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  • Lifelong Republican Changes Party to Vote for Bernie Sanders Who 'Won't Send Her Kids to War'

    05/18/2016 1:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/18 | Stephanie Chuang, Lisa Fernandez and Cheryl Hurd
    A lifelong Republican from Los Banos changed her party affiliation to support a candidate who is perhaps the polar opposite of her usual choice: Bernie Sanders. Karina Karancho told her mother's story Wednesday morning at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, ahead of Sanders' 1 p.m. rally and with California's June 7 primary less than a month away. "My mom has six kids in the military," Karancho said, "and she always felt the Republicans were her choice. But her mom changed political affiliations this year so she could vote for the most liberal and progressive of leaders. "She...
  • 'World peace' hitcher is murdered (2008)

    02/25/2016 9:07:34 PM PST · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:42 UK | Unattributed
    'World peace' hitcher is murdered Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking to the Middle East with a fellow artist An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey. The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday. She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people. Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing....
  • (Shimon) Peres at Rabin rally: Those who give up on peace are delusional

    11/02/2014 2:55:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 1, 2014, 9:14 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Speeaking at the 19th annual Rabin memorial rally Saturday night, former president Shimon Peres issued scathing criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the peace process with the Palestinians and of his government’s approach to the conflict. “There are those who have turned the word ‘peace’ into a derogatory term, and there are those who consider ‘peace supporters’ as delusional people,” declared Peres. “I say clearly today: Those who have given up on peace are the delusional ones. Those who gave up and stopped looking for peace. they’re the naive ones, the ones who are not patriots,” Peres added...
  • Saddam era WMDs captured in Iraq by ISIS

    06/20/2014 7:51:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 111 replies ^ | 6/20/2014 | Dale T. Armstrong
    The British newspaper, The Telegraph reported this stunning little nugget yesterday, on June 19th: Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX. Wait……WHAT? I thought there were no WMD’s in Iraq, of any kind? Whatsoever!
  • Faslane peace camp facing closure (lack of interest!)

    04/29/2013 11:17:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 29/04/2013 16:18 | Martyn McLaughlin
    For more than three decades, it has been a ramshackle yet passionate presence in the shadow of Britain’s strategic nuclear deterrent, acting as a focal point for peace campaigners throughout the world. But now, having fought off repeated threats of eviction, the constant vigil maintained by demonstrators at the Faslane Peace Camp in Argyll is to end in June. With only four residents left, the small population of the camp on the shores of Gare Loch say they will be forced to take the “regrettable” action unless they are joined by a fresh influx of recruits in the next three...
  • Guardsman, peace-loving landlady are at odds over apartment rental

    06/04/2012 5:36:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 06/04/2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A National Guardsman who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay has sued a woman he tried to rent from, after she told him his war service and her peace activism presented a “conflict of interests” and suggested he seek housing elsewhere — though the Dorchester landlady insists his veteran status “would not impede his chances to rent from us.” Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, said the two-bedroom $1,220-a-month Savin Hill apartment that property owner Janice Roberts, 63, showed him in April was perfect. But he claims Roberts told him in an April 9 voicemail that renting to him would be...
  • TRR: Peaceniks Discover Big Boy Rules

    07/08/2011 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Robbins Report (The Washington Times) ^ | July 7, 2011 | James S. Robbins
    Give the good ship Juliano some props -- literally. The Swedish-flagged craft was in the Greek port of Piraeus as part of a flotilla seeking to challenge Israel’s naval security cordon around Gaza when, according to flotilla organizers, “hostile divers destroyed the [ship’s] propeller house and cut the propeller shaft.” It seems that someone one-upped the peaceniks’ attempt to create an international incident. They should count themselves lucky no-one was hurt. Last year nine demonstrators were killed when they attacked Israeli naval commandos boarding the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara. And there are more direct responses in more serious cases. In...
  • As SOTU looms, prominent progressive activists announce early opposition to Obama's re-election

