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  • Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

    07/22/2016 11:32:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/22/2106 | Kevin Liptak
    The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted on Friday. Noting he didn't watch Trump's prime-time acceptance speech on Thursday -- "I've got a lot of stuff to do" -- Obama said he read news coverage of the remarks. And he said they didn't match most Americans' experiences. "This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room...
  • Omar Mateen's Father- I Blame Pulse Nightclub For Not Stopping My Son

    06/15/2016 5:18:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/14 | tmz
    mar Mateen's father is now saying Pulse nightclub should share the blame for his son's massacre of 49 innocent people. Seddique Mateen made that unbelievable statement after inviting reporters to his home in Port St. Lucie, FL. He believes the club was woefully unprepared for the number of patrons it had that night. His gall is breathtaking, but watch ... he actually tries to justify his comment during the interview with Orlando's FOX35. A spokesman for Pulse tells TMZ, "We simply can't find the words to respond to such a callous comment from the father of the man who perpetrated...
  • Obama: 'I am worried about the Republican Party'

    06/08/2016 6:48:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli
    Asked during a taping of "The Tonight Show" whether he thought Republicans were happy with their presidential nominee, President Obama had a quick answer. "We are," he said to immediate laughter. "I don't know how they're feeling." "I am worried about the Republican Party," he told host Jimmy Fallon in the interview, which will air in full Thursday.
  • I Smell a Landslide

    06/06/2016 2:54:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 6th, 2016 | Richard Brodsky
    The 2016 presidential election is unfolding like a Greek tragedy. With a few changes. A tragic hero, burdened by a fatal flaw, inexorably strides toward destruction; unstoppable, resolute and impervious to those who beg him to change. Thus proceeds the Donald. I hasten to stipulate that the word “hero” is hard to apply. We commonly associate the word with bravery, intelligence and vision. With Trump, not so much. But the past week has shown us a leader, and a leader he is, with a fatal flaw: an inability to adjust his character to reality. His campaign is one of personal...
  • Clinton’s warnings about Trump actually describe…her

    06/03/2016 12:38:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2 Jun 16 | Post Editorial Board
    That was a “major national-security address”? Hillary Clinton’s folks billed her San Diego speech Thursday as a big deal. And it certainly was a prime opportunity to lay out her views on foreign policy and America’s role in the world. But what she delivered was a 45-minute rant against Donald Trump — with nary a clue about her plans for leading America on the international stage. Worse, her string of dump-on-Trump quips might’ve worked better if she had substituted her name for his, starting with her attack on Trump’s “series of rants” — a perfect description of her own speech....
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Donald Trump’s ‘Thin Skin’ Would Set Off War or Economic Crisis

    06/02/2016 6:05:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Ridiculing her likely opponent for the White House as ignorant, erratic and emotionally childlike, Hillary Clinton unleashed a caustic attack on Donald J. Trump on Thursday, presenting a dark vision of a potential Trump presidency that would lead America and the world into an unnecessary military conflict or economic crisis.
  • Jewish Actress Natasha Leggero: Great Thing About Judaism is “Abortions are Cool”

    06/02/2016 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Even jokes have their limits. During his show May 26, Conan O’Brien invited actress and recent Judiaism convert Natasha Leggero onto his show. Leggero praised her new religion for treating abortion as “cool” enough to have on “every Jewish holiday.” After all, she reasoned, it’s good to have a back-up to fall on, just like AAA for cars. Besides performing as a stand-up comedian, the 42-year-old created and stars in Comedy Central’s Another Period and has acted in films including Let’s Be Cops, Neighbors and He’s Just Not That Into You. After discussing her recent marriage, Leggero informed Conan that...
  • Clinton Surrogate Tom Perez Says Trump Is a 'Train Wreck'

    05/21/2016 5:38:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016 | MATTHEW CLAIBORNE ·
    The Clinton campaign has made it clear that neither former President Bill Clinton nor Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will engage in a name-calling war with Donald Trump, but that does not mean that their surrogates won't do the punching on their behalf. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a rumored potential vice presidential pick for Hillary Clinton, today introduced Bill Clinton to a crowd of 1,500 people in Southern California. During his 10-minute introduction, Perez called Trump a "train wreck for America."
  • Roger Stone: Cruz Doesn't Have "Temperament To Be President"

