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  • And Free Chocolate Milk for All . . .

    07/04/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 7-3-14 | Douglas Wilson
    The uproar on the left over the Hobby Lobby decision has an explanation. That explanation is that we have allowed our understanding of what is meant by rights and liberties to become badly degraded. In fact, to simplify, the common understanding of rights has gotten into a condition of extreme labefactation. So to speak. The left tends to think of political rights in terms of stuff — the right to affordable housing, the right to health care, the right to contraception, and so on. Conservatives tend to think of political rights in terms of non-interference — the right to free...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    06/28/2014 7:33:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    la times ^ | 6-28-14 | Henry Chu
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions of lives lost in a conflict on a scale never before seen.. Exactly 100 years ago Saturday, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife, Sophie, were shot at close range by a young Serbian nationalist on the streets of Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain reaction that, barely a...
  • THE PRESIDENT AND THE NEGRO, The Nation (a 1913 editorial)

    05/17/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    THE PRESIDENT AND THE NEGRO August 7th, 1913 Mr. Wilson finds himself thus early in his Administration at the parting of the ways in the matter of the negro citizen. His nomination of Mr. A. E. Patterson, of Oklahoma, as Register of the Treasury, has been withdrawn at the nominee's request, and for the first time in a quarter of a century the office is to go to some one other than to a negro. Mr. Patterson asked to be allowed to withdraw because of the violent opposition of the negrophobe Southern Senators - Vardaman, Tillman, Hoke Smith, and the...
  • Wilson Defends Immigration Stance That Alienated Hispanic Population

    05/14/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | John Harwood
    Republicans are still apologizing to Hispanics for Pete Wilson's immigration policies. Mr. Wilson himself, however, offers no apologies... "We have to turn the page," says Simon campaign strategist Sal Russo.
  • Joe Wilson Was Right

    04/25/2014 6:50:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 24, 2014 | David Rutz
    Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) created an outcry in September 2009 when he blurted out “You lie!” at President Barack Obama while he discussed health care reform before Congress. Wilson may have been off base on the particular claim on which he challenged Obama, but it turns out he was ahead of the curve. A host of statements by Obama since his first campaign for president up through this past month have been proven to be false or completely contradictory to earlier statements. The public has caught up to Wilson, as well. Sixty-one percent of voters said in a Fox...
  • Wilson and Obama … 100 years apart, but so alike

    04/16/2014 3:23:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/15/2014 | Charles Hurt
    When Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913, it probably sounded like a good idea. Most people would pay less in taxes and the prices of everyday goods would drop, he promised. And the rich would — finally! — start paying their fair share. In those days, tax collection was a highly diffuse business with various states and localities collecting taxes at various rates. The federal government mostly skidded by on exorbitant and uneven tariffs, and on booze and tobacco taxes. This was always tough and disorganized business for the federal government. Those hardships became especially acute...
  • Freep a Poll! (Which U.S. president was the worst thug?)

    04/09/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 4-8-14 | Head line of the day
    Which U.S. president was the worst thug? Richard Nixon Woodrow Wilson Barack Obama
  • DR. WILSON SAYS HE IS OWNED BY NO ONE

    03/30/2014 12:52:17 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 04, 1910
        TRENTON, N. J., Oct. 3.--Before an audience which filled the Taylor Opera House, Dr. Woodrow Wilson, Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey, defined to-night where he stood on public issues. He was received with immense enthusiasm. His wife, sitting in a box, joined heartily in the applause.     Unmindful of the fact that "Old Nassau" is only sung or played when Princeton men are in danger of defeat, the band played the air when Dr. Wilson was introduced by Chairman Erwin E. Marshall of the Democratic City Committee, but the audience did not know university ethics, and yelled for five...
  • Can Rep. Joe Wilson be Vindicated Now?

