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  • University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. […] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as “person of material wealth” instead of rich and...
  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didn’t file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a “staff error.” Grayson’s campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in “today.”
  • Donald Trump just showed why his campaign may be doomed

    07/27/2015 1:27:53 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 61 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 26 Jul 15 | Don Garver
    For the past six weeks, an overarching concern for the Republican Party has been the impact that Donald Trump might have on the GOP primary election — particularly the damage he could do on the debate stage by turning an already unmanageable 10-candidate forum into a full-on circus. On Sunday, though, Trump himself gave one of the clearest examples yet of why his candidacy is doomed to fail, and why, if handled properly, the debate stage could be his Waterloo. Trump called in to CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning to speak with host Jake Tapper. Much of...
  • John McCain's Debate Advice for Donald Trump's Opponents (No, really!)

    07/25/2015 6:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KMBZ-FM ^ | July 25, 2015
    Former presidential candidate John McCain has some debate advice for the GOP candidates sparring with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: Stick to your message. "Answer the questions," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a moderated discussion Saturday at the Aspen Institute. "Do not ... not so much ignore something like a direct attack, you don't want to totally ignore him, but get your message out," he said. Trump, who leads the crowded Republican field in several recent polls, recently said the Arizona senator, a former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, was only considered a hero because he was captured. Trump has also...
  • Report: MSNBC To Cut ‘The Ed Show,’ ‘Now with Alex Wagner’ and ‘The Cycle’-3 Shows Canceled

    07/23/2015 7:52:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 23, 2015 | Andrew Kugle
    Mediaite reports that MSNBC will announce on Thursday that three shows in their afternoon lineup will be cancelled. The three reportedly set to be cut are roundtable discussion show The Cycle at 3 p.m. eastern, Now with Alex Wagner at 4 p.m., and The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Chuck Todd, who formerly hosted The Daily Rundown weekday mornings on the network, will take Schultz’s slot while continuing to moderate Meet the Press on Sundays. There is no information on who will replace the 3:00-5:00 PM slot, but there is speculation that it might be former NBC...
  • Banks Union appeals to Greeks to return their money to banks

    07/21/2015 3:16:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/ ^ | 7-20-15 | Keep Talking greece
    President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed at the citiznes to return their money to the banks. “Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months. Katseli, a former PASOK Minister, appealed to citizens to return their deposits to the banks “now that the banks are open” after a three-week holiday and capital controls. “Let’s all help our economy,” Katseli urged Greeks and added “If you take your money out of...
  • Jay Carney Attacks Major Garrett's Question to Obama on Iran: ‘Pompous’ and ‘Offensive’

    07/21/2015 7:24:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/20/2015 | Connor Williams
    Sunday on Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter brought Jay Carney and John King to the program to discuss CBS reporter Major Garrett’s controversial question to President Obama about Iran. Garrett asked the president whether he could be content with the Iran deal knowing that there were four American hostages still being held in Iran. Carney hit Garrett, calling him “pompous” and deeming his question “offensive.” The long time White House press secretary for the Obama administration said “he understood why the president took offense,” noting it was a “poorly chosen word” on Garrett’s part.
  • Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage’

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip “I believe Jesus would,” Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. “I don’t have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across “any really serious conflicts” between...
  • Sarah Palin Abandons Subscription-Based Online Video Channel

    07/06/2015 5:26:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/06/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    One year after it was first announced, Sarah Palin is quietly shutting down the subscription-based SarahPalinChannel.com. Or rather, as she says in a new video posted this week, “We’re making all of my content free now!” The site posted this message to subscribers, who will get refunds for the remainder of the year if they for some reason decided to give Palin $99.95 for an annual subscription: Effective August 1st, the Governor will be making all of her content free on her Facebook page and at SarahPac.com. • If you are a monthly subscriber here on SarahPalinChannel.com, you will not...
  • Single Mom Palin Insists She Wasn’t Paid To Promote Abstinence, But Records Show ...

