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  • CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: RIGHT MORE DEADLY THAN AL QAEDA

    04/15/2014 10:57:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-15-14 | JOHN NOLTE
    Without mentioning reports that the man accused of shooting up a Jewish Community Center over the weekend was apparently a fan of the left's Max Blumenthal, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen exploited the murders to claim the American Right is more deadly than jihadists.
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • Barbara Boxer: Why no Viagra complaints?

    03/25/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    Barbara Boxer: Why no Viagra complaints? By: Tal Kopan March 25, 2014 11:28 AM EDT As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about the Obamacare mandate on birth control coverage, Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned why those up in arms about the requirement have no problem with most insurance covering Viagra. “I have never heard Hobby Lobby or any other corporation, I could be wrong, or any other boss complain that Viagra is covered in many insurance plans, practically all of them, or other kinds of things, you know, for men, which I won’t go into,” Boxer said Tuesday on MSNBC’s...
  • Flight 370 ‘flew directly to heaven’: Dupes fall for Daily Currant’s Sarah Palin satire

    03/24/2014 5:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 3-24-14 | Twitchy staff
    Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator? — DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014 The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
  • DC Abortion Fund Defends Controversial Coat Hanger Pendants [POLL]

    03/23/2014 4:15:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Newsone ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali
    Val Vilott, president of the DC Abortion Fund, has responded to “ignorant” conservatives who have recently voiced outrage over the organization’s controversial coat hanger pendants. Before the passage of Roe v Wade (1973), some women seeking illegal abortions resorted to terminating their own pregnancies with coat hangers. While conservatives claim that reproductive rights advocates are insensitive and disgusting for making the horrors of illegal abortion a fashion statement, they apparently fail to realize that the policies they want to put in place may lead some women down that very path. Vilott writes: The coat hanger is a symbol of the...
  • Caddell Bombshell: GOP Establishment Wants the IRS to Go After the Tea Party

    02/17/2014 11:50:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 194 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-17-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Republican Party establishment... Let me set this up by going back to the 2012 presidential campaign. Remember when you learned that the Romney campaign, along with Republican establishment types, had put the word out that there was to be no criticism of Obama? In fact, I remember... I think I told you all this. A prospective Republican presidential candidate in 2010 or 2011 visited me. There was some confab here in Palm Beach, and this man called and wanted to come by and tell me what his plans were. So I said, "Sure, come on by Sunday morning."...
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • What Percent of the Population is Gay? More Than You Think. (BS alert)

    02/14/2014 3:28:21 PM PST · by Salman · 76 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 24, 2013 | Rose Eveleth
    According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it: Participants were randomly assigned to either a “best practices method” that was computer-based and provides privacy and anonymity, or to a “veiled elicitation method” that further conceals individual responses. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population. Comparing the two...
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Washington Post: Left's Big Money Men Not 'Organized' Like Koch Brothers

    02/08/2014 9:32:25 AM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2914 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Washington Post recently published a quixotic editorial maintaining that the left has no deep-pocketed financiers like the right does in the much written about and thoroughly maligned Koch brothers. In its editorial, the paper laments that Democrat groups have no one like the Kochs. For the Post, Reid Wilson wrote that for "Democratic professionals who actually run campaigns, the thing that frustrates them most about the Koch brothers network is that there’s no real equivalent on their side."
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. “For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up,” Kerry said, without condemning the effort. “People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things.” In response, Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerry’s failure to speak out against the...
  • Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

    01/13/2014 1:40:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 56 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 1/10/2014 | Emily Gertz
    The next time you hear someone dispute that human activity is destabilizing our climate, remember this pie chart. It represents geochemist James Lawrence Powell's review of 2,258 peer-reviewed scientific articles about climate change, written by 9,136 authors, published between Nov. 12, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Of all those hundreds of papers and thousands of researchers, Powell found one article, authored by a single scientist, that attributed climate change to something other than human actions: "The Role of Solar Activity in Global Warming," by S.V. Avakyan, appearing in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Science, Vol. 83, No. 3....
  • Va. Democrat compares Tea Partiers to rapists (running for state Senate)

