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  • Title IX and Political Correctness are Killing Men's College Sports

    05/12/2011 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/12/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the early 1970’s the Congress passed Title IX an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was supposed to eliminate discrimination against women at colleges and universities receiving federal money. Who could be against such a law? Nevertheless, as so many other efforts to help specific groups, Title IX’s “help” has morphed into a grotesque perversion of its intended purpose. The law of unintended consequences has joined forces with extreme political correctness to produce a monster which is devouring men’s sports teams at colleges across the country.
  • A Survey of Uses and Users of Online Sources of Political Information (Freep this)

    05/11/2011 1:27:24 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The purpose of this survey is to examine the uses and users of online sources for political information. We ask that only those individuals who access websites, blogs, social media sites, Twitter, and YouTube for political information participate in this survey. Additionally, respondents must be eligible to vote in the U.S. This study is being conducted for academic purposes by researchers at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Texas-Austin. This is the seventh such survey we have conducted. Our findings have been published across about 30 academic articles. The University of Tennessee Institutional Review Board has approved this...
  • A slightly unconventional Book Review: <B>Without Firing a Shot</B>

    05/08/2011 10:12:55 PM PDT · by pfflier · 2 replies
    First of all Ron Walker is more than an acquaintance, he is my neighbor. He went to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, as a construction worker, to help rebuild. That part is not in the book and perhaps that will be a different chapter if he decides to discuss it in a new book. I hope he does. He is what you would call an average guy demographically. Yet, he is a hero like "Joe the Plumber", a single voice that states the obvious. That is the strength of the book. Without Firing a Shot is simplistically stark: America is...
  • PC Comics: Superman Renounces America!

    05/02/2011 1:31:02 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 29, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Once upon a time, superheroes were a source of comfort and escape from the difficulties and ugliness of real life. While real-life recession and terrorism aren’t likely to meet any tidy resolutions soon, we can always count on Batman to solve the Riddler’s latest puzzle just in time, or Spider-Man to save the damsel in distress (well, usually). Somewhere along the line, though, it was decided that our heroes had to grapple with real-world issues. When done sparingly and handled well, this can elevate the genre, such as Harry Osborn's battle with drugs or 2008’s brilliant The Dark Knight. But...
  • His Kung Fu Was Strong, But Not Strong Enough to Beat Political Correctness

    04/28/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2011 | Jimmie Bise Jr.
    Just when you think the world can’t get any more crazy, it pulls over to a siding and hooks another car on the Crazy Train. This past Sunday, police in Britain actually arrested a keytarist named Simon Ledger for singing Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting”.Now, I know what you may be thinking. If you put together a list of songs that, in a perfect world, could get a person arrested, that one would be right up there, along with Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”. Surely in such a beautiful utopia, the use of a keytar in performance of...
  • Howard Dean suggests Dems score political points with gov’t shutdown ('rooting for it')

    03/29/2011 11:11:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Howard Dean suggests Dems score political points with gov’t shutdownBy Rachel Rose Hartman – Tue Mar 29, 4:11 pm ET Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean just handed Republicans some ammunition in the fight over the federal budget. Dean told the audience at the National Journal Insiders Conference Tuesday morning that Democrats ought to play politics with a government shutdown. "I wouldn't like a shutdown from a statesman-like point of view. But if I was head of the DNC, I would be quietly rooting for it," Dean said provoking some laughter from those gathered at the event. "From a...
  • Obama Faces Political Storm Over Libya When Congress Returns

    03/24/2011 11:02:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 3/24/11 | fox
    President Obama can't hold off Congress much longer. In the form of hearings, media appearances and possibly a vote, Congress is determined to have its say on the Libyan conflict when lawmakers return to Washington next week. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been grumbling ever since the president ordered U.S. missile strikes on Muammar al-Qaddafi's regime in support of a U.N.-authorized no-fly zone Saturday. But the unrest is reaching a boiling point and from the top down, elected officials are pressing for questions about the U.S. role in the assault to get a full airing on Capitol...
  • Indiana Legislature Fines Missing Lawmakers

    03/04/2011 4:23:20 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 03, 2011 | by Wes Barrett
    The resolution notes that the lawmakers have "fled the state of Indiana and issued press announcements indicating that they would not return unless eleven specified bills were removed from consideration by the House of Representatives for the rest of the session..."
  • Political Cartoonists Afraid To Draw Obama

    02/16/2011 12:24:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    red state ^ | 2/16/11 | Caleb Howe
    “Without a doubt, people are stepping more gingerly. People are tiptoeing their way through this.”- Ted Rall, liberal editorial cartoonist. Last week’s firestorm over an editorial cartoon at the New York Post is still burning it’s way through the media and the blogosphere, and in the wake of Eric Holder’s declaration that Americans (read: white Americans) are cowards and James Clyburn’s claim that rejection of stimulus funds is motivated by racism, the reactions are naturally mixed and sometimes contentious. Reverend Al Sharpton, for example, is demanding investigations and protests. MSNBC is having shouting matches. Some cartoonists are simply preparing to...
  • Kevin Smith Loses Weight, Feels Bad About It

