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  • 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:
  • 10 Reactions to Ted Cruz Announcing He's Running for President

    03/23/2015 7:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 23, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Here are 10 reactions to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, Monday announcement at Liberty University that he is running for president. These comments are from journalists and pundits from across the partisan and ideological spectrum and are in no particular order. 1. Jerry Brown, governor of California Cruz's position on climate change make him unfit, not just to be president, but to run for office. "That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It's shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office." 2....
  • What if Dick Cheney, Not Hillary Clinton, Deleted 30,000 Emails from a Private Home Server?

    03/20/2015 11:31:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    The GOP frenzy over Benghazi is primarily a political attack (13 attacks similar to Benghazi took place against U.S. consulates during the Bush years), however it's fair to ask certain questions about anyone who uses personal emails as a public official. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and everyone else in the GOP who've used private emails and servers should have their emails audited by a third-party. Furthermore, since Jeb Bush discussed security issues and troop deployments, he should have his email security analyzed by the Department of Defense. Anyone in government using a private email address should be subject to the...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Scott Walker could become the world’s most powerful man. So who the hell is he?

    03/14/2015 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    News Australia ^ | March 14, 2015
    EVERY talking head in the United States has spent the last week prattling on about Hillary Clinton’s emails.Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. That’s no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. His name’s Scott Walker.A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now he’s being seriously considered for the most important job on the...
  • 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,...
  • Dean: If Cotton Wasn't A Veteran,I Would Say Iran Letter "Borders On Treason"

    03/10/2015 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took aim at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who took the lead on a letter to the leadership to Iran that warns the regime that any nuclear deal made with the Obama administration and not approved by the Congress faces the risk of not being honored by future administrations.
  • Flemington community divided over deli owner's 'White History Month' sign, report says

    03/04/2015 5:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Express-Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sarah Peters
    Jim Boggess says everyone should be proud of who they are. His sign celebrating his own White History Month has gotten quite a bit of attention.A Flemington business owner's attempt to celebrate his white heritage has caught the attention - and ire - of several of his neighbors, the Hunterdon County Democrat reports. Jim Boggess, proprietor of Jimbo's Deli on Main, displays a sign in the window of the 22 Main St. establishment that reads "CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE IN MARCH, WHITE HISTORY MONTH," the Democrat reports on nj.com. Boggess said other groups have their celebrations, and any racial discrimination...
  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:00:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 27 at 6:30 AM | By Brian Fung
    <p>Why won't they release the rules?!?!</p> <p>It's been less than 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that's the leading question coming from its critics.</p> <p>Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulations that it's planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon — and taking the agency's silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of an FCC blog post  have suspiciously mused that "these new regulations should have been published by now." It's much the same over on Twitter.</p>
  • 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...
  • FLASHBACK: Liberals Cheered Obama When He Questioned George Bush’s Patriotism (Video)

    02/21/2015 9:36:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 then Senator Obama called President Bush “unpatriotic” for adding trillions to the national debt. Bush added about four trillion to the debt in eight years after the 9-11 attacks and mortgage crisis. Barack Obama then added the same amount of debt in less than three years. Via Flopping Aces:
  • Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

    02/20/2015 5:32:30 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    cultofmac.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | John Brownlee
    Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade. All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies you can work for. So here’s a shocker for you: When Apple figured out it had accidentally hired someone with a history of anti-gay activities, it quickly severed contact. The hire in question was Jay Love, a former politician Apple hired to lobby on its behalf to the Alabama state...
  • Rev. Graham:‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? The Storm is Coming’

    02/16/2015 1:40:24 PM PST · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/16/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Rev. Graham: ‘Imagine the Outcry if 21 Muslims Had Been Beheaded by Christians? … The Storm is Coming’ February 16, 2015 - 2:33 PM By Michael W. Chapman Subscribe to Michael W. Chapman RSS Follow Michael W. Chapman on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 102 The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?” “Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around...
  • Biden Gives Shout Out to 'Old Butt Buddy' in Iowa

