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  • Ready, aim, misfire: Liberals OK with guns if conservatives are the target

    02/13/2012 7:28:25 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 13, 2012 | Ezra Levant
    A left-wing freebie newspaper in Toronto, called NOW magazine, has published a photoshopped picture of the conservative mayor, Rob Ford, pointing a gun to his head. This from a magazine that claims to be against guns and gun violence. NOW magazine is unimportant to most people, but there is an important point buried amidst its smut: Liberals don’t mind promiscuous suggestions of gun crime, if it’s someone they hate in the crosshairs. It’s like when the movie, Death of a President, came to the Toronto International Film Festival. It wasn’t about a historical assassination. It was a Hollywood liberal fantasy...
  • Thrice-Married NPR Snob Garrison Keillor Mocks Newt Gingrich as a 'Polygamist'

    02/06/2012 8:48:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 6, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Hypocrisy knows no bounds on the airwaves of National Public Radio, as their Minnesota-based star Garrison Keillor led off his latest edition of “A Prairie Home Companion” by mocking the GOP frontrunners as “the Mormon running against the polygamist.” This is a rich dig coming from Keillor, since he has been married three times – just as many times as Newt Gingrich. This was within three minutes of the program starting, just a little partisan liberal boilerplate before the folksy singers get started. Keillor mocked conservatives like Romney and Gingrich for believing "the solution to our current dilemma is to...
  • Obama Bureaucrats Owe Billions in Taxes While Wanting to Raise Yours

    01/31/2012 8:53:25 AM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-30 | Ryan Ellis
    President Obama and Congressional Democrats have called for hundreds of billions of dollars in higher taxes on American families and small employers. Yet, there are thousands of federal bureaucrats who owe billions of dollars in taxes. Here are some of the most notable agencies:   Bureaucrat Tax Cheats Amount Owed to IRS Delinquency Rate   Executive Office of the President     36   $833,970   2.01% U.S. Senate   217 $2.1 million 3.08% U.S. House   467 $8.5 million 4.24% Postal Service   25,640 $269.6 million 3.84% Homeland Security/TSA     4,647   $36.9 million   2.46% Treasury Department/IRS...
  • Why Are The Rules Always Different For Democrats?

    Why are the Rules always different for Democrats? It doesn't matter if its Charlie Rangle not paying his taxes and just getting a slap on the wrist reprimand in the House, and not prison time. Or, IRS Chief ,Tim Geitner, forgetting to pay his income taxes, and being appointed Treasury Secretary. Maybe even Barney Frank's boyfriend running a prostitution ring from the apartment they shared, and it not reflecting negatively on him because, "He was unaware of it?" Or, Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne, and Chappaquiddick. No one complained about Ted's and the Kennedy family's huge fortune. Nor, were they...
  • Great news: The “fair share” administration owes over $800,000 in back taxes

    01/26/2012 7:18:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We heard a lot on Tuesday night from President Obama about the wealthy paying their “fair share” in his State of the Union speech. (Well, you heard it a lot; I read the speech and then commenced to have a life on Tuesday night.) Obama made half a dozen references to fairness in relation to taxes in the address, including taking a shot at Congress: But in return, we need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Just like with charity, perhaps fairness...
  • First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress

    01/25/2012 11:23:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 1+ views
    First lady’s office will not comment ‘as of right now’ on $2K SOTU dress By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 1:27 PM 01/25/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While the president spoke about the economic frustrations of average Americans in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, his wife, Michelle Obama appeared at the event in a sapphire blue dress from designer Barbara Tfank’s 2012 Resort collection, estimated to cost over $2k. The first lady’s press office, however is mum on dress, telling The Daily Caller that they will not offer comment “as of right now.” Tfanks, a West Coast designer, recently...
  • Obama: Millionaires should pay at least 30 percent in taxes (Obama paid 25%, Mitt 13%, Buffett 10%)

    01/25/2012 3:23:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 5+ views
    msnbc ^ | 1/25/2012 | By Michael O'Brien
    People earning over $1 million per year should pay an effective tax rate of no less than 30 percent, President Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president laid down one of his most political markers of the annual policy speech by crafting what he called the "Buffett Rule," named after the famous billionaire investor. "Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes," Obama said.
  • How Progressives Work

