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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
  • Taliban in Afghanistan may be rallying despite General Petraeus insistence enemy is worn out

    12/13/2010 4:41:57 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 14 replies
    NYDailyNews,com ^ | November 5th 2010 | Editors
    WASHINGTON — The American public aren’t the only ones feeling weary from nine years of war in Afghanistan - so are cave-dwelling Taliban leaders, according to Gen. David Petraeus' command in Kabul. Petraeus’ NATO headquarters insists the enemy is getting worn out from living on the run or underground, even though forward commanders "downrange" and senior U.S. counterterror officials in Washington have told the Daily News that the Taliban are rallying in the face of the U.S. troop surge this year.
  • Soros-Funded Group’s Political Director Calls for Subversive Activity During Christmas Masses

    12/08/2010 9:41:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 2+ views
    New Real ^ | 12/8/10 | Lisa Graas
    The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. — Isaiah 9:1 This verse from Scripture will be read at Midnight Mass, December 25, in Catholic churches across America. For radicals in the pews, however, the light focused on will be the light coming from their smartphone screens as they communicate with each other and report to Aniello Alioto, political director of the George Soros-funded Progress Now, any “hostile activity” in the form of priests explaining Catholic teaching on the family and marriage. George Soros’...
  • Political Correctness-- Defined At Last

    11/20/2010 8:26:28 AM PST · by rclough · 13 replies
    Roger Clough ^ | 11/20/2010 | Roger Clough
    Political correctness - The political view that whoever is offended is always right. This of course does not apply to whites, Christians, or conservatives.
  • Pelosi in political purgatory, Dems in turmoil (Hanky Alert!! Oh, How the mighty have fallen.)

    11/16/2010 4:43:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON – The petite woman in regal purple edged her way behind a raucous mob of reporters awaiting the next speaker of the House, a brutal midterm election behind her and an unclear future ahead. Attuned for four years to the comings and goings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, few in the press klatch noticed — and none followed her. The spotlight and the microphones now awaited not the California Democrat, but Ohio Republican John Boehner. Change at the top, the populist battle cry in the 2010 midterm elections, already has taken hold around Pelosi in the final days of...
  • Gerrymandering 101

    11/10/2010 4:14:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 10, 2010 | Pseudonym: Zombie
    Gerrymander: It’s a dirty word. Everyone knows it’s a political insult, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. And even many of those who know what gerrymandering is don’t fully grasp how it completely dominates American politics. Welcome to Gerrymandering 101. Pundits across the political spectrum are now noting that the 2010 Republican tsunami was bigger and more significant than it might appear on the surface, because the Republicans not only won a record number of federal races, they also utterly crushed the Democrats in local races, winning at least 675 seats in state legislatures. This spells doom for...
  • Kristallnacht Goes Political, Germany Features Pro-PA Jew

    11/09/2010 12:56:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 11/9/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    This year’s Kristallnacht event in Germany hosts a former German Jew, whose presence inherently connects the pogrom with his known opposition to a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria and his blame of Israel for “promoting anti-Semitism globally.” In what may signal a desire of Germans to leave the past further behind them, Germany hosted a French-German intellectual – in a church – who fled the Nazi regime in 1933 and did not experience the horrors of the Holocaust but now equates Gaza with a concentration gap. Kristallnacht, or the “night of broken glass,” occurred on this day in 1938,...
  • The Political Dynamic In The Senate Is Much Better Than It Appears

    11/05/2010 6:02:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 30 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | November 3, 2010 | Daniel
    After the completion of an election with a record amount of competitive state and federal races, it is often hard to sift through the rubble and ascertain the true meaning of the results. Many of us are a bit disappointed with the results on the Senate side. I'll be doing a comprehensive analysis of the House, Gubernatorial, state legislature, and other statewide races in a later post. For now I wanted to tackle the bad news first. In reality, I think there is a lot to look forward to in the Senate in the long run. Let's start with the...
  • Sarah Palin Predicts "Political Earthquake"

    10/31/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/10 | Lori Martin
    Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, predicts a political earthquake on November 2, and says that the message will be, "You blew it, President Obama." "The message sent to the president will be no more, no more business as usual." Palin says the same message applies to “establishment” Republicans. "No more business as usual, establishment politicians...those within the establishment who have kind of perpetuated the problem by going along just to get along, including some who've been wishy-washy on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda -- the message sent to them is no more."
  • Paul Krugman and the last gasp of America’s liberal elites