    03/28/2014 6:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart -- the Conversation ^ | 3-27-14 | Kerry Pickett
    Breitbart News recently reported that Mexican nationals and others were being enrolled at Mexican Consulates all over the United States. This now brings into the question if Rep. Joe Wilson (R -SC) who exclaimed in the House Chamber, "you lie, to President Barack Obama during the 2009 State of the Union when Obama remarked the health care bill would only cover American citizens, was the one who actually told the truth. OBAMA: The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. WILSON: You lie! Rep. Wilson was later asked about his loud protest in the House...
  • 125,000 Immigrants Eligible for Medi-Cal Benefits Under Obamacare

    02/25/2014 11:12:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Joe Wilson was right. The South Carolina Congressman screamed, “You lie!” when Barack Obama told Americans the Affordable Care Act would not cover abortions or illegal immigrants. [video] Now we know – Obamacare covers illegal immigrants. 125,000 illegal immigrants will be eligible for free healthcare under Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid expansion. The LA Times reported: A new report shows that as many as 125,000 young California immigrants may qualify for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The Affordable Care Act bars insurance subsidies and enrollment in the Medicaid expansion for undocumented immigrants, but a wrinkle in California rules...
  • Eric Cantor blasts ‘isolationist sentiment’

    02/18/2014 2:24:46 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/14 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Make no mistake: Eric Cantor sides with the strong-on-defense wing of the GOP. In a Presidents Day speech prepared for delivery at the Virginia Military Institute, the House majority leader offers a full-throated rebuke of the “isolationist sentiment” he says caused the United States to hesitate to enter World War II and again threatens to unleash global horrors. The speech is aimed at President Barack Obama, accusing him of bungling just about every foreign policy challenge he has faced as commander in chief, from Syria’s civil war to the attempt to reset relations with Russia. “America’s friends worry we have...
  • Op-Ed: A Long Walk Uphill

    02/03/2014 6:12:24 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Deft News ^ | 2-3-14 | Douglas Wilson
    A lot of noise has been generated by Vladamir Putin’s negative stance on homosexuality, and by the (falsely so-called) moral posturing and preening in the West as we resolve (courageously!) to be represented at the coming Winter Olympics in Sochi by homosexual athletes. That’ll show him. Actually, it won’t show him anything. What makes Putin tick? What’s his game? What is he up to in all this? His basic ideology—after Putinism—is nationalism. He is therefore not interested in developing an international consensus on exploring sexual identities. He would be if something like that could be played out to Russia’s advantage,...
  • Two Super Bowl QBs Christians Can Root For

    02/02/2014 3:11:01 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 2, 2014 | JP
    There is a longstanding Super Bowl tradition among Las Vegas bookmakers to offer the gambling public various esoteric betting propositions. Among Super Bowl XLVIII props for which sports books in Sin City have posted odds is whether announcers mention “marijuana” during the game, whether any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be shirtless during their Super Bowl performance and whether Erin Andrews will interview Seattle Seahawks corner Richard Sherman live after the game. But there’s a prop for which Vegas bookmakers didn’t bother to post odds – whether there will be any mention whatsoever that the quarterbacks of...
  • Hedge fund titan, giant of philanthropy leaps to his death after stroke (Robert W. Wilson)

    12/25/2013 11:35:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/24/13 | Emily Smith, Dana Sauchelli
    Multimillionaire philanthropist Robert W. Wilson, 86, took his own life Monday by throwing himself from his luxury Upper West Side high-rise apartment, just a few months after suffering a debilitating stroke, sources said. The former Wall Street hedge fund titan — who donated hundreds of millions to charity — left a note before leaping at about 11 a.m. from the 16th floor of the famed San Remo, which overlooks Central Park West, cops said. “He was 86 and suffered a stroke a few months ago,” said Wilson’s friend, Stephen Viscusi. “He always said he didn’t want to suffer, and when...
  • Just One More Thing . . .