    01/15/2012 5:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    As hype around the general election ramps up, it looks like progressives again will do anything to hold on to power and advance their agenda. Events this week gave us a peek behind the curtain into the mind of the honest, “tolerant” class and exposed how they work. Let’s take a look. The Shell Game One thing about political lefties: They assume the general public is even dumber than their ideas. Surveys repeatedly show Americans are not liberal, that the word evokes a negative reaction from a large percentage of people. So what do they do? They start calling themselves...
  • Kagan in 2010: Pro-forma Senate sessions enough to block recess appointments

    01/12/2012 1:01:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/12/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans outraged over the recess appointments of Richard Cordray and three NLRB commissioners argue that the pro forma Senate sessions every three days means that the Senate has not recessed at all. The Congressional Research Service notes that no President in the 20 years prior to Barack Obama’s actions in the past two weeks has attempted a recess appointment unless Congress has been out of session more than nine days. Today, to no one’s great shock, Obama’s own Department of Justice says that these arguments aren’t good enough to stop the President from the exercise of his constitutional power: President...
  • Report: One-Percenter Barack Obama Considers Purchasing Katharine Hepburn’s Former Connecticut

    01/12/2012 11:34:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/12/12 | Zip
    How does this fit in with the White House’s new Obama moniker, “warrior of the working class?” Old Saybrook, Conn (WTNH) – It was rumored that President Barack Obama has considered purchasing the late Katharine Hepburn’s 8,300-square-foot mansion in the posh Fenwick section of Old Saybrook. Some folks living in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook were not surprised by the recent rumors. Marge Taylor says news President Barack Obama may be looking at Katherine Hepburn’s old house is nothing new. She says his daughters Sasha and Malia have already been seen around the neighborhood because Sasha is friends with...
  • The Obama recess

    01/07/2012 4:38:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 1/7/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    My Sunday column addressed the Obama “recess appointments.” I use quotes for the term, because the Senate was not in recess, according to its own rules. The New York Times editorialized in favor of the president’s move, while it denounced the GOP’s “use any and all tactics to thwart the bureau and the Dodd-Frank reform law that created it.” Be it noted, these GOP tactics were instituted under Democrat Harry’s Reid’s leadership in an announced effort to thwart any recess appointments under George W. Bush.Here is a 2008 editorial in which The New York Times endorsed those very same tactics,...
  • Democrats Decry the Hatch Act --Oh My!

    12/05/2011 5:15:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Election season is upon us and political opponents seem willing to do anything to get the upper hand. The Hatch Act recently resurfaced as a tool in this battle when Carolyn Lerner, the newest head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), sent a letter to Congress claiming that the Hatch Act is flawed, ineffective and unfairly penalizes political appointees. She wants the statute to be changed. Even more interesting is that the New York Times and the Washington Post have taken valuable space on editorial pages to support Democrats' new push to reform the Hatch Act, calling reform a...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel

    11/20/2011 5:06:44 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 20, 2011 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows. A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned. The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to...
  • What Is a Progressive

    11/19/2011 3:09:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you heard a liberal describe himself as a "liberal"? It’s probably been a long time. These days, those on the left are more likely to call themselves "progressives." Writing in The New York Times, Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs said there have been two progressive eras — one in the early 20th century and the second under Franklin Roosevelt. He called on modern liberals to usher in a third era. But what exactly is "progressivism"? To many people, the term "Progressive Era" evokes fond caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt and such reforms as safe food, the...
  • Pelosi Leads List Of Conflict Of Interest Dems

    11/17/2011 4:26:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 17, 2011 | Editor
    Ethics: As Democrats demonize Wall Street CEOs as the "greedy" fiends of the financial crisis, they've lined their own pockets — both before and after the crisis. Nancy Pelosi's just the latest example. The former House speaker allegedly gamed financial reforms to boost her personal stock portfolio. The brewing scandal is complicated, but here's the Reader's Digest version: After a Pelosi staffer left to lobby on behalf of credit-card giant Visa, Pelosi delayed bringing to the House floor a bill to end lucrative "swipe fees" for Visa and other credit providers. The bill couldn't have come at a worse time...
  • Smear Machine Shifts to Newt

    11/16/2011 3:51:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know how you can tell that Newt Gingrich is at the top of the slate? You don't need polling data; you just need to look at the media coverage. You just need to look at the media coverage. You move on to the Republican primaries, Newt is rising so fast in the polls that the media is trying to tie him to Freddie Mac. They love Freddie Mac. They've bailed out Freddie Mac. They've done everything they can to keep Freddie Mac going. Executives at Freddie Mac are gonna be paid a hundred million dollars in...
  • Planned Parenthood forgoes block grant (Davis-Bacon would force them to pay prevailing wages)

    10/28/2011 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon on Wednesday said it has declined to accept a $73,893 federal Community Development Block Grant allocated to the non-profit agency by the city of Springfield back in April to help with the construction of the agency’s $8.5 million health center in Glenwood. Planned Parenthood’s decision has nothing to do with some recent vocal opposition to the grant, spokeswoman Sarah Moseley said. Rather, accepting the grant money would have required Planned Parenthood to pay prevailing wages to all construction workers under the federal Davis–Bacon Act, something Planned Parenthood didn’t know when it applied for the grant or...
  • Really Angry at the 1%, OWS? Protest Hollywood, the World Series, D.C., and Universities!

