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  • Democrats split over use of ‘party of no’

    12/08/2009 8:32:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies · 920+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/2009 | Ian Swanson
    Democrats are debating the tactic of labeling Republicans the “party of no.” Senior strategists in the party argue the label at best has outlived its usefulness, and at worst will do nothing to win new Democratic votes in the 2010 elections. “The Democrats are making an enormous mistake when they say the Republicans are the party of no,” said Paul Begala, the veteran Democratic strategist who worked in President Bill Clinton’s White House. Democrats began describing the GOP as the party of no after every House Republican voted against the $787 billion economic stimulus bill in February. The label has...
  • ClimateGate as Rorschach Test

    12/03/2009 1:03:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,400+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2009 | STEPHEN J. DUBNER
    In the 10 days since we first blogged about “ClimateGate” — the unauthorized release of e-mails and other material from the Climate Research Unit (C.R.U.) at East Anglia University in Norwich, England — it’s become strikingly clear that one’s view of the issue is deeply colored by his or her incoming biases. No surprise there, but still, the demarcation is clear. One of the best indicators: when you stumble onto a blog post about the topic, you can tell which way the wind is blowing simply by looking at the banner ad at the top of the site: if it’s...
  • Rep. King Questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Limbaugh Comments(VIDEO)

    In an October 28, 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressman Steve King questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on comments he made regarding Rush Limbaugh. Notice how Goodell never answers the question
  • The Chamber of Commerce is only the latest target of the Chicago Gang in the White House.

    10/23/2009 12:25:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2009 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat...What is a little novel is the public and bare-knuckle way in which the Obama team is waging these campaigns...In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection. That was...
  • MRC's Bozell Demands CNN, MSNBC Source Racist Charges Against Limbaugh

    10/13/2009 1:46:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 130 replies · 5,911+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2009 | Staff
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell today demanded that CNN and MSNBC prove that radio talk show king Rush Limbaugh uttered a racist quote they have attributed to him as fact after Limbaugh publicly denied having ever said, “Slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back. I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark” on his nationally syndicated airwaves. "CNN and MSNBC must immediately and publicly source when Limbaugh uttered this phrase. He has unequivocally denied it. Now it is up to the same news media that reported...
  • NFL's Greatest Nightmare: Rush Limbaugh

    10/07/2009 12:12:02 PM PDT · by rface · 87 replies · 4,053+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10.07.09 | Mike Freeman
    Limbaugh is going to change the name of the team from the Rams to the Nappy-Headed Hos..Rush Limbaugh might one day own the St. Louis Rams. Hell, sometimes these column thingies write themselves. The only thing that could make this news even more fantastic is if in his first two acts as owner Limbaugh traded for Donovan McNabb and made Jesse Jackson the head coach. Followed by Ann Coulter's hiring as general manager. My head exploded after hearing this Limbaugh news. How exactly will Limbaugh address the team after he purchases them? "I just want to introduce myself and say...
  • Activists protest Va. strip club's Obama banner (Thin Skinned Liberals Alert)

    09/29/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies · 1,457+ views
    My Way News ^ | September 28, 2009 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Activists gathered outside a downtown strip club Monday to denounce as racist a banner depicting President Obama as the Joker from Batman. "Not only is it an attack on the president, but also on all men and people of African descent," King Salim Khalfani, president of the Virginia NAACP, said of what he called "the abomination that's on the wall" outside Club Velvet. The banner, unfurled within the past few days, depicts Obama as Heath Ledger's grotesque Joker character from "The Dark Knight." The president is shown with smeared red lipstick, a white face and darkened...
  • Obama Demands Healtcare reform (AMERICANS WILL DIE IF WE DON'T)

    09/09/2009 3:44:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 64 replies · 3,328+ views
    President Barack Obama Wednesday demanded Congress act now on health reform, warning more Americans would die if Washington again does nothing to expand care and cut the costs of insurance
  • Glenn Beck 1990: Politics of Retribution (Enemies Try to Start Rumor He Raped & Murdered Girl)

