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  • Sarah Palin takes on Journolist's "Sick Puppies"

    07/23/2010 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/23/2010 | Gary p.
    “I have lost all respect for the ‘mainstream’ media because they lied; and still lie. And they abuse America’s freedom of the press — because with freedom comes responsibility. My son chose to put his life on the line to defend that freedom, and I feel like his, and every good soldier’s, efforts are thrown in their faces when the press takes advantage of their sacrifices instead of respecting the freedoms they’re willing to die for,” Palin said. In case you wonder, Sarah’s concern for and disgust with the nation’s “mainstream media” not only comes from being a target of...
  • The day journalism died

    07/21/2010 2:40:17 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 21 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | 07/21/2010 | Gary P
    The first time most of us heard of Journolist was when someone anonymously outed Dave Weigel, a supposed reporter who worked for the Washington Post. Weigel, whose job was to cover Conservatives for the paper, was best know to our readers for siding with Sarah Palin’s deranged stalker, Joe McGinnis, and trashing Sarah for not being happy she had a freak of nature living next door to her. What we learned was Journolist was a formal e-mail list where many of the nation’s prominent “journalists” collaborated on stories, strategized against Conservatives, and shot the bull. Someone, evidently angered by something...
  • Top Ten Most Left-Biased American Journalists – #8: Christiane Amanpour, CNN

    07/15/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we continue with America’s most left-biased, working journalist list, we feature a woman that takes herself quite seriously and un-ironically as a non-opinion-styled journalist. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour really does think that no one can tell that she is a true-blue left-winger. Sadly, there is that all too human penchant of fooling oneself as much as one tries to fool others with this one. But that doesn’t stop her from making the claim. In 2008, for instance, Amanpour said of herself: I stay away from commentary and I stay away from ideology. All this stuff that we have seen marching...
  • Big Three Nets' Evening News Ratings Crater to Summer 2009 Levels Two Months Early

    04/21/2010 10:13:39 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 402+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/20/10 | Tom Blumer
    Two weeks ago (noted at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), the combined audience for the Big Three Networks' Evening News shows for the week of March 29 fell to just below 20 million. That audience was about 5% less than what Matt Drudge in the summer of 2006 headlined as "TV's Lowest Week." The Big Three's combined audience crawled back above 20 million during the week of April 5. But Chris Ariens of Media Bistro noted earlier today that the figures for the week of April 12 were more reflective of "summertime viewing patterns" than what is supposedly peak spring viewing season....
  • Fact check: 16,500 new IRS agents probably not on the way -Fader, is at it again-

    04/11/2010 7:26:58 AM PDT · by CherylMc · 26 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Florida Times Union ^ | April 11, 2010 | Carole Fader
    This e-mail claims that because of the new health care law, the IRS will have to hire 16,500 agents to audit Americans and enforce penalties for people who don't want to buy health insurance. Is this true? This has to do with the new taxes, subsidies and tax credits that will be generated by the new health care law and how they will be administered and collected. FactCheck.org and PolitiFact.com looked at the claim and found that the math used to arrive at the figure is - at best - fuzzy.
  • Wikipedia banned me for asking why "Presidency of Barack Obama" couldn't contain criticism.

    04/05/2010 6:18:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies · 522+ views
    me writing at wikipedia | April 5, 2009 | me
    This is a list of questions that I asked at wikipedia before I was banned. I was then banned, because I had previously been told not to ask those questions again: Before you possibly ban me, please answer the following questionsPlease answer my seven questions regarding the article "Presidency of Barack Obama": 1) There was talk page consensus to have a single sentence about Van Jones resigning after it was revealed that he was a self described "communist" who blamed the 9-11 attacks on the U.S. government. Why should I be punished for adding that info to the article? 2)...
  • Liberal Bias at the Chicago Tribune: ObamaCare Is Unanimous Winner

    04/04/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT · by jentilla · 7 replies · 564+ views
    ...focus instead on stories like the one in today's print and Web edition of the Chicago Tribune. "Health insurance reform profiles" is a "look at how the new law will affect four people in different circumstances." And guess what? Every single one of them approves of ObamaCare...
  • U.S. BRANDS AS FALSE NAZI DOCUMENTS CHARGING WE FOSTERED WAR IN EUROPE (3/30/40)

