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  • The Obama Administration Could Limit Secretive Political Ads Before 2016. Will It?

    05/05/2015 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Dana Liebelson
    Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama's FCC to require super PACs and other secretive groups that buy political advertisements to disclose their major funders in those ads. Along with consumer advocates and a former FCC commissioner, some Democrats contend that the agency doesn't need congressional authorization to force super PAC donors to reveal their identities. But it's unclear whether the agency's top dog will have the appetite to act in the face of stiff Republican opposition. Last week, House Democrats introduced the Keeping Our Campaigns Honest (KOCH) act, a not-so-subtle jab at the billionaire Koch brothers, whose political network...
  • Don't be fooled by Pamela Geller [CNN Gives Muslim "author" platform to defame her]

    05/05/2015 11:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/4/15 | Haroon Mohgul
    ....While Geller claims to stand for American values, much of what she does undermines our values.... ...this isn't only about free speech...It's also about how some people use freedom of speech to subvert other American values. I am Muslim, and after attacks like these, folks always ask, "Do you condemn terrorism?" Or they throw up their hands and say, "Where are the Muslims!" Well, to be blunt: Not at the event. In fact, every major mosque in the Garland, Texas, area not only shrugged off the anti-Islam event happening in their backyard... It appears from early reports that the suspects...
  • Taxpayers Foot $49K Bill for Air Conditioning, 'Staging' for Obama's Town Hall in Jamaica

    04/30/2015 5:23:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-30-15 | Jeryl Bier
    When President Obama visited Jamaica in early April, he held a town hall meeting with "Young Leaders of the Americas" at University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. The president made remarks and took questions for only about 75 minutes in the Assembly Hall building on the Mona campus of the university, but the State Department issued four contracts totaling almost $50,000 for "staging" and the installation of generators and air conditioners. The initial "staging" contract was $39,935 with a followup change order for $3,675. The exact nature of the work is not spelled out, and the contractor is...
  • Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech in US Congress [VIDEO]

    04/30/2015 9:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/30/2015 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences Wednesday for Americans killed in World War II in the first address by a Japanese leader to a joint meeting of Congress, but stopped short of apologizing for wartime atrocities. Abe came to Capitol Hill after a morning visit to a Washington memorial to more than 400,000 American service members who died in the conflict. His remarks to a packed chamber a day after meeting President Barack Obama were warmly received by lawmakers. "My dear friends, on behalf of Japan and the Japanese people, I offer with profound respect my eternal...
  • A great Father of the Bride speech!

    04/26/2015 9:51:15 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 3 replies
    Big Geek Daddy ^ | February 2013
    A very touching speech made by the Father of the Bride to the Groom that shows this father’s love for his daughter.
  • We have a democracy problem

    04/22/2015 2:23:37 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Pat Condell
    We have a democracy problem We have no representation in government. Daniel Hannan MEP - The case for an independent Britain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Udc... This is how “democracy” works in Britain. Unelected cronies can be parachuted into ministers’ jobs, and we have no say. https://www.politicshome.com/party-po... The Human Rights Act has helped 28 terrorists to stay in the UK http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknew... Anti-terrorism chief quits over failure to expel terrorists http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknew... Daniel Hannan MEP explains democracy to the Euro federalists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwbFq...
  • A Fading Eloquence: The State of American Rhetoric

    04/21/2015 9:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Once upon a quite different time, Americans debated politics; we didn't just trade videos of politicians making gaffes on the campaign trail. As when Barack Obama tells those who built their own businesses, "You didn't build that." Or the hapless Mitt Romney described the 47 percent of Americans who were expected to vote for his opponent in the last presidential election as "takers." As he put it: "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." What fun -- letting the political figures we love to...
  • Students at Pittsburgh-area school allegedly organize “Anti-Gay Day”

    04/17/2015 12:54:19 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | uncredited
    A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students. Several parents and students from McGuffey High School in Washington County have reached out to Channel 11 News voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. A group of students allegedly spread the news that if they were “Anti-Gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands. Below is a statement from Dr. Erica Kolat, the superintendent of McGuffey School District. “Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District,...
  • Why Does Obama Oppose Bibi’s Speech When 70 Percent of Americans View Israel Favorably

    04/07/2015 7:43:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Star Parker
    70 percent of Americans express a favorable opinion of Israel, unchanged from where it stood the same time last year. Gallup concludes that “the evident friction between resident Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu” has not “affected how each is perceived in the US.” So why is Susan Rice, an unelected, unconfirmed, White House bureaucrat appearing in the media, defining the nature of relations between these two important free world allies? And doing so inaccurately? ... Last November the American people spoke and delivered decisive victories to Republicans, giving them control of both houses of congress. Americans said boldly...
  • "Silent Conquest" - The end of freedom of speech in the West.

