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  • NBC Accuses Federal Judge of Bringing Politics Into Courtroom By Questioning Obama

    04/05/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams accused a federal judge of bringing politics into the judicial process simply by ordering the Justice Department to explain controversial comments President Obama made against the Supreme Court: "Politics are ideally supposed to stay out of the nation's courtrooms, but that's not what happened this week in a federal courtroom in Texas." In report that followed, correspondent Pete Williams proclaimed: "The political controversy spilled into a Texas federal court, where the rules are designed to filter out politics, interrupting arguments about a challenge to part of the Obama health care law." Williams...
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • N.H. mom on Ron Paul: ‘Feel like he’s talking to me’

    12/20/2011 6:38:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul, surging in Iowa just two weeks ahead of the Hawkeye state’s famed caucus, could also get a lift in New Hampshire from undecided GOP voters who seek a straight-talking candidate, Granite State voter Deborah Bouchard-Smith told the Herald. But her husband Ken Smith’s objections to Paul’s tactics and platform suggest the primary rollercoaster ride is far from over. The Herald is tracking the undecided Smith family as they make their choice in the heated Republican primary. “When listening to Newt Gingrich talk, I feel like I’m listening to a politician. But when I hear Ron...
  • The Authoritarian Temptation

    08/17/2011 8:57:45 AM PDT · by CDB · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 17, 2011 | Tony Blankley
    In the weeks during and since the debt-ceiling debate, the media, pushed by the Democratic Party, has peddled the propaganda that our government is broken -- because the Republicans in the House of Representatives negotiated a better deal than the liberals wanted. snip Abraham Lincoln could have been thinking of Thomas Friedman when he worried out loud in the Gettysburg Address whether any nation "conceived in liberty...could long endure." Lincoln then called the nation to the "unfinished work" of maintaining a nation "of the people, by the people and for the people." That work goes on today.
  • Houston Freepers - What the Heck?!

    01/01/2011 12:37:06 PM PST · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 52 replies
    me | 1/1/11 | me
    Imagine my surprise when I opened the Houston Chronicle to find this! China Daily
  • Return With Us Now To the Peaceful Protest Imagery Of the Bush Years

    03/29/2010 11:23:32 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Mar 29th 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    With all the tales in the Old Media of the supposed violence committed by Tea Partiers going on since Obama’s takeover of our nation’s healthcare system, I thought it might be instructive to recall how hate-filled the unhinged left is in America today. A year ago, the good folks at Zomblog assembled a great series of photos showing the mental derangement exhibited by the human detritus at those once ubiquitous anti-war rallies that the distempered left hosted so often between the years 2003 and 2009… you know, those anti-war rallies that totally disappeared after Obama took office even as the...
  • Wikipedia Fraud and why Conservatives Should Act

    09/04/2009 10:53:09 PM PDT · by tornadochaser · 11 replies · 841+ views
    Useful Fools Blog ^ | September 4, 2009 | John Moore
    Wikipedia is an important web resource that serves as an encyclopedia for far too many people. Wikipedia is open to editing by anyone, and is the largest encyclopedia in existence. Unfortunately, as with many good things, the leftists have ruined it in areas of controversy, by aggressively editing articles, and persistently fighting to keep their own viewpoint dominant. I was reminded of this today when reading the article on the so-called “Winter Soldier Investigation” - a 1971 propaganda travesty orchestrated by Jane Fonda, John Kerry and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The purpose of this staged event was to...
  • Immigration Debate Tied to Rise in Hate Crimes

    06/17/2009 5:42:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 722+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2009 | Spencer S. Hsu
    U.S. civil rights leaders said yesterday that an increase in hate crimes committed in recent years against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants "correlates closely" to the nation's increasingly contentious debate over immigration. Hate crimes targeting Hispanic Americans rose 40 percent from 2003 to 2007, the most recent year for which FBI statistics are available, from 426 to 595 incidents, marking the fourth consecutive year of increases. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund issued a report that faulted anti-immigrant rhetoric in the media and mobilization of extremist groups on the Internet. The conference said that some groups...
  • AP IMPACT: Mexico's Weapons Cache Stymies Tracing