    02/12/2015 9:59:06 AM PST · by bkepley · 108 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/12/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Speaking today in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden called out to his "old butt buddy" Neil Smith, wondering whether his friend was in attendance for his speech:
  • As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit

    02/11/2015 7:55:35 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/11/15 | david-a-fahrenthold
    MILWAUKEE — Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year. In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus’s suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run for student body president — had left without graduating.
  • Feds: No link between pot and car crashes

    02/09/2015 3:35:55 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 07, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Marijuana use has not been found to increase the risk of car crashes, according to a new federal report. Studying car accidents in Virginia Beach, Va., during a 20-month period ending in 2012, researchers randomly sampled 3,000 accident-involved drivers and found no evidence suggesting those with marijuana in their system were more prone to accidents, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released Friday. When researchers controlled for factors such as age and gender, they found no evidence marijuana use increases accident risks. This was despite the fact that, in the study, drivers who tested positive for marijuana...
  • Vaccine Storyline Is New War on Women

    02/03/2015 2:39:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's unbelievable. It is happening again! It's happening all over again. You remember during the Republican -- it was a primary debate in January, two years ago, Mitt Romney, out of the blue, was asked by George Stephanopoulos, "So what do you think about contraception?" And Romney's going, "What? Contraception? George, what are you talking about?" Stephanopoulos kept pushing and kept pushing, and it wasn't an issue anywhere. So Romney finally answered it, and that gave birth to the War on Women. There was no War on Women, and now this vaccination thing has popped up. It's...
  • Openly Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To 'Out' Colleagues' Extramarital Affairs

    01/27/2015 11:28:37 AM PST · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-27-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Alabama's first openly gay state lawmaker threatened to "out" fellow elected officials engaged in extramarital affairs, especially those that champion family values and traditional marriage. State Rep. Patricia Todd's (D-Birmingham) ire came to a boil after several state officials reacted negatively to a recent federal ruling that declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard called the ruling "outrageous" and said that the will of 80% of Alabama citizens who voted in 2006 to define marriage as between a man and a woman has been overturned by the act of "a single unelected and unaccountable federal...
  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Islamic State demands ransom for 2 Japanese

    01/20/2015 8:50:44 AM PST · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    The Islamic State militant group has released an online video saying it will kill 2 detained Japanese nationals unless Japan pays ransom within 72 hours.
  • Is Political Speech More Important Than Religious Speech? Supreme Court Hears Arguments

    01/15/2015 8:31:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The issue of whether political speech is more important than religious speech was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments Monday in a case involving a small church that is suing an Arizona town over a sign display code they believe violates their rights. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to favor Good News Community Church and its pastor Clyde Reed over the town of Gilbert's restrictions on religious roadside signs. During the arguments, a couple attorneys wondered if Gilbert's code on roadside signs placed political speech above religious speech. Reed and his congregation were represented by...
  • Obama Jokes Forbidden, but Boston Globe Can Joke About Killing John Boehner

    01/15/2015 8:14:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask was denounced by everyone from the lieutenant governor on down who demanded that the people responsible be held accountable.The rodeo clown got actual death threats. He was banned for life. The man who hired him was forced to resign. The Kansas City Star suggested that the Secret Service should investigate the event.The NAACP demanded a federal probe.When a parade float featuring an outhouse as the Obama presidential library happened, Democrats claimed that it crossed the line and was unacceptable.None of these were assassination threats, even though the left had openly trafficked in...
  • NYT editor: Cartoons blaspheming Mohammed are different from anti-semitic cartoons

    01/14/2015 3:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    The double standard laid bare. If you’re a devout believer of whichever faith and eager to see less blasphemy in the media, as many Americans are, there’s no other conclusion to draw here than, “I need to be much, much angrier.” The image of the prophet Mohammed, however, seems to occupy its own category, with its own rules. Last week, Baquet told me via email that as editor of the Times he had to consider “the Muslim family in Brooklyn who read us and is offended by any depiction of what he sees as his prophet.” [sic] When I...
  • CNN bans Mohammad toon; 'Piss Christ' OK

