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  • Gun Nonsense Overrules Common Sense

    03/04/2013 2:04:06 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 10 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 4, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    As each day passes, the lengths to which school districts will go to prevent gun violence has been taken to new levels of maladministration. For example, last Friday an Anne Arundel County, Maryland, student was suspended for ďchewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and saying, ďbang, bangĒó an offense that the school described as a threat to other students, according to his family,Ē according to the Washington Post. ďThe boyís two-day suspension Friday comes at a time of heightened sensitivity about security issues and gunsó even pretend guns ó in the aftermath of the mass shooting...
  • The New Age of Falsity

    02/08/2013 1:46:32 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-5-2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in an age of falsity, in which words have lost their meanings and concepts are reinvented as the situation demands. The United States is in a jobless recovery ó even if that phrase largely disappeared from the American lexicon about 2004. Good news somehow must follow from a rising unemployment rate, which itself underrepresents the actual percentage of Americans long out of work. At the same time, we are supposed to be relieved that we are in a contracting expansion, where fewer goods and services are proof of a resilient economy. In our debt-ridden revival, borrowing $1 trillion...
  • Zero Tolerance for Deaf Childís Name

    02/04/2013 1:13:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    The Education Reporter ^ | December 2012 | The Education Reporter
    Parents of a deaf child named Hunter were told by his Nebraska public preschool that they must change his name because he was in violation of the school districtís weapons policy. To sign his name, the three-year-old crosses his index and middle fingers then wags his hands. This sign apparently appeared to school officials to represent a gun. Grand Island Public Schoolsí policy section 8470 ó Weapons in Schools states: ďStudents are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks...
  • Why I am not having kids (Hint: Rhymes with "schmarbon schmootprint")

    01/30/2013 9:24:04 PM PST · by Junior_G · 71 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question ó and it had been ticking like an egg timer in the back of my head for 15 years. We talked about it for five months. In the car on the way to work. During dinner. For five minutes, for 30 minutes. After seeing nephews and nieces. I wanted it to be a decision we made, not one made for us by chance or time. I turned to friends with kids for advice. ďFeel free to convince me to your...
  • On Election Day itís white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obamaís white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    10/27/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT · by John W · 129 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views...
  • Dorothy Rabinowitz: The Unreality of the Past Four Years

    10/22/2012 6:15:40 AM PDT · by Snuph · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 21, 2012 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the 1967 film "A Guide for the Married Man," a husband, played by a peerless Walter Matthau, is given lessons in ways to cheat on his wife safely. The most essential rule: "Deny! Deny! Deny!"óno matter what. In an instructive scene, he's shown a wife undone by shock, and screaming, with reason: She has just walked in on her husband making love to a glamorous stranger. "What are you doing," she wails, "who is that woman?" "What woman, where?" the husband serenely counters, as he and the tart in question get out of bed and calmly dress. So the...
  • France 24 TV: Cairo reporter 'savagely attacked'

    10/20/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    AP ^ | October 20, 2012 | JAMEY KEATEN
    PARIS (AP) ó A correspondent for France 24 TV was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said Saturday. It was the latest case of violence against women at the epicenter of Egypt's restive protests. The news channel said in a statement that Sonia Dridi was attacked around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a live broadcast on a protest at the square and was later rescued by a colleague and other witnesses. France 24 did not give further details about the attack, but it said its employees were safe and sound, though "extremely shocked,"...
  • The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality

    10/19/2012 4:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ron Ross
    Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded? New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election. Liberals are angry and...
  • Debates 2012: An Exercise in Liberal Pathology (Almost Perfect Description of DUmmies)

    10/18/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Liberalism isnít doing so well lately. In fact Iíd go so far as to say that liberalism is becoming downright pathological. The disease is progressive (in more ways than one). Precursors were visible as far back as 1964, and again in the 1980s. Yet this latest uspsurege has been building since 2000, and has never yet spread so widely or threateningly across the body politic. The chief symptom of liberal distress is an intense form of denial. Liberals now actually deny that conservatives exist. There are, of course, strange, cartoon-like images that liberals call conservative, yet these bear little resemblence...
  • Outed candidate withdraws from Idaho House race

