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  • Anti-Israel Conference Broadcast Live On CSPAN Features Anti-Semitism

    03/07/2015 8:00:25 PM PST · by piasa · 15 replies
    ADL ^ | March 12, 2014
    An event held last Fri­day at the National Press Club and broad­cast live on C-SPAN 3 focus­ing on the U.S.-Israel rela­tion­ship fea­tured a num­ber of vir­u­lently anti-Israel speak­ers who made con­spir­a­to­r­ial claims about Zion­ism, the influ­ence of the “Israel Lobby” and much more.jeff-blankfort-summit-dc-cspan The event, dubbed as a National Sum­mit to “Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Spe­cial Rela­tion­ship,’” was spon­sored by anti-Israel groups If Amer­i­cans Knew, the Coun­cil for the National Inter­est (CNI), the Insti­tute for Research: Mid­dle East­ern Pol­icy (IRmep) as well as the Wash­ing­ton Report on Mid­dle East Affairs. Ses­sions at the sum­mit included, “How does the Israel lobby influ­ence...
  • Code Pink protesters arrested outside Dick Cheney’s Va. home

    01/11/2015 4:02:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-11-15 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two protesters affiliated with the antiwar groups Code Pink and Witness Against Torture were arrested Saturday morning outside the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia. The protesters were inside Mr. Cheney’s fenced property when police arrived, “and the homeowners said they were not allowed to be there,” said Fairfax County police spokesman Roger Henriquez, a local Fox affiliate reported. “Police asked them to leave or face trespassing charges.” Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were arrested after refusing to leave the property, police said. Police did not know whether the former vice president was home...
  • Carr: Anti-war crowd stunningly silent on ISIS plan

    09/12/2014 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2014 | By Howie Carr
    I could have sworn we were going to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But the president, a well-known theologian, has informed us that despite what the Muslims of ISIS say, the Islamic State “is not Islamic.” So I guess we’re in a war against SIS — the State of Iraq and Syria. But it still is a war, isn’t it, Mr. Secretary Kerry? “I think that’s the wrong terminology,” he sniffed yesterday. “What we are engaging in is a very significant counterterrorism operation.” Does that make it … a police action? Will we have to...
  • Idiocy from the Economist on What to Do About Russia

    04/19/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In "Insatiable" the Economist says "The cost of stopping the Russian bear now is high—but it will only get higher if the West does nothing". Economist: Mr Putin has used the Ukrainian crisis to establish some dangerous precedents. He has claimed a duty to intervene to protect Russian-speakers wherever they are. He has staged a referendum and annexation, in defiance of Ukrainian law. And he has abrogated a commitment to respect Ukraine’s borders, which Russia signed in 1994 when Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons. Throughout, Mr Putin has shown that truth and the law are whatever happens to suit him...
  • Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies

    03/21/2014 4:43:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    Fred Phelps -- the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals -- has died, the church said Thursday. The 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to church spokesman Steve Drain.
  • Vanity: Why are there no protests in Europe and elsewhere against the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    03/02/2014 4:53:51 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 52 replies
    3/2/2014 | Me
    Seems quiet out there. Russia invades a country one door down from the EU and crickets from the left. No cries of killing Putin and his family, no signs, No human shields....nothing.
  • Anti-War Movement Found @ MLA

    01/16/2014 9:01:35 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 15, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Many have wondered what happened to the anti-war movement since President Bush left office. We think we found it, at the Modern Language Association (MLA). Ten people attended the MLA session on “War, Scar: Representations of US Torture and Imperial Violence since Vietnam.” Philip Metres III of John Carroll College called U.S. government officials “armchair conquerors” because of their War on Terror in places such as Pakistan. As a professor, he recalled how one “sensitive student” wrote a poem on his tender childhood memory of his teddy bear as well as a reflective look at his bloodlust after playing violent,...
  • Where Congress stands on Syria

