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  • Cruz Gripes Ahead of RNC Speech: Media Played ‘Decisive Role’ in Trump’s Nomination

    07/18/2016 10:41:49 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/18/2016 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Texas Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz may be speaking at the Republican National Convention this week, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to call out those who he believe cost him the race against Donald Trump. “Four weeks before we dropped out, we were winning the race…” Cruz said in a podcast interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush. “In the 30 days before Indiana primary, Trump got $500 million in free media, 90 percent was positive. What the media said on every station is, ‘Trump is unbeatable, he can’t be beaten,’ while he’s losing. He’d lose state...
  • Breaking: Ted Cruz makes outrageous statement on voterless election win in Wyoming

    04/17/2016 4:26:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 332 replies
    Ted Cruz on Wyoming win: "This is how elections are won in America." Once again, voters are not represented in the process. Instead, "votes" for the nominee are gained by backroom politics. Another corrupt process by the GOP establishment. From Fox News: Ted Cruz on Saturday won all 14 delegates in the Wyoming GOP convention -- a relatively small number but enough for the Texas senator to declare victory and keep GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “We are likely to have a battle in Cleveland to decide who is the nominee,” Cruz told party members before...
  • Ink Ted Cruz to a Four-Year Contract

    04/17/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Savage Rider · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17 2016 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Ted Cruz dominates the delegate-selection process in Louisiana and Colorado. Trump then erupts in flustered indignation, sounding like Mom in the old joke: Mom: How was the game? Son: Great. I went 3 for 4 and stole second base. Mom: Well, you march yourself right back to school and put it back. You would think that, instead of jeering at Cruz for his hustle, Trump fans would boo their own candidate for fielder’s indifference. He just stands there, fuming and whining, watching as his opponent circles the bases.
  • Mike Huckabee Defends Donald Trump

    So you win the state and the loser ends up more delegates, really. This is disgusting and disturbing.
  • Understanding Colorado

    04/16/2016 6:27:13 AM PDT · by LS · 50 replies
    self | 4/16/2016 | LS
    Why are the effects of the Colorado convention still lingering, and why have they taken on a life of their own? It's certainly not because of "Trump's whining." If you believe that every criticism of every campaign event by ANY side is "whining," well, yeah, Trump "whined" (just as Cruz's supporters seem to be "whining" about the NY dinner). If you want to take that line, why has this seemingly touched a nerve that Trump's "whining" about so many other things did not? History is replete with instances where the specific developments were badly misunderstood, misreported, or didn't happen at...
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • Cruz accuses Trump of threatening delegates, as Trump rails (Whaah, whaah, whaah)

    04/12/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by cba123 · 83 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | April 13, 2016 | SCOTT BAUER and JILL COLVIN
    ROME, New York (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted rival Donald Trump in a radio interview Tuesday, accusing the Republican front-runner of being a bully, inciting violence and using dirty tricks to intimidate voters and delegates, as Trump continued to rail against a nominating system he says is crooked and rigged. https://www.yahoo.com/news/cruz-accuses-trump-threatening-delegates-185544728--election.html
  • Oops: 'Disenfranchised' Colorado Trump 'Delegate' Who Burned Voter Card...Was Neither

    04/12/2016 2:06:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Guy Benson
    As Donald Trump attempts to distract from his campaign's myriad failures in Colorado by cynically stirring the "rigged corrupt game" pot, one of the public faces of this phony outrage is a gentleman who earned himself prime Drudge real estate when he dramatically burned his voter registration card on camera -- claiming that he was wrongfully turned away from the state party convention because he's a Trump fan. It's a disenfranchisement conspiracy cooked up by the elites, he argued, torching his Republican documentation in protest.  The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway was skeptical of the man's version of events and dug into the back story....
  • Vanity: Colorado CRUZ GOPe BACKFIRE ! ! !

