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  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Putin Is an Obstacle to Progress

    05/30/2016 11:15:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mikhail Gorbachev
    ...Speaking on Echo of Moscow radio, I said I considered Vladimir Putin’s decision to run for a third presidential term to be a mistake. A regular changeover, a periodical renewal of the political establishment was essential and Putin could have set an example. “New people would appear who could move the process on. He would be leaving a legacy with much that was positive.” Oh, dear, that put the cat among the pigeons! United Russia stalwarts, rancorous Internet trolls, professional political fixers, the whole motley crew took as one to berating Gorbachev, as if I had said something subversive and...
  • Man Who Threatened Milo Yiannopoulos At DePaul Identified As Church Minister Edward Ward

    05/25/2016 9:41:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 24, 2016
    The male ringleader who led a protest against Milo Yiannopoulos at this evening’s event in DePaul University has been identified as student and church minister Edward Ward. Ward stormed the stage during Yiannopoulos’ talk earlier today with a female accomplice, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos while security stood back and refused to intervene. “The campus left constantly brands people like me as “dangerous,” a threat to student safety and wellbeing. Yet they’re the ones who are happy to threaten a gay British conservative with physical violence. Even more astonishing is the fact that Mr. Ward is apparently a Minister. I...
  • Milo Mayhem: Activists Storm Stage, Threaten Milo Yiannopoulis at DePaul Event (Liberal Fascism)

    05/25/2016 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 62 replies
    A Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.
  • Colo. Baker Faces 'Re-Education' Training After State Court Refuses to Take Case

    04/30/2016 5:34:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Denver, Colo., Apr 29, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is “evaluating all legal options” to preserve the man’s First Amendment rights after the state’s highest court declined to take the case. “We asked the Colorado Supreme Court to take this case to ensure that government understands that its duty is to protect the people’s freedom to follow their beliefs personally and professionally, not force them to violate those beliefs as the price of earning a living,” Alliance Defending Freedom...
  • NH Poll: Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in every major voting bloc (including females)

    01/12/2016 11:34:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 12, 2016
    Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton by 14 points in New Hampshire, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll of likely New Hampshire voters who are likely to vote in the first-in-the-nation primary in February. Fifty-three percent of these voters choose Sanders, compared to 39 percent for Clinton. And the new poll shows that Clinton has also lost her edge over Sanders among registered Democrats, women and older voters. Sanders has now surpassed her with these voters, while holding onto his lead among registered independents, men and younger voters.
  • Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote the Holocaust

    01/27/2015 11:21:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2015, 8:13 PM | Benny Toker, Ari Yashar
    Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the head Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday in time for International Holocaust Memorial Day that the battle over the Holocaust lives on—and is being waged on the field of public memory. According to Zuroff, aside from the widespread scourge of Holocaust denial, a new phenomenon has reared its head recently in eastern Europe, where there are attempts to minimize the genocidal horrors committed against the Jewish people and revise history. “This phenomenon should worry the state of Israel and the Foreign Ministry,” emphasized Zuroff. “In post-Communist eastern Europe, they’re trying...
  • Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

    12/28/2014 5:55:01 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Minnesota Local ^ | December 28, 2014 | Not listed
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gardeners at hundreds of spots around the country are sharing seeds as part of an increasing interest in locally grown food, but some agriculture officials say the well-meaning effort violates state laws.</p> <p>In spots like Duluth, Minnesota, the conflict has surprised gardeners and library officials who never thought to examine the intricacies of state seed laws.</p>
  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • Fascism and Socialism: Still Not Opposites

    02/22/2014 2:49:10 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 98 replies
    National Review Online ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Eurasian movement of Putin and his allies draws from both Nazism and Stalinism. Dear Reader (Including the trenchcoat-wearing FCC minister with breath like he’s been sucking a urinal cake looking over my shoulder, tapping his BIC pen on his glass eye, and sighing every time I write something he doesn’t like), I’ve got to bang out this “news”letter pretty quickly. I’m sitting in a too-small fake wicker chair at the coffee shop at the Broadmoor (one of my favorite hotels, btw). The time difference here puts me two hours behind at six in the morning. Plus, I don’t want...
  • Teachers ‘instructed’ to teach ‘all right wing extremist groups’ are fascist [VIDEO]