    11/26/2013 9:58:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 10-31-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Note that it does not require a mandatory three, but rather a permissible three. Just as a polygamist at heart might voluntarily opt to limit himself to one spouse (for various reasons of his own), there is absolutely no reason in the logic of our relativistic and floundering marriage laws to require him to limit himself to one. Keep in mind also that this logic is obvious enough to those who have been pushing for homo marriage. They are foolish, not stupid. They have only denied it for practical political reasons — so as to not give us a legit...
  • The World According to Ike

    10/30/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-12-13 | Jason Lewis
    One troubling aspect of our near-war with Syria is the apparent zeal both political parties have for military action abroad. In fact, no sooner had we dodged the proverbial bullet in Damascus then America’s bipartisan saber-rattlers recalibrated their sites on the big prize, Tehran. Historically speaking, it’s really no surprise that Wilsonian internationalists like John Kerry gravitate toward government intervention. After all, that’s exactly what liberals do at home. What’s harder to explain is why conservative policy has become so hawkish given Republican Party tradition throughout the 20th century.
  • REP. WONDERS IF GOP ARE ROBOTS WHO DO NOT BLEED OR FEEL

    09/27/2013 9:58:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/13 | N/A
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson wonders on the House floor if Republicans are robots who do not bleed or feel.
  • 100 Years After Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens A Brilliant Response

    09/08/2013 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/08/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of the United States. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wilson was one of the early leaders of the so-called Progressive Movement, which was an open conspiracy against the Constitution from the start. Former President of Princeton University, he had the haughty attitude of superiority that marks so-called “Progressives” to this day. He was so sure he was so much smarter than the Founding Fathers, who laid the careful foundations of the...
  • DEA agent killed in Colombia during apparent robbery attempt

    06/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/13
    A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.
  • A Little Black Twisty Thing

    06/27/2013 9:01:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 6-27-13 | Douglas Wilson
    As Christians continue to process the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s supreme arrogance on the same sex mirage issue, one of the things we must continue to remember to do is review the basics. This of course will include constantly reviewing what the Scriptures explicitly teach on the matter of same sex sexual activity, but it is also important for us to go a layer beneath all that. We also need to keep reviewing what the Bible teaches about the nature of man’s nature, and the nature of man’s choices. A hidden driver in a lot of what is going...
  • A Planet Full of Sexual Pirates

    06/22/2013 3:11:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 6-22-13 | Douglas Wilson
    A commenter in the earlier post about Exodus International is checking to see if I am ashamed of Leviticus 20:13 yet, which I am not. But before proceeding, let me quote that verse in full. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Lev. 20:13). This passage is the Word of God, and before moving on to how we are to receive and apply it today, let us — by which I mean all Christians...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • When He Walks Contrary to Us

    05/11/2013 9:10:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 5-11-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Schizophrenia is no less schizophrenia if one of the voices happens to be talking sense. Hard schizophrenia is no less difficult if murderous insanity is linked up tight with weird, pathetic, and arbitary scruples. In fact, if such an arbitary pattern is applied long enough, one may detect a method in the madness. I am talking about our erratic public policy when it comes to protecting human life. Gosnell is a disgrace because he killed babies in this spot instead of the officially-approved that spot. As one observer noted, he is apparently being charged with murder because he enjoyed himself...
  • This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)

    05/03/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT · by null and void · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/03/2013 @ 7:00AM | Andy Greenberg
    The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator." Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun. Now he has. Early next week [the] founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic, [except] a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Technically, Defense Distributed’s gun has one other non-printed...
  • Progressive Racism

    04/13/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/11/13 | Paul A. Rahe
    One hundred years ago today, Woodrow Wilson brought Jim Crow to the North. He had been inaugurated on March 4, 1913. At a cabinet meeting on April 11, his postmaster general, Albert S. Burleson, suggested that the new administration segregate the railway mail service; and treasury secretary William G. McAdoo, who would soon become Wilson’s son-in-law, chimed in to signal his support. Wilson followed their lead. He had made a bid for the African-American vote in 1912, and he had attracted the support of figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, but, as he put it at the meeting,...
  • Centennial of the Department of Labor (Barf)

