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  • Hewitt Slams Soledad O’Brien for Being Paid By Hamas’ Top Funder

    08/12/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism. “Businessweek, has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt said on his radio program. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling...
  • Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

    12/12/2013 7:04:32 PM PST · by annalex · 201 replies
    A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered the cross, which honors veterans, must be removed within 90 days -- a decision that could result in the case being sent back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Burns immediately stayed his order pending an expected appeal.
  • Soledad O’Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    07/01/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | HADAS GOLD | 7/1/13 9:21 AM EDT
    Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. O’Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America’s current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.
  • Bill Cosby Rants Against Republicans, Compares Them to Segregationists for Not Applauding Obama

    03/06/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 3-5-2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Unless he had just eaten a bad cup of Jell-O pudding, it would appear that actor and comedian Bill Cosby seems to really, really hate Republicans. The veteran entertainer made that very clear Monday morning when he claimed that Republicans not applauding President Obama’s State of the Union address in unison with Democrats was “as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” He also wondered aloud about whether or not Republicans today are upset that slavery is no longer legal. Cosby made these remarks on the CNN morning show “Starting Point” after soon-to-be-former host Soledad O’Brien referenced...
  • Soledad O’Brien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...

    12/11/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by Domandred · 68 replies ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tony Lee
    New CNN programming chief Jeff Zucker will reportedly replace Soledad O'Brien, the host of the network's morning show "Starting Point," with Erin Burnett, who currently hosts "Outfront," which airs at 7 p.m. on the struggling cable news network. The New York Post reported that Zucker is “looking at Erin Burnett to revive the cabler’s moribund morning ratings” and quotes a CNN source who said Zucker will team Burnett “up with a guy, and they’ll go after the audience watching ‘Today’ and ‘Good Morning America.’" O'Brien recently told a college audience that when she first heard of Zucker's hire, she thought,...
  • Soledad O'Brien Defends Stimulus: 'Didn't That to a Large Degree Help the Economy?'

    08/20/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Soledad O'Brien defended the stimulus bill on Monday's Early Start, calling it a "big thing" that President Obama accomplished and adding that police officers and firefighters kept their jobs because of it. "[I]f the stimulus hadn't been passed, then what would have happened to the economy?" she threw a Democratic talking point at Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Tex.). "Didn't that to a large degree help the economy? You're not going to argue certainly that it didn't?" [Video coming soon.] "And I think there are firefighters and teachers and police officers whose jobs were kept, would not have had jobs, whose...
  • Soledad O’Brien: Me? Biased?

    08/16/2012 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-12 | DrJohn
    Back in March Soledad O'Brien attempted to rewrite history to protect Barack Obama and was roundly criticized for it. As noted back then, O'Brien is very obviously an Obama/liberal sycophant yet she insists otherwise. "I don't think I show bias in my TV show. I think I am aggressive with people about trying to find the facts behind what they say," O'Brien said. "Am I a liberal or conservative? I'm neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I'd like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me." Self-deception can be very cruel....
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • CNN Anchor Has Testy Exchange With Allen West Over Communist Remarks: ‘Name Names’

    04/19/2012 12:00:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/19/2012 | J.M. Seidl
    Allen West’s comments that there are nearly 80 Communists in the House just won’t go away. And CNN is making sure of that. CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he “name names.” From the beginning, O’Brien was combative, vehemently disagreeing with Allen West regarding Ted Nugent’s controversial recent comments. Then they turned to West’s own remarks. After playing the clip, O’Brien asked him about it, and West said that Communists have “renamed themselves progressive” but the ideology has stayed the same. Mediaite picks it...
  • Flashback: Jeremiah Wright's Shout-Out to Soledad O'Brien

    04/01/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/12 | Charles C. Johnson
    CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who has been pushing the racial angle in the Trayvon Martin case, and who infamously failed to smother President Barack Obama's association with radical Critical Race Theory professor Derrick Bell, has a long history of support for radicalism. To take one little-known, but sensational, example: In April 27, 2008, long after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was already toxic, and a household name, O’Brien gave a positive review of a radical speech Wright had delivered to the NAACP. O'Brien may have been returning a favor, as Wright had given her and fellow CNN contributor Roland Martin a shout-out...
  • This was not the first time Soledad O’Brien tried to rewrite history