    10/27/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 10/27/11 | EricTheRed
    Forget global warming climate change. The real inconvenient truths are those that make liberals/Democrats react like Dracula to holy water. And for those of you who associate or sympathize with Occupy Wall Street, this one’s a doozy.*If the OWS protesters are really serious about castigating the 1%’s alleged hoarding of wealth at the expense of the rest of us 99%, why are they only protesting Wall Street? Why are they not protesting uber-rich pampered out-of-touch Hollywood/celeb crowd, many of whose salaries make the average Wall Street financier look like a beggar? Why not six- or even seven-figured pro athletes? And...
  • Luxury-Liner Liberals: 'Nation' Magazine Hawks Its Cushy Cruise

    10/20/2011 6:16:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, your heart is in that lovely liberal place. Even so, you'd like to get away from the "Occupy" hoi-poloi soiling the streets. No problem! Just join the luxury-liner liberals of The Nation magazine on their upcoming cruise--assuming you have up several thousand bucks [alcohol not included] for you and the lefty you love to share a cabin! Was watching MSNBC last night, when up popped a Nation commercial. After the standard stuff ragging on the "toxic nonsense from the right," suddenly a Caribbean cruise commercial broke out. Yes, you can sail with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Van Jones and other...
  • #OccupyWallSt Poster Boy A Trust Fund Baby, Attempted Stowaway At JFK

    10/16/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 145 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | 10/15/2011 | Staff
    A Breitbart.tv investigation has uncovered that the man whose epic meltdown video at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests went viral is really Edward T. Hall III. Mr. Hall is a Columbia graduate student who has a trust fund set up by his grandfather. He recently made headlines for trying to board a flight at JFK airport by hopping the ticket counter and diving onto the baggage carousel. He was charged with trespassing and is free on "conditional release."
  • DOJ: Feds Can Tell Church Who Its Ministers Will Be

    10/12/2011 11:27:49 AM PDT · by Dr. White · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/12/2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    In yet another stunning attack on freedom of religion, President Barack Obama's Justice Department asked the Supreme Court last week to give the federal government the power to tell a church who its ministers will be. The case involves a former teacher at Lutheran school, who along with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pushing a claim that a Lutheran congregation should be forced to restore her ministry position. Americans United for Separation of Church and State and American Atheists, Inc. have filed briefs siding with the Obama administration against the church. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Church...
  • Obama attacks banks while raking in Wall Street dough (More than any politician in 20 past yrs.

    10/12/2011 4:31:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    Daily Caller (via Yahoo News) ^ | 10/11/2011 | Staff
    Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation's Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than from any other politician over the past 20 years, including President George W. Bush ...
  • Busted? British Paper Reveals Some Wall St. Protesters Are Quite Privileged

    10/11/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-11-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Well, now the British paper The Daily Mail is helping answer that question. The answer? Some of them seem to be quite privileged. “A closer look at some of the impassioned protesters is starting to suggest that while many of them have genuine grievances,” the Daily Mail writes, “all may not be completely as advertised. “ Here’s what it means: Among the hardcore of well-intentioned protesters sleeping rough in Zuccotti Park are also the children of the wealthiest ‘one per cent’ – taking a break from classes at private schools to show their solidarity… and join the fun. As millionaire...
  • Hope & Change Liberals Protest Obama, So Why Aren’t They Called Racists Like the Tea Party?