    06/29/2015 5:18:33 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 79 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 29 June 2015 | anon
    Just days after announcing her second pregnancy out of wedlock, mama bear Bristol Palin was back on the defensive, addressing the wave of critics who have called the former abstinence advocate a hypocrite in a blistering blog post. “I have never been paid as an ‘abstinence spokesperson,'” she said, although RadarOnline.com has learned she earned more than $300,000 spreading that very message. ...
  • BRISTOL PALIN STRIKES BACK: ‘THIS PREGNANCY WAS ACTUALLY PLANNED

    06/28/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Bratch · 167 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    In response to the chorus of critics who attacked her after she announced she was pregnant, Bristol Palin posted a follow up blog post titled “My Little Blessing,” affirming her strong pro-life beliefs and clarifying some of the misrepresentations being made about her. [...] “None of us are perfect,” she continued, before explaining that the baby had been planned with her former fiance before the relationship ended: I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was...
  • Bristol Palin is pregnant again and doesn’t want a lecture about it

    06/26/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Helena Andrews
    Bristol Palin is pregnant and this is news. The 24-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate and “SNL” punching bag Sarah Palin has spent the last seven years since her mom’s failed bid for the White House making abstinence (and holiness in general) her personal and very profitable cause celeb. In 2008, 17-year-old Palin’s unplanned teen pregnancy threatened to derail her mom’s White House hopes. But her potentially embarrassing narrative quickly turned to one of resilience and the reality shows followed. Palin appeared on season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and in her own Lifetime docu-series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s...
  • Bristol Palin: Second Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy (Sorry Mom)

    06/25/2015 2:19:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 329 replies
    TMZ ^ | 25 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Bristol Palin just threw cold water on what's supposed to be a joyous occasion ... being pregnant. Palin's in the early stages of her second out of wedlock pregnancy, and this time she's full on grumpy, saying she knows it will be "a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you." Bristol says she's "trying to keep [my] chin up on this one." Sarah Palin's daughter was engaged to U.S. Marine veteran Dakota Meyer, but they broke things off last month. Bristol didn't say if Dakota's the dad. Bristol was full of piss and...
  • The ‘Obama Coffee’ Joke That Sparked Outrage and Has Some Calling for US to End Funding to Israel

    06/24/2015 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 74 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 6/22/15 | Kara Pendleton
    Judy Mozes is a media personality and is married to Israeli interior minister Silvan Shalom, who also serves as Israel’s Vice Prime Minister. Shalom has been has been tasked with coordinating the Israel-Palestine peace process. On Sunday, Mozes tweeted a racial joke about President Obama which, although quickly deleted, was captured and shared by Vox:
  • Chris Christie to Declare Next Week

    06/24/2015 1:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Emily Zanotti
    SNIP Look, I don't mind Chris Christie. He's plainspoken, he's got a good record of debating women without looking like a sexist pig, he's managed to elude the long and meandering opposition research tendrils from American Bridge, and he regrets most of the decision he made that are at odds with the conservative base. It is time for Christie to move on from New Jersey, too - his poll numbers have been steadily declining and his straightforward demeanor is wearing on the people who once thought it fresh and novel. But he's unafraid to be confrontational and, unlike Jeb Bush,...
  • Fox dumps Sarah Palin

    06/24/2015 3:53:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | Mike Allen
    Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket in the 2008 presidential election cycle. When asked for comment, a Fox News spokesperson confirmed the network had amicably parted ways with the governor on June 1. Palin, 51, is expected to make occasional guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, and will appear on other networks and cables. She has a show on the Sportsman Channel, does a lot of speeches, and will announce a new publishing project soon.
  • Rachel Dolezal Gave Lectures on ‘Nappiness’ and ‘the Brown Paper Bag Test’...

    06/14/2015 4:55:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    The Grio ^ | June 13, 2015
    Rachel Dolezal gave lectures on ‘nappiness’ and ‘the brown paper bag test’, once told student she didn’t look ‘Hispanic enough’Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, may not have been born black, but according to family and former students, she fully committed to acting like she was. On the heels of the controversy surrounding her ethnic background, a video from February has been uncovered of the Eastern Washington University professor giving a lecture on the history of black hair, nappiness, and her own experiences. The most ironic moment of the clip being when she touches on...
  • OBAMA: I’VE RESTORED THE US AS THE ‘MOST RESPECTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD’

    06/01/2015 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.” Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the...
  • Promoters of renewable energy failed to account for the return of cheap oil

    05/15/2015 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with the steep decline in the price of fossil fuel that few saw coming just a few years ago.
  • Colorado restaurant plans to host “White Appreciation Day”!

