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  • Jobless give area Congresswomen an earful in Inglewood (tells Tea Party to got to hell)

    08/21/2011 7:39:58 AM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 51 replies
    aily Breeze ^ | August 21, 2011 | Josh Grossberg Staff Writer
    Still, she saved her sharpest barb for conservatives, especially the populist Tea Party, which helped Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in the November elections. Waters blamed the group for making things worse for working people. "As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell," she said. "And I'm gonna tell them how to get there
  • Maxine Waters: 'The tea party can go straight to hell'

    08/21/2011 9:46:11 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    So much for dialing back the rhetoric, right? On Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had some harsh words for the tea party. “I’m not afraid of anybody,” Waters told constituents in footage that appeared on ABC affiliate KCAL in Los Angeles. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell'

    08/21/2011 12:13:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 21, 2011
    Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell' August 20, 2011 Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood. The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California's jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%. California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%. Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs....
  • Politico Stands Behind Its “Biden Terrorist” Story

    08/19/2011 5:10:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Aug 19th 2011 | Ron Futrell
    Oh…if you didn’t think this was an interesting story before, you can certainly see it now.Two weeks ago Politico reported that vice president Joe Biden said tea party Republicans “acted like terrorists” in the debt talks. Since then, the activist old media has been relatively silent on the story.This is a big ‘effing deal.This White House, that preached civility, has shown it can be brutal and viscous towards average citizens. President Obama has called Republicans his “enemies” and suggested his supporters take guns to a knife fight. Representatives of the administration have suggested they “destroy” and “kill” Mitt Romney and...
  • Union Thugs? No Kidding

    08/18/2011 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Aug 2011 | Editorial
    Unions: An Ohio contractor was wounded by gunfire Wednesday by a shadowy man vandalizing his SUV with union threats. Where's Washington's outrage at such lawlessness? Had King Electrical Services owner John King been shot by, say, a Tea Partyer, there'd be no end to the public pontificating from Washington's politicians and media commentators about their rhetoric or protests inciting violence. It's quite a different story for the Lambertville, Mich., contractor who woke up in the dead of night a week ago found a silhouetted figure on his driveway spraying "SCAB" on the side of his vehicle. The figure fired a...
  • Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating

    08/16/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 95 replies
    With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home. John King didn’t plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all he’s ever wanted to...
  • Union Rep Declares “Open Season” on “Managers and Scabs”

    08/16/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/11 | MRC TV
    As the CWA picketing of Verizon continues it seems some of the union leadership is becoming more and more unhinged. Apparently one member of the union leadership went so far as to instruct his members, by way of publicly accessible telephone hotline, that it is now “open season” on “managers and scabs”. The thug went on to say that union members should “follow them” and “torture them, torture them with chants and noise”. (h/t Moon Bat Tracker) Th
  • The Summer of Love? Fear and Loathing in the Heartland

    08/08/2011 12:20:25 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies · 3+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 8, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Given the fact that so many Illinois residents visit the State Fairgrounds in West Allis, one would think that a riot on the opening night of the fair in which a gang of youths, estimated to be composed of one hundred or more young black males, terrorized fairgoers along the carnival midway and outside of the fair gates would be newsworthy, but you would be mistaken. Searching through the two major Chicago newspapers, the story appeared to have either gone unreported or it was buried. What makes this media blackout more suspect is the fact that the Chicago media has...
  • Tea Party, terrorists, pedophiles -- & the new civility

    08/08/2011 12:50:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/8/11 | Debra J. Saunders, Token Conservative
    Last week, Jonah Goldberg wrote a fine rant against liberals who call for more civility one moment, then compare the Tea Party to -- well, not Nazis, now they compare the right to terrorists. Tom Friedman -- who knows a bit about Hezbollah -- calls the tea partiers the "Hezbollah faction" of the GOP bent on taking the country on a "suicide mission." All over the place, conservative Republicans are "hostage takers" and "terrorists," "terrorists" and "traitors." They want to "end life as we know it on this planet," says Nancy Pelosi. They are betraying the Founders, too. Chris Matthews...
  • (WI) Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, including some claiming racially-charged attacks

    08/05/2011 5:12:57 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 256 replies
    WTMJ-4 Milwaukee ^ | 8/3/2011 | By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team
    WEST ALLIS - Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene. Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair. Witnesses' accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night. "It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people," said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near...
  • Giffords, the debt ceiling, and left-wing hypocrisy

    08/04/2011 2:36:53 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 16 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 08.04.2011 | Taylor Wolken
    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords returned to Washington, D.C. Monday, seven months after her tragic attack to cast her vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling. Her timing couldn't be better to unveil the absolutely relentless hypocrisy of left-wing media and politics. The vicious attack on Giffords sparked a whirlwind of criticism over the violent rhetoric of the right in which the media castigated the tea party for its tone. Sarah Palin was criticized relentlessly over a map depicting crosshairs over vulnerable democrats, similar to the DNC's use of targets on Republicans. Most heinously, Giffords' attacker, Jared Loughner, was assumed by...
  • Extremism In The Defense Of Liberty

