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    04/14/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments in the Catholic League’s boycott of Guinness: We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today, we are asking the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we have been contacted by many councils already, anticipating our appeal to them. When Guinness pulled the plug on its sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City—over the bogus argument...
  • Gay activists aim to shut down Oregon health food store over owner’s support for true marriage

    04/08/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PORTLAND, OR, April 8, 2014 ( – A soon-to-be opened natural foods store in Oregon is in danger of never opening its doors after homosexual activists publicized remarks its Mormon owner made online supporting true marriage and organized a boycott targeting not just the store, but its suppliers. Chauncy Childs had planned to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store, in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. But because of comments she made under a pseudonym during a discussion on Facebook last year in which she defended true marriage and said business owners should have the right to refuse...
  • Petition Demanding Removal Of Condoleezza Rice From Dropbox Board Pops Up Online, On Twitter

    04/10/2014 2:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | April 10, 2014 | Sarah Perez
    Internet activists are at it again. Following yesterday’s news regarding the appointment of Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, to the board of cloud storage and syncing service Dropbox, a petition has sprung up online, demanding that users tell Dropbox they’re opposed to this move, and threaten to leave the service if Rice isn’t removed from the board. The appointment was not met without controversy, of course, as Rice’s position in the Bush administration saw her commenting on Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, which played a role in the U.S. deciding to...
  • DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!

    04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either. Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda... American Thinker: Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with...
  • Honey Maid sends a message to critics of ad featuring gay couple

    04/04/2014 10:29:42 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/4/14 | Amy Hubbard
    Honey Maid stirred controversy with a recent commercial that challenged traditional notions of what constituted a family. "This Is Wholesome" features a variety of families, including interracial couples and their mixed-race children, as well as a same-sex couple and their children. (See the commercial below.) As would be expected, Honey Maid generated a response. The company could have let it lie. Instead Honey Maid decided to make a new statement.
  • Honey Maid Found The Perfect Way To Respond To Homophobes Who Hated Its New Ad

    04/04/2014 10:34:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 4, 2014 | Caroline Moss
    On March 10, Honey Maid - the graham cracker company - launched a commercial that celebrated all different kinds of families. The message was that no matter what, love is what makes a family a family... The title of the commercial was "Wholesome Love," but not everyone agreed with its message. A followup video was created by Honey Maid explaining the responses to the commercial...
  • Real satisfaction: Rolling Stones choose Israel over BDS boycott

    04/01/2014 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies ^ | April 01, 2014 | Zev Chafets
    In late March, Israeli concert promoter Shuki Weiss gathered the local media for an announcement of historical importance: The Rolling Stones are coming to town in early June for a huge outdoor show. Weiss said that bringing the group to Israel for the first time was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream. “These days, when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it can’t be taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel,” he added.
  • 2nd Vote – A New Tool For Conservatives

    03/27/2014 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/27/14 | Chris Walker
    “Follow the money.” That phrase was made famous in the 1976 movie, “All the President’s Men.” Robert Redford and Hal Holbrook met in a dark parking lot at 2:00 am in the morning, which Bob Woodward said was in the bottom level of an underground garage just over the Key Bridge in Rosslyn. The phrase has withstood the test of time because it is a simple explanation for many things in life. If you want to know why a decision is made in government or in business, most likely, it has to do with money. This is the premise of...
  • World Vision reverses decision to hire gays

    03/26/2014 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 5:06 PM EDT
    A prominent evangelical charity is reversing a policy change announced two days ago to hire Christians in same-sex marriages. The humanitarian relief agency World Vision said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that the nonprofit had made a mistake by changing its policy for the U.S. The aid group’s leaders said they were broken-hearted over the pain the decision had caused. …
  • Huge victory in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/21/2014 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    These days there aren't too many big pro-family victories to celebrate. But Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston was one of them! It went wonderfully. The organizers stood up to the politicians and the rabid media who tried relentlessly to force them to include overt homosexual activist groups in their traditional Catholic, pro-family parade. And in the end many others stood with them. Labor unions, small businesses, several politicians, and an almost endless procession of military, religious, school, and other groups proudly marched before huge, cheering crowds.
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 ( – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 162 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/15/14 | Antonio Planas
    The fight over Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade got frosty yesterday, with Boston Beer Co. pulling its longtime sponsorship from the parade over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march — and one Southie bar fighting back with a vow to boycott the brew. “Sam Adams doesn’t support South Boston. They don’t want to support veterans like my father and uncle, so they can go sell their beer elsewhere,” said Tommy Flaherty Jr., a lifelong Southie resident whose father and uncle own the landmark Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant on West Broadway. Flaherty Jr. said he and his father, Thomas...
  • Erin Go Bye: Two Beer Makers Exit St. Patrick's Parades