    04/20/2016 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Veteran political operative Roger Stone questions whether Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the “temperament” to be president. On Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Stone cited Cruz’s testy interview with radio host Sean Hannity.
  • It's personal: Obama says GOP hostility to him led to Trump

    03/10/2016 3:48:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 10, 2016 6:41 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Steve Peoples
    President Barack Obama says years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward him has fueled Donald Trump’s rise, arguing Thursday that Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Trump’s GOP rivals headed into their final debate before next week’s key primaries wondering if it was already too late to stop him from claiming their party’s nomination. Relishing the opportunity to ridicule what he called the GOP “circus,” Obama sought to tie Trump to his primary election opponents by claiming they see eye to eye on the issues — even if the flamboyant billionaire puts on a more provocative act. The president...
  • House Republicans Pick Racist Steve King To Chair Immigration Task Force

    02/05/2016 4:40:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    politicususa.com ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | John Lundin
    Republican lawmakers – who are unhappy with the perceived “executive overreach” of the Obama administration – are forming a new task force to find “legislative solutions” to challenge the president’s power — and they picked a telling lawmaker to lead the effort. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a passionate anti-immigrant hardliner, will serve as chairman. The task force will conduct hearings and investigations “relating to separation of powers and executive overreach issues,” according to the resolution approved on a voice vote on Wednesday. It’s unclear which of President Obama’s executive actions the task force will focus on, but immigration policies will...
  • Cruz-Hating Republicans Need a Reality Check

    01/27/2016 11:03:11 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 66 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. This sound aphorism may have a less pithy political corollary: Never attribute to strategy what can be explained by emotion. Only this truth can help us understand why Republican officials have started saying they prefer Donald Trump to Senator Ted Cruz as their presidential nominee. Congressional Republicans would supposedly come out ahead with Trump because he would be a stronger nominee and a more cooperative president. These arguments are so weak that they can be understood only as rationalizations for a passionate hatred of Cruz felt by Republicans...
  • Know Who Else Has Received Loans from Citibank and Goldman Sachs? Donald Trump.

    01/21/2016 5:27:24 PM PST · by DrewsDad · 206 replies
    RedState ^ | January 21st, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Citibank, in particular, played a major role in one of the Trump’s organization’s more notorious bankruptcies, when the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City was underwater and Trump owed over $550 million on it to various creditors, with Citibank at the head. In order to restructure his debt, Trump gave Citibank and other creditors a 49% ownership interest in the hotel.As for Goldman Sachs, Trump is himself a shareholder in Goldman Sachs, which means he has a direct financial interest in its success. One would think that would make Trump even less enthusiastic about protecting me from Goldman Sachs (whatever...
  • Juan Williams: GOP to blame for civility's breakdown

    01/18/2016 7:08:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan, 2016 | Juan Williams
    If you ask me, President Obama is being way too hard on himself. "It's one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better," the president said during his final State of the Union address last week. He added, 'a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide." While I'm all for humility, the president is not to blame for the rancor and polarization that have characterized his presidency.
  • John Kerry: It’s ‘Very Disturbing’ How Ayatollah Keeps Saying He Wants to Destroy Us

    07/21/2015 8:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/21/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to Al-Arabiya that it’s “very disturbing” how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues talking about destroying the U.S. and Israel after signing the P5+1 nuclear agreement.Kerry said he would be pitching Gulf partners on “all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer.” “I will also discuss with them at great length the things that the United States of America is going to do, working with them, in order to push back against the terror and counterterrorism efforts and other activities in the region that are very...
  • Bill de Blasio tells Dems Walker won in Wisconsin by peddling falsehoods

    04/26/2015 2:27:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Wisconsin Politics ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kay Nolan
    MILWAUKEE -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday night Gov. Scott Walker has won elections in Wisconsin by "peddling a series of falsehoods," but has to be taken seriously in his bid for the presidency because he presents himself in a likable way. De Blasio spent a good portion of a nearly 40-minute speech at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Founders Day Gala talking about Walker. “He told you teachers were the enemy. He told you that unions were the problem. He told you that up was down and down was up in so many ways, and in...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Medicating Women’s Feelings

