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  • John Kerry in ‘utter disbelief’ over GOP letter to Iran

    03/11/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/15 11:12 AM EDT | Austin Wright
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s in “utter disbelief” over the letter to Iranian leaders led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and signed by 46 other Republican senators, warning any Iranian nuclear deal reached with the U.S. could be revoked by the next president or modified by Congress. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Kerry said Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit to with the United States.” In his 29 years as...
  • Palin to PETA: 'Chill, at Least Trig Didn't Eat the Dog'

    01/04/2015 1:14:33 PM PST · by Slambat · 78 replies ^ | January 4th 2015 | Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
    The dog-eating reference is a dig at the current inhabitant of the Oval Office, via his memoir "Dreams From My Father", notes Politico, in which President Obama discusses eating dog meat in Indonesia. Palin asks, "Did you go crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dog meat?"
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • Democratic infighting all the rage

    12/05/2013 1:21:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Key factions of the Democratic Party, which have largely been unified through some trying times in 2013, are now turning on each other. Amid the botched rollout of ObamaCare and plummeting poll numbers, the simmering tensions within the party have intensified — and become very public. A flashpoint came this week when Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank, published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal bashing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her allies for trying to lure the party over a “populist cliff.” They took aim at her proposal to pay for an expansion of Social Security benefits...
  • Soros-Funded Catholic Group Denounces Rush Limbaugh's Disagreement with Pope

    11/29/2013 8:20:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A spokesman for the liberal organization Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has posted on the group’s website a denunciation of what he states were “incendiary remarks about Pope Francis” by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday. Limbaugh said that Pope Francis was wrong in his apostolic exhortation released this week in which he appears to blame capitalism for the reason why people are poor in the world. CACG’s Christopher Jolly Hale wrote on Wednesday: Catholics of all political stripes are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary comments this afternoon about Pope Francis. To call the Holy Father...
  • Goldman and our scarlet 'G'

    05/02/2010 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 220+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2010 | LEA CARPENTER
    The members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations were angry. Their anger was predictably performative, and often nasty. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s analogy of Goldman Sachs to a bookie managing bets on an MU football game was, while artfully conceived, respectfully dismissed by the quiet bankers testifying before her. The hearings were for the public, yet the extent to which they were in the public interest was undercut by their dramatics, coupled with myriad misunderstandings about the meaning of key financial terms. The whole thing reminded me of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s nineteenth-century novel, “The Scarlet Letter.” In today’s case the letter...
  • Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh

    02/05/2010 1:59:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 2,448+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory usage of the word "retard" collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results. A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier criticism of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, when asked for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "r" word in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman told Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement was meant generally and she was not specifically referring to Limbaugh. Still, she declined to...
  • The fake outrage over Rush Limbaugh (Outstanding Video)

    10/14/2009 7:50:04 PM PDT · by GVnana · 7 replies · 653+ views
    xpandergt channel, ^ | 10/14/2009 | anonymous
    "Wikipedia? Don't make me laugh." Video at link.
  • The Left’s Selective Outrage

    10/05/2009 10:20:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies · 933+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/05/09 | Bruce Thornton
    You know liberals are edging toward a full Jonestown-style meltdown when someone as smart as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman starts losing it. Last week Friedman worked himself up into a paranoiac frenzy over the tone of some of the criticism Obama and the Democrats have been facing recently.
  • Joe Wilson's War

    09/14/2009 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 2,125+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 14, 2009
    Discourse: The reaction to the congressman's outburst shows what happens when you judge this president by the content of his character. In a post-racial presidency, charges of racism are the new last refuge of scoundrels.When Joe Wilson, the decorum-challenged South Carolina Republican, reacted to President Obama's assertion that there was nothing in health care legislation giving coverage to illegal aliens by shouting "You lie!" he knew, as his critics ignore, that there was nothing requiring proof of citizenship either. A nonpartisan Congressional Research Service study found that the House health care bill at that moment did not restrict illegal immigrants...
  • Memo to Dems: Spare Us the Phony Wilson Outrage

