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  • Scrubbed again! Obama's hospital doctor changed

    05/08/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WND ^ | May 08, 2011 | WND
    The online hoaxbusting website Snopes.com has changed its reference to the purported attending physician at Barack Obama's birth. WND reported just days ago that the site, along with a Buffalo newspaper, referenced a Dr. Rodney T. West as the physician at the birth. However, since that report was published, the passage has been edited to remove a section saying the woman interviewed, talking about the "obstetrician who delivered him," was "referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98."
  • (AP barf alert) Analysis: Reimagining Obama after gutsy raid

    05/07/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri May 6, 6:15 pm ET | By NANCY BENAC
    It was just a firehouse chat with the guys of Engine 54 in lower Manhattan. But President Barack Obama delivered a message he hopes will also hit home with every American in this week of national catharsis: "You're always going to have a president and an administration who's got your back." In the denouement to the daring raid that brought down Osama bin Laden, the president has in effect been reintroduced to the nation. While taking care to strike the right tone — trying to savor the success of the dramatic covert operation without appearing to gloat — Obama has...
  • Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero

    05/05/2011 12:17:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 2:56 PM Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 3:02 PM Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger NEW YORK — Authorities apprehended a man who witnesses say may have pulled a gun out of a backpack as President Barack Obama's motorcade passed today in New York. The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s, was wearing a backpack. New York Police Department officers and Secret Service agents shouted, "Get down,...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • The Changing Story of the Fight in Bin Laden's Compound

    05/03/2011 1:50:57 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/03/2011 | Adam Martin
    The details of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound have changed a bit from last night to this morning to this afternoon. Contradicting yesterday's reports from Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, White House spokesman Jay Carney said today that Bin Laden was not armed when U.S. commandos raided his compound. He also said that it was "unclear" whether anybody had used a woman as a human shield, as Bin Laden was originally reported to have done. At a briefing for television reporters on Monday night, one official told Politico's John Gerstein that, "a different guy's wife was killed,"...
  • Cops to quiz Kung Fu Fighting singer (arrested in UK for singing Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting)

    04/27/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | JAMIE PYATT and DAN SALES
    A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of "racism" for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past. Simon Ledger was arrested in a Chinese restaurant after a complaint was made to police. The singer is set to be interviewed by cops at 8pm tonight after his bail comes to an end. Simon, 34, often performs the song in Sandown, Isle of Wight. He said: "I hadn't even seen these two." Now he fears he could get a criminal record. Cops sprang into action and arrested...
  • WH Working on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech

    04/26/2011 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 87 replies
    cnsnews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats. Entitled the “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” the order would implement parts of the DISCLOSE Act, which failed to get through Congress last year. The legislation sought to restrict campaign speech after the landmark Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling that...
  • Vanity rant/question

    04/17/2011 7:27:34 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 106 replies
    4/16/2011 | me
    I went to breakfast this morning at Eat 'N Park in PIttsburgh. When I pulled into the parking lot, the spaces next to the handicapped spots were open so I thought, "Sweet! I"m gonna get a rock star parking spot" but as I pulled in, I noticed a sign posted in this spot that said "Reserved for Those Driving Hybrid Vehicles". I was PISSED! Has anyone else noticed this? Is it a new trend? Am I that out of the loop?
  • Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a "****" a Week After Calling Palin a "Dumb ****"

    03/28/2011 3:50:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 172 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    A week after calling former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a "dumb t***" vulgar insult for women, comedian Bill Maher went all the way and called Palin the c-word, adding, "There's just no other word for her."The Dallas Voice (The Premier Media Source for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) Texas) reporting on Maher's appearance Sunday night at the Winnspear Opera House Sunday night, cheered Maher using the crude sexist slur against the 2008 Republican party vice presidential nominee as an act of "fearlessness":It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about...
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • Now We Know Which "Holiday" They Meant (Retailers Start "After Holiday Sales" on Dec 26)

    12/26/2010 9:12:42 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Hanukkah may have ended over 2 weeks ago, Kwanzaa week may have just begun, and New Years may still be 6 days away, but major retailers have once again started their "After Holiday" sales on December 26. Retailers that went to great lengths to avoid using the word Christmas, in favor of the more inclusive term "Holidays", now seem to not care that many holidays are still to come while others ended long ago. Companies such as Barnes and Nobel as well as Old navy/Gap went to such extremes to avoid using the term Christmas that they ended up being...
  • No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

    12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee
    Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as “liberal” and then “progressives” in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the group’s deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace. Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and...
  • Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality (marxists)

