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  • Primary Process Is Seen as in Conflict With Democracy

    04/09/2016 12:28:00 PM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 9, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    When it comes to nominating presidential candidates, it turns out the worlds foremost democracy is not so purely democratic. For decades, both major parties have used a somewhat convoluted process for picking their nominees, one that involves ordinary voters in only an indirect way. As Americans flock this year to outsider candidates, the kind most hindered by these rules, they are suddenly waking up to this reality. And their confusion and anger are adding another volatile element to an election being waged over questions of fairness and equality. In Nashville a week ago, supporters of Donald J. Trump accused Republican...
  • George Soros says the EU is ‘on the verge of collapse’

    01/21/2016 11:39:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    Mr Top Step ^ | 1/21 | Mr Top Step
    Billionaire prophet of doom George Soros said the European Union is on the “verge of collapse” as it faces five or six crises at once. “The Greek crisis taught the European authorities the art of muddling through one crisis after another. This practice is popularly known as kicking the can down the road, although it would be more accurate to describe it as kicking a ball uphill so that it keeps rolling back down,” Soros said in an interview with The New York Review of Books.
  • Trump reviews the media: Theyre scum. Theyre horrible people.

    10/26/2015 10:17:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Donald Trump came out swinging with the media, Jeb Bush, and John Kerry among the real estate moguls targets during an early morning rally inside a packed ballroom in Atkinson, NH. One thing you will learn about the media, theyre the worst, Trump told the crowd, as he blasted a recent Des Moines Register poll which has him trailing Ben Carson in Iowa. Im winning every single state, Im winning big nationally this one crummy poll, thats all you hear about.
  • Refuse to have kids? Then make room for migrants, Pope Francis says

    09/14/2015 2:29:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies
    cna ^ | September 14, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis embraces a child at the general audience in St. Peter's square on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 14, 2015 / 03:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis spoke at length of the European refugee crisis – saying that incoming migrants are now filling the void left by a sterile continent that refuses to have children. “The migrant phenomenon is a reality…when there is an empty space, people look to fill it. If a country doesn't have children, migrants come to occupy that place,” the Pope said in a recent interview...
  • Huckabee: Kim Davis In Federal Custody Removes All Doubts About Criminalization Of Christianity..

    09/04/2015 6:46:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 9/3/15
    ASHLAND, Ky. (CBSDC/AP) A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her conscience will not allow her to follow a federal judges orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Gods moral law conflicts with my job duties, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. You cant be separated from something thats in your heart and in your soul. The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although...
  • NYTimes -Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

    06/01/2015 6:36:37 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 11 replies
    June 1, 2015, Charles Blow, NYTimes, "It can take decades, or even a lifetime, to recover if recovery is even emotionally available for the survivor."Can the same can be said for child/teen victims of emotional and physical abuse they experience when their unskilled, immature single moms irresponsibly introduce them to a life filled with struggle and pain in a community populated by depressed people? Quoting a January 2011 LAWeekly interview with 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar: "Lamar's parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. "My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they...
  • Obama Wants Police Officers to Have 'Softer Looking' Uniforms

    05/24/2015 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Kelly File
    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama banned the sale of certain military-style equipment to police departments. Brian Kilmeade reported tonight on "The Kelly File" that Obama also thinks that police officers should have "softer looking" uniforms. Kilmeade explained that Obama thinks that police officers are "making things worse" when they show up to inner city communities wearing military-style equipment and riot gear. "They're concerned about the helmet. They're concerned about the shield. It's sending the wrong message," Kilmeade stated. "I used to think from the civilian point of view that that would be a reason not to riot, because the...
  • Rand Paul: I Call For The President to Obey the Law, End NSAs Unlawful Spying on Americans

    05/18/2015 5:47:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Here in front of Independence Hall, I call for the president to obey the law, Paul said when he took the microphone, as hundreds of his supporters shouted President Paul! President Paul! President Paul! outside Independence Hall after a separate event inside the Constitution Center across the street. The crowd went wild. The court said last week that it is illegal to collect all of your phone records all of the time without a warrant with your name on it, Paul said. I call on the president today to immediately end the bulk collection of our phone records.
  • Huckabee Defends Geller On FNC'S O'Reilly,Van Susteren Criticisms

