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  • AWFUL! Rev. Jeremiah Wright at MLK Breakfast: Tea Party Is “2.0 Upgrade of Lynch Mobs” (Video)

    01/21/2014 5:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, gave a speech to a largely black crowd in Delaware on MLK Day. The vile Chicago pastor said the Tea Party is “a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.” Reverend Wright spewed his toxic nonsense in Delaware yesterday at the 30th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Breakfast in Wilmington, Delaware. Rather than rejecting his hate speech the crowd gave him a standing ovation.: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The crowd loved it and gave him a standing ovation. Delaware Online reported, via The Last Tradition: The controversial Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright told a crowd celebrating Martin...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • Charlie Sheen Blasts ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson for ‘Unforgivable’ Comments

    12/22/2013 11:39:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-21-13 | Jethro Nededog
    Charlie Sheen is giving voice to the voice-less in a raging Twitter rant addressing “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, who’s in the middle of a controversy over anti-gay and racial comments made during an interview with GQ magazine. No stranger to being in the middle of a media firestorm himself, Sheen shows no mercy for Robertson in a very angry missive posted to Twitter on Saturday. “You have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do,” FX’s “Anger Management” star said. “Well, news flash shower-dodger, I will...
  • Houston school board votes to ban 'offensive' mascots

    12/14/2013 6:59:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 13, 2013
    The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a new policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots. The new policy calls on schools to show respect and cultural sensitivity in nicknames and mascots. The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited, the Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Redskins: Va. Newspaper Won’t Print It, D.C. Schools Want To Ban Jerseys

    10/18/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | WJZ
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it won’t print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.
  • House Dem: 'Turn in your guns' ( Sheila Jackson Lee)

    12/19/2012 2:47:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. "I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," Jackson Lee said on the House floor. "Oh no, I'm not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick's Sporting Goods did ... they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America."
  • When Did Howard Fineman Go Nuts?

    08/07/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I made mention of something at the end of yesterday's program. You may not have heard it. Howard Fineman. He's always been at Newsweek, for as long as I've been doing this, Howard Fineman's been at Newsweek, but he's not a Newsweek anymore. He's now over at the Huffing and Puffington Post. And he occasionally still has his guest shot over there at MSNBC. Now, Howard Fineman once came in and did a week-long tag-along with me as he was writing a cover story on me for Newsweek in the mid-nineties. And then on Thursday of that...
  • We Have a Winner! Mike Malloy Takes Gold for Most Deranged Chick-fil-A Rant

    08/03/2012 11:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    You just knew he'd be in the running. Mike Malloy, a left-winger so unhinged he was given the boot by Air America Radio, has uncorked a rant unsettling even for him. (audio clip after page break)Libtalker Has Complete Meltdown Over Record-Setting Chick-Fil-A Turnout In a trademark two-minute hate, Malloy vented about Chick-fil-A customers turning out by the thousands to show support for the fast-food chain's president, Dan Cathy, an evangelical Christian who opposes gay marriage -- MALLOY: Mike Huckabee, this Rupert Murdoch terror broadcast thug, declared today to be Chick-fil-A appreciation day! When in your lifetime, boys and girls, have...
  • An Open Letter to Bill Press: Regarding your proposal for a bloody civil war, just how many

    07/28/2012 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/28/12 | Dutchman6
    Bill Press: He may have been drunk when he wrote the column below, but I don't think he can plead diminished capacity when he is convicted for violating the Law of Unintended Consequences. "Bill Press: Praise the Lord -- and stockpile the ammunition." My email reply: -----Original Message----- From: georgemason1776 To: bill@billpress.com Sent: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:36 am Subject: RE: Your proposal for a bloody civil war over firearms. How many millions of us do you want dead? "Don't get me wrong. I believe in the Second Amendment. And, as a Scalia originalist, I believe we should take it...
  • Exclusive: Contra ABC News, Dark Knight Shooting Suspect James Holmes Could Be Registered Democrat

    07/20/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 238 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    James Holmes, the suspect arrested in connection with the mass shootings at a screening of the new Batman movie early this morning in Aurora, CO, could be a registered Democrat, according to documents obtained by Breitbart News. Earlier, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos speculated on Good Morning America that Holmes was a Tea Party member, based solely on a name appearing on a Tea Party website. The James Holmes for whom Breitbart News has obtained documentation is 25 years old (the suspect has been reported as 24 years old). He has links to addresses in both Colorado and...
  • Mike Malloy Loses It Completely