    10/07/2011 10:29:57 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    ZoNation on Youtube ^ | October 4, 2011 | ZoNation
    President Obama recently held a fundraiser at the House of Blues in California. But the Rockstar-in-Chief was met with furious liberal protesters. Does that mean they are racist? What makes a liberal protest any different than the Tea Party? Alfonzo Rachel investigates in the latest ZoNation.
  • ‘Bird-Brained’ Hypocrisy: Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies

    10/02/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT · by volunbeer · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dave Urbanski
    You may have gotten wind of the seven North Dakota oil companies recently charged in federal court with the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The birds allegedly landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota last spring; the maximum penalty for each charge under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is six months in prison and a $15,000 fine, the AP said. But did you know that wind-power companies are responsible for more than 400,000 bird deaths annually, and not one has faced a single charge? The Wall Street Journal knows it, opining yesterday that the prosecutions are “bird-brained,” especially...
  • Al Gore’s new message (Green mega-millionaire says climate change isn’t your fault - sort of)

    09/15/2011 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies
    Toronto Sun and Sun Media ^ | 2011-09-15 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Question: Who said the following? “Climate change is not your fault for the car you drive, the lights you turn on, or the food you eat.” The CEO of Exxon Mobil? Republican Gov. Rick Perry? George Bush? Stephen Harper? Sarah Palin? The League of Extraordinary Climate Deniers? Nope. It was green mega-millionaire Al Gore, no doubt well on his way to becoming the world’s first carbon billionaire. So be sure to clip that quotation out and post it on your (not responsible for climate change, either) fridge and freezer. I read this startling new information on the home page of...
  • Chuck Woolery: Only Thing Stopping Leftist Celebs From Paying Higher Taxes Is Hypocrisy

    09/13/2011 4:05:43 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 23 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/13/11 | John Nolte
    "To me this ‘raise my taxes!” nonsense coming from wealthy hypocrites is exactly like this Global Warming nonsense coming from wealthy hypocrites. How’s this for a compromise: when you start living like the planet’s in peril only then will I stop laughing in your lying hypocritical face every time you open your lying hypocritical mouth.
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owes $1 billion in back taxes

    09/02/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    C’mon, IRS. “Stop coddling the super rich.” Contrive to successfully extract the taxes they already owe.Mr. Buffett, I barely want to waste my breath on your blatant hypocrisy.And, Mainstream Media (by which I mean the NYT, which ran Buffett’s obnoxious op-ed in the first place), WHERE ARE YOU?From NewsMax: Billionaire investor Warren Buffett triggered a major debate over taxes recently when he wrote in The New York Times that he should be paying more to the federal government. He called on Washington lawmakers to up tax rates on the rich.But it turns out that Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, has...
  • Democrat Senator Lautenberg: We've got to eliminate the rich." More class warfare....

    08/18/2011 12:37:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 8/18/2011
    Senior moment, or Freudian slip? Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) lets his class warfare rhetoric get the best of him at a press conference in Belmar, NJ. Sen. Lautenberg's net worth is over $50 million... by the way.
  • Jay Carney vs. Jay Carney: Attacked Bush's 2001 'Heartland Tour,' Defends Obama's 2011 Midwest

    08/11/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/11 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Jay Carney, meet Jay Carney.In 2001, the then-Time magazine reporter wrote a snarky piece criticizing President George W. Bush's month-long vacation that was billed as a "Home to the Heartland" tour. But almost exactly 10 years later Carney, now the Obama White House's press secretary, is defending President Barack Obama's Midwest job-creation tour and vacation at Martha's Vineyard."I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family," claimed Carney at a recent press briefing.But that's exactly what he, as a private citizen working for Time,
  • Michelle Obama's Shake Shack Burger Indulgence Defended by Nutritionists (ABC News to the rescue)

    07/12/2011 7:15:50 AM PDT · by kristinn · 113 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Mikeala Conley
    Stop the presses, Michelle Obama might have eaten a hamburger. The blogosphere erupted with criticism almost immediately after the Washington Post reported Monday that the first lady sat down at a newly opened Shake Shack in Washington D.C., where she ordered a ShackBurger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke. According to the popular burger joint's website, that's a 1,556-calorie meal. (sic, actually it was 1700 calories.) Many critiqued the first lady's public display of Shake Shack love as she continues to advocate for her Let's Move! campaign, an initiative to eliminate childhood obesity. But even as the first...
  • Libs Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s $350 Bottle of Wine, Silent When Nancy Pelosi Drowned $101,000

    07/11/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 176 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    Cheers. For some reason the libs weren’t so outraged when Obaama served $399 bottles of wine at his taxpayer-funded state dinner … … but Libs today were “stunned” and “outraged” that popular conservative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ordered a $350 bottle of wine for dinner in New York. TPM reported, via Ann Althouse: When [Professor Feinberg] saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan’s table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one...
  • Thousands join hands on the sands of Florida's beaches(Protest offshore drilling)

