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  • (Exempt) Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

    07/26/2014 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/26/14
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.</p> <p>Obama is denouncing "tax inversions" in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says companies are essentially renouncing their citizenship to avoid paying their fair share.</p>
  • ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist — one of the founders of the Minutemen Project — said he’s reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the “porous areas” between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called “Operation Normandy,” and it’s set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. “If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be,” Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. “However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • If $9 trillion debt was unpatriotic according to Obama, what does $16 trillion mean?

    03/17/2013 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/17/13 | GOPICYMI
    Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace asks Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) if Obama said $9 trillion debt was unpatriotic, then what does $16 trillion debt mean?
  • White House: Republicans are unpatriotic

    02/12/2013 5:38:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 2/12/13 | Joel Gehrke
    How’s this for a State of the Union primer: Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s closest adviser, attributed the gridlock and struggles of the last four years to a lack of patriotism among congressional Republicans. “The president has always reached out, he’s always looked for balanced solutions,” Jarrett said today on Morning Joe. “I think part of our frustration in the first four years is oftentimes seeing Republicans put their short term political interests ahead of what’s in the best interest of the country.” National Journal’s Ron Fournier reported that the White House was “stung by the coverage of the inaugural address”...
  • Since Every Speech Obama Gives Is About Him Let's Call The State Of The Union What It Really Is...

    02/12/2013 4:10:34 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Racial politics is thicher than justice

    07/02/2012 8:56:55 AM PDT · by bramps · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/2/2012 | Star Parker
    To grasp what's really motivating Cleaver, I apply what I call the "A Time to Kill" test.
  • Is the Star Spangled Banner An "Abomination"?

    06/12/2012 3:45:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn’t like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that’s not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but I’m not sure we should be provoked by his outburst against the National Anthem. Bill Press seems to be testing the old philosopher’s question: If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? If you say something on Current TV, does anyone hear it? Press adds: “It is a major crusade of mine to get...
  • If You Are Ashamed To Stand By Your Colors...

    05/29/2012 11:27:20 AM PDT · by evilrooster · 4 replies
    Chris Hayes’ recent discomfort with the word hero reminded me of an anonymous quote from the civil war:If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. How dare he use fallen soldiers as a prop to highlight his anti-war sentiments! If Chris has trouble supporting those who insure his freedom, maybe he should…[fill in the blank].I’m well aware that he recanted his statement (text below). But, but in light of what we’ve seen lately from our media, I find his apology disingenuous at best.On Sunday, in discussing the uses of the word "hero" to...
  • Occupy Portland Protesters Sing F--- the USA

    Once again the Occupy insert city here protesters are engaging in seditious, unpatriotic behavior. This time we take you to Portland, Oregon where a band of protesters sing a punkish sounding song which must be entitled, Fuck the USA. See for yourself (warning strong language):
  • Employee Told To Remove US Flag Pin

    10/14/2011 3:57:32 AM PDT · by atlas_smugged · 48 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 14th October 2011 | Hailey Winslow
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Sean May has been wearing an American flag pin to work every day for the last two years. "In this day, I kind of feel like it has a little bit more of a powerful meaning than just a pin on somebody's jacket, and I wear it with pride because I like where I live and I love this country," May said. The 26-year-old front desk supervisor at Casa Monica Hotel in the heart of downtown St. Augustine was told to take the pin off Thursday because it violates company policy. "I've actually gotten probably more...
  • Flashback: Obama Calls Bush ‘Unpatriotic’ for Adding to National Debt

    08/25/2011 5:03:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2011
    “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents -- number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. It's irresponsible. IT'S UNPATRIOTIC!”
  • Video: Sen. Barack Obama Says It’s ‘Unpatriotic’ To Rack Up $4 Trillion in Debt

    08/24/2011 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    The PJ Tattler ^ | 24th August 2011 | Bryan Preston citing Barack Obama
    “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child,” Obama said on July 3, 2008, at a campaign event in Fargo, N.D. “That’s...
  • Sarah Palin brands Barack and Michelle Obama ‘unpatriotic’ [and racist!]

