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  • Snuggling Up To Celebrities Not Part Of Journalism Training

    11/08/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 11-8-2015 | Walter_Brasch
    November 08, 2015 Walter_Brasch One of the basic tenets of journalism ethics and practices is that reporters must keep their distance from news sources. They’re allowed to be friendly. They’re even allowed to share a meal with a news source. But, they must be independent. It’s a “Caesar’s wife” thing—they must be above suspicion. This past week, Lara Spencer, co-anchor of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” snuggled up to Donald Trump. In a photo posted to Instagram, she is seen with her left arm around Trump’s shoulder, her right hand across his stomach. Both are looking at each other and smiling....
  • Clarice Feldman: Self-Invention Jumps the Shark

    06/14/2015 10:13:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    To a certain extent the American dream -- the notion that working hard in a land with few barriers to advancement makes it possible for each of us to achieve success -- carries with it an element of self-invention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted of the title character in The Great Gatsby: His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people -- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God -- a phrase...
  • Did Obama, Holder Reactions Undermine The Justice System?

    12/04/2014 7:15:12 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-2014 | Fox News
    Click to the site to see the video, hot link below:Did Obama, Holder Reactions Undermine The Justice System?
  • Multi-Millionaire Brian Williams Lectures Viewers on Income Inequality

    01/21/2014 11:04:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | January 21, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams – who reportedly earned $13 million a year in 2012 – quoted Karl Marx while hyping a new report on global income disparity: "...the staggering news out today about the growing gap between the haves and the have nots." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams melodramatically recited the findings: "Some new figures came out today....And they are so shocking, it takes a while for them to sink in. A study commissioned by Oxfam says the world's richest 85 individuals have the same wealth as 3.5 billion...
  • Very Difficult To Find Conservatives In Congress (Vanity)

    07/27/2013 4:17:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    7/27/2013 | Ib Jensen
    Thanks to the New American magazine and the American Conservative Union, we can identify the true Conservatives in the U. S. Congress. It's not a pretty or encouraging picture. In the House of Representatives there are only 15. They are as follows with the asterisk indicating those who have a 100% Conservative voting record: McClintock, CA Rohrabacher, CA Salmon, AZ *Posey, FL *Brown, GA Gingrey, GA *Huelscamp, KS *Massey, KY *Amash, Mi *Bachmann, Mn *Jones, NC *Bridenstine, OK Hall, TX *Stockman, TX Sensenbrenner, Wi It's truly a disgrace that we have only 15 who are dedicated to Constitutional and Conservative...
  • Obamacare, Simplified

    07/19/2013 8:49:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/19/2013 | Chris Jacobs
    With open enrollment in Obamacares exchanges set to start in fewer than three months, the laws supporters are attempting to change the subject from Obamacares many delays and glitches. Instead, theyre mounting a campaign to sell the unpopular measure to the public. President Obama yesterday gave a speech on Obamacare, trying to justify the fact that premiums continue to rise, violating his 2008 campaign promise to lower them by $2,500 per family per year. The Kaiser Family Foundation even released a video that attempts to simplify and explain the 2,700-page measure. But theres another helpful chart that shows how Obamacare...
  • Stop the Federal Power Grab of Our Elections

    04/04/2013 3:18:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    JBS ^ | 4/2/2013 | Kurt Hyde
    Five new bills in Congress threaten an unconstitutional federal power grab over elections. No fewer than five bills to increase federal control over American elections have been filed in the 113th Congress. The Obama administration has appointed a bipartisan presidential commission supposedly for the purpose of streamlining election procedures and reducing the long lines. However, even a cursory review of the bills already proposed reveals that passage of these bills would enable an unconstitutional federal power grab over American elections accompanied by drastic reductions in the safeguards against electoral fraud that remain in at least some of the states. The...
  • OMG! Marco Rubio drinks water!

