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  • The Latest: Man who smashed Yale window returning to work

    07/19/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    tulsaworld ^ | 19 july 2016
    Corey Menafee says he destroyed the window inside Calhoun College in New Haven, Connecticut, last month because he found it offensive. The name of the residential college has sparked protests because it honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 Yale graduate and an ardent defender of slavery. Menafee apologized for breaking the window. Yale said it was willing to let him return to work next week.
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • 'Bush did 9/11 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip': Waitress slammed for insulting tweet

    03/28/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 28, 2016 | Staff
    A waitress who was given a $40 tip by George W Bush later trashed the former president on Twitter accusing him of 'doing' 9/11.Smith tweeted a photo of herself with Bush and wife Laura and added: 'Bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip #'.But Leisa Smith's joke has backfired and many took to social media to call her out for her 'insensitive' and 'stupid' comments.One tweeter commented: 'Bush didn't 'do' 9/11, terrorists did. Bush retaliated against them'. While another said: 'I hope you work there till you 70 lol. You ain't ready...
  • 'I'm a Christian and I Love the Qur'an': Admirable, or Contradictory?

    12/20/2015 9:23:36 AM PST · by SZonian · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The above photo was apparently taken at a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C. The young lady holding the sign is Jordan Denari, and she works at the anti-Islamophobia Bridge Initiative, which is housed at Georgetown University's Saudi-funded Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. "I'm a Christian and I Love Muslims"? Absolutely. However, love for Muslims represents a far different sentiment than love for the Qur'an. Denari presumably believes that Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who was crucified and rose from the dead for the salvation of the human race. Yet she...
  • Dear Whoopi Goldberg: What the Bible Has to Say about Abortion

    10/20/2015 2:58:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Truth and Charity ^ | October 20, 2015 | Joe Kral
    Recently, Whoopi Goldberg made the bold announcement that the Bible has nothing to say about the subject of abortion. An audacious statement, especially since Ms. Goldberg has no scholarly credentials in the field of theology. But it should be noted that Ms. Goldberg is not alone in this belief; other abortion advocates have made such pronouncements as well as made the claim that since the Bible is silent on the issue it must, therefore, be licit.While it is true that the Bible certainly does not explicitly use the term “abortion” that does not mean that it has nothing to say...
  • you can ban me now

    05/14/2015 12:37:28 PM PDT · by yuffy · 92 replies
    you can ban me now
  • Showing my true colors! zot

    05/14/2015 12:03:15 PM PDT · by yuffy · 131 replies
    5/14/2015 | me
  • Man who shot himself dead on steps of Capitol was carrying 'Tax the 1%' sign

    04/12/2015 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/15
    A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a sign demanding taxes for the '1%'. The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. No one else was hurt. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack and a rolling suitcase, triggering an hours-long lockdown, and a sign that said something about 'social justice.'
  • Ted Cruz Is Wrong about Same Sex Marriage (Look at the source)

    02/06/2015 11:30:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 6, 2015 | Presley Sanderson - Campus Contributor
    Ted Cruz claims to be a “constitutionalist,” but expects us to believe that the issue of gay marriage should be left to “debate…in the legislative chambers.” In response to President Barack Obama’s comments about gay marriage in the State of the union, the Texas senator said: I think the proper place to debate those issues is in the legislative chambers. I’m a constitutionalist…From the beginning of this country, marriage has been a question of the states, and we should not have the federal government, or unelected judges, setting aside the policy judgment of the elected legislatures and imposing their own...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • California city (Berkeley) mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents

    09/04/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2014
    <p>That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.</p> <p>The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015.</p>
  • A Vietnam War POW Takes America to tTask Over its Treatment of a Taliban POW (Bergdahl)

    07/07/2014 3:25:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Phil Butler
    Recently released prisoner of war U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a man I can identify with. On April 20, 1965, I was flying a night combat mission in an A4C Skyhawk over what was then called North Vietnam. My own bombs malfunctioned upon release during a run on enemy trucks. They exploded just below my airplane, blowing the wings and tail section off. Instantly I was in a whirling cockpit hurtling toward Earth, over enemy territory, but managed to eject and parachute to the ground. I spent the next four days on the run through the jungle before being...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • After John Ashcroft Visit, UMass Must Remember That Free Speech Works Both Ways

