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  • Media Matters To SEIU: Don't Unionize Us, Bro?

    04/18/2014 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DAN RIEHL
    The hypocrisy could not be more evident as reports indicate Media Matters for America is resisting efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its employees. Heck, next thing you know, they'll be asking them for a higher minimum wage. "...Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election..."
  • Turnout in Mind, Obama Cites Voting Rights "Threat"

    04/12/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 12, 2014 | By Alexis Simendinger
    Among the many political messages that resonate in the African-American community, President Obama knows that calls to protect voting rights will rouse many of his most loyal supporters. In an election year in which fairness and equity are Democratic themes, and motivating the party’s base is essential by November, Obama on Friday expressed alarm about rights threatened and justice denied, stirring 1,600 people packed inside a New York City ballroom to stand and cheer.
  • Bernie Sanders Versus Citizens United

    04/11/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | John Nichols
    Citizens United is not just the default reference for US Supreme Court decisions—including the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling—that have ushered in a new era of corporate dominance of American elections. It’s the name of the conservative group that encouraged Chief Justice John Roberts and the most activist Court majority in American history to tear the heart out of what were already weak campaign finance laws. Citizens United still exists as an activist group that produces documentaries—ACLU: At War with America, Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration, Fire From the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative...
  • Field Poll: Californians like Obama much more than rest of nation does

    04/08/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Josh Richman
    As President Barack Obama's job approval ratings continue to flounder nationwide, he can still look to California for affirmation. A new Field Poll found 53 percent of California voters approve of Obama's job performance while 41 percent disapprove. That's nearly the opposite of the nation as a whole, where an average of major polls now finds a 53 percent disapproval and 43 percent approval -- not his all-time low, but nothing to brag about either. Among California Democrats, 80 percent approve of Obama's job performance and 15 percent disapprove; among Republicans, 80 disapprove and 16 percent approve. Nonpartisans and third-party...
  • France's government resigns en masse (but Hollande's clinging on): Failing socialist policies

    04/01/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 1 April 2014 | Peter Allen
    France's socialist prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault resigned yesterday. Joined by his entire government following meltdown in local elections .. Resignation is huge blow to France's social President Francois Hollande. Last night, Hollande admitted mistakes and said priority was to cut taxes ... last night socialist President Francois Hollande – whose rule has become synonymous with a 75 per cent top rate of income tax – admitted to mistakes and said his priority was now to cut taxes. The government’s resignation is a huge blow to the president, who was elected to a five-year term in 2012 but whose first two...
  • Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding

    04/01/2014 4:13:38 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9:31 P.M.MARCH 31, 2014 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it. President Nicolas Maduro's administration says the cards to track families' purchases will foil people who stock up on groceries at subsidized prices and then illegally resell them for several times the amount. Critics say it's another sign the oil-rich Venezuelan economy is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.
  • De Blasio booed by Mets fans during 1st pitch

    04/01/2014 2:12:57 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 31, 2014 | Beth DeFalco, Priscilla DeGregory and David K. Li
    Donning a pinstripe home white jersey and blue Mets cap over dress pants, de Blasio was loudly booed twice by Flushing faithful — once as he was announced and then again as he left the Citi Field diamond.... De Blasio wore No. 6 in honor of late-1960s Boston Red Sox great Rico Petrocelli, the mayor’s aides said. The infielder, who slugged 210 home runs in his 13-season career, grew up in Brooklyn. So the Boston-loving mayor managed to pay homage to his beloved Red Sox, his adopted home borough and to Italian Americans by donning that shirt. But that still...
  • And yet another Hollande reform goes up in smoke ( France )

    03/30/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    the local ^ | 28 Mar 2014 | Joshua Melvin
    France's historically unpopular President, François Hollande was handed another embarrassment this week when the top constitutional authority partially struck down another one of his laws. That strike-out left Hollande as the holder of a record he won't be proud of. France’s Constitutional Council ruled on Thursday that a reform that would have allowed the government to fine companies that shut down profitable factories was unconstitutional. The reform was deemed by the council - France's highest constitutional authority - to be a violation of “a freedom of undertaking and private property rights.” ... The council's ruling is the 13th law to...
  • Winning $15 in Seattle – A Socialist Strategy

