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  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...
  • Inside the Media's Myth-Making Machine

    01/26/2016 9:01:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    My late friend and colleague Hilton Kramer used to tell the story about how Time magazine (remember Time?) would prep its photographers before sending them off to snap the likeness of someone they were profiling. The magazine didn't just want a portrait. It was always "Good guy" or "Bad guy." This was well known. So when Time sent someone to photograph Norman Podhoretz, the former editor of Commentary who had lately shed his left-wing opinions and emerged as a powerful voice on the Right, Norman had the wit to ask "Good guy or bad guy?" The photographer shook his head...
  • CNN commie tweets INSULT to our U.S. soldiers on Veteran’s Day!

    11/11/2015 8:32:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/11/15 | soopermexican
    CNN’s far left liberal Marc Lamont Hill is always eager to deride the “military-industrial complex” so it’s no surprise that he’d mock our soldiers on Veteran’s Day by tweeting this picture of Communist soldiers instead of American ones: Notice how long it had been up in that screenshot – nearly an hour! But Marc is now saying that it was an accident: snip He says that he’s celebrating Veteran’s Day in his way – the commie way!!
  • Irving clock kid named to Time's Most Influential Teens of 2015 list

    10/27/2015 7:47:03 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/27/15 | Foxnews4staff
    Irving clock kid named to Time's Most Influential Teens of 2015 list Time has named the former Irving student arrested for bringing a clock to school one of its 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested by Irving police in September after he brought a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty. The subsequent fallout made international headlines.
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • Lindsey Graham shines at undercard debate

    09/16/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 16, 2015 | Manu Raju
    The Lindsey Graham show turned up in Simi Valley, California, during tonight's CNN Republican presidential debate. After a flat performance in August at the first GOP debate, the South Carolina senator lit up the crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library during CNN's undercard debate, lashing his opponents with sharp barbs and dropping zingers that brought roars of approval. "That's the first thing I'm going to do as president: We're going to drink more," he said. Graham also trashed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in eyebrow-raising terms. "Where the hell were you" during the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, Graham fumed when...
  • Rising seas threaten to flood launch sites, NASA says

    09/07/2015 12:47:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 6, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN)NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel. But they can't take off underwater. Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps threaten to disrupt a handful of NASA launch sites along U.S. coastlines, the space agency warns. In the coming years, launch facilities at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and other places may need to be retrofitted or even moved inland, NASA says. "Every NASA center has its own set of vulnerabilities, and some are more at risk than others," NASA climatologist...
  • CNN reports ISIS flag at Pride March(really a sex toy flag)

    06/27/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/15 | Tony hodges
    Cnn reports an isis flag at pride march but it's really just, well just see for yourself.
  • Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change

    05/28/2015 7:08:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed May 27, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.The Republican presidential contender has held two press conferences over the past two days to address the flooding and the government's response. At each one, he was asked about the impact of climate change on natural disasters like the Texas flooding, and at each one, he dodged the question."In a time of tragedy, I think it's wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster -- and so there's plenty of time to talk about other issues," he...
  • FBI investigating hanging death of African-American man in Mississippi

    03/19/2015 2:26:29 PM PDT · by don-o · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2015 | Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter
    The hanging death of an African-American man who had been missing since early this month and was found Thursday by local authorities in Mississippi has drawn the scrutiny of the FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The sheriff's office in Claiborne County, Mississippi had organized a search for the man, who had been missing since March 2 and reported missing March 8. Authorities found the body hanging from a tree in the woods behind the residence where he had been living. It is unclear if it is a suicide, or if the man was killed by someone.
  • Is Being Gay a Choice?