    03/14/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 150 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    The makers of Sam Adams and Heineken beer say they are withdrawing their sponsorship of St. Patrick's Day parades because organizers exclude gay groups. Boston Beer Co., Sam Adam's brewer, said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and Boston parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. Meanwhile, Heineken USA said it was withdrawing from the New York City parade, and told CNBC on Friday: "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade." The decisions came...
  • Tennessee liquor store bans Russian vodka in support of Ukraine

    03/11/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies ^ | March 8, 2014 | Staff
    The “Official International Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of National Resistance of the EuroMaidan” has sent its thanks to Bob’s Wines in Knoxville, Tenn. According to a sign in the window and the store’s website, Bob’s will no longer sell Russian vodka due to the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine.
  • Israeli Apartheid’ – the new form of anti-Semitism

    03/02/2014 9:44:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-2-14 | John Duffy
    Israel’s policies cannot be compared to the racist internal policies of Apartheid South Africa. The Afrikaans word “apartheid” means “the state of being apart.” As well, apartheid was a system of racial segregation, through legislation, by the National Party of South Africa between 1948-1994. Under this system of governing, political representation for non-whites in South Africa ceased in 1970. Furthermore, in that same year, non-whites were denied citizenship. This racist policy forced the majority of non-white people to live in, and become members of, 10 tribally-based bantustans, or “homelands.” The white-led minority, represented by the National Party, also segregated education,...
  • Chicken Kiev or, Where Are Champions of Palestinians or "Indegenous" People Now?

    03/03/2014 7:39:41 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 3 replies
    My Own Writing | 3/3/2014 | jbgusa
    This post is about the rank hypocrisy we see in the West. And self-destructive hypocrisy. We don't criticize our enemies. Instead, we try to force the surrender of our allies. Thus the title, Chicken Kiev. The immediate setting is of course the Ukraine but this has happened before. During the 1970's through 1990's college campuses and other fashionable places were full of anti-apartheid movements. Since 2005 this has been replaced by anti-Israel "BDS" movement. At various times similar groups have championed more obscure causes such as rights of American Indians. The facts in these various situations are confusing and somewhat...
  • Sen. Schumer: BDS Is New Modern Anti-Semitism

    03/04/2014 3:40:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3-3-14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Schumer at AIPAC 2014NY Senator Charles Schumer railed Monday against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, saying that the movement is a modern form of anti-Semitism. “It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel don’t want to boycott anywhere else in the world,” Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. “I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism.” “The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one:...
  • Delta Air Lines Makes Statement Defending the LGBT Community

    02/26/2014 2:25:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2/26/14
  • Israel Won’t Submit to Boycott Threats

    02/11/2014 5:32:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 11, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Israel Won’t Submit to Boycott ThreatsPosted By Joseph Puder On February 11, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The speech given by Secretary of State John Kerry at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 1, 2014, created quite a stir in Israel. The media debated Kerry’s intent and politicians from across the political spectrum reacted to what they perceived as threats of boycotts against Israel. It is clear that Kerry’s statements were intended to intimidate the Israeli leadership into falling in line with the framework for peace he will be...
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • Pro-life groups to protest Girl Scouts with #Cookiecott Tweetfest on Thursday

    02/06/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac February 5, 2014 ( – Soon millions of Americans will be buying Thin Mints from Girl Scouts at churches, street corners, and at neighbors' homes. But according to Human Life Alliance, American Life League, My Girl Scouts Council, and Live Action, those concerned about the sanctity of human life should consider boycotting the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) over the organization's links to pro-abortion organizations and individuals. The groups are organizing a Tweetfest on Thursday, urging Americans to use the hashtag #Cookiecott on Twitter to draw attention to GSUSA's associations with Planned Parenthood and other...
  • Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest

