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  • Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

    05/25/2016 10:38:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/24/2016 22:30 -0400 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of...
  • Burying the White Working Class: Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for [tr]

    05/13/2016 1:19:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The Jacobin ^ | May 13, 2016 | Connor Kilpatrick
    The white working class is a zombie that doesn’t know it’s dead. Or if it’s not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they’re not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that’s what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  • America’s middle class is headed toward extinction

    05/12/2016 7:40:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer make up a majority, the Pew analysis found. That’s up from fewer than 10 percent of metro areas in 2000. Pew defines the middle class as households with incomes between two-thirds of median income and twice the median, adjusted for household size and the local...
  • Occupy Wall Street rises up for Sanders

    04/13/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)The forces of Occupy Wall Street, splintered and faded in the aftermath of their 2011 demonstrations, are getting the band back together to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of next week's critical New York primary. Nearly five years since Occupy was evicted from Zuccotti Park, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, a coalition of organizers, labor leaders and progressive activists who lined up under the banner of "the 99 percent" are renewing their efforts in pursuit of a more traditional cause: Getting voters to the polls on April 19.
  • The Crisis of America’s White Working Class Is More Spiritual than Material

    04/13/2016 3:30:39 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | David French
    There is a story the media likes to tell about American economic and cultural history. It goes something like this: Once upon a time, decades ago, working-class Americans enjoyed a glide path to prosperity. Fathers and sons worked side-by-side at the mill or the plant or the quarry. They could expect high wages and lifetime employment. They could build and support families. Then, the mill closed. Jobs fled to China or automation rendered them superfluous. Families were cast upon a safety net shredded by heartless politicians, and with few prospects and no financial security, despair settled in... ...The Post’s piece...
  • High school Teacher Shops for Lingerie in Class

    03/16/2016 5:24:20 PM PDT · by seantruet · 9 replies
    albasun ^ | 17/03/2016 | seantruet
    A San Diego-area high school teacher has been suspended after a student recorded video of him browsing images of lingerie during class.
  • Why Washington’s Political Class Is Losing Control

    03/14/2016 12:20:13 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 44 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue
    The Washington political establishment has hit the panic button. Not because they are afraid of any one individual or candidate, but because they are afraid of losing their own political power. The Washington political establishment has hit the panic button. This town is filled with well-intentioned people who believe they are doing the right thing, but far too many have lost their way after years in Washington. Politicians pay more attention to special interests groups and powerful lobbyists writing checks to their next campaign, than listening to the people back home who sent them here in the first place. This...
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2015 10:04:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    ... In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. After a few years, I asked a low-level White House staffer why. I still remember what she said: "So all of us can be with our families on Christmas." ... By the way, some years, I got holiday duty, which meant I was off to Waco, Texas, the day after Christmas. But once again, the Bush White...
  • ‘Saint Barry’ Bedeviling Trump with his ever ready Race Card

    12/21/2015 8:43:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/15 | Judi McLeodi
    People who disagree with Obama's policies have been smeared as racists, Islamaphobes, bible thumpers and gun clingers If he weren’t so busy driving golf balls on his latest sunny, multi million dollar Hawaiian holiday, and having the New York Times putting the finishing touches to his newfound sainthood, President Barack Hussein Obama would likely be throwing darts at smiling pictures of Donald J. Trump. The gall of a president who goes so far out of his way to racially divide Americans to pull the race card and accuse Trump of “exploiting the resentment and anxieties of working-class men to boost...
  • Terrorism? Angry worker? Whichever, the carnage came from legal guns

    12/03/2015 1:29:36 PM PST · by familyop · 87 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | Scott Martelle, Contact Reporter
    The law of the land, regrettably, is that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual’s right to own a gun. But not a blanket right to own any kind of gun, and the San Bernardino killings showed yet again the kind of fast, massive carnage that comes with firing military-style weapons with magazines of cartridges at defenseless victims. That such guns can be sold legally to civilians is an atrocious idea, and renewing the federal assault weapons ban that lapsed in 2004 would be a good place to start attacking the problem.
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • What citizens can do to resist the ruling class’s redefinitions of moral and cultural norms

