Keyword: hypocrisy

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  • Touré Condemns Censorship of War Photo . . . Then Censors It Himself!

    09/15/2014 3:19:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can Touré Neblett not see the incandescent irony of his statement? His show-ending rant on The Cycle today condemned the censorship of the shocking images of war. Railed Touré: "we're blocked from seeing so much of the cost of war, of the evil of war as if we are too sensitive or squeamish or unable to handle the graphic truth." Touré focused on one particular photo, taken by photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke during the first Gulf War, deploring the fact that AP refused to publish it. Incredibly, Touré then proceeded to . . . censor the photo himself, declaring that "it's...
  • Scarborough Gets Snippy With Reporter Calling Out NBC's NFL Hypocrisy

    09/15/2014 6:04:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ever since the Ray Rice elevator video went public, Morning Joe has been in a state of sustained moral outrage over the NFL's mishandling of the issue of domestic violence. All well and good. But things turned testy this morning when a New York Times reporter turned the tables on Joe and Mika. When Mika Brzezinski suggested that sponsors should boycott the NFL, Alan Schwarz asked if Joe and Mika should march into the office of the NBC Chairman and demand that the network stop supporting the NFL by broadcasting its Sunday night games. After first jokingly suggesting that the...
  • Spare Us The Sanctimony: The Gross Hypocrisy of Online Media in the Nude Photo Leak

    09/04/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Betabeat.com ^ | 9/2/14 | Ryan Holiday
    ...we are entering a new phase in our media culture online. It’s past gossip, past snark and post-smarm. It is the sanctimony phase..... There’s no question that these photos constitute a flagrant violation of these women’s (and men’s) privacy. What’s less certain is where blogs like Gawker and Perez Hilton and others get off pretending to be shocked and appalled by it. These sites–which generally will publish anything for an extra thousand pageviews–are suddenly leading the charge that these hackers are criminals, that the online horde who clicks the photos are perverts, and that justice must be done for the...
  • Democrats: Obama shouldn't visit

    08/19/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 17 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | August 19, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Two Missouri Democrats on Tuesday said it would be a bad idea for President Obama to visit Ferguson, Mo. They said the last thing authorities in the St. Louis suburb need right now is to deal with the security surrounding a presidential visit, something they also said would also place unrealistic expectations on Obama. So, I don't think the president needs to come to Ferguson,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “It adds another distortion. We don't need that now. And we don't need any more people coming into Ferguson to help the poor people out...
  • Fox News psychiatrist defends ‘drop a few’ jab at Michelle Obama

    08/15/2014 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow is defending controversial comments he made about Michelle Obama’s weight, arguing the first lady is not an appropriate role model for fitness. “I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet should be role models themselves, and I’m not sure if the first lady is that role model,” Mr. Ablow said in an interview, Politico reported. The psychiatrist drew fire Tuesday when he said among a panel of women on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” that Mrs. Obama needed to “drop a few.”
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says [Sorrow for Muslim Bro'hood]

    08/12/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/12/14 | Laura King
    ...international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt sharply disputed the findings of New York-based Human Rights Watch and barred senior representatives of the organization from entering the country to publicly present their report, which was based on a yearlong investigation.
  • Obama calls for new Iraq government [Hypocrite Supports Regime Change, Inclusiveness]

    08/12/2014 5:31:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Barack Obama has backed the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri Maliki and urging the formation of a new Iraqi government as soon as possible....
  • Ex-Clinton official Robert Reich delivers lecture on greed while earning $240G to teach one class

    08/10/2014 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10,2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy," Reich wrote in a separate FacebookBut a professor who earns a one-percenter's income for a relatively easy workload has a tough time complaining about how unfair the economy is, according to some critics.</p>
  • Obama warns of more trouble in Iraq, then heads out to Martha’s Vineyard

    08/09/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    As he headed out for a two-week vacation Saturday, President Obama told Americans that the U.S. military could face more fighting against Islamist terrorists in Iraq.
  • Toddler sparks White House security alert after crawling under fence [Obama sends minor back]

