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  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • 'Socialism' Negative For Most Americans, 'Progressive' is Positive

    12/30/2011 9:36:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 30th | Ashley Porter
    While terms such as "socialism," "capitalism" and "progressive" have traditionally elicited strong responses from the American public -- whether it be from conservatives who decry the evils of socialism or liberals who insist capitalism promotes economic inequality -- the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the issue to the forefront of the national conversation in recent months. Socialism v. Capitalism Despite, or perhaps because of, some of the protesters' support of democratic socialist policies, socialism remains the most politically polarizing term in the U.S., according to a new analysis of political rhetoric from the Pew Research Center, a fact...
  • New fee coming for medical effectiveness research

    12/27/2011 10:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with suspicion. The insurance...
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • The Twisted Tree of Progressivism

    12/20/2011 9:51:16 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    The Freeman ^ | Joseph R. Stromberg | Joseph R. Stromberg
    Sorting out the Progressive movement and its constituent ideologies can be difficult in that the very term “progressive” is burdened with contested meanings. Rather than work along lines agreeable to presently out-of-office politicians hoping to regain power by denouncing long-dead Progressives, we begin with some deep background. One portent of Progressivism is found in the Liberal Republican movement of the 1870s. Prone to Paris Commune panics, distressed by strikes and labor trouble, such reformers as Charles Francis Adams (descended from John Adams), Francis Amasa Walker (Boston laissez-faire economist and Indian manager), and E. L. Godkin (Anglo-Irish editor of The Nation)...
  • The last thing democracy needs is well-informed voters, say scientist. System relies

    12/19/2011 9:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/11 | Daily Mail
    A well-informed, interested public is often hailed as the 'ideal' of democracy. But a new Princeton study suggests that the opposite could be the case - and that people who have no interest at all could be vital to the working of a democratic society. The uninformed are essential to democracy because their apathy helps to dilute the effect of powerful minority interests - for instance, highly educated elites - who would otherwise dominate public life.
  • Why Limbaugh, Levin, Sweizer, Beck, Morris and Schlussel support Michele Bachmann

    12/15/2011 9:22:13 AM PST · by conservativeBC · 89 replies
    The Bachmann Cometh ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Chris
    <p>A large number of big name conservatives recently came out in support of Michele Bachmann.</p> <p>Steve Williams at did a nice job of piecing together quotes as to why these people want Michele as President of the United States.</p>
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • Mitt Romney in Worcester 2002 "My views are progressive"

    12/13/2011 11:27:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 13, 2011 | Video
    Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after a campaign stop in Worcester, MA in 2002.
  • Newt: FDR Was The ‘Greatest President’ Of The 20th Century

    12/13/2011 7:56:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | December 12, 2011 | Staff
    Newt: FDR Was The ‘Greatest President’ Of The 20th Century
  • Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision

    12/13/2011 6:31:59 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 148 replies
    Newt Gingrich's own book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works" | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision In his book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works," Gingrich praises the SEIU head, who remains a close adviser of the President Obama. Pitching the need for conservatives to respect organized labor, while simultaneously pushing back against some of Labor's more cherished legislative goals, he wrote the following: Conservatives cannot cheer unions overseas and then be blindly anti-union here at home. There are legitimate historic reasons for workers to organize together, and there is a strong need for a healthy, competitive, union, movement that helps...
  • New D.C. Episcopal Bishop Seeks to 'Build Up the Liberal Church'

    12/12/2011 10:51:42 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 14 2011 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Mariann Budde, the newly consecrated and seated bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, wants to make a stronger voice for progressive Christians. “I want to build up the liberal church again so we can be a legitimate conversation partner in the public arena religiously,” said Budde to the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein. Budde stated that she believed this “public arena” is presently “dominated by evangelical Christians and what many would call the Christian right, and I would agree.” “It’s legitimate for them to be there, but they’re drowning us out,” said Budde. In talking with the Washington...
  • Gingrich Attacks Romney From the Far Left

    12/12/2011 12:02:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 12.12.11 | JOSEPH LAWLER
    Today Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney's suggestion that he should return the money he earned consulting for Freddie Mac by condemning Romney's private equity career: If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he's earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain, then I would be glad to then listen to him. And I will bet you $10, not $10,000, that he won't take the offer.Gingrich has basically adopted the language of the anti-corporate left with this line of attack. It may have some political resonance, although it's doubtful that
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • Progressivism: Making journalists into associates of the state