    09/14/2009 5:55:29 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 7 replies · 716+ views ^ | 09/14/09 | david limbaugh
    Memo to the Democratic leadership threatening to censure Rep. Joe Wilson if he doesn't publicly apologize on the House floor for calling President Barack Obama a liar on that floor: You don't have the moral authority to be demanding apologies. Not only has their own decorum in that very chamber been abysmal at times, such as when they booed President George W. Bush during his 2005 State of the Union address; they do much worse damage every week to this nation and its institutions than Joe Wilson conceivably could have done with his temporary breach of decorum. While Democratic leaders...
  • The Selective Outrage of the MSM

    08/13/2009 10:30:29 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 6 replies · 459+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 08/13/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Bill Sammon points out what I reported on at length in my “Assassination Chic” chapter of Unhinged and in years of my Unhinged blog archives: Journalists don’t care about nutballs and extremely extreme extremists unless they can be used to embarrass conservatives.
  • Why So Serious? Obama/Joker Poster Draws 'Outrage'

    08/10/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies · 3,325+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | Aughst 10, 2009 | Bobby Eberle
    If there's one thing about liberals, it's that they're predictably predictable. In their eyes, it is more than acceptable to mock Sarah Palin and her family, using descriptions that range from rude to crude. When President Bush was in office, he was the focus of daily ridicule from left-wing journalists and bloggers. However, no one better make fun of Barack Obama or the thought police will express "outrage" and brand you a racist. That's exactly what is happening now as a poster of Obama in "Joker" makeup is popping up on walls and city streets. My question to the lefties:...
  • Obama as Joker: Selective Outrage From ‘LA Weekly’

    08/04/2009 11:33:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies · 1,605+ views
    The LA Weekly ”…only thing missing is the noose.”: A new poster depicting President Obama as a version of Heath Ledger’s Joker character in The Dark Knight has appeared in Los Angeles. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.
  • The Outrage Kabuki

    03/21/2009 12:13:57 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 17 replies · 722+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2009 | Mark Steyn
    Are you outraged by these AIG bonuses? No, no. For Pete’s sake, you’re an A-list congressional bigshot. Try to get a bit of feeling into “outraged.” The president’s teleprompter puts it in italics, bold, capitalized, and underlined: OUTRAGED!
  • Dodd defends actions as an AIG exec returns $6 million bonus (Dodd wrote it, Obama signed it)

    03/20/2009 6:05:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 826+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/20/2009 | cnn
    A defiant Sen. Chris Dodd defended his actions on bonuses for AIG executives Friday as news surfaced that a senior company executive was returning his $6 million bonus. Dodd said he was misled on the issue of bonuses for AIG executives. He claimed he would not have drafted key legislative changes allowing the bonuses to move forward if he knew the purpose of those changes. Meanwhile, a senior AIG executive said through a company spokesman that he will return his $6 million bonus. The executive, Doug Poling, is returning the money "because it's the correct thing to do," said Mark...
  • White House says Obama shares US outrage over AIG

    03/20/2009 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 671+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama shares the "outrage and frustration" of Americans over the millions of dollars in bonuses that taxpayer-funded AIG handed out to its executives.
  • Obama outraged at AIG

    03/19/2009 1:14:39 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 60 replies · 1,439+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2009 | Carla Marinucci
    President Obama directly addressed the "outrageous" AIG executive bonuses during a town hall meeting Wednesday attended by 1,500 people in the economically battered heart of the state's Republican stronghold, saying "I'll take responsibility - I'm the president."
  • The Kabuki Theater of AIG Outrage

    03/17/2009 11:44:34 PM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 664+ views ^ | March 18, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    All the world's a stage, wrote Shakespeare, and in the world of Washington, the curtains have opened on the most elaborate farce of the year. Welcome, taxpayers, to the Kabuki Theater of AIG Outrage -- where D.C.'s histrionic enablers of taxpayer-funded corporate bailouts compete for Best Performance of Hypocritical Indignation. Over the weekend, cloaked in their finest populist costumes, the Beltway's hair-sprayed and powdered politicians and White House aides took to the airwaves to inveigh against $165 million in employee retention payments made by the government-backed insurance giant. Those bennies were reportedly part of a larger $450 million round of...
  • The Outrage Test