    03/30/2010 5:13:46 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 24 replies · 505+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives, Cabrillo College Library | 3/30/40 | Bertram D. Hulen
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  • CMI Video: Five Offensive Attacks on Conservative Women

    03/15/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 10 replies · 511+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 03/15/2010 | Media Research Center
    With the help of the MRC's talented Bob Parks, the Culture and Media Institute produced a video based on its report, "Sex, Violence and Hate: the Top 10 Most Disgusting Attacks on Conservative Women." From Playboy magazine's "hate f---" list to comparing Sarah Palin to a case of "herpes," the media took every opportunity to tear down conservative women, not based on what they had to say or the values they promoted, but by commenting on their looks and perceived sexual behavior in incredibly misogynic ways. Be sure to visit the MRC's video sharing Web site, Eyeblast, for more examples...
  • Leftist Abuses and Bias on Campus

    03/12/2010 6:57:06 PM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 4 replies · 325+ views
    Leftist Control on Campus * Overwhelmingly leftist faculty. * Overwhelmingly leftist administrators who actively suppress conservative activities and refuse to address grievances from students who suffer persecution for their conservative beliefs. * Leftist domination of most student government associations. * Leftist domination of “student courts” which decide issues regarding student government actions and persecute students for activities in behalf of conservative principles.
  • Biased Questions on Standardized Tests

    03/05/2010 5:09:21 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 3-5-10 | Conservative Teacher
    Occasionally in my job I proctor standardized tests that are given to every student in the state. This job is usually pretty uneventful- as a proctor, you simply read the directions to the students and then keep an eye on them. Our students test in a big empty cold gym that is filled with row after row of students, busily filling in bubbles to prove that they have learned something after years of public education. I’ve written before about how I have personally observed bias on standardized tests- read my entries Liberal Teachers To Students- Play God, Bloomfield Hills Schools...
  • Take Back Academia

    02/09/2010 1:59:50 PM PST · by harringtonreport · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Harrington Report ^ | 2-8-10 | Matt Harrington
    Takebackacademia.com That's the newest project we've been working on! Check it out. See what goes on in classrooms across the nation. Brought to you by students and The Harrington Report. You know who they are, they're those outspoken professors who rarely teach but rather bloviate in an attempt to indoctrinate the captive audience. They are some of the most powerful people in America; they have the ability to affect the public consciousness and manipulate the ideas in the public's mind. Our mission at Take Back Academia is to have students take interest, take charge, and take back academia. We want...
  • President Obama Praised for Sticking to American Values on Counter-Terrorism (barf alert!)

    01/22/2010 11:45:26 AM PST · by americanophile · 4 replies · 228+ views
    VOA via Google News ^ | January 19, 2010 | Ravi Khanna
    As President Obama completes his first year in office, security experts give him high marks for sticking to American values and trying to win the hearts of Muslims while taking steps to avert terrorist attacks. But they also say the U.S. must not wait to fix a weakness until after it is exposed by an attack. "While passions and politics can often obscure the hard work before us, let's be clear about what this moment demands, we are at war," President Obama said. And that war is against the kind of terrorism that authorities say a Nigerian man attempted when...
  • Autumn brings a chill to year one of Obama (He's too conservative...)

    12/28/2009 9:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 733+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | December 29, 2009 | Lara Marlowe
    THIS was the year of Barack Obama, and by extension, of America. But if we thought we knew who he was last January, by year’s end we weren’t so certain. We expected him to wrestle the helm of the great ship of state, inflect its course, end the wars, rebuild the economy and confound the lobbies and special interest groups who determine how business is done in Washington. With a strong Democratic majority in Congress, we expected him to see through groundbreaking legislation on healthcare and climate change. An Irish diplomat recalls the tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy at the...
  • Economic reports point to gradual recovery (APOBama goes Goebbels!)