    01/13/2015 10:21:25 AM PST · by Gollum24 · 34 replies
    HowieCarrShow.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Howie Carr
    CNN announced this week that their policy is not to show images of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, that may potentially be offensive. The editorial decision followed the outlets decision not to show the now-famous Charlie Hebdo cartoons. However, as of Tuesday morning CNN’s website still displayed pictures of crucified Jesus in a jar of human urine.
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, “State of War.” The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ protest confronts whites with ‘complicity in genocide’

    01/04/2015 3:26:57 PM PST · by Excellence · 90 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 4, 2015 | Twit hy staff
    Hey, what’s more annoying than protesters blocking traffic? Protesters interrupting your meal. Anti-cop protesters embarked on a mission today to ruin brunch for people in New York City. ATTN WHITE Man, I have no guilt disturbing your brunch. Its YOU that has no right to be here.
  • Palin to PETA: 'Chill, at Least Trig Didn't Eat the Dog'

    01/04/2015 1:14:33 PM PST · by Slambat · 78 replies
    ktrh.com ^ | January 4th 2015 | Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
    The dog-eating reference is a dig at the current inhabitant of the Oval Office, via his memoir "Dreams From My Father", notes Politico, in which President Obama discusses eating dog meat in Indonesia. Palin asks, "Did you go crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dog meat?"
  • How to find a feminist boyfriend

    01/04/2015 5:05:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | Lisa Bonos
    ‘I find it really attractive how successful you are,” my date said, leaning in for a kiss. Sure, it sounds like a line. But it also sounds like feminism. It certainly made him more appealing than the guy who said, “Wow, you’re really ambitious,” like he was surprised. Or the one who asked, “Why do you work so much?” and “Why would you want to work even more?” when I was angling for a promotion. It didn’t work out with any of those men, but going out with them made it all the more obvious to me what I want...
  • If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, who will dare use ‘old woman’ as an insult?

    01/03/2015 7:10:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 2, 2015 | Jonathan Freedland
    Making it to the White House will shift prejudices not only in America, but far beyond. Hillary Clinton was on my mind even before word came of the death of Mario Cuomo. The former governor of New York will be remembered by those who have long forgotten, or never knew, his record running that state chiefly for his oratory and his knack for an enduring phrase. Eight minutes spent on YouTube watching his 1984 rebuttal of Ronald Reagan’s depiction of the US as a “shining city on a hill” will not be wasted. It was Cuomo who memorably told us:...
  • Bull's-eye! Violence stalks pro-life protesters

    01/02/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/25/2014 | Alex Newman
    It was Sept. 11, 2009, just outside a high school in the small Michigan town of Owosso when Jim Pouillon, 63, was murdered for doing what he thought was right: protesting against abortion, which he considered murder. Like many pro-life activists, the elderly Pouillon, a volunteer with Operation Save America who relied on an oxygen tank to breathe, was peacefully holding a sign featuring a graphic picture of an abortion victim. He had been trying to stop abortion since 1988. The goal of his particular brand of activism: force people to visualize and understand the reality of abortion, and to...
  • Sneering at the Sniper Movie

    01/02/2015 4:24:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    At this point in George W. Bush's presidency, Hollywood uncorked a barrel of anti-Iraq-war movies, all of them in their varying styles trashing the American military or intelligence agencies as vicious murderers, rapists and all-around freedom-tramplers. Most were duds because the public wanted nothing to do with those messages. But oh, did the critics love 'em. In Obama's "fourth quarter," as he calls it, Clint Eastwood has released his movie "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a NAVY Seal who survived four tours of duty in Iraq and was credited with an astonishing 160 confirmed kills. The story...
  • WashPost Buries Hit-and-Run Death Caused by Female Episcopalian Bishop; Front-paged...

