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  • Plutocratic Populism Pays [VDH]

    10/28/2014 4:22:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What’s with rich liberals who blast other people for being rich? In early October, Barack Obama went to a $32,000-a-head fundraiser at the 20-acre estate of the aptly named billionaire Richie Richman. The day before he charmed his paying audience of liberal 1 percenters, Obama had sent out an e-mail alleging that Republicans were “in the pocket of billionaires.” Does that mean that Republicans who accept cash from billionaire supporters are always in their pockets, but that when the president does likewise, he never is? And if so, on what grounds is he exempt from his own accusations? In mid-October,...
  • Dems Blast the “Tricky, Little-Known Maneuver” That Passed Obamacare (Reconciliation Schadenfreude)

    10/23/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | 20 October 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Former Secretary of Labor Bob Reich, on behalf of MoveOn, warns Democrats what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate: they may use a “tricky, little-known maneuver” to “ram through” their “right-wing policies” with only 51 votes, instead of the 60 votes “usually required” in the Senate. Here he is:Reconciliation
  • Obama hits the links with ESPN host

    10/18/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    ...Obama is hitting the links on Saturday, joined by ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser after a hectic week for the White House in response to the Ebola outbreak.... ...golfing at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, according to a White House pool report.
  • Typical: Obama Hits GOP For Being Party of Billionaires

    10/08/2014 5:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    resident Obama slammed Republicans in an email to supporters on Tuesday, claiming the GOP is in the ‘pocket of billionaires.’ The irony, of course, is that he then went on to attend a number of fundraisers, including one hosted by a billionaire real estate mogul named Rich Richman. Yes, really. The Daily Mail has the details: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at Richman's house in Greenwich, Connecticut, cost as much as $32,400 a person, according to the White House. The other two events, held in New York and sponsored by the Democratic National Committee, cost between $1,000 and $32,400...
  • The “Stop Rush” founder may want to explain some old racist, homophobic writing

    10/07/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Angelo Carusone is probably one of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. A prolific warrior for disaffected minorities and the underserved liberal masses, Carusone is the founder of Stop Rush. (As in Limbaugh.) He was also a guiding force behind the parallel Stop Beck effort. The recipient of massive financial support from George Soros, Carusone went on to become the Executive Vice President of Media Matters, acting as a tireless champion of both racial minorities and LGBT citizens and fighting the regressive, hateful conservative movement.In light of all this, it may turn out to be rather curious...
  • Senate candidates complain about big money - but still take it

    10/01/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Brainerd Dispatch ^ | 10-1-2014 | Catharine Richert, Minnesota Public Radio News
    When it comes to money in politics, U.S. Sen. Al Franken often complains that there is just too much of it. But when Franken called the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that opened the door for corporations, unions and individuals to spend unlimited amounts on candidates a "disaster" earlier this month, his impassioned Senate floor speech disguised a central fact of his campaign, and that of his Republican opponent, businessman Mike McFadden. Both are benefiting from a sophisticated network of donors and committees that have flourished in the wake of the legal decisions Franken and others often criticize. The U.S....
  • Capitalism Is Clean(er) (Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant married into Microsoft money)

    09/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Strange thing about Flood Wall Street, the financial-district protest that followed the People’s Climate March: Nobody had much to say about the climate — what they came to talk about was capitalism. “Stop Capitalism,” “End Capitalism,” “Capitalism Kills,” the placards read. Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city-council member who funds her crusade against capitalism by being married to a man with Microsoft money, called for a “radical, militant” movement linking environmental concerns to such traditional socialist enterprises as heavy government intervention into targeted industries, including energy and transportation. Question: What happened to the environment the last time people with radically...
  • Vatican says bishop's dismissal not the result of sex abuse

    09/28/2014 12:24:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Francis X. Rocca
    The Vatican denied Pope Francis had dismissed a controversial Paraguayan bishop because of his mishandling of sex abuse accusations, attributing the decision instead to other failings of governance and friction with fellow bishops.
  • Abortion Doctor Shot to Death in Kansas Church ['09: Obama Laments Same Day; Silent on OK Beheading]

    09/27/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/31/09 | JOE STUMPE and MONICA DAVEY
    George Tiller, one of only a few doctors in the nation who performed abortions late in pregnancy, was shot to death here Sunday... Obama issued a statement after Dr. Tiller’s killing, saying, “ [I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning.] However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”
  • The Insiders: President Obama channels President Bush at the United Nations

