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  • Unfair blame: Truth in flames in Hollywood's Plame 'Game' (Valerie Plame Wilson)

    11/11/2010 11:48:10 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/09/2010 | Staff
    When Hollywood decides a former White House aide is fair game for attack, facts don't come into play. History, however, cannot be so cavalier about the truth. The new movie "Fair Game" - based on the outing of CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson during political battles concerning the war in Iraq - is anything but fair or honest. In depicting former vice-presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby as a sinister point man in a broad effort to destroy Mrs. Wilson's career while concocting a fraudulent case for the war, the movie perpetuates myths that improperly damage U.S. credibility....
  • 'Fair Game' Glamorizes Distortions and Perpetuates Myths (Scooter was 'Fair Game')

    11/09/2010 8:41:15 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies · 1+ views
    World Affairs Journal ^ | September/October 2010 | Stan Crock
    Valerie Plame says in her memoir that she read the report that the CIA wrote immediately after debriefing Wilson on his trip and also read his column before it was published. She added that she thought the column was accurate. She said the report was only a few pages long. No one, let alone a professional intelligence officer, could have missed the part about Iraq trying to buy yellowcake. She had to know the column was wrong, but evidently said nothing. So she was anything but an innocent bystander as her husband created a political firestorm. In a question and...
  • Roiling the Mid-Term Waters: Recalling Woodrow Wilson’s Disastrous 1918 Gaffe

    11/04/2010 1:39:41 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Barack Obama’s controversial comments to the Latino community on Univision radio urging them towards a policy of “we’re gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us” certainly ranked among the less savvy political remarks in the run-up to the 2010 mid-term elections. But they were hardly without precedent. In 1918’s mid-term elections, President Woodrow Wilson similarly stirred a hornets’ nest when he unleashed his own considerable wrath upon congressional Republicans. And with similar disastrous consequences.
  • DiNapoli in 'Pay to Pay'

    10/29/2010 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10.29.10 | By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's campaign has reaped more than $340,000 from law firms seeking legal work from his agency, The Post has learned. The massive sum from firms that represent -- or are in line to represent -- the Comptroller's Office in lucrative class-action lawsuits accounts for 8 percent of DiNapoli's entire fund-raising haul since 2008. Such firms have collected hundreds of millions in legal fees in recent years, drawing cries of "pay to play" from critics of how DiNapoli and his predecessors have managed the state's $125 billion pension fund. Donations to the state's top fiscal officer have come under...
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • Jerry Brown Reacts to Meg Whitman ‘Whore’ Slur at Debate (Video & Transcript)

    10/12/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 161 replies
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown debated tonight at Dominican University in San Rafael. The moderator was Tom Brokaw who raised the 'whore' comment with Brown.Video of the exchange at Bay Area NBCTransription by Kristinn.BROKAW: Mr. Brown you did attempt to reach out to the police union. The telephone message was left on. It's now a notorious part of this campaign. In which somebody in your campaign referred to Ms. Whitman as a "whore." A campaign spokesman then described that as "salty language" and apologized after a fashion. We've heard no outrage from you about the use of...
  • Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama: Lifestyles of the Rich and Progressive

    08/30/2010 5:37:31 AM PDT · by statestreet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    By now, the adjectives have become commonplace for Barack Obama and his administration. Progressive. Game-Changing. Wilsonian. Yes, similarities do exist between Barack Obama and his Democratic predecessor, Woodrow Wilson. Both are frigidly demeanored but messianic academics. With barely two years of government experience in statewide office, each assumed the presidency and presided over fundamental overhauls of the existing American system. But here's where one can find another little-noticed but perhaps telling comparison: their work habits. Barack Obama is already more famous for vacations, golfing, and theater-going than he ought to be. In a period of economic crisis, he is off...
  • Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Arrested After Entering Home Xe/Blackwater Founder (Pics and Video)

