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  • Obama Trolls On Free Republic (Vanity)

    12/25/2008 1:29:51 PM PST · by jveritas · 499 replies · 8,802+ views
    December 25 2008 | jveritas
    They tell us that they did not vote for Obama BUT: 1. They want him to succeed. 2. He seems to be a Centrist. 3. We should not treat him like the Left has treated President Bush Do we want him to succeed in implementing a socialist agenda and wealth redistribution? NO Do we want him to succeed in giving the abortionists more power than they ever had? NO Do we want him to succeed in implementing an appeasement and surrender foreign policy? NO Do we want him to succeed in appointing the most left wing Supreme Court and federal...
  • O’Malley: $130 Million Poured into Baltimore a ‘Spit in a Bucket’

    05/03/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said the $130 million poured into Baltimore by government is “a spit in the bucket.” When host Chuck Todd asked, “This morning The Washington Post has this headline, ‘Why couldn’t 130 million transform Baltimore’s poorest places?’ One-hundred-thirty million dollars was poured into this community over the last twenty years. Are we not spending the money correctly? What are we getting wrong here? Money has been there. What do we get wrong?”
  • Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer

    05/03/2015 8:35:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 05/03/15 | Patrick Whittle
    New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service said the money it had been using to pay for the monitors — trained workers who collect data on fishing trips — will be needed for other obligations. That means groundfishermen who catch fish like cod, haddock and pollock in New England waters will likely have to start paying the cost around August. The new expense is coming at a...
  • False Fears About Free Trade

    05/03/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a durable strategy that they can't relinquish -- even though it usually fails. If you're going to make a horror movie, you need a villain who can make your blood run cold. Despite endless efforts to pump this one up, the audience mostly yawns. Americans have gotten too used to the obvious benefits of trade to be terrified by German cars, Canadian oil or Chinese toys. The Obama administration is currently negotiating with 11 other nations on a Trans-Pacific...
  • Pres. Candidate Bernie Sanders: $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Lower Youth Unemployment

    05/03/2015 5:37:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/02/2015 | by Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said at a town hall meeting the minimum wage should be raised to $15 per hour and advocated for expanding Social Security benefits.“If one person is making $18 million and another person is making $118,000 a year, who pays more into Social Security? Neither, they’re paying the same because there is a cap upon which after you, at a certain level, you don’t pay anything more and that level is about $118,000,” Sanders said at the meeting in Washington.“If you lift that cap, and you don’t have to start at $119,000, you can...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Video Response to Kerry)

    05/02/2015 1:08:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on its 30th anniversary.
  • Windfall at Bernie's: Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours

    05/01/2015 1:51:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/1/2015 | Dan Merica
    Bernie Sanders' nascent presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised more than $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, a number that far outpaces what Republican presidential hopefuls posted in their first day. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, kicked off his dark horse campaign for the Democratic nomination on Thursday with an email to supporters and a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. Since then, more than 100,000 people signed up for the campaign and 35,000 people donated money, according to a campaign press release. The average donation was $43.54. "This is a remarkable start...
  • Elizabeth Warren Could Learn a Thing Or Two About Banking From the Chinese

    05/01/2015 2:50:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2015 | John Merline
    China is trying to fix its banking system. Not by piling on more regulations in the name of protecting consumers and the financial markets. Instead, it's trying to inject more free-market competition into the system so as to improve its stability and efficiency.
  • Dem 2016 Hopeful Blasts Hillary Clinton for Foundation Scandals, No Accomplishments at State Dept

    05/01/2015 4:30:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 30, 2015 | Staff
    Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he is not convinced Hillary Clinton will be the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Clinton faces a primary challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and potentially Chafee himself. When asked about Clinton being pushed further to the left, Chafee brought up the scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation and lack of accomplishments. “I would argue that between what’s happening internationally in her tenure as Secretary of State, no real accomplishments, and now these new allegations coming out about the Clinton foundation and the book coming out next week. These are real,” Chafee said.
  • Martin O’Malley hurts nonexistent presidential chances with Baltimore visit

