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  • rnold Schwarzenegger Applauds SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: ‘The Right Way to Go’

    06/27/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.26.15 | Jen Yamato
    “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” Yes, back in 2003, actor turned GOP politician Arnold Schwarzenegger made the aforementioned verbal blunder. He spoke a lot more eloquently on the issue on Friday in Los Angeles. “I’m very happy that they made the right decision because we in California of course are always a step ahead,” he said, giving a self-congratulatory shout-out to the 2008 legalization of same-sex marriage the state passed during his second term in office. “We made that decision already, a long time ago. Our Supreme Court of...
  • Rep. Rangel: ‘No Question’ Members of Congress Are Entitled to Obamacare Subsidies

    10/24/2013 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 24, 2013 - 5:13 PM | James Beattie, Ali Meyer
    Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) says that there is “no question” that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year are entitled to taxpayer-funded subsidies when they purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. … Under Obamacare, only people whose income is below 400 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for a federal subsidy to buy health insurance on the government exchanges. However, a recent rule made by the Office of Personnel Management allows members of Congress and their staffs to keep the taxpayer-funded “employer contribution” they currently receive under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)...
  • Medieval Liberals

    10/08/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A classical liberal was characteristically guided by disinterested logic and reason. He was open to gradual changes in society that were frowned upon by traditionalists in lockstep adherence to custom and protocol. The eight-hour work day, civil rights, and food- and drug-safety laws all grew out of classically liberal views. Government could press for moderate changes in the way society worked, within a conservative framework of revering the past, in order to pave the way for equality of opportunity in a safe and sane environment.
  • Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at Disney World

    05/14/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Tara Palmeri
    They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable. Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned. The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. “My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida.
  • Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

    03/04/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/04/2013 | Rachel Alexander
    If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV. The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for traditional...
  • (Battlefield315 Cartoon) Meet the Liberal Elite

    01/15/2013 4:52:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-2013 | Battlefield315
  • Buffett: America’s Seen Worse Problems than Fiscal Cliff

    12/29/2012 10:45:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 10:24 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Warren Buffett says he’s optimistic the nation’s debt problems will be solved, despite the political fighting that’s threatening to put the country over the “fiscal cliff.” … “The United States is richer than it’s ever been. We have $50,000 or so of GDP per person. But we’ve overpromised and we’ve also under taxed to some extent, so we find ourselves with this great fiscal imbalance. But it was man made. We’re a rich country. It can be solved. … We’ll be able to overcome this problem. America has faced a lot tougher problems than this one. We’ll get it solved.”...
  • Avengers' Director Whedon Goes On Anti-Capitalist Rant

    07/15/2012 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/14/2012 | John Nolte
    So says the guy probably worth somewhere around a gajillion dollars and who likely made somewhere around a thousand times more money from "Avengers" than anyone on the crew. But Whedon's obviously talking about socialism for, you know, other people: “We are watching capitalism destroy itself right now,” [Whedon] told the audience. He added that America is “turning into Tsarist Russia” and that “we’re creating a country of serfs.” Whedon was raised on the Upper Westside neighborhood of Manhattan in the 1970s, an area associated with left-leaning intellectuals. He said he was raised by people who thought socialism was a...
  • Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion

    06/23/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT · by trekdown · 63 replies
    Gallup, Inc. ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Newport
    Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don't know Obama's religion and 11% say he is a Muslim.
  • Callers Respond to Karen Finney's War on Angry, Conservative Working Women

    03/14/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaubaugh,com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start Columbia, South Carolina. Naomi, a southern Christian woman who's looked down upon by Washington Democrat women. It's great to have you on the program. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. When I heard those clips that you played I was absolutely furious. I am a white working woman. I am not a racist and I'm not stupid. Those women are doing so much to put us back decades by letting us being victimized, thinking that we can't control our own bodies and we have to have someone else pay for our birth control, that I can't see...
  • Liberals Dismayed that Southern Women Voted for Santorum and that I Still Exist

