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  • Van Susteren Confronts Democratic Candidate Declaring 'War' on Fox News

    04/10/2014 6:23:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/14 | Fox News Insider
    A Democratic congressional candidate who has promised "war" on Fox News, the Tea Party, the NRA and "other trash" went 'On the Record' with Greta Van Susteren tonight to explain his threat. "Why do you hate me?" Greta Van Susteren asked Virginia candidate Mike Dickinson. Dickinson is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "I have a problem with all of Fox News," Dickinson replied. "Well, but no, what about me? I'm Fox News, I'm 'trash,' apparently, so what's wrong with me?" Van Susteren pressed.
  • Lawmaker: George Washington could not tell ‘lie’ that ObamaCare is ‘affordable’

    04/05/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued Thursday that the higher insurance premiums being created by ObamaCare would make it impossible for George Washington — known in part for the apocryphal saying he could not tell a lie — to call ObamaCare the "affordable" care act. "Calling the Affordable Care Act the Affordable Care Act is not true," King said on the House floor. "George Washington could not utter these words.
  • 13 Ejected after Van Crashes Near Worthington, Minn.

    10/24/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/24/13 | Jennie Olson
    Thirteen people were ejected from a van that crashed near Worthington, Minn., early Thursday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The accident reportedly happened on westbound Interstate 90 after icy roads caused the vehicle to crash and roll, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Altayeb Arbab-Azzein of Sioux Falls
  • Loyola Students: Professor Required Us to Attend Van Jones Lecture

    01/29/2013 9:14:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/29/13 | Rebel Pundit
    An event this past Wednesday at Loyola University Chicago featuring former Obama administration official Van Jones strayed far from the marketed title of “2013 MLK Celebration,” instead encouraging students to embrace a “new patriotism” and the “ugly-unequal founding” of America. Several students reported that they were compelled by their “environmental sustainability” professor to attend the radical lecture—students who up until that evening told me they had no prior familiarity with Van Jones. One student interviewed said approximately thirty students attended this class.
  • Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]

    01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers. --SNIP-- News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Towering Figure' on Foreign Policy

    10/21/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/21/12 | Eliana Johnson
    Democrats have accused the GOP ticket of politicizing the Benghazi attacks. Now, 9/11 Truther Van Jones has figured out why Romney and Ryan are doing so. ”President Obama is a towering figure on foreign policy,” he told panelists this morning on ABC’s This Week, “you’ve got somebody with a Nobel Peace Prize and he killed Bin Laden.” He went on to urge us to “think about what it means to have to be a towering figure.” If only the President’s fellow Nobel Laureates Yasser Arafat and Le Duc Tho were around to shed light on the issue…
  • The Odd Theology of Van Jones: 'God Doesn’t Know Who You Are'

    07/19/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/19/12 | Benny Johnson
    If you are a person of faith like I am, you like to imagine that the Creator created us with free will — in other words, even God doesn’t know who you are. You will let the universe know, you will announce to all creation who humanity is now that you have the power as a species to either preserve life or to destroy it. To either rescue the earth, or to drive an extinction wave like we’ve never seen before. Your generation will make this determination. Is the human species a species of locusts, that just came to devour...
  • Van Jones Calls Obama‘s ’You Didn‘t Build Your Business’ Comments the ‘Deepest Form of Patriotism’

    07/17/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/17/12 | Jason Howerton
    On Monday, former White House advisor Van Jones appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and slammed conservatives for unfairly attacking President Obama over his “you didn’t build” your business comments, saying the president’s remarks represented “the deepest form of patriotism.” Seriously. (Related: ‘This Man Hates This Country’: Limbaugh Excoriates Obama For Telling Business Owners ‘You Didn’t Build That’) But first, host Ed Schultz provided his own very special spin on Obama’s controversial statements. Predictably, Schultz bent himself into pretzels to defend the commander-in-chief. “If you only watch Fox News, you might think the president was minimizing the hard work it...
  • Even Van Jones is defending Cory Booker from left-wing attacks