    01/09/2014 11:45:47 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 20 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/9/14 | David Freddoso
    ...And here’s the Democratic candidate, Jennifer Wexton. In court, she put rapists in prison, and in Richmond, she’ll fight Tea Partiers, who are basically the same thing: (video at link)
  • Americans are Clear: Obamacare Just Isn't Liberal Enough (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jamelle Bouie
    There isn't a majority that opposes the Affordable Care Act because it's too liberal, in fact, a good number of Americans don't think it's liberal enough. Today’s CNN poll (PDF) on the Affordable Care Act seems like a blow to supporters of the law. When asked if they “generally favor or generally oppose” the president’s health care overhaul, only 35 percent say they “favor.” The large majority—65 percent—say they “oppose.” For Republicans who have staked their entire message on opposition to Obamacare, this looks like vindication. Not only was the rollout a disaster, but now, the public has turned decisively...
  • Pelosi: GOP 'disrespects' women

    12/13/2013 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    December 13, 2013, 01:42 pm Pelosi: GOP 'disrespects' women By Mike Lillis Republicans in Congress have a general "disrespect" for women that's reflected in their legislative agenda, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday, adding that she applauds the prospect of America having its first female president. The California Democrat said the GOP's policy priorities – from reproductive health to the economy to the environment – are evidence they have little concern for the issues women care the most about. "[It's] disrespect," Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC's Alex Wagner that aired Friday afternoon. "Whether it's pay equity and...
  • Judge slaps down grad student who said prof docked her grade for backing gay ‘marriage’

    12/10/2013 1:22:03 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 12/10/2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    Dayna Morales, the waitress who was fired after falsely claiming that patrons denied her a tip, is not the only person to falsely claim she suffered discrimination because of virulent homophobia. Megan Thode sued to have her C+ grade raised to a B – and to be granted $1.3 million in damages – alleging that her professor at Pennsylvania's Lehigh University gave her low marks because she supported same-sex "marriage." Thode also requested a written apology from her teacher, Amanda Carr. She got a zero in the mandatory classroom participation portion of her class because, according to Carr, she did...
  • We Live in a World of Lies

    12/03/2013 5:09:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay? The American people were led from the outset to believe that Shepard was the victim of a hate crime, murdered because he was gay. And that is how virtually every American still views the story. In the words of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), "Matthew Shepard is to gay rights what Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement." A play based on Shepard's killing, "The Laramie Project" became, according to the...
  • Juan Williams: Dems now party of women (RATS own them)

    12/02/2013 4:43:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Juan Williams
    As the 2014 midterm election season begins, the Democratic Party is in full bloom as the political home of the modern American woman. For the last half-century, women were swing voters between the parties. A gender gap emerged in the 1980s with single women leaning toward the Democrats on issues from abortion rights to national defense. Over the last decade, Democrats have tried to widen the gap by charging the GOP with conducting a “War on Women.” There are several fronts in that war, Democrats say: Republicans oppose easy access to contraception, oppose abortion rights and oppose expansion of entitlements...
  • Large employers cite Obamacare ‘Cadillac’ tax in reducing benefits

    11/25/2013 5:27:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/2013 | Talesha Reynolds and Lisa Myers
    For 75 million Americans who get their insurance through large companies, the Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag.  Experts tell NBC News the new healthcare law is only slightly increasing premiums next year, but causing some companies with the most generous plans to reduce their employees’ benefits. Aaron Baker, 36, his wife Billie and their two young children are covered under a generous health insurance plan offered by the private Midwestern university where he’s worked for 10 years. When they opened their benefits notice this year, they were pleased to see their $385 premium is only up by four...
  • Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed

    11/17/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 95 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/14/2013 | David Phillips
    Yesterday, the House Homeland Security Committee published a video on their Youtube page highlighting a portion of the committee questioning Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber-security and Communications, who confirmed at least 16 attacks on the Affordable Care Act’s portal Healthcare.gov website in 2013. Roberta Stempfley highlighted one successful attack that is designed to deny access to the website called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is designed to make a network unavailable to intended users, generally through a concerted effort to disrupt service such as repeatedly accessing...
  • Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing

    11/13/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into another racial contretemps within six weeks or so. And I don't like the idea of a columnist being Mau-Mau'd out of a job because he's a casual bigot. The smarmy-sounding Fred Hiatt defense—that Cohen "isn’t afraid to take on subjects where culture and politics and emotion overlap"—isn't entirely wrong. Past-their-prime white guys have opinions, too. No, the problem with Cohen's column was that he made an assertion about an entire class of people being racist, and did no...
  • Bill Maher: Obama Had to Lie to ‘Stupider’ Americans

