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  • 'Game of Thrones' Shirt Suspension: NJ Professor Punished for Pic

    04/19/2014 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Hugin · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Apr 2014 06:24 PM | Ken Mandel
    A New Jersey college professor says he was suspended for posting online a photo of his daughter wearing a "Game of Thrones" T-shirt with a "threatening" quote on it. Francis Schmidt, an art and 3-D animation professor at Bergen Community College in northern New Jersey, told The Record he posted the picture of his 7-year-old daughter Jan. 12 wearing a T-shirt with the "Game of Thrones" quote, "I will take what is mine with fire and blood."... ...A day after posting the photo, Schmidt told The Record that he was questioned as to whether the photo was a threat against...
  • Wisconsin Civil-Rights March:Prosecutors targeting conservatives lose in federal court

    04/12/2014 7:30:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-11-14 | WSJ
    Score another one for free political speech. On Tuesday, Federal District Judge Rudolph Randa soundly rejected a motion to dismiss a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Wisconsin prosecutors who are investigating the political activities of conservative groups (but not liberals). In a 19-page ruling, Judge Randa wrote that Wisconsin Club for Growth Director Eric O'Keefe's claim that the unlawful investigation violates his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights may proceed. Mr. O'Keefe has standing to bring the lawsuit because "chilled speech is, unquestionably, an injury supporting standing" and that claim doesn't depend on whether he is charged with a crime; "the threat...
  • Mississippi Tea Party Darling Bragged About His 'Mamacita' Outreach

    04/10/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Atlantic/Yahoo ^ | 4/10/14 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    In the spirit of fast-rising white Republicans who say dumb things about race, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel can now add his name to the list after Mother Jones uncovered a 2006 tape where the Tea Party darling bragged about not wanting to pay slavery reparations and only knowing how to hit on girls and find the bathroom in Spanish. (The Wall Street Journal reported on tape on Thursday.) McDaniel is challenging fellow Republican Thad Cochran for his U.S. Senate seat.
  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • The war against American citizens

    04/08/2014 11:16:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In last week’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission , the Supreme Court was not a mere instrument so much as a blowtorch, searing a hole in the fabric of our fragile democracy. The American experiment seems to be run by a smaller and smaller control group as billionaires — like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson — get expanding seats at the shrinking political table. NASCAR drivers wear the corporate logos of their sponsors on their suits. The justices who sided with plutocracy ought to wear sponsorship logos on their robes, too. The all-out assault against campaign finance...
  • Anti-gay-marriage donations are rare in the Valley

    04/04/2014 6:26:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Kristen V. Brown
    On the heels of the news that Mozilla’s CEO-for-a-minute Brendan Eich has resigned following criticism over a Proposition 8 campaign donation, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight decided to look into just how rare similar donations are in Silicon Valley. It turns out that they are pretty rare. Silver mined a Los Angeles Times database of contributions for and against the anti-gay-marriage proposition, hunting for donors working at Silicon Valley tech firms listed in the Fortune 500. The list included Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. Among those 11 companies, 83...
  • 12-Year-Old Girl’s Speech on Abortion Leaves Her “Pro-Choice” Teacher Speechless

    03/30/2014 7:29:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Lia Mills is a student pro-life activist who surprised her class with a moving speech on abortion that is so good it’s gone viral on the Internet. “My daughter prepared and delivered this speech for her grade 7 class. Even those who didn’t agree with her loved it,” he mother says in a note accompanying the video on YouTube. Lia, who is now 17, has since blossomed into an articulate pro-life advocate, penning an article taking on euthanasia that ran at LifeNews last year and was very well-received. Here is how she describes herself on her Twitter account: “Lover of...
  • Minnesota: Your Immediate Action Needed to Stop Suppression of Political Speech, Anti-Gun Language