    12/17/2010 11:45:32 AM PST · by bronxville · 19 replies · 1+ views
    freepress ^ | December 10, 2010 | marxists
    Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality More than 80 grassroots organizations, consumer groups, civil rights organizations, innovative businesses, technology experts and public interest advocates filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, signaling broad support for strong Network Neutrality rules. The letter highlighted five key areas in which rules proposed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski must be improved to protect the free and open Internet. The Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21. FCC_Letter_Real_Net_Neutrality.pdf freepress = reform media. transform democracy.
  • How Captain Elliot’s Party Boats Got an Obamacare Waiver

    11/15/2010 9:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/15/10 | John
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit noted over the weekend that buried deep on the HHS website is a list of over 100 companies/organizations that have been granted waivers from the new health care law. Some of the companies on the list are well know, e.g. Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel restaurants and CIGNA health insurance. Others on the list seem conspicuous because of their small size. For instance, how did a company called Captain Elliot’s Party Boats get a waiver for their 10 employees? It turns out Captain Elliot’s Party Boats is the name of a company in Freeport, Texas...
  • Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
    Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the American public yesterday: Shut up. If you’ve got an opinion about the N.Y. mosque controversy, better keep it to yourself or you could end up under investigation in the House Star Chamber. Pelosi says she wants to know how opposition to the mosque is being “ginned up.” She wants to know who’s funding this anger. She wants to know what the hell is wrong with the 61 percent of Americans who evidently disagree with her views. (Her disingenuous view being that this is a “zoning issue” only and all the national controversy...
  • Left-wing Black Activist Acknowledges Race Attacks on Tea Party Are Bogus But 'Effective'

    07/30/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 5+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 30, 2010
    What will it take for the media to acknowledge that the Tea Party is not a racist movement, and that liberals have smeared it as such in a naked politicization of race relations? How about a lefty activist admitting just that. UPenn professor Mary Frances Berry, a leader of the "far-left black political scene," as NB Executive Editor Matt Sheffield wrote,  penned this astonishing email to Politico, published on July 20: Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any...
  • Video: University makes diploma contingent on supporting gay rights

    07/28/2010 2:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    CNN has an interesting roundtable on the case of Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.Does...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Obama's Orwellian Health Care lie Revealed

    07/19/2010 7:35:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/19/10 | Alaphiah
    Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) had it right all along. This president is a liar! He and his Democrat Party manipulate words and meaning like a Crack-ho manipulates her mamma for money to buy milk for her baby. “Mamma I need twenty dollars, I promise I’m going to buy milk for the baby.” Mamma knows that her daughter the Crack-ho is probably lying, yet there’s that outside chance that she might be telling the truth this time. Out of hundreds of disappointments, this may be the time. But alas, Social Services called. They have the baby again and the crack-ho mama...
  • Uncle Sam Wants You to Have an Online ID

    07/04/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT · by nmh · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Business ^ | July 02, 2010 | Jay Bavisi co-founder of the EC-Council
    As our daily interactions and transactions have become increasingly “wired,” we have yet to see any truly comprehensive attempts at securing online identities. Our complex system of usernames and passwords is astoundingly outdated and increasingly prone to security breaches and theft. Yet, so far it has been mostly up to the individual to protect himself against various forms of identity fraud—with larger corporations taking relatively little responsibility. But this could change in a big way. Right now the federal government is proposing a new system being referred to as the “Identity Ecosystem”—which was highlighted in the recently-released draft paper, “National...
  • Chris Matthews’ “Rise of The New Right”: Delusional Neo-Communist Propaganda

    Last night, MSNBC aired a Chris Matthews special, labeled a documentary, called The Rise of the New Right. I decided to take a quick break from my radical right wing extremist acts like bitterly clinging to my guns and my Bible, whilst fiendishly drawing devil horns on Obama photos, to watch it. I know. Apparently, I’m a glutton for punishment. However, while absolutely infuriating, it was simultaneously hilarious and almost took my mind off the distressing shortage of windmills in this country. Almost immediately, two things became rather apparent. Firstly, MSNBC’s NewSpeak definition of “documentary” is evidently “blatant fallacies and...
  • Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 97 replies · 2,164+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010
    There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And...
  • Newsweek’s Alter: Obama ‘Prevented Another Great Depression,’ ‘Sweeping Up’ Bush’s ‘S****’

    06/08/2010 7:14:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 60 replies · 153+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6-8-10 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing on Monday’s The Colbert Report on Comedy Central to promote his book, "The Promise," MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter – also of Newsweek – asserted that President Barack Obama had "prevented another Great Depression," and declared that Obama had it more difficult than Franklin Delano Roosevelt because he had to "sweep up" like a "shovel brigade" after President Bush, as he used a word that had to be bleeped out for airing. Alter: "He proceeded to make history almost right away, not only because he was the first African-American elected President ... we were all living history. This man...
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 1,525+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/1/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks. A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news. The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs "masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model.
  • Worst Photoshop Mistakes