    04/10/2016 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 322 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrqLQK7ecNE ^ | April 10,2016 | nauteal private YouTube Video
    Ted Cruz's SELF SERVING effort Helping to Destroy The GOPe by BYPASSING the VOTER to TAKE DELEGATES. This fellow in the video was a Republican Party State Delegate in Colorado. He was removed from his position because he voted for TRUMP. Not having a Primary, No Caucus, NO PUBLIC VOTE and CRUZ gets All THE DELEGATES. That is Disenfranchising the voters . . . and you don't think their will be a price to pay! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrqLQK7ecNE
  • Breaking: Cruz Camp Sends Out Letters to Supporters on How to Harass and Steal Delegates

    04/08/2016 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Amntn · 185 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/7/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Cruz camp can’t win enough votes at the ballot box so they’re stealing them at the state level. Such good Christian conservatives. Cruz supporters are asking bloggers to stalk the delegates in Colorado. "Dear Influential Conservative Blogger, I found a list of names and phone numbers for Colorado delegates, of which a huge number are unbound. I did reverse phone searches and came up with a list of mailing addresses for a lot of these unbound delegates. I wrote letters to them saying that Cruz has been most consistent about re-negotiating the Iran deal, and that they should vote...
  • Trump celebrates victory at any cost, even winning by whining

    04/05/2016 8:55:53 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 93 replies
    msn ^ | 4/5/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I can only say this: My whole life has been about winning. My whole life," Donald Trump told The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in a free-ranging interview over the weekend. "My life has been about victories. I've won a lot. I win a lot. I win - when I do something, I win. And even in sports, I always won. I was always a good athlete. And I always won. In golf, I've won many club championships. Many, many club championships. And I have people that can play golf great, but they can't win under pressure. So...
  • [Vanity] Which states does Cruz lead on the east or west coast?

    04/05/2016 8:20:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 43 replies
    I don't know if his neocon connections will help him in Rhode Island which may help with a funny turnout on primary day. His Chicago comments were not helpful in the law enforcement communities of the smaller east coast states.
  • I'm finished with the Republican Party... Are you? (vanity)

    04/05/2016 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 255 replies
    5 April, 2016 | Me
    I've only recently become a Trump supporter. I was leaning toward Cruz, but couldn't go with him when he decided to collude with the GOPe, fully knowing (I have to imagine) that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Hell they would pick him in a contested convention. It's obvious that the GOP has decided to self destruct. Their disregard for conservatives and their complete disdain for the middle and working class has turned my stomach. I've turned in my membership. I'm finished for good with the Republican Party. I've decided to go Independant from this point forward, and I've gotten...
  • Trump: 'I automatically win' if Kasich would just quit

    04/04/2016 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 4/4/16 | JILL COLVIN and JOSH LEDERMAN
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is pushing rival John Kasich to get out of the White House race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't be allowed to collect future delegates because the nomination is already beyond his grasp. (snip) "If I didn't have Kasich, I automatically win," Trump said Sunday evening in West Allis, Wisconsin. (snip)
  • Rubio campaign's post-South Carolina memo that'll make Team Cruz blood boil.

    02/21/2016 1:10:08 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 72 replies
    Rubio Campaign memo ^ | 02/21/2016 | Terry Sullivan
    6) Ted Cruz will truly say anything at all to get elected and ran the nastiest campaign South Carolina has ever seen: In South Carolina, Senator Cruz continued his campaign of lies, falsehoods, and under-handed tactics that first began in Iowa with false rumors about Ben Carson. Just in the past week, we saw the Cruz campaign and their allies unleash a wave of lies about Marco’s record, false rumors that Marco was dropping out, anonymous push polls, outrageous robocalls in both English and Spanish, fake Facebook posts, personal insults directed at popular South Carolina leaders, and ads that had...
  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • BEN CARSON AND THE CONSERVATIVE CULTURE OF VICTIMIZATION

    11/10/2015 9:40:41 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-9-15 | Eugene Robinson
    Ben Carson's woe-is-me whining about media scrutiny is more than just a sorry spectacle. It shows the extent to which a culture of victimization has infected the conservative movement. "There's no question I'm getting special scrutiny, because there are lot of people who are very threatened,” Carson said in a "Face the Nation" interview Sunday. "The whole point is to distract, distract the populace, distract me." That’s rich, given how Carson’s own mouth has proved to be such a powerful weapon of mass distraction. His "personal theory" that the pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical patriarch Joseph as...
  • The Right-Wing War on Lena Dunham (Barf and eye-bleach alert!)