    09/25/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ....Obama’s speech...reminded me of a certain other American president who dealt with terrorist threats during his time in office. The difference between Obama and President George W. Bush is that Obama is late to the game and lacks credibility. Also, we know that Obama’s speeches are not necessarily connected to any particular effort or outcome. His reputation for failing to follow through on his pledges – or should I say, “red lines” – means that many of our allies and enemies see our president as unreliable.
  • Al Gore's Mic Goes Silent During 'Hypocrite' Remark (while reading Bible verses)

    09/19/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 9/18/14
    Eco-alarmism guru Al Gore experienced some technical difficulties during a speech on global warming, the timing of which could not have been more ironic. Shortly after Gore began quoting Jesus from the book of Luke, his mic went silent – just as he shouted the word “hypocrite.”
  • 'Bad Jon' Stewart Screams at Staffers: New Book

    09/17/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    It may be hard for Jon Stewart fans to imagine, but the beloved Daily Show host is "anything but warm and fuzzy," according to staffers quoted in Lisa Rogak’s new biography of the comedian, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. One tells the story of a time Stewart screamed in a producer's face and threw a newspaper at her, only to later apologize and explain, "Sorry, that's bad Jon. ... I try not to let him out." There are more such tales of Stewart's angry side in the book, Forbes reports, and Rogak notes, "I'm surprised that...
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • Charlie Crist Flies Private Jet to Global Warming Media Event [Jet Owned by Serial Polluter!]

    08/13/2014 2:21:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    MediaTrackers ^ | 8/8/14 | James Taylor
    Charlie Crist flew in a private jet from Tampa to Tallahassee to hold a press conference about the importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Ironically, the private jet Crist used for his climate presser is owned by James Finch, who has repeatedly been forced to pay fines to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for unlawful pollution. Finch’s company paid fines for unlawfully polluting water in the Gulf of Mexico near Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola National Forest. Crist has recently criticized a new initiative by Scott to spend $1 billion to improve water quality in the state, with a...
  • I guess you droned some 'folks' too, Mr. President

    08/05/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/5/2014 | James Longstreet
    Folks.  Ross Perot was lambasted for using the term.  Now the president uses it as often as the “you can keep…” and “period” verbiage.  As always and forevermore, it is not what is said, but who says it. Folks.  As if those who went through enhanced interrogations were snatched from a Norman Rockwell scene and placed on a waterboard.  Hardly.  The president, and the attorney general, still seem bent on proving that the Bush administration engaged in “torture.”  We seem to forget the moment in history in which the procedures in question were conducted.  Did Obama and Holder see the...
  • Matt Damon's Miami Waterfront Home (for sale - $18.9 million)

    08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 35 replies
    Lonny ^ | 08/04/2014 | Lonny.com
    Matt Damon is selling his Miami Beach property for $18.9 million. Take a look at 'Maravilla', courtesy of The Jills from Coldwell Banker. 12,705-square-foot home in Miami Beach, replete with pools, palms, and plenty of privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor created the property by combining two parcels he bought in 2005, paying about $14.5 million for both. The home is located on the same glitzy street where Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein are said to have lived.
  • Obama overrules Senate, declares CIA’s Bush-era tactics ‘torture’

    08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama was halfway out the door, joking with his counterparts in the press that he had not yet been wished a happy birthday, when a chorus of uniform questions from the assembled reporters forced him to address the recent admission that CIA Director John BrennanÂ’s intelligence agency had improperly spied on the Senate.On Thursday, the CIA admitted that intelligence operatives tapped into computers linked to staffers with the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Those computers contained documents pertaining to an ongoing investigation into the agencyÂ’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques. The report, which is set to be declassified,...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/1/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques.
  • Michelle Obama complains about money's influence on politics, then asks for 'fat check'

    07/27/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2014 | FoxNews
    First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics -- while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics,” Obama said during a fundraiser Thursday in her hometown of Chicago. “There are special interests that have too much influence.” However, she quickly pivoted and urged attendees at least twice to write a hefty check.
  • Michael Moore Owns 9 Homes

    07/24/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | John Nolte
    Added: The Smoking Gun was the first outlet to report this, and did so weeks ago. According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers....
  • Michael Moore Owns Nine Homes

    07/23/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/22/2014 | staff
    The divorce between filmmaker Michael Moore and his wife is bringing many details to surface, including that the two own nine homes in New York and Michigan, according to the Detroit News. By reaching a settlement, Moore avoids a trial that could have aired dirty laundry common in high-proile breakups and impugned his long-hewn image as a common man by disclosing details of his comfortable life. His hit movies and best-selling books have begat a lifestyle far from most ballcap-wearing, duck-waddling denizens of Flint. Moore and Glynn own nine properties in Michigan and New York, including a Manhattan condo that...
  • WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’