    03/17/2009 2:19:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies · 822+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 17, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    NOW, that's cost effi ciency: It took a mere $165 million to dis credit the entire $11.6 trillion edifice of bailouts, capital infusions and guarantees that have accompanied the financial meltdown. The bonuses AIG wants to pay its employees are a pittance against the $170 billion it's received in government bailouts, a trifling .097 percent. But nothing so angers the gods of populism as the word "bonus" (surely some genius is formulating a suitable euphemism even as we speak). President Obama wants to try to block the bonuses, and other administration officials talk of making AIG pay back the government...
  • NutRoot Outrage at Fake Video Bashing John Gibson of Fox News

    02/20/2009 7:40:46 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies · 952+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/20/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    This is a tale that should serve as a cautionary one to all that inhabit the Internet. It's all about the instant outrage, the ginned up hatred, the immediate immolation, that one sees so often infesting the left in our fair country. It shows how unhinged many there are. It started on the Huffington Post on February 19, when poster Alex Leo found what he thought was a video of John Gibson of Fox News saying that new Attorney General Eric Holder was like a monkey with a "bright blue scrotum." In reality, though, what Huffposter Leo found was a...
  • ‘Offensive and Horrific’: NY Congressman Condemns NY Post Chimp/Stimulus Cartoon

    02/18/2009 7:42:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies · 3,516+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 18, 2009
    Chris Matthews: "Do you think that The New York Post is calling the president of the United States a chimp?"
  • MSNBC's Shuster Reveals Palin Presser Typo But Forgets MSNBC's Own Racist Typo Gaffe in '02

    09/24/2008 12:55:53 PM PDT · by paltz · 11 replies · 1,268+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/24/08 | Kerry Picket
    VIDEO MSNBC's David Shuster continued the attack on Governor Sarah Palin for not allowing reporters in on meetings she attended at the United Nations. Fellow Newsbuster Ken Shepherd pointed out recently the media never complained over not having full access to Barack Obama's meetings with foreign leaders during his tour through the Middle East and later Europe. However, Shuster's attack included a very edited down tape of Palin and Dr. Henry Kissinger, which attempted to make Palin look like she knew little of what was being discussed. Moreover, Shuster seemed to take delight in pointing out Palin's spokeswoman misspelled Kissinger's...
  • The Master of Deceit and Phony Outrage

    09/16/2008 3:47:00 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 85 replies · 9,391+ views
    16 September, 2008 | joanie-f
    <p>Perhaps more than any presidential candidate in recent history, Barack Obama’s pious rhetoric has focused on his concern for ‘the little people’ and his disdain for the big money represented by corporate America.</p> <p>I’d like to take a brief look at the words/deeds comparison of this man, and then pose a few crucial questions regarding not only Senator Obama’s honesty, but also his personal and professional affiliation with an organization that bears much of the responsibility for the sub-prime mortgage crisis and subsequent financial meltdown, and his fitness to hold office of any kind.</p>
  • How to Enrage a Democrat

    05/18/2008 12:03:08 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies · 206+ views
    If nothing else, we now know what it takes to make a Democrat go nuts. One word: "appeasement." Notwithstanding that President Bush named no names in his speech to Israel's Knesset on Thursday, Barack Obama instantly called it a "false political attack." On him, of course. To House Speaker Nancy Pelosi it was "beneath the dignity of the office of the President." "Offensive and outrageous," thundered Hillary Clinton from somewhere in South Dakota, followed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "reckless and irresponsible." [Barack Obama] When the party's top four Democrats come roaring out of the blocks in unison, something...
  • Hillary's fake outrage at "pimped out" Chelsea

    02/08/2008 4:43:30 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 55 replies · 159+ views
    City Pages - Minneapolis/St. Paul ^ | 2-8-08 | Kevin Hoffman
    Am I the only one that finds Hillary Clinton's supposed outrage over the "pimped out" comment just a tad disingenuous? At this point, Chelsea is a grown woman (27 years old!) and if she's going to play a role in a political campaign, she has to be fair game. Is this really more harmful to her than what her father put her through with the Monica Lewinsky scandal? And why does Hillary seem to get outraged and cry whenever its politically expedient?
  • First subpoena issued in CIA videotapes case (ANOTHER RAT AND MSM MANUFACTURED "SCANDAL")