    03/11/2015 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Dr. Ben Carson stepped onto a political mine -- really, jumped onto it with both feet -- when he answered a question from CNN's Chris Cuomo about the nature of homosexuality. "You think being gay is a choice?" Cuomo asked Carson, after Carson rightly stated that being black and being gay are two very different phenomena. "Absolutely," replied Carson. He then went on to explain, "A lot of people who go into prison straight go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." Carson's unstated line of reasoning is perfectly logical. When Cuomo asked Carson...
  • One of CNN's aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    02/27/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN's aviation analysts during the network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about the plane's true location. In short, he thinks that the plane landed on a remote runway in Kazakhstan and might be part of a larger plot Russia orchestrated but has yet to fully play out. Investigators have not offered any conclusive explanation as to what happened to the plane after it vanished from radar, leaving plenty of opportunities for crazy theories to gain ground. People have speculated that the plane was shot...
  • Religion's week from hell

    02/17/2015 4:27:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN)Whether you believe that religious violence is fueled by faith or is a symptom of larger factors -- political instability, poverty, cultural chaos -- one thing seems clear: Last week was hellish for religion.
  • After evolution kerfuffle, Time finds Scott Walkers high school science teacher for comment

    02/16/2015 8:24:34 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 32 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/15/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Did the mainstream media or Time magazine, specifically ever try to find Barack Obamas high school teachers? Unlikely, but the magazine managed to dig up Gov. Scott Walkers high school science teacher for her reaction to Walkers punt of a question about evolution.
  • CNN Anchor: Our Rights Do Not Come From God

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... Thats your faith, thats my faith, but thats not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.
  • Steven Brills Latest Work of Fiction

    01/26/2015 4:14:02 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/26/2015 | David Catron
    I put off reading Steven Brills new book, America's Bitter Pill, for much the same reason I procrastinate when its time to clean the gutters on my house. I was sure it would be a boring chore that would leave me yearning for a shower. A previous encounter with this writers work in a 2013 edition of Time suggested that this tome would contain a catalogue of canards about U.S. health care, a tendentious account of the tawdry political process that produced Obamacare, and some hare-brained theory on how to fix our medical delivery system once and for all. My...
  • A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers And the Planet

    01/16/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    TIME ^ | January 16, 2015 | by Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large
    Three new studies offer new proof of how bad the earth's fever has gotten. Its not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But thats what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that human-mediated warming is somehow a hoax. Good news for the forces of reason, however, is bad news for the planetespecially the oceans. Todays news is a clear and undeniable warning for all of us that we need to cut climate pollution and...
  • Time: Women in Meetings Never Interrupt Men, "Interruption" Should be Changed to "Manterruption"

    01/15/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/15/15 | Aurelius
    If you are a woman and are speaking when a man butts in, you have not been interrupted. Instead, according to Time, you have been manterrupted because men disproportionately interrupt females and women rarely interrupt males. According to an article published this week, titled How Not to Be Manterrupted In Meetings and written by Jessica Bennett, there is an epidemic of sexism in which men do not respect the opinions of women. Bennetts first example is the infamous VMA award ceremony in which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift. Yet this was not an aberration, according to Bennett, who sees it...
  • Time Magazine Columnist: Bathrooms are Sexist Against Women

    01/06/2015 3:22:17 PM PST · by rightistight · 115 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/6/15 | Aurelius
    Soraya Chemaly of Time Magazine has declared that bathrooms are sexist. Ms. Chemaly published the article yesterday in Times Women section. The piece is called The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines. The authors writes that long lines for womens restrooms are the result of a history that favors mens bodies, showing that, in fact, bathrooms themselves are sexist. More than that, because women often wait longer in line to use the bathroom, restrooms are frustrating, uncomfortable, and, in some circumstances, humiliating, and even more, a form of discrimination. Chemaly argues that bathrooms are inherently sexist because,...
  • CNN Scammed by North Korean Parody Twitter Account

    01/05/2015 11:37:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 5, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un resolutely denounces extreme gullibility of U.S. Cable News Network jackals." Okay, that wasn't a real tweet, just my parody version of what a tweet from North Korea could look like since CNN actually was quite gullible to the extent that they cited a tweet from the well known North Korean parody account of @DPRK_News as if it were the real deal. Although CNN eventually pulled the parody tweet citation, @Popehat who is the real author of the @DPRK_News preserved the screen shot below for all eternity so that future generations can laugh at both the CNN...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Bush surges to 2016 GOP frontrunner