    04/20/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MassLive ^ | April 18, 2014 | Ron Chimelis
    Just when you think you know a state ... Hours after an outpouring of support for gay basketball player Derrick Gordon had sent a message that tolerance reigns in Massachusetts, John Ashcroft came to Amherst on Wednesday. The former attorney general of President George W. Bush spent his University of Massachusetts visit fending off hecklers who called him a hyprocrite and a war criminal among other things. I am not here to defend Ashcroft. I am here to dispute hypocrisy, a label that becomes attached to university communities such as UMass when freedom of speech and opinion is treated as...
  • Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal(puke)

    12/29/2013 9:46:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | December 28 2013 | Edwin Lyngar
    The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although I’d called myself a libertarian for almost my entire adult life, it was my first exposure to the wider movement.
  • Karl Pierson – dead 18 year old Arapahoe High School shooter (hated Republicans)

    12/13/2013 9:01:58 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 90 replies
    In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith who through his invisible hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as "Keynesian." "...I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn't the market correcting itself?" he wrote. "If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn't it be able to overpower regulations?" Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing "you republicans are so cute" and posting an image that reads: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em...
  • Perry Banned Republican Parents From Seeing Her Perform At Obama Inauguration

    12/09/2013 8:29:14 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    If you were bestowed the honor to perform at a presidential inauguration, wouldn't you want your parents in attendance regardless of their political beliefs? Pop diva Katy Perry doesn't think so, for she told Marie Claire in an interview published Monday that because her parents are Republicans that didn't vote for Barack Obama, they couldn't watch her perform at his inauguration in January: Perry - My parents are Republicans, and I'm not. They didn't vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, 'We can come.' And I was like, 'No, you can't....
  • Amazon just ruined Sunday morning [making a Lib's head explode]

    11/12/2013 3:13:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Salon ^ | November 11, 2013 | Andrew Leonard
    “Every day is now an Amazon delivery day.” So says Dave Clark, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations and customer service, announcing a deal with the United States Postal Service that will allow the delivery of Amazon purchases on Sunday. Clark is guilty of some exaggeration. To qualify, you must be a member of Amazon’s $79-a-year Amazon Prime program. And when the service begins on Nov. 17, it will only be available in New York and Los Angeles, though there are plans to gradually expand to other cities. But the gist is clear: Amazon’s message to everyone who has lived...
  • my official welcome ZOT to free republic

    07/29/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by chickenpp · 251 replies
    i'm not a leftist my left views: banning all guns because they are the culprits in most violent crime, pro choice though you pay your own way, essential services should be government services like police, fire, water, highways. my center views: no gay marriage but allow domestic partnerships, a compromise to make everybody happy. my right views: eliminating hud, dept of education, and well over half of government agencies. government agencies not eliminated would be mostly shrunk and made more efficient. favoring school choice. repealing obamacare and leaving insurance to the free market. eliminating or weakening most government regulations. foreign...
  • The true face of Facebook

    09/14/2012 6:06:44 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | Sept 14th, 2012 | Eric Allen Bell
    I did receive an email back from Facebook, after making my report regarding a “Credible Threat of Violence”.  According to Facebook, although this group does clearly call for the death of people – people like me for example, it oddly does not violate Facebook’s policies in any way.  Sometimes it just sucks being a white guy.
  • Adam Smith video - "Apologies and Clarifications"

    08/03/2012 9:42:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 191 replies ^ | aug 3, 2012 | the ahole
  • Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith 'Compels' Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

    05/10/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 43 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Christopher Goins ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage. A reporter asked Pelosi: “Many of the people that are opposed to gay marriage cite their religion as the reason why they're opposed. You're a Catholic that supports gay marriage. Do you believe that religion and the idea that you can support gay marriage can be separated? And how do you grapple with the idea that you support gay marriage as a Catholic?”
  • Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador

    01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies ^ | Monday, 16 January 2012 |
    Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador LOS ANGELES, USA ( - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake. Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation. Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would...
  • Haifa U Cancels Event Marking Three Years Since Cast Lead

    12/27/2011 10:57:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Haifa University has canceled a student event scheduled for Wednesday and which planned to mark the third anniversary of the start of the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday that the reason for the cancellation is the fact that the event’s organizers termed the operation a “massacre” and a “fascist operation” in the invitations it sent out. The cancellation came after Channel 10 publicized on its website the invitation to the event, which was planned by a student group identified with MK Dov Henin’s Communist-based Hadash party. The invitation, which was distributed around campus,...
  • Meretz MK Seeks to Ban Visiting Clergy from IDF, Police Activity

    11/26/2011 1:18:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) on Sunday will introduce a bill aimed at limiting the activities of religious leaders interacting with the IDF and Israel Police. "People of different faiths, as well as the secular, serve in the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police, and any ceremony or event attended by a clergyman may amount to religious coercion, or the appearance of coercion," Horowitz wrote in his explanatory notes for the bill. "This act would restrict access to soldiers and police by any rabbi, imam, priest, or any other person who has authority or role in one of the religious communities,...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each (Really?)

    10/15/2011 5:31:09 AM PDT · by LUV W · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14,2011 |
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises. Read more:
  • Jane the Ventriloquist identified

    08/22/2011 10:30:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/22/11 | Jim Treacher
    That’s the nickname I’ve been using for the woman in New Hampshire who used her own child as a puppet to launch what she thought were gotcha questions at Rick Perry. (“Ask him about evolution. Ask him why he hates science.”) This delightful woman’s name is Kristin Bunce, which is mentioned in exactly one story on the incident, a blog post on the NYT site. I’m kind of surprised they didn’t scrub that part. But now we’ve got a name, so let’s see what we can dig up about the esteemed Ms. Bunce, shall we? She hasn’t used her daughter...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-09-11 ("I was called a 'Libtard' . . . got punched. LOL")

    06/09/2011 5:32:10 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 58 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 9, 2011 | DUmmie dorksied, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickon
    One of our favorite DUmmie thread-types is the one in which the poster relates a real-life incident wherein he or she (or it) comes off as the Valiant Prog Hero, boldly confronting and/or converting a poor backward rethuglican. Often these stories are highly embellished, to say the least, if not downright fanciful. But it does gain the poster some Underground-fives from his fellow DUmmies. We have an example today in this THREAD by DUmmie dorksied, "I was called a 'Libtard' in public, replied with 'Better than a Repiglicker', got punched. LOL." So let us now go to DUmmieland, aka...
  • School of Glock

    03/11/2011 6:01:24 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 9, 2011 | GAIL COLLINS
    It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.
  • Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid 'LincVolt' car (electric w/biodiesel generator)

    11/16/2010 8:43:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Melvin
    The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday. Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car. Young assembled a team of workers in 2008 to convert...
  • Report: Recording Captures Brown Camp Calling Whitman a 'Whore'

    10/08/2010 3:16:46 AM PDT · by Doogle · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/08/10 | FOX
    n a private conversation captured on audiotape, California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown or one of his aides can be heard referring to Republican rival Meg Whitman as a "whore," the Los Angeles Times reported late Thursday. The exchange, recorded by a voicemail, discussed Whitman cutting a deal to protect law enforcement pensions as the candidates competed for endorsements from police, the L.A. Times said.
  • Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:40:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nation’s history. But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time? One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP...
  • GOP accuses (liberal Dem candidate)Dayton of avoiding Minn. taxes

    09/08/2010 10:19:23 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Minnesota Republican leaders are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton of avoiding state income taxes with trust funds located outside the state. GOP chairman Tony Sutton pressed Wednesday for Dayton to release more information about his family's trusts and voluntarily pay Minnesota money from earnings on the accounts. Dayton's campaign quickly responded that the GOP was relying on outdated information and he has no current offshore holdings. Dayton has built his campaign for governor on a pledge to raise taxes on Minnesotans with the highest incomes. Dayton's family founded a major department store chain. The GOP used details from the...
  • What will you watch tonight if the Discovery channel is down? [Vanity]