    01/25/2011 3:57:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies ^ | 1/25/11 | Carla Marinucci
    As President Barack Obama prepares for Tuesday's State of the Union address -- considered by many to be the real kickoff of his 2012 presidential campaign -- a group of vocal progressive activists have launched what they promise is an aggressive campaign to fight his re-election. The group of 150 liberal activists, authors, and academics -- including Code Pink's co-founder Medea Benjamin and author Daniel Ellsberg -- Tuesday released a petition announcing early opposition to Obama's re-nomination by Democrats. Many of the names included are Greens and indies, not necessarily Democrats themselves, but they said they intend to "actively seek...
  • Giving peace more than a chance (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/12/2010 7:55:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 7 replies
    Southtown Star ^ | September 12, 2010 | Kathleen Rooney
    On the last Tuesday of last month, in a primetime address from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama a nnounced the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq. On the first Friday of this month in an address that was only minimally covered, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly spoke at St. Ireneaus Catholic Church in Park Forest about her experiences protesting - and getting arrested - with 13 others at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada last April. Seven-and-a-half years and 4,427 American casualties after his predecessor's May 2003 "Mission Accomplished" speech, the current president declared that the end...
  • Belgian Activists Breach Security Around US Nukes

    02/05/2010 2:34:19 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies · 319+ views
    aol ^ | 2/3/2040 | aol
    A group of peace activists calling themselves "The Bombspotters" spent an unauthorized hour Sunday at a Belgian military base within yards of U.S. nuclear weapons, raising questions about the security of American bombs stored at foreign air bases across Europe.
  • The infamous t-shirt article: Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders

    07/11/2009 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies · 9,322+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 9, 2009 | By Charlotte Spratt
    Her father had just won agreement from the Russians to cut back on the world's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And Barack Obama's eldest daughter was obviously keen to make her own statement on the issue - even if it was merely a fashion statement. Just 48 hours after the U.S. President signed agreements with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to reduce weapon stores, 11-year-old Malia Obama was spotted wearing not one, but two T-shirts with an anti-nuclear message. She wore the tops emblazoned with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's famous logo as her father prepared for three days of G8 talks...
  • Researching "Peace Vigils" that have stopped or cut back (Please add to list)

    03/22/2009 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 28 replies · 1,904+ views
    There have been a number of peace vigils that have dropped out or cut back given the tremendous progress in Iraq and now that Obama is Messiah. I've seen a few articles on ones that have stopped or cut back. Please advise where, when and how long for the event you report. Who sponsored it and any links or contact info you may have. Thanks.
  • After six years, peace vigil ends (Leftist Hypocisy revealed)

    03/21/2009 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 44 replies · 2,347+ views
    Vallejo Times heral ^ | March 20 | Lanz Christian Bańes
    BENICIA - About 40 anti-war protesters held what they said would be their final rally Thursday, six years after the United States-led invasion began against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Patricia Kneisler, who has led the Benicia Peace Vigil for five of the last six years of the conflict, said the weekly demonstrations on First Street and Military began to subside after President Barack Obama's election in November. "People are really conflicted now," Kneisler said, explaining how many of the demonstrators felt they should not be protesting the war while Obama established his administration. The Benicia Peace Vigil was begun by a...
  • Antiwar Protesters Expected to March in Hollywood

    03/21/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,884+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 21, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Antiwar protesters are scheduled to assemble this afternoon for a rally and march in Hollywood, which are expected to cause traffic tie-ups. Marchers are expected to congregate at 12 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard just west of Vine Street, then begin the march at 1:30 p.m. by proceeding west. Streets will be closed to traffic as marchers pass through.
  • Protesters march to Pentagon, call to end Iraq war (Obama lets them down)

    03/21/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,963+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2009 | NAFEESA SYEED
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of war protesters from across the country gathered in Washington on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Organizers from the ANSWER Coalition said more than 1,000 groups sponsored the protest to call for an end to the Iraq war. Holding signs that read "We need jobs and schools, not war" and "Stop the war!" they rallied around noon across the street from the Lincoln Memorial and by 1:30 p.m., were beginning to march across the Memorial Bridge to the Pentagon.
  • Democrats dismayed by Barack Obama's decision to leave 50,000 US troops in Iraq

