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  • Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/07/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2014 | COREY CHARLTON and TED THORNHILL
    President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of...
  • Paper: White House Wined & Dined Dictators And Homophobes

    08/06/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Drudge ^ | August 6,2014 | Drudge
    President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • Jesse Ventura Swoons Over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    08/01/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-1-2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Maybe it’s just a coincidence that somebody like Jesse Ventura is also a major fan of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? (Or claims to be for the publicity value among the “hip”?) Recalling his visit to Cuba and meeting with Fidel Castro in 2002 Ventura grew misty-eyed: “Fidel Castro looked into my eyes and told me I was a man of great courage…Maybe he (Castro) saw a little of him in me.” Recall the Cowardly Lion’s reaction when the Wizard grants him “the NERVE.” Well, Jesse Ventura’s moronic gloating outdoes even the lion’s (“Shucks, folks, I’m speechless..ha-ha…Ain’t it the truth!...
  • NYC’s Seegerfest: Celebrating Pete Seeger and His Reprehensible Politics

    07/23/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/21/2014 | Ron Radosh
    On Sunday, Lincoln Center Out of Doors hosted the third of five days of “New York City Honors Pete Seeger,” or Seegerfest, as the events are called. This was the festival’s main event. A concert featured artists singing songs Seeger was associated with, like “The Hammer Song,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and, of course, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” The artists included old-time folkies like Judy Collins, who opened the program, Fred Hellerman of The Weavers, the popular children’s singer Dan Zanes, banjo master Tony Trischka, Tom Chapin and the Chapin sisters, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The artists...
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use DuckDuckGo.com as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • NPR Shills for Socialism

    06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.” NPR’s brand of journalism came under fire most recently when Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn sponsored a bill in 2011 to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. “Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds programming for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service, has received...
  • Republicans: Now is the time to admit you were wrong about the Iraq War

    06/20/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/20/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Hillary Clinton is doing it. Glenn Beck did it too. And Dick Cheney? Not so much. This is the season for admitting you were wrong on Iraq in 2003. And all Republicans who either regret their vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq, or who were silent on foreign policy matters back then, should take this occasion to step up and say they'll never make the same mistake twice. To them I say: Do it for the sake of your conscience, and if not that, at least for the sake of your career.In the Obama years, Republicans have habituated...
  • 'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago [Maya Angelou]'

    06/07/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 07, 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago to the White House': Michelle Obama joins Bill Clinton and Oprah at memorial to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou Wake Forest Univerisity where writer taught for 30 years, hosts celebration of Angelou's lifeBeloved poet and author died at her home on May 28 aged 86 JESSICA JERREAT 7 June 2014 Clinton had chosen Angelou to read a poem at his first inauguration in 1993. The original composition, On the Pulse of Morning, went on to became a million-seller. He added: 'She may have...
  • Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories

    06/02/2014 11:57:11 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 2 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Full Title: Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories of our time’/// Oliver Stone doesn’t shy away from controversial topics and his latest movie project is no exception. The Oscar-winning director announced Monday that he will tackle a film based on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian reports. Stone’s film was based on an adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book, “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.” Harding and other Guardian journalists will serve as consultants to the film. “This is one of the greatest...
  • Is it time yet to talk honestly about Maya Angelou?

    05/30/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    When excited bulletins on cable news let the public know that Maya Angelou had passed away, I bit my tongue and stayed my keyboard.  I generally follow the rule of letting the dead rest in peace for a day or two before writing critically of them. But this fine piece by Daniel J. Flynn in the American Spectator covers many of the points I would have brought up about the late poet/madam/actress/communist/all around phony.Flynn calls her “an author more revered than read,” and that gets to the heart of the Angelou phenomenon. I will give her credit, as Flynn does,...
  • Woman Dies from Apparent Drug Overdose After Attending Weekend 1 (Coachella)

    04/20/2014 1:08:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    NOTE: On the message board was a discussion about the 24-year-old girl who died of an apparent drug overdose at Coachella. The story is referenced here - http://pitchfork.com/news/54842-coachella-attendee-dies-after-collapsing-at-festival/ What is interesting is that some were mocking the poor girl's death. It turned into a political discussion with me saying I would not mock her death but would certainly mock someone evil, like Castro. Here is one of the most staggering responses, which shows what the left has done to the education system in this country: "Pretty sure when you weigh it all out, Castro is responsible for more positive effects...
  • Is Barack Obama a communist? I don’t know. But here are five things I do know.

