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  • Rogue Republican Elector Warns Trump: "I Am Not The Only One Who Will Not Vote For You"

    12/09/2016 11:52:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/09/2016
    Last week a Republican member of the Electoral College, Christopher Suprun, published an op-ed in the NYT explaining why he would not be casting his vote for Donald Trump. Suprun is the same elector who the NY Post reported one month ago that he’s on track to vote as assigned for Donald Trump next month, despite reports saying he’d consider going rogue and voting for Hillary Clinton. Previously, Politico had quoted Suprun in August saying he found Trump so unpalatable, he’d consider going “rogue” and voting for Clinton. He then told the Post that he “always planned to vote...
  • Obama Warns Trump: If You're Not Serious About The Presidency, You Probably Won't Be There Very Long

    11/18/2016 5:44:31 AM PST · by Strategy · 172 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 18, 2016 | Allan Smith
    President Barack Obama explained why he's cautiously optimictic about President-elect Donald Trump during a Thursday press conference in Germany alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama said the "solemn responsibility" of the office and the "extraordinary demands" made on the United States "demands seriousness," and Trump will "figure out pretty fast" that the demands of the job are "not things you can treat casually." "And, if you're not serious about the job, then you probably won't be there very long because it will expose problems," he said. "Even when you're doing a good job, even when you are attentive. There are...
  • David Brooks: Trump 'Will Probably Resign or Be Impeached Within a Year'

    11/11/2016 10:18:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Columnist David Brooks is the house "conservative" of the New York Times which means he is currently busy consoling his fellow liberals over Donald Trump's election victory. Brooks, in his column today titled The View From Trump Tower but which could more accurately be labeled "The View From Ivory Tower," describes texting people "off the ledge." Ironically it is Brooks himself who leaps off that ledge at the end of his column due to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • Obama mocks Trump as a ‘whiner’ who knows election is lost

    10/14/2016 9:48:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Ratcheting up his mockery of Donald Trump, President Obama said Friday that the Republican nominee is behaving like a crybaby who knows he’s losing the race for president and intends “to drag this election as low as it can possibly go.” At a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, the president said Mr. Trump is “making excuses all the time for why he might be losing.” “It’s always interesting for me to see folks who talk tough, but then don’t act tough,” Mr. Obama said. “If you’re tough, you don’t make excuses. You just play the game.”
  • Why Do People Say Muslim Now Instead of Moslem?

    08/05/2016 8:05:39 PM PDT · by disndat · 147 replies
    http://historynewsnetwork.org/ ^ | 7-8-02 | Yii-Ann Christine Chen
    Is it Muslim or Moslem? When Baby Boomers were children it was Moslem. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted,"Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents of Islam." No more. Now, almost everybody uses Muslim. According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies,"Moslem and Muslim are basically two different spellings for the same word." But the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is a sensitive subject for many followers of Islam. Whereas for most English speakers, the two words are synonymous in meaning, the Arabic roots of the two words...
  • Vanity watching the Dallas ceremony

    07/12/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 179 replies
    My head | July 12, 2016 | Me
    Forcing myself to listen to Obama, getting a kick out of the cop sitting behind him barely putting up with the nonsense
  • George Takei warns NRA: 'You don't want to mess with' LGBT community

    06/15/2016 6:39:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former "Star Trek" star and gay activist George Takei penned an op-ed for The Daily Beast Tuesday arguing that the First Amendment cannot be protected without limiting the Second, and calling for a "common-sense" ban on firearms "designed for mass slaughter." Mr. Takei wrote that the LGBT community is grappling with the notion that Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando "was inspired by religious fanaticism." [Snip] Mr. Takei wrote that the constitutional right for citizens to own, purchase and sell "semi-automatic firearms" conflicts with their right to peaceably assemble "without undue fear of being targeted or...
  • VFW Fires Back At Obama Over His Criticism Of Their Politics

    06/03/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT · by LUV W · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Fox News
    The nation’s largest veterans group hit back at President Obama on Thursday and urged him not to “denigrate” their intelligence after the president suggested their members were easily swayed by cable news and “right-wing radio.” The Veterans of Foreign Wars called out the president after Obama referenced the political opinions at “VFW halls” in an Indiana speech Wednesday that toggled between campaign politics and the economy.
  • Obama: 'VFW Halls All Across America' Have Warped View of Economy

    06/01/2016 3:00:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 01, 2016 | Chris Deaton
    President Obama said Wednesday that people in "VFW halls all across America" and other places with access to cable news and talk radio have a warped view of the economy.
  • CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information

    05/01/2016 4:10:43 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    IA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said information in the 28 pages hasn't been vetted or corroborated, adding that releasing the information would give ammunition to those who want to tie the terror...
  • Clinton Vows to Spend 'Every Single Minute' as President to 'Change Gun Culture'

    04/22/2016 7:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    At a meeting with families of gun-violence victims in Hartford, Conn., today, Hillary Clinton vowed to use "every single minute of every day" to "change the gun culture" in America.
  • Time.com Writer Cites Temperature at North Pole, Alaska As From THE North Pole (DOH!)