    03/03/2015 12:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Julie Holland
    WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions. This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others. These are observations rooted in biology, not intended to mesh with any kind of pro- or anti-feminist ideology. But they do have social implications. Women’s emotionality is a sign of...
  • Obama: ‘Biggest Threat’ to America is Conservative ‘Maximalist Positions’

    08/12/2014 8:10:50 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 54 replies
    American Clarion ^ | August 12, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Over the weekend, a headline from the Daily Caller caught my eye: “Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests.” It was a look at some comments Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) made in an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. So, I pulled up the Times column, “Obama on the World,” and braced myself for the usual outrage that accompanies reading most anything that comes out of Obama’s mouth. I wasn’t disappointed. Most of the column was Obama’s deflecting, blaming and making excuses for his disastrous foreign policy and declaring that Israel should learn to...
  • WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’

    07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/2014 | Katie Yoder
    Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people. Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.” In her July 17 article, Quinn examined a white-supremacist site and comments on her articles to conclude that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.” For her introduction, Quinn pointed at white-supremacist Stormfront to note how the site targeted others: 39 percent Jews, 33 percent...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • Obama dismisses Russia as ‘regional power’ acting out of weakness

    03/25/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 25 Mar 2014 | Scott Wilson
    THE HAGUE — President Obama acknowledged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea would be difficult to reverse, but he dismissed Russia as a “regional power” that did not pose a leading security threat to the United States. Concluding a summit here on nuclear security, Obama also warned that broader Russian military intervention in neighboring countries would trigger further economic sanctions that would disrupt the global economy but hit Russia the hardest. “Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors — not out of strength but out of weakness,” Obama said in response...
  • Topless Feminists Disrupt Pro-Life Rally: Chant “Pro-Life is Genocide, Go to Hell”

    03/25/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The English version of Spain’s The Local is reporting that five activists belonging to controversial feminist group Femen have staged a protest against an anti-abortion demonstration in Spain’s capital by baring their breasts and painting skulls on their faces. The five Femen members shouted out “Pro-life is genocide” as they interrupted the anti-abortion march in Madrid’s emblematic Puerta del Sol square on Sunday morning. topless3As usual, the feminist activists appeared topless as part of their protest modus operandi, but this time they also painted their faces and upper bodies in black and white to replicate a skeleton. Bystanders vented their...
  • Biden lowers ObamaCare enrollment projection (talking it down?)

    02/21/2014 2:52:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/14 | Jim Angle
    Though officials have confidently claimed enrollment in ObamaCare is surging, Vice President Biden suddenly suggested during a stop in Minneapolis the totals might be lower than projected. "Initially, we talked about by the end of this period having seven million people lined up," he told a group in a coffee shop on Wednesday. "We may not get to seven but we're gonna get to five or six, and that's a hell of a start with people." That’s quite a difference from the confident predictions last fall, just before the rollout, from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "I think...
  • Ann Shoben: Skinheads, anti-government cultists embrace NRA's paranoid message

    12/31/2013 1:48:06 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 98 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 30, 2013 | By Ann Shoben
    After the slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook last December, the nation seemed poised to enact common-sense gun controls. Poll s showed that even the majority of gun owners and NRA members were in favor of such measures as universal background checks and the banning of some military style assault weapons. Then, while most of us were still reeling with shock, the NRA went into high gear. Wayne LaPierre was all over the airways sounding like a cross between Elmer Gantry and an Old Testament prophet warning of Armageddon. His message: The government was coming to confiscate our guns and...
  • Recall Election Prompts Charges Of Voter Fraud, Suppression(dems are crying)

    09/10/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The Colorado observer ^ | 9/11/13 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Democrats don’t often complain about voter fraud, but the prospect of outside voters taking advantage of an apparent loophole in Colorado’s new election law to participate in the legislative recalls has the bill’s sponsor crying foul. State Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), who sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, said Wednesday that those who say the law allows so-called “gypsy voters” are essentially advocating election fraud. “I think what they’re doing is advertising wholesale voter fraud and asking folks to basically break the law,” Pabon told the Colorado Observer.
  • India aircraft carrier: New Delhi launches first home-built carrier (+video)

