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  • Patently Absurd Activism on 'Redskins'

    06/20/2014 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found its way to the front page by declaring the word "Redskins" was offensive and therefore unworthy of trademark protection under a 1946 law that proscribes trademarks for "immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter." MSNBC anchor Joy-Ann Reid reported this news with an obscenity warning before airing a clip of Sen. Harry Reid: "And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I'm just going to warn you guys about that in advance." She's not alone. Liberal sports writers refuse to...
  • Sign 'joking' about domestic violence sparks outrage at Texas bar

    05/29/2014 4:41:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies
    http://www.whas11.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | TERESA WOODARD
    PLANO — The handwritten sign over the bar at Scruffy Duffies in Plano read: "I like my beer like I like my violence. Domestic." The words are now gone, but their impact lingers. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, do you see this?'" said 24-year-old Courtney Williams. She couldn't believe what she saw on the chalkboard inside Scruffy Duffies Saturday night. Williams was offended."How does someone think it's OK to put something like that up there?" she asked. Williams asked the female bartender who had written the sign to erase it. Then Williams asked two managers. They did not take...
  • Father Salvany and "offensive" discourse...

    02/20/2014 7:53:05 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 20, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In Chapters twenty and twenty-One of his excellent book Liberalism is a Sin, Father Felix Sarda Y Salvany, a noted philosopher of his day, writes: "Liberalism never gives battle on solid ground; it knows too well that in a discussion of principles it must meet with irretrievable defeat. It prefers tactics of recrimination and, under the sting of a just flagellation, whiningly accuses Catholics of lack of charity in their polemics. This is also the ground which certain Catholics, tainted with Liberalism, are in the habit of taking. Let us see what is to be said on this score. We...
  • ASU fraternity suspended after 'offensive' MLK party

    01/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    KPHO ^ | 01/20/2014 | Greg Argos
    TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) - A representative for Arizona State University said school officials have suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's chapter operations while they investigate an unregistered Greek event that has many on campus offended Pictures from the event, coined "MLK Black Party" by the group, show members and guests dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs and even drinking from watermelon cups. "This isn't appropriate at all and you really have no business dressing like this on a day that's sort of revered for African-Americans," said ASU senior Frank Hogan after seeing some of the pictures. "I think this represents the...
  • Sandy Hook Benefit Concert Canceled Due to Low Ticket Sales

    12/06/2013 7:59:31 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 12/4/2013 | Kyla Gardner
    "It is with great sadness that we have to cancel the Chicago Musicians Care Performance & Benefit event ... due to low ticket sales," read a Facebook post from organizer Chicago Musicians Care, which was created in response to the shooting.
  • California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

    09/22/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 21, 2013
    A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. SNIP Brauer addressed the offensive tweet to Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, as House Republicans voted to defund the health care law. Brauer wrote, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” SNIP
  • ‘Offensive to Muslims’: Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists

    06/21/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/13 | Gabe Finger
    Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ad is racist. McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his “deep concern” about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to “reconsider publicizing” it. According to McDermott, the “ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.”
  • WH: 'Offensive' to Question Obama's Actions During Benghazi

    05/19/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/13 | staff
    Going on the offensive about President Obama’s mysterious whereabouts during the Benghazi terrorist attacks of September 11, 2012 that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said it was “offensive” for anyone to question whether the White House could have done more. The assertion “from Republicans” that Obama was not responsive enough during the attack, said Pfeiffer, is “offensive.” “The premise of [the question on Obama’s whereabouts],” Pfeiffer explained, “is that somehow there was something that could have been done differently and would have changed the outcome here. The accountability...
  • Boycott Cinco de Mayo--don't buy at the sales (vanity)

    05/03/2013 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 81 replies
    vanity | 5/3/13 | Mamzelle
    Cinco de Mayo is a day of Mexican revolution and it if we are not careful it will be inflicted on Americans, via Political Correctness, like Kwanzaa. I'll be interested to see how Rubio handles a Mexican holiday, when he is of Cuban descent!
  • Muslim cleric in the U.S. tells followers not to engage in offensive jihad: “not quite ready yet….”

