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  • Watch: Former BBC chairman blasts media bias against Israel

    A member of the House of Lords and former chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation addressed the problem of media bias against Israel during a speech in Parliament on Wednesday, lambasting the BBC for its coverage of recent terror attacks against Jews in Israel. Lord Michael Grade, who was chairman of the BBC from 2004 to 2006, praised his country’s backing for a Jewish national home in the 1917 Balfour Declaration, but lamented that much of the media today feeds false narratives about the Jewish state, while anti-Semites use Zionism and Zionists as a proxy for attacking Judaism and Jews....
  • Trumps Twitter page

    05/20/2016 5:36:08 AM PDT · by central_va · 2 replies
    trump ^ | 5/20/16 | trump
    In case you've never seen Trumps twitter page just click here.
  • The Albatross of Having Endorsed Trump

    02/29/2016 6:58:09 AM PST · by LouD · 242 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/28/2016 | George Will
    Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions. For example, last week, during a long stream of semi-consciousness in Fort Worth, this man who as president would nominate members of the federal judiciary vowed to “open up” libel laws to make it easier to sue — to intimidate and punish — people who write “negative” things. Well. Trump, the thin-skinned tough guy, resembles a campus crybaby who...
  • Wait, When Did We Solve the Debt Crisis?

    07/21/2011 5:42:41 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 07-21-11 | Stoutcat
    Well smack my face and call me Rip Van Winkle, because I must have been sleeping. Otherwise I wouldn’t have missed the fact that we’ve solved the debt crisis. We have solved the debt crisis, haven’t we? The Gang of Six actually made a meaningful proposal that was accepted by everyone? Obama didn’t veto the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill? All those seniors are going to get their Social Security checks come August 3, right? I mean, if that’s not the case, how could our President in good conscience pour millions of our tax dollars into new and unnecessary departments...
  • 50 Reasons Lord of the Rings Sucks

    12/22/2002 9:05:26 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 237 replies · 17,699+ views
    50 Reasons why LORD OF THE RINGS sucks Fellowship of the Rings was shoved down our throats. I've heard some students are even forced to read some novelization of the movie in their literature classes. Ridiculous. Does Hollywood run our classrooms now? Greed. Hollywood can't make a movie these days without crapping out a sequel the next year to squeeze more money out of the sheep. Guess what; there's ANOTHER LOTR movie coming this Christmas. Gee, I wonder what will bring Rocky out of retirement this time? Quality Control at New Line. Millions of copies of the LOTR DVD have...

    03/12/2008 5:50:45 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 74 replies · 1,904+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 3/12/38 | Various
    NAZIS SEIZE AUSTRIA AFTER HITLER ULTIMATUM; GERMAN TROOPS INVITED TO MAINTAIN ORDER; SEYSS-INQUART CHANGELLOR; POWERS PROTEST The Austrian Situation Following an ultimatum from Berlin, the Schuschnigg government in Austria retired yesterday evening and was succeeded by one headed by the Nazi leader, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, as Chancellor. He immediately asked Germany to send troops to help in preserving order. Some 50,000 highly armed and mechanized forces marched to the border. Both Munich and Vienna report some crossed into Austria. Berlin denies this. Nazi mobs took possession of Vienna and raided the Jewish quarter. The swastika was flown over public buildings,...
  • Wolf Blitzer slip up

    09/08/2005 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Virgo · 69 replies · 4,389+ views
    Looks like Wolf Blitzer had a little accident :> [URL=]Little racist slip up[/URL]

    03/03/2004 2:45:23 PM PST · by stnmd · 49 replies · 392+ views