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  • Stop Saying Same-Sex Marriage is the 'Law of the Land'

    09/14/2015 3:58:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/14/15 | Monte Kuligowski
    Recently, Donald Trump was asked if the Kentucky clerk of Rowan County, Kim Davis, should issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Donald responded, "It's the law of the land." The purpose of this piece is to assist the Republican candidates in seeing that there are better options than agreeing with the left on this sea change issue. Ever notice that radical leftists never say, "It's the law of the land" when speaking of a national law they fundamentally disagree with? Barack Obama and the Defense of Marriage Act is a glaring example. DOMA was the law of the land, but Mr....
  • Enter the ‘Smarmonym’

    09/13/2015 8:09:19 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 38 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Megan Garber
    My friends, let us respectfully tell you how passive-aggressive language has become. They’re called “contronyms” or, less elegantly, “auto-antonyms.” They’re words that are their own antonyms—that mean one thing and a polar-opposite thing at the same time—and they include terms like “sanction” (which can mean both to “ratify” and to “penalize”) and “seed” (to plant seeds and/or remove them) and “cleave” (to cling to and/or to separate). But there’s a special strain of contronym—one whose terms get their divergent meanings not from some long-lost whim of Latin or German or Proto-Indo-European, but from something both enduring and contemporary: human awkwardness....
  • Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    09/09/2015 3:05:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally
    Among the speakers at today’s anti-Iran nuclear deal rally in Washington, D.C., was Sarah Palin, who worked a vicious comment about the #BlackLivesMatter movement into her remarks before shifting gears to focus on the topic at hand. [...] “Oh, and you know, since our president won’t say it, since he still hasn’t called off the dogs, we’ll say,” Palin said. “Police officers and first responders all across this great land, we’ve got your back, we salute you! Thank you, police officers!”
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants 50% local hires, 30% disadvantaged for New Orleans contracts by 2020

    09/03/2015 1:14:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/3/15 | Richard A. Webster, | The Times-Picayune
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new policy Thursday (Sept. 3) that would require city contractors to place a priority on employing local and disadvantaged workers. The goal of Hire NOLA is to have, by 2020, at least 50 percent of all work hours on city projects performed by local workers and 30 percent by local disadvantaged workers. "Since launching the Economic Opportunity Strategy, we have made our goal clear -- prepare and connect the people of New Orleans to jobs and our local businesses to strategic opportunities for growth," Landrieu said in a prepared statement. "There is no doubt the...
  • Professor will flunk students who refer to students as ‘male’ or ‘female’

    09/01/2015 6:12:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/31815 | Lisa Bourne
    August 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Multiple professors at one college are using their positions of authority to regulate their students’ speech, threatening to flunk or even expel young people from class if they use certain offending phrases in class – like “referring to women/men as females or males.” Gender and homosexuality politics are among the areas the professors are looking to influence the young people in their classes, along with race and immigration ideology. The affronting terms that could land students in hot water in a number of Washington State University classes include “illegal alien” and “illegals,” reports, but...
  • Univ. of Tennessee tells students to use gender neutral pronouns [Thoughtcrime]

    08/31/2015 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 8/31/2015 | Knoxville News-Sentinel
    Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the "he/she" pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "xe," "xym" and "xyr." Their suggestion hasn't quite caught on -- and some state legislators aren't impressed. Not everyone in society identifies on a strict male-or-female basis, according to diversity office staff, so they are asking people to be aware some may identify themselves with a name and gender that's not strictly male or female. It is not UT's policy. "We should not assume someone's gender by their appearance, nor...
  • Zis Is What I Call Social Madness

    08/31/2015 12:33:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like “ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr” in order to make the campus “welcoming and inclusive for all.” On another front, Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has said that he would like to date a man so that he could be treated like a woman. But his suggestion was rebuffed by interviewer and friend Jenny Boylan who replied, “Caitlyn Jenner, you are a normal woman right now, today. You don’t...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’ ( Washington State )

    08/30/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.” The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes “but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for...
  • Public University’s Bias-Free Language Guide Calls The Word ‘American’ ‘PROBLEMATIC’

    07/29/2015 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/29/15 | Eric Owens
    The University of New Hampshire has issued a Bias-Free Language Guide which identifies the word “American” as a “problematic” term which should not be used. Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor” and “senior citizen,” notes Campus Reform. The goal of the politically-correct UNH Bias-Free Language Guide is “to invite inclusive excellence” on the public campus. The guide’s broad and extensive, 4,812-word attempt to police language includes an introductory quote by Melissa Harris-Perry and covers virtually every nook and cranny of radical leftist identity politics imaginable. The word “American” is “problematic,”...
  • Connecticut Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slavery

    07/23/2015 7:02:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/15 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans. "Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,'’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. The resolution was unanimously approved; “Bailey,” which remains for now, honors the late Democratic National Committee Chairman John Bailey. “I see...