    01/19/2014 11:31:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | january 18, 2014 | grae stafford
    “In the margin of the teachers edition, the teacher is instructed to explain the term ‘fascist’ to the students and to point out that the term ‘fascist’ is now applied to all right-wing extremist groups.”
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • Orwellian Pimps & Whores

    10/19/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by narses · 3 replies
    The Christian Order ^ | March 2013 | Rod Pead
    BBC Radio 4 recently aired a two-part reading of extracts from George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, a book recounting his personal experience of the Spanish Civil War. Superbly dramatised, the readings brought Orwell to life and set me wondering how this man of the left, albeit one of integrity, would have viewed the oppressive, liberal-left socialists who rule the Western roost nowadays? Long story short: Orwell went to fight for a Communist (anti-Stalinist) group against Franco's Nationalists, only to find the bizarre coalition of Republican forces he had joined being attacked by their supposed allies: namely, Stalin's men who, per...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT · 100 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    Move would allow Obama administration to institute policies that would better integrate communities The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments...
  • Why were roadblocks in St. Clair, Bibb counties asking for blood & DNA samples this weekend? (AL)

    06/10/2013 3:32:45 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 384 replies
    The Birmingham News/ ^ | 6/10/13 | William Thornton
    PELL CITY, Alabama -- St. Clair and Bibb county authorities are confirming there were roadblocks at several locations in their counties Friday and Saturday asking for blood and DNA samples. However, the samples were voluntary and motorists were paid for them as part of a study, they said. According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, it isn't the first time such roadblocks have occurred in the area. "They were here in 2007," said Turrentine, the supervisor in charge of the roadblocks, which took place in several locations in St. Clair County Friday night, early Saturday...
  • Marine Le Pen 'loses immunity' over comparing Islamic prayers to Nazi occupation (France)

    06/02/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-1-13 | Barney Henderson
    Mrs Le Pen, leader of the National Front, told a rally in 2010 that the places in France where Muslims worshipped in the streets were "occupied territory". "For those who want to talk a lot about World War Two, if it's about occupation, then we could also talk about it (Muslim prayers in the streets), because that is occupation of territory," she said at a gathering in Lyon. In December 2012, French authorities asked the European Parliament to lift Mrs Le Pen's immunity as a European Parliament member (MEP) so she could be prosecuted. The BBC reports that a secret...
  • Terror: The Writing Is On The Wall

    04/24/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bradlee Dean
    “The system of terror was essential to Stalinism. … Terror was the creation to mold politically the control that they wanted.”– Condoleezza Rice, “Joseph Stalin: Red Terror” As we look back at the atrocities that have devastated America over the past 12 years since 9/11, one has to reflect upon history and see how it is that past dictators have profited from the use of “terror.” For example: Hitler was responsible for attacking his own Reichstag to start a world war. He perpetuated a war against the “enemies” he himself created. His propagandists had the Germans believing they were under...
  • They Endured the Communist Terror

    03/03/2013 11:18:09 AM PST · by annalex · 29 replies
    Der Tagesspiegel ^ | February 28, 2013 | Horst Schüler
    Nazism and Communism They Endured the Communist Terror by Horst Schüler    Place of horror. A Soviet prison camp in the Vorkuta region. Our author Horst student had there for four years, forced to work - PHOTO:. PICTURE-ALLIANCE / AKG-IMAGES / A contribution to the controversy over the memory of the victims of Nazism and Stalinism: Horst Schüler responds to the historian Wolfgang Benz. The former director of the Berlin Center for Research on Antisemitism Wolfgang Benz has recently published in Tagesspiegel about the dispute over the right of interpretation of the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship and communist regimes....
  • Seventy-Five Years After Stalin's Great "Operation Kulak" Reign of Terror

    08/05/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | August 5, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Seventy-five years ago, on August 5, 1937, one of the most horrific — and most ignored — episodes in human history began. “Operation Kulak” ("kulak" meaning rich peasants) was the Soviet Union’s effort to repress those farmers who had a little more than other farmers (according, at least, to the definitions of the Communist Party), and who resisted collectivization. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (pictured) had begun the development of “Operation Kulak” the previous month, when he contacted all the regional Party leaders as well as the NKVD (roughly the Soviet equivalent of the Gestapo and SS in Nazi Germany), asking...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • America's worst regulatory agency outdoes itself

