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  • Associated Press Hires Lefty Activist Chris Tomlinson, Gets Its Money’s Worth

    09/23/2013 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/23/13 | Bryan Preston
    In July 2011, the Associated Press hired Chris Tomlinson to be its Supervisory Correspondent in its Austin, TX bureau. The AP’s news reporting is supposed to be neutral and non-partisan, but Tomlinson is not. He came to the AP from a gig at the Texas Observer, which is the same lefty publication that was once the home of Molly Ivins. The Observer by its own admission promotes “progressive change for Texas.” Well, the Observer used to describe itself that way. Now that page pulls up a 404 error — it has been deep-sixed. But blogger Bradley J. Fikes was alert
  • Who Is Gabriel Sherman? How the New System of Tax-Deductible Lefty Journalism Threatens All of Us

    12/27/2012 8:45:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/12 | Capitol Confidential
    Who is Gabriel Sherman? Who is he, and what forces does he represent? Those are questions worth answering, because they speak to the tactics and methods of the left wing in America today. In his too-brief life, Andrew Breitbart always emphasized the importance of understanding how the left operates--the better to combat it. So we at Breitbart News, who seek to carry on Andrew’s work, feel a continuing obligation to expose the left and its ever-evolving methods. And so we return to Gabriel Sherman, because his career provides a window into the mechanisms of the contemporary left. In particular, we...
  • Shamed Facebook poster loses her job

    11/21/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jessica Heslam
    Lindsey Stone — the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook — has lost her job. “Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation,” LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald tonight. LIFE Inc. of Hyannis — a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs — announced tonight that Stone, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo, are not working there. Ironically, the formal announcement was made on Facebook.
  • British Lefty Lauren Booth: You Know What Would Be Hilarious? Abolishing The State Of Israel…

    07/13/2012 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Weasel zippers ^ | 7/13/12 | Israelly Cool
    Via Israelly Cool: Lauren Booth @LaurenBoothUK NEWS ALERT OBAMA SAYS ISRAHELL FINISHED! ok inshaAllah lol! Share webmedia.newseum.org/batvr/54e960ce… 26 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Make sure you click on her link to see what she finds so funny. Hint: It involves Obama using the U.S. military to dismantle the state of Israel. Related: Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth converts to Islam after a ‘holy experience’ in Iran HT: Jen
  • SPLC’s Potok Again Lies about David Barton

    06/26/2012 5:09:51 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 4 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/26/12 | Gina Miller
    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21It is difficult to behold the lunacy of the godless Left, whose members do call evil good and good evil and the truth “hate.” It gets wearisome listening to blatant lies about those of us who love the Lord and who want to preserve our freedoms and our beautiful United States of America as founded....
  • The Conservative Future: Compassion (Flashback from 2005)

    01/11/2012 5:39:31 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 5 replies
    Twonhall.com ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Rick Santorum
    Now is the time for midcourse corrections to ensure the success of the conservative movement, as well as the American experiment. With that mission in mind, I would like to make a few suggestions of my own. Intellectual conservatism was once defined by two clear goals - the defeat of communism and the reduction in the size, scope and sweep of government. There are three observations I’d like to make about this conservatism. First, it was conservatism with a purpose. The goal of consigning communism to the ash heap of history was to eliminate oppression, increase liberty, and spread democracy....
  • Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

    11/07/2011 5:58:38 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies
    The Tipsy Baker ^ | October 1st, 2011 | Jennifer Reese
    ...This farm was strewn with rusted car parts, overturned boxes of trash, empty soda bottles, crushed cans and downed trees, and through this WALL-E wasteland wandered dozens of chickens, cats, dogs, and three bloated broad-breasted white turkeys. The bearded proprietor ambled through the debris and grabbed up a fat, hiccuping bird that he placed in a laundry bin in the back of our car. "You gonna ... ?" he made a throat slashing motion and grinned. I gave him cash. The turkey may well have ingested STP, Mountain Dew, and crystal meth, but I remain confident that she was never...
  • Occupy Empty Heads

