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  • Detroit Detective Demoted After Calling BLM Protesters 'Terrorists'

    07/11/2016 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tim Stelloh
    A Detroit detective was demoted Monday after calling "Black Lives Matter" activists "terrorists" and "racists" in a viral Facebook post. During a news conference, police chief James Craig said the detective, Nathan Weekley, who is white, had been "downgraded" to the rank of a regular officer while the department conducted an internal investigation. "We have worked so hard, and continue to work, in making sure we have great relationship with everyone here in Detroit," Craig said, adding that such comments "have a tendency to undermine" those relationships.
  • The Collected Truth Bombs of Donald J. Trump

    01/28/2016 9:11:40 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 30 replies ^ | January 26, 2016 1:10 p.m. | Eric Levitz
    Trump has dropped many such payloads through the first seven months of his campaign....And so, to make life a little easier for the attack dogs of the GOP Establishment, we've assembled the Collected Truth Bombs of Donald J. Trump. Climb into your bunker and hear them roar! *George W. Bush did not keep us safe. *The world would be safer if Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadhafi were still in power. *If we topple Bashar al-Assad, he could be replaced by something worse. *NAFTA hurt blue-collar workers. *Hedge-fund managers can afford to pay more taxes. *Bill Kristol is terrible at predicting...
  • Lindsay Lohan loses defamation fight with Fox News

    09/19/2015 4:14:42 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 31 replies
    KUTV ^ | 9/18/2015 | Wenn
    Lindsay Lohan has lost her fight against Fox News Channel executives over remarks a network guest made on air about her drug use. The actress and her mother Dina filed a defamation lawsuit against the company earlier this year (15), claiming they were hurt and upset by comments made by a guest on newsman Sean Hannity's show in February 2014, suggesting they took cocaine together. Now, a judge in the case has shut the Lohans down, stating, "Truth is a defense," and insisting the comments weren't made maliciously, according to The lawmaker also dismissed Dina's separate lawsuit, in which...
  • Bloomberg's John Heilemann Calls Jeb the 'Low-T' Candidate

    08/24/2015 2:43:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Old enough to remember when the liberal media tried to pin the "wimp" label on George H.W. Bush, the guy who lied about his age to get into WWII and was still jumping out of planes decades later? John Heilemann of Bloomberg TV has taken things a vulgar step further with another member of the Bush family. On his With All Due Respect show today, Heilemann called Jeb the "low-T" candidate. A laughing Josh Green, subbing for Mark Halperin, suggested that "there are pills for that but Jeb is not taking them." View the video here.
  • Hillary: I’m ‘Offended Personally’ by Huckabee’s ‘Inflammatory’ Iran Comments

    07/27/2015 11:56:30 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while campaigning in in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven,” Hillary said, “Comments like these are offensive and they have no place in our political dialogue. I am disappointed and I’m really offended personally. I know Governor Huckabee. I have a cordial relationship with him. He served as the Governor of Arkansas. But I find this kind of inflammatory rhetoric totally unacceptable.”
  • Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

    07/04/2015 1:21:59 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state. "I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush said. "No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make...
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion

    09/30/2014 6:55:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/29/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    The word “holocaust” is defined as the destruction or slaughter of people on a mass scale. Some pro-life people think its fair to say that the killing of over 57 million people through abortion fits the definition.However, when Jessa Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting, linked the Jewish Holocaust with abortion on an Instragram Post, (see below right) some responded and said her statement was offensive.Jessa wrote: “I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed...
  • GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

    05/19/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Samantha Lachman
    A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democrats. At a candidate forum on Saturday, rancher Gary Kiehne said, "If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people," The Arizona Daily Star reported. "So I don't think you have a problem with the Republicans," Kiehne added, according to the paper.
  • About that NBC/WSJ Poll that Killed Republicans on the Shutdown… (Gov. workers, Dems oversampled)

    10/11/2013 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Qbert · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown: Tampa @S1CT @texasbryanp In today's NBC/WSJ poll, 1 in 5 respondents work for govt.  Only 8% of pop works for govt.  See last page. 8:12 - 10 Oct 2013 It’s true. Here is the complete poll with the sample, the questions, etc. On the very last page we get the breakdown of where the 800 respondents work. The wording of the question is broad enough to sweep in spouses of government workers and other situations in which the respondent...
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • Clintons mad as Hill over Huma tactic

    07/29/2013 12:35:35 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 45 replies
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades — and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness — to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga, The Post has learned. “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat. Weiner and his campaign aides have explicitly referred to the Clintons as they privately seek to convince skeptical...