    06/11/2013 2:30:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 17, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Is Barack Obama a communist? I don’t know. But here are five things I do know. 1) The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. 2) During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency honored communist mass murderer Che Guevara when it emailed the following picture to its employees: 3) Obama nominated Van Jones, a self described communist, to be his green czar.4) Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House Communications Director, said that one of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese communist...
  • Oliver Stone and 'Jewish Domination'

    04/01/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-31-14 | Bruce Walker
    In a recent interview, Oliver Stone, defender of Marxist thugs, complained that “Jewish domination of the media” prevents Americans from putting the Holocaust in context. Stone also opined that Hitler was the product of industrialists and that the Nazi invasion of Russia caused more deaths than the Holocaust. In one fell swoop, Stone revealed the Orwellian thought control that is the black heart of leftism. The Holocaust was a crime of almost unimaginable human suffering, and if Stone’s remarks were intended to remind us that Polish Catholics and Gypsies, particularly, suffered genocide at Nazi hands as well, then perhaps Stone...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • FDR to Stalin: “I Would Give Saudi King 6 Million Jews”

    03/11/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | march 11, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    This isn’t really new, but some of the most interesting material comes from Rafael Medoff’s demonstration of how the material was buried and misreported by historians sympathetic to liberal presidents. When FDR endorsed quotas for Jews in the US and even North Africa, liberal historians claimed that he was being “practical” or actually trying to help Jews. And then there’s the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDR’s exchange with Stalin about the Jews.
  • Museum Of Tolerance Acquires Bertrand Russell’s Nazi Appeasement Letter

    02/19/2014 2:24:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    AP) ^ | February 19, 2014 1:50 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. ... “The fact of the matter is he had all the credentials. He probably was Britain’s greatest philosopher and won the Nobel Prize for literature after all,” Hier said. “But he didn’t understand a basic concept: that the idea that you allow evil to flourish under these conditions, that if we act nice to Hitler, serve him...
  • Sen. Harkin Falls For Cuba's Health Care Propaganda

    02/04/2014 4:45:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Sympathizer: Tom Harkin, or "Comrade Harkin" to some, says Cuba's health care system is "remarkable." Maybe a better name for Iowa's senior senator, would be "Useful Idiot," a term the USSR used for gullible leftists in the West. Harkin, a Democrat, recently spent a week in Cuba, apparently taking in all that the island prison has to offer. On his return, he told reporters that Cuba is a "poor country" — did he think they didn't know this? — but gushed that "they have a lower child mortality rate than ours." "Their life expectancy is now greater than ours," he...
  • Pete Seeger: A Mean-Spirited and Vengeful Recollection

    02/01/2014 2:52:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-29-14 | David P. Goldman
    I first heard Pete Seeger perform when I was five or six, when I was a red-diaper baby and he was blacklisted and drunk. What I recall most about the encounter was that the tip of his needle-nose glowed bright red. He was performing for a children’s group of some sort at a time when his Communist background kept him out of public venues. His records — not just the Weavers albums, but the early Asch 78′s of the Almanac Singers — were daily fare in my home, along with Woody Guthrie’s children’s songs. My parents knew Guthrie casually; my...
  • Pete Seeger dies at 94

    01/28/2014 5:58:18 AM PST · by Mercat · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/28/2014 | Fox News
    NEW YORK – Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.
  • Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

    01/27/2014 11:12:17 PM PST · by deks · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Pareles
    Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y. Mr. Seeger’s career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10 to college auditoriums to folk festivals, and from a conviction for contempt of Congress (after defying the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s) to performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural concert for Barack Obama. In his hearty...
  • Left-Wing Support Group

