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  • Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania

    09/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT · by taildragger · 120 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/6/2012 | Eric Kleefeld
    Republicans signaled this week that they might have given up hope in two important swing states. TPM Slideshow: Romney Takes The Stage At The RNC The Romney campaign and conservative groups like Crossroads GPS have pulled TV ads in Michigan, Romney’s home state, according to the Detroit News. Nor are the campaign and super PACs running advertising in Pennsylvania, after unleashing a barrage there over the past five months. It is still possible for groups to purchase TV advertising in either state at a later date. The PollTracker Averages show President Obama ahead 48.9 percent to 45.4 percent in Michigan,...
  • Andrea Mitchell(MSNBC) calls voter ID, "voter suppression"

    09/06/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    Andrea Mitchell ^ | 9/6/12 | Andrea Mitchell
    Happened around 7:13 PM EDT on MSNBC, when she was interviewing, John Lewis(D-GA).
  • Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr. (OSU prof pimps Hussein)

    09/05/2012 2:49:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Cleveland ^ | 9/01/12
    Campaigning in college classes is inappropriate: George W. Dent Jr.Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 9:05 AM By Plain Dealer guest columnist The Plain Dealer **SNIP** Recently a memorandum was sent by Professor Brian McHale to all instructors in the English Department at Ohio State University. The memorandum states that McHale, a distinguished professor of humanities, had "been in touch with a couple of organizers for the Obama campaign, who have asked me to pass along to all of you a request for access to your classes" in order to "make a pitch to your students about registering to vote." It...

    09/03/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/03/12 | JOHN NOLTE
    Call it "The Empty Chair Convention." Rick Klein, Senior Washington Editor of ABC News, just tweeted out this photo of the stage the Democrat convention will be held on (posted above). As you can see, Klein's photo reveals the screens that will serve as the television backdrop behind whoever's speaking -- and it looks to me as though the Democrats intend to show an artificial sea of faces in order to make the convention hall look a whole lot more fuller than it might be. If you look closely, they have three tiers of adoring, enraptured Obama-worshippers at the ready...
  • Clint Eastwood was right. Hollywood can be quietly, yet profoundly, conservative (whine)

    09/02/2012 2:24:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 1, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    Clint Eastwood got one thing right during his senior moment at the Republican convention: Hollywood isn’t all liberal. The first time Clint gained serious press attention in national politics was 1972, when he was invited by President Richard Nixon to attend his nominating convention in Miami. Nixon was a movie buff who understood the power of Hollywood. In 72, he wanted to use specific celebrity endorsements to shape the way that the public understood him. He wanted Democrats like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr to show that he was a centrist and he wanted Old Hollywood to evoke nostalgia...
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • Reddit Sleuths In Action: Highlight How Obama Answered A 'Planted' Question

    08/31/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Gomez · 5 replies
    We were a bit disappointed in how President Obama handled his recent Reddit AMA, giving mostly canned politician's answers to a community that tends to expect a bit more human emotion. It was no Woody Harrelson debacle, but it did seem like a missed opportunity. And, now, some Redditors are suggesting that parts of it were actually stage. Some internet sleuthing pointed out that among the only 10 questions that Obama chose to answer (out of hundreds that were asked almost immediately) was one from someone who appears to have been planted by the administration. The evidence: Profile created mere...
  • No Muslim prayers at Democratic Convention, but Cardinal Dolan will give closing prayer

    08/31/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT · by procrustes · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Catherine Poe
    WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012 — Enough of the nonsense. Enough of the outright lies and distortions. Here are the facts: * Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the closing prayer at the Democratic Convention, just as he is doing at the Republican Convention. * There will be no Muslim prayer led by any radical Islamists at the Democratic Convention. Read more: No Muslim prayers at Democratic Convention, but Cardinal Dolan will give closing prayer | Washington Times Communities (more at link)
  • Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

    08/30/2012 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 Aug 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    Mark Mazzetti's emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained...
  • Is The Media Coordinating On Race Baiting? Ask John Harris and Politico