    08/28/2012 4:51:33 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 39 replies
    BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I...
  • Obama campaign adviser says Santorum crossed line

    02/19/2012 10:36:09 AM PST · by SmithL · 75 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/19/12
    An adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum went "well over the line" when he questioned Obama's Christian values. Robert Gibbs tells ABC's "This Week" that it's time "to get rid of this mindset in our politics that, if we disagree, we have to question character and faith."
  • Publisher stands behind 'The Rogue' book on Palin

    09/27/2011 4:46:27 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 70 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 27, 2011 1:48 PM (ET) | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Crown Publishers spokesman Stuart Applebaum says the company is confident the reporting in Joe McGinniss' book is "solid, reliable, and well-substantiated." Applebaum says Crown stands behind McGinniss and the book, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin."
  • Obama Lackey Compares Radical Cop-Killer Promoting Poet ‘Common’ to the ‘Pedophile Enabling’ Pope

    05/10/2011 9:53:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    This is a perfect example of what the left thinks of the Catholic Church. In their eyes the church is an evil entity that abuses and molests children. And, now they’re smearing the pope as the molester in chief. Obama lackey, Huffington Post contributor and author Keli Goff compared cop-killer promoting poet Common, a member of Barack Obama’s former radical church, to the "child molester enabling" Pope Benedict. What an outrageous statement.
  • Rasmussen : Obama 49%, Trump 34%

    04/18/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 18, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    President Obama leads Donald Trump by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 match-up, but the president is unable to top the 50% level of support even against an opponent some are deriding as a joke. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that the president earns support from 49% of Likely Voters nationwide, while Trump attracts the vote from 34%. Given that choice, 12% would vote for some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 65% of Republican voters would vote for Trump over Obama. Among voters not affiliated...
  • Mexicans furious after being branded "lazy, feckless and flatulent" on UK's Top Gear

    02/02/2011 12:41:34 PM PST · by epithermal · 39 replies,au ^ | February 02, 2011 | NewsCore
    TOP GEAR is under fire today for comments its hosts made about Mexico, labeling Mexicans as "lazy, feckless and flatulent" and condemning the country's cuisine as "refried sick." On Sunday night's episode of the BBC's top-rating motoring show, presenter Richard Hammond described the similarities between Mexican cars and Mexican people, saying both were "lazy, feckless, flatulent, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."
  • White House Tries to Discredit FORBES Over Obama Cover Story

    09/24/2010 8:48:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 23, 2010 | Human Events
    Human Events has learned that the White House raked Forbes magazine’s White House bureau chief over the coals yesterday for a story Forbes ran by respected conservative and New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza. Sources tell us the White House attempted to get the nation’s #1 business magazine to back away from its cover story titled, “How Obama Thinks.” The Forbes article is derived from D’Souza’s upcoming book The Roots of Obama’s Rage (Regnery, a sister company to Even though the book won’t be in stores until next week, left-leaning media and politicos have already joined forces in...
  • WaPo: Jobs report puts a damper on Obama's effort to keep the message positive (BARF!)

    08/06/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2010 | Scott Wilson
    President Obama spent much of the week harvesting bits of good news from some of his short- and longer-term initiatives. In Chicago, he showcased the revived U.S. auto industry that he bailed out last year. And here in Washington his senior advisers highlighted a federal report showing that most of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is gone, suggesting a less-grave scenario than had been predicted. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called that "good news" and said the federal response to the spill had played an important part in containing the potential damage. Obama even dropped in on...
  • Coburn Forces Reading of 767-Page Single Payer Amendment

    12/16/2009 10:10:26 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 309 replies · 18,511+ views ^ | 12.16.09 | By Philip Klein
    Sen. Tom Coburn has just demanded that the Senate clerk read the single-payer amendment offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders -- and it's 767 pages. Typically, Senators offering amendments will ask for unanimous consent to avoid reading the entire meausure, but all it takes is one Senator to object to demand its reading, and Coburn objected to Sanders attempt to dispense with the reading of the amendment. To give you a sense of how this could delay things, it took the Senate clerk 18 minutes to get through the first 6 pages of the amendment, which were the table of contents....
  • MoveOn Email: "Calling on CNN to Hold Lou Dobbs Accountable"