    10/30/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/30/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    On Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, guest Bill Maher openly admitted Obama “lied” about Americans keeping their insurance plans, but insisted that he had to because of unified Republican opposition—and the increasingly “stupider” American public. Morgan trotted Maher on for a number of political issues, including the Obamacare meltdown and the most recent episode in the NSA scandal saga. Morgan opened by asking Maher if the scandal-failure-filled week was “any worse than it’s always been?” Maher said, in essence, yes: Well, I think the country in general is on a decline. Rather than citing the failure of the administration though, Maher’s explained he believes...
  • Dems close ranks on Sebelius

    10/30/2013 5:25:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2013 | Alex Bolton with Jonathan Easley, Peter Schroeder and Molly K. Hooper
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday closed ranks behind Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, declaring she should keep her job despite problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. Democrats sought to deflect criticism by Republicans who have called for Sebelius’s ouster over what even Democrats acknowledge has been a botched rollout of the landmark law. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, praised the implementation of ObamaCare for proceeding smoothly compared to other massive federal programs. “If you compare it to all kinds of other programs of large magnitude, it’s actually ahead of schedule,...
  • Carney on cancellations: Insurers “basically threw you off that plan,” you know, not ObamaCare

    10/29/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Gone is yesterday’s equivocating defense on the millions of distributed insurance cancellations currently shattering the great ObamaCare myth that was “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” After Valerie Jarrett‘s… er… “creative” contribution to the discussion last night, Carney was much more prepared for the question at today’s White House briefing with a more shrewdly crafted offensive strategy — because as we’re all well aware by now, unintentional concessions (don’t even think about apologies, not gonna’ happen) rarely last long in this administration before giving way to well-rehearsed, righteously indignant spin-doctoring. (Be sure to check out Sebelius’s planned...
  • MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting

    10/29/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    The liberal claim that Republicans are engaging in a perpetual “war on women” seems to have taken a new turn on MSNBC. No longer does the term “war on women” apply only to access to abortion but now encompasses voting rights as well. Appearing on MSNBC on October 29, liberal MSNBC host Thomas Roberts claimed that Republicans are trying to restrict a woman’s access to the ballot box. This comes one week after fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson made a similar complaint on The Ed Show. [See video after jump.]  MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting Speaking...
  • Durbin pulls Facebook post

    10/29/2013 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Mario Trujillo
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) removed a Facebook post Monday that alleged a House GOP leader told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” at a private meeting. Durbin said he did not immediately take down the post after it was proven false last week because he wanted to leave it in the proper context. "If I'd have raced to take it off, [the media] would have done that story too: `Durbin races to take this off.' I wanted to put into context how I got into this situation," he told the Associated Press. After Durbin...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Suggests a Burning Cross for Tea Party Logo

    10/22/2013 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    In an e-mail to supporters yesterday (and on his Tumblr), filter-deficient Florida congressman Alan Grayson, as is his wont, suggested that the t in tea party stands for a burning cross. As to his assertion that the tea party is actually "no more popular than the Klan," 26 percent of Americans support the tea party according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, and we couldn't find any polls measuring support for the KKK but ... it's probably lower than that. Grayson does not offer a source for the claim in his e-mail. Instead, it was hyperlinked to a campaign-donations...
  • Shocking Report! Egyptian Media Says Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

    09/02/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 102 replies
    Aljazeera and twitter via Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/02/13 | By: EdBigCon Aljazeera.com Reported:
    The Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid, tweets out about the Egyptian media depicting Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Newspaper also claims that son of Muslim Brotherhood leader threatened Obama with release of “papers” revealing his MB membership.
  • Al Gore makes a Category 6 level blunder

    08/23/2013 6:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Watts Up With That? Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: 8/23/13 1:00PM PDT Its seems there’s blunders to go around. The Washington Post now says they “misquoted” Gore. Given his penchant for saying and doing dumb things in the past related to his views on climate, color me “skeptical”, especially when he makes ugly comparisons about people like he did below. It may be more of a case of some deal was worked out behind the scenes to salvage Gore’s waning credibility. I suppose we’ll never know, but I have asked WaPo to put the relevant audio of the tape recorded session online so we can verify that Gore...
  • Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during concert

    07/14/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2013
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.</p>
  • Energy Department: Global warming made Hurricane Sandy worse

    07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/12/13 | Jon Terbush
    The latest evidence that climate change is already causing massive damage Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming are a serious threat to the nation's energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the Department of Energy, and their destructive effects are already being felt nationwide. "Increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, more intense storm events, and sea level rise will each independently, and in some cases in combination, affect the ability of the United States to produce and transmit electricity from fossil, nuclear, and existing and emerging renewable energy sources," the report states. In the most striking example, the report...
  • Obama Mocks Skeptics Of Climate Change As "Flat-Earth Society"

