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  • A Brave New World controversy (PC+stupid=censorship)

    11/17/2010 12:11:20 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 67 replies
    KIRO ^ | 11-17-10 | Linda Thomas
    <p>Something 10th graders at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle did was so upsetting to a student and her mom that it's resulted in a curriculum change at the school, and apologies from the principal.</p> <p>What were they doing? Reading. Reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as part of their language arts curriculum.</p>
  • We Are All Bigots Now

    10/24/2010 5:50:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 24, 2010 | David Stokes
    The firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio (NPR), alleging that he was guilty of bigotry during a recent appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s FoxNews Channel television program, is another case of political correctness mixed with demagoguery run amuck. Here are the “horrific” words that did him in:
  • Eight Straight Suicides

    10/15/2010 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Officials on college campuses across the nation are alarmed at a wave of recent suicides involving Christians who have been harassed by homosexual activists. The main stream media isn’t covering the story so, as usual, I have taken it upon myself to do their jobs for them. None of the following eight cases have been covered by any of the three major news networks. Jonathan was a community college student in California. He was giving a speech on the impact Jesus Christ has had in his life and in the lives of others he knows. During the speech, he quoted...
  • David Limbaugh: White House seeks to reeducate the masses

    09/07/2010 11:11:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/7/2010 | David Limbaugh
    Sorry, but I can't allow Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' statement that "we have a lot of re-education to do" slip by without comment. It's amusing when avowed leftists don't even recognize the Marxist buzzwords they're sputtering. Sebelius is attributing the public's vehement opposition to Obamacare to "misinformation given on a 24/7 basis. ... Unfortunately," she said, "there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in (the Obamacare law) and what isn't." She is especially peeved about the vulnerability of seniors, who "have been a target of a lot of the misinformation." (The target of...
  • Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
    Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the American public yesterday: Shut up. If you’ve got an opinion about the N.Y. mosque controversy, better keep it to yourself or you could end up under investigation in the House Star Chamber. Pelosi says she wants to know how opposition to the mosque is being “ginned up.” She wants to know who’s funding this anger. She wants to know what the hell is wrong with the 61 percent of Americans who evidently disagree with her views. (Her disingenuous view being that this is a “zoning issue” only and all the national controversy...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Thought Al Gore Settled the Global Warming Issue

    08/18/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/10 | Jeff Poor
    One may think that someone as well connected as long-time Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell might also connect the dots. After an unseasonably rough DC winter occurring right in the midst of the ClimateGate scandal, she would be aware of doubt being cast over the idea of manmade global warming. But if you want evidence her mind is made up regardless of any of this, you could detect from her reaction to a report from Politco's Jim VandeHei that some Republican candidates are using the climate change debate to advance their campaigns. (Snip) ''"It just seems that I
  • AEG Live sues concert bootleggers before they bootleg

    08/11/2010 12:12:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 10, 2010 | Eriq Gardner
    Just because the Mile High Music Festival this weekend in Denver hasn't happened yet, and just because the bootleggers haven't yet set up shop, doesn't mean that hundreds of individuals haven't already been sued. AEG Live has jumped on a growing legal trend in the concert world by filing a trademark infringement claim against hundreds of John Does and Jane Does. According to AEG's new complaint, "only the plaintiff has the right to sell merchandise bearing the Festival Trademarks at and near the Festival." AEG is asking a federal court in Colorado to order the US Marshal, local and state...
  • Cops: Man charged after referring to Conn. rampage

    08/06/2010 10:12:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 100 replies
    Google/AP ^ | Friday August 6th 2010 | AP
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut police say they arrested a man at a management company after he mentioned the shooting rampage across the state that killed nine people and said he understood the killer's mindset. Fifty-eight-year-old Francis Laskowski of Derby was charged with breach of peace Wednesday after making the comments while working at Fusco Management Co. in New Haven.
  • Target apologizes for donation (after gay activists go nuts)

    08/05/2010 11:22:11 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies ^ | Aug. 5, 2010 | By BRIAN BAKST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Target Corp. is apologizing for a political donation to a conservative group that angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott. Chairman and Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel wrote to employees on Thursday to say the company was "genuinely sorry" that the donation upset some employees. Steinhafel also said Target would set up a review process for future political donations. Target gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a group that is running ads for a Republican gubernatorial candidate who opposes gay marriage. Read more:
  • Left-wing Black Activist Acknowledges Race Attacks on Tea Party Are Bogus But 'Effective'

