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  • UNC: Report of hate crime was false

    04/12/2011 4:34:53 PM PDT · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 24 replies ^ | 4/12/2011 |
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — An alleged hate crime against a gay student on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus last week was false, officials said Tuesday. Chancellor Holden Thorp said a student who told authorities he was branded with a searing hot object because of his sexual orientation filed a false police report and that it will not be reported as a hate crime. Quinn Matney, who is gay, told authorities April 5 that a man walked up to him near a foot bridge on campus, called him a derogatory name, told him "here is a taste...
  • MSNBC Adds Al Sharpton to Promos for Ed Schultz-Hosted Special ‘The Black Agenda’ (Is Ed too white?)

    04/09/2011 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/07/11 | Tommy Christopher
    MSNBC Adds Al Sharpton to Promos for Ed Schultz-Hosted Special ‘The Black Agenda’by Tommy Christopher | 6:33 pm, April 7th, 2011 MSNBC has taken some rather pointed criticism over its upcoming A Stronger America: The Black Agenda special (airing this Sunday at noon EDT), co-hosted by Ed Schultz and Rev. Al Sharpton. The chief complaint, from across the political spectrum, has been the choice of white commentator Ed Schultz as headliner, and how it highlights the lack of diversity at the network. MSNBC had been promoting the show without billing co-host Al Sharpton, but MSNBC has now added Sharpton to...
  • Refusing to lead

    03/28/2011 3:57:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2011 | Arthur Herman
    Polls show that President Obama's Libya intervention has the lowest public support of any US military action in three decades. That's not surprising, because Obama seems ambivalent about the enterprise himself. Whatever he says tonight to rationalize it, Americans are learning a sober truth. America's chief executive isn't simply one step behind events in Libya; he seems determined to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the free world in the Mideast. From Tunisia to Iran, the region is in the midst of a democratic seismic shift as autocracies old and new, friend and foe, rock on their foundations. Like most earthquakes,...
  • Sex Education or Promoting Sex?

    03/27/2011 7:08:09 AM PDT · by Raquel · 9 replies
    Political Blog ^ | March 27, 2011 | Jeanine Vecchiarelli
    Recently a former Ramapo High School teacher ran afoul of the law by giving a sexually explicit book to a high school girl. The ex-teacher was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other things. Meanwhile, Clarkstown high school students are reading a book that contains all kinds of sexually explicit episodes, including graphic depictions of heterosexual and homosexual encounters, forced oral sex, masturbation, and bestiality. But there is no outcry from the masses in Clarkstown, because this book (which I will not name, to deny it undeserved publicity) is part of the high school English...
  • 100,000 people pressure Apple to shut down 'Gay Cure' app

    03/22/2011 4:37:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Sarah Kessler
    (Mashable) -- More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Apple to remove an app from the iTunes store that was created by an anti-gay Christian organization. Exodus International, which according to its website has ministries that "provide support for individuals who want to recover from homosexuality," released the app on February 15. The app has a 4+ approval rating from the Apple app store, and the organization is quick to point out that this rating is reserved for those apps that "contain no objectionable material." Gay rights activists obviously disagree.
  • UNREAL. Obama Adminstration Announces Creation of Conservation Youth Corps of America

    03/21/2011 4:52:51 AM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    Right Network - Gateway ^ | 3/21/11 | Jim Hoft
    THEY NEVER STOP— Just when you think this radical administration is ready to cut back on their socialist agenda they surprise you with another shockingly radical initiative. Team Obama announced this week the formation of their American Conservative Youth Corps. Ready to fight for a socialist America.
  • Repeal of Dont Ask Don't Tell will have consequences

    03/20/2011 7:15:23 AM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 18 replies
    Mar 20, 2011 | Iceflyer
    23 Years into a military career I can say I have seen a lot. I have seen good and bad decisions of military and political leaders but have come away with one very important understanding of what their decisions do when it comes to life in the military...many of their changes are forever lasting. I was inducted in the mid eighties. When I went through pilot training in the 1990s they used the Chaplains to start several "conversations" with all of us. One on religious "tolerance" and the other on sexuality, read gay tolerance. In the religious tolerance we had...
  • Does Obama Want $8 Gasoline?