    02/27/2009 6:05:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 2,029+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/28/2009 | Tim Reid in Washington
    President Obama announced the withdrawal yesterday of more than 90,000 US combat troops from Iraq by August next year but his decision to keep a force of up to 50,000 was attacked by leaders of his party as a betrayal of his promise to end the war. Mr Obama's drawdown plan was even embraced by Republicans — including John McCain, his election opponent last year — but was criticised by anti-war liberals. It was the latest of several moves by the President that have disappointed the Left, who had convinced themselves that he would end the US presence in Iraq...
  • Anti-War Activists Disappointed With Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Plan

    02/27/2009 4:19:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | Feb. 27, 2009
    What Candidate Obama promised and President Obama delivered has many of his most ardent supporters on the left -- from members of Congress down to grassroots anti-war activists -- wondering whether he can be counted on to advance the liberal agenda. The president, speaking to Marines in Camp Lejeune, N.C, on Friday, announced that the U.S. will end the Iraq war over the next 18 months, ordering the immediate drawdown of the 142,000 troops in Iraq. The war will officially end on Aug. 31, 2010. But Obama's withdrawal plan will take three months longer than he promised on the campaign...
  • Is The Anti-War Machine Going Out Of Business?

    02/22/2009 1:17:35 PM PST · by ADReditor · 10 replies · 1,361+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 02/21/2009 | Mark L. Harvey
    As I was snooping around the internet that Gore made, I ran across a web site that was practicing Fear Mongering. As has become common practice, I took a screen shot for future reference. As is the “norm” for the Leftinistra, posts such as this one vanish which then, any criticism of any particular issue can be seen as “hate speech”. Thus the screen shot. This plea for help for a faltering endeavor cannot be denied. Why are they pleading for help? If they have the heartbeat of America, shouldn’t they be rolling in cash? Doesn’t George Soros care about...
  • Thousands call for Mid-East peace (UK peace rally)

    01/11/2009 9:08:38 AM PST · by Salman · 10 replies · 1,290+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 11 January 2009 | BBC
    housands of pro-Israel supporters have gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to call for an end to the violence in the Middle East. Organisers said they wanted people in Gaza and Israel to live in peace, but argued that Palestinians must accept some responsibility for the conflict. Demonstrators told the BBC they felt the rocket hits and losses Israel had suffered had been downplayed. Chief Rabbi Dr Sir Jonathan Sacks said he wanted Hamas to "say yes to peace". About 850 Gazans and 13 Israelis have reportedly died in 16 days of fighting. ... It was the first major rally organised...
  • Protest at the New School Turns Unruly (Antiwar kids chase former Sen. Bob Kerrey thru NYC streets)

    01/02/2009 6:24:57 AM PST · by flowerplough · 76 replies · 4,806+ views
    New York Times/City Room ^ | 18 DEC | Colin Moynihan, Trymaine Lee
    Protests at The New School, where a student uprising over the leadership of the university’s president, Bob Kerrey, led to clashes with the police and at least one arrest on Thursday morning, took another wild turn later on Thursday evening. A little after 11:30 p.m., Mr. Kerrey emerged from a university building on Fifth Avenue south of 14th Street to a sea of a few hundred protesters chanting for his resignation. As Mr. Kerrey walked down Fifth Avenue toward 12th Street, about 30 protesters began following him, some of them shouting insults. As the crowd’s pace quickened, so did Mr....
  • Supporting our Troops, Boston Globe Style!

    09/18/2008 12:10:50 PM PDT · by Sentinel507 · 24 replies · 1,289+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 18,2008 | Steve Almond
    Supporting our troops By Steve Almond September 18, 2008 PERHAPS the most insidious byproduct of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a reflexive sanctification of the military. To put this in bumper stickerese: Support the Troops. Well, I have an ugly confession to make: I don't support the troops - at least not unconditionally. When somebody tells me they serve in the military, my first impulse isn't to say, "Thank you for your service!" like those insufferable chickenhawks on talk radio. My first impulse is to say, "I'm sorry to hear that." Because I am. I'm sorry to...
  • Charles Gibson's Palin Double Standard

    09/17/2008 8:57:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,074+ views ^ | September 18, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    The McCain campaign went looking for a major anchor to be awarded the blessing and the curse of the first Sarah Palin interview -- a blessing for ratings and a curse from all the competitors who would accuse the winners of being soft on Republicans. At CBS, Katie Couric had wallowed in fan-club-president questions to Hillary Clinton about her "pure stamina," so she couldn't be first. NBC's Brian Williams kept asking Barack Obama those hardballs about how his late mother would swoon over the latest glowingly positive "news" magazine cover. How hard was it to pick Charlie Gibson on ABC?...
  • Rick Warren, Obama, McCain at Saddleback (pictures -lots of Pictures)