    09/10/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Updated September 10, 2013 | Wilson Andrews, Aaron Blake, Darla Cameron and Kennedy Elliott
    Lawmakers appear to be tentatively dividing into four camps over military action in Syria. Each square represents a lawmaker who has indicated how he or she might vote, and the sentiment of the quote is mapped across the four categories. Among the lawmakers mapped below are members of leadership and several "people to watch," a category comprising influential or opinionated individuals, committee chairmen and 2016 presidential hopefuls. Read related article. See something that needs updating? Contact Aaron Blake. Senate Against: 29, leaning NO 11 (total 40) Undecided: 37 For: 23 House Against: 150, leaning NO 103 (total 253). Undecided: 154...
  • Time redouble our efforts against Syrian War!

    09/10/2013 6:20:43 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The President didn't make a compelling case for war, IMO. In some ways he contradicted himself: FOLKS IT'S TIME FOR US TO RE-DOUBLE our efforts AGAINST WAR ON SYRIA! Let's go.
  • Anti-Syria protests greet a returning Congress

    09/09/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    MSNBC (I feel dirtyfor going there, but you know a broken clock..!) ^ | 11:26 AM on 09/09/2013 | Michele Richinick, @mrich1201
    As the full Congress returns to Washington Monday, progressive groups are again challenging the White House’s case for a strike against Syria. released an ad urging lawmakers to avoid authorizing the use of military force against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. A narrator says, “Don’t lead us down this road again,” while images and statistics from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are displayed in the background of the 30-second commercial, titled “Not Again.” The group created the ad after discovering that more than 70% of its 8 million members “firmly opposed” the strike, said Anna Galland, executive director...
  • Tallying the House Vote on Syria

    09/09/2013 7:41:02 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | 9/9/2013 | Robert Costa
    Right now, the number of House Republicans planning to back the Syria resolution is stuck at about two dozen, according to the unofficial count several aides are keeping. “We’re not counting for the conference, but some of us are keeping tallies, and it’s looking horrible,” says a source within the leadership’s circle. “I’d say 30 to 40 Republicans, at most, are privately supportive.” In the coming days, insiders say, the number could tick up or down. Any fluctuation, however, will be based almost entirely on how the top players influence their colleagues. Since the leadership isn’t formally whipping, member-to-member consultation...
  • Judge Jeanine: Another false narrative from the White House?

    09/08/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Justice with Judge Jeanine (Fox News) ^ | September 8, 2013 | Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine: Another false narrative from the White House? Why should American public believe President Obama about Syria?
  • Theater of the Absurd: Obama and the Debate over Syria

    09/08/2013 6:33:38 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8th, 2013 - 11:16 am | Ron Radosh
    As we wait for Godot — I mean President Obama’s address to the American people on Tuesday night — it looks at present as if both the House and Senate will not grant him the “yes” vote that he is seeking on a Syria strike. I have read virtually every op-ed and argument on all sides of the question that have appeared, from people on both sides whose views I respect, and one of the problems is that there are good arguments to make on both sides. Today I watched Fox News Sunday, the impressive panel on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS,...
  • Rand Paul Backs Off From Syria Filibuster Threat

    09/08/2013 12:55:47 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 08 Sep 2013 11:21 AM | By Audrey Hudson
    Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he would not filibuster the president's request to launch strikes against Syria but that he would insist Barack Obama abide by Congress's demands if it votes to prohibit military intervention in the civil war. The Kentucky Republican told "Fox News Sunday" a filibuster would only delay a vote authorizing use of force. "I will insist there is full debate on this and I will insist that I get an amendment and my amendment will say that the vote is binding -- that the president cannot, if we vote him down, decide to go to war...
  • Looming Syria vote prompts protests