    05/28/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies · 3,378+ views
    Grievous Bodily Charm | February 17, 2010 / May 27, 2010 | Andy Ball
    When used correctly Photoshop has the ability to make people appear thinner and more beautiful, as well as the power to give millions an inferiority complex. It seems every image in every magazine has been Photoshopped these days, and this has led to what must be amateurs being let loose on images that are going to print... 20 Worst Photoshop Mistakes15 More Worst Photoshop Mistakes
  • Prosecutor fired for Tea Party talks

    05/27/2010 10:00:02 AM PDT · by FLDemocracker · 65 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Suwannee Democrat ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jeff Waters
    Live Oak — An assistant state attorney for the Live Oak-based Third Judicial Circuit was fired Monday for speaking at Tea Party rallies and to other groups, according to Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Skip Jarvis. Jarvis said he revoked KrisAnne Hall's appointment as an assistant state attorney at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Hall, a Suwannee County resident, worked out of Hamilton County. He said he felt bad for letting her go since she was "the only breadwinner in her household" but had "no other choice." "She was speaking at some political events, some things were anti-state and anti-government," Jarvis said...
  • ABC News Video--Whistleblowers Expose Massive Government Violations of Privacy

    05/24/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 15 replies · 992+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    When the Conservative Examiner presented proof in a 7-part series that the Obama government is engaging in covert activities to rob citizens of their liberties, naysayers dismissed the information as 'inconclusive,' despite the reliability of the unnamed sources for that information. However, ABC News interviewed a whistleblower who exposes a massive government intrusion into the privacy of all citizens by reading their emails and Instant Messages, listening to their phone calls, monitoring their movements on the Internet, and tracking the 'Patriot movement' as a 'violent threat' to national security, although no one in the Patriot movement has engaged in such...
  • Twisting history by politicians and propagandists

    05/17/2010 9:26:01 AM PDT · by usalady · 11 replies · 252+ views
    Examiner ^ | May 17, 2010 | Martha
    Whether listening to Glenn Beck or Keith Olbermann, Barack Obama or Karl Rove, each one puts his own spin on what history tells about the present economic and political situation in the United States.
  • Kids and the Surveillance Culture

    05/12/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 31 replies · 611+ views
    SnapScouts ^ | 2010 | MiniTru, LLC
    Want to earn tons of cool badges and prizes while competing with you friends to see who can be the best American? Download the SnapScouts app for your Android phone (iPhone app coming soon) and get started patrolling your neighborhood. It's up to you to keep America safe! If you see something suspicious, Snap it! If you see someone who doesn't belong, Snap it! Not sure if someone or something is suspicious? Snap it anyway! Play with your friends and family to see who can get the best prizes. Join the SnapScouts today! SnapScout Features * Colorful interface and sounds...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • Bailout Bill Would Require Banks to Track and Report Personal Checking Accounts to Feds

    04/29/2010 5:32:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 93 replies · 4,864+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | April 29,2010 | Capitol Confidential
    It’s amazing to watch the civil libertarians hide when Democrats propose the most sweeping intrusions of privacy in generations. In addition to the litany of bad policies contained in the Dodd Financial Reform bill is this nugget on pages 1039-1040. In short, it extends government reach to every deposit account of every citizen. Subtitle G of the Dodd discussion draft bill requires that records be maintained and reported “for each branch, automated teller machine at which deposits are accepted, and other deposit taking service facility with respect to any financial institution, the financial institution shall maintain a record of the...
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Likens New AZ Law to Nazi "Guards" Demanding "Show Me Your Papers" - Video

    04/26/2010 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 71 replies · 1,211+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Morning Joe today, where Joe Scarborough actually likened the new Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law to Nazi "Guards" demanding, "show me your papers." Scarborough said that even he - as an anti-amnesty person - "is offended by this," and said it will be a "nightmare for Republicans" in 2012 if they are identified, as Chuck Todd described it as, "the Party of 'Show me your papers.'" This analysis is beyond over the top. The Arizona law is essentially what the Federal Law already is, but it is not being enforced. To equate what Arizona is doing to...
  • Speeding Tickets Now Coming From Outer Space

