Keyword: elitism

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  • CBS's Gayle King: Unless Illegal Immigrants Are Doing Something 'Illegal,' Leave Them Alone

    08/05/2014 1:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    According to CBS This Morning host Gayle King on Monday, unless an illegal alien is doing something "illegal," Americans should leave him or her alone. Mike Hogan from Vanity Fair appeared on the program to discuss a new poll about ethical dilemmas and how people respond. Guest host Vinita Nair wondered, "Who's more likely to report an illegal immigrant living next door?" Hogan discussed the responses of Republicans, Democrats and independents. He then quoted an off-air discussion: "I think Gayle [King] in the green room said, 'As long as they're not doing anything illegal, you know, let them live.'" Standing...
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Elitism, not liberalism, is the real problem

    03/25/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 10 replies
    www.renewamerica.com ^ | March 22nd, 2014 | Chuck Baldwin
    You have to hand it to the game-makers in the two major parties: they have done an outstanding job of putting the problems of the world into a convenient left-right paradigm. To the average conservative out there, Republican equals conservative, which equals good – while Democrat equals liberal, which equals bad. And to the average liberal out there, Democrat equals liberal, which equals good – while Republican equals conservative, which equals bad. So, all the party game-makers have to do is paint the other guys as liberal or conservative and all of the sheeple within the two parties will blindly...
  • Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage

    03/21/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 139 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 03-21-2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    FULL TITLE: Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room 'an oasis of comfort –...
  • Liberal Arrogance Continues With Colorado Marriage Education Act

    01/23/2014 8:18:12 AM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 11 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    As conservatives, we're all aware that progressive liberals have been waging an all-out war on traditional values, especially that of marriage. It seems that they won't be content until a man can marry a goat, his sister, and his best friend all at the same time. While we get caught up in fighting for what has kept society stable for millennia, we can lose focus on what else we can glean from the liberal obsession with marriage. I speak of elitism and of control. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Colorado Marriage Education Act ballot measure requiring brides...
  • You Only Thought You Wanted to Keep Your Hospital (Libs’ healthcare elitism)

    01/10/2014 9:34:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2014 - 12:07 am | Jean Kaufman
    Liberal New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn admits that under Obamacare, the California networks have become exceedingly restrictive regarding doctors and hospitals. He even points out that one of Los Angeles’ finest hospitals, Cedars-Sinai, isn’t in the new Obamacare networks. But don’t be upset, Cohn coos; Cedars-Sinai isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And people just wanted to go there for the snob appeal, anyway, in order to hobnob with the rich and famous. […] Cohn ignores the entire topic of liberty and choice, as though it is of no importance whatsoever. And to Cohn, perhaps it isn’t—at least, for...
  • PHOTOS: First Lady in Hawaiʻi, Security Heavy Near Oprah Estate

    01/09/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Maui Now . com ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Wendy Osher
    If rumors are true that the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is on Maui, the security around Oprah Winfrey’s Upcountry Maui estate is compelling evidence, as is the national attention via various media outlets.
  • (Obama Crony) Buffett's Crisis-Lending Haul Reaches $10 Billion

    10/07/2013 6:39:46 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/2013 | ANUPREETA DAS
    Billionaire Warren Buffett tossed lifelines to a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years later the payoff on those deals is becoming clear: $10 billion and counting. Mr. Buffett approached that figure after he collected another hefty payment last week, bringing to nearly 40% the pretax income on his crisis-era investments, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • Colorado flood towns may come back less diverse

    09/24/2013 3:26:59 AM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 9/24/2013 | HANNAH DREIER
    Carmel Ross, 66, an artist and caretaker for the elderly, thought about the town's future amid the splintered trailers that now surround the mobile home she rents for $430 a month. "Who rebuilds a trailer park?" she asked, laughing through tears. "Lyons is going to become a different story now. It's a loss of a way of life. The things could always be bought again, but there will no longer by any low-income housing in this town." Former mayor Tim Combs said the new Lyons might look more like Aspen, a tony, celebrity refuge that began as a working class...
  • The Decline of College

    09/19/2013 3:44:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upper-mobility and a rich shared-learning experience. Young Americans for four years took a common core of classes, learned to look at the world dispassionately, and gained the concrete knowledge to make informed arguments logically. The result was a more skilled workforce and a competent democratic citizenry. That ideal may still be true at our flagship universities, with their enormous endowments and stellar world rankings. Yet most elsewhere, something went terribly wrong with that model. Almost all the old campus protocols are now tragically outdated or...
  • Congressmen Rejoice! Govt. To Subsidize Their Health Insurance Through Obamacare's Exchanges