    05/06/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT · by james500 · 70 replies · 2,576+ views
    Deep inside a heavily guarded military warehouse, the evidence of Mexico's war on drug cartels is stacked two stories high: tens of thousands of seized weapons, from handguns and rifles to AK-47s, some with gun sights carved into the shape of a rooster or a horse's head. The vault nestled in a Mexican military base is the government's largest stash of weapons — some 88,537 of them — seized from brutal drug gangs. The Associated Press was recently given rare and exclusive access to the secure facility. ... It's less clear how cartels are getting military-grade weapons. Amid the shelves...
  • Top U.N. Official Accuses U.S. of Inhuman 'Atrocities' in Iraq, Afghanistan

    03/06/2009 1:07:26 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 1,395+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-05-09 | Ben Evansky
    A top U.N. official accused the United States of committing inhuman "atrocities" in Iraq and Afghanistan during a speech Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. "The aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan and their occupations constitute atrocities that must be condemned and repudiated by all who believe in the rule of law in international relations," said U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. • Click here to see the speech. D'Escoto claimed that U.S. actions have directly led to more than a million Iraqi civilian deaths since 2003, a vastly inflated figure that does not correspond with the...
  • Obama Gets Strong Support in Poll

    03/03/2009 9:16:59 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 101 replies · 2,988+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/3/09
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama enjoys widespread backing from a frightened American public for his ambitious, front-loaded agenda, a new poll indicates. He is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.
  • Israel can't bomb its way to peace (Mega Barf)

    01/01/2009 11:39:33 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 669+ views
    latimes.com ^ | January 1, 2009 | Rosa Brooks
    It's a new year in an old and bloody world. In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades. Israel has justified its bombardment of Gaza on the grounds that Hamas broke a fragile, temporary cease-fire. The Israeli government is right to consider Hamas' rocket attacks on Israeli civilians inexcusable, but the timing of the Israeli military offensive has more to do with politics than anything else. Ehud Barak, Israel's Labor Party defense minister, and Tzipi Livni, the foreign minister from the centrist Kadima party, are both contenders for prime minister...
  • Conservative Movement: Lacking the Passion to Win?

    11/26/2008 9:04:40 AM PST · by masonking21 · 48 replies · 762+ views
    ALG News ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2008 | Alex Rosenwald
    "Bluntly put, those who refuse to believe that mass media propaganda is not a problem in America today, really need to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. Because if it is not addressed by those in top leadership positions, America could well wind up with one party rule for generations to come."
  • Election spurs 'hundreds' of race threats, crimes

    11/15/2008 12:04:54 PM PST · by Lorianne · 111 replies · 2,364+ views
    AP ^ | 15 November 2008 | Jesse Washington
    Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders. There have been "hundreds" of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence...
  • What Are Rich People Thinking? (Rich Obama supporters love paying higher taxes)

    11/10/2008 7:17:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 60 replies · 621+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/10/2008 | Daniel Gross
    For several years, I've been writing about Bushenfreude, the phenomenon of angry yuppies—who've hugely benefited from President Bush's tax cuts—funding angry, populist Democratic campaigns. I've theorized that people who work in financial services and related fields have become so outraged and alienated by the incompetence, crass social conservatism, and repeated insults to the nation's intelligence, of the Bush-era Republican Party, that they're voting with their hearts and heads instead of their wallets. Last week's election was perhaps Bushenfreude's grandest day. As the campaign entered its final weeks, Barack Obama, who pledged to unite the country, singled out one group of...
  • FREEPERS, URGENT: NY TIMES Alters Headline Over Bush Obama Meeting...

    11/09/2008 10:39:52 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 20 replies · 405+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | november 10, 2008 | Drudge
    TACKY: NY TIMES Alters Headline Over Bush Obama Meeting.... Follow the link from Drudge. The NY Times headline as listed in google cache reads "Obama Will Visit Bush, Watching Out for Tacks on Chairs in Oval Office." When you get to the NT Times sight the articles title reads "As the Handoff Begins, a Visit Both Historic and Perhaps Awkward." What kind of juveniles are running the NY Times? Do they really wonder why half the public of this country thinks this paper is bias and in the tank?
  • The candidate who couldn’t win did; How Barack Obama won the presidency

    11/09/2008 6:04:32 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 11 replies · 341+ views
    Clancop - wordpress ^ | November 6, 2008 | Clancop
    The Republicans were beat BADLY, and now they will spend the next few years licking their wounds while trying to figure out how a far-left radical named Barack Obama could beat an experienced and well respected national hero like John McCain. My personal opinion is that “the fix was in” the moment he was put on the ticket, and the “forces that be” within the United States put together a political machine that not only broke the rules, but crossed ethical and morals lines which shouldn’t have been crossed. Never before have I seen a politician and his supporters go...
  • The Children Are Watching (Peggy's kneepads)