    10/11/2011 4:41:08 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Scottfactor.com ^ | 10/11/2011 | Gina Miller
    We continue to watch the senseless, misguided and mostly young people in New York and other major cities waging their ignorant protests against our capitalist system—the very system that has given them their comfortable lives. I suppose these Occupy Wall Streeters are hoping to mimic the success of the Tea Party movement, but that will never happen. The Tea Party movement is a real, grass roots movement with a clear message grounded in truth, but the Occupy movement is nothing of the sort. We have also seen that—as usual with the Left—there are people who are being paid to protest....
  • Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is Left’s Divide and Conquer Strategy

    01/17/2011 6:53:09 AM PST · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/17/2011 | Gina Miller
    Despite the thuggish Obama administration suing Arizona for simply attempting to uphold the law of our land, since the federal government refuses to secure our borders, it’s heartening to see that at least half of the states in America are pushing ahead with legislation that is similar to Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration legislation. I’m glad to say Mississippi is one of those states. It’s time we stopped letting the radical leftists among us shout us down on this issue. The moment legislation is drafted which proposes that illegal immigration be addressed within a state, here come the rent-a-mobs, waiving their foreign...
  • Frank Rich Still Trying To Blame Right For AZ Shootings

    01/16/2011 6:41:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like Rahm Emanuel, who didn't to waste a crisis, Frank Rich doesn't want to let a murderous rampage pass without trying to wring political advantage from it. By now, even most ardent liberals have had to admit that there was no nexus between conservatives and the manifestly psychotic AZ shooter. But there was Rich, in his New York Times column of this morning, still bitterly clinging to the accusation. To be sure, Rich recited some disclaimers that by now have become standard. But by unlucky paragraph 13, Rich could restrain himself no more. Fulminated Frank: "Much of last week’s televised...
  • Inside the lefty brain

    01/08/2011 3:42:01 AM PST · by radioone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 07, 2011 | Tony Gallardo
    The other day I was in a shopping center parking lot and saw two stickers in the rear window of a mini-van. The first, which was in the lower left area of the window, said "Veterans for Obama". Okay, I thought; I don't understand it, but there it is. The second sticker was a few inches to the right, and said this; "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin. I don't normally stop to ponder window stickers, but this pairing left me standing, slack jawed, and wondering,...
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange

    12/07/2010 2:58:27 AM PST · by bd476 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 7, 2010 | Andy Winter, Sky News Online
    WikiLeaks: British Police Arrest Assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police over sexual assault claims in Sweden, according to Sky sources. A fresh European arrest warrant has been received by Mr Assange's lawyer - as anger grows in the US over the latest leaked embassy cables by the whistleblowing website. Sky sources have said officers from Scotland Yard detained the 39-year-old Australian at around 9.30am. Labelling the move as a "political stunt", Mr Assange's solicitor Mark Stephens said his client wants to find out what allegations he faces so he can clear his name. Two...
  • 60s songbird Joan Baez falls from treehouse, hurt (San Diego bombed with live lefty)

    11/19/2010 5:04:50 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 95 replies · 1+ views
    SignOn San Diego ^ | 11-19-2010 | Staff
    WOODSIDE, Calif. — 1960s songbird Joan Baez is "resting comfortably" at an undisclosed location after falling 20 feet to the ground from a treehouse - a treehouse she purposely had built without walls because she wanted to sleep among real birds at her Woodside, Calif., home. (excerpted per Ape Pee rules, see link for more)
  • [Hawaii] Election Issues?

    10/31/2010 11:18:40 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Malu Aina ^ | October 27th, 2010 | Jim Albertini
    Malu ‘Aina calls for an immediate end to the U.S. illegal wars of occupation, and major cuts in military spending and increased spending to meet human needs. Locally, we call for an end to all live-fire and activities at PTA that create dust. Comprehensive independent monitoring and clean up of DU, unexploded ordnance, and other military toxins should be done at military expenses. The entire process needs to be transparent and have the confidence of the community, which to date is sorely lacking. Political candidates and citizens alike — where are our voices on these important issues? Contact: Malu `Aina...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Protest: Lefty Goes Berserk On Holocaust Survivor