    04/22/2010 11:48:48 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 28 replies · 737+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 22 April 2010 | Brian Barrett
     As though cameras on top of every traffic light weren't bad enough already: there's now a trial run of satellites that will catch you speeding, over a several-block range, from hundreds of miles up. Hope for clouds, I guess?The SpeedSpike system is being tested at two locations in London, and works a little differently than your typical trap: cameras on the ground are assisted by satellites that are capable of calculating your average speed between two points. Which to me just means a lot of speeding, then going very, very slowly, then speeding, and so on: The company said in...
  • Obama Administration Violates Minimum Wage Laws for Propaganda Films

    04/20/2010 12:58:46 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 699+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Only a matter of time, you must think, before you can call a toll-free number at the White House to place a bet on your favorite football team. Let the games begin. The Obama administration is playing politics by offering some lucky contest winner $2500 of your American dollars for best pro-Obama Big Government propaganda film of 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency is running the contest – yes, that now extremely controversial agency with an extremely controversial mission – to explain to the American people why Barack Obama should be able to order the EPA to implement his own...
  • Obama: I'm “only thing between you and the pitchforks.” (2009)

    04/15/2010 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 93 replies · 2,828+ views
    POLITICO ^ | April 3, 2009 | By EAMON JAVERS
    Arrayed around a long mahogany table in the White House state dining room last week, the CEOs of the most powerful financial institutions in the world offered several explanations for paying high salaries to their employees — and, by extension, to themselves. * * * But President Barack Obama wasn’t in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation and offered a blunt reminder of the public’s reaction to such explanations. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that.” “My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”...
  • AP Headline: 'Crash the Tea Party' organizer is threatened (media found their talking point)

    04/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies · 2,753+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2010 11:25 AM ET | no byline
    ...Beaverton Middle School teacher Jason Levin's group wants to infiltrate the Tea Party to discredit the organization. But since Levin's name has been associated with the "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he has been harassed by people who say they belong to that group. Levin told KATU-TV that his phone has been ringing around the clock and his answering machine is recording threats...
  • President Kaczynski’s last speech (unspoken, prepared for Katyn ceremony)

    04/12/2010 12:48:20 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 869+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | 12.04.2010
    President Kaczynski’s last speech 12.04.2010 11:53 Below is the text of the speech which Lech Kaczynski, who died on Saturday, was going to deliver at the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Katyn massacre. “Dear Representatives of the Katyn Families. Ladies and Gentlemen. In April 1940 over twenty-one thousand Polish prisoners from the NKVD camps and prisons were killed. The genocide was committed at Stalin’s will and at the Soviet Union’s highest authority’s command. The alliance between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the Soviet attack on Poland on 17 September 1939 reached a terrifying climax...
  • Washington Post Ombudsman Misses Point

    04/12/2010 9:30:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/12/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Today, in his guise as the Washington Post’s ombudsman, Andrew Alexander posted a discussion about the recent misreporting by the Old Media about the various “incidents” that supposedly occurred between the admittedly raucous tea party protesters and members of Congress in Washington, D.C., during the healthcare fight. But while Alexander finally makes some admissions on how the Old Media dropped the ball on these exaggerated reports, he still missed the point of the whole mess. Alexander starts his report off with an interesting rhetorical style. He writes about incidents as if they actually happened even as he admits later down...
  • Pupils 'frogmarched by teachers to have fingerprints taken' so they could eat in canteen

    03/30/2010 1:52:02 PM PDT · by traumer · 17 replies · 555+ views
    A school has provoked uproar after taking children's fingerprints without permission from their parents. Pupils were 'frogmarched' to be fingerprinted so they could use touch screens in the canteen to have money deducted from their account, thereby speeding up lunch queues. Capital City Academy in Brent, north London, was later forced to apologise and wiped all prints it obtained before asking for consent. Fingerprint scanner As many as 3,500 schools are using fingerprint technology in administrative tasks such as pupils' borrowing library books or buying canteen lunches It also introduced an opt-out for parents uncomfortable with the technology, allowing pupils...
  • The Tea Party protests are nothing compared to the seething rage of the anti-Bush crowds

    03/29/2010 10:39:01 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 784+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | March 29, 2010 | Stephanie Gutmann
    So, according to Frank Rich of the New York Times, the Tea Party protesters are indulging in a “small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht.” There is a “tsunami of anger” gathering across the land, he writes, and an “accompanying rise in right-wing extremism”. Well, I detest some of the expressions reported in recent days and I’m hoping the Tea Party movement – where I’ve met many thoughtful, responsible people – will begin a little self-policing. I’m also hoping that the worst sign-carriers will be taken aside and questioned — as I would be willing to bet that some of them are plants,...
  • Obama’s SecEd manipulated school lists to favor powerful - (Chicago way)