    02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | Susan Donaldson James
    Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. "The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," Subway said in a statement. The company said the move had nothing to do with the protest and that it was "already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts." But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    02/05/2014 8:18:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    After boycotting snow removal, William Wilhelm Jr. aka Bill de Blasio will be boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem like a fan of parades in general. Before the election he showed up at the Columbus Day Parade and claimed that he wasn’t doing it to support Columbus.Wilhelm Jr. isn’t a fan of St. Patrick either because the parade doesn’t allow gay rights signs. That will make Bill de Blasio the first mayor since Dinkins to pull this stunt. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s...
  • Coke returns to the ‘Jews Out!’ movement

    02/04/2014 8:11:19 AM PST · by idov · 12 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Feb, 4, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    When I moved to Israel from Canada in 1982 one of the first things I did was go to the local grocery to get some grub for the family. They wanted a bottle of Coca-Cola so I looked for it but didn’t see any and finally settled for Pepsi, the only brand name I recognized. I asked the cashier when I got to the checkout. “You don’t carry Coke?” “Boycott,” he replied. “Welcome to Israel.” The original boycott of doing business with Israeli companies was hatched by the Arab League in 1948 as an act of war. Coca-Cola went along...
  • European Banks Boycott Israeli Banks Because of 'Settlements'

    02/01/2014 6:57:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Two of the largest banks in northern Europe have announced they will boycott Israeli banks because they operate in “occupied territories”, the Walla! Hebrew-language news website reported on Saturday. The two banks in question are the Swedish Nordea Bank, which is the largest bank in Scandinavia, and the Norwegian Danske Bank, which is the largest bank in Denmark. Danske Bank, which serves five ​​million customers in Denmark and Northern Europe , publishes on its website a list of companies which are boycotted for legal and ethical reasons. Two weeks ago the list was updated and, according to Walla!, for the...
  • New York State passes anti-boycott legislation (w.r.t. Israel)

    01/31/2014 12:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 21:03 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    New York State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that directly addressed the controversy surrounding the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli universities. […] The bill was sponsored by Democratic Senator Jeff Klein, and it passed with a wide margin of 56-4. […] The new legislation would prevent New York higher-ed institutions from paying membership fees to academic groups that boycott Israel and will no longer reimburse students or scholars for their travel expenses to conventions of groups that have voted to boycott the Jewish State. …
  • Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, Christians

    01/25/2014 7:02:57 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 25, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, ChristiansBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 25, 2014 ... American starlet Scarlett Johansson responded to a wave of criticism thrown at her for agreeing to endorse the Israeli company SodaStream, which owns a factory in Israel. In a statement made to the Huffington Post, Johansson described her role as the first-ever brand ambassador for SodaStream as "building to peace." Johansson also made clear that despite the pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), she would not renege on her commitment to SodaStream, which will include a TV ad...
  • ‘The Boycott Began In Tel Aviv’ (out of leftist Israeli groups)

    01/24/2014 10:52:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Yashar
    Yaakov Berg, CEO of Psagot Winery, revealed to Arutz Sheva that the international boycotts of Israel products began precisely in Tel Aviv. There, the discrimination by Israelis against domestic produce from over the 1949 Armistice line opened the international floodgates. “Today everyone is attacking the countries that boycott us, but I want to say that the true boycott began from among us,” emphasizes Berg. […] Berg noted that he is convinced the Tel Aviv boycotters will in the end be boycotted as well, a prediction borne out by reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry is manipulating the EU...
  • Hugh Laurie causes stir with call for Russia vodka boycott

    01/22/2014 9:51:51 AM PST · by Vostok-1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/20/2014 | Hugh Laurie
    Blackadder star Hugh Laurie has caused an outcry in Russia with his Twitter proposal to boycott the country's vodka over President Vladimir Putin's anti-gay rights laws.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • More than 100 US universities combat ASA’s decision to boycott Israel

    01/02/2014 8:44:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.03.14, 00:43 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Over a hundred US universities have openly rejected the American Studies Association decision to academically boycott Israel. The list of schools includes Ivy League universities, such as Columbia, Princeton, and Harvard, as well as other top institutions such as Stanford. More universities are expected to tag along as administration returns after the holiday break. …
  • GLAAD Supports Wells Fargo: Boycott Wells Fargo