    08/03/2011 6:22:29 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 7 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | August 3, 2011 | Neoavatara
    The names that conservatives have been called over the last few weeks, culminating in the last few days, would be shocking, if you expected anything more from liberals. I don't. Never have, never will. We have been called terrorists, jihadists, racists, extortionists, bigots, hostage takers, suicide bombers. I can go on and on. Even our Vice President, Joe Biden, jumped into the fray. It is reported that he said, in support of another Democrat's statement, that the Republicans "...acted like terrorists." He denies he used the word 'terrorist', but even if he agreed with the statement, he looks foolish. Ironic,...
  • Open Letter to Vice President Biden from a Delaware TEA Party Leader

    08/03/2011 12:54:06 PM PDT · by DEConservative · 15 replies
    DEConservative Blog ^ | 8/3/2011 | Evan Queitsch
    Dear Vice President Biden: I wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Evan Queitsch and I am a member of the TEA Party in Delaware. I know that you served as one of Delaware’s two U.S. Senators for 36 years. You have become a figure head for the State and our state is often looked at with you as its poster child. I know that you have raised your family here, including a son who has become Delaware’s Attorney General. I have not agreed with your positions very often and some of your comments have been embarrassing (“Stand...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Where's the Civility? The Vice President Calls Us "Terrorists"

    08/02/2011 3:24:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back to January 12th of this year, Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona, this is Barack Obama at the Together We Thrive Tucson and America event. It was a campaign rally for Obama, ostensibly a memorial for Gabrielle Giffords, to pay tribute to her, and this is among the things that Obama had to say. OBAMA: At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently...
  • To Hell with You People

    08/02/2011 11:34:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 133 replies
    NRO ^ | 08/02/11 | Jonah Goldberg
    Look, I am past exhausted talking about liberal media bias. It’s real, we all know it, and people who deny it aren’t even fooling themselves. But some things just have to be pointed out. This morning I watched the first 15 minutes of the Today Show. I don’t particularly love or even like the program, but I find it useful to see what the producers think is the big news of the day. And sometimes Chuck Todd is on, and I like him. If I sound defensive about watching the show it’s only because I am. Anyway, the first ten...
  • Deal Reached: Progressive Hostage Metaphors Hardest Hit

    07/30/2011 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 55 replies ^ | July 30 2011 | john
    ABC has word that the deal is still tentative, but here is the outline: Debt ceiling increase of up to $2.8 trillion Spending cuts of roughly $1 trillion Instead of Harry Reid’s bogus war savings, a commission will be appointed to recommend cuts totaling $1.8 trillion, thereby equaling the amount of the debt ceiling increase. That’s certainly an improvement over the Reid plan if the other cuts actually happen. I have my doubts whether the Democrats will follow through or simply use what they’ve already agreed to to demagogue the issue some more. So the bottom line is that both...
  • Democrats Call Conservatives Hostage Takers, Villains, Terrorists -(remember O's civility speech?)

    07/29/2011 3:39:27 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 7 replies ^ | 7/29/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So this Politico piece. Maybe it's an opinion piece. I said it was a news story, because it's bylined. But it may well be a column. The headline is "The Tea Party's Terrorist Tactics." Before I get to this, let me show you what a coordinated thing this is. We have a media montage of Democrats (no media in here) talking about the Tea Party. Listen. STENY HOYER: (rotunda noise) The Republicans are holding hostage the credit of the United States of America. DEBBIE "BLABBERMOUTH" SCHULTZ: ...our Republican colleagues to hold our economy hostage. DINGY HARRY: The...
  • Pelosi: GOP Connecting Debt Limit to Reducing Deficit ‘Appalling’

    07/29/2011 2:24:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies ^ | Nicholas Ballasy
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that House Republicans should not be connecting an increase to the debt limit to reducing the nation’s current $1.5 trillion deficit. “Over 30 times we have lifted the debt ceiling since President Reagan was president. Over 30 times, not one time did we subject a president to this burden of saying you can’t – we won’t lift it unless we reduce the deficit,” said Pelosi on Wednesday at a Capitol Hill press conference celebrating the 46th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law. “Of course we will reduce the deficit but it should...
  • Reid: ‘Extremists Have Locked Down This Congress’

    07/29/2011 2:21:25 PM PDT · by Justaham · 56 replies ^ | 7-29-11 | Fred Lucas
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he would never agree to a debt ceiling deal that would require another vote before the end of 2012, and blamed “extremists” from blocking a deal now. A reporter asked Reid Friday if he would be open to a compromise allowing another vote before the end of 2012.“No, no, no. We cannot be in this battle all the time,” Reid said. “Right now the extremists have locked down this Congress,” Reid continued. “We’re doing nothing. The extremists have locked down the White House. They’re not able to do their work. The country is...
  • NOW The Tea Party Movement Is Being Called TERRORISTS?! Where Is The Civility?!

    07/29/2011 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies ^ | July 29, 2011 | annem040359
    Today while I was listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show, he directed me to the “Politico” website to an article that was written by William Yeomans and his calling the “Tea Party Movement” and those who have or are now still a part of this movement TERRORISTS. From the Politico website article:”It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals. A strong...