    01/29/2012 2:13:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2012 | Lee DeCovnick
    California continues its leading role as the national laughingstock of regulatory absurdity. This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), forged another link in its unbroken chain of disastrous environmental policies. New CARB regulations reflect a decision process heavily influenced by three primary sources: Joseph Stalin, Al Gore and Pee-Wee Herman. Let's look at the latest batch of lunacy from those swell 'crats in Sacramento. As an added bonus, we read from SFGATE, the reliable Left Coast mouthpiece that happily shills for the hard left Democratic mouth breathers. ".... the California Air Resources Board unanimously approved strict vehicle emissions regulations...
  • Kim Jong Un, Secret Basketball Fanatic?

    12/21/2011 12:55:52 AM PST · by gabriellah · 11 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/21/2011 | Mark Mayberry
    Not much is known about the heir apparent. On December 19th, North Korean state news agencies reported that Kim Jong Il had died. This event has catapulted Kim Jong Un into the seat of power and into the role of “dear leader”.
  • Russian Church Calls for Condemnation of Stalin, Lenin Crimes

    07/25/2011 7:14:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/25/11
    Moscow, July 25, Interfax - A remembrance service for victims of Soviet-era repressions was held by the Solovetsky Stone on Moscow Lubyanskaya Square on Monday. "Many are trying to tell us that that period should be forgotten together with the great number of victims," head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said at the ceremony. The Church, the public, veterans and political repression victims "must do their best so that no one and nothing is forgotten," he said. Society cannot live a calm life or "have a decent future" unless it learns the lessons...
  • GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

    06/07/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | 06-07-11 | David Shepardson
    Detroit — General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker. "I actually think the government will be out this year — within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months," Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week. He is grateful for the government's rescue of GM — "I have nothing but good things to say about them" — but...
  • CFTC charges 3 firms with oil price manipulation

    05/24/2011 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 5/24/2011 | Sue Chang
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday filed a civil enforcement action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Parnon Energy Inc., Arcadia Petroleum Ltd. of the United Kingdom, and Arcadia Energy of Switzerland. [Snip] "According to the allegations, defendants conducted a manipulative cycle, driving the price of WTI to artificial highs and then back down, to make unlawful profits," said the commission in a statement.
  • Donald Trump And Eminent Domain

    04/20/2011 1:08:56 AM PDT · by sinanju · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    This is called, of course, “eminent domain.” The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment allows the government to take private property for “public use,” so long as “just compensation” is paid. In the infamous 2005 Kelo decision, the Supreme Court held that “public use” could include, well, private use, so long as the new property owner paid more in taxes than the previous one. In other words, it allowed developers and the government to gang up on homeowners. The developer gets more land, the government gets more tax money. The only losers are the original owner and his property rights. A decade and...
  • Was The Nation Magazine pro Stalin?

    01/30/2011 8:13:29 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 29, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    My dust-up with Nation Magazine contributing writer Ari Berman occurred at the onset of what I had hoped would be a constructive conversation on my radio program “The Fairness Doctrine - left, right and uncensored. My co-host, liberal commentator Patrick O’Heffernan had invited Berman on the air to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address. I began by asking if it was ok if I diverged from the topic briefly to clear up a matter regarding a piece of history related to his magazine. Then came the fireworks. I brought up that fact that the editor of Nation Magazine,...
  • The ACLU's untold Stalinist heritage

    01/04/2011 5:27:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2010 | John Rossomando
    Noted author Paul Kengor has unearthed declassified letters and other documents in the Soviet Comintern archives linking early leaders of the ACLU with the Communist Party.Kengor found a May 23, 1931 letter in the archives signed by ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, written on ACLU stationery, to then American Communist Party Chairman William Z. Foster asking him to help ACLU Chairman Harry Ward with his then-upcoming trip to Stalin’s Russia.The letter suggests Ward intended to visit the Soviet Union to find “evidence from Soviet Russia” that would undermine the capitalist profit motive.Baldwin wrote the letter at a time when Stalin was...
  • Last-minute Democratic treachery

    12/15/2010 5:22:44 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 7, 2010 | David Kupelian
    These congressional leaders have nothing but contempt for you, for the Constitution and for common sense. They're drunk on power, and they live for self-aggrandizement and personal enrichment. One might ask, how do they sleep at night? Their consciences are anesthetized by their almost religious adherence to an insane utopian ideology that always fails, that justifies the most outrageous assaults on personal liberty and wealth, and that simultaneously imparts to them the delusion that they are righteous, compassionate and enlightened leaders.
  • Judge orders Miller documents released (Murkowski Judicial Appointee)

