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  • Opponents of Internet Regulation Carry the Day

    09/20/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Phil Kerpen
    An incredible thing happened in the recent reply-comment period regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to regulate the Internet like old-fashioned monopoly telephone service: the side telling the agency not to regulate carried the day. The radical left, demanding federal regulatory control of the building blocks of Internet, brought all the usual hype and hoopla and had free-spending corporate backers in Google and Netflix, who want regulators to force you to pay the costs of their downstream bandwidth, so they won’t have to. This campaign by liberal special interests like MoveOn and the Sierra Club converted forty thousand websites...
  • Michael Loftus on the lies behind the global warming scare industry

    09/18/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/2014 | Flipside
    Comedian Michael Loftus, host of the new TV show "The Flipside" goes on an extended rant about how people who supposedly believe in the upcoming end of the world brought on by global warming primarily seem interested in just making money for themselves.
  • Liberal MP sees ‘beauty and light’ in ISIS head choppers

    09/18/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    A Liberal government would offer no protection to the country from those who are seeking to destroy us. It’s scary. Parliament resumed sitting on Sept. 15 after the summer recess. During the Members’ Statement portion of Monday’s session, CPC member, Tom Lukiwski, (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre) made a brief statement about the reasons his party was excited to be back in the House of Commons. One of the reasons stated was his government was “choosing to keep Canada strong and principled in a dark and dangerous world.”
  • Why are liberals so vehemently, rabidly against Scotland's Independence? (Vanity)

    09/17/2014 12:52:26 PM PDT · by paladinan · 72 replies
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  • The color of privilege, the color of doubt (FERGUSON ALERT)

    09/14/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 54 replies
    Southtown Star (Chicago) ^ | September 14, 2014 2:13AM | David McGrath mcgrathd@dupage.edu
    When I was pulled over by police many years ago on a remote stretch of Illinois 171 at 1 a.m., I was the same age as Michael Brown. Brown was the 18-year-old black teenager shot and killed Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking weeks of street protests against Ferguson police. It was on another August night when my 21-year-old brother and I spent time at the Bluefront Lounge near Willow Springs, listening to our favorite country-and-western band. Later, I drove us home in my brother’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala with the convertible top down, while he sang...
  • Liberals would welcome jihadi fighters back to Canada

    09/14/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Justin Trudeau is beyond the stage of simply being a joke. A Liberal government led by Junior and sympathetic to terrorists would be dangerous On June 19, 2014, Bill C-24 received Royal Assent and was passed into law. Referred to as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, the provisions are coming into force on staggered dates. Some of the amendments to the Citizenship Act took place immediately, some on Aug. 1, and others will come in on dates set by the Governor-in-Council.
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion

    09/13/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/11/14 | Anthony Esolen
    We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and virtue without piety, were chimeras. To show that that understanding persisted, all one need do is open every textbook for school children published for almost two hundred years; or recall that Catholic immigrants...
  • If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

    09/12/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Selwyn Duke
    So what can we expect from our detached-from-reality ignorance mongers? If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. But the second Great War needed to be fought, four conflicts aren’t exactly a scientific sample, and some could contend that these men were, to some extent, victims of timing and circumstance. It also should be said that with modernity’s characteristic flaw of relativism causing ever...
  • Liberal Culture Keeps Girls in Bondage to Muslim Sex Slave Ring

    09/12/2014 8:22:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Jim O'Neill
    Young girls (some as young as 11) kept in bondage to a sexual-slave ring run out of Rotherham, UK “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”—Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th POTUS They were the ones turning a blind eye to the rape. And why were they turning a blind eye? Because of the ethnicity of the rapists. ...The girls were abandoned only partly because so many made a cowardly choice to let a crime go unreported when they could not think of a “non-racist” way to describe it. They...
  • EPA Proposed Regulation Would Significantly Hurt Access to Electricity

    09/11/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 9 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-11-14 | John Eick
    When talking about energy and environmental policy, it is a bit troublesome to watch just how recklessly big-government environmentalists unfairly and erroneously accuse individuals and organizations of the pro-free market persuasion of being “climate deniers.” Instead of engaging in thoughtful, substantive discussion, many of these environmental activists oftentimes resort to this tactic of public shaming in order to eliminate debate and to bully individuals and groups into supporting an ever-expansive federal regulatory scheme. There is a key distinction between climate change denial and having major concerns with a proposed EPA regulation that would place a significant financial burden on the...
  • 9/11 Yanked the Veil From my Eyes: Evil Exists; We Must Stop It

