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  • ACLU of Wash. sues King Co. over bus ad ban

    01/19/2011 3:58:13 PM PST · by epithermal · 13 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | January 19, 2011 | AP
    SEATTLE -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is suing King County over its refusal to place advertisements critical of the Israeli government on Metro buses. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court says Metro had a long history of allowing noncommercial advertisements on its buses, and that makes the buses a traditional public forum. The ACLU says the county's refusal to run ads that said "Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax Dollars at Work" violates the First Amendment rights of the group that sought to run the ads. The county received complaints asking officials to block the ad from...
  • Effort To Blur Party Lines At State Of The Union Gaining Momentum (The Kumbaya Moment Continues)

    01/14/2011 8:19:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2011 | by Autria Thuman
    <p>A proposal by Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., for bipartisan seating during the annual State of Union address is picking up support. The plan, that would sit Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should-to-shoulder during the President's address, is getting the thumbs up from both sides of the aisle and even right down the middle.</p>
  • R.I. governor defends talk radio ban; says may be temporary

    01/13/2011 11:04:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 25 replies ^ | January 13, 2011 | Katherine Gregg and TOM MOONEY
    With his talk-radio avoidance policy making the national news and rating the second-highest placed headline on the Drudge Report Wednesday, Governor Chafee is defending his decision. In an interview Wednesday, Chafee denied speculation that the policy had anything to do with the harsh criticism that some of the state’s conservative talk-show hosts had been flinging his way in the wake of his move to rescind his predecessor’s executive order on illegal immigration. “We just want to focus on the job at hand, getting the economy rolling again, and we can’t be diverted with all the nonsense on talk radio,” he...
  • Cops: Man died from ‘party game’ gone wrong

    01/08/2011 6:10:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Brian Stanley
    Two people are facing criminal charges after a “party game” gone wrong ended in a man’s death. Authorities said Jimmy Mounts, 27, of Romeoville, was at a garage party in the 2000 block of Waterford in Crest Hill Sept. 25 when he starting offering other guests $5 if they could take a punch from 21-year-old Tiffany Startz, of Joliet. John A. Powell, 25, who was 5-foot-8 and weighed 140 pounds, took Mounts’ wager and stood before the 5-foot-5, 142-pound Startz, police said. Witnesses told police Startz swung and hit Powell once in the face. He collected his money from Mounts...
  • Might Gays Be Better Soldiers? (Barf)

    01/01/2011 12:21:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Cord Jefferson
    With the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” looking imminent, the next question on America’s mind is what a military with openly gay soldiers will look like. Most experts, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, believe that a repeal of the discriminatory law won’t at all endanger the military’s stability. And a large majority of enlisted troops agree with them. But what if a military that welcomes gays and lesbians with open arms doesn’t just not fall part, but actually shows remarkable improvement? For decades now, scientists seeking to understand why people...
  • Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos....

    12/17/2010 3:04:54 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17 December 2010 | Daily Mail Staff
    Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill. And tonight the nation was braced for another 10in of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures - with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned. The Arctic conditions are set to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond and as temperatures plummeted to -10c (14f) the Met...
  • Bay Area activist working to put Arizona-style immigration law on California ballot

    11/25/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by epithermal · 18 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/23/2010 | Matt O'Brien
    BELMONT -- A Republican activist is raising signatures to place an Arizona-style immigration law on the California ballot in 2012. The proposition would require all state and local police officers to investigate the immigration status of those they stop if they have reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. It would make it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work while concealing their immigration status. In addition, it would make it a state crime for an employer to hire an undocumented immigrant, whether the hiring happens intentionally or negligently. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced...
  • Whoopi: O’Reilly Implied Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul Jabar Behind 9/11 Attacks

    11/15/2010 8:12:24 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies ^ | 11-15-10
    What he had said was too volitile and I felt that his statement, which I won't repeat, seems wrong to me because Muhammad Ali is a Muslim. Is he responsible? Is that what you're saying, Bill, that it was him or Kareem Abdul Jabar? You mean they did that?
  • US bans printer cartridges from passenger planes

    11/08/2010 10:40:01 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | November 8, 2010 | BBC News
    The US has banned toner and ink cartridges from passenger aircraft in the wake of last month's bomb plot. In addition, cargo flights from Somalia and Yemen are banned, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. High risk cargo will receive extra screening and parcels must be screened and certified to have come via an established shipper, she said. The strictures come after bombs hidden in cartridges were intercepted on route from Yemen to the US in cargo planes. The printer cartridge ban affects cartridges over 16 ounces.
  • Arianna Huffington paying for 10,000 New Yorkers' buses to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert D.C. rally

    10/30/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    Daily News ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Millionaire blogger Arianna Huffington is picking up the bus fare for more than 10,000 New Yorkers headed Saturday to Comedy Central's "Rally to Restore Sanity." "It was a moment of irrational exuberance," Huffington joked in an interview with the Daily News, admitting she never expected so many people to take her up on the offer.
  • CNN Anchor Claims Christine O’Donnell is ‘Arrogant’ For Praying Over Campaign