    03/14/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Karen Finney is the Democrat strategerist. She was on MSNBC last night. They were in total shock, total shock. "Santorum won last night! Santorum? Conservative women? How can this happen? " Karen Finney, big-time Democrat strategerist, said it hurt her that women voted for Santorum. FINNEY: (haltingly) Well... This woman vote really hurts me, I gotta say. (snickering) It's a little painful 'cause I'm wondering if those women really heard the full message that: Yes, there is the economy, but if you've gotta worry about your basic health care, how are you then gonna be able to...
  • The Bidens Head To The Hamptons; Obama's Summer Vacation Still A Go

    08/10/2011 2:22:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    Joe Biden and his wife have escaped the heat and political squabbling of Washington to spend the rest of the week vacationing in the Hamptons. Although the VP’s official schedule says only that the Bidens are set to “visit Long Island,” they traveled to their annual vacation spot in Southampton earlier today and plan to stay through Monday. President Obama will follow his number two’s lead later this month when he and his family travel to Martha’s Vineyard for a little R&R. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed today that, despite the staggering economy, the president still plans to...
  • Liberals outline stimulus agenda in 'Contract for the American Dream'

    08/09/2011 9:22:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Liberals outline stimulus agenda in 'Contract for the American Dream' By Erik Wasson - 08/09/11 10:57 AM ET Liberal organizations and unions are frustrated that President Obama has not aggressively pushed a new jobs stimulus agenda and they are offering up a consolidated fall agenda for Democrats to embrace as an alternative to austerity. Representatives of MoveOn, Rebuild the Dream and the Center for Economic Policy and Research will join Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) on Tuesday to launch a progressive “Contract for the American Dream” to urge the administration and Congress to turn away from budget cutting and focus on...

    07/15/2011 5:23:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ruthfullyyours.com ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ruth King
    “Smoking gun” emails and other recent revelations about “Operation Fast and Furious” — and other gunrunning operations by agencies of President Obama’s executive branch — have backed the mainstream media into a corner: they have been responding with silence or with outright deception. One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday [1], claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed: "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to try to clean up Dodge City...
  • The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

    06/14/2011 10:46:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    The American Scholar ^ | William Deresiewicz
    Here, too, college reflects the way things work in the adult world (unless it’s the other way around). For the elite, there’s always another extension—a bailout, a pardon, a stint in rehab—always plenty of contacts and special stipends—the country club, the conference, the year-end bonus, the dividend. If Al Gore and John Kerry represent one of the characteristic products of an elite education, George W. Bush represents another. It’s no coincidence that our current president, the apotheosis of entitled mediocrity, went to Yale. Entitled mediocrity is indeed the operating principle of his administration, but as Enron and WorldCom and the...
  • EDITORIAL: One law for us, another for you (exempts selves from gun-control laws)

    06/11/2011 4:03:39 PM PDT · by bronxville · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6th, 2011 | Staff
    EDITORIAL: One law for us, another for you California’s legislative hypocrisy a failure of democracy The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive. This is just one of many bills Golden State politicians used this legislative session to set themselves apart from the little people, the ones who pay their inflated salaries. Annual compensation for legislators averages about $140,000,...
  • Times Company Profit Falls on Weak Ad Revenue (NY Times)

    04/21/2011 7:40:35 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/21/11 | Jeremy W. Peters
    The New York Times Company reported a sharp drop in net income in the first quarter as the print advertising market remained stubbornly depressed for newspapers. The company said net income fell 57.6 percent to $5.4 million, compared with $12.8 million in the quarter a year ago. The weakness in print advertising, coupled with an unexpected drop in revenue at About.com, led to earnings of 4 cents a share before special items are excluded, compared with 8 cents a share in the period a year ago. Revenue for the quarter dropped 3.6 percent to $566.5 million. Total advertising revenue declined...
  • 100 UC Irvine faculty members ask district attorney to drop charges against Muslim students

