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  • DNC readies 'contingency plan,' watches weather for Obama acceptance speech

    09/01/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/30/12 | Shannon Travis
    DNC readies 'contingency plan,' watches weather for Obama acceptance speechPosted by CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis 2 days ago Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Democratic National Convention officials have been anxiously watching the weather for next week when President Obama will deliver his convention speech from an outdoor stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, a convention official told CNN. Another source said officials have readied a "contingency plan" which would be announced "closer to the convention" should extreme weather strike. **SNIP** When asked to outline what options that plan might include, the source said, "We will only announce contingency plans in the...
  • Obama's Next Act: Repealing The First Admendment

    09/01/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9.1.12 | Dave Blount
    "In his first term, Obama raised the national debt by $5 trillion, seized control of the healthcare sector on behalf of the federal government, and seized control of General Motors on behalf of the tumor that has been killing it, the UAW. How could he top this in a second term? How about by officially repealing the First Amendment? President Barack Obama called for restrictions to be put on political speech during a Wednesday “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” session on the website Reddit, an Internet link-sharing community."
  • Liberal Correct Thought and Speech on Reality TV

    08/31/2012 11:48:36 AM PDT · by Calpublican · 15 replies
    8/31/12 | Calpublican
    Okay, so occasionally I watch reality tv--specifically, the real housewives franchise. In fairness, I actually listen to the tv in my kitchen while doing other things. It makes me feel less guilty not to have actually sat down and devoted my entire attention. After all, you can't help feeling squeamish knowing that participants are hand-picked by producers based on their personality disorders and willingness to drink while the cameras are rolling. But, of course, that is what makes these train wrecks, at times, riveting.One of this season's new so-called housewives on the Real Housewives of New York is Carole Radziwill,...
  • The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

    08/31/2012 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The Democrats and their mainstream media cheering section can huff and puff at Paul Ryan's convention speech, but they can't blow his house down. It was built on a solid foundation. So powerful was the speech that the liberal establishment is reduced to wailing about alleged lies the speech contained -- dishonest and easily refuted allegations. Ryan delivered a substantive indictment of the Obama administration's failed record and a content-rich, realistic plan for putting this nation back on track to economic growth and fiscal recovery, a plan that includes "protecting and strengthening" Medicare, not "raiding" it. Don't listen to the...
  • Romney: 'My Country Deserves Better!' (Acceptance speech excerpts)

    08/30/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 158 replies
    Here are excerpts of the remarks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to deliver this evening in Tampa, Florida: Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us. When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: ‘Stop Acting Stupid’ on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • Mia Love Speech Slams Obama at RNC - Republican National Convention

    08/28/2012 10:40:19 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 28, 2012
    VIDEO: Republican candidate for U.S. Congress (UT-04) Mia Love passionately addresses the Republican National Convention on the American dream: "The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with possibilities of living the American dream."
  • ARTUR DAVIS, FORMER DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN, GIVES PASSIONATE SPEECH AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    08/28/2012 9:55:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 14 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | August 28, 2012
    VIDEO: Former Democrat and U.S. Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama addresses the Republican National Convention. Artur Davis was an enthusiastic supporter of Obama's 2008 bid for the presidency. In fact, Davis was one of the national co-chairs for Obama's 2008 campaign. In this speech, Davis encourages the nation to listen to the speakers at the Democrat Party Convention and ask yourself if they're speaking for you.
  • My Dream Speech for Mitt Romney

    08/28/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    My fellow Americans, my fellow Republicans: The 2012 election is not an election between two men but between two entirely different visions of America. President Obama and I are simply the standard bearers of opposing, and may I add, irreconcilable visions of what America is and should be. The Republican Party and I represent American values as they have been understood since the founding of our country. The Democratic Party and President Obama represent different values. This does not make any Democrat, let alone President Obama, less American or less patriotic than anyone of us here. But millions of Americans...
  • Networks may miss Ann Romney speech

    08/22/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 26 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 22, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Ann Romney may not make prime time during next week's Republican National Convention. The three major television networks — NBC, ABC and CBS — are not airing prime-time coverage of the RNC on Monday, the opening night of the convention and the night that Ann Romney has been scheduled to deliver the keynote address. So in order to get Mitt's wife onto television, the campaign may have to scramble and reschedule her speech. CNN, which will cover the speech, first reported earlier this week that Ann Romney is expected to headline the kickoff. The three networks all confirmed to POLITICO...
  • School withholds valedictorian’s diploma for saying “hell”