    02/15/2013 10:59:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 14, 2013 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    <p>A parched Marco Rubio's awkward reach for a drink of Poland Spring water during his Republican rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night became an instant online sensation. Predictably, the video clips, jokes and Twitter hashtags that have become so familiar in such situations took the social Internet by storm.</p>
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romneys longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England a region, as he often notes, thats pretty rocky terrain for Republicans. To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. Its not that conservatives dont trust him. Its that some dont even know him. Ive never heard of him. Ive been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Caption the Obama Family Singers at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    12/01/2011 10:46:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
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  • Exclusive Interview: Passenger Aboard Grounded Flight with Phony Air Marshals (tonight)

    09/11/2011 9:08:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-11-11
    Alert readers have reported that their flight, United Airlines 3681, from St. Louis to Washington Dulles had to make an emergency return to the gate as it prepared for take-off. According to local officials, it was found that two men who had boarded the plane as federal air marshals didnt have the proper credentials. Passengers were deplaned, all luggage was removed and re-scanned. All passengers were also re-screened. Passengers are now in the process of re-boarding. There is no word on the two air marshals. BigGovernment has contacted security officials in St. Louis. Ron Meyer, of Young America Foundation, was...
  • Raw Numerical Truth about the Episcopal Church (1/3 of all 6825 churches face inevitable closure)

    08/28/2011 1:50:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | August 23, 2011 | David W. Virtue
    [We must] talk of hard financial issues and church decline and growth, to address elephants in the room, and to speak truth to one another in love." Executive Council of the Episcopal Church A month long investigation by Virtueonline into the numerical state of The Episcopal Church reveals that more than one third of all 6825 Episcopal parishes in the U.S. have an average Sunday attendance (ASA) of 40 or less. VOL believes that the figure of 2.3 million Episcopalians, regularly stated by TEC leaders and officials, does not reveal the true state of church attendance. More than two-thirds of...
  • 'You are insane!' The moment comedian Jon Stewart lost his cool with Fox News host Chris Wallace

    06/20/2011 4:40:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 20th June 2011 | Daily Mail UK
    It was pitched as a classic grudge match between the left and right of network television. And when Daily Show host Jon Stewart entered the 'lions den' of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the results did not disappoint. Despite trying to maintain his comedic detachment, Stewart lost his temper during the 15 minute interview as the two TV heavyweights battled over perceived liberal biased in the mainstream media. The conversation started jovially, with Mr Wallace joking to Stewart: 'After months of evasion, disconnected phone numbers and press agents saying 'who are you again' it appears he has run out...
  • Cooperative Learning--Another Over-hyped Gimmick

    04/12/2011 3:25:59 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies ^ | April 10, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A member of the local school board told me, In the 21st century theyll have to be able to work in groups, so we may as well teach them how to do it. He was so confident in his pronouncement, and seemed to think there was nothing else to say. His confidence had the opposite effect on me. I heard nothing but sophistry in that little comment; and I realized, with some regret, I had to write an article explaining why Cooperative Learning is just another tawdry gimmick. First, lets stand back and ask: did something happen in the universe,...
  • Rabbis protest Fox host's use of Holocaust imagery (Mega Barf!)

    01/26/2011 7:38:29 PM PST · by DBeers · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 26, 2011 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) Four hundred rabbis will publish a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros. In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox, the rabbis also demand an apology from Fox News chief Roger Ailes for characterizing Beck's Jewish critics as nothing more than "left-wing rabbis." The letter will appear as an advertisement in the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal on Thursday for which the rabbis spent more...
  • ELCA Council Acts on Structure, Governance Proposals, Other Topics

    11/23/2010 10:30:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recommended constitutional amendments to the 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly regarding a 3-year cycle for churchwide assemblies, council membership, eliminating program committees and strengthening interrelationships. . . . David D. Swartling, ELCA secretary, said a committee of the "Living Into the Future Together: Renewing the Ecology of the ELCA" task force, proposed the four constitutional amendments on structure and governance. The council adopted the amendments and sent them to the 2011 Churchwide Assembly, which must approve amendments to the ELCA Constitution, Bylaws and Continuing Resolutions. The council...
  • Stewart and Colbert rally draws thousands

    10/30/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 208 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-30-10
    Television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew tens of thousands of people to the National Mall on Saturday, promising to skewer partisan politics three days before contentious U.S. elections. The Comedy Central hosts' "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" started off as part slapstick comedy show and part outdoor festival concert. Stewart opened the festivities by declaring that "10 million" people showed up, representing all ethnic groups in America. "It is a perfect demographic sampling of the American people," said Stewart, who hosted U.S. President Barack Obama on his show on Wednesday. "As you know, if you have too...

