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  • Foul-Mouthed Tinley Park Man Arrested For Cursing at His Kids & a New Mom: Illinois

    07/16/2014 7:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Patch - News ^ | July 16, 2014
    <p>A foul-mouthed Tinley Park man cursed out his children and threatened to lock them in a "hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," then unleashed a stream of profanity at a woman who objected to his language, police said.</p> <p>The man, 33-year-old Mark Pawlak of 17411 Carlyle Court, was carted off by the Orland Park cops and charged with disorderly conduct for his allegedly offensive behavior.</p>
  • Every Obama Speech Ever

    07/15/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/14/14 | Free Beacon
    Video at link
  • NBC's Chelsea Clinton Gets $75,000 Per Speech From Clinton Foundation

    07/11/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/11/4 | Kyle Drennen |
    Following the stunning revelation last month that NBC News had paid special correspondent Chelsea Clinton a starting annual salary of $600,000, on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the former first daughter was also getting paid $75,000 per appearance by the Clinton Foundation. Conflict of interest anyone? Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz assured the Times that "100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation." So the money goes back into the foundation run by her and her family. A calculation by Business Insider concluded that given Chelsea's limited air time on NBC, she made over $26,000 per...
  • Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy? [Democrats Propose Amendment to Restrict Speech]

    07/11/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Zac Morgan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved by a 10–8 vote a constitutional amendment that, if passed, would functionally eliminate the political rights of speech and association. While the committee made the language more succinct than in its original iteration, the law still poses a profound threat to fundamental liberties. For instance, Congress probably would have the power to ban religious sermons and church literature. Section 1 of the amendment permits Congress and the states to “advance democratic self-government” — whatever that means — “and political equality” by “regulat[ing] and set[ting] reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by...
  • Chelsea Clinton Follows Parents’ Lead as a Paid Speaker [$75,000 Per Speech]

    07/09/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | By AMY CHOZICK
    There is a new Clinton paid to deliver speeches — Chelsea, the former first daughter — and she is commanding as much as $75,000 per appearance. Aides stressed that while Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton often address trade groups and Wall Street bankers, Ms. Clinton, now 34, focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of the family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Organizers said her star power helped sell tickets and raise money. And unlike her parents’ talks, Ms. Clinton’s speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of...
  • Public defenders fired for anti-Arab postings

    07/08/2014 8:28:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/8/14 | Brittany Wallman and Rafael Olmeda
    Two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired Tuesday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians "cockroaches" and "filthy swine." Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs, as outrage built after the Sun Sentinel published an article including the Facebook comments a week ago, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said. The remarks from the two mens' personal Facebook accounts last week were posted under an item about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys. The killings were blamed on the Islamic militant group Hamas. "They are the filthy swine they don't eat. Their ignorance to the...
  • Putin Crushes Internet Expression

    07/08/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    <p>Back in the days when Vladimir Putin was first launching his crackdown on Russian mainstream media, killing and arresting reporters and publishers and seizing or shutting down publications, the Russia apologists rationalized his actions by claiming that the Russian Internet was free and always would be, and would counter any state propaganda.  It’s now clear that these statements were made simply ruse to induce the defenders of free speech to drop their guard and allow Putin to take over mainstream media unchallenged. It worked like a charm. And now we can clearly see how utterly false these statements were as Putin systematically exterminates the Runet.</p>
  • Obama Delivers Statement on Immigration Reform

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  • Michelle Obama Wants Students to Monitor Family Members for Racial Insensitivity

    06/06/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 70 replies
    Top Right News ^ | May 19, 2014 | by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
    First lady Michelle Obama wants students to police their families for any “racially insensitive comments” they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made, asking them to “drag” their presumably racist relatives into the “fight against racism.” Huh? You heard right. The lady whose husband has taken every opportunity to fan the flames of racism, from the Cambridge police, to Arizona’s immigration law, to the Trayvon Martin case, and on and on, wants everyone else to stop being so racist.
  • Ted Cruz Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | May 31, 2014 | You Tube
    <p>Ted Cruz at republican leadership conference #rlc2014. ted cruz led the republican leadership conference charge to shut down the republican leadership conference ted cruz United States Ted Cruz at republican leadership conference #rlc2014. ted cruz led the republican leadership conference charge to shut down the republican leadership conference ted cruzgovernment over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last fall, the general consensus, including among many of his Republican colleagues, was that the move would be a disaster for the GOP. But during a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, Cruz attempted to recast the shutdown as the one thing that could help his party take back the Senate in this year's midterm elections. hot news 24/7 sucks dick.</p>
  • Watch How Vastly Different West Point Cadets React Between Hearing Presidents Obama and Bush

    05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    The Journal Review ^ | May 29, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Even the pundits at CNN had to agree – President Obama’s reception at West Point was nothing short of “icy.” His graduation speech has been slammed as being less “Commander in Chief” and more “policy wonk playing defense.” And the way the audience reacted supports it. He receives a standing ovation from about a fourth of the audience who has come to see the the West Point class of 2014 graduate and commission as 2nd Lieutenants, and throughout his speech, he receives only mild applause from the graduates and their friends and families. Compare that to the speech President George...
  • Mike Rogers to keynote event honoring ‘Ground Zero Imam’

    05/28/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 28, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Mike Rogers, the House Intel Committee chairman and future Cumulus radio host, will be the keynote speaker at an event honoring the man who wanted to build a mosque next to Ground Zero, Feisal Abdul Rauf: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has committed another blunder that may threaten his talk radio career before he even starts. According to a Breitbart News column by Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney, Rogers will be the keynote speaker at an event held by The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), an organization with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The dinner’s guests...
  • Is America Starting To Target Thought Crime?