    03/30/2015 6:39:55 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 42 replies
    Various, including Amazon | 2013 | A D Fishman, A. Fishman
    Chilling, scary movie about the creep of Sharia law and loss of free speech rights throughout the west. Narrated by Fred Grandy. Mark Steyn, Daniel Pipes, Frank Gaffney, Lars Hedegaard, Geert Wilder all appear.
  • Ted Cruz Should Try Speaking to People Instead of at Them

    03/24/2015 6:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/24/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Until early 2013, I had never heard Ted Cruz speak. I knew who he was, of course, and I was aware of what he purported to stand for. I knew, too, that he had done yeoman’s work on the seminal Second Amendment case D.C. v. Heller, and for that I was grateful. But, for all the hype that he was generating in the tight-knit circles of the Right, I had picked up his words only in magazines, television transcripts, and the occasional amicus brief. On January 26, 2013, at just around lunchtime, that changed. In the ballroom of Washington D.C.’s...
  • Broward Teacher Suspended for Alleged "Rag Head Taliban" Comment

    03/19/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/17/15 | Keith Jones, Brian Hamacher
    A South Florida high school teacher who allegedly called a student a "rag head Taliban" was given a five-day suspension Tuesday. Maria Valdes, a teacher at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, won't be paid during her suspension, the Broward School Board said.
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • In victory speech, Netanyahu says he will seek 'strong, stable government'

    03/17/2015 4:58:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 3/17/15 | staff
    A triumphant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud supporters in his victory speech early Wednesday that he would aim to form "a strong, stable government" that would tackle "security and socioeconomic challenges." Netanyahu told a jubilant crowd of Likud supporters early Wednesday morning that "against all odds, we have scored a major victory for the Likud." "Hail, hail, Bibi," Likud adherents chanted as Netanyahu took to the podium on Wednesday. "We have scored a major victory for the nationalist camp headed by Likud," Netanyahu said. "I'm proud of the Israeli people because at the moment of truth they knew to...
  • That damn 1st Amendment’: What makes Obama envious of the UK’s political process?

    03/16/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    Obama tells David Cameron the UK is lucky to have a political TV ad ban. Just another First Amendment-opposing America-lover.
  • LIVE - Scott Walker speech in Concord New Hampshire

    03/14/2015 8:58:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    WMUR ^ | March 14, 2015 | Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor considering run for president
    LIVE STREAM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was in New Hampshire Saturday as he continues to ponder a possible run for president. Walker is set to speak at the Christa McAuliffe Auditorium at Concord High School around 11:45 a.m. The event is a grassroots training for Walker's possible run for the White House. WMUR.com will stream the event live when it happens. Walker will be a guest on WMUR's CloseUP on Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • New leader of Free World: Netanyahu gives the speech an American president should have made

    03/04/2015 11:23:21 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 3/3/15 | Grace Vuoto
    Israel will fight Iran alone, if it must. That is the striking message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a joint session of Congress, garnering thunderous applause and numerous standing ovations. The historic speech rebukes the appeasement foreign policy of President Obama. It recalls the battle of Chamberlain versus Churchill in the 1930s, with the appeaser quickly being overtaken by world events. In a similar vein, in the blink of an eye, leadership of the Free World passed out of Obama’s hands and into the capable and commanding grip of Netanyahu. The speech was delivered following a weekend banner...
  • Damage control: Dem Rep. Steve Cohen skips Netanyahu speech, tweets photo proving he watched it

    03/03/2015 9:40:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3-3-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    For days now we’ve watched Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen from Tennessee make the rounds on cable TV and hear how he was planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big speech to Congress…
  • Congress Will Award Netanyahu With a Bust of Churchill Before His Historic Speech