    05/22/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/12 | Will Rahn
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who landed in hot water with his party on Sunday after criticizing President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital, may have found an unexpected ally in left-wing activist Van Jones. “An urban mayor who nearly DIED saving neighbor from a fire, has earned right 2 demand integrity & courage from other leaders,” Jones tweeted on Tuesday in a message addressed to Booker’s Twitter handle. Booker, who indeed did save a neighbor from a burning building earlier this year, has been on the receiving end of much criticism from Democrats and liberal...
  • Van Jones rips Holder over Operation Fast and Furious: ‘We just don’t value all life the same’

    05/17/2012 10:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/18/12 | Mathew Boyle
    During a radio interview Wednesday night, former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones broke ranks with current and former administration officials and ripped Attorney General Eric Holder for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, the failed gun-walking operation that trafficked thousands of firearms across the Mexican border. “I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little more seriously,” Jones said, implying much of the carelessness over Operation Fast and Furious came because many of the victims are Hispanics from Mexico. “I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all...
  • Van Jones: We have to re-elect Obama to ‘stop the tea party’ [VIDEO]

    04/20/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/12
    Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones said the country should re-elect President Barack Obama to “stop the tea party” because former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would “govern as a tea party president.” Jones also said that some of Obama’s supporters misunderstood Obama as a “social movement leader” after his victory in the 2008 presidential race rather than as “head of state.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the tea party movement) “We have to win politically in November to stop the tea party. We don’t want a tea party presidency, and I don’t care what you think about Mitt Romney. If we...
  • Van Jones Somewhat Retracts Libertarian ‘Bigots’ Statement After Confronted by…Russia Today

    04/10/2012 10:38:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/12 | Benny Jonsohn
    The Blaze was the first to report on the stunning remarks made by Obama Czar Van Jones at an Occupy Rally over one week ago in Los Angeles. At the time, he blasted Libertarians saying they hate, among other things, “brown folk.” But everyone must, at times, answer for the things they say, and Jones is now retracting, sort of, his Libertarian criticism from his speech, “All In For The 99%”. Here’s the full quote from his earlier remarks: “They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they...
  • Van Jones: Republicans Almost Treasonous On Solyndra

    04/02/2012 9:16:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/2/12 | Via BreitbartTv
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  • Van Jones Seemingly Thrilled With Capitalism When It Comes To Selling His Book

    04/01/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/1/12 | Erica Ritz
    Excerpted from TheBlaze – Van Jones has been making the rounds on various media outlets recently to promote his new book, “Rebuild the Dream.” But some are asking, won’t the former “green jobs czar” and “Occupy” advocate feel uncomfortable with his riches in the often-protested 1%? He said just this weekend that “[The] Occupy movement pretty much saved the entire country from destruction,” and we all know how Occupiers feel about greedy capitalists. Some are even saying Jones appears “super excited” about the capitalist system. He took the time to direct his Twitter followers to his book’s page on Amazon...
  • Van Jones: ‘Occupy…Saved the Entire Country From Destruction’

    04/01/2012 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/1/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones said Saturday the Occupy Wall Street movement essentially “saved the entire country from destruction.” Jones made the comments in Los Angeles ahead of his appearance at an “All in for the 99%” training event, saying Occupy “disrupted the narrative” as both parties “barreling toward more austerity.” “[The] Occupy movement pretty much saved the entire country from destruction,” Jones said in an interview posted online. “Both political parties were barreling toward more austerity, more cutbacks, more pain for the people and more — basically both political parties had managed to converge on this...
  • Van Jones: Scalia Wants To Let People Die (video)

    03/31/2012 10:40:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/12 | staff
    Appearing on HBO's Bill Maher Show Obama's former green job czar Van Jones attacks Supreme Court Justice Scalia over his questioning in the Obamacare SCOTUS arguments.
  • Van Jones: Left should re-elect, then push Obama