    08/02/2013 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Avik Roy
    All over the country, people are worried about how Obamacare will affect the cost and quality of their health coverage. Members of Congress and their staffs were especially panicked, because it appeared that the Affordable Care Act required them to purchase coverage on the law’s new insurance exchanges, but without the generous subsidy they receive for their current coverage. Capitol Hill collectively exhaled yesterday, when it came out that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management would allow members and their staffs to keep their insurance subsidies. Obama gets personally involved According to John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman of Politico, President...
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • Sebelius: Kids 'So Far Behind' by 3rd Grade 'May As Well Drop Out'

    06/13/2013 7:51:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 130 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/12/2013 | Penny Starr
    Children who don’t get a pre-kindergarten education, ideally from birth to age 5, might fall behind and “may as well drop out” by third grade, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday at an event to garner support for President Barack Obama's $75-billion proposal to increase pre-school enrollment across the country.
  • Miami Dolphins stadium renovation bill rejected [NO Taxpayer $ for Billionaire NFL Owner]

    05/04/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3/13 | Kevin Gray
    A proposal by the Miami Dolphins to use taxpayer money to help finance an upgrade of the NFL team's stadium failed on Friday to win broad support among Florida state lawmakers, dealing a potential blow to Miami's bid to host the 2016 Super Bowl. The Dolphins, owned by real estate tycoon Stephen Ross, lobbied the state legislature for months to back a bill to increase hotel taxes in Miami-Dade County to finance nearly half of a proposed $350 million renovation of the Sun Life Stadium, which is privately owned.
  • “You can have an education, I guess, but not one as good as mine…”

    04/26/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | April 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Here is Yale alum Leah Libresco responding with vigor to Keli Goff’s recent article entitled “Female Ivy League graduates have a duty to stay in the workforce”: Goff assumes that women who leave the workforce will cease to use the education that they paid for, but there’s nowhere you can go that learning about beauty and citizenship and character and tradition aren’t relevant. The liberal arts are supposed to have taken up philosophy’s mantle as preparation for death — the study of how we should live.[...] The college grad starting out as a junior staffer or an administrative assistant may...
  • The Secrets of Princeton

    04/07/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2013 | Ross Douthat
    SUSAN PATTON, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively — that elite universities are about connecting more than learning, that the social world matters far more than the classroom to undergraduates, and that rather than an...
  • Bloomberg wants to ban tobacco on display

    03/18/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 77 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 03-18-2013 | The Associated Press
    A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or during restocking. "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity," Bloomberg said. "And they invite young people to experiment with tobacco."
  • Jeb Bush: There Is No ‘Bush Fatigue’ in America (Video)

    03/10/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that there is no Bush fatigue in America. Chris Wallace: Do you think there would be any Bush baggage? Do you think that would be a problem? Jeb Bush: No. I don’t think there is any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother. I’m proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I am proud to be a Bush. And, if I run for president, it’s not because there is something in my DNA that compels me to do it...
  • Conservative media watchdogs push back on Obama's Fox News attack

    01/28/2013 1:20:08 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Fox News
    "...If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it," [President Obama] said.
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Scarborough Warns: GOP ‘Better Tread Lightly,’ Obama Gun Proposals Enjoy ‘Overwhelming Support’

    01/17/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Andrew Kirell
    After reviewing President Obama‘s 23 “executive actions” signed into law yesterday, Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning that his Republican Party had better proceed with caution, seeing as how he believes the policy proposals have the “overwhelming” support of the American people. The president’s plan included universal background checks on gun purchases, which Scarborough said has the support of at least “85% of Americans.” The president’s call for a
  • A Lawyer’s Tips on Negotiating for Dummies and Congressional Republicans

    12/06/2012 5:26:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Kurt Schlichter
    Somewhere, there’s a whiplash lawyer who runs his law office out of a van down by the river who watches the congressional Republicans attempt to negotiate the fiscal cliff crisis and has to turn his head away. John Boehner and his inept coterie of GOP establishment cronies have made every mistake in the book. It’s professionally embarrassing. Frankly, if these hacks were my associates, they’d be on a street corner with signs reading “Will litigate for food.” Congress is famously full of lawyers, but what people don’t understand is that it is really full of bad lawyers. Good lawyers tend...
  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    11/13/2012 1:28:45 PM PST · by walford · 27 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | 11/13/12 | walford
    Obama secession petitions: 34 of 50 states petitioning the president to secede It's unclear whether these petitions are a nod to dissatisfaction that some conservatives think may soon match Civil War proportion,or not. However, the utter contempt for the Obama administration indicated by this petition drive, which appears to be on its way to all fifty states, is very clear. ==================== Commentary by walford Greetings from Virginia. These petitions at the very least make an explicit statement that, in the aftermath of the most recent election, many of us are finding ourselves in a country that is no longer a...
  • Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”