    09/07/2013 5:37:30 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    ABC Eyewittness News 11 ^ | September 7, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Anti-war protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday to voice their opposition to a U.S. military strike in Syria, calling their picket line one that Congress shouldn't cross as it prepares to vote on the issue. At least 150 protesters picketed the sidewalk in front of the White House and marched to Capitol Hill, chanting slogans like "They say more war; we say no war" and carrying signs that said a war on Syria would be "Built on a Lie." "There is a grass-roots uprising against the Democrats and the Republicans," said Medea Benjamin, a founder of...
  • Space Aliens Admit Kidnapping Hollywood (Leftist) Celebrities

    09/06/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 9-6-13 | OfflineR.O.C.K. in the USSA
    Dateline Hollywood - In a carefully worded press release today in Hollywood, California, space aliens admitted that they abducted several Hollywood celebrities on January 21st of this year. Among the missing are the following, whose only appearances in public since January 21 have apparently been holograms: Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, George Clooney, Jackson Browne, Janeane Garofalo, Neil Young, Jessica Lange, Barbra Streisand, Danny Glover, and Susan Sarandon. While many have wondered during the last several days why there has been no outcry of anti-war sentiment from these previously very vocal crusaders for...
  • What Happened to the Anti-War Movement? The short answer: partisanship.

    09/06/2013 9:57:59 PM PDT · by oxcart · 21 replies
    In These Times ^ | 09/06/2013 | David Sirota
    A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet another country with bombs. The oxymoron last week was noteworthy for how little attention it received. Yes—a president memorialized an anti-war activist who derided the U.S. government as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.” Then then that same president quickly proposed yet more violence—this time in Syria. Among a political press corps that rarely challenges the Washington principle of “kill foreigners first, ask questions later,” almost nobody mentioned the contradiction. Even worse, as...
  • Syria Strike Protesters Hope to Harness Momentum Saturday in D.C.

    09/06/2013 9:03:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | September 6, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to launch air strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad believe they have momentum on their side. Seasoned anti-war protesters hope this momentum will manifest itself Saturday, when they march from the White House to Capitol Hill. "The fact that [constituent advocacy] is making a political impact in Congress may give people a sense of power and that could make people more likely to participate," Eugene Puryear, a national organizer for the ANSWER Coalition - whose acronym stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism - told U.S. News. [GRAYSON:...
  • Vanity: Should Tea Party Protest (not just Obamacare, Amnesty, but also Anti-War Syria?): And when?

    09/05/2013 5:53:20 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 17 replies
    9/5/2013 | JSDude1
    Guys, does it seem strange that the left is taking the lead with the protests this time? Shouldn't we tea party/conservative folk also be "on the streets?" or have we lost our passion? Where are the organized Tea Parties against War (and then Obamacare/Amnesty)? I know that Tea Party Patriots, is organizing one on the 10th: but shouldn't we be protesting against a war that would support Al Qaeda, and needlessly spend American money, lives, and even Syrian lives for "the President's honor"? Be darned that we are allying on this one issue with the lefties, we'll fight them...
  • Liberals balk on Syria

    09/05/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/13 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN, MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    As Harry Reid pushes for a Syria vote next week in the Senate, he and President Barack Obama face a major challenge convincing liberal Democrats to support them. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) opposed the resolution authorizing military action in Syria during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on Wednesday afternoon. Another liberal Democrat, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, voted present. The Democratic resistance demonstrates the uphill battle that the Senate majority leader and Obama face on the Senate floor. Reid needs 60 votes to cut off an expected filibuster, and so far, it’s unclear whether he can...
  • Rand Paul's War: He works the phones and the media to make the case for not intervening in Syria

    09/05/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | September 5, 2013 5:00 AM | Robert Costa
    It’s 9:15 on Tuesday night and Capitol Hill is quiet as Senator Rand Paul emerges from Fox News’s studio near Union Station. His face is slightly smeared with powder from his appearance minutes earlier on Hannity, and Sergio Gor, a political aide, is trailing him. Paul walks quickly to the street, heading toward his nearby apartment. It’s been a long day for him, starting with a flight from Kentucky and followed by a packed afternoon at the Foreign Relations Committee. He’s eager to get to his place, rest up, and get ready for a busy week of debate. But then...
  • The Vanishing Anti-War Left