    01/22/2014 8:09:47 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 17, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s odd watching a group of left-wing academics buck up each other’s spirits after they’ve encountered the cold, cruel world outside academe. Such a gathering was on display at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Chicago this month whenever the Radical Caucus of the MLA met. “The failure of communism did not result from Lenin, Stalin and Mao,” Grover C. Furr of Montclair State University told the group. “These were some of the greatest men in the world.” “Socialism preserved the contradictions of capitalism, such as differentiations in pay. We should abandon the term ‘socialism.’ Marx and Engels did...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent

    12/10/2013 7:04:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Nelson Mandela: Israel Is Terrorist and Islamic Arabs Are Innocent By Julio Severo If you believe the leftist Christian press, Nelson Mandela was… a Christian! Sheer indoctrination by the mainstream secular media? No doubt. The secular press has portrayed Mandela as a hero. A major Protestant news site in Brazil published a list of nice quotes by Mandela. By reading exclusively these nice quotes, you could say that he was a hero and even a Christian. Yassir Arafat and Nelson Mandela Yet, what about the other quotes? Since the mainstream media and even the Christian press will not show...
  • Obama: Too Many Leaders Claim Solidarity With Mandela (truncated title)

    12/10/2013 10:48:58 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 12-10-2013
    Full Title: Obama: Too Many Leaders Claim Solidarity With Mandela, "But Do Not Tolerate Dissent From Their Own People" Obama: ".... There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. And there are too many of us on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard." (Watch video at link) Note: Title says it all
  • Obama shakes hands with Fidel Castro's brother (before selfies with David Cameron and Danish PM)

    12/10/2013 10:08:09 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2013 | Associated Press, Louise Boyle and David Martosko
    Mandela's final act of peace: Obama shakes hands with Fidel Castro's brother (before selfies with David Cameron and Danish PM) President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today, an unprecedented gesture of friendship which occurred, fittingly, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The handshake between leaders of the two Cold War enemies took place during a ceremony which honored the former South African President's powerful legacy of reconciliation... He was later spotted in the VIP stands posing for a 'selfie' camera phone picture with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish PM Helle Thorning Schmidt...
  • Obama compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi, King and Lincoln during eulogy

    12/10/2013 4:10:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies
    AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    Obama is urging the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He says progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He says South Africa shows us that we can change.
  • Nelson Mandela was close to Jews, resolutely loyal to Palestinians

    12/07/2013 1:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 6, 2013, 1:54 am | Raphael Ahren
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had close friendships and alliances with many Jews, but his relationship with the Jewish state was complicated. While always courteous and never hate-filled, the South African icon’s dealings with Israel were overshadowed by Jerusalem’s staunch support for his tormentors and, even more so, his ironclad loyalty to the Palestinian cause. In the name of reconciliation, he made no ongoing issue of Jerusalem’s strong long-term partnership with the apartheid regime after he was released from a lengthy prison sentence and became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He professed the legitimacy of Zionism as Jewish nationalism and,...
  • US flag is being flown at half staff at the White House (vanity)

    12/05/2013 7:14:03 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 74 replies
    December 5, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    I just saw a video shot of the White House and the flag is being flown at half staff. I can only assume this is due to Mandela's death. I am curious if it customary to fly the flag at half staff for death of foreign leaders.
  • Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

    12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-05-2013 | By Faith Karimi
    Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father." "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves." Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be...
  • Nelson Mandela Has Died

    12/05/2013 1:47:00 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 198 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/5/13 | Aurelius
    Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has died. In an announcement today, a spokesman stated that he “departed… in the presence of his family.” “He is now resting, he is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” he added. Mandela was 95.
  • Sean Penn to S.F. fan: “I’ll make ya eat tha phone.”

