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  • At 90, Jimmy Carter hammers away in Oak Cliff for Habitat for Humanity [Hurl to the Max]

    10/08/2014 10:21:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    Dallas Morning (Lies) News ^ | 08 October 2014 11:06 PM | ROY APPLETON
    The guy wearing the red bandanna didn’t mess around. Measuring, cutting and hammering away, he made sure the siding was just right for the new house in Oak Cliff. Nothing like having a seasoned leader on the job. Former President Jimmy Carter didn’t let a little heat and his age (90) get in the way Wednesday morning at the house on Exeter Avenue.
  • Retiring Senator Endorses Hillary for President [Another one of my fake stories]

    09/24/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) gave a ringing endorsement to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. “Most people think that she is a moderate, kind of middle-of-the-road type of politician,” Harkin said. “This is way off the mark. She is much farther to the left and a lot more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think. That’s why she has my unconditional support should she choose to run for president in 2016.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at... http://azconservative.org/2014/09/19/dem-operative-says-obama-planning-october-surprise/
  • Tony Auth, 72, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, died Sunday

    09/15/2014 9:58:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bonnie L. Cook
    Tony Auth, 72, of Wynnewood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Inquirer's editorial page for four decades before resigning in 2012 to become a digital artist, has died. Mr. Auth had been under treatment for metastatic brain cancer. David Leopold, his friend and curator, said he died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 14, four days after his supporters announced a fundraising effort for an archive devoted to his work at Temple University. Mr. Auth's remarkable career began in 1971 when the fledgling artist from California flew in to Philadelphia to interview for...
  • Leftist Elitism and the Divine Right of Kings

    09/02/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by walford · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/02/2014 | walford
    There are some aspects of Modern Leftism that have evolved from the Divine Right of Kings -- particularly amongst the elites. Divine Right holds that one is born into a class of the wealthy and powerful due to the Will of the Almighty. Aristocrats-by-birth in agrarian medievalist Europe justified their relative wealth in those terms. So those who have economic success and political influence are so because they have been Chosen while the rest are by definition inferior in Divine blessing in their earthly poverty. Left to their own devices, those born poor would destroy themselves and thus need to...
  • ‘Dehumanized’ HuffPost Reporter Ryan Reilly’s Struggle with Facts

    08/18/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Huff Post’s Ryan Reilly recently had problems telling the difference between earplugs and rubber bullets. He also has long struggled with telling the difference between fact and fiction. Reilly was recently arrested covering the mob violence in Ferguson, Missouri. He described the loss of his cell phone and communication devices incident to his arrest as “dehumanizing,” which gives you a sense of his priorities I suppose. But Reilly’s clownish debut on the national stage isn’t news to anyone who has followed his checkered history as a “reporter.” Reilly formerly worked for a privately owned website that served as a Department...
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies

    08/08/2014 4:28:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-7-2014 | Eric Owens
    College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus. “What really...
  • Rep. McDermott: ACA Supporters Being Driven Back by 'Huns'

    08/04/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 4, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Pathetic McD video at link. (CNSNews.com)- Speaking at an event hosted by the Physicians for a National Health Program - Western Washington last month, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said the Affordable Care Act was "in the 'trying everything else' phase," and compared those who supported it to the Normandy invasion during Operation Overlord. "Winston Churchill once said you can count on Americans doing the right thing, but only after they’ve tried everything else, and we are presently in the 'trying everything else' phase," McDermott said, speaking at the PNHPWW annual meeting entitled, "Health Care is a Human Right: Making it...
  • Sen. Mark Warner attacks Hobby Lobby for denying "basic health care" (BARF ALERT)

    07/11/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from Warner campaign
    Friend, Add your name today! I was very troubled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The idea that for-profit corporations can stand in the way of employees accessing basic health care is outrageous. That’s why I’m supporting legislation that would reverse the negative consequences of the Hobby Lobby case. But it’s going to take all of us working together to ensure it passes. Will you join me in calling on Congress to undo the effects of the Hobby Lobby decision? Let me be very clear: a woman should be trusted to make her own healthcare...
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us “whites” are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this “privilege” consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage — but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • How Do They Now Hide Their Embarrassment?

