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  • Mountains of trash rise after 4/20 pot party in S.F.

    04/23/2014 5:36:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Evan Sernoffsky
    After the masses departed and the smoke cleared, workers descended Monday on Golden Gate Park to bag up and truck away all that was left behind by those who celebrated the pot holiday of 4/20 - an annual event that again tested the patience of some residents and city leaders. While thousands enjoyed Sunday's informal smoke-out, police arrested 11 people around Sharon Meadow, and paramedics tended to four others. Traffic in the area was jammed all day. And officials estimated the cleanup cost would exceed last year's tab.
  • University professor tells his class that Republicans are racist

    04/22/2014 4:18:12 PM PDT · by raybbr · 30 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Christopher Collins
    Campus Reform on Tuesday reported that Brent Terry, professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who teaches creative writing, told his class that a 2014 GOP victory in the Senate will turn America into a very different kind of country and that colleges will start closing up. A current student, who disagreed with the Terry, who according to Campus Reform, wants to remain anonymous recorded the audio of Terry’s rant against Republicans accusing Republicans that they will not and do not want blacks, Latinos, old and young people to vote and Terry incorrectly stated that it is because they are all...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Declaring the Obamacare Debate Over Won't Save Democrats

    04/22/2014 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Apart from gutting America's military, our standing in the world, our fiscal stability, the economy, the office of the presidency, conventional energy sources, the free market and religious liberty, Obama has little to boast about other than Obamacare, so let him go for it. Yes, let him gloat, because the more he bloviates in defense of the indefensible -- the more he spins the unspinnable -- the more damage he'll do to the cause he's trying to promote: the election of Democratic congressmen in November. Obama wasn't content with having just one news conference to tout the "success" of his...
  • Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

    04/21/2014 1:37:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles TImes ^ | 4/19/2014 | Evan Halper
    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or someone's political opponent. He was a solar-energy consumer. Solar, once almost universally regarded as a virtuous, if perhaps over-hyped, energy alternative, has now grown big enough to have enemies. The Koch brothers, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and some of the nation's largest power companies have backed efforts in recent months to roll back state policies that favor...
  • Liberals Must Choose Between Freedom And Fascism

    04/21/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Honest liberals are having their Andrew Breitbart moment. Andrew started out as a liberal, except he was the kind of liberal that’s exceedingly rare today. He was a liberal who actually believed in the things liberals say they believe in, like free expression and personal autonomy. But they don’t. Andrew’s change began when he watched the Clarence Thomas hearings. He saw a “high-tech lynching,” as racist Democrats intent on stamping out dissent among black Americans channeled their former Majority Leader/KKK Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd in attacking the black jurist for refusing to toe the liberal line. Andrews’s views didn't change....
  • Liberal Pundit Sally Kohn Sings Kumbaya to Fox News.

    04/18/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 18, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    In her Article, “What I Learned As a Liberal Talking Head For Fox News,” for The Christian Science Monitor, Sally Kohn indicated that while working for Fox News, she had what can best be described as an epiphany. She said, “For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they’re personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them.” . She went on to say, “And no one will even...
  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues

    04/17/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2014 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. Only 15 percent believe the president is completely truthful. Predictably, Republicans were more likely to believe Obama is a liar, with 85 percent saying he lies some or most of the time. Thirty-one percent of Democrats said the president is always truthful. What's interesting is that independents were slightly more likely to believe...
  • If the recklessness of liberalism could be boiled down to one sentence, this would be it...

    04/17/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This was posted on an atheists blog on Tumblr with the tags "skepticism" and "open mindedness." (I guess it's "open-minded" to be "skeptical" about God, two five-letter words that start with "i" come to mind for me, the first is "irony," the second is much less polite)I don't know if this is the official rally cry of any liberal who fancies themselves as "progressive," but I'm sure none of them would disagree with this...Is this REALLY the most dangerous phrase? Yes, it's dangerous to use when a doctor who thinks it's still the 18th century suggests bleeding someone out when...
  • Obamacare confusion abounds on Staten Island ["Confused" Obamacare supporter loses her insurance]

    04/17/2014 10:14:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    silive ^ | November 18, 2014 | Tracey Porpora
    Photo caption: Alexandra Porto, VP of Membership & Outreach, at the SIEDC. Employees there received letters that their medical insurance policy was canceled. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Alexandra Porto believes in the premise of President Obama's Affordable Care Act -- to provide medical benefits for all Americans. But when she, along with 13 of her colleagues at the Bloomfield-based Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), received letters stating that their Empire BlueCross/BlueShield health plan will be canceled, she started to have second thoughts about what is commonly referred to as Obamacare. "The letter said Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be ending...
  • The Conservatives’ Big Tent

