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    06/23/2015 9:16:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 67 replies ^ | 06/23/2015 | Austin Ruse
    A document provided to Breitbart News shows the investment banking behemoth JP Morgan Chase has joined a long line of major corporations in putting pressure on employees to sign up for the cause of gay rights. And they have not-so-subtly let each employee know not signing up will be noted. Employees are being told “to help create an environment for open and honest dialogue.” The document notes descriptors such as “wife” and “boyfriend” are frowned upon, and “partner” is preferred. Not referring to your wife as your wife “offers up the opportunity for more inclusive conversations.” JP Morgan urges employees...
  • Warning: This May Be Interpreted By Some As Extremely Microaggressive

    06/15/2015 6:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona and Department of Homeland Security head, now the President the University of California system, has launched a new faculty training initiative. Part of the curriculum is a document titled "Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send." And it's worth some further evaluation. Here's the introductory paragraph: "Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014). The first step...
  • UC Faculty Training: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is a Microaggression

    06/11/2015 4:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    The phrase is just one of many that faculty were advised not to use. A University of California faculty leader-training handout instructed professors not to say that “America is the land of opportunity” because that’s a racist, sexist microaggression. According to the handout, called “Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send,” the statement “assert[s] that race and gender [do] not play a role in life successes” — despite the fact that saying opportunities exist and saying that opportunities are more easily attainable for some people than others are not mutually exclusive assertions. Other microaggressions listed on the document include...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • Occupying the White Male Syllabus at Berkeley-an authentic inability to think

    01/29/2015 5:38:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1-29-2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Upon witnessing the trials of Nazi war criminals in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt remarked that they shared in common one salient feature: “it was not stupidity,” she said, “but a curious, quite authentic inability to think.” This inability or refusal to think is on full display in a student editorial—“Occupy the Syllabus”—that was recently published by The Daily Californian. Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret are Berkeley students who are none too pleased by—surprise, surprise—the lack of gender and racial diversity among the canon of assigned authors in most humanities and social sciences courses. In short, there are just too many white...
  • Trey Gowdy slams immigration hack for suggesting Republican motives are racist

    12/04/2014 5:26:42 PM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 03, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Trey Gowdy sets immigration hack Marielena Hincapie straight after she suggests race is the reason why Republicans oppose Obama’s immigration executive order. Watch the video
  • SEATTLE'S MINIMUM WAGE CRASH: $15 to ZERO! Profit's Take A Nosedive!

    11/19/2014 8:08:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 82 replies
    Threepersenter ^ | 11/18/2014 | Matt Duncan
    Seattle, Washington, one of the strongest remaining bastions of liberal philosophy left in the country, passed a phased-in $15 minimum wage law earlier this year. The highest minimum wage in the country. The vote was unanimous and the throng outside cheered, but for many this is a loss from which they will never recover. It is a blow to the profitability of business that they just can't take.
  • ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ Deemed Racist, Sexist By Australian Child Care Centers

    10/17/2014 8:23:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 10/17/2014 | Derek Hunter
    Remember the song “Baa Baa Black Sheep”? The harmless nursery rhyme was written in the early 1700s and has been sung by children around the world ever since. At least it used to be, now it may be a hate crime. Child care centers in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, are changing the song because of racial and sexist connotations in the lyrics.
  • White House Backpedals After Claiming Bergdahl ‘Served With Honor And Distinction’

    06/04/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/3/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken struggled to cover for his boss Susan Rice on Tuesday, backtracking from her contention that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” in the face of tough questions from NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell confronted Blinken over Rice’s Sunday claim that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” — an assertion almost immediately disproven by scores of Bergdahl’s comrades and official Pentagon reports, which show the soldier abandoned his post and may have been seeking to join the Taliban. “Why did Susan Rice say he served with honor and distinction?” she asked. “It...
  • College Newspaper Editor Deems ‘Movember’ Activism ‘Sexist, Racist, Transphobic’