    11/19/2010 11:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Top News ^ | November 20, 2010 | Raman Iyer
    London: Sarah Palin has branded US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle `unpatriotic' and `racist'. In leaked extracts of her new book, Palin delves into the minefield of racial politics, arguing that Mr Obama is among those who regarded the conservative tea party movement as racially prejudiced and who thinks, "America is a fundamentally unjust and unequal country," reports the Telegraph. To back it up with evidence, she dredged up a quote from a 2008 campaign speech in which Mrs Obama said, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country". Palin went...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Response to the DOJ Lawsuit

    09/02/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 195 replies
    PDF file on Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ^ | September 2, 2010 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 100 West Washington, Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85003 Joe Arpaio Sheriff Phone: 602-876-1801 Fax: 602-251-3877 Switchboard:602-876-1000 www.mcso.org The following is an official statement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio regarding today’s lawsuit filed against his office by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for alleged refusal to turn over documents. It is followed by another statement from his Washington, D.C. attorney, Bob Driscoll. “The Obama administration has filed three lawsuits against Arizona in the last few weeks ... one against a college district, one against the state of Arizona and now one against my office....
  • Questioning the left's patriotism as flag burning continues in San Francisco

    07/08/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT · by paltz · 10 replies
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 7/8/10 | Kerry Picket
    One guaranteed way to set off individuals on the left is to say liberals do not love their country. This is a sure bet that fireworks will be produced from the plain anger that will erupt from them. As a Democratic Senator for New York in 2003, now Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton denounced angrily those who accuse liberals of being unpatriotic saying: "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right...
  • Moonbat Explains Why He Detests the 4th of July, “I Hate Patriotism, It Leads to Fascism”…

    07/05/2010 11:48:21 AM PDT · by Qbert · 44 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/5/2010 | Weasel Zippers
    I’m confused, the left always says we can’t question their patriotism, yet Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, hates America and he’s proud of it. Note: We all know the vast majority of the left feels this way but don’t have the b-lls to admit it publicly… (The Progressive)- It’s July 4th, my least favorite holiday. And I’m not referring to the bugs, or the crowds, or the traffic on the highways. I’m talking about the mindless patriotic bubble bath we’re all supposed to soak in all weekend long. Well, not me. My heart does not beat faster at the...
  • NBC Nightly News Shows American Flag On Floor At WH Obama/Sarkozy Meeting

    03/30/2010 6:41:22 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 106 replies · 5,984+ views
    Vanity | self
    Less than an hour ago, while watching the NBC nitely news covering the French President's visit to our whitehouse, they had a camera angle directly between Obama and Sarkozy to three flags on stands in the distance. The AMERICAN FLAG was hanging down so low it was touching the floor so plainly that one could see the bottom 4 to 6 inches were deflected by the floor in plain sight!!! Did anyone else see or capture this disgusting display of disrespect "as seen on TV"??? I sure hope so and I hope a big huge stink is made about it....
  • Leftist brats: You need a 'timeout'

    10/22/2009 1:17:10 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 667+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 10/22/09 | Erik Rush
    As I recall, during implementation of the previous administration's strategies in the War on Terror, members of the far left bleated their resentment toward those who questioned their patriotism. Given the left's pathetic deportment in response to terrorism, and reckless sympathetic tendencies where terrorists were concerned, they had come under criticism of the more circumspect among us. Still, they claimed that their dovishness, objection to such measures as the Patriot Act and support of sanctuary city statutes didn't make them any less patriotic than anyone else, damn it.
  • Shocker: New Obama appointee has a tax problem

    06/19/2009 6:40:31 AM PDT · by DGodbey · 36 replies · 1,217+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | June 19, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama plans to make sure his administration finds everyone who’s not paying their taxes — and apparently hire them to work in government. The latest appointment to make an emergency call to H&R Block is Capricia Marshall, who worked for Hillary Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns until now. And while tax evader Tim Geithner’s appointment to run Treasury and the IRS still wins the irony competition, Marshall may come a close second:
  • OMG !!! Non-Profit Status For NEWSPAPERS?!?!?