    09/04/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama ran for president as the last of the red-hot pacifists, so it might have sounded preposterous to predict that after a few security briefings at the White House, President Obama would follow in the same policy footsteps of horrid warmonger George Bush, with his anti-terrorist wars and strategies. So where is the anti-war movement now? "What anti-war movement?" former Congressman Dennis Kucinich asked when called for comment last week. Medea Benjamin of the radical group Code Pink agreed: "The antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years." Cindy Sheehan quipped, "The 'anti-war left'...
  • On Syria, House GOP won’t follow their leaders On Syria, House GOP won't follow their leaders

    09/03/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/3/13 | By JONATHAN ALLEN and JAKE SHERMAN
    The whip count on Syria has become like the war itself: No one in Washington wants to own it alone. While most top congressional leaders have vowed to back President Barack Obama in seeking authority to launch missile strikes, there’s little evidence that they can — or even want to — help him round up the rank-and file-Republicans he’ll need to win a vote in the House. Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman said that he “expects the White House to provide answers to members’ questions and take the lead on any whipping effort.” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whose aides and...
  • Call for a national day of Protest (akin to Tea Party 2009).

    09/03/2013 4:56:11 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    3/4/2013 | JSDude1
    To all: I think it's high time we GOT OUT THERE ON THE STREET and protest Obama and his warmonger pals in Congress. WE have no business backing rebels and (even a regime if we change sides) in SYRIA! Why should we spend our blood and money to support Al Quaeda; the same people responsible for killing thousands of Americans on 9/11 and then thousands more around the world and in Iraq and Afghanistan since then!~ Has this government gone INSANE? It's time we took to the streets to demand our own "Line in the sand" AGAINST War in Syria...
  • Anti-war movement mobilizes against war on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies
    Minneapolis, MN – After President Obama’s announcement that he will seek congressional approval for military attacks against Syria, anti-war activists around the county have been going all out to stop a wider U.S. war. Commenting on President Obama’s decision to have a war vote in Congress, Joe Iosbaker of the Chicago Anti-War Committee stated, “The U.S. has suffered a setback in their drive toward war with Syria. The opposition in the U.N., the vote in the British Parliament and the demonstrations across the country here has won a small victory for the anti-war movement. Now President Obama is going to...
  • Anti-war protesters picket Kerry's Boston townhouse... (Surprise Surprise Surprise)

    09/03/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 15 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/3/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link on DrudgeReport: Anti-war protesters picket Kerry's Boston townhouse...
  • Anti-war movement too poor to protest Obama over Syria

    08/29/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s a good anti-war protest. With a tradition dating back to the Vietnam war, you barely have to hint at the idea that you might be considering firing a volley over somebody’s fence and you’ll have crowds of people taking to the streets singing old Beatles tunes. So now, with Barack Obama poised on the verge of launching an attack on Syria, our old friends are out there taking to the streets to give Obama an earful. Right? Right? Anyone? Beuller? How about Rick Moran? Anti-war groups like Code Pink and Peace Action aren’t...
  • Building up war with Syria, where is the anti-war movement?

    08/29/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT · by sdnet · 27 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-29 | Steve Adcock
    The years of George W. Bush’s presidency made for fun and exciting viewing of a variety of anti-war groups protesting Bush’s foreign policy and never-ending “military engagements” that taxpayers are still on the hook to pay for. But as Barack Obama continues the drumbeat of war against Syria, where is the outrage from protest groups like Code Pink? Apparently, these groups are flat out of money. It also does not help that a Democrat is now in the White House, which takes much of the fodder out of their purely hypocritical and entirely hollow cries for so-called “peace”. According to...
  • CIA documents acknowledge its role in Iran's 1953 coup

    08/20/2013 4:14:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 20, 2013
    The CIA has released documents which for the first time formally acknowledge its key role in the 1953 coup which ousted Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadeq. The documents were published on the independent National Security Archive on the 60th anniversary of the coup. They come from the CIA's internal history of Iran from the mid-1970s. "The military coup... was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy," says one excerpt. The US role in the coup was openly referred to by then US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in 2000, and by President Barack...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Obama's moment — a deal with Iran!