    02/25/2011 5:07:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 25, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: While we sit on abundant oil and natural gas reserves, prices at both the wellhead and the pump are rising on fears of spreading Mideast turmoil and short domestic supply. But then, maybe that's the plan. The silver lining for this administration in the gathering storm over the Middle East may be what it's doing and may yet do to energy prices. The average price for gasoline jumped nearly 12 cents a gallon last week to $3.287, according to AAA. But at the White House, that's not necessarily bad news. Oil has surged to 2 1/2-year highs as...
  • George Soros: ‘President Obama Has Lost Control

    02/18/2011 4:23:52 PM PST · by blueyon · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/18/11 | Meredith Jessup
    In a pre-recorded interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria set to air Sunday morning, investment billionaire George Soros accuses President Barack Obama of having “lost control” of the national economy and criticizes the Democratic president for allowing Republicans to set the national agenda. Furthermore, Soros goes on to predict that Obama‘s policy shortcomings will have a negative impact on the nation’s economic recovery and accuses the GOP of mixing economic and ideological priorities at the expense of the American worker.
  • Breaking: Pigford Madam Shirley Sherrod Sues Andrew Breitbart

    02/13/2011 8:06:32 AM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Right Network - Gateway ^ | 02/13/11 | Jim Hoft
    Shirley Sherrod, the public face of the $1 Billion Pigford Scandal, Is Suing Andrew Breitbart– In July of last year, Andrew Breitbart and Big Government released video of former Ag employee Shirley Sherrod admitting during a speech to the NAACP that she did not assist a poor white farmer as much as she could have because of his “attitude” and race. Sherrod said it was years ago, she said she learned from her experiences, she said blah-blah-blah… The state-run attacked and smeared Andrew Breitbart and FOX News for showing only a segment from Sherrod’s speech. In late July an anonymous...
  • Death Panels And Job Losses

    02/11/2011 4:18:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 11, 2011 | Staff
    Reform: As the head of Medicaid and Medicare services testifies in favor of ObamaCare, the CBO director says it will destroy 800,000 jobs. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately." Now that we've seen what's in it, we realize the possible consequences for our physical and economic health. And congressional testimony before GOP-led committees has given us fresh reasons for...
  • Maher Show Moment: Rep. Weiner Depicts Beck Audience as Shoeless & Toothless (Video)

    02/05/2011 3:05:35 PM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 5, 2011 | Scott Baker
    There is usually plenty to dissect after one of Bill Maher’s Friday night shows. But this one may leave you scratching your head. In discussing Maher’s theory that Beck & Palin fever has cooled across America, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Namby Pamby Land) shared his thoughts, and fuzzy math, about the Beck audience. To him we’re all extras from Deliverance
  • Liberals dismayed by Dems’ deficit-friendly job-creation agenda

    02/01/2011 11:26:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Liberals dismayed by Dems’ deficit-friendly job-creation agendaBy Alexander Bolton - 02/01/11 06:09 AM ET Democrats are trying to push a jobs agenda on the cheap at a time when Republicans have pledged to block any legislation that would add to the federal deficit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) held a conference call Monday afternoon to tout the long-delayed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill as the first item on the 2011 jobs agenda. Also on Monday, the White House launched the Startup America initiative, a national campaign to promote innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship. But Democratic leaders have so far...
  • Kill The Internet 'Kill Switch'

    01/31/2011 5:30:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 31, 2011 | Staff
    Censorship: Virtually the first thing an authoritative Egyptian government did to quell dissent was to shut down its Internet. So why are we debating a bill to give our government the same power? In George Orwell's classic "1984," the control of information and its flow was critical to Big Brother's maintaining his grip on the people and manipulating their passions. Authoritarian governments and dictators worldwide know that lesson well. The ability to see how others live and to exchange ideas is a catalyst to dissent and unrest. The ability to choke off that flow is a necessity for authoritarian governments....
  • Where's Our Waiver?