    01/02/2015 2:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Which offense is more serious? Denying a lesbian communion at a Catholic funeral? Or a female Episcopalian bishop hitting and killing a bicyclist? The Washington Post has picked (A). In 2012, they splashed across the front page (with a picture) that lesbian activist Barbara Johnson was denied communion at her mother's funeral. On December 30, the Post buried a hit-and-run-bishop story on page B5 with the headline “Bishop put on leave after fatal crash: Episcopal diocese says Heather Cook drove car that killed bicyclist.” .......
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • N. Korea Uses Racial Slur Against Obama Over Hack

    12/27/2014 3:41:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview." North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission, which is headed by country leader Kim Jong Un and is the nation's top governing body, said Obama was behind the release of the comedy that depicts Kim's assassination. The commission described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake,

    12/22/2014 12:43:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    And Is Denied Service By All Of Them Say that “Bestiality Is Wrong” or “Polygamy Is Wrong” and it’s not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” the whole world jumps up and down screaming “racism” “bigotry” and “hatred”. This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. “Support Gay Marriage” is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay...
  • Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic [Facebook CAVES]

    12/22/2014 3:52:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    upi ^ | 12/21/14 | Fred Lambert
    Facebook blocked a page calling for a demonstration in support of one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics after being pressured to do so by Russian Internet regulators.
  • Est. 15K join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ march in Dresden (Patriotic Euros Against Islamisation of West)

    12/15/2014 11:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Far-right group Pegida holds ‘Islamisation’ protest, using slogan from 1989 campaign against East German government. Its members have been dubbed the “pinstriped Nazis” and they refer to their demonstrations as “evening strolls” through German cities. But on Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden carrying banners bearing slogans such as “Zero tolerance towards criminal asylum seekers”, “Protect our homeland” and “Stop the Islamisation”. Lutz Bachmann, the head of Pegida, a nascent anti-foreigner campaign group, led the crowds, either waving or draped in German flags, in barking...
  • Oprah on Sony email conversations [The RANKEST of Hypocrisy Alert!]

    12/15/2014 12:23:48 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    kcci.com ^ | 12/15/14
    Oprah Winfrey says she wishes people wouldn't rush to judge private conversations between Sony executives that were revealed in a recent hack. I would hope that we would not stand in judgement--in such harsh judgement--of a moment in time where somebody was hacked and their private conversations were put before the world. Because if we were to look at your computer and everybody else's computer...I try to write everything as though it's going to show up in the New York Times. But there are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and your colleagues that you...
  • U.S. Drones Kill 28 'Unknowns' for Every Intended Target

    12/10/2014 2:34:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | December 1, 2014 | by Nick Gillespie
    Via the British group Reprieve comes a report asserting that U.S. drones in Yemen and Pakistan kill 28 "unknowns" for every intended target. What's more, "41 names of men who seemed to have achieved the impossible: to have ‘died,’ in public reporting, not just once, not just twice, but again and again. From the Reprieve report: As many as 1,147 people may have been killed during attempts to kill 41 men, accounting for a quarter of all possible drone strike casualties in Pakistan andYemen. In Yemen, strikes against just 17 targets accounted for almost half of all confirmed civilian casualties....
  • A Little Reminder of What Al Qaeda and the Taliban Considered Torture

    12/10/2014 8:24:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The release of the already discredited Senate “torture report” has left liberals in a state of gleeful pearl clutching as they pretended to be shocked by the shocking revelation that enhanced interrogation can mean sleep deprivation and assorted mind games.Meanwhile here’s a little reminder of what real torture looks like as perpetrated by the Taliban. I was one of the Taliban’s torturers: I crucified peopleInstead of just searching for criminals, the night patrols were instructed to seek out people watching videos, playing cards or, bizarrely, keeping caged birds. Men without long enough beards were to be arrested, as was any...
  • Rolling Stone’s UVA story a disaster for all ("Whatever the truth")

