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  • DNC offers holiday guide for dealing with Republican relatives

    11/24/2015 5:14:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Kelly Riddell
    The Democratic National Committee sent an email Tuesday to supporters with advice on how to talk to their Republican relatives during the holiday season, referring them to a website aimed at debunking right-wing talking points.“It’s that time of year — full of food and fun and celebrating with family and friends. But we here at the DNC know that occasionally all that togetherness can lead to some … let’s call them ‘lively’ conversations about politics with one Republican uncle,” reads the email, sent by Luis Miranda, DNC communications director. “So I’m officially deputizing you to serve as a Deputy Democratic Spokesperson...
  • Salon: Paris jihad massacre shows that “right-wing” needs to “moderate their rhetoric”

    11/14/2015 2:04:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/14/15 | Robert Spencer
    The American Left is beyond parody. Apparently Salon would have us believe that the Paris jihad massacre happened because “the right wing media” criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. Islamic jihad? Warfare against unbelievers? The Islamic State’s stated imperative to murder French civilians? Only greasy Islamophobes take such things seriously: everyone knows Fox News and Ben Carson are the real culprits!(AP photo snipped)“And so the hate speech begins: Let Paris be the end of the right’s violent language toward activists,” by Chauncey DeVega, Salon, November 13, 2015:In a still developing situation, the city of Paris, France, is under attack by...
  • Carson versus Obama: Uncovering the greatest fraud in the history of world politics

    11/12/2015 4:21:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 11122015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    (Watch Video At Link) Hi. I'm Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty(r). I'm reporting today on the greatest fraud in the history of world politics: the cover up by the mainstream media of Barack Obama's college records. But there is one ray of hope to report. The mainstream media just opened the door for all conservatives to demand that Obama release his Columbia University college records immediately. How nice of the mainstream media. Thank you! How did the Obama-loving frauds in the media manage to allow this to happen? They decided to try to ruin Ben Carson's candidacy. An articulate...
  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com: There’s only one small problem...
  • Study Suggests Religious Kids Aren't As Generous As Others

    11/06/2015 4:50:59 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    THE INDY CHANNEL ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2015 | Melissa Prax and Christian Bryant
    All kids can be a little selfish, but according to a new study, nonreligious children are more generous than their religious peers. The study looked at kids from China, Jordan, South Africa, Turkey, Canada and the U.S.; and compared Christian, Muslim and nonreligious children. All of the kids were put through a series of tests to judge their behavior. First, kids were given stickers and instructions to keep some, and then allocate some to classmates that weren't there. Nonreligious kids gave more than Christian and Muslim kids.
  • You're Doing It Wrong, 'The View'

    11/04/2015 4:36:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    It looks like those elitist harridans on ABC's "The View" learned nothing from the national backlash over their mockery of nurse Kelley Johnson less than eight weeks ago. Guess they've already forgotten how major advertisers Johnson & Johnson, Party City, McCormick spices, Snuggle, and Eggland's Best all pulled spots from the show after co-host and lead Mean Girl Michelle Collins led a cacklefest ridiculing Johnson, Miss Colorado 2015, for a heartfelt monologue about her work during the Miss America pageant. In a craven attempt at damage control, the daytime divas inflicted yet more damage by blaming nurses and their supporters...
  • Shaun King: I’ve been called the N-word since I was 14..those same people want me to be white

    11/03/2015 4:49:07 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 63 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/3/15 | Shaun King
    Shaun King: I’ve been called the N-word since I was 14, but now those same people want me to be white EDITOR'S NOTE: Our policy at the Daily News is to censor most racial pejoratives. We have made an exception in the following column because of the personal and historic context of the subject matter: For the last 22 years of my life, I've been called a n****r. And now they want me to be white. In 1993, I was a freshman at Woodford County High School in rural Versailles, Ky. On a dozen different occasions, white students brazenly used...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 2:45:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | November 3, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse.
  • Tribune Reporter: Ted Cruz declares war on 'liberal media' — so I declare war on Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 9:18:53 PM PDT · by IncPen · 127 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/29/15 | Rex Huppke
    I am sorry to have to do this, but as a representative of the mainstream media, I hereby declare war on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. In the media's defense, Cruz started it. Literally. -- snip -- Strap on your boots, Teddy boy. We're comin' for ya now. And we've got the weapon you fear the most: the truth.
  • Irving clock kid named to Time's Most Influential Teens of 2015 list