    09/11/2014 8:55:51 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 7 replies
    Jewish Press Online ^ | 09/11/2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    For years I stayed up all night, with some tiny part of my soul believing if I was vigilant, if I was watching, it wouldn't happen again. And staying awake, I read the news on the computer ceaselessly. By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus Published: September 11th, 2014 You are currently on page: 1 2 All Pages Share Share Share Share Share PRINT 9/11 aerial attack on World Trade Center 9/11 attack on Twin Towers: Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons This is the thirteenth anniversary of one of the most horrific days in American history. Who can forget what they were doing when...
  • The Democrats' (and Media's) Obama Problem

    09/11/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2014 | Monty Pelerin
    <p>The Democratic Party and the mainstream media joined to run interference for Barack Obama when he became a national figure. Obama was painted as a charismatic, competent, new kind of politician. The passage of time destroyed this image. Now, the public increasingly sees Obama as incompetent, untrustworthy and unmotivated.</p>
  • The Blue States’ Economic Paradox

    09/10/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 1 replies
    /amregister ^ | 9-10-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Blue states have a problem. Although there are some recently notable exceptions, most vehemently oppose cutting taxes, favoring instead a tax-and-spend or top-down redistribution approach. They require high taxes to finance the pet projects they believe the market is too short-sighted to support, like Solyndra. At the same time, however, these big government states try to pursue goals of economic growth, even if they believe the best way to achieve growth is through central economic planning rather than free markets. Overwhelming economic evidence demonstrates that the best way to achieve robust economic growth is when citizens are able to save,...
  • Journalists in Screech Advocacy Mode

    09/10/2014 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news. No matter what the issue, there's the spin, always the spin, especially in the "analysis" reports where "journalists" go in screech advocacy mode while projecting a sober, dispassionate evaluation. Burger King announced that it could no longer abide by our corporate tax rate, the highest in the industrial world, and was moving to Canada, so ABC's Diane Sawyer decided this was a betrayal of the company's civic responsibility, stating that Burger King now stands "accused of...
  • They Walk Among Us: the Lighter Side of Progressives

    09/09/2014 10:07:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 102 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/14 | Jerry Todd
    They Walk Among Us and Many Work Retail! I was at the checkout of a K-Mart. The clerk rang up $46.64 charge. I Gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me back $46.64. I gave the money back to her and told her that she had made a mistake in MY favor. She became indignant and informed me she was Educated and knew what she was doing, and returned the money again. I gave her the Money back… same scenario! I departed the store with the $46.64. They Walk Among Us and Many Work Retail! I walked into a...
  • Poor Little Rich Liberals

    09/08/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    They are impoverished in industry and suffer from severe poverties of honesty, decency and shame. Their fake poverty is as fake as their concern for the poor No group has been hit harder by the Obama economy than American liberals. From Marin County, where bundlers have had to struggle to scrape together a few ten grand bills to attend Obama fundraisers, to Washington D.C. whose bedroom communities now have seven of the ten highest household incomes in the country, poverty is hitting poor rich little liberals really hard. In 2006, Alaska had the highest household income. But voters chose Obama...
  • Our Dreamer-in-Chief and the Real Ostriches

    09/04/2014 10:38:10 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/4/14 | Steve Berman
      In the wild, ostriches make a “booming” sound to ward off predators.  They also don’t bury their heads in the sand.  An ostrich’s kick can break a lion’s jaw, causing it to starve to death.  These facts separate the American Left from real ostriches.  American liberals (Ignavus Americanus), unlike ostriches (Struthio camelus), do bury their heads in the sand, and emit a rather high-pitched danger call, which in fact attracts predators rather than warns them. Obama sees himself as the hero in a 1980’s John Hughes teen angst movie, giving the climactic “can’t we all just get along” speech...
  • OBAMA SUPPORTER: CeeLo Green Advocates Drugging Women to Rape Them

    09/04/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 9/3/14
    <p>Singer, The Voice judge, and rabid Obama supporter CeeLo Green recently pled no contest to giving a woman ecstasy in 2012 without her knowledge. Green contends that the two had consensual sex, but the woman said she woke up next to Green and had no recollection of what happened. Green was not charged with rape of an intoxicated person due to insufficient evidence.</p>
  • Moderate Islam is Our New Religion

