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  • 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 ^ | 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 naïve, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. 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...
  • 'I'm through,' Palin says

    03/28/2011 7:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 03/28/2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Sarah Palin says she's done. Done with whining about the media, that is. In an appearance on Fox News, where she serves as a contributor, Palin shrugged off a recent sexual slur directed her way from comedian Bill Maher, saying, "I'm through whining about a liberal press that holds particularly conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn't do any good to whine about it." "Nobody ever promised life was going to be fair," Palin continued in what appeared to be a departure from her usual pattern of forcefully responding to critics, especially those in the media. "And politics...
  • Term paper company irks profs, students

    03/28/2011 5:53:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 37 replies · 1+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/11 | Debra O'Connor
    The college senior in Colorado felt cheated when for $23 per page she ordered a custom-written term paper from a Twin Cities company and it wasn't delivered on time. Never mind that she was cheating by passing off a paper written by a stranger as her own. She complained to the Better Business Bureau about, owned by Jordan Kavoosi of Farmington. "I ordered it, and they were supposed to have it back to me within four days," she told the Watchdog. "I constantly emailed. Nobody replied to me. Then (Kavoosi) calls me and says under no circumstances am I...
  • 64% say government workers should not be represented by a union

    02/19/2011 3:31:03 AM PST · by Scanian · 43 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 19, 2011 | Rick Moran
    I was shocked when I saw this number. The gravy train is really over for public employee unions. Citizens are sick to death of their strikes, threats of strikes, whining, caterwauling, and incompetence. It wouldn't be this bad probably, if government, at any level, worked. But Americans look at the cluster fark that government has become and wonder why we are paying these bozos so much? Politico: "A new poll from the Washington-based Clarus Group asked: Do you think government employees should be represented by labor unions that bargain for higher pay, benefits and pensions ... or do you think...
  • Wisconsin Demonstrates against Scott Waker's War on Unions (Barf)

    02/15/2011 1:30:43 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 32 replies
    The AWL ^ | 2/15/2011
    Yesterday we noted the details of a bill introduced by Wisconsin's new Tea Party Republican Governor Scott Walker that would increase payments from public sector employees while eliminating collective bargaining powers for unions (including teachers)—while also introducing unprecedented executive powers to terminate state employees with little due process. In passing, Walker mentioned plans to call in the National Guard, if necessary. It's an announcement that rankled many (maybe intentionally), including the 100,000-member "voice of America's 21st century patriots" organization VoteVets: "Veterans are strongly objecting to Governor Scott Walker's inappropriate threat…."
  • Comedy central: Waxman whacks 'fishing expeditions'

    02/07/2011 2:27:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2011 | Editorial
    There have been some real characters elected to Congress over the years. Davy Crockett, for instance, served one term in the House of Representatives, then told his constituents to go to hell and headed for Texas where he died defending the Alamo and became an American icon. And who could ever forget those delightful violin concertos delivered so frequently by Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia? Fortunately, the current Congress is not without its share of fascinating personalities. Take Rep. Henry Waxman, the California Democrat who must be moonlighting at the Comedy Club. Seems he had folks rolling in the...
  • Earmark woes loom for roads (boo hoo)

    01/02/2011 9:51:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | January 2, 2011 | Charles Owens
    WELCH — The ongoing debate in Washington over the use of federal earmarks could be a bad omen for the Coalfields Expressway and the King Coal Highway, according to project supporters. “As far as earmarks in general, I cannot for the life of me figure out why any congressman or senator would want to stop earmarks,” Sen. Richard Browning, D-Wyoming, a long-time supporter of the Coalfields Expressway project in southern West Virginia, said. “Less than 1 percent of the federal budget goes for earmarks. If they can’t bring money home for special projects, we have to rely upon bureaucrats in...
  • Saunders: Not TSA Pat-Downs, but Freedom Fondles (BARF)

    11/23/2010 8:42:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 23, 2010 | Debra Saunders
    The latest controversy over Transportation Security Administration body scans and enhanced body pat-downs leaves no doubt: America truly is a nation of whiners. A CBS News poll found that 81 percent of Americans support full-body airport scanning. That reasonable view is being drowned out by elements on the left and the right who love nothing better than to proclaim that they are victims. First exhibit: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who introduced the "American Traveler Dignity Act" to "protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse." Abuse? Have Americans become such babies that a pat-down designed to prevent another 9/11 causes adults...
  • On the agenda: Packing, shredding

    11/15/2010 6:59:10 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | November 15, 2010 | Erika Lovley
    As many as 1,800 Democratic congressional staffers will soon lose their jobs, with layoffs hitting everyone from entry-level schedulers to six-figure committee lawyers in a mass exodus that will accompany the greatest congressional turnover in 70 years. While results are still being tallied in some races, the damage is clear for Democratic staffers. At least 60 seats have been lost, meaning those offices need to start packing their boxes to clear out in December. POLITICO estimated the likely layoffs based on the average number of staffers per House office, as well as the Democratic committee staffing level, which will most...
  • A recoil against liberalism [George Will smacks down the left's excuses]