    03/24/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 786+ views
    Brietbart/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/24/09 | Yidwithlid
    Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it does not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on the Senate floor today that would allow newspapers to elect to receive tax-exempt status all they have to do is promise not to endorse any political candidates (but they can report on the campaign):
  • Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes

    02/19/2009 6:02:08 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 87 replies · 6,449+ views
    WTOP ^ | February 15th | Mark Seagraves
    From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President, thousands of federal workers have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes. The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from nearly half a million federal employees. According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers did not voluntarily pay their federal income taxes in 2007. The same is true for 37,752 active duty military and nearly 200,000 retired civilian and military personnel.
  • Sen. Lautenberg Predicts No one 'Will Have the Chance' to Read Final Stimulus Bill Before Vote

    02/13/2009 11:25:48 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 23 replies · 1,680+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | Friday, February 13, 2009 | Ryan Byrnes and Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted on Thursday that none of his Senate colleagues would "have the chance" to read the entire final version of the $790-billion stimulus bill before the bill comes up for a final vote in Congress. “No, I don’t think anyone will have the chance to [read the entire bill],” Lautenberg told CNSNews.com.
  • Predator drones flown from base in Pakistan, U.S. lawmaker says [Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)]

    02/13/2009 5:05:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,410+ views
    Predator drones flown from base in Pakistan, U.S. lawmaker says Sen. Feinstein's surprise disclosure likely to complicate joint campaign against Taliban militants Greg Miller | Washington Bureau 7:06 PM CST, February 12, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States. The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on...
  • Geithner approved (18-5)

    01/22/2009 8:36:38 AM PST · by kellynla · 121 replies · 3,859+ views
    FOX NEWS | 1/22/2009 | staff
    Geithner approved 13-5
  • Convicted Insider Trader George Soros Funding Obama Inaugural, Transition

    12/31/2008 6:48:46 AM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 3 replies · 614+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/31/08 | Publicola
    Radical leftist George Soros has long been dedicated to destroying traditional values in America. The convicted insider trader and major funder of the Center for American Progress, whose president, John Podesta, is a co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, has now personally contributed $50,000 to the Obama Presidential Inaugural Committee, according to Accuracy in Media.
  • Dissent is Patriotic, As Long As You Don’t Try It Against Democrats

    12/22/2008 5:52:03 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 6 replies · 691+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 22, 2008 | Paul Ibrahim
    Any American who has paid even shallow attention to the news this millennium has witnessed top Democrats spending much of the Bush presidency propagating the myth that Republicans have been in the business of labeling anti-war Democrats as “unpatriotic.” Of course, many of these Americans also realize that no such labels were ever actually used by President Bush or other high-level Republicans against the Democrats. (It was, of course, Democratic Senator Bob Graham who labeled Bush’s policies as “anti-patriotic at the core.”) Regardless, due to a relentless propaganda campaign by the left and its friends in the media, the myth...
  • Barack Obama vows to 'change the world'

    10/19/2008 3:35:09 PM PDT · by nobama08 · 32 replies · 767+ views
    Telegraph.uk.co ^ | Toby Harnden | Toby Harnden
    "I want you to believe," said the candidate, clad in an open-necked shirt and barn jacket. "Not so much believe just in me but believe in yourselves. Believe in the future. Believe in the future we can build together. I'm confident together we can't fail." There was a carnival atmosphere among the crowd of some 4,000, who almost drowned Mr Obama out as he reached his crescendo and said: "I promise you. We won't just win New Hampshire. We will win this election and, you and I together, we're going to change the country and change the world."
  • Tempers flare as Ill. Senate candidates face off (Sauerberg questions Durbin's patriotism )

    10/09/2008 10:31:14 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies · 1,627+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | AP Stelth Author
    Tempers flare as Ill. Senate candidates face off October 9, 2008 FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican challenger Steve Sauerberg accused incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of endangering troops in Iraq by criticizing the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, prompting an outraged response from Durbin as the two debated Thursday night.''I don't know where the bottom is anymore in your campaign. Why don't you debate the issues?'' Durbin said. ''Common decency still works.''''It does still work,'' Sauerberg shot back, ''and you should have shown it in your remarks about our troops.'' *snip* Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate,...
  • ACORN Calls Raids 'A Stunt'