    09/01/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Interweb | 9/1/2010 | Adam
    I don't know what I'm going to watch tonight if the Discovery Channel is down. Hopefully the crazy guy will only affect the low def channel. Do you think they have an autopilot thingy over there? Would their ratings go up if they gave the Asian guy a camera?
  • The right-wing, blinded by its own hysteria

    08/24/2010 5:23:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    When did the loudmouths of the American right become such a bunch of fraidy-cats and professional victims? Or is it all just an act? The hysteria over plans for an innocuous Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan -- two blocks from Ground Zero, amid an urban hodgepodge of office buildings, eateries and strip clubs -- is wildly out of proportion. It would be laughable if it didn't threaten to do great harm to the global campaign against Islamic terrorism. It is by now firmly established that the project, dubbed Park51, is promoted by a peacenik Muslim cleric whose sermons often...
  • Nick Coleman: The GOP and gender: Oh, babe ...

    08/23/2010 8:35:33 PM PDT · by gore_sux_2000 · 23 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | August 21st, 2010 | Nick Coleman
    "Just to be clear, that is not what the Republicans are saying. Ever since Mamie Eisenhower and Barbara Bush, however, the Republicans have seemed a bit defensive about the women in their party. Take Tim Pawlenty: The governor is married to "a red-hot smoking wife," he has said, which is the kind of crack that might get a Democrat a wife who would just be hot under the collar. And Sarah Palin? Her handlers apparently worried so much that she wasn't smokin' hot enough for prime time after McCain picked her as her running mate in 2008 that the first...
  • WaPo's Weigel Lets Loose With Scathing E-mails on Liberal Listserv

    06/24/2010 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    media bistro ^ | 6/24/10 | Betsy Rothstein
    FishbowlDC has obtained e-mails written by WaPo's conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel, that the scribe sent to JournoList, a listserv for liberal journalists. (Read up on JournoList with Yahoo! News's Michael Calderone's 2009 story that he wrote for Politico). Seems Weigel doesn't like (and that would be putting it mildly) at least some of the conservatives he covers. Poor Drudge - Weigel wants him to light himself on fire. Weigel's Words: •"This would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly, and set himself on fire."
  • Video: Hasselbeck Rips Behar For 'Bigoted' Statement

    06/22/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT · by careyb · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Spew ^ | 6/22/10 | Elisabeth Hasselbeck
    For saying that prayer takes the place of thinking.
  • Cameron Backs Up on BP

    06/10/2010 11:31:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 484+ views
    politico ^ | 6/10/10 | PATRICK GAVIN
    Filmmaker James Cameron garnered some headlines recently when he called BP "morons" for their handling of the Gulf oil spill (Cameron was asked to offer advice on how to fix the problem). "Over the last few weeks I've watched as we all have with growing sort of horror and heartache watching what's happening in the Gulf and thinking, those morons don't know what they're doing," Cameron said last week. Now, Cameron is clarifying his remarks, telling CNN's Larry King that his words were "taken out of context."
  • Crist wants Republican Party of Florida investigated for possible tax evasion

    04/05/2010 3:05:46 PM PDT · by diverteach · 35 replies · 1,251+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | April 05, 2010 4:37 PM | AP
    TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Gov. Charlie Crist wants a federal prosecutor to investigate possible criminal conduct at the Republican Party of Florida. Crist wrote to U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirwin on Monday asking for an investigation separate from one being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, saying federal tax laws may have been violated through credit card abuses. Last week, the party reported that former Chairman Jim Greer funneled donor money to himself through a corporation he set up with former executive director Delmar Johnson. Greer has denied any wrong doing. Greer was Crist’s hand-picked chairman. Greer resigned under pressure...
  • Rachel Corrie Wasn’t the Only ISM Member Playing Chicken with a Bulldozer That Day

