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  • Fox Be Damned: Why a Packers Victory Is the People’s Victory

    02/07/2011 9:06:32 PM PST · by dead · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 7, 2011 | Dave Zirin
    The 2011 Super Bowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers—two squads whose monikers speak to their roots as factory teams in the industrial heartland. As these teams prepared to face off in the almighty spectacle that is the Super Bowl, the game’s pre-game show involved a salute to Ronald Reagan on his hundredth birthday. Considering how Reagan gutted the aforementioned industrial heartland, a more appropriate pre-game show would have been an intimate meeting at the fifty-yard line between a Reagan-disguised tackling dummy and fearsome Steeler James Harrison. (The Black Eyed Peas at halftime, however, made me...
  • A Marxist Book in Every Stocking! Top 10 Subversive Themes for Children

    12/06/2010 9:36:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    It started innocently enough, like many encounters with obscenity on the internet. I was just surfin’ away, minding my own business, looking for something I don’t even remember now on Google… when up popped something utterly profane. It was a search result with this intriguing line: Help me build a library of lefty kids books – Do you know any good left wing propoganda for toddlers? (I know, I know. This individual should master English before he hits the “propaganda” too hard… his spelling and punctuation skills leave a bit to be desired.) ANYWAY. Allow me to drag you over...
  • Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed

    12/05/2010 3:40:45 AM PST · by don-o · 123 replies · 1+ views
    U K Telegraph ^ | December 4, 2010 | Roya Nikkhah
    Liam Neeson has caused controversy by suggesting that Aslan, the Christlike character in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books, could represent the prophet Mohammed or Buddha. The actor who voices the lion in the film adaptations of the books has angered some fans of the stories, who claim he is distorting Lewis’s intentions to be “politically correct”. Aslan the lion features in all seven Narnia books, guiding children away from evil and harm and encouraging them to do good. Lewis was clear that the Aslan was based on Christ, and once wrote of the character: “He is an invention giving an imaginary...
  • Mark Ritchie's Communist Party Connection Exposed; Trevor Loudon's Mark Ritchie File 5

    11/30/2010 6:14:49 AM PST · by unspun · 18 replies
    Gulag Bound (New Zeal blog & other venues) ^ | November 30, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Mark Ritchie File 4 hereMinnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is regarded as a "non-party friend" by the Communist Party USA. So highly does the Communist Party regard Mr. Ritchie, that he has been allowed to attend an high level "not to be publicized" Party meeting in Minneapolis. Some of the Communist Party members at this meeting, later supported Ritchie in his Secretary of State election campaigns. One of them, labor leader Mark Froemke, went on to support two of Ritchie's Democratic - Farmer - Labor - Party colleagues - Al Franken and Mark Dayton in their respective election campaigns....
  • Bruce Springsteen: 'The boss' rails against 'very ugly' political climate surrounding Barack Obama

    11/23/2010 5:33:33 PM PST · by Justaham · 128 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 11-23-10 | Andrew Hough
    The American political climate for achieving change is “very, very ugly,” according to Bruce Springsteen, as he launched a staunch defence of Barack Obama. "There's a widespread political consciousness that's perhaps deeper in Europe than it is in the States,” he told the Sunday Times magazine. “The climate [in America] is very, very ugly for getting things done. The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist. “I mean, the most extreme language is put into play to describe the most modest reforms that would move the economy back towards serving a majority of its citizens.” The...
  • Bush on bin Laden tape: ‘It sounded like he was plagiarizing Michael Moore’

    11/09/2010 9:31:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Bush on bin Laden tape: ‘It sounded like he was plagiarizing Michael Moore’ By Alex Pappas--The Daily Caller 12:02 PM 11/09/2010 ADVERTISEMENT Former President George W. Bush in his new book compares the words of terrorist Osama bin Laden to those of liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore. Bush reflects in “Decision Points” that the October surprise of his 2004 presidential campaign against Sen. John Kerry was an Oct. 29 Osama bin Laden tape “mocking my response to 9/11 in the Florida classroom” — something Moore did in one film — as well as warning Americans of another terrorist attack....
  • Abdullah Farooq Makes Senator Kerry "Allahu-Akbar" Twice (Dhimmitude in MA)

    10/27/2010 2:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    New English Review/The Iconoclast ^ | 10/27/2010 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Today, at a groundbreaking ceremony for subsidized housing to be run by Central Boston Elder Services, a non-profit organization funded mainly by state and Federal money, the proceedings were brought to a close by Abdullah Farooq, the louche imam of the louche Boston Mosque, the history of which includes such piquant details as the sale of city land, arranged by a Muslim member of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, at far below market prices, and the subsequent travels -- with city funds, apparently -- of that same BRA member to Saudi Arabia, to raise more money. He delivered a Muslim prayer,...
  • US to Iran: Help us against al-Qaeda

    10/17/2010 7:26:55 AM PDT · by Flavius · 23 replies
    ynet ^ | 10.16.10 | Roee Nahmias
    Unusual request: A senior American official has openly asked for Iranian cooperation in thwarting al-Qaeda terror plots. Daniel Benjamin, the counter-terrorism coordinator at the US State Department, charged that al-Qaeda's headquarters in Pakistan's Waziristan, close to the border with Afghanistan, is involved in plots to strike Europe. In an interview with the London-based Arab-language newspaper al-Hayat, he said that American officials are aware that al-Qaeda activists are passing through Iran.
  • Top ten reasons why liberals are worse than conservatives