    04/27/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 4 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger / NYPost ^ | 4/27/2014 | Diogenes
    The Masters attained self awareness in the first years of the 21st century.  Decades of the efforts of the ones who had gone before had borne fruit, and the transformation had begun.  As planned, the plague that was Political Correctness had run amok in the land, and they had decided that sufficient numbers of the people were willing to abandon their heritage of Freedom, yielding to the plans of those who now had seized power.  Clamoring for gifts of entitlements from the Nation's treasure, they had shown their willingness to subordinate themselves to the government's rule. For years the Masters...
  • Rand Paul: The Republican Party “could use a few more votes”

    04/26/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 23, 2014, 3:28 PM | Rebecca Kaplan
    With his eye on a potential 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is continuing his push to get the Republican Party to broaden its appeal.Paul visited Chicago Tuesday to speak at an all-girls Catholic high school and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he was interviewed by former Obama adviser David Axelrod.He argued that talking about the need to win more minority voters means little without actually having something to say to them."We could use a few more votes," Paul told reporters at the Josephinum Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, after speaking to students, parents and...
  • Media Matters To SEIU: Don't Unionize Us, Bro?

    04/18/2014 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DAN RIEHL
    The hypocrisy could not be more evident as reports indicate Media Matters for America is resisting efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its employees. Heck, next thing you know, they'll be asking them for a higher minimum wage. "...Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election..."
  • TOP 5 CRACKDOWNS ON CONSERVATIVES' INTERNET FREE SPEECH

    04/04/2014 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, CEO Brendan Eich of Mozilla was forced out of his job thanks to his $1,000 donation to the Proposition 8 pro-traditional marriage effort in California in 2008. At that point, he held the exact same position as Barack Obama on traditional marriage. Now, that position has soured in the nostrils of the militant left, which seeks to ruin the lives of those with whom it disagrees. ~~snip~~ Google Adsense Shuts Down WorldNetDaily. On February 6, Google Adsense notified WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah that it would be cancelling WND’s account thanks to a “policy violation email this morning regarding negative/hate...
  • 'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty

    03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare – but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes. The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.” Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.” Lee’s response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many...
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • ‘Can’t make this up’! NC NAACP tells voter ID protesters to bring photo ID to Moral March

    02/08/2014 1:28:32 PM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Twitchy
    Leftist activists, including members of North Carolina NAACP, are in Raleigh, North Carolina, today for the so-called Moral March. Their mission? To screech about everything from abortion restrictions to fast-food wages. North Carolina blogger extraordinaire Sister Toldjah has a must-read Moral March primer on the Moral Monday movement and its hateful organizers. As bused-in protesters and professional agitators prepared to promote their progressive causes — including oh-so-racist voter ID requirements — the state NAACP told participants make sure to have photo ID handy “at all times.” According to the “Important Dos and Don’ts for Marchers!!!” you should bring a “driver’s...
  • It's Elizabeth Warren's Party. Barack Obama Is Just Living in It.

    02/04/2014 1:12:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 2-4-14 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    When Elizabeth Warren announced her Senate candidacy in September 2011, President Obama had just signed into law the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling but also made concessions to Republicans that would eventually lead to $1 trillion in sequestration cuts. Deficit control was a top priority for both parties, and something that Obama pledged to continue to pursue in a rare address to a joint session of Congress that month on his jobs plan. But the speech Obama gave last week to a similar joint session of Congress felt very different. His 2014 State of the Union address...
  • The Left is Cool with You Doing Whatever, As Long as They Approve

    02/02/2014 9:29:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Doug Giles
    The other day, as the rest of the U.S. was experiencing record lows brought on by the Polar Vortex that Al Gore’s beclouded crystal ball didn’t see coming, I was soaking up the eighty-three degree rays in Miami at my gated-community’s swank pool. Boo-yah. That’s why we endure hurricanes folks, for the glorious winter weather. Fortunately for me, no one was at the cement pond when I rocked up so I got the best chaise in the best place. So far … so good. After I got my old, crippled ass into a perfect position for a maximum tan...
  • Teacher Set to be Fired For Forcing Leftist Views on Students