    11/06/2008 9:57:00 PM PST · by pissant · 89 replies · 2,828+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/7/08 | Peggy Noonan
    You're lucky to live through big history. And you're living through it. The explosion of joy in large pockets of the country Tuesday night was beautiful to see, and moving. For me, at the end of the evening, looking at live shots of the throngs in Chicago's Grant Park, I flashed back to 1960 and how it felt, as a child, to see that the grown-ups had elected a Catholic president. I can't say we stood taller—we were Irish, we already stood tall—but yes, there was a wave of feeling: "What a country," "What a development!" The other day, when...
  • Right-wing radio feasts like its ’92

    11/05/2008 11:53:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies · 2,154+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 6, 2008 | Jessica Heslam
    Conservative talk radio yakkers took to the airwaves yesterday as though they were approaching the guillotine, all doom and gloom the morning after Barack Obama’s presidential victory. “The process of rebuilding the conservative movement has begun,” declared Rush Limbaugh. WTKK-FM (96.9) host Jay Severin played a clip of Obama’s acceptance speech, then told the president-elect to “go screw yourself.”
  • The Obama Bubble Could Cost the Democrats

    11/01/2008 10:56:07 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies · 1,945+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 02, 2008 | James Lewis
    Obama's stealth campaign has now been exposed by the New Media as just another assault on power by the old-fashioned radical Left, beefed up with race-baiting demagoguery. As a result of constant New Media exposés, the Leftwing media are now discredited and widely distrusted, and teetering on the edge of a death spiral. The New York Times' debt securities now have junk bond status from S&P. The same ideological suicide could happen to the Democratic Party itself. The Obama campaign, with its many incestuous links to "small 'c' communists" and Islamic fascists, could end up discrediting the entire Democratic Party...
  • Barack Obama lays plans to deaden expectation after election victory

    10/31/2008 3:07:43 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 69 replies · 2,303+ views
    The Times of London ^ | October 31, 2008 | Tim Reid
    Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve. The early priorities being lined up if he takes power are a mixture of symbolism and substance. He plans to make a major address in a big Muslim country early in his first term. Having pledged on the campaign trail to close Guantanamo Bay, he is also determined to make early moves to rid America of the controversial prison. Yet what to do...
  • ACLU Slams LAPD With Allegations of Racial Profiling (Blacks & Latinos Most Likely to be Stopped)

    10/21/2008 4:02:23 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 21 replies · 575+ views
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Oct 20, 2008 | NBC Los Angeles
    Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be stopped, searched and arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Earlier this year, the Police Commission was told that 252 out of 320 allegations of officers confronting someone solely because of race were unfounded. The remaining cases were dropped due to insufficient evidence or a lack of evidence of misconduct. The ACLU looked at 810,000 field stops between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004. The group found there were 4,569 stops per 10,000 black...
  • Analysts say McCain's 'socialism' claims may be a stretch

    10/18/2008 11:16:39 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 76 replies · 1,548+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 19, 2008 | By DAVE MICHAELS and TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Mourning Spews
    Analysts say McCain's 'socialism' claims may be a stretch12:25 AM CDT on Sunday, October 19, 2008By DAVE MICHAELS and TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning Newsdmichaels@dallasnews.comtgillman@dallasnews.com CONCORD, N.C. – As John McCain trails Barack Obama in swing states he needs to win to claim the presidency, his campaign has promoted the idea that his opponent's tax and health-care policies evoke socialism. The claim was made after Mr. Obama remarked in Ohio last week that he wanted to "spread the wealth around." But such comparisons to socialism gloss over important facts, analysts say. Both Mr. McCain and his running mate,...
  • McCain Adviser: BlackBerry A 'Miracle' He 'Helped Create' (Idiot Adviser Flaps Piehole)

    09/16/2008 9:49:14 AM PDT · by steve-b · 30 replies · 150+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/16/08
    McCain senior domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Tuesday the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a "miracle that John McCain helped create."...
  • Jewish voters may be wary of Palin (Media checking out her church)