    05/06/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Newsmax TVs The Steve Malzberg Show, recently declared candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) criticized Fox News hosts Bill OReilly and Greta Van Susteren for their criticisms of Pamela Geller and the appropriateness of her Draw Muhammad art contest.
  • Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    04/09/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/9/15 | Steve Berman
    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman. TheAPthrew him the question on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?" "You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life...
  • Rand Paul is right. The government doesnt own your children

    02/03/2015 9:19:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Apparently anything Rand Paul says is “controversial” these days, and that was certainly the case during a recent interview he did on Closing Bell this week. The subject at hand was the exhausting topic of vaccinations, (which the media can’t get enough of) but during the discussion, the Kentucky Senator said something which deserves more attention, and not just regarding vaccinations. Why this is controversial I don’t know. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) doubled down on his position that most vaccines should be voluntary, suggesting Monday that mandated immunization is an example of government overreach.“The state doesn’t own your children,”...
  • Pope Believes WWIII Has Begun, Jews In The Past-Christians At Present

    09/22/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Pope believes that World War Three had already begun. But unlike WWI and WWII that happened all at once, the current war is happening in stages - this he said during a private meeting with a congregation of Jewish leaders headed by Ronald S. Lauder on Sept 17 at Pope's house in Santa Marta.Speaking during the World Jewish Congress press conference, Lauder had quoted the Pope to highlight the significant point of discussion that came out of the meeting. He said that the Pope compared the current attacks against Christian to the plight suffered by the Jews in the...
  • Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

    09/02/2014 8:45:18 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ann Schneible
    Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays. Addressing the congregation, the Pope said that we do not read the Gospel simply to learn, but to find Jesus. This is because Jesus is truly in His Word, in His Gospel. One ought to receive the Word as one receives Christ: that is, with...
  • Huckabee: No Social Issues, No Evangelical Votes

    04/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 167 replies
    CBN ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | David Brody
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned if the Republican Party ignores social issues in the upcoming national elections, then evangelical voters will simply stay home. The evangelical vote in America has been a key ingredient in deciding who becomes the Republican nominee for president. Polling bears that out. Yet the social issues near and dear to the hearts of evangelicals are under attack within Republican circles. A few years ago, former Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., wanted to declare a truce on the hot button social issues. "All I was saying was we are going to need to unify all kinds...
  • We must continue spending to supply our military with Tomahawk missiles, says Rand Paul?

    03/27/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    This ain’t your daddy’s libertarian. More to the point, this ain’t his daddy’s libertarian.First he went after Ted Cruz for trying to characterize him as a dove, now this. By the end of the year, he and McCain will be holding joint filibusters on the Senate floor demanding that America build the biggest nuclear bomb evah. Rand Paul, hawk? In the current budget, the Obama Administration called for the elimination of the Tomahawk missile. This missile protects our troops and allows us to avoid much direct person-to-person combat. Our navy has depended heavily on them…Nobody wants to cut spending, including...
  • Syria's Assad urges fight against Saudi religious ideology

    12/31/2013 7:13:51 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | December 30, 2013 11:16am | Global Post
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Monday called for a battle against Wahhabism, the political and religious ideology embraced by the Saudi government, a key backer of the uprising against his regime. The comments came amid ongoing tensions between the two countries, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Why Im Voting No on Syria

    09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul
    War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I dont think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that theres no military solution here thats good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution. The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nations best and brightest to fight for anything...
  • Al Hunt On Rosen Outrage: Obama 'No Better Than Nixon'; Holder Should Take Hike

    05/22/2013 6:30:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's break out the old standard: if Barack Obama has lost Al Hunt, he's lost Americaor at least the liberal-media part. On today's Morning Joe, discussing the James Rosen outrage, Hunt called President Obama "no better than Richard Nixon" when it comes to the press. He then strongly suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder should go. View the video here.
  • Bill Maher To Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison: The Qur'an Is A 'Hate Filled Holy Book

    09/15/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded by theanti2007 on Mar 12, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVTK_XffAvk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Dems: At Bain, Romney was a pioneer in outsourcing jobs overseas

    06/22/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 22, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    Ughh. It sickens me that our country’s leaders are thusly engaged in such damaging, cheap populism. The Washington Post just wheeled out a new report, detailing how “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas.” Am I imagining it, or is anybody else detecting a gentle hint that we’re supposed to believe that this is necessarily a bad thing? Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively...
  • Biden: Romney out of touch with 'ordinary' people