    02/24/2013 9:23:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 2/24/13 | Ryan Mauro
    The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) opposes offensive jihad in the West, but for reasons that may surprise you. In an Arabic fatwa (religious decree) that doesn’t appear on its English website, it states that “the Islamic community does not possess the strength to engage in offensive jihad at this time [emphasis added].” This doesn’t mean that all jihad is to be abandoned. “With our current capabilities, we are aspiring towards defensive jihad, and to improve our position with regards to jurisprudence at this stage. But there is a different discussion for each situation,” it said. It is...
  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage

    11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012 Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every...
  • White House urges Dems to go on offense on healthcare reform

    07/02/2012 5:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/12 04:54 PM ET | Justin Sink
    The White House is encouraging congressional Democrats to go on the offensive after the Supreme Court upheld the president's signature healthcare legislation Thursday, urging members on the campaign trail to "illustrate how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up for the middle class." -snip Plouffe argues. "The President refuses to settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by."
  • POTUS: WH leak accusations 'offensive'

    06/08/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/8/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    President Obama has shot back against accusations that White House officials leaked high-level national security information to the New York Times, calling the charges "offensive" and "wrong." "The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," he said during a press conference this morning. "People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office." The President's remarks follow accusations made earlier this week by Sen. John McCain and other Senate Republicans that the White House had leaked information...
  • ‘Borderline Offensive’: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Left Nearly Speechless After Tough Interview

    04/03/2012 9:15:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/3/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    If those interviews by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, where she does nothing but spew talking points and condescending quips, annoy you, then you will likely jump for joy over what you’re about to hear. Doug McIntyre, a radio host at 790 KABC-RADIO in Los Angeles, interviewed the chairwoman on Monday about the DNC’s decision to name LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to head the party’s convention. As McIntyre notes, Villaraigosa has his critics in Southern California (“Los Angeles can’t even pave the sidewalks”), and McIntryre was floored that he was chosen. Considering that, he did the opposite of a fluff...
  • CNN suspends (Roland) Martin for 'offensive' comments (some say anti-gay, homophobic, .. )

    02/08/2012 2:58:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/8/12 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN suspended political analyst Roland Martin on Wednesday for "offensive" tweets during the Super Bowl that some critics said were anti-gay. Martin commented on Twitter about a commercial during the Super Bowl that showed soccer star David Beckham in underwear: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him." The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays. Martin said that he was making a joke about soccer and that he doesn't support violence against anyone. Martin also...
  • American Heritage Dictionary adds 'offensive' to 'anchor baby'

    12/09/2011 4:31:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    KPHO ^ | 12/06/11 | Breann Bierman
    American Heritage Dictionary adds 'offensive' to 'anchor baby'By Breann Bierman Updated: Dec 06, 2011 3:30 PM EST PHOENIX (KPHO) - The American Heritage Dictionary has added "offensive" to the definition of "anchor baby" in the dictionary after criticism from Latino groups. Immigrationimpact.com, a project of the nonprofit American Immigration Council, questioned the inclusion of the "anchor baby" definition. On their website, they describe the new definition as "one that was crafted to reflect more accurately just how artificial a term it really is." The online version of the American Heritage Dictionary now defines "anchor baby" as: "Offensive Used as a...
  • Libyan rebels launch Sirte offensive

    09/15/2011 7:36:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 15 September 2011 | Chris Stephen
    Rebel forces head towards the frontline near the coastal city of Sirte, where troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi remain in control. Libyan rebels claimed on Thursday night to have captured Sirte, the birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi and the last of his coastal strongholds. The city was said to have fallen after an attack involving 900 "technicals" – armed pickup trucks – that attacked loyalist positions from three directions. "Thwar Misrata [the Misrata revolution] now control the entrances to Sirte city," said a statement from the Misrata military council. There was no independent verification that Sirte had fallen. The council, which...
  • Satirical mints poking fun at Obama pulled from UT bookstore

    08/03/2011 4:04:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Knoxville TN News Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2011 | Megan Boehnke
    KNOXVILLE - Breath mints packaged in a tin can poking fun at President Barack Obama have been pulled from the shelves at the University of Tennessee bookstore after local legislator Joe Armstrong told store officials he was offended by the mints. Armstrong, D-Knoxville, said he got a call from a student who had seen the satirical mints in the bookstore and was bothered by the depiction of the president. The tin can reads: "This is change? Disappointmints." Armstrong followed up Tuesday with a visit to the bookstore, located in the basement of the University Center, where he talked to director...
  • The American Flag Is 'Offensive' in Schools Now