    03/03/2015 6:30:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    Congress dedicated a bust of Winston Churchill, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and an honorary American citizen, in a ceremony in the magnificent Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in 2013. (Daily Signal) In the 1930s, Winston Churchill warned Britain and the Western world about the dangers of Adolf Hitler and Germany. It was the strongest warning ever by a politician! Still, that warning was ignored and millions of Europeans lost their lives. Today Benjamin Netanyahu will warn the West of the perils of a nuclear Islamic Iran. Congressional leaders will give Netanyahu a bust of...
  • On Eve of Speech, Obama Smears Netanyahu

    03/02/2015 4:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3/2/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu’s remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with the terms of the interim deal. Obama’s full comment on Monday was: “Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in
  • Kerry: Public Talks on Deal Will Complicate Iran’s Disarmament

    03/02/2015 3:33:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15
    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, warned that public talks on the formulating nuclear deal with Iran will make it exceedingly difficult for the US to prevent Ian from developing nuclear abilities. Kerry stated that he is concerned by reports that details of the nuclear talks will be exposed in the next few days. .....
  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/01/2015 5:25:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/28/15 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama White House has spent weeks in panic over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance before Congress this coming week. Yesterday the New York Times reported that White House officials are attempting to "rebut" Netanyahu's speech four days before it is actually going to happen. Netayahu is expected to criticize any deal-making with the Iranian regime. Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining...
  • Feinstein: Netanyahu 'Doesn't Speak for Me'

    03/01/2015 3:50:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 92 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday launched a verbal attack against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Speaking to CNN, the Democrat from California said that Netanyahu is "arrogant" for asserting that he speaks for all Jews, adding that he doesn't speak for her. Feinstein said she would attend Netanyahu's speech and would “listen respectively -- respectfully. I don't intend to jump up and down. And I hope he will speak about what happens if there isn't an agreement.” “I happen to believe Israel is a lot safer with an agreement that's agreed to by all...
  • Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

    03/01/2015 10:21:13 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States. On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program. Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/15
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 1:57:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    inn ^ | 2/19/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Israeli election chief puts curbs on Netanyahu's speech to U.S. Congress

    02/16/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/15
    The head of Israel's election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran's nuclear program. The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel's closely fought March 17 election.
  • Shots Fired, People down Copenhagen rally

    02/14/2015 8:33:56 AM PST · by LegendHasIt · 14 replies
    Various; Hot Air ^ | 2/14/15 | Various
    A debate over free speech in an age of terrorism took a dark turn in Copenhagen. A volley of gunfire ripped through a cafe where an artist from the 2007 controversy over drawings of Mohammed spoke. Early reports say Lars Vilks was not injured, but at least two others were, according to one witness..... The TV2 channel said Saturday there were some 30 bullet holes in the window of the Krudttoenden cafe and said at least two people were taken away on stretchers, including a uniformed police officer.
  • Obama to huddle with black caucus amid Netanyahu speech controversy (Mia Love included)

    02/09/2015 4:54:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/15 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama will meet Tuesday at the White House with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), including freshman GOP Rep. Mia Love (Utah). The meeting comes as top black leaders — including CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and Reps. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) — are vowing to skip a March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest an invitation they see as a slight to the president in the midst of high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran. Love is currently the only Republican member of the CBC. Her office said Monday that she plans...
  • Netanyahu doubles down on speech to Congress

    02/09/2015 4:40:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/15 | David McCabe
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday doubled down on his intention to speak to a joint session of Congress next month, despite criticism from Democrats who say they will boycott the event. Netanyahu said he fully intended to make the speech and that he will use the moment to criticize negotiations the Obama administration is holding with Iran, which he argues are endangering Israel. "A bad deal with Iran is forming in Munich that will endanger Israel's existence," Netanyahu said at an event for his Likud Party, according to The Associated Press. "Therefore, I am determined to go to...
  • Why Netanyahu Must Address US Congress

    02/07/2015 8:39:43 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 29 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 7, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — February 7, 2015 … There is only one entity that truly does not want Netanyahu to address the US Congress. Iran now has 19,000 centrifuges and admits it has 1,008 IR2m machines that can produce nuclear bomb grade material five times faster. Israeli Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, former military intelligence chief and executive director of the Institute for National Security Studies, states that the Iranian program is currently three to six months away from a bomb. Israel faces its worst threat since its rebirth in 1948. The Jewish people face their worst...
  • Biden to skip Netanyahu's speech before Congress