    03/30/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/30/12 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    Van Jones is back with a message for disappointed progressives, Occupy Wall Street and other “post-‘Hope’” Democrats still looking to President Barack Obama for the change they voted for in 2008: Get over it. “I think you need two sources of power to make change, and not just one. I think you need a head of state that’s willing to be moved, and a movement to do the moving,” said Jones, the former West Wing insider-turned-disillusioned outsider and a lightning rod for conservative critics. That’s the gist of Jones’ new book, “Rebuild the Dream,” his blueprint for grassroots action to...
  • Van Jones: Obama Opponents ‘Hate Everybody In America’

    03/21/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Disgraced former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones made an appearance in Hawaii last night in which he ripped on the “American fantasy” and called for socialistic approaches to wealth redistribution, while castigating Obama opponents as America-haters. In his keynote address, he stated that the American dream was under threat: Not the American dream they talk about on TV. There are two American dreams. One of them I call the ‘American fantasy.’ You know that one? Everyone is going to be rich. Everybody.
  • Who laundered Van Jones?

    03/02/2012 10:29:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    progressing america ^ | 3/2/12 | progressingamerica
    I have in the past written generally about progressivism and people laundering, here. But instead of ideas and generalities with a few specifics, this time I will be more detailed. So how do you take a revolutionary and shine them up like a bright shiny new car? How do you go from this: A jeans wearing, unpolished, rugged revolutionary, to this: Understanding how progressives use positions of power, authority, and "pure" non profits as a position to re-brand their own as palatable members of society is an extremely important thing to understand. This blog post could just as easily be...
  • Powerful Earthquake Collapses Buildings In Turkey

    10/23/2011 5:01:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 95 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | October 23, 2011
    A strong earthquake collapsed homes and buildings in eastern Turkey Sunday morning. Casualty report to come. The mid-day earthquake was recorded at 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to a Greek news agency, and 6.6 by the Associated Press.
  • Van Jones License to practice Law...suspended...twice!

    10/02/2011 8:46:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Cal Bar. Gov ^ | 10/2/11 | Cal Bar
    Anthony Kapel Jones - #200360 Current Status: Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled) See below for more details. Profile Information The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California. Bar Number: 200360 Address: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 344 40th St Oakland, CA 94609 Map it Phone Number: (510) 428-3939 Fax Number: (510) 428-3940 e-mail: Not Available County: Alameda Undergraduate School: Univ of Tennessee; Martin TN District: District 3 Sections: None Law School: Yale Law School; New Haven CT
  • Great news from Van Jones: America is not broke

    07/05/2011 9:30:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/5/11 | Allahpundit
    An ironic bookend to that Richard Cohen column I linked earlier accusing the GOP of being a “cult” that can’t face unpleasant realities. Look out here for actual chanting about how allegedly un-broke we are. (Even The One is more reality-based than that.) You’ve seen this schtick before — remember Michael Moore’s disgusting speech in Wisconsin about the “400 little Mubaraks” who have stolen “our” money? — but watch it anyway to see how slippery Jones is with the actual numbers. Turns out there’s “a lot” of wealth out there that could be used to reduce the deficit; not enough...
  • Van Jones sends me an email

    07/05/2011 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/5/11 | David Freddoso
    Van Jones just sent me an email. The note, courtesy of MoveOn.org, invites me to help suggest and rate ideas on how to improve the economy. He writes: I trust my neighbors more than any Wall Street bank, hedge fund, or oil company. I think we all do. But we keep letting the banks and multinational corporations, and their high-priced lobbyists, call the shots in our economy. You know what? I think they're doing a terrible job. Now it's time for us, the American people, to come up with our own vision. So today we're launching a new effort. And...
  • Man Rigs Van to Steal Nearly 400 Gallons of Gas

