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  • S.E. Cupp tearfully begs GOP to accept marriage equality

    06/28/2015 12:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    The conservative pundit tells CNN Republicans will become "relics" if they don't evolve on same-sex marriage.Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp got emotional on CNN Friday afternoon in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, which she urged the Republican party to accept. Tears welling, lip quivering and all, Cupp — a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, though not always for the most progressive reasons — begged the GOP to evolve on the issue, lest conservatives begin to be viewed as “relics.” “Those people there are not pariahs, they’re patriots,” Cupp said of same-sex couples. ”And wherever you stand...
  • Ted Cruz is dangerous: Why liberals scoff at his campaign at their peril

    04/07/2015 2:50:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | April 7, 2015 | Sophia A. McClennen
    No, the Texas senator isn't likely to capture the GOP ticket. But his brand of conservatism poses its own threat. Since Ted Cruz first announced his candidacy, much has been made of his chances of winning, his arrogance and his extreme conservative views. But most of the controversy over his candidacy centers on his lying. It is no surprise to any of us that politicians lie. We generally assume they stretch the truth to get elected, to denigrate their political foes, and to bolster their images. But Cruz may just represent one of the biggest liars in recent history. 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...
  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • “Only lost cause is Cruz”: Which GOP candidates shined (or flopped) in Iowa this weekend

    03/10/2015 1:02:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | March 9, 2015 | Robert Leonard
    At Iowa's "Ag Summit" on Saturday, Jeb Bush had an auspicious debut, while Dems skipped town and others struck out. There’s a new player in the game at the Iowa caucuses this season, and the competition has just been elevated. That new player is Jeb Bush, and his debut at Saturday’s Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines could be a game changer — for both Republicans and Democrats. Even though they were invited, Democrats were missing in action at the Summit. Republican hopefuls took full advantage of the opportunity to appeal to Iowa’s core industry, as entrepreneur and President of...
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • "Why Christians get the 10 commandments wrong" (Salon)

    07/15/2014 3:17:34 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 120 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/14/14 | Valerie Tarico
    The American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According to the study, conducted by Barna, over 88 percent of American homes contain a Bible. In fact, the average is 4.7 copies per household. Now, I should note that a young non-religious friend once came home from school with a bright green Gideon’s New Testament that she later touted as a reserve of fine rolling papers, which may explain why...
  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The U.S. Constitution protects gay people’s right to marry the person they love. It does not, however, protect them from getting fired for doing so. Throughout the first decade of marriage equality, most states that legalized gay marriage also proscribed anti-gay employment discrimination, rendering this legal dissonance moot. But as more and more states find marriage equality foisted upon them by a judicial mandate, this discordance in rights presents something of a ticking time bomb for the LGBT movement. ...
  • Free Markets Killed Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 Percent’s Sick

    07/01/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | SUNDAY, JUN 29, 2014 | Thomas Frank
    Free Markets Killed Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 Percent’s Sick Triumph Over Us AllMonopoly is back: Barry Lynn on the concentration of American economic power -- and how we can restore fairnessBarry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, “End of the Line” and ”Cornered,” the latter of which describes the dramatic return of monopoly to the American landscape. Both books had a big effect on me when they appeared, as did Lynn’s periodic articles in Harper’s Magazine describing the concentration of economic power...
  • A left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think

    06/28/2014 9:43:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-2014 | AP/Susan Walsh/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jason DeCrow
    After supposed RINO Thad Cochran relied in part on African-American voters to defeat Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel and win the Mississippi GOP’s nomination to the Senate, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe was very upset. Kibbe was so angry, in fact, that he was moved to petulantly declare, “If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP establishment can win is by courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries then we’ve already won.” This Black Knight-like declaration of victory following conspicuous defeat was widely mocked as yet another example of the Tea Party’s preference to curate reality.
  • Our sick gun fetish is destroying us: Tea Party fantasies kill kids

    12/16/2013 10:13:41 PM PST · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 12/14/2013 | Richard Eskow
    Maybe you’ve heard about the “bullet fee” that was supposedly charged to the families of prisoners executed by gunfire. The fee, which is almost certainly an urban legend, has been attributed at various times to Bolshevik revolutionaries and the governments of Iran and China. But even if the bullet fee is mythical, there is a very real price to be paid when a society becomes intoxicated by gunplay. What price have we paid for the bullets fired at Newtown and in the year since that tragedy? The financial estimates only scratch the surface.
  • GOP’s latest shutdown scheme “disgusting,” Ellison tells Salon