    03/26/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-16-14 | NRA-ILA
    House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature. These flawed and dangerous bills pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota and overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens on political interests. HF 1944 and SF 1915 would require organizations like the NRA, who engage in political speech, to disclose the names of many of their donors, including those who pay membership dues. This legislation would re-brand what is now recognized as free speech as “elections speech,”...
  • Call the Hypocrisy Police: Michelle Obama Praises Free Speech on China Trip That Banned Journalists

    03/23/2014 9:42:04 AM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    IJReview.com ^ | 3/23/14 | Michael Hausam
    The White House banned journalists from accompanying Michelle Obama on her trip to China and explained that it was because the purpose of her trip is not political. Some news outlets even repeated the White House’s assertion of the non-political nature of the visit without mentioning that the press was not allowed to accompany them. But in a speech that sounded at times to be extremely political, she also said the following: “And that’s why it’s so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media; because that’s how we discover the truth.” So...
  • Watch: Rand Paul's Entire Speech at UC Berkeley

    03/20/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/14 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the University of California, Berkley at an event hosted by the university's Berkeley Forum...
  • West Boca Raton man proudly flies KKK, confederate flags [New York transplant in Florida]

    03/05/2014 1:51:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Peter Burke
    west Boca Raton man is making no apologies for flying a Ku Klux Klan flag and confederate flag outside his mobile home. "As many people know, the white families are producing less children because the father and mother work and you have interracial marriages and gay marriages, so there are less and less white children being born every day," the man, who would only identify himself as Mr. Hayes, told Local 10's Roger Lohse. "So we're against that." Hayes said he started flying the KKK flag a couple weeks ago and posted a sign seeking new members. He claims so...
  • Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis speech, Marine Corps University Foundation’s 2014 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner

    03/03/2014 1:37:58 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    2/22/2014 | Gen. Mattis
    Long time since we served together in Brigade, cruised the West Pac Or since I drank one of your Cokes on the March up to Baghdad. General Gray, General Conway, General Pace, General Amos, General Paxton – Marines whose very goodness put ambition out of context. Sergeant Major Barrett – a Marine’s Marine. Colonel Harvey Barnum who for so many years – your valor inspired us all to be better men. Ladies – The wonderful ladies who exemplify grace & courage Who represent our better angels and what we fight for. Thank all of you for coming out tonight –...
  • The IRS Is the Problem: Regulating political speech is not its job

    03/03/2014 6:49:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2013 | The Editors
    There are two competing models for reforming the Internal Revenue Service’s oversight of the political activities of certain nonprofit organizations: one put forward by the IRS itself, in the form of a regulatory rule change, a second put forward by Representative David Camp (R., Mich.) on behalf of the House Ways and Means Committee. Neither program is sufficient, because neither reflects the reality behind the recent IRS scandal, which was not the result of murky rules or bureaucratic incompetence but rather of what gives every indication of being deliberate misuse of federal investigatory resources for partisan political ends. That there...
  • Harlem...church sign: 'Obama has released the homo demons on the black man'

    02/27/2014 9:34:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/27/14 | Michael Feeney
    A homophobic Harlem pastor is using a giant sign outside of his church to make yet another bizarre and shocking claim about President Obama, black men and homosexuality — and local residents are calling on him to take it down. “Obama Has Released The Homo Demons On The Black Man,” states Pastor James David Manning’s bizarre sign, which was unveiled Sunday in front of the ATLAH World Missionary Church near the corner of W. 123rd St and Lenox Ave. “Look Out Black Woman,” it continues. “A White Homo May Take Your Man.”
  • Katy Perry Dark Horse video under fire by members of Muslim community

    02/25/2014 4:44:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 | WENN.com
    Singer Katy Perry has upset members of the Muslim community by featuring "blasphemous" imagery in the music video for her new hit Dark Horse. In the promo, the Roar hitmaker plays an Egyptian queen who has the power to zap her subjects with lightning and turn them into sand, and she has offended Muslims by killing one male subject, wearing a pendant reading God (Allah) in Arabic. The jewellery item is also zapped. Members of the Muslim community have criticized the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube.com. One of those offended by the imagery...
  • Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed

    02/24/2014 2:39:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Robby Soave
    If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
  • New Obama initiative tramples First Amendment protections (FCC monitors in newsrooms)

    02/20/2014 3:43:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2-20-2014 | Byron York
    February 20, 2014 New Obama initiative tramples First Amendment protections Byron York The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…" But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets the public's "critical information needs." Those "needs" will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not comply with the government's standards could face an uncertain future. It's hard to imagine a project more at...
  • 10 quotes that shred progressivism from a best-selling British author who left the Left

    02/20/2014 10:25:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/20/14 | Benjamin Weingarten
    The below quotes come from award winning British journalist and best-selling author Melanie Phillips’ “The Guardian Angel.” “The Guardian Angel” tells the story of how Phillips started her career in British journalism on the Left in the late 1970s, only to become a stalwart Liberal culture warrior, as reflected in her positions on Islam, Israel, feminism, education, economics, environmentalism and a whole host of other issues that have earned her the wrath and contempt of European Leftists, particularly among media peers. 1. The “Chicago Way” (in London) ”I always believed in the duty of a journalist to uphold truth over...
  • Survey: U.S. press freedom plunges under Obama to 46th in world, after Romania

    02/13/2014 3:54:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/11/2014 | Meghan Drake
    The Obama administration’s handling of whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaks and the investigation of a string of leaks produced a plunge in the country’s rating on press freedoms and government openness, according to a global survey released Tuesday. The U.S. under President Obama, who once promised to run the “most transparent” administration in the country’s history, fell from 32nd to 46th in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a drop of 13 slots. The index, compiled by the press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, analyzes 180 countries on criteria such as official abuse, media independence and infrastructure...
  • The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms [Team Obamugabe's Totalitarian Hopes]

    02/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/13/14
    <p>First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?</p> <p>As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.</p>
  • Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings

    02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.
  • Dem Congresswoman Gives “Worst Speech of All Time;” Press Wanted to ‘Claw off Own Faces’

    02/07/2014 10:27:27 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/14 | Aurelius
    “Cringe-worthy.” “Terrible.” “I think everyone in that room wanted to drag their fingernails across their face.” “The most painful speech ever.” Just some of the reviews of Democrat Congresswoman Donna Edwards’ atrocious speech. Edwards was supposed to be entertaining journalists and reporters with a monologue. But not only did it bomb, it was excruciating for those in attendance. Let’s see if you find these two select snippets (verbatim from the speech) funny: “Come on, help me y’all: I want to give a really special shout out to Nancy Pelosi and all my sisters in the libido caucus — holla’!” “There...
  • IRS rules change seen as limiting free speech for nonprofit organizations

    02/02/2014 4:40:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** The changes, which the acting IRS commissioner rolled out during the Thanksgiving recess just before he was replaced, have largely flown under the radar while Congress has focused on investigating suspected abuses. In May, an audit from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration found the tax agency had been singling out for extra scrutiny tea party and conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. The proposed rules would create a category of banned “candidate-related political activity” — including registration drives, voter guides and issue advocacy. Under the current IRS rules, groups that sign up under the 501(c)(4) section...
  • Tension in Democratic Party after Obama speech

    01/30/2014 8:34:58 AM PST · by Din Maker · 20 replies
    Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | January 29, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address with skepticism. "I think he offered some good things," said party host Josh Tauber, a software engineer and Democratic activist who volunteered for both of Obama's campaigns. "I would get more excited if I believed those things would happen." Liberal leaders across the nation shared Tauber's mixed response, expressing optimism about Obama's focus on economic inequality, but also frustration with a president some think hasn't fought hard enough for liberal policies on health care,...
  • An Empty Suit Prepares To Deliver an Empty Speech (watch this)

