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  • Teacher's High School Physics Curriculum to Include Lessons on White Privilege

    02/17/2015 10:07:35 AM PST · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/17/15 | Aurelius
    Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle has decided that his Physics students do not know enough about white privilege. Mr. Rifkin’s lesson will ask students to look at African American scientists of the past. The assignment asks the question, “Why, percentage-wise, are there dramatically fewer black physicists than black Americans? Is it because black students are not interested in physics? Not capable? Something else?” Oddly, Rifkin’s curriculum specifically bans studying any other minorities but African Americans. “We do this,” the lesson explains, “because it’s a particularly illustrative example; we aren’t going to directly address other scientific minorities, and there...
  • European Professor: E=Mc˛ is "Sexed," Speed of Light is "Privileged"

    01/20/2015 3:34:48 PM PST · by rightistight · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/20/15 | Aurelius
    Dr. Luce Irigaray has presented a philosophical statement that likely no other person has ever even considered: that E=Mc˛, the famed equation by Albert Einstein, is "sexed." Irigaray, who describes herself as a "Feminist Philosopher," wrote her thoughts in the 1987 book Parler n’est jamais neutre. The quote was listed proudly recently by her current employer, The European Graduate School, as a cutting-edge example of their faculty's thinking. The quote itself is as incoherent as it sounds, but we have decided to post it in its entirety below to make certain that all context is given: "Is E=Mc˛ a sexed...
  • Privilege is a new Cargo Cult

    01/03/2015 9:18:30 AM PST · by Little Ray · 36 replies
    Himself | 2015 January 03 | Ray Spitz
    Privilege is a new Cargo Cult The concept of "Privilege" has been bouncing around in the back of my mind since I first heard of it. The concept is so ridiculous on the surface that I simply passed it off as race hustlers looking for a new revenue stream. However, it finally came to me: Privilege is a religion, a resurgence of the Cargo Cult of the South Pacific. During WWII, primitive Melanesian tribesmen saw (mostly) white men bringing enormous quantities of manufactured materials, "Cargo," through their home areas. Lacking in any grounding in technology they imagined that the Cargo...
  • At Eric Garner Protests, Some White Activists Are Being Called Out for Their Behavior

    12/10/2014 3:10:35 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 12/9/14
    They were trying to get into Target. The crowd pushed its way through Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn on December 8, banging on windows and ignoring the hapless security guards. Hundreds of people streamed up the escalators and stopped in front of the giant discount store, whose employees were trying to close its doors to avoid a confrontation. But that didn't satisfy the protesters who were trying to get in. They'd been demonstrating in retail spaces all across the city over the past week, after all: Toys "R" Us, Macy's, Forever 21 -- they'd lie down for their "die-in," say...
  • White Lone Star College Student Doesn't Want to Learn About White Privilege

    12/07/2014 1:22:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 110 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Dec. 4 2014 | Michael Barajas
    The concept of white privilege remains controversial in the same way people still argue about climate change. A small, increasingly-fringe faction might argue that it doesn't exist at all. Another broad, more conservative group might concede that it does, technically, exist, but still disagree about what it means, whether it's important and what, if anything, we can do about it. Still, many others would argue that acknowledging and working to understand it is an important step toward fixing the problem -- in the case of white privilege, the problem being compounded, inter-generational inequality that, although sometimes subtle, is still present...
  • ICYMI: Pajama Boy Gets Mugged at Gunpoint in DC, Says He Pretty Much Deserved It Because of

    12/02/2014 1:22:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | December 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, Georgetown University student Oliver Friedfeld was mugged at gunpoint by in Washington D.C. Instead of pressing charges or expressing anger toward his attacker, Friedfeld said he "deserved" to be beat up because of his "privilege." He also said Americans should expect an occasional mugging or break-in because of the sins of their ancestors. More from Campus Reform:A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame" his assailants. Senior Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were held at gunpoint and mugged recently. However, the GU student...
  • 'White privilege' is real and it matters