    12/11/2011 1:58:53 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In "How we advertised America", George Creel wrote the following: (Page 16/17) As a matter of fact, I was strongly opposed to the censorship bill, and delayed acceptance of office until the President had considered approvingly the written statement of my views on the subject. It was not that I denied the need of some sort of censorship, but deep in my heart was the feeling that the desired results could be obtained without paying the price that a formal law would have demanded. Aside from the physical difficulties of enforcement, the enormous cost, and the overwhelming irritation involved, I...
  • Newt Gingrich and the Fairness Doctrine

    12/08/2011 7:45:11 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 52 replies
    America's Watchtower ^ | November 30th | America's Watchtower
    When thinking of Newt Gingrich it is hard for me to get past that image of him sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and talking about his belief in manmade global warming. He has since said that making that commercial was one of the stupidest things he has done in his life. So I suppose we could give him a pass on that one issue, but what about his opposition to the Paul Ryan budget? He called it right wing social engineering, was this a stupid mistake also? What about his previous support for healthcare mandates, TARP, the bailouts,...
  • Bachmann Calls Newt a ‘Frugal Socialist’

    12/07/2011 1:49:02 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 6th | Christopher Santarelli
    Beck then asked Bachmann to clarify if she was calling Newt Gingrich a socialist. The Minnesota congresswoman responded: "What I’m saying is that - I'm saying a frugal socialist, yes! Because you’re looking at proposals and programs that are in effect redistribution of wealth and socialism-based, and are we going to have real change in the country or are we going to have frugal socialists?"
  • Osawatomie: the Weather Underground newspaper [prelude to Obama!!]

    11/01/2008 11:37:33 PM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies · 1,352+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11/01/08 | Staff
    Zomblog has obtained an extremely rare copy of the first issue of Osawatomie, a newspaper published by the Weather Underground in 1975. Noteworthy passages are reproduced below, along with exact transcriptions. The full pages, with each passage in context in high resolution, are found at the bottom of this post. Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to “working from the inside” for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage “organizers” who will work in “communities” and use “audacity” to bring about “socialism” in America....
  • Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy “the Trustbuster” Roosevelt, who, if you’ll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places — but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...
  • Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt

    12/06/2011 7:38:10 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/6/11 | Kimberly Schwandt
    OSAWATOMIE, KAN. -- President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election. Sound familiar? That's by design. snip Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about regulation on special interests (even using that term), and calling out for welfare, human rights and a greater...
  • Glenn’s revealing interview with Newt Gingrich ( Newt is a progressive )

    12/06/2011 9:51:35 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 156 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | December 6th | Gingrich interview
    You can read a FULL transcript of this interview HERE Glenn welcomed the current front-runner for the GOP nomination to the program this morning on radio, and the usually unflappable Newt Gingrich was met with some serious questions about his record on healthcare, global warming, and more. Glenn started the interview by making it clear that this was not a "gotcha" interview, but that Glenn had "serious concerns" about Newt Gingrich as President. Glenn's producers had made it clear to Newt that tough questions were going to be asked, but he did think that Gingrich is a decent guy. "I'm...
  • Progressivism and the quest for state authority, through alcohol

    12/03/2011 3:06:02 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The notion that "social justice" is about freedom is thoroughly laughable. Just look at it's roots, and spend a little time reading about the social gospel, which preceded social justice in America. Even more laughable, is how progressives have re-written history in order to make all of this possible. Today, progressives look back and sneer at those days when the EXTREME CHRISTIANS (I know, how shocking!) actually attempted and succeeded at getting at a constitutional amendment which "legislated morality". I put the phrase "legislate morality" in quotes, because this is one of the most common sneers the progressives use. And...
  • Tower Defense and Aerospace Factory Workers Party at Lunch (Smoking weed/drinking outside- Video)

    11/26/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by timeywimey · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-25-2011
    But wait until you see some of the people that are building parts right here at home for their armored vehicles. There's a plant in Detroit called Tower Defense and Aerospace. The name itself gives you an idea what they do inside, but it's what we caught them doing outside during their lunch break that will shock you.
  • Attorney Faces Criminal Contempt Charges for Calling Judge ‘Witch’