    06/21/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Deseret News / The Associated Press ^ | June 20 2012 | Michael Kunzelman
    NEW ORLEANS Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of black journalists Wednesday that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation's middle-class. Biden alleged that Romney and his allies want to grow the nation's economy "from the top down" by deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the wealthy. He called Romney "an honorable man" with a "beautiful family" but claimed the former venture capitalist doesn't understand what's happening to "ordinary Americans." "These guys didn't come from my neighborhood. I mean it," Biden said during his speech...
  • President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

    05/31/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 31 May 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama appears to oppose the ban on sex-selection abortions that the House of Representatives debated yesterday and will be voting on today. ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a new report indicating President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex. Tapper raised the question at Wednesdays White House press briefing, but did not receive a respond to his question about Obamas position. I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you, Jay Carney said...
  • Belafonte on Obama: He Doesnt Deserve a Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass

    01/11/2012 7:57:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1-11-12 | "Hollywoodland"
    If Matt Damon is disillusioned with The One, Harry Belafonte is downright dismayed with President Barack Obamas first term. The Calypso crooner didnt hold back during a recent radio chat on Smiley & West, co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, even if a rebroadcast of the program snipped out Belafontes most punishing comments, according to The Radio Equalizer. My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to...
  • If Gingrich is the answer, Tea Party has failed

    12/01/2011 7:57:27 AM PST · by Fred · 214 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 120111 | Joshua Green
    NEWT GINGRICH is the latest unlikely figure to vault to the top of Republican presidential polls, and unlike those who preceded him - Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain - hes likely to stick around. Thats partly due to necessity. With just a month until the Iowa caucuses, conservatives dont have time to anoint a new savior. Its also because, despite his copious shortcomings, he seems immune to what felled the others. An able debater, he wont flop like Perry and Cain. Hes not a full-on nut like Trump. And his legislative record eclipses Bachmanns, which barely exists....
  • Pat Buchanan: Occupy Wall Street will turn violent with colder weather

    10/30/2011 1:10:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    During this weekends broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, host John McLaughlin asked his panel about what would happen to Occupy Wall Street as its novelty wears off and the weather gets colder. Amid mixed reactions, conservative MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan described a scenario where freezing temperatures bring out the movements violent side. Its going to end very, very badly with these folks in the winter, Buchanan said, and theyre not going to be getting publicity and theyre going to be acting up and acting badly like the worst of the demonstrators in the 60s not just overnight camping: Theyre...
  • Texas makes losers pay for frivolous lawsuits

    06/05/2011 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | Sunday June, 5 2011 | Editorial
    Its no wonder that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently been the focus of speculation about whether he might run for president in 2012. Texas has been on an economic roll since 2001, creating far more new jobs than any other state in the nation even as its population increased to 25 million. Love him or hate him, Perry is in his fourth term in Austin and thus deserves a big chunk of the credit for many of the good things happening in the Lone Star State. Texas also has implemented some of the nations most significant state-level reforms aimed...
  • Ron Paul: Ryan Budget Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

    05/18/2011 8:18:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2011-05-18 | Hiram Reisner
    Texas GOP Rep. Ron Paul says that, although he respects House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryans attempts to cut the budget, he doesnt believe the Wisconsin Republican's plan goes far enough. Paul also said Wednesday on MSNBCs Morning Joe the Medicare system is going to run into a brick wall before the proposal can help alleviate the nations fiscal crisis. Well, I give him a lot of credit. You know, I get frustrated because I dont think its going to last that long to deal with it, because I keep thinking the way we spend money, and the way inflation's...
  • Obama Lackey Compares Radical Cop-Killer Promoting Poet Common to the Pedophile Enabling Pope

    05/10/2011 9:53:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    This is a perfect example of what the left thinks of the Catholic Church. In their eyes the church is an evil entity that abuses and molests children. And, now theyre smearing the pope as the molester in chief. Obama lackey, Huffington Post contributor and author Keli Goff compared cop-killer promoting poet Common, a member of Barack Obamas former radical church, to the "child molester enabling" Pope Benedict. What an outrageous statement.
  • Shia Muslims protest against US intervention in Libya, Bahrain