    04/15/2014 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Mallory Factor recently presented parts of his newest book, Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution – As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen, to an audience at the Heritage Foundation. Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel, a military academy in South Carolina. He is also a Fox News contributor and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He brought the constitutional challenge, Free Enterprise Fund vs. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation on business accounting before the Supreme Court. In...
  • 15 Examples Of "Liberal Privilege"

    04/15/2014 1:05:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since liberals can't find enough real examples of racism to whine over, they've taken drastic steps to invent imaginary bigotry. One of the ways they've done this, especially on college campuses, is by embracing the concept of "privilege." The general idea is that as a straight, white heterosexual male, you have all sorts of special "privileges" you should feel guilty about because of your "dominant" position in society. Buzzfeed even put together a special quiz on the subject called, "How Privileged Are You?" Some of the indications of "privilege" on the quiz include: * I have never been told I...
  • Liberals are winning the language war

    04/14/2014 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Keith Koffler
    Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naďve enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas? Okay, and money. Conservatives, like liberals, will spend huge amounts of money this year to get their ideas across to voters. But what they fail to do is bundle their thoughts into a bright, shiny linguistic package that explodes in the face of their enemies when opened. The left has assembled a rich lexicon of phrases that serve either as stilettos that can be turned again and again in the guts of their opponents, or shields that obscure...
  • Man sent to jail after clerical error kept him free for 13 years

    04/13/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Ny Post ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Kathianne Boniello
    Man sent to jail after clerical error kept him free for 13 years By Kathianne Boniello A convicted criminal who spent 13 years as a free man because of a clerical error now faces the same amount of time in jail — after authorities discovered their boneheaded mistake more than a ­decade later. Missouri officials who stumbled upon the paperwork bungle — which showed felon Cornealious “Mike” Anderson as an inmate in state prison even though he never showed up there — want to undo the snafu by throwing the now-upstanding businessman behind bars for the next 13 years. The...
  • RECORD-HIGH 60% OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THEY PAY TOO MUCH TAX

    04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of Calwatchdog.org and Stephen Frank of CApoliticalnews.com). However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system. The PPIC survey, which was conducted in March among 1,702 adults, notes: While about half of Californians view the...
  • The Great Divide in America

    04/13/2014 6:17:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    People bemoan the divisions that exist in America today. On a recent trip to New York City it took a New York minute (actually seven minutes) to show the grand demarcation that has occurred and it is more like a rupture. We were recently in New York to celebrate my wife’s birthday when the encounter happened. My wife follows from afar the social scene in New York with her principle source of information being the New York Social Diary which she reads daily. The creator and editor of the Diary, David Patrick Columbia, usually lunches on Wednesday at Michael’s restaurant,...
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

    04/12/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “Premise” is a word many Americans are not familiar with, and neither do they use it in their everyday speech. However, the premise is one of the most powerful weapons in political warfare. Master the art of the premise, and you will master your opponent. A premise is the assumption of an argument that is meant to justify the conclusion the one making the argument is hoping you’ll come to. If one fails to establish the premise to his argument, one almost always fails to convince others of his conclusion. On the other hand, if one establishes a premise one...
  • Anti-Koch Ads That Support Landrieu Forget She's Accepted $50K From Them Since 2000

    04/10/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    In a not so surprising mistake, the latest ad from the Senate Majority PAC is missing a few things. The PAC, which is run by former aides to Harry Reid, has put out a new ad in Louisiana in an effort to help Mary Landrieu win the senate seat against the republican challenger, Bill Cassidy. The voiceover in the new ad states, “We’ve been battered by hurricanes, lost everything to floods. And for thousands of Louisianans, flood insurance and hurricane relief are our only protection. But the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar,...
  • Politics matter even on the Senior dating scene

    04/10/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tentatively I accepted the call to enter the senior dating game, and at age 78, I accepted the invitation of a very nice, clean cut, 80s something gentleman to be his passenger on a trip to a goat farm. He, in ranking order, was from the Midwest, as opposed to “the East;” was single by death of his beloved wife of 60 years, rather than being a traveler of a divorced nature; and we both liked the activities of the Slow Food movement here in Florida. You see, we met at the first stop on the farm-to-fork tour of sustainable...
  • Switzerland Points Way to Fully Homogenized Society