    02/09/2011 12:04:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2011
    A group of 100 faculty members at UC Irvine signed a letter asking the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students who disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. The group, including five deans, said the Muslim Student Union was wrong to disrupt the speech last year by Ambassador Michael Oren but that the students and the group had already been disciplined by the university. Orange County prosecutors announced last week they were charging the students with two misdemeanor counts, including conspiracy to disrupt the speech. If convicted, each faces up...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • New Media Craze -- 'Eco-Theology': Using Oil Spill + Religion to Promote Green Agenda

    07/14/2010 7:03:45 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    "Where would Jesus drill?" That sounds almost like it could be the opening of a tree hugger's bad joke, but instead it's the lede in a recent Associated Press story written by John Flesher about a so-called "Green religion movement." Efforts to make environmentalism its own sort of religion have been underway for some time now. But the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has sparked a new push to take what has been traditionally a political phenomenon, the American environmentalist movement, and make it part of the religious spectrum. ...more (w/video)...
  • Behar: Liberal Opinions Come from Being Smart; Conservatives Closed-Minded (Video)

    07/12/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's patently obvious HLN host Joy Behar has a disdain for the conservative point of view. But is it because she is ideologically liberal, or perhaps does she just think it is "cooler" to be liberal? On CBS's "Sunday Morning," CBS correspondent and sometime fill-in "Evening News" anchor Russ Mitchell interviewed the HLN host of "The Joy Behar Show." He asked her about views and where this view came from. "Her unabashed liberal opinions often lead to some heated debates with her ‘View' co-hosts ... especially with the politically conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck," Mitchell said. "Where did this liberal streak come...
  • Language Expert Says Americans Are Too Uneducated to Understand Obama

    06/17/2010 6:10:45 AM PDT · by OneVike · 176 replies · 2,474+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/17/10 | Chuck Wolk
    According to Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor, Americans are just not intelligent enough to understand what Obama was trying to say in his speech Tuesday evening.  He says that Obama speech was written to a 9.8 grade level of understanding.  I guess us hicks in the hinterland just don't git wat Obama were trying to tell us unejacated folk out here.  Despite using slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, Payack says that because Obama used 19.8 words per sentence, that our ability to go comprehend what he was saying went right over our heads. Payack...
  • America's Death by Professor

    05/19/2010 11:21:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,228+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Where professors rule, life is cruel. That is the bottom line for the average American in this, the transformative age of the president the New York Times and Washington Post has called "Professor" Obama, who "schools" the ignorant at home and abroad. Never before have so many with so little humility gathered together in our government, each believing he "is the smartest guy in the room." This is an administration stuffed with academics. And not just any academic: These are educators from elite universities, the kind of experts prized by a political and media elite seeking confirmation of a worldview...
  • The Next American Civil War: The Populist Revolt Against the Liberal Elite

    05/17/2010 10:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies · 2,771+ views
    Newsweek's We Read It So You Don't Have To ^ | May 17, 2010 | "We Read It" Reader: McKay Coppins
    The Next American Civil War: The Populist Revolt Against the Liberal Elite Lee Harris Remember those rowdy Town-Hall meetings last summer sparked by President Obama’s proposed health-care reform? Harris wants to make the case that those eruptions of populist anger could prove to be the beginning of the next American civil war. Yes, that kind of civil war. Drawing from a wealth of history and political philosophy, he contends that the philosophical divide between the Tea Party populists and the liberal intellectuals is so deep that nothing short of a “civil breakdown” is likely to mend the rift. And he...
  • Rage and Rebellion: How Will the Left Respond? (Hurl-tastic!)