    08/29/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | 8/29/2012 | Erick Erickson
    We should not forget that John Harris of the Politico, who asked the stupidest and most irrelevant questions of any moderator during the GOP Primary debates, is married to the former head of NARAL in Virginia. We should not forget that Jonathan Allen of the Politico once worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We should not forget that Andy Barr of the Politico left the Politico to go work for the Democratic National Committee. We should not forget any of this because I do not believe it is any accident that today the Politico has a big story from John Harris...
  • Family Research Council poll of Missouri: Akin 45, McCaskill 42

    08/29/2012 12:45:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Family Research Council poll was conducted by Wenzel Strategies from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, testing 829 voters for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.38 percent. The sample was 32.7 percent Democrats, 34.1 percent Republicans and 33.2 percent independents. I don’t remotely believe that Akin is winning right now, but I also don’t believe that McCaskill’s double-digit margin will survive September. Hence Reince Priebus’s conundrum. Roy Blunt also said this morning that he still thinks Akin will quit, but I’m not sure he himself quite believes it. Supposedly people are leaning on Huckabee too to get...
  • Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility (??)

    08/28/2012 3:20:55 PM PDT · by libh8er · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8.16.2012
    (snip) ....... They measured social tolerance by two variables: Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools, and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library. Racial tolerance, measured by responses regarding various racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Eighty percent of the study respondents were Caucasian, LeRoux said. The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line, carried a stranger's belongings, donated blood, given directions to a...
  • GLAAD Slams Utah NBC Affiliate for Not Broadcasting NBC's 'New Normal'

    08/27/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 27 2012 | Aaron Couch
    GLAAD is criticizing a Utah NBC affiliate’s decision not to broadcast The New Normal this fall. "While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported LGBT stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country,” the group's president says. Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler's new comedy, which tells the story of a single mother who becomes a surrogate for a same-sex couple, was deemed “inappropriate” by Salt Lake City-based KSL-TV. "Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like Modern Family, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick...
  • Door to Door Propaganda - My Daughter's Caller

    08/26/2012 8:52:44 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 20 replies
    My Front Porch | 08/26/12 | 50sdad
    Tonight, while my college-aged daughter was out, a helpful man with a clipboard came to the door asking for her by name. "Oh, Ho," says I, "She's out at the moment. Whom can I tell her called to see her?" "I'm with the Committee to re-elect the Presid-" he said before being cut off by my absolute and outright laughter. He got off lucky...If he actually HAD spoken with her, she would have given him a LENGTHY laundry list of the economic failings, policy shortcomings, and wild spendthrift madness that the past three years has brought. (The girl is armed...
  • Is Chicago Sun-Times Easy Gun Access Story BS?(IL)

    08/26/2012 6:21:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    I smell a rat. Today’s Chicago Sun-Times story Getting a gun in Chicago quick and easy strikes me as confabulation. “Want to know how to get a gun? Just ask Chris. The skinny teen attends high school in Chicago and is a talented athlete. But he’s also a notorious gunslinger. As a shooter in a South Side gang, he can get his hands on a gun as quick as you can get a burger at a fast-food restaurant.” Hyperbole for sure. But is Windy City scribe and Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Main [above] another Stephen Glass or Janet Cooke? Here...
  • The Delusions in Ryan's Medicare Vision

    08/21/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | Froma Harrop
    Paul Ryan has bold economic ideas. Or maybe he doesn't. It's really hard to know what Mitt Romney's VP pick thinks, since his budget plan includes Obamacare's $716 billion in Medicare savings over 10 years, but his election plan has him saying he would restore those spending cuts. Romney is accusing president Obama of "robbing" that money from today's beneficiaries. Let's set the confusion aside for a moment and look at where the projected cuts would be made. First off, none of the savings comes from changing eligibility or benefits. The president's health care reforms actually add benefits to Medicare....
  • Chuck Todd Calls Biden’s Staff Influencing Pool Reports An ‘Outrage,’

    08/16/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12:18 pm, August 16th, 2012 | by Noah Rothman |
    On Thursday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ White House Correspondent and Political Director, called a Politico report which revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s staff actively attempted to edit pool reports, which are used to inform reporters about events on the campaign trail, an “outrage.” He said that the system of distributing pool reports through political staffers may have to change as a result of Biden’s staffer’s behavior. RELATED: Biden’s Staff Tried To Influence Reporting On His Virginia Trip, According To Report Politico reporter Jonathan Martin, who originally reported the infraction by Biden’s staffers, said the attempted influencing of pool reports...
  • Hillary Goes to Hollywood, Hollywood Comes to Hillary