    08/07/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | August 6, 2012 | unknown
    A Democratic state House hopeful who was accidentally outed as a bisexual by a party colleague earlier this year has withdrawn from his race. Nate Murphy of Pocatello had sought election in District 29. In March, he was accidentally outed after Idaho's only openly gay lawmaker, Sen. Nicole LeFavour of Boise, told The New York Times that Murphy would be taking up her legacy. Murphy's former campaign manager, Ryan Hand, said personal issues prompted the 23-year-old candidate's departure from the race, not the outing. Murphy also had faced questions about a marijuana conviction five years ago. Hand declined to provide...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think weíve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordealófrom the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated ďChick-fil-A Appreciation Day,Ē to the ďSame-Sex Kiss DayĒ that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of itóbegan...
  • Target releases ad featuring same-sex Ďmarriedí couple

    07/30/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 30, 2012 | KATIE CRAINE
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, July 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) ¬Ė Target is promoting their wedding registry with a focus on homosexual ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ. A new ad released last month depicts two men holding hands with the slogan, ¬ďBe yourself, together.¬Ē The retail giant has angered both pro-family and pro-homosexual activists as they have apparently flip-flopped in their approach to same-sex ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ. In 2010 Target faced some backlash from homosexual political groups after they gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that supported Tom Emmer, the pro-life, pro-marriage Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota. More recently they have been criticized for their decision...
  • Lesbian college student 'faked anti-gay notes' that sparked rally against hate crimes

    A lesbian student has been kicked out of college and arrested after it emerged she was behind a string of anti-gay messages slipped under her dorm room door, police said. After the notes were found in Alexandra Pennell's room at Central Connecticut State University in March, hundreds came out in support of the student at a campus rally against hate crimes. But when police hid a camera along the hallway outside her room, they allegedly caught her leaving the notes herself - and she admitted she had written them to get the attention of her roommate. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168204/Alexandra-Pennell-Lesbian-college-student-faked-anti-gay-messages-left-room-sparked-rally.html#ixzz1zdYNi7o0
  • Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame...

    05/18/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2012
    Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame Neighbors After Spat Over Dogs 18 May 2012 [Pic in URL] Caught: Aimee Whitchurch, 37, left, and Christel Conklin, 29, right, are accused of forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief A lesbian couple that claimed their neighbors spray painted 'Kill the Gay' on their condo are being accused by the police for doing the deed themselves. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has issued a warrant for Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, for forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief. In October...
  • Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault (Gingrich "extremism must be punished and ignored")

    04/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Russell
    Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post. What makes their column particularly interesting is that Ornstein is not liberal, but a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Together, they call the GOP an "insurgent outlier in American politics" because of the...
  • Iím a White Republican Raising a Black Child: Deal With It

    04/28/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT · by feralcat · 124 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 26, 2012 | Nancy French
    ...This Presidential campaign cycle is very different for our family than the one in 2008. This time around, we have a four-year-old daughter we adopted from Ethiopia two years ago... Because weíve had the audacity to appear in public with our family, weíve been getting hate mail from liberals who are deeply offended that a white family would raise a black child (the Huffington Post posted a video of Naomi and me at CPAC and it generated more than 1,000 comments, many of them utterly vile). Usually, I laugh at baseless criticism and it inspires me to work even harder...
  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in ďservicing their debtĒ because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • Obamaís Jimmy Fallon Embarrassment

    04/25/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Obama jumps the shark with student loan jam President Obama's 'celebrity status' reached perplexing new levels last night on comedian Jimmy Fallon's comedy show last night. After watching this sketch, I think it's fair to say that he has 'jumped the shark.' Last night on the Jimmy Fallon show, Obama "slow jammed" with Jimmy Fallon and his band about his plan to freeze interest rates for student loans, criticizing filibustering Republicans for blocking his plan. Warning that the interest rates for student loans will 'double,' Obama warned that "some hard working students would be paying about $1000 extra just to...
  • Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie and Wife Separate

    04/20/2012 5:48:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    people.com ^ | 04/20/2012 | MIKE FLEEMAN
    Thomas Beatie, who gained fame as the world's first known legal man to give birth, has split from his wife of nine years. Beatie revealed the breakup with Nancy during a taping of the syndicated TV show The Doctors in which he also said he had undergone a final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. Beatie began life as a woman and legally switched to a male identity, while preserving his female reproductive organs. He made headlines in 2007 after pictures of his bearded face and pregnant belly became public.
  • Keith Olbermann on Current TV Dismissal: "I Screwed Up" [barf alert!]