    09/09/2009 10:51:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies · 7,206+ views
    Examiner ^ | 9/8/09 | Michael Stone
    "Glenn Beck 1990" is an exercise in the politics of retribution - a spoof of Glenn Beck's outrageous assertions and obfuscations - an Internet meme engineered by those seeking justice - a theater of the absurd. "Glenn Beck 1990" is short for "Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990", a web site dedicated to tracking the meme questioning Glenn Beck's guilt in 1990. Glenn Beck is not pleased, and is taking legal action against the website tracking the meme. tech dirt reports: It turns out that Glenn Beck isn't happy about this either. He's filed a domain name...
  • Muslim arrested for 'making up BNP kidnap story'

    09/03/2009 8:21:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 773+ views
    Evening Standard UK ^ | 9/3/09 | Time Stewart
    A Muslim community leader who claimed he had been kidnapped at knifepoint after a BNP hate campaign has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Noor Ramjanally, 36, of Valley Hill, alleged in August that he was abducted by two men, bundled into a car boot, driven to Epping Forest in Essex and told to stop his religious work. The BNP had been accused of whipping up racial tensions in the area after it issued an inflammatory leaflet about Mr Ramjanally's Islamic community group, the first in Loughton. His alleged ordeal became a cause célèbre among the...
  • VIDEO: Gibbs: Cheney Clearly Had His Facts Wrong

    08/31/2009 11:01:30 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 32 replies · 1,859+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 31, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs comments on Dick Cheney's appearance on "FOX News Sunday." Gibbs added that Cheney's predictions on foreign policy has not produced a lot of fruit over the past eight years.
  • Top 10 Ridiculous Democrat Quotes on Health Care

    08/31/2009 8:18:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,729+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/31/2009
    1. “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” -- President Obama at an August 6 at a rally in Virginia 2. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.” -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an August 5 interview 3. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have...
  • 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...
  • Obama camp plant fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/17/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies · 1,624+ views
    lonestartimes ^ | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Black Man Pleads Guilty to Posing as Obama-Hating White Supremacist on Facebook

    08/14/2009 1:21:39 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies · 2,511+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/09
    NEW ORLEANS — An African-American man from Mississippi admits posing as a white supremacist to send a death threat across state lines by Facebook.
  • The Left and the Media is trying to bait/encourage the "Hate Groups"!

    08/14/2009 12:49:52 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 31 replies · 1,366+ views
    Its obvious, the Leftist/MSM is trying to bait these "Hate Groups" in hope of growing another McVeigh, Waco or Ruby Ridge so they can have something to point to to further demonize "Conservatives" by blaming us, you know the God, Guns and Religion types. Make no mistake about it, this is why we are seeing these stories, the left wants something to happen!
  • MSNBC Host's False Attack Leads To Threats Against Conservative

    08/14/2009 12:39:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 1,599+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/14/09 | Rich Noyes
    On her MSNBC show last night, the left-wing Air America host Rachel Maddow took a swipe at the conservative Shirley & Banister Public Affairs firm, specifically President & CEO Craig Shirley. Maddow accused Shirley of being behind a grassroots Web site funded by the group Grassfire.org, based on research provided by the "independent watchdog group Public Citizen," and she showed still images from an incendary "Obama=Hitler" video that's still posted on the Grassfire's ResistNet.com Web site. BUT MADDOW WAS WRONG. THE PUBLIC CITIZEN WEB PAGE SHE CITED IS SEVERAL YEARS OLD. Shirley & Bannister hasn't represented Grassfire.org since 2004, and...
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive

    08/14/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT · by reader25 · 214 replies · 8,052+ views
    ABC news ^ | August 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
  • Dingell: Protesters Remind Me of KKK

    08/11/2009 6:57:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,752+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/11/09 | John McCormack
    John Dingell (D-Mich) on MSNBC: Well, the last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble. Note to Think Progress: You're supposed to blog about things that will hurt Republicans, not Democrats. George Soros is going to be very very angry at you.
  • Vote fuelled by hysteria (global warming)

    08/11/2009 4:17:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12th August 2009 | Andrew Bolt
    WE'VE seen mass hysteria before, but we weren't then mad enough to make it government policy. ..... But that's nothing when compared with today's galloping paranoia over invisible gases, which threatens to shut not just one airport, but entire industries and power stations. This is the mass hysteria over global warming - a hysteria caught by millions of Australians who can no more explain why they're sure the world is heating to hell than they can explain why it's now cooling instead. All this would be frightening enough - another sign of our retreat from reason - but what makes...
  • Do some conservatives secretly wish for the assassination of Barack Obama?