    03/29/2014 9:12:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Socialist Alternative ^ | 3/27/14 | Patrick Ayers
    “Onto the ballot – into the streets.” That’s the headline for the next big moment for 15 Now – a conference on April 26 to kick-off a mass campaign in Seattle to collect 50,000 signatures for a robust $15 minimum wage ballot initiative. Whether or not 15 Now will file those signatures in June, triggering a popular vote on November 4, depends on whether the City Council passes a real $15 minimum wage ordinance and will be decided by a democratic 15 Now conference in June. The credible threat of a winnable ballot initiative is the best tool – under...
  • French Parliament pushes ‘fast-food’ tax

    03/26/2014 10:21:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 24/03/2014 - 17:47 | Kelly Thomas
    A senatorial report proposes a junk-food tax on products that cause cardiovascular diseases. The tax aims specifically at soft drinks, which currently benefit from low taxes. EurActiv France reports. Similar to steps taken by other European countries, a new junk-food tax is doing the rounds in the French parliament. […] The senators who led the report, Yves Daudigny (socialist) and Catherine Deroche (UMP), encourage talk of “contribution to public health” and not the frequently used term “behavioral taxation”. …
  • OPINION: 17 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage

    03/25/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Sen. Elizabeth Warren
    I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour. When I was in junior high, my daddy had a heart attack. He was home for a while, the medical bills piled up, and we lost our family station wagon. So my mother did what she had to do: She went to work answering the phones at Sears. The job paid only minimum wage, but it was enough to make sure we could...
  • In Surprise Meeting, China’s President Greets Michelle Obama

    03/21/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2014 | by Ann Compton
    First Lady Michelle Obama received an unscheduled greeting today from the President of China at the end of her first full day in the country, a place which President Obama has said he wants to “rebalance” US foreign policy. But the first lady is not engaging in any formal talks on issues such as human rights or global politics. Her trip to China is purely for cultural reasons. President Xi Jinping welcomed the first lady and disclosed he had spoken to President Obama by phone a few days ago and confirmed the two presidents are scheduled to hold a bilateral...
  • Seattle minimum wage: Do it my way, says (socialist Kshama) Sawant

    03/21/2014 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 3/19/14 | Joel Connelly
    Kshama Sawant has held office less than three months, but the Seattle City Council socialist wants her newly unveiled $15-an-hour minimum wage plan to be “the main agenda item” as Mayor Ed Murray’s income advisory committee meets next week. **SNIP** She would implement a $15-an-hour minimum wage for “big business” on Jan. 1, 2015, with prescribed cost of living increases after that. There would be no credit for tips paid to restaurant and hotel workers, no teenage wage and no training wage. “Small business” would be allowed a three-year phase-in, starting with an $11-an-hour minimum wage next January. Full implementation...
  • (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: We're moving forward with $15 per hour

    03/16/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 3/13/14 | (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: We're moving forward with $15 per hour
    SEATTLE — Kshama Sawant said she needs to see progress on a $15 per hour minimum wage soon, or she and her supporters will move ahead without the help of her fellow city council members and the mayor. She said if there is not significant progress soon she will start collecting signatures to put a minimum wage measure on the ballot. Sawant said signatures are due June 10. The socialist council member is holding a rally this coming Saturday where she will lay out her latest plan of action moving forward.
  • Nicolas Maduro Appoints Sean Penn 'spokesman' for dialogue with EU [Takes "selfie" w/butcher]

    03/11/2014 5:36:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, met Sunday with U.S. actor Sean Penn, and after taking the almost traditional selfie , asked him to be their spokesman to the U.S. authorities for dialogue and peace . "We spoke of the great interest that we have, I have asked Sean Penn to forward to where it can transmit more interest we have, that I have as president of the new ambassador Maximilien Arvelaiz in Washington move toward relationships first dialogue "Maduro said, quoted by the Spanish news agency EFE.
  • Harvey Weinstein at UCLA: Hillary Clinton Benghazi Flap 'Complete Bull---'

    03/09/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/8/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    <p>Harvey Weinstein revealed on Saturday that he wasn't sure how he felt about Barack and Michelle Obama when Hillary Clinton -- a longtime friend -- was defeated by Obama in the Democratic primary.</p> <p>"I strongly support Hillary. When she lost, Michelle invited me back in ... but I thought I was going to sit that one out," Weinstein said during his keynote speech at the 38th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, hosted by the UCLA School of Law.</p>
  • Socialist Party of America Releases Names of 70 Democrat Members Of Congress Who Are Members...