    04/03/2012 10:23:08 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    eonline.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Bruna Nessif
    This is an interesting side to Keith Olbermann. The former Countdown host admitted that he "screwed up" when it came to his dismissal from Current TV while on The Late Show With David Letterman. "I screwed up really big on this. Let's just start there. I thought we could do this. It's my fault that it didn't succeed in the sense that I didn't think the whole thing through," he said. "I didn't say, 'You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier...
  • Understanding The Slave Mentality

    04/04/2012 10:52:41 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    Alt-market ^ | 04/02/2012 | Brandon Smith
    In the initial stages of nearly every recorded tyranny, the saucer eyed dumbstruck masses exhibit astonishing and masterful skill when denying reality. The facts behind their dire circumstances and of their antagonistic government become a source of cynical psychological gameplay rather than a source of legitimate concern. Their desperate need to maintain their normalcy bias creates a memory and observation vacuum in which all that runs counter to their false assumptions and preconceptions disappears forever. It is as if they truly cannot see the color of the sky, or the boot on their face. The concrete world of truth becomes...
  • Dems Warn Of ĎGrave Damageí To SCOTUS If ĎObamacareí Is Struck Down

    03/29/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 260 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/28/2012 | sahil kapul
    A handful of Senate Democrats sought to assure doubtful liberals that the Supreme Court justices arenít ready to strike down their crowning achievement, standing before cameras and mics Wednesday in front of the court. One warned that doing so would ruin the courtís credibility. ďThis court would not only have to stretch, it would have to abandon and completely overrule a lot of modern precedent, which would do grave damage to this court, in its credibility and power,Ē said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut. ďThe court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed ďnewsworthyĒ or ďimportantĒ by many people. Itís toxic, troubling, and traumatic. Itís happening on college campuses. Itís happening next door to you. Itís the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. Itís what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, itís happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? Itís the hookup culture....
  • Analysis: Who is the true heir to Ronald Reagan?

    03/25/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Campaigning in former President Reagan's hometown before last week's Illinois primary, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum asserted that he was the only candidate "who stands on the pillars of what Ronald Reagan built as the modern Republican Party."Speaking in the shadow of a statue of Reagan, Santorum proclaimed: "Let the voice of Reagan be heard across this land."And it isn't just Santorum: During the GOP presidential debates, Reagan's name was invoked nearly 250 times by the GOP field.But many historians argue that if Reagan had a true heir, he or she might raise taxes, compromise with Democrats and put aside...
  • Mediaite: Former Employee of James OíKeefe To Spill All; Claims He Drugged Her, Stole Her Panties

    03/16/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    conservative commune ^ | 3/16/12 | Dan Collins
    I guess I have to take this seriously, because the charges are serious, but I donít recall Hannah Giles peddling any such accusations. Naffeís complaint alleges that OíKeefe invited her to his New Jersey home to work on a project, where she was to stay in a finished barn to save money on hotels. They got into an argument, according to [Nadia] Naffe, and OíKeefe abandoned her in the barn, refusing to take her to a train station so she could go home. Naffe also alleges that she began to feel physical disorientation, and was eventually unable to move under...
  • Another Imminent Threat

    03/12/2012 9:38:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 11 March 2012 | Mychal Massie
    The storm clouds hovering over New Orleans today have nothing to do with the vestiges of Katrina or another imminent threat, and instead result from the NFLís Saintsí, team-sponsored reward system for purposefully injuring and maiming opponents. The allegations of gross impropriety center around Gregg Williams, a tough-guy-wannabe and former defensive coordinator as well as aloofly defiant head coach Sean Payton. Both men and team management had been warned repeatedly about the illegality of such practice yet they blatantly defied league orders and endorsed the continued practice of financial incentives for inflicting significant harm to opposing players. There is a...
  • 'Best Article on Wind Farms You Will Ever Read'

    02/20/2012 5:41:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2012 | Jack McHugh
    Thatís the verdict of British writer James Delingpole, in a blog posted in the Daily Telegraph, about an article by Kevin Myers published in the Irish Independent online version, brought to our attention by a Paul Chesser Facebook post. (Got all that? Ainít the Internet grand?) Myersí focus is on the potentially fatal results of European wind energy, should this form of green delusion be carried to its logical extreme, and the pure destruction of wealth its massive misallocation of resources already represents (imagine hundreds of Solyndras). Thanks to members of the Michigan House and Senate, since 2008 the same...
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE
    JournalTimes.com No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE christine.won@journaltimes.com, mburke@journaltimes.com | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS ó Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers ó which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • EXLUSIVE DOCUMENT: Private 1980 Gingrich Memo Reveals Former Speaker's Racial Attitudes