    07/22/2015 3:01:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    President Obama said that the IRS did not target Tea Party members and the VA “is better now” than when he came into office in an interview with Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart on Tuesday.
  • Obama tells Jon Stewart: ‘We move the ball forward’ [Final Worship Service on "Daily Show"]

    07/22/2015 2:27:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/15 | Josh Lederman/AP
    ....Obama took a victory lap on Stewart’s show, ticking off a list of achievements on health care, foreign policy and more. “The VA works better than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy is better than when I came into office,” Obama boasted.
  • Obama defends IRS, says tea party targeting didn’t happen

    07/21/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | July 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama defended the IRS Tuesday in an interview with “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, saying the tea party-targeting scandal was actually Congress’ fault for passing “a crummy law” and that the real problem is the agency doesn’t have enough money. Mr. Obama, who has overseen a series of scandals at the IRS, the Veterans Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and now the Office of Personnel Management, was asked why government didn’t seem to be working on his watch. But the president said he’s not to blame, using the IRS as an example of how what...
  • [MD] Leggett wants Rockville statue of Rebel soldier off lawn near courthouse

    07/17/2015 6:42:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/17/15 | Bill Turque
    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett stepped into the national debate over symbols of the Confederacy on Friday, saying that he has ordered a 102-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier removed from the lawn next to Rockville’s Red Brick Courthouse. Leggett (D) had been staying out of a community discussion over the Montgomery County Confederate Monument, sparked by the movement to remove the Rebel battle flag from South Carolina’s state capitol grounds. Last week, he said he wanted to hear various points of view on the statue, and the Rockville City Council is scheduled to hold a hearing Monday evening....
  • Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

    07/14/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 104 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 7/13/15 | Maria Boynton
    The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.” According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.” He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to,...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Sarah Palin: An Appeal to Heaven

    06/27/2015 7:47:00 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    And the “Flag Attack” rages on! In Arkansas there is a flag battle, but not the one you’ve been reading about. The Bradley County Courthouse has flown an historic flag just below our stars and stripes; it features a simple evergreen tree and the phrase “Appeal to Heaven.” The ATH flag has a rich history, being first commissioned by George Washington to fly over Navy schooners during the Revolutionary War. Washington knew the colonies needed God’s intervention as they battled for freedom – they had no recourse but to call on God. The appeal to heaven ultimately granted America freedom....
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • Politico Editor: Falling GDP Is Good

    06/26/2015 11:57:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    We have always been at war with Eastasia. ---Ministry of Truth, 1984. Falling GDP is good. It has always been good. And now that GDP has fallen in the first quarter and economic prospects don't look good for the near future, Politico's contributing editor, Zacary Karabell has discovered that falling GDP is good. In fact the title of this directive issued from the Politico Ministry of Truth flat out tells us that GDP’s Going Down? That’s Good!
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    06/26/2015 2:09:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/15 | JIM SALTER
    <p>Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.</p> <p>The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week after a white gunman shot and killed nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.</p>
  • HISD board president backs changing Confederate-related names of 6 schools

    06/26/2015 1:35:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/25/15 | Ericka Mellon
    Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists. Rhonda Skillern-Jones said she plans to discuss the issue with her fellow trustees at an upcoming meeting. Superintendent Terry Grier added that he is "strongly considering" recommending that the board change the names. The nation's seventh-largest school district would join a mounting list of agencies and businesses taking steps to shun reminders of the Confederacy following the June 17 shooting deaths of nine black church worshippers by an alleged white supremacist...
  • [Episcopal] Washington Cathedral dean on Confederate flags: ‘It is time to take those windows out’

    06/26/2015 1:26:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 6/25/15 | Adelle M. Banks
    The dean of Washington National Cathedral has called for two stained-glass windows featuring Confederate flags to be taken down from the Gothic edifice, in yet another instance of institutions reconsidering countless tributes to the Southern cause. “It is time to take those windows out,” said the Very Rev. Gary Hall in a Thursday (June 25) announcement. The prominent building on the skyline of the nation’s capital includes windows honoring Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, and each contains an image of the controversial flag. “The Cathedral installed these windows, in part, because its leadership at the time hoped...
  • Opinions mixed on changing names of US bases that honor Confederates