    12/17/2009 2:41:55 PM PST · by wac3rd · 2 replies · 258+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 12-17-09 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and TALI ARBEL
    WASHINGTON – A report on unemployment claims and a forecast of U.S. economic activity pointed Thursday to an economy mending slowly, without the job growth needed to fuel a vigorous recovery. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week. But the four-week average for jobless claims, which smooths out fluctuations, fell. That was an encouraging sign that the pace of layoffs continues to decline. The four-week average is now at its lowest point since late September 2008, when the financial crisis hit with full force. Separately, a forecast of economic activity rose for...
  • Hiring Lawyer Rejects Federalist Society Members

    12/10/2009 7:09:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,077+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2009 8:43 AM CST | By Debra Cassens Weiss
    A hiring lawyer from Greenwich, Conn., wrote to The Ethicist of the New York Times with this question: Is it ethical to recommend rejection of members of the Federalist Society simply because you disagree with their conservative politics? The Ethicist, Randy Cohen, said politics should not be a factor.... The lawyer, who made recommendations on summer and full-time associates, had noted the review was intended to take account of judgment and personality. The Ethicist countered that reasonable people differ over politics. “I am tempted to believe that those whose politics differ from mine lack ‘judgment and personality’ and taste in...
  • Greta Van Susteren Slimes CNN, Feels "Sorry For Them" [Almost...]

    12/09/2009 3:45:02 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 1,698+ views
    Business Insider.com ^ | |Dec. 8, 2009, 5:10 PM | Erin Carlson
    Update: A CNN spokesperson responds, "You would think anyone commenting on the finances or marketing budget of CNN would have at least an elementary understanding of our business. CNN is enjoying its 6th straight year of profit growth and is, again, on track to deliver record earnings in 2009. As for being #1: CNN continues to have a larger audience on TV and the Web combined than Fox News or any other network." Earlier: Greta Van Susteren eviscerated CNN on her Fox News-hosted blog, beginning: "Have you seen CNN's new ad campaign? It must be costing a fortune. Why are...
  • Amazing! From the NY Times … a positive review of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue

    12/08/2009 4:53:20 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 9 replies · 422+ views
    Island Turtle | December 8, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Stanley Fish in his NY Times blog Opinionator reviews Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue. It is a very satisfying analysis for those who admire her, of which I am one. But it is totally out of character for the Times. Read it. It finishes with these words: "But run she does (and falls, but so what?), and when it is all over and she has lost the vice presidency and resigned the governorship, she goes on a long run and rehearses in her mind the eventful year she has chronicled. And as she runs, she achieves equilibrium and hope: 'We’ve...
  • Is Law Abiding Citizen a Republican Revenge Fantasy? (Republicans Are Gay?)

    10/31/2009 1:46:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,073+ views
    Movieline ^ | 15 OCT 2009 | KYLE BUCHANAN
    There’s something weird about Law Abiding Citizen, and it isn’t simply the movie’s attempt to gussy up the legal thriller genre with gruesome, Saw-style theatrics. No, the most notable thing about the film is how it appears to inadvertently channel the recent, inchoate Republican anger at the Obama administration and use it to power a violent revenge fantasy. Don’t believe me? Here are four ways Law Abiding Citizen feels like a Republican wet dream. Mild spoilers ahead: Sympathy with the Devil Jamie Foxx’s district attorney Nick Rice is ostensibly our hero, struggling to put an end to the murderous schemes...
  • Torching the Big Tent (NY Times on the GOP)

    10/26/2009 8:34:05 AM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 1,211+ views
    NY TImes ^ | 10/25/09 | Pinchy "loaf" Sulzberger
    The feeble pulse of moderation in the Republican Party is in danger of flat-lining in the Nov. 3 Congressional election in upstate New York. Luminaries like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have taken opposing sides over whether the party dare tolerate the official Republican candidate in the 23rd district — Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism. Ms. Scozzafava was nominated by local party leaders as eminently electable despite — or because of — her defense of women’s abortion rights and her tolerant views on same-sex marriage. She is already shunned by many more ideologically...
  • A Measure of Media Bias (Study- Fox most balanced)

    10/21/2009 11:35:49 AM PDT · by mnehring · 11 replies · 2,786+ views
    Do the major media outlets in the U.S. have a liberal bias? Few questions evoke stronger opinions, and we cannot think of a more important question to which objective statistical techniques can lend their service. So far, the debate has largely been one of anecdotes (“How can CBS News be balanced when it calls Steve Forbes’ tax plan ‘wacky’?”) and untested theories (“if the news industry is a competitive market, then how can media outlets be systematically biased?”). Few studies provide an objective measure of the slant of news, and none has provided a way to link such a measure...
  • Journalism Should Own Its Liberalism