    01/19/2014 2:19:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | David Lev
    A civics teacher in Kiryat Tivon, near Haifa, is on the search for a new job, after a student complained about his slipping leftist ideology into classroom lessons. The teacher, according to the student, tried to convince students to dodge the IDF draft. As a result, the Education Ministry is seeking to fire him. The student wrote a letter on the matter to Education Minister Shai Piron. Piron called the teacher in for a meeting in the wake of the student's complaint. The student wrote that she was very confused because of the teacher. “I am supposed to join the...
  • If we’re not talking to President Bashar al-Assad, we should be

    01/16/2014 8:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | Con Coughlin
    It has taken the best part of three years, but the realisation is dawning on our leaders that there is likely to be only one outcome in Syria’s brutal civil war, and that is the Assad regime declaring victory. Ever since the Syrian rebels were overrun by al-Qaeda and other Islamist movements of a similar uncompromising hue, I have been warning that, rather than backing the rebels, the West’s interests would be far better served by doing everything in its power to halt the violence, even if it means the detestable regime of President Bashar al-Assad surviving. In the pragmatic...
  • Critics: Facts don’t back up Meryl Streep’s Walt Disney bashing

    01/10/2014 4:28:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Meryl Streep’s Tuesday speech in which she labeled the late Walt Disney a “gender bigot” is being criticized by some who worked with the Hollywood legend, and others who have a much different take on the Hollywood giant’s life. Walt Disney animator Floyd Norman, who worked alongside the mogul on films including the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” told us Streep is simply misinformed. “I arrived at Disney in 1956 as a young artist. Surprisingly, there were a fair number of young women working in the art department. I too had heard that women were not allowed in animation....
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: calguns.net Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Possible shooting at Littleton CO. high school [Update: 2 shot, shooter dead]

    12/13/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 150 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 12-13-13 | RNN Staff
    <p>LITTLETON, CO (RNN) - There is a possible active shooter situation at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, CO. All schools in the area are on lockdown.</p>
  • Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation

    12/13/2013 5:27:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    ByStephanie Condon CBS News December 13, 2013, 6: 31 PM Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday refused to say whether she's offered to resign in the wake of botched rollout of the new Obamacare marketplaces. "I'm not going to discuss what I talk about with the president," Sebelius said from Miami, where she was promoting the new marketplaces. Earlier this week at a congressional hearing, Sebelius acknowledged to lawmakers that the launch of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare website, was "flawed and failed and frustrating." She hasaccepted responsibility for the failed...
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedys—that is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. “I shouted out ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. “When, after all, it was you and me.” The song was titled, “Sympathy for the Devil.” It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • Obama and His Compassion Mirage

    11/22/2013 6:36:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Barack Obama, the quintessential leftist, would have us believe, as would all leftists, that his overarching motivation is his compassion but, like most leftists, reveals through his actions that his driving passion is not so much concern for his fellow man as it is an obsession to control people. That explains why Obama isn't the slightest bit sympathetic about people losing their health care coverage as a direct result of his fraudulent advertising on Obamacare and why, so far, he has callously resisted all calls for a reset of the worst policy train wreck on the longest policy train...
  • Leftist geography professor at taxpayer-funded university rails at students over shutdown

    10/08/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Eric Owens
    Leftist geography professor at taxpayer-funded university rails at students over shutdown 9:35 AM 10/07/2013 Eric Owens Education Editor Last week, a geography professor at the public, taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin-La Crosse used a required assignment in one of her courses to wage a campaign against Republicans, blaming them entirely for the government shutdown over federal spending. Rachel Slocum, an assistant professor in the UW–La Crosse geography and earth sciences department, sent the vitriolic email entitled “government websites” on Oct. 1, reports Media Trackers Wisconsin. Here it is, unexpurgated: hi everyone Some of the data gathering assignment will be impossible to...
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Progressive Huff Post Contributor Threatens To Anally Rape Conservative Commentator Dana Loesch