    08/16/2008 9:27:36 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 54 replies · 2,642+ views
    Fox news ^ | 8/16/2008
    Lots of groups were there. LA Answer, the peace group, was aggressive and loud. The Obama supporters were subdued. AARP was there, as was a large group of Ron Paul Supporters. There was a large anti abortion group. Every one of the Pro - McCain supporters agreed that the border needs to be secured. Law Enforcement was great, horse patrol was there. A Few of the LA Answer Peace advocates had to be detained for pushing and shoving. Mc Cain was much more on point than Obama, who seemed to be vague and rambling.
  • What Can Happen to You if You Hate Bush Too Much?(photos)

    08/05/2008 7:49:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,716+ views
    S. Korean riot police are firing orange-dyed water to anti-Bush left-wing protesters to tag them for later arrest. The colored water also contains tear gas agent. Bush is visiting S. Korea today.
  • Patriots vs. Peaceniks - West Chester, PA - Sat 7/19

    07/19/2008 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Libertarian4Bush · 14 replies · 1,186+ views
    my own two eyes | July 19, 2008 | (self)
    Just wanted to point out the dueling rallies at High & Market streets, West Chester, PA. On one side of the street, patriots thanking the troops and supporting our president. On the other side, peaceniks (mostly wrinkled hippies), crying about the Iraq war. Motorist support seemed to be decidedly in favor of the pro-america rally, but not exclusively. Complicating matters were the kids running in and out of stop and go traffic to collect money for a basketball team while their idiot parents condoned the behavior.
  • Cindy Sheehan: Ask Not What… (Barf Alert)

    07/04/2008 1:02:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,592+ views
    Fog City Journal ^ | July 4, 2008 | Cindy Sheehan
    There is no challenge greater than the defense of our nation and our values. The men and women of our military –-– have signed up at a time when our troops face an ever-increasing load. Fighting a resurgent Taliban. Targeting al Qaeda. Persevering in the deserts and cities of Iraq. Training foreign militaries. Delivering humanitarian relief. In this young century, our military has answered when called, even as that call has come too often. Through their commitment, their capability, and their courage they have done us all proud. But we need to ease the burden on our troops, while meeting...
  • House Votes Down War Funding

    05/15/2008 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 16 replies · 1,006+ views
    united for Peace website ^ | May 15, 2008 | United for Peace
    In an amazing turn of events, the House of Representatives today voted AGAINST the supplemental funding for the war in Iraq!! The bill would have provided $166 billion in war funding, the largest single provision since the war started in 2003. In a move that no one expected, dozens of Republicans voted "present," which is the same as abstaining on the vote.
  • Shocking Attack by 'Peace Thugs' in Pennsylvania!

    04/23/2008 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 283 replies · 3,051+ views
    Melanie ^ | Tuesday, 22 April 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    My e-mail box is over-flowing with alarming news from Pa. where the Gathering of Eagles witnessed a 14-year old boy attacked by Peace Thugs. This news is so disturbing and so typical, that a website has now been established to document this intensifying level of violence against patriotic Americans. Peace Thugs Exposed! Dan Maloney, my friend and GOE NY Coordinator writes about this outrage. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Iraq War Veteran and Family Assaulted! April 22, 2008 Peace Fascists, College Professors and Hillary Supporters assault Iraqi War Veteran and Family while citizens do nothing to intervene. Edinboro, PA, Apr. 22 For the second...
  • Gates calls Iran 'hell bent' on getting nuclear arms

    04/21/2008 5:03:06 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 657+ views
    ap ^ | 4/21 | ap
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believes Iran is "hell bent" on acquiring nuclear weapons, but he warned in strong terms of the consequences of going to war over that. "Another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need and, in fact, I believe it would be disastrous on a number of levels," he said in a speech he was delivering Monday evening at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y
  • American leftists were Pol Pot's cheerleaders