    01/18/2012 12:10:39 PM PST · by redstateone · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 18, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    With members of the mainstream media now hurling charges of using racially coded language against GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Big Government has uncovered a private memorandum written over three decades ago that offers a unique glimpse into Mr. Gingrichís longstanding attitudes about race...
  • What I'm Giving Up in 2012(mega barg alert)

    01/16/2012 7:14:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    otherwords.org ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Donald Kaul
    I generally make New Year's resolutions in hopes of becoming a better person ó more disciplined, healthier, or, at the very least, less pathetic. Some of these resolutions last until nightfall. Some don't. None ever sees February. This year, I'm taking a different approach. I'm going to concentrate on giving up things. Not things like smoking ó been there, done that. I mean giving up on ideas I have pursued through the years into one blind alley after another. Ideas like climate change, for example. You and I both know that the earth is heating up, right? Everybody knows that,...
  • Joining a Dinner in a Muslim Brotherhood Home (A Useful Idiot Speaks)

    12/08/2011 1:19:13 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 12/7/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    If you want to understand the Islamic forces that are gaining strength in Egypt and scaring people here and abroad, let me tell you about my dinner in the home of Muslim Brotherhood activists. First, meet my hostess: Sondos Asem, a 24-year-old woman who is pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical bearded Brotherhood activist. Sondos is a middle-class graduate of the American University in Cairo, where I studied in the early 1980s (ďthatís before I was born,Ē she said wonderingly, making me feel particularly decrepit). She speaks perfect English, is writing a masterís thesis on social media, and helps...
  • Latest from moveon.org: "Your conservative uncle"

    11/23/2011 10:22:44 AM PST · by FrdmLvr · 36 replies · 2+ views
    my email in-box | 11-23-11 | moveon.org
    Dear MoveOn member, Americans are talking about the economyóa lot. They're talking about Occupy Wall Street and the Super Committee, about an economy that only works for the 1% and about unemployment. But thanks to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, lots of talk about the economy means lots of misinformation about the economy. So if you're spending this Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, and want to be ready with the facts to gently correct any myths you hear (they are family and friends, after all), we put together a short guide with five common myths you might hear and...
  • Franky Schaeffer Derides Christianity as ďStupidĒ

    10/07/2011 1:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Institute on Religion and Democracy ^ | 10/07/2011 | Kristin Rudolph
    Once a self-identified founding member of the American ďreligious right,Ē Franky Schaeffer now says that ďreligion is dumbĒ and ďman made.Ē Although Schaeffer grew up among some of the most influential evangelicals of the twentieth century, and worked as one of them during much of his adult life, he now believes the Bible is a fraud and that Christianity teaches ďmisogynisticĒ practices. Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelical theologian, philosopher, and founder of the LíAbri Fellowship, Francis Schaeffer, discussed his newest book at the Kansas City Public Library on September 27, 2011. His recent book, Sex, Mom, and God:...
  • NPR, MSNBC, Current TV Fleeing From Anti-Palin Random House Hoax Bio; McGinnis Claims Cover-Up

    09/26/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 98 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Monday September 26, 2011 | Joel Polleck
    Joe McGinniss complained to lefty blog Firedoglake yesterday that almost everyone is canceling interviews in which he was to have discussed his book,†The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin: Terry Gross [of NPR's Fresh Air] has declined to have me on her show. As have all other NPR shows. My fifteen seconds as part of a report on All Things Considered is all I get from NPR. Iím told they are scared of losing more federal funding if right wing Congresspeople complain that they are ďpromotingĒ my book. FYI, both Morning Joe and Keith Olbermann had me booked for...
  • PICKET: Freed American hikers thank Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan

    09/25/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 94 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 9/25/11 | Kerry Picket
    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the now freed American hikers who were held in an Iranian prison after being convicted for espionage, appeared before cameras and reporters in New York on Sunday and gave prepared statements about their detentions in Iran. Bauer, a freelance journalist, along with Sarah Shourd, a teacher and womenís rights activist, and Fattal, an environmentalist, were arrested July 31, 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year. Bauer's and Fattal's remarks were critical of American foreign policy towards Iran as well as the Iranian government's treatment of it's own people. "The only explanation...
  • The Self-Deception of the Left

    09/22/2011 3:31:26 AM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2011 | Ryan Scott Welch
    How can the left possibly defeat a movement that they do not understand and, worse, that they purposely misunderstand? Michael Moore lies every times he opens his mouth. For him it is easier to lie than to breathe. But with that said, he is doing America and conservatives in the Tea Party a great service because the only people who listen to his bile are the left, and the more they are deceived, the easier they will be to defeat. Here is what I mean: as a military officer, I study tactics as a part of my professional development, and...
  • Conservative Rock Songs, Deconstructed (Is there such thing as conservative rock music?)

    06/01/2010 7:19:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies · 1,312+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2010 | John J. Miller
    ¬† If you seek proof that liberal-arts scholarship is mostly a stinking heap of rubbish, behold the Journal of Popular Culture. Here are three recent examples of articles that have appeared in its dispensable pages: ‚ÄúQueer Dress and Biased Eyes: The Japanese Doll on the Western Toyshelf,‚ÄĚ by Judy Shoaf (February 2010); ‚ÄúSpongeBob SquarePants: Pop Culture Tsunami or More?‚ÄĚ by Jonah Lee Rice (December 2009); and ‚Äú‚ÄėThere‚Äôs Genderqueers on the Starboard Bow‚Äô: The Pregnant Male in Star Trek,‚ÄĚ by Stephen Kerry (August 2009). Yet the ultimate testimony to the journal‚Äôs shining irrelevance appears in its current issue: ‚ÄúRockin‚Äô the Right-Wing...
  • Michele Bachmannís lack of faith

    09/11/2011 12:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | 09/09/2011 | Mathew N. Schmalz
    Styling herself a Christian Cassandra, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann declared Hurricane Irene as Godís warning to Washington. Now that we know she was only joking, we Christians can perhaps shrug our shoulders and leave the victims of Hurricane Irene to deal with its implications on their own. She was serious. She was joking. Maybe itís her titanium spine thatís giving her the balance to shift positions. Then again, perhaps the titanium spine is a necessary prosthetic given Bachmannís lack of Christian backbone. If Michele Bachmann actually were serious, she could certainly have drawn upon ample biblical justification. She could have wielded...
  • Barack Obamaís Wings of Wax

    09/10/2011 7:36:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.09.2011 | Peter Wehner
    Presidencies can go through various stages in terms of their effect on the opposition ¬Ė from eliciting respect and some amount of fear, to provoking anger, to becoming the object of ridicule. Barack Obama has reached the third stage.Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has written a column in which he cites passages from Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last night and then chronicles the reaction among congressional Republicans, which included chuckles, guffaws and giggles. Hostility to Obama has given way to indifference to what he says; witness the fact¬†the GOP did not even feel the need...
  • Exclusive: Fallen Angel Plunges From Tree-Perch Ending Eight-Day People's Park Protest

    09/09/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/7/11 | Ted Friedman
    <p>First she was buoyantly up in a "dangerous" People's Park tree protesting "Everything," but now she's at Highland Hospital with a broken back, ending an eight-day protest which was a protest-in-progress.</p> <p>Her last fall from the tree was her second. She fell in her second day in the tree and was caught in the arms of a friend before she hit the ground. "Moon Shadow," who was first up, last Monday, reportedly took a plunge whenóout on a limbóhe helped attach a protest banner.</p>
  • Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult (brace yourselves)

    09/09/2011 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Truth Out ^ | September 3, 2011 | Mike Lofgren
    Barbara Stanwyck: "We're both rotten!" Fred MacMurray: "Yeah - only you're a little more rotten." -"Double Indemnity" (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten - how could they not be, given the complete infestation of the political system by corporate money on a scale that now requires a presidential candidate to raise upwards of a billion dollars to be competitive in the general election? Both parties are captives to corporate loot. The main reason the Democrats' health care bill will be...
  • Obama and the lunatic left: President and his followers intend to end Americaís greatness

    09/09/2011 1:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama is politically insane. This is the real meaning of his speech Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition, Mr. Obama is a lunatic leftist. Much of his speech called for more of the same - government activism; massive spending on infrastructure, bridges and roads; extending the payroll tax cut; and more public aid to states and municipalities. In short, he seeks to perpetuate the dismal policies of Obamanomics. He is a reckless ideologue masquerading as a...
  • Flash Mob Attacks On The Rise?