    08/25/2010 1:58:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-25-10 | Curt
    A "tolerant" lefty this one is: (language alert) [VIDEO AT SITE] or on this FR thread. This line from the nimrod is something: “I have no problem cursing out an unpatriotic, treasonous piece of garbage that wouldn’t know the (sacrilegious expletive) Constitution if it hit him in the (expletive) face, OK?” Uh, yeah.... Wasn't it patriotic not too long ago to protest against various things (Iraq, wiretaps, gitmo, etc.) when Bush was in office? Now, if someone feels this mosque shouldn't be built and wants to protest against it...it's now unpatriotic? And then he goes on to say the survivor...
  • Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault'

    07/30/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 10+ views
    Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault' By: Andy Barr July 30, 2010 07:50 AM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Thursday that he and his office mishandled the politics surrounding tax questions on his new $7 million yacht. “I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” Kerry said Thursday in an interview with the Boston Globe. Throughout the weeklong story, Kerry has insisted that he will pay whatever state taxes are owed – estimated to be $500,000 – on the yacht. Kerry has so far not had to pay Massachusetts’...
  • Talk host : GOP plotted Christmas bombing

    01/06/2010 5:39:29 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 1,798+ views
    worldNetDaily ^ | January 05, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Left-leaning talk-radio host Mike Malloy is accusing Republicans of plotting the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit – possibly planning to kill 200 to 300 people – simply to "embarrass" the Obama administration. During his syndicated program Jan. 5, Malloy said, "Now, the inquiry, the questions are being raised as to whether or not this is not a deliberate attempt to embarrass – ah, that's not quite a strong enough word, but let's start there – embarrass the Obama administration." The following is a short clip of several similar statements he made on the topic:
  • Lefty blogger throws in the towel on health care

    07/29/2009 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 10 replies · 876+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 29, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    With all the angst over here on the right about Obama the Terrible crushing our jewel of a health care system under his jackboot, it is worth bearing in mind that the moonbats, who control the White House and Congress for the first time in a long time (actually since 1993, shortly after which Bill Clinton promptly pissed away his Congressional majority with the HillaryCare trainwreck), really thought they had this in the bag. Now we have guys like Matt Taibbi crying in his cornflakes about how the Dems have screwed the pooch.
  • You Might Be a Misogynist if...you don't want Letterman fired.

    06/11/2009 4:56:38 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 25 replies · 1,041+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    There are not many mere words which will cause my normally quietly-simmering, red blood to boil over, but the things David Letterman has said on his show regarding a 14 year-old girl, and his ensuing non-apologies are in this league. That he now claims the remarks were aimed at Bristol Palin, a few years older than the younger sister, Willow, who was in New York with her mother, when he joked about her "being knocked up by Rodriguez" in the 7th inning, is a ridiculous ruse aimed at covering his own scrawny backside. David Letterman should lose his public forum...
  • Huffington: Obama Is Wrong About Wall St. and I'm No Lefty

    05/29/2009 7:44:15 AM PDT · by RonaldReagan4Ever · 13 replies · 691+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | May 29, 2009 | Aaron Task
    CARLSBAD, CALIF. -- It may come as a surprise to many, but Arianna Huffington does not consider herself or the Huffington Post liberal or a lefty. "We call them as we see them [and] pursue the truth wherever it takes us," Huffington says. "I don't think looking at us as pursuing any ideology can be in any way validated by the facts."...
  • CNBC Panders: Invites Lefty Blogger Arianna Huffington to Co-Host Show

    03/24/2009 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 532+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    CNBC looks to be making another left turn. After the network announced Democratic National Committee chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as a “CNBC contributor,” the network has gone even farther. According a status update from Arianna Huffington’s Facebook page on March 24, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post will co-host CNBC’s morning program, “Squawk Box” on March 31. “I'll be hosting Squawk Box on CNBC next Tuesday,” Huffington’s post read. “Who would you like to see me interview, and what should I ask them?” ..more..
  • New Victorians of the MSM: Palin's Daughter Having Child 'Out-of-Wedlock'

    09/03/2008 5:32:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 276+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Be grateful for small things. Ann Curry didn't call Bristol Palin's baby "illegitimate" or a "bastard." She settled for "out-of-wedlock." Now in fairness, NBC's Curry was in theory listing things for which people might feel sympathy for Sarah Palin, including her own Down syndrome child. But in doing so, speaking with Keith Olbermann during MSNBC's RNC coverage this evening, Curry said the following. ANN CURRY: She has a child who is having a child out of wedlock. View video here.
  • The Nerve Of ABC