    08/14/2013 6:52:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 12, 2013 | Arthur Bright
    it's no small thing that India today launched its first domestically built carrier. With the first-phase launch of what will eventually be named the INS Vikrant, India joins an elite club of countries that have built their own carriers: Only the United States, Russia, France, and Britain have done the same. The Vikrant weighs in at 37,500 tons, and will carry as many as 36 aircraft, reports The Times of India. Though small compared with the world's largest, the US Nimitz class carrier, which is two-and-a-half times heavier and carries 85 aircraft, the Vikrant marks a major milestone for India's...
  • Obama Urges 'Honesty' in Renewed Israel-PA Talks

    07/29/2013 9:08:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/29/2013, 8:09 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the imminent start of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Monday, but urged both sides to approach them with honesty, AFP reported Monday evening. "The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith," he said. Obama thanked his own top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, for organizing the talks, which were to begin later Monday in Washington with an initial exchange between top negotiators. "I am pleased that Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu and [Palestinian...
  • ‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

    07/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2013 | Heidi Yewman
    I knew going into my 30-day experiment of living with a gun that I was putting my family and myself at risk. Only two days into my experiment I went to breakfast with my two kids and some friends. After eating and shopping, my gun with me the entire time, I was anxious to get home to enjoy the warm weather. I put my purse on the counter and then spent the next hour out on the back deck. Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it. I’d forgotten...
  • How “new atheists” play church

    06/04/2013 1:20:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies
    B.P. Terpstra ^ | June 3, 2012 | B.P. Terpstra
    Atheism is a closet religion – and there’s no shortage of field evidence. Consider The Sunday Assembly, a group-identified “godless congregation” in London. There, the faithful meet on the first Sunday of every month. As their evangelical pitch goes: “Come on down to hear inspirational speakers and to enjoy a morning that is part-foot stomping show, part-atheist church.” Being secular apostles, the assembly’s members (disciples?) are keen on planting new assemblies (churches?). To wit, “Sunday Assembly Everywhere is a framework that allows everyone to create their own Assembly, while staying true to the spirit and values of The Sunday Assembly.”...
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as ‘Satan’

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political master’s dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. He’s the hack who designed the Obama “Hope” poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Republicans 'Crazy Crackers' Who Use 'Hateful Language'

    01/29/2013 4:31:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Briebart ^ | 1/29/2013
    Today on MSNBC contributor Karen Finney called to Republicans “crazy crackers on the right" who use “hateful language." Video at link: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/29/Liberal-Host-Republicans-Are-Crazy-Crackers-Who-Use%20-Hateful-Language
  • Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

    01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess Brett LoGiurato January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word." Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right. Here's the relevant excerpt: I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who...
  • Colorado columnist: Assault rifle owners have ‘tiny penises’

    01/04/2013 10:29:39 AM PST · by Red Steel · 113 replies
    kdvr ^ | : 11:07 am, December 28, 2012, updated on: 11:39am, December 28, 2012 | Will C. Holden
    ASPEN, Colo. — According to Todd Hartley, to enact new gun legislation in the U.S. would be to “shut the barn doors after the horse has already gotten out.” So in his weekly “I’m With Stupid” column in the Aspen Times on Friday — a column that Hartley claims is meant to encourage aspiring and current gun owners to “seek less violent ways to make up for your shortcomings” — the Basalt resident is attempting another method of gun control. He’s defaming the genitalia of gun owners. “If you own multiple guns or feel the need to possess a military-style...
  • Reid: House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’

    12/27/2012 10:16:24 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    AP via C "BS" ^ | December 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas. With a Dec. 31 deadline for an agreement to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, leaders in each party demanded the other side take the initiative. The new flare-up happened despite a round of calls that President Barack Obama made to congressional leaders by phone Wednesday night from Hawaii before he boarded Air Force One to head home from...
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • Study Finds Sea Level Rise was 60 Percent Higher Than UN Projection

    11/28/2012 4:10:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/28/12 | Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network
    According to NBC News, a newly released peer-reviewed study has concluded that sea levels between 1993 and 2011 rose by 3.2 millimeters per year. This number is nearly 60 percent more than the 2-millimeter annual projection made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the same time period. The disparity between the two numbers raises a point that the projections for the upcoming decades could also be too low and that sea level could rise much more than current estimates predict. Here are some facts and details about the new study and what it could mean for...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the election