    09/04/2014 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The moderate Muslim is an invention of the liberal academic, the secular theologian, the vapid politician and his shrill idiot cousin, the political activist I have been searching for moderate Islam since September 11 and just like a lost sock in the dryer, it was in the last place I expected it to be. There is no moderate Islam in the mosques or in Mecca. You won’t find it in the Koran or the Hadiths. If you want to find moderate Islam, browse the newspaper editorials after a terrorist attack or take a course on Islamic religion taught by a...
  • Operation Choke Point Another Marxist Attempt To Destroy America's Business Innovation

    09/03/2014 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 4 replies
    9/3/2014 | Self(vanity)
    Breitbart first brought this matter to the public. It is another hideous attempt by the White House Marxist to eliminate another free market function of our economy because it does not fit the Marxist view of the world. Well, you know what, I am fed up with the White House Commie and his destruction of Americanism because he is a closet muslim and a closet communist. Get rid of this @sshole and all of the muslims who are his advisors!
  • Montana Democrats are offering voters “Springtime For Hitler” and hoping for the best

    09/03/2014 9:13:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Max Baucus, the long serving Democrat Senator from Montana, suddenly stepped aside leaving Democrats no one to take his place they thought their problem was fixed with John Walsh. As Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard and State Lieutenant Governor he seemed like a great pick to hold the Baucus seat. That scenario fell apart when Walsh was exposed as just another phony Democrat. The New York Times revealed that he had plagiarized his pitifully brief Army War College Master’s thesis. After some agonizing about what lie might work to fix the problem and send him to Washington...
  • The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

    09/02/2014 7:21:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks and “free" school supplies they will never use and shuffle off to the decaying prison like schools in the City of Philadelphia to eat “free” breakfasts and “free” lunches, while being taught government sanctioned pablum by overpaid mediocre union teachers. It’s a repeat of every year for the Phila school district. As the school year approaches they are shocked to report a massive deficit and beg the State of PA...
  • Thoughts About Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

    09/01/2014 9:58:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    My Practical Philosophy.com ^ | Recently | Unknown
    There are many liberals who view conservatives as bad selfish stupid people and many conservatives who have a similar view of liberals Bad motivations can come into play but since there are also good people on both sides of the political spectrum I will start by addressing the differing assumptions that leads good people to differ. There are two opposing ways to approach making the world a better place. One way is to focus on promoting freedom and individual rights. The other is to promote benevolent control for the benefit of the group. Although there are exceptions to the rule,...
  • Five Civil Questions to Pose to Your Liberal Friends

    09/01/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | August 30, 2014 | David Bahnsen
    If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that separate left from right. This is particularly true amongst the academically credentialed leftists I have encountered who presumably know they have nothing to gain by exposing their worldview or ability to defend it.
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker

    08/31/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | August 31,2014 | David Rose
    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated To put it another way, an area the size...
  • Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper

    09/01/2014 5:46:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2014 | Reuters
    ZURICH (Reuters) - At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. program aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the United States, Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said on Sunday, quoting unnamed sources. Around 100 Swiss banks came forward at the end of last year to work with U.S. authorities in a program brokered by the Swiss government to help the banks make amends for aiding tax evasion. "At least 10 banks that had decided at the end of 2013 to pay a fine have withdrawn their decision," NZZ am Sonntag said, quoting unnamed lawyers and...
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Steinberg: Dumb arguments against same-sex marriage don’t hide bigotry (A POT-AND-KETTLE CLASSIC)

    08/29/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Junior Marxist Neil Steinberg nsteinberg@sun-times.com
    You know what I admire about bigots? I’m referring to the real wackos, the warped, scary, neo-Nazi, open Klansman, proudly sign-their-name haters. You know what’s kinda great about them? At least they’re candid.
  • Liberal failures and the real lessons of Ferguson

    08/29/2014 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Tom Delay
    We still don’t have all the facts about happened in Ferguson, but we can already draw one big lesson Clearly, something tragic happened during the confrontation on the street that day that left a young man dead and a community in chaos. Certainly, our hearts go out to the family and we can all hope that the investigation into what happened will be swift, thorough and fair to all parties. Liberalism’s drive for state control Already, of course, the shooting of Michael Brown has sparked a much bigger debate on a range of topics, from the state of civil rights...
  • The Great Society: In Ferguson, MO

