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  • British MP George Galloway Declares His City 'Israeli-Free'

    08/07/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-7-14 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial far-left British MP George Galloway has declared his constituency an "Israel-free zone", in comments that are bound to invite further allegations of racism. The notoriously anti-Israel Galloway told a meeting of the Respect Party which he heads that Israelis of any persuasion were "not welcome" in Bradford, where serves as MP. "We have declared Bradford an Israel free zone," he told party activists at the meeting in Leeds. "We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college. We don’t even want any Israeli...
  • POPE LIFTS SUSPENSION OF LEFTIST PRIEST WHO CALLED RONALD REAGAN A 'BUTCHER'

    08/05/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Austin Ruse
    In his young pontificate, Pope Francis has begun to rehabilitate radical Latin American priests. He invited Liberation Theology founder Gustavo Guttierrez to meet with him in Rome and now has revived the priestly faculties of a priest who called Ronald Reagan a butcher.
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79

    01/09/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by Borges · 31 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/9/2014 | Carolyn Kellogg
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters. He was born Everett LeRoi Jones on Oct. 7, 1934, in Newark, N.J. A gifted student, he graduated from high school two years early and went to college at New York University and Howard University. After serving in the Air Force for more than two years, Baraka -- then Jones -- was dishonorably discharged for reading communist texts.
  • Sean Penn: 'Good Idea' to Have Ted Cruz Committed for Mental Health Problems

    10/29/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Susan Jones
    "There's a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night.Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won't -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he's the trouble.""Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up."Yeah, I think it's a good idea," Penn said.
  • George Galloway: Israel gave chemical arms to al-Qaida in Syria attack (Watch Video)

    08/24/2013 9:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/24/2013
    British MP accuses Israel of supplying weapons to al-Qaida in latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. British MP and veteran anti-Israel activist George Galloway on Wednesday responded to the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, stating that if there has been any use of sarin gas, it was radical Islamist group al-Qaida, using gas supplied by Israel. The Respect Party MP for Bradford West, who is a longstanding supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas, stated: "If there has been use of chemical weapons, it was al-Qaida," asking, "Who gave al-Qaida chemical weapons?" Staring determined into the camera, Galloway stated:...
  • Hugo Chavez’s Body To Be Permanently Displayed

    03/07/2013 1:56:29 PM PST · by seanmerc · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard [via Drudge] ^ | 7 Mar 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says Hugo Chavez’s body to be permanently displayed.
  • Romney: I’m ‘Very Proud’ of Romneycare

    08/26/2012 9:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 287 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Today, on Fox News Sunday: Video at Site
  • Michelle Obama: "Fantasy" Is To Walk Out WH "And Just Keep Walking" [Video]

    04/26/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Real Clear Politics
    Check out the video...
  • A Not So Distant Cousin Of The Black Panthers (pic)

    04/23/2012 10:35:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • I will not do it!

    03/29/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 153 replies
    But Rubio — a prominent Latino lawmaker with roots in the tea-party movement — offers Romney cover with conservatives who have been hesitant to support him. Screw you Rubio! I will not now or ever again hold my nose and vote for another liberal Republican. In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • President Obama's strange definition of fairness

    01/26/2012 8:10:59 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr.
    During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama pushed for higher tax rates on what he called “the wealthiest Americans.”  He declared: “Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes.” As usual, the president motivated the higher taxes with references to “fair play” and getting the wealthy to pay their “fair share” of taxes. “Fairness” was the codeword of the State of the Union address, not the chronic problem of lingering high unemployment, something the president never even mentioned. ...
  • Barack Obama is a Bad Man

    06/21/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/11 | Jay Clarke
    When he first entered the national political arena, I thought Barack Obama was a sincere man, mistaken in his political beliefs, but an honest advocate of them. Today, like millions of Americans, my evaluation of Barack Obama would be quite different. Without attempting to go over every policy, speech, and embarrassment to explain what is wrong with the man, I might just sum it up the way that many parents do when teaching their sons and daughters about right and wrong. "Obama," I would say, "is a bad man."
  • Bill Moyers Tells Tavis Smiley Television Isn't Liberal Enough