    03/04/2013 12:32:09 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    US Department of Labor ^ | Judson MacLaury
    The organic act establishing the Department of Labor was signed on March 4, 1913, by a reluctant President William Howard Taft, the defeated and departing incumbent, just hours before Woodrow Wilson took office. A Federal Department of Labor was the direct product of a half-century campaign by organized labor for a "Voice in the Cabinet," and an indirect product of the Progressive Movement. In the words of the organic act, the Department's purpose is "to foster, promote and develop the welfare of working people, to improve their working conditions, and to enhance their opportunities for profitable employment." Initially the Department...
  • Progressivism's Revenge

    03/04/2013 11:44:20 AM PST · by VR-21 · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2013 | Daren Jonescu
    If the closest confidante and advisor to an extremely consequential American president had written a fantasy novel about a heroic social agitator with a plan to bring about a "benevolent" progressive dictatorship by instigating a brutal civil war, might one imagine that an honest press would take an interest? In fact this has happened, and America's actual press has tried to dismiss the book as a meaningless "bad novel". In 1912, Edward Mandell House, Woodrow Wilson's most intimate and influential advisor, wrote Philip Dru: Administrator. (Read it online here.) House is credited with having orchestrated Wilson's presidential nomination, and was...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:01:12 PM PST · by rkoliver · 17 replies
    A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013 by Robert Oliver The date of March 4 may not have any significance in the African-American community other than personal birthdays and wedding anniversaries. However, March 4, 2013 will mark the centennial of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. On that day President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration will be celebrated in Washington D.C. Why would March 4 and Woodrow Wilson be significant for African Americans? Wilson was a progressive Democrat and today is considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Many...
  • Is Your God Scary?

    01/26/2013 7:59:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-25-13 | Douglas Wilson
    No one should be surprised at the announcement that women are now going to be serving in combat roles in the U.S. military. This has been heading toward us for a long time, and the only thing surprising about it is that so many people are surprised. Now the only thing that stands between your daughter and involuntary combat service is a determination by some president (or other) that we need to return to conscription, followed by one court decision. There are three points to be made about this in response. First, opposition to this monstrosity is a function of...
  • On Building a Potato Gun in the Garage

    01/13/2013 9:37:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 1-13-13 | Douglas Wilson
    Our office has been asked for a statement from Douglas Wilson on the news that he has been formally uninvited from delivering the prayer at President Obama's Second Inauguration. This controversy, as many know, revolves around the fact that Pastor Wilson made a joke a number of years ago in a sermon about how Brian McLaren's theology was gay enough to be made conga queen at the Fire Island Fruit Festival. When the AP asked Pastor Wilson about the joke, he had forgotten about it completely. When the tape was played, Pastor Wilson laughed all over again, and said he...
  • Thick Skin, Tender Hearts Culture and Politics - Sex and Culture

    12/19/2012 7:49:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 12-19-12 | Douglas Wilson
    Lee Habeeb recently wrote a piece here for National Review Online, in which he was encouraging Christians to engage winsomely with our surrounding culture, and to make our peace with the way some things were going. He used the example of gay marriage in the civil sphere. David French wrote a very fine response here, but the money quote is below. "It took me a long time to realize the following truth: No matter how compassionate, charitable, winsome, and kind you are, if you oppose the sexual revolution you are the enemy." And this is precisely why Christians need to...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Women Bishops: It's about the Bible, not fake ideas of progress

    11/24/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-23-12 | Tom Wright and Douglas Wilson
    We, of all people, ought to know better. "Progress" gave us modern medicine, liberal democracy, the internet. It also gave us the guillotine, the Gulag and the gas chambers. Western intelligentsia assumed in the 1920s that "history" was moving away from the muddle and mess of democracy towards the brave new world of Russian communism. Many in 1930s Germany regarded Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his friends as on the wrong side of history. The strong point of postmodernity is that the big stories have let us down. And the biggest of all was the modernist myth of "progress". What is more,...
  • Squeezing Harder Than That Squeezing Harder Than That Theology - N.T. Wrights and Wrongs

