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  • Olbermann: S.E. Cupp Should Have Never Been Born, Proves ‘Necessity’ of Planned Parenthood

    04/14/2011 2:43:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2011 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    Keith Olbermann is not known for his candor. In a sense, it‘s what’s made him a popular figure on the left. And sure, he makes off-the-wall comments sometimes in order to evoke a response. But he may have gone too far today when he suggested that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp is a prime example of why the world needs Planned Parenthood (PP). Translation, she should have never been born. Immediately, the comment drew fire from those who said Olbermann, the former MSNBC host turned Current TV commentator, insinuated Cupp should have been aborted. And just as quickly, Olbermann started treading...
  • Republicans will make US 'Third World' nation: Obama

    04/15/2011 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Minn · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri Apr 15 | Mira Oberman
    CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services. The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a "stark choice" between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart. "Under their vision, we...
  • Obama: Republicans will make USA 'Third World' nation

    04/15/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2011 | Mira Oberman
    CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services. The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a "stark choice" between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart. "Under their vision, we...
  • Republicans will make US 'Third World' nation: Obama

    04/14/2011 11:33:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | April 15, 2011 | Mira Oberman
    US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a "Third World" country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services. The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a "stark choice" between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart. "Under their vision, we can't invest in...
  • Susan Sarandon Decries American Plutocracy, 'They Have The Wealth' Calls Gov Walker an Idiot

    03/15/2011 1:42:37 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 51 replies
    Susan Sarandon Decries American Plutocracy, 'They Have The Wealth' Calls Gov Walker an Idiot http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rich-celebrity-redux-part-deux-susan-sarandon-decries-american-plutocracy-they-have-the-wealth-calls-gov-walker-an-idiot/
  • Maher: Charlie Sheen's Childish, Nonsensical Behavior Like Sarah Palin on Coke

    03/05/2011 11:48:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 5, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    There must be something in Bill Maher's contract with HBO that requires him to make at least one joke about the former Alaska governor on every show. In his monologue beginning the most recent installment of "Real Time," the host said Charlie Sheen's childish, needlessly defensive, nonsensical behavior is like Sarah Palin on coke. BILL MAHER: What a week, right, people? I mean, this week Americans turned on their television sets and were witness to a pathetic disaster slowly unfolding. And then after the Oscars were over… [Laughter and applause] MAHER: …then Charlie Sheen started to give interviews and it...
  • Democrats Unveil New Logo: It's a Target......(!)

    01/11/2011 9:40:02 PM PST · by MamaLucci · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/14/10 | Staff
    Democrats were able to take their share of the news cycle not merely by nominating scandal-plagued Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., to run for reelection, but by picking perhaps the absolute most appropriate image they could in this political climate: a target. Have a look.
  • Hoyer: Tea Party People Come From Unhappy Families

    01/05/2011 8:10:09 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 76 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/5/2011 | Sean Higgins
    On the eve of his demotion by voters from House Majority Leader to House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Hoyer offered this insight into the psychology of the Tea Party movement: There are a whole lot of people in the Tea Party that I see in these polls who don’t want any compromise. My presumption is they have unhappy families. All of you have been in families: single-parent, two-parents, whatever. Multiple parent and a stepfather.
  • Dean on Sarah Palin “She Can Look You Right in the Eye and Say Things That Aren’t True”

    11/26/2010 7:24:41 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 71 replies
    LYING EYES: Dean on Sarah Palin “She Can Look You Right in the Eye and Say Things That Aren’t True” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lying-eyes-dean-on-sarah-palin-she-can-look-you-right-in-the-eye-and-say-things-that-arent-true/
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • Whose shady foreign cash?

    10/13/2010 3:41:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Democrats deserve a Guinness World Re cord award for their election-season cogni tive dissonance. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and White House senior adviser David Axelrod accused Republicans last week of benefiting from "money from foreign corporations" -- which liberals claim the US Chamber of Commerce is funneling into domestic political ads. Endangered Democratic candidates across the country are dutifully parroting the line of attack. It's beyond comical to watch the party that cries "RAAAACISM" whenever conservatives question their shady foreign funny money suddenly sounding the alarm over non-US campaign cash. And it's beyond galling to hear Democrats fret...
  • Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]

    10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | October 5, 2010 | Joel S. Hirschhorn
    In trying to understand how so many Americans adore people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh I have come to this critical understanding: Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient and downright stupid people need idols. They feel angry, frustrated, ignored, cheated and disillusioned by so much going on in American society. They find the emotional, political and philosophical rants by talk show, loud mouth celebrities matching and justifying their feelings. Of course, those celebrities work hard to fan the flames of all that unhappiness and discontent, and also perpetuate ignorance. They sell stupidity to gullible dummies,...
  • Unabashed Marxist Van Jones Warns: The TEA Party Aims to Control Your Life!