    03/18/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-12 | DrJohn
    Obama sycophant Soledad O'Brien got into a tussle with Joel Pollak of and had her head handed to her as she tried desperately to dissuade viewers of the truth- that Barack Obama was heavily influenced by the radical Bell. In her conversation with Pollak she at first appeared not to know what Critical Race Theory actually was while at the same time she was sure Pollak was wrong. From somewhere she came up with a definition that happened to be curiously similar to the one found in Wikipedia. Soon after the Wikipedia page for CRT was changed repeatedly and...
  • Soledad Stops Tweeting

    03/14/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/12 | John Nolte
    Three days after admonishing her audience to stop tweeting to her about her distortion of Critical Race Theory, Ms. O'Brien's own Twitter account -- as of this writing -- has gone dark for going on three days now. Few of O'Brien's media colleagues have come to her defense. The Washington Post's left-leaning media critic, Erik Wemple, called Ms. O'Brien out over the Brown segment: O’Brien apparently felt the sting [of last week's debate over Critical Race Theory], because this morning she revisited the topic with Dorothy Brown, a law professor at Emory University. Over a seven-minute segment, O’Brien and Brown...
  • CNN Seeks To Limit Loss of Credibility By Rewriting History

    03/12/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-12 | Skookum
    By now, the literate world is well aware of CNN's news anchor, Soledad O'Brien's public humiliation during her interview with Breitbart's Pollak. If there was ever a doubt in the mind of anyone but the most dedicated Socialist sycophants of the Main Stream Media being less than an unofficial propaganda bureau for the president, this should have been the deciding factor. CNN is now in full damage control mode, by trying to cast Derrick Bell, one of America's foremost racists and former mentor to our president as a great crusader for civil rights in the spirit of Martin Luther King;...
  • Soledad O’Brien Gives’s Readers A Lesson In Critical Race Theory

    03/12/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/12 | Tommy Christopher
    The back-and-forth between CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Chief Editor Joel Pollak continued on this morning’s Starting Point, as O’Brien sought to dispel misinformation about the late Professor Derrick Bell and Critical Race Theory, which have been the subject of smears by the Big sites. After a tough interview with O’Brien last week, Pollak’s Big sites went on a vengeful tirade against the CNN anchor, posting a flurry of articles seeking to discredit her, and promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell. Last week, released one of the “bombshell” videos that the late Andrew Breitbart promised at this years...
  • Video: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?

    03/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/8/12 | allah pundit
    Via Dan Riehl and Ace, this almost too good to check. Go read Rebel Pundit’s post for an explanation, then skip to 2:00 below. (If you missed Ed’s post this morning, by all means watch the whole thing.) After sneering at Joel Pollak for supposedly mischaracterizing the discipline and then refusing to define it herself, she finally demonstrates her grasp of Critical Race Theory by uncorking a definition that’s curiously similar to … the opening of Wikipedia’s intro on CRT, replete with the noncolloquial use of “intersection” to describe an interdisciplinary study. Could be a coincidence — the definition she...
  • Time To Send CNN A Little Message....

    03/08/2012 10:09:33 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies
    Pardon me for just a moment....(Vanity) But if you have not watched the video of CNN this morning with Soledad O'Brien mocking Joel Pollack of for the Obama Harvard video...then please...go view it. After you are finished...send CNN a note at this link: To demand that Soledad be removed from the air or that a disclaimer be shown that she is a member of the Democratic Party every single time her face appears on the screen. Her along with her panel today showed what true liberal media bias is and we should not let it go unnoticed....
  • Three Republicans introduce bill in Congress to save cross atop Mt. Soledad

    01/14/2011 10:10:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/12/11
    Three Republicans introduce bill in Congress to save cross atop Mt. SoledadJanuary 12, 2011 | 5:35 pm Three Republican members of Congress from San Diego County have introduced a bill aimed at blocking the removal of the cross atop public land on Mt. Soledad in San Diego. The bill submitted by Reps. Duncan D. Hunter of Alpine, Darrell Issa of Vista and Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach comes in reaction to a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week that the 43-foot-tall cross violated the constitutional separation of church and state by seeming to endorse a particular...
  • Hunter bill would OK religious symbols on military monuments

