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  • Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with [Reminder from 2015]

    09/30/2016 6:43:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/2/15 | Deroy Murdock
    “Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton. “F— off,” she replied. That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler... ...“When in public, Hillary smiles and acts graciously,” Kessler explains. “As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident.” He adds: “Hillary Clinton can make Richard Nixon look like Mahatma Gandhi.”
  • The Geography of Trumpism

    03/12/2016 11:32:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | NEIL IRWIN and JOSH KATZ
    The Geography of Trumpism NEIL IRWIN and JOSH KATZ MARCH 12, 2016 When the Census Bureau asks Americans about their ancestors, some respondents don’t give a standard answer like “English” or “German.” Instead, they simply answer “American.” The places with high concentrations of these self-described Americans turn out to be the places Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has performed the strongest. This connection and others emerged in an analysis of the geography of Trumpism. To see what conditions prime a place to support Mr. Trump for the presidency, we compared hundreds of demographic and economic variables from census data, along with...
  • The smug style in American liberalism (from a lib website)

    04/22/2016 9:53:33 AM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies
    vox ^ | April 21, 2016 | by Emmett Rensin
    There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence — not really — but by the failure of half the country to know what's good for them. In 2016, the smug style has found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private, providing a foundational set of assumptions above which a great number of liberals comport their understanding of the world. An American ideology...
  • ‘Public still can’t see it’: The continuing transparency saga of Obama’s Internet plan

    02/25/2015 11:56:17 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies ^ | 02/23/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Ajit Pai, one of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, has paraphrased Nancy Pelosi to describe what citizens should expect about the transparency level of President Obama’s plan for Internet regulation.Here’s Pai showing the revised version that Americans still can’t see: The historic levels of transparency continue!
  • Obama on Low Gas Prices: "You're Welcome" (with video!)

    02/06/2015 12:05:19 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 6, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    "We're as free of foreign oil as we've been in 30 years," Obama said. "We've doubled the amount of clean energy that we're producing. A lot of families are saving a lot of money at the gas pump, which is putting some smiles on folks' faces." "You're welcome," Obama said to tepid applause.
  • The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

    11/17/2014 6:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” – John 15:20 Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you haven’t noticed, times are a-changin’. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted. “A servant is not greater than his master.” I don’t presume to compare my friend Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries to...
  • White House slams Samsung's Obama-Ortiz selfie [Suddenly BO decides when selfies are ok]

    04/04/2014 4:48:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/4/14
    Samsung has gone one selfie too far with its viral marketing, earning a rebuke from the White House after it distributed a photo of President Obama and Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. The selfie was taken during a visit to the White House this week by the 2013 World Series winners. Ortiz, who has an endorsement deal with Samsung, put the photo on Twitter, and the electronics company re-tweeted the post to its 5.2 million followers...
  • Pajama Boy: Obama's Smirking Commissar

    12/29/2013 1:47:35 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/28/13 | Editorial
    Politics: The effete visage of the ObamaCare pitchman known as Pajama Boy already is a figure of fun. But now it comes to light that Ethan Krupp is more than just a smirking, turnoff face for an ad. He's a leftist extremist. Krupp is more than just a hipster metrosexual cradling cocoa in his red onesie pajamas whose arch, supercilious expression is supposed to make young people want to run out and buy overpriced ObamaCare on government insurance exchanges. In reality, he's a long-time Obama operative, one of the president's leftover campaign shock troops active in The One's permanent campaign...
  • Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’ [Arrogant Jew Hater Alert]

    01/16/2013 1:46:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 1/14/13 | Jeffrey Goldberg
  • Arguments begin in case of minister accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ for homosexuality remarks

    01/08/2013 11:51:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.8.2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Lawyers for a Massachusetts pastor have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a foreign homosexual advocacy group accusing him of “crimes against humanity.” During a 90-minute hearing on Monday in U.S. District Court, Judge Michael Ponsor said the lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Springfield-based minister Scott Lively poses a test of free-speech protection and the rights of sexual minorities to equal protection under the law. Ponsor heard arguments from lawyers representing both Lively and SMUG. SMUG, represented in court by the George Soros-funded “Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),” accused Lively of...
  • More Performers Added To Star Studded Lineup For '12-12-12' Concert [Not a DIME from me]

    11/29/2012 3:32:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | November 27, 2012
    Next month's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for victims of Sandy received some added star power. Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder and The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl are now slated to perform at the Dec. 12 show. They're joining a lineup that already includes Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Proceeds of the so-called "12-12-12" concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and benefit those affected in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity”

    03/15/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity” Scott Lively targeted by an international homosexualist plot By Julio Severo Two years ago, Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika”, addressed members of the Ugandan Parliament, which was considering a bill criminalizing homosexuality. Lively urged an emphasis on therapy rather than punishment, and, after the bill was released he opposed the death penalty provision. Scott Lively: accused of “Crime against Humanity” Now, on March 14th a lawsuit was filed in an American court alleging that Lively committed the “Crime Against Humanity,” by speaking against homosexuality in Uganda. The plaintiffs say that his...
  • Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened

    06/07/2011 11:19:29 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2011
    How creepy? Creepy enough that ABC posted this footage (which was recorded a few days ago, of course) just within the past hour and then sent around the link via e-mail. I didn’t go hunting through their archives for it, in other words; they’re pushing it on people tonight themselves because, understandably, they (a) want to atone for having aired this guy’s lies as news last week and (b) presumably want the world to see what an almost pathologically fluid liar he was when cornered. The last 80 seconds of it will have you squirming in your seat — not...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Jon Stewart reveals location for 'Sanity' rally (Insanity Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Daniel Kreps
    ( -- Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.
  • Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault'

    07/30/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 10+ views
    Kerry: Yacht story 'our fault' By: Andy Barr July 30, 2010 07:50 AM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Thursday that he and his office mishandled the politics surrounding tax questions on his new $7 million yacht. “I don’t think I dealt with it fast enough, effectively enough. There’s nobody to blame but myself for that,” Kerry said Thursday in an interview with the Boston Globe. Throughout the weeklong story, Kerry has insisted that he will pay whatever state taxes are owed – estimated to be $500,000 – on the yacht. Kerry has so far not had to pay Massachusetts’...
  • 7 anti-Apple cliches that need to die

    05/31/2010 8:14:20 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 122 replies · 1,331+ views
    TUAW ^ | 29 May 2010 | Chris Rawson
    7 anti-Apple cliches that need to dieby Chris Rawson (RSS feed) on May 29th 2010 at 8:30PMPC vs. Mac flamewars are older than the web itself, but it seems like the more popular/successful Apple gets, the more heated the argument gets on both sides. Almost any debate about the relative merits of one platform or another is guaranteed to degenerate into an all-out shouting match. In the midst of all the fighting and name calling, the oddest thing happens: almost every time, you'll see a lot of the same points being raised by both sides again and again. Some of...
  • A Googler Has his Tiananmen Square Moment

    02/07/2010 3:49:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 1,147+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | February 5, 2010 | Michael Arrington
    Earlier today I was driving to Google for a product briefing, minding my own business, talking on my Google phone with Google PR and trying to figure out what Google building I was supposed to be driving to. I stopped at a crosswalk for a bunch of Googlers to pass. And this guy, who’s wearing a Google employee badge, decides it’s time to take a stand against cell phone use in cars. So he stands in front of my car and won’t move. That’s right, it was his Tiananmen Square moment. Cars behind me start swerving. I back up to...
  • Facts are stubborn things: Obama is a natural-born citizen

    12/23/2009 6:08:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 176 replies · 5,919+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2009-12-23 | Jamie Freeze
    I never will forget meeting former North Carolina State Senator Hugh Webster my senior year of high school. He came to my school and had lunch with the seniors. As he sat down beside me, I asked him to tell me what he most loved and hated about being in Raleigh. I don't remember what he most loved, but I'll never forget what he most hated. In the words of Mr. Webster, "I don't deal well with incompetent people." At that point, I knew Mr. Webster and I were kindred spirits. I too don't deal well with incompetent people. As...
  • After Obama's Speech, How Much Would Corporate America Pay to See His Real Birth Certificate?

    05/04/2009 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 51 replies · 3,017+ views
    The Obama ^ | May 4, 2009 | Stayfree
    After lying to the American people today about American corporations using "illegal" tax havens and bashing corporate America in general, how much do you think corporate America would pay today to see B.O.'s real long-form birth certificate?
  • So Easy, A Conservative Can Do It

    08/30/2007 5:38:08 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 53 replies · 1,126+ views
    Writing about that recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll on the number of books Americans read in the previous year, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra J. Sauders pounced on how AP reported the findings – specifically, that "liberals read more books than conservatives": The poll found that among people polled who read at least one book in the last year, liberals read nine books and conservatives read eight.When I called Michael Gross, associate vice president of Ipsos public affairs, to find out more about the Ipsos poll, he told me the one-book difference "is within the margin of error, it's not a...
  • I hate Macs

    02/05/2007 2:17:25 PM PST · by Vermonter · 51 replies · 960+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2/5/07 | Charlie Brooker
    I hate Macs Charlie Brooker Monday February 5, 2007 The Guardian Unless you have been walking around with your eyes closed, and your head encased in a block of concrete, with a blindfold tied round it, in the dark - unless you have been doing that, you surely can't have failed to notice the current Apple Macintosh campaign starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, which has taken over magazines, newspapers and the internet in a series of brutal coordinated attacks aimed at causing massive loss of resistance. While I don't have anything against shameless promotion per se (after all, within...
  • Today Show - Meredith Viera is rudely interrupting the First Lady every time she speaks

    09/18/2006 5:27:47 AM PDT · by blessu · 25 replies · 4,112+ views
    Today Show | Sep. 18, 2006 | blessu
    I just turned on the Today Show and saw Meredith Viera repeatedly interrupting the First Lady -- it was incredibly rude and disrespectful -- I couldn't bear to watch it, so I turned it off after about 1 minute. Whatever happened to respect and civility in this country? Is this what the mainstream media thinks we want to watch?
  • Mother of Missing Child Kills Self After Nancy Grace Grilling

    09/13/2006 11:46:05 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 241 replies · 8,763+ views ^ | 13 SEP 06 | dcbryan1
  • Sweden: Green snub eco cars (Can you smell the....hypocrisy?)