    10/11/2012 11:02:41 AM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies
    Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is consistently pro-life, I am consistently pro-death.” Expressing how he was pro-death penalty, Maher said, “my motto is let’s kill the right people.” “I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving – that’s what I’m for,” said Maher, adding, “It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.” Explaining how he knew many people who felt the same, Maher went on to...
  • Mitt Romney: The Whitest Man in the Room? [English professor Li presents her evidence]

    10/08/2012 2:55:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | Gary Jason
    ..........Romney's whiteness has been hit by various super-PACs, including the organization the Obama campaign set up called "African Americans for Obama." But Obama's allies in the academic world are really stepping up to the plate. One of the loopiest attempts to attack Romney's race is from one Stephanie Li,an English professor.Her vicious little hit piece on Romney has a truly stunning thesis. It is that Romney isn't merely white--simple observation reveals that, surely, even to the uneducated. No, it takes some kind of scholar such as Ms. Li to discern that he is "the whitest man to run for president"!...
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Political Non-Science [ and why you're called Nazis]

    10/02/2012 4:24:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 2, 2912 | Lars Walker
    ...It's a tragedy of history that Karl Marx chose to dress his theories in the clothing of scientific analysis. Ever since his time, Marxists have built systems on his theories in the settled faith that their daring new policies must bear fruit,because they're based on "irrefutable science." And yet, time and again, those policies have failed. Science isn't supposed to work that way. So the Marxists are forced to ask, "What can explain such an anomaly? How can science be wrong?" The answer is always the same–"Wreckers have been at work. Saboteurs, ungrateful for the blessings of socialism, are conspiring...
  • Authoress Suggests Very Religious Are Mental Cases

    09/19/2012 7:38:58 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 38 replies
    The Christian Diarist | September 19, 2012 | JP
    Erica Loberg doesn’t come right out and say it, but the author of “Inside the Insane” believes that those of us who are very religious – or “hyper religious,” as she describes us – are mentally ill. “Are there are lot of hyper religio(us) people walking around with schizophrenia or hypo mania and not even know it?,” she asks. “Can religion be a springboard to help discover a mental illness?” Loberg doesn’t answer her own questions, but it’s pretty obvious what she thinks: Religiosity is a marker for mental illness, if not insanity. When I checked Loberg’s biography, I discovred...
  • Rural America Fatter Than Urban America

    09/14/2012 7:39:18 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 14, 2012 | DR. JULIELYNN WONG
    City slickers are slimmer than their country counterparts, according to a new study that suggests rural obesity is a bigger problem than we realized. A national study in the Journal of Rural Health of over 8,800 Americans showed that country folks were nearly one-fifth more likely to be obese compared to those living in cities. In other words, the findings suggest, where you live is important in obesity. "The rates of obesity were much higher than previously reported based on self-report, with 39 percent of rural Americans being obese compared to 33 percent of urban Americans," said study lead author...
  • British Woman Calls Indian Surrogate She Hired a “Receptacle”

    09/06/2012 6:09:57 PM PDT · by jobim · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/6/12 | Rebecca Taylor
    Biological colonialism is on the rise. Rich couples from western nations hiring poor Indian women to be surrogates. It seems like a win-win. The infertile couple gets the child they so desperately want on the cheap and the surrogates make more money than they can hope to make in such a short time. But look closer and you find a disturbing western attitude that the poor, dark, and different women are not people, but vessels in which to grow the next generation; natural resources to be exploited to continue on the western blood line.
  • Yale and Harvard at the Supreme Court (all current Justices are from these law schools)

    06/28/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    the Supreme Cort will be exclusively filled with judges who earned their law degrees at Harvard or Yale. That seems somewhat remarkable given that there are more than 1 million lawyers in the United States and 200 law schools approved by the American Bar Association (seven of them are provisionally approved). Should we care? Jonathan Turley, a law scholar at George Washington University, does, according to this story from the McClatchy Newspapers. “You’re voiding a wide array of interesting and potentially brilliant nominees,” he was quoted as saying. “It’s like insisting you’re only going to read books by two authors."...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Is Right to Declare a War on Sugar