    10/29/2010 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 29, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Is this the last gasp from America’s liberal elites before the November mid-terms on Tuesday? This is what economist Paul Krugman has to say in The New York Times today, predicting “political chaos”, with the hysterical warning – “if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.” This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness. Krugman then goes on to blame George W. Bush for...
  • Viva Le Lazy-Boy Revolution Cartoons (10-24-2010)

    10/24/2010 11:29:40 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 4 replies
    Various ^ | 10-24-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    Every week i compile the best political cartoons from that week. All are linked to sources.
  • Nonfiction

    10/17/2010 9:01:21 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 17, 2010 | Chris Muir
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records (Obama administration keep Records secret)

    10/13/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 10/13.2010 | Tom Fitton
    Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records Judicial Watch recently suffered a temporary setback in its pursuit of records related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s political contributions. On September 30, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, in effect, that the Obama administration may keep the records of these two government-controlled enterprises secret. Here is the statement I offered to the press in response: This [ruling] shows that the Obama Administration’s commitment to transparency is a big lie. It is incredible that taxpayers are on the line for at least $400 billion, yet cannot access...
  • The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton video

    09/21/2010 8:19:01 AM PDT · by restornu · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2010 | Jon McNaughton
    The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton CLICK
  • Burka-Ban: German Archbishop Schick Sees Good Grounds For It

    09/12/2010 9:13:54 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/12/2010 | Tancred
    "Focus" -- poll shows that there are 61 percent of Germans for Burka-Ban Munich [kath.net/KAP] The Archbishop of Bamberg, Ludwig Schick, sees good grounds for a burka ban in Germany. The reason for this interview on "Focus" was related to the news magazine's recent published polls, which shows that 61 percent of Germans are for a burka ban. If it were legally punishable to wear a burka, this must be put in the balance "between the basic rights of religious freedom and other basic rights, like for example the equality of man and woman, the right for education or the...
  • Fix political impasse before you go, Iraqis tell U.S.

    09/01/2010 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/1/10 | Aseel Kami
    President Barack Obama is pushing Iraq's democracy out of the nest before it can fly and abandoning Iraqis while they are still at war, many Iraqis said on Wednesday after the end of U.S. combat operations. Obama said in an address on Tuesday that it was "time to turn the page" in Iraq, declaring the Iraqi people now had primary responsibility for their security and future.
  • Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debate (Report from the Beck rally)

    08/29/2010 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/10 | Robert McCartney
    Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debateBy Robert McCartney Sunday, August 29, 2010 **SNIP** Instead, these people think our morals have sunk so low and our political leaders have become so unresponsive that the rule of law is breaking down in America. In interviews with members of the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, I found that many shared such an apocalyptic view of a country on the wrong track. But when pressed for evidence of such severe deterioration, they didn't offer very compelling examples. Basically, the "tea party" thinks the moderately liberal social agenda pushed by the Obama administration is just...
  • Obama (Transparency Inc.) urges Republicans to name political donors

    08/21/2010 6:38:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/21/10
    Obama urges Republicans to name political donorsSat Aug 21, 6:17 am ET WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Saturday urged Republican leaders in Congress not to block a bill aimed at reducing the role of big corporations and foreign entities in domestic elections. "This should not be a Democratic issue or a Republican issue," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "This is an issue that goes to whether or not we will have a democracy that works for ordinary Americans -- a government of, by, and for the people." The president was referring to a landmark decision earlier...
  • Ten best political lies you've been told (Commiecare™ not mentioned)

    08/20/2010 8:14:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    YES Weekly ^ | 8/18/10 | Brian Clarey
    Ten best political lies you've been toldBy Brian Clarey Wednesday, August 18, 2010 We are no. 1 It’s bearing down on election time again, and as the selfinterested moonbats — uh, sorry, candidates — jockey for advantage, they’re gonna tell some whoppers. One you might hear from the conservative faction is that the US doesn’t need to change anything because we’re already the greatest country in the world. Now, I like living here as much as the next guy, but the numbers just don’t bear out. We are No. 29 in life expectancy, No. 17 in women’s rights, No. 32...
  • Obama, vuvuzela and the political correctness