    05/27/2014 11:42:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Scott Greer
    Last week, Michelle Obama made headlines when she exhorted graduating high schoolers in a commencement address to monitor their families for politically incorrect thoughts and behaviors. To one journalist, this was more than an off-hand comment made by the first lady. In the opinion of Cheryl Chumley, a reporter for The Washington Times and the author of “Police State USA,” Michelle Obama’s remark reflects a growing trend in America to target and attack individuals for committing “thought crime.”
  • The Cost of Campaign Restrictions

    05/22/2014 4:12:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-22-14 | George Will
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, "10,000 campaign finance laws." He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota's chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represents several Minnesotans whose First Amendment rights of free speech and association are burdened by an obviously arbitrary, notably complex and certainly unconstitutional restriction. Linda Runbeck is a Republican state legislator who is allowed to spend in her campaign -- most spending finances dissemination of speech -- only $62,600. She is not challenging this speech limit, although it is...
  • 'Price Is Right,' 'The View' fans outraged at timing of President Obama's speech on VA scandal

    05/22/2014 2:33:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/21/14 | Michael Sorrentino
    Call it the ultimate “first world problem.” President Obama responding Wednesday to alleged misconduct at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals has infuriated fans of TV game show "The Price Is Right" and talk show "The View." Obama's speech --- addressing claims that VA hospitals rigged records to make it seem as if wait times were shorter than they actually were --- interrupted the 11 a.m. television hour via breaking news interruption. These interruptions are typically decided on by networks, but angry Twitter posts from fans were aimed at the President nonetheless. "If Obama takes up one more minute of my...
  • Your Obama internet ID is waiting

    05/19/2014 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-14 | DrJohn
    democrats long to restrict free speech and have made it crystal clear, exploring every possibility to shut down conservatives' expression under the guise of something noble. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts proposed hunting down practitioners of speech he would deem "hate speech." It was so ridiculous that it was labeled "dangerous." U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey wants the government to study and recommend ways to stop the Internet, TV and radio from “encouraging hate crimes,” but First Amendment advocates say the bill is a menace to free speech. “This proposed legislation is worse than merely silly. It is dangerous,” said...
  • Senator Proffers More Evidence of Encroaching Dementia

    05/17/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Repeated rants against the Koch brothers appear to be insufficient to calm Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev). “What's needed,” says Reid, “is a Constitutional Amendment aimed specifically at stopping them.” “These two men are an existential threat to America,” Reid argued. “They are, perhaps, the single biggest factor behind global warming. We cannot afford to treat them like ordinary citizens. Extraordinary measures must be taken to stave off their attacks on our Government.” The “attacks” Reid wants to stave off are studies that contradict Administration policies and candidates that vie to unseat Democratic officeholders—both funded by donations from the...
  • ONCE AGAIN… Obama Dusts Off His “Crumbling Roads & Bridges” Speech in NY Today

    05/14/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    In November 2008 after the presidential election Barack Obama promised to fix America’s “crumbling roads and bridges” with his trillion dollar Keynesian stimulus plan. It never happened.
  • How Do You Define “Hate Speech”–and Who Gets To Do This?

    05/12/2014 8:52:33 AM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith
    PolitiChicks.TV ^ | 5/12/14 | Alyssa Lafage
    a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation. “I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about...
  • The Power of the Tongue

    05/08/2014 10:12:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Virtually every week there’s a new headline of somebody getting in trouble because of something they have said. Perhaps a lifetime’s work has been undone by a thoughtless remark. One of the saddest things I’ve ever heard was when a woman who was about 65 years old said that when she was a young teenager, about to go out on her first date, her dad said to her, “You’re so ugly. Who would ever want to marry you?” That lady went on to go through four marriages and four divorces. Obviously, she made a lot of bad choices for which...
  • Amazon now urged to blacklist 'haters'

    05/02/2014 5:30:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 5-1-14 | Bob Unruh
    For many years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled groups with values it doesn’t tolerate as “hate groups,” but now the organization is taking its attacks a step further, demanding Amazon and PayPal blacklist bloggers and websites that don’t fall in line with its leftist agenda. Headlined “Financing Hate” in the group’s Intelligence Report publication, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, listed 91 “hate groups” ranging from those clearly on the fringe to mainstream bloggers and websites such as Catholic Family News, Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, WND and the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Clearly stating its opposition,...
  • Rutgers students stage sit-in to protest Condoleezza Rice speech

    04/29/2014 3:27:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2014
    Roughly 50 Rutgers University students staged a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick on Monday to protest the school's decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university's commencement next month. Some students held up signs reading, "No honors for war criminals," "War criminals out" and "RU 4 Humanity?" the report said. The sit-in was one of the largest in Rutgers' history, according to The Daily Targum, a student newspaper. Police reportedly responded to the site of the protest after a glass door was broken and a student cut their hand.
  • Arrested for quoting Winston Churchill: (EU)

    04/28/2014 12:27:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-14 | Lizzie Parry
    A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, made the address on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, in Hampshire on Saturday. A member of the public took offence at the quote, taken from Churchill's The River War and called police. The passage from the book, written by the wartime Prime Minister and first published in 1899, focuses on Churchill's observations about Islam while serving during the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. Mr Weston...
  • '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....