    06/03/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 2, 2012 | Michael Tomasky
    There’s only one way to say something like this, and it’s loud and proud and without apology: I wholeheartedly support Mike Bloomberg’s war on sugar. It’s unassailable as policy. Refined sugar is without question the worst foodstuff in the world for human health, and high-fructose corn syrup is little better. We are a fat country getting fatter and fatter, and these mountains of refined sugar that people ingest are a big part of the reason. The costs to the health-care system are enormous, so the public interest here is ridiculously obvious. Obesity is a killer. Are we to do nothing,...
  • Callers Respond to Karen Finney's War on Angry, Conservative Working Women

    03/14/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaubaugh,com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start Columbia, South Carolina. Naomi, a southern Christian woman who's looked down upon by Washington Democrat women. It's great to have you on the program. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. When I heard those clips that you played I was absolutely furious. I am a white working woman. I am not a racist and I'm not stupid. Those women are doing so much to put us back decades by letting us being victimized, thinking that we can't control our own bodies and we have to have someone else pay for our birth control, that I can't see...
  • Liberals Dismayed that Southern Women Voted for Santorum and that I Still Exist

    03/14/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Karen Finney is the Democrat strategerist. She was on MSNBC last night. They were in total shock, total shock. "Santorum won last night! Santorum? Conservative women? How can this happen? " Karen Finney, big-time Democrat strategerist, said it hurt her that women voted for Santorum. FINNEY: (haltingly) Well... This woman vote really hurts me, I gotta say. (snickering) It's a little painful 'cause I'm wondering if those women really heard the full message that: Yes, there is the economy, but if you've gotta worry about your basic health care, how are you then gonna be able to...
  • Santorum on Obama Pushing College for All Americans: "What a Snob"

    02/25/2012 1:45:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2012 | Erica Johnson
    Well said, Santorum -- well said. At a campaign stop in Michigan on Saturday morning: Santorum On Obama 'What A Snob' "Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands... and want to work out there making things. President Obama once said, he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good decent men and women, who go out everyday to put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go...
  • The GOP's Working Class Muddle (Santorum, Romney and class-warfare)

    02/02/2012 1:50:41 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    WSJ (opinion, editorial) ^ | January 6, 2012 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    < snip > ..... If Republicans have an opening this year, it is with the white working class, a crowd the Democratic Party has been hemorrhaging for decades. Barack Obama did better than John Kerry or Al Gore with these voters, though even he earned just 43% of their vote. ..... < snip > ..... The white working class will make up as much as 55% of the vote in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. ..... < snip > ..... And so at the heart of the Santorum agenda are policies designed to give special handouts to the working class,...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/02/andrea-mitchell-iowa-too-white-too-evangelical-too-rural#ixzz1iMDxZzyc
  • FLOTUS shares real Hawaiian pizza

    12/22/2011 8:15:42 AM PST · by illiac · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/22/11 | Andrea Siell
    First lady Michelle Obama took daughters Malia and Sasha to MA'O Organic Farms in Hawaii for a pizza party this week, where they were joined by Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, and Honolulu chef Ed Kenney, a board member at MA'O — which supplied a healthy heap of fresh veggies used by Kenney and Kass as they cooked pizzas for the First Family in a fire oven. The first lady met Kenney when she first visited MA'O back in November for a tour of the farm and a round table with the her "Let's Move!" initiative....
  • FORE! King Putt Obama golfs for a record 88th time (30th time this year)

    11/26/2011 12:44:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Fire Andrea Michell ^ | November 25, 2011 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    The historic achievements for the worst president in modern history just keep on coming. Apparently it was unseasonably warm on the east coast, especially in D.C. So King Putt Obama decided to hit the links for a record 88th time as President. Truly historic ... according to White House Dossier the “four some” did include one of Obama’s loves, Reggie Love who is leaving the failing White House at the end of the year.It’s his 30th time golfing this year and the 88th golf outing of his presidency.
  • Amazing speech by Bill Whittle at Beverly Hills Tea Party

