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  • Actual Bill Ayers Rant: Why Do ‘Uniformed Military’ Get to Board Planes First?

    04/04/2012 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/4/12 | Benny Johnson
    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn paid an impromptu visit to Occupy Wall Street in New York City Friday, bestowing their advice to a gaggle of elated protesters. Ayers and Dohrn, former leaders of the violent leftist Weather Underground group, were greeted like rock stars at the camp. A reception, you’ll soon hear, they wouldn‘t want to give the nation’s military members. The couple passed along protesting and anti-military nuggets of wisdom to the youngsters who received it in good spirits. For example, the former confidants to President Obama made sure to mention that America is “a declining power”...
  • Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack Burned by His School's Racist Teaching?

    04/03/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by forty_years · 36 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 07 March 2012 | SELWYN DUKE
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black...
  • Reactions of Liberals to the Obamacare Oral Arguments

    04/03/2012 7:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edward White
    Heading into the oral arguments in the ObamaCare case last week, it seemed that Liberals thought the case was in the bag. Their attitude was, as Nancy Pelosi once stated, when brushing off a question about whether the individual mandate is constitutional, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Things apparently did not turn out as Liberals had expected at the oral arguments. Almost immediately after the oral arguments had concluded, Liberals began expressing their shock that the Supreme Court might actually invalidate all or part of ObamaCare. It was as if the thought had never crossed their minds. The initial...
  • NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call in Trayvon Martin shooting

    04/03/2012 3:34:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/2012 | ap
    NBC has launched an internal probe after running an edited version of the 911 call from George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin -- that made Zimmerman sound racist. "We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," the network said in a statement to the Washington Post on Monday. NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of George Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher in which Zimmerman says: "'This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black."
  • Did Norman Thomas really say that America would not knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of

    04/03/2012 8:55:38 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    I personally think the quote is unreliable, but see below - he's not alone. Norman Thomas is quoted as saying: Yet the country has grown more and more socialistc and this soft-spoken kindly man of 82 years has planned it that way. "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." The closest I can come to sourcing that is this article from a 1967 newspaper. The part that's italicized above does...
  • Prof Says Global Warming Skepticism Is Racism…Wants It Diagnosed As a Disease

    04/03/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 100 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 31, 2012, | Andrea Ryan
    Professor Kari Norgaard has followed the lead of all the other Liberals who can’t use data and facts to win their argument. Professor Norgaard, from the University of Oregon, says to deny Global Warming junk science is “racism.” But, it’s even more absurd than that. If you reject the junk data, corruption, and blatant grab for power that is the Green Movement she wants you diagnosed with a disease. And treated.
  • Media Silent as Left Attacks Kids of WI Lt. Gov.

    04/01/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 03-30-12 | John Nolte
    This is what we see time and again at the hands of the same Left that manufactured a month's long non-troversy over a word Rush Limbaugh spoke. While, on one hand, the left and their media allies feign outrage over Limbaugh, on the other hand, they either willfully ignore or launch vile, sexist attacks against conservative women that go well beyond anything that can in any way be called satire or humor. Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is a wife, mother, and a cancer survivor. She's currently being targeted for recall and by some of the ugliest personal attacks you'll...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance

    04/01/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 86 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2012 | Jason Lee
    The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system. Here's one of the most jarring examples: "What percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance," asked Sotomayor, "... do you think there's a large percentage of the American population that would stand for the death of that child -- (who) had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?" I have a precise answer for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The...
  • Biden: Trayvon case could spur gun laws debate

    03/31/2012 6:14:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 31, 2012 | Chad Sinclair
    (CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden said Florida's "Stand Your Ground" gun laws will be a topic of debate in light of the controversy surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin. "It's important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don't, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm's way," Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer in an interview to air on "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
  • Registration: The Nazi Paradigm

    04/01/2012 6:27:51 AM PDT · by eak3 · 21 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | June 2001 | Stephen P. Halbrook
    Should you be so trusting and turn over your weapons you will be put on a "black list" in spite of everything. The enemy will always need hostages or forced laborers later on (read: "work slaves") and will gladly make use of the "black lists." You see once again that you cannot escape his net and had better die fighting.
  • Constitutional Contempt

