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  • Dem platform calls for gun reform, but advocates pan draft as timid

    09/02/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Dem platform calls for gun reform, but advocates pan draft as timid By Mike Lillis - 09/02/12 01:30 PM ET The Democrats' approach to gun reform is far too timid and needs a boost of courage to be effective, some leading gun-reformers charged this week. The draft language of the Democrats' 2012 platform – set for a final vote next week in Charlotte – argues that current safeguards protecting the public against gun violence are insufficient and urges "an honest and open conversation about firearms." The document also calls for "reasonable regulation" governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and...
  • ELITES LOVE TO TRASH 'AGING' ACTORS WHO DARE THINK FOR THEMSELVES

    09/02/2012 10:28:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Big Hollywood Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2012 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    It was remarkable watching the mainstream media fulminate against an actor and miss entirely how he connected with the audience. This was a crowd not just of snotty baby boomers with fancy degrees and charter membership in the Smart Set, but real Americans who worked, raised families and fought for their country. The media called him out of touch and wondered darkly that perhaps his commonsense conservatism could best be explained by creeping senility. Surely, they told each other, no one would fall for his act. .... The mainstream media elite hated Ronald Reagan, and it is now starting to...
  • National Atheist Party Cancels Convention Due To Lack Of Funding

    08/30/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    CBS-WTIC - News Talk ^ | August 30, 2012 | CBS Connecticut)
    BOSTON (CBS Connecticut) — The National Atheist Party is canceling its secular convention due to a lack of funding. Troy Boyle, the party’s president, announced on its website won’t be holding NAPCON 2012 in Boston in October because it would bankrupt the group. “After this year’s amazing Reason Rally, and flush with our successful recruiting and a spike in donations, we decided to hold our OWN secular event. NAPCON 2012 was supposed to be our biggest and best public event; our chance to show the U.S. that we could fund and organize a large, noteworthy and impressive ‘Secular Summit’ that...
  • Media Silent as Liberals on Twitter call for Ann Romney's Death

    08/29/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 58 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, liberals on Twitter called for the death of Ann Romney, the wife of GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Twitchy reported. As of this writing, the so-called "mainstream media" has refused to report on the hateful threats issued on the social media site. "I want to murder Ann Romney right now," tweeted "Gregory Martinez." Some called for Mrs. Romney to commit suicide. "Why does Ann Romney act like an average mom? B***h kill yourself, you had maids taken care of your f*****g kids," another person said. "Ann Romney Need To Kill Her Husband Then Kill Herself (sic)," said another. "Ann...
  • DNC plans 2-hour Islamic prayer after rejecting blessing from Cardinal

    08/28/2012 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Fawn · 133 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though it denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event. Watch the promotional video, via the Bureau of Muslim Affairs, which is partnering with the DNC for the event. The first two minutes are rather dry, but around 2:04 a muezzin sings the call to prayer with an American flag background, and the video “picks up” considerably:
  • Biden's Thuggish Distraction [abdication by journalists sanctions drift toward tyranny]

    08/27/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....Chávez and other thugs (such as Iranian Madman-in-Chief Ahmadinejad) send in busloads of paid agitators to interrupt challengers' speeches and make their own support look more substantial than it is. Barack Obama thought only to send Joe Biden, knowing that the throngs of supporters -- made up largely of reporters, anchormen, and their entourages -- would be provided for him by an all-in-for-Obama media aiming similarly to create a false impression of unflagging popularity. And they surely would have, had a little wind [Isaac] not sapped the brief courage of Delaware's big-talking Cowardly Lion. ....according to a 2011 PewResearch poll...
  • The Obama (leftist/progressive/liberal) Trainwreck of Class Envy

    08/17/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jeff Head
    The Train Wreck of Progressive/Liberal/Leftist Class Envy It's time to once and for all debunk the progressive liberal destructive arguements about class envy and put them in their place and hold them accountable for the fallacies they foist on the public in a singular effort to divide this nation. It is creating a train wreck in America, and they know it, and are willfully making it happen. They do so soley to win elections and continue to promote and push their socialist/marxist agenda. Because that is exactly what it is. They try and indicate that the so-called "wealthy," do not...
  • Stingy Liberals

    08/23/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are 366 major metropolitan areas in the United States, and a comprehensive new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks them on the basis of generosity -- the percentage of income the median household in each city gives to charity. According to the Chronicle, the most generous city in America is Provo, Utah, where residents typically give away 13.9 percent of their discretionary income. Boston, by contrast, ranks No. 358: In New England's leading city, the median household donates just 2.9 percent of its income to charity. Provo's generosity is typical for its region. Of the 10 most generous...
  • FRC Shooting Latest Chapter In The Left’s Love Affair With Violence

    08/20/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 08/20/2012 | Don Feder
    The FRC shooting is the latest chapter in the blood-drenched history of the left — from the French Revolution to Occupy Wall Street. This is the way the left does business — with guillotines, gulags and gas chambers, with bombs, bullets, purges, planned famines and demonizing opponents as a prelude to their slaughter. In 2009, James Pouillon was shot to death while holding a pro-life sign by a supporter of choice. The same year, black Tea Party activist Kenneth Glandney was beaten so badly by SEIU thugs that he had to be hospitalized. In 2010, heavily armed eco-terrorist James J....
  • Seriously: Liberals Are Cheap with Charity