    08/21/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | August 18, 2012 | La'Tasha Givens
    PRAGUE, Okla.– There’s a bit of diploma drama going on between a local high school and that school’s valedictorian. David Nootbaar is furious his daughter’s school is keeping her diploma. He said, “She has worked so hard to stay at the top of her class and this is not right.” Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Prague High School, the Red Devils, in May and was named valedictorian. When tasked with writing the graduation speech, her dad said she got her inspiration from the movie “Eclipse: The Twilight Saga.” Nootbaar said, “Her quote was, ‘When she first started school she wanted to...
  • You didn’t build that: Obama says wealthy are ‘lucky,’...

    08/13/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/12 | Joel Gerhke
    One month to the day after his infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ speech, President Obama’s description of wealthy people did not include “smart” or “hardworking,” as he instead ascribed their success to good luck. “If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest...
  • UPDATE: FULL ROMNEY/RYAN SPEECH ADDED – Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his VP nominee

    08/11/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/11/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    NOTE: Ryan’s speech starts just after the 8 minute mark.
  • Sources: Former GOP Candidate Huntsman to Speak at DNC Convention

    08/10/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 10, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    I have to admit, the Huntsman candidacy for President never made much sense to me. When it began I thought: wait, this guy served in the Obama Administration and now wants to run against him? And I didn't really get any further than that. Maybe, though, it was simply Himalayan-sized political ambition. According to very credible sources, Huntsman has accepted a speaking slot at the Democrat convention in Charlotte next month. So, first the guy stabs the GOP in the back to work for Obama. Then, he stabs Obama in the back to run against him. And now Huntsman's political...
  • Playing zone "Offense"

    08/10/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 5 replies
    The Event ^ | 08/10/2012 | Jay Pounder
    Playing Zone “Offense”…. “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington I am so offended! How many times have you said that over this past year? Was it a news story that made you mad? Did someone in your life make you mad? How about politics? That one always seems to set folks off. So… did you do anything about it? Did you call your favorite government official to voice your concern? Did you attend a rally to support the opposing cause? Or did you sit...
  • Chick Fil A Opening in San Jose, CA

    08/03/2012 6:11:05 PM PDT · by Vendome · 49 replies
    Vanity | 07/03/2012 | Vendome
    I just met the owner of the newest Chick Fil A. His name is Will and couldn't be a nicer guy. He is planning a hard opening on August 23rd and looking forward to being a part of our community and playing a role in local charities. Let's all come out to support Will at his great restaurant weekend on August 23rd. In fact, let's all come out to eat together all weekend when he opens. Chick Fil A is located on North 1st street on the same parking lot as Five Guys.
  • Senate Primary: Watch Ted Cruz’s amazing victory speech

    07/31/2012 9:07:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-31-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave an amazing victory speech after winning tonight’s primary runoff and handily defeating David Dewhurst. It’s the full speech minus about 11 minutes of Cruz thanking everyone who contributed to tonight’s big win.
  • Woah: Elizabeth Warren Could Deliver Keynote Address at DNC

    07/29/2012 12:03:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 29, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Well, according to the Boston Globe, that's the latest rumor. The crowds at political conventions feast on partisan red meat, and they could end up with a bellyful when the Republicans and Democrats meet back to back beginning late next month. An Obama campaign official confirmed to the Globe Wednesday that US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is ­being considered as a possible keynote speaker for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. It would give the Massachusetts Democrat a national platform for her high-profile race against Senator Scott Brown, the same launch pad that ­Barack Obama used to vault ­into...
  • FULL SPEECH: Watch Deneen Borelli at FreePAC

    07/26/2012 8:08:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/26/2012 | Deneen Borelli
    Deneen Borelli spoke tonight at FreePAC and you can watch it below:
  • Romney to VFW

    07/24/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 24, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Mitt Romney is delivering a strong speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars right now in Nevada. He was tough on the Obama administration, most emphatically on national-security leaks (a “crisis” — emphasizing it “isn’t a partisan issue”) and Israel (“The people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world. And the chorus of accusations, threats, and insults at the United Nations should never again include the voice of the President of the United States”), and Iran. And the Poles George Weigel has been talking to would be happy to hear what...
  • While my VP gently weeps...