    01/13/2011 4:57:58 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/12/11 | Bob Hawkins
    Three San Diego-area U.S. congressmen have re-entered the Mount Soledad cross fray with a bill that would allow religious symbols to be a part of military monuments. On Wednesday Rep. Duncan Hunter of Alpine introduced the War Memorial Protection Act in response to the federal Ninth Circuit Court’s Jan. 4 ruling, declaring the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial unconstitutional. Joining Hunter as co-sponsors are Congressmen Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach and Darrell Issa of Vista. A cross was first erected atop Mt. Soledad in 1913. It wasn’t until the cross was rebuilt after a 1952 storm that it became a war...
  • Leftist Judges Declare Soledad Cross “Unconstitutional”

    01/06/2011 4:41:19 AM PST · by scottfactor · 10 replies ^ | 01/06/2011 | Gina Miller
    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution declares, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”The first line of the amendment is referred to as the “establishment clause,” and it is one of the most abused and misapplied lines in the Constitution—right up there with the “general welfare” clause, the “commerce clause” and the Second Amendment. The establishment clause is simple. The...
  • Deaths, Many Injuries In Calif. Tour Bus Crash [7 Killed-Breaking News]

    04/28/2009 7:28:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 683+ views
    AP Report ^ | April 28, 2009
    Deaths, many injuries in Calif. tour bus crash At least 7 killed in accident involving multiple vehicles, NBC affiliate says SOLEDAD, Calif. - At least seven people were killed and dozens more were injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon involving a tour bus and several other vehicles, NBC affiliate KSBW-TV reported, quoting the California Highway Patrol. Initial reports said as many as 10 people were killed but that number was later lowered to six and then changed again to seven. The Orion Pacific Charter bus carrying 38 passengers, all reported to be French-speaking tourists, crashed at about 3:25 p.m. PT...
  • Convicted child molester killed in Salinas state prison

    05/19/2008 7:44:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 3,385+ views
    SOLEDAD - A 30-year-old convicted child molester is dead after being killed at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. Lt. Eric Moore of the prison said Donald Jones was assaulted by a group of prisoners Friday morning in the general population maximum-security yard. He was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later. Prison officers recovered a stabbing weapon at the scene. Jones had been in the facility since 1995, serving a 20-year sentence out of Los Angeles County for sodomy on a child under 14. Authorities said six men are suspected in Jones' death. They already are serving sentences for convictions...
  • Atheist who sued over giant cross dies

    10/30/2006 6:17:23 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 78 replies · 1,656+ views
    SAN DIEGO - Philip Paulson, an atheist who waged a 17-year legal battle to have a giant cross removed from public land on Mount Soledad, has died. He was 59. Paulson died Wednesday of liver cancer. He was diagnosed in July and was hospitalized on Oct. 20 after complaining of abdominal pain, remaining in critical condition until his death, said Lorelei Lindsey, his companion of 17 years. Born in Clayton, Wis., Paulson was the grandson of a Lutheran minister but said he lost his faith during two bloody tours of duty in Vietnam. The City Heights resident sued the city...
  • Chief opponent of Mount Soledad cross dies of cancer

    10/26/2006 11:23:07 AM PDT · by justche · 49 replies · 2,496+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 10.26.06 | Kelly Thornton
    Philip Kevin Paulson, a Lutheran preacher's grandson who lost his religion and waged a 17-year legal battle to remove the Mount Soledad cross from public property, died yesterday of liver cancer. He was 59. HOWARD LIPIN / Union-Tribune Mount Soledad cross foe Philip Paulson (left) attended a luncheon in his honor Sept. 3. Mr. Paulson, a 6-foot-5 Vietnam War veteran who lived in City Heights, became one of the county's most reviled residents when he prevailed in a lawsuit against the city of San Diego and continued with years of appeals that still are pending. On July 31, doctors told...
  • Lawyer: ACLU wants to destroy vets' memorial

    08/28/2006 10:59:24 PM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 803+ views
    WND ^ | August 29, 2006
    An individual from San Diego who is "discomfited" over a veterans' memorial has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union to renew its attack on the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial. The Thomas More Law Center said yesterday it is preparing to defend the cross memorial from a new attack by the ACLU, this time in U.S. District Court in California. A 17-year-long battle apparently reached a conclusion earlier this month when Congress approved and President Bush signed legislation giving ownership and control of the memorial to the federal government. That essentially should have ended a state case over the monument that...
  • Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Celebrating Continued Preservation of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

