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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Backlash a Symptom of Economy Says Think Progress Blogger

    08/10/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is it "the economy, stupid" or is it just that the economy makes people stupid? Either way Matt Yglesias, blogger extraordinaire, believes the economy is what's driving conservative furor over the "Ground Zero Mosque." On MSNBC's August 9 broadcast of "Countdown," Yglesias did his best to psychoanalyze people that are upset a mosque is being built in the shadow of Ground Zero, where over 2,600 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. According to Yglesias, whose blog,, is a function the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, opposition to the plan had nothing to do with sensitivities...
  • Bloomberg: I Don’t Care Where Mosque $ Comes From

    08/06/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    The Fox Nation ^ | August 04, 2010 | The Fox Nation
    Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn't know where the planners of the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero will get the money to build -- and he doesn't care. "People say, well, you know, 'Do they have the money? Can they raise the money? Where does it come from?' " the mayor said Friday on his WOR-AM radio show with John Gambling. "I don't know, and government shouldn't -- do you really want every time they pass the basket in your church and you throw a buck in, they run over and say, 'Okay, now, you know, where...
  • Howard Zinn, Left's Favorite Historian Now Proven Member of US Communist Party

    08/02/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Howard Zinn (1922 to 2010) is the left's favorite contemporary historian. As an historian he is a child of the Beardian revolution yet he has for decades been able to straddle that line between legitimate historical observer and anti-American leftist. America's intellectual society, in both the social movement and universities, have looked to him as a paragon of American virtue. He's always been held up as just the right mixture of American leftism coupled with true scholarship. But those of us on the right that have paid attention understand that he is not American in outlook and never was. Until...
  • Why I oppose Arizona immigration law SB1070 and got the ZOT!

    06/20/2010 8:59:50 PM PDT · by Danny H · 188 replies · 1+ views
    I'm a conservative Republican on over 9 out of 10 issues. I'm for almost everything conservatives and Republicans are for. However, SB1070 is a terrible bill. We need McCain's comprehensive immigration reform. The immigrants help many companies which in turn help the US economy. The bill does nothing but make people angry at each other. I also support McCain over Hayworth in the AZ senate race. We can't risk losing that seat to a Democrat if we except to pick up both houses in November.
  • Rep. Stark: I'll sell ladders to illegals at border wall

    07/02/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT · by paltz · 48 replies - Water Cooler ^ | 7/2/10 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat, appears to think security on our borders is not an important issue. The Golden Gate Minutemen posted video of an exchange during a recent town hall meeting on June 26 in Fremont, where the congressman asked a border security advocate in attendance, "Who are you going to kill today?" Mr. Stark continued to heckle and mock the town hall attendees who reacted in disbelief as the congressman disrespected his own constituents. (all emphasis is mine) Mr. Stark made such outrageous statements like: "If you knew anything about our border, you would know that's not the...
  • Sergio "El Shaka" Vega Murdered Hours After Denying Reports of His Death (narcocorrido singer)

    06/28/2010 12:15:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Caroline Black
    Sergio "El Shaka" Vega, a Mexican musician famous for his songs about drug barons, was murdered Saturday night while driving in his red Cadillac to a concert in Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico. Only hours before the attack, the 40-year-old Mexican singer had publicly denied rumors that he had been murdered, reports the BBC. "It's happened to me for years now, someone tells a radio station or a newspaper I've been killed, or suffered an accident," Mr Vega told entertainment website La Oreja according to the BBC. ...the musician was gunned down by unknown men who were following him while...
  • Oliver Stone’s New Documentary: Bromance with Chavez and Castro

    06/24/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 15 replies
    Did you know that deep down inside (when he’s not silencing his opposition, supporting the FARC, sponsoring drug trafficking, and courting Hezbollah and almost every other enemy of the West) Hugo Chavez is a good, admirable man? Yup, he is—according to Leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone. The filmmaker, along with the upcoming release of his “Wall Street” sequel, has a new documentary called “South of the Border” that praises Chavez, Castro, their allies, and highlights other South American leaders. But, apparently the Venezuelan people aren’t as hot on the near-dictator as Stone is: The documentary is bombing in the country. Personally,...
  • United States can be victors if we lose the World Cup (Sportswriter Roots for America to Lose)

    06/15/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies · 1,328+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 15, 2010 | Norman Chad
    I love the World Cup. And I love America — it’s my hometown! But I would not love to see America win the World Cup. Frankly, we don’t need another feather in our already overstuffed cap. And considering soccer is the world’s game — and most of the world is at odds with America at any given moment — I think it might be a nice idea for Uncle Sam, in an effort to promote world harmony, to lie down in South Africa. Now, in all likelihood, the U.S. is not going to be in a position to win...
  • Princess Leia Found Her Darth Vader: It's You and Me

    06/15/2010 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 45 replies · 1,282+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/15/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Well, she's a former alcoholic, drug addict, washed up actor, shock therapy patient (no, really) and one-time princess to the universe, but now Carrie "Princess Leia" Fisher can add one more calumny to her long list of off-kilter, personality deficits: she's a "teabagger" hater. So, she's got that going for her, which is nice. Hawking another one of those prosaic celebrity tell-alls, Fisher spoke to the folks at the entertainment site and when the subject of Obama and the Tea Party movement came up, the one-time heartthrob of nerds everywhere didn't hold back. They are all "racists" she said....
  • 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Down on Obama