    10/27/2015 7:47:03 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/27/15 | Foxnews4staff
    Irving clock kid named to Time's Most Influential Teens of 2015 list Time has named the former Irving student arrested for bringing a clock to school one of its 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested by Irving police in September after he brought a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty. The subsequent fallout made international headlines.
  • When Donald Trump Hated Ronald Reagan (here come the "let's divide conservatives" stories!)

    10/25/2015 7:03:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/25/15 | Michael D'Antonio
    In 2016, there are 14 Republican presidential candidates for whom Ronald Reagan is both the benchmark for conservative values and the lodestar of conservative ideas. Theres also one who wrote, in the second to last year of Reagans presidency, that he had been so smooth, so effective a performer that only now, seven years later, are people beginning to question whether theres anything beneath that smile. The gadfly was Donald Trump, writing in his book The Art of the Deal. But it wasnt just a glancing blow; to promote the book, Trump launched a political campaign that tore into Reagans...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify socialism for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...

    10/14/2015 6:02:44 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Whether any or all of these questions so-called celebrities submitted to CNN to be put to the Democrat candidates during last nights debate were used, they serve as clear examples of the type concerns held by the people who support Democrats. Here are the dysfunctional ravings of people who hate America as it is and want it diminished her to be more like a failed European socialist country. Katy Perry was very concerned that the Republicans not be allowed to stop Planned Parenthood from helping women to murder their babies. She didnt have the courage to say abortion so she...
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • Democrats are the best friends big business ever had

    10/13/2015 3:50:31 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/12/2015 | Staff
    Regulation: You can bet all the contenders at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate will say they're the toughest on big business. What they won't say is their own policies favor big business, big time.
  • Annise Parker hits back at Lance Berkman for anti-HERO advertisement

    10/08/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by pkajj · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Mayor Annise Parker took a moment on Twitter to bash former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman after he voiced opposition toward the city's equal rights ordinance known as HERO. In late September, Berkman recorded an advertisement for the Campaign for Houston PAC, a group that is opposed to HERO. "My wife and I have four daughters," Berkman says in the ad. "Proposition One, the 'bathroom ordinance,' would allow troubled men to enter women's public bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. This would violate their privacy and put them in harm's way. That's just wrong." The mayor called Berkman a hypocrite for...
  • NBC's must-see Clinton TV [The PRO-Hitlery bias from Team Comcast is PALPABLE]

    10/07/2015 5:55:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    politico ^ | 10/7/15 | Hadas Gold
    Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, Hillary Clinton showed up on four NBC-related properties. How did she get so much air time? Three days, four appearances: Hillary Clinton just hit a free media jackpot on the NBCUniversal network. Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, the Democratic front-runner showed up in rapid-fire succession on four NBC-related properties Saturday Night Live, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton on MSNBC, a Today Show hosted town hall and an interview on Telemundo a feat thats left media consultants, competitors at rival networks and even some at NBC itself wondering how she got so...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is none. The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. [] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • Two Reporters Banned From Donald Trump's Campaign Events Here's Why (They're Huffpo Flunkies)