    07/05/2015 3:52:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | ANGELO M. CODEVILLA
    “To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire If you’re wondering what Americans can do as our ruling class sets about enforcing its redefinition of marriage, start by looking back at what it did to the citizens of Indiana when their legislature raised the possibility that someone might object to joining in celebrations of homosexual marriage. Support for homosexual unions was incidental to the insistence of the likeminded folks atop society’s commanding heights on punishing Indiana. What incurs their ire has less to do with any substantive matter than with the...
  • Middle Class Incomes Yet To Recover From Crisis As Wealth Gap Widens

    06/18/2015 7:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    “First, widening inequality is a very long-term trend, one that has been decades in the making. The degree of inequality we see today is primarily the result of deep structural changes in our economy that have taken place over many years, including globalization, technological progress, demographic trends, and institutional change in the labor market and elsewhere. By comparison to the influence of these long-term factors, the effects of monetary policy on inequality are almost certainly modest and transient.” That’s what Blogger Ben Bernanke (who is of course distinct from PIMCO advisor Ben and Citadel co-conspirator Ben) had to say earlier...
  • Poor Children May Have Smaller Brains Than Rich Children. Does That Tell Us Anything?

    04/18/2015 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann
    Social scientists have found that by the time children enter kindergarten, there is already a large academic achievement gap between students from wealthy and poor families. We still don't know exactly why that's the case. There's a sense that it at least partly has to do with the fact that affluent mothers and fathers have more intensive parenting sytles—they're more likely to read to their kids, for instance—and have enough money to make sure their toddlers grow up well-nourished, generally cared for, and intellectually stimulated. At the same time, poor children often grow up in chaotic, food-insecure, stressful homes that...
  • Biden: In D.C., 'Being Middle Class...Means You’re Not Sophisticated'

    03/12/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/12/15 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - "In this town, being middle class is not viewed as a compliment -- it means you’re not sophisticated," Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering in Washington on Wednesday. He was touting the virtues of middle-class economics when he made the comment at the National Press Club. "Today, not only have we walked the long road back, but we’ve built the foundations, in my view, on which our economic futures continue to be built and that has to be a future where the middle class is dealt back into the deal, where there’s really opportunity and jobs you...
  • Scott Walker Is a Threat to the Existing Social Order

    02/23/2015 11:17:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-23-15 | Robert Tracinski
    When Barack Obama was first elected president, a number of my readers were in deep despair about American politics and the state of our culture. So I set out to compile an inventory of what is still going right with our culture, the reserves of strength we were going to have to draw on to survive the Obama era. One of my examples was Mike Rowe’s show “Dirty Jobs.” That led to some further ruminations about why people on the right tend to gravitate to shows like his, which celebrate the value of work. Rowe himself has been understandably cautious...
  • The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America

    01/31/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | January 30, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    I first encountered the upper middle class when I attended a big magnet high school in Manhattan that attracted a decent number of brainy, better-off kids whose parents preferred not to pay private-school tuition. Growing up in an immigrant household, I’d felt largely immune to class distinctions. Before high school, some of the kids I knew were somewhat worse off, and others were somewhat better off than most, but we generally all fell into the same lower-middle- or middle-middle-class milieu. So high school was a revelation. Status distinctions that had been entirely obscure to me came into focus. Everything about...
  • The devalued American worker: The past three recessions sparked a chain reaction of layoffs

    12/15/2014 7:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    Midway through the last game of the 2013 Carolina League season, after he’d swept peanut shells and mopped soda off the concourse, Ed Green lumbered upstairs to the box seats to dump the garbage. Green was already 12 hours into his workday. He rose at dawn to lay tar on the highway. As the sun sank, he switched uniforms and drove to BB&T Ballpark, where he runs the custodial crew for a minor-league baseball team. Now it was dark and his radio was crackling. It was his boss, asking him to head back downstairs. Green walked onto the first-base line...
  • Why America’s middle class is lost

    12/13/2014 6:44:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jim Tankersley
    One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And then another day, not too long after, he sat at a long wood bar with a black-and-white television hanging over it, and he watched that hunk of metal land a man on the moon. On July 20, 1969 — the day of the landing — Thompson sipped his Budweiser and thought about all the people who had ever stared at that moon. Kings and queens and Jesus Christ himself. He marveled at how when it came time to...
  • Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

    11/12/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    free beacon ^ | 11/12/14 | staff
    Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class. Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.” “In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.
  • Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Next Election

    09/08/2014 1:22:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 7, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Race is always a hot button topic in the U.S., but rising and rampant economic inequality will likely be the issue that propels people to the voting booth. Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and along the U.S.-Mexico border may seem to suggest that race has returned as the signature issue in American politics. We can see this already in the pages of mainstream media, with increased calls for reparations for African-Americans, and expanded amnesties for the undocumented. Increasingly, any opposition to Obama’s policies is blamed on deep-seated white racism. Yet in reality, race will not define the 2014 election, or...
  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via HuffPo.ca ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • The End of Tanning?