    07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/2014 | Katie Yoder
    Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people. Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.” In her July 17 article, Quinn examined a white-supremacist site and comments on her articles to conclude that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.” For her introduction, Quinn pointed at white-supremacist Stormfront to note how the site targeted others: 39 percent Jews, 33 percent...
  • Obama: It’s Lonely Doing All The Work

    07/11/2014 3:29:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-10-14 | Staff
    Obama complained Thursday that he’s “lonely” doing all the work in Washington by himself, without Congress. “You know it is lonely, me just doing stuff. I’d love it if the Republicans did stuff too,” he said during his speech in Austin, Texas. “Sometimes I feel like saying to these guys: ‘I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy’,” Obama remarked, quoting Mark Wahlberg’s character in “a great movie called ‘The Departed.’ A little violent for kids.”
  • Dem Sugar Daddy Tom Steyer Wants To Penalize People Who Add To Climate Risk

    07/04/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | July 3, 2014 | William Teach
    So, will this mean he’ll voluntarily penalize himself? (Watchdog.org) Speaking in New York City last week, Wall Street billionaire Tom Steyer laid clear his vision for penalizing people whose actions may contribute to climate change. “We need to reward people whose behavior reduces climate risk and penalize people who add to it,” said Steyer “If we can get this right, I think there’s no doubt that our economy is going to continue to do very well.” Huh. How did he get to NYC when he lives in the San Francisco area? Fossil fueled air travel? Did he walk from the...
  • Here’s How Little Chelsea Clinton Cares About Money, In Dollars: Purchases Speak Louder than Words

    06/25/2014 6:52:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/25/2014 | Celina Durgin
    Chelsea Clinton doesn’t care about money as sincerely as her parents struggle to make ends meet. In the latest Clinton money quote, the career first daughter pronounced in a Fast Company interview that she has “tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents. I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t. That wasn’t the metric of success that I wanted in my life.” How indifferent is she to the lure of filthy lucre? Clinton is currently pulling down $600,000 per year for the kind of no-show...
  • First Lady Uses Racial Slur And Gets Away With It

    06/24/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/24/2014 | Ariel Cohen
    Who cares about the Redskins? Probably not first lady Michelle Obama, who turned her sights on insulting the Romani minority community Monday. While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped. “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families. “What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.” The term “gypped” is a racial slur...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden Wields Military-Style Assault Weapon in a Crowd of Children

    06/23/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Vice President Joe Biden wielded a military-style assault weapon (of war) in front of a group of children, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. The following image, obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, shows Biden wielded what appears to be bright yellow object resembling an “assault weapon.” The photo was taken at the vice president’s annual summer kick-off party at the Naval Observatory. It is unclear if the weapon is loaded. The shocking image is at odds with Biden’s support for a ban on “military-style assault weapons.” In 2013, Biden told NPR that he “hasn’t given up” his pursuit...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. “I’m pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the world’s ocean,” said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the “Wolf of Wall Street” star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • (liberal actor)Jonah Hill hits out using homophobic slur after photographer mocks his floral shorts

    06/03/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 June 2014 | Fay Strang
    Actor Jonah Hill has been filmed hitting out at a photographer with a highly offensive homophobic slur. The 30-year-old can be heard insulting a man who comments on his shorts in a video obtained by TMZ. Jonah, who is currently starring in 22 Jump Street, appears to become frustrated after being mocked for his floral board shorts and retorts: ‘Suck my d***, you f*****!’ ...when one photographer tells him ‘I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy’, it appears to become too much for him and after roughly another 40 seconds he turns and uses the highly offensive...
  • Privileged, White Male Writes Common Core Standards His Own School Won’t Use

    05/28/2014 2:55:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2014 - 10:35 AM | Barbara Boland
    “The reason why I helped write the [Common Core] standards and the reason why I am here today is that, as a white male in society, I am given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn,” said Dr. David Pook at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. The irony here is that this self-professed “privileged white male” teaches at an expensive school for the white privileged and that the Common Core standards he helped design are not good enough for his students. …
  • Book: Castro Traveled With Personal Blood Donors