    09/24/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle spoke the other day at the Beverly Hills Tea Party and I must say it was excellent. When he began he said that his job was to scare us to death and then explain why he has so much hope for us overcoming the big problems we face. I’m not sure he succeeded on the former, but definitely the latter. He broke the speech up into seven categories that he believes most Tea Party members would agree on and then elaborated on them, some at great length. The seven categories are limited government and free enterprise, distrust of...
  • An America that no longer knows itself (Kathleen Parker)

    09/11/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post Op/Ed ^ | 9/11/11 | Kathleet Parker
    The legacy of 9/11 can’t be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse. Taking the long view, it is possible to see the roots of today’s political dysfunction — the hate, fear, anger and resentment — firmly planted in the soil at Ground Zero.
  • 'Open carry' ban wins approval in California Senate

    09/08/2011 6:55:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/8/11 | Torey Van Oot
    The state Senate has approved legislation today that would make it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in public. Assembly Bill 144, by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, targets the "open carry" movement, marked by gatherings of people displaying their firearms in public places to protest gun-control laws.
  • The Usurper in Chief and Kingfish Liar Again Misleads Public

    08/25/2011 11:34:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    An inquirer asks, ‘How do you know Obama is lying?’ to which I replied, ‘When his lips are moving.’ OK, that’s a bad old joke; but strangely, it fits so well with that foreign operator who plays with our money out of our White House. The problem today is to even remotely know when he is telling the truth. I don’t think even he knows when that rare occurrence happens. His entire existence is based on lies, misconceptions and outright deception. He has spent millions of dollars, perhaps even government funds, otherwise known as our tax dollars, to deceive the...
  • Democrats Should Know Jim Crow, They Created Him

    07/11/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/11/2011 | Jerome Hudson
    With a bit of Chicago-machine swagger about him, Bill Clinton, a “war room” veteran, is back in the spotlight and stumping for Obama. Speaking to Campus Progress last Wednesday, Clinton asked the crowd of young progressives, “Are you fighting?” Taking talking points almost directly from the mouth of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D.-Fla.), the former President asserted, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the voter Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit a franchise that we see today." Likening Republican policies aimed at preserving voter...
  • The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

    06/14/2011 10:46:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    The American Scholar ^ | William Deresiewicz
    Here, too, college reflects the way things work in the adult world (unless it’s the other way around). For the elite, there’s always another extension—a bailout, a pardon, a stint in rehab—always plenty of contacts and special stipends—the country club, the conference, the year-end bonus, the dividend. If Al Gore and John Kerry represent one of the characteristic products of an elite education, George W. Bush represents another. It’s no coincidence that our current president, the apotheosis of entitled mediocrity, went to Yale. Entitled mediocrity is indeed the operating principle of his administration, but as Enron and WorldCom and the...
  • GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

    06/07/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | 06-07-11 | David Shepardson
    Detroit — General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker. "I actually think the government will be out this year — within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months," Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week. He is grateful for the government's rescue of GM — "I have nothing but good things to say about them" — but...
  • Palin casts shadow as Republican frontrunner to declare his candidacy (Willard)

    06/01/2011 11:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Lara Marlowe in Washington
    THE FRONT-RUNNER for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, will formally declare his candidacy in New Hampshire today. Romney received 17.4 per cent of intended votes in the “Real Clear Politics” average for the April 10th to May 26th period. But the Gallup polling institute calls him “the weakest front-runner in any recent Republican nomination campaign”. Romney’s announcement has been upstaged by the antics of the former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who launched a “One Nation” roadshow wearing a black leather jacket and storming into Washington on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle on May 29th....
  • Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licenses

    05/16/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 4/20/11 | Sara Lenz
    Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licensesBy Sara Lenz, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:34 p.m. MDT Lawmakers around the country are looking at a new way to keep kids in school — not letting them get a drivers license if they drop out. Although Minnesota's law states that students only have to stay in school until they are 16, lawmakers there are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get their license, the StarTribune reported on Tuesday. "Driving is not a right, it's a privilege, and it's perfectly within bounds for the state government to...
  • Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney

    05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year. The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters...
  • Cultural degradation at the hands of Michelle Obama, Wilma Proops and the beautiful people

    05/08/2011 10:52:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer Starting her day with rashers of free range turkey glasses of red fruits juices and a ten minute workout on the Vibration Exercise Machine which she uses on advice from “Aunt Agony to the stars”, Liverpudlian Wilma Proops is giving our First Lady a toned body. What with the heavy schedule of White House entertainment and full plate dinners, Michelle Obama is taking care of herself in all of the right ways, especially after having served her guests $150 lb Waygu beef entrees.