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  • Can the Left Launch its Own Tea Party? (barf alert)

    12/10/2014 8:05:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them. Think of it: The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don’t get their way. They cause major trouble. Boy, does that sound good. The extreme right has power, and that’s something the left hasn’t had much of for a long time. But in the aftermath of the party’s disastrous midterm performance, it’s very possible that the Democratic Party leadership will...
  • Video: Elizabeth Warren Asked Loaded Question, Runs Away

    07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Asked by Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall on Friday whether or not she had a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) couldn't be reached for comment. Instead, she did exactly what she did two years ago at Netroots Nation when facing tough questions from reporters: she ran away. In a sense, one might call this the Gov. Chris Christie approach. That is, if you're a politician, never answer loaded questions about sensitive political issues unless you absolutely have to (although, in fairness, Gov. Christie doesn't always follow his own advice). Nevertheless, better to be...
  • Progressives Rally in Detroit – Demand Free Water, “Where Do You Expect Us to S***??”

    07/21/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A prominent sign at the Detroit water protest..."Where do you expect us to sh**?"Detroit liberals marched to demand free water on Friday. The leftists don’t believe they should have to pay for it. It’s not their responsibility.Hollywood liberal Mark Ruffalo joined the protesters to demand free water as did many attendees from Netroots Nation. Mark Ruffalo is in Detroit fighting water shutoffs. The Avengers actor leading the march downtown. pic.twitter.com/HRik6VWxdn
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"

    07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by absentee · 66 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered.  "We're gonna fight...
  • VIDEO: Run Liz Run (Fauxcahontas Campaign Song)

    07/19/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ready For Warren
    VIDEO Our campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016 is gaining huge momentum. Warren came to Netroots Nation in Detroit and #ReadyForWarren was there to greet her in style alongside thousands of grassroots progressives. Americans of all stripes are calling for a leader who will fight for an America that works for all of us, not only the wealthy and the well-connected. Join us. http://ready4warren.com. Filmed at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, MI. Song written and performed by Jessie Murphy & friends. Video produced, directed, and edited by The Self Agency.
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • Netroots Nation: Attendees Fight For Taxing Wall Street, Demand Detroit Stop Messing w/Water Rights

    07/19/2014 4:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    On the second day at Netroots, which was held in Detroit, Michigan, about 300 attendees at this liberal conference took to the streets to protest the proposed water-shut-offs. The city has begun cracking down on residents who haven’t been paying their water bills; 42,000 have seen their water turned off since July of 2013. The Atlantic reported on July 17 that residents are paying plumbers $30 to turn their water back on illegally. Although, while Netroots participants were there to be the voices for these people, the folks affected are remaining quiet: Residents targeted by the shut-off campaign have been...
  • Netroots Nation Serenades Elizabeth Warren With Campaign Song

    07/19/2014 11:09:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Daily Kos has come a long way since the days when  they merely rejoiced in being easily bribed at their YearlyKos conventions (now renamed Netroots Nation) by presidential aspirants such as Mark Warner who plied the Kossacks with free sushi and expensive liquor at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas in 2006. Yes, they have moved up in the world to the point where they perceive themselves as king, or rather queen, makers. Not only have they basically endorsed the presidential candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, they have even provided her with a campaign song, Run Liz Run. Oddly enough, even...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to liberals: I’m fighting back

    07/18/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    DETROIT — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the “sleazy lobbyists” she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls of “Run, Liz, run” by activists waving “Elizabeth Warren for President” signs and did little to disappoint. Speaking before the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists, she railed against giant corporations, secret trade deals and Republicans she said were too cozy with big business. Conservatives, she charged, are “guided by an internal...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

    07/09/2014 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Organizers of Netroots Nation, America’s largest annual gathering of progressive activists, took the wraps off of a major and welcome surprise this afternoon with the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden would be coming to Detroit to speak to the convention during a special Thursday afternoon general session. It will also be Biden’s first appearance at Netroots Nation. He was invited to participate in the Presidential Leadership Forum held in Netroots Nation’s second year, in Chicago (back then, the convention was known as YearlyKos), but declined to attend due to his desire to participate in another event. The other contenders...
  • HuffPost Sees Mass Exodus as More Users Reject New Comment System