    03/06/2014 7:22:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    GOPthedailydose.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Dylan
    This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The radical Marxist-progressives (communists) took control of the democrat party some time ago. They’ve only become more emboldened with the election of Barack Obama, who was raised as a communist from birth. With their new found leader, Barack Obama, the Socialist Party of America felt secure enough to announce the names of 70 democrats in Congress that belong to their caucus. Other than Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who openly ran as a socialist, the rest of this lot ran as “moderate democrats.” I think it’s time we put the myth...
  • **Caption Time** Obama announces budget at D.C.’s Powell Elementary

    03/04/2014 4:50:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2014 | by Emma Brown
    President Obama announced his fiscal 2015 budget on Tuesday morning at Powell Elementary in the District’s Petworth neighborhood, highlighting the school’s early childhood education program as a model for the nation.
  • (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: City should take over taxi business

    03/01/2014 2:19:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 2/28/14 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant advocates a bold idea for ending the dispute between taxi companies and rideshare businesses - she says the city should take over the taxi business. Taxi drivers feel they’ll be crushed by competiton, despite the limits on rideshare companies that city council members voted to approve last night. Because rideshare companies use high-tech service to lure customers away from taxis, councilmember Sawant says the city should step in. “The real solution to this problem is for the city to have the app, the smartphone app and the dispatch system and to employ...
  • (Socialist) De Blasio starts his war on charter schools

    02/28/2014 2:46:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Frank Rosario, Carl Campanile
    Mayor de Blasio brought down the hammer Thursday on three charter schools operated by his nemesis Eva Moskowitz, leaving hundreds of kids without classrooms this fall. “This has to be the saddest day for the Success Academy’s children, family, teachers, school leaders,” Moskowitz said after meeting with stunned charter parents in Harlem. “Right now, our kids are being evicted. Evicted out of their school. It’s wrong and we need an explanation. You’re going to have to ask Mayor de Blasio what the motivations are for a decision that will hurt so many children now and, frankly, forever.”
  • So, I'm a Millennial and a leftist. Zot away (Froggy Mod says "Adieu")

    02/24/2014 3:17:38 PM PST · by Millennial Lefty · 286 replies
    So, I lurk on Free Republic quite a bit. Usually it's to read some of the outrageous comments some post here and some of it is to see what your opinions are on certain articles that also get posted elsewhere. So, a little bit about myself. I'm in my 20s and of Hispanic origin. I was born in New York but moved to Florida when I was three years old. I'm what you guys would consider a "socialist". I don't consider myself a socialist, I'm a supporter of the free market economy except I favor strong government regulations. While on...
  • Obama Administration’s Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

    02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/19/2014 | Fred Lucas
    A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition saying “no government monitors in newsrooms.” That’s according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours. The agency announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, explaining that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical...
  • Bill O'Reilly: 'Obama Is the Toughest Interview of My Life'

    02/19/2014 5:29:05 AM PST · by 7thson · 50 replies
    I saw this headline this morning on my twitter feed. It is on Breitbart. O'Reilly says Obama is a patriot. I saw the Super Bowl interview. BOR asks a viewers question - why do you want to fundamentaly change this country that has provided so much opportunity for you? Obama says he did not say that. Flat out lied. Yet BOR says he is a patriot who wants the best for America. Are we as a nation truly lost now?
  • Ukraine: Deadly clashes around parliament in Kiev

    02/18/2014 11:55:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 152 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/18/2014
    Violent clashes have erupted during anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, with at least nine people, including two policemen, dead. In the worst violence in weeks, police used rubber bullets and stun grenades as thousands of protesters marching on parliament. A deadline set by the security forces for the violence to end has passed with no immediate sign of police action. The clashes came as MPs were due to debate changes to the constitution. The proposals would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych, but the opposition say they were blocked from submitting their draft, meaning no debate could take...
  • (Socialist) Mayor de Blasio Drops Pre-K Tax Hike Promise In Presence Of Gov. Cuomo