    10/23/2010 6:17:52 PM PDT · by library user · 234 replies
    ADN ^ | 10/23/2010 | by Kyle Hopkins
    ~ EXCERPT ~ FAIRBANKS -- A judge ruled today that the Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records of Senate candidate Joe Miller. In an unusual Saturday hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public's right to know about candidates outweighed Miller's right to privacy. Burbank ordered no release until at least Tuesday, however, to allow Miller to appeal the decision to the Alaska Supreme Court. Some of the documents will be redacted, he said. The case was brought by a group of Alaska news media organizations, who have been trying since summer to see borough...
  • Liberals plan to control nation's food supply and starve the homeless and disabled

    10/15/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 29 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In previous articles I brought up how liberals want the state to control the worlds food supply. Liberals believe that the private sector should not have a say in growing distributing and selling food. The state along with one world communist government should only have a say in those matters. Of course any student of history can see where that has lead, from food shortages and blights in the middle ages thanks to feudalism to hundreds of millions dying under communist made food shortages in Ukraine and China. Farms and grocery stores are not the only things liberals want to...
  • Obama’s Communist Mentor (Frank Marshall Davis)

    10/05/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/5/2010 | Paul Kengor
    When you write a book, particularly one that requires several years of research, you tend to encounter a bunch of unexpected information. Sometimes you find things that, if reported, will undoubtedly prompt partisans to demand you explain yourself. For me, this begins that process of explaining, given that one of the major characters in my new book on American Communists, Dupes, is Frank Marshall Davis. Allegations regarding Davis’s Communism are sure to infuriate the Left because of the influence Davis once had over our president. He was a drinking buddy of Barack Obama’s maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, and spent time...
  • Obama's Orwellian Health Care lie Revealed

    07/19/2010 7:35:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/19/10 | Alaphiah
    Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) had it right all along. This president is a liar! He and his Democrat Party manipulate words and meaning like a Crack-ho manipulates her mamma for money to buy milk for her baby. “Mamma I need twenty dollars, I promise I’m going to buy milk for the baby.” Mamma knows that her daughter the Crack-ho is probably lying, yet there’s that outside chance that she might be telling the truth this time. Out of hundreds of disappointments, this may be the time. But alas, Social Services called. They have the baby again and the crack-ho mama...
  • Winston Churchill's Cigar Airbrushed From Picture (Stalinism Alive & Well)

    06/16/2010 1:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,058+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Jun 2010 | Nick Collins
    A photograph of Winston Churchill giving his victory salute has been airbrushed to remove his signature cigar. In the well-known original image, Churchill makes a "V" shaped symbol with his fingers – while gripping a cigar in the corner of his mouth. But in a reproduction of the picture, hanging over the main entrance to a London museum celebrating the wartime leader, he has been made into a non-smoker through the use of image-altering techniques. It is unclear who is responsible for doctoring the photograph, with the museum – The Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience – claiming not to...
  • Dems see gulf oil crisis as chance for change

    06/15/2010 12:39:45 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 987+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15 2010 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The big question for many Democrats tonight is how far President Obama will go in his first Oval Office address to turn the Gulf of Mexico disaster into an opportunity to end the nation's dependence on petroleum. "This is one of those 9/11 opportunities where you can rally the country to move in a different direction," said Lisa Margonelli, energy director of the center-left New America Foundation in Oakland. "It's not simply a case of political repositioning. Obama is going to have to go into the phone booth and become Superman." . . . "Obama should call for a tax...
  • GLENN BECK's Homework: "Philip Dru Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935"

    05/27/2010 1:14:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies · 1,210+ views and Glenn Beck ^ | 1911 and re-released "July 17, 2006" | Col. Edward Mandell House
    At the end of Glenn Beck's show on Fox News on May 26, 2010, he told us to find and read "Philip Dru: Administrator". This is a link to that story, so we can compare it with what Obama, ( read Barack Obama: Administrator. A History of Today. ) will do next. The book was written by Col. Edward Mandell House "Blueprint for Tyranny". Though Philip Dru: Administrator is written in the form of a novel to make it more acceptable to the general public, it is a blueprint for the radical socialist revolution that occurred in the United States...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • Not Celebrating Communism’s Collapse