    07/23/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Positive · 2 replies
    AB ^ | 7/23/2012 | Self
    How dramatic, I can just see Biden in Blair House sobbing, blubbering, tears draining as he laments the victims and their loved ones. I can see him feeling badly about this, but really, do we need the drama queen presentation. I think it was Steven Stills who sang "Say what you mean, mean what you say...
  • Free Speech Codes on Campus: Political correctness run amok?

    07/21/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-21-12 | By Maegan Vazquez
    If you thought college was a place for young people to speak out, challenges one another's deeply-held beliefs and grow intellectually, chances are you've never been to Indiana University Southeast. The school, located just 10 miles north of Louisville, Ky., is the latest college to see its speech code come under fire from a group that advocates freedom of speech on campuses. One stipulation in the code requires that students may only "express opinions" within a free speech zone, which is antithetical to what a college should stand for, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an...
  • Local paper still defending O's "you didn't build that" speech

    07/20/2012 9:50:16 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 22 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 9/20/2021 | The Roanoke Times
    A new Romney ad out this morning uses two isolated sentences from the Obama’s speech to portray the president as demonizing business owners, continuing a push Romney and the Republicans have been making for a week. As Mason Adams noted earlier this week, a full reading of Obama’s remarks makes it apparent that the president was arguing that government has a role in building the infrastructure – roads, bridges, schools — that support commerce.
  • Romney’s excellent speech (with video links)

    07/17/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT · by John W · 84 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve been tough on Mitt Romney and leaned hard on his campaign to take the gloves off, get in the fighting spirit, and push back against Obama narratives. Today in Irwin, Pennsylvania, Romney delivered. The Right Scoop has both excerpts and full speech video clips. Watch here. http://www.therightscoop.com/soon-watch-romney-live-in-irwin-pennsylvania/ As I noted on Twitter during the speech earlier this afternoon, Romney impressed with both the substance and the delivery of his rallying cry on behalf of individual achievement and free enterprise. He was energetic and passionate. I believed in what he was selling: A vision for restoring American greatness and defending...
  • I Promise: Campaign Speechwrecker of the Day

    07/17/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    Today’s Speechwrecker is the following platitude: “If I am elected, I promise…” Like all political platitudes, “I promise…” is interpreted by the American voter as : “Rock-a-bye-baby on the tree top.” The campaign trail promise is soporific; it puts your audience to sleep. The expression trivializes what you are about to say. Voters have heard the expression so often it tells them you offer nothing new. Besides signaling listeners to disengage, you evoke and associate yourself with the stereotypical image of the schmoozing, lying politician instead of establishing yourself as a reasonable citizen with clever, innovative ideas that will solve...
  • Mitt Romney: Scrappy Underdog?

    07/11/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 11 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After watching the NAACP tell Romney's he's 'too white' to listen-to (then booing him), I just happened upon Stacy McCain's take on how Mittens carried himself... he makes a superb  point: Today I watched Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention and was impressed that he did not pander. Yes, portions of his speech were aimed specifically at his audience — Romney talked a lot about education reform as a means of promoting opportunity — but for the most part, Mitt gave his standard Republican stump speech, saying the same things to the NAACP I’d heard him say to crowds in Iowa, New Hampshire,...
  • Obama's Stump Speech Myths

    07/11/2012 5:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama has trouble telling the truth. This is the man who admitted his memoir "Dreams from My Father" was semifictional. "For the sake of compression, some of the characters that appear are composites of people I've known, and some events appear out of precise chronology." Translation: On some pages, I'm taking poetic license with the facts to burnish my image. The problem is, Obama's still using poetic license. So where are the reporters to point out when he doesn't tell the truth? Let's take just one typical Obama stump speech, on July 5 in Sandusky, Ohio, and look for...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me’—Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech

    07/09/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 5 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking in Sandusky, Ohio on July 5, President Barack Obama used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 117 times in a speech that lasted about 25 minutes and 32 seconds. Obama used “I” 98 times and “me” 19 times, according to a transcript of the speech posted by the White House. A videotape of the speech posted on YouTube shows that Obama spoke for about 25-and-a-half minutes. During this speech, Obama used “I” or “me” approximately once every 13.09 seconds.
  • Anybody Else Out There Feeling Their Intelligence Insulted By Obama's Condescending Yokel-Speak?