    05/16/2011 8:20:38 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Increasingly, it seems that the American flag is joining toy guns and dodgeball on the banned-from-school list. And the latest story on this front involves The Butterfield Elementary in Orange, Massachusetts, where a teacher told an eleven-year-old boy that he may not hang his depiction of Old Glory because it might "offend" another student. The boy, Frankie Girard, had drawn the picture in art class but then found that his teacher didn't share his patriotism. Says his father, John, "He was denied hanging the flag up. And he asked if he could just even hang it on his desk, and...
  • Democrat Dan Adler's campaign ad "Minorities should stick together" (Yeah let's offend everyone!)

    05/12/2011 7:00:25 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 10, 2011 | Dan Adler For Congress
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  • What is the most offensive program on television?

    05/05/2011 2:52:04 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 101 replies
    What do you find to be the most offensive program or programs on television?
  • Syracuse Univesity PC Police on Patrol for Offensive Halloween Costumes

    10/29/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 22 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 10/29/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Syracuse University campus security has asked students to report offensive Halloween costumes this year as a part of the S.U. Stop Bias program. The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse, would report offensive costumes and “file a judicial complaint” and “likely require them to remove it.”
  • Israel rabbi remarks on Palestinians 'deeply offensive': US

    08/29/2010 10:19:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/29/10 | afp
    The US State Department Sunday condemned as "deeply offensive" remarks by an influential Israeli rabbi who said he hoped Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas would "vanish from our world." "We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement. "These remarks are not only deeply offensive, but incitement such as this hurts the cause of peace." Ovadia, who heads a religious party in Israel's ruling coalition, expressed hope in his weekly sermon Saturday that "all the nasty people who hate Israel, like Abu Mazen (Abbas), vanish from our world."
  • Obama's Charm Offensive Masks Israel Policy Change

    05/30/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 460+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/30/10 | Leo Rennert
    The two contrasting faces of President Obama in his relations with Israel and American Jews were on full display this week. On Thursday, Obama hosted some 250 Jewish luminaries and high-achievers at an elaborate White House reception to mark Jewish Heritage Month. The administration pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable, first-ever event.
  • Taliban vow new Afghan offensive with Karzai in US

    05/08/2010 1:08:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 249+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/10 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    KABUL – In an attempt to steal the spotlight from Afghan President Hamid Karzai's trip to Washington, the Taliban on Saturday threatened to launch a series of attacks across Afghanistan — a claim the defense minister quickly dismissed as insurgent propaganda. The Taliban said their spring offensive, targeting Afghan and NATO military and staff plus foreign contractors, would begin on Monday — the same day that Karzai begins meetings in Washington. A statement in English posted on the group's website said the offensive dubbed "al-Faath," which means victory, will include "ambushes, detonations of explosive devices, assassinations of government officials, suicide...
  • Newsweek Offers Offensive Explanation For Why Media Ignored Nashville Flood

    05/07/2010 10:30:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies · 2,682+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/7/10 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters on Wednesday shared a truly heartbreaking video with its readers dealing with the Nashville flood that so many people in the nation hadn't heard about due to the media's focus on the Gulf oil spill and Faisal Shahzad. News outlets are beginning to try to explain to their patrons why such a devastating event got so over-shadowed.
  • 10 most offensive TV shows ever

    04/08/2010 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 198 replies · 3,941+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/08/2010 | Source: http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/10/03/16/top_ten_most_offensive_tv_shows_ever
    1. “South Park” (Comedy Central) 2. “Chappelle's Show” (Comedy Central) 3. “The Jerry Springer Show” 4. “Family Guy” (Fox) 5. “Da Ali G Show” (HBO) 6. “In Living Color” (Fox) 7. “All in the Family” (CBS) 8. “Married With Children” (Fox) 9. “Soap” (ABC) 10. “Jackass” (MTV)
  • Kandahar Offensive to Begin in June, Senior Officials Say