    08/21/2010 7:38:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Medea Benjamin “call(s) for help” before she is arrested for trespassing at the McLean, Va., home of Erik Prince, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink. Terrorist supporter and Code Pink co-founder Susan “Medea” Benjamin was arrested Friday evening at the McLean, Virginia home of Xe Services founder (formerly Blackwater) Erik Prince, according to a press release posted by Code Pink. Prince was not home, having left the United States for Abu Dhabi in the face of mounting legal problems. Inexplicably, Benjamin was let into the house, according to the press release. However, when Benjamin revealed the true nature of...
  • Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

    08/06/2010 2:22:01 PM PDT · by curth · 16 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 06, 2010 2:30 EDT | by Mikael Wood |
    In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for his latest project, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin," due Aug. 17 from Walt Disney Records. "When I was 2 years old, my mom would play 'Rhapsody in Blue' for me, and I just loved that song," he says while relaxing at his home in Beverly Hills. Wilson, 68, singles out George Gershwin's orchestral-jazz classic as one of...
  • Donovan, Wilson may be GOP’s best chance in New York

    06/13/2010 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 370+ views
    © Copyright 2010, AuburnPub.com, 25 Dill Street Auburn, NY ^ | Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:00 am | | Robert Harding
    Polling suggests most Republican candidates for statewide seats will be defeated in November. Two candidates, however, are in prime position to become the first Republicans in over a decade to serve in their respective seats. Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan and Harry Wilson are the GOP nominees for attorney general and comptroller, respectively. Donovan received the GOP nod and avoided a primary when Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci decided not to challenge Donovan in a primary. Wilson gives the party a great shot at beating, as Republicans would call him, “unelected” Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Donovan, prior to becoming district...
  • Columnist predicts strong gains for Republicans (Jim Geraghty)

    06/08/2010 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies · 22+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | 6/7/2010 | JOSH DAWSEY
    Republicans will likely reclaim the U.S. House of Representatives and could win a majority in the U.S. Senate in the November elections, national conservative columnist Jim Geraghty said during a meeting of the First Monday Republican Lunch Group on Hilton Head Island. "If you're a Republican and you're staying home this year and not getting excited, just curl up and die," Geraghty said Monday, drawing laughter from the crowd. Geraghty is a columnist for The National Review and periodically offers commentary on CNN and Fox News. He is tentatively scheduled to appear Friday on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox...
  • Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

    The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide. Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday. Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation. The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas. It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary. The church...
  • Pete Wilson, Mitt Romney campaign for Meg Whitman

    06/05/2010 11:31:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 337+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/6/10 | Jack Chang
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman received high-profile support in appearances in Escondido and Fullerton Saturday, with former Gov. Pete Wilson and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumping for her. In Fullerton, Whitman appeared in the courtyard of the mission-style Villa Del Sol complex where she made her candidacy official in September. Like that event, several hundred people stood under the baking sun to listen to the candidate. Wilson preceded Romney and called Whitman a threat to public employee unions, warning, "They have a very good reason to be scared to death of Meg Whitman." Whitman has pledged to cut state...
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Photos of Cincinnati Tea Party Tax Day event April 15th

    04/18/2010 2:49:05 PM PDT · by timestax · 48 replies · 1,513+ views
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    Pictures from the Cincinnati Tea Party tax day rally on University of Cincinnati campus on April 15th. Photos by timestax.
  • Obama and Wilson

    03/31/2010 4:22:37 AM PDT · by statestreet · 8 replies · 499+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Barack Obama has been compared to Lincoln, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, and JFK, among others. But few have noted his interesting parallels with Woodrow Wilson. Historical comparisons have their limits. But Wilson-Obama similarities abound, starting with both men's use of the label "progressive." Wilson was no "community organizer," but like Obama, he was an academic -- among the most prominent political scientists of his day. No other two presidents hang their pre-White House careers so much on academic curriculum vitae. Both then augmented their nascent careers by authorship: Wilson by a treatise on congressional government, and Obama -- an individual perhaps...
  • Health Care: Tea Party Protest Candlelight Vigil