    07/06/2012 10:17:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 97 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 6 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Of the first times I forced myself to endure Barack Obama speeches in late 2007, I was immediately struck by how the Chicago charlatan changed tone and accent in the most obvious way when speaking to different crowds. It's actually what set off the first red flags for me... seemed like a dishonest used car salesman, and I remember thinking "what a fake- I can't believe people are willing to fall for this schlock!". In front of a Harvard crowd, he embedded 'big' words to flaunt his intellectual prowess... yet somehow it reminded me of OJ Simpson (when he...
  • SHOCKER: Joe Biden's Grandfather Was Actually RONALD REAGAN!

    06/27/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit... Gotta be... judging from the speech Plugs just gave today: "The unemployed are in real trouble," Biden said.  "My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore - the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.  It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans."  But the last bit is particularly curious since it sounds an...
  • Socialist Speaks to High Schoolers - Horrible!

    06/26/2012 3:47:37 PM PDT · by RDelmar · 12 replies
    This is part of 3 part video series. Stewart Alexander, a Socialist, was brought to Palm Springs High School and he spoke about Socialism and how "positive" it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2hgwlkH64Y
  • VIDEO: The Speech the LA Jewish Federation feared you would hear, Pamela Geller at ZOA, Western

    06/25/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/25/12 | Pamela Geller
    Listen for yourself, and then consider that one of America's largest Jewish organizations banned this speech and enforced the blasphemy laws under the sharia. That defines the modern dhimmi Jew. Regrettably, the introduction by the esteemed Paul Schee was not caught on the video. It was wonderful. BTW, my reference to the toilets in Afghanistan at the beginning of my talk was referring to a quip Schnee made just before he brought me on.
  • The #@*&! Problem

    06/18/2012 12:55:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    BY A VOTE of 183-50, town meeting members in Middleborough, Mass., last week approved a bylaw making public cursing a civil offense and authorizing police to enforce the ban by fining offenders $20. Town Hall may find it hard to collect on those fines. Assuming Cohen v. California is still good law, the First Amendment's protection of free speech extends to using four-letter words in public, and as soon as the new ordinance is challenged it will almost certainly be struck down. Legally, town authorities don't have a leg to stand on. But their concern with enforcing public standards deserves...
  • Michelle Malkin speech at Right Online 2012 #RO12

    06/17/2012 12:18:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/15/12 | RightScoop
    Video at link. Michelle Malkin's in fine form.
  • Michelle Malkin’s Saturday speech at Right Online 2012 (Freerepublic shoutout)

    06/17/2012 5:29:37 AM PDT · by eglman · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 16th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Michelle Malkin spoke at Right Online this morning on the huge impact of Twitter and how effective it has been and will be in this election.
  • Pres. Obama State of the ShamWow (Live Thread)

    06/14/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT · by rogue yam · 107 replies
    Here's a live thread to discuss all of the information and insights.
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • New York Legislation Proposed...Bans Anonymous Online Speech; S06779

    05/23/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    assembly.state.ny ^ | March 21, 2012 | New York State Assembly
    S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6779 I N S E N A T E March 21, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. The civil rights law, is amended...
  • Obama Speech At Camp David Without a Teleprompter

    The attached Obama short speech was delivered spontaneously & without the aid of his ubiquitous teleprompter, apparently while vacationing at Camp David. Listen carefully to his words. Credit where credit is due, he actually makes more sense than anything else he has said in almost three years as President and two years prior to that while on the campaign.
  • Fire captain demoted after Trayvon Martin posts [Where is the ACLU?]

    05/15/2012 9:24:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 5/15/12
    A South Florida fire captain has been demoted after he made some controversial online posts about the Trayvon Martin case. The Miami-Dade Fire Department has decided on a two-rank demotion for Brian Beckmann from fire captain to firefighter effective immediately, after a two-hour administrative meeting on Monday
  • Obama makes speech in a couple's GARAGE... and even his hosts might not vote for him

    05/12/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe. So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple's garage.
  • Politics from the Pulpit: What the Pastor Can/Can not Do.