    06/07/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/7/2010
    Fairey, , "Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough."
  • M.I.A. on Politics to Rolling Stone: "I Never Said I'm Smart" (know-nothing activism)

    06/02/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 27, 2010 6:13 PM EDT | no byline
    On her Twitter this morning, M.I.A. attacked New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg over a profile (set to appear in print this weekend but available online now) that addresses the artist's politics and upbringing in Sri Lanka. ""CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE," she Tweeted, adding Hirschberg's phone number. "ill b taking calls all day b--ches." In the piece, Hirschberg implies that M.I.A. doesn't understand the complex political web of Sri Lanka and that violent videos like "Born Free," in which red-headed children are assassinated by military police, are "exploitative" and...
  • The Death of the Tea Party Movement

    05/07/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 97 replies · 2,714+ views
    Farewell to the Tea Party. It was fun while it lasted. It certainly got a lot of undue media attention. But it died a premature, yet welcome, death. Ironically, what killed the Tea Party was not opposition from either the Republican or Democratic Party. The Tea Party committed suicide, rendered irrelevant by a succession of current events. The central premise of Tea Party loyalists, after all, was that they were anti-government. You know the drill: All government is bad. Taxes are bad. Government bureaucrats are bad. Then, unfortunately for them, just as they were gaining traction, tea baggers ran into...
  • Che Shirt Reflects Poorly on Culture

    04/29/2010 6:07:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 1,479+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | Marybeth Hicks
    I learned long ago that shopping with teenagers requires me to patronize places I would otherwise avoid. The combination of loud, thumpy music, unreasonably priced clothing with manufactured holes in the knees and overly perky salespeople reminds me it is good to be a grown-up. Recently, however, owing to his incessant habit of rapid growth, my 15-year-old son needed new shoes. Thus, I found myself in the chain store Journeys, where one finds all manner of casual footwear, including styles even a mother can approve. The Journeys store at my mall is well-managed and well-staffed. The salespeople are truly some...
  • Albrecht defends Glover choice in Earth Day speech ( barf )

    04/23/2010 1:46:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 404+ views
    The Herald Journal ^ | April 23, 2010 | Kim Burgess
    Utah State University President Stan Albrecht used an Earth Day speech to comment on actor Danny Glover's controversial selection as May's commencement speaker as well as the global warming debate, saying that both illustrate a lack of "rational and thoughtful discourse." Albrecht began by saying that "ideological discord" in the United States has reached new heights. "Looking at this life in total, it reflects 40 years of actions that are centered in kindness and generosity, acts that are not at all defined by politics but by compassion for people," Albrecht added. "He has also been a political activist, taking on...
  • Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?

    04/20/2010 4:59:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New American ^ | April 20, 2010 | Mary McHugh
    According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year. Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 “likely voters” by phone over April 12 and 13 to gauge the current public attitude...
  • Garth Brooks Awards The President (Commie Photo-op)

    04/19/2010 10:36:52 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies · 1,152+ views
    Country Weekly ^ | 4/17/10 | Staff
    Garth Brooks was in Washington D.C. recently to take part in "Grammys On The Hill," an event that supports intellectual property rights. During an interview with CBS, Garth spilled the news that he presented President Barak Obama with his second Grammy, for Best Spoken Word Album for Audacity of Hope. President Obama won his first Best Spoken Word Grammy in 2006. "We're the same except I don't have the peace prize," Garth joked with CBS reporter Bob Schieffer about his own two Grammys.
  • Nice paydays for Palin since she left office (DOPEY ROEPER IS WEE-WEE'D UP)

    04/15/2010 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 40 replies · 975+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | RICHARD ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Remember when Sarah Palin told us she was quitting as governor of Alaska because she's not a quitter, and she explained what her mission would be in the weeks and months to come? "I'm gonna do some huntin' and some fishin' for sure, but I'm also gonna make me a boatload of dough," Palin said. "What with the book sellin' and the public speakin' and whatnot, I'll be making way more money than any of your losers in the lamestream media!" Oh wait. She didn't say that. What Palin said in part was: "I choose, for my state and my...
  • Obama Not Thrilled That America Is A Superpower

    04/15/2010 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 404+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-15-10 | Wordsmith
    The man who is our president: “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them; and that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure.” -President Obama yesterday at Nuclear Security Summit The man who would have been: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed the leader of the free world Thursday, calling the remark a "direct contradiction to everything America believes in." Read more at
  • AP Headline: 'Crash the Tea Party' organizer is threatened (media found their talking point)

    04/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies · 2,753+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2010 11:25 AM ET | no byline
    ...Beaverton Middle School teacher Jason Levin's group wants to infiltrate the Tea Party to discredit the organization. But since Levin's name has been associated with the "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he has been harassed by people who say they belong to that group. Levin told KATU-TV that his phone has been ringing around the clock and his answering machine is recording threats...
  • Terrorism, American style