    04/08/2012 4:10:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    From what the Radio Equalizer calls the Unhinged Libtalk Rant of the Year, by the moonbat Mike Malloy: “Wait. Everything’s getting confused. Everything is getting all jumbled…” That’s putting it mildly:Malloy Unhinged Then they wonder why they can’t compete with El Rushbo and Sean Hannity without the Unfairness Doctrine.
  • Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart (Filled 75 carts and LEFT them)

    11/26/2011 11:42:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2011
    <p>MIC CHECK! Citizens of Walmart!! Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!! In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost. For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference. Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions. Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities. Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses. YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!! Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually. Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions. Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights. Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it's for your benefit. WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!! SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!! So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!! ACT LOCALLY!! SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!! BUY AMERICAN!! Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile...</p>
  • The Grizzly Manifesto (loon feminists trashing conservative women) O

    11/06/2010 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | Gail Collins
    I think it is time to take back the mama grizzly In real life, they are famous for their reproductive freedom,” said Gloria Steinem over the phone. This is one of the many things I love about Steinem. When things are darkest, she will come up with a very cheering factoid about Iroquois women in pre-Columbian America or the private life of female bears. “Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears,” she continued. “They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years — about twice as long as other bears — between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant,...
  • ACORN files for bankruptcy

    11/02/2010 3:21:31 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mark Hemingway
    If you’re a Republican looking for a cherry to put on top of your election sundae, here it is — pulled straight from the website of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: The ongoing political onslaught caused irreparable harm. This effort was a clear attempt to cast a shadow over the historic 2008 Presidential election, and set up a far right counter offense. Through those attacks we re-tooled and re-organized. Then again came the right-wing media blitz. This time of edited videos that misrepresented our mission, and consequently misled the public. The pressure and cost of defending ourselves in...
  • Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Arrested After Entering Home Xe/Blackwater Founder (Pics and Video)

    08/21/2010 7:38:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Medea Benjamin “call(s) for help” before she is arrested for trespassing at the McLean, Va., home of Erik Prince, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink. Terrorist supporter and Code Pink co-founder Susan “Medea” Benjamin was arrested Friday evening at the McLean, Virginia home of Xe Services founder (formerly Blackwater) Erik Prince, according to a press release posted by Code Pink. Prince was not home, having left the United States for Abu Dhabi in the face of mounting legal problems. Inexplicably, Benjamin was let into the house, according to the press release. However, when Benjamin revealed the true nature of...
  • Men Wear Bras So Women Can Go Topless (Warning: Graphic Sadness & Nudity)

    08/20/2010 10:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | August 19, 2010 | David Moye
    Gay marriage is a hot issue right now, but it's not as titillating as another battle for equality: the right for women to go topless in public. That right is a fundamental one, according to the folks behind Go Topless, an organization dedicated to the belief that in order for America to be a truly equal society, women should be able to bare their breasts without fear of being arrested. Go Topless has been around since 2007, and its big push is Go Topless Day, an annual event held on the Sunday closest to Aug. 26, which is Women's Equality...
  • Deliver Us from Evil

    06/23/2010 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    It's funny how trivial events somehow get seared into your brain. This one is from years ago, when I was enjoying a yogurt on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Suddenly, a large exotic bug appeared and started dancing around. Its iridescent colors caught the sun and glistened like a rainbow. A crowd formed to watch its antics in shared delight. Out of nowhere, a lunatic pushed through the crowd. I'd seen this guy before -- paranoid, menacing. His rage toward the bug slit me like a knife. The insect was getting attention, people were happy, and he was out for revenge....
  • Protest picture of the day

    04/25/2010 8:14:17 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 20 replies · 1,965+ views
    Hotair ^ | April 24, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else see the irony in the juxtaposition of these two protest signs outside of an appearance by Sarah Palin in Eugene, Oregon? It’s a darned good thing that the person holding the sign that says, “Hope she chokes” (with the Obama logo a nice touch, by the way) is doing so in Eugene’s “hate-free zone.” Why, if someone had displayed a sign at a Tea Party rally that said something about our President choking, it would have been declared a symptom of the violence inherent in the conservative system, with apologies to Dennis...
  • Bill Maher to God: Stand Aside for Obamacare