    05/14/2011 12:55:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Bill Moyers Tells Tavis Smiley Television Isn't Liberal Enough By Noel Sheppard Created 05/14/2011 - 3:01pm Did you know that television isn't liberal enough? That's what Bill Moyers told PBS's Tavis Smiley Friday (video follows with transcript of commentary): BILL MOYERS, PBS: Television, including public television, rarely gives a venue to people who have refused to buy into the ruling ideology of Washington. The ruling ideology of Washington is, “We have two parties, they do their job, they do their job pretty well. The differences between them limit the terms of the debate.” But we know that real change comes...
  • Weiner (Moonbat-NY) loves how crazy he makes conservatives

    03/27/2011 10:24:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/26/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Weiner loves how crazy he makes conservativesBy Jamie Klatell - 03/26/11 04:13 PM ET Many political observers have had their eyes on Iowa this weekend for Rep. Steve King's Conservative Principles Conference, and so, too, has Rep. Anthony Weiner. The outspoken New York Democrat tweeted his enjoyment at being booed by the Republican-heavy audience in Des Moines when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) mentioned his name. And, while he was at it, Weiner took a big city dig at the middle American crowd's dental hygiene. In the congressman's own words: @RepWeiner: Perhaps the best thing of the week. The Iowa tea...
  • Obama takes time to honor 100th anniv of "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory" fire

    03/24/2011 3:31:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/24/11 | The White House
    Presidential Proclamation--100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan. Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors -- overcrowded, littered with cloth scraps, and containing few buckets of water to douse the flames -- giving the factory workers there little time to escape. When the panicked workers tried to flee, they encountered locked doors and broken fire escapes, and were trapped by long tables and bulky machines. As bystanders watched in horror, young workers began jumping out of the...
  • Garrison Keillor says retirement looms in 2013

    03/17/2011 5:33:07 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Mar. 17, 2011 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor plans to keep spinning tales of Lake Wobegon's Norwegian bachelor farmers for at least a couple more years, but the host and creator of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" is dropping more hints that his retirement may be on the horizon.
  • A Chicken Chain’s Corporate Ethos Is Questioned by Gay Rights Advocates

    01/31/2011 9:49:40 AM PST · by Cronos · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Jan 2011 | Kim Severson
    Nicknamed “Jesus chicken” by jaded secular fans and embraced by Evangelical Christians, Chick-fil-A is among only a handful of large American companies with conservative religion built into its corporate ethos. But recently its ethos has run smack into the gay rights movement. A Pennsylvania outlet’s sponsorship of a February marriage seminar by one of that state’s most outspoken groups against homosexuality lit up gay blogs around the country. Students at some universities have also begun trying to get the chain removed from campuses. “If you’re eating Chick-fil-A, you’re eating anti-gay,” one headline read.
  • MURROW, EDWARD R.

    12/26/2010 7:27:46 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 1+ views
    museum.tv ^ | N/A | N/A
    Edward R. Murrow is the most distinguished and renowned figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. He was a seminal force in the creation and development of electronic newsgathering as both a craft and a profession. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s, as it eventually became the nation's most popular news medium. In 1961, Murrow left CBS to become director of the United States Information Agency for the new Kennedy administration. By that time, his peers were already...
  • Chavez Responds to Pres. Obama: We Would 'Eat Socialist Arepas' Together

    11/23/2010 9:00:47 AM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 11-23-10 | Unknown
    CARACAS, Venezuela - During his most recent blanket television broadcast, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez took the opportunity to embrace President Obama, inviting him to join him in the construction of a new world order. Chávez was responding to President Obama's recent quip about diverting Air Force One in order to pay Caracas a visit. Leaving a NATO summit in Portugal, the president joked, according to a tweet by CBS reporter Mark Knoller, about having "AF-1 fly home via South America so he could visit Hugo Chavez." "Well, Obama, if you said that," Chávez remarked, "we'll receive you here. I'd shake...
  • Gene Robinson: "Why don't the Democrats fight back?"