    02/16/2014 2:14:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 2/16/14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Appearing together in Church, Mayor de Blasio dialed down the temperature Sunday in his ongoing clash with Gov. Cuomo over how to fund universal prekindergarten. Speaking at a church service for attendees of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus in Albany, the mayor did not mention at all his plans to fund it with a tax on the wealthy while stressing the need for universal Pre-K. “We know the direction,” de Blasio said. “We all have to work together at it. And I know we will because the public is realizing, the public is realizing that if...
  • (Seattle's socialist) Kshama Sawant ‘throwing down the gauntlet’ over minimum wage

    02/16/2014 2:02:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 2/16/14 | Natasha Chen
    Seattle, Wash. — At an organizing event and rally for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, Councilmember Kshama Sawant emphasized the movement should not accept any watered-down version of the wage increase “I’m throwing down the gauntlet,” Sawant said, declaring herself the first politician to support a true $15-per-hour rate. She and other rally speakers cautioned against politicians and businesses who say they support a minimun wage increase but want loopholes and exemptions.
  • Seattle city council president rebukes new council woman Kshama Sawant during open meeting

    02/13/2014 8:40:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    KVI ^ | 2/11/14 | Brittney Perreault
    Lars Larson, substituting for KVI’s John Carlson, listens to a mildly contentious exchange between the two city council members during a Monday council hearing where council President Tim Burgess ordered councilwoman Sawant to stop talking when she went ‘off-topic’. Sawant was venting about her pet issues, employer wage theft. Also, Larson discusses the now interminable delay of the Seattle downtown tunnel dig because of damage to the drilling machine known as Big Bertha.
  • Comptroller to de Blasio: Don’t get involved in arrests (socialist schooled again)

    02/12/2014 5:07:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/14 | Yoav Gonen, Beth DeFalco, Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday criticized Mayor de Blasio for personally intervening when a politically connected preacher pal was busted by cops — saying “the mayor shouldn’t be involved in any way when someone gets arrested.” “It’s my sense that good intentions — trying to obviously be concerned about a bishop — is certainly something that I’m sure he felt,” Stringer said after a City Hall budget briefing. “But I think the rule is mayors should not get involved in any way about somebody’s arrest. It can only be problematic.” “Once a mayor makes a call like that, it...
  • A REPRINT THAT'S VIRAL NOW

    01/31/2014 6:14:54 AM PST · by shortstop · 19 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/31/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America. It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power...
  • Ayers: Constitution needs to be replaced

    01/31/2014 5:25:21 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/31/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    HANOVER, N.H. – President Obama’s longtime buddy, unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, Thursday night told debate opponent Dinesh D’Souza and an audience at Dartmouth College that the Constitution is an outmoded document and it ought to be changed. Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, were the main founders of the domestic terror group the Weather Underground, which was assigned responsibility for dozens of bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructure of the U.S. D’Souza is the maker of the movie “2016: Obama’s America,” which is the second-highest grossing political documentary of all time.
  • Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Offers a Different Response to Obama’s SOTU Speech

    01/31/2014 2:26:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    City Watch LA ^ | 1/31/14 | Jon Queally
    **SNIP** In a frank and unflinching critique not seen or heard on the broadcast or cable news shows, Sawant described Obama's renewed focus on income inequality as an indictment of his own failures and misguided economic policy. Pointing to record high poverty and the fact that "95% of the gains in productivity during the so-called recovery have gone to the top 1%," Sawant argued that Obama's rhetoric on inequality has been forced on him by popular "outrage over the widening gulf between the super-rich" and the millions of workers, many working in low-wage retail and fast food jobs, who generated...
  • Seattle's Socialist councilwoman to accept less than half of $117K salary

    01/28/2014 1:33:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/14 | Jeff Black
    Seattle’s only Socialist City Council member announced Monday that she will make good on a campaign pledge and accept only $40,000 a year in salary — bringing her down to the average wage of a worker in the city. The remainder of the roughly $117,000 salary will go to social justice causes such as strike funds, civil rights and women’s rights, she said in a statement. "Every Councilmember faces a choice of who they represent and which world they inhabit,” said Kshama Sawant, who took office earlier this month. “My place is with working people and their struggles. I want...
  • Obama in State of Union speech to tell Congress to act or step aside: officials

    01/27/2014 9:25:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 114 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will tell Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday to either act or get out of the way, White House officials said Sunday.
  • THE LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL, EXPOSED BY OBAMACARE.