    08/31/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 71 replies
    (NOTE: Huffington had to shorted to Huff because the original title exceeded the limit of characters.) Dana Loesch is a well-known conservative writer and thinker. Her fame comes about in part because, aside from being one heck of a smart gal and a good writer, she’s also extremely beautiful. Perhaps that beauty is what drove a Progressive Huffington Post contributor to abandon his political argument with her on Twitter and simply threaten her with anal rape. Loesch is a chronic irritant to Progressives. She’s a pro-gun conservative who looks like a fashion model and who can communicate her conservative ideas...
  • Stevie Wonder breaks boycott, visits Florida

    08/29/2013 6:41:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Forty-one days after legendary Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder vowed to boycott Florida, Miami Beach’s sultry sultry summer evenings called out to him and he couldn’t resist. Jose’ Lambeit’s Gossip Extra broke the story Tuesday that the legendary recording artist spent the weekend in South Florida’s legendary South Beach before jetting off to Los Angeles. During a Canadian performance on July 14, Wonder told the audience he would boycott Florida, saying, “for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice.. we can’t bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard.” He made...
  • Why the Leftist outrage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman?

    07/19/2013 3:01:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2013 | John Jay Ray
    There is an illustrated list of Leftist and media reactions here. "It’s 2013 and an American jury just acquitted a man who admitted to stalking and killing an unarmed child" — Richard Dreyfus, actor I think you can see why in the face above.  That face is expressing glee  -- barely restrained delight.  The slightest hint that America is unjust is manna from heaven for Leftists.  They  build their self-esteem on being wiser and more compassionate than "the masses".  And given America's black/white tensions, a chance to see others as racist is not to be missed.  It is America's...
  • Leftist Virginia Organizing in VA pushes for more felons voting (BARF ALERT)

    07/10/2013 10:58:32 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    From an email
    Dear Supporter, We have a unique opportunity in Virginia. Governor Bob McDonnell is currently considering which felonies should be categorized as “non-violent” for the purpose of the new, more streamlined restoration of civil rights process that will go into effect as early as next week. Right now, there are several felonies arbitrarily classified as “violent,” like breaking and entering or drug possession with intent to distribute. Those particular felonies disproportionately affect people of color and communities in poverty. We need your help. Will you take the time to email Governor Bob McDonnell and ask that he take the broadest approach...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Mindset of the Left

    07/03/2013 2:54:50 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 July 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The Mindset of the Left At least as far back as the 18th century, the left has struggled to avoid facing the plain fact of evil -- that some people simply choose to do things that they know to be wrong when they do them. Thomas Sowell | The New American 02 July 2013 When teenage thugs are called "troubled youth" by people on the political left, that tells us more about the mindset of the left than about these young hoodlums. Seldom is there a speck of evidence that the thugs are troubled, and often there is ample...
  • For those who may have forgotten what kind of PresidentBill Clinton was

    06/21/2013 6:33:15 AM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    Maceman
    For those who may have forgotten what kind of a President Bill Clinton was: 1) Clinton’s own words show his often expressed innate hostility to, and utter contempt for, the core principles of the American founding: ``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.’’ -- President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993 ``The purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people’’ –- Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993 ``We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the...
  • Exclusive--DENIED: Sarah Palin Turned Down 'View' Gig Before Hosts Defended Attack on Trig

    06/18/2013 9:41:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/18/2013 | Tony Lee
    Breitbart News has learned that less than a month before Barbara Walters defended Bill Maher's vicious attacks on Sarah Palin's special-needs son, Walters personally called Palin's camp to ask if the former Alaska governor could be a guest co-host on The View sometime during the months before the legendary anchor retires from TV journalism. Maher mocked Palin's special needs son by referring to him as "retarded" during a June 8 Las Vegas show. When Palin's schedule did not allow for her to guest host, Palin's advisers left the invitation as an open question. This backstory makes Walters's refusal to defend...
  • Leftist V/O says call these folks to expand Medicaid in VA (BARF ALERT)