    07/01/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT · by Baynative · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 1, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A Los Angeles man has been arrested after he was caught stealing nearly 400 gallons of gas from a local gas station. But it’s how he did it that’s drawing so much attention. Pictures show the man had converted his van into an elaborate gas-stealing machine. KTLA-TV reports: Surveillance video shows the suspect park a large white van above an underground fuel container at a gas station and using a converted vacuum system to extricate the gasoline. The video also shows the suspect pop the hood of the truck as a decoy, police said. Police say the inside of the...
  • Van Jones Slams Fox News And Challenges ‘His Brother’ Glenn Beck To A Debate

    06/19/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/19/11 | Matt Schneider
    Glenn Beck’s final days at Fox News are quickly fading and one person who surprisingly wants to make one last splash on Beck’s show is none other than longtime Beck nemesis, Van Jones. Jones, speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, said “I’ve had all I can stand FOX TV and I can’t stand no more.” However Jones also admitted that he is open to an epic debate with Beck, that is of course, if Beck is willing to accept the challenge.Jones seemed extremely angry at first, discussing the smear campaign against him and addressing Fox News generally:
  • Fox’s Greta Van Susteren Asks: “What’s Up With Howard Dean?”

    04/03/2011 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/3/11 | Glenn Davis
    When former Democratic National Committee chair/former Democratic presidential hopeful/yeller Howard Dean recently criticized Fox News as nothing more than “a very expensive, incredibly well-funded, right-wing propaganda organization,” it was only a matter of time before someone at the network responded. Today, On the Record anchor Greta Van Susteren did.Writing for her Fox News blog, Van Susteren asked, “What’s Up With Howard Dean?” and wondered why he seems to be devoting so much thought to her network:
  • Will AOL Remove Van Jones from HuffPost Front Page for Hateful Attack on America Day After 9/11?

    03/31/2011 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/31/11 | Andrew Breitbar
    Try to remember how you felt on the days after the horrible events of September 11, 2001. I remember our country experiencing something close to Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s famous stages of grief. Except instead of “acceptance” being the final stage, our nation swelled with an enormous sense of patriotism and resolve best represented by the bi-partisan members of Congress singing “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol, President George W. Bush’s rallying rescue workers on a pile of rubble, and flags being flown on almost every porch in America.
  • Greta Van Susteren: ‘I Hope Fox Never’ Books Bill Maher Again

    03/30/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3/30/11 | Matt Schneider
    On her blog, Greta Van Susteren comments that she noticed Mediaite’s article on Bill Maher’s recent controversial joke about Sarah Palin (Maher called her the “c-word”), and also gives our own Tommy Christopher a shout-out. Greta apparently has had enough of Maher’s remarks and doesn’t understand why other cable news channels continue promoting Maher? To be clear, Greta doesn’t advocate that Maher be silenced, since “he has the right to be a pig.” Yet she asks:
  • Van Jones is a “Cop Killer-Supporting, Racist, Demagogic Freak”

    03/24/2011 7:08:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 3/24/11 | Morgen
    Andrew Breitbart called Jones this in the Daily Caller this morning, and as result has apparently now been banned by the cowardly Huffington Post. His language was a bit harsh, I’ll grant, but I would add to this that Jones is also a despicable anti-war, anti-American hypocrite. And I don’t make this charge lightly. You see thanks to the incompetence – or outright bias – of the mainstream media, Jones has never been held accountable for his role in producing and distributing one of the most vile pieces of anti-war, anti-American propaganda produced in the last decade. An album called...
  • Van Jones’ Color of Change Fails To Oust Breitbart From Huffpo; Huffpo Defends

    03/24/2011 10:37:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/24/11 | Dana Loesch
    Admitted Marxist Van Jones and his group, Color of Change, succeeded in fascistically booting Andrew Breitbart from ABC’s election night coverage yet hit a wall today when their attempt to again silence diverse voices was rebuffed by the Huffington Post. Admitted Marxist Van Jones and his group, Color of Change, succeeded in fascistically booting Andrew Breitbart from ABC’s election night coverage yet hit a wall today when their attempt to again silence diverse voices was rebuffed by the Huffington Post.
  • As Van Jones defends the word ‘Obamacare,’ Dems and leftists won’t comment