    12/31/2013 6:15:21 AM PST · by Tcinajeep · 16 replies
    Freeping ^ | 12/31/2013 | Tcinajeep
    GLAAD thanks for their financial support Comcast / NBC, Kettle One (Diageo), the Gill Foundation and Wells Fargo.
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Won’t Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.
  • MKs: Israel Cannot Ignore ASA Boycott

    12/24/2013 7:59:08 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The American Studies Association (ASA) decision to support an academic boycott of Israel was a subject of debate in Knesset on Tuesday. The Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee discussed the decision and its implications for Israel and the world. Committee head MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) expressed the opinion that all such boycotts are a bad idea. “There is no place for an academic boycott or for any involvement of politics in academia,” he declared. “It’s important for Israel, but no less so, this principle is important for the advancement of humanity,” he continued. “Political debate should take place...
  • Cracker Barrel pulls 'Duck Dynasty' merchandise

    12/21/2013 12:53:16 PM PST · by kingattax · 143 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 21, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Cracker Barrel said it pulled some Duck Dynasty merchandise from its stores over concerns it might offend guests, a move that infuriated thousands of customers and confused many others. "We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation," Cracker Barrel said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. The full statement read: “Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture. We continue to offer Duck Commander products...
  • BREAKING! Duck Dynasty Overnight Ratings – Marathon loses 6.4M viewers since last week!!

    12/20/2013 3:44:38 PM PST · by DWar · 126 replies
    News Ninja 2012 ^ | 12/20/13 | Wayne Dupree
    The overnight ratings are in for Duck Dynasty. One week ago, DD topped all of cable’s ratings with 8.885 million viewers. Last night, they free fell down the list to 2.521 million viewers. That is a drop of 6.364 million viewers, or 71.6%. Congratulations to everyone for restraint!
  • Human Rights Group Slams Mariah Carey for Concert in Angola

    12/20/2013 9:26:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    "She Goes From Private Performances To Public Displays Of Support And Credibility For One Of Africa's Chief Human Rights Violators And Most Corrupt Tyrants," The Organization's President Says. The Human Rights Foundation is criticizing Mariah Carey for her recent concert in Angola, calling the nation's president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a "notoriously corrupt" dictator. Carey performed a two-hour concert on Sunday at a gala for the Angolan Red Cross that was sponsored by mobile phone company Unitel. Dos Santos' daughter Isabel owns Unitel and is serves as president of the Angolan Red Cross. Dos Santos has reportedly ordered the deaths...
  • Not Enough to Boycott A&E; You Have to Cancel Your Cable

    12/19/2013 4:36:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 12-19-2013 | John Nolte
    If you are wondering why low-rated cable television shows and networks not only stay alive but also manage to be profitable, it is due to the bundled cable racket that forces over a hundred million Americans to pay for dozens of channels they don't like and/or watch. For example, if you want Fox News but have to get CNN and MSNBC in the package, chances are very good that CNN and MSNBC are getting a chunk of your cable bill. Yep, that is right. This racket has been so perfected that not only is failure rewarded, the networks can pretty...
  • Let world judge Israel by single standard, judge those who condemn Israel by same standard

    12/19/2013 1:25:31 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Joel Leyden Blog ^ | December 19, 2013 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    A paradigmatic characteristic of all bigotry is to take a fault that is widespread among all cultures, races, religions and nationalities and to attribute it singularly to one group. For example: “Blacks are violent.” “Jews are cheap.” “Asians are sly.” “Gays are pedophiles.” “Women are irrational.” “Romanies (gypsies) cheat.” The truth, of course, is that all groups have some among them with these negative characteristics. The bigots who make these claims correctly point to the fact that some members of these groups display the negative characteristics attributed to the groups as a whole. But the bigotry consists of singling out...
  • 5,000 US Profs Endorse 'Ethical' Boycott of Israeli Colleges