    08/21/2012 5:06:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Ransom
    A new study produced by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that 14 out of the top 20 states in charitable giving are red, or Republican states, while 12 of the bottom 15 are blue, or Democrat states. “The nation's sharp political divide can provide a clue to fundraisers,” writes the Chronicle. “The eight states that ranked highest in The Chronicle's analysis voted for John McCain in the last presidential contest while the seven lowest-ranking states supported Barack Obama.”The study also found that the more religious states- which also happen to be more Republican- tend to give more than the less...
  • STUDY: LIBERALS GIVE THE LEAST TO THE POOR

    08/20/2012 10:27:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.thecatholicleague.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | The Catholic League
    Liberals are the least likely to help the poor. That’s the inescapable conclusion of this new study: states where people participate in religion at a high rate are also the most generous; conversely, the least generous states are also the least religious. Importantly, nine of the ten least generous states voted for Obama in 2008.
  • Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party

    08/20/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 53 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 08/20/12 | Charisma News Staff
    Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party8/20.2012Charisma News Staff Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!”Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party.The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party's “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those...
  • Former union boss at Occupy event:‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism'

    08/20/2012 4:20:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.” Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and...
  • Black Like Us: The Race Clownery of Obama-Biden

    08/15/2012 1:05:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/15/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Looks like Vice President Joe Biden has been taking extracurricular Democratic jive-talking lessons. The results of condescending liberals' cynical racial pandering attempts are, as always, seismically cringe-inducing. At a campaign event in Danville, Va., the gaffetastic veep dropped his g's and picked up a bizarre twang in front of an audience of black voters. Middle-Class Joe swapped his Home Depot apron for an A.M.E. preacher's robe and sermonized about the big, bad GOP. Romney's "gonna let the big banks once again write their own rules," Biden shouted. "Unnnn-chain Wall Street," he exclaimed with pulpit bravado. "They're gonna put y'all back...
  • Starbucks, The Tech Sector, And The State Of American "Progressivism"

    08/12/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Something exciting just happened in San Francisco. And it should pose an intellectual challenge for those who call themselves “progressives.” Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee beverage giant, announced that they will soon allow mobile telephone purchases in their stores. Get the new app from San Francisco-based Square, Inc. on your smart phone, order your drinks in the store, and – presto! - pay the bill with your iPhone or Android. Along with this new approach to sales, Starbucks is also investing $25 million in Square Inc., and Starbucks C.E.O. Howard Schultz (a bona fide “food and beverage revolutionary”) will soon join...
  • Herbert Hoover, the "Independent progressive" in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet

    08/10/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    In the "Mining and Scientific Press", March 20th, 1920 a section titled "Two Famous Letters From Mr. Hoover", this a paragraph from the second letter: (page 423) First I am an independent progressive in the issues before us today. I think that at this time the issues before the country transcend partisanship. It is well known that I was a Progressive Republican before the war and, I think rightly, a non-partisan during my war service. The issues confronting us are new and the alignment upon them has not yet been made by the great parties. I still object as much...
  • Activists Won’t Let Up on Chick-fil-A [update on discrimination lawsuite against CFA]

    08/08/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 46 replies
    IFI News Articles ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter how much ink has been spilled on the unconstitutionality of using government power to censor speech, including by scores of “progressives,” homosexual activists just won’t let up. The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), yet another organization committed solely to normalizing homosexuality, has filed an absurd complaint against Chick-fil-A with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Their claim is that Chick-fil-A violates “Section 5-102(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits a ‘public accommodation’ from making protected classes ‘unwelcome, objectionable or unacceptable.’” In their press release last Thursday, TCRA made clear their tyrannical and unholy demands on Chick-fil-A —...
  • Ousted EPA administrator vows to “stop the construction of any new coal plants in Texas”

    08/06/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Al Armendariz's big mouth cost him his job as a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that he's working for the Sierra Club, Armendariz appears even more opinionated about the industry he once regulated.In his first comments since resigning from EPA in April, Armendariz unloaded on the coal industry, called President Obama the most environmental president ever, and attacked the state of Texas for fighting the EPA in court. He also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments comparing the EPA's philosophy to the brutal tactics used by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its adversaries.Armendariz's most pointed comments...
  • Liberals, Progressives and Socialists (Walter Williams)

    08/06/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 8, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people. Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught — and possibly is covered up — is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and...
  • ANTONIO GRAMSCI, 1891-1937 - The New Order

    09/02/2002 3:23:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 684+ views
    etherzone.com ^ | September 6, 2002 | Albert V. Burns
    Last week we mentioned Antonio Gramsci very briefly. Because of the tremendous impact which his doctrines have had on the 20th century, it is imperative that society understand exactly how and why that impact has taken place. Gramsci was born in 1891 on the island of Sardinia. Although he came from a humble family, he went on to study philosophy and history at the University of Turin. While there, he was converted to Marxism and helped found the Communist party of Italy. He also founded his own newspaper called The New Order. (Does that sound familiar?) About this time, Mussolini...