    And he says it with a straight face... (almost) Matt at Conservative Hideout 2.0 dug up this telling clip yesterday- just listen to this propagandist spin like the Tasmanian Devil, good grief (transcript below). When you get the gist of where where he's is coming-from, the level of power once bestowed upon Van Jones by Dear Leader is unsettling to say the least. And how can we forget the truly pathetic performance as Obama's "Green Jobs Czar", where Jones pissed-away $60B... while creating no jobs? Besides the repetitive drone of threadbare racial themes, this latest spiel betrays textbook-case liberal projection,...
  • Audio: Daily Kos Founder Says American Right Wing Would Behead if They Could

    09/07/2010 4:58:31 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Audio: Daily Kos Founder Says American Right Wing Would Behead if They Could http://www.theblaze.com/stories/audio-daily-kos-founder-says-american-right-wing-would-behead-if-they-could/
  • Jimmy Breslin on the National Mood - Moonbat Alert!

    09/06/2010 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 32 replies
    Harper's Magazine ^ | Jimmy Breslin
    There are these sudden loud noises in the hotel kitchen, one, two, three, probably a tray falling, and then there is so much screaming and a hand holding a gun high in the air and Robert Kennedy, who had walked into the gun, is on the floor with his eyes seeing nothing. On this June night in 1968 he has just won a Presidential primary and suddenly he is fit only for a gravedigger’s dirt.
  • Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book

    09/02/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book Max Fisher Max Fisher Thu Sep 2, 8:06 am ET WASHINGTON, DC – A number of liberal writers are condemning American Taliban, the just-released book by prominent liberal blogger and political organizer Markos Moulitsas. Moulitsas, also known as Kos and the chief of prominent website Daily Kos, argues in his book that elements of the U.S. conservative movement are akin to the Taliban, a militant terrorist group responsible for thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some liberals--though certainly not all--think that's a bad idea. Here's why. The book's official description reads, "America's...
  • Liberalism 101: Projection

    08/04/2010 9:11:16 PM PDT · by stolinsky
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-05-10 | stolinsky
    Republicans have been called “mad dogs” and “night riders” who want to “drag us behind a pickup,” referring to the horrible murder of a black man. Republicans are accused of wanting to “starve” children and “take away medicine” from the elderly. Justice Clarence Thomas has been called a “serial murderer,” while commentator Bill O’Reilly has been compared to “Bin Laden.” Rudy Giuliani has been compared to “Mussolini,” an insult both untrue and racist. One may disagree with these persons, but where does one get the idea that they want to murder those who disagree with them? Projection is a psychological...
  • Obama's Mean Streak

    07/30/2010 1:52:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama seems to have a pattern of using ceremonial or stately events as opportunities to ambush and humiliate people. This behavior is unpresidential and reveals a vindictive streak that makes Richard Nixon look like Mister Rogers. A few examples of Obama's taking pleasure in administering public pain to others: During the State of the Union Address, he chose to direct his ire at the justices of the Supreme Court, located in the front rows. After the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the First Amendment regarding political speech, Barack Obama famously chose to dress down the black-clad...
  • South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'

    06/14/2010 1:24:10 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 57 replies · 1,208+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2010 | Heidi Noonan
    A South Carolina lawmaker suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race. Continues... He can't string a coherent sentence together. Can't form a coherent thought, either. Doesn't understand the issues. Has no idea what he's doing. Didn't have a real job. He was a virtual nobody! But enough about Obama. The world's biggest whiners -- mostly known as "Democrats" -- are whining and complaining that Republicans in South Carolina selected their nominee for them. Alvin Greene is a jobless military veteran who won the nomination handily last Tuesday, with...
  • Moonbat/Dingbat Quote of the Week