    07/30/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 5+ views ^ | July 30, 2010
    What will it take for the media to acknowledge that the Tea Party is not a racist movement, and that liberals have smeared it as such in a naked politicization of race relations? How about a lefty activist admitting just that. UPenn professor Mary Frances Berry, a leader of the "far-left black political scene," as NB Executive Editor Matt Sheffield wrote,  penned this astonishing email to Politico, published on July 20: Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any...
  • Video: University makes diploma contingent on supporting gay rights

    07/28/2010 2:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    CNN has an interesting roundtable on the case of Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.Does...
  • Britains Gay War on Christians

    07/19/2010 4:52:06 PM PDT · by aSeattleConservative · 1 replies
    Americans for Truth About Homosexuality ^ | 7-19-10 | aSeattleConservative
    Will Obama, like U.K.’s Tony Blair, usher in ‘gay’ tyranny in the United States? Former British P.M. Tony Blair used state power to promote the acceptance of homosexuality in the U.K. He is now working to make Christianity "gay"-affirming. By Peter LaBarbera I was sent this must-watch CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) video by my friend Gary Glenn, head of the American Family Association of Michigan. Glenn is backing a civil rights lawsuit by the Thomas More Law Center against Attorney Gen. Eric Holder over the new homosexuality/transsexuality–inclusive “hate crimes” law. This video deserves wide circulation as a warning to America....
  • The Long Arm of Hate Crime Law Grows Longer

    06/25/2010 4:22:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/24/2010 | Michael Tennant
    Think you know what a hate crime is? Think again. According to a June 22 report in the New York Times, if someone defrauds elderly people in Queens, N.Y., he may very well be brought up on hate crime charges in addition to fraud charges simply because he committed his crimes under the belief that old folks are easy marks. Furthermore, this novel use of hate crime law has proved so successful in obtaining stiffer sentences for convicted criminals that it is likely to be adopted across the state of New York, and from there, no doubt, to other states...
  • Mitch Daniels Reveals an Inconvenient Truth about the Right

    06/15/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2010 | John Guardiano
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has disappointed many social and cultural conservatives with his call for a "truce on the so-called [sic] social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved, Daniels told the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson. But as the American Spectator's Joseph Lawler has observed, it's doubtful that Daniels' truce would change anything. After all, Lawler rightly asks: "What typical Republican policies would he [Daniels] have to suspend and they [social and cultural conservatives] have to sacrifice? It's not clear to me that it would be...
  • Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 1,525+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/1/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks. A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news. The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs "masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model.
  • Prosecutor fired for Tea Party talks

    05/27/2010 10:00:02 AM PDT · by FLDemocracker · 65 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Suwannee Democrat ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jeff Waters
    Live Oak — An assistant state attorney for the Live Oak-based Third Judicial Circuit was fired Monday for speaking at Tea Party rallies and to other groups, according to Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Skip Jarvis. Jarvis said he revoked KrisAnne Hall's appointment as an assistant state attorney at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Hall, a Suwannee County resident, worked out of Hamilton County. He said he felt bad for letting her go since she was "the only breadwinner in her household" but had "no other choice." "She was speaking at some political events, some things were anti-state and anti-government," Jarvis said...
  • Leading the charge for GOP insurgents

    05/03/2010 1:48:39 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 500+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Santa Barbara is about as far from Greenville, S.C., as you can get in the continental United States, but Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) cares more about principle than geography. He is leading a conservative insurgency across America. Speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's annual retreat here late last month, DeMint told the faithful that if they want to return to the principles of limited government, they need to elect people who believe in limited government: "I came into the Senate with 55 Republicans, George W. Bush in the White House and large majorities of Republicans in the House, and...
  • Arrest made in Walmart racial comment incident

    03/20/2010 10:12:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 3,027+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — An arrest has been made in the case of a racial comment being made over the public-address system at a Walmart store in southern New Jersey, police said. The Washington Township Police Department said on its Web site early today that an arrest has been made in a "bias incident" at the retail store. The posting said police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office will announce the arrest at a midday news conference.
  • Police act swiftly after gun purchases

    03/11/2010 7:54:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies · 1,156+ views
    Mall Tribune ^ | 9 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in. Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news release. He was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation. The man recently had been placed on administrative leave from his job and was "very disgruntled," the news release said. ODOT Communications Director Patrick Cooney...
  • UK: Pupils aged 5 on hate register: Teachers must log playground taunts for Government database