    08/10/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 248 replies · 5,798+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | 8/10/09 | Tutu Orlarunda
    This is no time for jokes or trivial banter. The stakes are getting higher by the nanosecond. As tensions are inflamed at health care town hall meetings across the country, a dangerous trend of Hitler comparisons, Stalin comparisons, and all-around dictator comparisons to President Barack Obama is taking shape. The most probing question at this juncture might be uncomfortable to some, but it must be asked: Do conservative, hard-right demagogues, whose hatred for President Obama has hardly ever been subdued, secretly hope for--and are hard at work toward--the assassination of the nation's first Black president. The sheer thought that a...
  • Democrats, Media Distorting Town Hall Facts

    08/10/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT · by holy joe · 10 replies · 1,170+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 10, 2009 | James Hirsen
    No shortage of chutzpah on the part of the White House, Democrats, and mainstream media. Even after White House press fixture Helen Thomas criticized the planting of reporters at so-called press conferences, the manipulation of public events and sentiments continues. Now we see the president, Dem Party, and Machiavellian media revving up their propaganda engines to push an unsuspecting public into believing that town hall meetings are staged, rent-a-mobs are bullying congressional members, and insurance companies are choreographing the entire scenario. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and others who express concern about the socialization of our healthcare system are getting slimed. Those...
  • Unions To Counter Town Hall 'Tea-Party Patriots': Report

    08/06/2009 10:28:04 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 228 replies · 9,850+ views
    NPR ^ | August 6, 2009 | Frank James
    Like the cavalry, organized labor reportedly plans on swooping in to the rescue of beleaguered lawmakers who are getting shouted down by conservative activists at town-hall meetings during discussions of health-care overhaul legislation. The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports that the AFL-CIO is calling on its troops to counter the anti-health care reform hecklers. An excerpt: The nation's largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess. In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would...
  • Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch'

    08/03/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 5,237+ views
    Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch' @ 3:39 pm by Jordan Fabian Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned other members of Congress against antagonistic audience members at healthcare town hall events who may be funded by industry interest groups. "I hope my colleagues won't fall for a sucker punch like this," Durbin told the liberal blog ThinkProgress. "These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television," he added. Liberal news sources have recently featured items about conservative and interest groups efforts to pack lawmakers' town hall...
  • Obama and the ‘Noble Lie’

    06/29/2009 7:21:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies · 2,515+ views
    NRO ^ | 29 june 09 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For much of the Bush administration, the media splashed stories of neoconservative conspiracies and cabals. Exposés about mostly Jewish liberals-turned-conservatives charged that they were adherents of the philosopher Leo Strauss and embraced the Platonic notion of the “noble lie.” In his Republic, Plato outlined an elaborate, ranked utopia, a good city (“Kallipolis”) run by a sort of benign natural selection. The philosopher-kings sat atop hierarchies in which occupations were assigned for the citizenry. To justify arbitrary selections, the rulers would make up “noble lies” about divine edicts, making clear that the occupations chosen for lesser folk were god-given. Once the...
  • LIVE THREAD: American Clean Energy & Security Act (Cap and Trade) on CSPAN

    06/26/2009 9:54:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 757 replies · 31,411+ views
    CSPAN: HOUSE ^ | 26 JUNE 09 | dcbryan1
    House to continue Energy Bill Debate with Possible Vote Today Later today, the House will continue general debate on the American Clean Energy & Security Act, Pres. Obama's climate change legislation. The bill centers on a renewable electicity standard, encouraging the use of renewable energy and a cap-and-trade policy.
  • Left Survey: Country in midst of centrist era

    05/21/2009 10:19:11 AM PDT · by JoeBOTW · 13 replies · 321+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/09 | Yahoo
    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama's presidency has ushered in an era of centrism, with the country experiencing such a boost in independent voters that they now make up the largest proportion of the electorate in 70 years.
  • Jenice Armstrong: Wanda Riles the Right (No Way They Are as Outraged as They've Been Acting)