    10/20/2009 10:10:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 839+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | 10/08/09 | Thomas Edsall
    Journalism Should Own Its Liberalism And then manage it, challenge it, and account for it By Thomas Edsall The floodtide of e-mails and letters to New York Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt after his September 27 column on the paper’s failure to promptly investigate the conservative-initiated stories about Van Jones and ACORN testifies to the failure of the mainstream press to deal with the issue of liberal bias. “Many readers were not buying [the] contention that liberal bias had nothing to do with the slow response to ACORN and, before that, to the resignation of Van Jones, a White House aide,”...
  • A Bit of Bipartisanship [NYT editorial board lavishes praise upon RINO traitor Graham] [BARF!]

    10/17/2009 10:20:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,316+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-10-18 | Unsigned Editorial
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who has long resisted climate change legislation, has joined the ranks of those pushing for a bipartisan agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We welcome his change of heart. Mr. Graham has sensibly decided that it helps neither the planet, the country nor his party to block efforts to solve the problem of global warming. . . . . . Mr. Graham’s conversion could encourage Senator John McCain and Maine’s Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins — all past supporters of climate change legislation — to come forward again, and it could attract fence-sitters...
  • Conservative Bible Project

    10/12/2009 3:17:56 AM PDT · by IntolerantOfTreason · 12 replies · 797+ views
    Conservapedia ^ | 8 October 2009 | Conservapedia
    Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations. There are three sources of errors in conveying biblical meaning are, in increasing amount: lack of precision in the original language, such as terms underdeveloped to convey new concepts introduced by Christ lack of precision in modern language translation bias in converting the original language to the modern one. Experts in ancient languages are helpful in reducing the first type of error above, which is a vanishing source of error as scholarship advances understanding. English language linguists are helpful in reducing the second type of error, which also...
  • Tom Brokaw's Tentative Grasp on Reality

    09/15/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 787+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    ...it is becoming painfully obvious that Brokaw man should no longer be appearing on television as he has totally lost touch with the present. Remember the Presidential debate he moderated? Whether you supported Obama or McCain one thing about the debate just about EVERYONE agreed on was that it was BORING The people in the audience got to submit a question (and more from the internet) but Tom Brokaw got to select the questions. Brokaw picked questions that only he cared about...The latest example of Brokaw's tentative grasp on reality happened on Meet the Press this past Sunday as he...
  • Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low

    09/14/2009 5:44:58 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies · 450+ views
    The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans’ views of media bias and independence now match previous lows. Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate. In the initial survey in this series about the news media’s performance in 1985, 55% said news stories were accurate while 34% said they were inaccurate. That percentage had fallen sharply by the late 1990s and has remained low over the last...
  • GOP defined by its extremists, like Dems in the ’70s

    09/13/2009 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies · 2,194+ views
    http://blogs.ajc.com ^ | September 12, 2009 | Cynthia Tucker
    The Democratic Party struggled at the national level throughout the 1970s and ’80s — all but shut out of the White House — because it was defined by its most extreme elements: war protestors, loony peaceniks, angry black activists, crime apologists, etc. It took years of concerted effort by the Democratic Leadership Council, Bill Clinton and others to reclaim the Democrats’ reputation as reasonable and pragmatic. The Republican Party of today is stuck in the same place, defined by Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, birthers, tea partiers and Joe Wilson. John McCain fell into the trap of being defined by the...
  • ABC Again Touts Toilet Paper-shunning Environmentalist; Downplays Liberalism

    09/04/2009 9:58:56 AM PDT · by Sparko · 30 replies · 940+ views
    MEDIA Research CENTER ^ | September 03, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    By: Scott Whitlock September 03, 2009 12:00 ET On Thursday’s Good Morning America, for the third time in two years, Sam Champion interviewed an extreme environmentalist who shunned toilet paper for a year as part of a project to be carbon neutral. Colin Beavan, also known as "No Impact Man," appeared on the show to promote a new documentary and book on his experience. This time, however, Champion downplayed the bizarre elements of Beavan’s life. The host made no mention of the fact that, in addition to not using amenities such as elevators, cars and electricity, Beavan also stopped partaking...
  • Round Two on Bush and AIDS