    08/25/2011 7:15:56 AM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    an unfortunate twist on flash mobs are ones that are born to be vicious and violent. There seems to be a trend happening in parts of the country that you need to be aware of. An example of a flash mob happened in Boston when a reported 1,000 youths, many involved in gangs, gathered at or near a beach, and many began fighting. (snip) The moment your intuition senses danger, run. I'm a big fan of running, just like gazelles are big fans of running from lions.
  • Daily Kos writer: We could use Ďglobal superplagueí to stop overpopulation

    08/23/2011 4:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    August 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) ¬Ė A prominent left-wing American political blog has come under fire after publishing one writer¬ís quip that the world needs ¬ďa global superplague¬Ē because ¬ďthere are too many goddam people already.¬Ē Daily Kos contributor Jon Stafford¬ís August 10 post, in which Stafford described himself as ¬ďNot Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion,¬Ē drew immediate attention in the blogosphere. While Stafford said that his remarks are partly ¬ďfacetious,¬Ē he went on to say, ¬ďnevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that we must take steps as a society to...
  • Cops Fear Violence Against Flash Mobs (as liberals do too)

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - As police in Upper Darby, Pa., search for more young people involved in last week's flash mob, more adults are thinking about arming themselves with guns. People are talking about how afraid they are of being caught in the path one of these flash mobs while they're out minding their own business, and they want to be ready. Law enforcement officials say it's a nightmare in the making because ordinary, private citizens are getting gun permits. "We have people now that are fearful and carrying guns because of children. How sad is that?" Upper Darby police...
  • The left sees history's fist coming. Again.

    12/13/2010 12:56:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 118 replies · 5+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2010 | James Lewis
    Want to know why the Democrats in Congress are mumbling "f*** the president"?† Want to know why the Cancun mobsters are demanding world power for yesterday's climate fascism? This is Dunkirk, folks.† It's the Battles of Midway and Gettysburg rolled into one.† This is the watershed moment in history. This is where the Evil Empire gets its comeuppance. The next few years may be the most historic ones in our lives. The left is at the very peak of its power since the Evil Empire fell in 1991, with Obama occupying the White House today, surrounded by his commissars.† The...
  • Eyewitness: Root of fair violence needs examining

    08/06/2011 2:45:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 113 replies
    JS Online ^ | 8/5/11 | Andy Lane
    Out of nowhere, a kid punched me in the side of the head through my open window. One blind swing, and he ran away. At the same time, a youth attacked a car two in front of us. He broke the driver-side window, kicked the car and reached inside. The car pulled out to escape the attack. The car in front of me then pulled forward and hesitated. Worried that the mob might come around to the passenger side of my car and attack my wife, I pulled around the car in front of me, crossed over lanes and turned...
  • Obama's soft response to Tea Party draws liberal criticism

    08/06/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Obama's soft response to Tea Party draws liberal criticism By Alexander Bolton - 08/06/11 07:15 PM ET Liberals are growing frustrated with President Obamaís soft response to the Tea Party after fractious negotiations over the debt limit led to the loss of nationís AAA credit rating on Friday. Republicans and Democrats have unleashed fusillades of attack against each other in the wake of the announcement but Obama has stayed quiet, frustrating his partyís base. ďItís hard to see how we avoid a Tea-Party recession if the president who has the biggest megaphone in the country is not willing to speak...
  • The Cult That Is Destroying America (Krugman :"Obama is a conservative")

    07/26/2011 8:32:13 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 77 replies
    NY times Opinion ^ | July 26, 2011 | Paul Krugman
    Watching our system deal with the debt ceiling crisis ó a wholly self-inflicted crisis, which may nonetheless have disastrous consequences ó itís increasingly obvious that what weíre looking at is the destructive influence of a cult that has really poisoned our political system. And no, I donít mean the fanaticism of the right. Well, OK, that too. But my feeling about those people is that they are what they are; you might as well denounce wolves for being carnivores. Crazy is what they do and what they are. No, the cult that I see as reflecting a true moral failure...