    12/16/2013 2:03:47 PM PST · by Svartalfiar · 45 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | Zachary Stieber
    While there’s no way to confirm hard numbers, it seems thousands of users if not more, are leaving the Huffington Post (also known as HuffPost) and its previously robust community because of the newly introduced comment system. The new system requires people to sign in through Facebook if they want to comment on any of the stories. It also requires Facebook verification, which requires a cell phone number.
  • The First Rule of RootsCamp - Don’t mention Obamacare

    12/14/2013 2:16:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | December 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    It took a little while to realize that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was standing right in front of us. RootsCamp, the annual “unconference” that sequesters thousands of hopeful progressive activists in the Washington Convention Center, kicked off with an hour of punchy, concise speeches. Almost none of the press had arrived in the plenary ballroom when the freshman Massachusetts senator, the one they keep writing will-she-run-for-president tales about, got up for an unscheduled 9-minute address. “I wanted to be with people who get things done!” said Warren. No one had announced her name, and she didn’t give it—none of that was...
  • Salon and the Dishonorable Dim Witted left

    08/25/2013 2:09:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | August 24, 2013 | Da Tech Guy
    Huron Chief: What has Magua done to fire the forest that we may burn? Last of the Mohicans 1971 When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind; Hosea 8:7a K’Ehleyr: Don’t play the wounded Klingon for me, Duras, you don’t do it very well. “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion (1990) When I saw this post at Salon I couldn’t believe my eyes: The right’s black crime obsession Conservative media’s total fixation on black-on-black and black-on-white crime isn’t going to end. Here’s why Seriously Salon you are playing the “race obsession” card, Seriously?The left spent a full year...
  • Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there'

    06/30/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Pelosi: Snowden in Moscow airport 'he can stay there' By GINGER GIBSON | 6/30/13 8:58 AM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her criticism of leaker Edward Snowden and suggested he may not have any more substantive information about the surveillance program. “We have to know what is it that he has. And I don't know that he has that much substance,” Pelosi said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “He may know something about the machinery. I don't know that he knows that much about the content. But I think that anybody thought he was a hero to begin...
  • The Rootless Netroots

    06/25/2013 10:45:10 PM PDT · by huac · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 25, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    “When I think about the polar bears, I cry,”…” Panelist Favianna Rodriguez, a new media artist, talked about her explorations into polyamory and kink…“I’ll close it out with this image I created of an awesome sex party I went to,” Rodriguez said, displaying one of her paintings.”…” “You suck!” a man in the audience shouted at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)….”..." Netroots also included several gender-neutral bathrooms and gave attendees tips on transgender etiquette..."
  • Pelosi booed for saying NSA leaker Snowden violated the law

    06/23/2013 10:21:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed onstage Saturday when she said former government contractor Edward Snowden broke the law by leaking classified documents on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Speaking at the NetRoots Nation conference in San Jose, Calif., Pelosi told the audience to reject comparisons between President Barack Obama and his predecessor, President George W. Bush, on their oversight of surveillance programs. The top House Democrat said Obama is poised to reveal "in another few days, a few more proceedings" of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Pelosi received the loudest boos and heckles from the...
  • OFA: The Organizing of America

    03/06/2013 11:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Other than the obvious initials "OFA" and a now-familiar circular logo, what do Obama for America 2008, Organizing for America (2009), Obama for America 2012, and now Organizing for Action all share -- and why should we care? The Democratic National Committee is likely paying very close attention. Back in 2009, a "highly placed Democrat" took note. According to Esquire's Lisa Taddeo, in her comprehensive article on David Plouffe and his creation of Organizing for America, that unnamed Democrat declared: "It's not the Democratic party anymore. It's the Obama party." "Architect" Karl Rove may have maintained the blueprint of the...
  • Support Growing For Former L.A. Officer Accused Of Killing Spree ("Dorner for President")