    10/24/2009 12:41:39 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 18 replies · 838+ views
    my email | 10/24/09
    Dear MoveOn member, We're writing today because you recently signed a petition calling on CNN to hold Lou Dobbs accountable for his role in promoting the ridiculous "Birther" conspiracy theory about President Obama's birth certificate. Right now, the pressure on CNN is rising, and we need your help to make sure CNN answers for its Dobbs problem once and for all. During the past month, our friends at have been running an amazing campaign called "BastaDobbs." They've been calling on CNN to cut ties with Dobbs for his long history of spreading myths about immigrants and Latinos, and his...
  • Limbaugh doesn't get it: Idiots damage NFL product

    10/14/2009 8:50:05 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 62 replies · 2,166+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10/14/2009 | Jeff Schultz
    Rush Limbaugh will not be an NFL owner and it’s not because, to borrow the title of Al Franken’s book, “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.” OK. It’s a little bit of that. If Limbaugh and all of his “ditto heads” out there want to blame the liberal, bed-wetting, panty-waste, fruitcake media with the left-wing agenda — and THAT’S why this country’s going to hell in a hand-basket, mister! — for him being rejected by the NFL, well, they’re missing the point. The NFL has a product. The NFL has the most sought-after product in professional sports. The NFL...
  • Talk Radio Campaign Frightening Seniors

    08/01/2009 7:58:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 58 replies · 1,985+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2009 | Ceci Connolly
    A campaign on conservative talk radio, fueled by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills, has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life "rationing" and even "euthanasia." The controversy stems from a proposal to pay physicians who counsel elderly or terminally ill patients about what medical interventions they would prefer near the end of life...But on right-leaning radio programs, religious e-mail lists and Internet blogs, the proposal has been described as "guiding you in how to die," "an ORDER from the Government to end your life," promoting "death care" and,...
  • GOP, RNC to rebrand Democrats as 'Socialists' [ “Democrat Socialist Party.” ......]

    05/13/2009 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies · 3,581+ views
    GOP to rebrand Dems as 'socialists' By: Roger Simon May 13, 2009 04:32 AM EST A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” When I asked if such a resolution would force RNC Chairman Michael Steele to use that label when talking about Democrats in all his speeches and press releases, the RNC member replied: “Who cares?” Which pretty much sums up the attitude some members of the RNC have toward their chairman these...
  • Tina Brown Slams Dick Cheney's 'Crazy Jihad,' 'Hate-fest'

    05/12/2009 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies · 830+ views ^ | 5-12-09 | Scott Whitlock
    Former New Yorker editor Tina Brown appeared on Tuesday's "Morning Joe" to rail against the "crazy jihad" and "one-man...hate-fest" of Dick Cheney. Brown, who is now the editor of the Daily Beast website, trashed the former Vice President for constantly appearing on cable news programs to attack the current administration and for claiming that Barack Obama is making America less safe. After asserting that Cheney is about as popular as Pakistan's President, Brown sneered, "In some ways, I kind of admire this kind of crazy jihad, this one man, kind of, hate-fest that he runs on cable shows. I mean,...
  • Change We Can Believe in? (Scary Barf Alert)

    03/02/2009 11:54:44 AM PST · by LoneStarC · 11 replies · 701+ views
    Communist Party USA ^ | 11/12/08 | National committee,Communist Party of the USA
    A Chance to Make Change Millions of people have responded to the Obama campaign’s request for input on what the priorities of the new administration should be. Labor, the women’s movement, and other people’s organizations are already making proposals that include the following: -- A stimulus package of a half trillion dollars or more, to create millions of jobs, including a public works program. -- Emergency help for the jobless and the victims of the sub prime mortgage crisis. -- Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, so more workers can have unions. -- A concrete timetable for pulling out...
  • Cheney Attacks!

    02/13/2009 9:43:39 AM PST · by dbz77 · 24 replies · 1,315+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 12, 2009 | Cliff May
    The headline on CNN was "Cheney Attacks!" Correspondent Tom Foreman commented that "even in the bare- knuckle world of Washington these days, this was a remarkably sharp attack by the former vice president just weeks into President Obama's term." And how had the former vice president expressed his fabled bellicosity this time? In an interview with, he warned that there is a "high probability" that, in the years ahead, terrorists will attempt to use a nuclear or biological weapon to mass-murder Americans. Cheney said he was concerned that the Obama administration may discard some of the policies that have...
  • Bill O'Reilly hates us and the feeling is mutual