    05/08/2015 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/8/2015 | KFOR
    MILLIKEN, Colo. – A restaurant in Colorado is turning some heads after they announced they will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month. The Hispanic owners of the barbecue restaurant says offering a “White Appreciation Day” started as a joke, but now they have added it to their calendar. On June 11, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else at their restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Antillon said. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Campaign staff recruited and DROVE 'everyday' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop

    04/15/2015 1:02:22 PM PDT · by Raebie · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | David Martsoko
    Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa. Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton. Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city. Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour. The three got the lion's share of...
  • Biden: ‘I Make A Lot of Money Now As Vice President…A Lot of Money’

    04/07/2015 9:29:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday about affordable housing, Vice President Joe Biden said home ownership helped him pay for his children’s college education, even if that would not be the case today because of the amount of money he earns.“I make a lot of money now as vice president – I make a lot of money,” Biden said. “When the president was thanking everyone for the sacrifices they made when they got us all in the Blair House -- after he took office -- and the financial sacrifices...
  • President Obama Says He Found Out About Hillary Clinton's Private Email Use...Through News Reports

    03/09/2015 6:27:46 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As the email scandal surrounding former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton continues to grow, with a congressional committee headed by Rep. Trey Gowdy issuing subpoenas last week, the White House is doing everything it can to distance itself from the situation. In light of revelations Clinton used a private email address (and possibly more than one) to conduct all of her government business during her time at the State Department, President Obama is saying he learned about her practice through news reports "like everybody else." Further, Obama argued the standard policy of his administration is...
  • State Department Asks Twitter For Ideas To Fight Terrorists

    02/20/2015 7:13:07 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 74 replies
    We want your input. Share solutions you think are critical to countering violent extremism. http://t.co/lmVRNT7CAl pic.twitter.com/ivZKtwEQ8a — Department of State (@StateDept) February 20, 2015
  • Please Practice Safe Fracking ("expert" says fracking causes increase in STDs)

    02/16/2015 4:04:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2015 | Maryland House Republican Caucus
  • Marco Rubio: Jeb Bush a true conservative

    12/26/2014 3:18:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 106 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Hal Boedeker
    Marco Rubio blasted Rand Paul but said Jeb Bush would be a credible candidate if the former Florida governor decides to run for president. On ABC's "This Week," Florida's Republican senator said he had not decided whether to seek the White House in 2016. "Jeb is going to be a very -- if he decides to run, he is going to be a very credible and a very significant candidate in this race," Rubio told George Stephanopoulos. "I have tremendous respect for him."
  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    12/19/2014 1:49:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2014 | LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years. While he issued a litany of sharp rebukes against the West, Putin struck a conciliatory note on Ukraine, saying that the rebellious east should remain part of the country, backing a quick exchange of war prisoners and praising his Ukrainian counterpart. The mixture of blistering anti-Western rhetoric and constructive signals appeared to indicate that Putin is eager to negotiate a face-saving solution to the Ukrainian crisis, but has no...
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/06/2014 10:32:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • NJ College Tells Women To Practice Anti-Rape Facial Expressions To Avoid Sexual Assault.

    11/16/2014 3:25:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    We Kid You Not. What does your anti-rape face look like? Last week Ramapo College in NJ told students that they should take preventative measures to avoid sexual assault by practicing “anti-rape” facial expressions. In a presentation to freshmen students by the school’s coordinator of substance abuse and sexual assault prevention, students were advised on how to dress, how much to drink or not to drink, how to use body language to lessen the chances of assault, and that women should “practice how they articulate their face in a social setting by practicing in a mirror.” Um, WHAT?! Rightfully,...
  • Missouri police respond to Ferguson Protest Leadership’s ground rules

    11/10/2014 7:08:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Call the Cops.net ^ | 11/10/2014
    Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protestors 1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law” 2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in. 3. Protesters shall give...
  • Saudi Arabia bans Ebola-stricken countries from hajj pilgrimage