    01/28/2011 4:38:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 28, 2011 | Staff
    ObamaCare: The granting of 500 more exemptions to unions, companies and even states begs the question — why is "affordable health care for all Americans" neither affordable nor for everybody? The Obama administration has become famous for its crony capitalism, in which companies like General Electric were rewarded while energy companies, for example, were cast into the outer darkness. Now we have what might be called crony health care, with the favored escaping the full consequences of ObamaCare while the rest of us deal with the rising costs and reduced service. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once told us we'd...
  • Carol Browner Goes, Draconian Policies Stay

    01/26/2011 6:32:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 26, 2011 | Staff
    White House: With cap-and-trade seemingly dead and EPA's regulatory authority under attack, the administration's climate czar is abandoning ship. Too bad she's not taking the administration's energy policies with her. Carol Browner, former EPA director now serving as a senior Obama adviser for energy and climate change, a formerly nonexistent position created to avoid Senate confirmation to a real position, has decided to hang it up. Or she's been thrown under the bus, depending on your point of view. As a "czar," she was a prime mover for climate change and the administration's war on carbon. But when cap-and-trade legislation...
  • Reps. Issa, Cummings to meet on Oversight agenda after public sparring

    01/24/2011 8:39:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/11 | Susan Crabtree
    Reps. Issa, Cummings to meet on Oversight agenda after public sparringBy Susan Crabtree - 01/24/11 10:50 AM ET The top Republican and Democrat on the House oversight panel, who have sparred publicly in the opening days of the 112th Congress over the committee’s investigative agenda and approach, are meeting Monday morning to discuss their differences. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-Md.) were expected to meet at 10:30 a.m. to hash out Issa’s plans for the panel — a day before the panel’s first organizational meeting and after Issa and Cummings have traded early hostile fire. It remains...
  • Sex-change teacher causes drama in court

    01/22/2011 10:35:54 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 21 January, 2011 | By Samuel Matsebula
    PATRICIA Dludlu, otherwise known as the sex-change teacher, yesterday caused drama at the Manzini Magistrate’s court when he asked it to adjourn owing to what he termed post stress disorder and that he needed counselling. This was just before Detective Constable Bongani Mbuyisa delivered his evidence in chief at the court before Magistrate Sindi Zwane as a fifth witness in his case of sexually molesting a pupil. Dludlu went public about a sex-change that never was. He claimed he changed his male organs for female ones. Previously he was known as Patrick and later changed to Patricia after the imaginary...
  • Obama's War On Coal

    01/18/2011 5:45:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Energy: Keeping a campaign vow to bankrupt the industry, the administration revokes the permit for an approved, working coal mine in West Virginia. Guess those electric cars will have to get their energy elsewhere. We and others have warned that in the wake of November's "shellacking," the Obama administration would attempt to implement its agenda through regulations and rule making. As West Virginia's coal industry has found, it matters not even if you follow the rules. In pursuit of this agenda, the rules can be changed on the fly. The Environmental Protection Agency has revoked the coal mining permit for...
  • "Together We Thrive" slogan used by OFA in 2008...

    01/13/2011 6:31:30 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 169 replies · 5+ views
  • Giffords Gets Shot and Congress Will Do... Very Little

    01/13/2011 9:42:24 AM PST · by chickadee · 40 replies
    Time ^ | 1/12/2011 | Jay Newton-Small
    While Speaker John Boehner called for a “free exchange of ideas” today on the House floor, the truth is nothing is likely to pass this week or ever. The only piece of legislation the House will consider this week is a resolution in support of Rep. Giffords and the shooting victims which is expected to pass by voice vote this afternoon. After that the Republicans leave on their annual retreat. The odds of the GOP agreeing to increase members' budgets in this economic climate are slim-to-none.
  • Morning Bell: Obama’s Anti-Drilling Agenda

