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  • ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ Deemed Racist, Sexist By Australian Child Care Centers

    10/17/2014 8:23:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | 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
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 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 News.com ^ | 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 Air.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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 | FoxNews.com An elementary school principal in Massachusetts has banned fall holidays, saying they’re insensitive, MyFoxBoston reported Friday. Somerville principal: Fall holidays are insensitive: MyFoxBOSTON.com 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
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August, 10, 2011 | realclearpolitics.com
    "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...
  • Todd Quotes Emma Lazarus Poem As If It's The Law

    08/09/2010 3:55:34 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal lionization of Emma Lazarus' poem [which Rush has brilliantly demolished] has reached laughable new heights. On this evening's Hardball, guest host Chuck Todd cited the Lazarus lines from the base of the Statue of Liberty . . . as if they had some authority in law! Todd was debating former GOP congressman Ernest Istook on the proposal some Republicans have floated to recast or clarify the 14th Amendment so as not to grant automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. View video here.
  • Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    06/28/2010 7:48:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | 6-28-10 | Fox news
    Boycotting Arizona is harder than it sounds. Though the passage of the state's immigration law was met in late April with immediate threats to cut ties with Arizona in protest, a number of cities have either scaled back or created exemptions to their own boycotts. The resolutions also have demanded a mountain of work by officials at the city level tasked with reviewing hundreds of internal contracts for any trace of Arizona to see whether it's prudent to cut ties. As the review process gets underway, the result may be a patchwork of targeted boycotts rather a blanket ban on...
  • Milwaukee Supervisor Who Supports Boycott Doesn't Know Arizona Borders Mexico

    06/24/2010 5:04:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 66 replies · 1+ views
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 06-24-2010 | Stand With Arizona
    Liberal Democrat County Supervisor Peggy West of Milwaukee--strong advocate for the City of Milwaukee to boycott Arizona over SB1070--makes an absolute ass of herself at a meeting discussing the matter (something we have come to expect from pro-illegal alien advocates) Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-VMMweYcd8
  • The Thrill Is Gone:NYT:Obama’s Relationship With America Is Growing Sour

    06/19/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 130 replies · 2,657+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2010 | Charles M. Blow
    President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour. That’s my surmise after reviewing recent polling and watching the carping that followed his Oval Office speech (which I thought was just fine, by the way). It is becoming increasingly apparent that the magic has drained away. Even among his most ardent supporters, there now exists a certain frustration and disillusionment — not necessarily in the execution of his duties, but in his inability to seize moments, chart a course and navigate the choppy waters of public opinion. What’s left for many is a big plume of...
  • GOP candidate declares war against U.S.? (*BARF ALERT*)

    06/15/2010 5:20:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1,283+ views
    PMS-LSD ^ | 6/15/2010 | Mark Murray
    Rick Barber -- a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama -- is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States. Seriously. In the ad (below), Barber has a discussion with men dressed up as America's founding fathers. "I would impeach him," Barber says at the beginning, obviously a reference to impeaching President Obama. Barber continues, "Today we have an Internal Revenue Service that enforces what they call a 'progressive' income tax... Now this same IRS is going to force us to buy health insurance, cram...
  • Huffington on ABC’s This Week: ‘Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault’

    06/06/2010 12:53:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,239+ views
    Huffington on ABC’s This Week: ‘Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault’ By Brent Baker Created 06/06/2010 - 14:13 “Sooner or later, we’ll blame this on George W. Bush,” George Will presciently predicted on Sunday’s Week during the roundtable’s look as how President Barack Obama is handling the gulf oil leak. Seconds later, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington didn’t let Will down, declaring “the truth is, that right now we have precisely the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they're supposed to be overseeing the industry.” Then this...
  • The Offensive Founding Documents

    06/05/2010 4:32:32 AM PDT · by GregNH · 12 replies · 707+ views
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | June 4 2010 | illustr8r
    If you read yesterday’s thread in George Washington, “Oops! My, bad” you might have seen this mentioned by @racist. He bought a copy of the Constitution from Amazon, and upon reviewing his purchase, read a shocking statement from the publisher inside the book. He was kind enough to scan the page for iOTW and it is for real. Here is the book’s page on Amazon.com. If you read the reviews-other folks are surprised/shocked/angered too. Why does Amazon still use A&D Publishing/Wilder Publications if their product is defective and biased? You might want to ask them. Or, maybe you’d like to...