    09/21/2015 6:48:44 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    Star Pulse.com ^ | 9/21/2015 | Cheryl Phillips
    At least two reporters have had their press credentials denied by Donald Trump's campaign staffers within the last week. There is speculation that Trump ordered the move because two major news outlets have been publishing stories about his presidential campaign in the entertainment section instead of under political news. According to CNN, Huffington Post reporter Samantha-Jo Roth and Jason Noble of the Des Moines Register were told that they would not get credentials for Trump events "from now on," but they would be able to attend as part of the general public. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/09/21/two-reporters-banned-from-donald-trump
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. At night we can hear them screaming, but were not allowed to do anything about it, the Marines father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because its...
  • Carly Fiorina Aims to Foil Attacks on Her Record as a C.E.O. (Designated Loser Alert)

    09/20/2015 6:49:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | AMY CHOZICK and QUENTIN HARDY
    Carly Fiorina was ready when CNNs Jake Tapper asked her to respond to criticism about her record at Hewlett-Packard during last weeks Republican debate. Looking intently into the camera, Mrs. Fiorina said that a prominent venture capitalist who pushed for her firing at Hewlett-Packard in 2005 had recently taken out a full-page newspaper ad saying that he had been wrong to do so and that she had been a terrific C.E.O. What Mrs. Fiorina did not mention was that the ad which cost roughly $140,000 was paid for by the super PAC supporting her presidential candidacy. The same...
  • Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's "Diversity" Drama

    09/17/2015 3:42:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Matt Damon opened his mouth and let the truth about the left's superficial commitment to "diversity" slip out. Now, liberal ideologues are furiously whacking the relentless GOP-bashing actor for his "white privilege." There's even a Twitter hashtag -- "#damonsplaining" -- that erupted this week to mock his unforgivable political transgression. Here's what happened. Damon (along with his progressive pal Ben Affleck) co-produces the television series "Project Greenlight," which gives wannabe filmmakers the opportunity to compete for a shot at directing their first feature film. The current season's prize script features a man who weds a black prostitute after being abandoned...
  • Lindsey Graham shines at undercard debate

    09/16/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 16, 2015 | Manu Raju
    The Lindsey Graham show turned up in Simi Valley, California, during tonight's CNN Republican presidential debate. After a flat performance in August at the first GOP debate, the South Carolina senator lit up the crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library during CNN's undercard debate, lashing his opponents with sharp barbs and dropping zingers that brought roars of approval. "That's the first thing I'm going to do as president: We're going to drink more," he said. Graham also trashed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in eyebrow-raising terms. "Where the hell were you" during the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, Graham fumed when...
  • GROSS: Colbert Launches Late Show with Donald Trump on Screen With KKK (Video)

    09/09/2015 9:59:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | September 9, 2015 5:05 pm | Guest post by Aleistar
    Stephen Colberts first night on the Late Show proved hes still every bit the left wing hack he was on Comedy Central. He spent almost six solid minutes bashing Donald Trump but not a single joke about Hillary Clintons email scandal or crazy Socialist Bernie Sanders. In the course of his anti-Trump routine, he even put Donald Trumps face on screen with an image of the KKK.
  • Robinson: Obama has good reason to smile

    09/07/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON Attention has been focused on who becomes our next president, but meanwhile the incumbent is on quite a roll. Throughout his tour of Alaska, President Obama looked full of his old swagger. He took photos of Denali the former Mt. McKinley through the windows of Air Force One and shared them via Instagram. He used melting glaciers as a backdrop to talk about climate change, posed with small children and large fish, and became the first sitting president to venture north of the Arctic Circle. He seemed to smile throughout the trip, and why not? The...
  • Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    08/29/2015 11:51:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 29 2015 | Ben Collins
    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palins janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network. Were bringing backI use the term again, (as) it hasnt been used in a long timethe silent majority, he told Palin at the tail-end of her 10 p.m. newscast, On Point with Sarah Palin, on Friday night. Of course, Donald...
  • Univisions Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 8:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Scherer
    A network anchor calls on his colleagues to do better.Days after exchanging heated words with Donald Trump, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has some words to share with his fellow national political reporters: Do more to make Trump answer the tough questions. He hasnt been challenged enough, Ramos said of Trump. He hates to be challenged and it is time that we start doing it.(continued)
  • 'Born classified': Hillary Clinton's best argument in the email scandal just got destroyed