    10/02/2013 2:14:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies ^ | October 02, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    In an interview with Salon late Tuesday, congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, slammed as “disgusting” the GOP’s plan of “passing these piecemeal things” protecting certain high-profile programs while allowing the government shutdown to continue. “It reminds me of that time we voted … [that] people who fly every day, they get to skip the sequester, but kids on Headstart don’t,” Ellison said. “It’s wrong. So Republicans are right now calculating, you know, which shutdown elements are going to give bad press … they want to try to trick the press into thinking that this is...
  • Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World"

    10/01/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    New American ^ | Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 | Charles Scaliger
    Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World" Written by Charles Scaliger Every once in a great while, someone in the globalist camp makes a spectacular admission against interest, to the effect that there really is — as patriotic organizations like The John Birch Society have long maintained — a plot to set up world government and to subordinate to it the sovereignty of all independent nations, including the United States. In the 1960s, it was Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley’s revelations about a secret international organization laying plans for world federalism...
  • Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen

    09/01/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2013 | EJ Dickson
    An entire generation has dismissed The Boss' music as lame "dad rock." Here's why they're all wrongEvery few weeks or so, I’ll be talking to someone at a bar or club or house party, and the conversation will inevitably turn toward Bruce Springsteen. The exchange is usually as follows: BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: So, what kind of music do you listen to? ME: Oh, a little bit of everything … blues, jazz, funk, Bruce Springsteen (brief pause) … you know, my tastes are super eclectic. BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Um, why do you like Springsteen? ME: So, you don’t like Bruce Springsteen?...
  • The right’s black crime obsession

    08/23/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2013 | Brian Beutler
    Conservative media's total fixation on black-on-black and black-on-white crime isn't going to end. Here's why... There are a few black people up to no good in this country and Fox News is on it! So is Drudge Report. Vigilantly on the lookout, 24 hours a day, for stories about black youths behaving badly. This isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but it’s intensified noticeably in the past year for at least two reasons. Conservatives, particularly white conservatives, feel a burning urgency to find a racial counterweight to the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s shooting (including President Obama’s public comments about the incident),...
  • Republicans have no clue how businesses work (Liberalism IS a Psychosis)

    08/09/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    salon | 8/9/13 | McElwee
    Link only.
  • Zimmerman saga was all about race (barf alert - also a chance to flame a lib professor)

    07/14/2013 8:57:12 AM PDT · by tom h · 37 replies ^ | Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 | Paul Campos
    Because it happened in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was all about race ... the people who benefit politically from the same invidious forces that led both to Trayvon Martin’s killing, and the acquittal of his killer, will deny that race had anything to do with either the killing or the verdict. ... Because this is America, pointing out that a black boy can be shot with impunity by a more or less white man because many white Americans are terrified by black boys and men is called “playing the race card.” The...
  • Salon's handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

    08/06/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT · by DavidFarrar · 18 replies · 707+ views
    Salon ^ | August 6, 2009 | Alex Koppelman
    "There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11% of Americans -- including 28% of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12% aren't sure."So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his ineligibility for the presidency...
  • If we leave Iraq, do we lose for good?

    07/11/2007 12:05:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,894+ views
    Salon ^ | July 11, 2007 | Camille Paglia
    Dear Camille, To those of you against the war in Iraq, here is what you do not understand: Iraq is but one battle in the 60-plus-year ideological struggle we call "the war on terror." Do you really want to leave Iraq and wait for the enemy and ideology that dropped the World Trade Center to grow into a much stronger, deadlier and efficient killing force? Did you not understand or believe President Bush in his address to the nation on Sept. 20, 2001, when he said: "Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but does not end there ......
  • It's a girl! [liberal apostasy barf alert]

    06/25/2006 3:42:56 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 5 replies · 372+ views ^ | 6-19-2006 | Sara Miles and Paul Fromberg
    It's always a bit of a shock when God shows up in church. There's not much in Scripture to suggest that God's particularly interested in church of any kind, and Jesus, with his deliberate flouting of religious laws, had a notable impatience with the enterprise. And yet, as Christians, we hope and pray that it will happen. The election of the Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishop of Nevada, as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States appears to be a hint that something's going on beyond the usual human bickering, self-congratulation, scapegoating and piety that...
  • From Truthout, an apology, of sorts, for reporting Rove's indictment (Marc Ash Interviewed By Salon)

    05/21/2006 4:11:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,163+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | May 20, 2006 | Tim Grieve
    A week after proclaiming that Karl Rove has already been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to federal investigators, Truthout has issued a rather inscrutable partial apology. "The time has now come. . . to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story," Truthout Executive Director Marc Ash said in a post on the site Friday. "While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news cycle. In moving as quickly as we did, we caused more confusion than clarity. And that was...
  • Salon Article Smears FreeRepublic