    04/29/2010 3:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 491+ views
    The Atlantic Free Press ^ | April 28, 2010 | Bernard Weiner, Ph.D.
    Like a lot of progressives, I've been puzzling over the Tea Party phenomenon. Many on the left choose to believe that the hundreds and sometimes thousands who attend the group's rallies are the same old extreme rightwingers who always have been around — usually content to remain isolated individuals or small groups in the shadows but this time encouraged out in the open by incitement from the FarRight media. While no doubt, there's a large truth in that observation, I think it's a mistake to interpret the Tea Party phenomenon mainly in that reductive, generic way. There are, it appears,...
  • Opinion: In America, "terror" is more than Al Qaeda(Barf Alert)

    04/05/2010 4:59:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 561+ views
    globalpost.com ^ | 4 April, 2010 | Mort Rosenblum
    TUCSON, Arizona — You know we’re in trouble when a New York Times headline says, “Obama Team Split on Tactics Against Terror,” and you think that means the health care aftermath. Democracy worked in Washington, finally. But out here in the bushes where zealots abandon reason and spoil for action, America is starting to feel a little like Pakistan. In just one small sign of new times, someone smashed the office windows of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. A Democrat, she was guilty of committing democracy. Later, I dropped by the Arizona Gun Show at the Pima County Fairgrounds, a slightly more...
  • Team Obama Uses "Racism" Claim To Intimidate (You Can't Spell "Hate" Without T, E and A)

    03/25/2010 2:26:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,246+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 25, 2010 | Michael Graham
    You can’t spell “hate” without “T,” “E” and “A.” This has been the media meme on the Tea Party movement from the beginning. Since the day of Rick Santelli’s cable-TV rant in support of capitalism, the default assumption of the left has been that Americans who show up to protest the Obama administration are all just one pillow case and pair of scissors away from joining the Klan. If it were merely poor reporting, that would be bad enough. But the cry of racism is being used against these concerned citizens, not because it’s true, but because it’s an effective...
  • New York Magazine Columnist Says That The Elite Must Rule

    02/09/2010 7:58:02 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 59 replies · 1,796+ views
    Author Kurt Andersen came out swinging this week in New York Magazine against democracy in action! He hates the Tea Party Movement in particular. Andersen, a novelist who at one time was New York Magazine’s chief editor, prefers when “a calm club of like-minded wise men (and women) in Washington” is calling the shots, not the people. Andersen agrees with Elitist-in-Chief President Barack Obama who believes the opponents of his far-left policies should just sit down and shut up. Andersen liked the good old days when: the elite media really did control the national political discourse…Until fifteen years ago, presidents...
  • Americans Must Refuse to Be Cowed into Submission

    08/13/2009 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,580+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | Laura Hollis
    If Americans had any doubt how the liberal elite (Democrats in Congress, the press, the entertainment industry) felt about them before this month’s congressional recess, surely they must understand it now. Hard-working taxpaying Americans have been relatively complacent until recently, understandably occupied by their jobs, their finances, their families, and their personal responsibilities. Americans have had a largely unspoken but abiding faith in the enduring principles of American government, the fidelity of their elected representatives to those principles, and the vigilance of the press in defending both.Oops. The past few months have been eye-openers, haven’t they?As awareness of Obama’s true...
  • New York's Pretty Young Things Are Turning to Crime By

    07/21/2009 10:54:54 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 97 replies · 3,972+ views
    DEFAMER / GAWKER ^ | 7/21/09 | John Cook,
    Robin Katz is a "sexy 25-year-old financial planner working at Chase's Midtown headquarters," according to the New York Post, who allegedly ripped off a client to the tune of $110,000 so she could spend it "shopping" and "going out." Katz is a graduate of Smith College, and to judge by her Facebook friends—who hail from Yale, Harvard, Wellesley, Princeton, the Phillips Exeter Academy, etc.—she is pretty firmly ensconced in the ranks of America's elite youth. She certainly seemed pedigreed and trustworthy enough for her clients to entrust her with hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mistake! Because she is also a...
  • CNN's Toobin: 'Preposterous' to Believe in 2nd Amend. Right Back at Harvard