    01/11/2011 8:50:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 1/11/11 | Rob Bluey
    President Obama’s oil spill commission will release its long-awaited final report this morning, recommending new government regulations and limits on drilling. These conclusions could shape the future of the oil industry — and impact our nation’s energy policy for years to come. The commission’s primary focus was determining the cause of the spill. Last week it revealed that errors by BP, Transocean and Halliburton contributed to the blowout of the Macondo well, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and the worst spill in history. But the commission’s members have decided to go a step further. The anti-drilling measures recommended...
  • DCCC chair: Our 2012 agenda will be making Pelosi Speaker again

    01/06/2011 12:17:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The reknowned political satirist Tom Lehrer once declared that Henry Kissinger’s Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 made political satire redundant. After reading about the DCCC’s new strategy to win back the House in 2012, I must admit that for the first time in my life I feel a bit of sympathy with the general sentiment. Guess who Rep. Steve Israel, the DCCC chair, wants to make as his poster girl for 2012? House Democrats’ goal is to make Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the Speaker of the House again, their campaign chairman said Wednesday evening.Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), the chairman of the...
  • GOP restarts anti-health law agenda (Steve King: “We must pull it out by the roots”)

    01/06/2011 9:58:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/06/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    GOP restarts anti-health law agendaBy CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN Updated: 1/6/11 11:50 AM EST Republicans reopened their battle against President Barack Obama’s health care law, using the first committee meeting of the new Congress Thursday to eviscerate the overhaul as a “job killer” and a “malignant tumor.” “We must pull it out by the roots,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in his opening testimony at a Rules Committee. The Rules Committee meeting marked the starting round in the GOP’s bid to repeal the law, a central pillar of the party’s governing manifesto. The committee’s formal mandate Thursday was to write the...
  • In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama's agenda (20-day plan)

    01/05/2011 7:18:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/05/11 | Paul Kane
    In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama's agendaBy Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 5, 2011; 12:43 AM Almost as soon as they take control of the House at noon Wednesday, Republicans will embark on a 20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of President Obama's agenda as they seek to take advantage of the weeks before the Senate's return and the president's State of the Union address. The first move will come Friday, when the House begins the process of repealing the new health-care law. House leaders will then quickly begin to...
  • Killing ObamaCare

    01/04/2011 5:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 4, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: A date's been set for the attempted repeal of the greatest federal control of our lives, and even our deaths, perhaps ever. Senate Democrats say over their dead political bodies. Game on. You could call this GOP Congress a death panel for Obama-Care itself. The decision to pull the political plug has been made and the date is set. The text of the repeal bill is already online, at Putting key bills online before they were voted on is something President Obama and the Democrats promised but never did. The attempt may be futile — the Democrats...
  • Is Chick-fil-A restaurant against gay rights? Anti-gay site claims affiliation with fast-food eatery

    01/04/2011 6:15:25 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 103 replies ^ | January 4, 2011 |
    ''FamilyLIFE presents 'the art of marriage: getting to the heart of God's design.' The Art of Marriage: 02-11-11. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Family Institute and Chick-fil-A.... On February, 11-12, 2011, Pennsylvania Family Institute and Chick-fil-A are sponsosoring 2 conferences in the South-Central Pennsylvania region:....'' Text that appeared on the website of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a "pro-family" organization which is against gay marriage and ''the homosexual lifestyle.'' They are currently promoting a marriage conference instructed by "pastors and Bible teachers." After a gay blog, GoodAsYou, posted a screen capture from the site yesterday, the sponsorship from the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A quickly...
  • NJ-anti-bullying bill up for Governor Christie's signature-will he sign it into law