    12/20/2007 6:46:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 351+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/20/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A House of Representatives committee issued a subpoena Thursday for Jose Rodriguez, a former CIA official who directed that secret interrogation videotapes be destroyed. The House intelligence committee ordered Rodriguez, former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, to appear Jan. 16 for a hearing. The Democratic committee chairman, Silvestre Reyes, said Rodriguez "would like to tell his story, but his counsel has advised us that a subpoena would be necessary." The CIA also cracked open its files to congressional investigators Thursday, inviting them to the agency's headquarters in suburban Virginia to begin reviewing documents and records related...
  • Phony Code Pink Outrage

    11/09/2007 5:56:54 AM PST · by Wyatt K · 4 replies · 99+ views
    Code Pink | 11/08/2007 | Wyatt K
    Code Pink recently put up footage of Jes Richardson of San Francisco getting arrested at the Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mukasey nomination for attorney general. The footage shows an outraged Jes Richardson, but his outrage is clearly phony.
  • Phony Indignation over a Phony Scandal

    10/22/2007 4:33:29 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 13 replies · 55+ views ^ | 10/22/07 | david limbaugh
    The dirty little secret about Sen. Harry Reid's failed character assassination attempt against my brother, Rush Limbaugh, is just how contrived the Senate Democrats' outrage was about the fraudulent allegation that Rush had impugned certain soldiers. I won't rehash the facts in detail, but essentially, Rush was falsely accused of calling troops who had expressed opposition to the Iraq War "phony soldiers." Not only was Rush not criticizing soldiers, but he was defending soldiers who had been criticized by pretend Iraqi War veterans who had lied about their combat service in Iraq to gain credibility when they accused the actual...
  • Phony Controversy--Defending Rush.

    09/29/2007 8:53:24 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 25 replies · 63+ views
    NRO ^ | September 28, 2007 | Peter Wehner
    In the latest effort to target Rush Limbaugh, the left-leaning group Media Matters has manufactured yet one more false — and by now yet one more tiresome — controversy. This one has to do with Limbaugh’s use of the phrase “phony soldiers.” According to the Media Matters narrative, on his September 26 program Limbaugh accused troops who want to withdraw from Iraq of being “phony soldiers.” Once Media Matters published this charge, key Democrats dutiful echoed it. In a public statement, Senator John Kerry said this: “This disgusting attack from Rush Limbaugh, cheerleader for the Chicken Hawk wing of the...
  • Phony Outrage (regarding Rush Limbaugh's troop remarks, taken out of context by the lib's)

    09/29/2007 7:55:04 AM PDT · by jdm · 32 replies · 382+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 28, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Bloggers jumped all over a comment made by Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday, in which he supposedly called military personnel who oppose the war in Iraq "phony soldiers." Immediately, voices on the Left rushed to defend the honor of men and women in the military, accusing Limbaugh of insulting their integrity. In fact, the same blogs who had no problem with MoveOn's ad accusing General David Petraeus of potentially traitorous conduct reacted with outrage to Rush's comment. However, unlike the "Betray Us" ad, Rush' critics took the comment out of context. Let's take a look at the transcript from the broadcast...
  • Group Responds to Cal Thomas' Muslim Remarks

    07/04/2007 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Baladas · 75 replies · 2,391+ views
    WTOP ^ | July 4, 2007 | WTOP staff
    WASHINGTON -- Recent remarks from WTOP commentator Cal Thomas have sparked controversy in the Muslim-American community. Now, an Islamic advocacy group is responding to Thomas' commentary. In his weekly commentary on WTOP Radio Monday, Cal Thomas discussed the recent thwarted terror attacks in the United Kingdom. "How much longer should we allow people from certain lands, with certain beliefs to come to Britain and America and build their mosques, teach hate, and plot to kill us?" Thomas asked. "Okay, lets have the required disclaimer: Not all Muslims from the Middle East and southeast Asia want to kill us, but those...
  • Calculated Outrage (Must Read Nails It on What the MSM is Up To in It's Non Stop Bush Attacks)