    11/11/2010 11:01:59 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 November 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    "Why don't they fight back?" That's the question I've been hearing from the Democratic Party's stunned and dispirited base. Everywhere I go, supporters of President Obama and his agenda ask me why so many Democrats in Washington don't stand up for what they say they believe. I confess that I don't have a good answer. What I can say with confidence, however, is that the White House and Democrats in Congress ignore these grumblings at their peril. Call it polarization, call it conviction, call it whatever you like: These are not wishy-washy times. If you don't stand for something, you...
  • Dana Milbank: Bill O'Reilly wants my head

    11/10/2010 8:49:37 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 November 2010 | Dana Milbank
    On Thursday night, O'Reilly asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke." The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate." O'Reilly replied: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus." O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing...
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

    09/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Florida ^ | September 13, 2010 | Unknown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters in Florida to be upset by the presidential candidacy of a black man, and many to be proud of it. To assess attitudes among white voters in a southern state about Barack Obama's historic election to the presidency, two UF political scientists analyzed results from four statewide telephone surveys -- each involving between 449 and 829 respondents – conducted in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Their study...
  • Obama pushing for 'culture transformation'

    09/09/2010 5:24:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 9, 2010 | Russ Jones
    A pro-family leader says despite President Obama's low approval ratings, he shows no sign of detouring from his message promoting big-government solutions. At a rally in Milwaukee on Monday, Obama said rebuilding 150,000 miles of road, working on 4,000 miles of rail track, and restoring 150 miles of runways would create new jobs for Americans. "We want to change the way Washington spends your tax dollars," said the president. "We want to reform the way we fund and maintain our infrastructure to focus less on wasteful earmarks and outdated formulas, and we want competition and innovation that gives us the...
  • Pelosi Calls for BP to Suspend Dividends [“They made $17 billion last year.......]

    06/10/2010 11:00:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 263+ views
    Pelosi Calls for BP to Suspend Dividends By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Thursday for BP to stop dividend payments to shareholders until small business owners hurt by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are made whole. “They made $17 billion last year, they should be paying these companies first,’’ Ms. Pelosi said, adding, “And that would be their best public relations, instead of taking out all these ads.’’ Ms. Pelosi spoke on the driveway of the White House, after she and a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders met with President Obama to discuss an...
  • Obama says he's furious about oil spill but loves 'best job on Earth' (barf)

    06/04/2010 12:38:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 378+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/4/2010
    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama told CNN's Larry King on Thursday that he is furious about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but his job is to fix things instead of just yelling at people. In a White House interview for the 25th anniversary of "Larry King Live" on CNN, Obama called the oil spill an unprecedented crisis for the country but added it could have been worse. Despite the challenges posed by the oil spill, global threats involving North Korea and Iran and political battles with Congress, Obama called being president "the best job on Earth."
  • School pulls student art after complaints

    05/13/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT · by edge10 · 51 replies · 1,447+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | May 13, 2010 | Jodie Jackson Jr.
    HALLSVILLE — Art teacher Brittany Williamson said her student simply wanted to “get a reaction” with his painting that depicted President Barack Obama with a hammer and sickle symbolizing communism. “That’s the whole purpose of art — to get a reaction,” Williamson said.
  • Justice Stephens Leaves Behind Legacy Of Judicial Activism

    04/16/2010 3:44:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 352+ views
    thebulletin.us ^ | 15 April, 2010 | GREGORY SULLIVAN
    The announcement of Justice John Paul Stevens that he will retire at the end of this term brings to an end a long and destructive judicial career. Mr. Stevens started in the 1970s as an idiosyncratic moderate conservative and became, over the ensuing decades, an aggressive judicial supremacist and policymaker. Though an intelligent and very cordial man, Mr. Stevens’ opinions are among the most disgraceful in the entire history of the Court. Mr. Stevens is a classic example of a jurist who “evolves”: in other words, he moved from legitimate methods of interpretation of statutes and the Constitution to simply...
  • Penn Jillette: Obama's 'stupid' jab at Vegas