    03/21/2010 12:10:08 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 34 replies · 1,042+ views
    The way Bill Maher sees it, resistance to ObamaCare is all God's fault. Why? Because so many people believe in this "schmuck" who lives in the clouds...and this belief, in turn, intensifies opposition to ObamaCare. This leftist social critic, anti-Christian crusader, and HBO comedy show host warned God at the end of last week to back off, to allow smart people like himself and Barack Obama and the New York Times editorial board to push the God-fearing "ignoramuses" aside this week and take control of the nation's health care.
  • Close Encounters with the Loony Left [link-list vanity]

    03/04/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 253 replies · 2,981+ views
    Are they human beings, these leftists? Please join in providing links, headlines, and bizarre encounters with these strange beings [and the strange things they say about normal humans].
  • People We Don't Want To Hear About In 2010

    01/02/2010 6:57:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1,691+ views
    January 02nd 2010
    Ellen DeGeneres; Eleanor Cliff; Oprah; Joy Behar; Whoopi Goldberg; Bill Maher; Geraldo; Larry King; Please feel free to add to list
  • Newsweek Blames Depressing Movies On… Bush

    12/08/2009 6:25:57 PM PST · by Justaham · 19 replies · 1,989+ views
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 12-9-09 | Christian Toto
    The Oscar-nominated movies in recent years have been enough to make a grown man cry… Or worse. Consider “There Will Be Blood,” “No Country for Old Men” and “The Reader” as a sampling of the morbid films jockeying for Oscar glory. This year, add Oscar wannabes “The Road” and “Precious” to the list. Newsweek scribe Ramin Setoodeh writes about the trend in the liberal magazine’s latest edition. Setoodeh bemoans the fact that some of the best films lately take a too sober view of society. On that we can agree.
  • My congressman is nuts

    10/30/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by Rapunzel · 31 replies · 2,058+ views
    web ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | central floridians
    Alan Grayson's recent self indulgent behavior has paralyzed his ability to serve as an advocate for the citizens of Central Florida. On December 16th 2009, the day on which the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, Central Floridians will again say no to the overreaching government intrusion propagated by Grayson. Central Floridians will drop a money bomb to show Grayson and Pelosi that an oppressive, overreaching government has not and never will be what makes America great. Pledge your support today, so that Grayson is defeated.
  • Critics denounce Dem. lawmaker as 'nuts'

    10/30/2009 1:05:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 1,039+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/30/2009 | S. A. Miller
    A group of angry Florida voters has launched the Web site MyCongressmanIsNuts.com in a drive to oust Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken congressman who grabbed national headlines earlier this month by calling an adviser to the Fed chairman a "K Street whore." The site is raising money to defeat the Orlando-area congressman and the site's organizers describe it as a "more appropriate alternative" to Mr. Grayson's CongressmanWithGuts.com, which the Grayson campaign says helped raised more than $250,000 in the first three weeks of October. As of Friday morning, the "Nuts" site took in about $3,335 since its launch Thursday...
  • VIDEO: Gore Vidal Admits He Wanted To Murder Bush

    10/30/2009 8:51:17 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 39 replies · 1,379+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Gore Vidal says he wanted to murder Bush during his administration. Vidal also says that Obama is too "intelligent" for America.
  • RUSH to Judgment, the Race Card and the Loony Left

    10/14/2009 8:55:43 AM PDT · by OK Right · 6 replies · 512+ views
    OK, WE'RE RIGHT! ^ | October 14, 2009 | Kelly L. Goodridge and Oscar De Los Santos
    Are the Democrats the Racism Party? Just when OK thought the race(ism) card was too worn out for liberals to do anything more than retire it from the life deck, Obama-media has once again resurrected it. It’s a strategy designed to keep Conservatives and the Right on the defensive. The Left’s current target is talk show host Rush Limbaugh. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently lectured us on the importance of civility and accountability for one’s words. She suggested that a lack of civility could lead to violence. However, the Left loves to sermonize while isolating and smearing any dissent. An...
  • Woman admits to threatening post offices (Unhappy with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan)

    09/11/2009 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Route797 · 20 replies · 793+ views
    Austin Post-Bulletin (Minnesota) ^ | 9-10-2009 | Tim Ruzek
    A former Austin woman convicted of threatening to shoot local officials pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to making bomb threats against eight U.S. post offices in southern Minnesota.
  • Ed Anger Says: Al Gore Thinks the Weather is Hitler!