    06/14/2013 5:50:35 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    From an email
    Dear Supporter, Next week, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) is planning to meet. As you know, this commission is tasked with ensuring that certain reforms to Medicaid are met before moving forward with expansion. We need your help to remind the committee members how Virginia feels about Medicaid expansion! We need to remind them that Medicaid expansion will create jobs, provide insurance for hundreds of thousands of Virginians, lower health insurance rates, and not cost Virginia a dime for the first several years. Will you take a moment and call members of the committee and let them know...
  • Tax Havens Are Okay if You’re a Politically Connnected Leftist

    06/06/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Earlier this year, I had some fun when it was revealed that the President’s new Treasury Secretary had a lot of money in the Cayman Islands. After all, leftists want us to believe tax havens are rogue regimes that should be eliminated. Some of them even want military intervention against these low-tax jurisdictions! Much to my amusement, Mr. Lew even pretended he was financially illiterate to justify making sensible decisions to invest via the Cayman Islands. And unlike the President’s first Treasury Secretary, Mr. Lew didn’t break the law and cheat on his tax return. You probably won’t be surprised to...
  • Dems: IRS Discriminates Because It Needs More Money

    06/05/2013 5:02:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    It must be nice to be a leftist. The solution to every problem is more of someone else's money. That's the favored solution over on the Democratic Party side of the aisle when it comes to the IRS' targeting of conservative non-profits. In a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York suggested, "There is no clearer way to promote more scandals than by cutting funding that could be used for oversight, training and reform. At the level of this subcommittee is funded right now, we're just asking for more trouble at the IRS and elsewhere." This...
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D)asks Virginians to demand the Supreme Ct. allow homosexual marriage

    05/28/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    From a Warner email
    Friend -- Last week, Senator Warner emailed you in order to solicit your help in the fight for marriage equality, and I wanted to follow up real quick. The Supreme Court is currently deliberating on the constitutionality of DOMA, a discriminatory federal law that that denies same-sex couples legal rights like access to their spouse’s Social Security and insurance survivor benefits. As Senator Warner said, “That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation.” It’s critical we make our voices heard before the Court issues its ruling in June. Will...
  • Pope Francis's Economics: Yes, He Has A Leftist View Of Free Markets

    05/26/2013 7:28:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/25/2013 | Jerry Boyer
    When Cardinal Bergoglio was first chosen as Pope, my immediate reaction was that, although he would probably not tamper with the Church’s views on sexual issues, he would likely move it to the left in terms of economic rhetoric. I based that to some small degree on his choice of name: Saint Francis is something of a favorite of progressives in the Church due to his vow of poverty and his love of animals. But even more important to me was the intellectual milieu out of which he came: Argentine populism, and his own public statements as a cardinal in...
  • The Boston Bombing and the 5 stages of liberal grief

    05/06/2013 6:54:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Rare ^ | May 6, 2013 | Brett M. Decker and James S. Robbins
    In the wake of the Boston Bombings, media commentators, academic experts and Obama administration officials exhibited classic signs of the five stages of liberal grief when faced with a mass casualty terrorist attack:Stage 1 — Anger: Whoever did this was obviously a right wing, Tea Party-affiliated, patriot, militant, white, religious, Republican, tax-protesting, NRA-loving gun nut.Stage 2 — Self Righteousness: Anyone who assumes that this tragedy was perpetrated by Muslim extremists is engaging in the worst form of racial profiling, jumping to conclusions based on no evidence whatever, and is undoubtedly a racist Islamophobe.Stage 3 — Bargaining: The fact that the...
  • Philosophical Foundations(explains "liberalism")