    01/27/2014 4:18:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-27-2014 | John Hinderaker
    President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union speech tomorrow night. The media will cover it as though it matters, even though hardly anyone is listening and most Americans have little or no confidence in the president. Obama's fundamental problem, as he discourses on the state of the union, is that the union's state is palpably worse, after five years, than it was when he took office. So it is hard to take him seriously when he tries to tell us how to make things better.American Action Network made this video, titled "#EmptySuit." It is short but packs...
  • EDITORIAL: Silencing the political opposition

    01/27/2014 2:13:26 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2014
    Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, thinks the Internal Revenue Service hasn’t done enough to silence the Tea Party. He wants the White House and the IRS to “immediately redouble” efforts to shut down conservative political-action groups through tougher government oversight and enforcement. In a speech last week to the liberal Center for American Progress, the senior senator from New York said, “There are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies” to silence groups that obstruct Democratic policies. When several dozen conservative organizations applied to the IRS for nonprofit status in the...
  • D’Souza Producer: “I Never Feared My Gov’t Until Now”

    01/27/2014 1:22:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 01:08 PM | Greg Richter
    Gerald Molen, the producer of Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary film “2016: Obama’s America,” says he never feared his government before he learned that D’Souza is under federal investigation for election fraud. […] “I’m a little bit taken aback by the whole thing because he’s such a great American,” Molen said of D’Souza on Newmax TV’s “Steve Malzberg Show.” The conservative writer and commentator understands the process in America and how it works, Molen said. […] Asked by Malzberg if he ever felt threatened or had any feelings they should not have been making the film, Molen answered, “No. This is America....
  • What they're saying about Obama's NSA speech

    01/17/2014 1:40:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | The Associated Press
    Reaction from lawmakers, privacy groups, foreign leaders, industry and the intelligence community to President Barack Obama's proposals to change the way U.S. intelligence agencies collect information: ...
  • Racism! Squirrel!

    01/04/2014 5:10:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | January 4, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A viral video making the rounds in December bore the very descriptive title “Ten Germans Try to Say the Word ‘Squirrel’” — and nobody seemed to think that it was racist or xenophobic, even though our Teutonic friends were being held up as figures of fun for something that is deeply embedded in their culture. Indeed, the Germans seemed to be as much amused as anybody else. The phenomenon is nothing new to students of linguistics: Not every phoneme exists in every language, and it is extraordinarily difficult for adults to process phonemes that are not part of their linguistic...
  • 'The speech you were never supposed to see' Suppressed, deleted, removed from Net – now unedited

    01/02/2014 11:43:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/2/14 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Given the moral and spiritual state of the nation, some have called it “the most important speech given in modern American history.” It was delivered by Jonathan Cahn, author of the best-selling book “The Harbinger,” Jan. 21, 2013, the morning of Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration, at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast. The unofficial gathering, which included members of Congress, government leaders and Christian ministers, took place just one hour before Obama took the oath of the presidency. “[The address] was a prophetic exposé of America’s fall from God, a revealing of the biblical signs of judgment manifesting...
  • Freedom of Speech: An Endangered Species

    12/31/2013 5:59:22 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 12 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 12/25/2013 | David R. Hoffman
    Although most Americans claim to venerate the ideal of freedom of speech when it comes to actual practice there are few purists. Unfortunately, most so-called advocates of freedom of speech in America subscribe to four basic rules: 1) Revere freedom of speech when you agree with what is being said, and revile it when you don't 2) Don't gauge the offensiveness of speech by what was said, but by whether it supports or contradicts your political, religious, social, and/or economic agendas 3) Realize that your hypocrisy will be camouflaged by the failure or refusal of most people to engage their...
  • ...on the day of judgment: A Reflection on the Sin of Gossip