    11/30/2013 8:43:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies ^ | November 29, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    College Newspaper Editor Deems ‘Movember’ Activism ‘Sexist, Racist, Transphobic’ by Andrew Kirell | 11:39 am, November 29th, 2013 If you’re a man who grows a November mustache for “Movember” charities benefiting prostate cancer research, you might be engaging in a “sexist, racist, transphobic, and misinformed” campaign, says the editor of McGill University’s student newspaper. Health and Education Editor Ralph Haddad penned an op-ed “Movember as microaggression” in a recent issue of the school’s paper. As HyperVocal points out, McGill is Canada’s equivalent of Harvard, and so the content within is full of the sort of academic pretenses one might expect....
  • The Tea Party, Not Democrats or Republicans, Is the Problem

    10/21/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | October 21, 2013 | Jon Favreau
    So now that our government is open and able to pay its bills, what soon-to-be-forgotten lessons have we learned from this sorry fiasco? Perhaps most important is the reminder that political temper tantrums in Washington exact a toll that goes far beyond unfavorable headlines and worse-than-dog-poo poll numbers. This decision hurt people. Some families couldn’t pay their bills. Others had nowhere safe to send their children while they worked. Poor women lost vouchers that helped buy food and formula for their newborns. Cancer treatments were put on hold for patients who didn’t have much time to waste. All told, the...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • 8-Year-Old Florida Boy Suspended for Making Gun Shape With Fingers: ‘It Was a Game’

    10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | october 1, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger. The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person. “There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone....
  • ‘Run and hide’ is Obama administration’s clever plan for next school shooting

    08/13/2013 9:55:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-13-2013 | Eric Owens
    In response to the Newtown, Conn. massacre and a host of school shootings in recent years, the Obama administration released a 67-page report on emergency planning this summer that includes several pages advising educators on how to manage “an active shooter situation.” The U.S. Department of Education’s “live-shooter” section doesn’t recommend that schools arm teachers or employ armed guards. It doesn’t even advise schools to add door locks for classrooms. Instead, the section counsels teachers and students to “run,” “hide” and then “fight”—but only “if neither running nor hiding is a safe option.” Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education and...
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Who Made Gun-Shaped Pastry Has Appeal Denied

    06/11/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    The family of the 7-year-old boy from Ann Arundel County elementary school who was suspended for making a gun shape out of a pastry has tried to clear the boy’s record. This story made headlines across the country as the gun control debate has taken center stage among many elementary schools as some school administrators flex their muscles with a “zero tolerance policy” that excuses itself from common sense. But according to the Baltimore Sun school officials denied the boy’s family’s appeal on Monday, not allowing the boy’s record to be expunged of the incident. Robin Ficker, attorney for Park...
  • Researcher: Children’s media use cuddly animals to reinforce ‘racist’ and ‘socially dominant norms’

    06/08/2013 3:52:57 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 6, 2013 | Sarah Boesveld
    Parents who read their kids stories about happy, human-like animals like Franklin the Turtle or Arthur at bedtime are exposing their kids to racism, materialism, homophobia and patriarchal norms, according to a paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Ted Cruz against the world: Senator’s feud w/McCain reveals arrogance-and continuing crackup of GOP

    05/24/2013 12:13:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | May 24, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    One bonus for Republicans in the trifecta of pseudo-scandals ensnaring the Obama White House this month is that it distracted the party from its looming civil war. It’s even possible that the Senate immigration reform got as far as it did partly because wingnut radio talkers and Tea Party xenophobes were consumed by their hatred of Obama, and paying less attention to GOP immigration sellouts. But with the easing of scandal fever on the Potomac, Republicans are back to fighting one another, and the week-long Senate clash between freshman Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John McCain over the budget is...
  • Pelosi: GOP ‘Makes So Much’ of Scandals Because Obama Is ‘Such a Great President’