    11/19/2008 12:36:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 57 replies · 2,495+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 11/19/8 | Heather Knight
    San Franciscans famously fought back against Bill O'Reilly - the conservative Fox news anchor who really, really hates our city - when he said back in 2005 that the U.S. military shouldn't defend San Francisco in case of a terrorist attack. "You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead," he said. Everybody from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Supervisor Chris Daly railed at O'Reilly, calling his comments outrageous. Not content to leave well enough alone, O'Reilly has now sent an underling to the city to make a documentary to show where, supposedly, the politics of President-elect Barack Obama...
  • Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

    10/07/2008 9:02:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 28 replies · 793+ views
    Banner of Truth ^ | John M. Brentnall
    Introduction Teresa of Avila calls for our consideration on several counts: Her writings are increasingly popular amongst unconverted but professing Protestants who find her 'mystical spirituality' attractive in their own 'pursuit of God.' We are thus alerted to a dangerous 'enemy within the gates.' She is revered by Romanists as 'a quintessential Catholic', 'a revolutionary mystic', 'a saint and doctor of the Church', and a co-patron of Spain. This gives us an inkling of the influence she wields over Roman Catholic hearts. Her works, 'long seen as merely devotional treatises . . . are now being mined more seriously for...
  • Fox's Beltway Boys say Obama's got it in the bag

    10/11/2008 3:20:19 PM PDT · by dascallie · 112 replies · 3,400+ views
    They just said it is a foregone conclusion that Obama's win ( my paraphrase). Good lord. Thanks guys. They say it would take a 3000 point rise in the stock market to save McCain now. The dems special interest agenda caused this debacle and the GOP takes the fall. Is there no justice? But WHY never any mention of the stinkin' muck and company Obama keeps?
  • Obama Campaign Threatens Jihad Against TV Stations That Air Weathermen Ad

    08/25/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 172 replies · 2,315+ views
    Monday, August 25, 2008 | Kristinn
    The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee in waiting Barack Obama is threatening TV stations that dare to run a controversial ad that questions Obama's friendship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.Politico quotes an Obama aide as saying this afternoon, "The Obama campaign plans to punish the stations that air the ad financially, organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."Politico has posted copies of letters the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the group that is...
  • Heckler’s veto: Circuit court rules in favor of displaying abortion photos

    07/21/2008 5:16:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 30 replies · 106+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 26, 2008 | Lynn Vincent
    In a ruling that surprised some observers, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the right of a pro-life group to display photos showing the bodies of babies dismembered during abortions. The conservative Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., had brought suit on behalf of the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR), a California pro-life group. The case involved police detention for 75 minutes of two CBR pro-life activists who in March circled Rancho Palos Verdes Middle School in Los Angeles, driving a large truck displaying on three sides photos of aborted babies. School...
  • President Bush Blasts Appeasers; Messiah Campaign Goes Ballistic

    05/15/2008 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 96+ views ^ | 5/15/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The big news today is that George Bush is over in Israel, and in a speech at the Knesset he made some comments about how talking to tyrants is not the way to defeat them. Magic words are not going to convince your enemies to all of a sudden realize they are wrong. He said this is appeasement. The Obama campaign is erupting. They all think it's about them. Puff Daschle went, for him, what is ballistic on Fox today on the phone. I think the Puffster was actually spitting and might have shorted out his phone. Then they...
  • Was It Shameful for “Expelled” to Connect Darwinism and Nazi Atrocities?

    05/05/2008 6:07:42 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 262 replies · 166+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | Richard Weikart
    Many critics of Ben Stein’s new film, “Expelled,” have expressed distaste—and some have gone absolutely apoplectic—over his linking of Darwinism with Nazism. In an MSNBC article bioethicist Arthur Caplan called the film immoral and even ridiculously calls Stein a Holocaust denier, because of his audacity to link Darwinism with Nazi atrocities. Scientific American calls this aspect of the film shameful.
  • Bush urges end to Israeli occupation

    01/10/2008 1:44:39 PM PST · by Wiz · 163 replies · 137+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 2008 Jan 11 | Jeffrey Heller and Matt Spetalnick
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, hardening his tone towards Israel on Thursday, urged an end to "the occupation" of the West Bank and pushed for a peace treaty to be signed within a year to create a Palestinian state. ADVERTISEMENT The United States rarely uses the politically charged word "occupation" to describe Israel's hold on lands captured in a 1967 war. It is a term Palestinians seeking a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip employ frequently to describe their plight. "The establishment of the state of Palestine is long overdue. The Palestinian people deserve it,"...
  • As prime minister, Benazir Bhutto did little