    05/27/2015 11:52:19 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amy Zimmerman
    The right-wingers obsessively document and chastise her every move. Why are conservatives so threatened by a 29-year-old TV showrunner and author? In honor of Memorial Day, Lena Dunham Instagrammed herself in a lacy bra and panty set, and captioned the sultry snap, “I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free.” Dunham clearly presents her exhibitionism as a celebration of personal and political freedoms, but certain fringe elements of the right-wing media have taken the peaceful photo as further evidence of Dunham’s personal war on male...
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • ‘Get to the back of the plane!’ [Woman with screaming kids claims Muslim discrimination]

    02/05/2015 5:20:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 2/5/15
    DARLENE Hider had a flight experience on Monday that she’ll never forget — for all the wrong reasons.... The next thing she knew, a woman sitting in front asked her to “control her kids”. ...“I felt as if she was attacking me because she said it in such a mean way,” Hider said. “I felt as if I wanted to defend myself but I couldn’t because of the Islamophobia going on. It’s enough that I wear a scarf. We have to prove ourselves every day to people and it gets tiring. I’m not a terrorist. I’m American. I was born...
  • Ferguson protest at Missouri State homecoming elicits slurs

    10/24/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Demonstrators at Missouri State University who were met with racial slurs and gun gestures during a silent march protesting fatal police shootings are receiving apologies and support from the school. University officials said in a statement Tuesday that the school does not condone or tolerate the harassment of people who were exercising their free speech rights during the protest through Saturday's homecoming festivities, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
  • Winning or Whining With Tea Party In 2014

    10/05/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 78 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-2014 | Keli Carender
    "...Take note: Instead of working to get out the vote, educate voters, and advance Republican and conservative principles in key states, and fire up the base, the establishment has already thrown in the towel. They are trying to shape a narrative about why their candidates lost instead of making sure their candidates win. Their narrative is that tea partiers are… what were those words you used, David? Oh yes. Tea partiers are naďve, sophomoric, and stupid, and this trifecta of character flaws will cause us to behave like petulant children."
  • Florida Reignites Voter Suppression (Afro Reports)

    06/26/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | 6/25/14 | Zenitha Prince
    The roots of modern-day voter suppression is buried in Florida, and it grew and blossomed during the 2000 presidential elections. “Florida is the state where awareness of how serious flaws in elections administration could result in voters being disenfranchised developed,” said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, coordinator, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.votersuppression2 The critical role of Florida in deciding the presidential contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, and the narrow margin by which the outcome was decided shined a global-sized spotlight on the state, revealing several election irregularities. Before the elections, state officials...
  • Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary’s Only $360K

    04/29/2014 3:27:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | April 29 2014 | Jason Hart
    American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union’s “transparency.” As part of a series of April 28 Twitter posts demanding Congress hike the federal minimum wage to $10,10, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 quoted from a January column Weingarten wrote for The Huffington Post. “Justice means that hardworking people must have access to a living wage,” Weingarten wrote. AFT paid Weingarten $556,981 in 2012 and $543,150 in 2013. When her 2013 pay was pointed out...
  • Marco Rubio's Warped Worldview [Lib angry because he doesn't buy Global Warming]

    03/12/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/10/14 | PETER BEINART
    ...After a laudable, but politically disastrous, bid last year to convince his fellow Republicans to support citizenship for illegal immigrants, he’s now trying a new route to 2016: Foreign policy.... Rubio simply has no idea what “totalitarian” means. “Totalitarian” is not a synonym for “dictatorship.” Dictatorial regimes seek to stamp out behavior that actively challenges the state. Totalitarian regimes seek to stamp out behavior that does not actively support the state. A totalitarian regime, explained Irving Howe, “tries to give the state total power over all areas of human life, to destroy civil society entirely, and to extend state ownership...
  • He was unfairly rejected