    08/16/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Equipping U.S. embassies with the unlimited ability to show movies to residents and visitors over the next five years could cost taxpayers more than $1.5 million. The U.S. Department of State claims the expenditure is necessary since the U.S. uses "feature films as programming tools to support foreign policy objectives." State's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau awarded the sole-source contract to the Motion Picture Licensing Corp. (MPLC) , which it says is the only source that can provide a worldwide blanket-viewing license for 800 facilities. According to a Statement of Work that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine...
  • Don’t Believe Poll Propaganda (Don't believe GIGO polls)

    08/10/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/10/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, I was outraged today when I saw a Washington Post article headlined “Three Polls Show Obama Widening Lead Over Romney.” One was a poll from FOX News that showed Obama 9 points ahead. The others were surveys by CNN and Reuters showing a 7 point Obama lead. NOT TRUE! Click Here to read the Washington Post article I am referring to. The real numbers, of likely voters are found in the Rasmussen Polls which had Romney ahead by three yesterday and four today. Gallup, which surveys registered voters (as opposed to likely voters) has the race tied at...
  • Nate Silver FiveThirtyEight-- Aug. 9: National Polls Shouldn't Panic Romney

    08/10/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT · by hcmama · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2012 | Nate Silver
    One problem is that the trend toward Mr. Obama in national polls has hardly been uniform. The Gallup national tracking poll has shown a very flat race. And Rasmussen Reports had a swing toward Mr. Romney in its release on Thursday, with his pulling ahead by four points in its survey. Weekly tracking polls from Public Policy Polling and YouGov have also not shown especially good numbers for Mr. Obama lately. If there had really been a shift in the race of the magnitude that the Real Clear Politics average implies — it has Mr. Obama gaining three points on...
  • Disinformation: How It Works

    08/09/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 8 replies ^ | 08/09/2012 | Tyler Durden
    There was a time, not too long ago (relatively speaking), that governments and the groups of elites that controlled them did not find it necessary to conscript themselves into wars of disinformation. Propaganda was relatively straightforward. The lies were much simpler. The control of information flow was easily directed. Rules were enforced with the threat of property confiscation and execution for anyone who strayed from the rigid socio-political structure. Those who had theological, metaphysical or scientific information outside of the conventional and scripted collective world view were tortured and slaughtered. The elites kept the information to themselves, and removed its...
  • An oldie but a goodie (Clean up political campaigns with negative ad ban )

    08/09/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | Craig Wessel
    I’m absolutely terrified that the end of the political campaign season, with its cavalcade of negative advertising, is here. Exactly how am I going to be able to determine who is attempting to tear the very fabric of our nation apart, or who shipped my job overseas, or for that matter, who is forcing their constituents to bow bound and gagged before a false God? This is the kind of stuff I need to know about. These people are out there amongst us, and with the big political machines in idle they’ll now be able to go about their dirty...
  • For North Koreans, Olympics has larger meaning

    08/06/2012 7:44:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    DW ^ | 08/06/12 | Benjamin Mack
    For North Koreans, Olympics has larger meaning One of the most surprising stories of the Olympics' first week was the four gold medals won by North Korea. The athletes' achievements have inspired a nation - depending on who you ask. One thing is certain: for North Korean athletes, winning has a special meaning. "As an athlete I believe by winning the gold medal I was able to glorify my nation and give support to the people of my nation, so I am really happy," judoka An Kum Ae told reporters after winning gold in the 52-kilogram category on July 29....
  • VANITY: I Blocked Algore's Current Channel Rubbish

    08/01/2012 4:42:09 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    VANITY: I blocked that horrendous tripe called "Current Channel" from my Direct TV Satellite service.
  • (Vanity) Internet Forums and Social Dynamics, Part V: Like Sand Through the Hourglass