    08/29/2009 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 935+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2009 | Dr Paul Kengor
    Last week I wrote about former President George W. Bush’s unprecedented work on behalf of the African AIDS epidemic. That $15 billion package, first proposed in January 2003, was entirely Bush’s doing, and has been ignored by the mainstream media and liberals who should hail the initiative. Similarly, it has been dismissed by many conservatives who did not like the massive spending at a time of record deficits. I focused on the latest ignored news on the Bush initiative: the remarkable conclusion that it has saved over one million African lives. According to an April 2009 study by researchers at...
  • (VANITY) liberal vs. conservative, according to Thesaurus.com

    08/18/2009 9:00:22 PM PDT · by Julia H. · 10 replies · 1,159+ views
    Maybe I'm reading too deeply into things as usual, but at least someone here is bound to find this as interesting and mildly irritating as I do. Look at the nature of the synonyms Thesaurus.com gives for "conservative" versus those it gives for "liberal." LIBERAL Main Entry: liberal Part of Speech: adjective Definition: progressive Synonyms: advanced, avant-garde, broad, broad-minded, catholic, enlightened, flexible, free, general, high-minded, humanistic, humanitarian, indulgent, intelligent, interested, latitudinarian, left, lenient, libertarian, loose, magnanimous, permissive, radical, rational, reasonable, receiving, receptive, reformist, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, unconventional, understanding, unorthodox, unprejudiced Antonyms: conservative, narrow, narrow-minded CONSERVATIVE Main Entry: conservative Part of...
  • Easily grossed out? You're more likely a conservative, study says (Cornell U.)

    06/05/2009 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 64 replies · 1,660+ views
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | June 3, 2009 | By Lauren Gold
    Are you someone who squirms when confronted with slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe or dead bodies make you blanch? If so, chances are you're more conservative -- politically, and especially in your attitudes toward gays and lesbians -- than your less-squeamish counterparts, according to two Cornell studies. The results, said study leader David Pizarro, Cornell assistant professor of psychology, raise questions about the role of disgust -- an emotion that likely evolved in humans to keep them safe from potentially hazardous or disease-carrying environments -- in contemporary judgments of...
  • Glantz and Annas Take Aim at Handguns, Health and the Second Amendment (liberal research)

    05/28/2009 12:40:30 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies · 1,377+ views
    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that the District of Columbia's law barring residents from keeping loaded handguns at home violated the Second Amendment, gun-ownership advocates had reason to celebrate. But the high court's decision could serve to bolster the other side because of its narrow reasoning, which leaves states broad authority to enact strict gun-control measures, two BU School of Public Health professors assert in the May 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "Gun-control advocates need to have a full appreciation of what the Court did and did not do" in the D.C. case,...
  • Biased as Hell AP Headline of the day..(Barf Alert)..

    05/06/2009 8:31:35 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 26 replies · 1,232+ views
    "Michelle Obama Captivates Glittery Crowd in NYC"
  • Someone needs fired! #tcot MUST SEE VIDEO:

    04/29/2009 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 35 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Mad Dawgg Manifesto ^ | 04/29/09 10:27:03 am | Mad Dawgg
    If case you missed it (and believe me the MSM is trying very hard to downplay this) One of the planes used as Air force One (yeah they got backups) did a low altitude fly-by of Ground Zero New York on April 27th 2009 at about 10:00 AM. When you read the above it doesn’t really excite anyone. Sounds routine, like such incidents happen everyday and no big deal, right? The problem is that words can’t really give the full impact of what happened. Luckily we live in the modern age where video cameras are everywhere and as such this...
  • THOMAS L. STEIGER: Are college professors teaching liberal ideology?