    04/23/2010 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-23-10 | Wordsmith
    Any of these groups that says, "I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist," is okay with me. You know that's no light thing to do -- to actually say, I'm a socialist. You've got to know, actually, we are living in a time that's going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment of World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation. They are coming. And they are coming after you. And they are going to be brutal and oppressive....
  • Hate Retoric Is Escalating Into Violence (Free Republic Mentioned)

    03/28/2010 10:43:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies · 2,958+ views
    The American Muslim ^ | Mar 28, 2010 | Sheila Musaji
    Just this week a militia group and the tea party movement intersected. Mike Vanderboegh, former leader of the Alabama Constitutional Militia, recently called for hundreds of thousands of gun owners to “point their muzzles at the hearts of tyrants” when discussing ways to oppose recent congressional legislation. He also encouraged breaking of Democratic Party leaders windows to get their attention. He said “To all modern Sons of Liberty: THIS is your time. Break their windows. Break them NOW.” After this, there was a rash of such incidents. And, today 7 militia members were arrested in FBI raids in the midwest...
  • Obama: Republicans fear health bill popularity

    03/20/2010 2:16:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 101 replies · 2,174+ views
    YAHOO ^ | 20 MARCH 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for his health care overhaul bill by telling Democrats that Republicans fear that the legislation will end up being popular. In a televised meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill, Obama told the lawmakers that Republicans realize that once the bill becomes law, "Low and behold, nobody's pulling the plug on granny." That was a reference to opponents' false claims last summer that the health bill would let government bureaucrats make life and death decisions. Obama said voters would like the bill's features that take effect this year, including restrictions...
  • FL-Sen: Crist Accuses Rubio Of Getting Back Waxes

    03/09/2010 11:41:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies · 179+ views
    Real Clear Politics/Greta ^ | 3/9/2010 | Real Clear Politics
    FOX NEWS' VAN SUSTEREN: And sort of a punch back which occurred previously is that you have said about your opponent, Mr. Rubio, that he is the greatest fraud perpetrated. So it sounds like you have had a couple of punches back as well. Why do you say that? GOV. CHARLIE CRIST: Because he's trying to pawn himself off as a fiscal conservative. And yet just in reason weeks, two weeks ago it has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax...
  • Michele Bachmann's Comments On Larry King Live Send Denver Columnist Into Near-Seizure

    03/08/2010 7:34:53 PM PST · by JLWORK · 37 replies · 661+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | March 8, 2010 | John L. Work
    Congressional Representative Michele Bachmann’s appearance on CNN’s Larry King live a few days ago has sent the Denver Examiner’s Keith Vance, not to mention the Obama White House, into a state close to hysteria. Vance is calling Bachmann a liar and accusing her of being part of the conservative smear machine – because she matter-of-factly called for an investigation into President Obama’s attempt to persuade Representative Jim Matheson to change his vote on Obama-care from no to yes. Bachmann’s point is well-taken, in that Obama just nominated Matheson’s brother for a seat on the federal bench. Well, now. Here is...
  • From Depression To Rage (Andrew Sullivan)

    01/19/2010 8:04:18 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 81 replies · 3,075+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/18/2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    We have heard a lot from those furious that Obama has not solved all our problems overnight, how they feel that this country has somehow been taken away from them, how they feel a disconnect from the president. But maybe it's time for a different kind of rage, the kind this reader feels and I want to second:"The past year has been a very difficult one for me, personally and professionally. I've been up a lot more than I've been down, and I've been angry and frustrated with life, as we all are at times. But I can't remember the last time...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

    12/21/2009 8:18:06 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 45 replies · 1,780+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/21/09 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for up holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.
  • Christians abused our children too, say Muslim parents

    11/13/2009 3:09:55 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies · 729+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 14th November 2009
    MUSLIM parents have told how their children were also victims of abuse and bullying from other students as they fasted during the daylight hours of Ramadan. The families said yesterday some "Christian" children provoked Muslim students by thrusting food or drinks in their faces during observance of the sacred religious month. They were responding to a couple's claims that their son Antonios Grigorious, 11, was bullied by Muslim students because he ate a salami sandwich during Ramadan at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney's southwest. A Muslim mother-of-two, Lourenz Mahmoud, said yesterday she had complained to teachers at Punchbowl Public about...
  • Obama aide accuses Fox of operating as GOP arm