    07/29/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-29-2012 | grey_whiskers
    This is a belated fifth post in a series on Internet Forums and Social Dynamics. In Part I, I pointed out how the internet self-selects into mutually exclusive groups according to common interests or beliefs. Part II provided an amusing look at the reactions within a group when posters to a forum go against the prevailing groupthink. Then Part III showed how segregation of internet groups occurs not only by interests but by common levels of intellect, sophistication, or expertise in a subject. And most recently, Part IV showed how the sheer size and untamed nature of the Internet, and...
  • Ezra Klein’s ‘Facts’ About Guns and Violence Tell a Slanted Story

    07/28/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Howard Nemerov
    Soon after the Aurora mass murder, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein waded into the fray, citing curious data to “prove” that we need more gun control to make society safer. But what he said and how he said things show he’s just another anti-rights elitist using tragedy to advance his agenda. Klein displayed bias by claiming that not politicizing the Aurora shooting is only to halt discussing gun control: The aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shootings has been thick with calls to avoid “politicizing” the tragedy. That is code, essentially, for “don’t talk about reforming our gun control laws.” His...
  • Romney Renews His Support For Gun Control, 23 July: "That's the kind of legislation I like"

    07/27/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 133 replies
    27 Jul 12 | Xzins
    Is it possible that Mitt is an inexperienced and undisciplined candidate, or should we begin viewing his comments as trial balloons? The latest possible trial balloon came this past Monday in an interview with Larry Kudlow. In that discussion, Romney relates the situation in Aurora, Colorado to his time in Massachusetts when he was able to ban weapons such as the AR15, one of America's favorite sporting rifles. Romney...the law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are...
  • Exposing the Company that Profits from Incinerating the Remains of Murdered Children

    07/23/2012 9:38:26 AM PDT · by Tau Food · 79 replies
    Christian NewsWire ^ | July 23, 2012 | Staff
    HAW RIVER, N.C., July 23, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 24th, 2012, Operation Save America will conduct a press conference at the Stericycle plant in Haw River at 10:00 am. This press conference will cover our recent mailer to the entire community that exposes Stericycle's complicity in the American holocaust. > > > "At this Stericycle plant in Haw River, the abortion industry from reportedly over 20 different states dumps the remains of the mutilated bodies of their victims. The smoke stacks of Stericycle take care of the rest as these precious children made in the image of...
  • News Versus Propaganda (Thomas Sowell)

    07/23/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Did No One Else in Aurora Theater Have a Gun?

    07/21/2012 4:49:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 124 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | 7/20/2012 | Chris Good
    The shooting could have been limited if someone else in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater had been carrying a gun, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said today. Gohmert reacted to the shooting, which left 12 dead, during an interview this morning on the radio program Ernest Istook Live! From The Heritage Foundation. "Well it does make me wonder, you know with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying that could've stopped this guy more quickly?" Gohmert said. "I mean in Tyler, Texas, we had-my hometown-we had a shooter come in over a domestic matter, and...
  • Feinstein: Concealed Carry Gun Bills ‘Dangerous’(uberbarf alert)

    07/19/2012 3:32:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Feinstein press release
    New GAO report demonstrates reciprocity gun legislation would endanger lives of citizens, law enforcement Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the results of a new GAO study she requested on concealed carry legislation that underscores the dangers of gun reciprocity legislation introduced in the Senate. The bills require states to recognize gun permits issued by other states, including those with weaker gun control policies. The two concealed carry reciprocity bills (S. 2188, S. 2213) require nearly every state to accept the concealed carry gun permits issued by other states—regardless of the permit standards in either state. Senator Feinstein has placed...
  • COVER-UP! Contracting system sanitized of Kenya documents

    07/17/2012 6:56:27 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    WND ^ | July 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Obama's USAID says information suddenly 'for internal purpose only'Publicly available documents revealing the Obama administration’s unwieldy portfolio of Kenyan projects – which includes a formal plan to manipulate Kenyan and global media – have been removed from a federal contracting database, WND has discovered. The sanitizing of the FedBizOpps system follows a series of WND reports on what the U.S. Agency for International Development itself has described as an “exponential increase” in U.S.-funded initiatives in the African nation. WND additionally broke the story on a USAID propaganda initiative to sway how “opinion leaders” – including those in the media –...
  • Joanne Nova-The Earth is Round & Polar Bears Are Doing Just Fine, Thank You--19.Apr.2012

    04/19/2012 11:37:11 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/19/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents Joanne "Jo" Nova has made a career of fighting a never ending war against propaganda, media manipulation, and ignorance. Jo is the ultimate climate change skeptic, and she's even written a book about it. From Australia, where she resides, her message resonates around the world; stand up, think for yourself, and stop letting the government think for you. This message, along with many others, is in her book Septic's Handbook, which has hit 200,000 copies. Jo is trying to get people to understand there's a lot more to widely held popular beliefs; thus, we all need to question...
  • 'Green Mile' star Michael Clarke Duncan saved by girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth...