    04/18/2011 8:19:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    TwoCircles.net ^ | Monday, April 18, 2011 | Mohd Faisal Fareed
    Maulana Jawwad who led the protest stated that the Saudi government had launched attack on the innocent Muslims in Bahrain. "They are demolishing mosques and killing civilians. Those who are killed are innocent Muslims and are being targeted by the Saudi army," he said. Jawwad also decried the US led NATO intervention in Libya which has claimed hundreds of lives. "A democratic government is the need of hour, let the people decide and the government should also understand the writing on the wall that the popular uprising cannot be suppressed for long," he said. The protestors later reached Jantar Mantar...
  • Nikki Haley & Lindsey Graham, Teaming Up Against Obamacare

    02/14/2011 4:50:43 PM PST · by redk · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/11 | Jim Geraghty.
    One of the favorites of South Carolina conservatives, Gov. Nikki Haley, and one of their least favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham, are teaming up to promote legislation that would permit states such as the Palmetto State to opt out of Obamacare. Graham mentions the value in putting every senator on record as to whether or not their state should have the option of opting out of Obamacare. In South Carolina Republican circles, theres still a lot of talk about a conservative challenge to Sen. Lindsey Graham, but its worth noting hes not up for reelection until 2014.
  • Enough is Enough (Video: Ron Paul on TSA)

    11/18/2010 6:47:11 AM PST · by jd777 · 20 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 11/17/10 | Rep. Ron Paul
    VIDEO: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/clip.php?appid=599164944 Mr Speaker I RISE THIS EVENING TO ANNOUNCE THAT I INTRODUCED SOME LEGISLATION TODAY DEALING WITH THE CALAMITY THAT WE HAVE FOUND AT OUR AIRPORTS, WITH T.S.A.
  • Westboro Baptish Church to burn Qurans if Dove doesn't (Birds of a feather...)

    09/09/2010 1:59:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Ocala.com ^ | 9-9-2010
    Westboro Baptish Church to burn Qurans if Dove doesn't By Chad Smith Staff writer Published: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 2:42 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 3:22 p.m. Westboro Baptist Church, the small Topeka, Kan., church that pickets funerals of American soldiers to spread its message that God is punishing the country for being tolerant of homosexuals, has vowed to hold a Quran burning if Gainesville's Dove World Outreach Center calls its off. "WBC burned the Koran once and if you sissy brats of Doomed america bully Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center until...
  • Mayor Bloomberg says he's not against pastor's planned Koran burning

    09/07/2010 2:59:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Mayor Bloomberg said today that he defends the pastor of a small Florida church who plans to hold a Koran burning this week -- although he considers the Sept. 11 event distasteful." "In a strange way, I'm here to defend his right to do that," Bloomberg said.
  • Majority now cosponsors Ron Paul's Fed audit

    06/11/2009 6:18:54 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 21 replies · 1,065+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 11, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Less than 24 hours after WND reported a proposal from U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, to audit the Federal Reserve was approaching majority support in the U.S. House, he is confirming the plan has reached that "crucial benchmark." "The tremendous grass-roots and bipartisan support in Congress for H.R. 1207 is an indicator of how mainstream America is fed up with Fed secrecy," Paul said shortly after U.S. Rep Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, became the 218th cosponsor, giving the plan, technically, majority support in the 435-member House. "I look forward to this issue receiving greater public exposure," Paul said. A spokeswoman in...
  • Specter delivers death blow to labor union bill

    03/24/2009 4:13:09 PM PDT · by radar101 · 115 replies · 7,203+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/24/09 | Kevin Bogardus
    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday he will oppose card check, giving an apparent death blow to the most important congressional issue to organized labor. Specter made the dramatic announcement in a floor speech. His opposition means Democrats can count on a maximum of 59 votes to move the bill forward, one short of the 60 required to clear Senate rules. Winning 59 votes would require Democrat Al Franken to beat Republican Norm Coleman in the still-contested Minnesota Senate race. Democrats also would have to count on holding the rest of their votes, and several centrists have raised doubts about...
  • Genius of medieval church builders rediscovered with a crucifix illuminated only twice a year