    03/02/2006 3:02:50 PM PST · by MikeA · 50 replies · 1,705+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/17/05 | Daniel Henniger
    Some say Dick Cheney is toast. He's too hot to handle, throw him over the side if he won't drop himself into the waves. Don't look now, but that isn't water surrounding the Bush ship of state. It's gasoline. Have you ever noticed how on a scale of one to 10, every untoward event in the life of the Bush presidency goes straight to a 10? The Abu Ghraib photos? A 10 forever. Dick Cheney catching a hunting buddy with some birdshot? An instant 10. The Bush National Guard story? Total 10. How can it be that each downside event...
  • Oh, the Anguish! The cartoon jihad is phony.

    02/11/2006 8:11:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/20/2006 | William Kristol
    The original illustrations, September 30, 2005. "U.N., E.U. and Muslims link in call to curb protests," read the Financial Times headline last week. A "U.N.-brokered statement," the paper reported, was issued "in an effort to curb days of protests, some violent some peaceful, at the publication and republication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. 'The anguish in the Muslim world at the publication of the offensive caricatures is shared by all individuals and communities who recognise the sensitivity of deeply held religious belief,'" the statement said.Oh, the anguish! And why not? You remember--don't you?--the wave of bloody pogroms against...
  • ‘Plame Platoon’ is AWOL on leaks of Highly classified programs — where's all that outrage now?

    12/22/2005 5:30:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 722+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12-22-05 | Max Boot
    It seems like only yesterday that every high-minded politician, pundit and professional activist was in high dudgeon about the threat posed to national security by the revelation that Valerie Plame was a spook. For daring to reveal a CIA operative's name — in wartime, no less! — they wanted someone frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs, preferably headed for the gallows. Since then there have been some considerably more serious security breaches. Major media organs have broken news about secret prisons run by the CIA, the interrogation techniques employed therein, and the use of "renditions" to capture suspects,...
  • Unwarranted Outrage (The Times blew our cover)

    12/19/2005 12:01:30 PM PST · by frankjr · 49 replies · 2,556+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/19/05 | James S. Robbins
    I have no doubt that revelations in the New York Times that the NSA has been conducting selective and limited surveillance of terrorist communications crossing into or out of the United States will be immensely valuable to our enemies. I also have no doubt that these and similar actions can be legal, even when conducted without warrants. How could that be? From the sound and fury of the last few days from politicians and pundits, you would think this is a development as scandalous as Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's authorization to wiretap Martin Luther King Jr. But the legality...
  • Boxer Impeachment Letter

    12/19/2005 6:48:51 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 273 replies · 8,304+ views
    Boxer senator online ^ | 12/19/2005 | Barbara Boxer
    Boxer’s letter is as follows: On December 16, along with the rest of America, I learned that President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without getting a warrant from a judge. President Bush underscored his support for this action in his press conference today. On Sunday, December 18, former White House Counsel John Dean and I participated in a public discussion that covered many issues, including this surveillance. Mr. Dean, who was President Nixon’s counsel at the time of Watergate, said that President Bush is “the first President to admit to an impeachable offense.” Today, Mr....
  • Congressional Secret-Spying Outrage Dangerously Phony

    12/19/2005 11:53:45 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 14 replies · 863+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/19/05 | Sher Zieve
    Despite liberal Senators on both sides of the aisle claiming the pretense of "shock and awe" over the NSA "secret spying" actions, Congressional leaders were briefed on it--a long time ago. As far as Democrat and Republican Congressional "leaders", there was nothing secret about the program. Even ultra-liberal news services, including the New York Times and Associated Press, have reported that these leaders knew about the NSA practices of trying to identify and track conversations conducted by terrorists--in the US over a year ago. However, it now seems the only purpose for the Senate is to conduct endless and bogus...
  • Bashing Miers: It's Ingenuine Considering the Reality

    10/16/2005 9:55:39 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 112 replies · 2,718+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 16, 2005 | Heather S. Heidelbaugh
    Nearly the entire conservative establishment has determined that Harriet Miers is not sufficiently conservative for the Supreme Court and, thus, unqualified. First, the establishment has issues with her conservative pedigree. With an almost single voice, it has bemoaned the failure of President Bush to select Judge Michael Luttig, who sits on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative in the nation. But what not a single conservative commentator has yet addressed is whether such an appointment would have the necessary votes to survive an up-or-down vote in the Senate. A candidate such as Mr. Luttig is the...