    04/30/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    hotair ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you haven’t heard, Martin O’Malley is looking at challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrats’ nomination next year. (And judging by the media coverage, you may not have heard unless your last name is O’Malley.) Another thing to be aware of when it comes to O’Malley is that he is a former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, so when the riots broke out this was clearly an appropriate place for him to show up and comment. Or at least somebody on his staff seemed to think so. But as it turned out, not all of the residents...
  • Hillary Clinton welcomes Bernie Sanders to the arena

    04/30/2015 12:15:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-30-15 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton welcomed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ entrance into the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, tweeting “I agree with Bernie. Focus must be on helping America’s middle class.” “GOP would hold them back,” she tweeted.
  • Video: Alan Grayson: No to ‘Fast Track,’ No to Trade Treachery

    04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apri. 29, 2015
    I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
  • Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes

    04/12/2015 9:16:07 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 84 replies
    Senate Budget Committee ^ | April 09, 2015
    Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes BURLINGTON, Vt., April 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Budget Committee ranking member, today issued the following statement on new data showing the extent to which some American companies are avoiding taxes: “I applaud Citizens for Tax Justice for releasing new data today revealing the unfairness of our tax system and the fact that a number of the biggest and most-well known corporations in America continue to pay little or nothing in taxes. At a time when we have massive wealth and income inequality, and when corporate profits are soaring, it...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Says He Will Seek Democratic Nomination For President

    04/29/2015 6:39:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo! ^ | 39 minutes ago
    Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described socialist and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, he told U.S. media on Wednesday. "I believe (voters) want a fundamental change so that government works for ordinary Americans and not just billionaires," Sanders told USA Today. He said he would make the announcement official on Thursday. Sanders also told the Associated Press in an interview he was running for president. With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looming as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, few other candidates have...
  • Just how big of a problem is Bernie Sanders going to be for Hillary Clinton?

    04/30/2015 9:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Bernie Sanders just announced that he is running for President in 2016. The conventional wisdom shared not just by conservatives but many Democrats is that self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is so unrepresentative of mainstream American political thought that he cannot pose a serious threat to Hillary Clinton. ItÂ’s true that the former secretary of state remains the prohibitive favorite to win her partyÂ’s nomination in 2016, and there isnÂ’t much evidence beyond the anecdotal that suggests Democrats are uncomfortable anointing her Barack ObamaÂ’s chosen successor. That dynamic might change, however, if Sanders runs against Clinton in a manner...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders’ Wife May Have Defrauded State Agency, Bank

    03/26/2015 7:57:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Blake Neff and Peter Fricke
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation indicate that the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have been able to use her clout to get away with loan fraud, nearly bankrupting the small college she was president of and collecting a sizable severance package in the process.These revelations come amid growing speculation that Sen. Sanders, a self-described socialist who has blasted the U.S. government asan oligarchy run by billionaires and railed against the golden parachutes received by top corporate executives, will contend for the Democratic presidential nomination.Jane Sanders was the president of tiny Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont for seven years,...
  • Man held without bail in stabbing of Randolph gas station clerk

    04/29/2015 8:17:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 04/29/2015 | Mary Whitfill
    Daniel J. Washington, 50,pleaded innocent in Quincy District Court Wednesday to charges stemming from the Monday attack, which left 35-year-old Ismail Fnu in critical condition at a Boston hospital the Enterprise reported Wednesday. Police say Washington stabbed Fnu and beat him with a bat during a robbery at S & J Service Station, 733 South Main St., around 2 p.m. Monday. (Washington) is being held without bail until a May 11 hearing to determine if he is a danger to the public.
  • Demonstrators marching in Boston

    04/29/2015 4:34:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/29/15 | Travis Andersen, Steve Annear and Evan Allen
    More than 500 demonstrators gathered behind Boston police headquarters in Roxbury Wednesday night to show solidarity with those in Baltimore protesting the death of Freddie Gray. As organizers prepared to begin the rally around 6 p.m., Boston police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross waded into the crowd to shake hands with organizer Brock Satter. “I’m a student of history,” Gross told Satter. “If people didn’t protest what they felt was injustice, I wouldn’t be here in his capacity today as chief.” The rally then began with a call and response chant of “Hands up!” “Don’t shoot,” and Satter laid out the demands...
  • Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run