    11/29/2014 9:18:34 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 64 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | November 29, 2014 | Cathy Busha
    I am writing in response to Kurt Miller's Nov. 22 guest column, in which he states that "white privilege is a racist term." The definition of white privilege I use is from Dr. Beverly Tatum, who writes, "White people ... sometimes struggle with the concept of white privilege. What are the benefits or the advantages to being white in a society that has historically given benefits and advantages to members of the dominant group? If you are a person who has that privilege, you don't necessarily notice it." I'd like to think I have earned everything I have through my...
  • Michigan Teacher Compares Ferguson Looting to Boston Tea Party

    08/25/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 8/25/2014 | Kyle Oleson
    FERGUSON, Mo. – Activist teachers are already spinning yarns in their classrooms to score political points in the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. Ferguson BostonThe unidentified Selma, Alabama teacher who was suspended for having students reenact the shooting isn’t the only one. Mike Kaechele, a Grand Rapids, Michigan teacher says the incident, as well as resulting looting and rioting, are a good reminder that “institutional racism has always been” in America...
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us “whites” are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this “privilege” consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage — but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privelege

    04/19/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT · by cutty · 36 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 04/19/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You're told that you live in the freest country on the planet... ... This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles-- things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege. ... 2. The concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' may officially exist in courts, but administratively it was thrown out long ago. These days there are hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies that can...
  • White Privilege

    05/27/2014 2:17:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/27/2014 | Walter Williams
    What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation ( average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference.In one of the workshops, “Examining...
  • (MSNBC Host) Touré Thinks Being In A Concentration Camp Is NBD For Whitey

    05/24/2014 12:53:46 PM PDT · by absentee · 51 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/24/14 | Caleb Howe
    The power of whiteness: RT @hope_and_chains: My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work.— Touré (@Toure) May 23, 2014 That's right. MSNBC host Touré is not impressed with surviving the holocaust and rebuilding a life for oneself. Big Deal! That's just the power of being white, baby! Cattle cars? Psh. Touré rides the subway sometimes. In New York City. Genocide? Ho hum. Touré has to walk to his high paying TV job UPHILL BOTH WAYS. "Come at me, Jews." Predictably, Twitter did not take kindly to this tweet. One of...
  • This Army Colonel’s Epic Takedown of ‘White Privilege’ Leaves Interviewer Speechless (Video)

    05/19/2014 8:18:52 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 43 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-19-2014 | Top Clip
    Kurt Schlichter is remarkable. The former Army Colonel has built a loyal and fervent following due to his no-holds-barred Twitter activity, his unapologetically conservative columns at Townhall and his best-selling e-books on Amazon. And today, he wins the “Best Fox News Guest Appearance” award for his epic takedown of the Left’s latest PC craze: White Privilege. This morning on Fox and Friends, Schlichter eviscerated the “Check Your Privilege” movement in an instant-classic interview with Tucker Carlson. WATCH:
  • Harvard's privileged whites

    05/16/2014 12:15:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-14 | DrJohn
    There is a fad currently infecting academia and it is known as "white privilege." It is part of a philosophy meant to marginalize and diminish the white race. Harvard, a bastion of politically correct idiocy, has taken on the burden of helping to teach the white race a lesson. It now offers an orientation course called "checking your privilege." Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is now requiring all first year students to undergo a course titled “checking your privilege” as part of their orientation. As if this requirement doesn’t seem preposterous enough, the school also wants to move toward training...
  • Taxpayer-Funded ‘White Privilege’ Conference Is Jam-Packed with Crazy

    05/15/2014 9:12:06 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the University of Wisconsin System, and the City of Madison recently held a contest in which educators competed with one another to see who could say the craziest, most offensive things. Or, at least, you could be forgiven for thinking that after watching the following video. Anyone walking into something billed as a “white privilege conference,” however, should probably know they are about to enter the Twilight Zone. Watch this Shocking Video
  • Harvard’s Kennedy School Will Make White Privilege Training Mandatory For Orientation