    02/06/2015 12:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | 2/6/15 | Michael Wilner
    Vice President Joe Biden will not be attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress next month, news agencies reported. A statement released by aides to Biden, who is usually in his seat whenever a foreign leader addresses the legislature by dint of his position as president of the Senate, indicated that the vice president will be traveling abroad during the speech. "We are not ready to announce details of his trip yet, and normally our office wouldn't announce this early, but the planning process has been underway for a while," an official in the vice...
  • Watch Obama Refer to Himself 133 Times in a 33-Minute Speech

    01/27/2015 7:39:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/15 | Paula Bolyard
    President Obama, speaking to an audience of mostly young people celebrating India’s Republic Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, told the crowd, “I realise that the sight of an American President as your chief guest on Republic Day would have once seemed unimaginable. But my visit reflects the possibilities of a new moment.” He pointed out that he was the first American president to participate in the country’s Republic Day and boasted, “And I’m the first American President to come to your country twice!” The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 133 times in the short 33-minute
  • Calling talented FReepers: Obama delivers Lucky's speech

    01/25/2015 9:00:45 AM PST · by JusPasenThru · 3 replies
    Recently I saw a live performance of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", a story about two hobos who are, oddly enough loitering around waiting for a visit from a person named Godot. They are interrupted by Pozzo, a cruel and pompous man, and Lucky, his hapless slave led by a noose around his neck. Lucky performs demeaning tasks on command. At the urging of the hobos, Pozzo commands him to dance, and then to "think". What follows is a run-on rambling speech/rant lasting about four minutes of half-developed themes, nonsequeteurs, stuttering, random interjections, and entertaining nonsense. Here is the link...
  • 'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank - MLK alive

    01/20/2015 5:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/15
    'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank seem to think Martin Luther King is STILL ALIVE... and gave a speech on MLK day He may have been judged a significant enough political figure to warrant a federal holiday - but some Americans seem not even to know Martin Luther King Jr is dead. A string of pedestrians tracked down on a California street on Martin Luther King day Monday claimed they had seen seen a speech they were told the civil rights leader gave that morning in Washington, D.C. Speaking to a cameraman...
  • State of the Union Address Live Thread [9-11pm EST]

    01/20/2015 5:05:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 1,101 replies
    January 20, 2015 | B. Hussein Obama
    Your comments regarding the State of the Union Address.
  • "Let me be clear" SOTU

    01/20/2015 6:29:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Jan 20, 2015 | self
    I am sure that my fellow freepers can provide a list of Obama SOTU phrases that he will surely use tonight in his speech to the masses...
  • I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam.

    01/13/2015 4:52:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Andrew C McCarthy
    .....I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last Sunday to march in favor of free speech and against Islamic-supremacist terror.... ...it is better to know where policymakers really stand... The show of international solidarity in the immediate aftermath of last week’s jihadist atrocities was very moving. But let’s not kid ourselves: It was rife with hypocrisy.... Prior to last week, these preening progressives could reliably be...
  • Obama pressed to use State of the Union for Internet push

    01/11/2015 12:06:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Mario Trujillo
    The State of the Union address offers President Obama a huge platform to double down on his call to reclassify the Internet as a utility, advocates say. Obama inserted himself into the net neutrality fight in November, when he urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strong regulations ensuring that the Internet remains a level playing field for businesses and the public. But the White House has yet to say whether the issue will make it into his agenda setting speech. “The President should reiterate his support for a free and open Internet,” Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) said, noting its...
  • Obama Heckled During Arizona High School Speech [VIDEO]

    01/08/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    During a speech on the middle class and housing at a Phoenix, Arizona high school, President Obama was heckled by a member of the audience. (VIDEO: Christie Shouts Down Heckler: ‘Sit Down and Shut Up!’) Halfway through Obama’s speech at Central High School, considered part of a pre-State of the Union tour to sell his policies, the heckler began yelling. “Is this about housing?” Obama asked, before the shouting stops. WATCH: (starting at 58:21) It’s difficult to make out what the heckler was yelling about in the official White House video, but local media indicate that she was shouting something...
  • Toronto Eric Brazau: Gets 18 MONTHS Jail for insulting ISLAM on subway

    01/08/2015 7:45:57 AM PST · by FR_addict · 53 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | Jan 7 2015 | Liveleak
    Subway Video on LiveLeak
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • Georgetown Blames Low Turnout At Hillary Clinton Speech On Final Exams

    12/04/2014 7:09:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/04/2014 | AMANDA MACIAS AND HUNTER WALKER
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security and it seems like hardly anyone showed up. Clinton's remarks on "Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership" were delivered at Georgetown's Gaston Hall, an auditorium that seats more than 700 people. However, based on tweets from those who attended the event, many seats were empty. Update (1:40 p.m.): Georgetown spokesperson Stacy Kerr sent a statement to Business Insider noting there has been large turnout for past events at the school with Clinton. She also suggested the fact it is the last week before final...
  • Street Harassment: Another Misdirected Cause?