    04/28/2009 6:07:34 AM PDT · by Military family member · 23 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Tribune-Star ^ | April 24, 2009 | Thomas L. Steiger
    Several years ago I wrote an essay addressing liberal bias in the (mainstream) media. That essay reviewed a scholarly article by a sociologist who did a careful content analysis of leading newspapers. What I didn’t realize at the time was how many people take such statements as “the [mainstream]0 media is (liberally) biased” as an article of faith. The article concluded that the content examined didn’t show much liberal bias, indeed, more conservative bias than many are even willing to consider. Sociologists are good at this kind of thing: debunking myths and taken-for-granted “truths.” It is never a good idea...
  • Fox News-driven "tea parties" fail to ignite popular uprising among U.S. conservatives

    04/15/2009 5:31:45 PM PDT · by llevrok · 86 replies · 3,475+ views
    Vancouver Sun (Canada) ^ | 4/15/09 | Chris Parry
    A reportedly corporate-financed grassroots" anti-tax movement, paid for, planned and promoted by right wing think tanks, corporate lobbyists and Fox News Channel, has failed to bring about the "popular uprising" against the Obama administration its creators had hoped for. The day of "tea parties" pushed by Republican operatives and partisan advocacy groups such as FreedomWorks, that sought to protest the Obama government's tax and stimulus policies by encouraging people to 'wave tea bags' brought about only a few hundred "tea-baggers" in most parts of the U.S., despite relentless promotion by Fox News TV hosts. Participants had hoped to rally hundreds...
  • Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity.....(We're a bunch of insane racists ??)

    04/15/2009 4:16:59 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 73 replies · 2,922+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | Marc Cooper
    What, exactly, are the protesters protesting? The marginal tax rate rising 3% for millionaires? The Web is buzzing with information about how to throw an anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Party, something organizers hope will be held today from Santa Monica to South Carolina. But no need to burn up your bandwidth reading complicated instructions. Here's a simpler recipe: Go to a hobby store. Buy a scale model of a U.N. One-World-Government Black Helicopter and a tube of glue. Toss the model kit. Sniff the entire tube of glue. You're all set for the party. I can recall only a few outbreaks...
  • Rick Perry embraces the fringe........(Libtard dRAT socialists gonna mess with Texas ?)

    04/15/2009 4:31:00 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 32 replies · 1,694+ views
    Salon-War Room ^ | April 14, 2009 | Alex Koppelman
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't immune from your typical American's fear over their job security in this economy. Right now, in fact, it seems as if he might be out of a job pretty soon, as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison looks set to mount a primary challenge against him next year, and early polls show her in the lead. So he's been working hard on his appeal to the right lately, rejecting some stimulus money (and fighting with Hutchison over it), talking with Glenn Beck and, now, appealing directly to the fringe. Last week, Perry announced his support for a...
  • The gun lobby's flawed logic is riddled with bullet holes

    04/13/2009 10:12:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 110 replies · 3,480+ views
    New York Daily ^ | Monday, April 13th 2009, | Stanley Crouch
    If John Travolta, an avid user of his private jet and a reported Republican, were to be stopped by law from purchasing an armed fighter plane, would the film actor suddenly be surrounded by the same people who sanctimoniously claim that the Constitution protects the private citizen's right to buy and own an assault rifle? That seems an absurd question, but we often find ourselves in absurd circumstances when we get to the gun issue. A hard fact leers before us: on the subject of guns, constitutional meaning and misinterpretation have been mixed together for so long that far too...
  • tea parties forever

    04/13/2009 2:06:59 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 5 replies · 467+ views
    new york times ^ | april 12 2009 | paul krugman
    Here is the socialist view of the tea parties remember it's just not about taxation it's about the wreckless, socialist, liberty grabbing,spending of the obama adm.
  • Rachel Maddow Snarkily Blasts Republican "Tea Bagging" Obama (Video)

    Mancow wouldn't know a "tea bag" if it smacked her in the face. The Left and the MSM have no idea what the Tea Parties are all about. She also blasts Fox News for its willingness to cover the April 15th Tea Parties next week.
  • Bailout Skit that SNL pulled

    03/30/2009 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies · 2,102+ views
    THE FORBIDDEN Saturday Night Live SKIT SNL did a "Bailout" skit, which has created some rather awkward moments for NBC. They spiked the video and tried to shut it down on the Internet. But aha, there's still some sites that have it... http://msunderestimated.com/SNLBailoutSkit.wmv
  • House passes bill taxing AIG and other bonuses