    07/15/2009 4:39:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies · 3,702+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/15/2009 | Matthew Balan
    ...On Wednesday, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin implied that the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision to uphold the Second Amendment was revolutionary: “When I was in law school...the idea that you had a Second Amendment right to a gun was considered preposterous....But the Supreme Court [in Heller]...said that...individuals have a personal right to bear arms.”...Anchor Wolf Blitzer raised the Second Amendment issue with Toobin, a graduate of Harvard Law School, and the others on their panel analyzing the hearings.... [and] asked...what were the nominee’s “positions, specifically on the federal obligation to support the Second Amendment, as opposed to local communities..?” The CNN...analyst...
  • Obama Refuses to Pledge He'd Accept Health Care Plan Limits On *His Own* Family

    06/25/2009 6:46:24 AM PDT · by quesney · 136 replies · 6,438+ views
    Elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my...
  • Barack Obama Plundering America to support corporate (liberal)elite

    03/02/2009 10:12:14 AM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 513+ views
    MainestateGOP ^ | MainestateGOP
    One of the things liberals love to do when making shrills against conservatives is to claim that they are backed by big business corporate capitalist elitists. Conservatives they say are interested in advancing the agenda of the rich against the poor. Conservatives are champions of the rich while they crap all over the poor. They only want to protect the privileged and elite. They give tax cuts to the super rich by cutting programs and putting our nation in debt. Also according to liberals, by electing Barack Obama, we would undo this and require that the rich pay their share....
  • Friends of Artorius File with the SEC, demanding an investigation into Schumergate

    08/21/2008 3:29:10 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 7 replies · 163+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 21 Aug 08 | Patrick Truax
    Alleging misconduct, Artorius Castus and a number of private entities have filed papers with the SEC pushing for an investigation into the burgeoning IndyMac scandal. Next week, one these entities will be filing papers and producing evidence to the Department of Justice requesting an ivestigation into Schumer's leaked memo.
  • Dick Cavett: yet another liberal dazzled by Petraeus’ shiny medals (OUTRAGEOUS insult by Cavett!)

    04/13/2008 2:30:17 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies · 849+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 04/12/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s something about General Petraeus that brings out the most quotable in liberals. Most recently it was LA Times wine critic Matthew DeBord who must have been auditioning for a fashion column as he critiqued Petraeus’s uniform and, especially, his many tacky, tacky medals awarded for service to his country. Righteous indignation about that from Uncle Jimbo, hilarious sarcasm at Iowahawk. Take your pick. That was yesterday. Today it’s talk show host Dick Cavett, who I’m glad to learn is still alive, getting all hot and bothered about General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker in the New York Times. Petraeus commits...
  • Taxes, Democrats and the Hyper-Wealthy

    03/08/2008 12:30:19 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 303+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/8/2008 | Moneyrunner
    For the demographic reality is that, in America, the Democratic party is the new “party of the rich”. More and more Democrats represent areas with a high concentration of wealthy households. ... Democrats now control the majority of the nation’s wealthiest congressional jurisdictions. More than half of the wealthiest households are concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats control both Senate seats. I have speculated before that this seemingly counter-intuitive reality may reflect the hyper-wealth of modern America - these voters may be so rich they simply aren’t sensitive to tax increases anymore. Whatever the reason is, ideologically they are...
  • Sheryl Crow: The "one square" TP debate was all a Rovian plot

    01/29/2008 11:47:28 AM PST · by mnehring · 43 replies · 183+ views
    Finally, after nearly a year we get to the bottom of the story. Last spring, you were held up as a parody of environmental correctness when you proposed restricting the use of toilet paper to one square per bathroom visit. What was that about? I think it’s a fantastic and eye-opening example of how the media is operated by political figures, of how Karl Rove was humiliated in the media and how, within 24 hours, he was able to humiliate me and take any sort of credibility away from me. What are you saying? You think Karl Rove leaked the...
  • Look who Richardson is annointing....