    12/03/2014 2:14:47 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    A multitude of people saw the YouTube video, or read the story in the news, about the actress who took part in a planned, secretly filmed ten-hour walk through Manhattan that—as expected—resulted in a substantial number of comments, catcalls, winks and what not from men she passed. The filming was arranged by an organization that devotes itself to ending what it calls “street harassment” in cities throughout the world.There seem to be two major anti-street harassment organizations and when perusing their websites one is immediately struck by the vagueness of their definition of the term. It is very much...
  • Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

    12/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    spectator.co.uk ^ | 11-22-2014 | Brendan O'Neill
    Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across the land. Sitting stony-eyed in lecture halls or surreptitiously policing beer-fuelled banter in the uni bar. They look like students, dress like students, smell like students. But their student brains have been replaced by brains bereft of critical faculties and programmed to conform. To the untrained eye, they seem like your average book-devouring, ideas-discussing, H&M-adorned youth, but anyone who’s spent more than five minutes in their company will know that these students are far more interested in shutting debate down than opening it up. I was attacked by a...
  • Ezra Levant learns about “freedom of speech” in Canada [They don't have the First Amendment]

    11/29/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Oh, Canada. Our neighbor to the north has tremendous appeal for many people. Conservatives love their vast energy resources, hunting, outdoor sports opportunities and – until recently – the fabulous comedy show of the Toronto mayor’s office. Liberals adore their socialized healthcare system, Justin Bieber and the fact that George W. Bush was never president there. But in case you were thinking of moving to the Great White North you should keep in mind that even for all of its wonderful features, Canada does not have any sort of assured freedom of speech. This is a lesson that Canadian...
  • Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?

    11/27/2014 6:29:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | EMILY BAZELON
    Exhibit 12 in the government’s case against Anthony Elonis is a screenshot of a Facebook post he wrote in October 2010, five months after his wife, Tara, left him. His name appears in the site’s familiar blue, followed by words that made Tara fear for her life: ‘'If I only knew then what I know now . . . I would have smothered your ass with a pillow. Dumped your body in the back seat. Dropped you off in Toad Creek and made it look like a rape and murder.'’Exhibit 13, also pulled from Facebook, is a thread that started...
  • Vanity: I need to know Obama's verses

    11/22/2014 5:49:23 AM PST · by native texan · 52 replies
    Obama''s National Speech on Immigration
    I have been trying to find the verse(s) that Obama quoted in his speech: OBAMA: Or are we a nation that finds a way to welcome her in? Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too. What book and verse does this say it?
  • Christian University Stands by Decision to Keep Bill Cosby as Speaker at Benefit Dinner

    11/21/2014 9:01:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Officials at a West Tennessee Christian University sparked a fiery debate over Christian values Wednesday for standing by their decision to invite embattled comedian Bill Cosby to serve as keynote speaker for the school's benefit dinner scheduled for next month, despite outcry from an advocacy group for victims of sexual assault. David Brown, leader of the Memphis Chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, charged in a WREG report that if the officials at Freed-Hardeman University — a private Christian institution associated with the churches of Christ — go ahead with plans to host Bill Cosby at their...
  • Political donations prove liberal bias dominates American culture

    11/09/2014 7:58:53 PM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Conservatives have long believed American culture is entrenched with a liberal bias, only to be scoffed at and called paranoid. However, three new charts dealing with political donations from academia, media, and Hollywood prove this to be the case. Business Insider was provided a data set of federal campaign contributions dating all the way back to 1980, making the sample size considerable. The data set confirms that media, academia, and the entertainment industry are some of the most liberal professions in America. The findings were provided by CROWDPAC, a non-partisan analytics firm based out of California. “In compiling all this...