    12/07/2014 2:50:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Yvonne Abraham
    Well, this is awful.The Web blew up Friday afternoon with the news that Rolling Stone magazine no longer stands behind last month’s horrific, explosive story of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. A report in The Washington Post cast central elements of her story into serious doubt. Her friends and supporters now say they’re dubious, too.It’s disastrous for everybody involved. At this writing, the victim, Jackie, insists she was telling the truth about being raped by seven students. Whatever the truth, she must be in a world of pain right now, particularly if she tried to extricate...
  • A Marijuana Breathalyzer?

    12/04/2014 5:37:59 AM PST · by DBCJR · 28 replies
    With marijuana legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington; decriminalized in 13 more states; and available by prescription in 6 more; there is a growing concern about driving and other activities while under the influence. Several companies are rushing to provide a breathalyzer to accommodate these concerns. The device is timely, since there is currently no way to verify recent marijuana use without taking spit or urine samples – a practice that would involve the collection of DNA and potentially run afoul of sections 7 and 8 of the 4th Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • Unarmed White Teen Gunned Down by Black Cop… Where’s the Outrage?

    Recently an 18-year-old University of South Alabama student, Gil Collar, was shot and killed by a campus police officer. At the time of the shooting, the student was under the influence of LSD and exhibiting erratic behavior around the campus police station.
  • Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

    11/28/2014 3:44:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it. It's a "local crime story," they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was "Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story." Ferguson, Missouri, is merely the latest proof that a "local crime story" can be elevated to national news -- when...
  • Thursday, February 25, 1999-Clinton Accuser's Story Aired (Clinton Rape Flashback)

    11/23/2014 5:43:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, February 25, 1999; | Howard Kurtz
    Juanita Broaddrick told her story to a national television audience last night, saying she did not tell authorities 21 years ago of her contention that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her because "I just don't think anyone would have believed me." In a gripping account punctuated by sobs, the Arkansas woman told "Dateline NBC" that in her Little Rock hotel room, Clinton suddenly "turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.' . . . He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip....
  • Scientist apologizes for his sexist shirt, but the Internet still wants women to shut up and die

    11/14/2014 4:46:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-14-14 | Rachel Feltman
    Matt Taylor, who's a great scientist and seems to also be a pretty cool dude, gave a teary, heartfelt apology for his choice of attire on the day of Rosetta's probe landing. "I made a big mistake, and I offended many people," Taylor said at Friday's media briefing, his voice trembling, "and I'm very sorry about this." With that, the briefing moved onto the science (as it should -- Philae's days are numbered, and we want to find out as much as we can from the little probe that could). Taylor seemed to have trouble speaking for a few minutes,...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, he’s taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didn’t even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • Gay Christmas: Tim Cook's gift from God

    11/03/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 48 replies
    Provocative Vanity | Today | theBuckWheat
    I see that Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay and thanks God for this gift. In a separate story, I see that he is widely quoted in the business press as anticipating an "iPad Christmas". I also notice a picture of a Christmas tree at Apple Headquarters in an insider newsletter. Recall earlier this year that Brenden Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla because it was revealed that he had donated to a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex marriage. It was claimed that his donation showed that he deserved to lose his job...
  • Lena Dunham slams claims she sexually abused younger sister during childhood

    11/02/2014 8:03:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/2/14 | Victoria Taylor
    Lena Dunham has blasted a right-wing website’s “upsetting and disgusting” claims that she molested her little sister when they were kids. Truth Revolt’s article, “Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister,” points to a section of the “Girls” creator and star’s new book of essays, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” in which she describes examining her then-one-year-old sister Grace’s vagina when she was 7 to see if it looked the same as her own. The piece also mentions a National Review article that calls the essay “especially suspicious” and says “there is no non-horrific interpretation of this episode.” Dunham...