    11/20/2013 2:06:16 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 20, 2013 | Justin Berton
    Sean Penn, who has a long and violent relationship with photographers, was caught giving a verbal beat-down to a fan who tried to snap a photo of the actor while he relaxed at the Lobby Bar in San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel Tuesday night. TMZ, which posted the video, said bar patrons told the website that the fan used his flash from afar, which caught Penn’s attention. The website said bar-goers saw Penn chase the man, slam his phone to the ground and scream, “Do we look like f—ing zoo animals?” “Get the f— out of here,” Penn says on...
  • Kerry says two century US LatAm policy over (declares Monroe Doctrine dead)

    11/18/2013 4:58:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    AFP (Google) ^ | 11/18/2013
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former US president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require US intervention. “The doctrine that bears (Monroe’s) name asserted our authority to step in and oppose the influence of European powers in Latin America,” Kerry told an audience at the Organization...
  • 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.
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • The Other 9-11—When Commies Tasted Their Own Medicine

    09/14/2013 6:06:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    On September 11, 1973 the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet slapped Fidel Castro so smartly that his Stalinist regime (and its dutiful U.S. Media minions) are still sniveling and sniffling and wiping away tears of shock, pain and humiliation. True to form, The New York Times leads the sniveling. They just published an article decrying the Chilean “tragedy” (i.e. Chile saving itself from Castroism with a military coup and today the richest and freest nation in Latin America.) The article’s author Ariel Dorfman is a former advisor to Chile’s Marxist president and Castro acolyte Salvador Allende. This same...
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.“Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...
  • Ailing Mandela opens eyes, smiles on hearing of Obama's South Africa trip

    06/25/2013 3:44:58 PM PDT · by John W · 43 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | Keir Simmons and Charlayne Hunter-Gault
    PRETORIA, South Africa - Nelson Mandela "opened his eyes" and smiled after being told of President Barack Obama's imminent visit to South Africa, his daughter said Tuesday, adding to speculation that the two men might meet. The 94-year-old remains in a critical condition, South Africa’s government said Tuesday as relatives gathered at his home for a family meeting that local media reports described as “urgent.” The anti-apartheid campaigner and democracy icon has been in hospital with a lung infection since June 8. His condition was downgraded over the weekend from "serious but stable" to “critical.” Obama is due to leave...
  • Flag Flap in Houston (CITGO lowers United States, Texas and Venezuelan flags)

    03/07/2013 10:18:39 AM PST · by llevrok · 73 replies
    Mega 949 ^ | 3/7/2013
    If you drove by CITGO’s corporate headquarters yesterday you would have seen what many consider a disturbing sight. Many Houstonians are up in arms after driving by CITGO's Eldridge Parkway headquarters and noticing the U.S., Texas and Venezuelan flags being flown at half staff, and you let your feeling show on Matt Patrick's afternoon show. “I gave them a call, and the operator told me that it was in observance and respect of the death of Hugo Chavez,” Teddy told Matt Patrick on his afternoon show on The 9-5-0 yesterday. Teddy wasn’t satisfied with the company’s explanation. “I told the...
  • Carter statement lauds Chavez

    03/05/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Victor Morton
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter mourned the death Tuesday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, hailing his commitment to improving the lives of Venezuelans, and praising him for communicating “hope and empowerment” and for “his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments.” According to a statement posted at the Carter Center website, Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn “came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized.” The 288-word statement included the 13-word caveat, “we have not agreed with all...
  • Dem Congressman Mourns Death of Hugo Chavez: "RIP Mr. President"

    03/05/2013 3:36:12 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/05/13 | Aurelius
    Jose Serrano is a Democratic congressman who represents the South Bronx of New York City (the 15th District). He is also an imbecile. Upon hearing the news of the death of Hugo Chavez, the tyrannical "President" of Venezuela, Serrano could not hold back his thoughts and emotions. He quickly went to twitter and posted this comment: Making certain that no one would misunderstand his sadness, Serrano released an official statement entitled “Chavez Changed the Conversation In Latin America” on his government website. Serrano explained, in part: “I met President Chavez in 2005 when he came to my district at my...
  • New Dem. Finance Chief Dined With Fidel Castro