    01/04/2011 1:03:03 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies
    Life and liberty ^ | 1/4/2011 | Life, liberty
    Please, we need your help... you know where this is headed: Please take a couple of moments for 1.38 million schoolchildren What could be wrong with a tough new law targeting gay-bullying in our schools that is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk? After all, the activist Gay and Lesbian groups that spent over a year writing the language of the bill are publicly describing it as the "most sweeping anti-bullying legislation in America". Isn't it a good thing that New Jersey will become the national leader in the fight against gay bullying? Isn't it good that New Jersey will...
  • A Short Review of the Conservative Documentary-Agenda: Grinding America Down

    01/04/2011 2:51:21 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Religio Political Talk ^ | 1-4-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    .....An interesting aspect that I have noticed when I was attending the local John Birch Society meetings and was an avid visitor of the American Opinion Book Store in North Hollywood, the joining idea of most of the Christians that I met in this movement were those of amillennialism. They saw it (at least what I could surmise during the ending prayers) that they were bringing God’s Kingdom fully into the world by opposing Satan’s. What does this have to do, if anything, with the conservative documentary Agenda? One joining aspect in this unhealthy view is based around the book,...
  • GOP agenda may mean more in 2012 than now (Not acceptable, DEFUND NOW!)

    01/03/2011 9:01:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/3/2011 | By LARRY MARGASAK/AP
    Even if the next two years end in congressional gridlock, Republicans hope to build a record that demonstrates to voters in 2012 that they can get it right. The GOP is promising to use the new Congress that convenes Wednesday to cut spending, roll back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and prevent unelected bureaucrats from expanding the government's role in society through regulations that tell people what they must or can't do. Passing their top priorities may be easier in the House, where Republicans hold a 241-194 majority. It will be harder in the Senate where Democrats still hold...
  • EPA Messes With Perry's Texas

    12/28/2010 7:21:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies · 6+ views
    Investor's Business DaIly ^ | December 28, 2010 | IBD Staff
    Regulation: The federal agency declares Texas unfit to regulate its own greenhouse gas emissions and seizes control of the permitting process. Jobs, states' rights and the 2012 presidential election are all involved. While most of America was unwrapping their Christmas presents, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was staring at a lump of coal the Environmental Protection Agency put in his state's stocking. Actually, it wasn't a lump of coal — that causes global warming. And Santa won't be coming down any Texas chimney unless he checks with the EPA first. Two days before Christmas, EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz, in a...
  • EPA Rules Will Trump Your Rights

    12/30/2010 4:50:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 358+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 30, 2010 | Staff
    Environment: Ignoring both Congress and the voters, the Environmental Protection Agency starts the new year governing by decree with job-killing regulations. Take a deep breath, but if you exhale you're a polluter. Cap-and-trade is dead, long live cap-and-trade in the form of regulations promulgated in the coming year by what George Orwell might call the Ministry of Environment. It claims that the Clean Air Act and a Supreme Court ruling in 2007 let the EPA regulate carbon dioxide as a planet-warming pollutant. We recently commented on the EPA's recent commandeering of the permitting process from Texas, with which it is...
  • TSA Silences Pilot For Telling The Truth

    12/27/2010 5:16:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 27. 2010 | Staff
    Terrorism: A pilot who posted a YouTube video documenting flaws in TSA's airport security has his home raided and federally issued firearm confiscated. Body scanners and junk-touching are just the beginning. Ever watchful all 364 days of the year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has discovered a new security threat — pilots who fly our planes and have questions about the TSA's security practices and policies. Three days after a 50-year-old veteran pilot living outside Sacramento, Calif., posted a YouTube video to shed light on the security gaps he believes exist at major U.S. airports, he had his home raided...
  • 60-day waiting period before DADT repealed

    12/20/2010 10:38:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 20, 2010 | Jolie Lee
    The military's policy toward gay and lesbian soldiers is not going to change right away -- not until the White House receives certification from top military commanders that states they are ready for open service. Politico reports there will still be a waiting period of 60 days before the ban is actually overturned. The Senate voted Saturday to end Don't Ask Don't Tell, the military's ban on gays in the military. The vote was 65 to 31. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to repeal the 17-year-old policy. Now there are questions about what new training the Department of Defense will...
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2010

    12/19/2010 5:52:28 AM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Judical Watch ^ | Dec 2010 | Judical Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2010 list of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
  • Shocking: Can We Still Call These Catholic Colleges Catholic?