    12/31/2015 6:50:10 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The temperature in the Fairbanks, Alaska suburb of North Pole earlier today was apparently in the low-40s Fahrenheit. It was then that Alexandra Sifferlin at Time.com reported the Alaska town's temperature as if it came from the North Pole. The only current evidence of Sifferlin's original grievous error at Time.com is a deliberately vague correction at the bottom of her post telling readers that "This article originally misidentified a temperature reading as belonging to the North Pole." Fortunately, ever-alert blogger Patterico excerpted the post as originally written (the link to North Pole, Alaska's conditions at Weather.com is in the original):
  • BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned/Funded Failed Muslim Conquest Of USSR As Far Back As The 1950s

    12/22/2015 10:46:52 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 37 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Andrew Bieszand
    [Original title too long: BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned And Funded A Failed Muslim Conquest Of Russia As Far Back As The 1950s] Last week I wrote about how open-source documents expose that the CIA worked directly with Saudi princes to create ISIS. In another bombshell revelation, former Top Secret Intelligence Bulletins uncovered by journalist Wayne Madsen reveal that the CIA has been backing Muslim terrorists since the 1950s and even attempted to use them in a failed effort to undermine, overthrow, and conquer the former USSR. Via Infowars: According to its own formerly TOP SECRET Central Intelligence Bulletin, dated December...
  • Guy Who Threatened To ‘Shoot Every Black’ Kid On Campus… Is Black

    11/21/2015 8:43:57 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Eric Owens
    Police on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university in central Michigan have arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app. The threat declared: “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.” The man who police arrested, Emmanuel D. Bowden, is black.
  • Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Calls Murder of Kate Steinle a ‘Little Thing’ on Telemundo

    07/17/2015 8:11:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2015 | 8:24 PM EDT | Yuri Perez
    Reporting on a recently released survey by Rasmussen Reports that indicates that 62% of Americans oppose sanctuary city policies, Telemundo, the nation’s second largest Spanish-language network, slanted its coverage in favor of maintaining the controversial policy. Reporting from the sanctuary city of Chicago, Telemundo correspondent Janet Rodríguez cited an unauthorized immigrant in favor of the policy, along with two quotes from Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who had the gall to minimize Kate Steinle’s murder, at the hands of a hardened criminal and five-time deportee, in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. “Every time a little thing like this happens, they...
  • Humanities Professor: “Christianity” Just Another Name for “White Supremacist Patriarchy”

    04/24/2015 10:47:26 AM PDT · by rightistight · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/24/15 | Aurelius
    Dr. Adam Kotsko, an assistant professor at Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, believes that there is no such thing as sexism against men and that Christianity is just another way to say "White Supremacy." Voicing his opinion on twitter, Dr. Kotsko has repeatedly slammed Christianity, going so far as calling it another name for "White Supremacist Patriarchy." Here is just a small sample of his tweets and retweets on the subject:
  • Arlen Specter on Sarah Palin & Her Skirt Length: She ‘Radiated Sensuality’

    03/27/2012 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 27, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Arlen Specter may have switched parties after John McCain lost the 2008 election, but based on a passage in the former Senator’s new book, “Life Among Cannibals,” he may have had a bit of a soft spot for McCain’s running mate. In fact, one passage in the book reads more like a Harlequin romance novel than a political memoir. The Washington Post spotted this hot and heavy excerpt and threw it up on their “In the Loop” blog: For example, in one steamy passage on page 156, he recalls riding on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign bus in 2008 with...
  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/17/2015 8:51:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO:
  • White House mocks Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/08/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 08, 2015, 04:11 pm | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Wednesday took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by using a cartoon bomb to defend its nuclear deal with Iran. The bomb diagram attached to a White House tweet looked a lot like a chart used by Netanyahu during a 2012 speech to the United Nations General Assembly urging the U.S. and other world powers to set an ultimatum to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Using a marker, Netanyahu drew a red line near the top of the bomb. “At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran...
  • New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu after election victory