    08/25/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Olga Khazan
    Ryan Baker, a director of operations for Palm Beach Tan, ushers me through the narrow, pastel hallways of one of the chain's salons in Washington, D.C. It's a tiny place, squeezed into a strip mall between a Chipotle and a beauty parlor. But in a pinch, some see it as a mini-vacation—a dose of artificial sunshine when life’s too busy, or the outside world too cloudy, for the real thing. ....................................................... And that's the next big challenge for health agencies. Despite how rapidly the warnings and taxes and regulations have beat back the sunbed industry, there’s still something a little...
  • Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

    07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points. An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.” According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain...
  • Employee Of The Month - In Obama's America

    06/14/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-14-14 | James Raider
    Unforeseen by most of us a decade ago, but predicted by many of us six years ago, the invasion of government into our lives is almost complete.  The use of the IRS to not only invade your financial affairs, but to also trespass on the process of your very personal health care, appears to have become an acceptable undertaking by 40% of the population, given the continuing level of support for this Administration.  This tyrannical and despotic stance is only one symptom of the disease eating at the fabric of the Republic. From the top down, the current Administration's ideological mindsets is being dispersed to affect...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • Money Can't Buy Trustworthiness

    04/25/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 25, 2014 | David Destend
    What defines low socioeconomic status? Objectively, it means fewer economic resources and educational opportunities, less access to elite schools and clubs, more subordinate positions in the workplace, and increased levels of stress. For the upper-class, it’s just the inverse: more resources, more leisure, less stress. ......................................................... From the realities facing each group, you might assume that members of the lower-class would be more focused on meeting their own survival needs and, thereby, prioritize their needs over those of others. As a result, you might also expect them to be less trustworthy as compared to members of the upper-class who, given...
  • Piketty's charge: How a French economist 'rock star' is 'freaking out' the super rich

    04/25/2014 3:52:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael de Groote
    Just looking at the headlines about Thomas Picketty shows that something is up. The Wall Street Journal says he "Revives Marx." The New York Times calls him a "Rock Star." ...What Piketty has done, according to the official book description on Amazon, is look at the growing economic inequality and concentration of wealth. He examines data from the 1700s and forward and finds social and economic patterns that he says show what is at fault....
  • The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America

    04/23/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    For most of Canada's existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans. Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Back in the year 2000, middle class Canadians were earning much less than middle class Americans, but since then there has been a dramatic shift. At this point, middle class Canadians are actually earning more than middle class Americans are. The Canadian economy has been booming thanks to a rapidly growing oil industry, and meanwhile the U.S. middle class has been steadily shrinking. If current trends continue, a whole bunch...
  • 28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Towards Extinction

    02/06/2014 5:34:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/6/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The death of the middle class in America has become so painfully obvious that now even the New York Times is doing stories about it. Millions of middle class jobs have disappeared, incomes are steadily decreasing, the rate of homeownership has declined for eight years in a row and U.S. consumers have accumulated record-setting levels of debt. Being independent is at the heart of what it means to be "middle class", and unfortunately the percentage of Americans that are able to take care of themselves without government assistance continues to decline....
  • Ex-University of North Carolina professor charged over no-show class

    12/02/2013 5:16:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/02/13
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged with a felony, accused of receiving $12,000 in payment for a lecture course in which he held no classes. **SNIP** Nyang'Oro, who retired in 2012, could face up to 10 months in prison if convicted. The university said it recouped the $12,000 from his final paycheck.
  • The Republican Donor Class Doesn't Understand What We're Up Against