    05/17/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/16/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Republicans are using scandals coming out of the White House to undermine President Barack Obama out of "fear," because he is “such a great president.”
  • ESPN Host: Palin Addressed 'Dumb,' 'Angry,' Phony Patriots at NRA Convention

    05/07/2013 1:29:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Tony Lee
    Mike Lupica, the ESPN host and regular panelist on the network's Sunday "The Sports Reporters" program, wrote in a column that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed "mean," "dumb," "angry," and phony patriots at the NRA convention last Friday in Houston, Texas. In a New York Daily News column published late Sunday evening, Lupica also called NRA attendees the "craziest and creepiest gun lovers on the planet" who are also "phonies" who think "they're patriots and brave defenders of the Second Amendment." Outraged that Palin rightfully called out those like Lupica who have shamelessly tried to exploit senseless tragedies like...
  • State senator wants feds' help in finding gravesite for Boston bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 3:24:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Fox ^ | May 5, 2013
    A Massachusetts state senator says the federal government should intervene in the quest to find a final resting place for the elder Boston Marathon bomber. State Sen. Harriet L. Chandler, D-Worcester, said Uncle Sam needs to alleviate a Wochester funeral home’s onerous burden of having accepted Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s corpse on Friday after it was released by the state medical examiner.
  • NPR: Hitler's Birthday Might Have Motivated Right to Bomb Boston Marathon

    04/18/2013 9:37:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    What a beautiful racket the left has going. Those of us who dare not be liberal are literally paying, through our tax dollars, for NPR to smear us like this: Partial transcript: "The thinking, as we have been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist attack and officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There's the Columbine anniversary, there's Hitler's birthday, there's the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco."
  • CNN Analyst Peter Bergen: Bombings in Boston Were 'Likely Right-Wingers'

    04/15/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 98 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/15/13 | Aurelius
    On CNN, Peter Bergen stated that the terrorist bombings in Boston was "likely right-wing" extremists. Here's the quote: "One of the things that I'd be looking at, once the device, if it is a device, is found, what kind of explosives were used. If it, for instance, if it was hydrogen peroxide, sort of a signature of al Qaeda. If it was more conventional explosives, which are much harder to get hold of now, it might be some other kind of right wing extremists... "We've also seen other extremist groups, right wing groups, attacking, for instance, trying to attack the...
  • Dems wonder: Is Obama just in it for himself?

    04/02/2013 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Hot ^ | April 2, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Alternate title: Self-realization can take years in coming. One might have thought Democrats understood this after the 2010 midterms, when Barack Obama could barely be bothered to lend his organizational might to protect the House majority he wound up losing in spectacular fashion. Instead, Democrats now shut out of Obama’s Organizing for America once again feel like Charlie Brown after Lucy yanks away the football, according to McClatchy: President Barack Obama’s decision to launch his own political organization has some Democrats wondering: Is he just in it for himself?Obama’s new group, Organizing for Action, will focus on his policy agenda...
  • New York Governor Favors Easing Newly Passed Gun Law (Ridiculous Headline Alert!)

    03/21/2013 10:08:18 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3-20-2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN and DANNY HAKIM
    March 20, 2013 New York Governor Favors Easing Newly Passed Gun Law By THOMAS KAPLAN and DANNY HAKIM Excerpt... The gun-control law, approved in January, banned the sale of magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. But, Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday, seven-round magazines are not widely manufactured. And, although the new gun law provided an exemption for the use of 10-round magazines at firing ranges and competitions, it did not provide a legal way for gun owners to purchase such magazines. As a result, he said, he and legislative leaders were negotiating language that would continue to allow...
  • Advocates push idea of requiring gun insurance

    01/18/2013 2:12:04 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives. A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a firearm is used to injure. The insurance policies would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, backers of the bill say, but they also would create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities. Gun owners, for example, might see lower insurance rates if they agreed to take firearms training courses and properly stored their weapons. "Insurance companies were able...
  • 6-Year-Old Suspended For Saying, “Pow”