    03/19/2009 2:13:47 PM PDT · by edwinland · 32 replies · 1,107+ views
    Associated Press (via Yahoo Finance) ^ | Thursday March 19, 2009 | Stephen Ohlemacher,
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acting swiftly, the Democratic-led House approved a bill Thursday to slap punishing taxes on big employee bonuses at firms bailed out by taxpayers. In some cases the bonuses might be taxed 100 percent leaving the recipients with nothing. [snip] The bill passed as controversy swirled around the disclosure that, while Democrats and Republicans were both railing about the AIG bonuses, Democrats were also responsible for removing a provision, originally contained in stimulus legislation, to ban such bonuses.
  • Bangor Daily News named best daily in New England (BARF ALERT!!)

    03/13/2009 1:02:29 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 289+ views
    BOSTON — The Bangor Daily News was named the best daily newspaper of its size in New England at a Friday gathering of the New England Newspaper Association.
  • Freep This Poll

    02/28/2009 9:57:14 PM PST · by Kevmo · 13 replies · 623+ views
    Political Ref ^ | 2/25/09 | Intrade, Political Ref, PollDaddy, Kevmo
    Please Freep this poll on Media Bias. It was originally set up at Political Ref but registration was required, but that has been taken care of by using PollDaddy.com.
  • Ten "Best" and "Worst" Presidents

    02/14/2009 10:56:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 94 replies · 2,936+ views
    (Feb. 14) - It's no surprise to see Abraham Lincoln, the man who held the nation together when it was on the brink of collapse, atop the list of greatest American presidents. But many other presidents are judged far differently by experts than by the general public. Bill Clinton left office with a high approval rating, but a panel of writers who focus on US politics and foreign affairs at the Times, a British publication, considered him mediocre. The president who passed progressive legislation but who saddled himself with the Monica Lewinsky scandal landed at number 23. As panelist Ben...
  • Me(d)ia (d)eclines to i(d)entify (d)emocrat scan(d)als

    02/14/2009 12:34:55 PM PST · by slomark · 10 replies · 1,163+ views
    Lamar Smith, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, strode purposely to the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to discuss the elephant in the room. And the donkey that isn’t. “The national media spells scandal without the ‘D,’” Smith roared during the one-minute daily speech allotted every member of the House. “Two weeks ago the Governor of Illinois was removed from office,” he said. “All three television networks ran full reports on the story the same night and again the following morning. Not one report mentioned that he is a Democrat.” To reinforce his point,
  • Cindy McCain is smarter than her husband

    01/26/2009 6:25:33 AM PST · by slomark · 62 replies · 2,102+ views
    There’s a reason John McCain married a younger woman. Not only can she spoonfeed the deluded old codger and wipe up his drool, but she’s rational enough to comprehend what the media did to her husband throughout the last election cycle. “I do believe there was a media bias,” Cindy said. “I do believe that the media had a specific agenda…There is very little difference now between journalism and gossip.” “The New York Times profile of me is being used as an example of the bias in reporting in journalism classes at Columbia’s journalism school.” Our sources inside the McCain...
  • Helen Thomas has genetic illness

    01/21/2009 7:21:43 AM PST · by slomark · 54 replies · 1,365+ views
    IHateTheMedia.com ^ | 1/21/09 | Jim DeYong
    Helen Thomas, the angry old warhorse who has squatted in the front row at every presidential press conference since the Zachary Taylor administration, ‘fessed up to her liberal bias in a Canadian TV interview. “I’m a liberal,” Thomas admitted, “I was born a liberal. I’ll be one ’til I die. What else should a reporter be when you see so much and when we have such great privilege and access to the truth?” So Thomas was born that way. She can’t help it. Her blatant liberal bias is genetic. It’s in her DNA. It’s like being left-handed or blue-eyed. I...
  • Maddow: Fox Biased But I Haven't Seen the Network

    01/17/2009 3:19:10 PM PST · by fiscon1 · 47 replies · 2,990+ views
    News Busters ^ | 01/17/2009 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow bashed competitor Fox News at a Television Critics Association gathering Thursday before she told a small group of reporters she's "never seen a show on Fox at any time ever.” I kid you not. Must be quite a talent to have strong opinions about something you've never actually experienced firsthand, dontcha think?