    08/21/2015 5:30:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids. While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it. But the details included in...
  • Sting videos' star sees some 'good' in Planned Parenthood [failed smear alert]

    08/20/2015 5:58:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/20/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The woman featured prominently in three of the Planned Parenthood sting videos says shes unsure whether the womens health organization should be shut down in light of the massive political controversy she helped ignite. Holly ODonnell, a 24-year-old from Northern California, said in a little-noticed conservative radio podcast that she is pro-life and personally opposes abortion, but also calls it every womans choice. She said she participated in the videos as a whistleblower because she wanted to expose practices that she considers trafficking in fetal body parts yet she still has praise for some of Planned Parenthoods work. I...
  • Jeb Bush forced to abandon rally early after activists start chanting 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/12/2015 11:42:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/2015 | Wills RObinson
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been forced to abandon a rally early because of a protest from Black Lives Matter. The former governor of Florida was in Las Vegas for a town hall meeting on Wednesday when he answered a question on racial inequality. An advocate in the crowd of around 150 then started to chant their slogan, so he quickly ended his speech and left the venue without making a final statement or shaking hands with members of the audience. The music he plays when he walks off stage is heard in the background of a video as...
  • Warren: Jeb Bush stayed cool while Donald Trump got mortifyingly hot during the first GOP debate

    08/06/2015 11:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 7, 2015 | James Warren
    The spotlight wasnt on him, but Jeb Bush remains the smart money choice. The former Florida governor was solid, if nervous, making no blunders and giving primary voters no reasons to be turned off. He was cool, while Donald Trump was mortifyingly hot, especially amid early questioning on past sexist comments. Bush was measured compared with other more theatrical rivals like Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee. As Trump pandered (probably successfully) to his base by bashing the media and undocumented workers, Bush at least sought to broaden his by toning down his pro-immigration image. Donald Trump...
  • The Skeletons Keep Falling Out of Scott Walker's Closet

    08/02/2015 3:45:40 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    http://www.politicus.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Puddytat
    Scott Walker. Now with extra "splainin' to do. Thanks to a legal filing by Cindy Archer, former top aide to then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, we now have more information on how the first John Doe Probe was born. It turns out that the John Doe Probe became necessary because of the lack of cooperation and obstruction by Walker's own office. We have known that it started with an investigation into money missing from the accounts of Operation Freedom which provided services to families of veterans. This money, formerly handled by an American Legion Post, was ordered to be...
  • DNC Chair STILL Cant Tell Difference Between Democratic Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 3:37:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Things got very awkward on Thursday when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was completely stumped. She couldnt answer the question. We havent seen that dazed look since Rachel Dolezal was busted as a fraud. Because, as we all know, there is no difference between todays Democrat Party and radical Socialism. On Sunday DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was again asked to explain the difference between the modern day Democratic Party and Socialism. Again She failed. You know Chuck it is always fun to...
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isnt the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart who loves to play the Im...
  • 19 Facts On IRS Targeting President Obama Can't Blame On Republicans

    07/23/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Robert W. Wood
    On The Daily Show, President Obama blamed Republicans for the IRS scandal: Youve got this back office, and theyre going after the Tea Party. Well, it turned out, no, Congress had passed a crummy law that didnt give people guidance in terms of what it was they were trying to do. They did it poorly and stupidly. The truth of the matter is that there was not some big conspiracy there. They were trying to sort out these conflicting demands. You dont want all this money pouring through non-for- profits, but you also want to make sure everybody is being...
  • Doonesbury pimps Jim Crow laws as GOP ideas

    07/19/2015 8:13:28 AM PDT · by W. · 23 replies
    GoComics.com ^ | 7.19.2015 | Trudeau
    Nothing like a little crap on your comix page. See it at the source link above.
  • Amazon Says No Evidence Ted Cruz Books Sold In Bulk Purchases {NY Times caught lying again]