    08/08/2014 5:18:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    A toddler has sparked a security alert at the White House after crawling under a fence....US Secret Service apprehended the "screaming" child and returned the tiny intruder to its mother.
  • Let Us Now praise Democratic Hypocrisy

    08/01/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship. Before that, some proposed amending the Constitution to lock in the traditional definition of marriage. Ronald Reagan wanted a presidential line-item veto added to the Constitution. On nearly every occasion, Democrats opposed such efforts, not just on the merits but on the puffed-up principle that we mustn't "tinker" or "tamper" with the genius of the Founding Fathers' constitutional design. "We should not mess with the Constitution. We...
  • [Obama Supporter Hollywood 1%er] Ron Howard sells house for $US27.5m

    07/26/2014 5:36:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/26/14
    Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $US27.5 million ($A29.8 million). Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and outbuildings.
  • White House Trashes ‘Anonymous Sources’—Then, Offers Interview with Unnamed Source

    07/25/2014 7:28:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 12:49 PM | Barbara Boland
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest got an earful from reporters after he criticized anonymous sources for this story in the Washington Post. “The lead of that story is hooked entirely to anonymous sources,“ Earnest said, adding that such sources deserve “a little less weight.” The Post story claims Obama aides were “warned of brewing border crisis” nearly a year ago, but Earnest chose to hone in on the fact that the story cited anonymous administration officials. “You criticize anonymous sources, but we have anonymous sources from you all every day,” said reporter Anita Kumar. “In fact, I think we...
  • Michelle Obama to donors: Write 'biggest, fattest check' you can

    07/25/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/24/14 | Natasha Korecki
    ...Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of about 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”
  • George Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology, calling it 'worst kind of tabloid'

    07/14/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 7/14/14 | Roy Greenslade
    George Clooney has rejected the Daily Mail's apology for a false story about his fiancee's mother, describing the paper as "the worst kind of tabloid". Two days ago, the actor said the newspaper had published a false and irresponsible story about his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.
  • Obama lets rip on trip out of Washington

    07/10/2014 5:50:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Steve Holland
    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all pretense of political decorum and let all his frustrations with Washington gridlock spill forth. Obama's public speeches on a three-day trip, like the one he delivered at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, covered many of the same talking points he delivers at Democratic fund-raising events. But the tone was significantly sharper. In fact, the slashing rhetoric he used before an adoring crowd in the Texas capital may well have surpassed the typically sober review of the status...
  • Obama Refuses to Visit Border; Claims "Not Interested In Photo Ops"

    07/10/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. "This isn't theater," the President said, before going further and saying "I'm not interested in photo ops." "Not interested in photo ops." Really, President Barack Obama said that. Needless to say, commentators noted the absolute absurdity of that statement - it would be hilarious if the crisis weren't so serious. A hashtag was spawned on Twitter as people noted the obsession that this White House has seemed to have with photo ops: #NotInterestedInPhotoOps...
  • On Air Force One, No Lightening Up on Burgers and Cake

    06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Emmarie Huetteman
    A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip. Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since. “It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from...
  • 'Too big to jail' [Why Obama's DOJ won't REALLY go after Wall Street]

    06/26/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/14/14 | Warren Cole Smith
    .... Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer seemed to hit hard in December 2012 when he announced that global banking giant HSBC would pay the government a fine of $1.9 billion.... In March 2013 Breuer’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, went before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why HSBC wasn’t indicted for these crimes. He said some banks may be too large to prosecute without wrecking the economy. Holder’s “too big to jail” comments caused an immediate uproar. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said “big bankers know that if they commit financial...
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Hypocrisy? It’s More than You Might Think

    06/19/2014 6:31:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://blog.adw.org ^ | June 18, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from Ash Wednesday’s Mass, Jesus gives an extended teaching on the problem of hypocrisy. You can read it here: Matthew 6 – On Hypocrisy. In the modern age we have tended to reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, a person who is two-faced, inconsistent, or phony. Jesus’ teaching on hypocrisy does not exclude this definition, but it is far richer.
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Hypocrisy? It’s More than You Might Think