    03/04/2010 12:35:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 33 replies · 978+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 4, 2010 | RYAN KISIEL and STEVE DOUGHTY
    Heads will be forced to list children as young as five on school 'hate registers' over everyday playground insults.  Even minor incidents must be recorded as examples of serious bullying and details kept on a database until the pupil leaves secondary school.  Teachers are to be told that even if a primary school child uses homophobic or racist words without knowing their meaning, simply teaching them such words are hurtful and inappropriate is not enough.  Instead the incident has to be recorded and his or her behaviour monitored for future signs of 'hate' bullying.  The accusations will also be...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists'

    01/14/2010 3:25:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 107 replies · 3,061+ views ^ | January 14, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    In a lengthy academic paper , President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing." Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, "Conspiracy Theories," Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, "What can government do about conspiracy theories?" "We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might...
  • 'Witch hunt' expected under new U.S. 'hate crimes' law

    12/13/2009 6:40:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies · 2,005+ views
    WND ^ | 12/13/2009 | Bob Unruh
    The lawyer who handled the years-long battle by Pastor Stephen Boissoin over "hate speech" charges for a letter he wrote to the editor of a local newspaper that cited the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality is forecasting a nationwide "witch hunt" in the U.S. prompted by an expanded "hate crimes" law signed by President Obama. Gerald Chipeur,  who supervises law offices across Canada, worked from his Calgary headquarters on the defense of Boissoin, who was accused by a university professor of instigating hate against homosexuals with his letter to the editor. As WND reported, an appellate court in Canada recently reversed...
  • 'Hate speech' penalties tossed by appeals court

    12/09/2009 5:17:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 496+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/8/2009 | Bob Unruh
    A Canadian administrative judge's demand for a $5,000 penalty and a written apology from a man who criticized homosexuality in a letter to his local newspaper has been overturned on appeal, but experts on such "hate speech" disputes say the case is not a complete victory for free speech. The judgment was announced this week by the Alliance Defense Fund in the case of Stephen Boissoin and the Concerned Christian Coalition, which had been determined by the Alberta, Canada, Human Rights Commission to have violated a "hate speech" law. Alberta had adopted the law with promises that it never would...
  • From 0.7% Christian Japan, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" To All (It Is Said & Seen EVERYWHERE Here)

    12/02/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 2,302+ views
    AmericanInTokyo ^ | 3 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN can be a little lonely and isolated for the Westerner here. What with the distance from “home” and cultural differences. Little things, here and there. Missing some of the usual things from back home, especially for people like one particular 'American in Tokyo'. This year 2009 is again no different. However, in many respects I must say there is nevertheless one little thing that is so refreshing about being stuck in Japan during Christmas—after a few years—and for the occasions one cannot make it back "home". It is almost like the clock has been refreshingly and...
  • Cass Sunstein: Censor Hannity, right-wing rumors

    11/24/2009 1:33:39 PM PST · by USALiberty · 42 replies · 2,178+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | November 23, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    Websites should be obliged to remove "false rumors" while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such "rumors," argued Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar. In his recently released book, "On Rumors," Sunstein specifically cited as a primary example of "absurd" and "hateful" remarks, reports by "right-wing websites" alleging an association between President Obama and Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers. He also singled out radio talker Sean Hannity for "attacking" Obama regarding the president's "alleged associations."
  • Daily Kos, Keith O, & Rachel M's Hate Speech Inspire Violence Against Lou Dobbs

    10/29/2009 6:59:18 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 15 replies · 1,391+ views
    myself ^ | 10-29-09 | joinedafterattack
    The left has said that the right creates an environment that inspires violence. Actually, the Daily Kos is the one that has inspired violence, including shots fired, against Lou Dobbs and his family. Will the NY Times investigate how the Kosters HATE SPEECH creates an atmosphere of hate and violence? This is my opinion.
  • Frightful Freedom (Halloween Under PC)