    03/06/2014 4:55:28 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Media Network ^ | 03-06-2014 | John Featherman
    Let me summarize about the man who was nominated by the President of the United States for a prestigious judicial position. He was born in New York State. He is of mixed ancestry. He attended a prestigious law school. He’s married and has two children. He’s been called one of the best litigators of his generation. He represented a death row inmate convicted for murder. He defended a very unpopular killer and made a lot of enemies for doing so – many who swore they would ruin his career. So when the vote came up to confirm him, senators from...
  • Charlie Sheen Blasts ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson for ‘Unforgivable’ Comments

    12/22/2013 11:39:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12-21-13 | Jethro Nededog
    Charlie Sheen is giving voice to the voice-less in a raging Twitter rant addressing “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, who’s in the middle of a controversy over anti-gay and racial comments made during an interview with GQ magazine. No stranger to being in the middle of a media firestorm himself, Sheen shows no mercy for Robertson in a very angry missive posted to Twitter on Saturday. “You have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do,” FX’s “Anger Management” star said. “Well, news flash shower-dodger, I will...
  • Quit Whining About Obamacare (Recibe Servicios de Salud Ahora!)

    10/06/2013 4:11:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Truth Dig ^ | 9/17/13 | Bill Boyarsky
    Amid the whining about Obamacare, women, men and children are signing up for what will be a transformation in health care and, to some extent, American society. There are many complaints about the law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Unions say it threatens their health care plans. Republicans charge it will bankrupt the nation. Consumers worry about a doctor shortage. Advocates of a stronger federal health insurance plan accuse President Barack Obama of surrendering to the insurance companies. **SNIP** None of this is extraordinary. Americans covered by health insurance policies or Medicare expect it, as do those on...
  • The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

    04/21/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-22-13 | Rachel Alexander
    Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because...
  • Sen. Rand Paul declared victory Thursday after Attorney General Eric (Really?)

    03/07/2013 5:26:02 PM PST · by Falcon4.0 · 19 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 03/07/2013 | Fox News
    Sen. Rand Paul declared victory Thursday after Attorney General Eric Holder assured him that the president cannot use a drone to kill a noncombatant American on U.S. soil -- an assurance Paul had sought during his 13-hour filibuster the day before. "Hooray!" Paul responded when the letter was read to him for the first time during an interview with Fox News. "For 13 hours yesterday, we asked him that question, so there is a result and a victory. Under duress and under public humiliation, the White House will respond and do the right thing." During his dramatic filibuster, which delayed...
  • Happy Sequester Day!!!

    03/01/2013 3:46:49 AM PST · by theDentist · 38 replies
    none | 3/1/2013 | theDentist
    Happy Sequester Day!!! Barring an overnight deal, the Gov't is cutting $85Billion from it's bloated budget. This thread is to report the draconian events resulting from the catastrophe.....
  • GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

    11/08/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 84 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Wait until next year -- 2016, that is. That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state. How many times did I hear a Republican talk about how their party’s deep bench of future all-stars will return it to power in Washington in four years? But all the Ryans, Rubios, Bushes, Haleys and Christies in America can’t put the GOP -- or the country -- back together again. The GOP is a wreck -- and not just in California, where the party’s registration is now...
  • US plan to sell 'chateau' wine in EU angers France

    09/24/2012 11:44:41 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/24/2012
    The US has angered vineyard owners across France with a plan to sell some of its wines in the European Union with a "chateau" or "clos" label. "What is at stake is the respect for tradition and quality," Laurent Gapenne of Chateau de Laville and president of the Federation des Grand Vins de Bordeaux told the Associated Press. For American vintners it is a question of selling more wine in their top export market, unshackled by historic language or restrictive terms in the world of 21st century globalization. "People use words in different ways," WineAmerica chief operation officer Cary Greene...
  • US Navy Fires on Ship on Persian Gulf, One Dead [Media Hand-wringing]