    03/29/2010 5:48:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 239+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/29/10 | Fox News, AP
    NATO forces will launch a major offensive in the Afghanistan city of Kandahar in June, sources told Fox News, part of a new war strategy that began earlier this year with the offensive in Marjah. The new strategy focuses on clearing Taliban strongholds while protecting the local populations and establishing Afghan control. Part of the objective in Kandahar is to be done with the "clearing phase" of operations by the beginning of August, before Ramadan, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News. The U.S. and its allies already are laying the groundwork for the offensive by removing corrupt politicians from...
  • { ELCS } Lutheran bishops to welcome gay clergy

    03/12/2010 7:55:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 326+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3/12/10 | Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
    Bishops in the nation's largest Lutheran denomination have approved preliminary steps to welcome a group of openly gay and lesbian ministers as official clergy with new liturgical rites. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Conference of Bishops approved a draft proposal on Monday (March 8) for the new rites, which include prayers and the laying on of hands by the local bishop, according to the denomination's news service. The proposal only applies to 17 pastors who had followed normal ELCA procedures for education and ordination, but remained barred from the denomination's official clergy roster because of their sexuality. The clergy...
  • McChrystal Details Lessons of Marja Offensive

    03/08/2010 3:55:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 21+ views
    KABUL, March 8, 2010 – The Taliban flag no longer flies over Marja, and the operations in the central region of Helmand province have lessons for the rest of Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in the country said today. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and Ambassador Mark Sedwill – NATO’s senior civilian representative in Afghanistan – spoke with reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at International Security Assistance Force headquarters here. The Marja operation is a tactical and operational effort to liberate 75,000 Afghans from Taliban tyranny, the general said. “There was a Taliban flag...
  • New Covert Radio Interview: Tim Lynch from Free Range International on the fight in Helmand

    02/12/2010 1:54:43 PM PST · by RadioCirca1970 · 3 replies · 511+ views
    Covert Radio ^ | 02/12/2010 | Self
    Hey check it out, Tim Lynch from Free Range International from Afghanistan on what's really going on with the Marines! You won't hear it on Cable!
  • Frightened Afghans flee offensive in opium valley

    02/08/2010 11:09:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 789+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/10 | AFP
    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (AFP) – Afghan men, women and children fearing imminent fighting between the Taliban and US troops, loaded up trucks on Monday and streamed out of one of the world's main sources of heroin. Wrapped in blankets to fend off the winter chill, families packed up goats, furniture and clothes, clogging roads with taxis, cars and tractors in a major exodus to safety, dodging roadside bombs planted to kill US and NATO troops. "We left the area because lots of aircraft were flying over and lots of forces were moving back and forth," Shir Ali Khan told AFP...
  • British, Afghan Forces Prepare Ground for Major Helmand Offensive

    02/05/2010 3:37:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 166+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    Courtesy UK Ministry of DefenceElements of the Royal Welsh, Grenadier Guards and Scots Guards have taken part in an air and ground ISAF operation to the south of Nad e-Ali, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.The operation, being conducted with Afghan National Security Forces, is part of the preparation for a major ISAF offensive known as Operation MOSHTARAK.Op MOSHTARAK has been planned to remove insurgents from areas of central Helmand not previously cleared by ISAF troops. Major General Gordon Messenger briefed the media today on Op MOSHTARAK. He said that the operation was fully supported by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and that...
  • Titman says "They’re not getting my tag!"

    01/15/2010 5:45:49 AM PST · by Thirteen · 42 replies · 1,615+ views
    Bristol Herald-Courier ^ | January 15, 2010 | David McGee
    BRISTOL, Va. – Theresa Titman knows all the jokes about the last name she proudly displays on a personalized license plate, but she isn’t laughing over a state agency’s recent ruling. Last month, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles notified Titman and her husband that they must surrender the tag she’s had for seven years – T1TMAN – because someone might find it “socially, racially or ethnically offensive or disparaging and used to describe intimate body parts or genitals.” The tag was issued “in error,” according to the letter. “They’re not getting my tag,” Titman said. “I was utterly –...
  • Yemeni forces launch attack on al-Qaeda operatives

    12/24/2009 2:19:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 990+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Sudarsan Raghavan and Gred Jaffe
    SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni forces, backed by the United States, launched an attack Thursday on a meeting of al-Qaeda operatives where a Yemeni American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood attacks might have been present, U.S. and Yemeni officials said. The strike on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in southeastern Yemen killed at least 30 suspected militants and was the second such assault in the past week, according to Yemeni security and government sources. One of the possible meeting participants was Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen and extremist preacher who exchanged e-mails with the Army psychiatrist suspected...
  • Pakistani Offensive Pushes Extremists, Petraeus Says