    12/16/2013 10:03:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | 12/16/13 | Cathy Burke
    A group representing 5,000 U.S. professors has endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities. The American Studies Association says it voted for the boycott "as an ethical stance." "It represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians," a Dec. 4 statement said. According to The New York Times, which reported the boycott Monday, the action — the first time the group has called for an academic boycott of any nation's universities — makes the group the largest of its kind to...
  • United Church of Canada Urges the Boycott of Israeli Products

    12/09/2013 2:59:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Cast out the scorner, and contention will go out; yea, strife and shame will cease. (Proverbs 22:10) Jewish groups condemned a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign that was launched this week by the United Church of Canada. The campaign, titled “Unsettling Goods,” urges the boycotting of Ahava, Keter Plastics, and SodaStream, which all have factories in Judea and Samaria. “How shameful that any Christian, much less the United Church of Canada, would choose to ignore the ongoing persecution of Christians in the Middle East and instead incite hatred for Israel, the only democracy in the region where tolerance and...
  • American Studies Association leaders endorse boycott of Israeli universities

    12/07/2013 8:31:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/05/2013 08:20 | (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
    The American Studies Association leadership endorsed a boycott of Israeli universities, but also sought the approval of the body’s 5,000 members. … “We believe that the ASA’s endorsement of a boycott is warranted given US military and other support for Israel; Israel’s violation of international law and UN resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students; the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights; and the support of such a resolution by many members of the ASA,” the council announcement said. …
  • Challenging the Culture of Death [Partial corporate boycott list re: givers to Planned Parenthood]

    11/26/2013 7:34:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Life Decisions International (LDI) brings together many of North America's leading experts for its primary mission of challenging the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood worldwide. SNIP LIFE DECISIONS INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN FAITHFULLY SERVING THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS (AND WE PRAY THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS). Corporate Funding Project (CPF) Join The Boycott!Help fight Planned Parenthood by refusing to do business with corporations that fund its deadly agenda. Did you know that the following corporations are boycott targets? Pernod Ricard (alcoholic beverages, including Absolute, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Bancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Chivas Regal, G.H....
  • Stand Your Ground: Why Florida Boycott Is The Only Effective Solution

    11/18/2013 9:27:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Black Star News ^ | November 17, 2013 | Ron Daniels
    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), multitudes of people of African descent and people of conscience and goodwill have not forgotten about the tragedy and travesty of the murder of Trayvon Martin. There is a deep seated feeling of injustice and lack of closure as the Justice Department has yet to render a decision whether to pursue civil rights violations in this case --a course which is highly unlikely. And, the “Stand Your Ground Law” which provided George Zimmerman the pretext to profile and ultimately murder Trayvon Martin with impunity is still in place. Despite a courageous...
  • Teachers Union Pushes Districts To Boycott Some University Students Over Politics

    11/14/2013 7:27:29 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/12/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    Students at Eastern Michigan University pursuing teaching degrees are not happy with a union promoted boycott of their services. The Washtenaw County Education Association, which is an affiliate of the Michigan Education Association, sent letters to each of the eight districts its members represent urging them not to accept student teachers from EMU because of the university affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority, MLive reported. Gov. Rick Snyder started the EAA, which is a special borderless district the state's most severely under-performing schools are placed in. Six of the eight districts in Washtenaw County support blocking student teachers from EMU...
  • Truth Revolt leafs boycott of Ritz crackers for sponsoring Al Sharpton

    10/13/2013 12:43:49 AM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2013 | Eddie Scarry
    Truth Revolt, the right’s answer to Media Matters for America, fully launched Monday with a petition to get MSNBC host Al Sharpton kicked off the air. The group’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro writes: "Sharpton doesn’t dislike all 'crackers.' One of the companies that has run commercials on Sharpton’s show is Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez gave TruthRevolt this statement: “At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming...
  • Alec Baldwin Preps for Second Act as Politician with MSNBC Show

    10/10/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/10/2013 | Andrew Wallenstein
    His new MSNBC show may seem like just another gig in the illustrious career of Alec Baldwin, but this one could be a step toward the role of a lifetime: politician.
  • Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott

    10/07/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/2013 | David Freedlander
    A new group bent on unmasking ‘leftists in the media’ has its first target—MSNBC’s ‘racial extortionist,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton. David Freedlander talks with the leader of the right’s answer to Media Matters. A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists. On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in...