    10/26/2009 12:05:28 PM PDT · by meandog · 33 replies · 1,320+ views
    pittsburgh tribune ^ | 10.25.09 | Tom Purcell
    Halloween trends are telling. Just ask Robert Thompson, a pop-culture expert and the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. Here's an interesting trend: Halloween has fast become the second-most-decorated holiday. Jack-o-lanterns and goblins and lighted trees are all over the place now. Halloween spending has risen to nearly $5 billion annually -- not bad for a non-gift-giving, non-government-sanctioned holiday. And more adults than ever are dressing up. "The post-World War II years were the golden age of Halloween for kids," says Thompson, "a trend that continued into the 1980s. But in the...
  • FCC to draft net neutrality rules, taking step toward Web regulation

    10/23/2009 6:16:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 281+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2009 | Cecilia Kang
    The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to begin crafting rules to prevent Internet providers from acting as gatekeepers over which services and content are delivered to their customers, the agency's surest step yet toward regulating the rules of the road online. The federal government previously had taken a largely hands-off approach to Web regulation but decided to act as concerns grew that telecommunications giants such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon could begin to favor their products and services over others. "It's hard to imagine anything more important to the future of the success of our economy than a healthy...
  • Finding a new model for news reporting

    10/19/2009 6:21:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 903+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2009 | Leonard Downie Jr. and Michael Schudson
    News reporting that holds accountable those with power and influence has been a vital part of American democratic life, especially in places with daily newspapers profitable maintain substantial reporting staffs. That journalism is now at risk...American society must now take some collective responsibility for supporting news reportings....In a comprehensive report commissioned by the Columbia University Journalism School, we suggest a number of public sources of support for this news reporting: - The Internal Revenue Service or Congress should clarify tax regulations to explicitly allow new or existing local news organizations to operate as nonprofit or low-profit entities, allowing them...
  • Right-wingers, conspiracies and racists, oh my!

    10/13/2009 12:08:48 PM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 3 replies · 598+ views
    Conservative Outpost ^ | 10/13/09 | Drew McKissick
    The more things change, the more they stay the same. When political times get tough for liberal Democrats in Washington, conservative conspiracies are the bogeymen of choice. Back in 1998 when things got tough for Bill Clinton, Hillary declared that there was a “vast right-wing conspiracy” looking to bring her husband down. Other Democrats where quick to pick up the mantra and do anything they could to discredit those who criticized Clinton. Now here we are eleven years later and, (although there are no chubby interns involved), we have another liberal President facing hard times. So out pop the conspiracy...
  • President taps lesbian activist to EEOC

    10/12/2009 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 79 replies · 3,219+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | /12/2009 6:00:00 AM | Allie Martin
    SNIPPET: "The president has nominated Chai Feldblum, a lesbian activist, to be commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her appointment is awaiting Senate confirmation." SNIPPET: "Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University, has signed an online petition titled, "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families and Relationships."" SNIPPET: ""Chai Feldblum is on record saying that the battle between our religious freedoms and homosexual so-called rights is a zero sum game," says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality." SNIPPET: ""She says she can't think of a case where the religious rights -- in...
  • Punish Crime, Not The Thought

    10/09/2009 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 636+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 9, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    'Hate' Crimes: The House has voted to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation. Aside from violating the Constitution's equal-protection clause, just what does this have to do with national defense? The House voted 281 to 146 Thursday to make it a crime to attack homosexuals and others. The measure was attached to a must-pass $680 billion defense bill. We think the amendment itself is a crime against common sense and the law. Saying "it's a very exciting day for us here in the Capitol," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the passage of the...
  • Will your thoughts be subject to 'hate crimes' law?

    10/09/2009 12:00:21 PM PDT · by mrisiah · 10 replies · 462+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 09, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Klingenschmitt said, "Please call 202-456-1111 today, and tell White House comment line operators: 'Mr. President, please keep your promise and veto the F-35 second engine in the Pentagon Budget, 2010 Defense Authorization Act.'" "Several months ago, President Obama promised to veto the Pentagon budget if it contained funding for the F-22 or a second engine for the F-35. The Senate killed the F-22, but after receiving nearly 22,000 faxes from us in the last 48 hours, the House ignored Obama's veto threat and voted Thursday to fully fund a second engine for F-35s. The House also sadly attached the pro-homosexual...
  • HRC's goal - silence Christians, normalize sin

    10/08/2009 12:55:59 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 556+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/8/2009 | Allie Martin
    A Christian activist says it's vital for believers to push back against those promoting the homosexual agenda. Peter LaBarbera is president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, an Illinois-based group dedicated to exposing the homosexual activist agenda. He says many people -- even in conservative, evangelical Christian circles -- do not know about the true agenda of homosexual groups such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Peter LaBarbera"They're undermining the Word of God by trying to say that the Bible does not teach that homosexual behavior is sinful," he says. "On the other side, they're pushing policies that promote gay...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-28-09 ("Actors you were bummed to find out were Republican...")