    12/04/2009 3:00:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 369+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2009 – As the Pakistani military achieves success against extremists operating in Pakistan, the campaign also is aiding anti-insurgent efforts in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command said today. In fact, the months-long Pakistani offensive is putting the Taliban, al-Qaida and other extremists in the region “under significant pressure,” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus told National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep during a segment of the “Morning Edition” news program. The Pakistani campaign is assisting U.S. and coalition efforts in Afghanistan, Petraeus said, noting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar “is generally thought to be located most...
  • U.S. WARNS ISRAEL NOT TO HONOR ASSASSINATED AMERICAN

    11/14/2009 12:18:12 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 51 replies · 2,717+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 14, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    RABBI FIRST U.S. VICTIM OF JIHAD KAHANE CEREMONY OFFENSIVE TO OBAMA thelastcrusade.orgAny commemoration in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) of the anniversary of Rabbi Meir Kahane's assassination would be harmful to the peace process, the American Embassy told The Jerusalem Post.The American comments came after the Jerusalem Post obtained e-mails in which an embassy official told Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin's office that any plans for such a ceremony was "something that Senator [George] Mitchell and his team are following with concern."The e-mails also implied that such a ceremony would be frowned upon by President Barack Obama who is attempting to...
  • 42 militants killed as Pakistan presses offensive

    10/27/2009 9:14:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/09 | Asif Shahzad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army pushed deeper into a Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border Tuesday, claiming to have killed 42 militants in the latest stage of an offensive against extremists blamed for relentless attacks in recent weeks . In the capital, gunmen attacked a high-ranking Pakistani army officer in the second targeted shooting against top military brass in less than a week, part of a wave of violence sweeping the country in apparent retaliation for the 11-day long offensive in South Waziristan. The army officer, and his mother who was traveling with him, escaped unhurt from the assault in...
  • Taliban vow to defeat army in Pakistan offensive

    10/18/2009 11:11:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 867+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/09 | Ishtiaq Mahsud - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles Sunday in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories in an army campaign that could shape the future of the country's battle against extremism. A Taliban spokesman vowed the Islamist militants would fight to "our last drop of blood" to defend their stronghold of South Waziristan, .. Victory for the government in South Waziristan's tribal badlands would eliminate a safe haven for the Taliban militants blamed for surging terrorist attacks and the al-Qaida operatives they shelter there. .. Defeat would give...
  • Ground offensive begins in Pakistan al-Qaida haven (South Waziristan Stronghold Stompdown begins)

    10/17/2009 9:32:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 4,434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/09 | Ishtiaq Mahsud and Munir Ahmad - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – More than 30,000 Pakistani soldiers launched a ground offensive against al-Qaida and the Taliban's main stronghold along the Afghan border Saturday, officials said, in the country's toughest test yet against a strengthening insurgency. The United States has long pushed the government to carry out an assault in South Waziristan, and it comes after two weeks of militant attacks that have killed more than 175 people across the nuclear-armed country. That has ramped up pressure on the army to act. Pakistan has fought three unsuccessful campaigns since 2001 in the region, which is the nerve-center for...
  • FEMA Grant to ACORN is Offensive

    09/29/2009 9:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 786+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/29/09 | Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
    Earlier this month and despite the public scrutiny over the voter fraud and felony criminal activity associated with ACORN, the Department of Homeland Security went ahead and granted $997,402 to ACORN under the FY 2008 Fire Prevention and Safety Program. To most people, the timing and the amount of the grant would seem off base, but when you take into account the fact that DHS awarded ACORN–an organization with no clear expertise in fire safety and prevention–a fire prevention and safety grant, it’s just plain offensive.
  • What not to wear to a Medal of Honor award (Michelle Tarts Up for Ceremony)

    09/20/2009 3:51:16 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 402 replies · 17,650+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 09/20/09
    You might think a posthumous Medal of Honor award ceremony would be a somber occasion, but not everyone would agree with you. Either this is an especially skillful photo shop effort or Michelle Obama has no clue whatsoever about the nature of this event. U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti’s parents received the award for him. I hope they didn’t notice the first lady’s stunningly inappropriate dress, but that’s unlikely.
  • 'Syria MiGs lack offensive capabilities'