    09/12/2005 9:45:17 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 139 replies · 7,270+ views
    CNN PRODUCERS TOLD ON-AIR GUESTS:Ę GET ANGRY Mon Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET After weeks of over-the-top Katrina coverage from the mainstream media, LA TIMES'S oped guru Michael Kinsley divulges that CNN has been coaching guests to artificially enhance their on-air emotions! The TV news networks, which only a few months ago were piously suppressing emotional fireworks by their pundits, are now piously encouraging their news anchors to break out of the emotional straitjackets and express outrage. A Los Angeles Times colleague of mine, appearing on CNN last week to talk about Katrina, was told by a producer to "get...
  • Barbara Bush comments on survivors spark outrage

    09/07/2005 2:18:47 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 68 replies · 3,260+ views
    Comments about Hurricane Katrina victims by the mother of President George Bush have fuelled the ire of some Americans, who see the Bush family as out-of-touch patricians. The refugees in Houston, Texas, were "underprivileged anyway" and life in the Astrodome sports arena is "working very well for them", former first lady Barbara Bush said in a radio interview. "Almost everyone I've talked to says: 'We're going to move to Houston,' " Mrs Bush said late on Monday after visiting evacuees at the Astrodome with her husband, former president George Bush. "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they...
  • Falwell, Farrakhan, and the ADL's Selective Outrage

    08/23/2005 6:35:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 8-23-05 | Don Feder
    The Anti-Defamation League ostensibly exists to oppose anti-Semitism. And it does – on occasion – when it isn’t too busy bashing evangelicals, fighting Christianity and creating double standards.Despite its reputation, the ADL is not a Jewish organization. There’s nothing distinctly Jewish (i.e., grounded in Jewish law) about its operations. It’s really just another left-wing group, with a leftist agenda. Politically, it is virtually indistinguishable from the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the American Way, or Americans United for the (so-called) Separation of Church and State.As a conservative Jewish activist told me recently of the ADL’s National Director and principal...
  • SEN. SCHUMER'S 'OUTRAGE' - (old adage, "how to tell when he's lying?..his lips are moving!")

    07/15/2005 8:54:46 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,566+ views
    NYPOST.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Need more proof that the wolves nipping at Karl Rove's heels are ba sically out- for-blood Democrats? Joseph Wilson, the widely discredited, Bush-bashing former CIA consultant whose wife was "outed" as an agency employee, yesterday demanded that Rove's security clearance immediately be lifted. And he did so standing shoulder-to-shoulder with New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer — head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, whose chief responsibility is to elect more Democrats to the Senate. And the DSCC's Web site is flogging an online petition demanding that the White House "stop the Karl Rove coverup" — and, by the way,...
  • Democrat partisanship disguised as moral outrage

    07/13/2005 8:53:28 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 16 replies · 788+ views
    Liberty Call US Deck Log ^ | July 13, 2005 | Liberty
    Democrat partisanship disguised as moral outrage Yes, I know, “Democrat partisanship” is redundant. Nonetheless, the Democrats are in high dungeon since investigators have released an email showing that Karl Rove possibly, might have, allegedly done something that, if the Democrats keep saying so, if they can stretch the law far enough, might, just might be a violation of the law. The rumor is that in 2003 Rove allegedly “leaked” the name of a “CIA Operative” to some reporters, thereby maybe putting said “Operative”, a “warrior on the front lines of the War on Terror” in danger. Consequently, Karl Rove must...
  • Hillary 'Outraged' at Bush Security Failure