    10/16/2010 12:58:57 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    I Came across a liberal article today that was steeped in total and utter ignorance "Top ten Reasons why liberals are better than conservatives." HAH! After two years of Obama and the Democrats, you must be blind not to see the fallacy of this statement. Add to this the trashing of our constitutional rights by Democrats for decades. With this in Mind, I decided to refute it with something of my own. Why Liberals are really WORSE than Conservatives. BTW, this guy claims to be centrist. He certainly is not. 10) Liberals prefer to be sensitive to the issues of...
  • Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain

    10/02/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    CNN / Newsbusters ^ | 2010-10-01
    Meghan McCain apparently thinks there will be a "bloodletting" in the GOP in the next election, because the party has no room for controversial socially liberal figures like her. Appearing on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday, McCain criticized the current state of the Republican Party, which she believes is too conservative and narrow-minded... (snip) When the subject of "RINOs" (Republican-In-Name-Only) surfaced, McCain asserted that conservative icons Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan "would both be called that today." In addition, McCain had dark predictions for the GOP in the "next election," predicting a party purge of sorts. (snip) CNN co-anchor Kiran Chetry...
  • Colbert Testifies in Character to Support Ag Jobs for Illegal Aliens

    09/24/2010 11:25:00 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 54 replies
    Comedian Steve Colbert blustered his way through a four-minute speech about immigration reform in front of a House subcommittee. His message was, "Working on a farm is so hard that Americans don't want to do it, so immigration and labor laws should be reformed to allow illegal crop workers a clean path to citizenship."
  • Sharia as the new red menace? (Barf)

    09/21/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    Boy, I really hate it when American judges try to impose harsh Islamic sharia law. You know, with all those grisly lashings, stonings and beheadings. What's that you say? No such thing is happening, and you wonder where I got such a crazy idea? Why, Newt Gingrich told me. On Saturday, speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit, Gingrich issued a thunderous call for action against an imminent threat that exists only in his fevered imagination -- or, perhaps, in his political machinations. "We should have a federal law that says sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in...
  • "D" is for Dope

    09/18/2010 1:22:21 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 23 replies
    Artorius Castus ^ | 18 September 2010 | Patrick Truax
    Sometime back in the eighties, 1984 I think it was, some genius at the Coca-Cola company thought it would be a good idea to re-brand the number one selling soft drink. Calling it “New Coke”, the disastrous marketing ploy lasted a hair longer than Cher’s marriage to Greg Allman.
  • Margaret Atwood, censor

    09/16/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies
    Ezra Levant ^ | 2010-09-12 | Ezra Levant
    Margaret Atwood is many things. She's a "National Treasure", and recipient of countless subsidies from the Canadian government, but she endorsed the separatist Bloc Quebecois in the last election. She natters on about the environment, but jet-sets like a rock-star. I'm guessing it's not coach class, either. She's a socialist millionaire. And she's the vice-president of International PEN, the writers free speech group, and a censor herself. Here's my story in the Sunday Sun newspapers. Atwood's free-speech flopCanadian author Margaret Atwood is a free-speech activist. She is the vice-president of International PEN, the advocacy group for imprisoned writers. As a...
  • Video of 9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero

    09/11/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 759 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/10
    9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero captured on video.
  • What America Has Lost, It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11

    09/05/2010 12:46:49 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 101 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    by Fareed Zakaria September 04, 2010 Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While it has inspired a few much smaller attacks by local jihadis, it has been unable to execute a single one itself. Today, Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and...
  • Islam's Complex, But Not a Threat (multiple Barf alert required)

    08/31/2010 7:49:00 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 31, 2010 | Winthrop Quigley
    The culture of America is always under siege. Countless new arrivals have transformed American culture over the generations. Muslims from places as diverse as Morocco, Albania and Malaysia will change American culture, too. Whoever follows them will change it again. The idea that a handful of Islamic radicals can destroy a nation of 300 million people protected by the world's largest military is absurd. But questions about the Muslim world and its intentions toward the United States deserve answers, and I don't mean the ignorant rants polluting cyberspace. Fortunately, we have Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun and an...
  • Jimmy Carter arrives back in US with North Korean prisoner

    08/27/2010 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Aug 27, 2010 | Unattributed
    Jimmy Carter, the former US president, has arrived in Boston with an American held for seven months in North Korea. Aijalon Gomes, 31, who had crossed the border illegally on a one-man peace mission, flew from Pyongyang with Mr Carter, who had travelled to the North Korean capital three days earlier to negotiate the release. A plane carrying Mr Gomes and Mr Carter landed on Friday at Logan International Airport. Gomes appeared thin while walking off the plane. He hugged the former president and his mother before family and friends circled him. In a statement released earlier Friday, the family...
  • Caption this photo(enviro kid in N. Korea)

    08/21/2010 1:19:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Joins.com ^ | 08/20/10
    Self-styled environmental activist Jonathan Lee(age:13,) a Korean-American from Mississippi, visits N. Korea and had his picture taken with a N. Korean female soldier.
  • Cheech Marin Slams Arizona Immigration Law, Calls for Legalization of Pot

    08/19/2010 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Mojave · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2010 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Mexican-American actor Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin is slamming the Arizona immigration law as little more than an attempt to hold on to “white culture.” “It’s ridiculous; it’s the last gasp of white culture,” he told Pop Tarts at the Los Angeles launch last week of Disney Pixar's online "World of Cars." “Reactionaries and Congress (are to blame) only because they think that's the way of getting votes. We'll stir up the rabble! If you take the Mexicans out of Arizona, Arizona is going to collapse the next day.” But it’s not only the immigration law with which...