    09/21/2011 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-21-11 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken….” A Reflection on the Sin of GossipBy: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the more under-rated categories of sin are the sins of speech. There are many ways we sin, but perhaps the most common way is by speech. Too easily, almost without thought, do we engage in gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggerations, harsh attacks, uncharitable observations and remarks. With our tongue we can spread hatred, incite fear and maliciousness, spread misinformation, cause temptation, discourage, teach error,...
  • Man-speech

    12/28/2013 1:56:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    vanity | 12-28-2013 | Servo1969
    So, one of the Christmas presents I got for my wife is a wax warmer. My 6-year-old son was walking through the living room today as I was moving it and he asked, "Daddy, where did you get that for Mommy?" So I said, "What, this?" "Yes." "At the store." "Oh." He walked a little further and asked, "What store?" And I said, "A store that sells these." "Oh, okay!" and he walked off completely satisfied. My wife, who had been reading on the couch, began to laugh and said, "What kind of conversation was that?!" And I jokingly replied,...
  • Ronald Reagan Christmas Address (1981)

    12/24/2013 2:06:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "Like the National Christmas Tree, our country is a living,  growing thing -planted in rich American soil.   Only our devoted care can bring it to full-flower..." Video/more at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________ YouTube   Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Over 1 Million Support Boycotting A&E Following ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Suspension

    12/20/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 12/19/13
    Over 1 million people support boycotting A&E following the suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. As of Thursday evening, more than 1 million people have “liked” the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” Facebook page. “This page is to show support for the freedom of speech of Americans. Unless Phil is reinstated to the show, we refuse to watch the A&E Channel!” the page states. The page exploded when it was launched Wednesday, breaking over 200,000 likes in less than six hours and 700,000 after 20 hours. The page received more than 1 million...
  • Like_youknow

    12/17/2013 12:17:13 PM PST · by Baynative · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/17/13 | Taylor Mali
    An interesting concise analysis and admonition of speech patterns in today's America by comedian, Taylor Mali. ( Not sure of topics, so I called it an editorial)
  • Men have started to talk like WOMEN: Study finds

    12/06/2013 6:06:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 142 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    First men became enamoured with grooming regimes, but now it seems the metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too. A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences. The speech pattern is associated with young women from southern California, notably Clueless lead character Cher Horowitz, but is now common amongst younger people.
  • Freedom of Speech Goes on Trial in Boston

    12/05/2013 1:50:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 12/5/13 | Pamela Geller
    It's not lost on me that I find myself just a stone's throw from Boston Harbor where the greatest of wars -- the fight for freedom and individual rights -- broke out here in 1774. Nowhere, at no time, has there been a more righteous of cause in the history of humankind. Then, as today, an out-of-control government took outrageous and egregious actions against our most basic individual rights -- and in this case, the most precious of all freedoms, the freedom of speech. Today Robert Spencer and I went to court in Boston. David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise represented...
  • Silenced by the Taxman: The IRS launches another attack on political speech.

    11/30/2013 10:52:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2013 | Bradley Smith
    It’s been over six months since the IRS inspector general’s report was released, revealing that the agency had improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by withholding approval of what have traditionally been routine applications for organizations to operate as social-welfare organizations under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code. Despite assurances that both the FBI and the IRS were conducting investigations of the wrongdoing, many of the conservative groups that were targeted complain that they have yet to hear from anyone in the government. Meanwhile, dozens of conservative groups still are waiting on IRS approval, and the National Organization for...
  • Obama Speech on Television is Comedy Hour and OBAMAGASM! [Live Thread]

    10/30/2013 1:12:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 84 replies
    October 30, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Obama is on television AGAIN, this time in Boston speaking about the Affordable Health Care Act. He's attaching Romney to the ACA as a way of dragging Republicans into the mess he's created.
  • Cruz blasts Obama during speech to Huntsville group