    03/23/2010 3:57:57 PM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 23, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Chicago Breaking News reported late last night that former Chicago schools chief and current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan manipulated a system to favor powerful political allies by placing their children in the schools of their choice. The discovery of a list, the existence of which had been long denied by the city, and its composition of mainly high-powered political figures calls into question the appeals system used to reconsider applications that had been denied by the top Chicago-area schools: While many Chicago parents took formal routes to land their children in the best schools, the well-connected also sought help...
  • Calls to take more DNA samples raise questions (National DNA database even if not convicted)

    03/18/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 356+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2010, 7:01PM | CLARENCE PAGE
    ...Will those Americans who bitterly oppose registration of their guns, for example, go along quietly with the registration of their genetic codes? That's not quite what Obama is calling for, but it's a short slide down the slippery slope from keeping the DNA profiles of arrestees to keeping the profiles of everybody. And you don't have to be a so-called “birther” or “gun nut” to care about your privacy. In an interview with the president on the 100th episode of America's Most Wanted, host John Walsh strongly suggested collecting the DNA profiles of arrestees into a single, national database... For...
  • SENATE WARNS EMPLOYEES TO AVOID THE DRUDGE REPORT (Drudge)

    03/09/2010 6:42:27 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 233 replies · 2,687+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | 3/9/2010 | Matt Drudge
    Just as the healthcare drama in the capitol reaches a grand finale, congressional officials are warning employees to avoid the DRUDGE REPORT! The Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works issued an urgent email late Monday claiming the DRUDGE REPORT is 'responsible for the many viruses popping up throughout the Senate.' The committee ordered hill staff: 'Try to avoid' the DRUDGE REPORT 'for now'. On Monday DRUDGE served over 29 million pages with NOT ONE email complaint received about 'pop ups', or the site serving 'viruses'. The site was seen 149,967 times since March 1st from users at senate.gov and...
  • Suit: Pa. school spied on students via laptops

    02/18/2010 1:41:55 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 43 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/18/10 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    A suburban Philadelphia school district used school-issued laptop webcams to spy on students at home, potentially catching them and their families in compromising situations, a family claims in a federal lawsuit. Lower Merion School District officials can activate the webcams without students' knowledge or permission, the suit said. Plaintiffs Michael and Holly Robbins suspect the cameras captured students and family members as they undressed and in other embarrassing situations, according to the suit. * * * The Robbinses said they learned of the alleged webcam images when Lindy Matsko, an assistant principal at Harriton High School, told their son that...
  • Figures. Michelle Obama Stocked White House Library with Books on Socialism

    02/17/2010 8:01:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 2,412+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    It figures. Michelle Obama stocked the White House Library with books on socialism.
  • Napolitano Investigating Pro-Lifers, not Terrorists!

    02/09/2010 12:40:30 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 16 replies · 638+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 2/9/10 | Peter Andrew
    In keeping with Barack Obama’s administration position that pro-lifers are “radical right wing extremists” or “Right wing domestic terrorists,” Janet Napolitano is spending time investigating pro-lifers in Wisconsin instead of underwear bombers over Detroit!!! This is pure insanity Homeland Security improperly conducted a threat assessment of Wisconsin pro- and anti-abortion rights groups before an expected rally last year. The department said in a memo released last year that it destroyed or deleted all of the copies of the assessment after an internal review found it violated intelligence gathering guidelines about “protest groups which posed no threat to homeland security.”
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 886+ views
    Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.
  • Administration appealed to Reuters to take down 'Backdoor Taxes To Hit Middle Class'. story

    02/02/2010 11:31:48 PM PST · by Blonde · 86 replies · 5,016+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | Gillian Reagan
    The lead story at DrudgeReport.com as of 11:30 a.m. this morning was "**REUTERS: Backdoor taxes to hit middle class." But Reuters withdrew the article last night. Drudge noted the change and wrote: "**REUTERS pulls tax story..." then added another link to the top left margin: "Largest-ever federal payroll to hit 2.15 million employees..." So what happened? According to a Reuters rep, the was withdrawn "due to significant errors of fact." "The story was wrong on multiple points and should not have gone out," she emailed us. A formal withdrawal will issued will address specific points that were incorrect later today....
  • Are we ready to admit that we made a mistake electing Obama?

    02/01/2010 7:19:34 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 30 replies · 965+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/1/10 | Alaphiah
    President Bill Clinton used to feel our pain, president Barry Hussein Soetoro said in his first State of the Union Address that he feels our anger… and he should! People are just now realizing what it means to have a 1960’s ideologue of the burn baby burn genre to actually be in power as president of the United States of America. In the 60’s these ideologues threaten to burn everything down in American with the idea of starting all over again. Those radicals are hiding in plain sight in professorships in colleges all across America exposing our children and our...