    10/09/2008 6:05:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies · 821+ views
    ktnv ^ | Oct 9, 2008
    There is new information on the accusations against ACORN, a group that tries to get low income people to vote. Now, more ACORN offices around the U.S. are under investigation after police raided their Las Vegas office. ACORN representatives will tell you this is all politically motivated, because they register people who would tend to vote for democrats. Election officials say they are also registering lots of people, who do not even exist. Since investigators cleaned out their offices during a Tuesday morning raid, ACORN has been working to clean up its image and saying they were identifying registration fraud...
  • OBAMA TRIED TO STALL GIS' IRAQ WITHDRAWAL [election is over?]

    09/15/2008 2:03:51 AM PDT · by Enchante · 686 replies · 3,605+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09/15/08 | AMIR TAHERI
    WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. "He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview. Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in...
  • American Flag Disappears From Obama Campaign Jet

    07/21/2008 9:41:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 94 replies · 1,115+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 21, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    As part of a month-long aircraft makeover, a painted American flag was removed from the tail of Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign airplane and was replaced with the presidential candidate's trademark "O" symbol. The refurbished 757 was unveiled to members of the news media today, 41 of whom boarded the craft and took off to meet Obama in Amman, Jordan, where the presidential candidate will stop as part of a Middle Eastern and European tour. Obama traveled to the Mideast earlier this week on board a separate airplane. Fox News blogger Bonny Kapp, traveling on Obama's new airplane, reported: "The...
  • CNN reporter talks of pressure to be patriotic

    05/29/2008 4:25:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 96+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/29/8 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    New York (AP) -- CNN correspondent Jessica Yellin said Thursday she was referring to her time spent at MSNBC when she said she felt pressure not to report stories critical of the Bush administration during the time leading up to the Iraq war. Yellin's initial comments, made during a discussion with Anderson Cooper on CNN Wednesday, shifted attention to the news media's performance following release of a critical assessment of the Bush administration by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. He wrote that Bush's strategy for selling the war was less than candid and honest. During her CNN appearance,...
  • Obama's Buddy Bill Ayers Stomping The American Flag (Picture Of Ayers Stomping The US Flag Surfaces

    05/06/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2008 | John Stephenson
    There is a huge blogswarm going on about this photo, from Chicago Magazine, of Obama's unrepentant terrorist associate, Bill Ayers stomping on the American flag. The photo was taken in 2001, the same time Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Ayers. This was also the same time that Ayers donated to Obama's campaign. ... many political bloggers are saying it is long past due for Obama to disown his association with this controversial radical. ... It's worthy of recycling this to further probe into Obama's judgment, the one thing he says he should be measured by.
  • Photo of Ayers Stepping on Flag

    05/05/2008 8:02:25 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 84 replies · 1,424+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/08 | Amanda Carpenter
    A 2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag. The photo was taken to promote Ayers’s book, “Fugitive Days” and published by Chicago Mag for their August 2001 issue. As Obama has gained national prominence as a Democratic presidential contender media figures have questioned his relationship with Ayers. Ayers once hosted a fundraiser for Obama and the two have served together on the board of a philanthropic organization. In a nationally televised debate Obama compared his friendship with Ayers to that of conservative Republican Sen. Tom...
  • Obama: flag always in my heart

    04/28/2008 2:04:33 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 37 replies · 92+ views
    The Swamp ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Mike Dorning
    WILMINGTON, N.C.--Barack Obama defended his commitment to patriotic ideals this afternoon, telling a town hall meeting in North Carolina that "I always have the flag in my heart." Obama has yet to comment directly today on the public re-emergence of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose incendiary sermons have stirred political controversy. Speeches that Wright delivered Sunday to NAACP dinner in Detroit and today at the National Press Club in Washington have brought a new round of media attention to past sermons in which he suggested the U.S. policies were partially to blame for the Sept. 11 attacks...
  • Caption the wastes of flesh at this "World Without War" march (projectile vomit alert)

    03/18/2008 9:28:29 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 54 replies · 811+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 3/18/08 | warlordski
    (First three pics edited by me)
  • But liberals support the troops, right?