    11/23/2012 10:59:24 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 11-23-12 | Douglas Wilson
    The Church of England just recently said no to women bishops. There were howls of outrage from all the predictable quarters, for whom such a troglodyte move is just smack-the-forehead baffling. Now I can understand a vote against women bishops as a preliminary move to try to undo the ordination of women priests. And I can understand a vote for women bishops as the next logical step after having established the practice of ordaining women priests. What I don't get is the affirming the ordination of women priests and opposing them as bishops. The pig, once swallowed by the python,...
  • Democrats Lead in Local Early Turnout (ABQ NM area)

    10/23/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 23, 2012 | James Monteleone
    About 10 percent of the vote in Bernalillo County – based on 2008 voter turnout – has already been cast for the Nov. 6 election, according to the county clerk’s office. And so far, Democrats are leading in numbers. More than 53 percent of the early vote and absentee ballots have been cast by Democrats, although the party represents 46 percent of Bernalillo County’s registered voters. Setting aside absentee ballots, Democrats’ share of the early vote increases to nearly 56 percent of the vote so far. Political analyst Brian Sanderoff said that early Democratic advantage in the county’s ballot totals...
  • Heinrich Leading in U.S. Senate Race (NM Dem with ignored eco-terrorist connections)

    10/16/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 15, 2012 | James Monteleone
    Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich has built a 9 percentage point lead in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race over former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson, a Journal Poll found. Heinrich, now in his second term as the 1st Congressional District representative in the U.S. House, drew support from 48 percent of voters in the statewide poll on the Senate race, conducted Oct. 9 -11. Thirty-nine percent of voters said they preferred Wilson, who preceded Heinrich in the 1st Congressional District seat, serving from 1998 to 2009. Nine percent of voters remain undecided in the Senate race. The remaining 4 percent backed Independent...
  • Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President

    10/05/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by rkoliver · 50 replies
    Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Ted Hayes 424-222-6010 ted@tedhayes.us LOS ANGELES – Ted Hayes, homeless activist and host of the weekly radio talk show America’s Black Shield on WNJC 1360-AM in Philadelphia (www.wnjc1360.com ), is calling for for the School Districts of Portsmouth, Virginia and Peoria, Illinois to change the names of the Woodrow Wilson High School and the Woodrow Wilson Primary School, respectively, from a white segregationist U.S. president to a name that will honor a figure in the civil rights struggle for Descendants of Chattel Slaves (African Americans)....
  • PPP Polling; Heinrich, Obama in Good Shape. (N.M.)

    09/13/2012 1:38:21 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    publicpolicypolling.com ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | TOM JENSEN
    Heinrich, Obama in good shape We conducted a New Mexico poll for a coalition of environmental groups over the weekend. We found Martin Heinrich with his largest lead of the year in the state. Additionally Barack Obama leads by double digits and is in good position to again win its 5 electoral votes. Here are the specific findings: -Martin Heinrich leads Heather Wilson 50-41. His lead was only 5 points on each of PPP’s previous 2 polls of the race this year. -Wilson has extremely high negatives, with only 38% of voters viewing her favorably to 50% who have a...
  • The Doomsday Device Tax

    09/05/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    New Mexico Dem Senate candidate Martin Heinrich misleads with defense of medical device tax. Democratic New Mexico congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich defended his vote to uphold a job-killing provision of Obamacare on Tuesday, despite his previous acknowledgment that the provision would have negative economic consequences for his home state. ... Heinrich voted June 7 of this year to uphold the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers that will take effect next year under Obamacare ... The medical device tax is sure to be a hot topic in the New Mexico campaign. New Mexico is home...
  • Heinrich Ties to Eco-Terrorists a Well-Kept Secret (NM Dem Senate Candidate)