    04/10/2008 8:01:03 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 75 replies · 2,272+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 30, 1998 | Jeff Jacoby
    The death of Pol Pot, 23 years to the day after he and the Khmer Rouge seized control of Cambodia, occasioned long backward glances at one of the 20th century's most horrific genocides. It was noted everywhere that the communist reign of terror in Cambodia lasted nearly four years and that at least 1 million human beings -- by some estimates as many as 2 1/2 million -- were murdered in an orgy of executions, torture, and starvation. "In the name of a radical utopia," The New York Times recalled in its long obituary, "the Khmer Rouge regime had turned...
  • METATHREAD: US Military Recruiting Station Attacks Nationwide

    03/19/2008 2:14:32 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 72 replies · 6,206+ views
    Please use this thread to link to other threads detailing today's attacks on US Military Recruiting Stations.
  • ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports on Socialist Holiday (Protest of Iraq, Afghan Wars)

    03/12/2008 6:16:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies · 1,907+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Matt Smith
    Arriving in the Port of Oakland at 6 a.m. last Thursday, the grey-blue colossus auto carrier Century Highway No. 3 carries enough cars to fill all the parking lots surrounding the Giants stadium — a mere fraction of the average 368 million annual tons of autos, toys, and other goods moving through the 29 ports along America's Pacific coast. Could there be a force of man or nature powerful enough to interrupt this perpetual merchandise tsunami? Would you believe — San Francisco radical peaceniks? On May 1, the usually bustling ports along the West Coast will become still, as members...
  • The Valley's Not So Civil War [FReepers Mentioned]

    01/16/2008 9:16:49 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    Los Angeles Times Magazine ^ | February 5, 2006 | Mark Arax
    In Central California, Mark Arax sees what fear--over terrorism, over our commitment in Iraq--can do to a community. Hatred between Right and Left. Hawk and Dove. Too bad they aren't listening to one grieving parent, who found some peace. Ever since the twin towers came crashing down and the cloud of jihad fogged the land, the crop dusters swooping low over the San Joaquin Valley had taken on a new menace. Even here, tucked away in the farm fields of middle California, fear had settled into the ground. Harvest to harvest, one year to the next, we watched tens of...
  • Activists Planning Protest At Rose Parade (Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, To Crash 2008 Parade)

    12/31/2007 3:42:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 1,506+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | North County Times Wire Services
    Activists planning protest at Rose Parade By: North County Times wire services PASADENA - Peace activists said Sunday they plan to protest and unfurl signs during the Rose Parade on Tuesday, and then march down Colorado Boulevard as the parade ends, calling for an end to the Iraq war and for the impeachment of the president and vice president. A group calling itself the White Rose Coalition said its members plan to demonstrate in front of the TV camera platforms at the Norton Simon Museum starting at 6 a.m. New Year's Day. Pasadena police said Sunday they had just heard...
  • Help in war protests (A WINGNUT'S LAMENT)

    11/01/2007 10:28:22 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 939+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times letter to the editor ^ | November 1, 2007 | Karen Lappa Haas
    As the Oct. 27 peace rally concluded at the Federal Plaza, my husband and I headed back to our car on an almost empty, darkened street and heard voices behind us commenting on the sign I still carried high. I turned around. A young man and his mother both smiled broadly. "I just got back from Iraq," he said. "Thanks for marching." I was filled with joy. Until that moment, a small part of me felt that marching in the street has little impact. I've become used to my opinion being disregarded where I reside in Wheaton, a Republican stronghold...
  • Quakers Target of Corruption Probe

    10/08/2007 8:37:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    Voice of the New Media ^ | 10/08/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    One of the Hard Left's most prominent subversive groups is the target of a corruption investigation by the Pennsylvania State Attorney General. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a whistleblower alleged the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), commonly referred to as the Quakers, diverted funds bequethed to it for medical scholarships to other activities, most likely pro-illegal alien assistance and war resistance. The AFSC is at the center of the Hard Left's network of groups many consider anti-American, including United for Peace and Justice and Over the years, the Quakers have been the darling of the Hollywood Left and intellectual...
  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Case Of Teacher Fired For (Anti-War "Peace") Comments