    12/10/2010 3:38:48 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 12/08/10 | TFP Student Action
    To determine the scope of the moral crisis affecting Catholic institutions of higher learning, TFP Student Action volunteers examined the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America.  The results are alarming.See the list of clubs hereAfter careful research, the TFP survey discovered that 101 (41%) of Catholic universities and colleges currently list pro-homosexual student clubs on their web sites. Among Jesuit-run universities, however, the number increases to 100%.  Many of these clubs sponsor events that promote the homosexual movement’s most radical agenda, the redefinition of marriage and the social acceptance of unnatural vice, which is contrary...
  • “Agenda: Grinding America Down,” NewsReal Interviews Filmmaker Curtis Bowers

    12/06/2010 9:37:46 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 34 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 6, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Glenn Beck has, with evermore frequency, paused to appreciate the extent to which his beliefs have changed in recent years. He has come to accept the existence of agendas which he would have dismissed as conspiracy theory only a few years ago. His experience has not been unique. Many concerned citizens, possessed by an instinctive sense that the country is on the wrong track, have sought to understand why. Among them is Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho state representative and auteur of an outstanding new documentary film called Agenda: Grinding America Down. Produced independently by Bowers and his immediate family,...
  • Eco-Diplomacy, The Chicago Way

    12/06/2010 6:11:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 6, 2010 | Staff
    International Relations: Leaked embassy dispatches show an America bribing some and threatening others to get support for a climate change accord, revealing just how weak the case for such a treaty really is. Sometimes it is worth seeing how the sausage — or in the case of climate change, the baloney — is made. While the WikiLeaks focus has been on the leaking of classified documents, the content of some of them is revealing. David Carrington in Britain's Guardian shows how the U.S., after failing to get a successor treaty to the failed Kyoto Protocol in Denmark, bribed, threatened and...
  • Gaga Over DADT

    12/03/2010 6:21:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 3, 2010 | IBD staff
    Gay Rights: The purpose of our military is to kill people and break things when necessary. It's not a tool for social engineering. Wartime is not the time to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." Repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy begun under President Clinton in 1993 is neither a legislative nor a military priority while we are engaged militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan and knee-deep in a jobless recovery where the issues of national debt and tax cuts should be paramount. Yet liberals drowning in political correctness consider it a priority, as does Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who...
  • Hands Off Our Net

    12/01/2010 7:47:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Regulation: In the name of fairness, a Federal Communications Commission plan to impose "net neutrality" without any legislative or legal authority will in effect be silencing a conduit for the truth that keeps us free. The Internet is once again under attack, not from hackers intent on spilling secrets or causing mischief, but by an administration intent on controlling the free flow of information that it views as a threat to its expanding power. According to the Hill, which obtained a copy of the FCC's tentative December agenda just after midnight Wednesday, the government agency will seek to impose rules...
  • Woah!… Wash U LEFTIST THUGS Harass & Rough Up Citizen Journalist at Commie-Truther Van Jones...

    12/01/2010 4:18:13 AM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 12/01/10 | Jim Hoft
    Woah!… Wash U LEFTIST THUGS Harass & Rough Up Citizen Journalist at Commie-Truther Van Jones Public Forum (Video) The event yesterday at Washington University in St. Louis with commie-Truther former Green Czar Van Jones was billed as open to the public. Guess not. University officials harassed and roughed up citizen journalist Adam Sharp who came to the event to ask Jones about his racial green views and radical cop killer rap music. The far left university officials even accused Sharp of working with FOX News – because only FOX viewers could possibly be offended by a green-pushing commie-Truther Saddam-supporting toxic...
  • Eric Holder: Man on a Mission

    11/30/2010 9:55:10 AM PST · by SumProVita · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | November 30, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    "With a federal jury finding a terrorist not guilty of all but one charge, with a Somali teenager arrested for trying to blow up Americans at a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, with the wikileaks debacle, and with more and more to preoccupy the Attorney General of the United States, you’d think Eric Holder would be holed up in his office fighting the good fight. You would be wrong."
  • Vanity--New Agenda: List your top five suggestions for the new Republican Congress.