    03/18/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 18, 2015
    After staying mum on Israeli issues in the run-up to the election, the White House on Wednesday broke its silence -- answering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory with fresh criticism and making clear that a new rift has opened between U.S. and Israeli leaders, this time over Palestinian statehood. In its first public response to Netanyahu's election triumph, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama still believes in a two-state solution. This was after Netanyahu, shortly before the vote, reversed his stance and stated he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian state. Earnest acknowledged Wednesday that...
  • Obama: Iran Won’t Pursue Nuclear Weapons Because It’s ‘Contrary to Their Faith’

    02/11/2015 12:23:19 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 119 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 10, 2015 | Brad Thomas
    In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he believed a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons was possible because Supreme Leader Khamenei said it would be “contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
  • Eric Holder: Inability to Pass Gun Control My ‘Single Failure’

    02/09/2015 5:21:32 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Sunday, MSNBC aired Melissa Harris-Perry’s interview of Attorney General Eric Holder and he said the “single failure” of his tenure as AG was the failure to secure gun control. In the interview, Harris-Perry looked at Holder and said, “You once said the worst day in office was the day that you had to walk through the bloodied aftermath” following the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. She said, “Children were slaughtered in their classrooms and we have not made any meaningful progress on changing the access to guns in this country. Are we a nation of cowards when it...
  • Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle’s hero label: ‘Nazis have heroes,’ too

    02/04/2015 9:15:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura ratcheted up his rhetoric against Chris Kyle, the subject of the widely cheered “American Sniper” movie, suggesting that the now-deceased U.S. Navy SEAL was hardly the hero that he’s painted — that if you think about it, even the Nazis had heroes. “A hero should have honor,” Mr. Ventura said during an interview on Fox News Radio with Alan Colmes. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly. Alan, let me fire this one at you:...
  • The American Sniper Was No Hero

    02/02/2015 4:46:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 29, 2015 | Sheldon Richman
    Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer.If Clint Eastwood's record-breaking movie, American Sniper, launches a frank public conversation about war and heroism, the great director will have performed a badly needed service for the country and the world. This is neither a movie review nor a review of the late Chris Kyle's autobiographical book on which the movie is based. My interest is in the popular evaluation of Kyle, America's most prolific sniper, a title he earned through four tours in Iraq. Let's recall some facts, which perhaps Eastwood thought were too obvious...
  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    01/28/2015 3:46:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 133 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-28-15 | AaaPee story
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.</p> <p>Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.</p>
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Max Blumenthal: ‘America Sniper’ Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer [Immoral equivalency]

    12/26/2014 11:48:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    I’ve watched the film depiction of the life of the late Chris Kyle, America’s deadliest sniper, Navy SEAL, and veterans advocate, twice. It is a gripping portrayal, but it is a portrayal nonetheless. While the screenplay perhaps lacks nuance, it is also a product of Hollywood and should be considered a truncated and dramatized version of one man’s life story. The complexities of biography often elude filmmakers who are charged with creating dense and intricate portraits of a human being in 120 minutes. Nevertheless, the movie is quite enjoyable. The performances are stirring and the wartime themes, difficult as...
  • Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'American Sniper'

    12/16/2014 2:08:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    startribune ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | RANDY FURST
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura filed suit Monday against HarperCollins, the New York publisher of the book that a federal jury in St. Paul said had defamed him. In July Ventura won $1.8 million from the estate of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL who wrote the bestselling memoir “American Sniper,” which included a subchapter about an alleged California bar fight between him and a man he called “Scruff Face” and later identified as Ventura. Ventura, who is also a former member of a SEAL unit, successfully argued that the bar fight and disparaging remarks he made against Navy SEALs attributed...
  • Convicted Terrorist Bill Ayers to Iran Media: U.S. a 'Terrorist Nation'

    12/13/2014 6:56:23 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Convicted terrorist and retired professor Bill Ayers sat down with Fars News, a state-controlled media outlet that serves the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he proclaimed that the United States is a “terrorist nation” that is the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth… and the foremost threat to world peace.”
  • Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

    12/09/2014 4:00:37 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 97 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/9/14 | Hilary Sargent
    <p>Ben Edelman is an associate professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets unit.</p> <p>Ran Duan manages The Baldwin Bar, located inside the Woburn location of Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant founded by his parents. Last week, Edelman ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food from Sichuan Garden’s Brookline Village location.</p>
  • Raising gas tax overdue: Barney Frank