    10/12/2004 11:46:38 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 93 replies · 2,391+ views
    Salon ^ | Oct. 13, 2004 | Mark Follman
    [...] The right-wing echo chamber Free Republic, where private citizens spit pseudonymous venom, is also a rich treasure trove of nastiness. In late 2003 when the Massachusetts Supreme Court voted to allow marriage rights for same-sex couples, the Freepers went off: "This is great that Massachusett's gay judges did this. Let all the fudgepackers move there and be clients of the Dickem and Dunkem (Ted Kennedy) law firm," wrote a poster named "Therapist." "Can I marry my mule?" asked another. Another responded: "Sorry. Next step is to give them your boys. They want the age of consent lowered to around...
  • Photo Of Clinton With Square Buldge In Jacket Like Bush's

    10/12/2004 10:51:41 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 22 replies · 2,885+ views
    Military Media ^ | 10-13 | slef
    I thought this deserved its own thread as Salon is really getting worked up on the buldge in Bush's jacket. Warning: This photo is huge (which is a good thing as you can clearly see the same square shape in Clintons jacket)
  • Hail to the Moon king ( alert, but...)

    06/21/2004 9:48:35 AM PDT · by I_killed_kenny · 22 replies · 345+ views
    Salon.bomb ^ | John Gorenfeld
    June 21, 2004 | You probably imagine your congressman hard at work in the Capitol debating legislation, making laws -- you know, governing. But your newspaper probably didn't tell you that one night in March, members of Congress hosted a crowning ritual for an ex-convict and multibillionaire who dressed up in maroon robes and declared himself the Second Coming. On March 23, the Dirksen Senate Office Building was the scene of a coronation ceremony for Rev. Sun Myung Moon, owner of the conservative Washington Times newspaper and UPI wire service, who was given a bejeweled crown by Rep. Danny K....
  • Reaganite by Association? His Family Won't Allow It

    06/14/2004 10:44:20 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 186 replies · 531+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2004 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    ASHINGTON, June 14 - As Republicans try to cloak President Bush in the mantle of Ronald Reagan, their biggest obstacle may be Mr. Reagan's own family.Even before Mr. Reagan died, Nancy Reagan and her daughter, Patti Davis, made their opposition to Mr. Bush's policy on stem-cell research well known. But on Friday, at the culmination of an emotional week of mourning for the former president, his son Ron Reagan delivered a eulogy that castigated politicians who use religion "to gain political advantage," a comment that was being interpreted in Washington as a not-so-subtle slap at Mr. Bush.The remark has provoked...
  • contacts DFU over FR's role in murder of Nick Berg by Islamofascist Terrorist b*st*rds

    05/12/2004 4:27:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 559 replies · 6,663+ views
    email from reporter | 5-12-04 | dfu
    (Note to Admin Moderator: if trolls join this thread to disrupt it or cause problems for FR, please immediately remove stupid, foolish, numbskull, airheaded, threatening, nonsensical comments.) ===================================================== Apparently, I am in the middle of a controversy regarding the brutal murder of Nick Berg by the Islamofascist terrorist b*st*rds. I received the following FReepmail today from a reporter and spoke to him off the record. I will either call him back on the record or he can use my comments here on the record. inquiry, your post on the "enemies list" From (redacted) | 05/12/2004 11:45:13 AM PDT...
  • Making Women's Issues Go Away

    04/28/2004 5:46:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Salon ^ | March 2004 | Rebecca Traister
    Making women's issues go away A damning new report reveals that the Bush administration has quietly removed 25 reports from its Women's Bureau Web site, deleting or distorting crucial information on issues from pay equity to reproductive healthcare National Council for Research on Women (report March 2004) Missing: Information About Women's Lives ____To get access to the Salon article you have to watch a short little ad for the ACLU featuring Martin Sheen. Strange new tactic.
  • Dr. Dittohead

    04/08/2004 10:45:47 AM PDT · by mondoman · 125 replies · 468+ views ^ | 4/8/04 | Margot Mifflin
    Dr. Dittohead I thought my therapist was brilliant -- until I discovered her love for Rush Limbaugh. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Margot Mifflin April 8, 2004 I was sitting in therapy describing an in-law I like, and quickly heading for a "but." "He's a loving, caring, selfless man -- but his politics are all about hatred," I said. "He's not educated, and more significant, he's ignorant -- he actually listens to Rush Limbaugh." I waited for a "Whoo boy!" or a sympathetic smile, but my shrink just stared at me, expressionless....
  • Going negative [From Salon - The GOP's negative ad man: Alex Castellanos]