    02/09/2013 10:28:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    KMAX-TV ^ | February 8, 2013
    The ex-cop accused of three revenge killings left behind a long manifesto outlining all of his grievances and observations. That manifesto has given investigators some clues, but they still don’t know where is Christopher Dorner. Law enforcement spent four hours searching his mom’s Orange County home. They took out 10 grocery bags filled with evidence. Dorner lost his job with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008. His manifesto vows revenge for that; and, surprisingly, thousands of people actually support him. It’s hard to believe but there are those out there who sympathize with the man targeting police officers. One...
  • yow, if you think FR can get weird sometimes

    10/22/2012 10:54:37 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 26 replies
    self | 10-23-12 | Secret Agent Man
    Always good to get a reality check now and then to help put things back in perspective. if you feel the need because maybe the postings here have gotten to you for one reason or another, take a second and go over to DU and browse their latest threads awhile. You'll see some real weird and strange over there, that makes any problems/issues you've got here, a lot smaller.
  • Leftist bloggers cyber bully pollster for calling Romney momentum early

    10/21/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 21, 2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    Left-wing bloggers and activists declared war on an independent pollster, who dared to pick up on Romney’s positive momentum, both nationally and in the states. “I don’t run fake polls,” said Douglas J. Kaplan, who owns Winter Springs, Fla.-based Gravis Marketing, and who has been polling and releasing polls on the presidential election. “It is ridiculous,” he said. “We have no power. We put out polls.” “They are trying to shut me down because they think I’m a pro-Romney pollster,” he said. “They said Karl Rove was funding me, I wish I knew Karl Rove.” In an Oct. 17 post,...
  • Emails show Justice working with Media Matters on stories that target critics

    09/18/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/18/2012 | fox news
    Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics. The emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act requestand published by The Daily Caller, often show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other times, Schmaler was pitching ideas, according to the Caller. In a January 2012 email chain, Schmaler sent a Media Matters writer lines from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's comments at a...
  • HuffPo attacks Family Research Council just hours after shooting

    08/15/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Aug 15 2012 | Anne Sorock
    Huffington Post has an article promoted on its front page, published today at 1:36pm, from an “LGBT rights activist” referring to the Family Research Council as an “extreme right-wing group” and a “hate group”: " …extreme right-wing groups like the Concerned Women for America, Faith and Freedom Coalition, and the Family Research Council are also lauding Ryan’s hyperconservatism on social issues. "And in a sign that Paul Ryan has no qualms about flexing his anti-gay muscles during the campaign to those extreme groups, he has agreed to address the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-11-12 (NUtroots Nation 2012: The progs are dense in Providence)

    06/11/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 62 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 11, 2012 | KOmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Where have all the progressives gone? You say you haven't seen hide nor hair of them over the past four or five days? You're wondering where they all are? Did they commit mass hara-kiri after the Wipeout in Wisconsin? Have they all moved to France (where they don't wear underpants)? Have they retreated into OMB (Occupy Mom's Basement)? No, the reason you haven't seen the progressives around much lately is this: The progs were dense in Providence. A dense concentration of them, I mean. In Providence, Rhode Island. They were all there for "Netroots Nation 2012," the seventh annual...
  • Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’

    06/10/2012 11:19:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 85 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | June 9, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    As The Blaze previously reported, liberals assembled this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for Netroots Nation, an annual conference aimed at promoting the progressive cause. Closing out the event was Van Jones, the former White House official who has distinguished himself as being especially hostile toward the American right. In his address, the one-time green jobs adviser warned the audience about the Tea Party and encouraged them to fight diligently to ensure their policies are enacted.
  • Obama tells activists 'change is hard,' in video message to Netroots Nation