    08/12/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Journal-Advocate ^ | 7/31/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In his second term, Richard Nixon had Watergate, but also the rescue of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In his second term, Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra, but also a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet missiles in Europe, his "tear-down-this-wall" moment in Berlin and his lead role in ending the Cold War. In his second term, Bill Clinton had Monica, but also came close to a peace treaty between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat. Obama's second-term scandals — IRS, Benghazi, wiretapping The Associated Press and Fox — are in the low-kiloton range compared to the resignation of Nixon or the...
  • Paul Ryan’s Crazy Plan to Save Immigration Reform

    08/01/2013 10:45:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 7/31/13 | Jonathan Chait
    If the Senate immigration bill came up for a vote in the House, it would probably pass — some of the Republicans and almost all of the Democrats would combine for 218 votes. But conservatives have extracted promises from John Boehner not to let that happen, and the Speaker has dutifully pledged to keep the House from voting on any bill that lacks the support of most Republicans. That would seem to make comprehensive reform pretty dead, right? Except Paul Ryan, who clearly wants to pass a bill, floated a way around this promise: -snip- So the plan he's discussing...
  • Report: Al Jazeera Reporter in Violent Confrontation with D.C. Police

    07/25/2013 3:06:24 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    A reporter claiming to work for Al Jazeera was involved in a violent confrontation with Washington, D.C., police on Tuesday evening after he was ejected from a pro-Israel conference for surreptitiously videotaping attendees and events, according to eyewitnesses. Reporters identified as Matthew Cassel and Micah Garen were ejected from the Christians United for Israel’s (CUFI) annual D.C. gathering after they were caught infiltrating and clandestinely filming events closed to the press. The reporters, who claimed to be affiliated with Al Jazeera, were initially denied press credentials for the event due to what a CUFI official said is Al Jazeera’s anti-Israel...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants War With Iran at the End of the Summer (military force resolution)

    07/24/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/23/13 | Connor Simpson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham told a "cheering" audience Tuesday that if the relationship between the U.S. and Iran doesn't improve by the end of summer, he will ask Congress to authorize going to war."If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb," the South Carolina Republican said, according to a post on CQ Roll Call, at a conference for members of Christians United for Israel today. "The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it...
  • A Republican Nomination Process

    07/22/2013 7:36:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Summer 2013 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON and JAY COST
    In the wake of the 2012 election, one point on which practically all Republicans seemed to agree was that their party's presidential-nomination process was broken. Supporters of the GOP's eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, believed that the nature of the process weakened him for the general election. The party's base of conservative activists, meanwhile, believed that the process favored the candidates with the most money, and therefore the views of (often less conservative) wealthy donors. More moderate Republicans thought the process elevated a parade of unserious firebrands who were never real contenders, thereby damaging the party's image with swing voters. And...
  • Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

    07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Talk about your America-hating media members. On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The...
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past

    07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy. Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an...
  • Defense Industry Lobbies to Kill Sequester Spending Cuts

    07/07/2013 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 7, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Modest spending cuts that were put into place March 1 due to sequestration have mostly failed to result in the economic doom predicted by Keynesians. Now the defense industry is working to undo those cuts. Jeremy Herb of The Hill has reported on lobbying industries going up to Capitol Hill, redoubling their efforts to restore budget cuts: Cord Sterling, vice president of legislative affairs for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), said his group is working to articulate the damage from the cuts that are now beginning to take hold. They remain hopeful that a fix is on the horizon. ......
  • Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech (Medea Benjamin heckles Obama)