    11/11/2013 5:04:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-11-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I sometimes wonder, and I'm sure you do, too, if the Republican Party really knows what they're up against. Let me tell you a little story here that happens to be true. I don't think the Republicans have the slightest idea. I think they are so far behind the times, in terms of where the culture is. They certainly do not know, I'm convinced, enough about their political opponents to effectively deal with 'em. Try this. This is a short little story, not a big deal. It's from CBS Eyeball News in Annapolis, Maryland. Just recently last...
  • MSU Prof. To Class: ‘Republicans Are Dead White People Who Raped This Country’

    09/04/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Michigan State University (MSU) officials will investigate anti-Republican comments award-winning professor William Penn was secretly recorded making to his literature class on Thursday, a school spokesman told Campus Reform Tuesday evening. “At MSU it is important the classroom environment is conducive to a free exchange of ideas and is respectful of the opinions of others,” Kent Cassella,an MSU spokesman wrote. “MSU is thankful we’ve been made aware of the situation,” he said, referring the secret video recording which was viewed by hundreds of individuals on Tuesday. “We will be looking into it,” he added.
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Poll: Obama No Help to the Middle Class

    08/01/2013 3:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    USNews ^ | 8/1/13 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Despite his ongoing campaign to promote his economic agenda, President Obama is having trouble persuading the country that his policies are helping the middle class. The latest Monmouth University poll finds that a plurality of Americans think Wall Street and other elites have been served better than the middle class by the president. Only 12 percent of Americans said middle class families have greatly benefited from Obama's policies, while 46 percent said they haven't benefited at all and an additional 39 percent say they have benefited only a "little." [READ: GOP Strategist: Obama in a 'World of Hurt'] There is...
  • Obama Among The Middle Class: The Photo Album So Far

    07/30/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/30/13 | Tyler Durden
    First, the middle class organizer-in-chief was channeling the TOTUS from Knox College in Illinois. He sounded very persuasive and his speech had all the right accents and dramatic pauses.  Then, the TOTUS used its now traditional presidential vessel to deliver even more remarks in Jacksonville, Florida.  The speech was full of climaxes and denouements, protagonists and antagonists, and applause and laughter breaks interspersed with virtuoso precision. Today, the wealth redistributor par excellence came to us live from an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, TN where with dramatically rolled-up sleeves, Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center...
  • Helen Mirren dresses like Queen Elizabeth, grants sick child's wish to meet [royalty]

    05/22/2013 9:22:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/13
    <p>Helen Mirren has granted a boy’s dying wish to meet the Queen — by dressing as Her Majesty and inviting him round for tea.</p> <p>Oliver Burton, ten, may have just weeks to live after being hit by cancer for a third time.</p>
  • Obama visits Baltimore, tries to turn focus to efforts to help middle class

    05/17/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/17/13 | David Nakamura
    BALTIMORE — President Obama insisted Friday that he is focused on improving the lives of middle-class Americans, despite being buffeted in Washington by a trio of controversies that have threatened to distract him from his second-term agenda. Capping one of the most difficult weeks of his tenure, Obama left the Beltway for this city 40 miles north to try to change the subject from the problems of his administration and refocus attention on his efforts to create middle-class jobs. He toured an elementary school, manufacturing plant
  • W outclasses Barack and Bill, without even trying [says a "hardcore Democrat" who knew both well]

    04/25/2013 8:01:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    DALLAS — Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who’d covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she’d had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on. We reminisced about all the places we’d been, all the crazy days and wild nights, all the history we’d seen — first hand. Just before we said our goodbyes, I asked her if she’d miss covering President Obama. “Not at all. He’s an inch deep. Bush is a bottomless chasm, a deep, mysterious, emotional, profound man....
  • Former PLU football coach Frosty Westering has died

    04/12/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 2 replies
    KING 5 TV Seattle ^ | 4/12/2013 | Chris Eagan
    Former PLU head football coach Forrest "Frosty" Westering has died. He was 85. For more than four decades Frosty was a college football coach. From 1972 to 2003 he led Pacific Lutheran University to four national titles. Frosty's 305 career wins rank him 9th among all college football coaches, but the wins didn’t make the man. For Frosty, excellence on the field was only a by-product of his overall life philosophy. "I’m not going to use fear, I’m going to use caring, I’m going to use love, actually," he said. "It shows you can do it the right way and...
  • As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class...