    08/15/2006 9:09:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 490+ views
    BakersfieldOnline ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 | Bill Curtis
    Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Celebrating Continued Preservation of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Gov. Schwarzenegger issued the following statement today following President Bush's signing of Representative Duncan Hunter's Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Protection Act (H.R. 5863), which transfers possession of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, to the federal government: "Today's action by the President preserving the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is a great signal to our veterans that we will not forget the sacrifice that they made during times of conflict. The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is a historic landmark that has been an important part of the San...
  • House Passes Bill To Save Mt. Soledad Cross

    07/19/2006 8:26:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies · 847+ views
    WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would transfer the land beneath San Diego's Mount Soledad cross to the federal government. With a 349-74 vote, House members voted to seize the land and give it to the Defense Department in an effort to avoid a court-ordered removal of the 43-foot-tall cross that towers over La Jolla. “The memorial cross serves a legitimate secular purpose of commemorating our nation's war dead and veterans,” said El Cajon Republican Duncan Hunter, one of three San Diego-area congressmen who wrote the legislation to preserve the cross, which was dedicated in 1954...
  • House votes to acquire contested San Diego cross - Mt. Soledad vote 349-74

    07/19/2006 3:34:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 862+ views
    The House voted 349-74 Wednesday to acquire a monumental cross and the park around it from the city of San Diego. The 29-foot cross has been the target of a 17-year court battle between an atheist and the city, which owns the hilltop property where the monument stands. A federal judge ruled in May that the cross cannot stand in the municipal park because it violates a state constitutional prohibition on the governmental endorsement of any one religion. That ruling is being appealed by the city. San Diego-area congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said in floor debate that federal ownership would...
  • Mt. Soledad War Memorial Cross - Federal Act - on Roger Hedgecock Show 4:05pm PST Monday

    07/17/2006 3:59:27 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 9 replies · 813+ views
    Charles S. LiMandri, Regional Director of the Thomas More Law Center and the attorney who has led the litigation effort to save the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial, will be interviewed on the Roger Hedgecock Show in San Diego at 4:05 p.m., today, July 17. The broadcast can be heard online at Click on Listen Live. Please call/e-mail Congressional Representatives to support Rep. Duncan Hunter's Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Protection Act, H.R. 5683, which is scheduled to be debated on the House floor on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. It is needed to save Mt. Soledad National War Memorial as...
  • Stay of Soledad cross removal extended (to allow for potential review by SCOTUS as needed)

    07/07/2006 8:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,959+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/7/06 | Greg Moran
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ordered Friday that his temporary stay protecting the Mount Soledad cross extend until state and federal courts can hear the city of San Diego's appeal this fall. In blocking a federal judge's order that the city remove the cross by Aug. 1 or face a daily fine of $5,000, Kennedy also indicated that the full court may want to review the controversial case. Kennedy said the court, which refused three years ago to get involved in the dispute, may consider it because of two new factors favorable to cross proponents. He cited legislation to...
  • Bilbray, Hunter, Issa enter bill to save Soledad cross

    06/27/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT · by radar101 · 12 replies · 536+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | 27 JUNE 2006 | Karen Kucher,Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO – Three local congressmen have introduced a bill that would transfer the Mount Soledad cross from city control to the federal government, a step they hope will preserve the La Jolla landmark. Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad and Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sponsored the bill, which Hunter introduced late Monday. The city has been ordered by the court to remove the 29-foot cross from city property by Aug. 1 or pay a fine of $5,000 a day. A judge has ruled it is an unconstitutional preference of religion for the cross to be displayed on public property....
  • Mt. Soledad Case Goes To Supreme Court

    06/24/2006 8:26:15 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 22 replies · 1,012+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 24-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    Via ACLJ Yesterday evening the City Attorney in San Diego along with Mayor Jerry Sanders decided to take the Mt. Soledad case to the Supreme Court of the United States. I have already assembled one of our Supreme Court teams to file briefs on behalf of the Members of Congress that we represent, as well as ACLJ Members across the country in this important case. It appears at this time that the City will be asking for both a stay of the Ninth Circuit decision as well as a petition for writ of certiorari. The stay of the decision will...
  • 9th Circuit rejects San Diego's appeal to keep cross on city land