    09/28/2009 4:50:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 176 replies · 4,779+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 28, 2009 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I was actually planning on doing a DUFU about either the DUmmies or KOmmies biting their fingernails over the survival of public option in ObamaCare. Right now they are acting as if their very existence depends on public option remaining. However, I find the constant micro-analysis of each little nuance and twitch of the various Senators and Congress folks to be highly annoying. Like their self-absorbed neurosis was making me neurotic reading about it. Therefore I decided to go with the FUn THREAD, "Actors you were bummed to find out were Republican..." At least one of the actors mentioned...
  • Obama's Safety: Fear Grows for President as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash

    08/14/2009 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 78 replies · 3,035+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08/14/09 | Brian Ross
    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. The Secret Service is investigating a Maryland man who held a sign reading "Death to Obama" and "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids" outside a town hall meeting this week. And in New Hampshire, another man stood across the street from a Presidential town hall with his gun on full display. Los Angeles police officers apprehended a man Thursday after a standoff with him inside...
  • 'Death to Obama' sign holder in Md. detained

    08/13/2009 8:44:15 AM PDT · by libh8er · 121 replies · 4,783+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 8.13.09
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A man is in custody after authorities said he held a sign reading "Death to Obama" outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in western Maryland. Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich (LAWZ'-itch) says the sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids." He says U.S. Secret Service agents took the unidentified 51-year-old man into custody Wednesday afternoon after deputies detained him.
  • "Death to Obama" Sign Holder Detained by Secret Service

    08/13/2009 3:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies · 2,875+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 8/13/09 | Jim Iovino
    There were signs comparing President Barack Obama to a Nazi and showing him with an Adolf Hitler-style mustache, but federal officials believe another sign referencing the president and his family went too far. A man who was holding a sign reading "Death to Obama" Wednesday outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in Hagerstown, Md., has been turned over to the Secret Service. Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich said the sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids." Lazich said U.S. Secret Service agents took the unidentified 51-year-old man into custody Wednesday afternoon after...
  • Must Science Declare a Holy War on Religion?

    08/11/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 1,757+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2009 | Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
    The so-called New Atheists are attacking the mantra of science and faith being compatible. Others in the science community question the value of confrontation.This fall, evolutionary biologist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins -- most recently famous for his public exhortation to atheism, "The God Delusion" -- returns to writing about science. Dawkins' new book, "The Greatest Show on Earth," will inform and regale us with the stunning "evidence for evolution," as the subtitle says. It will surely be an impressive display, as Dawkins excels at making the case for evolution. But it's also fair to ask: Who in the United...
  • MSNBC Anchor: ''Socialist' Is Becoming the New N-word'

    08/10/2009 8:29:09 PM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies · 1,518+ views ^ | 8-10-09 | Noel Sheppard
    UPDATE at end of post: Is this what Newsweek meant when it proudly declared on its cover, "We're All Socialists Now?" Did you know that when you refer to someone as a socialist, you're really calling them the N-word? Such an astonishing hypothesis was offered by MSNBC's Carlos Watson Monday in a segment he refers to as "The 'C' Note." Potentially even more shocking, after Watson offered this seemingly absurd opinion, Mort Zuckerman actually agreed with him.
  • Energy Summit draws vocal protesters (Tea Party)

    08/10/2009 2:08:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 701+ views
    About 100 people turned out this morning to protest at the National Clean Energy Summit. They waved flags and carried homemade signs denouncing everything from carbon cap and trade proposals to reform for the nation's health care policy to the presidency of Barack Obama in general. The anti-Obama and Reid protesters remained in force on the corner of Swenson Street and Tropicana Avenue near the Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, site of the summit. "How can you help the environment if you bankrupt the economy that has to do it?" asked protester Greg...
  • Journo Asks Why Can't 'Progressives' Win?