    02/21/2013 4:59:44 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 3 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | February 0 2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the expansion of government, indeed in the growth of a government-based “ruling class.” They have relished that role despite their voters. Thus these leaders gradually solidified their choice to no longer represent what had been their constituency, but to openly adopt the identity of junior partners in that ruling class. Republican leaders neither parry the insults nor vilify their Democratic counterparts in comparable terms because they do not want to beat the ruling class, but to join it in solving the nation’s problems.... (excerpt)
  • Rubio Downplays Time Cover: "There is only one Savior" [JESUS]

    02/08/2013 4:01:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 2/7/13 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took to Twitter on Thursday to downplay this week's issue of Time Magazine, which features a cover story labeling him "The Republican Savior." There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus —Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) Feb. 7, 2013 The profile focuses on Rubio's push for comprehensive immigration reform, calling him the "great Hispanic hope of the Republican Party" after a 2012 election cycle that saw Hispanic voters break heavily for President Obama.
  • New Social Class Coming

    02/01/2013 9:44:10 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Japan has recognized a new class of citizenry. They exist here too in great abundance. After the Fascist-Progressives get all the money they can get from the middle class and the rich and wealthy and still find themselves wanting, this is the next target group. They won't even have to tax them to fill their coffers. In just three years, Japan will reap 74 billion from them. But Japan has a labor shortage problem, and this could also be a way to solve that problem. It is also preferable to raising the minimum wage. So who is this new social/political...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • “Dinner For Schmucks?”

    01/25/2013 9:47:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deborah Lambert
    it appears that not even foreign language classes on our nation’s campuses are immune to the scourge of radical ideology. Ohio State student Patrick Seaworthy reported in The College Fix that he signed up for a German II class last fall, expecting to learn some of the finer points of German language and conversation. Instead, he quickly discovered that he was the only conservative in a class where “learning German took a back seat to discussions of the prowess of Barack Obama, American narcissism, the virtues of socialism, the sad plight of Chicago’s teachers, and why the U.S. military is...
  • Neo-Bolshevik CA Teacher Union Employs Cute Class-Warfare Cartoon to Drum-Up Hatred 4 the Evil Rich

    12/06/2012 5:19:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    With radical bonehead Ed Asner narrating, great This crap will make you sick: manipulative indoctrination propaganda -it looks like something you'd see out of Pyongyang- that will inevitably be shown in a classroom full of impressionable, young children, and at taxpayer expense (!) Maybe somebody should tell these Obammunist losers that top earners in the Golden State are already slated to be paying over half their income in taxes next year- but since when do we ever we allow ourselves to be topped by France, eh libs? [YouTube] Update: Below summary replaces original video -which portrayed 'the rich' urinating on the poor-  since the California...
  • Blood lust

    11/21/2012 1:52:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-21-12 | DrJohn
    An article in the Wall St. Journal paints a gloomy picture for the future U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery.Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a review by The Wall Street Journal of securities filings and conference calls. Nationwide, business investment in equipment and software—a measure of economic vitality in the corporate sector—stalled in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. Corporate investment in new...
  • The Battleground Poll 9/24/2012

    09/29/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT · by faucetman · 67 replies
    The Tarrance Group ^ | 9/29/2012 | Faucetman
    "In our latest Politico/GWU Battleground Poll with middle class families, which comprise about fifty-four percent (54%) of the total American Electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a fourteen-point advantage (55%-41%)."
  • Republican poll analysis: Romney winning with middle-class families

    09/24/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies
    politico.com ^ | By ED GOEAS and BRIAN NIENABER
    Overall, Obama leads Romney by just 3 points on the ballot (50 percent to 47 percent)–which before we rounded up, is actually a 2.6 point lead and only up a half-a-percentage point from the 2.1 point lead for Obama in our last Battleground poll in early August. In our latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll with middle-class families,which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a 14-point advantage (55 percent to 41 percent). Middle-class families are more inclined to believe the country is on the...
  • Caption This

    09/17/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies
    Hey, when you gotta go… President Obama was speaking today at a rally in Cincinnati, but one attendee ended up stealing the president's spotlight. Apparently, when nature calls, sometimes you just can't ignore it. Even if you're in public. Not far from the president of the United States. In front of cameras. Just take a look behind the podium at the guy who thinks he's masking his deed under the cover of some trees. Maybe he just couldn't handle the excitement of the situation? Or perhaps he was just drinking too much political Kool-Aid? Either way, he probably picked...