    02/13/2011 4:29:15 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 38 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    "Clerks" director Kevin Smith has lost 65 pounds after an embarrassing incident where he was deemed too heavy to fly last year. In an interview with Joy Behar on her "HLN" show last Tuesday, Smith shared that the moment made him angry and spurred him to lose weight. He said: "I felt at that moment, I was like, 'You know what? I'll lose the weight, but I'm not putting on thinner clothes.' Because why? I'm still the same person I was when I was 65 lbs. heavier.” He added that the incident made him a more forceful advocate for...
  • Los Angeles gets tough with political protesters

    02/10/2011 8:08:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/11 | Kate Linthicum and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich is throwing the book at dozens of people arrested during recent political demonstrations — a major shift in city policy that has him pressing for jail time in types of cases that previous prosecutors had treated as infractions. Some of the activists arrested, including eight college students and one military veteran who took part in a Westwood rally last year in support of the DREAM Act, face up to one year in county jail. Trutanich's aggressive stance is the latest episode in the city's decades-long legal struggle over the rights of protesters.
  • Jordan's Islamists say new PM must step down(still not happy)

    02/02/2011 11:57:13 AM PST · by EBH · 8 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 2/2/11 | DALE GAVLAK
    Jordan's powerful Muslim opposition on Wednesday urged the country's newly appointed prime minister to step down, calling him the wrong person to introduce democratic reforms and tackle deepening poverty and unemployment. Also, Jordan's King Abdullah II made a surprise visit to an impoverished northern village. It was his first such trip since the unrest broke out in neighboring Egypt, and appeared to be an attempt to defuse popular anger over the country's troubles and portray himself as a caring leader. On Tuesday, Abdullah named Marouf al-Bakhit prime minister, bowing to public pressure from protests inspired by those in Egypt against...
  • Recommedation on political books

    01/22/2011 11:06:14 AM PST · by Tahoe3002 · 21 replies
    Looking for FReeper recommendations on political or military history books. Have recently finished two books on the JFK assassination. So books on JFK or LBJ are of current interest.
  • Freep This Petition - No Co-Mingled Seating at SOTU Address!

    01/17/2011 3:31:36 AM PST · by FTL · 36 replies
    http://www.ipetitions.com ^ | 01/17/2011 | FTL
    Vote NO to Co-mingling Seats in Congress for SOTU Address http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no_co-mingling_seating_during_obama_sotu_address/#sign_petition
  • Reactions mixed on women in combat arms

    01/16/2011 7:50:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Jan 14, 2011 | Nancy Montgomery
    Reactions mixed on women in combat arms By Nancy Montgomery Stars and Stripes Published: January 14, 2011 HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The notion that women in the armed forces might be allowed to serve alongside men in combat provoked sharp reactions Friday among a sampling of Marines on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, suggesting a heated debate yet to come. “It’s very tough, what we have to go through,” said Lance Cpl. John Rolfes of 2nd Battalion, Third Marines, deployed with a Marine infantry unit at Patrol Base Jaker in Nawa. “I personally don’t know any women...
  • Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play (Unbelievable!)

    01/13/2011 9:30:34 AM PST · by mkleesma · 105 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 01-14-11 | Ottawa — The Canadian Press
    The 1980s song Money for Nothing by the British rock band Dire Straits has been deemed unacceptable for play on Canadian radio. In a ruling released Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says the song contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John's complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.
  • Bernanke Rejects Bailouts

    01/10/2011 5:05:59 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 12 replies
    WSJ (no subscription) ^ | January 08, 2011 | Jon Hilsenrath and Neil King Jr.
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday ruled out a central bank bailout of state and local governments strapped with big municipal debt burdens, saying the Fed had limited legal authority to help and little will to use that authority. "We have no expectation or intention to get involved in state and local finance," Mr. Bernanke said in testimony before the Senate Budget Committee. The states, he said later, "should not expect loans from the Fed."The $2.9 trillion municipal-bond market has been stung recently by worries that some cash-strapped cities or states won't be able to pay off or roll...
  • The best political video you've ever seen?

    01/08/2011 9:38:07 AM PST · by NailInACoffin · 4 replies
    An excellent political video requires a combination of humor, originality, substance, and truth. It should leave a lasting impact after the viewer has finished watching. I've seen many, but none more persuasive than this: Meet the Liberal Elite!It covers so many different topics and adds up to a brilliant, brutal portrayal of that thing in politics we call The Liberal.
  • Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things

    01/01/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 129 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things; Incoming Chairman Vows "Fair" Oversight As House Republicans weigh how to spend their time after taking power of the oversight committees in January, Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged the committee overseeing his department to "focus on things that are not going to be politically attractive but will be of substance." Before November's mid-term elections, Republicans on Capitol Hill promised to investigate allegations by two attorneys -- one currently with the Justice Department -- that the department's Civil Rights Division is "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting...
  • Brain thickness determines political leaning: study

    12/29/2010 8:25:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 6+ views
    12/29/10
    Missing link only - Brain thickness determines political leaning: study