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  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • Can Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?

    03/30/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | John Dickerson
    Ted Cruz defended his lack of executive experience this weekend saying that he is not a “community organizer.” The Texas senator explained that unlike Barack Obama, who also ran for president after one term in the Senate, he had accomplished more before becoming a legislator. Cruz pointed to his period as solicitor general of Texas—an answer that was itself a display of the debating talents his supporters say qualify him to be president. Cruz wasn’t answering the question as much as redefining the criteria. A lack of executive experience cannot be overcome by simply not having the attributes of the...
  • Fact Check.org Rushes to Defend Federal Fracking Regulations, Steps on a Rake

    03/30/2015 1:26:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | March 27, 2015 | Katie Brown
    This afternoon, Fact Check.org produced a fact-check that ostensibly criticizes U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for his contention that there has never been an instance of ground water contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing. Of course, this piece isn’t really about Inhofe at all; but before we get into that, we can’t help but wonder why they are fact-checking Inhofe and not former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson … or Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz … or Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell — all of whom have said exactly the same thing. Rather than a “fact-check,” it reads more like an advocacy...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • Well looky here! New Yorker shamelessly scrubs racist ‘uppity’ term from Ted Cruz article

    03/25/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Yep. The power of Twitter has been shown time and time again. What sparked that comment this time? Well, this happened:
  • Yahoo News Political Reporter Displays Stupefying Ignorance

    03/24/2015 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ted Cruz yesterday spoke about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, preamble to the declaration, one of the most beautiful things ever written. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is an acknowledgement by the founders of our country, declaring independence from Britain, that human rights are bestowed by God via creation, that the natural state of the human being contains God-given rights. It is the basis, forms the...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • Snoop Dogg: Ronald Reagan to Blame For L.A. Gang Violence (SXSW Keynote speech)

    03/23/2015 11:48:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.20.15 | Ryan Bort
    ...The Doggfather’s latest venture, it was announced for the first time, will be an HBO show he is developing with Menace II Society director Allen Hughes and Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes about life on the West Coast during the ‘80s, when gang violence first began to dominate the region’s inner cities, particularly in Snoop’s home of East L.A. “Early in the ‘70s and toward the latter part of the ‘70s everything was beautiful because we had ways to have fun and communicate, and those who were underprivileged, the low economic side of life, the government would provide for us, which...
  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • California Attorney General may be forced to give bill allowing execution of gays a shot on the...

    03/21/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/20/1959 | Nicole Hensley
    California State Attorney Kamala Harris may be forced to let petitioners decide if gay people should be executed for having sexual relations. Because Matt McLaughlin, a licensed attorney in Huntington Beach, did everything right by state standards in proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” Harris will likely follow state law and allow a ballot measure to be circulated. The policy would make the “monstrous evil” that is homosexuality a crime punishable by death with “bullets to the head” or whatever form of execution is most “convenient.” If the state fails to do its part in the mass killing of gay and...
  • Person Putting "Whites Only" Stickers Around Austin Turns Out to be Liberal Social Justice Warrior

    03/21/2015 1:20:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 94 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/21/15 | Aurelius
    It turns out that the person who has been posting "whites only" stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal "social justice warrior" looking to bring attention to the racism of whites. These stickers had been posted around stores in Austin: For days no one knew who had posted them and why could only be speculated. The answer has been solved today: the stickers were posted by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the "gentrification" of Austin and the displacement of minorities. “They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into...
  • Republicans Have Their Fear Candidate for 2016

    03/19/2015 5:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kevin Lincoln
    "Jeb couldn't be here today and you better be glad, 'cause it would have been $10,000 a plate. Cruz couldn't be here 'cause he's building a fence. ... Any Democrats here? You better be glad Scott Walker's not here, 'cause he would beat you up." The jokes are decent, as far as jokes about people running for president go. A little dad-ish, a little amateur, but not bad—they get at the essence of three Republican candidates, short and punchy, and not mean, per se, but also not not mean. If I was Senator Ted Cruz, and I heard myself described...
  • Facebook: Monkey See, Monkey Do

    03/19/2015 5:21:08 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 12 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-17-15 | Chris Shugart
    You’ve probably heard the old statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters that they'd eventually pound out the complete works of Shakespeare. Now we know, thanks to the Internet, that this isn't true. The evidence can be seen by anyone who spends any time on Facebook, where sentient intelligence seems to have been replaced by boring insipid images. Facebook has gradually risen to a level of stature that’s taken on a dimension that’s even bigger than a posted photo of Kim Kardashian’s rear end. This premiere social media platform has evolved into an online political playground that...
  • Want More Sex? Ignore Sheryl Sandberg and Her Silly Talk About Choreplay