    03/23/2009 6:50:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 2,038+ views
    World Mysteries ^ | March 23, 2009
    It is an unforgettable moment. As the sun traverses the sky its light is suddenly focused into an intense beam which illuminates a carving of Christ on the Cross. This is not a scene from an Indiana Jones film, however, but a stirring piece of visual synchronicity that dates from medieval times. At the spring and autumn equinox, the setting sun hits a window at Holy Trinity Church in Barsham, Suffolk, and illuminates the 5ft carving for four spellbinding minutes. The spectacle dates back to the 1300s, when the narrow window was built in the church tower, but it...
  • HOPELESSNESS YOU CAN BELIEVE IN (Why Obama is Scarier Than George W. Bush- Ted Rall)

    02/15/2009 2:03:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 954+ views
    Columbia Citypaper ^ | Friday, 13 February 2009 | Ted Rall
    Dave Eggers preceded his memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius with a section titled Rules and Suggestions for Enjoyment of this Book. Its a brilliant attempt to disarm the reader and preempt criticism. Among its warnings, referring to chapter four: The book thereafter is kind of uneven. (Disclosure: Eggers edited my work at two magazines in the 90s.) Barack Obama shares Eggers talent for managing expectations. There will be false starts, there will be setbacks, there will be frustrations and disappointments, Obama said upon his arrival in Washington. I will make some mistakes. In other words, dont expect much....
  • Whoopi Goldberg Decries Anti-Palin Vitriol (Whoopi! GET PSYCHED FR! Clinton Females turning?)

    10/15/2008 11:19:57 AM PDT · by Wegotsarah.com · 80 replies · 3,841+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-15-08 | McCarthy
    Sarah Palin found an unlikely voice defending her from constant vicious attacks on the left, "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg. On the October 15 edition, in sharing her experience meeting John McCain and Sarah Palin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck expressed regret about all of the hate the Alaska governor recieved and added, "shes a good woman and regardless of what you think, she is." Whoopi Goldberg surprisingly concurred noting past attacks on Hillary Clinton, decried such attacks on Sarah Palin observing a pattern of vitriol towards strong women. When Joy Behar attempted to play the equivocation game, holding Governor Palin responsible for words...
  • Chavez rails at teenage breast implants gift fad

    09/25/2007 3:49:57 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2007 | Saul Hudson
    President Hugo Chavez railed against a new trend in beauty-conscious Venezuela, giving girls breast implants for their 15th birthday. "Now some people think, 'My daughter's turning 15, let's give her breast enlargements.' That's horrible. It's the ultimate degeneration," Chavez said late on Sunday on his weekly TV show that lasted a record eight hours. Venezuela is well known for its beauty queens, who have regularly won world crowns, and many women have plastic surgery in the oil-rich country where there is widespread spending on consumer items that would be considered luxuries elsewhere. But Chavez, the anti-U.S., self-styled revolutionary who came...
  • Iran moves to execute porn stars

    06/13/2007 6:14:37 AM PDT · by period end of story · 78 replies · 4,211+ views
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2007
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that could lead to death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies. With a 148-5 vote in favor and four abstentions, lawmakers present at the Wednesday session of the 290-seat parliament approved that "producers of pornographic works and main elements in their production are considered corruptors of the world and could be sentenced to punishment as corruptors of the world." The term, "corruptor of the world" is taken from the Quran, the Muslims' holy book, and ranks among the highest on...
  • Muslim Pakistan bans "The Da Vinci Code"

    06/04/2006 3:37:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 420+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04JUN06 | Reuters
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has banned "The Da Vinci Code" following calls from both minority Christians and majority Muslims, an official said on Sunday. The adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Christ and his supposed offspring, has made hundreds of millions of dollars around the world since it opened last month. But the screening of the film in Pakistan, or possession of it on video cassettes or discs, was prohibited and unlawful, said Jalil Abbas, secretary of the Ministry of Culture. "The film is sacrilegious to all religions, that's why we did this,"...
  • OJ Tells All: And so does Geraldo Rivera.