    01/26/2014 10:15:56 AM PST · by carlo3b · 18 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo. ^ | Jan 26 2014 | Carlo3b
    THE LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL, EXPOSED BY OBAMACARE. For decades the Hollywood elite have denied the existence of a Media Socialist Cabal, established for, and protected by the equally corrupted, national media outlets, and the highest levels of the Democrat Party. The target of this effort is to promote, shape and influence public opinion on a host of Progressive causes, the latest of which is the takeover of Healthcare Industry, 16% of the national economy, and the long sought prize of the Marxist, Leninist, Communist, Globalist Agenda.. The plan, outlined in its entirety, in the Communist Manifesto, is always the same,...
  • French president splits with partner after affair

    01/25/2014 3:23:26 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 1/25/2014 | Sylvie Maligorne
    Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday told AFP he has split with his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler after his affair with an actress nearly 20 years his junior. The announcement came after a day of rumours in the French media that Hollande would formally announce the rupture on Saturday, on the eve of a visit by Trierweiler to India for charity work. Saying he was speaking as a private individual and not as head of state as the matter concerned his private life, Hollande told AFP over the phone: "I wish to make it known that I...
  • Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If It Spies On Congress

    01/03/2014 12:05:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 3, 2014
    The real life magic-mushroom, banana dictatorship envisioned by George Orwell just went full retard. From VT Senator Bernie Sanders: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the National Security Agency director whether the agency has monitored the phone calls, emails and Internet traffic of members of Congress and other elected officials.“Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” Sanders asked in a letter to Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA director. “Spying” would include gathering metadata on calls made from official or personal phones, content from websites visited or emails...
  • Woodie Guthrie's New Years Resolution List, 1942

    12/31/2013 12:52:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 31, 1941 /Dec. 27, 2013 | Woody Guthrie
    If you're having trouble nailing down your New Year's resolutions, here's a good place to start. Seventy years ago, American folk legend Woody Guthrie scribbled in his journal a list of 33 tasks he would dedicate himself to in the coming year. According to WoodyGuthrie.org, he called them "Rulin's." At age 31, he was in the prime of his life, with a wife and three kids, as well as a good deal of life experience, having survived the Dust Bowl to make it out to California. As a result, it's a pretty unbeatable list. Check it out: 1. Work more...
  • Cover-up: Media hide key fact in school shooting (...sudden turn after gunman's politics revealed)

    12/17/2013 6:49:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    When Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, opening fire on schoolchildren and sending kindergartners scrambling into closets for protection, American news outlets immediately began asking the desperate question, “Why?” What made Lanza into a school shooter and mass murderer? Was it his family background, his reported autism, his political viewpoints, even his time spent in homeschooling? Thoroughly profiling the perpetrator has become the first response of the American media in every shocking crime from Sandy Hook to the Boston Marathon bombing and more. But almost one year to the date...
  • 'Gun violence, let 'em die': ["Socialist"] Shooter Karl Pierson mocked firearms laws, GOP on FB

    12/14/2013 11:50:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 15, 2013
    Colorado gunman Karl Pierson, who seriously injured a 17-year-old girl when he opened fire at his school, supported tougher gun laws. The 18-year-old, who had been dropped from the debate team, was said to have had strong views on politics and gun control, classmates said. Pierson was also allegedly suspended from the school in September for making threats against the team coach, Tracy Murphy, believed to have been the target for Friday's attack. 'He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,' junior Abbey Skoda told the Denver Post. The paper reported that Pierson had once posted an image...
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Gun grabbers eat crow again: Colorado high school murdering coward was “an opinionated socialist”