    04/17/2008 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 128+ views
    IBD ^ | April 17, 2008
    The Debate: The mainstream media were taken aback by some of the questions asked of Barack Obama at the ABC-run debate in Philadelphia. We, on the other hand, were pleasantly surprised.We'll admit we weren't expecting much more of this debate than the earlier puffball affairs sponsored by CNN and MSNBC. And indeed, the first question out of ABC anchorman Charlie Gibson's mouth — about the chances for a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton dream team — had us muttering, "Here we go again." But when that went nowhere (Obama said such talk was "premature"), Gibson got down to business by asking about...
  • Brownback to pitch proposal apologizing for slavery

    10/16/2007 7:08:55 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 144 replies · 147+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 16, 2007 | Jenn Abelson
    Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican trying to inject new life into his beleaguered presidential campaign, plans to offer a resolution this week for Congress to apologize for slavery and segregation. Brownback, of Kansas, told The Boston Globe's editorial board yesterday he will join an unnamed Democrat in sponsoring the proposal. He said he expects a tough fight on the resolution, even though it will not include any call for reparations. "They were federal policies," he said. "They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of day acknowledging those, taking ownership...
  • Prof too divisive for deanship?

    09/13/2007 3:41:54 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 11 replies · 782+ views
    NewsObserver.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Jane Stancill, Staff Writer
    Noted Duke University law professor Erwin Chemerinsky signed a contract to be the dean at the University of California-Irvine's new law school, but was dumped, he said, when the university's chancellor told him he was "too politically controversial." Chemerinsky, a celebrated constitutional law scholar, said Wednesday that Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake flew to Durham from Washington to rescind the job offer face to face. The two met Tuesday at the Sheraton hotel near the Raleigh-Durham airport. "He thought it would be a bloody fight with the Board of Regents," Chemerinsky said. The professor said he was offered the dean's position...
  • Jodie Foster's view of America: Fear, rage

    09/10/2007 9:57:36 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 27 replies · 704+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/10/07 | Michael Phillips
    (snip) ..."Now it's an experience that I think really reflects the American soul and where we are now." Which is? "A quarter-inch from this fear we don't really understand," she says. The national "rage" (her word) over the Iraq war is part of it, according to Foster, but "we're a culture that carries a gun in our pocket. And we're just waiting for an opportunity to use it. That's kind of who we are as Americans. "It's sort of who we've always been."
  • Left Handers Day [Always on August 13th]

    08/13/2007 9:29:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies · 439+ views
    holidayinsights.com ^ | August 13, 2007 | unknown
    Left Handers Day When:  Always on August 13th If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie. But those of us who are, would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it. The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example: In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist. Many...
  • On health care, conservatives take dead-end view (BARF AND LAUGH ALERT)

    07/12/2007 4:46:09 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies · 649+ views
    Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | July 12, 2007 | George Ochsenfeld, guest columnist
    If I hadn't known better, I would have thought Fran Eaton's July 1 column, a rant against health care for poor children, was a parody of conservative positions and designed to make them look mean and stupid. But no, her condemnation of anything resembling a nurturing role for government, the "Mama state," as she calls it, was sincere. I find her views deeply disturbing but not surprising. What do conservatives stand for? Conservatives have fought long, hard losing battles against the abolition of slavery, the right of women to vote, child labor laws, the rights of workers to unionize, Social...
  • Talk-Radio Host Don Imus Apologizes for On-Air Racial Slurs Against Rutgers Women's Basketball

    04/06/2007 4:59:26 PM PDT · by kellynla · 75 replies · 3,206+ views
    FOX NEWS.COM ^ | April 06, 2007 | staff
    Syndicated talk-radio personality Don Imus apologized Friday for calling members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" during a segment yesterday in his "Imus in the Morning" show. Imus and his producer and on-air sidekick, Bernard McGuirk, went on to further attack the black members of the team, calling them "jigaboos and wannabees." In his apology, Imus called his comments "insensitive and ill-conceived." "It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended," he told listeners at the opening of his broadcast Friday morning. He further called the comments "thoughtless and stupid" and said, "We're sorry."...
  • Lawmaker's Lansing office defaced