    01/02/2013 4:49:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 2, 2013 | Philip Hodges
    Michael Moore recently said that the only reason white people are buying a bunch of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is that they’re fearful. Afraid of black people specifically. He said, “Calm down, white people, and put away your guns.” So if we’re all buying guns and ammo out of fear of the black man, what emotion would cause this idiocy: a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school for making his hand in the shape of a gun and pretend shooting it, saying, “Pow,” as it was pointed at a fellow student. Were school officials actually...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • U.S. should trade student debt for public service

    05/16/2012 10:04:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | 05/16/2012 | Dawood Farahi and Benito Nieves
    If ever there were an issue that ought to unite Democrats and Republicans, it should be the nation’s burgeoning student debt crisis. No elected official, regardless of ideology, should be in favor of burdening our young people with crushing debt simply because they followed their dream of attaining a college degree. During a recent conference call between President Obama and higher education officials, students and political leaders, we were struck by the urgency in the president’s voice. He clearly understands that student debt is more than a “manufactured crisis,” as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky described it. It...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned ..

    04/04/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | Mar 26, 2012
    War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests 'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' Among Those Suggested March 26, 2012 7:04 PM The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. “Poverty” is also on the forbidden list. That’s something Sy Fliegal with the Center for Educational Innovation calls ridiculous There are banned words currently in school districts nationwide. Walcott said New York...
  • Massachusetts Principal Takes Aim at Fall Holidays, Says They're Insensitive

    10/15/2011 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Massachusetts Principal Takes Aim at Fall Holidays, Says They're Insensitive Published October 15, 2011 | An elementary school principal in Massachusetts has banned fall holidays, saying they’re insensitive, MyFoxBoston reported Friday. Somerville principal: Fall holidays are insensitive: Anne Foley, the principal at Kennedy School in Somerville, Mass., sent an email to teachers warning them about celebrating Thanksgiving, the Boston Herald reported. "When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley wrote. "We can no longer do so. For many...
  • Carney: Unemployment Benefits Could Create Up To 1 Million Jobs

    08/11/2011 9:03:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 100 replies ^ | August, 10, 2011 |
    "I understand why extending unemployment insurance provides relief to people who need it, but how does that create jobs," Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler asked Jay Carney at Wednesday's WH briefing. Carney responded: "Oh, uh, it is by, uh, I would expect a reporter from the Wall Street Journal would know this as part of the entrance exam." "There are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance," Carney said. Carney answers the question: "It is one of the most direct ways to infuse money directly into the economy because people who are...
  • Tea Partiers refuse to end tax breaks for the wealthy? Let 'em all eat dog food

    08/04/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 4th 2011 | Michael Daly
    Nobody could be more servile to the interests of the wealthy than the Tea Party Republicans who insist they are championing everyday Americans. Vice President Biden was wrong to call them terrorists. They are servants, toadies of the most reckless and grasping of the rich. Even the socially responsible rich think the Tea Party stance is nuts. Mayor Bloomberg has noted that there was simply "no way" to bring the deficit into line without raising revenue. In their blind resistance to simple reality, the nuttier Republicans caused such a mess in Washington that investors the world over felt added cause...
  • Tea Party’s War on America

    08/02/2011 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published: August 1, 2011
    Tea Party’s War on America By JOE NOCERA You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of America’s most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didn’t care. Their goal, they believed, was worth blowing up the country for, if that’s what it took. Like ideologues everywhere, they scorned compromise....
  • This is not Ronald Reagan's GOP (barf alert)

    07/14/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Forget the Grand Old Party. Today's maddening, intransigent GOP is a Gang of Purists This was the week when the grand bargain on the debt ceiling all but died, when Republicans opted to continue impaling themselves on the hook of the Paul Ryan plan — because they really do want to voucherize and destroy Medicare.... Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who may care about the country but surely understands political strategy, then offered another path out of the box canyon into which Republicans have backed themselves — where they face the prospect of being blamed for collapsing the full faith...
  • Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF

    02/28/2011 6:33:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink. Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months. The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem. Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite -...
  • "Racist" Baa Baa Black Sheep put out to pasture (now they are "Rainbow sheep".)