    07/02/2010 7:43:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the...
  • Sotomayor Says White House Even Picked Out Her Clothes

    10/19/2009 1:13:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 30 replies · 1,236+ views ^ | 10-19-09 | LEANNE GENDREAU
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination process was so controlled that the White House even approved her clothes, she told Yalies when she appeared at her 30th Yale Law School reunion on Saturday. Sotomayor described her grueling nomination process privately when she spoke to 1,800 alumni, students and faculty, the New Haven Register reports.
  • Clinton Clings to Wonky Self (massive spew chunks alert)

    02/02/2008 9:22:58 AM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 99+ views
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 02, 2008 | by Patrick Healy
    ~EXCERPT~ SAN FRANCISCO Senator Hillary Rodham Clintons big fundraiser here got off to a great start on Friday night. And then, well, the air went a bit out of the balloon. Kicking off the party at the Orpheum Theater was Sam Malone, a.k.a. Ted Danson, the Cheers actor, who introduced Mrs. Clinton with the sort of adjectives that dazzled Diane Chambers, Rebecca Howe, and umpteen other ladies of Boston. Warm, wonderful, beautiful, and intelligent, Mr. Danson said of the candidate who, dare I say, from the mezzanine of the theater, was radiant in full blush and wide smile....
  • Questioner who brought Hillary to tears was contacted ahead of time by campaign. A setup?

    01/09/2008 7:55:44 AM PST · by RecallMoran · 195 replies · 283+ views
    Chris Core Show WMAL Washington ^ | January 9, 2008 | Chris Core Show
    Marianne Pernold was called by Clinton's campaign ahead of time to go to the coffee shop in Ft. Smith New Hampshire (older woman-democrat). She was invited by Terry Norelli of Hillary's campaign. Questioner thinks that Hillary was sincere because the question was personal. Marianne says that immediately after the crying, Hillary resumed the political face. "Marianne Pernold tells 630 WMAL's Chris Core she truly believes that Senator Hillary Clinton's emotional response to her question at a meeting in New Hampshire was genuine. Pernold asked Clinton how she managed to keep going during the rough campaign, and Clinton's somewhat-teary response has...
  • 'SEXIST' PROTESTERS DISRUPT HILLARY (UPDATE - protester admits to being a Republican)

    01/07/2008 9:08:50 PM PST · by digger48 · 195 replies · 918+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | Jan 7, 2008 | Michael McAulifft
    A couple of yahoos interrupted Hillary Clintons speech tonight in Salem by waving big signs and chanting Iron my shirts! Clinton asked that the lights be turned on, apparently to see them better and declared. Oh the remnants of sexism, alive and well tonight, to applause. She then talked about breaking glass ceilings, before joking as the pair were hustled out: If theres anybody in the audience who wants to learn to iron his own shirt, we can talk about that. We ask what the heck they were thinking. Nick Gemelli, who is 21, and born at least a...
  • The anti-war phonies [Anti-war Vet reveals anti-war groups not anti-war just anti-Bush/GOP]

    11/21/2007 4:22:54 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 37 replies · 104+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | November 19, 2007 | JOHN BRUHNS
    The anti-war phonies By JOHN BRUHNS I CAME HOME from Iraq in February 2004 and since then have fought tooth and nail for an end to the war.I did so because I believe the war is immoral and illegal. I aligned myself with some high- profile lobbying organizations who I believed would have the most significant impact on ending the war. In doing so, I detached myself from the people of this country who are honestly committed to ending the war.I traded my convictions for "special interest" groups who sometimes seem to be in place simply to smear those who...
  • CNN: The Last Name In News

    11/29/2007 7:55:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 70+ views
    Contentions ^ | 11.29.2007 | John Podhoretz
    I only saw a little of the Republican presidential debate last night, which featured video questions sent in through YouTube selected by CNN. Theres a lot of griping this morning about how the debate was an embarrassment and a bad night for the GOP in general because CNN chose questions that were either defiantly peculiar, beneath contempt, or freakish. I wonder if theres a little oversensitivity at work here, because the great surprise of the first YouTube debate in September, featuring Democrats, was how substantive it was and how it forced the Democratic field to engage for the first time...
  • Democrat poster-child abuse, the nutroots pushback, and the continued campaign to silence the Right