    11/25/2011 11:29:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Rawlins Daily Times ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2011 | Sean Harkins
    A Casper-based attorney faces up to six months in jail on criminal contempt of court charges after calling Carbon County Circuit Court Judge Jane Eakin a witch in a court document. Richard Szekely, an attorney who formerly practiced in Laramie and is now based in Casper, also faces a fine up to $10,000 if convicted of the misdemeanor offense. A not guilty plea was entered in the court on May 23. Szekely filed an order Feb. 23 to change the time of a careless driving hearing for a client. In the document’s signature area, it stated “Honorable Jane Eakin Circuit...
  • The Secrets of Soros, Obama, Occupiers and the MSM (Part 2 of 3)

    11/22/2011 4:51:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how Occupy protesters are being directly aided by the mainstream media and indirectly aided by White House stimulus money, as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's and even Vice President Joe Biden's households. I also detailed how the mainstream media are accelerating their progressive blitz not only to hasten the second coming, or election, of President Barack Obama but also to help him and other progressives in reaching their final goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." I believe the MSM are also bent to coronate a particular GOP candidate whom they feel...
  • Callousness & cruelty go viral. (Report of NYC Subway beating)

    11/21/2011 10:11:51 AM PST · by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 Nov 2011 | Andrea Peyser
    Say cheese. The hottest video to hit the Internet in the past week doesn’t feature a starlet, Justin Bieber, or anything Kardashian. It doesn’t even feature sex. Thousands of viewers logged on to to be entertained by the sight of three thugs beating the tar out of a passenger aboard the L train in Brooklyn. The beatdown recipient, Daniel Endara, 25, endured the extreme punishment as payback for daring to ask the young hoodlums to stop spitting on the floor and harassing a female subway rider........
  • Recession hitting young men hardest: 1 in 5 now back at home

    11/20/2011 3:29:07 PM PST · by floridarunner01 · 96 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/19/2011 | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA
    Michael Gaynor, 25, completed his bachelor’s degree and certification to teach elementary and high-school physical education in May 2009, then set out during a recession to find that dream job. Over the next two years, the quest would take him from substitute teaching and respite care work in Iowa, back to his parents’ home in Skokie; to Florida, where he waited tables, then back to Skokie; to Colorado as a substitute teacher, coach and camp counselor, then, back to Skokie. “My moves back home were always transitional. They allowed me to save up money, not having to pay rent and...
  • Flat Tax Philosophy

    11/20/2011 8:32:14 AM PST · by Scott Mahrle · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2011 | Scott A. Mahrle
    The problem is that we conservative economic thinkers have gotten ourselves into a bungle by playing on the liberals' playing field. We have accepted that government goods are to be valued for each of us individually as a function of our income. Read more:
  • Why America might pull through the demographic collapse (mainly religious people who raise children)

    11/01/2011 6:12:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Mercator.NET ^ | 10/31/2011 | Denyse O'Leary
    First, the context: Modern political science -- which readily understands imperialism, resistance, and clash of competing interests -- does not similarly understand “the wasting away of nations.” That, says David Goldman, author of How Civilizations Die: (and why Islam is dying too), is because political scientists tend to assume that people will follow their rational self-interest. In fact, they often don’t.From antiquity, he notes, a symptom of a civilization’s decline has been the destruction of children:Macedonian poet Poseidippus of Pella wrote: “Even a rich man always exposes a daughter.” A 200 BCE survey of seventy-nine families in Miletus, an ancient...
  • Progressivism and the origins of the tyrannical administrative state

    10/29/2011 8:37:12 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    PGA Weblog
    I recently came across this article by Robert J Pestritto on the origins of the administrative state, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Some excerpts: Relying heavily on European models of administrative power, Wilson laid out a vision for administrative discretion in 1891 that directly rejected the rule-of-law model: The functions of government are in a very real sense independent of legislation, and even constitutions, because [they are] as old as government and inherent in its very nature. The bulk and complex minuteness of our positive law, which covers almost every case that can arise in Administration, obscures for...
  • Over-60 bedroom blockers 'should be taxed out of their homes' to encourage them to leave ...