    07/13/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT · by 989 replies · 69 replies ^ | 07/13/2012 |
    Actor Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a heart attack early Friday morning and was rushed to intensive care, his rep confirmed to FOX411. "He is now stable and we look forward to his full recovery," his rep said. Duncan may have died were it not for the efforts of his girlfriend, Omarosa Stallworth, TMZ reports. Read more:
  • Here Is the Plot of ‘The Obama Effect’

    07/13/2012 5:10:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 12, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    Yes, this is a real thing. Hollywood has taken political propaganda to a new level this week with the release of “The Obama Effect.” The production glorifies the ‘08 campaign through the eyes of a man who just had a heart attack and needs a new purpose in life. The character joins the Obama campaign and begins a (creepy) cult-like worshiping of the then unknown one-term Senator. His manic obsession leads to marital strain, quitting his job and a run-in with his gun-obsessed, cocaine-snorting Republican nephew who is “anti-black people,” even though he himself is black. The Orwellian take-home message...
  • 'Obama Effect' movie trailer: 'Some things are worth losing your job for'

    07/12/2012 11:50:22 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-12-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    In the trailer, the character quits his job, and dons Obama themed gear to promote Obama’s candidacy, spreading the campaign’s message to his friends and family.
  • Incompetent, Desperate Obama's Racial Warfare Theme Also Popular With Incompetent, Desperate Castros

    07/12/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 12 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    El Brown Fist of Justice More at Reaganite Republican... ___________________________________________________ YahooNews
  • Fox Promotes Gun Banners’ Propaganda—Again

    07/12/2012 6:43:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 11 July, 2012 | PJTatler
    In a recent gun-related article, Fox News had space to repeat anti-rights propaganda: “States with the highest levels of gun ownership have 114 percent higher firearm homicide rates and 60 percent higher homicide rates than states with the lowest gun ownership.” Here’s the problem: Journalists should report what’s told them by their sources, so including statements like the one above, even if you disagree, is reasonable. But if Fox is “fair and balanced,” shouldn’t they also present data from the other side? “Don’t Kill a Dream” runs gun turn-ins in Chicago, posts these “statistics” on their Gun Facts page. So...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth

    07/10/2012 4:41:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    NASA ^ | July 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What are these humans doing? Dancing. Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, planned on dancing, and filmed the result. The above video, the latest in a series of similar videos, is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious -- few people are able to watch the above video without...
  • Spin Cycle! Feds' Journalist to Control Media

    07/09/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | July 9, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid is now hiring workers to combat negative news media and promote positive spin about its Afghanistan operations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is enlisting private-sector assistance to “lead rapid response efforts to correct erroneous or misleading news accounts.” The agency on Tuesday re-launched its recruitment of a senior press liaison, who among other tasks must embark upon “aggressive outreach efforts” and “forge productive relationships” with international as well as Afghan news organizations, according to a Personal Services Contract, or PSC, notice – Solicitation #SOL-306-12-000025-01/OPPD – that WND located the...
  • White House Rolls Out Kenya Propaganda Plan

    07/06/2012 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 24 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | July 7, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    White House Rolls Out Kenya Propaganda PlanAims to 'groom' journalists for favorable coverage from Nairobi to New York By Steve Peacock (A similar version of this article originally was published via on July 3, 2012. Under agreement with WND, rights have reverted back to the author, Steve Peacock.) Now that the Obama administration is pouring vast amounts of money into Kenya, it’s going to need some help selling its spending to the people. WND has discovered the U.S. Agency for International Development has devised a sophisticated scheme to sway public opinion on U.S. “investments” in the African nation, including...
  • 'Republicans Want More Debt' and Other Democratic Propaganda