    06/19/2014 2:44:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/18/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from Ash Wednesday’s Mass, Jesus gives an extended teaching on the problem of hypocrisy. You can read it here: Matthew 6 – On Hypocrisy. In the modern age we have tended to reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, a person who is two-faced, inconsistent, or phony. Jesus’ teaching on hypocrisy does not exclude this definition, but it is far richer.The biblical understanding used by Jesus is rooted in the original meaning of the Greek word ?p????ta? (hypokritai), which means “stage...
  • Michael Moore, Wife Tangle Over Divorce Dollars

    06/05/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Callahan · 87 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/5/2014 | Anon.
    UNE 5--With his divorce trial looming, Michael Moore is battling his wife over the valuation of the couple’s assets, while branding her a spendthrift who “unilaterally wasted a large percentage of the marital funds” building a lakefront mansion that has prompted mocking news stories about the activist filmmaker’s wealth. Moore and Kathleen Glynn are scheduled for trial next month in a Michigan courtroom not far from the sprawling Torch Lake residence that the Hollywood power contends became a money pit that cost five times what his wife claimed she would spend on the home.
  • ‘NAILS them AGAIN’! James O’Keefe exposes Susan Sarandon’s enviro-hypocrisy [video]

    06/05/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/5/14
    Late last month, conservative filmmaker and activist James O’Keefe premiered an undercover video exposing celebs Mariel Hemingway and Ed Begley Jr. as enviro-hypocrites willing to work with a Middle Eastern oil tycoon to fund an anti-fracking film. O’Keefe promised there were even bigger Hollywood names still to come.....
  • Robertson v. Bergdahl: Liberals and Two Bearded Guys

    06/04/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/4/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The Bergdahl affair is proving to be very enlightening. Take for instance the liberal hypocrisy concerning two guys with beards, both of whom have religious affiliations with credos that have strong opinions concerning homosexuality. One of the two bearded fellows is Bob Bergdahl, father of recently-released POW Bowe Bergdahl. Besides his whiskers, Bob seems to proudly exhibit a strong affinity for Islam, a religion that tolerates the mistreatment of women, children, and homosexuals, and has a violent faction that has killed thousands of innocent Americans. Bob is currently one of the two top recipients of the left’s politically-correct attention, protection,...
  • Explaining Sharia Law part five: “Nikah mutah” Sharia’s phony “ten minute marriages” to hookers

    06/02/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sharia law is nothing if not hypocritical. It forbids what is good (rights for women) and sanctions what is evil-–savagery toward women. Sharia wraps woman in cloth bags to “protect their virtue” but treats women like farm animals. In the perpetual frat boy’s dream which is adherence to Sharia, women have no rights; they are not esteemed or celebrated in anyway but rather taken advantage of constantly. Male Sharia adherents see women only as specialized animals good for relieving their sexual demands. Female Sharia adherents are not allowed to have an opinion let alone express one. One of the more...
  • Snoop Dogg Leads Revived Campaign Against Guns

    05/30/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | Jim Carlton
    In many of his years as a rapper, Snoop Dogg seemed to embrace guns: he was arrested multiple times for gun possession and lyrics from his songs included references such as “So Snoopy he went straight to the trunk of his car (And what he get?), he got his gun and they start running hard.” But these days, the 42-year-old star, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. and also goes by Snoop Lion, is pushing a decidedly anti-gun message. On Thursday night, he appeared at a benefit here with fellow rapper MC Hammer, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana...
  • 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."...
  • Ravens' Ray Rice apologizes for actions in March

    05/24/2014 6:29:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    His voice cracking with emotion, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice acknowledged Friday that he “failed miserably” and apologized for the actions that led to his arrest on assault charges. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, in which he allegedly struck fiancee Janay Palmer. The couple married in late February, and both went to the stage at the team training complex for their first public comment since the arrest. “I failed miserably, but I wouldn’t call myself a failure because I’m working my way back up,” Rice said. Rice was accepted Tues­day into a diversion...
  • Eric Holder Was Right