    07/09/2005 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 143 replies · 3,322+ views ^ | July 9, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday she was "outraged" that President Bush hasn't spent more money to beef up security on New York City's mass transit system in the wake of Thursday's train bombings in London. "I'm absolutely outraged by the failure of the administration to release the [rail security] funding that Congress approved last year," the top Democrat complained. "We are woefully behind where London and other subway systems are because London does have the video surveillance," she fumed. "I just don't understand what the holdup is." Even before the smoke cleared in London, Clinton was on the...
  • Qur'an Hate Message Rekindles 9/11 Fears (Smells Like CAIR&#8217;s Finger In The Chile to Me)

    05/19/2005 2:33:27 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 62 replies · 1,240+ views
    Islam Online (IOL) ^ | 19 May 2005 | Islam Online
    LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2005 ( & News Agencies) – A hate message scrawled on the inside cover of a Qur’an copy has rekindled fears of increasing discrimination against American Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. “I was taken back to 9/11, my fear that somebody is going to hurt me,” Azza Basarudin, a graduate student, told a news conference at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles, reported Los Angeles Times on Thursday, May 19. She had discovered a “Death to all Muslims” message on the inside cover of a Qur’an copy she ordered from...
  • Fabricated Outrage (Crapweasels all atwitter over Rummy)

    03/10/2005 2:55:36 PM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 658+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | March 9, 2005 | John Rosenthal
    If one is to judge by the pronouncements of certain European commentators or Europhile American ones, the path to trans-Atlantic reconciliation passes through the repudiation — and preferably dismissal — of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. Apart from the president himself, Mr. Rumsfeld is unquestionably the member of the current American administration who is most vilified in the mainstream press in the would-be Franco-German "heart" of Europe. What has earned him this distinction? Well, in this connection, too, judging by the frequency with which the matter is mentioned, there is not any doubt. It is not his resolute advocacy of the...
  • Utterly Stupid Editorial View, And My Response

    01/12/2005 12:26:41 PM PST · by thelastvirgil · 4 replies · 248+ views
    The Jonesboro Sun ^ | 01/11/05 | Roy Ockert, Jr., Editor, Jonesboro (Ar) Sun
    First, go to the outrageous opinion piece, published in our local rag, yesterday at Following is my response to this desperate-to-be-relevant jerk: Gaping Irony Rarely have I seen such a well-reasoned, insightful opinion column in "The Daily Fishwrap" as our esteemed editor's "Behind the news" of January 11. In "He crossed gaping line", our editor excoriates TV/radio host, and opinion columnist, Armstrong Williams, for having accepted a sizeable stipend from the Department of Education for promoting the Bush Administration's -- and Teddy Kennedy's -- No Child Left Behind legislation. Not mentioned in the piece was that nothing illegal was...
  • Bogus Outrage (NYT bias alert)

    08/27/2004 7:17:41 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 613+ views
    oweekly ^ | 26-08-04 | J Billman
    If you repeat a rumor enough times, people assume it's true. That's what's happening now, with allegations of voter intimidation surrounding the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the Orlando mayoral election. The March election, you'll recall, was marred by allegations that Ezzie Thomas -- a consultant whom Buddy Dyer paid $10,000 -- manipulated the absentee ballots of old, black voters. Dyer's challenger, Ken Mulvaney, challenged the election results, saying that Thomas' alleged chicanery boosted Dyer to victory.The FDLE opened an investigation to see if Thomas illegally pressured absentee voters to vote for Dyer, and if he violated a...
  • US intelligence fears Iran duped hawks into Iraq war (Latest Liberal Outrage)

    05/25/2004 1:20:46 PM PDT · by RandyAndy · 23 replies · 211+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | May 25, 2004 | Julian Borger
    US intelligence fears Iran duped hawks into Iraq war Inquiry into Tehran's role in starting conflictTop Pentagon ally Chalabi accused Julian Borger in WashingtonTuesday May 25, 2004The Guardian An urgent investigation has been launched in Washington into whether Iran played a role in manipulating the US into the Iraq war by passing on bogus intelligence through Ahmad Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress, it emerged yesterday. Some intelligence officials now believe that Iran used the hawks in the Pentagon and the White House to get rid of a hostile neighbour, and pave the way for a Shia-ruled Iraq. According to a US...