    02/08/2010 5:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 961+ views
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2010 | Penn Jillette, Special to CNN
    President Obama made a couple of stupid little jokes about Vegas. He uses our Las Vegas as a symbol. Everyone knows what Vegas means. Doc Pomus wrote "Viva Las Vegas" for Elvis years before Doc ever visited Sin City and got everything right. Vegas means ... wild, irresponsible, what-happens-here-stays-here. Smoke cigars, have sex with strangers, get wasted and see stupid shows with stupid Elvis impersonators doing stupid impressions of that stupid hillbilly. That's an image we know and love in Vegas. It's the image we spend our stupidly low tax money to promote. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"...
  • The White House is a Shrine to Obama

    02/03/2010 5:59:58 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 41 replies · 2,291+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/03/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Ed Schultz, the liberal talk show host, recently visited the WH. He called it a shrine to Obama.
  • Time's Joe Klein: Americans Too Stupid to Understand Obama's Genius

    01/25/2010 12:33:31 PM PST · by La Lydia · 60 replies · 2,333+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | January 25, 2010 | Bluto
    Here's how the arrogant ignoramus Joe Klein sums up America's rejection of the stimulus package: It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos. Joe, let me put this in terms that someone like you, a sheltered ultra-liberal media parasite, can understand. The stimulus package operates on the economy in a zero-sum manner. If the government, which produces nothing, decides...
  • James Cameron goes from Avatar to Hiroshima (Next film to be about American nuclear attack)

    01/09/2010 3:36:27 PM PST · by bluebuffalo · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 1-8-10
    When Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb blasts that brought the second world war to an end, died on Monday at the age of 93, the mayor of Nagasaki said that his death marked the loss of "a precious storyteller". Now, however, it appears that Yamaguchi's story may yet reach a whole new audience – courtesy of a big-budget film by Avatar director James Cameron. Cameron is believed to have met with Yamaguchi on 22 December during a brief promotional trip to Japan. Today, Variety reports that Cameron has bought the film rights to The Last Train...
  • Obama's Christmas Eve email propaganda

    12/24/2009 11:15:16 AM PST · by cycle of discernment · 15 replies · 689+ views
    ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: President Barack Obama Date: Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM Subject: A historic moment To: Don xxxxx Don -- Although it's Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Senate just passed a historic health reform bill. In all the back and forth, it's easy to lose sight of what this incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas, there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing everything if they get sick. There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they'll provide for their children because an illness...
  • 'Nobody Had a Better Sense of What Was Right Than Teddy' - Parade's Cover Story on Mrs. Kennedy

    12/21/2009 5:55:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 1,392+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    The whitewashing of Ted Kennedy continued on the cover of Parade magazine, a supplement to many Sunday newspapers around the country. Dotson Rader interviewed Victoria Kennedy, the second wife of the late senator. Decades of womanizing and a woman’s death at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy left the scene of an accident weren’t really noteworthy. One large bold pull quote read "Nobody had a better sense of what was right than Teddy." "Tell that to Mary Jo Kopechne" was not a sentence that appeared in the article. The other large pull quote from Mrs. Kennedy was "He was elected to make...
  • Behind Obama's Berlin Wall snub

    11/03/2009 6:21:14 AM PST · by SueRae · 47 replies · 1,627+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/3/09 | Rich Lowry
    In his first year in office, Barack Obama has visited more foreign countries than any other president. He's touched ground in 16 countries, easily outpacing Bill Clinton (three) and George W. Bush (eleven). It's an itinerary befitting a "citizen of the world." But there's one stop Obama won't make. He has begged off going to Berlin next week to attend ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. His schedule is reportedly too crowded. John F. Kennedy famously told Berliners, "Ich bin ein Berliner." On the 20th anniversary of the last century's most stirring triumph of freedom, Obama is telling...
  • Working Women/Will Not Be Silenced by Right Wing Attack Dogs-We Will Win the Change America Needs

    09/22/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 89 replies · 3,552+ views
    SEIU ^ | 9-18-09 | Andy Stern
    Statement of Andy Stern, President of SEIU WASHINGTON DC--Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union, issued the following statement today regarding recent attempts of right wing extremists to silence working families by attacking progressive individuals and community organizations: "This is a moment of profound change for this country--from kitchen tables to town halls to the floor of the Senate, this nation is engaged in a vigorous and heated debate about how we rebuild our economy, solve our national healthcare crisis and restore the American Dream. "As has always happened when progressive change is in the air, the backlash...
  • Baucus under fire for bipartisan healthcare efforts