    11/16/2006 4:30:49 PM PST · by Main Street · 15 replies · 752+ views
    Geraldo At Large ^ | November 15, 2006 | Geraldo Rivera
    "Of all the low down, sleazy and sadistic tricks, O.J. Simpson a disgusting, murdering liar is cashing in big-time on his notorious crimes. The disgraced former football star who killed his ex-wife, his childrens mother, almost cutting her head off in the process, also killed an innocent young man with his whole life ahead of him, and played the black community for fools has scored the biggest payday of his life. It was a not guilty verdict that sharply highlighted and aggravated Americas racial divide, most whites shocked and outraged, most blacks overjoyed. Now, everyone can see...
  • Buchanan warns of illegal overload

    08/22/2006 5:23:26 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 61 replies · 1,054+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 22, 2006 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Pat Buchanan says illegal immigration from poor and developing countries will overwhelm the United States and other Western countries in the next 50 years unless something is done. "We've already won the battle with the public," Mr. Buchanan tells The Washington Times. "The question is, when will the government respond?" In his new book "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America," the former presidential candidate and White House speechwriter examines immigration-related social problems and documents high levels of support among Hispanics for the so-called "Reconquista" of the U.S. Southwest. Several authors have addressed the immigration issue...
  • Racism vs. Cultural Failings? Journalist [Juan Williams] Sides With Cosby

    08/15/2006 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 18 replies · 1,692+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 8/15/2006 | Jonathan Tilove
    Racism vs. Cultural Failings? Journalist Sides With Cosby BY Jonathan Tilove In "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America -- and What We Can Do About It," longtime journalist Juan Williams argues that Bill Cosby was right in blaming the ills of black America on factors other than racism. (Photo by Michael Temchine) WASHINGTON -- The question of whether racism or cultural failings are more to blame for the crisis in black America has been much debated in recent years. In 2004, Bill Cosby weighed in on the...
  • HONG KONG GOLD UP $8 AND SILVER UP $.50

    04/16/2006 6:06:28 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 65 replies · 4,110+ views
    Forex ^ | 16 April 8:04 p.m. CST | Forex Staff
    Gold and silver on a tear overseas. Also, oil seems to be breaking $70 a barrel. Anticipating problems tomorrow or just commodities on an upswing?
  • Morford: Obese American Tourists, Ho!

    02/22/2006 9:42:49 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 35 replies · 1,262+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/22/06 | Mark Morford (who else, pray tell?)
    I have seen deep azure seas and delicious star-addled skies and crazily overdressed mariachi bands playing "La Cucaracha" for drunken tourists so many times in one night the poor bass player looked like he wanted to be shot. I have seen the classic American mullet and the epic Mexican mullet, both shockingly alive and well and for some ungodly reason flourishing like angry time-warp ferrets on the heads of beefy simpleminded men so utterly lost to time and space they should be in some sort of institution. I mean, my God...
  • Molly Ivins: I Won't Back Hillary

    01/20/2006 3:23:45 PM PST · by rdb3 · 102 replies · 2,572+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 20 January 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Reprinted from NewsMax.comFriday, Jan. 20, 2006 5:19 p.m. ESTMolly Ivins: I Won't Back Hillary "I'd like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president. With that pronouncement, liberal syndicated columnist Molly Ivins begins a blistering column that castigates Hillary and the Democratic Party for failing to take a strong stand on a variety of issues important to liberals like her. Et tu, Brute? "Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation. Enough clever straddling, enough not offending anyone, Ivins writes in her column on CNN.com. "Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable...
  • UK: Muslim head says gays 'harmful'

    01/03/2006 2:15:27 PM PST · by Pikamax · 67 replies · 1,621+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/03/05 | BBC
    Muslim head says gays 'harmful' Sir Iqbal Sacranie said everyone's views should be heard A British Muslim leader has told the BBC he believes homosexuality is "not acceptable" and denounced new same-sex civil partnerships as "harmful". Head of the Muslim Council of Britain Sir Iqbal Sacranie said bringing in 'gay marriage' did "not augur well" for building the foundations of society. Nevertheless, he told BBC Radio 4's PM programme, everyone should be tolerant. Peter Tatchell of gay rights group OutRage! said: "It is tragic for one minority to attack another minority."
  • Andy Rooney: The word negro is a perfectly good word.

    11/04/2005 6:00:09 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | November 4, 2005
    'I have a problem with the term African American...The word negro is a perfectly good word. There is nothing wrong with that' Andy Rooney on Imus 11/4/05, MSNBC, 8:45am ET
  • DRUDGE: Andy Rooney says 'NEGRO' is a perfectly good word

    11/04/2005 6:05:14 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 196 replies · 4,146+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | November 4, 2005
    'I have a problem with the term African American...The word negro is a perfectly good word. There is nothing wrong with that' Andy Rooney on Imus 11/4/05, MSNBC, 8:45am ET