    05/15/2014 9:01:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 ay 2014 | Eric Owens
    Administration officials at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University have reached an agreement with student activists to force “mandatory power and privilege training” on incoming students during orientation. The group, which calls itself “HKS Speaks Out,” will have a meeting this week with the dean of the Kennedy School, David T. Ellwood, to discuss the funding for the compulsory training and to “make sure this training is institutionalized” throughout the school, reports Campus Reform. “We have exciting news to share,” states a recent post on the group’s Tumblr page. “[T]he administration has officially expressed its desire...
  • Taxpayer-funded 'white privilege' conference goes off the rails

    05/15/2014 8:26:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 5/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    Attacking white privilege appears to be the latest campus craze. After reading this Mediaite article on a taxpayer funded white privilege conference in Wisconsin, you are probably going to wish that we could return to the days when eating goldfish was all the rage. Footage of the White Privilege Conference, obtained by the Education Action Group, features a variety of speakers and organizers confirming cancerous biases by issuing one reckless and tasteless statement after the next.
  • Woman Who Coined ‘White Privilege’: People Tell Me I’ve ‘Changed Their Lives’

    05/15/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 5/14/2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Privilege” is a word that’s been tossed around a lot lately. But if you’re wondering about its origin, look no further than Peggy McIntosh, a women’s studies scholar at Wellesley College. Before Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang “Checked His Privilege” at the suggestion of his university professors, McIntosh wrote a paper in 1988 entitled “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies.”
  • White Privilege Conference: Racism was invented in the American colonies (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    05/14/2014 8:17:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies ^ | May 13, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    Progressives Today sent undercover reporters to expose the White Privilege Conference 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. In today’s segment the speakers at the White Privilege Conference 2014 claim racism was invented in the American colonies. The WPC14 speakers also insist that America is inherently evil because of its racist roots. This is the message they are spewing to the thousands of teachers and students who attended this radical far left conference. Coming soon to a classroom near you…. Highlights from today’s video include: White people were invented in 1681. Racism was invented in Colonial America by White Capitalists as a tool...
  • Harvard's Kennedy School Adds 'Checking Your Privilege 101' to New Student Orientation

    05/14/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 5/13/2014 | William Bigelow
    If you plan to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, better get oriented for your orientation; you may be privileged. But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation! Lucky you! Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist, exclaimed, “We’re at one of the most powerful institutions in the world, yet we never critically examine power and privilege and what it means to have access to this power....
  • Powerful!… Stacy Washington: An Open Letter to White Privilege 2014 Attendees (Video)

    05/14/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 5-14-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative radio host and blogger Stacy Washington responds to the White Privilege Conference 2014 attendees. Warning: This is a very powerful message by a powerful young woman."An open letter to the White Privilege Conference 2014 attendees; I’m in a state of shock right now. According to your conference, the accomplishments of my family going back generations simply do not exist. Allow me to explain. You see I am black. Your conference contends that this country was built on racism; you contend that a pernicious evil is the foundation of every institution and permeates every aspect of American life. According...
  • I Checked My Privilege, And It’s Doing Just Fine

    05/12/2014 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | May 12, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals have a new word for what normal people call “success.” They call it “privilege,” as if a happy, prosperous life is the result of some magic process related to where your great-great-great-grandfather came from. It’s the latest leftist argument tactic, which means it is a tactic designed to prevent any argument and to beat you into rhetorical submission. Conservatives, don’t play their game. It’s easy to see that this notion that accomplishment comes not from hard work but from some mysterious force, operating out there in the ether, is essential to liberal thought. To excuse the dole-devouring layabouts...
  • ‘We Suck and We’re Sorry’: Video Says White Men Need to Apologize for Their Privilege

    05/08/2014 4:47:13 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-08-2014 | Erica Ritz
    A video titled “White Guys: We Suck and We’re Sorry,” which argues that white men need to apologize for their privilege and past transgressions, was recently picked up by the Huffington Post. The video didn’t sit well with Glenn Beck, who saw it around 3 a.m. on Thursday and immediately wrote a response to deliver on his radio program Thursday. “I don’t know what we’re doing as a society,” Beck began. “We’re tearing apart absolutely everything and splitting [ourselves] into little groups. Now white men suck, and we need to apologize.”
  • There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens

    05/05/2014 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 65 replies ^ | Tal Fortgang '17 / April 2, 2014 and not "anonymous on pastebin"
    There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that...
  • The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege

    04/20/2014 12:03:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You're told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You're told that other nations 'hate you' for your freedom. And you're told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world. This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles-- things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege. Yet each...
  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • MSNBC: Phil Robertson and ‘Duck Dynasty’ Part of ‘White Supremacist Culture’ (Video)

    12/28/2013 9:36:23 AM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-28-2013 | TRN
    by John UrbanTop Right News How much longer will the once-legendary NBC News permit the unhinged freak show at MSNBC to continue? Reacting to the news that A&E was reversing its "indefinite suspension" of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson, after a massive viewer revolt -- the inmates at the MSNBC asylum are truly losing it. After panelist Gregory Angelon advocated for a dialogue between left and right, saying “we’re getting into a dangerous point in this country right now, where it is almost an us versus them culture,” guest host 'professor' Michael Eric Dyson responded. Conveniently ignoring that there is...
  • "A few words on privilege … " (I hate crap like this)

    12/19/2013 11:45:38 AM PST · by KAESNO2 · 6 replies
    When I read about Boris’s speech, and when I think about all the patronising, elitist, offensive stuff that this government and pretty much every government I can remember have said, it makes me angry. Things like accusing poor people of not knowing how to budget, how to cook, how to feed their kids, how to make good decisions, or of being lazy, stupid etc. Suggestions from ministers that they could easily live on the amounts people get in benefits. Suggestions that people don’t try hard enough to get jobs. Suggestions that they don’t work hard enough. They all make me...
  • Dems Exempt Staff from Obamacare

    12/08/2013 10:59:05 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), as well as Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif), Patty Murray (D-Wash), and Thomas Carper (D-Del), have exempted their staffs from having to comply with the Affordable Care Act requirements. “The extraordinary difficulties and complexities of getting insurance via the federal healthcare exchange are too severe for these key members of government to have to deal with,” Reid maintained. “The work that they do for me is too important to be sidetracked while they try to cope with the large volume of new regulations and the poor performance of the...
  • Dianne Feinstein: First Amendment Is A Special Privilege

    10/31/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 10/31/13 | Dutchman6
    Here is the evil queen's actual money-quote footage from the Senate floor on who will be selected to become government "approved" reporters. Video - 3:13 Pay close attention, folks. We're standing on the ledge of Federally Issued, Press-Pass Identity Cards for "Gov't Allowed" Reporters. No others need apply. Got a video camera, or audio recorder ? Make sure your Ausweise* is in order. (Permission to be on Reich Property)
  • Congress Gains Exemption from Obamacare's Higher Costs

    08/03/2013 6:06:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Under the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress and their staffs are slated to lose their gold-plated, Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and be forced to purchase coverage from one of the insurance exchanges established by the Act. The prospect of having to live under the same law as ordinary citizens has sparked widespread fear and continuous griping from these lawmakers and their aides. President Obama has heard their pitiful cries and arranged for the Office of Personnel Management to issue a regulation that will have the taxpayers pick up any costs over-and-above what these beneficiaries were paying under...
  • Judge skeptical of Obama in executive privilege fight

    04/24/2013 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/13 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge gave a skeptical reception Wednesday to the Obama administration’s arguments that the courts should stay out of the dispute over the Justice Department’s refusal to turn over some Operation Fast and Furious-related documents to a House committee. Last June, the fight led President Barack Obama to assert executive privilege over the records of the controversial gun trafficking investigation, and to House votes finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson spent most of an hour-and-a-half hearing Wednesday
  • What is the Pauline Privilege?