    03/18/2015 6:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, says she’s figured out “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom.” That’s the headline of the piece she co-authored with Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, in the New York Times.
  • In 2016 race, an electoral college edge for Democrats

    03/17/2015 6:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    No matter whom Republicans nominate to face Hillary Rodham Clinton in November 2016, that candidate will start at a disadvantage. It’s not polling, Clinton’s deep résumé or improving state of the economy. It’s the electoral college. Yes, the somewhat arcane — yet remarkably durable — way in which presidential elections are decided tilts toward Democrats in 2016, as documented by nonpartisan political handicapper Nathan Gonzales in a recent edition of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. Gonzales notes that if you add up all of the states that are either “safe” for the eventual Democratic nominee or “favor” that nominee,...
  • Hollywood Targets the Catholic Priest

    03/13/2015 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    TV and movie producers rarely focus on Catholic priests in their plots, let alone use them as central characters, as in "The Father Dowling Mysteries" or "Father Murphy" in the 1980s. Maybe that's a good thing, because when Catholic priests are part of the plot these days, there is an unmistakable odor of aggression -- mocking, vilifying, and disparaging not just Catholic priests, but the priesthood itself. On March 4, on the nation's most religion-mocking channel, Comedy Central, the late-night game show "@Midnight" featured the comedian Neal Brennan. Host Chris Hardwick asked a question about confession, to which Brennan responded,...
  • The Texas Republican Defending Planned Parenthood (Pro abort RINO alert)

    03/12/2015 11:20:05 PM PDT · by balch3 · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | march 11, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Texas Republicans are trying, yet again, to undermine women's access to reproductive health care in their state, but this time they are getting some pushback from within their own party. On Tuesday, Republican state Rep. Sarah Davis spoke out against the state legislature's attempts to restructure the breast and cervical cancer screening program in the state to exclude Planned Parenthood, as part of the Republicans' endless war on that organization. “I don’t think it is appropriate to continue to fund the women’s health program so that we can make some type of a political statement as Republicans that we care...
  • President Obama Addresses Ferguson, Reads Mean Tweets on ´Jimmy Kimmel Live´

    03/12/2015 10:12:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter,, ^ | 3/12/15 | , Staff
    President Barack Obama stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. The late-night host welcomed Obama for his first in-person visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage with a humorous introduction: "The first Kenyan-born Muslim socialist ever elected to run this country." In Jimmy Kimmel style, the duo partook in a reading of mean tweets, to which Obama replied, "I have to say though, those weren´t that mean... You should see what the Senate says about me." Obama admitted that he does not "physically tweet in general" because he "generally" has "some other stuff to do." Kimmel and Obama also addressed
  • Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus

    03/11/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine – because they said Old Glory contributes to racism. “U.S. nationalism often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate,” read a letter obtained by the website Campus Reform. Hundreds across the nation have signed the letter – including some U.C. Irvine professors, Campus Reform reported. "We admire the courage of the resolution's supporters amid this environment of political immaturity and threat, and...
  • “Only lost cause is Cruz”: Which GOP candidates shined (or flopped) in Iowa this weekend

    03/10/2015 1:02:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | March 9, 2015 | Robert Leonard
    At Iowa's "Ag Summit" on Saturday, Jeb Bush had an auspicious debut, while Dems skipped town and others struck out. There’s a new player in the game at the Iowa caucuses this season, and the competition has just been elevated. That new player is Jeb Bush, and his debut at Saturday’s Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines could be a game changer — for both Republicans and Democrats. Even though they were invited, Democrats were missing in action at the Summit. Republican hopefuls took full advantage of the opportunity to appeal to Iowa’s core industry, as entrepreneur and President of...
  • Here's What Scalia Said About Obamacare Last Week. It's Not What He Said 3 Years Ago.

    03/09/2015 9:59:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 36 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 3/9 | Jonathon Cohn
    It's going to be at least a few weeks, and probably a few months, before we know what the Supreme Court is going to do with Obamacare. But Wednesday's oral arguments in King v. Burwell have already made something very clear: Justice Antonin Scalia isn't too worried about intellectual consistency. Among the many issues that came up Wednesday were the likely consequences if the court rules in favor of the plaintiffs, thereby prohibiting the federal government from distributing Obamacare's tax credits in two-thirds of the states. Millions of people depend on those tax credits to purchase health insurance; without the...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • Barron’s AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK [PHOTOS]

    03/08/2015 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.“Barron’s AP European History” (7th edition) makes the claim, intended for consumption by American high school students, on page 168. The chart attempts to compare modern American political affiliations with the various factions involved in the French Revolution. The chart moves politically from left to right.The far right of the chart is labeled “fascist.” The authors demonstrate modern-day “fascists” by pairing “Clarence...
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • VIDEO: Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP (Not YouTube title, but should be)

