  • Women's Combat Role on Front Burner

    06/27/2005 5:24:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies · 841+ views
    Military.com ^ | June 27, 2005
    Women's Combat Role on Front Burner June 27, 2005 Washington - With more than 200,000 women serving in the U.S. military, Americans have long been accustomed to seeing them marching in combat boots right alongside men. But none of that prepared the nation for the grim news that at least four female American troops were killed and 11 others wounded in Iraq late Thursday when a suicide bomber struck a Marine convoy near the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. The bloodiest attack against American women in more than two years of war in Iraq, the incident highlighted the debate over women...
  • The American Story. Why failing to teach history is bad for democracy. -O-

    06/27/2005 5:32:49 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 456+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/27/05 | John Fund
    A few years ago, the National Constitution Center surveyed teenagers and found that while only about four in 10 could name the three branches of the federal government fully six in 10 could name all Three Stooges. Everyone agrees we aren't teaching history well, but the direction of reform is controversial. Philadelphia's public schools have just announced they will mandate that all students take an African-American history course in order to graduate from high school. The theory is that the city's 185,000 public school students, two-thirds of whom are black, will finally become aware of their culture and gain self-esteem....
  • Belittling Jesus for Grant Money

    06/27/2005 5:27:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 437+ views
    Frontpagemag ^ | 6-27-05 | Mike Adams
    The Ford Foundation finances a study to prove Christianity makes teaching impossible on campus. Mike Adams Townhall.com | June 27, 2005 For years, I have argued that anti-religious bigotry is a serious problem in higher education. Recently, a memo was circulated at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, which broaches this controversial subject. Below, I have reproduced it in its entirety: GC&SU Friends: Recently, the university submitted an initial proposal that reponded [sic] to a Ford Foundation RFP. The funding program is called Difficult Dialogues and addresses the growing intolerance on university campuses surrounding religious pluralism and cultural...
  • TROUBLE SPEAKS -- Ward Churchill backs fragging

    06/27/2005 5:30:51 AM PDT · by mware · 101 replies · 3,585+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/26/05 | staff at World Net Daily
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill backs fragging Controversial '9-11 prof' suggests rolling grenades under line officers Posted: June 26, 2005 10:39 p.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Prof. Ward Churchill University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill suggested to a forum on conscientious objection they might be more effective in opposing war if they supported the "fragging" or killing of line officers. In a Portland meeting on resistance to military recruiting, Churchill, famous for comparing Sept. 11, 2001, victims in the World Trade Center to "little Eichmanns," twice suggested anti-war activists should support those who kill their officers. "For those of you who...