    04/04/2013 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Weiss White
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | April 4, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Dr. Prager provides a brief summary of his longer article: “The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of love and eroticism within marriage), and began the arduous task of elevating the status of women."
  • The Romeikes’ Fight for Individual Liberty (German family faces US deportation for homeschooling)

    03/19/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled to the United States in 2008, claiming the German government had denied their religious freedom by forbidding them from homeschooling their children. Now, the Obama administration is trying to send them back, even though the Romeikes might lose their children if they’re deported to Germany. The outcome of this case could have repercussions that extend beyond the Romeike family, redefining the American interpretation of human-rights law and affecting American homeschoolers. Homeschoolers are a small minority in Germany; the Homeschool Legal Defense Association put the number of homeschool families at about 400. German law mandates that...
  • North Korea Said to Remove Military’s Lucrative Export Privilege

    07/21/2012 7:47:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/21/12 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    North Korea Said to Remove Military’s Lucrative Export Privilege By CHOE SANG-HUN SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has begun stripping his country’s powerful military of its lucrative export rights in a bold attempt intended to both rejuvenate its staggering economy and curtail top generals’ influence, according to a Seoul-based Web site run by defectors from North Korea. Although it is impossible to confirm most information about isolated North Korea, there have been hints that Mr. Kim might be unhappy with the stewardship of parts of the economy. In a speech distributed by the state news...
  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit (& executive privilege claims)

    07/01/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/01/12
    Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suitWASHINGTON | Sun Jul 1, 2012 1:11pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks over the Obama administration's refusal to give Congress documents about a failed gun-running probe, House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. The Justice Department said on Friday it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder after he was cited a day earlier by the Republican-led House for contempt of Congress for withholding some documents related to the probe. Holder heads the department. **SNIP**...
  • Did Obama assert executive privilege to bail out Holder before?

    06/22/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama may have actually asserted executive privilege once before to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from congressional scrutiny, documents and congressional records obtained by The Daily Caller indicate. During Holder’s 2009 confirmation hearings, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn pressed Holder for details on the role he played in helping get Puerto Rican terrorists — members of the violent Armed Forces for National Liberation, who set off 120 bombs throughout the U.S. killing at least six Americans and permanently harming others — clemency during the Bill Clinton administration. (Snip) Since Clinton had waived such executive privilege, it appears as
  • Grassley: WH must provide Congress with a ‘privilege log’ for Fast and Furious documents

    06/21/2012 10:03:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/12 | Matthew Boyle
    On Thursday, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley ripped President Barack Obama for his assertion of the executive privilege to keep hiding Operation Fast and Furious documents from Congress. Grassley said the White House must provide a “privilege log” detailing what documents Obama is exercising his power over, and what his legal argument for doing so is. (Snip) “The attorney general repeatedly claimed that the Justice Department was making an ‘extraordinary offer’ Tuesday night,” Grassley continued. “The only thing extraordinary is that the attorney general offered a promise to produce documents one day and then asked the president to claim executive
  • Obama In 2007: Executive Privilege Is "Subject To Abuse"

    06/20/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    "I think the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we would have aides being subpoenaed for what I think everything acknowledges is some troublesome information out there," then-Senator Barack Obama told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2007 interview.
  • "We're White, We're Male and We Suck!"

    05/29/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT · by old school · 18 replies
    TAKI'S MAGAZINE ^ | 21 May 2012 | Jim Goad
    "American culture reached Peak Beta last week as three privileged white-male pundits wrote essays declaring that privileged white males suck."
  • Executive privilege claim ahead on Solyndra

    11/07/2011 5:37:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/11 | Gene Healy
    On Friday, citing "longstanding and important Executive Branch confidentiality interests," White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler refused a House panel's demand for "all communications among White House staff and officials" relating to Solyndra. Solyndra is one of the administration's pet "green energy" firms. It received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy before its top executives took the Fifth before Congress. What's been unearthed so far is embarrassing enough. The Obama administration seems to have rushed the deal through despite multiple warning flags and a lack of due diligence. The now-bankrupt firm, whose largest shareholder is a major...
  • Pr William, friends turned away from restaurant (Am shocked:"they'd have cleared it out for Obama"

    04/19/2011 7:00:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2011 | AP
    ..... “The plan was to eat there, but unfortunately they had one of their chefs off sick so they weren’t able to cope with the number that we had brought, “ the operational commander of William’s unit, Squadron Leader Iain “Spike” Wright, said Thursday. “And so we found another location and we moved on.” A local businessman, Jonathan Campbell, 39, said the restaurant phoned the nearby Treaddur Bay hotel to see if they could take the party. “They thought it was a joke that it was Prince William and his buddies and they had to ring three or four times...
  • Government Shutdown Won’t Affect Congressional Pay