    05/13/2009 7:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 968+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 13, 2009 | Jenice Armstrong
    RIGHT-WINGERS who've been making a big deal about Wanda Sykes' performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner need to stop. I'm not buying all the ranting. There's no way they are as outraged as they've been acting about her remarks at the Saturday-night event. Someone needs to remind people that Sykes is a comedian. And a fairly raunchy one at that. Every year, organizers for this affair search for a smart and edgy performer to come onstage and stir the pot, as the old saying goes. And girlfriend did just that. Gave it a whole lot of elbow grease, too....
  • Barney Frank's Rental Reversal (Banking Queen: "people being pushed into buying houses")

    04/21/2009 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,361+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 4/21/09 | The Maha
    Barney Frank's Rental ReversalApril 21, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we've got a couple Barney Frank spites here. He's always good for a couple sound bites. We thought about getting a Barney Frank translator in here but that would sorta destroy it. I mean, I can do it myself but sometimes it's better to leave Barney Frank un-translated. He was on Tavis Smiley's show, PBS, last night, and Smiley said, "What did you do today relative to low-income housing?" FRANK: One of the causes of the terrible crisis we had over the last few years, which has given us today's...
  • Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico

    04/19/2009 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 3,267+ views
    Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico The White House stands by the president's use of the word "recovered" in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico's drug war. By Major Garrett FOXNews.com Sunday, April 19, 2009 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- What's the difference between "recovered" and "traceable" when it comes to firearms seized in Mexico's bloody war against drug cartels? The White House says none. But that's a distinction with a difference, even if President Obama used the words interchangeably last week to talk about the role firearms smuggled from...
  • Is Obama Too Bright To Be President? (LOL Alert)

    03/31/2009 1:55:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 1,292+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2009 | By John Tantillo
    More Roosevelt… Less Jimmy Carter… that’s what this brand needs! Folks, there’s been a lot of scrutiny of President Obama in these first 100 days. It goes with the territory. The attention is brutal no matter who’s in the Oval Office and it always will be. Exposure is something most marketers covet . . .but over-exposure especially of the wrong features can be deadly for a personal brand. That is why, Barack Obama –whom I’ve called a first-rate poli-marketer (see the past few weeks FOX Forum posts here)– had better stop behaving like Jimmy Carter and start emulating Roosevelt. In...
  • Obama: "Let Them Eat Steak"

    02/02/2009 9:58:04 AM PST · by mojito · 32 replies · 2,116+ views
    PowerLine ^ | 2/2/2009 | John Hinderaker
    Is Barack Obama an insensitive lout who serves $100 per pound steaks to his elite guests and turns up the heat in the White House high enough to grow orchids while a million of his countrymen are without power and dozens are freezing to death? If not, why not? Solely because that is not the story the media want to tell. Many on the web--but no one in the mainstream media--have commented on the fact that Obama has not even pretended to do anything about the massive ice storm that has disabled much of Kentucky and neighboring states. It took...
  • “The Communists’ Greatest Victory Has Been in Convincing People They Don’t Exist”

    Whether they call themselves Communists, Marxists, Socialists, Liberals or Progressives, it’s really just a distinction without a difference. I know there are subtle differences but they’re mostly inconsequential. The goal is the same, but some titles are more comfortable than others aren’t they? “No, I’m not a Marxist! Because…well…I don’t call myself a Marxist. No, no I’m a Progressive.” Whatever comrade, call yourself a Twinkie if you like, it changes nothing. It’s your objectives that matter, and we know what they are so you’re not fooling anyone who is paying attention. But that is exactly the problem isn’t it? Who...
  • Former NY Timesman Chris Hedges Admits He Is a Socialist

    12/29/2008 8:06:20 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 24 replies · 1,030+ views
    NewsBuster ^ | December 29, 2008 | P. J. Gladnick
    Surprise! Surprise! Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges has admitted what almost anyone familiar with his reality-challenged rantings already knew: he is a socialist. Hedges explains in Truthdig Why I Am a Socialist (emphasis mine): The corporate forces that are looting the Treasury and have plunged us into a depression will not be contained by the two main political parties. The Democratic and Republican parties have become little more than squalid clubs of privilege and wealth, whores to money and corporate interests, hostage to a massive arms industry, and so adept at deception and self-delusion they no longer know...
  • Biased Pop History

    01/02/2009 12:51:43 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies · 612+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/02/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Objectivity is impossible and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you should make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity." ~ Howard Zinn (One of academia's favorite historians.)
  • ABC News Shocker: The 'All Time Dumb Quotes' Are All From Republicans