    10/12/2009 9:59:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,134+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 12, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's top aides says Fox News Channel acts like a wing of the Republican Party. White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that Fox News operates "almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party." It's another sign of the White House's aggressively going after Fox.
  • Obama to Urge Congress (complains about "Opposition scare Tactics")

    09/09/2009 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 20 replies · 702+ views
    via drudge ^ | 09/09/09 | Major Garrett
    President Obama plans to argue Wednesday night in a high-stakes address to Congress that the country's health care system is at a "breaking point," as he urges lawmakers to stop "bickering" and pass comprehensive reform. "The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery before a joint session of Congress. "Now is the time to deliver on health care." Obama is stressing his resolve to bring lawmakers together and clear away hurdles to passing an overhaul package. "I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I...
  • Obama To Hike 10-Year Deficit to $9 Trillion

    08/21/2009 2:31:06 PM PDT · by khnyny · 140 replies · 6,461+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to roughly $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday. "The new forecasts are based on new data that reflect how severe the economic downturn was in the late fall of last year and the winter of this year," said the official, who is familiar with the plans. "Our budget projections are now in line with the spring and summer projections that the Congressional Budget Office put out." The CBO said in June that deficits between 2010...
  • Palin's Red Menace (Is Palinism the new McCarthyism?)

    08/18/2009 10:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 1,738+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 8/18/2009 | Richard Cohen
    Try this on for size: Palinism. What is it? It is an updated version of McCarthyism, which takes its name from the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin liar, demagogue and drunk, and means, according to Wikipedia, "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries." As far as we know, Sarah Palin is not a drunk. But she certainly shares McCarthy's other attributes -- and this one as well: the ability to drive the debate. In McCarthy's day, it was anti-communism coupled with national security, and it hardly mattered that he frequently...
  • Dems Newest Jobs Program: They are PAYING Supporters of Their Health Care Plan

    08/10/2009 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 563+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-10-09 | Mike's America
    Talk about "manufactured outrage!" These people could give the right lessons in how to do it!Thanks "Missy" for passing this along: Now is our chance to make health care work. America’s health care system is broken. Health care costs are spiraling out of control, throwing families, businesses and government into financial crisis. Families are worried their health coverage won’t be there when they need it. Our country can’t afford to wait for health reform that keeps costs down and protects consumers. We can’t wait for affordable, dependable health care. We’re fighting for health care that will protect families’ financial health,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Says Townhall Protestors Carry Swastikas (Video Via Fox News & The O'Reilly Factor

    08/05/2009 8:33:59 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 78 replies · 3,154+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/5/2009 | AWorldExposure
    Nancy Pelosi says townhall protestors carry swastikas. ...
  • Liberals: Wolves in Sheep's Clothing (Lloyd Marcus)

    06/14/2009 12:21:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,276+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    I still remember the knot in my stomach upon seeing the sea of white faces from the window of our school bus. It was the first day of school 1961. We came from a neighboring black community, about a hundred or so of us, to the newly integrated white Jr/Sr high school with thousands of students. Everything intimidated me, the massive school building, being around whites for the first time, feeling small, seventh grade school work (would I measure up) and my stutter. The night before, I shared my fears with my preacher dad. Dad gave his typical answer, "Trust God". Someone...
  • Keith Olbermann: Cheney’s speech false to fact and reason

    05/23/2009 11:33:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies · 1,666+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 21, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    Finally tonight, as promised, a Special Comment about Mr. Cheney's speech. Neurotic. Paranoid. False to fact and false to reason. Forever self-rationalizing. His inner rage at his own impotence and failure dripping from every word and as irrational, as separated from the real world, as dishonest, as insane, as any terrorist.
  • Christian Symposium Offers Different Take on Aliens at Roswell UFO Festival

    05/12/2009 6:58:19 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 180 replies · 2,098+ views
    ROSWELL, New Mexico, May 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- Alien Resistance, a Christian counter-cult outreach ministry, will hold an all-Christian-speaker Symposium on aliens during the annual Roswell UFO Festival July 3-5th, 2009. The 11 participants include 4 PhDs, 2 doctorates of ministry, 2 pastors, 2 ordained ministers, and several pastoral counselors, with 12 books written between them on the UFO/Alien topic. The Symposium will educate on the UFO/alien topic from a Biblical Christian perspective, with emphasis on counter-cult evangelism, creationism, and spiritual warfare. The event is free for the public to attend, and will be held at the Best Western Sally...
  • Limbaugh’s rants new McCarthyism