    07/06/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Recently, White House senior adviser David Plouffe made a comment that didn't receive the scrutiny it deserves. The statement demands attention because it frames President Obama's re-election campaign theme and illustrates how grounded in disinformation the theme is. Apart from Team Obama's formidable community organizing skills aimed at demonizing Mitt Romney as a wealthy, compassionless corporate raider, Obama has nothing but lies and scapegoating to run on, given his abysmal record. Plouffe said that Republicans "want to return us back to the same policies that caused the recession -- huge tax cuts for the wealthy, more war, more debt." You...
  • Vatican urged to rescind threats to excommunicate Chinese bishops

    07/05/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Global Times ^ | July 5, 2012 | Xinhua
    The State Administration for Religious Affairs on Wednesday urged the Vatican to rescind its threats to excommunicate two Chinese bishops, who are to be consecrated without papal approval, and return to the "correct path of dialogue." The threats of excommunication are "extremely unreasonable and rude," a spokesperson said in a statement. Yue Fusheng and Ma Daqin will be consecrated on Friday and Saturday in Heilongjiang Province and Shanghai, respectively. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association was forced to begin to consecrate elected bishops in the 1950s after the Vatican threatened to impose excommunication. The association has so far consecrated more...
  • Oops! Rifle shot ignites fireworks for Kitsap shows (WA)

    07/04/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/02/2012 | Kim Murphy
    One of the shots hit a junk car in his yard and must've ricocheted and struck the (container) that contained $80,000 worth of fireworks. . . . He knew the container was there, he knew the container contained fireworks, he accepts responsibility. But we don't think the insurance will cover it, because it happened on business property and shooting a gun at 1 in the morning has nothing whatever to do with his business of auto wrecking . . . .
  • Fire Holder Protest at White House Shut Down in an Hour.

    07/02/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT · by LadyEleanor · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/02/12
    Fire Holder Protest at the White House shut down - "bomb threat" "mysterious backpack" that did not belong to any of the protesters...
  • Darrell Issa’s pointless inquisition(uber barf alert)

    07/02/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mary Sanchez
    Operation Plodding and Pointless might do. The probe into the failed federal effort to track U.S.-purchased guns trafficked to Mexican drug cartels has reached a new height of dudgeon. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives (along with a handful of Democrats) have found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Issa. The committee’s hearings on Fast and Furious have droned on for more than a year now. Yet, to date, no testimony has been taken to address the problem that lay at the heart of the so-called...
  • The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal (Major MSM pushback)

    06/27/2012 10:31:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Fortune - CNN ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Katherine Eban
    A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust. In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth's ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico's vicious drug war. Some call it the "parade of ants"; others the "river of iron."...
  • Anti-Israel Billboards Taken Down in Los Angeles

    06/27/2012 10:11:19 AM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2012 | Fern Sidman
    Just several weeks ago, a conglomerate of anti-Israel activists known as the "Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel" was "thrilled" when 23 Los Angeles area billboards featuring their message of, "Tell Congress: Spend our Money at Home, Not on the Israeli Military," pictured over the image of an American flag were erected. Just one week later, the billboard operator, CBS Outdoor, (a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation) removed the billboards on the grounds that the Stop $30 Billion to Israel organization had used the CBS name without permission in their organizational e-mails and in their petition thanking CBS for...
  • 2,300 houses evacuated, 4,000 acres burned by target shooter ?

    06/22/2012 8:37:33 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 63 replies
    Bureau of Land Management officials say they believe the blaze was caused when a bullet hit a rock and sparked the fire. This is the 20th target-shooting related fire this year in Utah, they said.
  • North Rowan teacher in video controversy will keep job

    06/20/2012 3:23:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | 19 Jun 12 | None listed
    The North Rowan High School teacher who told students it’s criminal to speak ill of the president will keep her job with the Rowan-Salisbury School System. Although Tanya Dixon-Neely has been suspended without pay, she will return next school year, when she will be required to start a monitored growth plan, Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom said in a press release. The district received national attention when a nearly 10-minute video of Dixon-Neely and senior Hunter Rogers engaging in a heated political debate went viral. In the video, the Dixon-Neely can be heard telling Rogers that he could be criminally charged...