    03/24/2011 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former “green jobs czar,” Van Jones, currently a staffer at the left-wing Center for American Progress, used and defended the term “Obamacare” Wednesday evening on Twitter. Jones said that “Obamacare is WORKING,” when retweeting a House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi comment – she claimed that “being a woman” is no longer considered a pre-existing condition because of the president’s health care overhaul. In a follow-up tweet, Jones defended his use of the term saying he “never condemned it,” that “normal folks don’t know what ‘#ACA’ [the Affordable Care Act] is,” and that “Obama’s good” and “care’s good,”...
  • Irwin Silber Moves On - Leaves Us Van Jones

    10/04/2010 4:03:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    newzeal ^ | 10/4/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Former Communist Party member and champion of the socialist folk-song movement Irwin Silber passed away on September 8 in Oakland, California, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born in Manhattan, New York on October 17, 1925, Silber grew up in in New York City's working-class Jewish Community. He joined the ranks of the Communist Party USA's youth wing, the Young Communist League, followed by joining the party proper.
  • Unabashed Marxist Van Jones Warns: The TEA Party Aims to Control Your Life!

    And he says it with a straight face... (almost) Matt at Conservative Hideout 2.0 dug up this telling clip yesterday- just listen to this propagandist spin like the Tasmanian Devil, good grief (transcript below). When you get the gist of where where he's is coming-from, the level of power once bestowed upon Van Jones by Dear Leader is unsettling to say the least. And how can we forget the truly pathetic performance as Obama's "Green Jobs Czar", where Jones pissed-away $60B... while creating no jobs? Besides the repetitive drone of threadbare racial themes, this latest spiel betrays textbook-case liberal projection,...
  • Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping

    09/27/2010 8:29:34 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 09.27.10, 12:00 AM ET | Andy Greenberg
    Privacy-conscious travelers may cringe to think of the full-body scanners finding their way into dozens of airport checkpoints around the country. Most likely aren't aware that the same technology, capable of seeing through walls and clothes, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets. American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Mass., has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter X-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles or cargo containers to snoop into their contents. And while the biggest buyer of AS&E's machines over the last seven years has been...
  • Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

    09/05/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th September 2010 | Kate Loveys
    A founding member of ELO has been killed in a freak accident when a giant hay bale rolled out of a field and landed on his van. Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly when the 50-stone cylindrical bale careered down a slope, flipped 15ft over a hedge and smashed on to the roof of his van. Mr Edwards, 62, was known for unconventional cello playing including plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit and his bizarre customs which became a major ingredient of ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • Group Founded by Van Jones Claims FNC Lies, Proceeds to Lie About Fox, Tea Party

    08/26/2010 5:38:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/10 | Lachlan Markay
    Reading through material from the "Turn Off Fox" campaign, one gets the very clear impression that the folks at the Fox News Channel are bold-faced liars. They have "no regard for the truth," and uses "half-truths" to push a "stream of misinformation" and "distortions of the truth." Turn Off Fox is a project started by Color of Change, the far-left political organization founded by neo-Marxist and black liberation theologist Van Jones. Despite Turn Off Fox's righteous indignation, the same document making the above accusations pushes blatant misinformation about both Fox and the Tea Party movement. Got that?
  • Van Jones: ‘Higher Energy Costs Are Unavoidable’

    07/15/2010 3:29:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 7/15/10 | Dan Gainor
    The left continues to try to renovate Van Jones' reputation. Jones, the former green jobs czar who disappeared from the White House in a late-night resignation after it was revealed he had signed a 9/11 Truther petition, is one of the headliners at the Hamptons Institute gathering of lefties this weekend. Jones joins liberal financier George Soros and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark for "a weekend summer symposium gathering some of the greatest minds in the arts, the economy, and the media" this coming weekend. To prep for the event, Jones was interviewed by New Deal 2.0 and he responded predictably...
  • General Motors recalls heavy duty vans(engine fire hazard?)