    10/09/2007 9:11:45 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 29 replies · 1,082+ views
    Michelle ^ | 10/09/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Context, people, context: This is the inevitable M.O. every time bloggers and commentators on the right have challenged the Absolute Moral Authority of the Democrat poster child du jour. It happened with Cindy Sheehan. And the military recruiter-bashing thugs at Santa Cruz. And And the phony soldier saga. Crush Rush is just the tip of the iceberg. Just ask the mom-and-pop Cafe Press owners who got those cease-and-desist letters from MoveOn.orgs lawyers for daring to defend Gen. David Petraeus.
  • What has faith got to do with it? (Dems try to act sincere on religion)

    06/08/2007 2:59:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 916+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2007 | Cal Thomas
    The top three Democratic presidential candidates participated in a forum Monday on the connection between their religious faith and political positions. The unusual gathering, broadcast live by CNN, was co-hosted by Sojourners, a Christian social justice network. The Rev. Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine, and an organizer of the forum, has been telling Democrats not to cede religion to Republicans. He has spoken at several Democratic Party retreats, teaching Democrats how to speak about faith. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois mentioned faith in a generic way, baptizing their liberal politics...
  • Caption Dubya and Ray Nagin

    03/07/2007 11:44:34 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 37 replies · 1,501+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 3/1/07 | staff
    "President Bush, center, is greeted by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, left, and Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu upon his arrival in New Orleans, La."
  • Michael Reagan: The GOP Should Dump Its 'Litmus Test'

    02/16/2007 8:30:44 AM PST · by meg88 · 699 replies · 9,838+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Feb 16, 2007 | Mike Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, heard on more than 200 talk radio stations
    The GOP Should Dump Its Litmus Test By Michael Reagan | February 16, 2007 The philosopher Diogenes is said to have wandered around ancient Greece holding a lantern and seeking to find an honest man. My fellow Republicans, sans lanterns, are now wandering around the political landscape seeking to find the perfect Republican presidential candidate. I dont know if Diogenes ever found that honest man, but I do know that those Republicans are never going to find the perfect candidate, simply because he does not exist. Some Republicans insist that the only perfect candidate would be a clone of...
  • The Rise of the Metro Republicans How McCain, Romney, and Giuliani may redraw the red-blue map.

    02/11/2007 5:15:12 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 141 replies · 2,462+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 19, 2007 | Noemie Emery
    Here are the three leading candidates for president in the Republican party, a party based in the South and in the interior, rural in nature, and backed in large part by social conservatives: the senior senator from Arizona, a congenital maverick with friends in the press and a habit of dissing the base of his party; the former governor of deep-blue Massachusetts, son of a Michigan governor, a Mormon who looks, sounds, and comes across as a city boy; and the former mayor of New York, the Big Apple itself, ethnic and Catholic, pro-choice and pro-gun control, married three times,...
  • McCain Faces Fight on the Right (Dobson Will Not Support McCain 'Under any Circumstances')

    02/13/2007 8:37:03 AM PST · by meg88 · 71 replies · 1,495+ views
    Portland Oregonian ^ | 2.12.07 | David Reinhard
    McCain faces fight for the right David Reinhard Portland Oregonian February 12, 2007 When successful Republican presidential candidates talk about their base, they're usually talking about the GOP's social conservatives. When Arizona Sen. John McCain talks about his base, he's referring to the mainstream media. Which helps explain two things. One, why McCain was not a successful Republican presidential candidate eight years ago. Two, why he's taken steps over the last few years to get right with the religious right. Will it work? As Democrats cogitate over Barack Obama's challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton, will the new McCain complicate matters...
  • Connecticut Budget Busted! Holy Fiscally Conservative Hypocrisy, Batman! What Now?