    06/26/2011 5:12:12 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 69 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 25, 2011 | Wayne K. Roustan
    LAKE WORTH Upwards of 5,000 people joined hands across Florida beaches at noon Saturday to protest offshore oil drilling and promote clean energy. The state's annual 'Hands Across the Sand' event coincided with similar gatherings around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and to call on elected leaders to end America's dependence on oil. At least 100 people linked up at each of more than 50 locations around the state. Ana Campos of the Clean Energy Coalition of South Florida co-organized the event on Fort Lauderdale's beach and was thrilled by the large turnout. "We...
  • One law for us, another for you

    06/14/2011 6:53:14 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2011 | Washington Times
    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. Attempts to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited...
  • Democrats Hold The Hypocrisy Banner High

    06/12/2011 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-12-11 | Skookum
    We must not forget the heroic words of Nancy Pelosi in 2006, when she vowed that if she became Speaker of The House that she would, "drain the swamp of corruption." It was a noble phrase that Americans were waiting to hear and Nancy surely paid a speech writer well for his effort. The phrase could have been a pledge to be honored, bringing bothb honor and integrity to a House that has been marred with corruption and scandal. Instead, it became another empty slogan of a campaign, to be forgotten amid wars and an increasingly vulnerable economy. Unfortunately,...
  • 'Limousine Liberals' Report Shows Government Limo Fleet Swelling

    05/31/2011 3:35:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 31, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Obama administration officials are riding in style. A new report from a watchdog group shows that the number of limousines owned by the federal government rose by 73 percent during the first two years of President Obama's administration. The State Department was the recipient of most the new luxury vehicles. The "Limousine Liberals?" report from iWatch News, part of the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity, showed that government data pegged the number of limos in the federal fleet at 412 in fiscal 2010, up from 238 in fiscal 2008. Some of the details are a bit hazy. Most of the...
  • (BWAHAHAHAHA!) Foreign Car-Bashing DNC Chair Owns ... Foreign Car

    05/27/2011 10:43:37 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    newser dot com ^ | 5-2011 | Matt Cantor
    Foreign Car-Bashing DNC Chair Owns ... Foreign Car Wasserman Schultz attacked the GOP for putting US auto industry at risk By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff Posted May 27, 2011 8:04 AM CDT The chairwoman of the DNC—who slammed Republican 2012 hopefuls for putting the US auto industry at risk by favoring foreign automakers—herself owns a foreign car, the Hill reports. “If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, referencing their opposition...
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary rolls up in big SUV to unveil new fuel economy stickers

    05/25/2011 1:17:08 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 5/25/11 | Justin Hyde
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled new fuel-economy window stickers for cars and trucks, saying "we're not just sitting around waiting for high gasoline prices to come down." His ride of choice to the unveiling: This 12-mpg Chevy Suburban SUV.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Late Bin Laden - Thoughts on presidential leadership and the media

    05/05/2011 12:23:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | 2 May 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There was something quite Roman in the killing of Osama bin Laden, something reminiscent of the manner in which the Romans eventually dealt with a rogue’s gallery of charismatic tribal enemies—Spartacus, Vercingetorix, Jugurtha, Mithridates, Boudica, and others—all of whom claimed victory over the Romans and invulnerability from their global reach, only to be eventually defeated, forced to kill themselves, executed, or killed in battle. The killing reminds us that there are official rules we cite and unofficial ones that, thankfully, we actually follow. Pakistan is to be praised publicly as a partner, even as privately it is recognized as the...
  • bin Laden death

    05/02/2011 6:56:57 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 44 replies
    Ok, don't get me wrong I am glad he is dead. But is anyone else finding the reaction from Obama supporters strange? Most of these people argue for trials for terrorists (OBL never got one), international coalitions (US went alone), adherence to international law (US didn't even notify Pakistan it was going to invade it even though it is a sovereign nation) and non-violence? Where are all the pissed off Leftists? If anything this shows the Leftist view of the world is a massive failure.
  • Krauthammer: Liberals Talk About How Awful it is to Delegitimize Obama After What They Did to Bush

    04/30/2011 1:13:57 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Apr 29, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Krauthammer: It's Funny to Hear Liberals Talk About How Awful it is to Delegitimize a President After What They Did to Bush Charles Krauthammer on Friday perfectly elucidated the media's hypocrisy concerning their avid defense of Barack Obama against attacks from Donald Trump and the birthers. "I think it's somewhat amusing to hear people on the left talking about how awful it is to delegitimize a president when they spent half a decade saying that George Bush stole the election"
  • Afghan mob tore open bunker to kill foreign UN staff, envoy says