    03/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies · 1,256+ views
    March 22,2010 | timestax
    Cincinnati Tea Party meets downtown Cincinnati, to hold candlelight vigil and send a massage to U.S.Rep.Steve Driehaus-DWest Price Hill,to vote no on the Obama Insurance Bill. My final headcount was nearly 400, counting teenagers and children too.
  • (Charlie) Wilson (D-OH) seems headed toward "yes" vote on health care

    03/18/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 769+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 18, 2010 | Jonathan Riskind
    Rep. Charlie Wilson is one of a number of Democrats who is officially undecided about the final health care bill - but the St. Clairsville Democrat is giving off strong signals he is headed toward a "yes" vote. Wilson is scheduled to participate today in a conference call with "pro-life religious leaders" to say that "these leaders are encouraged that this historic piece of legislation upholds restrictions on federal funding of abortion, provides critical support for pregnant women and will cover more than 30 million uninsured Americans," according to the group Faith in Public Life, which is sponsoring the call....
  • Woodrow Wilson's third term

    03/13/2010 1:27:20 PM PST · by x · 9 replies · 446+ views
    New Hampshire Union-Leader ^ | Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010 | George Will
    There are legislative miles to go before the government will be emancipated from its health care myopia, but it is not too soon for a summing up. Whether all or nothing of the legislation becomes law, Barack Obama has refuted critics who call him a radical. He has shown himself to be a timid progressive. His timidity was displayed when he flinched from fighting for the boldness the nation needs -- a transition from the irrationality of employer-provided health insurance. His progressivism is an attitude of genteel regret about the persistence of politics. Employer-paid insurance is central to what David...
  • Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians

    03/10/2010 11:34:59 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies · 817+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians Meg Whitman has embraced former Governor Pete Wilson, tapping the man she described as the greatest California governor in memory to be her campaign chairman. Unfortunately, she has also embraced the billions of dollars in higher taxes that Wilson championed as governor. As governor, Wilson championed a 1.25% increase in the sales tax, which has directly resulted in at least $112 billion in higher taxes for California. Whitman has not distanced herself from these higher taxes. Instead, Whitman has defended them, saying she trusted Wilson’s judgment and that “every time...
  • Remembering Charlie Wilson and John Murtha

    02/11/2010 4:46:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 836+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2010 | John Fund
    This week saw the deaths of two congressmen whose lives were bound together in representing much of the way the U.S. House used to operate—and sometimes still does. Charlie Wilson was a Texas Democrat who in the 1980s teamed up with other Cold Warriors to funnel arms to the Afghan rebels, humiliating the Soviet Union and hastening its end. His frequent collaborator, Democrat John Murtha of Pennsylvania, was a senior member of the defense subcommittee that oversaw CIA.. Wilson was a fixer and a carousing libertine. But he promised constituents that if caught in a scandal, "I won't blame booze...
  • Wilson and Alito: Outcasts

    02/03/2010 11:59:22 AM PST · by csd · 11 replies · 619+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 3, 2010 | CSD
    I’m sure you all remember South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson, and his infamous outburst during Obama’s health care address to congress. During the address Wilson loudly shouted “you lie,” after Obama denied that the proposed health care legislation would provide coverage to illegal aliens currently residing in the United States. Which was, in fact, a lie.
  • There goes the only reason I'd have to watch the State of The Union speech

    01/27/2010 3:55:31 PM PST · by budj · 35 replies · 896+ views
    AP ^ | 1/27/10 | AP
    Heckling Lawmaker: No More Outbursts Wednesday
  • Stimulus audit (Hot Button Column)

    11/24/2009 8:02:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/24/2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    The South Carolina Republican who has gained a reputation for his outspokenness is calling for an official government audit of President Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill. "After several days of reports of stimulus inconsistencies, the administration still hasn't explained where the money is really being spent," Rep. Joe Wilson said in a statement. "Their silence on this important issue is deafening." He said if a panel is not appointed by Dec. 1, he will call for an independent examination of the "reporting inaccuracies of every stimulus dollar appropriated." The main problem is the Obama administration promised that the government Web...
  • No rebuke for 'admonish,' 2009 Word of the Year (re: Wilson: YOU LIE!)