    01/22/2013 10:22:02 AM PST · by radioone · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Politico reported this morning that "Henry R. Muńoz III of San Antonio -- an Obama bundler and a national chairman of the Futuro Fund, a group of Latino leaders who raised money for the president’s reelection -- is expected to be named DNC Finance Chair, the first Latino to hold the title." What's also interesting about Muńoz, though Politico omitted this fact, is that he at least once dined with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "Muńoz’s clout has only expanded in the ensuing years — in politics, philanthropy and his profession," mysanantonio.com reported two years ago.
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador

    01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    defend.ht ^ | Monday, 16 January 2012 | defend.ht
    Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake. Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation. Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would...
  • Trump-ed up: You won’t believe what Eason Jordan’s up to now

    12/04/2011 10:22:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/4/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Here’s a blast from the past. Remember Eason Jordan? Every conservative political blogger worth his/her salt knows and remembers who he is. Former CNN head Eason Jordan is the disgraced journalist who admitted in a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece titled “The News We Kept to Ourselves” that he deliberately and intentionally whitewashed Saddam Hussein’s atrocities and regurgitated Hussein propaganda for a decade in exchange for access. Let me underscore that: In 2003, after the U.S.-led Coalition invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein, Jordan confessed that CNN had deliberately reported Baathist propaganda during the Saddam era...
  • CNBC Anchor: Hugo Chávez is 'Funny,' 'Charming,' 'A Seductor,' but 'Dangerous'

    10/07/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 7, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    What is it with Hollywood personalities going to Venezuela and being swept off their feet by the thuggish dictator Hugo Chávez. They come back with these stories claiming he is just misconstrued by the media and that he’s really a great guy. On Oct. 7, at an appearance at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., CNBC “Power Lunch” co-host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, in an appearance promoting her book “You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” explained how this could happen. She told an audience that Chávez has a very charismatic, seductive personality. “I was telling – my two most interesting...
  • Howard Zinn, Left's Favorite Historian Now Proven Member of US Communist Party

    08/02/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Howard Zinn (1922 to 2010) is the left's favorite contemporary historian. As an historian he is a child of the Beardian revolution yet he has for decades been able to straddle that line between legitimate historical observer and anti-American leftist. America's intellectual society, in both the social movement and universities, have looked to him as a paragon of American virtue. He's always been held up as just the right mixture of American leftism coupled with true scholarship. But those of us on the right that have paid attention understand that he is not American in outlook and never was. Until...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Oliver Stone: US should nationalize oil resources

    07/20/2010 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 7-20-2010 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER
    LONDON – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows that the United States should follow the example of South American socialists in nationalizing its energy industry, filmmaker Oliver Stone said Tuesday.
  • Oliver Stone Attacks Me: Here is my Answer, Oliver.

    07/13/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 12, 2010 | Ron Radosh
    At the end of June, I wrote a short op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. In that article, I criticized Oliver Stone’s “documentary” South of the Border. I wrote the following: What Mr. Stone and his writers have presented is a standard far-left narrative that is part of a long line of propaganda films, a modern American version of the old agitprop. There are no dissenting voices in this film. Nor is there any mention of the fact that Mr. Chávez has closed down television and radio stations that disagree with him and arrested dissenting political figures. I then followed...
  • Oliver Stone’s New Documentary: Bromance with Chavez and Castro

    06/24/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 15 replies
    Did you know that deep down inside (when he’s not silencing his opposition, supporting the FARC, sponsoring drug trafficking, and courting Hezbollah and almost every other enemy of the West) Hugo Chavez is a good, admirable man? Yup, he is—according to Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone. The filmmaker, along with the upcoming release of his “Wall Street” sequel, has a new documentary called “South of the Border” that praises Chavez, Castro, their allies, and highlights other South American leaders. But, apparently the Venezuelan people aren’t as hot on the near-dictator as Stone is: The documentary is bombing in the country. Personally,...