    05/24/2014 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | May 24, 2014 | John Johnson
    "He always traveled with 10 bodyguards, and two of them had to have his blood type in case he needed an emergency transfusion. Castro didn't trust stored blood."(snip)"Contrary to what he has always said, Fidel has never renounced capitalist comforts or chosen to live in austerity," writes Sanchez. "Au contraire, his mode de vie is that of a capitalist without any kind of limit. He has never considered that he is obliged by his speech to follow the austere lifestyle of a good revolutionary."
  • Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal

    05/23/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing. "And so, I know that he is upset about...
  • Magic Johnson: I Will Pray for Donald Sterling

    05/14/2014 7:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2014 | Morgan Lee
    In the wake of Donald Sterling's accusations against Magic Johnson on Monday that he was a bad role model for Los Angeles youth, the former NBA star issued a response saying that he would pray for the Clippers' owner. Johnson, who called Sterling's remarks during an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN "disturbing," defended his body of work, and brushed off his claims, adding "I'm not going to sit here and let Donald Sterling disrupt my day, my year, my month. I'm a guy that's very secure with myself." The former NBA great and current owner of the Los Angeles...
  • Councilwoman Accused Of Alleged Racist Rant In Belleville (reap the whirlwind)

    05/04/2014 8:21:58 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 11 replies
    My 9 NJ (Chasing New Jersey) ^ | 5/2/2014 | Kate Mosso
    Belleville, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Longtime Belleville Councilwoman Marie Strumolo Burke is in hot water after allegedly going on a racist rant back in October. Mayor Raymond Kimble says her rant was picked up in the background of a voicemail to another councilman, who played it for the Mayor. On the recording you can hear a woman say: “This is going to be a f****** n***** town.” (snip) The councilwoman reportedly denies it’s her voice on the recording and accuses the mayor of dirty politics. (snip) “Listening to it repeatedly using critical listening skills that I’ve developed over 30 years,...
  • Pelosi: Can’t We Talk About Something Other Than Benghazi?

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed newly unveiled communications suggesting the White House helped shape the public message that blamed a video for the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. “What I will say is, again, diversion, subterfuge: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?” she said at her weekly press briefing. “Whatever was in that — what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.”
  • Democratic Congressman Makes Shocking Racial Comments About Republicans, Clarence Thomas, Mitch

    04/29/2014 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 4/29/14 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A Mississippi Democratic Congressman says Clarence Thomas is an “Uncle Tom,” Mitch McConnell is a “racist,” and that Republicans are only anti-big government and anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black. Rep. Bennie Thompson was appearing on a New Nation of Islam radio program over weekend where he made the comments. “I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive,...
  • Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day...

    04/22/2014 11:43:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/14 | By DAVID MARTOSKO
    ...Obama is marking the 44th Earth Day with a carbon-emitting extravaganza...According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the statistics arm of the Department of Energy, burning each gallon emits 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide, bringing the president's Earth Day carbon footprint to more than 375.7 tons....Air Force One, the president's private Boeing 747, burns about 5 gallons of jet fuel per minute, a rate that would have the typical car stranded halfway to the grocery store Boeing's specifications for its 747 aircraft, which serves as Air Force One, include an estimate for fuel consumption of 5 gallons per mile. Tuesday's...
  • Holder blasts racial profiling, shares own experiences

    04/09/2014 6:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 9, 1994 | Morgan Whitaker
    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against racial profiling Wednesday, arguing the practice undermines the relationship between communities and law enforcement officials. He also reflected on his own experiences with profiling in years past. The attorney general told an audiance at the annual National Action Network convention in New York that his father gave him advice as a boy on how to interact with police if he ever felt he had been stopped unfairly. “I thought of my father’s words years later, when – as a college student – I was pulled over twice on the New Jersey turnpike and...
  • OKCupid CEO donated to anti-gay marriage candidate (Why not fire him too?)

    04/08/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2014 | Rick Moran
    Mozilla's Brendan Eich was forced to resign for his support of Prop 8 in California in 2008.The online dating site OKCupid was a catalyst for getting him fired, urging its members and customers not to use Firefox because of Eich's position on gay marraige. But it turns out that OKCupid's CEO, Sam Yagan, donated to Utah Rep. Chris Cannon's campaign. Cannon cast several votes in Congress against gay marriage and gay rights. What should OKCupid's "community" do with this hater? Mother Jones: OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically,...
  • Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist

    04/07/2014 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/07/14 | Andrew Stiles
    Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship: According to campaign finance records, former Koch Industries lobbyist Robert P. Hall III donated $500 to Reid’s campaign in 2003. Hall worked for Koch Industries from 1998 to 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He was previously a lobbyist for INVISTA, the Koch Industries subsidiary that Democrats are targeting in their latest campaign to “other” the...
  • Obama looks to close wage gap while paying female staffers less than men