    03/28/2010 4:06:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 674+ views
    UPI ^ | 03/27/10
    General Motors recalls heavy duty vans Published: March. 27, 2010 at 11:45 AM WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. said nearly 5,000 of the U.S. company's heavy duty vans are being recalled amid concerns of potential engine fires. The Detroit News said Saturday while General Motors is recalling thousands of heavy-duty 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana passenger and cargo vans, GM spokesman Alan Adler assured the public the recall issue has not resulted in any accidents or injuries to date. Adler said three fires did take place after the vans were manufactured and left the assembly plant....
  • (Wisconsin AG)Van Hollen says Health Care law Unconstitutional; Dems fire back

    03/27/2010 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies · 1,648+ views
    WKOWTV.com ^ | Mar 25, 2010 | WKOWTV.com
    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Thursday morning announced that his office is seeking the required authorization to bring an action to contest certain provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Van Hollen says the major problem is the law's requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or face a fine. "That's unprecedented," he said. "No federal court to our knowledge has ever made a decision that that is an appropriate constitutional reach." He says if that's allowed to stand the federal government could compel us to buy almost anything. "They could say that everyone who can afford...
  • 120 Al-Qaida Suspects Detained in Turkey

    01/25/2010 1:13:56 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 550+ views
    (AP) via WASHINGTON POST.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010; 10:42 AM | By SUZAN FRASER,AP
    SNIPPET: "ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish police launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants linked to the al-Qaida terror network on Friday..." SNIPPET: "Those detained Friday's raids include a faculty member of the Yuzunci Yil University in the eastern city of Van, who is suspected of recruiting students at the campus and other people through the Internet and of sending them to Afghanistan for training, Anatolia reported, citing unnamed police officials. The suspect was identified by his initials M.E.Y. only. Anatolia said other suspects included some local leaders, university students, and people believed to be spreading al-Qaida propaganda."
  • The Obama Administration's Inner Mao

    10/22/2009 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 765+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.22.09 @ 6:09AM | By George Neumayr
    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says that her comment about Chairman Mao as one of her "favorite political philosophers" has been badly distorted. Perhaps she meant to say that Mao is one of her favorite media strategists. It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao's can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. "The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist," she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind?...
  • Turkey Arrests 50 Suspected al-Qaida-Linked Militants

    10/18/2009 11:11:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 651+ views
    VOA News ^ | October 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following news brief is a quote: Turkey Arrests 50 Suspected al-Qaida-Linked Militants By VOA News 15 October 2009 Turkish police have detained at least 50 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in raids across nine provinces. Local media say the militants, thought to be members of a group (the Islamic Jihad League) tied to al-Qaida, were planning attacks against U.S., Israeli and NATO targets in Turkey. They say the suspects may have had contact with al-Qaida's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, and may have been trained in Afghanistan. Turkey's Hurriyet daily says police Thursday seized an unlicensed gun, documents, CDs and laptops during...
  • Meet the real Van Jones

    09/11/2009 5:26:44 AM PDT · by Haddit · 12 replies · 583+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 11, 2009 | Judith Lewis
    For the environmental movement, Jones' resignation is a setback. One can only hope that his unwelcome celebrity of the past week will have the positive side effect of galvanizing support for his work; that it will call attention to urban poverty, pollution and his ideal of a green economy. To the extent Jones' agenda succeeds, it will benefit all of us. Even the polar bears.
  • Van Jones Resigns: Three Green Takeaways