    05/23/2013 4:03:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies ^ | 5/23/13 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees in Cuba as he delivered a speech on national security. The woman was identified as Medea Benjamin from the anti-war group Code Pink. Benjamin yelled from behind a bank of cameras before security removed her from the hall at National Defense University in Washington.
  • Peter Weller on Star Trek, Getting His Ph.D., and Defending J.J. Abrams

    05/20/2013 10:59:15 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 51 replies ^ | 5-2-13 | Bilge Ebiri
    Peter Weller on Star Trek, Getting His Ph.D., and Defending J.J. Abrams by Bilge Ebiri If you saw Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend and couldn't quite place Peter Weller, the actor playing Starfleet Admiral Marcus, allow us to refresh your memory: Weller starred in two of the biggest cult films of the eighties, Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and RoboCop, as well as in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of William S. Burroughs's The Naked Lunch. He's also had supporting parts on 24, Dexter, Fringe, and House. And if that weren’t enough, the man is currently finishing up a Ph.D. in art...
  • A march on Washington with loaded rifles

    05/04/2013 3:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles. The plan, launched with a Facebook group today, is to gather on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where gun laws are lax, and then march across the bridge with loaded rifles slung over their shoulders into the District, where openly carrying weapons is generally prohibited. “This will be a non-violent event,” the Facebook group warns, “unless the government chooses to make it violent.” Already, over 200 people have said they’ll attend the march. Here’s...
  • Albertini Lecture on Democratic Actions Back On at Hilo High

    02/25/2013 9:41:36 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    Big Island Now ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Dave Smith
    Although real-life circumstances of late may prove more illuminating to them than any words could be, students at Hilo High School will receive a presentation from peace activist Jim Albertini on 'participating in a democracy'
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • After 460 Weeks of Protests, the Grannies Call It a Day

    11/29/2012 10:41:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 11-29-12 | Clyde Haberman
    Sometimes the news is what didn’t happen. It is worth noting, then, that Joan Wile and her cadre of graying activists did not stand curbside on Fifth Avenue late Wednesday afternoon in protest against America’s wars. In mid-November, after an almost-unbroken run of Wednesday vigils going back nearly nine years, this group, known as Grandmothers Against the War, decided to call it a day. What had gotten them started, the war in Iraq, was over. While the other war, in Afghanistan, does go on, it draws ever scanter attention. That was the case even in the presidential campaign. (Headline in...
  • George McGovern Betrayed Anti-War Stance, Proposed the Invasion of Cambodia in 1978

    10/22/2012 1:08:49 PM PDT · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Oct 22, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    The late George McGovern is best known for his disastrous 1972 campaign for the presidency which was built around his opposition to American intervention in Vietnam. Less well known was his proposal for a military intervention just six years later.
  • Confessions of a former communist

    07/11/2012 8:38:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah admits how much his youth matched that of Barack Obama I have a confession to make. It might help explain why I fear a second term of Barack Obama so much. I understand what Obama is and what he is doing because I was once like him: I am a former communist. As a youth growing up during the Vietnam War, I was influenced by some of the more extreme, anti-American opposition to that conflict and began to identify with the enemy. I became convinced the U.S. epitomized all that was evil in the world. During high...
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • Why Israel Must Not Attack Iran

    01/03/2012 10:24:06 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies
    Why Israel Must Not Attack Iran By Ari Bussel There are two ways to fight an enemy’s military superiority: brut force or ingenuity. Modern Israel, the infant country, had neither the means nor the power against her Arab neighbors that sought her destruction. Greatly outnumbered, she survived against all odds. What was the secret to her success? She was driven to survive, and that was stronger than her enemies’ will to destroy her. Her enemies heard they were winning, even before the fighting started: The Egyptian army walking onto Tel Aviv, and the Jews surrendering. The Jews, however, had no...