    06/10/2012 6:46:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama taped a surprise video message for activists attending the progressive Netroots Nation conference, telling them that "change is hard, but we've seen it's possible." "Change is also doubling down on clean energy and enacting historic fuel efficiency standards, changing our entire trajectory after decades of inaction," Obama continues. "Change is the fact that for the first time in history you don't have to hide who you love to serve the country," he adds, referencing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." "At this make or break moment for the middle class, we face our most important fight yet..."
  • Wisconsin shadow hangs over Netroots

    06/10/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/10/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Wisconsin shadow hangs over NetrootsBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 6/10/12 7:08 AM EDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Last year, the liberal Netroots unleashed their ire on President Barack Obama for short-shrifting the progressive causes they thought he’d champion in the White House. This year, they had a more pressing matter on their minds: a fear that Republicans, backed by the boatloads of cash that helped Scott Walker win in Wisconsin, could make even more gains up and down the ticket — and perhaps even beat Obama in November. There wasn’t any time or appetite for airing the left’s frustrations with the president....
  • Elizabeth Warren to ‘Romney-Brown Republicans’: ‘We don’t run this country for corporations’

    06/09/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2012
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With a voice hoarse not from last week’s Massachusetts Democratic convention, but from “the parties,” she said, Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the annual Netroots Nation conference here Friday afternoon with a clear goal: link her GOP opponent, Sen. Scott Brown, to the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. The Harvard professor and Democratic Senate nominee made no mention in her 10-minute remarks of the months-long flap over her Native American heritage, an imbroglio that the Brown campaign as seized upon and that polls suggest could take a toll on Warren in November. Rather, Warren’s only allusion...
  • Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul: ‘We Need More Decency Among Republicans’

    12/15/2011 11:08:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    Political blogger Andrew Sullivan has made an endorsement among this year’s ever-thinning field crop of GOP presidential contenders, and it’s none other than Ron Paul. On his Daily Beast blog “The Dish,” Sullivan writes that, initially, he had his eye on Jon Huntsman, praising for the former governor of Utah’s tax reform proposals and his experience with foreign relations (particularly where China is concerned, as well as his level-headed approach and — as Sullivan puts it — his “conservative position” when it comes to global warming. However, Sullivan has been less than enthused with what he describes as Huntsman’s “mediocre...
  • Work With Us (The New York Times is looking for a few good Leftist vigilantes)

    07/25/2011 8:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Times' Open ^ | July 25, 2011 | Brian Hamman
    If you read this blog you’re probably interested in the work we do here — want to join us? The Interactive News team has immediate openings for contract and freelance positions. We’re looking for people with HTML/CSS/JavaScript or Ruby/Rails skills. These range from short-term, discrete projects to months-long contract opportunities. You’ll be embedded with the Interactive News team in the newsroom working alongside our developers on projects for NYTimes.com. While we can’t tell you the exact projects, here’s a sample of our recent work: Last March we put together an interactive ballot and live second screen dashboard for the Oscars....
  • Online left is running scared

    06/28/2011 10:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2011 | Erik Telford, Exec. Dir, RightOnline, & Dir. Online Strategy of AFP.
    If I’d told you three years ago that conservatives would be leading the left in the realm of online politics, I would have been laughed out of the room. Now we’re dominating so thoroughly that the left is running scared — literally. One of the key drivers of the left’s online dominance used to be the Netroots Nation Convention, an annual gathering of several thousand left-wing bloggers. Started in 2006, the convention provides attendees with networking opportunities and trains them to more effectively organize and mobilize “progressives” through the Internet. Realizing that conservatives had some catching up to do, and...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-20-11 (NUtroots Nation KOmmies not so wild about Barry)

    06/20/2011 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 61 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 20, 2011 | KOmmies and Charles Henrickson
    So the KOmmies of Daily Kos just held their annual NUtroots Nation convention this past weekend. This one was held in Minneapolis. Just think: Five years ago, NUtroots Nation was held in Las Vegas, where potential presidential candidates hosted fancy soirées for the KOmmies, complete with chocolate fountains and impressive ice sculptures. Now this year, the KOmmies are in Minneapolis, they're stuck with Obama, and no one is lining up to buy their votes. How the mighty have fallen! From chocolate fountains to lutefisk. From ice sculptures to ice fishing. And worst of all, from Obamassiah to Bush Lite....
  • What's Behind Attack on Trig?