    03/21/2007 6:35:10 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 12 replies · 494+ views
    MLIVE ^ | March 21,2007 | ART AISNER
    Authorities are beefing up security around U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and his family after his congressional office in Lansing was vandalized, apparently by anti-war protesters, officials said. Livingston County Sheriff's deputies are watching Rogers' Brighton home due to the vandalism at his district office in downtown Lansing overnight Monday and a similar incident outside another Michigan congressman's home Saturday, officials said in written statement. The vandals splattered red paint on signs with Rogers' name and a "support the troops'' slogan on the building, and plastered a sign saying the four-term congressman has blood on his hands. They also spray painted...
  • Army Recruiting Center Vandalized (Milwaukee, WI)

    03/19/2007 11:45:48 PM PDT · by Monitor · 54 replies · 3,646+ views
    WTMJ TV ^ | March 19, 2007 | Michael George
    MILWAUKEE - A group of Iraq War protesters vandalized the windows at the Army recruitment center on Oakland Avenue near the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus on Monday night. Milwaukee police had six people in custody and were questioning several more potential suspects. Witnesses say they saw anywhere from 20 to 40 people dressed in black flee from the scene. A Web site posting on Monday said that the act was a protest against the U.S. involvement in Iraq, in connection with Tuesday's fourth anniversary of the war. Torches made from chair legs, fireworks, and black flags were strewn in...
  • Caption Pic of Obama

    02/23/2007 6:57:30 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 113 replies · 2,416+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 23,2007
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., puts on a cowboy hat handed to him as the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination leaves a rally in Austin, Texas, Friday, Feb. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • We Are NOT Buying It! (Impeach Bush Barf Alert)

    02/19/2007 7:17:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies · 1,264+ views
    wearenotbuyingit.org ^ | 2/19/2007 | wearenotbuyingit.org
    January 1, 2007 - A national coaltion of citizens, including war veterans, distinguished academics, students, journalists, artists, and elected officials have joined with us to call for a nationwide boycott of all consumer activity, for one week in April.. The organizers of the boycott have recognized the fact, that our elected representatives have been unwilling to move forward on the public's overwhelming demands for impeachment and an end to the war in Iraq. This boycott is a way of unifying the opposition to the Bush Administration; and according to Dr. Peter Phillips, who was the first to propose the idea...
  • Rosie and Babwa: Trouble in Hell?

    01/24/2007 10:16:11 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 56 replies · 3,547+ views
    TMZ ^ | January 24, 2007 | TMZ
    Maybe the Donald was right about the strife between Rosie and Babwa. On today's installment of "The View," moderator Ro put Barbara Walters -- her boss, mind you -- firmly in her place. Gabbing about the State of the Union address, O'Donnell called for a member of Congress to put the President up for impeachment, and compared Bush's failures unfavorably to Bill Clinton's. Mama Walters, not wanting to get into a prolonged debate over Wild Bill's behavior, suggested that they move on to the next topic. Not so fast, said Rosie. "Where do you want me to move on to?"...
  • John McCain Goes Left for Money

    01/17/2007 5:24:41 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 16 replies · 1,332+ views
    Human Events ^ | January 15, 2007 | Michael Illions
    John McCain Goes Left for Money by Michael Illions, Human Events, Jan 15, 2007 Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), an all-but-announced candidate for President in 2008, has just signed up Lew Eisenberg, one of the most notorious liberal Republicans in New Jersey, to his finance committee. Eisenberg, who was listed in the leaked Rudy Giuliani strategy memo as someone the campaign should try to sign on, is a liberal, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, activist millionaire investment banker. Anyone who follows the big money in politics, his name will sound familiar. He was co-chairman of Bush/Cheney, NJ in 2004 and served as finance...
  • A Fuzzy Strategery [Cornell Student Questions Supporting The Troops]