    07/17/2012 7:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Luis Martinez and ABC News
    An American Navy ship fired on a boat in the Persian Gulf today, killing one person and injuring three others aboard the craft, U.S. naval officials told ABC News. Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesperson for the Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in nearby Bahrain, said that a security team aboard the oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired a .50 caliber machine gun at a "small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the U.S. ship" off the coast of Jebel Ali, a city approximately 30 miles from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’ (from the same 'blame Bush' crowd?)

    07/16/2012 3:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/12
    Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’Jul 15, 2012 12:41pm Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this morning on “This Week” that presumptive GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney should “stop whining” about attacks on his Bain record and just defend himself. “What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something to you or Putin says something to you?” said Emanuel. ”I give him his own advice. ’Stop whining.’ Defend — if you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.”
  • Provocative Palestine-Israel ads at New York train stations rile critics

    07/12/2012 2:08:05 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The ads, which were purchased by The Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine, show the “Palestinian Loss of Land” from 1946 to 2010. An accompanying headline reads: "4.7 million Palestinians are classified by the U.N. as Refugees."
  • WHY IS THIS MAN WHINING? (Obama) (Video)

    06/14/2012 7:39:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 14,2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Why is this man whining, blaming the federal budget deficit on George Bush three-and-a-half years into his term in office? He must think we’re really, really stupid. Virtually upon entering office, Obama signed off on enormous spending programs including the monumental stimulus bill. This included a $410 billion omnibus spending bill that Bush had refused to sign before he left office involving mind-boggling expansions of federal agencies such as the EEOC. More here and here. The putative importance of deficit spending has been a doctrinal keystone of the administration. It gave us the trillion dollar stimulus program that held unemployment...
  • The 'Mainstream' Scapegoats Minorities [MormonS

    06/12/2012 10:10:11 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lane Williams
    ..................................— it’s problematic to say Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, wish to be part of some cultural mainstream.If Latter-day Saints join the “mainstream,” how can they be “set apart” or “a city on a hill?” In short, it’s really not fully possible to be part of the mainstream and be a peculiar people at the same time.-SNIP-To the extent that Latter-day Saints — and other minorities — suffer at the hands of some dominant mainstream culture through persecution and then nevertheless try to become part of that same mainstream, what of the suffering?-SNIP-J. Spencer Fluhman’s recent op-ed in The New York...
  • Bill Bolling's Tirade

    06/11/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    When Bill Bolling took a back-seat in order that Bob McDonnell could run for Governor of Virginia he was admitting he was not the primary or best choice. That he believed and expected that the Insider-Powers-That-Be in the Republican Party could give him his turn to run for Governor irrespective of whom the Voters of Virginia would want or how they wish to choose indicates he exercised a very self-centered and self-serving disregard for We the People. He was also declaring he was a pawn for those Insiders who, if truth were known, really did not have respect for Bill...
  • Superintendent Worries Teaching Less Attractive Than Factory Work

    06/07/2012 7:52:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 31 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/4/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Howell Public Schools Superintendent Ron Wilson says teachers need their salaries raised significantly to ensure teaching career stays viable. He said he recently talked to a third-year teacher in his district who has a bachelor’s degree, three children and a stay-at-home wife. According to the district's union contract, that teacher would make $40,530 a year. Wilson said the teacher’s children are eligible for the reduced/free lunch program. "You're going to see kids making a choice not to go into education because they don't want to live like paupers. It's unfortunate," Wilson told the Livingston Daily newspaper. "I start to wonder...
  • Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market

    03/20/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Kazan · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | 3/19.2012 | Alexander Burns
    Rick Santorum’s campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source. Romney’s campaign has spent $1,117,704 million in Illinois while the super PAC Restore Our Future has put in $2.556,353 million. The Santorum campaign spent a comparatively modest $219,961 and the super PAC backing Santorum, the Red White and Blue Fund, put in $312,150. The gulf was even more enormous in the crucial, expensive Chicago media market. There, Romney’s...
  • Santorum's provocative language could be obstacle