    04/27/2011 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans
    The fallout from the Trig Palin firestorm at Wonkette forced editor Ken Layne to pull Jack Stuef's hateful piece on Sarah Palin's 3-year old son. Major companies like Papa Johns, Huggies, Bob Evans, and Nordstroms pulled their ads after a large contingent of informed citizens made their voices heard. Before the reversal, AT's Rick Moran wondered where all the protest was on the part of Layne's cronies: Where's Think Progress on this scandal? Or Digby? Or Steve Benen? Or Jane Hamsher? Or Kos? Or any other liberal blogger who can find the time to trash the right for even the...
  • 3 Reasons Why Wonkette Self-destructed by Publishing a Hit Piece on Trig Palin

    04/25/2011 10:47:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2011 | Susannah Fleetwood
    For the last several days, Twitter has been all aflutter with stories about a supposedly horrific attack on Trig Palin by the liberal website Wonkette. After seeing the uproar on Twitter, I remember thinking to myself, “Could this column from Wonkette attacking Trig (on his third birthday) really be as bad as everyone says?” Well, I decided to take a look at the infamous column in question and I am here to tell you that, yes, the column is just God-awful and offensive to anyone who doesn’t suffer from terminal tackiness. For example, here is the first paragraph from this...
  • Leave Trig Palin Alone!

    04/25/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Technorati ^ | April 24, 2011 | Marjorie Haun
    Enough already! I have had it with the sickening attacks on Trig Palin! First the partisan blogger, Wonkette, made extremely offensive, and stupid remarks about Trig. Next, the not-funny comic, CK Louis makes an obscene, gut-churning rant about Trig and his beleaguered mom, Sarah Palin. In his attempt to lampoon, he spews so much bile that the piece is unwatchable. These are bottom-of-the-barrel, dregs-of-the-earth, examples of junk media in America. There seems to be an agreed-upon rule among these hacks that it is okay to disparage a child and his disability simply because his mother is a controversial political figure....
  • 'Trig Truther' Andrew Sullivan Disappointed Advertisers Dumped Palin-Bashing Wonkette

    04/23/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Thursday, the liberal website Wonkette has lost a significant number of advertisers following its disgraceful article about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's handicapped son Trig. The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, who for years has claimed like so many Trig Truthers that Bristol Palin is the child's real mother, expressed disappointment Saturday that companies pulled their ads as a result of this piece: "I feel as queasy about this flexing of Palinite muscle as I do about the original, disgusting, asinine story. In some ways, I see a legitimate come-uppance for a tacky site that published a simply...
  • No Laughing Matter--From Wonkette to Louis CK, Attacks On Sarah Palin & Her Son Trig Are Despicable

    04/21/2011 5:05:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2011 | Steven Crowder
    The problem with the Sarah Palin dialogue that's gone on in this country since 2008 is that people either want to smear and destroy her, or viciously attack anybody who doesn’t adore her. That’s exactly why I’ve steered clear of it. But once folks start bringing people’s special needs children into the mix… It’s time to start putting the stamp on some elitist bastards. The topic of Sarah Palin has been open season to the media, entertainment industry and club comics alike. Unlike the propped up golden family in the white house, the Hollywood establishment has deemed the doggy pile-on...
  • Wonkette Ad Boycott Takes On Ad Server Network

    04/21/2011 9:33:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Brand Channel's Web Watch ^ | April 21, 2011 | Abe Sauer
    On Monday, the editor of left-leaning political satire site Wonkette wrote a piece titled "Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday." The piece lampooned what's known as the "cult of Trig," the rabid fans of Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome youngest child, and accused Palin of using her now three-year-old son as a prop. Needless to say, many readers were offended by Jack Stuef's post and an online movement started to defund Wonkette by targeting its advertisers. The problem is that Wonkette has a lot of contextual ads, creating a headache for brands targeted in the...
  • Papa John's, Huggies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Palin Post-Boycott After 'Tribute' Mocks Trig