    07/08/2009 10:30:56 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 21 replies · 935+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 7/8/09 | Ed Anger
    I’m madder than Winston Churchill at an A.A. meeting! Just when I figured Al Gore couldn’t get any nuttier, yesterday he made a fool of himself again. He gave a speech at some fancy British college, and told the kids that fighting global warming was like fighting Hitler. Well, global warming and World War II both had something to do with “gas”, but other than that, I don’t get it. I didn’t drop out of divinity school like Al Gore did, and I didn’t invent the internet or get a hoity toity Nobel Prize, so can somebody explain his speech...
  • McChrystal was Cheney's chief assassin (Says Seymour Hersh of Obama's New Afghan CO)

    05/17/2009 5:16:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 65 replies · 2,588+ views
    Press TV ^ | 15 May 2009 | Seymour Hersh/ Staff
    Seymour Hersh says that Dick Cheney headed a secret assassination wing and the head of the wing has just been named as the new commander in Afghanistan. Hersh said that there is a special unit called the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) that does high-value targeting of men that are known to be involved in anti-American activities, or are believed to be planning such activities. According to Hersh, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) was headed by former US vice president Dick Cheney and the former head of JSOC, Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal who has just been named the new...
  • Loony left very disappointed in Obama tribunal decision(video)

    05/16/2009 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 2 replies · 851+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 16, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Candidate Barack Obama severely criticized president Bush for using military tribunals to try terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay. On President Obama's first day in office, he suspended the tribunals. Now, he has decided to use the same military tribunals he criticized President Bush for during the 2008 campaign. His backers on the Loony left are very angry.
  • Al Sharpton: Pirates Are Actually 'Voluntary Coast Guard' (audio)

    04/14/2009 7:42:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 2,438+ views
    radioequalizer ^ | April 13, 2009
    Apparently finding reasons to be sympathetic toward Somali pirates, the Reverend Al Sharpton in all seriousness appears to believe they should actually be called Somalia's "voluntary Coast Guard".
  • Spanish Judge Investigates Bush Officials for War Crimes

    04/08/2009 1:43:45 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 674+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 8 | Kathy Shaidle
    It isn’t quite true these days that, to cite that over-quoted Monty Python sketch, “nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.” Case in point: Phillipe Sands, a British lawyer with Cherie Blair’s London firm. Last year, he published a book claiming that when the Bush administration came to an end, six of the president’s top-level advisors would face charges in international court. Sure enough, now Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon wants to charge those six senior policy advisors with “giving legal cover” to alleged torture at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. How will Obama respond?...
  • The White Privilege Conference Begins Tomorrow in Memphis

    03/31/2009 4:16:21 PM PDT · by HoosierHawk · 16 replies · 917+ views
    The annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. WPC provides a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege/oppression. WPC is recognized as a challenging, empowering and educational experience. The workshops, keynotes and institutes not only inform participants, but engage and challenge them, while providing practical tips and strategies for combating inequality. The WPC is pleased to announce the intiation of the WPC Youth Leadership Conference!
  • EU bans use of 'Miss' and 'Mrs' because it claims they are sexist

    03/29/2009 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 60 replies · 1,467+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 16, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Using 'Miss' and 'Mrs' has been banned by leaders of the European Union because they are not considered politically correct. Brussels bureaucrats have decided the words are sexist and issued new guidelines in its bid to create 'gender-neutral' language. The booklet warns European politicians they must avoid referring to a woman's marital status. This also means Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita are banned. 'Political correctness gone mad': The European Parliament has banned MEPs from using 'Miss' and 'Mrs' because it claims they are sexist Instead of using the standard titles, it is asking MEPs to...
  • Protesters march to Pentagon, call to end Iraq war (Obama lets them down)

    03/21/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2009 | NAFEESA SYEED
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of war protesters from across the country gathered in Washington on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Organizers from the ANSWER Coalition said more than 1,000 groups sponsored the protest to call for an end to the Iraq war. Holding signs that read "We need jobs and schools, not war" and "Stop the war!" they rallied around noon across the street from the Lincoln Memorial and by 1:30 p.m., were beginning to march across the Memorial Bridge to the Pentagon.
  • VIDEO: Olbermann Accuses Cheney of Running "Executive Assassination Ring”