    09/04/2006 3:48:30 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 4 replies · 481+ views ^ | 04/09/2006 | TT/Adam Ewing
    Greens snub eco-cars Sweden has an international reputation for being environmentally progressive. With two weeks to go before elections, it turns our only a very small percentage of those politicians registered at Parliament actually have an eco-friendly car – and Green Party politicians are most likely to have a polluting old car. Although ethanol, biogas and hybrids have been big sellers in Sweden the past few years, of the party leaders only Centre leader Maud Olofsson owns one. Many cars produced in the 80s and before lacked catalytic converters, a small device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from...
  • Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton

    08/07/2006 4:05:32 AM PDT · by PP-nh · 43 replies · 2,275+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 7, 2006 | Brett Arends
    Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton By Brett Arends Boston Herald Business Columnist Monday, August 7, 2006 - Updated: 02:56 AM EST MANCHESTER, N.H. - Dick Bennett has been polling New Hampshire voters for 30 years. And he’s never seen anything like it. “Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician.” No prizes for guessing which presidential front-runner drew these remarks in focus groups. But these weren’t Republicans talking about Hillary Clinton. They weren’t even independents. These were ordinary, grass-roots Democrats. People who identified...
  • Hybrids' halo

    08/03/2006 1:35:00 PM PDT · by Irontank · 131 replies · 1,726+ views
    What is it with the halos following the hybrids? There you are, in a group of folks having a perfectly rational discussion, then one person announces she's looking into getting a hybrid car - that environmentally correct model that uses both gas and electricity - and everyone sort of says, "wow, really?" and "good for you!" as if the person has just scored eternally usable brownie points for helping to rescue the planet. The cars are given all sorts of special status. Their buyers get tax breaks. In many parts of the country, they get a free pass to drive...
  • Smug Hybrid Drivers: NBC and CNN Imitate South Park

    03/30/2006 2:41:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 710+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    On Comedy Central's South Park cartoon last night, the world's environment is threatened by the impossible smugness of those driving hybrid cars. (The smug clouds are biggest over San Francisco, naturally.) The danger passes only when the people of South Park mash their hybrid cars into little aluminum cubes. And, just for fun, the animators named their hybrid the "Pious," a knock on Toyota's "Prius." Funny enough, but then this morning on NBC's Today, reporter Tom Costello was lauding the wonders of efficient, low emission hybrid cars (as opposed to those awful SUVs) when he showcased a smug driver who...
  • The rude `When are you having a baby?' question

    01/11/2006 12:58:24 AM PST · by beaversmom · 323 replies · 4,763+ views
    Mercury News ^ | January 10, 2006 | Dear Abby question
    DEAR ABBY: I am a female who is almost 38 years old. Most of my adult life has been spent in school, working or traveling. It is only in the last two years that I have met someone and settled down somewhat -- although we are not married. We are both artists, so much of our time is filled doing the things that we love and believe in. Neither of us feels a giant void in our relationship or our lives that needs to be filled by a baby. In the past year or so, several of my co-workers and...
  • BUSH-BEATING IS NOTHING BUT SNOBBERY -- Delusions Of An Effete Left-lib Elite!

    09/07/2004 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 10 replies · 1,311+ views
    In Sunday's Observer, Robert McCrum observed: "Today, by some margin, George W Bush is the most despised figure in America." Really? The paper sent McCrum to America to interview nine novelists about the election. That's the first mistake right there: shipping a guy 3,000 miles to take the pulse of the nation by interviewing a bunch of guys who already agree with him. One of the reasons why the Bush-despisers will be waking up stunned on the morning of November 3 is because they spend way too much time talking to each other and sustaining each other's delusions....
  • Smug Journalism

    08/13/2003 6:39:46 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 177+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/13/03 | Robert J. Samuelson
    "Even at the Times' lowest moment, which may be right about now, it is almost impossible to exaggerate the paper's significance. Not only is it bigger and better than its rivals. . . . An event it doesn't cover might, in a manner of speaking, just as well not have happened." -- Elizabeth Kolbert in the New Yorker, June 30 No place in American journalism is so smug and superior as the New York Times. Kolbert's casual observation captures the reigning conceit, which she absorbed in 14 years as a Times reporter before leaving. It was this conceit -- the...
  • Smug liberals decide to "protect" third world families from child labor.

    07/18/2002 12:57:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies · 423+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 13, 2002 | JUAN FORERO
    This is a brief excerpt from an article from The New York Times. A bunch of liberal "do gooders" decided that they wanted to "help" families in Ecuador by protesting against child labor. In response to the prostetors, the children were fired. So now the "do gooders" are smug with the knowledge that they have "helped" the children. July 13, 2002 In Ecuador's Banana Fields, Child Labor Is Key to Profits By JUAN FORERO But while rights activists regard such labor as unacceptable, many parents like Mr. and Mrs. Menéndez see it as a necessity. When several plantations, fearing...