    04/14/2013 8:28:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    thetenoclockscholar ^ | 25 December, 2012 | NA
    This blog post searches for the philosophical foundations of left-wing politics, asking this question: The conservative movement rests on a series of great thinkers: Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Burke, Mill, Hayek, von Mises, etc. Where are the intellectual foundations of the Left?...There is an intellectual tradition behind the contemporary Left, stretching back to Plato’s Republic and including Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Marcuse, Alinsky, etc. But it’s a deeply totalitarian tradition. It’s the political philosophy that dares not speak its name in an election season, for it would garner few votes, and for good reason. The real intellectual vacuum underlies not the...
  • Catholic Senator Bob Casey "Evolves" on Gay Marriage, Bishop Bambera Speaks Out

    04/02/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 2, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Just last year, Bob Casey ran for re-election as a pro-marriage senator. Now, the Catholic senator from Pennsylvania, has "evolved" on the issue and is now in line with his party by declaring he's pro-gay marriage . Wonder if this has anything to do with recent polls shifting towards gay marriage. This is hardly stunning coming from Casey who swore all over the state that he was a devout Catholic and pro-life like his father, the late Governor Bob Casey. The "pro-life" Casey has repeatedly betrayed the unborn both with his vote for Obamacare and repeated votes to fund Planned...
  • Politics As Usual – Left Frames Its Philosophy As Right-Wing

    02/28/2013 10:37:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-28-13 | Warren Beatty
    Have you ever wondered why Fascism (essentially socialism) and Nazism (again, essentially socialism) are considered to be right-wing political philosophies? It's because the left-wing and its obedient lap-dog, the MSM, have gone to great lenghts to recast them as right-wing philosophies. In an effort to create as much distance as possible between Hitler and his socialist principles, Hitler has deliberately been mislabeled as extreme right wing by the socialist movement. Adolf Hitler and his National Socialists (the Nazi party) represented extreme left wing politics. Leftists are quick to cite the fact that one of Hitler's first actions was to get...
  • What Free Republic, and All Americans are up against.

    02/21/2013 8:32:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    <p>This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations -- sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts -- are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their (the foundations') own officials, who earmark portions of their assets each year for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories: Community Foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs Corporate Foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporations 

Family Foundations, in which the original donor or the donor's family plays a significant role in governing the foundation 

Independent Foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual's bequest

 Operating Foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations 

Public Foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies and profiles more than 125 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations are generally leftist, and whose combined assets exceed $100 billion. Some of the foundations described in this section are so large that they have single-handedly shaped entire cultural and political movements. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation's role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.</p>
  • Disgusting Leftist Mark Lamont Hill Compares Cop Killer to a 'Super Hero'

    02/17/2013 6:25:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Nothing really stuns me anymore about the Left and their lunacy. That was until this week when soulless Columbia professor Mark Lamont Hill appeared on CNN and got giddy about cop killer Chris Dorner. Hill said Dorner’s murderous revenge spree was “exciting,” and was like Jamie Foxx’s character in Tarantino’s latest flick, D’jango Unchained. Hill doubled down on his stupidity during the same interview by stating Chris’ homicidal orgy was akin to the exploits of a “super hero.” I was speechless when I heard such vomit roll off that quack’s tongue. In contrast to numb nuts, Dorner's mother, Nancy Dorner,...
  • NYT Ignores Leftist Website Connection to FRC Shooter, Yet Suggested Palin Map Inspired Jared

    02/07/2013 8:59:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/7/2013 | Clay Waters
    Floyd Corkins Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group fighting against gay marriage, on August 15 last year. Corkins was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the time – the restaurant chain noteworthy for its public, Christian-based opposition to gay marriage – and intended to rub the sandwiches in his victims´ faces. The New York Times made do with a brief from Reuters that did not mention a vital angle
  • Can They Be Stopped?

    01/28/2013 4:00:48 PM PST · by scottfactor · 59 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | Gina Miller
    A truly scary and terribly frustrating aspect of the in-your-face communist takeover of Americais the fact that perhaps half (or more) of the American population can’t see it. There are plenty of wide-awake American patriots who are watching in stunned amazement at the blatantly criminal actions of Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his lawless administration. But, there are so many other Americans who are oblivious to it. When regarding the dullness of the masses of disengaged or otherwise ignorant and deceived Americans, I am often reminded of the opening verses of one of the songs on Pink...