    03/08/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Colon Bowel
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

    03/03/2015 9:29:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/3/15 | Dylan Baddour
    A Tea Party lawmaker erred last week when he filed a handwritten complaint against the judge who permitted Texas' first same-sex marriage. State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, a veteran groom with five marriages under his belt, called out the wrong judge and made a flawed assertion of Texas law
  • Google Decides What Is Fact In New Search Results Ranking System

    03/03/2015 8:40:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Giuseppe Macri
    The world’s largest search engine is setting itself up to become the global arbiter of truth online.
  • Ana Marie Cox: Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian

    03/01/2015 8:43:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    Who do I need to prove my faith to—and why should I try? ... I’m nervous to come out as a Christian because I worry I’m not good enough of one. I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will ... Here is why I believe I am a Christian: I believe I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. I believe in the grace offered by the Resurrection. I believe that whatever spiritual rewards I may reap come directly from trying to live the example set by Christ. Whether or...
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

    02/27/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | February 27, 2015 | Matt Taibbi
    "....Scott Walker as a political performer is pretty uninspiring. He doesn't have George Bush's pretzel-mouthed Texas charm or Sarah Palin's hockey Mom magnetism. He can't fall back on an ethnic American dream parable like the one Marco Rubio can run on. He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat...."
  • Jesse Helms Still Makes The Short List

    Let's see: You're creating the "official trailer" for this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is more than forty years old now, so you want to begin your trailer with a tribute to prominent right-wingers of the past. There are quite a few names to choose from; of these, you pick seven. Do you think it should have been possible to pull this off without putting an unvarnished racist in the #2 slot, right after Ronald Reagan? Apparently not:
  • StopRush now targeting Limbaugh’s STAFF

    02/25/2015 6:35:49 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 31 replies
    Apparently not satisfied with their effort to intimidate Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, the left’s StopRush crusade is now allegedly targeting his spokesman. In their view, simply working for the talk host is apparently a crime, with an online and legal harassment campaign as punishment. Even sharing a surname with an EIB employee can now mean being pulled into this battle! As a result of his position with the show, longtime spokesman/ advisor Brian Glicklich has found himself on the receiving end of a harassment campaign after he began to investigate the inner workings of this secretive group. Considered one of the...
  • Clinton ’16 Would Give Gender More of a Role Than Clinton ’08 Did

    02/25/2015 7:06:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Amy Chozick and Jonathan Martin
    The last time Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for president, she seemed torn over whether to emphasize her chance to make history, or to play down her gender and reassure voters that she was tough enough for the job. This time there is no question: Mrs. Clinton’s potential to break what she has called “the highest and hardest glass ceiling” is already central to her fledgling 2016 presidential campaign. But rather than the assertive feminism associated with her years as first lady, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign message will be subtler. It will involve frequent references to being a mother and grandmother and...
  • The Indecent Exposure of Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 8:50:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Shepherd Express ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s fascinating to watch the national media slowly come to realize just how fundamentally dishonest Gov. Scott Walker can be. Walker’s likable, low-key personality makes a good first impression. But it didn’t take many in Wisconsin long to recognize the double-talking radical extremist behind that bland persona. That’s why Wisconsin may now be the angriest, most politically polarized state in the nation. Now the rest of the country is beginning to see why. Walker may seem like a wide-eyed, Midwestern innocent next to crude political thugs like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but that’s...
  • Question Ted Cruz should ask: Can a foreign-born American be president?

    02/24/2015 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 210 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware; his father, a Cuban refugee working in Canada's oil fields. Thanks to his mother, Cruz was a U.S. citizen at birth. But that doesn't clear up a...
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • #GimmeFive for Obama's 5th Let's Move Aniversary...Then Go Away.

    02/24/2015 6:45:55 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-24-2015 | MOTUS
    I don’t know what’s worse; that Big Guy keeps making videos like this while ISIS continues to kidnap, rape, torture and kill it’s way across the Middle East…Or that he looks so natural while doing it.In fact, he’s so good at acting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could have avoided all the bad press about being too white simply by awarding Barry a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Oscar.Butt getting back to Lady M’s big 5 year anniversary:Okay, get on your mark, get set…5 sit ups:Our “sitting” president5 mile run 5 vegetables:Now get out there and #gimmefive! In...
  • Opinion: Women: At the political fringes no longer