    04/20/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Ad Age ^ | April 20, 2011 | Ken Wheaton
    Know what doesn't go over well with advertisers? Making fun of disabled children. On April 18, political blog Wonkette published a post titled "Greatest Living American: A Children's Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday" (none of which we will quote here). Trig, for those who don't remember, is Sarah Palin's youngest son, who has Down Syndrome. The initial response to this "celebration" of Trig's birthday was limited to comments getting in on the action, contributing the sort of jokes that would make Gilbert Gottfried proud. But then, according to Slate's David Weigel, conservative bloggers stumbled across it and the...
  • ... And Razing Cain [Left attacking Sarah, Herman, Clarence, Michele and Allen]

    02/16/2011 4:26:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 16, 2011 | The Editors
    Political Discourse: Once again the hypocritical left racially attacks an African-American Republican who happens to be conservative and capitalist. Visible symbols exposing the big lie of a racist GOP must be destroyed. The age of civility, like the era of post-racial politics, is a mirage created by liberals to mute criticism of their policies by committed conservatives. Otherwise, we wouldn't see the continued abuse heaped by liberals on women and minorities who dare to be conservative, members of the Tea Party or the GOP, or all of the above. The latest example of leftist vitriol has Herman Cain, former CEO...
  • Sarah Palin should receive immediate Secret Service Protection if she runs for President

    02/12/2011 10:20:11 PM PST · by angelocracy · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Angelocracy News and Politics ^ | 2/7/2011 | Angelocracr Xue
    Sarah Palin should receive immediate Secret Service Protection if she runs for President.            Jesse Jackson got early Secret Service protection when he ran for President. Obama asked for and got early Secret Service protection  in the last election. They should do the same for Sarah Palin.  Do I think there is a great risk to her life? Yes I do. I used to worry about it a little. But now I worry about it a lot.  Top people in the Democratic Party and the media  were quick to call Palin a racist during the last election.  And that planted...
  • Al Gore: Keith Olbermann Is Already Bringing New Viewers To Current

    02/09/2011 3:03:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 9, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    With all the talk about what Keith Olbermann’s move to Current TV means for Keith, the bigger question is what it means for Current. If you’re to believe the network’s chairman Al Gore, it means a lot. Gore gave an interview to The Wrap in which he claimed that, ever since yesterday’s announcement, people have already begun looking for the channel. After talking about Olbermann’s passion and “formidable intelligence,” Gore was asked what impact Olbermann was making on the network’s subscriber numbers. From The Wrap: “Do you think he’ll create a groundswell of people asking their cable providers to make...
  • DailyKos: Republicans 'Will Pay' for Repeal of Health Care, Launch "Repeal This" Campaign (W/ Video)

    01/20/2011 4:10:15 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/20/11 | Aurelius
    How is that civility holding up? Daily Kos, the disgraced liberal website, is angry over House Republicans voting to repeal ObamaCare. So much so that they are doing away with supposed "civility" and are instead aiming to attack Republicans. In this mass forwarded email, obtained by Pundit Press, Daily Kos (and those affiliated with it) lays out its plan to attack Republicans. Daily Kos is calling the plan "Repeal This." Here is the email in its entirety below (username obscured to preserve anonymity):
  • Rep. Grijalva: After Giffords Shooting, Tea Party and Palin Better Watch It

    01/08/2011 7:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 8, 2011 | Suzy Khimm
    the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the shooting of more than 20 others in Tucson today, fellow Arizona Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva denounced a political environment poisoned by "anger, hatred, and division." In a phone interview with Mother Jones, Grijalva called the assault "horrible and unbelievable and shocking….It's hard to explain and really difficult to comprehend." Grijalva—who was also the recent target of violent threats—went on to blame the polarized political climate for creating an atmosphere that fueled violence: We never entered [politics] believing that we were taking our lives in our hands...we're feeding...
  • Gabrielle Giffords' father: 'The whole Tea Party were her enemies' (Yet the shooter was a Lefty)