    01/02/2009 6:15:48 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,907+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/02/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Looks like ABC News is starting out 2009 with a partisan bang. On its main page, ABC News is hosting a slide show featuring what it is calling the "All Time Dumb Quotes." Now, these are not all strictly political dumb quotes, to be sure. They also have the empty headed Christina Aguilera, that sharp as a tack Jessica Simpson and other denizens of the Hollywood Mensa club among the 16 featured quotes -- and some of them are doozies, too. But, there are six political quotes five by Republicans and one by Tina Fey making fun of a Republican...
  • New Capitol display sought with Santa "hell" warning (BARF ALERT!)

    12/11/2008 3:55:59 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 21 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 10, 2008 | Brad Shannon
    A Kansas-based church that has blamed deaths in Iraq on U.S. tolerance of homosexuality has asked Gov. Christine Gregoire's office to approve a "Santa Claus will take you to hell" message to display among other religious statements in the Capitol's third-floor hallway.
  • Newsweek draws fire on gay marriage: Cover story "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage"

    12/08/2008 8:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 8, 2008 | Alexander Burns
    Leading social conservatives blasted Newsweek for its current cover story, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," which they said misinterprets both biblical scripture and their own political movement. “It doesn’t surprise me. Newsweek has been so far in the tank on the homosexual issue, for so long, they need scuba gear and breathing apparatus,” said Richard Land, who heads the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. “I don’t think it’s going to change the minds of anyone who takes biblical teachings seriously.” Tony Perkins, president of the socially conservative Family Research Council, agreed, calling Newsweek’s cover story “yet...
  • Reuters Calls Name Calling a 'Violent Hate Crime' Against Arab-Americans?

    12/08/2008 6:38:12 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies · 808+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/08/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Apparently, if one calls an Arab-American an A** H*le, Reuters and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee want all Americans to know that this is to be considered a "violent hate crime." At least that is what it seems when looking over the very lose and sloppy definition of "violent hate crimes" in a recent story on the falling numbers of such crimes against Arab-Americans in the U.S. While ostensibly a good story -- discrimination against Arab-Americans has decreased -- it is still odd that Reuters allows this Muslim advocacy group to define even name calling as a "hate crime" and "violent"...
  • 2008 will be coolest year of the decade

    12/05/2008 8:28:50 AM PST · by Reeses · 31 replies · 1,199+ views
    Guardian ^ | Friday December 5 2008 | James Randerson
    This year is set to be the coolest since 2000, according to a preliminary estimate of global average temperature that is due to be released next week by the Met Office. The global average for 2008 should come in close to 14.3C, which is 0.14C below the average temperature for 2001-07. The relatively chilly temperatures compared with recent years are not evidence that global warming is slowing however, say climate scientists at the Met Office. "Absolutely not," said Dr Peter Stott, the manager of understanding and attributing climate change at the Met Office's Hadley Centre. "If we are going to...
  • Anti-science conservatives must be stopped (Gore-bull warming barf alert)

    12/03/2008 7:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 2,305+ views
    Salon ^ | June 30, 2008 | Joseph Romm
    Conservatives put on a spectacular display of scientific ignorance this month in the U.S. Senate. During the debate on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which would regulate carbon dioxide by setting a cap on emissions and allowing emitters to trade carbon allowances, most Republican senators questioned the reality of human-caused climate change or ignored the climate threat entirely and repeated the talking point that the bill would raise gasoline and electricity prices. It was as if they had been locked in an isolation booth for the past decade. Let's go to the highlights. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.: "The vast majority...
  • Biden calls team 'most talented' ever

    12/01/2008 1:18:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 56 replies · 1,287+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/1/08 | UPI
    National security team nominees are prepared to meet today's challenges and tomorrow's emerging threats, U.S. Vice President-elect Joe Biden said Monday. "I hope and believe that the American people will come to feel as I do that we brought together one of the most talented national security teams ever assembled," Biden said at a news conference in Chicago, during which President-elect Barack Obama introduced his national security team. "A team prepared to meet the serious challenges we face today and the emerging threats that will confront us tomorrow."Obama designated Sen. Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state and said he...
  • What Palin Doesn't Understand (Whiney Liberal Loser Alert)