    09/01/2009 10:03:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 663+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/1/2009 | Jim Brown
    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says his longtime friend and colleague Max Baucus (D-Montana) is feeling the heat from the White House and fellow Democrats who want to go it alone on healthcare reform instead of reaching a bipartisan compromise. Senator Grassley is among three Republicans -- Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) -- and three Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee attempting to draft a compromise healthcare bill in the committee chaired by Max Baucus. Grassley estimates that 45 Senate Democrats believe it is wrong that Baucus is negotiating with the three Republicans on the Finance Committee. Grassley says...
  • Second Bill of Rights aka FDR's economic bill of rights

    08/20/2009 11:49:09 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 9 replies · 1,125+ views
    World policy ^ | January 11, 1944 | FDR
    Franklin D. Roosevelt “The Economic Bill of Rights” Excerpt from 11 January 1944 message to Congress on the State of the Union It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure. This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its...
  • Sotomayor's Socialist Yearbook Quote

    05/27/2009 7:17:10 AM PDT · by dubie · 80 replies · 3,785+ views
    beliefnet.com ^ | 5/26/2009 | Steven Waldman
    I'm slightly surprised that the White House press office gave out this image, from her 1976 Princeton yearbook, in which she quotes Norman Thomas. Norman Thomas was, of course, the leading American Socialist politician of the 20th century. Perhaps they figured it would come out eventually so they wanted to be able to say, "That's old news. We thought it was so inconsequential, we mentioned it ourselves." Or perhaps they felt that substantively didn't matter; Norman Thomas was a pretty mainstream and respected figure, as socialists went. And his quote is universal. Or perhaps they didn't notice.
  • Walter Reed FReep 213 - May 15, 2009 - My FReeper Challenge

    05/20/2009 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Tom the Redhunter · 7 replies · 1,024+ views
    May 20, 2009 | Tom the Redhunter
    We had 10 people, the Pinkos 9. This is about how it's been for the past half year or so. We need your help. My challenge is that if you live within driving distance of Washington DC you make one trip this year to Walter Reed. That is not asking too much. If all FReepers reading this who live near Washington DC do this it would help tremendously. See below for directions and details, or you can just FReepmail me. On With the AARIt was a beautiful evening; not to hot, not too cold... ok sorry, I used the Three...
  • Robert Gibbs Wears Pink Tie to Match His Face (Oh, yes - it's CAPTION TIME!)

    05/13/2009 6:59:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 2,450+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 5/13/09 | The Maha
    Story #9: Robert Gibbs Wears Pink Tie to Match His Face RUSH: Look at Fox! Look at Gibbs' face. Look at that. They gotta be doing that on purpose. I mean, that's cool. Maybe it's breast cancer awareness. Instead of wearing a red ribbon, he's painted his face pink to go along with his pink tie. It's not the TV because when they go to a different shot, everybody looks normal. Everything else in the picture looks normal except Gibbs and his tie match. It looks like a 14th degree sunburn. Do you agree with me? Yeah. Okay.
  • Obama aide takes dim view of anti-tax tea parties [David Axelrod on "Faze the Nation"]

    04/19/2009 12:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies · 4,425+ views
    Damn the tea bags. A top adviser to President Barack Obama takes a dim view of last week's anti-tax "tea parties," promoted by organizers in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party. "The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face," David Axelrod said Sunday. --snip-- Axelrod replied: "I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy."
  • Toby Keith Launches Expletive-Laced Tirade Against Ethan Hawke

    04/07/2009 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 37 replies · 1,966+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/07/09 | Uncredited
    LAS VEGAS — Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith. But a furious Keith, speaking backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, said it wasn't true, and added that Hawke did not name him in the story because he did not want to face him...
  • Is All "Fair" With the Obama Agenda?