    01/09/2008 10:00:34 PM PST · by tralfaz7 · 7 replies · 226+ views
    The First Friday Blog ^ | First Friday Blog
    Liberals always claim they support the troops, and many do, but not all. How, after all, can anyone be taken seriously when they say they supports someone but oppose everything they do? But liberals never come out and say our troops are liars, torturers and whatever else they commonly slander the military for, they always attack straw men. Take the torture charge, for example. They say the Bush Administration tortures just about every Arab they can get their hands on in Iraq, but who is in Iraq? That would be the troops, right? Sure, they may come back and say...
  • Group Says NBC Refuses to Air Ads Thanking Troops Over Holidays

    12/07/2007 10:01:43 AM PST · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 360+ views
    fox news ^ | 12/7/2007 | fox news
    WASHINGTON — NBC has nixed holiday advertisements meant to thank troops for serving overseas in opposition to the inclusion of a non-profit's Web address. The ads, paid for by the non-profit Freedom's Watch, are a simple thank you, the group says, with people shown paying gratitude to members of the military and the final frame showing the group's Web address, www.freedomswatch.org. Click here to see the ads on Freedom's Watch's Web Site. NBC is refusing to air the ads as long as the address is included, according to an e-mail exchange between NBC and the group, which Freedom's Watch provided...
  • Obama Out Of Tune? Video of Obama during the National Anthem

    10/24/2007 1:55:31 PM PDT · by Main Street · 18 replies · 286+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10-23-07 | AbcNews
    This is a video of Obama during the National Anthem, along with, IMO, is the worst rendition of the National Anthem I ever heard in my life! Not surprising that it was a Democrat event.
  • Bruce Under Fire? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'

    10/04/2007 3:36:26 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 111 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET | Matt Drudge
    BRUCE UNDER FIRE? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'; SAYS U.S. COURSE OVER LAST 6 YEARS 'ANTI-AMERICAN' Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET Rocker Bruce Springsteen answers critics who call his anti-war sentiments unpatriotic by saying the real sin against patriotism is saying nothing while your country is being harmed. Springsteen discusses this and other topics, including why he's still writing songs and performing, in an interview with Scott Pelley to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET, 7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. When reminded that his anti-war views, prominent on...
  • Pentagon: AP Story 'Perpetuates Subtle Myth' Minorities Suffer Higher Casualty Rate

    06/29/2007 4:38:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 824+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that it "perpetuates a subtle myth," a senior Pentagon official has responded to an AP story that appeared earlier this week regarding the drop in military enlistment by African-Americans. In comments to this NewsBuster, Bill Carr, the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, said that "the AP left readers with an impression that something sinister was emerging, but one must by unusually cynical to miss the real story." The AP story reported that the number of blacks joining the military "has plunged by more than one-third since the Afghanistan and Iraq wars began. Other job prospects...
  • City Tells Store Owners: Take Down Flags or Face Fine

    05/31/2007 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 41 replies · 1,208+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | May. 30 .2007 | Gerald Owens
    Raleigh — To show his patriotism, Raleigh store manager David Brown flies the American flag, but the city said he and a neighboring business both have too many flags and that there’s a limit on how many you can display. “This store was opened in 1999, and those flags have been up there since 1999,” Brown said. Raleigh code allows for three flags to fly. The Fiddle Stix that Brown manages has seven, so the city said four flags must wave goodbye. Just south on Capital Boulevard, Martin Auto Haus flies 10 flags and has been told to temper its...
  • Man charged for vandalism of recruiting stations

    05/11/2007 7:09:06 AM PDT · by highimpact · 28 replies · 1,704+ views
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that a grand jury issued a two count indictment against 23-year-old Travis Riehl of Spokane. The Indictment charges Travis Riehl with two counts of destruction of government property. Travis Riehl is alleged to have thrown a rock through the window of the United States Army Recruiting Station located on 29th Avenue in Spokane, on October 16, 2005. It cost in excess of $1,000 to repair the damages. Additionally, Travis Riehl is charged with throwing a rock through the window of the Washington Air National Guard office...
  • Muslim Body Muzzles Five Aussie Clerics (Over "Un-Australian Comments")