    11/19/2009 4:49:28 AM PST · by This_far · 5 replies · 226+ views
    Missoulian ^ | November 19, 2009 | By BOB SALSBERG
    When the U.S. House admonished Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during a health care speech to Congress, it not only lit up talk show lines, but also sent many people scurrying to the Internet in search of a definition. Admonish, a verb dating to the 14th century meaning "to express warning or disapproval in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner," generated enough curiosity to crown it Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2009. It beat out several other finalists that emerged from what the dictionary publisher's editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, called the "intersection...
  • Joe Wilson's wife diagnosed with swine flu

    10/22/2009 6:02:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 32 replies · 984+ views
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2009 | Peter Hamby
    Rep. Joe Wilson's wife Roxanne has been diagnosed with swine flu, the congressman's office confirmed to CNN on Thursday. The South Carolina Republican who gained instant notoriety in September for shouting "You lie!" at the president told The Hill newspaper on Thursday that he plans to keep his distance from his wife when he returns home this weekend. Wilson said he plans to get the H1N1 vaccination soon, but only after "the majority of the American people" receive it.
  • Brian Wilson asked to finish incomplete George Gershwin compositions

    10/10/2009 6:09:38 PM PDT · by curth · 27 replies · 1,278+ views
    Brian Wilson has been given the go-ahead to finish writing incomplete music by George Gershwin. The Beach Boys mainman will be given full access to the compositions by Gershwin's estate, and will release the music on a forthcoming album of Gershwin covers. Though the album has no fixed release date, it will come out on Walt Disney imprint Disney Pearl, whom Wilson has recently signed a deal with, reports The Wall Street Journal. Speaking about the album, Wilson said he has always loved the music of Gershwin, who died in 1937. "The earliest music I remember hearing is 'Rhapsody In...
  • Peace Prizes for War and Death

    10/09/2009 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 859+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 Oct. 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Below are all the American Presidents and Vice Presidents who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, in order from first to most recent. It was an educational experience to review all the awards since the first was given in 1901. That bears on whether the Prize just awarded to President Obama is a positive or negative thing with respect to international war and peace. 1906 - (President) Theodore Roosevelt who “drew up the 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan.” This was an actual shooting war, which ended with the Treaty which Roosevelt negotiated. 1919 - (President) T. Woodrow Wilson...
  • Wilson becomes Republican rock star(Americans like hearing the truth, and they will pay for it)

    10/08/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies · 736+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/8/09 | Peter Hamby
    In the days after Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" at President Obama during his address to Congress last month the South Carolina congressman reached out to several of his longtime confidantes. Rep. Joe Wilson has become in demand on the GOP fundraising circuit since shouting at President Obama. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, a school with a strict honor code, and a veteran of the Army Reserves, Wilson was worried he had disappointed those close to him by showing a lack of civility. "Joe has always operated as a gentleman, and I think for anyone to question if...
  • OPINION: Democrats spin health care bill (A letter written by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson to Republicans)

    10/04/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 708+ views
    SC Now ^ | 10/04/09 | Rep. Joe Wilson
    OPINION: Democrats spin health care billRep. Joe Wilson Published: October 4, 2009 A letter written by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson to Republicans: Dear Fellow Republican, There has been a lot of debate on what is true in the debate over government-run health care. But Democrats continue to spin and mislead the public in an attempt to stifle honest and open debate about what this bill will do, what it will cost and how it will change your healthcare. To remedy this, my Republican colleagues have introduced legislation requiring Nancy Pelosi to post all major legislation online for a minimum of...
  • Proof: Joe Wilson was right - Obama LIED