    04/28/2015 2:12:35 PM PDT · by yuffy · 100 replies
    VPR ^ | 48 minutes ago | By Bob Kinzel
    VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks. Audio from this story will be posted at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. Sanders' entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party. Sanders' basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in...
  • Joe Scarborough Rips Liberal Media 'Bowing Down' on Clinton Cash

    04/28/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by yuffy · 7 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 28, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT | By Scott Whitlock
    A fiery Joe Scarborough on Tuesday denounced the media's double standard when it comes to investigating the scandal engulfing the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings. An angry Scarborough erupted "The Clintons have made $150 million over the past decade because of contacts they made during public service!" He described the typical journalist reaction as "Let's bow down before Bill and Hillary, because if we ask the same questions of them that we ask of every other politician, then oh, my God! We have crossed a line!" Scarborough's outburst was a result of Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski's skeptical questioning of Clinton...
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Tamerlan’s wife researched martyrdom

    04/28/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 10:31 AM EDT
    A computer expert testifying for the defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says his brother Tamerlan’s wife did research on her computer to try to find out what the rewards would be for the wife of someone who dies as a martyr fighting in a holy war. Mark Spencer testified Tuesday that Katherine Russell’s computer showed search terms more than a year before the bombings that included: “rewards for wife of mujahedeen” and “if your husband becomes a shahid what are the rewards for you?” …
  • Elizabeth Warren's team reportedly thinks she 'can get Hillary to do whatever the hell she wants'

    04/27/2015 2:27:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    Buisness Insider ^ | Apr. 27, 2015 | Leslie Larson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) reportedly plans to use her influence in the Senate to make Hillary Clinton become her type of presidential candidate. In a New Yorker profile published on Monday, an unnamed Warren adviser told Ryan Lizza that the senator "can get Hillary to do whatever the hell she wants." Accordingly, the source said, there's no reason for Warren to challenge Clinton's bid for the White House. "I think she's in a beautiful position right now because she can get Hillary to do whatever the hell she wants," the adviser said. "Now the question is, will Hillary stick to...
  • Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton's embrace of her populist message: 'Eh'

    04/27/2015 2:00:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | April 27, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    Is Hillary Clinton co-opting Elizabeth Warren’s progressive message? Warren has a one-word answer: “Eh.” The Massachusetts senator and liberal hero added to her inscrutable initial response in an interview with the New Yorker: “She’s laying out her vision for the country and she deserves an opportunity to do that.” But the opaqueness of her answer will raise eyebrows about Warren’s role as a Democratic party powerbroker as she continues to put pressure on Clinton from the left. As Clinton turns towards populism to shore up the Democratic base in her run for the White House, her rhetoric increasingly sounds like...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Wife says Tamerlan home for bombings

    04/27/2015 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2015 4:59 PM EDT
    A woman has testified that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife texted her the day of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings to say as far as she knew, her husband was at home at the time of the attacks. Gina Crawford is the best friend of Katherine Russell, Tamerlan’s wife. She testified Monday for the defense in the federal death penalty trial of Tamerlan’s younger brother, Dzhokhar. The brothers committed the bombings together. Dzhokhar was convicted of all 30 charges against him, and jurors will decide whether to sentence him to life in prison or to death. Tamerlan was killed days after the...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Politicians, 'Profiteers,' And Public Health

    04/27/2015 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Naloxone isn’t magic, but its power to rescue a heroin user from the brink of death can certainly seem miraculous. The anti-overdose drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, is easy to administer and has saved thousands of lives. First responders are often awestruck at how swiftly it can revive a dying addict."It's just incredible," the deputy fire chief of Revere, Mass., marveled in a public-radio interview last year. "There's somebody who's on the ground who's literally dead. They have no pulse. Sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're black. And you administer this stuff and sometimes in a minute or...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/26/2015 2:42:02 PM PDT · by yuffy · 17 replies
    myfoxboston ^ | Posted: Apr 24, 2015 5:25 PM CDT
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • Liberal Indian War On Adam Sandler Is A Political Hit Job