    03/15/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 35 replies · 1,510+ views
    Keith talks to Howard Fineman about Sy Hersh's claim that Cheney was running a secret assassination ring. Red State reports: Cownell alum Keith Olbermann has a tough job. Imagine going on TV every night and trying to outdo your own prior outrage. I mean, once you’ve called someone worse than the Nazis you really got nowhere to go but down. So it is that, with the audacity of a dope, our intrepid Cownell grad Keith went on the air two nights in a row hissy-fitting that Dick Cheney was running an “assassination ring” out of his office. Yes, seriously. An...
  • Bloggers and unions form group to push Democrats to the left

    02/26/2009 1:52:24 PM PST · by kcvl · 29 replies · 1,574+ views
    A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left. Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they are planning to recruit liberal candidates for challenges against more centrist Democrats currently in Congress. The formation of the group marks another step in the evolution of the blogosphere, which has proved effective at motivating party activists to give money and time to political campaigns, especially in local races. But it also illuminates a deepening wrinkle for President...
  • Baltimore Reporter Out of a Job After Posting Doctored Video Clip

    02/24/2009 11:35:26 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies · 2,090+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/24/2009 | Fox
    A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Baltimore who inserted a racist remark into a video clip of FOX News' John Gibson and posted it on YouTube is no longer employed by the station, FOXNews.com has learned. The offensive video clip was doctored so that the viewer heard Gibson using the words "bright blue scrotum" in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder, rather than to a defining characteristic of a monkey on the loose in Seattle. The video circulated rapidly on blogs and news Web sites Thursday and was not corrected for hours.
  • And the #1 Cause of Global Warming is&#8230;

    02/22/2009 8:04:27 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 44 replies · 1,541+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | February 10, 2009 | Mike LaSalle
    Last week, CNN’s Glenn Beck interviewed PETA spokesman Matt Prescott about a UN Report calling out the meat industry as the #1 cause of Global Warming. According to Prescott, the report issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “found that the meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes ships - all of the world’s transportation systems combined.” ... read more
  • The Way Forward on Holding the Bush/Cheney Administration Accountable (BDS Barf Alert)

    01/31/2009 6:44:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 552+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle ^ | 1/23/2009 | Dave Lindorff
    As someone who has spent nearly three frustrating years actively advocating the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for their many crimes and abuses of power, I have to admit that not only did it not happen, but that the likelihood of their being indicted and brought to trial now that they have left office is exceedingly slim. While both men are clearly guilty of war crimes, and have in fact admitted to willful violation of international law and the US Criminal Code relating to torture and treatment of captives, and while Bush has admitted to...
  • Berkeley approves controversial library contract

    01/28/2009 2:44:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 492+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/9 | Carolyn Jones
    Berkeley -- Berkeley's city council voted early today to let the public library override the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act in order to get its checkout machines serviced.After a heated debate, the council voted 6-2, with one abstention, to grant a waiver for the library to contract with 3M, a multinational technology company, even though the firm refused to sign a form promising it does not engage in nuclear research or development.The library asked permission to sign a 5-year, $63,000 contract with 3M to maintain five self-checkout scanning machines at the main library and four branches. The Peace and Justice Commission...
  • March of the Dead to Greet Congress on Tuesday (Peacecreeps on Parade)

    01/05/2009 1:25:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,393+ views
    Progressive Democrats of America ^ | January 5, 2009 | David Swanson
    WHAT: A long column of figures dressed all in black with white death masks and bearing the names of those killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine. The march will be followed by a dramatic nonviolent action intended to awaken Congress to the need to end the wars. WHERE: The march will approach the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Ave. SE and turn north on 1st Street to pass between the Capitol and the Supreme Court, turn west on Constitution Ave. to pass the Senate office buildings, turn south to pass the west front of the Capitol, and turn east on Independence...
  • Activists to Obama: demand Israel lift Gaza siege (We'll soon find out who the real Obama is?)