    04/03/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 41 replies
    KABUL (Reuters) – An angry mob that killed seven foreign UN staff in north Afghanistan ripped out the door of a bunker where several had taken shelter, and slit the throat of one man who survived a bullet, the top UN envoy in the country said on Saturday. Staffan de Mistura promised that the United Nations would stay in Afghanistan after the vicious assault, the deadliest it has faced in Afghanistan, but would have to reconsider security, particularly guarantees from Afghan forces. He also warned that the Afghan government need to do more to prevent attacks like this if it...
  • Springsteen writes Letter to the Editor

    Springsteen writes Letter to the Editor NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has written a Letter to the Editor to what he calls his hometown newspaper. Springsteen on Thursday thanked the Asbury Park Press for a March 27 article about how anti-poverty groups in New Jersey are facing an uphill battle as Gov. Chris Christie seeks to cut spending and property taxes. Springsteen writes that the "article shows that the cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty." Springsteen says it will "likely to contin ue to get...
  • 7 Questions For Liberals About Obama's Libyan War

    03/22/2011 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | John Hawkins
    It seems like it was just yesterday when we had an "imperialist warmonger" in the White House who was going to be replaced by a peace-loving Democrat who promised "hope" and "change" instead. It's funny how that worked out, isn't it? We still have troops in Iraq, we've escalated the war in Afghanistan, and now we're bombing everything that moves in Libya. Yet, the same liberals who were protesting in the streets and calling George Bush a war criminal have mostly been meek and quiet about the fact that the President they supported has been following in George Bush's footsteps....
  • Capuano now says he regrets urging union protesters to get 'bloody' (Congressman who urged civility)

    02/23/2011 4:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2011 | John Ellement
    US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.” “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words." Capuano was referring to remarks he made...
  • Progressive Caucus co-chair calls Walker a 'dictator' Muslim Brotherhood Congressman Ellison

    02/23/2011 10:24:40 AM PST · by milwguy · 16 replies
    politico ^ | 2/23/2011 | simmi ajula
    Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is acting like a “dictator.” Ellison said that Walker, a Republican, should negotiate with union workers, who have agreed to pay more for health benefits as long as they can keep collective bargaining rights. Walker is “basically taking on the position of a dictator,” he told reporters. “Because he says he won’t negotiate. That is something that is not in the spirit of a public servant, who just won’t even talk. He is putting himself in a position of being extreme, radical and reckless. And he’s...
  • Lies about tea party come true in Wisconsin

    02/23/2011 5:47:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    AJC.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Kyle Wingfield
    The public-sector union protests continue in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states. James Taranto,who writes the Best of the Web Today column at WSJ.com, finds it “quite striking the way almost every lie the left ever told about the Tea Party has turned out to be true of the government unionists in Wisconsin and their supporters: • Extreme rhetoric. The Wisconsin Republican Party has produced what Mediaite.org calls an “incredibly effective” video juxtaposing liberal complaints about allegedly extremist Tea Party rhetoric with unionist signs likening Gov. Walker to Hitler and other dictators. Left-wing journalists are making similar invidious comparisons: “Workers Toppled...
  • Private Property and the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/02/2010 7:24:44 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    fringeelements.info ^ | Fringe Elements
    I was watching a video on the anti-mosque rally on youtube, and I was surprised to see people in the comment section invoking “private property rights” to defend the mosque. First off it’s a bit odd for ‘these people’, broadly speaking, to be defending that. Where were they when American Renaissance meetings were shut down by “anti-racist” race terrorists? Where were they when Scientology meetups get harassed? I’m sure if you looked you could find many other examples. If they don’t want to defend “private property”, fine. But this selective invocation of principles is hypocrisy. Second off, if you support...
  • Liberal Holocaust

    08/07/2010 3:17:19 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 22 replies
    And liberals like to claim morality over conservatives.... Watch this to learn how liberal presidents killed far more and tell this to every liberal when you hear them criticize Bush for the wars.
  • DU filth: Limbaugh struck deaf. Beck struck blind. When Palin loses her voice, it'll be a trifecta!

    07/20/2010 12:06:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Democratic Underground | July 19, 2010
    Yes, I know how to post an active link. No, I'm not going to link to this filth. I don't think linking to DU is allowed here anyway. If you really want to look - and you really don't need to because the title is enough - google this title and the link will come up: Limbaugh struck deaf. Beck struck blind. When Palin loses her voice, it'll be a trifecta!