    04/21/2010 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 6 replies · 488+ views
    CDS ^ | 4/20/2010 | Mark Tooley
    America’s Religious Left, having invested decades in dialogue with and advocating accommodation of the Soviet Bloc, was flummoxed and uncelebratory about the momentous collapse of East European Communism in 1989-1990. The United Methodist Council of Bishops, representing 9 million church members in the U.S. were actually in session when the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989. They reacted by blandly commending the East Germans for their “openness and growing self- confidence” and by urging a “new trust and compassion throughout the world.” They also warned against the imposition of Eastern or Western value systems, as though the two were morally...
  • President Kaczynski’s last speech (unspoken, prepared for Katyn ceremony)

    04/12/2010 12:48:20 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 869+ views ^ | 12.04.2010
    President Kaczynski’s last speech 12.04.2010 11:53 Below is the text of the speech which Lech Kaczynski, who died on Saturday, was going to deliver at the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Katyn massacre. “Dear Representatives of the Katyn Families. Ladies and Gentlemen. In April 1940 over twenty-one thousand Polish prisoners from the NKVD camps and prisons were killed. The genocide was committed at Stalin’s will and at the Soviet Union’s highest authority’s command. The alliance between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the Soviet attack on Poland on 17 September 1939 reached a terrifying climax...
  • Is Pelosi's 'Deem and Pass' Healthcare Reform Strategy Acceptable?

    03/16/2010 3:27:16 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 24 replies · 575+ views
    US News ^ | Posted March 16, 2010
    According to the Washington Post, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi now plans to use the "deem and pass" strategy to push through the Senate's healthcare reform bill. The strategy would ask for a House vote on a number of reconciliation fixes to the bill. A passing vote on the reconciliation package--which has been more popular among House members than the bill itself--would then "deem" the Senate bill passed, even without a direct vote on the actual legislation. Critics like Thomas Jefferson Street blogger Peter Roff question the legitimacy of the process. Bloleague Robert Schlesinger thinks it's just silly. Pelosi,...
  • NBC's Castro-Driven Journalism

    03/12/2010 3:21:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 304+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2010 | Humberto Fontova
    There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it. - NBC's Chuck Todd, March 6, 2010. Oh, really? Well, how about partnering with a Stalinist regime's military robber-barons to boost their currency booty and hide their tortures, mass-murders, and mass-jailings? To wit: In June 2007, Castro's Stalinist regime held a "tourism fair" in Havana to kick off an ambitious plan to boost the Cuban military's tourist booty. By some peculiar coincidence, NBC's "Today Show" decided to broadcast from Havana that very week. Amidst smiling, clapping, dancing tourists, Matt Lauer and...
  • D.C. officials press for compromise on Catholic Charities

    11/23/2009 6:21:24 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 512+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | November 20th | Tim Craig
    Some D.C. Council members and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton are reaching out to the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to see whether they can find a compromise so the Church will not end its social services contracts with the city if the council legalizes same-sex marriage. After a week of heated rhetoric, District officials said Thursday that they see a way for Catholic Charities to continue operating programs with city money while assuring that the organization's gay and heterosexual employees would be treated equally if they got married.
  • Stalin Declassified

    11/13/2009 1:18:10 PM PST · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 716+ views Joseph Stalin declassified. Newly revealed documents about Stalin and the founding of the USSR and his inner circle. About the purges and memos concerning STalin.
  • Advice For Obama: Knock Heads On Health Care

    11/09/2009 11:42:45 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 662+ views
    AP Report ^ | November 09, 2009
    Advice For Obama: Knock Heads On Health Care He 'could take a few pages from Lyndon Johnson's book,' says Rep. Conyers WASHINGTON - The most senior African-American in Congress offered some unsolicited advice Monday to President Barack Obama on how to get his signature health care bill through a balky Senate: knock their heads together. "The president could take a few pages from Lyndon Johnson's book ... and start knocking heads together," said Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers, who spoke to reporters in Detroit, first came to Congress in 1965, the year Medicare and...
  • Russian historian arrested in clampdown on Stalin era