    12/04/2014 2:00:18 PM PST · by shove_it · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 Dec 2014
    Former Rep. Barney Frank, and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate raising the gasoline tax.
  • ObamaCare author: Health law is 'really complicated'

    12/03/2014 6:32:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Tom Harkin, one of the coauthors of the Affordable Care Act, now thinks Democrats may have been better off not passing it at all and holding out for a better bill. The Iowa Democrat who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, laments the complexity of legislation the Senate passed five years ago.
  • MSNBC COLUMN: Why I can’t believe Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Adam Howard
    [SNIP] Wilson also testified that even after being shot and wounded several times, Brown continued to “charge” at him, with an intent to kill. “When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. When he looked at me, he then did like the hop … you know, like people do to start running,” Wilson testified. It’s hard to fathom what is more absurd, the idea that a multiple gunshot wound victim would keep coming for more, or that a grand jury would believe...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Reid Won’t Say If Americans Should Be Forcibly Barred From Asking Him Questions

    10/17/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Lauretta Brown
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not respond to repeated questions from CNSNews.com about whether American citizens who try to ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police--as happened recently when reporter Jason Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid’s hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary.
  • Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama

    06/17/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/16/2014 | Brent Baker
    William Devane (IMDb page), who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in his acting, “I say to myself, ‘what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy’s brain’ – the pressure, the racism that is thrown out — and he handles it with such dignity.’”
  • Crist memoir: Rick Scott is a 'terrible governor,' Sarah Palin 'different,' Karl Rove a 'jerk'

    01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Aaron Sharockman, PunditFact Editor
    "....Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day,".......Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew...
  • Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds

    12/17/2013 5:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care...
  • Maher: Palin at 16 Was ‘Probably Pregnant But Still in Third Grade’

    11/23/2013 11:49:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 165 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/23/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You would think given all the heat MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is taking for his vile comments about Sarah Palin earlier this month, comedians might want to lay low for a while in attacking the former Alaska governor. Not HBO’s Bill Maher who on Real Time Friday said, “When Reagan was elected, Sarah Palin was barely 16, probably pregnant, but still in third grade” (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video at link) BILL MAHER: Just last week, Sarah Palin said, "There is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he was, that's who I would put my faith in."...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Despicable: MSNBC's Bashir Wishes Sarah Palin Would Be Defecated, Urinated On

    11/15/2013 5:09:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 176 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard. Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning): MARTIN BASHIR: It's time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began - with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an...
  • Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured

    11/05/2013 8:46:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 115 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 November 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Mitt Romney told NBC News that if he'd been elected president, he would have replaced ObamaCare with a mandate that states guarantee that all their residents are insured. Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured The New American 05 November 2013 It’s official: If former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had been elected president in 2012, ObamaCare would still be with us, albeit in slightly modified form. Last year’s Republican presidential nominee told NBC’s David Gregory that as president, he too would have demanded that all Americans have health insurance; but unlike President Barack Obama,...
  • Palin Taunts Piers Morgan Interview Request

    10/25/2013 5:27:14 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 October 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy. The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his 'shambolic show' but added she was 'kind of busy right now'. The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin's supporters within two hours of it being posted,..
  • Obama on ‘Coolest’ Job Perk: Anybody in the World Will Answer My Call

    10/16/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    WNEW - (CBS-DC) ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Amid a government shutdown, looming U.S. default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Barack Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job. In a round of interviews with local television stations addressing the threat of a Thursday deadline for raising the U.S. debt limit, President Obama told WABC-TV’s Diana Williams that their respective daughters both share the view that celebrity friends are one of the “coolest” perks to the job. “My daughter asked me to ask you, what is the coolest thing about being president?” asked Williams. “She...
  • Wasserman Schultz: All-Women Team ‘Would Get This Done in a Few Hours’

    10/14/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM | Susan Jones
    Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Monday—because “a woman doesn’t want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table.” … Why not put Sarah Palin in the room, joked Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who was interviewed along with Wasserman Schultz. “You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because that’s usually women’s goal,” Wasserman Schultz replied. …
  • Wall St. elites reason it's time for a 'de-Americanized world,' China's news agency says

    10/13/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2013 | Fox News
    China’s official news agency is calling for a “de-Americanized world,” in a blistering editorial characterizing the United States as a “meddling” and “hypocritical” nation that introduces chaos into the world for its own ends. “As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” writes the Xinhua News Agency.
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    04/01/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 28 MAR 12 | by Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this, Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
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    11/29/2011 2:04:13 PM PST · by Raebie · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/29/2100 | Glen Johnson
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