    12/14/2013 9:58:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/14/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    These are not good days for the Left. Their “oh so dearly” held plans to disarm America because a vicious lunatic murdered 26 people in Newtown have fallen apart and actually led to an increase in gun purchases across the country. Their hopes have been dashed once again with the revelation that Karl Halverson Pierson the coward who shot up Arapahoe High School in Colorado has been described by a fellow student as “an opinionated socialist.” Ouch that’s got to hurt. Arapahoe is just down the road from Columbine High...
  • Student On Arapahoe School Shooter: "Very Proud Of Being A Socialist" (video)

    12/14/2013 1:19:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    The gunman responsible for Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is being described as a "socialist" by his fellow students. "He was friendly enough. Very proud of being a socialist. He was very outspoken on his political views," student Angie Mock said. "To him, it just meant economic -- more economic equality."
  • Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out of Description of Arapahoe School Shooter

    12/14/2013 12:53:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    More media tricks… After thinking things over, the Denver Post decided to delete the fact that Arapahoe School shooter Kark Pierson was a committed socialist from their news report. This is from the original article: The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.” And, here is the updated article, sans “socialist.” Pierson’s...
  • Possible shooting at Littleton CO. high school [Update: 2 shot, shooter dead]

    12/13/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 150 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 12-13-13 | RNN Staff
    <p>LITTLETON, CO (RNN) - There is a possible active shooter situation at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, CO. All schools in the area are on lockdown.</p>
  • Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

    12/13/2013 10:19:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 12/12/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. There is still a chance to stop the bill in the House of Representatives, though pro-life campaigners fear it will become law. “Currently the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia...
  • Poll: Obama's disapproval hits 53 percent

    12/10/2013 7:03:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama’s disapproval rating has shot up to 53 percent, the highest rating the McClatchy-Marist poll has recorded for him in nearly 30 surveys. Obama's approval rating stood at 43 percent the poll released Tuesday. Obama’s approval rating has been hanging in the low 40s for the last few months as the 16-day government shutdown and the shaky rollout of the healthcare exchange website dominated the news. But there is plenty of disapproval to go around. A plurality of people, 38 percent, would grade all Washington officials with an “F,” according to the poll. Another 31 percent would give them...
  • Support Your Local Socialist

    11/27/2013 3:06:38 PM PST · by The_Harlequin
    Radio Free USA ^ | 11-26-13 | Chris Shugart
    Fowl play: Which turkey will Obama pardon - Caramel or Popcorn? Life and death, arbitrary government decisions...this looks like a precursor to how health and treatment decisions might be made once Obamacare is fully implemented.
  • Swiss vote against cap on executive pay: TV

    11/24/2013 7:44:00 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    afp ^ | 24 November 2013 | Jonathan Fowler
    Two-thirds of Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a referendum to cap executive pay at 12 times the wage of a firm's lowest earner ... Switzerland, which has long boasted a business-friendly climate coupled with one of the highest average salaries in the world, has largely avoided the economic crisis dogging the European Union, of which it is a staunch non-member. The referendum campaign was spearheaded by the Socialist Party, plus the Greens and trade unions.
  • Partisan Fever in Senate Likely to Rise

    11/22/2013 5:56:21 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Weisman
    President Obama will get a short-term lift for his nominees, judicial and otherwise, but over the immediate horizon, the strong-arm move by Senate Democrats on Thursday to limit filibusters could usher in an era of rank partisan warfare beyond even what Americans have seen in the past five years. Ultimately, a small group of centrists — Republicans and Democrats — could find the muscle to hold the Senate at bay until bipartisan solutions can be found. But for the foreseeable future, Republicans, wounded and eager to show they have not been stripped of all power, are far more likely to...
  • NEWLY-ELECTED SOCIALIST HAS SOME RADICAL IDEAS FOR SEATTLE

    11/21/2013 4:14:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 Nov 2013 | Becket Adams
    Seattle’s newly elected Socialist councilwoman accused aerospace and defense giant Boeing on Monday of “economic terrorism” and told Boeing machinists they should consider taking “over the factories.” “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Kshama Sawant told a group of activists in the city’s Westlake Park. Sawant’s comments were made at a rally organized by machinists after they rejected a deal that would reduce pensions for union members in return for guaranteed jobs in Everett, Wash., building 777X Boeing airliners for eight years. Now Boeing is considering taking those jobs elsewhere. “That will be...