    03/29/2012 8:08:48 PM PDT · by Kenny · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/29/12 | W. James Antle, III
    After three days of arguments before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration and its supporters have been found in contempt. Not of the court, but of the Constitution. Twenty-six states and the National Federation of Independent Business challenged the constitutionality of President Obama's signature piece of domestic legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The sophistries on which the Obamaphiles relied to defend their health care power grab were perhaps best summarized by Slate legal columnist Dahlia Lithwick: "That the law is constitutional is best illustrated by the fact that -- until recently -- the Obama administration expended almost...
  • Progressives Simply Do Not Like The United States

    04/01/2012 3:52:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Ever heard of Dahlia Lithwick? No? Don’t feel bad. I hadn’t either until I read her piece of … something or other … on Slate about the Supreme Court hearing this week on Obamacare. A quick Google search turned up her Wikipedia entry, which tells me she’s a Canadian and contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. In other words, a committed leftist. Lithwick writes: This morning in America’s highest court, freedom seems to be less about the absence of constraint than about the absence of shared responsibility, community, or real concern for those who don’t want...
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    03/30/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2012 | Stelter
    Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the channel in his progressive political image. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet.  We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.   Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected...
  • Media Silent As Left Attacks Kids Of Wisconsin Lt. Governor

    03/30/2012 1:23:00 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | March 30, 2012 | John Nolte
    This is what we see time and again at the hands of the same Left that manufactured a month's long non-troversy over a word Rush Limbaugh spoke. While, on one hand, the left and their media allies feign outrage over Limbaugh, on the other hand, they either willfully ignore or launch vile, sexist attacks against conservative women that go well beyond anything that can in any way be called satire or humor.
  • Obama endorses Planned Parenthood: ‘you’ll never stop fighting for choice and neither will I’

    03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/29/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.” “For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics,” said the president in a video posted to Youtube by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Yet in the past year you’ve had politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made...
  • Christian Professor Fired for Refusing to Watch Vulgar Gay Play at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

    03/30/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 50 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3/30/2012 | David Bellow
    Wow, this appened right here in southeast Texas. A theater arts department professor, Linda Ozmun, at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX had no problem doing her job. She was teaching kids about theater arts. That was her job and she was doing it just fine. The school wanted more than that though. According to a lawsuit that the terminated professor filed, the school chairwoman Judith Sebesta, and eventually the Dean, told her that she had to attend a vulgar gay pride play, by Tim Miller, or else she would be terminated. The professor is a Christian who did not want...
  • "The Nation's" Top 50 Progressives… and Socialists and Communists

    03/30/2012 3:40:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 30, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    "The Nation's" list of leading American "progressives" is an illuminating insight into the American left and the very essence of "progressive" thought -- whatever that might be. Take a look at it, study it, think about it. This is truly a teachable moment.[SNIP] Instead, TheNation insists that "comrade Paul" was a "progressive." That is particularly remarkable for another reason: a frustrated Gus Hall had warned about progressives trying to portray [Paul] Robeson as one of their own. A vigilant Hall said that communists "cannot allow … liberal, progressive" forces "to turn Robeson into a liberal. The real Robeson was a...
  • Kagan Sits in Judgment of Obamacare—Despite Cheering Its Passage and Assigning Lawyer to Defend It

    03/28/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When the Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—AKA “Obamacare”—Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan showed up to hear the arguments and gave no indication she would recuse herself from judging the cases even though she had cheered enactment of Obamacare as an Obama political appointee and had personally assigned her top deputy in the Obama Justice Department to defend the law in federal court. A federal law, 28 USC 455, says a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might...
  • The terrible truth told by Obama's open mic slip

    03/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/27/12 | Christian Whiton
    President Obama just gave the world a glimpse into his future foreign policy plans this week, should he win a second term. On tap for Obama II: more faith in our adversaries, more betrayal of our traditional allies and more unilateral indulgence in nuclear abolition fantasies. Monday, President Obama told Russian President Medvedev that “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would dutifully report that tidbit to Vladimir Putin back in the Kremlin. The men apparently did not realize their discussion was being caught by a live microphone. Given that the...
  • The Death of Trayvon Martin: Is There Nothing Progressives Won’t Exploit?

    03/25/2012 12:51:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 4+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    A 17-year-old kid is shot dead. Police are investigating…and progressives see an opportunity. The Trayvon Martin case, in addition to being a tragedy, is a case study in political exploitation and progressive tactics. The shooting death of a 17-year-old is horrible, whatever the circumstances and no matter their race. But progressives seem to care about this case only because of the race of the victim. There are thousands of murders that don’t “fit the bill” for exploitation and thus are ignored by these self-appointed “justice seekers.” What happened that night? I don’t know. But neither do any of the race...