    10/02/2014 9:14:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    PBS ^ | 10-2-14 | Ayan Sheikh
    With the arrival of approximately two million people from around the world in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, there are a group of pilgrims who were not welcomed. The Saudi government has banned the entry of travelers from three countries currently dealing with the Ebola epidemic: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The decision to reject visa requests from these countries has affected 7,400 people, according to the Associated Press. Hospitals in Saudi Arabia are also preparing in the event of an outbreak by setting up isolation and surgery units as well as dispatching medical staff to airports. Despite...
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:26:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 7, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Tony Cardenas on Sunday defended President Obama against charges that he betrayed Hispanic voters when he decided to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections. Cardenas, a California Democrat, conceded that Hispanics were frustrated with Obama and disappointed with his decision. But the congressman blamed House Republicans, who have blocked consideration of a bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year, for “forcing” Obama into the position of having to take potentially unpopular unilateral action to legalize a portion of the 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S.
  • Obama: Gay College Professor ‘Helped Shape How I Think’

    07/01/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At an event to celebrate the “pride” of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama credited a homosexual professor who “helped shaped” his thinking on the LGBT rights agenda. “I just wanted to acknowledge him, because he helped shape how I think about so many of these issues, and those sort of quiet heroes that sometimes don’t get acknowledged,” Obama said of Lawrence Goldyn, one of his college professors at Occidental College.
  • THAD COCHRAN: I GREW UP DOING 'ALL KINDS OF INDECENT THINGS WITH ANIMALS'

    06/12/2014 1:58:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) provided his latest head-scratching comment in public, this time joking he engaged in illicit activities with animals as a child.
  • Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

    04/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jay Reeves
    A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Decades after groups used boycotts, marches, sit-ins, pickets and mass rallies to end legalized racial segregation and push for equal protection for blacks, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning a new kind of civil rights movement. It’s one based on using chats and front-porch visits between relatives and friends to foster an environment more welcoming toward people of all...
  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Melanie Hunter
    At a hearing Thursday on the Keystone oil pipeline, James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that 100 percent of the proceeds from a proposed carbon tax should go to the public, because liberals will try to use part of it to “make the government bigger.” “An important point is that such legislation I think needs to be introduced by conservatives, because I’m afraid liberals will try to take part of the money to make the government bigger. Not one dime should go to the government. 100 percent should go to the public,”...
  • Bill O'Reilly---Jesus Scholar

    03/12/2014 6:25:03 PM PDT · by far sider · 28 replies
    FNC-O-Reilly Factor | Mar. 12, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly
    Did anyone else hear the Jesus scholar tonight? O'Reilly said that when Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights, he "ate nothing but bugs and honey." So that's why Christians give up something for Lent. (He said it during the final segment: The Factor Tip of the Day.)One would think the author Killing Jesus would know the difference between John the Baptist and Jesus.
  • Jimmy Fallon Pulls Your Finger

    03/09/2014 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon: I have long been a fan of yours, from your SNL character Sully (“Tommy, please tell me you got that!”) to the best skit of all time, Cowbell. You appear in one of my top 10 movie picks (Almost Famous) and I much enjoyed the uniqueness of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And last month I was delighted to see you take on the enormous role of replacing Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show. The Tonight Show is an American institution that seems to belong to all of us. And it was like...
  • Half of General Dynamics Lynn Haven Work Force Looking For Jobs, Again. (730 people)

    02/27/2014 5:53:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    WJHG.COM ^ | Updated: Thu 7:39 AM, Feb 27, 2014
    LYNN HAVEN, Fla. General Dynamics has sent letters to 730 of its employees at the ObamaCare call facility that they are being laid off. That's about half of the workforce at the facility in the old SalleMae facility at the Lynn Haven Industrial park. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II of Panama City says the loss of 730 Bay County jobs is a stark reminder of America’s transformation into a part-time, short-term society. The Congressman told NewsChannel 7, " I am saddened that these hardworking men and women are paying the price for the Obama administration’s unyielding pursuit of a job-crushing,...
  • Tokyo Rove’s anti-TEA party group saw donations drop by 98% 2012 to 2013