    12/29/2014 12:35:35 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Alexandra Jaffe | Sun December 28, 2014
    Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he's "actively exploring" a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found. He takes nearly one-quarter 23% of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Bush surges to 2016 GOP frontrunner

    12/28/2014 7:06:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | December 28, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he's "actively exploring" a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found. He takes nearly one-quarter 23% of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of lone-wolf attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Dish Chairman Mocks: 'Unless They Find the Plane' Losing CNN a 'Non-Event'

    11/06/2014 2:44:29 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Currently, Dish Network's 14 million subscribers do not have access to CNN or other Turner Broadcasting channels like the Cartoon Network. Speaking specifically of CNN, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen ridiculed the left-wing cable news network's obsessive coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner and said losing the channel was a "non-event." "Twenty years ago, CNN was a must-have channel, but it's not a top 10 network anymore ... unless they find the plane, the Malaysian plane," Ergen said during a conference call. He added that losing CNN just days before a major midterm election would have been "a disaster" for Dish...
  • Ben Stein: CNN Has 'Flipped Out in a Leftward Direction'

    08/27/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    CNN has been transformed from a sober and respected news network into a shrill and biased mouthpiece for liberals, according to actor, author and economist Ben Stein. Stein, a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, said the dramatic change is particularly noticeable in CNN's coverage of the racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. "They've flipped out. I don't know what happened to CNN because CNN used to really be great and I can remember when it was great," Stein said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show"...
  • Mary Poppins was the original feminist

    08/26/2014 8:49:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 26 2014 | Sarah Begley
    Fifty years after Julie Andrews starred as that practically perfect nanny, the character is still a role model for young women. Like all Disney movies, Mary Poppins is full of whimsy and adventure, good guys and, if not bad guys, at least shades-of-grey guys. And as we celebrate the film today, on its fiftieth anniversary, lets not forget its feminist perspective.
  • The Coming Race War Wont Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 199 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racismit's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad students thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • Help! My paradox meter broke: an atheist church?

    07/29/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Image credit: Jimmy Demello Artworks[/caption] The last time I was in Houston, I had to change the fuse in my paradox meter after meeting a self-described pro-choice Republican woman, who was also a lawyer. I told her at least she was better than Wendy Davis, to which no response was offered. I said it a second time, and with a puff of white smoke, the paradox-meter died. Dang, the fuse just blew again, reading Times August 4 issue, Religion section article Atheist Churches Gain PopularityEven in the Bible Belt (behind a paywall). Yup, the Atheist Church they wrote about...
  • IRS to Rubber Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal

    07/13/2014 6:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2014 | Massimo Calabresi
    IRS head touts efficiencies" but some groups fear fraud.Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of non-profits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80% of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year, a change that will ease the creation of small charities while doing away with a review intended to counter fraud and prevent political and other non-charitable groups from misusing the tax code. As of July 1, any group that pays a $400 fee and declares on a three-page online form that it has annual income of less than $50,000, total assets of...
  • CNN's "The Sixties" : What a Bunch of Crap!

    07/06/2014 9:13:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
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    CNN's "The Sixties" episodes started out giving me feelings of nostalgia, as I grew up in that era. The Beatles coming to America and all the great 60's TV shows brought a smile to my face! But then they started getting into the Vietnam War which I really didn't pay attention to until I enlisted in 1969 and spent a year there. I guess I missed the obvious bias of Walter Cronkite etal as they declared us baby killers. One of the CNN segments quoting CBS said US Forces were killing 25,000 Vietnamese civilians a year. Bull crap! Vietnam is...
  • CNN asks, should we ignore Dick Cheney, ignores Al Gores massive hypocrisy (VIDEO)

    06/29/2014 11:00:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29 2014 | soopermexican
    A perfect example of the blatant hypocrisy of the mainstream media is CNN posting this video entitled, Who cares what Cheney says? because of the supposed hypocrisy of entering the Iraq War and criticizing Obamas abandoning Iraq to ISIS terrorists. Funny how they dont talk about the massive hypocrisy of former DEMOCRAT Vice President Al Gore, who sold his cable network to oil interests for millions, while shamelessly whining about Global Warming. Or how about his enormous energy-devouring house? Or how about the time HE criticized George H.W. Bush for not going after Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass...
  • Time Magazine: Obama Didnt Negotiate with Terrorists But Other Presidents Did