    10/31/2007 5:25:16 AM PDT · by stevebadal · 1 replies · 45+ views
    UNM Today and Wikipedia ^ | 10/30/2007 | stevebadal
    William Consuegra was recently selected to National Association of Industrial and Office Properties NAIOP Leadership Discovery Program, one of 20 young professionals from around the country chosen to this program. He was also recently nominated by Governor Bill Richardson to the New Mexico Commission on Public Broadcasting. He is currently a third year law student at the University of New Mexico School of Law and an intern with the Land Development Office at Forest City Mesa del Sol. He is also a nominee for the Term Member Program with the Council on Foreign Relations (nominated by Governor Bill Richardson and...
  • An evening with Justice Thomas (great quotes at end)

    10/02/2007 9:25:30 AM PDT · by Tirian · 9 replies · 61+ views
    PowerLine ^ | October 1, 2007 | Paul Mirengoff
    This evening, in honor of the publication of My Grandfather's Son, the Heritage Foundation hosted a dinner for Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia, along with a group of conservative journalists and "new media" types. I have been at social gatherings where Justice Thomas was present but had never actually met him before. Those who know him have told me how warm and gracious he is, and these qualities certainly were evident tonight. Justice Thomas began his after-dinner remarks by saying he wishes the new media had been around at the time of his confirmation hearings because it "gets beyond...
  • Giuliani: Gun control helped lower crime

    02/11/2007 1:33:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 365 replies · 4,863+ views
    Giuliani: Gun control helped lower crime 5 minutes ago Rudy Giuliani addressed a potentially troublesome issue with conservative voters, saying his policies as mayor to get handguns off the street helped reduce crime in New York. "I used gun control as mayor," he said at a news conference Saturday during a swing through California. But "I understand the Second Amendment. I understand the right to bear arms." He said what he did as mayor would have no effect on hunting. Addressing another potential trouble spot with conservatives, Giuliani spoke in favor of a border fence, saying, "You have to have...
  • Prime Minister John Howard's address to the Quadrant Magazine 50th Anniversary Dinner

    10/04/2006 4:00:37 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 832+ views
    www.pm.gov.au ^ | 3rd October 2006 | The Honourable John Howard, MP, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia
    TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP ADDRESS TO THE QUADRANT MAGAZINE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, SYDNEY Thank you very much Paddy McGuinness, Chief Justice, Justices, Your Eminence, Your Grace, my Parliamentary colleagues and ladies and gentlemen. I’m finally succumbing to Peter Garrett’s advice and its great to embrace an evening of culture and poetry and all of that after overdosing on my Philistine sporting pursuits over the weekend in almost the four corners of the Earth, from one side of the country to the other. But it really is an enormous pleasure for Janette...
  • Oprah Winfrey: Wealth Is 'A Good Thing'

    04/11/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT · by Lurking in Kansas · 120 replies · 2,541+ views
    ...Winfrey, 52, who is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, said she doesn't feel guilty about her wealth. "I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips," she said. "I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "

    04/03/2006 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 40 replies · 703+ views
    Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who "slander" celebrities for their political comments - because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the US leadership, is appalled every time a celebrity is rudely mocked for making his or her thoughts about PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and the war in Iraq public, and he urges journalists to be more supportive. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, "We're Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing... (It's) an easy and facile dismissal. "I'm still a citizen, I've served my country as...
  • LOOK WHO'S PACKIN' (NYC boldfaced names among 38,000+ strapping heat)

    03/26/2006 3:30:41 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 2,365+ views
    Billionaires are going ballistic. Ronald Lauder has joined trigger-happy tycoons Donald Trump and Seagrams scion Edgar Bronfman Sr. as the richest men in the city packing heat, according to the NYPD's gun-permit list. Lauder, the cosmetics heir, and multimillionaire Marvel Comics CEO Isaac Perlmutter are the newest gun-club members licensed to carry a weapon - topping a list that already included "Mean Streets" actors Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, "Scarface" producer Martin Bregman and shock jocks Don Imus and Howard Stern. Other gun-toting notables - who have a license to carry as opposed to a permit to keep their...
  • Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Bush