    12/30/2007 8:12:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 78+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 30 2007 | Jemima Khan
    As in Yeats's Easter 1916, death changes our view of certain people utterly. It's a tricky thing to broach the martyrdom and apotheosis of someone you didn't like and have publicly criticised. The news reports after Benazir Bhutto's death repeatedly featured footage of her uttering the fateful words, "Don't worry, God willing, I will be safe. I will be safe." I'd seen that same interview earlier and at the time I commented scornfully on the platitudes carefully chosen to appeal to her Western audience, the peculiar nasal delivery, the disingenuousness. What I saw after her murder was only vulnerability, the...
  • Mark Steyn Attacked

    11/29/2007 5:47:46 PM PST · by impimp1 · 48 replies · 164+ views
    The Canadian Islamic Congress has launched human rights complaints against Macleans Magazine and its editor-in-chief, Kenneth Whyte, for publishing a flagrantly Islamophobic article, "The Future Belongs to Islam", in its Oct 23, 2006 issue. This article continues to be published on the Macleans website The future belongs to Islam | - Canada - Features The complaints have been submitted to the British Columbia, Ontario, and Federal Human Rights Commissions on the grounds that the article subjects Canadian Muslims to hatred and contempt. The complaints have been accepted by the British Columbia and the Federal Commissions; hearings have been...
  • Mike Huckabee Under Fire for Referring to Abortion Deaths as "Holocaust"

    10/31/2007 4:02:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 105 replies · 310+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/31/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is under fire from Jewish groups after a speech he gave at a pro-life event the weekend before last. In the address to the Family Research Council, the former Arkansas governor referred to the deaths of 45-50 million unborn children from abortion as a holocaust. In the speech, he linked the issues of abortion and illegal immigration -- saying the destruction of tens of millions of unborn children has left the U.S. with a worker shortage. “Sometimes we talk about why we’re importing so many people in our work force,” Huckabee...
  • Ron Paul: Highways claim more than 9/11 killed

    09/23/2007 10:47:55 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 402 replies · 491+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/22/07 | Rick Pearson
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul contends that the federal government has overreacted by limiting personal freedom in the wake of terrorist attacks six years ago, noting more people die on U.S. highways in less than a month’s time compared to the number who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. “We have been told that we have to give up our freedoms in order to be safe because terrorism is such a horrible event,” Paul said today to more than 1,000 supporters who attended a rally at a downtown Chicago hotel ballroom. “A lot fewer lives died on 9/11 than...
  • Pentagon Aide Says Clinton Helps Enemy

    07/20/2007 1:59:07 AM PDT · by indcons · 25 replies · 1,513+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (AP) A Pentagon official has told Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton that questions she has raised about how the United States would withdraw from Iraq feed enemy propaganda. The stinging wording of the message, from Under Secretary of Defense Eric S. Edelman, was unusual, particularly because it was directed at a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr. Edelman’s July 16 message, in response to questions Mrs. Clinton raised in May, was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. “Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq,” he wrote, “reinforces enemy propaganda that the...
  • Serb Jailed Over Ethnic Cleansing

    06/12/2007 3:45:19 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies · 510+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday June 12, 2007 | AP
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted a wartime leader of Croatia's rebel Serbs of murder, torture and persecution Tuesday and sentenced him to 35 years in prison for a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign of non-Serbs in Croatia. Judges said Milan Martic, 52, was responsible for hundreds of murders from 1991 when Serbs in the Krajina region of northeastern Croatia rebelled and set up a breakaway ministate until 1995 when Croatian forces recaptured the area. He also was convicted of ordering two days of indiscriminate cluster bomb shelling of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, in May 1995...
  • Listen To Baird: This Wolf May Be Real [The True Cost of Kyoto]

    04/25/2007 12:06:44 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies · 834+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, April 21, 2007 | Andrew Coyne
    Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson accused [Environment Minister John] Baird of scare tactics. "The sky is falling-- we've seen this before," Dawson said. "Every time we talk about changes that protect the environment we have people telling us they will destroy the economy." He said similar warnings were issued about the program to curb acid rain, yet it was implemented without difficulty. The story of "the boy who cried wolf " ends, if memory serves, with the wolf devouring the boy. Moral: It's not crying "wolf" if there really is a wolf. It's a time-honoured rhetorical technique, all the same --...
  • 'Cute' e-mail lands state Rep. in hot water