    01/08/2011 2:53:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2011
    The father of shot American congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has said that her political stance made her many enemies. Miss Giffords, a Democrat congresswoman, was shot in the head during a public meeting in Tucson, Arizona. A lone gunman, described by witnesses as being a white man in his late teens or early twenties, fired into a crowd gathered for a "Congress in your Corner" event outside a supermarket. Her father Spencer Giffords, 75, wept when asked if his 40-year-old daughter had any enemies. "Yeah," he told The New York Post. "The whole tea party." Miss Giffords had been named in...
  • Sarah Palin Blamed by Bloggers for Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

    01/08/2011 2:29:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | January 8, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Some prominent liberal bloggers wasted little time before politicizing the horrific and tragic shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona on Saturday. Almost immediately after the nation learned of the shooting of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and several others (including a federal judge), a few prominent liberal web writers sought to blame Sarah Palin and other conservatives for the action. Linking to a map of U.S. House districts that Sarah Palin's pac wanted to "target" during the 2010 mid-term elections -- which sadly included crosshairs over Rep. Giffords' district (among others) -- DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas Tweeted, "Mission accomplished, Sarah...
  • Progressives, Democrats, and Centrists beginning to revolt against Obama

    12/16/2010 6:42:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    California Independent Voter Network ^ | December 15, 2010 | Bob Morris
    Why is it that Obama says he believes in compromise, yet never does so with the Left? This is certainly a question liberals and progressives are increasingly asking, with some now taking action to oppose Obama. Obama's proposed tax cut deal (which he made privately with Republicans without even consulting Democratic leadership) has ignited a firestorm of protest from liberals and progressives who view the tax cuts as yet another serious betrayal by Obama of what he promised while campaigning. In what could be a harbinger of protest to come, some well-known leftists have signed An Open Letter to the...
  • Sometime Huffington Post Blogger Arrested on Incest Charge

    12/13/2010 6:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Yes, But However! ^ | December 13, 2010 | John Romano
    In April of 2009, Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor David Epstein wrote an editorial entitled “It’s the Abuse of Trust, Stupid.” Ironically, the same Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor was recently arrested for having sex with his 24 year old daughter. Mr. Epstein’s editorials for the Huffington Post covered a wide range of topics from Dick Cheney and torture to Sarah Palin and the 2008 election cycle. His posts are full of leftist vitriol and sanctimonious drivel. He is a Columbia professor, after all. Mr. Epstein’s articles are good for such biting rhetoric as “so when Dick (aptly...
  • Barack Obama -- Enemy of the Revolution

    12/09/2010 9:07:57 AM PST · by Bumpus2
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 12/9/10 | Blind Blueberry
    Comrades! Thanks to the vigilance of the People’s Kosmittee, the Democratic Peoples’ Underground Guard and other proletarian heroes, we have identified dangerous counter-revolutionary treason in our midst! It is with sadness and personal disappointment that I must denounce Barack Obama. It has come to light that “Comrade” Obama has abused his position as Leader, Premier and Party Chancellor to sell out our revolutionary aspirations in unauthorized, secretive negotiations with the enemies of the people’s democracy.
  • The Obama Agnostic: Or how I lost my faith on the way to the next big compromise (Barf Alert)

    12/08/2010 10:14:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Cape Cod Today ^ | December 7, 2010 | TRB
    Is he going to give it all away?Are we going back to the Reagan years? Quick, are we still fighting someone in Central America? This president has spent a lot of time talking about what he inherited from the town moron, but little time actually listening to the real people who put him where he sits today. From what I can see he sits in a chair called compromise. That's the chair in which he does all the compromising while the other side agees to release funds for unemployment checks - which they had to do anyhow, or the retailers...