    09/05/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    News New Mexico ^ | September 2, 2012 | Jim Spence
    You have to tip your cap to the staff of Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich. So far their efforts prevent exposure of Heinrich’s deep ties to eco-terrorism advocate David Foreman, have been successful. Who is David Foreman and what does he stand for? Forman (and Heinrich) are inextricably linked to the radical splinter group EarthFirst. Who is EarthFirst? According to New Mexico Watchdog investigative reporter Jim Scarantino, EarthFirst is a radical environmental terrorist group that emerged more than thirty years ago. Foreman who authored several action guides including, “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior,” was part of the concerted effort by EarthFirst to...
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 48%, Wilson (R) 41%

    08/23/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2012
    Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich receives his highest level of support yet against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Mexico Likely Voters shows Heinrich with 48% of the vote to Wilson’s 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Nervous Heather Starts To Throw Ryan Overboard (NM-Wilson's RINO roots appear)

    08/23/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Joe Monahan
    GOP US Senate candidate Heather Wilson, running behind in all polling, is now starting to more firmly separate herself from Paul Ryan and his controversial budget plans. She gave this quote as she responded to renewed attacks from Dem rival Martin Heinrich: ...Wilson told The Hill on Tuesday that she has “been very clear that I have concerns about the budget Congressman Ryan proposed 18 months ago,” and voted against a version of it while serving in Congress in 2007. "If I oppose something, that's now recorded as 'implicit'?" Wilson said. “Had I been in the Senate and on the...
  • Former Missouri Gov. Wilson sentenced to probation

    07/09/2012 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 5 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 7/9/2012 | Robert Patrick
    After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in campaign contributions from Missouri Employers Mutual Co., a state-created workers' compensation company based in Columbia, to the Missouri Democratic Party through a St. Louis law firm, Herzog Crebs. Former Herzog Crebs partner Ed Griesedieck III was also indicted.
  • A Look into the Future (Vanity Post by Nunya)

    07/02/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT · by ssschev · 2 replies
    A look into the Future After the SCOTUS ruling this past week, here is a hypothetical look at our future. This situation may never happen, however, after the ruling, this could happen and "WE THE PEOPLE" no longer have many recourses to prevent it. Dom Breeskov: Yesterday, President Willard Wilson signed the hotly contested “BUY GM Bill” after it was approved in the House and Senate, both by narrow margins. The bills requires anybody that purchases a car in the US to buy a General Motors product in order to avoid paying a $5000.00 tax that would be imposed on...
  • Illinois Supreme Court Remands Second Amendment Challenge in Wilson v. County of Cook

    04/05/2012 11:00:22 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 1 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 5, 2012 | John Pierce
    The Illinois Supreme Court has just now released its opinion in Wilson v. County of Cook and it contains ‘slightly’ good news for Second Amendment advocates.
  • Indonesian Publisher Holds Book Burning for Text That Allegedly Defames Islam

    06/14/2012 9:38:13 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | June 13, 2012
    Indonesian publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama burned hundreds of copies of a book that called the Prophet Muhammad a pirate and a murderer on Wednesday following protests by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front. The books were burned outside the Bentara Budaya cultural hall in the Kompas Gramedia complex in Palmerah, West Jakarta. Company president director Wandi S. Brata oversaw the book burning, along with several Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) officials, including deputy chairman Ma’ruf Amin. The book, “Lima Kota Paling Berpengaruh di Dunia” (“Five Cities that Ruled the World”), was pulled from Indonesian book stores on June 9. The text, written...
  • The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio (New CD Review)

    06/05/2012 3:17:58 PM PDT · by curth · 24 replies
    PopMatters ^ | 6/5/2012 | John Bergstrom
    Heroes [not] Villains The irony of the Beach Boys’ tragedy has made that tragedy all the more painful. For several generations of people around the world, the band’s vey name has been synonymous with good ol’ fashioned fun in the sun, of fresh-faced, pre-Vietnam American innocence. Even their more crestfallen later work was defined by a sweet, nostalgic ache. But the band’s tale of abuse, addiction, mental illness, dubious associations, premature deaths, and ugly lawsuits is by now almost as familiar as “California Girls”. At the center of it all, of course, has been Brian Wilson. In terms of public...