    09/09/2009 6:59:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Cleantechies ^ | 9/8/2009 | Joe Walsh (no, not THE Joe Walsh, rock god)
    With the resignation of White House CEQ member and “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones over Labor Day weekend, the movement toward a green tech economy took more than just a symbolic hit. Take these three lessons from Jones’ resignation as signals that the Senate’s lift on energy/climate change legislation in the coming weeks may be even tougher than predicted: Green as Granola…or Worse? We have seen time and again this year that in spite of further entrenchment with skeptics, the green movement is still not resonant in red state America. In fact, they see climate change and energy reform as...
  • Bill O'Reilly shows ENVY of Glenn Beck

    09/08/2009 5:23:59 PM PDT · by publius321 · 125 replies · 4,463+ views
    O'Reilly is acting absolutely jealous of Glenn Beck. He is doing so in his own condescending manner. He tells Glenn Beck that it isn't significant when the President of the United States hires a self avowed COMMUNIST in his administration. Billy boy says he calls it being an "equal opportunity employer". I do not believe for one second that O'Reilly truly feels that way. It seems obvious that he is dong this because it is his way of ATTEMPTING to minimize the substantial service Beck has just provided this country. This cretin - O'Reilly - actually just said that "communism...
  • Most Major News Outlets Largely Ignore Van Jones Controversy[Good morning State Run Media]

    09/08/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies · 1,538+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | September 07, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    Most of the major news outlets, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, ignored the swelling heat surrounding former White House environmental adviser Van Jones and the videos surfacing of his controversial statements. CBS News became the first of the three broadcast networks on Friday to note the controversy, but ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" again failed to report the story. After Jones' midnight resignation over the weekend, all three networks aired the story on their Sunday evening newscasts. The Washington Post offered its first story on Saturday yet The New York Times' print edition didn't...
  • Why Green Czar Van Jones Didn't Have to Resign

    09/07/2009 10:31:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 928+ views
    Newspeak ^ | 9/7/09 | Daniel Stone
    Van Jones, the administration’s “green czar,” made news early Sunday after announcing he was resigning from his post at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. It’s normally a strategic move to announce unflattering news during a long holiday weekend, but Jones’ timing seemed to be at the behest of his critics. In recent weeks, several Hill Republicans have lobbed accusations that Jones was unfit to serve in the administration because of incendiary comments he made before assuming office in February. They also cited a questionable petition he signed in 2004 alleging the 9/11 terrorist attacks may have been the...
  • MSM Response to Van Jones Resignation (my compilation)

    09/06/2009 9:09:25 PM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 34 replies · 1,622+ views
    Various media ^ | 9-6-2009 | Various media sources
    Here is what the MSM is saying about Van Jones Resignation: NEW YORK TIMES: The times is spinning this as poor vetting by a White House totally ignorant of Van Jones's "controversial past". Excerpt below: "Mr. Jones’s hiring and departure again raised questions about the quality of the White House personnel vetting process and the proliferation of so-called policy czars who are not subject to Senate confirmation or legislative oversight. "The Obama administration entered office promising the most thorough scrutiny ever of candidates for senior jobs, including an extensive questionnaire and time-consuming background checks that have left many senior posts...
  • MACHIAVELLIAN LESSONS FOR CONSERVATIVES OVER THE VAN JONES AFFAIR

    09/06/2009 9:02:49 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 14 replies · 996+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | September 6, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Mr. Van Jones, President Obama's "Green Jobs Czar," is the perfectly useful political foil for the Obama Administration. "Foil" means to obscure or confuse (to leave a false trail or scent) so as to evade or spoil pursuers. It also means a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast ("The serious man was an able foil to the comic"). Mr. Jones recently resigned from his five month job as the so-called Green Jobs Czar (a highly symbolic do-nothing non-cabinet position) purportedly because he was found out to be a "communist" by conservatives on the Internet. According to...
  • Flashback: What Does Nancy Pelosi Think of Van Jones

    09/06/2009 11:03:53 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    Van Jones is not an extremist. He is the liberal mainstream