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  • Communist Imagery Makes a Big Comeback at Sochi Games — Take a Look

    02/07/2014 1:22:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, officially kicked off Friday with a massive ceremony celebrating the host country’s storied history. From Peter the Great to “Swan Lake,” many of Russia’s finest figures and achievements were given a chance in the spotlight. But the Russians also paid tribute to the country’s reigning political doctrine of the 20th century: communism.
  • Texas Democrat Wendy Davis claimed mental health issues in court

    11/06/2013 1:01:06 PM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/6/2013 | Staff
    Erick Erickson reported today on RedState that expected Democrat for governor candidate in Texas, Wendy Davis, once claimed in court her mental health was damaged by negative coverage of her city council campaign in a local newspaper. Davis, labeled as the “abortion Barbie” by some, after her filibuster of the abortion restrictions that later passed in the Texas legislature, is considered the Democrats leading candidate to run for governor of the state in 2014. In 1996, Davis had run for city council in Fort Worth, Texas, and lost the election. She filed suit against the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for defamation....
  • Charlie Crist: I support gay marriage

    05/09/2013 11:07:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 8, 2013 | Adam C. Smith
    Potential/likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is taking some heat for having backed a Florida gay marriage ban during his 2006 Republican primary for governor. Tonight he posted the following on Facebook: Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality. And just a few days ago, Rhode Island adopted a similar measure, which followed victories last fall in Maine, Maryland and Washington. I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here. Seems to us he still has some explaining to do about his position. Was it...
  • Basketball star Brittney Griner comes out as a lesbian and reveals how she was 'picked on

    04/19/2013 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/18/2013
    FULL TITLE: Basketball star Brittney Griner comes out as a lesbian and reveals how she was 'picked on for being different' Brittney Griner, the number one pick in the WNBA draft on Monday, yesterday acknowledged that she is gay and talked about being bullied while growing up. The 6-foot-8 basketball star, selected by the Phoenix Mercury after an astounding four-career at Baylor, openly discussed her sexuality with Sports Illustrated. When asked about why more female athletes were out as opposed to men, Griner replied: 'I really couldn't give an answer on why that's so different. Being one that's out, it's...
  • New documents reveal Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ to achieve record deportation numbers

    08/24/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/24/12 | Carolyn May
    nternal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document,s the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming. According to the committee’s review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which...
  • Sidwell Friends’s surprising Pearl Harbor Day menu (Japanese food for the Obamas)

    12/06/2011 2:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/11 | The Reliable Source
    A lunch that will live in infamy? That’s what at least one parent at elite Sidwell Friends (yes, Sasha and Malia’s school!) wondered upon seeing what the school cafeteria listed as its “Pearl Harbor Day” menu Wednesday: A heavily Japanese-inspired lineup, including teriyaki chicken and edamame (as well as more generically Asian delicacies like tofu, fried rice, fortune cookies and “oriental noodle salad”). A school rep told us this was just a fluke — not a meal intended to commemorate the 1941 Japanese attack on U.S. forces: The contractor that prepares school lunches randomly assigned an Asian menu to Dec....
  • Ratings Shrink President’s List for Judgeships

    11/23/2011 1:04:04 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-23-11 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — The American Bar Association has secretly declared a significant number of President Obama’s potential judicial nominees “not qualified,” slowing White House efforts to fill vacant judgeships — and nearly all of the prospects given poor ratings were women or members of a minority group, according to interviews. The White House has chosen not to nominate any person the bar association deemed unqualified, so their identities and negative ratings have not been made public. But the association’s judicial vetting committee has opposed 14 of the roughly 185 potential nominees the administration asked it to evaluate, according to a person...
  • Pedophile Ringleader was Top Advisor to Scottish Gov't on Homosexuality and Children

    05/14/2009 4:56:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 1,956+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/14/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A ringleader of a pedophile ring unveiled in Scotland was a top advisor to the Scottish Executive on homosexual issues regarding children, reports the Daily Mail.LifeSiteNews.com reported Monday that James Rennie, the 38-year-old chief executive of LGBT Youth Scotland, was found guilty this month of molesting for four years an infant - beginning when the infant was 3-months-old - whom friends left with Rennie to babysit.  Rennie, who resigned from his position at LGBT Youth following his arrest late last year, lobbied for homosexual issues in the Scottish parliament, and has visited...
  • Ned Lamont's Family Heritage (Communists)

    07/06/2006 11:03:58 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 25 replies · 1,000+ views
    11) H.P. Davison Sr. had brought Thomas Lamont into the Morgan firm. Lamont funded the American Communist Party which acted as the espionage wing of the Soviet Union. See recently published Venona papers. E. H. Harriman, Russell Sage and J.P. Morgan also heavily funded the Red Cross's participation in the overthrow that would end in the mass murder of millions. 12) Sometime later the U.S. Congress called Thomas Lamont's son Corliss Lamont... "probably the most persistent propagandist for the Soviet Union to be found anywhere in the United States." Lamont was also a director of the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Gay couple jailed for abusing their foster children (UK)

    06/23/2006 9:29:46 PM PDT · by DBeers · 66 replies · 1,995+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 24, 2006 | Paul Stokes
    Gay couple jailed for abusing their foster children Two homosexual men who sexually abused young children placed in their foster care were jailed yesterday. Ian Wathey, 41, and his partner Craig Faunch, 32, were found guilty of a string of offences against four boys aged between eight and 14. The pair used the boys for sexual gratification within months of being approved as foster carers by Wakefield council. A mother of eight-year-old twins raised concerns about them with social services after finding a photograph of one of the boys as he used the lavatory. The authorities chose to take no...
  • Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance

    02/01/2003 11:20:11 AM PST · by mhking · 521 replies · 839+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2.1.03
    Per Reuters:Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance Sat February 1, 2003 02:08 PM ET BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Immediate popular reaction in Baghdad on Saturday to the loss of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew -- including the first Israeli in space -- was that its was God's retribution on Americans. "We are happy that it broke up," government employee Abdul Jabbar al-Quraishi said. "God wants to show that his might is greater than the Americans. They have encroached on our country. God is avenging us," he said. Car mechanic Mohammed Jaber al-Tamini noted Israeli air force Colonel...