    03/10/2007 11:13:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Religion and Spirituality ^ | March 9, 2007 | Hal McKenzie
    The Lebanese Muslim Association has banned five Muslim Clerics in Australia from speaking to the media because of their past "un-Australian" edicts. The five clerics includes Australia's leading imam, Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali, who caused a furor last year when he said unveiled women were like uncovered meat asking to be raped.
  • GOP opposition to Bush plan forms (a small band of House Republicans sends WH a "Valentine")

    02/14/2007 3:54:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 565+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq on Wednesday, and President Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision. "I'm going to make it very clear to the members of Congress, starting now, that they need to fund our troops," the president said, looking past this week's debate toward congressional action next month on his request for nearly $100 billion for the military. Bush spoke at a White House news conference timed — coincidentally or not — for the hour that Republican critics...
  • Students support soldier’s protest (Barf Alert from the Moscow on Mendota)

    02/06/2007 9:08:46 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 2/6/2007 | Nick Penzenstadler
    With a banner waving high over University Avenue, a group of University of Wisconsin students showed their support Monday morning for a U.S. military officer facing court martial after refusing to fight in Iraq. The Associated Press reported Monday that Lt. Ehren Watada from Honolulu faces “charges of conduct unbecoming of an officer” after calling the U.S. occupation of Iraq an “illegal war.” Watada faces up to four years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. “It was encouraging to see so many people beeping [their car horns] in support of the war resisters,” said Chris Dols, a Campus Antiwar Network...
  • The Peril of Newspaper Blogs...(Useful Idiot Alert)

    02/01/2007 6:11:57 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies · 1,094+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 1, 2007 | John Hinderaker
    ...is that a reporter might say what he actually thinks before an editor catches up with him and makes him stop. A case in point: William Arkin writes on "national and homeland security" for the Washington Post. Yesterday morning, in his blog titled (Early Warning) on the Post's website, Arkin wrote a post that has to be read to be believed. Titled "The Troops Also Need to Support the American People," the post comments on an NBC program in which soldiers expressed dismay at the lack of support for their mission manifested by some people back home. Arkin appears to...
  • CBS's Bob Schieffer, Recalling Vietnam,Touts 'Hundreds of Thousands of Anti-War Protesters'

    01/29/2007 8:57:14 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies · 1,667+ views
    News Busters ^ | January 27, 2007 | Brent Baker
    (Truth Alert) Though all other major news outlets, including his own network's Saturday evening newscast, pegged the number of people who attended Saturday's anti-Iraq war protest rally in Washington, DC as in the “tens of thousands,” CBS's Bob Schieffer led Sunday's Face the Nation by endorsing the exaggerated attendance claims of self-interested organizers as he reminisced about the good old days of Vietnam protests. “Yesterday in Washington,” he recalled, “was like a day from yesteryear -- the war that to many seems long ago and far away: the war in Vietnam. Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people descended on the...
  • ( San Fran Mayor ) Newsom Responds To Choir Assault Case

    01/11/2007 7:47:33 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 9,479+ views
    ABC7 - KGO - ^ | Jan. 11 | Dan Noyes
    new insight into how San Francisco police handled the investigation into a New Year's attack on a Yale University choir. Many are saying it was mishandled. Now the story is getting coverage around the country and the world. We're doing a running tally -- it's been 10 days and 17 hours since police responded to the attack on the Yale students, and they still haven't interviewed the victims. This case is getting city officials the kind of attention they do not want, around the world. Since the I-Team broke the story of the New Year's attack on the Yale singing...
  • Bush: Dems not unpatriotic, just wrong on Iraq

    11/03/2006 8:56:44 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 45 replies · 725+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/03/2006 | CNN
    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (AP) -- President Bush, working a southwest Missouri campaign crowd like a yell leader, blasted Democrats on Friday, saying they have no plan to keep Americans safe from terrorists.Bush said Democrats calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq aren't unpatriotic, just wrong. He said Democrats who voted against legislation to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists, the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program and the Patriot Act don't understand the stakes in the war on terror."If they say they want to win the war on terror, but call for America to pull out of what al Qaeda says is the...