    11/30/2010 7:09:28 AM PST · by RavenATB · 40 replies · 1+ views
    None | None | None
    I've got some thoughts on what I'd like to see the new Republican leadership focus on when they take over the House of Representatives next month. But I'd like to see your ideas, too. So, I thought I'd ask you to list your top five suggested agenda items in the hope that someone with a communications line into the new Congressional leadership might read this...
  • U.S. Begs WikiLeaks to Halt Document Release

    11/28/2010 6:17:13 AM PST · by blueyon · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/28/10 | Scott Baker
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has told whistleblower WikiLeaks that its expected imminent release of classified State Department cables will put “countless” lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize U.S. relations with its allies. In a highly unusual step reflecting the administration’s grave concerns about the ramifications of the move, the State Department late Saturday released a letter from its top lawyer to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his attorney telling them that publication of the documents would be illegal and demanding that they stop it. It also said the U.S. government would not cooperate with WikiLeaks...
  • Podesta calls on Obama to circumvent Congress

    11/17/2010 3:54:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2010 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta, now the head of the Center for American Progress, called on President Obama to push forward with his agenda using federal agencies and executive branch power Tuesday, even though Democrats were dealt a blow in the recent midterm elections. Podesta said the American people want the president to move forward with his agenda. “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Podesta said. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use...
  • Krugman Endorses Death Panels

    11/16/2010 6:12:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes. Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare. In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist...
  • ACLU head Romero responds to Gresham

    11/13/2010 12:04:30 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 11 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 13, 2010 | David Codrea
    American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero has responded to complaints about the organization's characterization of conservatives as "extremists" in a post-election fundraising appeal. GunTalk Radio Show host Tom Gresham's objections were posted and discussed in the Nov. 4 Gun Rights Examiner column. Per Romero: Dear Mr Gresham:Thank you for your email.Despite our difference of opinion about the ACLU’s recent email appeal, I wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. The most frustrating thing would have been to have you walk away from us silently and never know why you did so. I appreciate the opportunity...
  • Coming for Christie (The Obama Justice Department is Coming after NJ's Popular Governor)

    11/12/2010 9:35:04 AM PST · by WebFocus · 43 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/12/2010 | Jacob Laskin
    The Justice Department under President Obama may be unwilling to investigate the New Black Panthers, but it’s apparently intent on scrutinizing that other menace to society – New Jersey’s upstart Republican governor Chris Christie. This month, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report purporting to show that Christie, who has built up a reputation as a spending-slashing fiscal conservative by taking on New Jersey’s bloated public sector, routinely overcharged the government for hotel stays while in his former job as a U.S. Attorney. Christie exceeded the government’s set rate for travel expenses on 14 of 15 trips, according to...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Dem lame-duck agenda shrinking fast after Election Day 'shellacking' (defense bill dead?)

    11/08/2010 11:32:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem lame-duck agenda shrinking fast after Election Day 'shellacking'By Alexander Bolton - 11/08/10 05:00 AM ET Democratic allies are not optimistic about their legislative priorities getting done in the lame-duck session after Democratic candidates got pummeled on Election Day. Senate Democrats had discussed as many as 20 bills up for consideration during the lame-duck session, the period between the Nov. 2 election and Christmas. In the wake of a midterm election that President Obama called a “shellacking” of his party, Democratic insiders question if anything more than a stopgap spending measure and temporary extension of Bush-era tax cuts can pass....