    06/26/2015 1:22:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/25/15 | Nancy Montgomery
    Some of the most important U.S. Army bases in the country — including forts Hood, Bragg, Benning, Gordon and Polk — are named for Confederate officers, nearly all slaveholders and one generally acknowledged to have been a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Few soldiers, let alone civilians, are aware of the origins of the names of the bases where they live and work. Some who do, particularly African-Americans, feel insulted. The propriety of paying homage to men who fought under the rebel flag is coming under renewed scrutiny after the racially motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a...
  • Obama says health law now "woven into fabric of America" ("This is reality, .. it is working")

    06/25/2015 10:25:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/25/15 | Nancy Benac - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — His health care legacy secure, President Barack Obama cast Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare as a historic and emphatic declaration that the law has now been "woven into the fabric of America." "This is reality," Obama said in a celebratory statement in the Rose Garden. "We can see how it is working."
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games From The App Store

    06/25/2015 9:47:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    We have been following the Confederate flag scandal with bemused detachment, painfully aware for what it is: i) a welcome distraction from the real and very profound problems this country faces and ii) the latest escalation in what has been a relentless attempt to polarize the nation over the past several years, only instead of political ideology, gender, sexual preference, ethnic background, and most certainly wealth, this time the emphasis is on geographic origin and an implied relapse to the days of latent the pre-civil war "racism."And yet while most such scandals fizzle quickly after the have heat their...
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue

    06/24/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Pelham · 95 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/24/2015 | Robert McClendon
    Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative. "Symbols really do matter," he said. "Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people. "We have never been a culture, in essence, that revered war rather than peace, division rather than unity." The slaying last week of nine black people in a historic Charleston, S.C., church at the hands of Dylann Roof,...
  • The White House And Soros-Backed Open Borders Group Strategize About Bribing Immigrants To

    04/24/2015 5:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Daily Caller | 4/24/15 | Ian Smith
    Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans held a briefing at the Soros-funded, pro-open borders Migration Policy Institute to push its new “Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration.” The Task Force, which seeks to ramp up naturalization rates among non-citizens, grew out of one of the dozen bombshell memos dropped on the American public after the midterms last year. Although barely discussed, it may be the most important memo released that day, even more so than Obama’s twin amnesty programs and the ‘New Priorities on Deportations’ memo which rewrote the
  • A lesson in Newspeak

    02/01/2015 7:39:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    New Criterion ^ | January 2015 | Daniel Hannan
    My twelve-year-old recently finished George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. When I asked her whether she had taken any lessons from the book, she airily replied, “The individual is powerless, so there’s really no point in trying.” Alarmed, I tried to explain that the world was an altogether cheerier place than Orwell, writing in 1948, could have imagined. Unrepentant socialist as he was, he never overcame his belief that the free market was doomed. He would have been stunned by the way that seventy years of exchange and specialization have served not only to make us wealthier, but to make us more...
  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • AIDS Expert Fired for Testifying Gay Sex Is Harmful to Public Health

    05/22/2014 6:22:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 05/22/2014 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    He's a pioneer in the realm of clinical infectious diseases in the Caribbean. And now he's under fire for testifying that homosexual intercourse is dangerous to those who practice it—and to public health in general. Professor Brendan Bain, a practicing Christian who serves to treat AIDS patients, was the director of the regional coordinating unit of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, until his anti-gay sex comments caught up with him. Bain was fired in the wake of fallout related to his testimony on behalf of a group of churches...
  • Check your bigotry

    05/17/2014 11:53:45 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | May 17, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    It was called by some the ouroboros — a serpent that swallows its own tail. For some it was an early emblem of utter futility. And I think about it when I hear some of the strange, absurd and utterly self-contradictory reports from North American campuses, particularly those that come filed under the “anti-racism” banner. For if there is one movement, that by its humourlessness, its obsessive mania and its blindness to its failings, chokes on its own goals, it is the so-called anti-racism movement. And you will find its most feverish exemplars in the very citadels of reason, the...
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • New requirements for school food start in fall

    05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan
    New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier. The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy. Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium. Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit. This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Extension 'Is Not An Extension'

    03/26/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Extension 'Is Not An Extension' by Wynton Hall 26 Mar 2014, 1:38 PM PDT Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that the Obama administration's decision to extend the Obamacare open enrollment period is not, in fact, an extension. "This is not an extension of open enrollment," Sebelius told Michigan Fox 2. "It is just saying, like you do on election day, if you're in line to vote, we want to make sure you vote." However, unlike election day, the Washington Post says the Obama administration will give people several weeks – until mid-April...
  • Obama’s Newspeak [VDH]