    02/26/2011 3:29:21 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 64 replies
    Sunday Mail ^ | 27th February 2011
    BLACK sheep are on the endangered species list as some children in north Queensland learn to sing Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. The English nursery rhyme may have survived for 200-plus years but political correctness could finally put it out to pasture. Some schools in Britain have banned the song for being racist, but Pelicans Innisfail Child Care allows children to sing about black sheep or rainbow sheep. Director Pam McLaughlin said some teachers sang the changed lyrics, and some children already knew the changes. "We just go with whatever the children want," Ms McLaughlin said. "The kids are just singing...
  • Paul Krugman Blames Egypt Crisis On Global Warming

    02/07/2011 8:53:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7 Feb 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    For the second time in eight days, a prominent liberal has blamed the developing crisis in Egypt on global warming. Following in the footsteps of climate alarmist extraordinaire Joe Romm Monday was New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils. These soaring prices have had only a modest effect on U.S. inflation, which is still low by historical standards, but they’re having a brutal impact on...
  • Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues (Barf Alert)

    12/18/2010 9:12:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 12/17/2010 | Ryan Witt
    A new study released by the University of Maryland shows American voters to be vastly misinformed. Even worse, the same study points to the media as the cause of much of this misinformation. The study involved a poll of 616 self-reported voters in the week after the 2010 midterm election. Voters were asked where they get their news from, and then asked about a number of verifiable facts. For instance, voters were asked whether the TARP program, otherwise known as the bailout, was started under President Bush or President Obama. Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even...
  • Obama Stronghold Evanston IL Scraps HS Honors Program -- Too Many Whites Qualify

    12/09/2010 3:12:23 PM PST · by Chicago Lampoon · 34 replies
    The Chicago Lampoon ^ | 11/24/10 | Chicago Lampoon
    WLS radio reported this morning that the Evanston Township High School, in the Obama electoral stronghold of Evanston, IL, was scrapping a number of its honors and advanced placement programs. The reason, according to ETHS Superintendent, Eric Witherspoon, is that too many whites are qualifying for the program.
  • The economy that Palin '12 depends on (Strategy requires fear/anger of white working class)

    11/25/2010 7:58:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Robert Reich
    Monday night, Sarah Palin watched from the audience as daughter Bristol danced on ABC. Twenty-three million other Americans joined her from their homes. Tuesday, the former vice-presidential candidate started a 13-state book tour for her new book, “America By Heart,” which has a first printing of 1 million. Her reality show on TLC, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” is in its third week. Last Sunday she was the cover story in the New York Times magazine. It’s all part of The Palin Strategy for becoming president in 2012 — or 2016 or 2020. Republican leaders don’t believe it. “If she wanted the...
  • Kanye West & pro Castro Juanes at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

    11/25/2010 7:49:15 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 6 replies
    As millions more watched the live broadcast on television, entertainers on tap included Kanye West, Gladys Knight and Colombian rocker Juanes. The Broadway casts of "American Idiot" and "Elf" were scheduled to perform, along with marching bands from across the United States.
  • Angelina Jolie Refuses to Celebrate Thanksgiving, Feels It's a 'Story of Murder'

    11/24/2010 8:04:04 AM PST · by RoseyT · 87 replies
    Popeater ^ | Nov 24th 2010 | Rob Shuter
    While everyone is preparing to give thanks tomorrow, one of America's most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out. "Angelina Jolie hates this holiday and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans," a friend of the actress tells me. "To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn't her style. She definitely doesn't want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder." Angelina has been filming her directorial debut, about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who...
  • Oklahoma law taunts Muslims (Taunt away!)