    03/14/2004 10:23:42 PM PST · by summer · 11 replies · 311+ views
    Salon ^ | March 15, 2004 | Eric Boehlert
    Castellanos (inset) in front of screenshots of the Bush-Cheney '04 television ad "100 Days." Going negative He's the father of the modern attack ad, and he's behind the Bush campaign's new wave of anti-Kerry spots. Alex Castellanos is known as vicious, irresponsible -- and effective. - - - - - - -- - - - - By Eric Boehlert March 15, 2004 | The Bush campaign launched its first negative attack ad on television late last week, earlier than in any presidential race in history. For an incumbent president to abandon the elevated surroundings of his White House Rose Garden...
  • Drudge and the GOP smear machine are back in the Democrats' pants [Projectile Vomit Alert]

    02/12/2004 8:38:15 PM PST · by Hon · 84 replies · 338+ views
    Salon ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | Joe "Kneepads" Conason
    There he goes again!Matt Drudge and the GOP smear machine are back in the Democrats' pants. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Joe ConasonFeb. 13, 2004  |  Is American politics suddenly returning to the bad old days, when Washington journalism became frenzied with sheet sniffing and keyhole peeping? That seems to be the default program of the right-wing media machine whenever Republican poll numbers sink into the red zone. Late Thursday morning -- with George W. Bush's credibility damaged on several fronts as reporters demanded answers to questions about his National Guard service that...
  • Rolling Stone Editor and Adobe Executive Put $800,000 Into Salon Web Site (Bad Money After Bad!)

    01/14/2004 11:54:21 PM PST · by Timesink · 32 replies · 262+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2004 | David Carr
    January 15, 2004 Rolling Stone Editor and Adobe Executive Put $800,000 Into Salon Web SiteBy DAVID CARR ann Wenner, the founder and editor of Rolling Stone magazine and chairman of Wenner Media, said yesterday that he would invest $200,000 in the Salon Media Group, the financially struggling Internet media company, and join its board. Also yesterday, Salon announced that John E. Warnock, co-chairman of Adobe Systems and a longtime financial backer, would invest an additional $600,000 in the Web company.As part of the alliance with Mr. Wenner, Salon and Rolling Stone, each known for liberal political leanings, will collaborate on...
  • The media vs. Howard Dean (Salon Gigglefest About That Evil Conservatively-Biased News Media!)

    01/13/2004 8:23:01 AM PST · by Timesink · 31 replies · 669+ views
    Salon ^ | January 13, 2004 | Eric Boehlert
    The media vs. Howard DeanDemocrats haven't voted yet, but reporters have got the story: The former Vermont governor is angry, gaffe-prone and unelectable. How do they know? Republicans, and anonymous Democrats, told them so. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Eric BoehlertJan. 13, 2004  |  When the Washington Post introduced readers to Howard Dean in a long Page 1 feature July 6, part of a series of "meet the Democrats" candidate profiles, the paper went for the jugular, literally, with a cartoonish, unflattering description to open the article: "Howard Dean was angry. Ropy...
  • Salon's CEO Leaves

    10/09/2003 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Tacis · 25 replies · 360+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 9, 2003
    The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Struggling online magazine publisher Salon Media Group said its chief executive officer, Michael O'Donnell, is leaving the company after seven years. The San Francisco-based company, which has been battling to survive, gave no reason for O'Donnell's departure in an announcement Thursday. A call to O'Donnell for comment was not immediately returned. O'Donnell will be replaced as CEO by Salon founder David Talbot, who is the company's chairman and editor-in-chief. Elizabeth Hambrecht, Salon's chief financial officer, will inherit O'Donnell's title as president. A former software sales executive, O'Donnell joined Salon as president and publisher...
  • Hollywood's Battle of the Sexes Over Arnold (Heidi Fleiss Girl Says Arnold Was Her Client)

    10/06/2003 4:56:14 PM PDT · by redland · 42 replies · 377+ views
    Salon Magazine ^ | October 6, 2003 | Kathleen Sharp
    In March 2001 Premiere Magazine printed a now-notorious article that featured named and un-named sources detailing instances in which the actor groped women's breasts, humilitated assisitants on movie sets, bullied male crew members and cheated on Shriver.Years earlier Connely had revealed in a 1993 US Magazine article that several women who had worked for the famed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss had auditioned for Schwartzenegger's unsucessful movie 'The Last Action Hero.' Other media outlets published similar stories and Columbia Pictures began investigating whether these women were hired as extras on the over budget movie.Around the same time, a French women's magazine...