    04/09/2011 12:40:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 April 2011 | John Semmens
    While various segments of the federal government face defunding in the event of a government shutdown, Congressional pay won’t be affected. In an effort to deflect political repercussions, several members of Congress (including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio) have sworn to forgo their paychecks for the duration of any shutdown, Representative Linda Sánchez (D-Calif) won’t be one of them. “I can’t afford to go one day without my salary,” Sánchez declared. “Like most Americans, I live paycheck-to-paycheck. I have a two-year-old son. I have expenses. I need this money. Voters who elected me gave me a right to this money....
  • D.C. Council chief will give up luxury SUV

    02/24/2011 6:18:39 AM PST · by La Lydia · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2011
    Faced with a growing uproar, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown announced Tuesday that he will relinquish a taxpayer-funded luxury SUV - one of two the city ordered on his behalf in recent months. But it is unclear whether the gesture will save District taxpayers any money. "I regret that I appeared insensitive to the financial challenges our city and residents face," Brown (D) said in a statement. He called the two, $2,000-a-month leases "an unacceptable use of city funds." The Washington Post reported Sunday that city officials ordered Brown two Lincoln Navigator L SUVs with moonroofs, GPS navigational systems...
  • What have we come to when middle-class girls like this see whoring as a career choice?

    09/09/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th September 2010 | Ben Mooney
    When it comes to human failings, I always try to be understanding. In fact, readers of my Saturday advice column in the Mail will know that it’s my stock-in-trade. But there are times, I’m afraid, when sympathy fails me and I am left nursing a deep anger which needs putting into words. Sometimes, even those words fail me. How else to respond to this week’s story of well-educated girls — brought up in decent homes with every privilege — choosing to sell their bodies for a fast buck, not caring how many footballers use them in one week?
  • Respectable Conservatives Still Don't Get Obama

    11/22/2010 1:59:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    If United States Senator Al Franken -- it hurts to say that -- ever had a redeeming moment, it was in the role of Stuart Smalley, a character he created for "Saturday Night Live." In the most memorable of Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," the lisping, wildly insecure psycho-babbler hosts Michael Jordan. After explaining to his audience that Jordan is "a basketball player for a professional basketball team," Smalley says to him, "You should be very proud of yourself." "Well, thank you, Stuart," says Jordan, "I am." Stunned by Jordan's self-assurance, Smalley blunders on: "I can imagine that the night before a...
  • Socialism Is Theft

    10/17/2010 3:45:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2010 | James Lewis
    All you fans of the Left will recognize that title as a twist on Proudhon's historic slogan, "Property is theft." That's the personal catechism of Obama and his gang. Or, to put it more honestly, "Your property is theft. My property is untouchable." Gimme that Air Force One. Gimme that trillion-dollar slush fund. Gimme that vacation in Spain at taxpayer expense. It's mine! The Clintons even took the White House silverware, remember? Some people have a monstrous appetite for power and privilege, but they always claim to do what they do from compassion for the little people. Kim Jong-Il in...
  • Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part Two of Five.

    09/21/2010 7:33:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | September 21, 2010
    There’s something about usually-safe incumbents that makes cutting corners and ethical shortcuts that much more tempting; I suppose it’s more alluring when you know the voters are ever going to hold you accountable. Junkets are one of those temptations. Is there a legitimate use for members of Congress visiting foreign countries and meeting foreign leaders? Of course. But as usual, with little oversight or consequence for abusing the privilege, the trips become more frequent, the destinations less relevant to American geopolitical concerns, the connection to U.S foreign policy ever more tenuous. Ask any U.S. embassy employee and they’ll probably have...
  • Supreme Privilege Today In The Grace of God's Salvation

    09/06/2010 9:43:58 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 1 replies
    Romans Grace Bible Study ^ | 2010 | bibletruth
    Supreme Privilege Today In The Grace of God's Salvation