    05/23/2014 4:38:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    national review ^ | 5/23/14 | Charles C W Cooke
    Yes, certain subjects are off limits. Just ask Mark Cuban. Eric Holder famously suggested that, on the question of race at least, America represents a “nation of cowards.” After watching the crucifixion of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban over the past couple of days, it’s nigh on impossible not to think that he’s right. In an interview arranged by the business magazine Inc., Cuban went out on a limb. Answering a question about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, he started by reiterating his view that not only is cultural censorship a force for ill, but that it is impossible...
  • CNN staffer was fired for track suits Piers Morgan ‘loved’: suit

    05/22/2014 5:08:52 PM PDT · by windcliff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-22-14 | Selim Algar
    Apparently, sombreros aren’t considered business casual at CNN. A gay ex-CNN staffer from Queens claims he was discriminated against and eventually fired for wearing extravagant ensembles that included mariachi suits, yellow track suits and cowboy hats to work. In a $65 million Brooklyn federal lawsuit filed Thursday, former CNN studio technician William Kane claims that a supervisor, John Silva, hated his taste in clothes and recommended that he transfer to the makeup or entertainment units. Kane asserts that several on-air personalities — including Anderson Cooper and former talk show host Piers Morgan — objected to Silva’s treatment of Kane and...
  • James O’Keefe Punks Hollywood Greens

    05/22/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/21/2014 | John Hinderaker
    But the content is eye-opening. O’Keefe’s crew pose as a Middle Eastern potentate named “Muhammad” and his American ad executive. They approach the Tickells with an offer of $9 million to finance an anti-fracking film. “Muhammad’s” motives are clearly expressed: he wants to keep the U.S. dependent on Middle Eastern oil, and to that end he wants to stamp out fracking. The Tickells have no problem with this at all. They discuss the need to keep the film’s source of funding secret, and talk about how they can create a false impression as to who paid for it. You hear...
  • Black NBA Owner Holds “Blacks Only Parties, No Whites Allowed” – NBA Silent!

    05/19/2014 12:31:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    PCMD Gazette Blog ^ | May 17, 2014
    In the wake of this week’s NBA proposed lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for Donald Sterling, a longtime reader reminded me that I’d written about another NBA owner, a Black man, who held a party in which Whites were refused entry and turned away. And, yet, the NBA did nothing. As Americas Feedom Fighters already pointed out, Black racism and bigotry against Whites, Jews, Mormons, and gays is tolerated by the NBA. But a private racist conversation by a White owner is not. And here is an instance of a Black then-NBA owner whose public, deliberate racism was tolerated...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Condemn her Million Dollar Donor Who is Out to Stone Gays?

    Hillary Clinton has been praised for, eventually, tweeting a condemnation of Boko Haram’s kidnappings, but she hasn’t had anything to say about the Sultan of Brunei’s plans to stone gay men to death. And that’s not too surprising. Hillary, like Obama, has been to Brunei and set up relationships with the Islamic tyranny. Bill Clinton and Chelsea visited Brunei last year. The Beverly Hills hotel being boycotted by Hollywood over its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei hired a Clinton aide as a crisis manager. The Clinton Foundation, which has played a key role in helping position Hillary for her...
  • Wisconsin Democrat’s Bike Business Hasn’t Paid State Income Taxes For Three Decades

    05/09/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Many 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The family bicycle business of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has not paid state income taxes for more than three decades. Burke’s father co-founded Trek Bicycle in 1976, out of a “red pole barn” in Waterloo, Wis. The company grew to become the largest bike manufacturer in the United States, and has been pivotal to Mary Burke’s case in her effort to oust Gov. Scott Walker (R.).Burke mentions her role at Trek in nearly every campaign appearance. As head of Strategic Planning for Trek, Burke focused “every single day on improving the company’s bottom line,” according to her campaign...
  • The Cool Kids don’t actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (I’m learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • When Black player scores game winner against their team, liberal Dems in Boston go wild with N word

    05/06/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When P.K. Subban, a Black man scored the winning goal in the second overtime period of Thursday night’s National Hockey League playoff game thereby beating Boston’s Bruins and giving the victory to the Montreal Canadians, twitter exploded. It was filled with res gestae spontaneous comments from New England liberals about what they actually feel about Black people. The free flow of the “N” word tells what the people who vote for a murderer and fake Indian truly think when they can speak “anonymously” and don’t have to fake their responses. Here is a sample of these disgusting comments. – That...
  • Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny - as long as you say the right things