    06/03/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbarts Big Journalism ^ | 6/3/14 | Warner Todd Huston
    Time magazine is rushing to President Obamas side to defend him against the charge that he negotiated with terrorists to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The magazine tells readers that the maxim that America doesnt negotiate with terrorists is more of a general ideal than a hard-bound policy and cites several other presidents who, the magazine claims, did negotiate with terrorists. Time notes that during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis Jimmy Carter negotiated with the Iranian Mullahs who took over Iran after deposing the Shah. Reagan also negotiated with the Mullahs, Time notes. Of course, in both cases
  • Bergdahls Idaho Hometown to Celebrate Homecoming, Despite Anger From Some

    06/04/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 6/4/14 | Sam Frizell
    Bergdahl's hometown is carrying on with a celebration for the returned sergeant at the end of the month, despite a rising backlash A rally in U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls Idaho hometown celebrating his release after nearly five years of captivity will go on as planned, despite growing questions about the circumstances of the soldiers capture. The joy over the soldiers return among residents of the small mountain community of Hailey, Idaho has been dampened by claims that he abandoned his post. Some have also claimed that the subsequent search for Bergdahl cost the lives of up to six soldiers,...
  • Bowe Bergdahls Dad on Why He Grew That Beard (Muslim Terrorist sympathizer)

    06/03/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    TIME ^ | Jun 3, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Robert Bergdahl said he began growing the beard as soon as he received news of his sons capture. ...those attempts to understand the Taliban have occasionally shaded into acts and gestures that strike some critics as a little too close for comfort. Just recently, reports surfaced of a tweet deleted from Bob Bergdahls Twitter account that directly addressed a Taliban spokesman. I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners, it read. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen.
  • A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause

    05/31/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT · by yongin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2014 | Susan Candiotti and Chris Welch
    If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues." The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having sex outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, a gay "lifestyle," or publicly supporting any of those things. The system's 2,200 current teachers must sign the agreement to stay on the job. "It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out...
  • Beyonc and Lupita Nyongo are on the Covers of TIME and People- It Is a Big Deal (Most Beautiful)

    04/27/2014 9:10:55 AM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 4-24-2014 | Maya Rhodan
    On Thursday, the hashtag #WhatIsPretty trended on Twitter, inspiring men and women across the globe to share photos of what they consider beautiful. And on Thursday, the covers of two of the worlds largest magazines, TIME and People had a resounding answer: black women.
  • Elmos Voice Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges (Statute of Limitations)

    04/24/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Time ^ | April 23, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    Kevin Clash, the voice of everyones favorite ticklish red puppet, resigned from Sesame Street amid allegations of sexual abuse, but the case was dismissed and recently upheld due to "statute of limitations," an attorney for one of the accusers said. SNIP The case was dismissed because of the statute of limitations. There is no ruling on the merits, said an attorney for Sheldon Stephens, 25, Clashs first accuser. SNIP
  • 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.
  • The KKK Tries to Make A Comeback

    04/15/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15
    As a former Klan leader is charged with killing three in Kansas, the frayed white supremacy group is trying to attract new members. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the number of hate groups in the U.S. has risen from 602 in 2000 to 939 in 2013 The Ku Klux Klan was once a major force in America, with a membership of nearly 4 million that regularly included mayors, chiefs of police and other grandees of segregated regions, especially in the South and Midwest. Its been decades since the Klan held that sort of mainstream sway, but Sundays deadly rampage...
  • Ratings: Season Finale of HBO's 'Girls' Flops