    05/05/2012 12:06:56 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 9 replies
    The Liberty Councel ^ | 2008 | Mathew D. Staver, Esq.
    Pastors and Christian ministry leaders have a high calling to preach the truth from the Word of God. Speaking the truth is essential all the time but it is especially important to do so when we elect leaders who will make law and policy that affect our faith, our families and our freedom. There is an ongoing struggle for the soul of America. Many people look to pastors and Christian ministry leaders for guidance on important moral and social issues.
  • The Light on the Horizon

    05/01/2012 5:57:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 12 replies
    Journal of Urban History ^ | 5/01/2012 | Vendome
    American cities have never experienced modern total war, leaving Americans to imagine the impacts of catastrophic warfare on their urban centers. This article examines post-1945depictions of the death of U.S. cities in films, short stories, and novels from the “thriller,” “future war,” and science fiction genres since 1945. Cities are conspicuous by their absence from fictions of future war and its impacts, often disappearing offstage to allow the plot to follow survivors in small-town and rural settings. This pattern spans depictions of the immediate days after atomic bombing (or a surrogate disaster such as a stray meteor or plague) and...
  • Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25

    04/23/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Apr 19, 2012 | Kara Kelly
    KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News Obama to Make Iowa City Area Stop April 25 By Kara Kelly April 19, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa – President Obama will make his second visit to the Eastern Iowa Corridor this year when he makes a stop in the Iowa City area April 25. The White House has confirmed the president’s visit, but released no details about where he will be or what time of day he will visit. According to local sources, the president may visit the University of Iowa. It would be his third visit to the UI campus. The last...
  • After saying Obama on ‘similar path’ as Hitler/Stalin, Illinois bishop hit with IRS complaint

    04/21/2012 4:43:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois – After a fiery homily last weekend urging the faithful to oppose [Alleged] President Obama’s “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” at the ballot box in November, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria has been hit with an IRS complaint from a national secularist lobby group. At a gathering of Catholic men on Saturday, the Illinois prelate had slammed Obama’s mandate forcing religious employers to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. The unprecedented attack on religious freedom, he said, signaled that the president “seems intent on following a similar path” as past dictators such as Hitler, Stalin, and Otto...
  • IO 88: For Shame—Speech Crimes and Ideology

    04/18/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 1 replies
    truthxchange ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Fifteen years ago James Twitchel’s For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture argued for the socially redeeming character of shame: “Shame is the basis of individual responsibility …It is where de­cency comes from… shame inhibits behavior— that’s the point. It retards action, it increases reticence, it invokes self‑censorship. Its final object is not banishment, but reintegration.” Twitchell’s book describes a past moral ethos eroded by an ideology of radical sexual freedom that shamelessly rejected the “old ways.” In 1996 Senator Fred Thomson said of Bill Clinton: “He is a man of his times…He literally has no shame.”...
  • Miami-Dade fire captain on Zimmerman charges: Blame '****bag' parents of 'our urban youth' [1984!]

    04/16/2012 4:24:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    thegrio.com ^ | 4/13/12 | Joy-Ann Reid
    <p>The Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Department is investigating a Facebook post by one of its captains that seems to blame the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on the "shi*tbag parents" of "our urban youth," and the "ghetto hoodie look" of young black men like Martin...</p>
  • Of course Obama will take the low road; he has no high road

    04/12/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4/12/2012 | Bookworm
    Karl Rove has written a WSJ op-ed, the title of which is “Obama’s Campaign Will Take the Low Road.” I haven’t even read Rove’s piece — which I’m sure is good — but I already know he’s right. Obama’s campaign will take the low road because there is no high road. After almost three and a half years in office, he doesn’t have a record on which to run. Wait. That’s untrue. He does have a record on which to run. It’s a record pitched to a narrow demographic that would take pleasure if Obama gave the following speech: My...
  • Marine takes aim at military's free speech limit

    04/07/2012 1:02:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 14 replies
    cbs.news ^ | April 5, 2012 | CBs news
    The Marine Corps has said that it decided to take administrative action after Stein declared on Facebook that he would not follow unlawful orders from Obama.
  • Hate Crime, It’s the Thought That Counts [Trayvon Martin]

    04/05/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    What Would The Founders Think ^ | Recent - date not shown | Martin and Marcia
    In light of all of the racially incendiary “reportage” of a media elite bent on creating a narrative to fit their agenda (regardless of whatever the facts are), it seems appropriate to go beyond the murky circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.