    03/24/2009 3:07:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,982+ views
    In Forum, ND ^ | 3/22/09 | Marcel Stratton
    Why is it that in descriptions of the words and activities of Rush Limbaugh, it is not pointed out the obvious similarity of Limbaugh and Adolph Hitler. Rush knows exactly what he has started. Do you remember how overbearing, intimidating and feared Sen. Joseph McCarthy became before his crudities and chilling attacks on patriotic citizens was stopped? The rise of Hitler came about through use of the same strident, rancorous and dangerous appeal to a populace who had suffered military defeat and in times of embarrassment for their loss of economic power – how the Germans suffered because of inflation...
  • Is There an Antidote to the Republican Amnesia? [Barney Frank spewing revisionist history]

    03/18/2009 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies · 1,277+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | March 18, 2009 | By Barney Frank
    Memory eventually fails us all, but apparently the decline strikes one party far more than the other. In recent weeks, my friends across the aisle have expended a lot of breath proclaiming that the Democrats caused the present financial crisis by failing to pass legislation to regulate financial services companies in the years 1995 through 2006. There is only small one problem with this story -- throughout this entire period the Republicans were in complete charge of the House and for the most critical years they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. In the House of Representatives, the...
  • New Scientist pulls story on creationist code

    03/16/2009 2:11:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 978+ views
    Skepticism Examiner ^ | March 15,2009 | Dylan Otto Krider
    The New Scientist had a story by their book editor Amanda Gefter called "How to Spot a Hidden Religious Agenda". Today, it was pulled from their web site; the explanation being that they "received a complaint about the contents of the story." You can still find a copy here, and we've copied the text until we find out what caused them to pull the story. Here's the opening: ---------------------------------------------------------------- As a book reviews editor at New Scientist, I often come across so-called science books which after a few pages reveal themselves to be harbouring ulterior motives. I have learned to...
  • N.Y.P. Chimp Cartoon Draws Outrage (Black Racists Rejoice - They Have Something To Complain About!)

    02/19/2009 7:29:46 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 38 replies · 1,865+ views
    Maynard Institute ^ | February 18, 2009
    Artist Says Slain Animal Was Not Meant to Be Obama An editorial cartoon in Wednesday's New York Post that some say compares President Obama to a chimpanzee is being denounced as insensitive at best and racist at worst. The cartoonist denied he had Obama in mind. The cartoon, drawn for the Page Six section by Sean Delonas, who has been criticized for previous work, shows two policemen, one with a smoking gun, looking at a dead chimpanzee. One says, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." The chimpanzee reference is to a 200-pound chimp that...
  • Undoing eight years of stupid

    12/18/2008 6:55:42 PM PST · by NCjim · 85 replies · 2,315+ views
    Catoosa County News ^ | December 15, 2008 | Jeannie Babb Taylor
    On election night, hope was palpable. A sort of jittery excitement filled the air at the Catoosa Democratic Headquarters in Ringgold, Ga. A year ago, the local party was lucky to have 20 people at a breakfast meeting. Now, giddy Obama supporters edged past each other in the crowded banquet hall, sharing smiles and ogling the vast array of T-shirts and buttons. “Your grandparents were right,” read one sticker, “Vote Democratic.” For decades, this area has been Democratic. That’s the reason we are known for having some of the best public schools around. It’s the reason we have a fabulous...
  • Dem Playbook Shows Dirty Tactics (Accuse of voter intimidation even if it doesn't exist)

    10/27/2008 4:44:03 AM PDT · by jilliane · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 10/27/2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike.’” The manual said this should be done by placing stories in mainstream and specialty press “in which minority leadership expresses concern about the threat of intimidation tactics” and “prime minority leadership to discuss the issue in the media; provide talking points.”
  • A McCain "Win" Will Be Theft, Resistance Is Planned (By Ally of Obama's Code Pink Bundler)

    10/20/2008 7:05:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 282 replies · 10,046+ views
    Global Research ^ | Monday, October 20, 2008 | David Swanson
    Source link If your television declares John McCain the president elect on the evening of November 4th, your television will be lying. You should immediately pick up your pre-packed bags and head straight to the White House in Washington, D.C., which we will surround and shut down until this attempt at a third illegitimate presidency is reversed. A McCain "win" will not be illegitimate because I disagree with his policies, but because he himself has rendered it illegitimate. He and his campaign and allied supporters have sought to illegally remove hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls, fraudulently registered...
  • The measure of Palin's inexperience: She's not ready for her close-up