    10/15/2009 1:43:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 1,400+ views ^ | October 15, 2009
    A Russian historian investigating the fate of Germans imprisoned in the Soviet Union during the second world war has been arrested, in the latest apparent clampdown on historical research into the Stalin era by the Russian authorities. Mikhail Suprun was detained last month by officers from Russia's security services. They searched his apartment and carried off his entire personal archive. He has now been charged with violating privacy laws and, if convicted, faces up to four years in jail. Suprun had been researching Germans sent to Russia's Arctic gulags. A professor of history at Arkhangelsk's Pomorskiy university, his study included...
  • Anti-Tax Tea Party Co-Founder: Owed IRS Half A Million Dollars

    10/12/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies · 2,896+ views
    Chattahbox ^ | October 9, 2009
    In another blow to the false narrative advanced by Tea Party operatives and Fox News that the movement is a “grassroots” uprising of ordinary Americans. A co-founder of the national anti-tax Tea Party Patriots movement, failed to disclose during her numerous media interviews and TV appearances that she and her husband filed for bankruptcy and owed the IRS half a million dollars.
  • Stalin’s grandson blames Poland

    10/09/2009 12:32:49 PM PDT · by lizol · 21 replies · 912+ views ^ | 09.10.2009
    Stalin’s grandson blames Poland 09.10.2009 16:01 Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, the grandson of Joseph Stalin, is suing an opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a civil rights society Memorial for defamation of the Soviet dictator and blaming Poland of having masterminded the libel. Yevgeny Dzhugashvili says that an article published in Novaya Gazeta, in cooperation with Memorial, is a lie. The article claims that Stalin personally ordered the deaths of thousands of Soviet and Polish citizens in Katyn. Stalin’s grandson, who was not present at the hearing in a Moscow court, is demanding 10 million ruble (23,000 euro) compensation for moral damage, claiming...
  • The Environmental Stalinists Sound the Alarm

    09/08/2009 8:16:11 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 720+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 7, 2009 | David Horowitz
    The night Van Jones resigned, Newsreal editor David Swindle emailed me and said: watch how long it takes them to use the “L” word. That’s not for liberal, mind you; it’s for “lynch.” Destruction of the enemy is always the agenda of the left. While conservatives prepare arguments, assemble evidence, leftists are busy looking into their quivers for a poison arrow, which always turns out to be a tainted label, and always pretty much the same label: racist (or sexist, or Islamophobe). So it wasn’t surprising to see the following post from Carl Pope the radical head of the Sierra...
  • Boring From Within: Alinsky, Beck, Satan and Me, Part III

    08/18/2009 2:04:41 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies · 434+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 18, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Conservatives think of war as a metaphor when applied to politics. For radicals the war is real. That is why partisans of the left set out to destroy their opponents, not just refute their arguments. It is also why they never speak the truth. Deception for them is a military tactic in a war that is designed to elminate their opponents. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is first of all a broadside against the New Left. What Alinsky attacks about the New Left is its honesty — something I”ve always regarded as its o–nly redeeming feature. While American Communists — the...
  • American Thinker asks when a liberal descends into Stalinism

    08/12/2009 2:04:27 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 419+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | David Swindle
    There’s a fascinating piece over at American Thinker by James Lewis pondering the links between American Liberalism and Stalinist totalitarianism. Here’s a passage I found engaging (though you should be sure to read the whole thing): I cannot read minds, and I don’t think anyone else can, either. I don’t know all the little inner wheels turning inside Obama’s mind, or in Axelrod and Rahm and Ezekiel Emanuel (who is apparently their “expert” source on the evils of American medicine). I do have the impression that another Alinsky disciple, Hillary Clinton, has matured somewhat over her life. People do grow...
  • Liberal fascists in the White House? NashuaDan first victim.

    08/07/2009 7:25:19 AM PDT · by arkadyka · 6 replies · 574+ views
    Indy Mind ^ | 8/7/2009 | arkady
    Paging Jonah Goldberg! If this developing story did not smack of some twisted Orwellian nightmare then I might chuckle, but instead I am left wondering if this is the start of something bigger. In any event, I am not sure if there has been a precedent of this nature and I am holding the White House responsible. Unless of course if Secret Service calling up individuals because of what they post on the Internet is normal, then perhaps I am just over reacting. It all began several days ago, when I wrote about the 'disinformation' collection request issued by the...