    02/13/2014 11:43:31 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The meaning of words, and history itself, are malleable when it comes to our president and his record. The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But...
  • Newspeak for a new millenium

    10/03/2013 6:38:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/2013 | Adam Bates
    Wednesday’s oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee vindicated civil libertarians skeptical of the surveillance state, but it also deserves to be remembered for the Obama Administration’s introduction of a concept so absurd and Orwellian that we can only conclude that the national security apparatus has jumped the shark.First, the vindication. Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, finally admitted what astute observers of the American counter-terrorism apparatus have been arguing for months: the claim made by the Obama Administration that the NSA’s domestic spying program foiled dozens of terrorist plots was egregiously untrue. Under pressure from Sen....
  • So Long Cursive Writing? A Critical Part of America’s Education

    09/23/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 73 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 23, 2013 | R.G. Yoho
    When it comes to the matter of educating children, the state of Ohio and the federal government are run by a host of blithering idiots. It was over a year ago that I learned the state of Ohio will no longer be teaching cursive writing in their classrooms. Upon first learning of the announcement, I foolishly believed that the state’s educators might eventually return to their collective senses and re-institute the teaching of this critical skill.
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’

    05/17/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-2013 | Caroline B. Glick - OP/ED
    May 16, 2013 Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’ Caroline B. Glick Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula’s case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn’t really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia'

    05/12/2013 3:32:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 53 replies ^ | May 11, 2013 | danj loromaes
    AUSTRALIA and the US will merge to form one super nation called Ameristralia. Sound like a gag? Maybe not. A petition has been created on the official White House website calling for the Obama Administration to join "America and Australia to form Ameristralia". The "We the People" section on the website was launched in 2011 to allow the public, in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution, to petition the US government on issues deemed important.
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Geraldo Demands To O’Reilly: No More Saying ‘Illegal Alien,’ Because It’s Like Saying ‘Negro’

    04/09/2013 6:46:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 04/09/2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show last week, Geraldo Rivera applauded the Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” from its official style guidelines and then decreed that no one should use the phrase any longer, seeing as how he believes it is akin to saying “negro” to describe a black person. “You can never use the expression ‘illegal alien’ again,” the radio host said to his colleague Bill O’Reilly. “It is a pejorative. It’s like saying ‘negro’ or ‘homosexual.’ It is a loaded term that doesn’t accurately describe.” “Why don’t you just give me a list of things I...
  • None Dare Call It Islamism

    04/09/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/9/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Associated Press, after putting up a brief defense of the English language, ceded the term “gay marriage,” then “illegal immigrant” and finally “Islamist.” The left has a long history with political language and the media, so these latest triumphs were only a matter of time. “Don’t tell me words don’t matter,” Obama once said, while insisting that they meant the opposite of what we thought they meant. The left believes that words matter because they allow people to communicate the wrong sort of ideas. Change the words and you change the ideas.
  • Open-Borders Reporters Ban the Term -- ‘Illegal Immigrant’ (Prefers 'Undocumented Immigrant')

    04/03/2013 6:47:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled, “No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying.” On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced that it is banishing the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its famous stylebook. The world’s largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that “illegal” will “only refer to an action, not a person.” The AP directs writers not to use the terms “illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented” anymore, except “in direct quotations.” It won’t be long before illegal border crossers, illegal visa overstayers, illegal deportation evaders, document fraudsters, and illegal-alien traffickers are all referred to as “our fellow Americans.” Without...
  • Ministry of Truth: Associated Press Bans Use of Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    04/02/2013 4:14:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-02-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona George Orwell, welcome to the immigration debate. The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer permit the use of the term "illegal immigrant" by its writers.The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of so-called "labels" - meaning terms which offend politically-correct left-wing activists. "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • It’s Official: Obama Administration Promotes Islamist Regimes; Insists They are Moderate

    11/11/2011 8:43:42 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | November 9, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech justifying Obama Administration Middle East policy changes everything. True, it isn’t surprising. I’ve been writing for almost three years about how the current U.S. government thinks these things. Do not underestimate this speech’s importance. It isn’t a reluctant acceptance that Islamists might win elections and take over countries. It is an enthusiastic endorsement of that idea. But now there can be no doubt that Obama’s Middle East policy is engaged in what might be the biggest blunder in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Millions of people will bemoan it as delivering their countries...
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...