    11/05/2010 5:47:04 AM PDT · by · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | George Will
    Unwilling to delay until tomorrow mistakes that could be made immediately, Democrats used 2010 to begin losing 2012. Trying to preemptively drain the election of its dangerous (to Democrats) meaning, all autumn Democrats described the electorate as suffering a brain cramp, an apoplexy of fear, rage, paranoia, cupidity - something. Any explanation would suffice as long as it cast what voters were about to say as perhaps contemptible and certainly too trivial to be taken seriously by the serious. It is amazing the ingenuity Democrats invest in concocting explanations of voter behavior that erase what voters always care about, and...
  • When Presidents Cry "Hostage!" (Whiner-in-Chief Alert)

    09/17/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | 9/17/2010 | Mark Knoller
    To listen to President Obama, you'd think we were in the grip of a never-ending hostage crisis. In sixteen speeches, statements and interviews this year, including his State of the Union address, he has decried the hostage-taking of one issue or another: MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT EXTENSIONS: "So let me be clear to Mr. Boehner and everybody else: We should not hold middle-class tax cuts hostage any longer." -Speech on the Economy, Parma, Ohio, 9/3/10 AID TO SMALL BUSINESS: "Simply put, holding this bill hostage is directly detrimental to our economic growth." Statement on the Economy. -The Rose Garden. 8/30/10...
  • Hey Jim whats going on

    09/03/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 162 replies
    me | me
    Hope I don't get banned but I am sick and tired of free republic acting like nothing is going on!! Either we are under attack or the equipment is inadequate, I hate that there are no posts about the curent issue.
  • Sorry excuses don't hold up

    08/11/2010 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 11, 2010 | Editorial
    Sorry, Charlie -- your excuses just don't cut it. Though we will say this much: Charlie Rangel's defiant and self-pitying speech on the floor of the House yesterday, in which he sought to defend himself against ethics charges and vowed to fight on, was sure something to behold. All that was missing was a violin. Not that anyone should shed any tears for the ethics-beset dean of New York's congressional delegation, of course. Fact is, little of what Rangel claimed yesterday holds up. Starting, for example, with his whine that the House ethics committee took too long -- more than...
  • Rangel live on FOX whining

    08/10/2010 10:03:59 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 61 replies · 1+ views
    8/10/2010 | self
    Charlie Rangel is live on Fox news speaking on the House floor.
  • Robert Gibbs concedes attack on left was "inartful"

    08/10/2010 10:11:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    Robert Gibbs, under fire for his attack on the "professional left," sends over a statement walking it back, conceding it was "inartful," and clarifying that the views he expressed frustration about are not widely held: I watch too much cable, I admit. Day after day it gets frustrating. Yesterday I watched as someone called legislation to prevent teacher layoffs a bailout -- but I know that's not a view held by many, nor were the views I was frustrated about. So what I may have said inartfully, let me say this way -- since coming to office in January 2009,...
  • Shirley Sherrod and the Race Grievance Industry

    08/02/2010 2:52:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 3+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 2, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    Shirley Sherrod, litigant and co-mastermind of the Pigford settlement, which bestowed large checks on 86,000 of the country's 40,000 black farmers, ironically may help usher in a long-overdue post-racial era in America. Publicity, once the ally of the racial grievance industry, is now the enemy of deals done in quiet. After Dan Riehl linked to a law firm that specializes in filing complaints in the Pigford settlement for a 33.5% contingency fee -- Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, LLC, in Conshohoken, Pennsylvania -- their site at seems to have gone offline. Riehl notes this language from the law firm's 2008...
  • Vanity: White Single Women Owe The US An Apology-Obama's Crucial Base

    05/31/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 2,394+ views
    According to Gallup, "White single women, unmarried, widowed, divorced, and separated" voted "overwhelmingly" for Obama. On this Memorial Day, this crucial slice of Obama's base of support without whom he would have been elected owe this nation an apology. Blacks; Hispanics; and Moslems voted tribal politics. But this group was more than liberal, it included a large segment of conservatives and independents who had soured on Bush. Today with $13 trillion in debt- almost $12 trillion of it accumulated in the last six months alone, a burgeoning government; a foreign policy in tatters from Iran, to N. Korea to the...
  • Michael Steele's lame excuse

    04/07/2010 3:02:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 612+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 07, 2010 | Editorial
    Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, in hot water for an embarrassing spending scandal involving a Hollywood gay sex club, is responding in a tried, true and tiresome way. Asked on "Good Morning America" if he thought he was being criticized unfairly because he's African-American, Steele bit. "The honest answer is, 'Yes,' " he said, adding that "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It's a different role for me to play and others to play and that's just the reality of it." Bad move, Mike. Fact is, any party chairman whose national committee reimbursed a contributor...