    07/13/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Amazon backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in his fight against The New York Times Monday, saying there is no evidence his book sales are driven by strategic bulk purchases. The Cruz campaign accused The NYT Friday of lying when it said his new book, A Time For Truth, did not make the bestseller list because a bulk of its sales came from strategic bulk purchases. Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, said Friday the books were not sold in bulk. A Time For Truth ranked high on the other publishing industry bestseller lists including Nielsen Bookscan (#4), a subscription service that...
  • Enough! Hillary Rips Appalling Trump in Speech to Hispanic Group

    07/13/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 Jul 2015 | Josh Feldman
    As she addressed the National Council of La Razathe largest Hispanic advocacy organization in the countrytoday, Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for his appalling comments on illegal immigrants. Clinton previously connected Trumps immigration views to his GOP rivals and today, she told her audience that Trump is demonizing people who love this country, work hard, and want nothing more than a chance to build a better life for themselves and their children. She expressed outrage that Trump doubled down instead of apologizing and said, Basta! Enough! And her campaign really wanted to hammer all of this home today:
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

    07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/2/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using psychology-based influence techniques on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

    06/30/2015 12:10:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lindsey Bevar
    In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. Three of the fires are being investigated as arson.(excerpt)
  • S.E. Cupp tearfully begs GOP to accept marriage equality

    06/28/2015 12:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    The conservative pundit tells CNN Republicans will become "relics" if they don't evolve on same-sex marriage.Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp got emotional on CNN Friday afternoon in the wake of the Supreme Courts ruling on marriage equality, which she urged the Republican party to accept. Tears welling, lip quivering and all, Cupp a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, though not always for the most progressive reasons begged the GOP to evolve on the issue, lest conservatives begin to be viewed as relics. Those people there are not pariahs, theyre patriots, Cupp said of same-sex couples. And wherever you stand...

    06/27/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 127 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2015 | KEVIN SCHOLLA
    [...] Bristol Palin announced via her blog that she is pregnant. The 24-year old already has a son after choosing life in 2008 and becoming a teen mother. Now, shes expecting again and once again she is unmarried. And? [...] Lets call it what it really is. This is just another case of the haters waiting for someone they already hate to have a problem so they can go after them full throttle. Theyre loaded for (mama grizzly) bear. [...] Others are upset about how Palins pregnancy could affect a potential run for office by her mother. Really? Weve elected...
  • Obama wants KKK to be forced to name its members and supporters after Charleston church massacre

    06/26/2015 9:06:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 196 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:09 EST, 26 June 2015 | Shekhar Bhatia
    President Obama is keen to introduce tough new laws which will force the KKK and other extreme right-wing groups to disclose the identities of their members, Daily Mail Online can disclose. [...] Among the ideas being looked at is legislation forcing extreme right wings groups and violent organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan to provide identities of supporters and members.
  • [NPS] Statement Regarding the Confederate Flag

    06/26/2015 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The U.S. National Park Service ^ | June 25, 2015 | National Park Service
    On June 24, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked park superintendents to work with their partners and bookstore operators to voluntarily withdraw from sale items that solely depict a Confederate flag. The National Park Service press release can be found here. "We strive to tell the complete story of America," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said of the agency's reputation for telling difficult parts of our history. "All sales items in parks are evaluated based on educational value and their connection to the park. Any stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores."...
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Courts declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblogs Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • The Media's Vile Attacks on Conservative Assimilationists

    06/26/2015 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their "Celebrate Diversity" banners tearing down minority conservatives. Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism and divisive rhetoric are poisoning public discourse. There's nothing "progressive" about attacking the children and grandchildren of immigrants who proudly embrace an American identity. We are not "self-hating." You just hate what we believe. The most recent grenade tossed by the jack-booted Enforcers of Ethnic Authenticity came from The Washington Post this week. The Beltway fish-wrapper hyped a 2,100-word investigation of GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with a condescending quote...
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."