    05/06/2014 2:00:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It doesn’t matter if you belong to the 0.1 percent as long as you say the right things. The qualifications of a Tommy “Dude” Vietor or Ben Rhodes that placed them in the Situation Room during Obama-administration crises were not years of distinguished public service, military service, prior elected office, a string of impressive publications, an academic career, previous diplomatic postings, or any of the usual criteria that have placed others at the nerve center of America in times of crisis. Their trajectory was based on yeoman partisan PR work, and largely on being young, hip, and well connected politically....
  • America: Shut Yo' Mouth!

    05/02/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    I hadn’t intended on commenting on the Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers story in any meaningful way…until the NBA issued a life long ban on the tragically unenlightened Mr. Sterling, with the intent of forcing him to sell his franchise. This is extremely dangerous in an Orwellian sense. I’ll be brief. The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated: “The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.” What the adulterous Sterling said in confidence to his equally adulterous paramour is indeed offensive to me...
  • Hank Aaron said Republicans were Klansmen...why wasn't he fired

    04/30/2014 4:52:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. ...“Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports. Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
  • Our immunity to hypocrisy and addiction to outrage

    04/30/2014 8:54:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 4/30/2014 | Steve Berman
    Maybe if someone taped Gore laughing a hysterically sinister laugh while stoking a dirty coal-fired oven belching black smoke while telling Colin Powell he can get another rack of ribs for the fire, it might be a high enough dose of hypocrisy for us to feel it. As a nation, we’re quickly losing any sensitivity to hypocrisy. That’s dangerous. You might say it’s cynicism, but it’s not. It’s a moral numbness that’s overcoming our ability to express outrage where it is proper, and replacing it instead with an ever growing craving for more and more outrageous examples of personal wickedness.
  • Woman Says Letter Warned Magic Johnson Told He Had Aids Virus Two Months Before Doctor Knew

    04/29/2014 6:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 1992 | Frank Deford
    Last year, Magic Johnson found out that he had the virus that causes AIDS in his body... ...hounded by a new wave of rumors that he must be bisexual, fearing the rejection of NBA players and aware that a $2 million lawsuit from a onetime lover that accuses him of giving her HIV was sure to burst public, Johnson last week rescinded his decision to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.... Of all the turmoil that drove Johnson back out of basketball, it is the grievous lawsuit in Michigan filed by a woman called only Jane Doe that threatens most...
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • The right ideological credentials mean never having to say you’re sorry.

    04/28/2014 12:59:43 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 3 replies
    http://victorhanson.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    As usual, Mr. Hanson recaps the insanity beautifully.....
  • Of two Democrat donors, a bigot will be destroyed while a convicted fugitive is protected

    04/28/2014 10:05:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the casual observer it appears that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be destroyed by the media because he is a bigot a racist and a despicable person. He is of course all of these things, but that’s not why he will be destroyed by the media. Consider the contrast between him and George Soros. Soros has been convicted of a serious crime he committed in France and cannot set foot in Europe without facing extradition to Paris for immediate imprisonment. Up to now the media has covered for both of these men primarily because they are Democrat...
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

    04/23/2014 7:03:31 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 4 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | John Hinderacker
    Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder...
  • Carbon Footprint Calculator: Obama's Earth Day Trip Spews 15 TONS of Carbon

    04/22/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Calculation for a round trip, 1st Class flight from Washington DC to Tokyo via Seattle reveals a carbon footprint of roughly 15.09 tons.
  • When you know liberals don't actually care about the gender pay gap...

    04/21/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is great (and true), and it illustrates the ignorant economics of the left. If it was as simple as liberals purport it to be then could've made the pay gap in his own house $0.00 and he could've done it yesterday....
  • "Confidential" [Paul Krugman email; $25K per month for "Income Inequality" study]

    04/21/2014 6:41:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Document Cloud ^ | 2/12/14 | Paul Krugman, Chase Robinson
    ....Compensation $225k (for a nine month salary) + a generous array of benefits, research assistance, moving expenses, start-up support and the like...
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...