    10/01/2009 10:41:44 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 11 replies · 736+ views
    My research | October 1, 2009 | PugetSoundSoldier
    Well well well... Here's the smoking gun PROVING that Joe Wilson was right and that Obama LIED. And best of all, it comes from that esteemed organization that Leftists and Marxists love to hold up as the epitome of impartiality, the Congressional Research Service. Enough lead in, here's the smoking gun. Please see page 4 of the document (PDF page 7), the section entitled "Exchange". Specifically, these words: H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange. Given this, Mr. President, Madame Speaker, I hereby...
  • Is Alan Grayson the Democrats' Joe Wilson?

    09/30/2009 3:39:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 825+ views
    Yahoo! News Blog ^ | 9/30/09 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Tuesday night, Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, a Democrat representing the state's 8th district, which includes the cities of Orlando, Eustis and Ocala, took to the floor of the House of Representatives armed with an easel and three posters to deliver his interpretation of the Republican's health care reform plan. Printed on the three posters were the individual points of the "very simple" Republican plan, according to Rep. Alan Grayson. They were: 1. Don't Get Sick 2. And If You Do Get Sick ... 3. Die Quickly Needless to say, Rep. Grayson's biting floor speech didn't go over well with...
  • GOP drafts anti-Rangel resolution

    09/30/2009 9:46:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 1,107+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/30/2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Since last week, I've been hearing the House GOP was planning a resolution to ask Charlie Rangel to step aside as Ways and Means chairman.GOP aides say they have been working on the draft for weeks, but part of their motivation, I was told, was payback at the Democratic leadership for forcing through what many R's thought was a mean-spirited resolution spanking Joe Wilson for his "You Lie!" outburst. My POLITICO colleague Patrick O'Connor now reports that Rep. John Carter (R-TX) will introduce ANNOUNCE an anti-Rangel "privileged resolution" -- one that must be voted on the floor -- today, citing...
  • SC 2010: Inglis breaks from the pack [backs cap-and-tax, attacks Beck] [Graham endorses] [RINO?]

    09/27/2009 11:09:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,984+ views
    McClatchy / The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-28 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis is paying the price for independent thinking. Inglis, a Travelers Rest Republican, might have been the only Republican lawmaker in the country booed lustily by his own constituents at town hall meetings last month.Inglis was shouted down when he asked listeners why they're afraid of President Barack Obama - and then suggested they stop watching conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck."He's trading on fear," Inglis advised one group, setting off loud catcalls. Despite a broadly conservative voting record, Inglis has angered many GOP activists with his contrarian stands on a handful of high-profile issues. In...
  • Joe Wilson To Attend Sc Republican Rally (Joe Wilson a big fund raising draw)

    09/26/2009 7:05:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 2,051+ views
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina congressman who gained national attention for shouting "you lie" at President Obama during a speech to Congress will attend a Republican rally in Aiken. The Aiken Standard reports the Saturday rally will be held at the Republican Party headquarters in Aiken. Some have called the event a fundraiser and a show of support for Wilson. Aiken County Councilman Scott Singer called the rally awkward. He said he didn't want the rally to appear to support of Wilson's outburst. Wilson's shout at the president came after Obama said that extending health care to all Americans...
  • NBC 'Dateline' Producer to Anti-ACORN Group: 'Bite Me Jew Boy'

    09/25/2009 9:12:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 1,380+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9-25-09 | Noel Sheppard
    A group called Americans for Limited Government on Thursday accused a producer for NBC's "Dateline" of sending them an anti-Semitic e-mail message in response to the organization's request for Congress to defund the controversial group ACORN. The mass e-mail in question, sent by ALG's Alex Rosenwald to many members of the media including NBC's Jane Stone, said: “The only way Congress can unravel all of the various funding measures in the ‘stimulus,’ in the ‘Foreclosure Prevention Act,’ and other measures is to pass the ‘Defund ACORN Act’ immediately. They should do it now. Before ACORN spends it all.” -- ALG...
  • Heres the shouty Joe Wilson action figure youve been waiting for