    03/25/2010 7:10:14 AM PDT · by KippLanham · 11 replies · 504+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 25, 2010 | Lenny Ben-David
    God, sometimes we Israelis are idiots. Leave aside the colossal fashla (you call it a snafu) of the ill-timed announcement of the expansion of the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood that sent the Obama administration into a hissy fit. What we’re doing with the latest “lawfare” case against Israel, the trial brought by Rachel Corrie’s parents, is another beaut. Read more:
  • Another 80's child star self-destructs, Corey Haim found dead

    03/10/2010 8:33:12 AM PST · by RGirard · 22 replies · 1,672+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | Réne Girard
    38 year old child movie star Corey Haim was found dead today in his apartment, known for movies like 1986's feel good movie Lucas, also starring Winona Ryder and Charlie Sheen, and 1987's Horror/thriller The Lost Boys and with Keifer Sutherland and lifelong friend Corey Feldman ...
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts. Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003. A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped." Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing...
  • Rachel Corrie

    03/08/2010 7:42:56 AM PST · by dbedein · 88 replies · 925+ views
    When Reuters Miscaptioned a Photo, They Changed an Accidental Death into a Murder A news story which shocked the world this week dealt with the crushing of American citizen Rachel Corrie by an IDF bulldozer, who ostensibly blocked with her body a bulldozer about to demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, made huge headlines all over the world. I asked to speak with the spokesman of International Solidarity Movement Mike Shaik, who passed me on to Lynn Clausen, a 24-year old resident of Washington from the Christians Peacemakers Team based in Hebron, which trains the ISM volunteers....
  • We Need to Have Empathy for Tea Partiers

    03/05/2010 12:05:55 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 104 replies · 1,911+ views ^ | by Michael Bader, D.M.H.
    <p>These tea-party folks seem to most liberals-well, to most of us who live in the "reality community," or, as I like to call it, "reality"-like crazy fuckers.</p> <p>As a recent NY Times article reports, this hodgepodge of people and groups spout frankly paranoid beliefs as received wisdom, e.g. the Federal Reserve is our enemy and should be abolished, citizens should stock up on ammo, gold, and survival food in anticipation of an impending Civil War, states should "nullify" federal laws and even secede, medical records are being shipped to federal bureaucrats, the Army is seeking "Internment/Resettlement" specialists, Obama is trying to create crises in order to destroy the economy, convert Interpol into his personal police force, and create a New World Order. Conspiracy theories involving shadowy elites like the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations have resurfaced. Self-defense and armed resistance are frequently called for. Racist stereotypes, innuendo, and hostility run rampant. The Constitution is its sacred text and Glenn Beck its most beloved prophet. They don't usually wear aluminum hats but perhaps they should.</p>
  • Obama: Murtha 'tough-as-nails' leader

    02/08/2010 3:38:39 PM PST · by Panzerlied · 35 replies · 836+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, February 8, 2010; 5:49 PM
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he was saddened to hear of the death of Rep. John Murtha and called his fellow Democrat a steadfast advocate for the people of Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years. Obama on Monday called Murtha a devoted husband and a loving father who had a "tough-as-nails" reputation. The president says Murtha's passion for service was born during his military career and carried over to his congressional service.
  • Rep. John Murtha hospitalized in intensive care

    02/02/2010 9:18:19 AM PST · by MissesBush · 79 replies · 1,625+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/02/10
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Murtha has been hospitalized in intensive care stemming from complications related to gallbladder surgery. Spokesman Matt Mazonkey says the 77-year-old Pennsylvania congressman underwent scheduled surgery last week and is currently at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Murtha was also hospitalized in December with gallbladder problems. The 19-term Democrat was the first Vietnam veteran to serve in Congress. He leads the powerful House Appropriations subcommittee on defense spending.
  • Oliver Stone Suggests Hitler Is 'Easy Scapegoat' ["We Can't Judge People As Only 'Bad' or 'Good']

    01/10/2010 5:06:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,379+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | Nick Allen
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