    08/10/2009 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 53 replies · 2,768+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/10/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The L.A.Times' Dan Neil is confused. He thinks that the so-called progressive movement is right on all the issues, but he just cannot understand why they can't win the public debate. Neil laments that they have all the "English majors" on their side but cannot win "any war of words." Just what is going on here, he wants to know? He's so frustrated that he took to his keyboard to ask these questions in a Pittsburgh Gazette article from August 9. In his piece, Neil wonders, for instance, why the "progressives" are so inept at debate and cannot convince the...
  • Russia acts against 'false' history

    07/31/2009 6:51:58 AM PDT · by metesky · 9 replies · 605+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 24 July 2009 | By James Rodgers
    This is what appears to anger today's Russian historical establishment: accounts of Red Army crimes on the march to Berlin; assertions by the Baltic countries and others in Eastern Europe that Soviet forces came as occupiers as much as liberators; any suggestion that Stalin's Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were anything but complete opposites and bitter enemies.
  • Jill Stanek: 'Common ground' vs. zodiac abortions

    07/16/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 469+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/15/09 | Jill Stanek
    In his Jan. 22, 2009, proclamation lauding the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama wrote we must "reduce the need for abortion … [by] find[ng] common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information and preventative services." Since then, "common ground" has become the talk of the pro-abort town. A month ago, the pro-abortion website RH Reality Check, funded by Ted Turner, even launched an "On Common Ground" forum, inviting thinkers from both sides to publicly contemplate. To date, of 15 contributors, only two are solidly pro-life – Kristen Day of Democrats for Life and Serrin...
  • 1984 on the Horizon: Congress Moves to Regulate Thought Crime

    07/09/2009 8:12:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 1,711+ views ^ | July 9th, 2009 | By Bob Ellis
    Ever-vigilant for opportunities to quash anything contrary to the liberal worldview, Leftists in Congress are working on new ways to silence any dissent. Most of us know about the “Fairness Doctrine” that they got away with for years to harass and control the opposition. Most of us also know the liberals have been trying for years to bring it back. Their latest attempt is HR 1966, ostensibly to fight “cyber bullying,” but it could very easily be used to prosecute “hate crimes,” or essentially any electronic communication that hurt someone’s feelings. David Rittgers of the Cato Institute discusses this Orwellian...
  • Al Gore: Climate-Change Fight Like Battle Against Nazis

    07/07/2009 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 34 replies · 968+ views
    Al Gore on Tuesday compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis. The former vice president said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change. He also accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid difficult decisions. Speaking at Britain's Oxford University at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by the Times of London, Gore said, "Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to...
  • Round Up Hate-Promoters Now, Before Any More Holocaust Museum Attacks

    06/12/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 75 replies · 1,846+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jun 11, 2009 | Bonnie Erbe
    If yesterday's Holocaust Museum slaying of security guard and national hero Stephen Tyrone Johns is not a clarion call for banning hate speech, I don't know what is. Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen appeared on CNN yesterday right after the shooting, as she wrote a play that was supposed to have been debuted at the Holocaust Museum last night. Her play is about Emmett Till, whose lynching helped launch the Civil Rights Movement, and Ann Frank, whose diary told the story of Holocaust victims in hiding in the Netherlands during World War II. She said something must be done about ridding...
  • Racism as thoughtcrime - Orwell seems more right than ever

    06/03/2009 6:40:11 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 16 replies · 875+ views
    telegraph ^ | Jun 3, 2009 | Ed West
    Racism as thoughtcrime - Orwell seems more right than ever The last decade have been a golden age for George Orwell and his greatest work, 1984. While the novel has always been prized, I remember a time when it was considered a great piece, but not a prescient one. As the age of genetic engineering dawned in he Nineties Huxley's Brave New World seemed far more accurate (though less well written). And yet in 2009 Orwell's predictions seem more eerily true than ever. It is not so much the more obviously Soviet elements, like the economic poverty and the state...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    05/22/2009 10:06:31 AM PDT · by stfassisi · 37 replies · 1,395+ views
    Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic. We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this has been...
  • Palin Blasts 'Liberal Attacks' on Miss California

    05/15/2009 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 41 replies · 1,691+ views ^ | May 14, 2009 | By: Rick Pedraza
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin calls the feeding frenzy surrounding Miss California Carrie Prejean “despicable” and says she can relate to her as a "liberal target." "The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable," Palin said in a statement released to the media Wednesday. Prejean has since been a target of the liberal media for declaring to contest judge and gay blogger Perez Hilton her opposition to same-sex marriage. "What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and...