    09/23/2009 8:32:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 1,261+ views
    animalnewyork.com ^ | September 22, 2009 | animalnewyork.com
    The fine folks over at Herobuilders have heard the public screaming their insatiable demand for a talking Joe Wilson doll and have responded. For $39.95 this little guy comes nattily dressed for a joint session of Congress and is equipped with a shouty “you lie” audio track.
  • Rep. Wilson's Apology Is Not Accepted

    09/21/2009 3:50:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 856+ views
    Rep. Wilson's Apology Is Not Accepted A parody. 09/28/2009
  • The Statist - The Must Miss comedy of the year

    09/21/2009 8:51:57 AM PDT · by marcbold · 256+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 09/21/2009 | Patrick A
    Barack Obama Stars in the must miss comedy of the year! Barack Obama is The Statist
  • Two Words Launch Censorship

    09/20/2009 1:11:37 PM PDT · by SLB · 30 replies · 1,355+ views
    North Star National ^ | 20 Sep 09 | Mark Watson
    While Helen of Troy’s face may have launched a thousand ships, Joe Wilson’s two words have launched an armada of pundits and elected Democrats on a crusade as ill considered as the Christian Crusades. While the Crusaders carried red cross emblazoned white flags to send their message, today’s crusaders rely on main stream media to proclaim that infidels protesting Obama Care must be silenced. Like Pope Urban II did in 1095 A.D., today’s crusaders rely on distortions to motivate their believers. Congressman Hank Johnson, (D-GA), in remarks supporting a resolution of rebuke of Wilson’s outburst said, “I guess we’ll have...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Ronen, King

    09/19/2009 10:34:36 PM PDT · by ibbetsonusa · 258+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-15-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    On this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Miss Kansas 2009 Becki Ronen, Next we hear from Kansans at the Wasingtin TEA Party. I also talk with radio host Andrea Shea King. We also talk at length about the Joe Wilson comment during the Obama Speech. We invite you to listen and comment on the show.
  • Joe Wilson, We Need Your Spine

    09/19/2009 12:07:59 AM PDT · by krb · 12 replies · 611+ views
    WebWarriorOnline.com ^ | September 13, 2009 | Tom Baugh
    Last week Joe Wilson showed spine. To borrow the words of a popular pundit, he "questioned with boldness" the words the President of the United States said in his house. That's right, Joe Wilson's house. And by extension, our house. The framers of the Constitution intended that there be a system of checks and balances. And one of those balances is that once a year the President is compelled to address a joint session of Congress, not as an enraptured audience, but as a judge of his performance as Chief Executive. This time the President chose to request an audience...
  • R.I. GOP's Hispanic Assembly chairman quits party (Over Joe Wilson)

    09/18/2009 10:25:58 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 119 replies · 3,256+ views
    http://politicsblog.projo.com ^ | Sep 18, 2009 | By Karen Lee Ziner
    CRANSTON, R.I -- Ivan G. Marte, chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly, says he has quit the GOP out of embarrassment at South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's address to Congress last week. Wilson shouted 'You Lie,' when Obama remarked that illegal immigrants would not receive benefits under his health care plan. "I do not want to continue being a member of a party in which the members of the party express themselves in that way," said Marte, 59, of Cranston. In a phone interview, he called Wilson's behavior "shameful" and "uncivilized." But Marte said...
  • Reductio ad Absurdum: My Two Cents of Civility, Dissent, and Racism

    09/18/2009 8:55:12 AM PDT · by SpareChange · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Spare Change | 18 September 2009 | David J. Aland
    Reductio ad Absurdum: My Two Cents on Civility, Dissent, and Racism By David J. Aland 18 September 2009 Mike Godwin once observed that online debate has a natural tendency towards hyperbole. Godwin’s Law states that the longer a debate continues, the probability of someone making a comparison to the Nazis approaches 1. While there certainly appears to be no reduction in Nazi references since the “BusHitler” days, racism now appears to be the new Godwin’s Law. While debating Joe Wilson’s punishment for blurting “You lie!” during President Obama’s speech, Rep. Hank Johnson declared that a failure to censure Wilson would...
  • Poll to Freep: Should U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., be formally admonished?