    06/25/2013 5:43:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real."
  • False reports outpace sex assaults in the military

    05/13/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    False complaints of sexual abuse in the military are rising at a faster rate than overall reports of sexual assault, a trend that could harm combat readiness, analysts say. Virtually all media attention on a Pentagon report last week focused on an increase in service members’ claims of sexual abuse in an anonymous survey, but unmentioned were statistics showing that a significant percentage of such actually investigated cases were baseless. From 2009 to 2012, the number of sexual abuse reports rose from 3,244 to 3,374 — a 4 percent increase.
  • Huffington Post: “We Made a Decision Not to Cover the Gosnell Trial”

    04/16/2013 6:40:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The cat is finally out of the bag. A blogger for the liberal Huffington Post has finally admitted that liberal mainstream media outlets made a conscious decision to ignore the Kermit Gosnell abortion-murder trial. In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill admitted what many pro-life advocates have been thinking: “For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection...
  • Egyptian Cleric: Christianity Emerged from P***s Worship; Christian Women Raise Dogs to...

    03/05/2013 3:09:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 42 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-13-13 | Al-Omma TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric Abu Islam, which aired on Al-Omma TV (via the Internet) on Feburary 13, 2013. Egyptian cleric Abu Islam: I swear to God the Almighty – and believe me, I am not lying – that the Church worship originated in the worship of the penis. I swear to God. This is documented in dozens of pictures. Let me tell you something – it's indecent, but true. Take a look at a picture of Jesus, and you'll see a penis, right here. Or is it on this side? Oh, it's on the right...
  • Now MSNBC is “reviewing” how that tape was edited to make Newtown residents look like

    01/30/2013 11:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 30 January, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Twitchy.com has been all over the story of NBC’s latest… I was about to say “latest ethical lapse,” but that would imply they have any ethics to begin with. Let’s just call it the latest example of NBC lying so egregiously, even a few other liberal media outlets are calling them out on it. Twitchy deserves our thanks for catching the lie and presenting the truth. And now the cover-up begins at NBC. Erik Wemple at WaPo has the latest: MSNBC is reviewing its portrayal of the testimony of Neil Heslin, the father of a Sandy Hook victim, at a...
  • Wrong Prediction, Wrong Science; Unless It’s Government Climate Science.

    01/09/2013 12:17:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts--Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    Guest post by Dr. Tim BallIn a comment on the WUWT article about the abject failure of UKMO weather forecasts, “Slingo Pretends She Knows Why It’s Been So Wet!”, Doug Huffman wrote, “Each forecast must be accompanied by the appropriate retro-cast record of previous casts” (January 6, 2013 at 7:06 am). I pointed out years ago that Environment Canada (EC) publishes such information. They expose a similar horrendous story of absolute failure. This likely indicates why it is not done by others, but provides adequate justification for significantly reducing the role of the agency.Both EC and UKMO predictions fail. The...
  • Freep This Book: That's Not What They Meant!

    01/08/2013 1:52:09 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Remember how the DUs trashed Mark Levin's books at Amazon? Well, here is our chance. Some English prof named Michael Austin wrote a scatterbrained hit piece that is full of cheap shots directed at the Tea Party, Mark Levin, Hannity, etc. To do this, he took teaspoons from various works of our Framers, mixed them up with some Howard Zinn, and baked them with social justice gravy at high heat. Wanna see how the left corrupts our college kids? Here it is.
  • Paul Begala: Me and a Gun; Why most gun owners support tougher controls (Blech)

    01/07/2013 7:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2013 | Paul Begala
    A hunting buddy of mine emailed me from the waiting room of his doctor’s office in Columbus, Ga., a few days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was cringing in embarrassment as an old redneck spewed racially divisive rhetoric in front of African-American patients. Then my friend’s embarrassment turned to astonishment as that same redneck (almost certainly a gun owner, given the region and his demographic profile) said, “I never cared much for Obama, but that speech he gave about those little kids—I give him an A for that. He’s gonna try and get more gun control,...
  • Gay marriage remains a tough sell in Illinois

    01/05/2013 10:57:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2013 1:37 PM EST | Sara Burnett
    The stalling of Illinois’ gay-marriage push—at least for now—shows the difficulty of approving legislation to legalize it, even with a nudge from the home-state president, steadily rising support in the polls and national momentum from the November elections. Democrats control both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor’s office in the solidly blue state. Yet the margin of support Senate Democrats were able to pull together for a bill last week was so thin that a death in one lawmaker’s family and another senator’s extended trip to Israel were enough to push the issue into the next legislative session....
  • Fracking Fiction - Promised Land pulls a fast one on moviegoers.