    11/21/2010 12:48:32 PM PST · by IbJensen · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/21/2010 | Michael Gerson
    <p>Just to be on the safe side, voters in Oklahoma this month overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that prevents the Talibanization of the Sooner State. Henceforth, there will be no public stonings in Ponca City, no forced burqa wearing in Bartlesville, no Sharia law in Lawton.</p>
  • Trickery On The Football Field: Like Child Abuse? (NPR barf alert)

    11/17/2010 4:31:12 PM PST · by llevrok · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/17/2010 | Frank Deford
    By now, you may be among the millions of people who've seen on YouTube the trick football play pulled off by the Driscoll Middle School of Corpus Christi, Texas. If you've been watching President Obama abroad or otherwise wasting your time, here's what happens: Driscoll breaks out of the huddle, and the quarterback lines up over the ball. From the sideline, the assistant coach calls out that Driscoll deserves a five-yard penalty. At this point, the Driscoll center casually hands the ball over his shoulder to the quarterback. This is perfectly acceptable, even though we know that the center invariably...
  • RL Stine: "I am so glad I live in New York City and not the United States.”

    11/08/2010 11:41:55 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 112 replies · 1+ views
    'I am so glad I live in New York City and not the United States,” the author RL Stine wrote last week on Twitter. That New Yorkers view the rest of America with contempt is no secret, but the elections last week were a vivid reminder of their alienation from the rest of the country. “It feels like 2004 all over again,” one friend told me. The mood on the street was sombre on Tuesday night, with most choosing to watch the results from home, rather than seeing events unfold from a bar, as they did two years ago. One...
  • In 2010 elections, childish Democrats have only one response to opposition...

    10/20/2010 11:04:14 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 10/20/10 | Mainestategop
    That response is F You tea party. The F word is probably the only thing they come up with for anything! A group calling itself the Agenda project wants to start a counter revolution against the Tea Party movement and stifle its attempts to bring back freedom and liberty. Their movement is called F Tea. Basically all they do is shout the F word at tea party protesters and make death threats. With that in mind, and remembering what happened to Kenneth Gladney Not to mention other incidents of violence by the intolerant Democratic left, its no wonder Carrying firearms...
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • Tea party may run its course into ditch (Hurl, you shall)

    09/23/2010 3:45:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times · ^ | September 24, 2010 | Daniel Ruth
    There's a scene toward the end of the great movie Lawrence of Arabia when the Bedouin warriors seize Damascus, their long yearned for and hard-fought prize at last within their grasp. Alas, chaos soon grips the occupiers. Fires break out over the city and the new, bickering rulers of Damascus find themselves impotent. They know nothing about electrical grids, or how to operate the water system, or how to govern. Meanwhile the British Army sits on the sidelines — and waits. In short order the frustrated Bedouins, completely bumfuzzled over the complexities of modernity, return to what they know best...
  • California poll: Most say Bush tax cuts hurt economy, didn't help them

    09/22/2010 10:17:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/22/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    A new poll shows California voters strongly support proposals to allow the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans to expire -- and overwhelmingly favor policies that allow the middle class to keep more of their earnings instead. The statewide poll was taken by the Democratic polling firm of Greenberg Quinlan and Rosner for the SEIU. Hardly non-partisan, but Greenberg is well-respected; and the poll has good news for Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer -- in the middle of a tough re-election battle with Republican Carly Fiorina -- as she backs an end the tax cuts to the rich. The...
  • 9/11 anniversary: Charged with hate

    09/11/2010 5:21:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday, September 11, 2001
    When Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that in the future everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes, he could not have meant Pastor Terry Jones. The idea that the world's media has been hanging on every word uttered by a low-rent bigot with a gun – who has been mulling over whether to burn 200 copies of the Qur'an today – is grotesque. Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus, Robert Gates, the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan and lastly Barack Obama himself have all been sucked into the media maelstrom created by the pastor with a dodgy past and 30 congregrants. And...