    04/02/2009 5:43:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 585+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2009 | Jason Clemens
    President Obama and congressional Democrats are avidly pursuing a sweeping agenda they claim is justified by the need for greater "fairness." This invites scrutiny of the various programs to verify if they do, in fact, promote fairness. "Free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice" is the standard meaning of fairness, which requires treating people similarly, perhaps not identically, but certainly not with purposeful difference. Apply this test to the tax changes proposed in President Obama's budget, and it seems clear he wants to punish higher-income earners for the benefit of others, namely lower and middle-income earners. Let's understand the pre-Obama tax...
  • Bill Ayers: Ward Churchill Was Fired in Witch Hunt

    03/05/2009 6:03:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,608+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2009
    DENVER -- William Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose past made him a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign, said Thursday that fired Colorado professor Ward Churchill became the victim of a "witch hunt" after comparing Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi. "There's no doubt in my mind he was persecuted because of his politics," Ayers said before appearing with Churchill at a student rally on academic freedom at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ayers, Churchill and writer-activist Derrick Jensen were to speak later at an event titled "Forbidden Education and the Rise of Neo-McCarthyism."
  • Oprah Winfrey says she weighs 200 pounds

    12/09/2008 8:31:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 2,721+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/9/8 | CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press Writer
    Chicago (AP) -- When it comes to her weight, Oprah Winfrey has always been straightforward. The talk show queen continues the honesty, saying in the January issue of "O" magazine out Tuesday that she now weighs 200 pounds and has "fallen off the wagon" when it comes to healthy living.
  • Berkeley grandma sues over canceled embed

    12/04/2008 7:31:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 1,047+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/4/8 | Kristin Bender
    BERKELEY — Berkeley blogger Jane Stillwater is suing the federal government for the cost of an airplane ticket to Kuwait and the cost of 15 mocha lattes from the airport Starbucks, where she spent two sleepless days because her previously approved embed with the U.S. Army suddenly was canceled.Stillwater, a 66-year-old grandmother, embedded with the U.S. military twice last year and has gone to Iraq to hang out with troops and blog twice since her Starbucks layover. But in February she had an experience that prompted her to take the Department of Defense to small claims court.In Alameda County Superior...
  • Turner: KGB 'Honorable,' Iraq 'Naked Aggression' Like Soviets in Afghanistan

    11/30/2008 3:04:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies · 1,347+ views
    “The KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work” with “worthwhile” achievements, CNN founder Ted Turner contended in an interview aired on Sunday's Meet the Press in which he blamed the U.S. for starting the battles with Vladimir Putin “by putting the Star Wars system in Czechoslovakia and Poland” and, when host Tom Brokaw recalled that Leonid Brezhnev reacted to Jimmy Carter's outreach by invading Afghanistan, Turner retorted with moral equivalence: “Well, we invaded Afghanistan, too, and it's a lot further -- at least it's on the border of the Soviet Union.”
  • State firefighters union chief resigns over remark (Wisconsin)

    11/19/2008 12:18:06 PM PST · by SERKIT · 63 replies · 1,379+ views
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | November 19, 2008 | Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel
    Rick Gale, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, resigned Tuesday from the union post amid mounting criticism over reports that he made a racial slur against President-elect Barack Obama. Gale, a lieutenant with the West Allis Fire Department, also resigned from all public and government boards he served on, according to his resignation letter, which was included in a union statement announcing the resignation. In the letter, Gale apologized for using a "single racially charged word in connection with our President-Elect." "The word has no business in my vocabulary and I should not have used it - not...
  • Dawn of a new era (Mega Barfer: Communists Celebrate Obama)

    11/10/2008 10:00:17 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 18 replies · 408+ views
    Peoples Weekly World (Communist Party USA Publication) ^ | 11/06/08 | Peoples Weekly World Editorial Board
    A seismic shift, a watershed moment, an electoral landslide or the dawn of a new era. No matter what the turn of phrase, Nov. 4, 2008, will go down in the history books as the beginning of the end of the 30-year political reign of the ultra-right and its vicious pro-corporate agenda, and the end of a beginning of new politics in the United States of America. Convinced by the power of one man’s arguments for hope, unity and change, his program and example, a 52 percent majority of voters rejected the old politics of fear, racism and red-baiting and...