    02/15/2012 6:55:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15th, 2012 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Republican candidate Rick Santorum has won support from American conservatives for his views on social issues but a habit of hyperbole may lead to stumbles in his White House bid. In Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Santorum compared contraception to deodorant and soap when making a point about why he believes birth control should not be covered by health insurers. "Let's mandate that every insurance policy covers toothpaste. Deodorant. That might be a good idea, right? Have everyone cover deodorant, right? Soap. I mean, where do you stop?" Santorum also fell back on a well-worn Republican criticism that...
  • Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad

    12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/07/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." "Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of...
  • Twin Rivers Police Union T-Shirt: "U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em"

    11/01/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox40 ^ | 11/1/11 | Ben Deci
    The union that represents Twin Rivers School District Police Officers is apologizing tonight for putting something on a T-shirt that puts the department in a bad light. The shirt shows a terrified child, behind bars, and bears the caption : “U Raise ‘em, We Cage ‘em. [sic]” Mean-spirited at best, and at worst, well... the ramifications are unsettling. The T-shirt, put out by the Twin Rivers Police Officer's Association, has been rejected by even those who made it. "We agree that it wasn't sending the right message, and it certainly doesn't represent the views and opinions of the men...
  • Mormon Hypocrisy

    10/13/2011 5:52:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 206 replies
    13 October 2011 | Gamecock
    I subscribe to a Mormon apologetic Newsletter titled FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research). Normally it falls into my junk email account and I don't even open it, but today I had a few minutes and scanned the latest offering and was stunned to see the hypocrisy of the authors. Please note the entire email is posted below. This particular issue has a great deal of whining about those mean Christians who make the spurious claim that Mormons are not Christians, but are a cult. A couple of examples: -"Mormons are a cult" epithets into the national spotlight. In...
  • Swedish lesbians forced to pay more for sperm

    08/15/2011 4:08:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 08/15/2011 | n/a
    Artificial insemination costs vary widely across Sweden, forcing some same-sex couples to pay significantly more than heterosexual couples who save thousands of kronor by bringing their own sperm. “We think that it is discriminatory that there are different prices for insemination,” Ulrika Westerlund of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (Riksförbundet för homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rättigheter - RFSL) said to the Aftonbladet daily. RFSL would like to see a development of uniform regulations which apply across the country. “But that would be complicated and would require the state to go in and regulate. However, we...
  • Obama has been like Reagan, now Lincoln, next Washington & then Jesus!

    08/15/2011 7:18:15 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 28 replies
    Self | August 15, 2011 | Stayfree
    White House Commie complains,“Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.” Barry, you will be remembered less than the dog feces on the White House lawn!
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • New Chinese Video Game Allows Players to Shoot American Soldiers

    05/18/2011 5:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/18/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The largely-unspoken, and uneasy, tension between the United States and China may have just gotten a little more apparent. A new video game sponsored the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) now allows players to target and shoot American commandos. Wired.com reports the new game, “Glorious Mission,” was developed by China’s Giant Network Technology Co. It sends “soldiers’ off to basic training and then sets them out on various missions. For the most part, it’s modeled after many American-made shooting games. But the comparisons may end at the graphics once you read this: But there’s one key difference between the American and...
  • Sarah Palin Is Definitely Not Done Whining About the Press

    03/30/2011 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3-30-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Sarah Palin said she was "through whining about a liberal press" last week, but evidently she's not done whining about the conservative press. The Daily Caller's Chris Moody contacted Palin for a response to reports that her reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, got $1.2 million in state tax credits. Palin demanded that Moody print her entire 650-word response to the news. And he did--but only on the second page of the article. So Palin took to Facebook to rant about "having to set the record straight on my Facebook page yet again is further proof that the media can't be...