    10/23/2011 5:55:55 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th October 2011 | Steve Doughty
    25million empty bedrooms across the country at a time when many are struggling to bu Older people should be taxed out of their family homes to free up space for younger generations, says a report backed by Labour. It argues that 'empty nesters' in their 60s are taking up too much room and should be 'encouraged' by a new 'land tax' to downsize to smaller homes. The call comes from the Intergenerational Foundation, a left-leaning think-tank that aims to 'promote fairness between generations'. Labour MP Tessa Jowell sponsored the report's launch in a Commons hospitality room yesterday, saying the current...
  • Republicans Push for U.S. Role in Rebuilding Libya

    10/21/2011 8:43:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2011 | fox news
    With Muammar Qaddafi finally out of the picture, Republican lawmakers are pressing the U.S. to open its wallet to help the new regime in Libya rebuild its nation, restore essential services and care for those wounded in the eight-months-long bloody conflict – an expense they say oil-rich Libya can and will reimburse. “They’re willing to reimburse us. It’s not a matter of money,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Fox News, making a tough sales pitch in an era of high unemployment and increasing austerity. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., noted that the Libyans’ top request was for help in tending to...
  • Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Wants to Suspend Constitution

    10/15/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 15, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    History is a tough thing. There are so many adages. History repeats itself. If you don’t remember history you are doomed. We have a history together. You may or may not know, but I am on the board of the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lots of people say it’s “an honor” to do this or that, but to me this is an amazing privilege and opportunity to do something good for some people, and my country.James Altucher and other popular bloggers say you need to bleed a little when you blog. Maybe I haven’t done...
  • GOP Elite Declares War on Tea Party

    10/13/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-13-11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there's a big piece in the New York Times Magazine coming this weekend. It is entitled: "Does Anyone Have a Grip on the GOP?" The subhead: "The Republican Elite Tries to Take Its Party Back." This article prints like 24 pages. It is a major, major New York Times Magazine piece. It confirms everything that I have thought, everything I have speculated, everything I have said about the battle between the Republican elite and the Tea Party. I can't read the whole thing on the program; I don't intend to. I've got some highlights or quotes...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Democracy’s New Discontents

    10/06/2011 8:34:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 6, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Democracy's New DiscontentsProgressives now blame the failure of their agenda on the American system of government. Once upon a time, loud dissent, filibustering in the Senate, and gridlock in the House were as democratic as apple pie.A Senator Obama once defended his attempts to block confirmation votes on judicial appointments by alleging, “The Founding Fathers established the filibuster as a means of protecting the minority from the tyranny of the majority.” In 2005, progressives were relieved that a Democratic minority had just gridlocked Congress — ending recently reelected president George W. Bush’s plan to reform Social Security. Gridlock, in other...
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 250 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 3rd | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
  • Action Needed: Obama's Internet Takeover to Begin Nov. 20

    09/28/2011 2:06:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Grassfire Nation | Grassfire Nation []
    Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took what is being called "the final step" towards implementing their illegal Net Neutrality regulations. You may recall, that back on December 21, the FCC bypassed government regulations and seized control of the Internet -- delivering what many believe is a knockout blow to one of the last, great free-market frontiers our nation and the world has ever seen. According to the organization Less Government, regardless of a multiple lawsuits, a move by the House of Representatives and a D.C. Circuit Court unanimously ruling that the FCC had no authority to take...
  • Frankly, Scott has a better idea on highway funding

    09/29/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies (Star-Ledger) ^ | September 29, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The other day our sister newspaper, the Gloucester County Times, reported on a raid at a fraternity house at Rowan University where — get ready for a shock — some college kids were drinking. About 100 of the kids were underage and will face charges. Believe it or not, that incident has its roots in the same problem that led to the controversy over the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska. That problem lies in the way the federal government distributes highway funding: poorly. It’s obvious in the case of the bridge that would have connected the city of Ketchikan,...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Why Won’t Liberals Listen to Reason?