    03/20/2006 7:15:07 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 274 replies · 3,921+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3/20/2006
    LIMA, Peru - Carlos Santana quoted his old friend Jimi Hendrix in an anti-war message here Monday and said his philosophy is the antithesis of President George W. Bush's. "I have wisdom. I feel love. I live in the present and I try to present a dimension that brings harmony and healing," the 58-year-old rock icon said. "My concept is the opposite of George W. Bush." Santana, speaking to Peruvian journalists ahead of a Tuesday concert, said young people's opposition to the war in Iraq is reaching the dimensions of the anti-Vietnam war sentiment in the 1970s. "There is more...
  • NYT imam series not even Journalism 101-They should be ashamed, but no doubt aren't

    03/13/2006 5:08:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 610+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-06 | Diana West
    Way back when I was a cub reporter, I got hold of a book about the "art" of interviewing. It was a thin book — no use spending thousands of words to tell a reporter, cub or old Grizzly, to bone up on a subject and let natural curiosity take its course. That thin book came to mind on reading a three-part series in The New York Times about an imam named Reda Shata, who presides over the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, N.Y. As far as the art of interviewing goes, the reporter got it exactly backward:...
  • Children's Author: Teach Kids to Laugh at Celebrities

    03/08/2006 11:31:51 AM PST · by shining_city · 10 replies · 1,163+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/7/06
    The Oscars may be over, but parents still need to teach their kids to laugh at Tinseltown's left-wing celebrities, says best-selling children's author Katharine DeBrecht. Her highly anticipated new book lampoons stars Streisand, Madonna, and Cruise, and was given out in Oscar gift bags. It is available in stores today.LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With Academy Awards being handed out to movies about racist cops, gay cowboys, and communist sympathizers, Hollywood has declared an outright war on traditional values. But instead of getting angry at the movie business, parents should teach their kids to laugh at it, this according...
  • MORFORD: S. Dakota Slaps Up Its Women

    03/03/2006 5:54:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 382+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/3/6 | Mark Morford
    Another state you should never visit passes an appalling abortion ban, because they hate youAttention all funky sexy single intelligent women of South Dakota (assuming there are any left): It is time. Pack it up. Strip the bed, box up the cat, load the U-Haul, call your hip friends over in Minneapolis, move out West, or East, or anywhere with a mind-set not stuck like a bloody nail in the moral coffin of 1845. Let this be your clarion call. Get the hell out, right now. Here is why: You state hates you. Your state, apparently run be pallid sexless...
  • Ted Koppel's Opus

    01/30/2006 9:52:58 PM PST · by Happygal · 29 replies · 1,247+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | january 31, 2006 | Lin Anderson
    Ted Koppel kicked off his neo-pundit career by delivering a stern global warming speech in New York while outside a merciless snowstorm bore down on the Eastern Seaboard in a brutal blast of freezing -- Oh, wait -- that was Al Gore, wasn’t it? I tend to get all these neo-pundits mixed up. Mr. Koppel’s post-Nightline era more correctly began with a January 29 Op-Ed in the New York Times which is actually quite similar to Mr. Gore’s address both in fervent presentation and excruciatingly bad timing. Which may explain my confusion. Ted, likely grateful to now be immersed in...
  • Adj Professor heard all of us

    11/22/2005 6:05:00 PM PST · by noname07718 · 96 replies · 2,815+ views
    Warren County Community College ^ | 11/22/05 | WCCC Home Page
    This from the WCCC web site on Adj. Professor J. Daley For immediate release: November 22, 2005 Statement from Dr. William Austin President Warren County Community College I firmly believe that the most precious freedom all Americans share is the First Amendment right of freedom of speech. I am committed to working unceasingly to see that it is preserved for all WCCC students, faculty and staff. At the same time, there are existing state laws — as well as College policies and procedures — that must be followed to ensure that all members of our College are free and encouraged...