    02/23/2015 5:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | February 23, 2015 | Martha Burk
    It’s that time of year and Americans are honoring some of our favorite presidents. How about honoring our female presidents this time around? Oh, I forgot. There aren’t any. Frankly, I find America’s two-centuries-and-counting streak of all-male presidents astounding. You’d think it was against the law to elect a woman. (It probably would have been if the founding fathers had even thought it could happen — it’s not like they let them vote or anything.) And it’s not that women haven’t tried. Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it...
  • Valerie Jarrett Praises Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette For Equal Pay Speech

    02/23/2015 8:34:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    While Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez were leaping out of their seats to endorse Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette for using her acceptance speech to highlight the issue of equal pay for women, President Obama’s most trusted senior advisor endorsed the message as well.
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • No Evolution Deniers in the White House

    02/19/2015 12:10:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | February 19, 2015 | Law Professor Charles J. Reid, Jr., University of St. Thomas
    The 2016 presidential campaign is already upon us and the debate is heating up over an unexpected issue -- the theory of evolution. Of course, in an ideal world, evolution would never really become a campaign issue. But the anti-science wing of the Republican Party continues to voice skepticism. Apologists for this wing would dearly like to distract the media and the voting public from what is, frankly, a national if not a global embarrassment. In truth, the President of the United States needs to be scientifically literate. For the federal government has an important role to play and it...
  • 10 truly bizarre Tea Party bills: From nipples to militias to religious zealotry

    02/18/2015 10:24:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | February 17, 2015 | by ERIC STERN
    Here are the 10 most bizarre Tea Party bills currently being debated in the Montana Legislature, which is now controlled by the right wing of the Republican Party. Some of these bills, believe it or not, have a chance of making it to the governor’s desk. 1) Prepare for National Ammunition shortage (SB 122). When Obama comes to get our guns and bullets, Montana will be ready... 2) Establish Armed Militias in Every Town (SB 130). Even if we have enough bullets, Montana could still be in grave danger from the federal government... 3) Require that nipples and areolae be...
  • Top 10 (Leftist) Astroturfers

    02/18/2015 6:24:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.* TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS 1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown2. Media Matters for America3. University of California Hastings Professor...
  • House Dem Doesn’t Understand Why Voters Have to Register

    02/17/2015 7:41:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Michael Schaus
    [Editor's note: The original copy of this article incorrectly identified Rep. Ellison as a Democrat from Wisconsin. The oversight has been corrected, and a formal apology has been sent to the people of Wisconsin.]Forget about the Tuesday following the first Monday of November… Let’s just run an online poll for future public elections. Maybe we can set up a phone bank, kinda like PBS donation drives, for people without access to the internet. Heck, let’s just do a show of hands: Hillary or Jeb for 2016?Okay, that might be a slight over-simplification of what Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was suggesting, but...
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • The Tea Party is getting worse: Media may want a new narrative, but GOP is still nuts

    02/15/2015 4:47:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    salon.com ^ | 2/15/15 | Elias Isquith
    Don't let the press fool you. Across the country, the wingnut revolution isn't calming down. Behold the insanity snip So, because the most important story of the 2012 cycle was the surprising potency of President Obama’s so-called Rising American Electorate, the story in 2014 concerned the Republicans’ electorate, which also proved itself to be alive and kicking. And because the story after 2012 focused on the Tea Party pulling Mitt Romney too far to the right, the narrative for 2016 will be about the Republican “establishment” throwing its weight around to nominate an ostensibly more moderate, electable candidate. The bland,...
  • GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win - Our 1st ranking of the Republican presidential race

    02/15/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 15, 2015 | Mike Allen
    The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think. 1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67): He’s got money, momentum, Florida, big ideas. His surprise, early signal that he’s running is THE PLAY OF THE CAMPAIGN so far — pushing OUT Mitt and perhaps Christie by freezing or stealing their money and talent. Jeb will be first Republican to $100 million by a mile. Now, watch for the use of overwhelming force to...
  • Biden: Running away from Obama in 2016 would be ‘mistake’ for Dems

    02/12/2015 9:52:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 should embrace President Obama’s economic policies and “run on what we have done” instead of running away from the administration. “In my view, those seeking to lead the nation should protect and defend and run, yes run, on what we’ve done and own what we have done,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. “Stand for what we have done. Acknowledge what we have done. And be judged on what we have done, if we have any chance for continued resurgence in 2016.” He added, “Some...
  • Obama: I didn’t lie about supporting gay ‘marriage,’ you just didn’t understand

    02/12/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama is denying an account by a close adviser that he lied about his views on gay “marriage” to get elected president in 2008. In an interview yesterday, Obama said he didn't lie; it's just that he was misunderstood.However, Obama admitted he supported government-enforced recognition of homosexuality, and “it was frustrating to me” that he had to “square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there.”Obama's close campaign operative and senior adviser David Axelrod wrote that Obama always favored redefining marriage but lied about it in order...