    09/03/2008 10:33:33 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 89 replies · 193+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 9-2/3-08 | Ben Smith
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Barack Obama has struggled for 18 months to lock down the support of a traditionally Democratic group, Jewish voters.In the past week, John McCain may have helped Obama with his Jewish problem by choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.(snip)But Democrats hope Palin's social conservatism, her paper-thin record on Israel, and - perhaps most importantly - her cultural roots in evangelical Christianity may be a major turnoff to Jewish voters, just as Republicans have tried to reach women disappointed that Obama didn't choose Hillary Clinton,(snip)There is almost always an inverse proportion between a candidate's popularity among...
  • LAW & ORDER episode on "Christian Fanatics" (Vanity)

    03/19/2008 11:36:17 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 93 replies · 3,145+ views
    Did anyone else watch the LAW & ORDER episode on Wednesday night? I managed to catch last 30 minutes of it. Jason is accused of stoning his mother to death because she was having an affair. He is a student of a pastor who runs a Christian camp for children. DA people play a videotape of the pastor's sermon...The pastor tells the children that we are in a "war" with Islamic fanatics. He speaks out against "hypocrites". Prosecutors shake their heads...The deputy prosecutor states that one doesn't have to go to Middle East to find a school for extremists. Jason...
  • President addresses students at Colombia University (Ahmadinejad ""amid standing ovation""!!)

    09/25/2007 3:18:39 AM PDT · by Jackson Brown · 27 replies · 111+ views
    IRNA ^ | 09/23/07 | IRNA
    President addresses students at Colombia University Despite entire US media objections, negative propagation and hue and cry in recent days over IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled address at Colombia University, he gave his lecture and answered students questions here on Monday afternoon. On second day of his entry in New York, and amid standing ovation of the audience that had attended the hall where the Iranian President was to give his lecture as of early hours of the day, Ahmadinejad said that Iran is not going to attack any country in the world. Before President Ahamadinejad's address, Colombia University Chancellor...
  • The joke's on us (CBC's 'Little Mosque on the Prairie')

    01/11/2007 2:57:58 PM PST · by GMMAC · 55 replies · 1,993+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, January 11, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    The joke's on us Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Thursday, January 11, 2007 I caught the opening episode of CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie Tuesday night. It wasn't quite as bad as I'd anticipated. That is to say, it's awful, but at least my worst fears were not realized: Thanks be to Allah, there are no Jews in this sitcom. So I was spared my fantasized plot thread of a young Muslim boy and a young Jewish boy -- the son of the local rabbi, of course -- who find some quarrel in a straw, but then, through...
  • Hundreds of people protest forced disarmament program in Somalia's capital

    01/06/2007 4:59:54 AM PST · by Flavius · 3 replies · 302+ views
    canada ^ | Saturday, January 06, 2007 | Mohamed Olad Hassan, Canadian Press
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The government Saturday indefinitely postponed plans to forcibly disarm Mogadishu as hundreds of residents burned tires, looted vehicles and said they wouldn't give up their guns. One person was killed and four people were wounded during the protest. About 400 protesters gathered at Tribunka Square in a southern neighbourhood of Mogadishu, shouting "Down, down with Ethiopia," in reference to troops from the neighboring country that have been instrumental in the transitional government's takeover of the capital from Islamists who controlled it for six months. "We don't want disarmament only in Mogadishu, we want all the people...
  • Living as Muslim

    12/30/2006 4:17:16 PM PST · by A. Pole · 63 replies · 1,779+ views
    WHSV - News ^ | Dec 30, 2006 | Kelly Creswell
    The Spotswood High School students are researching the Muslim culture and finding out how much no one really knows about this culture that is sometimes is negatively stereotyped by the public. "What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Islam?" said Casey Morris. "Iraq," a fellow student replied. That's what Casey Morris hopes to eliminate through his research project, the stereotypes the public has about Muslims. Not only will he learn about the culture by wearing traditional Muslim clothing and praying five times a day, but "Also going without pork for 30 days, that's going to...
  • FAUX-TOGRAPHY A CRYING SHAME (Pali woman poses in front of 2 different destroyed "homes")

    08/10/2006 8:17:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 76 replies · 2,464+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/10/06
    Is this wailing woman from Hezbollah central casting? These pictures - taken nearly two weeks apart and which some observers say seem staged - show an unidentified woman wearing all black, raising her hands to the sky as she stands in front of different scenes of devastation, apparently in the same neighborhood. The first image, by Reuters photographer Issam Kobeisi, is dated July 22, and the caption reads, "A Lebanese woman wails after looking at the wreckage of her apartment in a building, that was demolished by the Israeli attacks in southern Beirut." The second picture, by Associated Press lensman...
  • Younger army officers also want Rumsfeld to step down (WTF?!)