    10/04/2007 7:02:27 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1,099+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2007 | Tamara Lytle
    Supreme Court rebuffs case of teacher fired for comments Tamara Lytle Washington Correspondent October 3, 2007 WASHINGTON Kissimmee Middle School teacher Deborah Mayer's long, lonely and expensive legal fight over a war-related classroom comment ended with two words. "Cert denied," her attorney e-mailed her, which is legalese for the U.S. Supreme Court dismissing her appeal without hearing it. Mayer was fired in Bloomington, Ind., in 2003 after a classroom current-events discussion about peace protesters during which she said "I honk for peace." Mayer claimed her dismissal was an abridgment of her First Amendment right to free speech and a dangerous...
  • Retreat of the Antiwar Democrats(Patrick J. Buchanan)

    09/11/2007 7:01:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 1,132+ views ^ | 09/11/2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In November 2006, Republicans were voted out of power in the Congress and Democrats installed to bring an end to U.S. involvement in the war in Iraq. The war had been going on as long as America's war on Nazi Germany. No end was in sight. U.S. casualties and costs were rising. Bush's approval rating had sunk to record lows. The day after the GOP rout, Bush cashiered his war minister, Donald Rumsfeld. In December, the Iraq Study Group, chaired by Bush I Secretary of State James Baker, released its report. "The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating. ......
  • PEACE VANDALS: Rep. Smith’s computers destroyed on same day hippies arrived to ‘evict’ him

    09/05/2007 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 18 replies · 945+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | 9/5/07 | Charles Webster, Staff Writer
    Smith’s computers destroyed on same day he was ‘evicted’ by protesters By CHARLES WEBSTER HAMILTON — A band of rowdy war protesters invaded the township office of U.S. Rep. Chris Smith last week on the same day that wires were ripped from the office’s computer equipment.No one is flat-out blaming the activists — yet — but the coincidence is enough to prompt an investigation. “We don’t know who did this, that’s why we’ve contacted the authorities,” Smith spokeswoman Mary Noonan said yesterday from Washington. “But we do know who was in the office that day.”The computer vandalism brought the...
  • The Peace Racket: An Anti-Western Movement Touts Dictators, Advocates Appeasement—And Gains Momentum

    08/19/2007 6:15:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,495+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2007 | Bruce Bawer
    The Peace Racket Bruce Bawer An anti-Western movement touts dictators, advocates appeasement—and gains momentum. If you want peace, prepare for war.” Thus counseled Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus over 1,600 years ago. Nine centuries before that, Sun Tzu offered essentially the same advice, and it’s to him that Vegetius’s line is attributed at the beginning of a film that I saw recently at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center. Yet the film cites this ancient wisdom only to reject it. After serving up a perverse potted history of the cold war, the thrust of which is that the peace movement brought down...
  • Caption these "winners" at a Lincoln, Nebraska peace march

    08/02/2007 5:12:10 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 47 replies · 1,102+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 7/30/07 | FlyoverLiving
    (The march organizer)"Singing 'This little light of mine...I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine let is shine, let it shine....' " "From the Nebraska Coalition for Peace was the last speaker and had a great poem for the crowd. ""Pastor of the East Lincoln Christian Church and member of the Lincoln Clergy Peacemakers speaks to the crowd. Rebecca recited her poem 'Mothering'."
  • When Peaceniks Attack, Journalists Snooze (MSM Indifference To America's Fifth Column Alert)

    07/10/2007 10:17:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 1,234+ views ^ | 07/11/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    A young Air Force airman is fighting for his life in Camden, N.J. He was shot on Independence Day by a crazed gunman who reportedly had a beef with the military and the U.S. government and "wanted to make a statement" on the Fourth of July. Have you heard about the plight of 22-year-old McGuire Air Force Base loadmaster Jonathan Schrieken? Probably not. The shooting got no mention in The New York Times -- not even a squib in a back section (though the paper did see fit to put the shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Trenton on the...
  • UN To The Rescue In Iraq? (Democrats And Moonbats Silent On UN Role In Iraq Alert)

    07/09/2007 10:34:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 531+ views ^ | 07/10/2007 | Joseph Farah
    Whenever there is an armed conflict in the world, someone, somewhere, will propose a U.N. peacekeeping force as the solution. I'm sure you've noticed the way internationalists always suggest the United Nations is the best vehicle for solving global crises. Well, almost always. There is, however, one conflict in the world today about which I have never heard such a proposal offered – and I don't expect I ever will. It also happens to be the most hotly debated conflict in the world today – the war in Iraq. Isn't that interesting? What do you suppose it means? What is...
  • Peace Activists, UN Workers Killed In Hamas Offensive