    02/11/2007 8:02:01 AM PST · by CTposterBoy · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | February 11, 2007 | Doug Wrenn
    I told you so. For all you pink dog Republicans who thought she walked on water and voted accordingly for Princess Pollyanna and got suckered in by her cutesy little schoolgirl, milk-and-cookies demeanor, you got exactly what you deserved. The big, bad wolf just took off the little pretty sheep costume. I tried to tell you she was nothing more than a venomous snake with a maternal smile but apparently, few heeded my advice, as she was coronated instead of elected. I have more respect and trust for a far left wing Democrat than any of these pusillanimous so-called moderate...
  • Will this trusted senator be the man to kick Bush into the long grass?

    02/11/2007 4:47:29 AM PST · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 1,501+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | February 12, 2007 | ALEX MASSIE
    JOHN Sununu has reason to be irritated and concerned. Last week, television stations in his home state of New Hampshire began showing advertisements attacking the senator, nearly two full years before he is up for re-election next November.Sununu's crime was to play a part in preventing the US Senate from debating a resolution that would have expressed disapproval of President George Bush's plan to deploy five more brigades of troops to Iraq. The senator, who like the rest of his Republican colleagues has long been a reliable supporter of the president, faces a key test: repudiate his past backing for...
  • Obama wins hearts, minds of these two Republicans

    02/10/2007 4:27:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 176 replies · 3,299+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-10-07 | Rob Zaleski
    She not only is a lifelong Republican, but an anti-big government conservative Republican who campaigned for Robert Dole in 1996. Oh, and one other thing. The mere thought of Hillary Clinton becoming president makes her stomach churn. As her husband, Robert Stross - also a conservative Republican - puts it, "We don't believe anything Hillary says, and we think she'll do whatever it takes to get elected." All of which makes the Madison couple's recent decision all the more intriguing: They've joined the Wisconsin chapter of, a grassroots movement to help the progressive Democratic senator from Illinois win the...
  • Rick Warren critics over OBAMA told to leave the church...

    12/14/2006 11:48:10 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 311 replies · 10,469+ views
    TownHall ^ | 12.14.2006 | Kevin McCullough
    Members of the congregation at Saddleback Church, the church led by Rick Warren, are evidently being ushered right out of membership for voicing any concern over the idea of Barack Obama being allowed to speak at the church recently. I received a lengthy letter from a member of Saddleback this morning that confirmed as much:
  • Conservative Democrats seek larger role

    11/15/2006 1:14:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,417+ views
    Conservative Democrats seek larger role By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer 24 minutes ago For a dozen years, the Democratic conservatives known as Blue Dogs have been baying at the moon, ignored by Republicans and tolerated by their more liberal Democratic colleagues. Now, these House lawmakers say that is about to change. Republicans "did not lose their seats to liberal Democrats" in last weeks elections, said Rep. Mike Ross (news, bio, voting record), D-Ark. "Republicans lost their seats to Blue Dog Democrats." "We'll have a lot to say about what passes and what doesn't" when the 110th Congress convenes in...
  • The Truth about Viet Nam Vets (oldie, but bears repeating)

    11/13/2006 11:08:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,420+ views
    D Magazine/POW Network ^ | June 1998 | B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley
    The morning of Friday, April 18, 1997, Daniel Wells of McKinney took the stand in his own defense. Charged with aggravated sexual assault for fondling his girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter, Wells explained it was all a misunderstanding. Wells was a decorated Vietnam war hero, with two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Medals for valor. On cross-examination, testimony revealed that even the mother initially hadn't believed the little girl. It was the war hero's word against the child's. In desperation the prosecutor's office tracked down B.G. Burkett, a silver-haired Dallas financial adviser who has obtained a national reputation as a military researcher...
  • Meet the Blue Dogs: pro-gun, anti-abortion - and Democrat

    11/08/2006 3:48:50 PM PST · by MadIvan · 178 replies · 3,208+ views
    The Times ^ | November 9, 2006 | Tim Reid
    Our correspondent examines how the party masterminded its move to the centre and reined in liberals to seize hostile territoriesThey wear cowboy boots, chew tobacco, love hunting, hate abortion, want less government spending and some voted for Ronald Reagan. Now they are headed to Congress as Democrats. Although the Democrats victory was above all an overwhelming repudiation of the conflict in Iraq, it was also built on the back of moderate, often conservative candidates recruited to compete in traditionally Republican territory. When Congress returns in January, both the House and Senate will see something of an ideological shift, with...
  • Kerry's "Imaginary" Friend