    04/23/2006 8:19:21 PM PDT · by voletti · 59 replies · 1,519+ views
    Daily Times Pakistan ^ | April 24, 2006 | Khalid Hasan
    WASHINGTON: The “dump Rumsfeld” movement is gathering steam, with younger officers in military academies, armed services’ staff colleges and even command posts and mess halls calling for the ouster of the defence secretary. Last week, a group of retired US generals called for the secretary’s resignation, a call both President George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld have ignored. The president, in fact, made it a point to praise Rumsfeld’s performance. According to a report in the New York Times on Sunday, “Junior and midlevel officers are discussing whether the war plans for Iraq reflected unvarnished military advice, whether the retired generals...
  • For Washington Post Reporter: No Window into Microsoft's Motives

    03/22/2006 7:59:08 AM PST · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 541+ views
    AmericanEconomicAlert.org (Globalization Follies) ^ | Tuesday, March 21, 2006 | Alan Tonelson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Because Washington Post columnist David Broder is not a journalistic neophyte, or an ideologue, he would never write an article on George W. Bush's presidency based entirely on an interview with Vice President Cheney. Nor would he write an article on Washington lobbying based entirely on materials from convicted bribe-master Jack Abramoff. Obviously, neither source would be remotely objective. So why did Broder just write an article on high-tech immigration based solely on an interview with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, whose company's major stake in this issue has nothing to do...
  • Al Qaeda Dupes Liberal Left Into Fighting Jihad

    10/13/2005 9:29:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies · 774+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 10-14-05 | Frank Salvato
    Al Qaeda Dupes Liberal Left Into Fighting Jihad By Frank Salvato October 14, 2005 The recently released letter from Ayman al Zawahiri to Abu Musab al Zarqawi is now being painted as a forgery by al Qaeda in Iraq, Zarqawi's faction of the radical Islamist terror movement. This is understandable as it does expose many of their goals and strategies in their quest for global domination. But perhaps the most immediate reason to discredit the intercepted correspondence is that it spells out in the most simplistic of terms that they have been using the anti-war movement here in the United...
  • U.S. Accused of Making Up al-Qaida Letter

    10/13/2005 2:54:18 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,060+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Unattributed
    A posting on an Islamic Web site Thursday accused the United States of fabricating a letter in which al-Qaida's No. 2 leader asked for money and laid out the terrorist group's plans for expanding the insurgency in the Middle East. "We in al-Qaida declare that there is no truth to these claims, and they are baseless, except in the imagination of the politicians of the Black (White) House," according to the statement on a Web site known as a clearing house for al-Qaida material. The statement was signed Abu Maysara, who claims to be spokesman for al-Qaida in Iraq. It...
  • How a bad U.S. visit influenced ‘Osama’s brain’

    10/07/2005 3:15:11 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 59 replies · 2,358+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11:36 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2005 | Daniel Strieff
    Four years after President Bush launched a war to oust Osama bin Laden from his hideout in Afghanistan, many are mystified how a polite son of a millionaire construction magnate in Saudi Arabia could turn into the world’s most wanted terrorist. According to many experts, a clue may lie in the life and works of Sayyid Qutb, an Islamic ideologue who was radicalized after an overwhelmingly negative experience in the United States and later imprisoned and executed by Gamal Abdel Nasser’s regime in Egypt in 1966...Qutb’s journey to radicalism started in 1948 when the Egyptian government sent the young school...
  • 3 in 82nd Airborne Say Beating Iraqi Prisoners Was Routine

    09/24/2005 2:09:01 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 75 replies · 2,754+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/23/05 | Eric Schmitt
    Three former members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division say soldiers in their battalion in Iraq routinely beat and abused prisoners in 2003 and 2004 to help gather intelligence on the insurgency and to amuse themselves. The new allegations, the first involving members of the 82nd Airborne, are contained in a report by Human Rights Watch. The 30-page report does not identify the troops, but one is Capt. Ian Fishback, who has presented some of his allegations in letters this month to top aides of two senior Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, John Warner of Virginia and John...
  • Ripe crops languish in the fields. It's harvest time, but where are the farmworkers?