    11/06/2012 2:32:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/04/12 | John Rossomando
    Wasserman Schultz: Republicans tried to ‘rig’ the electionBy John Rossomando /// November 4, 2012 Republicans tried to “rig” the outcome of the election by limiting early voting opportunities and by limiting who shows up at the polls, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said this morning during an appearance on C-Span. “We have run circles around them because of our very strong and effective ground game,” Wasserman Schultz said regarding early voter turnout. “Just yesterday, we had major records in terms of Democrats going in to vote in counties around the state of Florida. “The same is...
  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    10/27/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT · by John W · 129 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views...
  • After final debate, Obama says election comes down to trust

    10/23/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 23, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    ......"There is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust," Obama told a rally of 11,000 people in Florida. "Everything he's doing right now is trying to hide his real positions in order to win this election." That argument was laid out by Obama in Monday night's debate with repeated accusations that Romney has shifted numerous policy positions since the Republican presidential primaries, when he was targeting his party's conservative base............
  • New Obama ad slams Romney as 'dishonest' (childish desperation)

    10/06/2012 6:30:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2012
    The Obama campaign is launching a new swing-state ad accusing Mitt Romney of dishonesty in the debate and his own advertising. The advertisement uses footage from Wednesday's debate to continue one of the more contentious exchanges from the debate, over whether Romney's tax plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. "I'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut," said Romney during the debate. President Obama and Romney went back and forth on the point during the debate, with the president contending Romney would not be able to eliminate enough deductions and loopholes to make his plan to...
  • Never assume [A nobama email from John Kerry]

    08/17/2012 1:25:17 PM PDT · by upchuck · 21 replies
    email | August 17, 2012 | John F'ing Kerry (who served in Viet Nam)
    Friend -- It's easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, "Come on, that's ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that." Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we're living in -- one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine -- even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don't call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think we’ve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordeal—from the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” to the “Same-Sex Kiss Day” that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of it—began...
  • Senior Obama adviser: Romney backers trying to ‘purchase’ election

    07/10/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior White House adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday accused wealthy Mitt Romney supporters of trying to "purchase the White House," one day after the presumptive GOP nominee announced a $106 million June fundraising haul that stunned the Obama campaign. “You’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up trying to purchase the White House for Mr. Romney,” said Plouffe on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’re going to have to have everybody out there who wants the president to continue to a second term to step up and help the campaign.” After seeing Romney and the Republican National Committee (RNC) outpace...
  • Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame...

    05/18/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2012
    Lesbian Couple FAKED Hate Crime By Painting Their OWN Home With 'Kill the Gays' To Frame Neighbors After Spat Over Dogs 18 May 2012 [Pic in URL] Caught: Aimee Whitchurch, 37, left, and Christel Conklin, 29, right, are accused of forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief A lesbian couple that claimed their neighbors spray painted 'Kill the Gay' on their condo are being accused by the police for doing the deed themselves. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado has issued a warrant for Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, for forgery, false reporting and criminal mischief. In October...
  • Obama accuses Republicans of 'madness'

    03/30/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2012
    PORTLAND, Maine - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of clinging to economic policies that preceded the Great Depression and the more recent economic downturn, saying his rivals are showing signs of "madness." Raising campaign cash in Maine on Friday, March 30, Obama said Republicans want to return to economic policies that would let Wall Street play by its own set of rules and allow insurance companies to roll back health coverage.
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Venezuela's Chavez Calls Presidential Rival a 'Low-Life Pig

    02/17/2012 10:17:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 Feb 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez attacked the new opposition candidate for the country's highest office as a "low-life ... pig" in a defamatory speech broadcast on state radio and TV late Thursday. As the country's election season gets underway, Chavez said of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles that, "you have a pig's tail, a pig's ears, and you snort like a pig," according to AFP. On Sunday, the 39-year-old Capriles won an overwhelming victory in an opposition primary. He was quickly vilified in a campaign in Venezuela's state-run media, which insinuated he was a homosexual and a Zionist agent....
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE
    JournalTimes.com No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE christine.won@journaltimes.com, mburke@journaltimes.com | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...