    02/03/2014 9:16:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you enjoy seeing an enemy’s nose rubbed in the dirt, you’ll love this story. Remember all of Karl “Tokyo” Rove’s attacks and snide remarks about the TEA party movement? Remember how he worked so hard to defeat TEA party backed candidates, belittling them at every opportunity? Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass. He collected a massive $325 million war chest in the lead up to the 2012 elections, but misspent almost all of it. Rove, was a man who we could trust; he was a guy who would use...
  • Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party

    02/01/2014 1:12:28 PM PST · by RedMDer · 104 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 1 Feb 2014, 11:59 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove's three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013. .... Since then, as Breitbart News reported, "Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him." Aware of this, Rove's Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them.
  • Michelle Obama wants $10 donations to 'help protect Obamacare'

    01/27/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by mojito · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/2014 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband's troubled health insurance system. Just one day before he gives the annual State of the Union address, the first lady sent out a fundraising email to supporters hoping to use the speech to prompt donations to help Democrats in the midterm elections this fall. [Text of email]Friend — Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions....
  • Traditional Danish pasties threatened by EU cinnamon ban

    12/26/2013 6:41:37 AM PST · by mac_truck · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/26/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The season's festivities in Denmark have been overshadowed by the prospect that it could be the last Danish Christmas before a European Union ban on their beloved kanelsnegler or cinnamon rolls. The proposed ban followed plans by Denmark's food safety agency to implement EU regulations aimed at limiting the amount of coumarin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical found in the most commonly used type of cinnamon, cassia. Under Danish interpretation of the EU legislation the amount of cinnamon in "everyday fine baked goods" will be limited to 15mg per kilo meaning a ban on Kanelsnegler pastries, a winter favourite in...
  • Ultraliberal 'Die Quickly' Rep. Alan Grayson Loses Millions to Stock Scammers

    12/22/2013 5:15:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 22, 2013 | Tim Graham
    It might be easy to forget, but ultraliberal Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla) is one of those dreaded "greedheads" who deal in millions of dollars of stocks. A story on the front of The Washington Post business section on Sunday reports Grayson “got burned twice by ‘stock loan’ schemes that have cost him nearly $50 million.” Dina El Boghdady reports Grayson is ranked 21st in the House for wealth, with a net worth of “at least $16.7 million, in part due to the value of his stock portfolio.” Grayson lost about $18 million in transactions with Virginia businessman William Dean Chapman,...
  • Cracker Barrel: We screwed up big time

    12/22/2013 10:58:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 204 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/22/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “We were flat out wrong." That’s the message Cracker Barrel is sending to enraged customers after the restaurant chain removed Duck Dynasty items from its stores over fears it might offend people. “Our intent was to avoid offending but that’s just what we’ve done,” Cracker Barrel said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings.” One of those customers was Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. He said his...
  • Rep. Steve Stockman: Give my campaign $10, and you’ll get an Obama barf bag

    12/17/2013 12:39:27 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/17/13 | Tom Howell
    Rep. Steve Stockman, an outspoken Texas conservative who recently announced a bid for the Senate, wants supporters to chip in $10 for his campaign in exchange for an “Obama barf bag.” The Republican’s pale-green bag, unveiled Tuesday, has President Obama’s smiling likeness on it. “Obama’s socialism makes me sick! And I have the barf bag to prove it!” Mr. Stockman wrote in an open letter to people who visit his campaign website. Mr. Stockman this month launched a last-minute primary challenge to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, Texas Republican, by portraying him as a “liberal Republican” who needs to be...
  • The Mandela funeral proved Michelle Obama is currently the most powerful person in the world

    12/16/2013 10:45:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    They say "happy wife happy life." While I don't deny the overriding truth to that, I always thought it was sort of obnoxious because it implies that the husbands happiness in a marriage is optional.Then there are times where the husband is indeed happy, and with "Selfiegate" that's precisely the problem...
  • Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million

    12/11/2013 10:42:54 AM PST · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 11, 2103 | Philip Klein
    Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama's health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange. The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services. The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters. One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal healthcare.gov website servicing 36 states. But Oregon's website problems have forced the state to rely on paper...