    09/18/2005 8:25:27 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 84 replies · 1,895+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/18/05 | George Raine
    It's the middle of harvest season for California raisin grapes, and only half of the farmworkers needed are in the fields. What holds for raisin grapes is happening widely in California agriculture. In the Central Valley alone, there is a shortage of from 70,000 to 80,000 workers to bring fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables to market, according to an estimate by the trade association Western Growers. Some growers are planting fewer acres than normal as they scramble to save the season. Western Growers is worried that the lack of workers -- mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America -- could...
  • Madonna: 'Katrina was worse than 9/11' (believes 9/11 was a NATURAL DISASTER!!!!!!!!)

    09/14/2005 3:40:26 PM PDT · by jdm · 155 replies · 2,822+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | September 14, 2005
    Pop superstar Madonna was left stunned by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which she describes as worse than the September 11th terrorist attacks. The singer was quizzed on the devastating floods that left much of America's deep south under water, killing thousands and robbing millions of their homes, on the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington DC. She said: "We have had another natural disaster that's kind of making that (September 11, 2001) look like nothing in comparison. Well not nothing, but it's worse in a lot of ways."
  • 9-11 Tributes & Remembrances in the Hartford Courant

    09/11/2005 8:24:49 PM PDT · by Eric · 3 replies · 341+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 11, 2005
  • America's dark underbelly (dry heave alert)

    09/10/2005 2:04:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 589+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 9/10/05 | Tim Harper
    America's underclass dies prematurely every day. They perish from diseases that take them before those who can afford better health care. They succumb to the violence that takes the young in too many neighbourhoods. They are casualties of rampant drug use born of despair. But, until last week, they did not die in such numbers, 24 hours per day on cable TV news. Their bodies didn't lie unattended on city streets or wash up in floodwaters. They weren't herded into areas of unimaginable squalor because they didn't have the means to do better. Hurricane Katrina has exposed America's cursed underbelly,...
  • From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, US image as invincible fades

    09/10/2005 2:03:02 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 643+ views
    From the Sept.11 terrorist attacks in 2001 to the Iraq war and the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the image of the United States as the invincible superpower has been weakening over the past few years, European analysts said.
  • 9/11 a US plot, newspaper claims

    09/08/2005 4:50:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies · 531+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9th September 2005 | Cameron Stewart
    AUSTRALIA'S most radical Islamic group has defied John Howard by launching a provocative public campaign to persuade Muslims the 9/11 terror attacks were a massive US-inspired conspiracy. The latest edition of a new Islamic newspaper launched by fundamentalist Melbourne-based Sheik Mohammed Omran's Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaah Association argues that a plane did not crash into the Pentagon in Washington in the September 11 attacks and that the story was instead a major hoax. The contentious move by the group comes despite the Prime Minister calling for the nation's Islamic leaders to avoid making inflammatory comments about terrorism. Sheik Omran was last...
  • --> USA Today gives front cover to DNC as propaganda tool

    06/08/2005 8:21:58 AM PDT · by woodb01 · 11 replies · 460+ views
    www.nodnc.com ^ | June 8, 2005
    http://www.nodnc.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=296 June 8, 2005 - USA Today gives front cover to DNC as propaganda toolWith political races getting underway for the 2006 elections, the democrat media machine is ramping up in full force.  USA Today's cover page, above the fold, showcases a photograph of Kathleen Harris.  The former election official who insisted that Florida obey its own elections law.  Unfortunately, the USA Today reporter and editor must have agonized for hours to find the worst possible picuture they could find anywhere.  Right below that, we see a picture of President Bush, and although he is smiling, someone certainly went...
  • Fertile crescent

    12/26/2003 4:01:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 430+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/26/03 | TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    Marisol Rivera spent Christmas Day much as she had in years past, preparing breakfast and watching as her four children excitedly opened their gifts. Yet despite the familiar ritual, the holiday now has little religious significance for the 32-year-old from Queens. Last January, Rivera converted to Islam - joining more than 30,000 Americans who make the same leap each year, helping make Islam one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States. "I felt drawn to Islam," said Rivera, fingering a gold charm that spells Allah in Arabic. "I felt it was something I could practice and apply in my...