    01/01/2013 10:25:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 1, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A word of warning: It’s impossible to review Promised Land, the new movie written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski and directed by Gus Van Sant, without giving away its twist ending. Though the plot turn is fumbling in its execution, it is the slyest tactic in the movie’s clumsy crusade against fracking, the process of injecting high-pressure chemicals, water, and sand into the ground to access vast quantities of otherwise inaccessible natural gas.Here’s the premise: Steve Butler (Damon) is a corporate salesman who draws on his rural roots to persuade farmers to sell their land to a fracking...
  • Public School Teacher Mocks Female Student’s Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK

    12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It’s not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa: The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights." Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for...
  • Values, Not Demographics, Won the Election (He's serious!)

    11/08/2012 1:05:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Joel Benenson
    MUCH of the coverage of Tuesday’s results has focused on the strength of Barack Obama’s coalition — minorities, women and young voters. But that analysis misses the real point. The contours of the 2012 presidential race were shaped less by the country’s changing demographics than by the underlying attitudes and values of American voters, who are always far more complex than they appear to pollsters. The president’s victory was a triumph of vision, not of demographics. He won because he articulated a set of values that define an America that the majority of us wish to live in: A nation...
  • Exclusive: Faked Tea Party Flyer Urges OH Voters to Defeat 'N***er in the White House'

    11/06/2012 9:20:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Flyers claiming to be from a non-existent Tea Party in Medina, Ohio were placed in mailboxes on Monday urging Ohio voters to defeat "the n***er" in the White House to "help keep our country strong and white." The flyers, obtained by Breitbart News, were found in mailboxes along Rt. 252 in Medina County, Ohio. It is against federal law to place such flyers into mailboxes. Amy Brighton, Co-founder and Co-coordinator of Medina Tea Party Patriots, told Breitbart News that these "disgusting" flyers were a "desperate attempt to smear the millions of Americans involved in and supportive of the tea party...
  • Romney’s Mormon beliefs featured in pro-Obama ‘voter education’ brochure [Good News in VA]

    11/05/2012 4:50:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/12 | Peter Wallsten
    Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs are featured prominently in a pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to African-American churchgoers in the all-important Hampton Roads area of battleground Virginia, the latest reminder that the Republican presidential nominee’s faith could be an under-the-radar issue for some voters. Romney would be the country’s first Mormon president, and although America’s most prominent evangelical leaders have overcome their theological concerns to enthusiastically back Romney’s candidacy, some on the left continue to see his Mormon beliefs as a possible wedge issue. The new brochure, produced by a coalition of black pastors in the Norfolk area, includes a side-by-side...
  • CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

    09/05/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-5-12 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.</p> <p>"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.</p>
  • Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

    09/05/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 8:49 AM EDT | TOM RAUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record. Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan. Obama's landmark health care overhaul, which Republicans lacerated at their convention last week, and his job-creation performance were among the initiatives burnished the most.
  • WHEN NOT OUTRIGHT LYING, FACT-CHECKERS MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES

    09/04/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2012 | John Nolte
    The era of fact-checkers being trusted as honest brokers might be over, but that doesn't mean they won't do what the equally irrelevant mainstream media does: double down in their spewing of narrative-lies and propaganda to aid and abet the left. Case in point, Politifact. Politiact is the worst of the mainstream media's dishonest fact-checkers (no small feat). They're the ones who ruled as true the absolute lie that Obama increased federal spending at a lower rate than any other modern president. Because there is no bottom to how low Politifact will go, Politifact is now brazenly lying by awarding a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Israeli ambassador called GOP “dangerous for Israel”

    09/04/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/12 | Philip Klein
    CHARLOTTE – Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed on Monday that Israel’s ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being “dangerous” to Israel by criticizing President Obama’s record. The Florida congresswoman made the charge at a training session for Jewish Democrats held by the Obama campaign here at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at teaching Jewish Democrats how to convince their fellow Jews to vote for Obama. Much of the session, which featured a string of speakers from the Obama campaign, was devoted to defending Obama’s record on Israel.
  • Obama campaign: We care about facts, fact checkers

    09/04/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Obama campaign said Tuesday that they care about the truth of their attacks. "We work very hard to get it right. We look at the facts. We vet what we say," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an ABC/Yahoo News panel.