    09/16/2009 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 12 replies · 680+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | September 16, 2009 | steelers6
    Should U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., be formally admonished in the House for yelling "You lie!" during President Obama's speech last week? Yes 37.9% No 62.1% Total votes: 823
  • GOP paved way for Wilson reprimand

    09/16/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 812+ views
    rohrabacher.house.gov ^ | Washington, Sep 15 | DANIEL LIBIT
    Washington, Sep 15 - If Rep. Joe Wilson is finding parliamentary procedure to be a bit of a nuisance in the wake of his “you lie” attack on President Barack Obama, he has his Republican forbearers to thank. On June 26, 1985, Rep. Robert Walker – a Pennsylvania Republican who beat the drum for decorum throughout his 20 years in the House – took issue with Rep. James Traficant for saying that then-President Ronald Reagan had deceived the senior citizens of the United States. “Is it not a violation of the rules of the House to question the motives of the...
  • Concerns of Black House Members Helped Spur Rebuke of Wilson

    09/16/2009 10:17:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 55 replies · 2,357+ views
    Luxlibertas ^ | 16 Sep 09 | James Rowley and Brian Faler
    A plea by California Representative Laura Richardson that House Democrats respond after Republican Joe Wilson shouted “you lie” at President Barack Obama last week helped spur her party’s leaders to action. The “careful but passionate” words delivered at a House Democratic caucus the morning after Wilson’s outburst by a black lawmaker who rarely speaks at such meetings carried such an impact that “you couldn’t ignore that message and that input,” Representative John Larson, the Democratic caucus chairman recalled yesterday. ______________snip Shown Disrespect Wilson “kind of winked at that element” of society that has shown disrespect to Obama because of his...
  • Wilson says Carter's racism accusations distract from issues

    09/16/2009 6:24:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 808+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/16/2009 | Jillian Badanes
    Rep. Joe Wilson said Wednesday that former President Jimmy Carter's accusations of racism are a distraction from the issues. At a town hall at his presidential center in Atlanta on Tuesday, Mr. Carter said Mr. Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech last week was rooted in racism. "I think it's based on racism," he said. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president." The former president and Democratic members of Congress are playing politics, Mr. Wilson told The Washington Times' America's Morning News radio show. He was formally reprimanded by the...
  • Are Blacks Taking More Liberties Since President Obama Has Been 'Gettin It On With His Bad Self?'

    09/16/2009 5:38:39 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 39 replies · 2,172+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/16/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Since the Race Card has again been thrust upon us via Joe Wilson's yelling "Liar" at the President, and then, consequently, being accused of a being one of those Southern Bible Belt Racists, I thought it might be time to look at some real racism running rampant throughout the United States. Maureen Dowd and other desperate liberal pundits have been waiting to pounce on us bigots at the Tea Parties, Town Halls, conservative radio stations, and in good ole American families but nothing has stuck. Thank be to God for Joe Wilson who has opened the door to expose those...
  • Barack Obama critics 'racist', says Jimmy Carter: is he right? [hell no] [barf]

    09/16/2009 5:10:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,997+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2009-09-16
    Former President Jimmy Carter has accused critics of Barack Obama of racism following an outburst by a Republican congressman. Does he have a point? BY TOM CHIVERS President Jimmy Carter says that criticism of Barack Obama shows that there is an “inherent feeling” in America that a black man should not be President. It follows the South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson shouting “you lie!” during a speech by the President to Congress.