    09/22/2011 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media Spengler ^ | September 21, 2011 | David P. Goldman
    The left believes that a clever elite can fix all the world’s problems; conservatives accept that human error can lead to disastrous outcomes. Liberals fancy themselves rational in contrast to conservatives’ dour acknowledgment of tradition and tragedy. Why, then, is the left so impossibly, stubbornly, counter-factually dense when it comes to the state of Israel (among other matters)? Liberal rationality is a pose. Knowledge is existential — that is, we tend to ignore facts that apply to a world in which we will not exist at all. I saw that before the 2008 banking crash, when I tried to warn...
  • We Are Heroes, Who Need to Create a Crisis (VIDEO)

    09/22/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20th | Naked Emperor News
    We Are Heroes, Who Need to Create a Crisis: SEIU’s Stephen Lerner at Progressive Summit Tells Unions, Community Organizers and Students They Need to Escalate Protests, Break Laws, Occupy Abandoned Houses and Spread the Crisis All Over U.S.
  • Progressivism –the face lift of Communism

    09/16/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | September 15, 2011 | Laurie Roth
    For well over 100 years, big and central Government fans have railed against freedom, states rights and human rights. Many of us middle-aged types remember growing up with the fear of a nuclear exchange between us and the dreaded Communist Russia.In fact, they have only gotten more funded, more organized, sneakier and changed their name many times while you weren’t looking. The term Communism has the ring now of ‘a fossil’ museum piece. You almost sound paranoid and fringe to even talk about the dangers of communism. Certainly to talk about the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism renders you mentally ill....
  • Theodore Roosevelt and a Kernel of Radicalism

    09/10/2011 2:23:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies · 1+ views
    On Uprising Radio, April 2008, Van Jones had this to say: VAN JONES: One of the things that has happened too often to progressives is that we don’t understand the relationship between minimum goals and maximum goals. Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said, ‘OK, now we want reparations for slavery; we want redistribution of all wealth; and we want to legalize mixed marriages,’ if that had been their…, if they’d have come out with a maximum program the very next day, they’d have been laughed at....
  • Maxine Waters Warns ‘Gangsta’ Banks, "We're Gonna Tax Them Out of Business" (VIDEO)

    09/01/2011 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies ^ | August 31st
    At a Town Hall event in Los Angeles, Dem congresswoman Maxine Waters said the president should use the bully pulpit to, "bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don't come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they've worked so hard for, we're gonna tax them out of business"
  • What Liberals Fear More Than Obama Losing (the death of their cause is imminent)

    08/30/2011 3:55:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/30/2011 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    The left are now wringing their hands fearing their agenda is overripe, blaming everyone else for their own spoiled pickling. While Obama's sinking prospects for re-election are disquieting, the real source of liberals' despair is their sudden, unexpected realization that the progressive agenda is dead in its tracks and will likely be in full retreat after 2012. Obama is finished, but the demise of their identity politician is neither the main event nor surprising. He was a lame duck after he returned from Copenhagen empty handed in September 2009, expecting the mere presence of his electro-magnetic glow would secure the...
  • Has Progressivism Ruined Environmental Science? (Where's the diversity, tolerance, etc.?)

    08/22/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2011 | Anthony J. Sadar
    In my thirty years of work in the science arena, as a government scientist, an industry consultant, and an academician, I have witnessed an increasingly adverse influence of progressivism on the practice of science. This influence has been especially visible in my specialty, environmental science (with a focus on air-pollution meteorology). From the start of the modern environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in 1962 followed by The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich in 1968, the science of the environment became overly contentious. Certainly, diversity of opinion and positions in the scientific community is desirable...
  • Glenn Beck Compares Social Protesters to "Communists"

    08/15/2011 1:13:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    American conservative radio host Glenn Beck took aim at Israel's 'social protests' comparing organizers to "communists." In a video clip from Beck's show entitled "Radical leftists protest in Israel" posted on his website, Beck criticized the protesters' demands for guaranteed housing, raising the minimum wage, and providing daycare for children aged three months.
  • The End of Right-Wing Progressivism

    08/11/2011 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 49 replies
    American Conservative ^ | August 5th | Jack Hunters
    In the wake of the recent and raucous debt ceiling debate, The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart noted two important developments: The good news is that the Tea Party, more than Barack Obama, has now ended the neoconservative dream of an ever-expanding American empire. The bad news is that it has also ended whatever hopes liberals once entertained that roughly 100 years after Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, roughly 75 years after the New Deal and roughly 50 years after the Great Society, we were living in another great age of progressive reform. Beinart’s observations are generally-and hopefully-correct. They’re also even...