    04/13/2010 12:03:29 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies · 718+ views
    York Daily Record/Sunday News ^ | 11 April AD 2010 | M.B. WHISLER
    Terrorism, American style M.B. WHISLER Webster's New World Dictionary describes terrorism as "the act of terrorizing; use of force or threats to demoralize, intimidate, and subjugate, especially such use as a political weapon or policy." What is going on in the land of the free and the land of "In God We Trust"? America is becoming an unsafe country as a result of the combative tea party organizers who are filled with hate, rage and violence. How can we have people organizing to hate others in America? Who are these tea party organizers? Could they be the ill KKK's hiding...
  • Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

    04/12/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 3,309+ views
    Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released Family Given Permission To Review Files First BOSTON (CBS) ― The FBI kept a top secret file on the late Senator Ted Kennedy. There are thousands of pages in it. There could be a lot of material in there that would make tabloid editors salivate. The files are being released after media requests under the Freedom of Information Act, reports CBS station WBZ-TV. The FBI is ready to make 3,000 of those pages public, but before they do, the Kennedy family will see them first. The Globe reports that while the...
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • Matthew Modine: Useful Idiot

    03/31/2010 11:47:46 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 63 replies · 1,192+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 31 | Matthew Modine
    Modine’s boilerplate Hollywood politics aren’t helping to rebuild an emotional connection with most Americans, either. He was recently interviewed on CNN, where he came out with this gem: Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Ladin and say, “listen man, what is it that you’re so angry at me about that you’re willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings.” That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear...
  • ‘Representing’ al-Qaeda

    03/29/2010 8:58:39 AM PDT · by florm15 · 3 replies · 168+ views
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 29, 2010 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    Bravely entering the lion’s den — delivering a speech in praise of left-wing, “pro bono” lawyering to a group of left-wing, pro bono lawyers — Attorney General Eric Holder recently declared that “lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be, treated as what they are: patriots.” Sure they are. After all, Holder explained, they “reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values” — like the value we place on coming to the aid of our enemies in wartime. And let’s not forget the value we place on advocating for the release of those enemies who, as night...
  • An Open Letter to Sean Penn

    03/29/2010 6:00:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 48 replies · 2,198+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2010 | Maria Conchita Alonso
    Editor's Note: The following is an open letter from actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who penned this response to actor Sean Penn's recent remarks on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in which the left-wing actor defended Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Dear Sean, WHY? Even though I have great respect for your artistic talent, I was appalled by a recent television interview where you vigorously showed support for the regime of Hugo Chavez. Therefore, I've decided to set the record straight for you regarding the Chavez regime, supporting my case based not only on my political ideologies, but on proven facts...
  • Friedman: The country needs a Tea Party of the radical center (mushy moderates UNITE!)

    03/25/2010 12:02:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies · 567+ views
    NY Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2010, 12:25AM | THOMAS FRIEDMAN
    President Barack Obama's winning passage of national health care is both exhilarating and sobering. Covering so many uninsured Americans is a historic achievement. But the president had to postpone trips, buy off companies and cut every conceivable side deal to just barely make it happen, without a single Republican vote. If the Democrats now lose seats in the midterm elections, we're headed for even worse gridlock, even though we still have so much more nation-building for America to do — from education to energy to environment to innovation to tax policy. That is why I want my own Tea Party....
  • Shock poll: Why do so many think Obama is a socialist, a Muslim, or even the anti-Christ?

    03/25/2010 8:39:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 2,660+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 25, 2010 | Nicole Hemmer
    A new poll shows that a quarter of Republicans think Obama may be the anti-Christ. Apocalyptic right-wing rhetoric is going mainstream, as Republican lawmakers stoke the flames of epithet-hurlers and conspiracy theorists. Healthcare reform supporters who tuned in to the Glenn Beck Show the morning after Sunday’s vote for a dose of schadenfreude were sorely disappointed. For months Mr. Beck, a conservative radio talk-show host, had bewailed the fate of the nation should the healthcare bill pass into law. He warned it would be “the nail in the coffin of our country.” Yet not 12 hours after the bill’s passage...
  • James Cameron Slams ‘Dangerous’ Glenn Beck (audio)

    03/24/2010 2:20:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 943+ views
    THR ^ | March 24, 2010
    Language Warning - THR: [James] Cameron calls [Glenn] Beck a "f***ing asshole" and says that global warming deniers have "got their head so deeply up their ass I'm not sure they could hear me." And that's just Cameron getting started.
  • Pitts: Jihad Jane illustrates a point (barf alert)

    03/16/2010 10:17:00 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 248+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 15, 2010, 7:37PM | By LEONARD PITTS JR
    Evil is not a color. It has no particular religion nor creed, nor style of dress, nor gender nor geographic home. Evil is an equal opportunity employer. One hopes we learn at least that much from the adventures of Jihad Jane. That, according to federal prosecutors, is the name Colleen LaRose used when she went online to say how “desperate” she was to do something to help Muslims. That desperation allegedly led her deep into the shadowy world of fundamentalist extremism. LaRose, prosecutors say, used the Internet to recruit would-be terrorists. She allegedly sought to kill a Swedish artist who...