    09/07/2009 9:20:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 680+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/8/09 | HERB KEINON AND YAAKOV KATZ
    The four MiG-31E fighter jets that Russia will deliver to Syria will be without offensive capabilities and used for intelligence gathering alone, according to reports that reached Jerusalem from Moscow this week. According to these reports, Russia did not sell more planes to the Syrians for the simple reason that Damascus does not have the ability to pay for any more. The reports said that two of the planes would be operational, and the other two would be purchased for "cannibalization" purposes, amid a Syrian realization that Russia would not provide effective "after-sale service," and that these planes would be...
  • Afghanistan Operation Shows Early Gains, But More Afghans Needed

    07/08/2009 4:46:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 8, 2009 – The commander of a U.S. Marine brigade in southern Afghanistan is cautiously optimistic at progress made in the first week of an offensive there, but says more Afghan forces are needed.“We're still very early into this operation. … [I’m] very cautiously optimistic that things have gone well,” Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, said in a conference call from Marine Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province with reporters at the Pentagon. Some 4,000 Marines and 650 Afghan security forces launched the ongoing Operation Khanjar, which translates to Strike of...
  • Ground forces move in for Pakistan offensive (South Waziristan up next on the '09 Taliban Tour)

    06/19/2009 10:55:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/09 | Rohan Sullivan and Afiz Shahzad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistani ground troops moved into Taliban-controlled areas Friday and engaged in the first gunbattle of a new offensive in the volatile northwest, as an aerial and artillery bombardment pounded other targets. Officials said Friday's action did not represent the start of a full-scale operation in the tribal belt along the border with Afghanistan, but that most troops were now in place for when the orders came. The coming operation in South Waziristan, along with one winding down in the Swat Valley further north, could be a turning point in Pakistan's yearslong and sometimes halfhearted fight against militancy.
  • Pakistan prepares offensive on Taliban stronghold (South Waziristan)

    06/16/2009 10:08:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 293+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army launched airstrikes and ferried in tanks and artillery as it confirmed Tuesday that it was preparing a major offensive against insurgents in al-Qaida and the Taliban's safest haven along the Afghan border. The highly anticipated military operation in South Waziristan is seen as a potential turning point in the yearslong and sometimes half-hearted fight against militancy in Pakistan. It could also help curb Taliban attacks on Western forces in neighboring Afghanistan. But the offensive in the lawless tribal region will also be the toughest yet for Pakistan's military, testing both its fighting capability and the government's...
  • Woman Forced To Take Down “Offensive” American Flag For Memorial Day

    05/27/2009 10:33:37 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 19 replies · 2,542+ views
    A Texas woman put up an American flag for Memorial Day, and was told to remove it because it was offensive to a coworker. The kicker is the offended employee is not from the United States. I know ... shocker.
  • Taliban 'on the run' after Pakistan offensive

    05/09/2009 9:26:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 3,862+ views
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistan's military said on Saturday that a full-scale offensive in the northwest has put militants on the back foot following a pledge from President Asif Ali Zardari to eliminate the Taliban. Warplanes pounded rebel hideouts in the Swat valley, an ex-ski resort where up to 15,000 security forces have been deployed under orders to crush extremists in an escalating conflict that has displaced hundreds of thousands. "They are on the run," the army said in a statement, without making clear exactly how much progress it had made in driving militants from their positions. But the statement...
  • Swine flu name branded 'offensive'

    04/29/2009 4:45:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 30 replies · 1,126+ views
    news.aol.co.uk ^ | 4/28/2009 | NA
    Swine flu name branded 'offensive' Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 03:01 GMT The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, an Israeli health official has said. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel. Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and forbid the eating of pork products.
  • Pakistan launches new offensive against militants

    04/26/2009 8:26:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/09 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan launched an operation against militants Sunday in a district covered by a government-backed peace deal, threatening the survival of a pact that raised U.S. concerns about the country's willingness to confront the insurgents. A top government official insisted the deal remained "intact" and denied American pressure prompted the offensive, while another warned that the Taliban in a valley that was the focus of the deal must disarm or "face action." A military statement said the offensive in Lower Dir had already killed "scores" of militants, including a commander, and left at least one paramilitary soldier dead. It...