    10/27/2010 9:05:40 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 36 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/26/2010 | Erin Brown
    Conservative Delaware senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, a popular target of the mainstream media, was questioned on CNN’s “American Morning” for her statements about faith and prayer in her interview with Christian Broadcasting Network White House Correspondent David Brody. The Christian candidate cited prayer as playing a central role in her campaign, and her comments drew raised eyebrows over at CNN.
  • Let’s do the Barney Frank Dance

    10/21/2010 7:58:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Fantastic video! See Barney "dance" around the issues. The only thing which would make this video better would be photoshopping a tutu on that "happy kind of guy" Barney. Video by the Sean Bielat campaign....follow the link....
  • Over 50 Memphians Travel to Rally in D.C

    10/01/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies ^ | Friday, 01 Oct 2010, 5:55 PM CDT | Les Smith
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - More than 50 Memphians are on a long bus ride, they hope will eventually pay-off in more job opportunities for Memphis and Shelby County. They'll be part of thousands expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the "One Nation Coming Together" rally tomorrow. Mass demonstrations in Washington D.C for decades, whether about civil rights, war, poverty or collective dissatisfaction with governmental policy, these forms of usually non-violent protest have symbolically served as clarion calls for action. More than 50 Memphians boarded an NAACP chartered bus Friday morning to participate in the latest example...
  • Clarice's Pieces: Make Way for Hillary?

    09/26/2010 3:40:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Obama, Pelosi, and Reid shoved the hated ObamaCare legislation through the world's greatest deliberative body, and we are seeing the results. As my friend Rick Ballard says, "Those who went along with the Three Stooges of the Democalypse are going to pay for it on November 2." The polls are rather uniform in showing the likelihood of a tsunami wiping out a Democrat majority in the House, with only the margins being in doubt, and some, like Dick Morris, are predicting that the Senate will also shift into Republican hands. Although it's the main drag on the ticket, it's not...
  • Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Urges Tolerance Towards Christians (About Koran Burning Protest)

    09/10/2010 8:19:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    DPA via Earthtmes ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010
    SNIP Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in a statement released Thursday night, said: "While we denounce the assault on the Holy Koran and stress the importance of not letting this occur, we urge Muslims, whereever they are, to exercise the utmost restraint." "Do not do what would hurt the followers of the church," he said. SNIP
  • Washington’s Self-Anointed Deities

    09/06/2010 6:03:03 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 6, 2010 | Sarah Durand
    A populace that expects salvation from the government has some representatives believing they are saviors. A few weeks ago, California Congressman Pete Stark made a revealing comment at a town hall meeting. One of his constituents inquired about using the Constitution’s commerce clause to justify health care legislation that — for the first time in American history — requires citizens to purchase a product. When asked by that constituent what the federal government can’t do, Stark replied: “The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.” Really? In late August, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth had a similarly rare...
  • Obama no savior

    09/02/2010 5:11:37 AM PDT · by ancientart · 14 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | September 2, 2010 | Art Marmorstein
    Of all the attacks on George W. Bush, one of the hardest to understand was the often-repeated leftist mantra that Bush was a liar. Particularly strange was the challenge to Bush's claims about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.” How did a claim so strongly endorsed by so many leaders on both sides of the aisle suddenly become not merely a mistake, but an out-and-out lie? Perhaps what was going on here was not so much a dispute about facts, but a dispute about world view. A basic dogma of the left is that American military intervention is a trick that...
  • Meanwhile, over at Democratic Underground, panic to get out the vote in November

    08/19/2010 10:48:39 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 36 replies
    Posted on the dark side by the dim bulbs: Cyrano (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-19-10 01:14 PM If we sit out the November elections, we're screwed Yeah, I know the Democrats are wimps and many of them are outright slime. But don't be too quick to dismiss the "lesser of two evils" argument. We are where we are today because of the Republican Party. Imagine if they had more than the power to just say "No." They already control the message because of Fox "news" and hate radio. Imagine them in control of one or both houses of congress where the...
  • State Dept. to Back Fund Raising Tour for Ground Zero Mosque (State Dept. Spits in America's Eye)

    08/08/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 83 replies
    John Bachelor Show | 08/08/2010
    The State Dept. will pay for the fund raising tour of the Imam who wants to build the mosque at Ground Zero. He will visit Riyadh, S.A., Quater, and Dubai, among other countries. After several days of phone calls and e-mail inquiries, the State Dept. answered, "we need to get clearance to comment" No denial was forthcoming. The Imam already has a mosque 10 blocks from the sone he wants to build.
  • U.S. Calls Illegal Mexican Pot Farmer “Displaced Traveler”

    07/26/2010 4:11:37 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 26 replies · 2+ views
    judicial watch ^ | 07/21/2010
    In an insane case of political correctness, a federal government agency has classified an illegal immigrant arrested for cultivating marijuana in a national forest as a “displaced traveler from Michoacán Mexico.” The illegal alien (Gauldry Almonte-Hernandez) was recently busted during a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Operation raid of illegally grown marijuana plants in northern California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest. So far this month, the feds have eradicated more than 92,000 marijuana plants throughout the 2.1 million acre national forest that encompasses five wilderness areas and hundreds of mountain lakes. In the first few days of July alone, about 50,000 plants...