    11/26/2006 12:07:17 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 33 replies · 913+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | Nov 15 2006 | Rob Fishman
    A Fuzzy StrategeryAgree to DisagreeBy Rob FishmanNov 15 2006Yesterday, Sun Columnist Billy McMorris argued that, as students, we should take time away from partying and sleeping, and express our gratitude to the nearly 3,000 soldiers who have died so far in Iraq. Billy does what George Bush does: instead of defending the Iraq War, he points to the sacrifices of our soldiers. It’s a crafty strategy of misdirection, to channel our grief for dead soldiers into support for the ongoing war in Iraq.There was a time when such sacrifices might have been sensible. Maybe at first, we could justify soldiers’...
  • Act by 'martyr' to protest war in Iraq a futile gesture ('JUST DAMN' ALERT)

    11/09/2006 4:03:16 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,231+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bright One" ^ | November 9, 2006 | RICHARD DOPEY ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    According to some who knew the man who set himself on fire along the Kennedy Expressway last Friday, it wasn't a suicide. They're calling it the act of a martyr. The man who doused himself with gasoline and lit himself near a 25-foot-tall sculpture titled "Flame of the Millennium" was Malachi Ritscher, 52, a local musician and anti-war activist. The medical examiner ID'd Ritscher on Wednesday through medical records. Friends were already convinced it was him. One admirer of Ritscher sent me an e-mail with the Subject Header: "It was Martrydom, Not Mental Illness." "Do you remember the Buddhist monks...
  • Caption This/(Photoshop Me please) Looney Lefty Lib in Colorado

    Seth Brigham holds a copy of the Daily Camera at the Boulder County Justice Center Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, in Boulder, Colo. Hours after John Mark Karr told reporters in Thailand he was with JonBenet when she died, questions arose about his claims _ including whether he sexually assaulted the 6-year-old beauty queen or was even in Colorado at the time of the slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
  • (Brit Moonbat) Flight passengers describe hours of bizarre behavior

    08/18/2006 6:25:36 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 58 replies · 1,637+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/18/2006 | Audrey Hudson
    A self-described peace activist responsible for the diversion of a London-to-Washington flight Wednesday acted bizarrely for hours, made references to al Qaeda and hijack training flights, and was restrained by two passengers after she urinated in the aisle. Catherine C. Mayo, 59, a Vermont woman who also lives part time in Pakistan, was charged yesterday in federal court with interfering with a flight crew. United Flight 923 was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston's Logan International Airport under escort by two military jets. "She's got some very serious mental health problems," said Page Kelley, Mrs. Mayo's attorney, who...
  • Larry David's Rage Over Un-"Curb"-ed Shopping Cart.

    08/10/2006 8:12:27 AM PDT · by Leisler · 40 replies · 1,419+ views
    tmz.com ^ | August 10, 2006 | staff
    Onscreen king of kvetch Larry David just couldn't contain himself at a Martha's Vineyard parking lot last weekend when an errant shopping cart scratched his beloved BMW 530. According to Page Six, the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" creator and his wife were outside a Vineyard Haven supermarket when a runaway cart made what one eyewitness said was "a little dent" in David's $75,000 car. David proceeded to call the cops and started, says the witness, "in a golf shirt and shorts, flapping away with his arms. It was just like an episode on his show." Vineyard cops confimed that...
  • Lapdog patrol (SUCKING UP TO HELEN THOMAS ALERT)

    08/06/2006 8:39:33 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies · 697+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 6, 2006 | LYNN SWEET
    Helen Thomas' new book, Watchdogs of Democracy? -- her missive on the failings of the Washington press corps, especially on reporting surrounding the Iraq war -- may as well have saved the question mark in the title and just been named "Lapdogs." Thomas has covered every president since John F. Kennedy, and her latest book is a combination memoir, press critique, tutorial on various White House message management techniques and an assessment of assorted White House press secretaries. Here's a sample: "My criticism of the press secretaries in the Bush-2 administration is that they are robots parroting the party line,...
  • Durbin visits Gitmo, dines with Illinois troops