    08/18/2010 9:30:24 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 19th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    President Obama’s personal approval rating is much higher than the approval of his policies. No word from the pollsters yet how much the political correctness distorts the results. Michelle Obama (who is trying to make us stop eating cup-cakes and reduce our carbon footprint while she is burning fuel vacationing in Spain) has personal approval over 50%. Really? Do you know anybody who tells you all the time: ‘you are too fat and drive too much’? Most likely, by the time they say: ‘you are too fat’ their approval rating is down to 10%. Barack Obama will be a...
  • Candidate possibly embellishing military career with unearned ribbons & medals

    There is a current politician and candidate running for reelection here in SW Ohio who is a peacetime Air Force veteran. She served honorably for 6 years as an officer. She never saw combat nor was in theater. What is troubling is that this politician goes around wearing a chest full of military ribbons as if she were some sort of war hero. She wears them on her shirts, jackets, and other articles of clothing at public events. She almost resembles General Patton. She also let's you know that she is a veteran over and over and over again. She...
  • The Obama Administration’s Real Bottom Line

    08/04/2010 11:41:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Rumors of congressional Democrats privately expressing disapproval of the Obama administration’s actions and policies have been given more credence by such things as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s public criticism of White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. But when two longtime Democratic pollsters, Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen, called President Obama “cynical” and “racially divisive,” that was a dramatic statement. It was like saying that the emperor has no clothes. A much more rhetorically subdued but nevertheless devastating implicit criticism of current government spending policies came from an even more unlikely source: the Congressional Budget Office, whose director is a Democrat. Without naming...
  • How Do You Handle Political Junk Mail? (Vanity)

    07/17/2010 12:42:31 PM PDT · by stayathomemom · 33 replies
    Stayathomemom's husband | 7/17/10 | Stayathomemom
    In the last 3 months I have received about 300 pieces of mail from 88 sources, all political causes, asking for money. This is an invasion of my privacy. How do I make these go away? This is angering as I wish to support conservative causes, but these incessant requests are irritating the hell out of me. I will choose when and where I give. Letters and calls do no good. I thought of getting a P.O Box #, changing a credit card address to the P.O. Box, and sending change of address letters to these 88 in the hopes...
  • Cuba releases 7 political prisoners, sends them into exile in Spain

    07/12/2010 5:58:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Star Trib ^ | 07/12/2010 | Staff
    HAVANA - Cuba has released seven political prisoners and sent them with their families into exile in Spain, the first wave in a group of 52 such inmates authorities have promised to free.
  • New Jersey Governor Defies Political Expectations (Christie kicking a*s)

    07/11/2010 9:12:06 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-11-2010 | Richard Perez-Pena
    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A momentous deal to cap property taxes was all but done, but Gov. Chris Christie was taking no chances, barnstorming the state to commiserate with squeezed homeowners and keep pressure on the Legislature.
  • Kansas political rally with Arpaio forced to new site

    07/08/2010 4:59:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Arizona Daily Star | John Hanna The Associated Press
    Change of location for Rally because of protesters not liking Sheriff Joe.
  • Chart Your Own Political Compass!

    07/06/2010 10:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 6, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Great for political self-awareness: take the quiz and map your Bible-clinging, gun-slinging reactionary views- you misguided anti-progressive, you-
  • Right-Wing Funnies!

    07/03/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 3, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    As Obamamania implodes, the political cartoonists are having a FIELD DAY...
  • The White House Fly Demonstrates New WH Phone System

    06/23/2010 11:24:51 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 16 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | June 23, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    In case you’ve thought of calling the White House… be aware... they have a new phone system which is designed to streamline calls to their appropriate extention. See it demonstrated by "The White House Fly..."
  • SC-Sen Clyburn On Greene Win: "Great Possibility" Someone Tampered With Machines

    06/15/2010 1:17:31 PM PDT · by kbennkc · 29 replies · 521+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 15 JUN 10 | Real Clear Politics video
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says US Senate candidate Alvin Greene's (D-SC) win in last week's primary race is highly suspicious. Clyburn says South Carolina used voting machines that all other states rejected. In fact, they were bought from Louisiana, he said. "Something went wrong with these machines," Clyburn said. "They were very unreliable," he added. "All you need is a magnet" to compromise the machines, Rep. Clyburn said.