    11/25/2008 11:21:35 AM PST · by lewisglad · 86 replies · 1,952+ views
    The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA) ^ | 11/24/08 | CONNIE D. YANNONE
    Monday, November 24 An open letter to Sarah Palin: Dear Governor — For the first time in eight years I feel a mixture of joy and anger in my heart. Ms. Palin, I was angered by your inciting of violence at your rallies. It was appalling to hear cries of "traitor", "kill him", "terrorist" and the angry shouting of one man looking at the camera as he went into one of your rallies "Kill another baby, you bastard". And yet you said nothing to quell outcries. John McCain said he was 'proud' of the people who attended your rallies. This...
  • Exposed: The Myth That "10% Are Homosexual"

    11/25/2008 6:44:36 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 62 replies · 1,873+ views
    While homosexuals claim they make up 10% of the population, the reality is closer to 1-2%. A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals that only 2.3% of the population considers themselves homosexual. The statistics come from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and are based on 12,571 interviews with men and women ages 15-44 years of age. (The findings were reported in WorldNetDaily, September 16, 2005). According to this survey, only 2.3% of the males surveyed considered themselves to be homosexuals; 1.8% considered themselves to be bisexuals. Among men...
  • Edwards, Rove agree when topic turns to Palin

    11/14/2008 6:53:42 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 88 replies · 4,210+ views
    ap ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8:23 a.m. | JASON DEAREN
    "But if she wants to run for president she's gonna have to get somebody to move to Anchorage, Alaska and help her take her game to another level," he said smiling. "Let's be clear about this ... it's really cold there most of the year."
  • Conservative Elizabeth Hasselbeck Supporting Barack Obama

    11/06/2008 7:48:50 AM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies · 3,701+ views
    FNC ^ | 11.06.08 | Perdogg
    The View's conservative cutie Elizabeth Hasselbeck stunned viewers today by throwing her support behind president-elect Barack Obama. Executive Producer Barbara Walters asked Hasselbeck, who campaigned with John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin, how she felt after seeing McCain/Palin go down to defeat on election night.
  • Daily Show mocks participants of Palin rally in Scranton

    10/28/2008 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 34 replies · 1,671+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 10/27/08 | STAFF REPORT
    Satirical news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart aired a segment Monday night poking fun at supporters at political rallies, including the Oct. 14 rally in Scranton for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Correspondent John Oliver is seen interviewing several Republican supporters from the Scranton rally, who express the false belief that Mr. Obama is a Muslim. The segment also features a rally elsewhere for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee. One unidentified woman wearing a "Scranton (loves) Sarah" shirt is shown saying about Mr. Obama: "I think he's going to put a turban on, and he's going...
  • Dem Playbook Shows Dirty Tactics (Accuse of voter intimidation even if it doesn't exist)

    10/27/2008 4:44:03 AM PDT · by jilliane · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 10/27/2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike.’” The manual said this should be done by placing stories in mainstream and specialty press “in which minority leadership expresses concern about the threat of intimidation tactics” and “prime minority leadership to discuss the issue in the media; provide talking points.”
  • Obama's faith is widely mistaken in Kentucky (do they think he's Christian?)

    10/26/2008 8:02:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/26/2008 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Public misconception is widespread in Kentucky about Barack Obama's faith, a Herald-Leader/WKYT Kentucky Poll shows.Despite heavy national media attention about Obama's faith, more than half of likely Republican voters — 54 percent — and one of every four Democrats in the state do not know that the Democratic presidential nominee is a Christian, the poll found.The poll showed that 14 percent of likely Kentucky voters — 28 percent of Republicans, 4 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of independents — think Obama adheres to the Muslim faith."With all the media attention to the fact that Obama is...
  • Secret Service probes death threats against Obama ("Kill him" rumor at McCain/Palin Rally)

    10/09/2008 8:02:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 3,456+ views
    The US Secret Service has investigated an alleged death threat against Democrat Barack Obama that was yelled out on Monday at a rally for his Republican rival John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin. The probe by the service that protects US presidents, past and present, visiting world leaders and US presidential candidates, stems from a report by The Washington Post about a shout, “kill him,” heard during the rally when Obama’s name came up. The alleged threat was made when Palin was speaking of Obama’s relations with former 1960s radical Bill Ayers, whose group “The Weathermen” carried out a...