    07/11/2006 12:10:45 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 52 replies · 1,330+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 11, 2006 | DENNIS CONRAD
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday made his first trip to a prison camp at Guantanamo Naval Base since his remarks last year criticizing U.S. soldiers there for allegedly bad treatment of prisoners from Iraq and Afghanistan. Durbin, the Senate's second-highest-ranking Democrat, had said in recent weeks that he was eager to visit the U.S.-controlled base in Cuba but wanted assurances from the Pentagon that he would receive a complete tour of the facility. Virginia Sen. George Allen, who is running for re-election this year and is frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in...
  • Barack Hussein Obama puts his faith in spotlight (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/29/2006 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 1,544+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 29, 2006 | LYNN SWEET SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    During the 2004 Illinois Senate race, GOP nominee Alan Keyes, facing certain crushing defeat from rival Barack Obama, suggested that Jesus Christ would not back the Democratic contender. "And I think you remember my response, which was, I wanted to know who his pollster was," Obama joked to Fox News host Alan Colmes on Oct. 26, 2004. "Because if I have a chance to talk to Jesus, I'm going to be talking to him about eternal life and the meaning and purpose of my work here. I'm not going to be worrying about who he's voting for in the Senate...
  • Sen. Obama: Democrats Must Compete for Evangelicals

    06/28/2006 6:32:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 519+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jun 28 2006
    [excerpted] ...."Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation. Context matters," the Illinois Democrat said in remarks prepared for delivery to a conference of Call to Renewal, a faith-based movement to overcome poverty. "It is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase `under God,"' he said. "Having voluntary student prayer groups using school property to meet should not be a threat, any more than its use by the High School Republicans should threaten Democrats." ..... Obama said millions of Christians, Muslims...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 05-13-2006

    05/13/2006 1:23:23 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 285+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-13-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The Brokeback Mountain columnist (Sullivan) coined the term Christianist Although he's a queer he must have no fear: as he would if Mohammed he dissed.
  • Steve Westly's Speech at the CA Dem Convention

    04/29/2006 9:00:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 36 replies · 614+ views
    Westly 2006 ^ | April 29, 2006 | Steve Westly
    Good morning delegates! I have a few questions for you this morning. Do you believe that in the Governor’s office, we have the wrong man with the wrong plan? Do you believe that we have to take this state back from the special interests? Do you believe that every student deserves a good education? That every person deserves affordable health care? That every Californian deserves clean air and clean water? Finally, do you believe it’s time for Arnold get to work on his next movie: the One Terminator? If we’re going to make that happen, we have to remember one...
  • What Makes a Lefty: Myths and Mysteries Persist (nope, it's not about Donkeycrats)

    03/22/2006 5:09:31 PM PST · by El Conservador · 4 replies · 224+ views
    LiveScience via Yahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Corey Binns
    Can openers, scissors and spiral-bound notebooks discriminate against lefties. Despite such challenges, 10 to 12 percent of the human population has historically preferred the left hand. Why doesn't the number ever waiver? Nobody knows for sure, but new research supports a body of evidence that suggests genetics have a hand in it all. In the meantime, the myth remains that lefties are more artistic. And the idea that left-handed fighters have an advantage persists on scant evidence, supported by Scottish lore and Rocky Balboa's heroics in the ring. Look, Mom: Both hands! Like many traits, handedness is probably determined by...
  • If it's got a past, it's got a place in Ronstadt's San Fran home

    03/14/2006 9:22:18 PM PST · by RushCrush · 16 replies · 494+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/12/2006 | Nina Metz
    Her worldwide album sales may have topped the 50 million mark, but home for singer Linda Ronstadt is anything but flashy. During the school year, she and her two children reside in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom Craftsman-style San Francisco duplex she bought a couple years ago for its "good light, good architecture and nice view of the bay." The multi-Grammy-winner -- who comes to the Rosemont Theatre March 25 for a special performance with the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra -- says she gravitates toward anything that's from the past -- specifically, before 1906. She has furnished her home with "a funny mixture...
  • SEN. HILLARY CLINTON INTENSIFIES RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE (Make that waddle)

    03/03/2006 12:45:40 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 36 replies · 1,024+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 3/3/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) blasted the Bush Administration's proposed port management deal with the United Arab Emirates as a move that would "turn over our sovereignty to another country." The New York Democrat says she's still opposed to the deal and plans to introduce legislation that would block Dubai Ports World or any other company owned by a foreign government from operating US ports. As of today, we have almost 50 members of congress introducing bills to stop the UAE port deal. If only they would propose as much legislation to protect US borders. Clinton said critical infrastructures like seaports...