    04/26/2015 12:03:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The current Indian War against Adam Sandler is a liberal rich-kid conspiracy to shut down populist conservative voices. This week, comedy filmmaker Sandler was roasted in the liberal press for allegedly demeaning Indians and women in his upcoming straight-to-Netflix Western “The Ridiculous Six.” About twelve Indian actors, extras and crew members staged a walk-out on the set because of some jokes in the movie. Here are the jokes that caused the actors to blow their little bighorn ...
  • Warren to Obama: Stop making 'untrue' trade claims

    04/26/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/15 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told President Obama on Saturday he was making “untrue” claims about his opponents — including herself. The feud between Obama and the left continued Saturday, when Warren and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on the president to immediately declassify the negotiating terms of a pending trade deal with a host of nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In an effort to push through trade legislation that would help finalize the deal, Obama has blasted critics on the left, saying they are “wrong” and “don’t know what they’re talking about.” Liberal critics of the trade deal have...
  • It Won’t Be Hillary (she's doomed and the Rats don't have anybody else alert)

    04/25/2015 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Peter Schweizer’s book will finish off doomed Clinton campaign. Who else do Dems have? Honestly, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign won’t go any further than — if it even gets as far as — her ill-fated 2008 attempt at returning to the White House. After all, Clinton isn’t a more attractive candidate now than she was then, and after two terms of a failed Democrat president one would think it would require a candidate with real political skill to keep a Democrat installed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Clinton, unlike her glib husband, has no such...
  • Liberal Professor Tells White Male Students To Commit Suicide To Benefit Society (+ Commentary)

    04/26/2015 9:58:44 AM PDT · by pinochet · 35 replies
    News Busters and Self
    I just want to revisit this story from 2013, when a Massachussetts liberal professor, Noel Ignatiev, called for white men to commit suicide. Here is a link to the story. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/25/liberal-professor-tells-white-male-students-commit-suicide-benefit-so Professor Ignatiev was simply articulating the values of the Democratic Party, with more honesty than most Democrat politicians and DNC strategists. Here is what he said: "...If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex...
  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    04/25/2015 6:10:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social media posts have highlighted connections between Boston-area mosques and terrorists and suspected terrorists, despite efforts locally to denounce them.
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/25/2015 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 4/24/15
    The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team's...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • Electronic Dance Music Festivals Fraught With 'White Privilege' (Binghamton University)

    04/24/2015 1:13:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    The Binghampton Univeristy Pipe Dream ^ | April 23, 2015 | Chelsea Desruisseaux
    As an avid fan of house music and member of Binghamton University’s Hoop Troop, I’m almost the typical attendant of EDM festivals. However, my experience at this past summer’s Electric Forest Festival proved to me that so many white people just don’t get it. Because I am a person of color, what should have been an exhilarating adventure turned out to be a nightmare. I faced covert racism and microaggressions from pseudo-hippies that left me cynical about festival culture and colorblindness among the younger generation. Festivals such as Coachella have already received backlash for the cultural appropriation of Native American...
  • It’s a Small Minority After All

    04/24/2015 6:54:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Liberals have long wanted you to believe there’s a consensus in America for redefining marriage, but now they are going global! Last month, Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, along with a team of foreign law experts, submitted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to join the “emerging global consensus” for same-sex marriage — essentially arguing that since most countries in the world are jumping off this moral cliff, why shouldn’t we? If that philosophy — which most of our mothers warned us against as children — wasn’t weak enough, they also need to dust off their World Book...
  • Tom Brady Doesn't Join Patriots at White House

    04/23/2015 3:16:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/23/15
    he Super Bowl champion Patriots visited the White House on Thursday, but they did so without the player who was arguably the most important in getting them there. Quarterback Tom Brady did not join his teammates to meet with President Obama due to a prior family commitment, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin and others reported.
  • MIT Students Claim Israel Celebration Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”