    10/15/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    waff.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One lawmaker in the eye of the storm that is the government shutdown offered his encouragement to residents in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night. Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke at a dinner held by the Huntsville Republican Women. He gave a speech and then took questions from the crowd, via a video link from Washington. Cruz had been scheduled to appear in person but the turmoil in Washington kept him there. During the event, Cruz took the opportunity to blast the Obama administration on a wide range of issues. "We're seeing the constitutional rights of law-abiding...
  • Rand Paul Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH

    10/11/2013 1:32:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 1 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | You Tube
    Rand Paul Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Ryan are among the speakers scheduled for the opening day of this weekend's annual Values Voter Summit meeting of social conservative activists hosted by the Family Research Council.
  • Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. Carson Compares Obamacare To Slavery

    10/11/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/1/13 | HD NEWS
    Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. obamacare slavery. Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative commentator and neurosurgeon,Ben Carson, fresh off signing a new contributor contract with Fox News, told the crowd that Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery." In fact, Carson said, "in a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government." He went to explain that the Affordable Care Act "was never about health care, it was about control." For Carson it all comes down to a quote from Vladimir Lenin, who said, "Socialized...
  • Live thread: Obama Worship, Attention Monger Takes worship from Media at 2:00 pm

    10/08/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 606 replies
    10/8/13
    Just announced on Fox.
  • I need some help (FReeper vanity)

    10/02/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    Curiosity | 10/2/13 | Baynative
    I am trying to find the speech where Obama actually said he was going to, "Fundamentally transform America"
  • 'Iran's Rouhani is wolf in sheep's clothing' - Netanyahu to UN General

    10/01/2013 1:52:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    You Tube via RT ^ | 10-1-2013 | You Tube via RT
    Streamed live on Oct 1, 2013 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on its last day.
  • What is your American dialect?

    09/16/2013 11:54:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 118 replies
    Gene Expression ^ | 16 Sept 2013 | Razib Khan
    Razib’s Dialect SimilarityLanguage dialect is something that we often pick up unconsciously, so I find it an interesting if narcissistic project to query my own dialect affinities. The above was generated using a 140 question test (warning: server often slow). In case you were curious, my most ‘similar’ city (to my dialect) is Sunnyvale, California. Though most of my life has been spent on the West coast of the United States, I did spend my elementary age years in upstate New York. You can see evidence of that in the heat-map. There are particular words I use and pronunciations that...
  • Obama makes the case; for Bush (Saturbray)

    09/14/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT · by bray · 10 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/14/13 | bray
    He said, “For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. The LORD will be at war against the Amalekites form generation to generation.” Ex 17:16 Obama made the perfect case for Bush invading Iraq in his speech for the very reasons stated to attack Syria. He said it was up to the world to draw a line when it comes to using or threatening to use chemical weapons against his people and children. The case he made was it was too horrible to see all of those children laying dead from chemical weapons makes it a moral...
  • SENATE AMENDMENT WOULD GIVE DOJ POWER TO DETERMINE WHO IS A 'JOURNALIST'

    09/13/2013 5:03:44 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Bes Shapiro
    An amendment is moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee that would essentially allow the government to determine who is a journalist for purposes of legal protection of sources. For purposes of protecting a source, a “journalist” under law would be anyone who: Works or worked for “an entity or service that disseminates news or information by means of newspaper; nonfiction book; wire service; news agency; news website, mobile application or other news or information service…news program; magazine or other periodical…or through television or radio broadcast…” These people would have to have the “primary intent to investigate events and procure material...
  • Why listen to Obama's speech on Syria?

    09/10/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/9/13 | Christion Science Monitor's Editorial Board
    In the oft-admired model of a decisive lone warrior, President Obama could have ordered strikes on Syria without asking Congress. Instead, the commander in chief chose to ask lawmakers. At the least, all Americans should now reciprocate. They could suspend judgment and listen to what Mr. Obama has to say in his Tuesday evening address to the nation. In decisions of war, bravery is needed in knowing when to be humble – in listening for one’s biases and evaluating new evidence. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down...