    08/27/2014 5:20:39 PM PDT · by grumpa
    Off Grid Blog ^ | August 26, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    Welcome. We have arrived in the Great Society foisted on us by liberals from FDR to LBJ, who holds title to the vision. It is marked by: •a race-based underclass with 13-18% black unemployment and 109 million people overall on welfare across the country • broad disrespect for the legal process and institutions such as the church •lawlessness in school classrooms and on our streets •75-80% of the homes in the ghettos with children are fatherless As we slouch toward Gomorrah, there is a segment of our society—increasingly affecting all of our culture—that has no concept of objective moral values...
  • Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

    08/26/2014 7:14:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client. The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency. Ms....
  • GOV. JERRY BROWN TO MEXICAN ILLEGALS: 'YOU'RE ALL WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA'

    08/26/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States." "You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said. Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act, giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial...
  • The Washington Post’s Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans don’t trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Only 22% of Americans have confidence in the truth of what they read see or hear from the mainstream media (MSM). The hundreds of stories that have been twisted and distorted by the MSM over the past few years have made this number unavoidable. The latest reminder of the MSM’s love of lies and half-truths is the Washington Post’s (WaPo) twisted reportage of Ferguson Missouri riots. The WaPo sent nine reporters to Ferguson Missouri to discover what they could about Police Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson is the surviving victim of a savage attack by Michael Brown which was stopped...
  • We Don’t Have to Have More Fergusons

    08/25/2014 5:44:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Star Parker
    August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall in Washington, DC. One year later, a half century ago, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. A half-century is a long time. Yet, as events in Ferguson, Missouri attest to, race remains a problem in America. Why? Change has swept our nation over these years. Technologies abound that no one would have dreamed of. And millions of black Americans have moved into the ranks of the upper middle class, the rich, and the super rich. Yet, despite this, racial ghettos...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • The summer of the “angry Black man” is wearing thin

    08/19/2014 8:47:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The “Angry Black Man” (ABM) is angry again. Civil insurrections are flaring up in various parts of the country because ABM is angry. The implied message in these riots is that it is time for the greater society to ante up more free stuff. The free stuff ABM has gotten for 4 and 5 generations has long since been taken for granted. The Society’s largesse elicits no thanks, just fresh demands accompanied by threats. ABM believed the Ministry of Information’s “Gentle Giant” (GG) mask would cover the fact that their latest Trayvon Martin was apparently a strong arm robber. Now...
  • Wow: Guess WHO is funding the group behind the indictment of Rick Perry…

    08/19/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 8/18/2014 | David Rufful
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave $500,000 to Texans for Public Justice, one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges. Rick Perry was indicted by a Texas grand jury for vetoing funding for the state’s public integrity unit, unless the lead prosecutor resigned following her drunk driving arrest. Since the news of Perry’s indictment charge broke on Aug. 15, none of the network morning or evening news broadcasts have mentioned the Soros connection, or mentioned Texans for Public Justice at all. Naturally, this piece of information is going completely unreported by the mainstream media. When it comes to funding, liberals...
  • Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo

    08/17/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 8-15-2014 | By Annie Getsinger |
    Fighting Bob Fest will return to Baraboo next month after taking place in Madison for the past three years. The political festival, set for Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, was first held in Baraboo in 2002 to honor the legacy of the late U.S. senator and former Wisconsin Gov. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. La Follette is considered one of the founders of the progressive movement and organizers say the intent of the festival is to honor his contributions and energize progressives by providing a forum for speakers, networking and camaraderie. The annual festival, which draws thousands, was...
  • Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo After Going Viral

    08/14/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday party after they went viral online. Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press. The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club. The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday...
  • BATTLE IN THE STATES: NYT DOCUMENTS IMPENDING GOP TAKEOVER OF STATEHOUSES NATIONWIDE

    08/12/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Recess is in full force in Washington, D.C., as national lawmakers vacation around the country, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in what’s shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year. “Republicans, who had appeared to hit a high-water mark in control of statehouses in recent years, are seeking to pick off another half-dozen chambers this year, taking advantage of President Obama’s persistent unpopularity, anxiety about the economy, and a history of anemic turnout among Democrats in nonpresidential election years,” the New York...
  • Hillary antagonizing liberals and conservatives with foreign-policy shifts?