    06/21/2006 5:33:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,311+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 6/21/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    SAN DIEGO A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch appeal by the city of San Diego to keep a giant cross standing on city property after a 17-year legal tussle. The city is under federal court order to move the 29-foot-tall cross from a La Jolla hilltop before Aug. 2 or face $5,000 daily fines. The failed appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was intended to stay that order and allow the cross to remain standing until appeals currently pending in state courts can be heard. City Attorney Michael Aguirre said that Wednesday's ruling, issued...
  • American Legion in CA says “Enough,” Brings ADF Aboard To Defend Mt.Soledad Cross Against ACLU

    05/25/2006 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 1,589+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 25-May-06 | Glib Fortuna
    The decade-and-a-half assault by one, self-esteem challenged atheist with little more to do than spit on the memory of brave men who gave their lives to defend the freedom the ACLU regularly abuses has resulted in an unprecedented move by the California chapter of the American Legion. The largest veterans organization in the country will announce Thursday a line-in-the-sand campaign to protect veterans memorials from the shameful ACLU assault. Legal muscle is being provided by the Alliance Defense Fund. See the American Legion announcement: THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE DEFENSE OF VETERANS MEMORIALS AT MT. SOLEDAD,...
  • Soledad cross (again) ordered removed

    05/03/2006 1:37:30 PM PDT · by radar101 · 57 replies · 1,259+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | May 3, 2006 | Onell R. Soto
    federal judge on Wednesday ordered the removal of the Mount Soledad cross from property owned by the city of San Diego within 90 days or he will fine the city $5,000 a day. “It is now time, and perhaps long overdue, for this court to enforce its initial permanent injunction forbidding the presence of the Mount Soledad cross on city property,” said U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson. Thompson first found the presence of the cross on city property unconstitutional in 1991 because it violated the separation of church and state. Since then, his order, and the issue of the cross,...
  • San Diego judge orders: Take down that cross! (American Communist-Liberal Union Strikes Again!!!)

    05/03/2006 4:09:29 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 53 replies · 1,014+ views ^ | May 3, 2006
    Mt. Soledad cross and veterans memorial above San Diego ( Ruling on a 15-year-old ACLU case, a federal judge today ordered the city of San Diego to remove a mountain-top cross within 90 days or face a fine of $5,000 a day. U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson said, "It is now time, and perhaps long overdue, for this court to enforce its initial permanent injunction forbidding the presence of the Mount Soledad cross on city property," the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Thompson ruled in 1991 the Mount Soledad cross violates the so-called "separation of church and state" but the...
  • CA: Suit aims to void election on cross (Mt. Soledad)

    06/25/2005 9:26:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 481+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/25/05 | Matthew T. Hall
    A lawyer who wants the Mount Soledad cross off public land in La Jolla filed a lawsuit yesterday to try to invalidate the July 26 election in which San Diego voters will weigh in on the contentious issue. Attorney James McElroy wants a Superior Court judge to intervene as soon as possible. His lawsuit won't affect the mayoral election set for the same day. City Attorney Michael Aguirre said the election on Proposition A should proceed, and a lawyer working to keep the cross in place as a war memorial called McElroy's challenge "frivolous." Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett, who...
  • CA: Padres broadcaster caught up in Soledad debate (Mt. Soledad cross)

    06/07/2005 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 555+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/7/05 | Matthew T. Hall
    A twist in the Mount Soledad cross saga pits the lawyer fighting to move the towering symbol against a fresh foe: Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman. Coleman wants to sign the ballot argument in support of keeping the cross on its La Jolla hilltop. But attorney Jim McElroy has asked a Superior Court judge to rewrite the argument, which McElroy claims is misleading, and exclude Coleman's signature because he missed a filing deadline by one week. The argument is the latest in a 16-year court battle. On July 26, San Diegans will vote on a successor to Mayor Dick Murphy, who...
  • CNN Offering Paula Zahn's Job to Soledad O' Brian of NBC 'Weekend Today' [Dead Racoon Alert]

    06/09/2003 9:01:51 AM PDT · by ewing · 56 replies · 6,830+ views
    Sources say that the Cable News Network has offered Soledad O'Brian of NBC's Weekend Today the spot now occupied by Paula Zahn on 'Amercian Morning' opposite Bill Hemmer.Zahn's CNN countract is up next month