    01/04/2009 5:14:19 PM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 1,292+ views
    tehran times ^ | 1/4/2008 | Open Letter
    Dear President-Elect Obama, Congratulations on your historic election as the next President of the United States. Last year, you pledged to ""take an active role, and make a personal commitment to do all I can to advance the cause of [Israeli-Palestinian] peace from the start of my Administration."" We are eager to work with you to fulfill this goal. To do so, your Administration should break with past policies of unconditional support for Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, and change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and...
  • Undoing eight years of stupid

    12/18/2008 6:55:42 PM PST · by NCjim · 85 replies · 2,315+ views
    Catoosa County News ^ | December 15, 2008 | Jeannie Babb Taylor
    On election night, hope was palpable. A sort of jittery excitement filled the air at the Catoosa Democratic Headquarters in Ringgold, Ga. A year ago, the local party was lucky to have 20 people at a breakfast meeting. Now, giddy Obama supporters edged past each other in the crowded banquet hall, sharing smiles and ogling the vast array of T-shirts and buttons. “Your grandparents were right,” read one sticker, “Vote Democratic.” For decades, this area has been Democratic. That’s the reason we are known for having some of the best public schools around. It’s the reason we have a fabulous...
  • 'Final Daze': New Hardball Feature Taunts W

    11/24/2008 4:29:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President and Mrs. Bush couldn't be handling the transition more graciously. But rather than celebrating the peaceful transfer of power that is the hallmark of our democracy, Hardball has announced a new feature, "Final Daze," intended to mock W as we count down his last weeks in office. Mike Barnicle, sitting in for Chris Matthews, announced the new segment on this evening's show. MIKE BARNICLE: And that brings us to a new, regular item we're starting tonight called "Final Daze." President Bush has 57 days left in office, and many are asking "where's Dubya?" With the economy tanking and the...
  • Class action lawsuit against world leaders on global warming

    11/06/2008 8:49:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Tree Hugger ^ | Nov 06, 2008 | Dan Bloom
    Class action lawsuit against world leaders for allowing global warming being mulled at the International Criminal Court in the Hague __ A climate activist in Boston is currently mulling creating a lawsuit in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, the Netherlands, asking for US$1 billion dollars in damages on behalf of future generations of human beings on Earth. Asking to remain anonymous for now, the green activisti says he is mulling the lawsuit with the help of a team of pro bono international lawyers to sue -- according to the proposed lawsuit's language -- "all world leaders for...
  • Newsweek/Wash Post : DEMAND BUSH AND CHENEY’S RESIGNATION (So Ridiculous)

    11/05/2008 7:12:35 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 16 replies · 2,672+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 05, 2008 | ALI ETTEFAGH
    Today will inevitably turn into a day of expectations, forward presumptions and various kinds of games, guesses and guarded spin. It will not be a surprise to read forecasts about the next election in 2012, even though Job Number One for the president-elect will be damage repair.
  • Armed man waving flag shuts down highway [SANTA BARBARA, Calif.]

    11/03/2008 9:32:07 AM PST · by Hadean · 108 replies · 4,617+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Nov. 03, 2008
    A masked man waving an American flag and holding a handgun on a Santa Barbara freeway overpass has shut down Highway 101 for nearly two hours. Police Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte says the man is on the La Cumbre Avenue overpass wearing a ski mask and brown fatigues. He's waving an American flag in one hand and a handgun in the other. No shots have been fired. The freeway has been shut down in both directions...The police special weapons team and a crisis negotiation team is on the scene.
  • Gunman on 101 Freeway overpass in Santa Barbara is arrested (Obama supporter)

    11/03/2008 3:43:12 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 21 replies · 1,438+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/3/08 | Victoria Kim
    A masked gunman who was waving an American flag on a freeway overpass in Santa Barbara was in police custody after an hours-long standoff that shut down the freeway in both directions and caused a rush-hour traffic snarl, officials said. The man, 28-year-old Edward Van Tassel, first handed over his handgun to authorities and asked for a Barack Obama sign, which he posted on a chain-link fence on the overpass along with the flag he was holding, said Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte of the Santa Barbara Police Department. The freeway was reopened shortly after the incident was resolved. No shots...
  • Wonkette Suggests Trig Wishes He'd Been Aborted

    11/01/2008 12:48:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,211+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/1/08 | Mark Finkelstein
    There really are no words, though I suppose we'll manage to find some. Wonkette, which bills itself as "the DC Gossip," and is the creation of Ana Marie Cox, now gone on to bigger things at Time, has this photograph up of Trig Palin, dressed for Halloween as an elephant and being held in the loving embrace of one of his sisters. [H/t Damian at Conservathink.] Wonkette appends its comment, suggesting—and there really is no way to sugar coat it—that given the choice Trig would rather have been aborted: Little baby Trig must be so glad he wasn’t aborted for...