    04/23/2015 3:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/23/15 | Daniel Mael
    On Thursday, the State of Israel is celebrating her 67th birthday. Naturally, pro-Israel college students nationwide have organized celebratory gatherings – ranging from guest speakers to culturally (read: food) oriented events.On Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus, the planned celebration was not without controversy and dissent.On April 20th, the student group Palestine@MIT issued an “open letter” decrying an Israel Independence Day celebration scheduled to take place during SpringFest. Palestine@MIT went as far as to claim that the event makes them feel “unsafe.” The Israeli Independence Day raises politically sensitive questions given that it just so happens to represent the 1948 Palestinian...
  • David Frum: Elizabeth Warren is probably going to run

    04/23/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following a brief feint in which the White House masterfully exploited the servility of congressional Republicans to create the impression that Barack Obama was still firmly in command of the country’s destiny, the revolt of liberal lawmakers over a proposed free trade has made it clear that the president is very much a lame duck. The internecine fight among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to the status as chief liberal opponent of a Democratic White House. “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said...
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Boston Marathon Jihad Murderer Tsarnaev Unrepentant

    04/23/2015 3:24:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    As prosecutors argued Wednesday that Boston Marathon jihad mass murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get the death penalty, they released a video of the young jihadi three months after his attack, looking into the security camera in his cell, primping his hair in the reflection, and then flashing the V sign and then giving his middle finger to his jailers.
  • Defiant Boston Marathon murderer gives finger to his jailers

    04/22/2015 7:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    What no one understands is that there is no chance that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ever be repentant, no matter how many stories of ruined lives that he hears. This is because he believes that in his murders he did a righteous deed before Allah, who commands Muslims to kill Infidels in his cause. To be repentant, he would have to cease being a Muslim, because it is his Islamic faith that makes him think he did the right thing at the Boston Marathon. But because no one wants to face the reality that Islam had anything to do with his...
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And They’re in Our Universities.

    04/22/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Why must history perpetually repeat itself? It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad – as some recent developments illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel. ... In his seminal history The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, the universities became centers...
  • Tsarnaev gives finger to prison camera; jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo

    04/21/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Denise Lavoie/AP
    BOSTON (AP) — First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutors pulled out the photo they saved for last: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to the security camera in his jail cell. “This is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — unconcerned, unrepentant and unchanged,” federal prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini told the jury that will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bomber’s trial opened in dramatic fashion Tuesday, with prosecutors portraying Tsarnaev as a coldblooded killer and “America’s worst...
  • Patrick comes full circle on Romney's Bain Capital

    04/21/2015 7:36:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/21 | peter lucas
    It came as no real surprise that former Gov. Deval Patrick ended up working for a major investment firm. Patrick all along made no secret that he needed to make some money after he left the governor's office following two four-year terms. The only surprise came when it was announced that the investment firm was Bain Capital, the giant investment company that former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney helped start, and that ended up making Romney a millionaire many times ove -romneys-bain-capital#ixzz3XxFmsJIp
  • These Blue States Have Tried the Elizabeth Warren Model. Their Residents Are Fleeing.

    04/19/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | april 19, 2015 | stephen moore
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in new social programs paid for with higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their wealthy residents. How did it work out? Almost all of these states lag behind the national average in growth of jobs and incomes. So, if income redistribution policies are the solution to shrinking the gap between rich...
  • Were Kerry's Ancestors Drug Runners?

    10/11/2004 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Tulsa Brian · 12 replies · 794+ views
    world i.q..com | 10/10/04 | unlisted
    Definition of Forbes family This article is about the Forbes family related to US Senator John Kerry. For information about the Forbes family associated with Forbes magazine, see Forbes family (publishers). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Forbes family of China and Boston, of which US Senator John Forbes Kerry and John Murray Forbes are members, amassed a huge fortune in the China trade, initially trading North American furs and manufactured goods for tea and other goods from China. Forbes also made a considerable fortune smuggling opium during the Opium Wars. The British wanted to keep a monopoly on supplying the Chinese with opium...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...