    03/24/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 40 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Mar 2014, 1:55 PM PDT | John Nolte
    Deadline Hollywood puts the best spin they can on the disastrous season finale ratings for HBO's impossibly low-rated series "Girls." Deadline calls the a dismal 670,000 viewers "steady." Yeah, "steady" in the same way the Titanic steadily sank. After three airings Sunday night, "Girls" averaged only a million viewers. If you are looking for a reference point, the season finale of "True Detective" averaged 11 million viewers. Not beholden to ratings, and obviously eager to not the pop the bubble of a small group of elite urban provincials who have spent three years trying to convince themselves "Girls" is not...
  • To Frack or Not to Frack, That is the Question

    03/23/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Five years ago almost no one knew the term Fracking. Today it is one of the hottest topics in America and has become one of our hottest political footballs. The question is whether the fracking process harms underground water. It depends on who you ask. Josh Fox received money from HBO to make a movie called Gasland. The documentary reached great heights as it was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary based on a small theatrical release. Josh Fox, a little known theater director, became a darling of the anti-fracking movement. The highlight of his film was...
  • Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies

    03/21/2014 4:43:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    Fred Phelps -- the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals -- has died, the church said Thursday. The 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to church spokesman Steve Drain.
  • Is It Preposterous to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 8:52:03 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 110 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | March 19th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNNs Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something supernatural happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.
  • New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet

    03/19/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    TIME Mag Online ^ | 03-19-2014 5:35 AM ET | Per Liljas
    A new theory claims that a fire broke out aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the crew was doing what it could to save passengers and themselves As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its twelfth day, conspiracy theories and suggestions of foul play are giving way to the idea that a fire broke out onboard and the crew were simply doing everything they could to save the passengers and themselves. That theory, first floated by Chris Goodfellow, a pilot with 20 years of experience, holds that a fire on board the aircraft caused the pilots to...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasnt solely the product of Genghiss will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • 6 Proposals Denying Service to Gays You Havent Heard About

    02/27/2014 9:54:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/27/2014 | By Katy Steinmetz
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sent cheers rippling through a group of protesters gathered outside the state capitol on Wednesday evening when she vetoed a controversial bill that would have protected business owners who cited their religious views in denying service to gays. Ohio spiked a similar measure on Wednesday. Kansas lawmakers created the same kind of firestorm earlier this month when the House passed a bill allowing private and public employees to refuse to serve same-sex couples (the state Senate later killed that measure). And this could still be just the beginning. These two high-profile legislative debates are just part...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning anti-machete in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to ethnic cleansing. Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • Wives Are Now More Educated than Husbands In the U.S: More women are "marrying down,", academically

    02/14/2014 7:39:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/14/2014 | Belinda Luscombe
    or the first time in 50 years, the educational balance among married couples has tipped towards women. Wives are more likely to be the better educated partner than the other way around. The trend is particularly sharp among newlyweds; in 2012 almost 40% of college educated women were married to a guy without a degree. This is a big reversal from the 30 year trend between 1960 and 1990, when it was the men who were marrying down, educationally speaking. The difference is not yet huge; Pew researchers, using data from the American Community Survey and the Decennial Census, found...
  • CNN Presents: After Jesus The First Christians (CNN hit piece on Jesus)

    12/26/2013 11:08:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.beliefnet.com ^ | December 25, 2013
    If you have a chance, I recommend each of you carve out the evening of Dec 20, from 7-9pm, to watch CNN. The show is called After Jesus: The First Christians, and it is an excellent and stimulating presentation of the first four centuries of the Christian faith. CNN kindly sent me an advanced copy and I have watched it in its entirety. Dec 21, in the morning, I would like to begin a conversation on this blog with those who watched it the evening before. (It will also be replayed Friday Dec 22 at 10pm and 1am; Saturday Dec...
  • Does Phil Robertson get the bible wrong?

    12/21/2013 5:18:59 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/20/2013 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN) The Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" fame has rallied around its patriarch, saying his controversial comments on homosexuality are "grounded in the teachings of the Bible." But Scripture is fiercely contested ground, and some experts say Phil Robertson misinterprets a key Bible verse. A&E, the network that broadcasts the hugely popular "Duck Dynasty" show, suspended Robertson for a now infamous interview with GQ magazine. In the article, Robertson, who became a born-again Christian in the 1970s after a prodigal youth, is asked to define "sin." Here's what Robertson says: Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from...