    08/12/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott’s warning on the complications of dishonesty seems to apply to the recent travails of Hillary Clinton, who has spent the past week or so attempting to distance herself from the disaster of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. That’s a neat trick for someone who served as Secretary of State for four of the five-plus years of the Obama administration, and the White House and its supporters have already lashed out about it, if indirectly.How is the project working? So far, conservatives aren’t buying the...
  • Sowell: Attacking Achievement

    08/11/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 12, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist. The non-existent problem is the use of tests to determine who gets admitted to the city's three most outstanding public high schools — Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech. These admissions tests have been used for generations, and the students in these schools have had spectacular achievements for generations. These achievements...
  • “Liberal” Is Just A Synonym For “Smug”

    08/10/2014 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. It's like a soda pop executive whose proudest achievement was thinking up New Coke. For the liberals who aren’t liberal solely because someone is handing them checks for plopping onto the couch all day instead of working, liberalism has become less an ideology than an attitude. It’s an attitude of serene superiority over everyone else based upon absolutely nothing more than liberals’ utter certainty of the rightness of their collectivist cause. That history shows that collectivism always leads...
  • Why the Liberals Hate Israel

    08/09/2014 7:58:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Timothy Birdnow
    There is much discussion these days of why the Media and liberals in general are so anti-Israel. It should be obvious to any casual but attentive observer that the media has a bias in favor of the Muslims and in opposition to Israel. Stories about the Gaza war have headlines like “Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Cease-Fire Lull - ABC News” or BBC News - Gaza conflict: UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack. In fact, a scan of the headlines suggest that Israel was and is the aggressor, while Hamas was minding its own business and only defending itself.
  • Education: None Dare Call Them Commies

    08/08/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 23 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: Decline in American public schools is best explained by the far-left politics of our Education Establishment. These people prefer mediocrity.]-- Historically, Socialism and Communism were sometimes synonyms. But generally there was a sense that Socialism was softer. If you had enough power, you moved on to Communism, which was more coercive. One intellectual summed up the matter this way. Socialists persuade you with speeches. Communists persuade you with guns. In the days after the Russian Revolution, American leftists expended billions of hours trying to describe the perfect society. Fundamentally, all the debates turned on how much power the central...
  • Ask Andrew W.K.: My Dad Is a Right-Wing [expletive]

    08/08/2014 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | August 6, 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Hi Andrew, I'm writing because I just can't deal with my father anymore. He's a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has basically turned into a total [expletive] intent on ruining our relationship and our planet with his politics. I'm more or less a liberal democrat with very progressive values and I know that people like my dad are going to destroy us all. I don't have any good times with him anymore. All we do is argue. When I try to spend time with him without talking politics or discussing any current events, there's still an underlying tension that makes...
  • Squeegee men are back and terrorizing city streets

    08/07/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2014 | Erin Calabrese, Kathleen Culliton and Bruce Golding
    They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash. Benthins, who has also been seen with a squeegee near Times Square, was using a wadded-up copy of the amNewYork free newspaper as a rag....
  • As The World Burns....

    08/06/2014 12:30:58 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 2 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 1st, 2014 | T. Carter
    The need for strong American foreign policy has never been greater. As the world burns, Barack Obama's White House tells us, "The world is less violent than it has ever been." Deaths in Ukraine and Gaza mount while anti-democratic terrorists attempt to suppress freedom and rain fire upon their enemies. This is happening in the most fragile places. Places that had more calm and resolve under the Clinton and Bush Administrations than they do under the Obama presidency. Even at home, Mexican refugees flood across the American border in historic numbers, amounting to the greatest humanitarian crisis since Hurricane Katrina....
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

    08/05/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with fellow "Elder" Mary Robinson (part of an "international group of elder statesmen"), the former president pins the blame for the current conflict on Israel's refusal to appreciate a "major concession" made by Hamas in April and to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah "reconciliation": This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among...
  • Petition Drive: Bring Minor Immigrants to VA! - But House Them?

    08/02/2014 4:28:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    MRCTV via Youtube ^ | 07/31/14 | Dan Joseph
    MRCTV's Dan Joseph asks people to sign a petition to bring the unaccompanied minors at the border to Alexandria, VA. Once they sign he asks them to sign an agreement to house one. No one signs up for housing.