    11/02/2004 1:17:49 AM PST · by Main Street · 44 replies · 1,310+ views ^ | November 2, 2004 | David Schlossberg
    As a graduate of the Yale class of 1966, I resent the self-serving lies and misrepresentations advanced by my classmate John Kerry. Herewith, a few corrections: John Kerry has been using the Pershing name to dramatize his Vietnam experience, claiming to have been a close friend of Richard Pershing, the grandson of General (Black Jack) Pershing. Richard Pershing was a member of the Yale class of 1966, and he was killed in Vietnam shortly after we graduated. However, Kerry's constant references to his 'dearest' friend are exaggerated and exploitative. In fact, Dick Pershing and I roomed together for all 4...
  • Bush, Congress tell working folk to go to hell

    10/18/2006 6:16:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies · 949+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/18/06 | Dobbs
    Lou Dobbs says President Bush and Congress are part of an "elitist war on the middle class" President Bush says that the installation of the new Iraqi government was a "watershed event," but at the same time warns Americans of the challenges and loss as we continue to prosecute the war against Iraqi insurgents. Sen. Harry Reid declares that legislation that would render English the national language is racist. Thirty-seven Democrats vote for full amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million. The Senate...
  • Rift Between Democrats and Religious Growing Larger

    08/30/2006 8:56:33 PM PDT · by Rawlings · 66 replies · 1,587+ views
    Slate ^ | 8/29/06 | Amy Sullivan
    When Democratic Party leaders "found God in the 2004 exit polls," as Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. likes to say, no one expected instant results. Many of the party's early efforts to attract religious voters, after all, were scattershot and not a little awkward. No one knew quite what the "faith staffer"a new breed of legislative aidewas supposed to do, and random-seeming insertions of Bible verses into floor speeches came off as Tourette's syndrome for Democrats. In the longer run, though, the new focus on forming relationships with religious communities and voters has been the right move for a...
  • Air America Complaint Department [Air America founder blasts Dem "elites" and Hollywood "phonies"]

    08/25/2006 6:40:00 PM PDT · by summer · 121 replies · 3,184+ views
    Liberal site | Aug 25, 2006 | Sheldon Drobny
    Sheldon's new book, blasting "elites" and "phonies" in Dem Party who were too cheap to help start Air America Believe it or not, I am not trying to offend anyone with my posts. ... many criticisms have been directed at me for the problems that Air America has had during its birth pangs. Almost 5 years ago I started the Air America project and invested over $3 Million on the start of a liberal radio network. In fact, Arianna invited me to her house in November, 2002 to present some of my ideas with a group of Hollywood elites trying...
  • Hillary, Thou Fake!

    03/06/2006 9:43:31 AM PST · by found_one · 12 replies · 413+ views ^ | 03-06-05 | Laigle
    One of the first words I learned from the New Testament when I was a kid was “hypocrite.” It seems like Jesus was always saying “thou hypocrite” to someone or another, kind of mad-like. I wasn’t sure what he had against these hypocrites and what that word meant, but grownups said it was because the religious leaders of his day were hypocrites. I asked Daddy what a hypocrite was and he said it was someone who was kind of a fake. So Jesus didn’t like fakes and he told them so to their faces, even when they were powerful, important...
  • Another kind of Catholic: Breakaway groups reject Vatican teachings

    02/25/2006 10:40:21 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies · 965+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 25, 2006 | Alexandra Alter
    Terry Villaire, 69, has a neatly trimmed black goatee, pudgy expressive hands and penetrating dark eyes that are hard to avoid, even from the back pew.During a recent Mass at Holy Angels Parish in Fort Lauderdale, Villaire seemed more like a party host than a presiding bishop as he circulated, distributing kisses on ready lips and cheeks. Just as effortlessly, he slipped into the solemnity of a centuries-old ritual, singing over a wine chalice and wafers.''Our motto is love without judgment, and that's piqued some curiosity,'' said Villaire, a former Roman Catholic priest who's now a bishop in an independent...
  • Evangelical Filmmakers Criticized for Hiring Gay Actor

    02/02/2006 7:52:20 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 159 replies · 2,410+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/2/06
    Evangelical Filmmakers Criticized for Hiring Gay Actor By NEELA BANERJEE Published: February 2, 2006 WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 Christian ministers were enthusiastic at the early private screenings of "End of the Spear," made by Every Tribe Entertainment, an evangelical film company. But days before the film's premiere, a controversy erupted over the casting of a gay actor that has all but eclipsed the movie and revealed fault lines among evangelicals. /snip Many evangelicals are concerned that young people inspired by the movie will look up Mr. Allen on the Web and "get exposed to his views on homosexuality, and that...
  • Hey,Gang ! Let's Start a Website !!