    04/09/2014 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Walking the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, one might stumble upon the following ad for an apartment: “1BR/1BA: No smoking, drinking, loud music, electricity, Facebooking, selfies, text messaging (or cell phones altogether), deodorant, hair spray, perfume or cologne, fast food, guns, things that look like guns, things that don’t look like guns that could be made to look like guns, or anything else that might possibly cause someone discomfort or consternation. Send telegram for appointment.” It may sound like a joke, but it really is not. It is exactly the type of environment developers from the “Healthy Life and Living Foundation”...
  • Jimmy Carter on civil rights: Still work to do [B. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush at LBJ Library]

    04/09/2014 2:36:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Former President Jimmy Carter championed racial equality Tuesday evening, saying "there's no difference with people in the eyes of God" during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act. Carter, 89, hailed the landmark 1964 law that outlawed discrimination against minorities and women as a stepping stone, but insisted there's still more work to do. "We're pretty much dormant now. We accept self-congratulations about the wonderful 50th anniversary — which is wonderful — but we feel like Lyndon Johnson did it and we don't have to do anything anymore," said Carter, the first president to speak at the three-day...
  • Devil And The Deep Blue "C"

    04/07/2014 10:19:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The Clown at Midnight (Canadian Conservative Blog) ^ | 4/7/2014 | Posted by Mr. J at 6:29 PM
    Devil And The Deep Blue "C" It is true what they say; sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils. And it takes a whole hell of a lot for me to cheer for corrupt and weak-willed Liberals. But tonight, after Pauline Marois got her derriere kicked, she can console herself with the notion that she is the only person thus far to make Liberals, Quebec Liberals, who don't deserve to have been returned to office but still were, look like the better option as far as I'm concerned. I want all of the self-professed oppression fighters to...
  • Liberals set to form majority Quebec government (Socialists Crushed Alert)

    04/07/2014 9:32:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/07/2014 | BBC News
    Quebec's Liberal Party is set to form a majority provincial government, routing a bid by Quebec's main separatist party for their own majority. Liberals have won 41% of the vote, with nearly all ballots counted. Parti Quebecois (PQ) leader Pauline Marois has resigned in response to the crushing defeat, with her party only obtaining 25%. She dissolved the PQ-led minority government last month, after coalition partners blocked the party's agenda. Liberal leader Philippe Couillard will now become the province's premier. The election centred on PQ's controversial Charter of Values, which would ban public employees from wearing religious items, and a...
  • New Battleground poll tells Republicans who want to win elections: turn right and don’t look back

    04/07/2014 10:31:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The March Battleground Poll says the same things about the ratio of conservative Americans to liberals that previous surveys have said: there are nearly 3 self-described conservatives for every 2 self- avowed liberals. Any politician claiming to be conservative would/should dance with glee upon being told that he would start an election campaign with a 3 to 2 edge. Nevertheless, the Republican establishment (GOPe) doesn’t seem interested in the promise these numbers hold. They want to continue to lust after the acceptance that acting and talking like a liberal will get them from their enemies in the media. Average Americans...
  • Republican Senator: 'GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks'

    04/07/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/7/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people." Lee continues: Impossible? That’s what they said about earmarks. Too radical a change? These are principles we already espouse. Imagine a reformed Republican party seizing...
  • This Machine Can Tell Whether You're Liberal or Conservative

    04/05/2014 7:23:32 AM PDT · by shove_it · 64 replies
    Mother Jones/Drudge ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | Chris Mooney
    Thomas Jefferson was a smart dude. And in one of his letters to John Adams, dated June 27, 1813, Jefferson made an observation about the nature of politics that science is only now, two centuries later, beginning to confirm. "The same political parties which now agitate the United States, have existed through all time," wrote Jefferson. "The terms of Whig and Tory belong to natural, as well as to civil history," he later added. "They denote the temper and constitution of mind of different individuals." [...] It all adds up, according to Hibbing, to what he calls a "negativity...
  • Slippery stuff: California bill would enshrine state amphibian

    04/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | by Jeremy B. White
    A motto, a flag...and a frog? California has established an array of official state symbols, from its widely recognizable ursine flag to some state foods enshrined by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, is hopping on the state emblem game with a bill to name the red-legged frog California's state amphibian.
  • This has to happen in a conservative's mind at least once during debates with liberals

    04/04/2014 3:00:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-4-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Dissent on a One-Way Street

    04/04/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox -- an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when Mozilla named Eich the CEO. The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla. Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago -- during a time the left claimed "dissent is patriotic" --...
  • Religious Profiling at UNC

    04/03/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Mike Adams teaches crime — but he never dreamed he’d be the victim of one. Unfortunately for the assistant professor, that all changed when his ideology did. When he was hired as a criminology expert 21 years ago, Adams was an avowed and outspoken atheist — a worldview that was shaken to the core when Mike went to visit a prisoner on death row in 2000. The convict, a mentally handicapped man, had read the entire Bible — something Adams had never done. He resolved then and there to change that —...
  • Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals

    04/01/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to your feel-bad story of the month. Remember Julie Boonstra? She’s the single mother fighting leukemia who appeared in an anti-Obamacare television ad running in Michigan:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEOS Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assailed Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, in a breathtakingly mean-spirited floor speech — going so far as to say that “all” of their negative experiences were “untrue” and “lies.” Reid now claims he doesn’t remember saying any such thing, but there’s video tape: In his effort to discredit Boonstra, Reid relied on a Washington Post “fact check,” which effectively ruled her story...
  • Seven Hard Truths Liberals Just Don’t Want To Hear

    03/31/2014 5:31:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s difficult to understand liberals when you don’t live in their sheltered cocoon of participation trophies, faux caring and feel-good lies. Those of us who labor in the real world – who built this country, who make it work and who defend it – deal with reality. Most liberals don’t. And that can be baffling, because when they speak they sound like visitors from the planet Nimrod. Now, some liberals do understand the real world. They are the cynical liberal icons, the ones who know their entire ideology is a scam designed to wring power and wealth from the gullible....
  • ‘Not Rachael Ray too!’: TV cook shills for Obamacare, sours fans

    03/29/2014 9:07:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 79 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3/27/2014
    Rachael Ray get's hammered by her viewers. They did not appreciate her pimping Obamacare. Some are no longer fans of the show.
  • CNN’s Big Important National News Team Doesn’t Cover Every Single Stupid Little Story, You Peons

    03/29/2014 12:43:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/29/14 | Caleb Howe
    Weasel Zippers has this twitter exchange up between a concerned tweeter and the @CNNWriters feed. @TheINDYpundit It's in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never. You see another conspiracy?— CNN.com Writers (@CNNWriters) March 28, 2014 Love the conspiracy bit. Excellent touch. Not only is the answer no, but also sod off for asking you fever swamp dwelling knuckle dragger! You see, CNN is a big, international enterprise folks. That's Very Important. And being Very Important People, these writers don't have time to waste on silly or frivolous things like twitter arguments ......
  • RNC’s Priebus sees EBONY’s gaffe as teachable moment

    03/28/2014 5:47:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 28 Mar 2014
    Moral of the story? If you’re going to go all racial, never call someone a “white dude” unless you’re absolutely sure he is one. This memorandum was released by the Republican National Committee just after 4 p.m. today in response to Jamilah Lemieux, the EBONY Magazine senior editor who went a little haywire on Twitter Thursday, saying she had no desire to listen to a white conservative dude like Raffi Williams, deputy flack at the RNC. Indeed, she told him to “shut up!” (See the whole brutal but kinda hilarious conversation here.) Except, of course, he’s black and the son...
  • Tina Fey Hit With Workers' Comp Judgment

    03/28/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 3/28/14
    New York State officials have filed a $79,000 judgment against Tina Fey, alleging that the comedian has failed to carry required workers' compensation insurance, according to court filings. The Workers’ Compensation Board lodged the judgment against Fey last week in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. State records indicate that the 43-year-old entertainer is being dunned for “Failure to Carry Workers’ Comp Ins” from late-2012 through last month.
  • California lawmakers suspend three disgraced senators with pay

    03/28/2014 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 28, 2014 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The California state Senate today took the unprecedented step of suspending three of its members who have been accused of crimes including corruption, perjury and conspiracy to traffic weapons -- a move that takes away their power but maintains their pay. With a vote of 28-1, senators ousted colleagues Democrats Leland Yee of San Francisco, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills with a resolution that says they can't resume office "until all criminal proceedings currently pending against them have been dismissed." Expelling them would be premature, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said, because Yee and Calderon have...
  • Two versions of Obama-Pope Francis discussion: Agreements, but some divergences

    03/27/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 1 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 3/27/2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    VATICAN CITY ― There were gaffes and there were laughs, but U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Rome clearly served its purpose, if the hope was to bask in the glow of the popular Pope Francis. The day began with a stiff handshake between Obama and the pope, but the mood quickly lightened when the president quipped, “His Holiness is probably the only person who has to undergo more protocol than me,” after observing the whimsically dressed Swiss Guards and row of tuxedoed papal attendants when he was on his way to the pontifical library. They shared a giggle when...
  • The states with the most segregated public schools are epicenters of liberalism