    10/06/2008 7:57:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 6, 2008 | Susan Nielsen
    TEN words keep ringing in my ears, long after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin supposedly redeemed herself and put to rest the nation's worst fears about the bottom of the Republican ticket. "How long have I been at this?" she asked during last week's high-stakes vice presidential debate. "Like, five weeks?" Say it ain't so, Joe, she's right. No question, Palin killed. She's great on television when she's got rehearsed lines to deliver and no follow-up questions to answer. She's brash and disarming, and she makes you want to send her to Washington and give those boys a big whack on...
  • Barney Frank says GOP housing attacks racially motivated

    10/06/2008 7:10:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 66 replies · 1,466+ views
    BOSTON (AP) - Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that Republican criticism of Democrats over the nation's housing crisis is a veiled attack on the poor that's racially motivated. The Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said the GOP is appealing to its base by blaming the country's mortgage foreclosure problem on efforts to expand affordable housing through the Community Reinvestment Act.
  • Obama accuses McCain of smear campaign

    10/06/2008 2:09:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies · 964+ views
    yahoo ^ | October 6, 2008 | Mark Egan
    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama counterattacked on Sunday against a new Republican tactic by saying rival John McCain was more interested in a smear campaign than fixing the U.S. economy. The Obama campaign unveiled an ad hitting McCain as one of the "Keating Five" senators who met federal regulators on behalf of a California savings and loan institution that collapsed in 1989. The ad faults McCain as unwilling to regulate the financial industry. With McCain losing ground in opinion polls, a campaign strategist was quoted as saying the Republican presidential candidate needed to "turn the page" on...
  • Older voters' racial bias may have medical reason

    09/27/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The personality is familiar to us all: the sweet old aunt, the loving grandfather or the generous widow down the street, each of them unfailingly kind toward friends and family but given to flights of shocking prejudice when the conversation turns toward ethnic groups to which they don't belong. Often the response is a nervous laugh, a wan smile or a hasty effort to change the subject. We assume that old people are the products of less-enlightened times; they're unlikely to change; and their comments, however ugly, are largely innocuous. Now, though, in the midst of the nation's first presidential...
  • Poor Sarah (More pseudo-sophisticated drivel from a NY Slimes DemonRat)

    09/25/2008 9:51:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 705+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | September 25, 2008 | Judith Warner
    I spent the past week in New York, helping my mother recover from surgery. It was a new role for me, taking care of my mom. It must, I think, have been somewhat destabilizing. Perhaps when previously untapped wells of care-for-others are accessed, there’s no stopping the flow. Or perhaps it was just that, after five days locked in stare-downs with my mother’s cat, my eyes were playing tricks on me. This may explain why, on Tuesday afternoon when I went to The Times Web site and saw the photo of Sarah Palin with Henry Kissinger, a funny thing happened....
  • Naomi Wolf: Sarah 'Evita' Palin to Usher in Rovian Police State

    09/22/2008 5:14:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 79 replies · 2,540+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/22/08 | PJ Gladnick
    It sounds like the rabid rantings of some poor demented shlub posting at the Democratic Underground. Instead, it is Al Gore's former fashion adviser, Naomi Wolf, indulging in sanity-challenged fantasies on her Huffington Post blog. The target of Wolf's derangement is Sarah Palin and it is so over the top that one might suspect Wolf is an agent provocateur working for conservatives in order to discredit the left. Think I'm kidding? Check out this sampling of Wolf's plunge off the political deep end (emphasis mine): Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin. You...
  • Lefties like to mock conservatives, but their lives are more screwed up.

    09/21/2008 7:32:38 PM PDT · by Harry Wurzbach · 15 replies · 228+ views
    Vanity | Me
    The thought has occurred to me, as I'm sure it has to many of you, that the critics of our politics, our lifestyles (as imagined by them), and our values tend to be miserable creatures. It never fails that conservative Republicans are parodied as white suburban idiots, the two kid, two car, evangelical churchgoing families who are closet racists, prudes, and simpletons. Of course, I know plenty of conservatives who defy this description. What I've noticed over time is that way too many lefty types seem to hate themselves. They hate their lives. Perhaps its because their lives are screwed...