    09/26/2005 5:54:17 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 489+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/26/05 | vanity
    Hey Gang : Lets Start a Web Site ! (A Cynical Look at Internet Foundations ) Lets say weve got a message to put across on the Web. Were not completely sure what we want to say and wont know until we see who is willing to come up with the money. Should we make it Liberal ? Nah. Thats been done to death. Besides,Liberals are generally cheapskates ! Ditto for Conservatives. All the corporate funding is pretty well spoken for. Libertarian sounds attractive mostly because nobody can really define what Libertarians stand for . Like the...

    09/18/2005 2:29:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 669+ views
    the rant dot us ^ | 6-2005 | DiCintio
    A Liberal's Limousine Culture War/A.J. DiCintio June 4-5, 2005 - Liberals: This affluent group...make up 17% of [the] general public and 19% of registered voters. - The Pew Research Center, Beyond Red vs. Blue, May 10, 2005. Among the 17% of the public who identify themselves as Liberals, surely you can recognize the sub-group called Limousine Liberals, those Liberals whose children hop a limo to a private school while mom and dad instruct their driver to drop them off at the Capitol, where they will testify against every kind of faith based initiative designed to help children trapped in failing...
  • PR Machine Behind Cindy Sheehan? ABC7 Looks At The Financing Of 'Camp Casey'

    08/25/2005 7:41:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 165 replies · 3,941+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mark Matthews
    With the President back at his Crawford ranch, the anti-war protest right outside his ranch is getting a lot more media attention. ABC7 looks at who is financing the operation and who's providing on-the-ground support. The camp at Crawford is full of Cindy Sheehan supporters, people from all walks of life. But off to the side are a small group of professionals, skilled in politics and public relations who are marketing her message. Cindy Sheehan kneels before a cross with her son's name on it, touches his picture, wipes her tears. It's an outpouring of emotion that is part of...

    08/04/2005 11:02:49 AM PDT · by petercooper · 75 replies · 1,435+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7-28-05 | AP via Yahoo News
    Senator Hillary Clinton (L) arrives for the world premier of Miramax Film's 'The Great Raid' with Senator John McCain at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C. July 28, 2005. REUTERS/Jeffrey Snyder
  • DFU SONG: Mandy (Bwahahahahaha.....Matt Cooper sings to his burqa wearing wife)

    07/17/2005 10:16:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 1,323+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MANDY (Barry Manilow) Last week while we were in bed "Let's get Karl Rove," you said We can pull it off...the press will play What we start, I know, won't go away Together we'd be helping Hillary We'd set it up easily Wilson will comply...and so will his wife For the RNC, we'd cause so much strife Oh, must put on that leather pink burqa It's not my fault, you know Oh, Mandy...even with Viagra, it won't work-a If you let your face show...oh, Mandy True believers, that we are We'll be following her star We'll...
  • 'We Care!' Grace on the cheap.

    07/06/2005 6:06:49 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 18 replies · 1,035+ views
    NRO ^ | July 06, 2005, 8:09 a.m. | Jonah Goldberg
    According to Bob Geldof, two billion people watched his snazzy Live8 concert thingamajig. Therefore, he declared, "It's now for the leaders to act." He also added, "Now feel the force of the gale that's hit you." At the top of Geldof's gale-force demands: debt relief for African nations. O.K., so here's what I'm confused about. People watched a concert, which was chockablock with acts supposedly popular with the young 'uns and old 'uns alike. From Snoop Dogg, Will Smith, and Coldplay to the more aged likes of Madonna, Sting, and Bono. There were even a few troubadours with last names...