    04/07/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/06/2014 | Caroline May
    Despite advocates’ cheers about paycheck equity, the Obama White House has paid women less than men for years.
  • Hillary Scolds Media for ‘Double Standard’ on Women

    04/04/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4-4-14 | Fred Lucas
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York that the news media has a “double standard” against women in powerful position, and offered advice to younger women on how to overcome it. “There is a double standard,” Clinton said, according to Politico. “We have all experienced it.” Clinton was speaking on a panel at the “Women in the World” conference in New York Thursday, along with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and moderated by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. “The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media...
  • Mexican President Angry at U.S. Deportations of Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2014 6:09:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 39 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-31-2014 | John Urban
    Above: El Presidente is shocked -- shocked -- that the U.S. doesn't want his poorest and most criminally-minded citizens.by John Urban | Top Right News Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform.Translation? Mexico's head Conquistador is sore that the peasants they have worked so hard to export to the chumps in El Norte are being sent back to them. There I said it.Mexico does everything it can to rid itself of its poorest and brownest...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee indicted on arms trafficking, corruption charges

    03/27/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/27/2014 | Howard Mintz, Josh Richman and Jessica Calefati
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Known for navigating the state Capitol's backrooms and this city's complicated political landscape, state Sen. Leland Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners. In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee's quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation...
  • Obama tells EU to do more to cut reliance on Russian gas

    03/26/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Marcg 26, 2014 1:22pm EDT | ROBIN EMMOTT AND JAN STRUPCZEWSKI
    (Additional reporting by Adrian Croft, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Paul Taylor) (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told the European Union on Wednesday it cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. Speaking on a visit to Brussels to discuss trade relations and the Ukraine crisis, Obama said concluding a new transatlantic trade pact, now under negotiation, would make it easier for Washington to license more gas exports. :snip: During a 65-minute lunch, European Council President...
  • It Always Comes Back To Christ

    03/14/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 3/14/2014 | Mundabor
    When good people do not express their scandal, evil people go on undisturbed. The person of the Pope and the Papacy are separated. Of course they are. The latter is a divinely appointed office, the former is a fallible man elected by fallible men; men who may, or may not, ask for the guidance of the Holy Ghost during a Conclave. Therefore, logic demands that it be allowed to criticise the fallible man – harshly, if his shortcomings are so extreme as to make it necessary – without this impinging on the sacred institution. On the contrary, the Pope is...
  • A Surprising Critic of Presidential Vacations

    03/10/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 12 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 3/8/2014 | "Patter-EE-koh"
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s weekend vacation in Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. “What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. It’s just that the weather will be a little warmer,” Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. -snip- Hey, at least he’s being frugal about it. The rooms are only $2500 per night. There is at least one critic of the idea that a president should be taking...
  • Gay hair stylist drops New Mexico governor as client because she opposes same-sex marriage

    03/03/2014 4:44:39 AM PST · by massmike · 73 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 03/03/2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez needs a new hairdresser — or a new stance on gay marriage. Martinez was recently dropped by her hair stylist, Antonio Darden, who is gay. Darden told a local news station that he cut the governor’s hair three times, but won’t do it again as long as she continues to oppose gay marriage. “The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in,” he told KOB-TV. “Because of her stances and her views on this, I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind...
  • Please, some honesty from the Vatican about the health of religious life

    02/08/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 7, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    The life of consecrated religious communities worldwide “is really enjoying good health at this moment,” Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo, the secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious, has reported. His evidence? The archbishop told an EWTN interviewer that in his travels around the world he has found many convents and monasteries where religious lead exemplary lives. There are problems, he conceded, but “there is a lot of holiness in our monasteries.” He issued a challenge: “Whoever doubts of the holiness of consecrated life, let him go to monasteries.” That’s not good enough. Would you trust a doctor who pronounced his...
  • Nancy Pelosi is outraged: ‘We did not treat President Bush this way’

    01/28/2014 8:45:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 97 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-28-14 | David Sherfinski
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said Tuesday that a large segment of the GOP is “anti-government, anti-science and anti-Obama” and that while Democrats opposed much of President George W. Bush’s agenda, Republican obstruction to President Obama is “something quite stunning.” “What’s interesting to me is that Democrats and Republicans know what they believe,” Mrs. Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “They know what they believe, and that’s what’s happening in Congress … what’s happening here now is we have a large segment of the Republican party that is anti-government. We don’t want any more government than we...