    04/13/2007 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Cagey · 86 replies · 2,190+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 4-13-2007 | STEVE BOUSQUET and ALEX LEARY
    TALLAHASSEE -- State Rep. Don Brown thought he was being "cute." His fellow Republicans in the Florida House had another word for it: racist. Brown, a DeFuniak Springs Republican, apologized Thursday for sending an e-mail to his colleagues that noted the April 17 federal income tax deadline. "Don't forget to pay your taxes -- 12-million illegal aliens are depending on you!" Brown wrote in a message to his colleagues on a state-issued email account. What Brown meant as a joke wasn't interpreted that way. The strongest criticism came from his fellow Republicans -- Hispanics with large immigrant constituencies in South...
  • Howard Dean Demands GOP Candidates Denounce Ann Coulter for Referring to John Edwards as a 'Faggot'

    03/02/2007 9:18:12 PM PST · by stm · 325 replies · 7,013+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2007
    Democratic Party boss Howard Dean demanded that Republican presidential candidates denounce conservative columnist Ann Coulter after she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a ‘faggot’ during a speech Friday at a national conservative gathering.
  • Parties Mocking Blacks Spark Outrage

    01/31/2007 3:44:10 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 45 replies · 1,200+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/31/07 | BRUCE SMITH
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- White students at Tarleton State University in Texas hold a party in which they dress in gang gear and drink malt liquor from paper bags. A white Clemson University student attends a bash in blackface over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. A fraternity at Johns Hopkins University invites partygoers to wear "bling bling" grills, or shiny metal caps on their teeth. From Connecticut to Colorado, "gangsta" theme parties thrown by whites are drawing the ire of college officials and heated complaints from black and white students who say the antics conjure the worst racial stereotypes....
  • Beliefwatch: Challenging the Existence of God

    01/27/2007 9:56:59 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 65 replies · 1,536+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jerry Adler
    'Hi my name is Lindy and I deny the existence of the Holy Spirit and you should too.' With that five-second submission to YouTube, a 24-year-old who uses the name "menotsimple" has either condemned herself to an eternity of punishment in the afterlife or struck a courageous blow against superstition. She's one of more than 400 mostly young people who have joined a campaign by the Web site to stake their souls against the existence of God. That, of course, is the ultimate no-win wager, as the 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal calculated—it can't be settled until you're dead,...
  • More Insults About the 'North American Conspiracy'

    01/05/2007 10:48:25 AM PST · by jmc813 · 332 replies · 3,335+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1-5-2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Conservative blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News has now decided to join Michael Medved in a new ad hominem attack by using a disparaging adjective to call me a name (“kooky”) and placing me No. 3 in the list of the 20 “people on the right” he finds most annoying. Hawkins places me between No. 2 Mark Foley, whom Hawkins characterizes as a “page-molesting pervert,” and No. 4 Duke Cunningham, the congressman Hawkins notes is “going to jail for 8 years after taking a bribe.” I am honored to be included on any list John Hawkins wishes to create....
  • Active-duty military less sure of success in Iraq, poll finds

    01/03/2007 3:17:46 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 10 replies · 561+ views
    Indy Star ^ | January 3, 2007 | Robert Hodierne
    WASHINGTON -- The American military, once a staunch supporter of President Bush and the Iraq war, has grown increasingly pessimistic about chances for victory. For the first time, more troops disapprove of the president's handling of the war than approve of it, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll. In 2004, 83 percent of poll respondents thought success in Iraq was likely. That number has shrunk to 50 percent. Only 35 percent of the military members polled this year said they approve of how Bush is handling the war, and 42 percent said they disapprove. Just as telling, in 2006's...
  • Was the Baker Commission bought off by the Saudis?

    12/07/2006 7:57:27 PM PST · by Exton1 · 36 replies · 1,322+ views
    Law offices of Baker Botts ^ | Law offices of Baker Botts
    Was the Baker Commission bought off by the Saudis? Here is a link to the Law offices of Baker Botts. Notice that they have offices in two Arab countries. “Lawyers in the Riyadh office have served in community positions throughout Riyadh and Saudi Arabia as a whole. For example, since 1996 we have had lawyers acting as general counsel for the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Saudi Arabia country coordinator for the American Bar Association's Section on International Law and Practice. In addition, the perspective and experience of James A. Baker III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State...