    06/20/2007 7:10:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 1,082+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2007 | Staff Writer
    Headline News Tuesday, June 19, 2007 by Staff Writer Peace activists, UN workers killed in Hamas offensive During the final hours of Hamas' military conquest of the Gaza Strip last Thursday, two peace activists and a pair of UN aid workers were gunned down by members of the terror group. The first incident occurred when some 1,000 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators marched in Gaza City demanding that Hamas end its murderous rampage, reported Ha'aretz. As the protesters approached a Hamas position, militants opened fire, killing two people and sending the rest scattering in fear. Shortly after, two employees of the UN...
  • Operation Simply Shred, May 26-28, 2007 -- Columbia, MO

    05/30/2007 7:27:04 AM PDT · by StarCMC · 31 replies · 2,717+ views
    OSS Team
    Memorial Day weekend has throughout our history been a time of reflection, remembering our honored service people who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. In locales around the country, protesters and anti-military organizations that have 364 other days of the year, are not happy with that and also want to use Memorial Day and myriad celebrations across the country to push their "peace" at any price agenda. Instead of "honoring" our service members, active and veterans, by thanks and remembrance, they choose an "in your face" approach of political activism and leafleting. That, sadly was...
  • Anti-war veterans urge boycott of Newport(Oregon)

    05/18/2007 4:24:01 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 25 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 18, 2007 | LORI TOBIAS
    NEWPORT -- When two anti-war groups showed up to take part in the annual Loyalty Day Parade in Newport, organizers sent them marching -- in the other direction. Now two weeks later, as high season on the Oregon coast heats up, Newport finds itself at the heart of a boycott that has tourists pledging to take their loyalty elsewhere. So far more than 400 people have signed an Internet petition protesting how parade organizers handled the confrontation and promising to bypass Newport merchants. Shop owners haven't felt the effect yet, but the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce has been hearing...
  • Sit-in silliness: The sixties are over, dude

    05/17/2007 8:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 867+ views
    At about 3 p.m. on Wednesday a group of anti-war protesters entered Sen. John Sununu's Elm Street office. By 11:30 nine were still sitting around, refusing to leave. All nine managed to get themselves arrested. No doubt they are proud of themselves, but the question is, what did this little stunt accomplish? Besides disrupting the work of Sen. Sununu's staff, the protesters achieved nothing. No one's opinion was changed, nor was Sen. Sununu's position on the war. Does anyone really believe the senator would change his vote based on the rude antics of nine peaceniks? Yes, the protesters received some...
  • Veterans, Others Denounce (Peacecreep Hippy)Marchers (GOE)

    03/17/2007 11:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2007 | Brigid Schulte
    As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq. Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, "If you don't like America, get out!" Several thousand vets, some of whom came by bus from New Jersey, car caravans from California or flights from Seattle or Michigan, lined the route from the bridge and down 23rd Street, waving signs such as "War There Or War...
  • After Action: Gathering of Eagles Counter-Protest in Washington DC - PHOTOS

    03/17/2007 7:22:59 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 52 replies · 3,445+ views
    This is an AAR from the General Discussion Forum on with some great pics. Just click on the links and you'll see them. "I was proud to attend today's "Gathering of Eagles" (GOE) counter-protest to the large anti-war march to the Pentagon and was pleased find the attendance by many loyal veterans and Americans. Those carrying American flags and backing our men and women in uniform arrived and participated in very large numbers. I was impressed and pleased. The dingbats were also in very large numbers and behaved shamefully. They didn't do so without direct, loud and clear commentary...
  • Counter-Demonstrators (Gathering of Eagles) Numbers in Thousands

    03/17/2007 9:32:24 PM PDT · by RealTeen · 219 replies · 10,124+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3-18-07 | Brigid Shulte
    As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq. Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, "If you don't like America, get out!" Several thousand vets, some of whom came by bus from New Jersey, car caravans from California or flights from Seattle or Michigan, lined the route from the bridge and down 23rd Street, waving signs such as "War There Or War...