    03/27/2014 10:16:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 | Eric Owens
    The state with the most segregated public schools is New York. Other states with exceptionally segregated schools include California, Illinois and Michigan. These findings come from a longitudinal study of enrollment figures conducted by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. The period studied was 1998 through 2010. New York, California, Illinois and Michigan are traditionally among the most reliably Democratic states in the union, as an interactive 2012 map created by Slate shows. A 2013 “State of the States” feature by Gallup indicates that New York, California and Illinois are...
  • Quinn tells lawmakers to make 'hard choice' on keeping tax hike (another broken promise)

    03/26/2014 7:48:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/26/2014 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today proposed making permanent the temporary income tax increase he signed into law three years ago, fully framing the debate over his fall re-election bid against Republican Bruce Rauner who wants the tax hike rolled back. Delivering his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Quinn sought to offer some sweeteners for keeping the tax increase—including a doubling of the tax credit for lower-income workers and offering a flat $500 property tax rebate to benefit homeowners. "As a result of our hard work to restore fiscal stability -- from spending reductions to pension...
  • That a guy like Putin might act like a guy like Putin never occurred to them.

    03/26/2014 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica
    Diogenes' Middle Finger ^ | 3/26/2014 | Diogenes
    Move Could “Open the Floodgates” Against National Standards Indiana Governor Mike Pence burst into the headlines with his announcement that Indiana will be the first of 45 states to opt out of the national education standards known as Common Core. “I believe when we reach the end of this process there are going to be many other states around the country that will take a hard look at the way Indiana has taken a step back,” Pence said, “designed our own standards and done it in a way where we drew on educators, we drew on citizens, we drew on...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX” shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • One Reason It May Be Harder to Find Flight 370: We Messed Up the Currents (barf bag at the ready)

    03/23/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3-21-2014 | James West
    Scientists say man-made climate change has fundamentally altered the currents of the vast, deep oceans where investigators are currently scouring for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, setting a complex stage for the ongoing search for MH370. If the Boeing 777 did plunge into the ocean somewhere in the vicinity of where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean, the location where its debris finally ends up, if found at all, may be vastly different from where investigators could have anticipated 30 years ago.
  • UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen

    03/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Mar 2014
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older...
  • Are there any liberals left?

    03/19/2014 10:52:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Socialist Worker ^ | 3/20/14 | Lance Selfa
    **SNIP** Reed's message to liberals--especially those who invest their hopes in the Democratic Party--is stark. Since the 1980s, he writes, liberals, activists and social movement organizations (the combination of which Reed labels "the left") have been on the defensive. Instead of determining how to advance a broadly popular and egalitarian vision, this left has narrowed its "social vision" and its time horizon, keying actions to the next election cycle. "Each election now becomes a moment of life-or-death urgency that precludes dissent or even reflection," Reed writes. "For liberals, there is only one option in an election year, and that is...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/19/2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved. Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility? Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our...
  • Evan Sayet: To Today’s Modern Liberal Journalists, Objective Reporting is an Act of Bigotry

    03/19/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    In his speech last January at the Conservative Forum in Silicon Valley, Evan Sayet addressed the question of “Why the Mainstream Media gets Every Major Story Not Just Wrong But as Wrong as Wrong Can Be.” The short answer to the question about the media’s utter, complete and total failure, Sayet claims, is that to today’s “journalists,” “It’s an act of bigotry, to be an objective reporter.” This is the line that Rush Limbaugh, in his hour-long rhapsodizing on the speech, called “brilliant,” saying “I wish I’d thought of it myself.” Rush’s plaudits aside (indeed, he has cited Sayet’s speech...
  • Seattle Restricts Uber and Transportation Innovation

    03/19/2014 2:42:46 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislative Exchange Council ^ | 3-19-14 | John Stephenson
    In a major setback for innovation in the urban transportation market, the Seattle City Council voted Monday to cap the number of cars that ride-on-demand services like Uber and Lyft may have on the road at any one time. The mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has said he will sign it. Under a new ordinance, which is the first of its kind in the United States, companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar will be limited to having 150 cars each on the road at a time. This means that ride-on-demand services will collectively have no more than 450 cars on...
  • The Price We, and the World, Will Pay for Obama's Re-election

    03/18/2014 6:31:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/18/2014 | Mona Charen
    Most Americans who are dissatisfied with President Barack Obama's leadership are thinking about the poor economy and the misbegotten health care law. That disillusionment is justified -- if not tardy. But the foreign policy failures of this administration are likely to be far more consequential, lasting and possibly catastrophic. What we are seeing is the collapse of American influence in the world. Permitting people like Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry to deal with the brutal realities of world politics is like putting Richard Simmons into the ring with Muhammad Ali.